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NEC Express5800/B120f
System Configuration Guide
Introduction
This document contains product and configuration information that will enable you to configure your system. The guide will
ensure fast and proper configuration of your NEC Express5800 server.
February 24, 2017
Revision 2.3
NEC Corporation

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    NEC Express5800/B120f System Configuration Guide Introduction This document contains product and configuration information that will enable you to configure your system. The guide will ensure fast and proper configuration of your NEC Express5800 server. February 24, 2017 Revision 2.3 NEC Corporation...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Contents TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ..................3 Key Features ............................3 Specification ............................3 EXTERNAL VIEWS ......................6 Front Views ............................6 CONFIGURATION DIAGRAM ..................6 EXPANSION SLOT ......................6 SERVER CONFIGURATION ................... 8 Base Models ........................... 8 2nd Processor ..........................

  • Page 3: Technical Specification

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Technical Specification Key Features  High performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family  Up to 384 GB of high speed DDR4-2133 memory  Full manageability by integrated EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3...

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    To configure memory mirror and memory lockstep configuration, contact your sales representative. Maximum resolution and color available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors. For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html (2/2)

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    To configure memory mirror and memory lockstep configuration, contact your sales representative. Maximum resolution and color available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors. For Linux support, contact your sales representative or go to the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html Revision 2.3 – February 24, 2017...

  • Page 6: External Views

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f External Views Front Views Legend Dump (NMI) Switch UID LED System Reset Switch UID LED Button System Status LED SUV Connector Power LED 2.5-inch Drive Bays Power Button Configuration Diagram CHASSIS CHASSIS FRONT 2 DIMM...

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    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Legend Type-I mezzanine card slot Type-II mezzanine card slot Flexible integrated NIC card slot Revision 2.3 – February 24, 2017 NEC Corporation...

  • Page 8: Server Configuration

    NEC Express5800 B120f (12C/E5-2690v3) no RAM, no HDD, no Network Controller Including: One Intel Xeon processor E5-2690 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER N8400-236F NEC Express5800 B120f (16C/E5-2698 v3) no RAM, no HDD, no Network Controller Including: One Intel Xeon processor E5-2698 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER NOTE: ...

  • Page 9: Memory

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f The maximum number of logical processors supported by OS See the table below for the maximum number of logical processors that you can actually use on your system. Number of Logical Processors Supported by Operating Systems...

  • Page 10: Maximum Available Memory

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Maximum Memory Speed See the table below for the actual maximum memory transfer speed. The memory speed depends on the native memory bus speed of the memory controller. Processor Type Populated DIMMs # of DIMMs per processor...

  • Page 11: Internal Drives

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f 4 Internal Drives Drive and RAID Configuration See the table below for the drive configuration based on the operating system to be installed. Operating Systems Drive Configuration Refer to 4.2.1 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2...

  • Page 12: O Expansion Card

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f 4.2.2 For RAID Controller Configuration (2) For Windows Server 2012/2012R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) without KVM, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Category Product Name / Description Part Number Controller RAID Controller (512MB, RAID 0/1)

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    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Quad Port 10GbE Adapter N8403-049F QLogic BCM57840 Quad Port 10GbE Adapter N8403-051F QLogic BCM57840, iSCSI boot supported Adapter Quad Port 1000BASE Adapter N8403-077F Type II Intel® Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 NOTE:  8 GB of memory per number of 10GbE network controller is recommended to avoid network performance issues.

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    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f NIC Teaming feature The Server blade supports NIC teaming which is the ability to configure multiple NICs to a single network interface for fault tolerance and load balancing Windows Server 2008 support BASP (Broadcom Advanced Server Program) or Intel PROSet teaming while Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Linux support teaming with bonding function supported by OS.

  • Page 15: External Storage Controller

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Server 2012 R2 / Windows Server 2016 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware N8403-083F Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server Available 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows N8403-085F Server 2012 R2 /...

  • Page 16: References

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f References Boot Mode Setting The server supports Legacy mode and UEFI mode (default) as an OS Boot Mode. See the table below for the Boot Mode and X2APIC setting for each Operating System. As the default settings at the factory, UEFI mode is set as OS Boot mode and X2APIC is enabled.

  • Page 17: Server Management

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Server Management The EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3, integrated into the server, provides superior remote control and system management features listed in the table below. Standard  Hardware Temperature, voltage, power, drives, monitoring degeneration (memory, hard drive) ...

  • Page 18: Os Support Matrix For Pci Cards And Embedded Controllers

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers Part number Product Name         (Standard) RAID controller (RAID 0/1, 512MB)        ...

  • Page 19: Support Matrix For Adapters And Network Interconnect Devices

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Support Matrix for Adapters and Network Interconnect Devices Network Adapter Part Number Product Name        N8403-081F Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit      ...

  • Page 20: Supported Pci Cards And Installable Slots

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots Part Number Product Name Slots Slot # : Slot type: Type I Type II  N8403-081F Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit  N8403-082F Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit ...

  • Page 21: Copyright Notice And Liability Disclaimer

    All other products, brands, or trade names used in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. NEC shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. For hard drive capacity measurements, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.

  • Page 22: Revision History

    – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE NEC Express5800/B120f Revision History Revision Date Description Others: February 24, 2017 Added Windows Server 2016 and VMware ESXi 6.5 to the list of operating system supported Updated OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers...

This manual also for:

Express5800, N8400-231f, B120f, N8400-232f

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