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NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R110f-1E
EXP283A/EXP284A
User's Guide
Model Number: N8100-1986F/1998F/1999F/2000F
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
© NEC Corporation 2013
10.101.03-101.02
Oct. 2013, 2nd Edition

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  • Page 1

    NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R110f-1E EXP283A/EXP284A User’s Guide Model Number: N8100-1986F/1998F/1999F/2000F Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.101.03-101.02 Oct. 2013, 2nd Edition © NEC Corporation 2013...

  • Page 2: Documents For This Product

    Chapter 2: Useful Features The details of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other documents Provides the details of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and the other features. Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Documents for This Product ..........................2 Contents ................................3 Notations Used in This Document ......................... 6 Notations used in the text..........................6 Optical disk drive............................6 Hard disk drive .............................. 6 Removable media ............................6 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ................... 7 Trademarks ................................

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    Contents Status Indicators ..........................44 4.7.1 POWER LED ( )......................44 4.7.2 STATUS LED ( )......................44 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED ( 2)....................45 4.7.4 Disk Access LED ( ) ..................... 45 4.7.5 Optical Disk Access LED ....................45 4.7.6 UID LED (ID)........................46 4.7.7 LED on a hard disk drive ....................

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    Contents Installation and Connection ........................110 Installation............................110 2.1.1 Installing rack........................110 2.1.2 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack ........... 112 Connection............................. 119 2.2.1 Connecting to a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) ............122 Chapter 3 Setup ............................. 123 Turning on the Server..........................

  • Page 6: Notations Used In This Document

    Notations Used in This Document Notations 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 the server or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, server failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.

  • Page 7: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (windows)

    Notations 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 Widnows Server 2012 Standard Windows Server 2012 Widnows Server 2012 Datacenter...

  • Page 8: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Vista, and MS-DOS 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 9: Regulatory Notices

    Regulatory Notices Regulatory Notices FCC Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 10

    Regulatory Notices Turkish RoHS information relevant for Turkish market EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur CCC声明 有毒有害物质或元素 部件名称 铅 汞 镉 六价铬 多溴联苯 多溴二苯醚 (Pb) (Hg) (Cd) (Cr(Ⅵ)) (PBB) (PBDE) 印刷线路板 × ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ HDD、DVD等 × ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...

  • Page 11

    Regulatory Notices Декларація про Відповідність Вимогам Технічного Регламенту Обмеження Використання деяких Небезпечних Речовин в електричному та електронному обладнанні (затвердженого Постановою №1057 Кабінету Міністрів України) Виріб відповідає вимогам Технічного Регламенту Обмеження Використання деяких Небезпечних Речовин в електричному та електронному обладнанні (ТР ОВНР). Вміст...

  • Page 12: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    4. If you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions in this document, contact your sales representative. 5. Regardless of article 4, NEC Corporation does not take responsibility for effects resulting from your operations. 6. The sample values used in this document are not the actual values.

  • Page 13: Precautions For Use (be Sure To Read)

    Names and Functions of Parts in this document. Safety precautions Follow the instructions in this document for the safe use of the NEC Express server. This guide describes hazardous parts of the server, possible hazards, and how to avoid them. Server components with possible danger are indicated with a warning label placed on or around them.

  • Page 14: Symbols Used In This Document And On Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) (A label example used in this guide) Symbol to draw Description of a warning Term indicating a degree of danger attention WARNING Use only the specified outlet Use a grounded outlet with the specified voltage. Use of an improper power source may cause a fire or a power leak.

  • Page 15: Safety Notes

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Safety notes This section provides notes on using the server safely. Read this section carefully to ensure proper and safe use of the server. For symbols, see Safety precautions. General WARNING Do not use the server for services where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required. This server is not intended for use in medical, nuclear, aerospace, mass transit or other applications where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required, nor is it intended for use in controlling such applications.

  • Page 16: Rack Installation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Rack installation CAUTION Do not attempt to carry or install the server alone More than two people are required to carry or install the rack. Otherwise, the rack may fall, resulting in personal injury or damage to peripheral devices. In particular, tall racks such as a 42U rack become unstable unless steadied with a stabilizer.

  • Page 17: Power Supply And Power Cord Use

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Power supply and power cord use WARNING Do not hold the power plug with a wet hand. Do not disconnect/connect the plug while your hands are wet. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock.

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    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) CAUTION Do not use any unauthorized interface cable. Use only the interface cables provided with the server. Electric current that exceeds the amount allowed could cause fire. Also, observe the following precautions to prevent electrical shock or fire caused by a damaged power cord.

  • Page 19: Installation, Relocation, Storage, And Connection

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Installation, relocation, storage, and connection CAUTION Do not attempt to lift the server by holding the front bezel. Securely hold the server by the base to move or lift. Do not attempt to lift it by holding the front bezel. Doing so may cause the front bezel to come off, which may cause not only breakage of the server but also cause the server to fall on to persons resulting in personal injury.

  • Page 20: Cleaning And Working With Internal Devices

    Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with same or equivalent type recommended by the NEC. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire or with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site Disconnect the power plug before cleaning the server.

  • Page 21: During Operation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) CAUTION High temperature Components including internal hard disk drives in the server are extremely hot just after the server is turned off. Allow the surface to cool before installing/removing. Secure cables or cards in place Be sure to secure the power cord, interface cables, and cards in place.

  • Page 22: Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Warning labels Warning labels are attached on or near the components with potential hazards to draw attention from users to potential hazards involved in handling the server. This label is either attached or printed on the component. Do not remove or black out this label and keep it clean.

  • Page 23

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) 3.5-inch drive model Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 24: Handling Precautions

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Handling precautions Confirm the following precautions. • Do not use any cell phone or PHS and switch off them near the server. Electric waves from such devices can cause server to malfunction. • Install the server in an appropriate place.

  • Page 25: Anti-static Measure

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Anti-static measure This product contains static-sensitive electronic 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 26

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) 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 27: Chapter 1 General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110f-1E General Description This chapter introduces the features of this server and explains the name of each part. 1. Introduction 2. Accessories Explains the server's accessories. 3. Standard Features Explains the server's feature. 4. Names and Functions of Parts Explains the name of each part contained in this server.

  • Page 28: Introduction

    This high performance server is powered by the latest microprocessor "Intel® Xeon® processor / Pentium® 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 29: 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. • Tool for Removing Slide Rails (outer rails) • EXPRESSBUILDER*1 • Getting Started •...

  • Page 30: Standard Features

    • The security lock that comes with Front Bezel • Redundant Fan (optional) • Redundant Power Unit Management Utilities • NEC ESMPRO • ExpressUpdate • Remote controlling feature (EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3) • RAID system management utility (Universal RAID Utility) •...

  • Page 31

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Standard Features Ready to use • Hard disk drives can be installed with one-touch setup, which requires no cables (hot swap supported) Various built-in Features • El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (no emulation mode) format supported •...

  • Page 32: Management Features

    The hardware components of the server provide operation control/reliability features as shown below. Additionally, NEC ESMPRO Agent, which is provided in EXPRESSBUILDER, enables you to collectively manage the state of your systems. You can also monitor the status of the server from a PC to manage the network where NEC ESMPRO Manager provided in EXPRESSBUILDER is installed.

  • Page 33: Firmware And Software Version Management

    You can manage the version of firmware or software on the server and update them with an update package by using NEC ESMPRO Manager and ExpressUpdate Agent. This feature automatically updates multiple packages without stopping the system by using NEC ESMPRO Manager.

  • Page 34: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Names and Functions of Parts The names and the functions of the server's parts are as follows. Front View (With Front Bezel) (1) Front Bezel (optional) (5) LINK/ACT LED (green) The cover to protect the front and top of the server.

  • Page 35: Front View (without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (Without Front Bezel) 2.5-inch drive model: x6 HDD model (12) (11) (5)-1 (5)-2 (10) (14)-4 (16) (14)-0 (15) (14)-2 (15) (15) (15) (13)-1 (14)-1 (15) (14)-3 (15) (14)-5 (13)-2 (13)-3 2.5-inch drive model: x8 HDD model (5)-1...

  • Page 36

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (8) USB Connectors (front) (13) Optical Disk Drive Bay These connectors are used to connect devices that support Either of the following drives can be installed. the USB interface. – DVD-ROM drive –...

  • Page 37: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View <Non-Redundant Power Supply Unit Model> (3) (4) (5) (3) (4) (5) (11)-1A (11)-1B (5) (10) <Redundant Power Supply Unit Model> (3) (4) (5) (3) (4) (5) (11)-1B (11)-1A (5) (10) (1) AC Inlet (7) DC Power LED (green)

  • Page 38: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View 3.5-inch drive model 2.5-inch drive model (1) Top Cover (2) Release Button Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 39: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View The images below do not show the duct. 2.5-inch drive model (non-redundant fan / non-redundant power supply / x6 HDD model) (8)-4 (8)-5 (8)-6 (10) (8)-1 (11) (9)-0 (8)-2 (9)-1 (8)-3...

  • Page 40

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 2.5-inch drive model (redundant fan / redundant power supply / x8 HDD model) (8)-3 (8)-4 (8)-5 (8)-6 (9)-0 (9)-1 (8)-1 (10) (8)-2 (9)-2 (9)-3 (9)-4 (9)-5 (9)-6 (9)-7 (8) Cooling Fan Front Panel Board -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane...

  • Page 41

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 3.5-inch drive model (non-redundant fan / non-redundant power supply model) (8)-4 (8)-5 (8)-6 (9)-0 (11) (9)-1 (8)-1 (8)-2 (9)-2 (8)-3 (10) (9)-3 Front Panel Board (8) Cooling Fan -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane -2 BPB_FAN3 Power Supply Unit...

  • Page 42

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 3.5-inch drive model (redundant fan / redundant power supply model) (8)-4 (8)-5 (8)-6 (9)-0 (11) (9)-1 (8)-1 (10) (8)-2 (9)-2 (8)-3 (9)-3 Front Panel Board (8) Cooling Fan -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane BPB_FAN2 Power Supply Unit...

  • Page 43: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (3)-1 (3)-2 (3)-3 (3)-4 (11) (28) (10) (27) (12) Front Rear (26) (25)-4 (25)-5 (13) (14) (15) (23) (24) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (22) (21) Power Connector (16) Serial Port (COM B) Connector PM-BUS Connector (17) Internal Flash Memory Connector (3) DIMM Slots...

  • Page 44: Status Indicators

    The following table lists STATUS LED patterns, their description and solution. Tips Refer to the system event log (SEL) by using NEC ESMPRO or the offline maintenance utility to view the cause of failure. STATUS LED pattern...

  • Page 45: Link/act Led ( 1, 2)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts STATUS LED pattern Description Solution 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 when the fans are normal, contact your sales representative.

  • Page 46: Uid Led (id)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.6 UID LED (ID) The UID LED is provided one each at the front and rear of the server. This LED is used to identify the target server among multiple servers installed in a rack. The following table lists UID LED patterns.

  • Page 47: Leds For Lan Connectors

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.8 LEDs for LAN connectors The three LAN connectors provided at the rear of the server have two LEDs each. SPEED SPEED LINK/ACT LINK/ACT LAN ports Management LAN connector • LINK/ACT LED This LED indicates the state of the LAN port.

  • Page 48: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110f-1E Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices You can skip this section if you did not purchase any optional devices. 2. Installation and Connection Place the server in a proper location and connect some cables following this section.

  • Page 49: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installing Internal Optional Devices This section describes the instructions for installing supported optional devices and precautions. If you did not purchase any optional device requiring installation, you can skip this section. Important •...

  • Page 50: Anti-static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Anti-static Measures This product contains static-sensitive electronic 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 51: 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. The internal components except for hard disk drives must be installed or removed after dismounting the server from the rack. See Chapter 2 (2. Installation and Connection) for details. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely.

  • Page 52

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Depending on the components to be installed or removed, follow the procedure in order. See Chapter 2 (1.7 Internal Flash Memory to 1.13 Optical Disk Drive). Connect cables. See Chapter 2 (1.10.1 Connecting cables). Attach the top cover.

  • Page 53: Confirming Servers (uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Confirming Servers (UID Switch) Using UID Switch helps you to identify the target server. When the server is working, be sure to identify the target server by using UID Switch first. When UID Switch is pressed, UID LED lights blue. When it is pressed again, the LED is unlit. UID LED UID Switch Front...

  • Page 54: Removing The Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing the Front Bezel Remove the front bezel when turning the server on or off, or handling an optical disk drive. Unlock the front bezel by using the attached bezel lock key. Hold the right end of the front bezel carefully to pull it toward you.

  • Page 55: Internal Flash Memory

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Internal Flash Memory This section describes the procedure for installing the Internal Flash Memory. Internal Flash Memory Connector 1.7.1 Installation Install the Internal Flash Memory in the following procedure. See steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Attach the Internal Flash Memory and fix it with the screw provided with the Internal Flash Memory Kit.

  • Page 56: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices TPM Kit This section describes the procedure for installing optional TPM Kit. TPM kit connector 1.8.1 Installation Install the TPM Kit in accordance with the following procedure. Note The TPM kit once installed cannot be removed. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.

  • Page 57: Dimm

    Install a Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) to a DIMM socket on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides four sokets to install DIMMs. Important • Use only the DIMMs provided by NEC. • Read through Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures) beforehand. Tips Up to 32 GB (8 GB ×...

  • Page 58: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.2 DIMM installation order Install DIMMs one by one in order of increasing memory size into slots in the order of DIMM#1, DIMM#2, DIMM#3, and DIMM#4. If you want to run the server in 2Way Interleave mode, observe the following installation rules: •...

  • Page 59: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.3 Installation Install a DIMM by using the following procedure. See steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Lift the duct off the server. Open both levers of the target DIMM slot outward and push the DIMM straight into the socket.

  • Page 60: Removal

    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 61: Jumper Settings And Cable Connections Based On Internal Hard Disk Drive Configuration

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10 Jumper Settings and Cable Connections Based on Internal Hard Disk Drive Configuration This section describes the jumper settings and cable connections when using hard disk drives installed in HDD cages in a non-RAID System or RAID System. Important If you use hard disk drives in the RAID system or change the RAID level, initialize the hard disk drives.

  • Page 62

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using on-board SATA controllers (LSI Embedded MegaRAID Jumper on motherboard (SWRAID) Change the jumper setting to 2-3 (Enabled). 3 2 1 3 2 1 Disabled Enabled (Factory setting) SWRAID Motherboard Change the jumper setting of the backplane for the hard disk drive. Backplane for 3.5-inch hard disk drive (J3) N8103-171/149/150/151/ Onboard SATA...

  • Page 63

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using an optional RAID controller (N8103-171/149/150/151/152) Jumper on motherboard (SWRAID) Change the jumper setting to 1-2 (Disabled). 3 2 1 3 2 1 Disabled Enabled (Factory seting) SWRAID Motherboard Change the jumper setting of the backplane for the hard disk drive. Backplane for 3.5-inch hard disk drive (J3) Onboard SATA N8103-1171/149/150/151/...

  • Page 64

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation For the instruction of installing the optional RAID controller (N8103-171/149/150/151/152), see Chapter 2 (1.12 PCI Card). Important When connecting a RAID controller, set the boot priority to 8th or higher in the Boot menu of the BIOS Setup utility.

  • Page 65: 1.10.1 Connecting Cables

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.1 Connecting cables To use an on-board RAID controller or optional RAID controller, connect the interface cable. See the figures below for how to connect cables. Important Both SAS hard disk drives and SATA hard disk drives cannot be installed. Tips When using SAS hard disk drives, install a RAID controller to the server.

  • Page 66

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using optional RAID controller for a 3.5-inch drive model • Prepare the optional SAS/SATA cable K410-240(00). • Connect the P0 to P3 connectors of the K410-240(00) to the SATA0 to SATA3 connectors on the backplane, respectively.

  • Page 67

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices In the 2.5-inch drive model, where to connect on the backplane differs depending on the number of hard disk drives installed (6 or 8). See the description below for the backplane number and the slot number on the hard disk drive.

  • Page 68

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using optional RAID controller for a 2.5-inch drive model with six hard disk drives installed (1 to 6 drives) • Prepare the optional SAS/SATA cables K410-240(00) and K410-204(00). • Connect the P0 to P3 connectors of the K410-240(00) to the SATA2 to SATA5 connectors on the backplane, respectively.

  • Page 69

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using optional RAID controller for a 2.5-inch drive model with eight hard disk drives installed (1 to 8 drives) • Prepare the optional SAS/SATA cables K410-240(00) and K410-204(00). • Connect the P0 to P3 connectors of the K410-240(00) to the SATA0 to SATA3 connectors on the backplane, respectively.

  • Page 70: Notes On Setting Up A Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.2 Notes on setting up a RAID System Note the following points when setting up a RAID system. • The number of hard disk drives required varies in each RAID level. • If on-board RAID controllers or the optional RAID controllers (N8103-171/149) are used, the RAID system cannot be built in RAID5/RAID6.

  • Page 71

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices HDD slot numbering 3.5-inch drive model Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 2.5-inch drive model (1 to 6 drives) slot Slot 0 Slot 4 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 3 Slot 5 2.5-inch drive model (1 to 8 drives) Slot 2...

  • Page 72: Extra Battery For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 Extra Battery for RAID Controller The optional extra battery is used in order to avoid data loss caused by accidents during a write-back operation. The model of the extra battery to be used depends on a RAID controller. •...

  • Page 73

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove one screw from the riser card and remove the PCI 1B blank cover. PCI 1A slot PCI 1B slot Attach the RAID controller to the riser card. Insert the riser card into the slot of the motherboard and fix the riser card with the screw which you removed in step 5.

  • Page 74

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. While matching the marking, connect the battery control cable to the battery pack, Black marking as shown in the right figure. 11. Attach the extra battery to the battery bracket by using three screws. The installation position of the extra battery is PCI 1B side.

  • Page 75: Installing Flash Backup Unit That Comes With N8103-152

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.3 Installing flash backup unit that comes with N8103-152 This section describes the procedure of installing a flash backup unit that comes with N8103-152 RAID controller. See Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. See Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover.

  • Page 76

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Unscrew the battery bracket securing the battery. Attach the flash backup unit to the battery bracket by using one screw. The installation position of the flash backup unit is the PCI 1B side. Attach the battery for RAID controller installed in PCI 1A Attach the battery for RAID...

  • Page 77: Installing N8103-162 Extra Battery (for N8103-160)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.4 Installing N8103-162 extra battery (for N8103-160) This section describes the procedure of installing an extra battery for RAID controller. See Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. See Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover. Remove the RAID controller.

  • Page 78

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Unscrew the battery bracket securing the battery. Write down the installation date (year and month) on the SET UP DATE LABEL and attach it to the position shown in the right figure. 10.

  • Page 79

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.5 Removal For removing the extra battery for the RAID controller, reverse the installation procedure. Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 80: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12 PCI Card The server provides a riser card where you can install a PCI card on the motherboard. The riser card can have two low-profile PCI cards installed. Connect PCI cards for network expansion or file device function into PCI card slots provided on the riser card. Important Avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below.

  • Page 81: 1.12.1 Notes

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2.5-inch hard disk drive model Riser card PCI 1B side PCI 1A side 1.12.1 Notes Read the following notes when installing or removing a PCI 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.

  • Page 82: 1.12.2 Supported Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12.2 Supported cards and available slots The following tables list supported cards and slots available for them. For details, see the manual supplied with the card. Tips • Different cards mounted on the same bus operate at the lower frequency. •...

  • Page 83

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (1/2) PCI 1A PCI 1B PCI slot performance X16 lane x4 lane Transfer bandwidth (per lane) 8 Gb/s 5 Gb/s Model name Remark Product Slot size Low profile name PCI card type x16 socket x8 socket Available card size...

  • Page 84

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (2/2) PCI 1A PCI 1B PCI slot performance X16 lane x4 lane Transfer bandwidth (per lane) 8 Gb/s 5 Gb/s Model name Remark Product Slot size Low profile name PCI card type x16 socket x8 socket Available card size...

  • Page 85: 1.12.3 Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12.3 Installation Install a riser card to a PCI card in the following procedure. Important When installing a PCI card, make sure the connector of the card fits the connector of the riser card. Note Check the card type (low profile or full-height type) which respective riser card supports and the type of PCI card to be installed.

  • Page 86

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Important Do not touch the terminal part of riser cards or PCI cards and the signal pins of electric parts installed on the card. Installing cards with dirt or oil can cause malfunction. Tips If you have trouble installing the card, remove the card once and try again.

  • Page 87

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional controller (N8103-171/149/150/151/152/160) For details, refer to the manual that comes with optional RAID controller (N8103-171/149/150/151/152/160). Important Avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). Note •...

  • Page 88: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13 Optical Disk Drive This section describes the procedure for installing the optional optical disk drive. Important Do not install any unsupported optical disk drive. Optical disk drive bay 1.13.1 Installation Install an optical disk drive in the following procedure. 3.5-inch drive model See Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.

  • Page 89

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2.5-inch drive model See Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. See Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover. Remove the two screws on the front and the two screws securing the optical disk drive tray, and pull the tray out.

  • Page 90

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect the optical disk drive cable. 10. Reassemble the server. 1.13.2 Removal To remove an optical disk drive, reverse the installation procedure above. Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 91: Redundant Fan

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.14 Redundant Fan Replace the standard cooling fan with an optional redundant fan to make redundant fan configuration. 1.14.1 Replacing the standard fan unit with redundant fan unit See Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. See Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover.

  • Page 92

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect the fan cables to the backplane. Make sure that the fan cables are not caught in the top cover, fan, or chassis. cables Backplane for 3.5-inch hard disk drive FAN1 FAN2 FAN3 FAN4 FAN5 FAN6 FAN7 FAN8...

  • Page 93

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Change the jumper settings on the motherboard, as shown in the figure below. Redundant fans Non-redundant fans Important Do not change the other jumper pins. Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 94: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Slot 2 Slot 3 Important • Use hard disk drives provided by NEC. • Hard disk drives with different types of interfaces or different rotational speeds cannot be installed together. • If using hard disk drives in a RAID system, confirm the jumper settings and cabling.

  • Page 95

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Hold the tray and its handle, and then insert it into the slot. Note • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. • Hold the tray firmly with both hands. Slowly close the handle.

  • Page 96: 1.15.2 Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.2 Removal Remove a hard disk drive in the following procedure. Important If you dispose of the removed hard disk drive, follow instructions described in Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide”.

  • Page 97: 1.15.3 Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID system In the RAID system, you can use the auto rebuild feature to restore the data back to the state before the failure. The auto rebuild feature is enabled in logical drives set to RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50.

  • Page 98: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Slot 5 Slot 7 Important • Use hard disk drives provided by NEC. • Hard disk drives with different types of interfaces or different rotational speeds cannot be installed together. • If using hard disk drives in a RAID system, confirm the jumper settings and cabling.

  • Page 99: 1.16.1 Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.1 Installation Install a hard disk drive by using the following procedure. Follow the same installation procedure for other bays. Important In the RAID system, install the hard disk drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed and interface).

  • Page 100

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Hold the tray and its handle, and then insert it into the slot. Note • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. • Hold the tray firmly with both hands. Slowly close the handle.

  • Page 101: 1.16.2 Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.2 Removal Remove a hard disk drive in the following procedure. Important If you dispose of the removed hard disk drive, follow instructions described in Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide”.

  • Page 102: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID system In the RAID system, you can use the auto rebuild feature to restore the data back to the state before the failure. The auto rebuild feature is enabled in logical drives set to RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50 and RAID 60.

  • Page 103: Extra 2.5-inch Hdd Cage

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17 Extra 2.5-inch HDD Cage You can use eight hard disk drives when the extra 2.5-inch HDD cage N8154-52 is installed. • To use the extra cage, prepare the optional SAS/SATA cables K410-240(00) and K410-204(00). Slot 4 Slot 6 Slot 2...

  • Page 104

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Change the jumper setting (J6) on the backplane to 1-2. Standard : 2-3 (default) With extra HDD cage : 1-2 Hard disk drive: 6 Hard disk drive: 8 Change the cable connection between the optional RAID controller and the backplane for the hard disk drive.

  • Page 105: Redundant Power Supply Unit (2x 500w)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.18 Redundant Power Supply Unit (2x 500W) Replace the standard power supply unit with an optional redundant power supply unit to make redundant power supply configuration. < Non-redundant power supply unit installed> <...

  • Page 106

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove the five screws to remove the bracket for the power supply unit. Mount the bracket for the redundant power supply unit with four screws (two flat fillister head screws and two countersunk screws). The bracket is provided with the redundant power supply unit. Countersunk screws Countersunk...

  • Page 107

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Insert the two redundant power supply units into the power cage. 11. Attach the cable tie that comes with the redundant power supply unit to the handle of the redundant power supply unit Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 108

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 12. Change the jumper settings on the motherboard, as shown in the figure below. Non-redundant power supply unit Redundant power supply unit Important Do not change the other jumper pins. 13. Update SDR by using SDR Update CD that comes with the redundant power supply. Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 109: Attaching The Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.19 Attaching the Top Cover When attaching the top cover, make sure that the tab is securely inserted into the server frame, and then slide it forward. The top cover is locked when it makes a clicking sound.

  • Page 110: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to position 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.

  • Page 111

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Do not install the rack or server under the following environment. • Narrow space • Place that cannot bear the total weights of the rack • Place where stabilizers cannot be installed • Place of uneven or slanting floor •...

  • Page 112: 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. 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 113

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection (1) Installation Mount the server to a rack in the following procedure. • Preparation for mounting Remove the tape that attached slide rails before mounting it to the rack. • Removing outer rails Remove the slide rails from left and right sides of the server.

  • Page 114

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection • Installing outer rail Attach the outer rail you previously removed to the rack. Fit the square-shaped protrusions of the rail to the square holes of the rack. Make sure that it makes a clicking sound indicating that it is locked.

  • Page 115

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection (2) Removal procedure Remove the server from the rack in the following procedure. It is recommended more than one person work on this together. Turn off the server, and then disconnect the power cord and all cables from the server. Unlock the front bezel and remove it.

  • Page 116

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Pull the rail in the direction of the arrows while pressing the lever. Lever Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 117

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection (3) Removing outer rails If multiple rails are installed and the unlock lever cannot be pushed, remove the rail from the rack by using the following procedure. See Chapter 2 (2.1.2 - (2) Removal procedure) to remove the server from the rack. Prepare the designated tool to remove slide rail (outer rail) that comes with the server.

  • Page 118

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Remove the rail from the rack while it is being unlocked. Insert the tool into the slit at the rear of the rail in the direction described. Rotate the tool to unlock it as shown in the right figure.

  • Page 119: Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Connection Connect peripheral devices to the server. Connectors that enable a variety of peripheral devices to be connected are provided at the front and rear of the server. Figures on the following pages show the peripheral devices that can be connected as standard.

  • Page 120

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection USB device USB device Front Device with the Hub, switching hub, etc. serial interface Finally, connect the power cord to an outlet. For connecting to the UPS, refer to the next section. Ports for data transmission 1000BASE-T 100BASE-TX 10BASE-T...

  • Page 121

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Important Use of external USB devices If you connect an external USB DVD-ROM drive to a USB connector at the front of the server, do not connect any other device to the adjacent USB port. * The ports in a box in the images below are “adjacent USB ports”.

  • Page 122: Connecting To A Uninterruptible Power Supply (ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.2.1 Connecting to a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) To connect to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS), use the connector output on the rear of the UPS. For details, refer to the manual supplied with the UPS. Example Computer interface port (UPS) Option slot...

  • Page 123: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110f-1E Setup This chapter describes how to set up the server. 1. Turning on the Server Power-On Self-Test (POST) is explained in this section. 2. System BIOS Setup You can customize the BIOS settings by following the instructions in this section.

  • Page 124: Turning On The Server

    3. If POWER LED lights amber, wait until POWER LED is unlit. 4. Press POWER Switch at the front of the server. POWER LED is turned on green and after a while, NEC logo appears on the display. Important Do not turn off the server until NEC logo and some characters are displayed.

  • Page 125: Post

    1. POST runs automatically when the server is turned on. NEC logo appears on the screen as factory settings. 2. When Password On Boot is set to Enabled on the Security menu in the BIOS setup utility (SETUP), the logo is displayed, and then the password entry is displayed.

  • Page 126: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server 5. After a while, the following message is displayed on the screen. Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network You can call the functions below upon completion of POST by pressing the designated function key. <F2>...

  • Page 127: System Bios Setup

    Turn on the server and wait until the following message appears. See Chapter 3 (1.1.1 POST sequence) for details. Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network When you press <F2> key during displaying the message or NEC logo, SETUP runs and displays the Main menu upon completion of POST. About password entry The entry of the password appears after you set a password in SETUP.

  • Page 128: Usage Of Setup

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Usage of SETUP This section explains how to use SETUP. Indicates the currently displayed menu Indicates the menu has submenus. Items Parameters (highlighted when selected*) *: Items that cannot be specified are gray-out. Cursor keys (<↑>, <↓>) Select an item displayed on the screen.

  • Page 129

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup <F2> key Press this key to restore the parameters. If you choose Yes in the following message, the previous parameter(s) are restored. Load Previous Values? [Yes] <F3> key Press this key to load default settings. If you choose Yes in the following message, the default settings of SETUP are restored.

  • Page 130: Cases That Require Setting Changes

    On/Off NumLock on power ON Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled On/Off the function to display By pressing <Esc> key, prevent NEC logo during POST the display of the logo. Advanced → Memory Configuration → Memory Configure the memory after the After rebooting, the Memory Memory Retest →...

  • Page 131

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Category Description To be changed Remark Server → Power Control Configuration When the server is supplied Powerlink → AC-LINK → Power On with power from UPS, always turn on the power. Server → Power Control Configuration If the server is turned off by →...

  • Page 132: Expressscope Engine 3

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 Overview EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 provides useful features by using Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 monitors the power unit, cooling fans, temperature, and voltage of the server. If the management LAN connector is connected to the network, you can remotely perform the following features by using a web browser or SSH client.

  • Page 133: Expressscope Engine 3 Network Configuration

    Chapter 3 (1.1.1 POST sequence) for details. Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network 2. When you press <F4> key during displaying the message or NEC logo, ROM utility starts upon completion of POST. 3. The keyboard selection menu appears. Choose your keyboard type.

  • Page 134

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 5. In the DHCP of the Property screen, specify Enable or configure IP Address/Subnet Mask. Tips If Shared BMC LAN is enabled, Web feature, remote media/KVM feature, or command line interface feature may be interrupted. In this case, wait for a while, and connect with network again.

  • Page 135: Expressbuilder

    To use this feature, choose (Windows reinstallation) OS installation in Boot Selection Menu. Bundled software* Stores various bundled software, such as NEC ESMPRO Agent. Maintenance Diagnoses your server system. To use this feature, choose Tool menu in Boot Selection Menu.

  • Page 136: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install the operating system and other bundled software. See the instructions below. • Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 137: 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. When 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 138: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110f-1E Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Express5800/R110f-1E User’s Guide...

  • Page 139: Specifications

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Specifications 2.5-inch Drive Model Product name Express5800/R110f-1E, EXP283A Model N8100-1999F Intel® Pentium® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® processor processor processor processor processor Type G3220 E3-1220 v3 E3-1230 v3 E3-1265L v3 E3-1270 v3 Clock 3 GHz 3.10 GHz...

  • Page 140

    Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), Main accessories NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Power cord −...

  • Page 141

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Product name Express5800/R110f-1E, EXP284A Model N8100-2000F Intel® Pentium® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® processor processor processor processor processor Type G3220 E3-1220 v3 E3-1230 v3 E3-1265L v3 E3-1270 v3 Clock 3 GHz 3.10 GHz 3.30 GHz 2.50 GHz 3.50 GHz...

  • Page 142

    Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), Main accessories NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Power cord −...

  • Page 143: Inch Drive Model

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications 3.5-inch Drive Model Product name Express5800/R110f-1E, EXP283A Model N8100-1986F Intel® Pentium® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® processor processor processor processor processor Type G3220 E3-1220 v3 E3-1230 v3 E3-1265L v3 E3-1270 v3 Clock 3 GHz 3.10 GHz 3.30 GHz...

  • Page 144

    Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), Main accessories NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Power cord Installed OS −...

  • Page 145

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Product name Express5800/R110f-1E, EXP284A Model N8100-1998F Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® processor processor processor processor processor Type G3220 E3-1220 v3 E3-1230 v3 E3-1265L v3 E3-1270 v3 Clock 3 GHz 3.10 GHz 3.30 GHz...

  • Page 146

    Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), Main accessories NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Power cord Installed OS −...

  • Page 147: 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...

This manual also for:

N8100-1986f, Express5800 exp283a, N8100-1999f, Express5800 exp284a, N8100-2000f, Express5800 r110f-1e

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