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User's Guide
NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R120g-2E
EXP330A
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
10.115.02-101.01
April 2016
© NEC Corporation 2016

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    User’s Guide NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R120g-2E EXP330A Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.115.02-101.01 April 2016 © NEC Corporation 2016...

  • Page 2: Manuals

    Chapter 2: Useful Features The detail of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other manuals The detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and other features Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Manuals ................................. 2 Contents ................................3 Conventions Used in This Document ........................6 Signs and symbols for safety ........................6 Notations used in the text ..........................7 Optical disk drive ............................7 Hard disk drive .............................. 7 Removable media ............................7 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ...................

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    Contents Chapter 2 Preparations ............................ 40 Installing Internal Optional Devices ......................... 41 Safety Precautions ..........................41 Anti-static Measures ..........................42 Overview of Installation and Removal ....................43 Confirming Servers (UID Switch) ......................45 Removing Front Bezel .......................... 46 Removing Top Cover ..........................48 Removing Support Bar .........................

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    Contents 1.24 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive ........................130 1.24.1 Installation ..........................130 1.24.2 Removal ..........................132 1.24.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID System (Auto Rebuild) .......... 132 1.25 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive ........................133 1.25.1 Installation ..........................133 1.25.2 Removal ..........................

  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Document

    Conventions Used in This Document Conventions Used in This Document Signs and symbols for safety WARNING and CAUTION are used in this guide as following meaning. W ARNING Indicates there is a risk of death or serious personal injury CAUTION Indicates there is a risk of burns, other personal injury, or property damage Precautions and notices against hazards are presented with one of the following three symbols.

  • Page 7: Notations Used In The Text

    Conventions Used in This Document Notations used in the text In addition to safety-related symbols urging caution, three other types of notations are used in this document. These notations have the following meanings. Important Indicates critical items that must be followed when handling hardware or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, server failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.

  • Page 8: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (windows)

    Conventions Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. See Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter...

  • Page 9: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE and ExpressUpdate are registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel, Pentium, and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation of the United States.

  • Page 10: License Agreement Notice

    License Agreement Notice License Agreement Notice Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (system BIOS). • EDK/EDKII • UEFI Network Stack II and iSCSI • Crypto package using WPA Supplicant Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (Off-line Tools). •...

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    License Agreement Notice II and iSCSI UEFI NETWORK STACK OpenSSL License ------- Copyright (c) 1998-2011 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

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    License Agreement Notice CRYPTO PACKAGE USING WPA SUPPLICANT WPA Supplicant ------- Copyright (c) 2003-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors All Rights Reserved. This program is licensed under the BSD license (the one with advertisement clause removed). If you are submitting changes to the project, please see CONTRIBUTIONS file for more instructions. License ------- This software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of...

  • Page 13: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    2. This document is subject to change at any time without notice. 3. Do not make copies or alter the document content without permission from NEC Corporation. 4. If you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions in this document, contact your sales representative.

  • Page 14: Safety Notes

    Warnings and Additions to This Document Safety notes To use this server safely, read thoroughly "Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices" that comes with your server. Warning labels are attached on or near the components with potential hazards. These labels are attached or printed on the components.

  • Page 15: Handling Precautions

    Tape media: Approximately 1 day • For optional devices, we recommend you use our NEC products. Even if they are successfully installed or connected, installation of unsupported devices can cause the server to malfunction or even failure. You will be charged to repair failure or damage caused by use of such products even within warranty period.

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    Warnings and Additions to This Document Tips for your health and safety Using a computer extensively may affect different parts of your body. Here are tips you should follow while working on a computer to minimize strain on your body. Keep proper posture The basic body position for using a computer is sitting straight with your hands on the keyboard parallel with the floor, and your eyes...

  • Page 17: Chapter 1 General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120g-2E General Description This chapter introduces the features of this server and the name of each part. 1. Introduction 2. Accessories Describes the accessories of the server. 3. Features Describes the features of the server and server management.

  • Page 18: Introduction

    This high performance server is powered by the latest microprocessor "Intel Xeon processor". NEC’s latest technology and architectures realize high-power and high-speed operation that cannot be matched by existing servers. The server is designed with consideration of not only reliability but also expandability, which enables you to use it as a network server.

  • Page 19: Accessories

    Chapter 1 General Description 2. Accessories Accessories The carton box contains various accessories which are required for setup or maintenance. Make sure you have them all for future use. • Front Bezel • Bezel Lock Key (attached to Front Bezel) •...

  • Page 20: Features

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Features The server has the following features: High performance • Intel Xeon processor -N8101-1068F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2603v4 (1.70GHz 6Core) -N8101-1069F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2609v4 (1.70GHz 8Core) -N8101-1070F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2620v4 (2.10GHz 8Core) -N8101-1071F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2623v4 (2.60GHz 4Core) -N8101-1072F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2630v4 (2.20GHz 10Core) -N8101-1073F: Intel Xeon processor E5-2650v4 (2.20GHz 12Core)

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    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Management Utilities • NEC ESMPRO • ExpressUpdate • Remote controlling feature (EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3) • RAID system management utility (Universal RAID Utility) • Hard disk drive monitoring • Power supply monitoring Power saving and noiseless design •...

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    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Many built-in Features • Redundant power supply system supported (valid when optional power supply unit is installed) • El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (no emulation mode) format supported • Software power-off • Remote power-on feature •...

  • Page 23: Firmware And Software Version Management

    3. Features Firmware and Software Version Management Use of NEC ESMPRO Manager, ExpressUpdate Agent, and EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 allows you to manage versions of firmware and software as well as update them by applying update packages. This feature automatically updates modules without stopping the system just by specifying the updating packages from NEC ESMPRO Manager.

  • Page 24: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Names and Functions of Parts This section describes the names of the server parts. Front View (With Front Bezel) 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model / 3.5-inch Drive Model (3)-1 (3)-2 Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

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    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (1) Front Bezel (4) Power Capping LED A cover to protect the front of the server. This cover can be An LED for showing the power capping status of the server. locked with the provided Bezel Lock Key.

  • Page 26: Front View (without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (Without Front Bezel) 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model See 4.1 Front View (With Front Bezel). (15) (16) (12) (13) (14) (17) (9)-2 (9)-1 (18) (11) (10) (20) (21) (19) (9) DISK LED (16) Unit ID (UID) Switch/LED LEDs for showing the hard disk drive status.

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    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model See 4.1 Front View (With Front Bezel). (14) (15) (11) (9)-1 (9)-2 (17) (13) (12) (10) (16) 12x 3.5-inch Drive Model See 4.1 Front View (With Front Bezel). (14) (15) (16)

  • Page 28: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View (5)-1 (5)-2 (5)-3 (5)-4 (5)-5 (11) (12) (13) (14) (8)-2 (8)-1 (10) (1) Power Unit (9) SPEED LED A power supply for supplying the DC power to the server. LEDs for showing the transfer speed of LAN ports.

  • Page 29: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View (1) Top Cover (front) (2) Release Button (3) Top Cover (rear) Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 30: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View The duct and support bar are not shown in the figure below. (3)-10 (3)-9 (3)-8 (3)-7 (3)-6 (3)-5 (3)-4 (3)-3 (3)-2 (3)-1 (10) (11) Protective Cover (4) Processor (CPU) Mounted beneath the heat sink.

  • Page 31: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (8)-2 (1)-2 (24) (7)-1 (7)-2 (21) (8)-1 (1)-1 (20)-1 (27) (26) (20)-2 (20)-3 (25)-1 (25)-2 (20)-4 (10) (11) (20)-5 (15) (16) (14) (12) (18) (13) (19) (23) (22) (17) Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 32

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Processor (CPU) Socket (15) SPI Flash Mezzanine Connector -1 Processor #1 (CPU#1) EXPRESSSCOPE Profile Key (SPI Flash memory) has -2 Processor #2 (CPU#2) been installed, where BIOS and BMC configuration data is DIMM Socket stored.

  • Page 33: Status Indicators

    While hardware is operating normally, STATUS LED 1 lights green. STATUS LED 2 is off. STATUS LED 1 is off or STATUS LED 2 lights/flashes amber if there is a hardware failure. Tips If NEC ESMPRO is installed, you can view error logs to check the causes of failures. STATUS LED 1, 2 pattern...

  • Page 34

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts STATUS LED 1, 2 pattern Description Solution STATUS LED 1 STATUS LED 2 On (amber) A temperature alarm was detected. Check the internal fan for dusts. Also check if the fan unit is properly connected. If the LED indication does not change, contact your sales representative.

  • Page 35: Link/act Led ( 1, 2, M)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED ( LINK/ACT LED on front panel indicates the status of LAN port. LINK/ACT LED pattern Description On (green) The server is connected with network normally. Flashing (green) The server is accessing network.

  • Page 36: Led On A Hard Disk Drive

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.7 LED on a hard disk drive Each HDD is equipped with DISK LED. DISK LED 1 (green) DISK LED 2 (amber) DISK LED 2 (amber) DISK LED 1 (green) DISK1, 2 LED pattern Description Solution...

  • Page 37: Leds For Lan Connectors

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.8 LEDs for LAN connectors The LAN connectors on rear panel have LINK/ACT LED and SPEED LED. SPEED LED LINK/ACT LED LINK/ACT LED SPEED LED LINK/ACT Management connector connector connector SPEED •...

  • Page 38: Ac Power Led On Power Unit

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.9 AC POWER LED on Power Unit The power unit is equipped with AC POWER LED. AC POWER LED The following table lists LINK/ACT LED patterns. AC POWER LED pattern Description Solution On (green)

  • Page 39: Global Hdd Led1,2(1- -2)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.10 Global HDD LED1,2(1- Global HDD LED indicates the status of internal hard disk drives. Status of Global HDD LED 1 and 2 Description Action Global HDD Global HDD LED1 LED2 Blinking (green) Hard disk drive is being accessed.

  • Page 40: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120g-2E Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Describes how to install or remove optional devices. You can skip this section if you do not add any optional devices. 2. Installation and Connection Describes how to place the server and connect the cables.

  • Page 41: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    This section describes the instructions for installing supported optional devices and precautions. If you did not purchase any optional devices, you can skip this section. Use only the devices and cables specified by NEC. You will be charged to Important...

  • Page 42: Anti-static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Anti-static Measures The server contains static-sensitive components. Follow the measures below to avoid a failure caused by static electricity when installing or uninstalling any optional device. • Wearing Anti-static Wrist Strap or Anti-static Gloves Wear a wrist strap on your wrist and connect the wire to the chassis.

  • Page 43: Overview Of Installation And Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Overview of Installation and Removal Install/remove components by using the following procedure. Installing/removing internal components except for hard disk drives, fan unit, and power supply unit should be done after dismounting the server from the rack. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely.

  • Page 44

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 9. Depending on the components to be installed or removed, follow the procedure in order. See Chapter 2 (1.9 TPM Kit to 1.20 Use of Internal Hard Disk Drives in the RAID System). 10.

  • Page 45: Confirming Servers (uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Confirming Servers (UID Switch) Using Unit ID (UID) Switch helps you to identify the target server. When the server is working, before you turn the server off or disconnect a cable from the server, be sure to identify the target server by using UID Switch/LED first.

  • Page 46: Removing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Front Bezel Remove Front Bezel when pressing POWER Switch or removing Top Cover. 1. Insert the attached Bezel Lock Key into the key slot and turn the key to the front bezel side while pressing it lightly to release the lock.

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    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note Be careful not to press POWER Switch. Important If you fail to remove the front bezel properly, the front bezel might be damaged. Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 48: Removing Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Top Cover Remove Top Cover when installing or removing the optional component or change internal cable connection. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.

  • Page 49: Removing Support Bar

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Support Bar Remove Support Bar when installing or removing the following component: TPM Kit Processor (CPU) DIMM (memory module) Flash backup unit for RAID controller Backup device PCI card Additional 2.5-inch HDD Cage Additional 2.5-inch HDD Cage (Rear) 2.5-inch PCIe SSD installation kit 1.

  • Page 50: Removing Air Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Air Duct Remove the air duct when installing or removing the following component or changing internal cable connection: TPM Kit Processor (CPU) DIMM (memory module) Flash backup unit for RAID controller Backup device PCI card Additional 2.5-inch HDD Cage...

  • Page 51: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices TPM Kit This section describes the procedure for installing optional TPM Kit. Connector for TPM Kit 1.9.1 Installation Install TPM Kit in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.

  • Page 52: Processor (cpu)

    Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). • 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 motherboard. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a CPU will be charged.

  • Page 53: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.2 Installation Follow the steps below to install the CPU. Note CPU#1 heat sink and CPU#2 heat sink differ. When adding the CPU, use optional heat sink. 1. See steps 1 to 8 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.

  • Page 54

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 6. Lift the plate. Important Do not touch the socket contacts. 7. Put the additional CPU on the CPU socket slowly and gently. For easy installation, hold edges of the CPU with your thumb and index fingers so that the notch is aligned with the key on the CPU socket.

  • Page 55

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 9. Push down and lock the lever on the side marked "← ". →". 10. Push down and lock the lever on the side marked " 11. Put the heat sink on the CPU and secure it by using four screws. When securing the screws, temporarily tighten the four screws in a crosswise pattern, and then tighten them securely.

  • Page 56

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note The heat sink must be mounted in the predefined direction. Make sure the direction of heat sink before mounting it. The label indicating the mounting orientation of the CPU#2 heat sink is affixed to the side surface of the heat sink.

  • Page 57: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.3 Replacement / Removal To remove CPU, reverse the installation procedure. When you removed the CPU, be sure to mount the protective cover on the CPU socket. • Do not remove any CPU unless it is failed. Important •...

  • Page 58: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 DIMM Install a Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) to a DIMM socket on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides 16 sockets to install DIMMs. CPU1_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM5 CPU1_DIMM2 CPU1_DIMM6 CPU2_DIMM3 CPU2_DIMM7 CPU2_DIMM4 CPU2_DIMM8...

  • Page 59: Maximum Supported Memory Size

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.1 Maximum supported memory size The maximum available memory size on the server depends on the architecture and OS specs. Maximum memory sizes The maximum The maximum memory size memory size supported on the server supported on each OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard *1 32 GB...

  • Page 60: Memory Clock

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.2 Memory clock The server supports the memory clock speed of DDRL4-1600/1866/2133/2400MHz but the actual memory clock speed depends on CPU and memory configuration. The all of DIMMs operate at the same clock speed. Number of Model Number DIMM type...

  • Page 61: Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.3 Memory RAS feature The server supports the following RAS features. Some restrictions (such as DIMM installation location) are imposed on using the Memory Mirroring or Memory LockStep Memory Sparing feature. See Chapter 2 (1.11.7 Using Memory RAS feature) for conditions appropriate to your requirements.

  • Page 62: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.4 DIMM installation order • DIMM installation order in 1-CPU configuration differs from that in 2-CPU Note configuration. • If CPU2 is not installed, CPU2_DIMM1 to CPU2_DIMM8 are disabled. • See List of features supported by additional memory card in 1.11.3 Memory RAS feature before using memory RAS feature.

  • Page 63

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2-CPU 1-CPU configuration configuration 6th DIMM 14th DIMM 1st DIMM 8th DIMM 5th DIMM 16th DIMM 2nd DIMM 6th DIMM 1st DIMM 9th DIMM 3rd DIMM 11th DIMM 12th DIMM 4th DIMM 8th DIMM 10th DIMM 4th DIMM...

  • Page 64: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.5 Installation Install a DIMM by using the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 8 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Open levers at both ends of the target DIMM slot. 3.

  • Page 65: Removal / Replacement

    Note • When removing a defective DIMM, check error messages displayed at POST or NEC ESMPRO and check the DIMM socket where the defective DIMM is installed. • At least one DIMM needs to be installed for the server to operate.

  • Page 66: Cluster On Die And Early Snoop Features

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.7 Cluster On Die and Early Snoop features To set the Cluster On Die option to Enabled on Advanced -> Memory Configuration submenu in system BIOS setup utility (SETUP), note the number of DIMMs to be installed. •...

  • Page 67

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices • For 2-CPU configuration (Memory RAS Mode: Independent) No. of installing Cluster On Die feature Target DIMM slot DIMMs Not available CPU1_DIMM1 Not available CPU1_DIMM1 & CPU2_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available CPU2_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available...

  • Page 68

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices • For 2-CPU configuration (Memory RAS Mode: Sparing) No. of installing Cluster On Die feature Target DIMM slot DIMMs CPU1_DIMM1 & CPU1_DIMM5 Not available CPU2_DIMM1 & CPU2_DIMM5 CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available CPU1_DIMM5 to CPU1_DIMM6 CPU2_DIMM1 &...

  • Page 69: Using Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.8 Using Memory RAS feature This server has RAS feature including Standard Memory feature (x4 SDDC ECC memory), Memory Mirroring feature, Memory Sparing feature, and Memory Lock Step (x8 SDDC ECC memory) feature. Single Device Data Correction (SDDC) allows automatic correction of memory error (multi-bit error).

  • Page 70

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory mirroring feature Memory Mirroring feature writes the same data into two groups of DIMMs (mirror set) corresponding with each other between memory channels (channels 0 and 1 or channel 2 and 3) to provide data redundancy. •...

  • Page 71

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices The memory mirroring feature can be used under the following conditions: • Install DIMMs in DIMM sockets to configure a mirror set. • Use DIMMs having the same model number as DIMMs to be installed on a mirror set. •...

  • Page 72

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM installation order Slot 1-CPU configuration 2-CPU configuration CPU1_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM2 CPU1_DIMM3 CPU1_DIMM4 CPU1_DIMM5 CPU1_DIMM6 CPU1_DIMM7 CPU1_DIMM8 CPU2_DIMM1 − CPU2_DIMM2 − CPU2_DIMM3 − CPU2_DIMM4 − CPU2_DIMM5 − CPU2_DIMM6 − CPU2_DIMM7 − CPU2_DIMM8 − Memory mirroring cannot be configured in the following case: •...

  • Page 73

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory LockStep feature (x8 SDDC) With the Memory LockStep feature, the DIMMs in two groups corresponding to two memory channels (channels 0 and 1, or channels 2 and 3) is multiplexed and operated in parallel to enable x8 SDDC. With this feature, a single device can detect and correct one to eight-bit error.

  • Page 74

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2-CPU 1-CPU configuration configuration 8th set 6th set 1st set 8th set 2nd set 6th set 1st set 2nd set 1st set 3rd set 1st set 3rd set 4th set 2nd set 3rd set 4th set 4th set...

  • Page 75

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory LockStep cannot be configured in the following cases: • Memory LockStep between memory channels of different memory controllers (CPU) • Memory LockStep within the same memory channel Notes on configuring LockStep If you additionally install or remove DIMMs that unable to configure Memory LockStep configuration, Memory RAS Mode is changed to "Independent".

  • Page 76

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory sparing feature The memory sparing feature puts a memory channel 2 of a memory controller in each CPU into standby status as spare devices. If a correctable error occurs in a DIMM in the active memory controller, the feature automatically changes the active DIMM from the failed one to a DIMM in the standby state to continue the processing.

  • Page 77

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory controller Standby Active Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory controller Standby Active Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set The Memory Sparing feature can be used under the following conditions: •...

  • Page 78

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices • Installation order depends on CPU configuration. See the figure below. 2-CPU 1-CPU configuration configuration 4th set 8th set 1st set 4th set 3rd set 8th set 1st set 3rd set 1st set 5th set 1st set 5th set...

  • Page 79: Flash Backup Unit For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12 Flash Backup Unit for RAID Controller If a RAID controller (N8103-176/177/178/179) is installed, use the flash backup unit (FBU) to avoid data loss caused by accidents including temporary blackout during a Write Back operation. The model of the flash backup unit to be used depends on RAID controller.

  • Page 80

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2. Put the FBU on Support Bar. Secure the FBU bracket that comes with FBU with one screw. 3. Connect the FBU control cable (650 mm) that comes with FBU. 4. Remove one screw from the blank cover on the slot in which you are going to mount the RAID Controller, then remove the blank cover.

  • Page 81

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Remove the two screws from RAID Controller. Replace the PCI bracket with the one for low-profile card. 6. Mount the adapter to RAID controller. 7. Connect the control cable of FBU to RAID controller.

  • Page 82: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 8. Install the RAID Controller in PCI slot, and secure it with a screw you have removed in Step 4. 9. Connect Mini SAS HD cable to RAID controller. 1.12.3 Removal For removing the FBU for RAID controller, reverse the installation procedure. Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 83: Additional / Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13 Additional / Redundant Fan Unit This server supports redundant cooling fan system with an additional cooling fan unit. The fan units are hot-swappable even while the system is powered-on and running. The figure below shows the slot numbers assigned to the slots of standard and optional cooling fan units.

  • Page 84: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.1 Installation Follow the steps below to install the fan unit. 1. See steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Locate the slots to install an additional (redundant) fan unit. 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model: Install redundant fan units to slots FAN 2F to 5F.

  • Page 85: Backup Device

    Backup Device 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model supports a magnetic tape drive and other backup devices. • Use only the backup device specified by NEC. Important • Available unit size is 3.5 inch (about 9 cm) in width, 1.6 inch (about 4 cm) in height.

  • Page 86

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Insert the backup device into the bracket. 5. Secure the backup device with the four screws that come with the server. • Be sure to use the screws that come with your server. Important •...

  • Page 87: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Connect an interface cable and power cable. USB cable Power cable Note Use the power cable that extends to the expansion bay of the server. If it is too short to connect, use the extension cable that comes with the backup device. Use K410-353(00) Internal USB Cable for the USB cable.

  • Page 88: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15 PCI Card This server provides five PCI slots that can contain PCI card. Important You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). 1.15.1 Notes Read the following notes when installing or removing a PCI card.

  • Page 89: Supported Pci Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.2 Supported PCI cards and available slots The following tables list supported cards and slots available for them. For details of the features of each card, see the manual supplied with the card. Tips •...

  • Page 90

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Product PCI #1 Remarks number Slot number (2 CPUs PCI #2 PCI #3 PCI #4 PCI #5 required) PCIe PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance lane lane lane lane lane Socket type socket socket socket...

  • Page 91: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.3 Installation Install a PCI card to a PCI slot in the following procedure. Important When installing a PCI card, make sure the connector of the card fits the connector of the slot. Note To install an FBU, see Chapter 2 (1.12 Flash Backup Unit for RAID Controller).

  • Page 92: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Secure the PCI card with the screw removed in Step 4. 6. Continue to install or remove internal optional devices, mount and connect the server, and turn it on. 7. Make sure that no error messages are displayed on POST screen. For details on POST error messages, see Chapter 3 (1.

  • Page 93: Additional 2.5-inch Hdd Cage

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16 Additional 2.5-inch HDD Cage This server can have additional 2.5-inch HDD cage for installing additional hard disk drives. 1.16.1 Installation 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model Follow the steps below to install an additional HDD cage. 1.

  • Page 94

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Secure the protective cover with six screws removed in Step 2. 5. Install Expander Card to Expansion Bay and secure it with eight screws provided with 2.5-inch HDD cage. 6. Connect the power cable to the HDD cage and the Expander Card. See the figure below. The connector of the power cable connected to the Expander Card is connected to the Tips motherboard at the position shown below.

  • Page 95

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices HDD Backplane Expander Card Power BP Motherboard Power cable Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 96

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Connect the SAS cable and SGPIO cable to the HDD cage and the Expander Card. See the figure below. HDD Backplane Expander Card RAID Controller Motherboard (PORTS_0-3) (SGPIO) RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) SAS cable SGPIO cable 8.

  • Page 97

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model Follow the steps below to install an additional HDD cage. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the six screws from protective cover, and remove the protective cover. 3.

  • Page 98

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Secure the protective cover with six screws removed in Step 2. 6. Connect the power cable to the HDD cage as shown in the figure below. HDD Backplane Expander Card Motherboard Power BP Power cable Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 99: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Connect the SAS cable and SGPIO cable to the HDD cage and the Expander Card. See the figure below. HDD Backplane RAID Controller Motherboard (PORTS_0-3) (SGPIO) SAS cable RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) SGPIO cable 8.

  • Page 100: Additional 2.5-inch Hdd Cage (rear)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17 Additional 2.5-inch HDD Cage (Rear) The server of 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model and 3.5-inch Drive Model can have additional HDD cage (rear) for installing additional hard disk drives. 1.17.1 Installation Follow the steps below to install an additional HDD cage. 1.

  • Page 101

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Mount the 2.5-inch additional HDD cage by aligning the projection on metal plate, move the cage toward rear of the chassis, and fix it. 5. Secure the 2.5-inch additional HDD cage with three screws you have removed in Step 2. 6.

  • Page 102

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Mount the fan cage, and secure it with four screws provided with the fan cage. 8. Connect the fan unit cable to connectors on motherboard. Connect the lower fan to the connector FAN6R (inscription on MB is FAN2), the upper fan to FAN7R (inscription on MB is FAN1).

  • Page 103

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 9. Connect the power cable, SAS cable, and LED cable as shown in the figure below. 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model Expander Card SAS cable Power cable LED cable Backplane for Additional HDD Cage (Rear) 3.5-inch Drive Model HDD Backplane SAS cable...

  • Page 104: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Install Air Duct, Support Bar, and then install Top Cover. Note Route the cable as shown in the figure below to install the Air Duct. 11. Attach the ID label to the Top Cover. Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use.

  • Page 105: Inch Pcie Ssd Installation Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.18 2.5-inch PCIe SSD Installation Kit This server supports 2.5-inch PCIe SSD installation kit that allows installation of additional PCIe SSD. 1.18.1 Installation 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model Follow the steps below to install a 2.5-inch PCIe SSD installation kit. (a) Installing 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage 1.

  • Page 106

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note Make sure that the turn-up portion of lower part of 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage does not get on the metal plate of bottom of the chassis. 4. Secure the protective cover with six screws removed in Step 1. (b) Installing switch card 5.

  • Page 107

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use. Install the switch card on the PCI slot. Align the PCI slot portion and the switch card terminal portion, and then insert the switch card into the slot securely. Important Do not touch the PCI slot connector, switch card terminal portion or signal pins of the electronic parts mounted on the card.

  • Page 108

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Secure the switch card with the screw removed in Step 6. (c) Connecting cables See the figure below to connect the power cable to the 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage. Replace the power cable connected to the standard HDD cage.

  • Page 109

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices See the figure below to connect the PCIe SSD cable and SGPIO cable to the 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage and PCIe switch card. 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage Standard HDD cage PCIe SSD cable Switch card SGPIO cable Process the excess length of the PCIe SSD cable before the FAN as shown in the figure below.

  • Page 110

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Attach the ID label to the front of the rack. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use. For slot ID and mounting position, see the figure below. Slot 8 Slot 10 Slot 9...

  • Page 111

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 26x 2.5-inch Drive Model Follow the steps below to install a 2.5-inch PCIe SSD installation kit. (a) Installing 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Remove the six screws from protective cover, and remove the protective cover.

  • Page 112

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Secure the protective cover with six screws removed in Step 2. (b) Installing switch card Secure the PCI bracket to the switch card with two screws. Screw Remove the screw that secures the blank cover of PCI slot #4 and remove the blank cover. (The figure shows how to install the PCI card on PCI slot #3.

  • Page 113

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Install the switch card on the PCI slot. Align the PCI slot portion and the switch card terminal portion, and then insert the switch card into the slot securely. Important Do not touch the PCI slot connector, switch card terminal portion or signal pins of the electronic parts mounted on the card.

  • Page 114

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (c) Connecting cables See the figure below to connect the power cable to the 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage. Standard HDD cage 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage Standard HDD cage Expander board Power cable See the figure below to connect the PCIe SSD cable and SGPIO cable to the 2.5-inch PCIe SSD cage and PCIe switch card.

  • Page 115

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Process the excess length of the PCIe SSD cable before the FAN as shown in the figure below. Install the air duct and support bar , and then install the top cover. Attach the ID label to the front of the rack.

  • Page 116: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices For slot ID and mounting position, see the figure below. Slot 16 Slot 18 Slot 17 Slot 19 Slot 0 ~ 15 Not mountable Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use. 1.18.2 Removal To remove the 2.5-inch additional HDD cage, reverse the installation procedure.

  • Page 117: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.19 Optical Disk Drive The 16x 2.5-inch Drive Model supports optical disk drive (option). This section describes the procedure for installing the optional optical disk drive. Do not install any unsupported optical disk drive. Important 1.19.1 Installation...

  • Page 118: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Secure the bracket to optical disk drive with one screw. 6. Insert the optical disk drive and secure the drive tray. 7. Connect a cable to the optical disk drive. 1.19.2 Removal To remove an optical disk drive, reverse the installation procedure above.

  • Page 119: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20 Use of Internal Hard Disk Drives in the RAID System This section describes how to use the internal hard disk drives in the RAID system. Important If you use hard disk drives in the RAID system or change the RAID level, hard disk drives are initialized.

  • Page 120: Connecting Cables

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20.1 Connecting cables See the figures below for how to connect cables. Using the on-board RAID controller (SW RAID) in 16x 2.5-inch drive models (1 to 4 HDDs) See the figure to switch the RAID configuration jumper to Enable. RAID configuration jumper Disable...

  • Page 121

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 16x 2.5-inch drive models (1 to 8 HDDs) HDD Backplane RAID Controller (PORTS_0-3) RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) Motherboard (SGPIO) SAS cable SGPIO cable Optional RAID controller HDD backplane Hard disk drive Port 0 Port 1...

  • Page 122

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 16x 2.5-inch drive models (1 to 16 HDDs) HDD Backplane Expander Card RAID Controller Motherboard (PORTS_0-3) (SGPIO) RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) SAS cable SGPIO cable Optional RAID Expander card HDD backplane Hard disk drive...

  • Page 123

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 26x 2.5-inch drive models (1 to 16 HDDs) HDD Backplane Expander Card RAID Controller Motherboard (PORTS_0-3) (SGPIO) SAS cable RAID Controller SGPIO cable (PORTS_4-7) Optional RAID Expander card HDD backplane Hard disk drive...

  • Page 124

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 26x 2.5-inch drive models (1 to 26 HDDs) HDD Backplane Expander Card RAID Controller Motherboard (PORTS_0-3) (SGPIO) RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) SAS cable SGPIO cable Backplane for Additional HDD Cage (Rear) LED cable Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 125

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Optional RAID Expander card HDD backplane Hard disk drive controller HDD backplane (1) HD_OUT0 SAS0-3 HDD backplane (1) PORTS_0-3 HD_IN0 HD_OUT1 SAS4-7 HDD backplane (2) HD_OUT2 SAS0-3 Ports 0 to 23 HDD backplane (2) HD_OUT3 SAS4-7 HDD backplane (3)

  • Page 126

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 3.5-inch drive models (1 to 12 HDDs) HDD Backplane RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) SAS cable RAID Controller (PORTS_0-3) SGPIO cable Motherboard (SGPIO) Optional RAID controller HDD backplane Hard disk drive PORTS_0-3 SAS0-3...

  • Page 127

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional RAID controller in 3.5-inch drive models (1 to 14 HDDs) HDD Backplane RAID Controller (PORTS_4-7) RAID Controller (PORTS_0-3) Motherboard (SGPIO) SAS cable SGPIO cable LED cable Backplane for Additional HDD Cage (Rear) Optional RAID controller HDD backplane Hard disk drive...

  • Page 128: Notes On Building Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20.2 Notes on Building RAID System Note the following points when building a RAID system. • The number of hard disk drives required varies in each RAID level. • If on-board RAID controllers or the optional RAID controller N8103-176 is used, the RAID system cannot be built in RAID5/RAID6/RAID50/RAID60.

  • Page 129: Installing Air Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.21 Installing Air Duct Install the air duct in reverse order of removal. See Chapter 2 (1.8 Removing Air Duct). Important Before removing the air duct, put cables aside. Otherwise, cables may be damaged if they are pulled together with air duct.

  • Page 130: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Important Use hard disk drives specified by NEC. Installing a third-party hard disk drive might cause a failure of the server as well as the hard disk drive. Note the following precautions to install hard disk drives.

  • Page 131

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Unlock the handle of the tray. 5. Hold the tray firmly and insert it into the slot. • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. Note •...

  • Page 132: Removal

    To remove hard disk drive, reverse the installation procedure. If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, be sure to erase the user data. NEC assumes no liability for data leakage should the product be Important transferred to a third party without erasing the data.

  • Page 133: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Important Use hard disk drives specified by NEC. Installing a third-party hard disk drive might cause a failure of the server as well as the hard disk drive. Note the following precautions to install hard disk drives.

  • Page 134

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Unlock the handle of the tray. 5. Hold the tray firmly and insert it into the slot. • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. Note •...

  • Page 135: Removal

    To remove hard disk drive, reverse the installation procedure. If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, be sure to erase the user data. NEC assumes no liability for data leakage should the product be Important transferred to a third party without erasing the data.

  • Page 136: Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26 Power Supply Unit This server can contain two power units supporting the hot-plug feature. The server provides a redundant power configuration that ensures continued operation of the system in the unlikely event one of the power supply units fails.

  • Page 137: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26.2 Installation Follow the steps below to install a power supply unit: 1. See steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the blank cover. Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use.

  • Page 138: Replacing A Failed Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26.3 Replacing a failed power supply unit Replace only when the power supply unit fails. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely. Failure to observe the precautions may cause burns, injury, and property damage. For details, see Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices.

  • Page 139: Installing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.27 Installing Front Bezel Confirm the vertical direction of front bezel, and push it straight into the chassis. If you fail to mount the front bezel properly, the front bezel might be damaged. Important Be careful not to press the POWER Switch.

  • Page 140: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to install the server and connect cables. Installation This server must be mounted to a rack which conforms to EIA standards for use. 2.1.1 Installing Rack Refer to the manual that comes with your rack for how to install the rack, or consult with your sales representative.

  • Page 141

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Do not install the rack or server under the following environment. Doing so may cause malfunction of the server. • Narrow space from which devices cannot be pulled out from the rack completely •...

  • Page 142: Installing The Server To The Rack Or Removing It From The Rack

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.1.2 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack Mount the server to the rack. (This section also describes the removal procedure.) WARNING Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safety. Failure to observe the precautions may cause death or serious injury.

  • Page 143

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Preparation This server can be mounted to a rack made by NEC or other companies. Check the rails in the following procedure before mounting the server to a rack. Important Rail for left side has different shape from that for right side. Make sure the orientation of rails to properly install them.

  • Page 144

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Checking outer rails Make sure the orientation of outer rails by viewing "L" or "R" marked on rail. Mount an outer rail marked as "R" to the right side of the server and "L" to the left side when viewed the server from front.

  • Page 145

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation procedure CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely. Failure to observe the precautions may cause burns, injury, and property damage. For details, see Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices. •...

  • Page 146

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2. With two or more persons, firmly hold the server and mount it to the rack. 3. When the server is pushed into the rack and is locked, push the server to the end while pulling the release levers (blue) on both sides of the server.

  • Page 147

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 3. Slowly pull the server out while pressing the buttons located on both sides of the front of the server. Press the button to unlock 4. The server will come to a stop halfway. Press and hold Rail Stoppers (blue) on the rail and pull the server out of the rack.

  • Page 148

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removing outer rail Remove outer rails from the rack in the following procedure. 1. See Chapter 2 (2.1.2 (3) Removal procedure) to remove the server from the rack. 2. Push the unlock lever on outer rail to the direction shown by arrow to house the slide rail.

  • Page 149: Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Connection Connect peripheral devices to the server. Connectors that allow a variety of peripheral devices to be connected are provided at the front and rear of the server. Images on the following pages show the peripheral devices that can be connected in their standard state and their respective connector positions.

  • Page 150

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Front of 16x 2.5-inch drive models Display unit *1 USB device FRONT *1 Either one can connect with a display unit. Front of 26x 2.5-inch drive models USB device Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 151

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Rear panel Device with serial interface Hub, switching hub, etc. Finally, connect the provided 1000BASE-T/ power cord to an outlet. *1 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T For connecting with UPS, see the next section. Data LAN Ports Management LAN port USB device...

  • Page 152: Connecting To Uninterruptible Power Supply (ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.2.1 Connecting to Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) To connect the power cord of the server to a UPS, use the connector output on the rear of the UPS. For details, refer to the manual supplied with the UPS. Example Universal Serial Bus (USB) port Option slot...

  • Page 153: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120g-2E Setup This chapter describes how to set up the server. 1. Turning on the Server POST (Power-On Self-Test) is explained in this section. 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) You can customize the BIOS settings by following the instructions in this section.

  • Page 154: Turning On The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server Turning on the Server Pressing POWER Switch at the front of the server turns on the server. Turn on the server by using the following procedure. Wait for at least 30 seconds before turning on the server after turning it off. Tips 1.

  • Page 155: Post

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server POST POST (Power-On Self-Test) is a self-diagnostic program stored in the server as standard. POST automatically runs immediately after the server is turned on and checks the motherboard, DIMM, and processor (CPU). POST also displays the start-up messages of different utilities during the operation.

  • Page 156

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server 4. After a while, the following message is displayed on the screen. (The on-screen message depends on your environment.) Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network By pressing the designated function key following messages, you can call the functions below upon completion of POST.

  • Page 157: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server 7. The OS starts when POST is completed. Tips  When no bootable device is connected, the following message is displayed by terminating POST. Bootable media is not found. Press <F2> to enter SETUP. Press the <F2>...

  • Page 158: Bios Setup Utility (setup)

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) This section describes how to configure Basic Input Output System (BIOS). Make sure you have read and understood this section to configure properly. Overview BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) is a utility to do basic hardware settings. This utility is installed in a flash memory in the server as standard and can be run without requiring a media for boot.

  • Page 159: Description On On-screen Items And Key Usage

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage This section shows display examples and how to control the key. Use the keyboard to work with SETUP. Indicates the currently displayed menu Indicates the menu has submenus.

  • Page 160

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP)  <F2> key If you press this key, the following window appears. If you select Yes, the previous parameter(s) are restored. If you have saved changes by selecting Save & Changes, pressing the <F2> key restores the saved value.

  • Page 161: Cases That Require Configuration

    Boot → Bootup Numlock State → ON or OFF On/Off the function to display By pressing <Esc> key, prevent Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled NEC logo during POST the display of the logo. Memory Add or change DIMM Advanced → Memory Configuration →...

  • Page 162

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) Category Description To be changed Remark Security Set a password Security → Administrator Password → There are two types of password; Administrator and Enter a password User. (Set a password for Administrator first Settings for User password is and then User) limited compared to for...

  • Page 163: Bios Setting By Network

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) BIOS setting by network 2.5.1 Overview You can backup and restore the BIOS setting via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 by incorporating XPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 and BIOS. This server (management server) System BIOS Management PC Restore Backup Backup...

  • Page 164: Backing Up The Bios Setting

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) □ Restore You can restore the BIOS setting by uploading the BIOS setting file remotely via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3. The uploaded BIOS setting file will be reflected to BIOS when the server is booted next time. Turn off the power of this server or activate OS before uploading.

  • Page 165

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) ■Before change (Example of the backed up BIOS setting file) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <root xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <component name="BIOS"> <target> : (※略) <target> <request_id operation="response"/> <category name="Server" id="1"> : (※略) </category> </component> </root>...

  • Page 166: Notes

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) 4. Turn on the power of this server if it is turned off. Restart OS if it is being started. Tips • The message notifying a change of the BIOS setting is displayed during POST.

  • Page 167: Expressscope Engine 3

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 Overview EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 provides a variety of features using BMC (Baseboard Management Controller), which is a system management LSI. See EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 User's Guide for detailed information. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 monitors the power supply unit, fans, temperature, and voltage of the server. If you have the management LAN port connected to the network, you can remotely perform the following over a web browser or SSH client: •...

  • Page 168

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 4. On Off-line TOOL MENU, select Server Configuration Utility → EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 → Configuration → Network → IPv4 Property or IPv6 Property. 5. On the following screen, select Enable when you use DHCP, or select Disable and specify IP Address (Required), Subnet Mask (Required), Default Gateway, and DNS Server when you do not use DHCP.

  • Page 169: Expressbuilder

    Ensure a CD/DVD is removed from the server, turn on the server, and then press <F3> key during POST. Windows Application Click the shortcut of NEC EXPRESSBUILDER on the desktop after installing Windows and Starter Pack. EXPRESSBUILDER DVD DVD does not come with the product. Download it from the following website.

  • Page 170: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install software components such as OS. See the instructions below. • Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 171: Turning Off The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 6. Turning Off the Server Turning Off the Server Turn off the server by using the following procedure. If the power cord of the server is connected to a UPS, refer to the documentation supplied with the UPS or the documentation for the application controlling the UPS. 1.

  • Page 172: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120g-2E Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Glossary Revision Record Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 173: Specifications

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Specifications 16x 2.5-inch Drive Models Product Name Express5800/R120g-2E (16x 2.5-inch Drive Models) Part Number N8100-2464F, N8100-2465F, N8100-2466F, N8100-2467F N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- Processor Part Number 1068F 1069F 1070F 1071F 1072F 1073F 1074F 1075F Processor...

  • Page 174

    Regulatory and Safety FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), CCC, RCM, RoHS, WEEE Supported OS Supported by NEC Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter, Microsoft®...

  • Page 175

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications 26x 2.5-inch Drive Models Product Name Express5800/R120g-2E (26x 2.5-inch Drive Models) Part Number N8100-2468F, 2469F Processor Part Number N8101-1070F N8101-1072F N8101-1073F Processor Intel® Xeon® processor Intel® Xeon® processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2620v4 E5-2630v4 E5-2650v4 Clock speed 2.10GHz 2.20GHz 2.20GHz...

  • Page 176

    Storage: 20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Regulatory and Safety FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), CCC, RCM, RoHS, WEEE Supported Supported by NEC Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard, Microsoft®...

  • Page 177

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications 3.5-inch Drive Models Product Name Express5800/R120g-2E (3.5-inch Drive Models) Part Number N8100-2470F, 2471F Processor Part Number N8101-1068F N8101-1070F N8101-1072F Processor Intel® Xeon® processor Intel® Xeon® processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2603v4 E5-2620v4 E5-2630v4 Clock speed 1.70GHz 2.10GHz 2.20GHz Standard / Maximum Count...

  • Page 178

    Storage: 20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Regulatory and Safety FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), CCC, RCM, RoHS, WEEE Supported Supported by NEC Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard, Microsoft®...

  • Page 179: Interrupt Lines

    Chapter 4 Appendix 2. Interrupt Lines Interrupt Lines Interrupt lines are assigned as factory settings as shown below. Use this table as a reference when you add optional devices. Interrupt lines As factory settings, interrupt lines are assigned as follows. Peripheral Device (Controller) Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer...

  • Page 180: Glossary

    Software for managing plural servers on network. NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService Software for monitoring the server. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager. You can choose Service Mode or Non-Service Mode when installing this software. Service Mode resides as the OS service and Non-Service Mode does not use the OS service to reduce memory, CPU power and other OS resources.

  • Page 181: Revision Record

    Chapter 4 Appendix 4. Revision Record Revision Record Document Number Date Issued Description 10.115.02-101.01 April 2016 Newly created Express5800/R120g-2E User's Guide...

  • Page 182

    NEC Express Server Express5800/R120g-2E User’s Guide April 2016 NEC Corporation 7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku Tokyo 108-8001, Japan ©NEC Corporation 2016 The contents of this manual may not be copied or altered without the prior written permission of NEC Corporation.

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