5800/120Rb-1 XPRESS U s e r ’ s G u i d e...
5800/120Rb-1 XPRESS U s e r ’ s G u i d e...
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CONTENTS Using This Guide ... vii Text Conventions ...viii Safety Indications and Symbols ...viii Related Documents...ix Safety Notices...x Care and Handling...xii System Overview ... 1-1 Overview...1-2 Front View with Front Bezel Closed ...1-3 Front View with Front Bezel Removed ...1-4 Rear View...1-5 Internal View ...1-7 System Board ...1-8...
Restricted Access Location... 2-7 ESD Precaution ... 2-7 Checking Components... 2-7 Required Tools... 2-7 Installation Procedure for NEC Rack or Vendor’s Rack... 2-8 Removing the Server from the Rack Assembly... 2-14 Connecting Peripheral Devices ... 2-16 Connection to Serial Ports ... 2-18 Connecting the Power Cord ...
Making Backup Copies of System Information ...4-37 Novell NetWare 5.0 ...4-38 Required Diskettes...4-38 Installation Assumption...4-38 Preparation ...4-39 Installing the Novell NetWare v5.0 Network Operating System...4-43 Restarting the Server ...4-45 Backing Up the Server...4-45 SCO OpenServer 5.0.6...4-46 Required Diskettes...4-46 Preparation ...4-47 Installing Optional Hardware ...4-48 Installing and Configuring System Software...4-49...
Anti-static Measures ... 7-3 Preparing Your System for Upgrade ... 7-4 Device Installation or Removal Procedure ... 7-5 Hard Disk Drive... 7-5 Server ~ Pull-out from the Rack ~... 7-13 Top Cover ... 7-15 DIMM... 7-17 Processor (CPU) ... 7-22 PCI Board ...
Using This Guide Welcome to the NEC Express5800/120Rb-1 server User’s Guide. This User's Guide provides a quick reference to information about your server system. Its goal is to familiarize you with your system and the tasks necessary for system configuring and upgrading.
Notes give important information about the material being described. Safety Indications and Symbols Safety Follow the instructions in this User’s Guide to use your server safely. In this User’s Guide a "WARNING" or "CAUTION" is used to indicate a degree of danger. These terms are defined as follows:...
Indicates a mandatory action that cannot be specifically identified. Make sure to follow the instruction. Related Documents In addition to this guide, the following system documentation is included with your server either as electronic files on E XPRESS UILDER System Release Notes Release Notes provide you with the latest information about your system.
Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock which could cause personal injury, follow all safety notices. The symbols shown are used in your documentation and on your equipment to indicate safety hazards. Warning: Lithium batteries can be dangerous. Improper handling of lithium batteries may result in an explosion.
Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada PELV (Protected Extra-Low Voltage) Integrity: To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, connect only equipment with mains-protected electrically- compatible circuits to the external ports. Remote Earths: To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring.
Care and Handling Use the following guidelines to properly handle and care for your system. Protect the system from extremely low or high temperatures. Let the system warm (or cool) to room temperature before using it. Keep the system away from magnetic forces. Keep the system dry.
Chapter 1 System Overview This chapter provides information that you should familiarize yourself with before using the server. It includes names and functions of the components and features of the server.
Your server is a rack-mount system that conveniently installs into a standard EIA 19-inch rack assembly.
This lamp turns green when the power is turned on. STATUS lamp (green/amber) This lamp indicates the server status. The lamp is green during normal operation. The lamp turns amber color or flashes when the server enters an abnormal state.
The thumbscrews secure the server to the rack. Handles (one on each side of the front panel) The handles are used to grasp the server unit when sliding it in and out of the rack. CD-ROM drive 3-1 Disk access lamp...
Connect the mouse and keyboard to the connector using the PS2 "Y" cable. Rear serial port 2 connector Connect a serial interface device to this connector. The server setting needs to be changed depending on the device to be connected. This connector is capped to prevent accidentally connecting a RJ-45 network cable connector to this serial port connector.
STATUS lamp (green/amber) (on the real panel) This lamp indicates the server status. The lamp is green color during normal operation. The lamp turns amber color or flashes when the server enters an abnormal state. POST lamps The POST lamps are when POST is running and checking the system.
Internal View CD-ROM drive Disk bays (Each number following the bold-faced number indicates the placement order of the disk drives.) Floppy disk drive Front LED board SCSI backplane Power jumper board Power supply unit Cooling fans (Each number following the bold-faced number indicates the corresponding fan name.) 8-1 System FAN 3 8-2 CPU 2 FAN 8-3 System FAN 2...
System Board ICMB connector PCI riser card connector (Low-profile boards only. 66 MHz/64-bit) DIMM sockets (for interleave memory) (Starting from the top of the sockets that are shown above, the sockets are sequentially numbered #3B, #2B, #1B, #3A, #2A, and #1A.) USB connector(front panel) Processor #1 (CPU#1) socket Processor #2 (CPU#2) socket...
This section describes the server status indicators. POWER Lamp ( The POWER lamp is lit (green) while the server power is on. It is off when no power is being supplied to the server. This server does not support power saving mode.
STATUS lamp Description indication On (green) The server is operating normally. Flashing The server is operating with the (green) memory or CPU in degraded state. A 1-bit memory error occurs frequently. Power is off. POST is in progress. CPU error occurred.
ACT Lamp ( The ACT lamp is a green color while the server is connected to the LAN. The lamp flashes while the server is accessed via the LAN (during transmission/reception of packets). The number next to the icon indicates the network port number on the rear panel of the server.
Even if one of the hard disks fails in disk array configuration NOTE: (RAID1, RAID5, or RAID0+1), the server can continue operation. However, the disk must be replaced as soon as possible, and reconstruction (rebuild) processing must be performed. (The failing disk can be replaced in hot swap mode.)
Each LINK/ACT lamp indicates the status of its network port. While power is supplied to the server and HUB and the connection is correct (LINK), the lamp is lit (green). The lamp turns green and flashes while the network port is transmitting/receiving data (ACT).
STANDARD FEATURES High performance ! Intel Pentium III Processor (1GHz/1.26GHz-S) ! High-speed 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T interface (100Mbps/10Mbps supported) ! High-speed disk access (Ultra160 SCSI x 2) ! High-speed memory access (133MHz, ECC, registered, PC/133 compliant, 72- bit, 68-pin, 3.3V) High-reliability ! Memory monitoring feature (1-bit error correction/ 2-bit error detection) ! CPU/memory degradation feature (logical isolation of a failed device)
Peripheral Bays Your server supports a variety of standard PC AT-compatible peripheral devices. The chassis includes the following peripheral bays: A 3.5-inch front panel bay for mounting the standard 3.5-inch diskette drive (supports 720 KB and 1.44 MB diskette media)
6 GB. The controller automatically detects, sizes, and initializes the memory array, depending on the type, size, and speed of the installed DIMMs and reports memory size and allocation to the server via configuration registers. Use DIMMs that have been tested for compatibility with the server NOTE: board.
CRT and LCD monitors up to 100 Hz vertical refresh rate The server board supports disabling of the onboard video through the BIOS setup menu or when a plug in video card is installed in any of the PCI slots.
Full duplex support at both 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps operation Low power +3.3 V device IP checksum off-loading On the system board, NIC 1 can be used as both a network interface and server management interface. NIC Connector and Status LEDs The 82550 controller drives LEDs on the network interface connector that indicate link/activity on the LAN and 10- or 100-Mbps operation.
Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a simple, effective, and fail-safe approach to increase the reliability of server connections. AFT gives you the ability to set up link recovery to the server adapter in case of a cable, port, or network interface card failure. By assigning two server adapters as a team, AFT enables you to maintain uninterrupted network performance.
With multiple adapters installed, you can specify one as the Preferred Primary adapter. For example if you have a server with a PRO/1000 server adapter as the primary adapter and a PRO/100+ adapter as the secondary, you could configure the PRO/1000 server adapter to be the preferred primary.
RJ45 serial connectors. For server applications that use a serial concentrator to access the server management features of the baseboard, a standard 8-pin CAT-5 cable from the serial concentrator is plugged directly into the rear RJ45 serial port.
The BMC supports the Management Workstation Application (MWA), which allows remote server management via a LAN, a modem, or direct connection to a manager system. Events monitored by the manager system include over-temperature and over-voltage conditions, fan failure, or chassis intrusion.
DIMMs or processors are installed. Failed DIMMs and processors may be identified on the screen that the POST displays, or with the BIOS setup utility of the server, "SETUP." They may also be identified on the system that has the ESMPRO installed.
Once the security measures are enabled, you can access the system only after you enter the correct password(s). For example: Enable the keyboard lockout timer so that the server requires a password to reactivate the keyboard and mouse after a specified time out period – 1 to 120 minutes.
Taking the server out of secure mode does not change the state of system power. That is, if you press and release the power switch while secure mode is in effect, the system will not be powered off when secure mode is later removed.
CD or diskette and disables the secure mode. If there is no CD in the CD-ROM drive or diskette in drive A, the server boots from drive C and automatically goes into secure mode. All enabled secure mode features go into effect at boot time.
(a user password is set), then you will be prompted for a password before the server fully boots. If secure mode is enabled and the “Secure Boot Mode” option is also enabled, the server will fully boot but will require a password before accepting any keyboard...
EXPRESSBUILDER The CD-ROM that comes with the server contains a setup utility called "EXPRESSBUILDER." When you first install the server or append features to the server, use the EXPRESSBUILDER to set up your server. Refer to the EXPRESSBUILDER User's Guide on the EXPRESSBUILDER CD for details.
ESMPRO ESMPRO is server management software that runs on the OS. ESMPRO includes the ESMPRO Manager for the server monitoring terminal and the ESMPRO Agent for the server. For details of the ESMPRO major functions (i.e., system NOTE: configuration and setups) see the ESMPRO User's Guide on the ESMPRO Available functions of ESMPRO depend on the OS you install.
CD-ROM drive. Front Bezel Remove the front bezel to power on/off the server, to access the floppy disk drive and CD-ROM drive, and to install/remove hard disks to the 3.5-inch device bays. To open the front door, you must unlock the door with the IMPORTANT: security key shipped with your system.
Slide the front bezel a little to the left to remove the tab from the frame and then remove the front bezel from the server. To install the front bezel, latch the tab at the left side of the front bezel on the server frame. After the installation, lock the front bezel by using the security key.
The POWER switch does not work while in diagnosis mode. Wait for about 10 seconds, then press the POWER switch. Do not turn off the server until characters following the "NEC" logo appear on the screen. POWER switch...
ECC memory module, CPU module, keyboard, and mouse. POST also displays messages of the BIOS setup utility, such as the start-up message, while in progress. With the factory setup of the server, the NEC logo appears on the display unit while POST is in progress. (To display the POST check results, press Esc.)
Launch the BIOS setup utility when you need to change the settings to meet the requirements for the server. As long as the above message is not displayed with an error message, you don't have to launch the utility. (Ignore the message. POST will automatically proceed.)
POST. Up to three password entries will be accepted. Three incorrect password entries disable the server to boot. In such a case, turn off the power and wait about ten seconds before turning on to boot the server.
Power Off Follow the procedure below to power off the server. If the power cord of the server is connected to a UPS, refer to the manual that comes with the UPS or the manual for the application that controls the UPS.
Identification of Servers ~ UID Switch ~ An "UID (unit ID) lamp" is provided on the front panel and rear panel. If more than one server is mounted in a single rack, the lamp identifies the server you are going to maintain.
2DD floppy disk (double-sided double-density track type) Store data of 720KB. Make sure that the server is powered on (the POWER/SLEEP lamp is lit) before inserting a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. When you insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive completely, the drive clicks and the eject button on the floppy disk is slightly pushed out.
To avoid loss of data, it is recommended that you should make a back-up copy of your valuable data on a regular basis. (Make sure to make a back-up copy of every floppy disk provided with the server.) Write enable...
CD-ROM Drive The server has a CD-ROM drive that allows it to read data from a CD (read-only compact disk). The CD-ROM holds more data and operates faster a floppy disk. Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may cause a fire, personal injury, or property damage.
As shown in the figure below, hold the tray with one hand and press the CD with fingers of the hand to make the hole of the CD fit directly over the rotor in the center of the tray. Press this part of CD-ROM. Push the front of the tray carefully to retract it into the drive.
After removing the CD, retract the tray into the drive. When you fail to eject the CD-ROM tray with the Eject button, follow the procedure below. Press the server POWER switch to power off the server. (The POWER/SLEEP lamp goes off.) Insert a metal pin of approximately 1.2 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length (a...
NOTE: WHEN Using the CD Do not drop the CD. Do not place anything on the CD or bend the CD. Do not attach any label onto the CD. Do not touch the signal side (nothing is printed on this side) with your hand.
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Chapter 2 Setting Up Your System This chapter describes how to set up your server system.
Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord to the server. Turning on the server Power on the server to start software setups. Setups depend on the optional internal devices installed and the peripheral devices connected. Installing the operating system Install an operating system.
Do not carry or install the server by a single person only. Do not install the server where the load may be concentrated on a specific point. Do not install any component on the server by a single person only.
If unavoidable, contact your service representative to request proper shielding.) Locate the rack where the power cord of the server must be connected to an AC outlet that shares other devices with large power consumption.
Setting Up Your System 2-5 UNPACKING THE SYSTEM When you receive your system, inspect the shipping containers prior to unpacking. If the shipping boxes are damaged, note the damage, and if possible, photograph it for reference. After removing the contents of the containers, keep the cartons and the packing materials. If the contents appear damaged when you unpack the boxes, file a damage claim with the carrier immediately.
This subsection provides the instructions for mounting the rack-mount server unit into a standard EIA 19-inch rack cabinet. This subsection also describes the removal procedures for the rack mount server unit from the 19- inch rack cabinet. Observe the following instructions to safely use the server. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury.
Setting Up Your System 2-7 Restricted Access Location The server can be installed in a Restricted Access Location and mounted above non-combustible material. ESD Precaution Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage disk drives, option boards, and other components. You can provide ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap attached to chassis ground when handling system components.
Installation Procedure for NEC Rack or Vendor’s Rack Installation This server can be installed in either the NEC rack or a vendor's rack. The following procedure describes hoe to install the server in the rack: When installing the cable arm, see the instruction manual IMPORTANT: provide with the cable arm assembly.
1U of a rack. Install the caged nuts at the upper two slots among the three slots. (For any NEC rack, round marks are put in the unit of 1U.) For two caged nuts installed on the front of the rack, the upper nut is used to fix the front of the rail assembly, and the lower is used to support the set screw of the server.
If using the cable arm shipped with your system, install three caged nuts on the right frame at the rear of the rack. An additional caged nut is provided with the cable arm shipped with your system. Installing the Rail Assemblies Position the front and rear frames of the rail assembly so that their mounting holes align up with the caged nuts are installed.
Screw Used to support the set screw of the server Confirm that the rail assemblies are located at the level. NOTE: Secure the rear of the assembly after adjusting the depth of the rack and length of the rail assembly.
At least two persons are required to install the server. Securely the server with its front side facing toward you. Firmly fit the inner rails on the sides of the server into the rail assemblies, and then slowly push the server into the rack.
Securing the Server Push the server into the rack as far as it will go. Tighten the right and left set screws on the front panel to secure the server to the rack. Install the front bezel. This completes the installing of the server.
Do not leave more than one device being pulled out from the rack. Do not pull out the server from the rack while it is operating. Confirm that the power of the server is OFF, and disconnect the power cable and all the interface cables connected to the server.
IMPORTANT: rack. Doing so may cause personal injury if the server drops. Pull out the server from the rack with the right and left release lever pressed to release the latch. Hold the server and pull it out from the rack.
CONNECTING PERIPHERAL DEVICES Connect peripheral devices to the server. The server is provided with connectors for wide variety of peripheral devices on its front and rear. The figure on the next page illustrates available peripheral devices for the server in the standard configuration and locations of the connectors for the devices.
Make sure of the cable you are going to connect. The "100BASE- NOTE: TX/10BASE-T connector" and the "serial port 2 connector" of this server have the same shape. Be careful not to connect a cable to a wrong connector. To prevent wrong connection, write "LAN port" on a tag and put the tag to the connector of the LAN cable that is to be connected to this server.
Various types of serial devices can be connected to the RJ-45 serial ports on the front and rear panels of the server. Some devices require the setting of the jumper pin (J6A2) on the system board to be changed according to the DCD/DSR signal specification, or they need to be connected via an optional serial port conversion cable.
LAN port by mistake. To prevent wrong connection, write "LAN port" on a tag and put the tag to the connector of the LAN cable that is to be connected to this server. Connection between the Rear Serial Port and a UPS To connect a UPS to the serial port on the rear panel, use the optional "serial port conversion...
Refer to subsection "Connection to Serial Ports" earlier in this chapter in order to set the jumper pin of this server to "DCD" or "DSR". They must be set in accordance with the signal that the connection- destination equipment requires.
Insert the power plug into the outlet as far as it goes. Use the authorized power cord only. Plug the provided power cord into the power receptacle on the rear of the server. Plug the other end of the power cord into the wall outlet.
UN-SWITCH OUT (OUTPUT 2) When the power cord from the server to a UPS, change the BIOS setup of the server to link with power supply from the UPS. Change a parameter for "After Power Failure" under the System Hardware menu of the BIOS setup utility.
IMPORTANT: Some optional boards require setups with the SETUP utility before installation. If the server has a PCI board with the PCI-to-PCI bridge installed, the SETUP utility is enabled to launch. Check on the board specifications to find out whether it requires pre-installation setups before actually installing the board.
The POWER lamp on the front of the server comes on. In a few seconds, the NEC logo appears on the screen and the Power On Self-Test (POST) begins. The POST runs automatically when you power on the server or reset it with a keyboard operation (Ctrl + Alt + Delete).
Before installing the operating system, adjust the system date and time by using the BIOS setup utility “SETUP.” See the next chapter for detail. INSTALLING UTILITIES Install the utilities that come with the server. See "Installing and Using Utilities" on the EXPRESSBUILDER for details.
Save the information after completing the system setup. Without the backup data, you will not be able to recover the information. You can save the information by the following process. Set the CD-ROM "NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" in the CD-ROM drive and reboot the system. Select [Tools].
SYSTEM BIOS ~ SETUP ~ The SETUP utility is provided to make basic hardware configuration for the server. This utility is pre-installed in the flash memory of the server and ready to run.
Starting SETUP Utility Powering on the server starts POST (Power On Self-Test) and displays its check results. If the NEC logo is displayed, press Esc. After a few seconds, the following message appears at bottom left on the screen. Press <F2> to enter SETUP Press F2 to start the SETUP utility and display its Main menu.
Sets the parameter of the currently displayed item back to the factory set parameter. F10: Sets the parameter back to the one stored by the server before the SETUP utility was started. Indicates the current menu. BIOS Setup Utility...
To power on the server when power is supply from the UPS Select [Server] - [After Power Failure] - [Power On]. To keep the server off-powered even when power is supplied from the UPS if the POWER switch was used to power off Select [Server] - [After Power Failure] - [Last State].
Select [Boot] and specify the boot order. To display POST check results Select [Boot] - [Quiet Boot] - [Disabled]. You can also press Esc while the NEC log is on the screen to display POST check results. To use remote wake-up feature Via Modem: Select [Advanced] - [Advanced Chipset Control] - [Wake on Ring] - [Enabled].
Bank #3 (DIMM 3A) Bank #2 (DIMM 2A) Bank #1 (DIMM 1A) REAR To clear the memory (DIMM) error information Select [Advanced] - [Memory Configuration] - [Memory Retest] - [Enabled] and reboot the server. Processor 2 Processor 1 System board FRONT...
The on-screen CPU numbers and socket locations on the system board are associated as shown in the figure on the previous page. To clear the CPU error information Select [Main] - [Processor Settings] - [Processor Retest] - [Yes] and reboot the server. Keyboard To set Numlock Select [Advanced] - [Numlock].
Select [Advanced] - [PCI Configuration] and set up each device. To install the disk array controller Select [Advanced] - [PCI Configuration] - [PCI Slot 1x ROM] - [Enabled]. x=C: Riser card of low-profile type x=B: Riser card of full-length/full-height type To clear the hardware configuration data (after installing/removing internal devices) Select [Advanced] - [Reset Configuration Data] - [Yes].
The SETUP utility has the following six major menus: Main Advanced Security Server Boot Exit To set minute functions, select a submenu from the above menus. The following describes available functions and parameters, as well as the factory-set, for each menu.
Option Parameter System Time HH:MM:SS System Date MM/DD/YYYY Floppy A: Not Installed [1.44/1.25 MB/1.2 MB 3.5"] 2.88 MB 3.5" Hard Disk Pre-delay [Disabled] 3 seconds 6 seconds 9 seconds 12 seconds 15 seconds 21 seconds 30 seconds Primary IDE Master/ –...
Processor Settings Select "Processor Settings" on Main menu to display the following menu. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Processor Type – Processor POST – Speed Processor Retest [Disabled] Enabled Processor 1 CPU Numeric (06xx) Processor 1 L2 –...
If Reset Config Data is set to "Yes", boot device priority is also cleared. Take a note of boot device priority before changing the parameter. Restart the server with Exit Saving Changes option, start BIOS SETUP utility, and restore the boot device priority.
PCI Configuration Select "PCI Configuration" on the Advanced menu to display the following screen. Select an option with the " " mark and press Enter to display its submenu. Option Parameter PCI Slot 1B ROM* [Enabled] Disabled PCI Slot 1C ROM* [Enabled] Disabled NOTES:...
USB Function Submenu Option Parameter USB Function [Enabled] Disabled Onboard NIC 1 / Onboard NIC 2 Submenu Option Parameter Onboard NIC [Enabled] Disabled Embedded NIC [Enabled] Disabled Onboard SCSI Submenu Option Parameter Onboard SCSI [Enabled] Disabled Onboard SCSI [Enabled] Disabled Onboard Video Submenu Option Parameter...
Peripheral Configuration Select "Peripheral Configuration" on the Advanced menu to display the following screen. Displayed only when the user password is set. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Make sure to avoid any conflict in the interrupt requests or IMPORTANT: the base I/O addresses.
Enables or disables onboard floppy disk controller BIOS. Disables or enables support for USB keyboards and mice. Always set to "Disabled" with this server. Enables or disables the USB port on the front panel. Your Setting [ ]: Factory-set...
Memory Configuration Select "Memory Configuration" on the Advanced menu to display the following screen. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Extended Memory 1 MB Test 1 KB Every-Location [Disabled] DIMM Bank #1 - Installed Disabled Not Installed Memory Retest...
Advanced Chipset Control Select "Advanced Chipset Control" on Advanced menu to display the following screen. Select an option and press Enter to display its submenu. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Wake on Ring [Disabled] Enabled Wake on LAN...
Security Move the cursor onto "Security" to display the Security menu. Selectable only when the User password is set. Select "Set Administrator Password" or "Set User Password" and press Enter to display the following pop-up screen. The screen below shows when "Set Administrator Password" is selected. Set a password on this pop-up screen.
See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter User Password is Installed Not Installed Administrator Installed Password is Not Installed Set Administrator Up to 7 Password alphanumeric characters Set User Up to 7 Password alphanumeric characters User Access Limited Level...
Server Move the cursor onto "Server" to display the Server menu. The table below lists options that you can specify on the Server menu screen and their functions. To make a selection for "System Management", "Console Redirection", and "Event Log Configuration", first select a desired option and press Enter to display its submenu.
State before powered off In service Out of service (DC power: Off) Forced shutdown * Pressing the POWER switch for at least four seconds shuts down the power to the server. Parameter Stays Off Last State Power On...
System Management Submenu Select "System Management" on the Server menu and press Enter to display the following screen. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Board Part Number – Board Serial Number – System Part Number –...
Console Redirection Select "Console Redirection" on the Server menu and press Enter to display the following screen. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Serial Console [Disabled] Redirection Enabled Serial Port COM1 3F8 IRQ4 COM2 2F8 IRQ3...
Event Log Configuration Submenu Select "Event Log Configuration" on the Server menu and press Enter to display the following screen. See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Clear All Event [No] Logs Event Logging [Enabled]...
See the table below for setup options on the screen. Option Parameter Quiet Boot Disabled [Enabled] Description If disabled, displays normal POST messages. If enabled, displays NEC Logo instead of POST messages. Enabling this option disables console redirection. Your Setting [ ]: Factory-set...
Intel Boot Agent ver Hard Disk Submenu Set the boot priority of hard disks being connected to the server. The system searches for the boot device according to the order specified in this submenu and use the software to boot the system if found.
Removable Devices Submenu Select the removable device used to boot the system. The system searches for the boot device according to the order specified in this submenu and use the software to boot the system if found. Move the cursor to select the device by Item Lists Bootable Removable devices in the system.
SETUP utility. Select "Yes" to save the current configuration data into the CMOS (non-volatile memory) and exit the SETUP utility. The server will automatically restart the system. Exit Discarding Changes Select this option to discard the current configuration data and exit the SETUP utility.
Load Custom Defaults Select this option and press Enter to load the custom defaults saved from previous Save Custom Defaults. Save Custom Defaults Select this option and press Enter to save the current configuration data as custom defaults. When the configuration is saved, the Load Custom Defaults menu appears. Discard Changes Select this option to discard any changes made to BIOS settings and restore the previous settings.
SCSI controller. Some additional SCSI controllers may require a different utility to make changes to the configuration. Configuring SCSI Controller on System Board The following describes configuration for the SCSI controller on the system board of the server. The server contains the latest version of the SCSISelect IMPORTANT: utility.
The following describes the procedure from starting to exiting the SCSISelect utility. For parameter descriptions, see the section "Parameters" described later. Power on the Express server. The following message appears while POST is in progress. The message appears for each additional SCSI controller.
The Configuration menu appears. Configuration SCSI Bus Interface Definitions Host Adapter SCSI ID ... SCSI Parity Checking ... Host Adapter SCSI Termination ... Additional Options Boot Device Options... SCSI Device Configuration ... Advanced Configuration Options... <F6> - Reset to Host Adapter Defaults Select a parameter for each menu item.
Parameters The SCSISelect utility to configure the internal SCSI controller of the server has the following menu items and parameters. Read descriptions to select a correct parameter for each menu item. For configuration of optional SCSI controllers and connected SCSI devices, see the section "Configuring SCSI Controller on Optional Board"...
Additional Options To set three menu items under "Additional Options", select a menu item with the cursor keys ( or ) and press Enter to display its submenu. Then, select a submenu item with the cursor keys ( or ) and press Enter to fix the item. Use the cursor keys ( or ) for parameter selection. Boot Device Options Move the cursor onto "Boot Device Options"...
SCSI Device Configuration SCSI Device ID Sync Transfer Rate (MB/Sec) Initiate Wide Negotiation Enable Disconnection Send Start Unit Command Options Listed Below Have NO EFFECT if the BIOS is Disabled Enable Write Back Cache BIOS Multiple LUN Support Include in BIOS Scan SCSI Device ID Sync Transfer Rate (MB/Sec) Initiate Wide Negotiation...
To find out the SCSI ID for the optional device connected, select NOTE: "SCSI Disk Utilities" on the Options menu and press Enter. The SCSI ID scan begins displaying the message as shown below. Scanning SCSI ID : 0 LUN Number : 0 When the SCSI ID scan completes, the screen listing SCSI IDs and associated devices appears.
Submenu item Parameter Sync Transfer Rate  (MB/Sec) 80.0 53.4 40.0 32.0 26.8 Initiate Wide [Yes] Negotiation Enable Disconnection [Yes] Send Start Unit [Yes] Command Enable Write Back Cache [N/C] BIOS Multiple LUN Support [No] Include in BIOS Scan [Yes] Advanced Configuration Options Move the cursor onto "Advanced Configuration Options"...
The following table lists submenu items, available parameter, and descriptions. Submenu item Parameter Reset SCSI Bus at [Enabled] IC Initialization Disabled Display <Ctrl><A> [Enabled] Message During Disabled BIOS Initialization Extended BIOS [Enabled] Translation for DOS Disabled Driver > 1 GByte Verbose/Silent [Verbose] Mode...
Refer to the manual that comes with the optional SCSI controller board for details. When the server has multiple SCSI controller boards installed, the server first displays the start- up message of the SCSISelect utility for the SCSI controller on the system board. It then displays the utility start-up message for additional SCSI controllers one by one.
Boot Device]. Select [Boot] To clear passwords or the CMOS data, use the jumper switch on the system board of the server. The following figure illustrates the jumper switch location. Do not change any other switch settings. Any change may IMPORTANT: cause the server to fail or malfunction.
The following describe the clearing procedure. Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. See 'Using This Guide" for details. Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server.
Press the F2 key to activate the SETUP utility. Select [Exit Saving Changes] from the [Exit] menu, and then [Yes]. Wait until the message "Turn off power and reinstall the jumper in Normal mode position" appears. Turn off the system power switch. Change the jumper switch setting back to the original, turn on the power, and then define the setting by using the BIOS SETUP utility.
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Chapter 4 Installing the Operating System This section describes how to use Express Setup to install and configure the following operating systems on your server. Microsoft Windows ® Microsoft Windows NT ® ® ® Novell NetWare SCO OpenServer™ 5.0.X To install operating systems not described in this section, contact your service representative.
For Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0, Express Setup automatically configures your server and installs the operating system. After some initial setup, you need to remove the EXPRESSBUILDER CD and insert the Windows CD, input a product ID number, and acknowledge the license agreement.
Setup will perform the entire process of the setup using the information in the floppy disk. During this procedure, you do not have to be in front of the Express server to confirm the state of the setup. Also, using the same Configuration Diskette used before allows you to re-setup your server with the same condition as before.
Microsoft Windows 2000 This subsection provides information on installing Microsoft® Windows® 2000 on your server. Read the instructions in this section before performing the installation. NOTE: To install Windows 2000 without using Express Setup, see Appendix C. Installation Notice This section explains precautions and matters you should be aware of before beginning installation in order to install Windows 2000 correctly.
Before starting the installation, complete the addition of optional boards and settings of required BIOS values. Use this User's Guide when installing Windows 2000 on this server system. Do not use the installation guide for installing Windows 2000 that may be packaged with other software not supplied with this system.
'recommended' value, you may not be able to collect accurate debug information (memory dump). If you want to install Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server on a system with more than 4GB memory installed, we recommend you increase the default paging file size by 2060MB.
Installing the Operating System 4-7 Re-installing to a hard disk which has been upgraded to a Dynamic Disk You cannot reinstall Windows 2000 and preserve a current hard disk partition that has been upgraded to a Dynamic Disk using Express Setup. If you want to preserve the current partition, see Appendix C to reinstall the system manually.
Confirm the specification and input the value. Disk Array Configuration *1 Restart Creating Recovery Partition Restart Installing Utilities Restart Creating OS Partition Restart Formatting OS Partition Copying NEC Modules Copying Selected Application Modules Retrieve again If you need to reset the Correct specification Re-select...
If you want to modify or add Graphic Accelerator Driver or the drivers of Network Adapter and so on, see Appendix C. Turn the power of peripheral devices on, and then turn on the server. Insert the EXPRESSBUILDER CD into the CD-ROM drive of the server.
Under "Language Information" specify the language version of the operating system to be installed and the keyboard to be used on the installed system. If a Disk Array Controller Board is installed in the Express server, the [Configure RAID] screen appears. Confirm the RAID configuration, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
Windows 2000 is to be installed on. The first 16MB area displayed on the screen is a maintenance partition that is used to store the configuration information or utilities unique to the server. This partition must not be deleted. If you do not want to reserve this 16MB area, you must perform the installation by manual setup.
NOTES: If you click [Cancel] in [Basic Information] screen, Express Setup will go back to allow you to reselect the Setup File. [Cancel] exists only in [Basic Information] screen. You can use [Back] in subsequent screens to return to the [Basic Information] screen. If you click [OK] rather than [Next] in [Role of Computer] screen, setup will automatically select default values for the later screens and continue the installation.
Installing and Configuring Device Drivers Follow these steps to install and configure the device drivers. Network Driver Specify the details of network driver. The standard network drivers will be installed automatically, but the link speed and Duplex mode need to be specified manually. For each network controller: Click Start menu and click [Network and Dial-Up Connection].
Provides diagnostic capabilities: loop back test, packet transmission test and so on. Provides support for adapter teaming. Configuring several network adapters as a single team provides the server an environment that is tolerant of adapter failures and enhances through put across the teamed adapters.
Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)/Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a feature that creates a team containing more than one adapter and automatically directs network traffic to the adapters in the team when one of the adapters fails. Adapter Load Balancing (ALB) is a feature that creates a team containing more than one adapter that enhances through put by balancing the load across the adapters, which are team members.
Additional steps should be taken to facilitate the resolution of problems that might occur. Memory Dump (Debug Information) This section describes the procedures for collecting memory dump (debug information) in the server. IMPORTANT: Memory Dump Information If any trouble occurs after initiating the process below, a message stating that the system is short of virtual memory may appear, but complete the process.
Information." Specify a drive where there is a free area greater than the size of "the memory installed on the Express server + 12MB". If the installed memory is increased, the size of the debug information (memory dump) to be collected must be increased. If the installed memory size is larger than 2GB, the maximum size of the dump file is 2048MB.
Windows 2000 Dr. Watson Windows 2000 Dr. Watson is a debugger for application errors. If any application error is detected, Dr. Watson records the error and logs diagnostic information (log). Follow the procedure below and specify Dr. Watson to collect diagnostic information. Click [Run] on Start menu.
Monitor]. For information on how to operate Network Monitor, refer to Online Help. Installing Maintenance Utilities Various maintenance utilities are contained in your EXPRESSBUILDER CD. See EXPRESSBUILDER User's Guide on the EXPRESSBUILDER CD for installing the utilities on your server or management workstations. [Administrative Tools] and click [Network...
The EXPRESSBUILDER screen appears, click "Drivers & Utilities" on the "EB Toolbar". Select "120Rb-1" and click "Windows 2000 NEC Update Module" and setup will start. After that, follow the prompts to continue the setup process and apply the Service Pack.
Supported OS on this model The server supports the following Windows NT 4.0 versions: Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 (Described as "Windows NT 4.0" later on.) Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition (Described as "Windows NT 4.0 EE" later on.) Installing Optional Mass Storage Driver To install the optional mass storage driver, see "Installing Optional Mass Storage Driver"...
Windows NT 4.0 /Windows NT 4.0 EE You can fully install Windows NT Server 4.0 (Windows NT 4.0) and Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition (Windows NT 4.0 EE) using Express Setup. However, note the following issue: IMPORTANT: Before starting the installation, complete the addition of optional boards and settings of required BIOS values.
Disk Configuration Disk Administrator may display an area labeled "EISA Utility" This area is a maintenance partition, which contains configuration information and utilities. Do not delete this area. Others If you want to install Windows NT 4.0 on a volume that has been mirrored using "Disk Management", you must invalidate the mirror before re-installing the system on a basic disk, and reconfigure the mirror after the installation has completed.
Disk Array Configuration *1 Restart Creating Maintenance Partition Restart Installing Utilities Restart Creating OS Partition Restart Formatting OS Partition Copying NEC Modules Copying Selected Application Modules After the reboot, the installation is completed. Detect again Requires to detect again Re-select...
Insert EXPRESSBUILDER CD into the CD-ROM drive of the server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot the EXPRESSBUILDER. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) The system will boot from the CD-ROM and EXPRESSBUILDER starts.
Under "Language Information" specify the language version of the operating system to be installed and the keyboard to be used on the installed system. If a Disk Array Controller Board is installed in the Express server, the [Configure RAID] screen appears. Confirm the RAID configuration, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
IMPORTANT: Modify the partition size to install the OS on a partition larger than the minimum required size. If you select "Use Existing Partition" at "System Partition", the data files contained in the first partition (excluding recovery partition) will be deleted and reformatted. The data files contained in the other partition will be retained.
When prompted, remove the EXPRESSSBUILDER CD from the CD-ROM drive, and insert Windows NT CD into the CD-ROM drive. The [Software License Agreement] screen appears. Read the contents carefully and click [I agree.] if you do agree. If you do not agree, click [I disagree.].
Installing and Setting Device Drivers Follow these steps to install and configure the device drivers. Network Driver Specify the details of network driver. The standard network drivers will be installed automatically, but the link speed and Duplex mode need to be specified manually. For each network controller: Select [Settings] from the Start pop-up menu and click [Control Panel].
Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)/Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) Setup Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a feature that creates a team containing more than one adapter and automatically directs network traffic to the adapters in the team when one of the adapters fails.
IMPORTANT: Specify the drive where there is a free area greater than the size of "the memory installed on the server + 12MB". If the installed memory is increased, the size of the debug information (memory dump) to be collected must be increased.
Click [Performance]. Click [Change]. The [Virtual Memory] dialog box appears. Modify [Initial Size] in the [Paging File Size for Selected Drive] box to a value larger than [Recommended Size], and click [Set]. IMPORTANT: Be sure to create the memory dump initial file with the size described above on the OS partition.
Dr. Watson Windows NT Dr. Watson is a debugger for application errors. If any application error is detected, Dr. Watson diagnoses Express server and logs diagnostic information (log). Follow the procedure below and specify Dr. Watson to collect diagnostic information.
Updating System Recovery Information To prepare for a situation when the operating system has been destroyed, be sure to "Update Repair Information" as well as "Update the System" when you modified the system configuration so that the system can be recovered correctly in any case. System repair information includes configuration files and registry files.
Network Monitor Network Monitor can help you to investigate and resolve network problems. To use Network Monitor, you need to restart the system after the installation has completed, so therefore it is recommended you install Network Monitor before experiencing network problems. Installing Network Monitor during OS Installation After the selection of network driver has completed, continue the installation until a window to add services is displayed.
The EXPRESSBUILDER screen appears. Click on “Drivers & Utilities” on the EXPRESSBUILDER toolbar. Select “120Rb-1.” Click on “Windows NT4.0 NEC Update Module” and setup will start. Select the Service Pack you want to apply. After that process, follow the message on the window to continue the setup.
Making Backup Copies of System Information The system information includes the current BIOS settings and other information specific to your server. You should save this information after completing the system setup. This backup data allows you to recover the information.
(Mylex AcceleRAID 160) NEC SecuRAID 320 (Mylex AcceleRAID 352) Intel PRO/100+ *Generated from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CDROM Installation Assumption The installation and configuration instructions in this chapter assume the following: You will be installing (not updating) the Novell NetWare 5.0 Network Operating System from the CD-ROM media.
Preparation The following sections describe the necessary preparation procedures for installing and configuring Novell NetWare v5.0. Configuring RAID If you have a disk array controller preinstalled on your system, it was preconfigured at the factory. Refer to your system's User's Guide and to the RAID Installation Guide and the Disk Array Controller Installation Guide and User’s Manual for additional information on this option card.
Step Information File Server Name. Record the file server name for this system. File server name: _________________________ IPX Internal Network Number. Record the IPX Internal Network Number for this system. (For more information about IPX Internal Network Numbers, see "IPX Internal Network Numbering"...
Configuration Checklist (Continued) Step Information 3 (Cont.) 8. Italy - 039 — 9. Switzerland - 041 — A. United Kingdom - 044 — B. Denmark - 045 — C. Sweden - 046 — D. Norway - 047 — E. Germany - 049 —...
Configuration Checklist (Continued) Step Keyboard Mapping. Choose your keyboard mapping from the following selections. (Circle one selection): 1. France 2. Germany 3. Italy 4. Spain 5. United States 6. None LAN Adapter. Choose which type of LAN adapter is installed in the LAN adapter slot.
NetWare 5 Operating System on a computer with a processor speed of 450 MHz or higher. The server either hangs during "Scan for New Devices", or it displays the following error: Unable to Find File Z:\SYSTEM\TAR.NLM (Where Z: is the drive letter of the CDROM the server boots from.)
31. Highlight "Continue" to create a NetWare partition and volume SYS. Press ENTER. 32. At the Server Properties box type in your server name and click "Next." 33. At the Protocols box, click the "Network Board" you want to configure.
At the NDS Summary screen, click "Next" to continue. Select "Additional Products and Services" desired and click "Next" to continue. Click "Finish" at the summary screen. Remove any diskettes and/or CDs and click "Yes" to restart your server. Install the appropriate support pack. Restarting the Server You should now “restart”...
Always read the information in the release notes or inserts, included with any options for they supersede the information in this guide. Device NEC SecuRAID 112 (Mylex AcceleRAID 160) NEC SecuRAID 320 (Mylex AcceleRAID 352) Adaptec 7899 Onboard Controller ™...
System chapter of your User's Guide for more information on how to run these utilities. Configuration Checklist Step File Server Name. Record the file server name for this system. File server name: _________________________ IP Address. Assign an IP address for each LAN card that is to be installed into the system. Seven maximum.
Configuring RAID If you have a disk array controller preinstalled on your system, it was preconfigured at the factory. Refer to your system's User's Guide and to the RAID Installation Guide and the Disk Array Controller Installation Guide and User’s Manual for additional information on this option card.
Installing and Configuring System Software This section contains supplemental information for installing and configuring SCO ® UNIX OpenServer Installing SCO OpenServer Rel. 5.0.X Software without a Disk Array Controller Installed Note: This section assumes that you have properly completed the hardware installation. If you have not done so, please refer to the corresponding documentation and complete the hardware installation before trying to proceed with driver installation.
6. The system displays the message: Identifying the installation media device. Make sure the IDE indicates CD- ROM secondary and master. Press ENTER. 7. The system displays the message: Keyboard Press ENTER. 8. The system displays the message: Enter License Number and License Code. Press ENTER.
16. The system displays the message: “Password” Enter appropriate choices. 17. The system displays the message: “The Installation can now proceed unattended” Select OK and Press ENTER. 18. Somewhere toward the end of the installation, the following messages are displayed: Configuring the kernel driver installation…...
24. This concludes the installation of SCO OpenServer 5.0.X. You need to open the diskette drive and reboot the SCO OpenServer 5.0.X operating system from the system drive you just installed. This concludes the installation of SCO OpenServer 5.0.X. You need to open the diskette drive and reboot the SCO OpenServer 5.0.X operating system from the system drive you just installed.
Installing SCO OpenServer Rel. 5.0.6 Software with a RAID Controller Installed Note: This section assumes that you have properly completed the hardware installation and the drive array configuration. If you have not done so, please refer to the corresponding documentation and complete the hardware installation and configuration before trying to proceed with driver installation.
5. The system displays the message: Please insert (mdac) package BLTD disk into the floppy drive so that it can be extracted onto the hard disk for incorporation into the link-kit. Insert diskette and press ENTER 6. The system displays standard SCO OpenServer Rel. 5.0.6 copyright messages such as Restricted Rights Legend.
15. The system displays the message: “Preparing Your Disk” Enter appropriate choices. 16. The system displays the message: “Configuring Optional Software” Enter appropriate choices (You may want to select a mouse). 17. The system displays the message: “Password” Enter appropriate choices. 18.
24. Log into "Root" and from the "Unix" window issue the following: "mount -f/dev/fd0/mnt." "cp/mnt/idscsi/etc/conf/bin" This concludes the installation of SCO OpenServer 5.0.6. You need to open the diskette drive and reboot the SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 operating system from the system drive you just installed.
The driver for the Intel PRO/100+ LAN card is generated from the E To load an Intel PRO/100+ LAN card driver, insert the Intel PRO/100+ Driver diskette into your disk drive and logon to the SCO Open Server graphical interface. Use the following procedure to install the driver.
Note: When configuring multiple sub-networks on the same system, the system names for each sub-network must be unique. 9. At the "Product successfully completed" message, select OK. 10. After the configuration is complete and the current networking configuration is displayed, select Hardware from the menu bar, and then select Exit. 11.
MAKING BACKUP COPIES It is recommended that you make backup copies of your valuable data stored in hard disks of the server on a regular basis. For backup storage devices suitable for the server and backup tools, consult with your sales agent.
CLEANING Clean the server on a regular basis to keep the serer in a good shape. Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server.
Soak a soft cloth in water, squeeze it firmly, wipe the server with it once again. Wipe the server with a dry cloth. Wipe off dust from the fan exhaust opening on the rear of the server with a dry cloth.
Dust buildup inside the server can lead to several problems. As dust acts as a thermal insulator, a buildup can prevent proper system cooling. Excessive heat will shorten the life of server components.
Cleaning the Keyboard/Mouse Make sure that the server and peripheral devices are all off-powered (the POWER lamp goes off), and then wipe the keyboard surface with a dry cloth. The mouse operation depends on the degree of smoothness of the internal ball rotation. To keep the mouse ball clean, use the mouse in a place with little dust.
A dusty CD-ROM or dust-accumulated tray causes the device to fail to read data correctly. Follow the procedure below to clean the tray and CD-ROM regularly: Make sure that the server is powered (the POWER/SLEEP lamp is lit). Press the Eject button on the front of the CD-ROM drive.
SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS The System Diagnostics runs several tests on the server. Use the System Diagnostics program in the EXPRESSBUILDER provided with the server to diagnose the server. Test Items The following items are tested in system diagnostics. Memory CPU cache memory...
Starting and Ending the System Diagnostics There are two ways to diagnose the server: to use the local console (keyboard) of the server itself, and to use the management PC via serial port (remote console). Procedures to start the diagnostic program is as follows: In the electronic "NEC EXPRESSBUILDER"...
The server restarts and the system is launched from the EXPRESSBUILDER. Exit the EXPRESSBUILDER, and remove the CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive. Turn off the server and unplug the power cord from the receptacle. Reconnect all the LAN cables to the server.
Make sure to make a backup copy of your valuable data in the hard disk, if any. Make sure not to apply a shock to hard disks to relocated the server if the contains any. Take a floppy disk and a CD-ROM out of the server, if any.
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Read this chapter to obtain trouble-free operation of your server system. To prevent problems with your system, it is recommended to NOTE: install the maintenance utility, ESMPRO, on the server and client computers.
Especially take note on whether any alert is reported to ESMPRO Manager on the Management PC. Check, whether any alert is reported on the Joint Operation Window Viewer, Data Viewer, or Alert Viewer of ESMPRO Manager. [Example] NEC ESMPRO Manager...
Troubleshooting 6-3 LAMPS The server includes lamps to indicate the server states by a variety of colors and display patterns on the front panel, hard disk drive, and power supply. Chapter 1 "Status Indicators" lists the lamp displays and their meanings and the actions taken at...
ERROR MESSAGES When an error occurs in the server, an error message appears on the display unit connected to the server. Error Messages after Power-on Powering on the server automatically starts the self-diagnostic program, POST (Power On Self- Test). When the POST detects any error, it displays an error message and its error code on the display unit.
Contact your service representative to replace the DIMMs. Install the CPU (processor) correctly. Contact your service representative to replace the CPU. Contact your service representative to replace the floppy disk drive or system board. This server does not support floppy disk drive B.
On-screen error message Description Hard disk 0 Error Hard disk error Hard disk 1 Error Hard disk 2 Error Hard disk error Hard disk 3 Error CD-ROM disk 0 Error CD-ROM disk error CD-ROM disk 1 Error CD-ROM disk 2 Error CD-ROM disk 3 Error Date/Time not set The date and time are not...
On-screen error message Description 8100 Processor 1 failed BIST Burst transfer error of processor 1 8101 Processor 2 failed BIST Burst transfer error of processor 2 8110 Processor 1 Internal Internal error (IERR) of error (IERR) processor 1 8111 Processor 2 Internal Internal error (IERR) of error (IERR) processor 2...
Opened 84F1 Intelligent System The system was forcibly Monitoring Forced shut down. Shutdown 84F2 Server Management A server management Interface Failed interface failure occurred. 84F3 BMC in Update Mode The baseboard management controller is in update mode. 84F4 Sensor Data Record...
The following figures show the location of specific components referenced in the POST Error Codes and Messages table. DIMM #6 (DIMM 3B) DIMM #5 (DIMM 2B) DIMM #4 (DIMM 1B) DIMM #3 (DIMM 3A) DIMM #2 (DIMM 2A) DIMM #1 (DIMM 1A) Failed CPU or memory boards can be identified with the SETUP NOTE: utility.
Beep Codes If an error occurs during the POST, the server beeps, indicating the type of error. Each number indicates the number of short beeps, and a hyphen indicates a pause. For example, the beep interval 1-5-2-2 indicates 1 beep, pause, 2 beeps, pause, 2 beeps, pause, and 3 beeps notifying that no processor is detected on the system board.
When the server fails to operate as expected, see the following to find out your problem and follow the instruction given before asking for repair. If the server still fails to operate successfully after solving your problem, take a note on the on- screen message and contact your sales agent.
– If you perform any keyboard or mouse operation immediately after start-up, POST may accidentally detect a keyboard controller error and stops proceeding. In such a case, restart the server once again. Do not perform any keyboard or mouse operation until the BIOS start-up message appears when you restart the server.
Is BIOS configuration correct? – When the server has PCI devices connected, make sure to set the PCI device interrupt and others with the BIOS setup utility of the server. (Most PCI devices generally do not require any change to the configuration, but some boards do require specific settings.
Make sure that the provided cable is connected to the correct connector on the rear of the server. – The keyboard or mouse does not operate if it is connected when the server is powered (not applicable to USB devices). Power of the server first and connect it properly.
OS for formatting a floppy disk. Is BIOS configuration correct? – The floppy disk drive may be disabled with the BIOS setup utility of the server. Check the setting with the BIOS setup utility.
Fail to access the (internal or external) SCSI devices: Is the SCSI device applicable to the server? – Operation of any SCSI device that is not authorized by NEC is not guaranteed. Are SCSI devices properly configured? – When the server has external SCSI devices connected, hard disk settings, including SCSI ID and terminator, are required.
Fail to start the OS: Is a floppy disk in the floppy disk drive? – Take out the floppy disk and restart the server. Is the EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive? – Take out the EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM and restart the server.
When any trouble occurred, the system does not run according to the specification of "Restart automatically" <Windows 2000>: When any trouble occurred on Windows 2000, the system may not restart automatically even if "Restart automatically" is specified. In such case, restart the system manually. Cannot turn the power OFF at the blue screen <Windows 2000>: If you want to turn off the power at the blue screen, execute forced power off (forced shut down: continue to press POWER switch for 4 seconds).
The server is not found on the network: Is the LAN cable connected? – Make sure to connect the LAN cable to the network port on the rear of the server. Also make sure that the LAN cable to use conforms with the network interface standard.
OS will boot. Is BIOS configuration correct? – The boot device order may be specified with the BIOS setup utility of the server. Use the BIOS setup utility to change the boot device order to boot the system from the CD- ROM drive first.
Select sharing Microsoft network files and printer. Client : Microsoft network client. Component : SNMP, IIS (Excluding Professional) Application : ESMPRO Agent Express Report Service GAM Server (When connecting Mylex DAC) GAM Client (When connecting Mylex DAC) * DAC: Disk Array Controller...
SNMP, IIS(Excluding Workstation) Application : ESMPRO Agent Express Report Service GAM Server (When connecting Mylex DAC) GAM Client (When connecting Mylex DAC) * DAC: Disk Array Controller [Complete] does not appear on [Role of Computer] screen. The [Complete] does not appear if the setup information file that has already been created is loaded.
Windows 2000 started with different display resolution from the specified value. If the specified display resolution can not be used, the system will use the nearest value or the default value of the driver. Entered the incorrect Product ID/CD key. Even if you entered the incorrect Product ID/CD key, Express Setup will start.
Re-specify the details from Control Panel after starting the OS. <for Windows NT4.0> Error message appeared during the installation, and ESMPRO Agent and IIS(Internet Information Server) can not be installed. Install ESMPRO Agent and IIS after completing the installation of Windows NT 4.0.
Backup Domain Controller of Primary Domain Controller that has exceeded the router. Express Setup can not create Primary Domain Controller that has exceeded the router. Re-install it by manual setup. Unable to join the domain on the Primary Domain Controller that has exceeded the router. On Express Setup, you can not join the domain on the Primary Domain Controller that has exceeded the router.
Error Message during Disk Array Configuration Refer to the manual that comes with the disk array controller for any trouble on the disk array in this system. Problems with Master Control Menu The master control menu fails to appear: Is your system Windows NT 4.0 or later, or Windows 95 or later? –...
Problems with Configuration Diskette Creator <Common to Windows 2000/Windows NT 4.0> The bit map of the Configuration Diskette Creator window is not displayed correctly during setting of setup information. If the specified number of colors is fewer than 256 in the display setting, the bit map is not displayed correctly, but the setup information can be displayed correctly.
COLLECTING EVENT LOG This section describes on how to collect the log of various events that occurred on the server. If STOP error, system error, or stall occurred, follow the IMPORTANT: procedure below after restarting the system. Windows 2000 The different revision processor may be mixed in additional CPU NOTE: kit.
Windows NT 4.0 Click [Program] [Management Tool] Select the type of log you want to collect from the [Log] menu. On [System], the events occurred at the item that configures Windows NT 4.0 system is archived. On [Security Log], the events related to the security is archived. On [Application Log], the events related to the running application is archived.
COLLECT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION This section describes on how to collect the information on hardware configuration and inside specification. In order to collect information, "Diagnostic Program" is used. If STOP error, system error, or stall occurred, follow the IMPORTANT: procedure below after restarting the system. Windows 2000 Point to [Settings] in Start menu, and click [Control Panel].
Restarting the system may result in dumping improper data. PREPARING FOR MEMORY DUMPING Memory dumping with the DUMP switch may disable the server to restart. In such a case, it is required to force the server to shut down. This forced shutdown, however, is not available if "Enable"...
Saving the Dump File Press the DUMP switch to save the dump file when an error occurs. Insert a metal pin (a straightened large paper clip will make a substitute) into the switch hole to press the DUMP switch. Pressing the DUMP switch saves the dump file in the specified directory. (Memory dumping may not be available when the CPU stalls.) Do not use a toothpick or plastic stick that is easy to break.
Backup IPMI Information This section describes on how to collect IPMI information. To collect the information, ESMPRO Agent must be installed. Select [Program] [ESMPRO Agent] The [ESRAS Utility] window appears. Select [Latest Information] from the Tree View to collect the information of local computer.
Turn on the power of the system. Insert Windows 2000 CD- ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot the server. (You may also turn the server off and on to reboot the server.) <When no disk array controller is installed in the system>...
Press S when the following message appears: Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter. Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices. Select [Other] and press Enter.
Follow the instruction displayed on the screen. If you take a note of any file name in which trouble is detected during the procedure, it is useful to diagnose how the system has been damaged. Terminates the procedure if the recovery is successful. You can verify that the replaced files are correctly copied to the hard disk if the computer is restarted normally.
Insert Windows NT 4.0 CD- ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot the server. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) After turning the system power on, press F6 at either of the following situation: The message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..."...
Press Enter. If the message asking whether or not select the hard disk inspection appears, press Esc. Select the registry file to recover and continue the procedure. Press A, and recover all the non-original files. Follow the message and continue the procedure. If the recovery is successful, the procedure will be terminated.
Maintenance Utility Bootable FD you have created contain a file that describes operation of the utility, but do not attempt to use the utility by yourself. Contact your sales agent and follow instructions. Starting the Off-line Maintenance Utility disables any access from a client to the server.
The Off-line Maintenance Utility Bootable FD is created by selecting "Tools" - "Create Support FD" on the EXPRESSBUILDER. Manual start (by pressing F4) When the Off-line Maintenance Utility is installed, press F4 while the start-up screen of the server is on screen. The Off-line Maintenance Utility starts from the hard disk.
Features of Off-line Maintenance Utility The Off-line Maintenance Utility provides the following features. (Available features vary depending on the way you started the Off-line Maintenance Utility.) See the on-line help for details of the Off-line Maintenance IMPORTANT: Utility. For further information, ask your sales agent. IPMI Information Viewer Provides the functions to view the system event log (SEL), sensor data record (SDR), and field replaceable unit (FRU) and to make a backup copy of them.
Press and hold the POWER switch on the server for at least four seconds. The power is forcibly turned off. To turn on the power back again, wait approximately 10 seconds after turning off the power (forced shutdown).
IMPORTANT: Optional devices described in this chapter may be installed or removed by any user. However, NEC does not assume any liability for damage to optional devices or the server or malfunctions of the server resulted from installation by the user. NEC recommends you ask your sales agent for install or removing any optional devices.
SAFETY NOTES Observe the following notes to install or remove optional devices safely and properly. Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server.
Select a suitable work space. – Work with the server on the anti-static or concrete floor. – When you work with the server on a carpet where static electricity is likely to be generated, make sure take anti-static measures beforehand.
Follow the procedure below to prepare for installing or removing components. Shut down the OS. Unlock the front bezel. Remove the front bezel. Press the POWER switch to power off the server (the POWER/SLEEP lamp goes off). Remove all cables and power cords from the server. Unlocked Locked...
A dummy tray is installed in hard disk drive bays defined as SCSI ID1 and SCSI ID2. The purpose of a dummy tray is to increase the cooling effect in the server. Install a dummy tray in slots not containing a hard disk drive.
Unlock the front bezel with the security key and remove the front bezel. Locate the slot in which you are going to install a hard disk drive. The server has three slots. Install hard disk drives in ascending order of the SCSI ID numbers starting from the leftmost slot (SCSI ID0).
Remove the four screws that hold the air baffle to the tray and remove the air baffle. Save the air baffle for future use. Remove the hard disk drive from its protective wrapper and place it on an antistatic surface. Record the drive model and serial number in the equipment log. Set any drive jumpers or switches before you install the drive.
If you click the Scan Device key after executing the Expand Array, the added disk appears correctly. If a hard disk is added to the server operating in RAID1 by using the expand array feature, the RAID is automatically changed to RAID0+1.
Upgrading Your System 7-9 Install the front bezel you removed in step 2. There are tabs on the left side of the front bezel. Engage the tabs with the server frame, install the front bezel, and lock it with the security key.
7-10 Upgrading Your System Removal Take the following steps to remove a hard disk drive: NOTE: If removing a failing hard disk drive, confirm the slot in which the DISK lamp of the hard disk drive is amber before starting the removal. See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal"...
If using the server with the hard disk drive removed, install the dummy tray in the empty slot. Power on the server, start the SETUP utility, select [Boot] boot priority in the submenu. This operation is necessary because installing an additional hard disk drive clears the current setting of the boot priority.
– Appears to stop and restart auto-rebuild. Observe the following notes for auto-rebuild. Do not power off the server in the period between a hard disk error and completion of auto-rebuild. When you removed a hard disk, wait at least 90 seconds before installing the hard disk back again.
Server ~ Pull-out from the Rack ~ The server needs to be pulled out from the rack for installing/removing any components other than the hard disk drives and power supply units. Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury.
7-14 Upgrading Your System To place the server in the rack, push it back into the rack while pressing the right and left lock arms. IMPORTANT: Be very careful not to get your finger caught in the arms or rails.
Removal See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" described earlier to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack. Loosen the set screw on the rear, and remove the top cover. Firmly hold the whole top cover, and lift it up straight.
7-16 Upgrading Your System Installation When installing the top cover, hold the top cover parallel to the server, and place it on the server. Confirm that all the tabs of the top cover are securely inserted into the slots in the server frame, and then secure the cover with the set screws.
For static notes, see the section "Anti-static Measures" described earlier. Make sure to use the DIMM authorized by NEC. Installing a third- party DIMM may cause a failure of the DIMM as well as the server. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a board will be charged.
Install two additional DIMMs for each BANK (*1) because the server uses interleaved memory. If DIMMs of different specifications (*2) are installed in a BANK, the server does not operate normally. *1 A BANK is a unit of two DIMM slots. Each pair of DIMM slots #1A and 1#B (DIMM group #1), #2A and #2B (DIMM group #2), and #3A and #3B (DIMM group #3) in the figure is a BANK.
Installation Install a DIMM in the following procedure. IMPORTANT: The server supports DIMMs of only the low-profile type (30 mm (1.2 inches) in height). It does not support DIMMs exceeding the specified height. See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" described earlier to prepare.
7-20 Upgrading Your System Install the components you removed in steps 1 to 3. Power on the server and verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed in Chapter 6.
The DIMM is unlock and ready for removal. Reinstall all parts removed in Step 2. Power on the server and verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed in6.
Do not operate the system until confirming that the additionally installed CPU is in normal state. Make sure to use the CPU authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party CPU may cause a failure of the CPU as well as the server. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a board will be charged.
Upgrading Your System 7-23 If the different revision of the processor is installed in the NOTE: multiprocessor system, Windows 2000 logs the following information every startup. If this message is logged, it is no problem for operation.
Installation Take the following steps to install the CPU. The EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM provided with the server is necessary for confirming that the additionally installed CPU is in normal state. Provide the CD-ROM beforehand. See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" described earlier to prepare.
Push the CPU lightly to the socket, and push down the lever to secure the CPU. Put the heat sink on CPU. NOTE: Be aware of direction of heat sink. The bottom of the heat sink has L-shaped groove. Put the heat sink so that the groove fit the lever and plastic part of the socket.
7-26 Upgrading Your System The wire clip is already installed on the heat sink at purchase. If it comes off, install it according to the figure below. NOTE: Ensure that the wire clip Make sure of the orientation of the wire clip.
– The wire clip is not engaged correctly. Do not move the secured heat sink. Install the components you removed previously. Power on the server, start the SETUP utility, and select [Main] [Processor Retest] [Enabled]. Insert the EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and start the system through EXPRESSBUILDER.
This setting is required to change the hardware configuration data. See Chapter 3 for details. To add one or more CPUs to the server in 1-CPU configuration to operate the server with more than one CPU, do the procedure below: For Windows 2000, change the driver of [Computer] in the device manager to [ACPI multi-processor PC] and then update the system.
Removal Take the following steps to remove the CPU. The EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM provided with the server is necessary for confirming that the additionally installed CPU is in normal state. Provide the CD-ROM beforehand. IMPORTANT: Do not remove any CPU unless it is failed.
7-30 Upgrading Your System Power on the server and start SETUP to select menus [Main] [Processor Retest] Execute the system diagnostic program and verify its result as described in installation procedure. Verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed in Chapter 6.
PCI Board The server has two "riser cards" on the system board that allow installation of PCI boards. Three PCI boards can be installed on each riser card. (Up to six PCI boards can be installed in total.) Insert PCI boards for network extension and file device function extension into PCI board slots in each riser card.
Do not touch the terminals of the riser cards and the leads of electronic components with your bare hand. Fingerprints and dust left on them cause the server to malfunction due to a connection failure or damage to the leads.
See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" described earlier to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack. Remove the top cover. Lift straight up and remove the riser card from the server. Riser card slot (Dedicated to low-profile PCI boards)
IMPORTANT: Do not touch the terminals of the riser cards and PCI boards with your bare hand. Fingerprints and dust left on them cause the server to malfunction. If you are unable to install a PCI board correctly, remove it, and then install it again.
Secure the PCI board with the screw you removed in step 6. This step is to protect the terminals of the riser card from IMPORTANT: dust or fingerprints. Dust and fingerprints left on them cause the server to malfunction. Insert the riser card into the slot on the system board.
7-36 Upgrading Your System Install the components you removed previously. Verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed in Chapter 6. Select "Yes" for [Advanced] This setting is required to change the hardware configuration data.
The disk array controller board is an optional PCI board provided to improve data reliability. Installing the disk array controller board allows you to use hard disks in the device bays of the server and those in the optional expansion disk cabinet in the disk array configuration. IMPORTANT: The disk array controller board is extremely sensitive to static electricity.
7-38 Upgrading Your System Installation See "PCI Board" for the installation of a disk array controller. IMPORTANT: A riser card is designed for installing only low-profile PCI boards or full-height PCI boards. Before installing a PCI board, make sure of the card specification.
Use of internal hard disk drives in a disk array configuration To use the internal hard disk drives in a disk array configuration in the server containing a disk array controller board, reconnect the SCSI cables and LED cables on the system board.
If using the Mylex AcceleRAID 352 disk array controller, connect it to the connector on the rear of the server. Standard SCSI cable (Do not run the cable on the power supply unit. Form the cable so that it runs under the board.)
IMPORTANT: To use the internal disk array drives in a disk array configuration by installing the Mylex AcceleRAID 160 disk array controller on the low- profile riser card, disconnect the SCSI cable from the system board and the SCSI backplane. Instead, connect them with the provided SCSI cable for a disk array configuration.
7-42 Upgrading Your System If an option is installed on the riser card for full-height PCI boards, remove the riser card. Disconnect the SCSI cable from the system board. Connect the connector on the backplane side of the SCSI cable you formed in step 1, to the SCSI backplane connector.
LED relay cable connection To indicate the status of access to the internal hard disk drives in a disk array configuration, connect the provided LED relay cable to the HDD LED connector on the system board and to the HDD LED connector of the disk array controller. The LED relay cable is free from polarities.
Disk array configuration of internal hard disk drives Observe the following notes on configuring a disk array: – The server must contain more than one SCSI hard disk drive having the same capacity and the same rotational speed. (The minimum number of required disks depends on the configuration of RAID (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive [Independent] Disks).)
A disk expansion unit is an exclusive device that can install up to 14 hard disk drives. (The number of hard disk drives depends on the model.) The server containing a disk array controller board can connect one or two of these devices. For details on the number of devices connected, see the manuals provided with the disk array controller and disk expansion unit.
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Intel Pentium III processor Intel processor-S 1.0GHz/256KB 1.26GHz/512KB Server Works Server Set III HE-SL 256MB 6GB (The standard DIMM must be replaced.) 2 DIMMs (128MB 2/256MB 2/512MB 2/1024MB 2) 2 times SDRAM DIMM (Low Profile PC133 Buffered Type) ATI RAGE XL (VRAM 8MB) 3.5-inch drive...
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Appendix B Interrupt Requests (IRQs) The factory-set interrupt requests are listed below. Find an appropriate interrupt request from the list below to install an optional device. Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer Keyboard Cascaded connection COM2 serial port (PCI) COM1 serial port (PCI) PCI/LPT2 parallel port Floppy disk (PCI/LPT1 parallel port)
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Supported Device SCSI RAID Controller System Board *Diskette generated from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CDROM **Run this application from the EXPRESSBUILDER CDROM; diskette not required ® 2000 Operating System. This information is intended to ®...
Installation Assumption The installation and configuration instructions in this appendix assume the following: You have properly completed the hardware installation. You have run the BIOS Setup Utility to check system configuration. IMPORTANT: must be enabled in your system BIOS. You will be installing Windows CD-ROM media.
Before starting the installation procedure, you need to obtain certain information for use during the installation. The table below lists the information you need in advance for the installation. It is recommended that you obtain the information from your server administrator and record it in the table before starting.
Insert the "Windows 2000 OEM-DISK" diskette into the floppy drive, and press Enter. A list of mass storage devices is displayed. Select the RAID disk array controller installed in your server from the list of mass storage devices. Follow the messages on the screen to continue to install.
Insert the EXPRESSBUILDER CD and run the “Windows 2000 NEC Update Module” for the Express5800 120Rb-1 Server. IMPORTANT: removing hardware or operating system software components), or repair the system, you must run the Windows 2000 NEC Update Module again. Installing LAN Adapters The following section includes special driver installation instructions for the Intel PRO/100+ LAN adapter used in your system.
SCSI or SCSI RAID Controller Network Controller System Board Video *Diskette generated from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CDROM **Run this application from the EXPRESSBUILDER CDROM; diskette not required Required Driver Media* Windows NT 4.0 OEM - Disk #1* Windows NT 4.0 OEM - Disk #2* Windows NT 4.0 NEC Update Module**...
Configuring RAID If you have a Disk Array Controller preinstalled on your system, it was preconfigured at the factory. Refer to your system's User's Guide and to the AcceleRAID Installation Guide and the Disk Array Controller Installation Guide and User’s Manual for additional information on this option card. If you need to change the RAID level from the factory setting, you must change the setting before installing the operating system.
After installing Windows NT, logon to the system using the administrator account or other account, which is a member of the Administrators group. Insert the EXPRESSBUILDER CD and run the Windows NT 4.0 NEC Update Module. IMPORTANT: If you change the configuration of the system (by adding or removing hardware or operating system software components), or repair the system, you must run the system update again.
Driver Installation for the ATI RAGE XL Display Adapter To take full advantage of the on-board ATI RAGE XL display adapter, perform the following driver installation procedure: Power on, start Windows NT, and log on. Insert the EXPRESSBUILDER CD into the CDROM drive. The “Start” Menu displays. Select “Drivers and Utilities”...
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Appendix D Equipment Log Use the following hardware and software tables to record information when modifying your system. Hardware Main Unit Model name Clock Clock Memory #1A, #1B Size #2A, #2B Size #3A, #3B Size Monitor Type Hard Disk Type Capacity Type number Type...
PCI Slot low-profile (1C) Model name PCI Slot full-height (1B) Model name Additional Cabinet for Disk Model name External Peripheral Device 1 Model name Manufacturer External Peripheral Device 2 Model name Manufacturer External Peripheral Device 3 Model name Manufacturer External Peripheral Device 4 Model name Manufacturer Serial No.
Software Firmware version Application of RUR media File system Bundled software installed Licensed software installed Application running when a failure occurred Name: " Apply Name: " FAT " HPFS " NTFS " Others ( Version: Version:...
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Glossary 1 Glossary (Alternating Current) The type of current available in wall outlets. All computers must convert alternating current to direct current to operate. See also DC. address A label, name, or number that identifies a location in computer memory. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) A standard number assigned to each of the alphanumeric characters and keyboard control code keys to enable the transfer...
2 Glossary (Baseboard Management Controller) Contains all of the server management functions. One major function of the BMC is to monitor system management events and log their occurrence in the System Event Log (SEL). boot The process of loading the operating system into memory.
Glossary 3 (Central Processing Unit) See microprocessor. (Cathode-Ray Tube) The type of video display used in monitors for desktop computers. (Direct Current) The type of current available in the rechargeable battery packs used in portable computers. See also AC. default The factory setting your computer uses unless you instruct it otherwise.
The process used to organize a hard or floppy disk into sectors so it can accept data. Formatting destroys all previous data on the disk. FRB (Fault Resilient Boot A server management feature. FRB attempts to boot the system using the alternate processor or DIMM. (Gigabyte)
Glossary 5 hard disk drive See disk drive. hardware The physical parts of your computer, including the keyboard, monitor, disk drives, cables, and circuit cards. hot swap A method used to insert or remove SCSI disk drives into or from an operating bus. This method is typically used in RAID subsystems.
6 Glossary (Liquid Crystal Display) The type of video display used in portable computers. (Light-Emitting Diode) A small electronic device that glows when current flows through LPT1 or LPT2 The name you can assign a parallel port to specify its address. See also parallel port. Super-fast Ultra 2 SCSI Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Parallel SCSI Interface.
Glossary 7 operating system A set of programs that provides the interface between other software programs and the computer. parallel port The connector on the back of your computer that allows the transfer of data between the computer and a parallel device, such as a parallel printer. partition The process of dividing the storage space on a hard disk into separate areas so that the operating system treats them as separate disk drives.
8 Glossary (Random-Access Memory) A temporary storage area for data and programs. This type of memory must be periodically refreshed to maintain valid data, and is lost when the computer is powered off. See also NVRAM and SRAM. real-time clock The IC in your computer that maintains the time and date.
Glossary 9 setup program The program that you use to change the configuration of some ISA desktop and notebook computers. This program also contains information about the hardware in the computer. software Programs with specific functions, such as word processing, data base management, communications, and operating system.
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