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User's Guide
NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R120f-1E
EXP803
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
10.109.01-101.01
December 2014
© NEC Corporation 2014

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R120f-1E EXP803 Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.109.01-101.01 December 2014 © NEC Corporation 2014...
  • Page 2: Documents For This Product

    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 documents The detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and other features. Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Documents for This Product ..........................2 Contents ................................ 3 Notations 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 ..........................
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 2 Preparations ..........................40 Installing Internal Options ........................41 Safety Precautions ........................41 Anti-static Measures ........................42 Overview of Installation and Removal ..................43 Identifying Server (UID Switch) ....................45 Removing Front Bezel ........................46 Removing Top Cover ........................47 TPM Kit ............................48 Installation ........................48 1.7.1 Processor (CPU) ........................49 Maximum number of processor cores supported by this server ........49 1.8.1...
  • Page 5 Contents Installation and Connection ........................102 Installation ..........................102 Installing Rack......................102 2.1.1 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack .......... 104 2.1.2 Connection ..........................109 Connecting to Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) ............111 2.2.1 Chapter 3 Setup............................
  • Page 6: Notations Used In This Document

    Notations Used in This Document Notations Used in This Document Signs and symbols for safety WARNING and CAUTION are used in this guide as following meaning. WARNING 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

    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 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)

    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 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, 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 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 from Tianocore.org • UEFI Network Stack 2 • Crypto package using WPA Supplicant Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (Off-line Tools). •...
  • Page 11 License Agreement Notice UEFI NETWORK STACK 2 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.
  • Page 12 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 (For Proper Operations)

    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.
  • Page 16: Handling Precautions (For Anti-Static Measures)

    Warnings and Additions to This Document Handling precautions for anti-static measures The server contains static-sensitive components. Take the measures below to avoid failures caused by static electricity when installing or removing any optional devices. • Wearing Anti-static Wrist Strap or Anti-static Gloves Wear a wrist strap on your wrist and connect the wire to the chassis.
  • Page 17 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 18: Chapter 1 General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120f-1E 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: Features

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Features The server has the following features: High performance ® ® • Intel Xeon processor – N8101-768F : E5-2603 v3 (1.60GHz 6Core) – N8101-770F : E5-2620 v3 (2.40GHz 6Core) – N8101-934F : E5-2630 v3 (2.40GHz 8Core) –...
  • Page 22 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 •...
  • Page 23 Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Self-diagnosis • Power On Self-Test (POST) • Test and Diagnosis (T&D) utility Easy setup • EXPRESSBUILDER (setup utility) • BIOS Setup utility (SETUP) Maintenance features • Off-line Tools • Memory dump feature using DUMP Switch •...
  • Page 24: Firmware And Software Version Management

    3. Features Firmware and Software Version Management Use of NEC ESMPRO Manager and ExpressUpdate Agent 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 25: 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) (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.
  • Page 26: Front View (Without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (Without Front Bezel) (16)-1 (16)-2 (11) (14) (17) (15) (8)-0 (8)-2 (8)-4 (12) (18) (13) (19) (8)-1 (8)-3 (8)-5 (10) (10) (10) (10) (10) (8)-7 (8)-6 (20) (21) (22) See (3) to (5) on previous page.
  • Page 27: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View (18) (13) (14) (12) (15) (11) (12) (11) (10)-2 (10)-1 (10)-3 (10)-4 (18) (13) (14) (12) (15) (12) (11) (11) (10)-2 (10)-1 (18) (13) (14) (12) (15) (12) (11) (11) (10)-3...
  • Page 28 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (1) Power Unit (Power supply slot 1) (11) SPEED LED *1 A power supply for supplying the DC power to the server. LEDs for showing the transfer speed of LAN ports. (See page 37) (2) AC Inlet A socket for connecting the power cord.
  • Page 29: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View (1) Top Cover (2) Release Button. (3) Fan Unit Top Cover (4) Latch for fixing Fan Unit Top Cover Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 30: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View (11)-2 (3)-1 (3)-2 (3)-3 (3)-4 (3)-5 (3)-6 (3)-7 (3)-8 (10) (11)-1 (12) Front Panel Board (5) DIMM (optional) Backplane (6) Support Bar Cooling Fan (7) Motherboard -1 FAN1F/R (8) Slot for LOM Card -2 FAN2F/R Assigned PCI slot number is "1B".
  • Page 31: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (8)-2 (16) (17) (10) (11) (18) (1)-1 (21) (19) (22) (23) (25) (20) (24) (12) (27) (1)-2 (13) (15) (8)-1 (26) Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 32 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Processor (CPU) Socket (18) SPI Mezzanine Connector -1: Processor #1 (CPU #1) EXPRESSSCOPE Profile Key (SPI memory) has been -2: Processor #2 (CPU #2) installed, where BIOS and BMC configuration data is 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. LED pattern...
  • Page 34 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LED 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, 3, 4)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LINK/ACT LED ( 1, 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED on front panel indicates the status of LAN port. The number of LEDs depends on an optional LOM card installed. LINK/ACT LED pattern Description On (green) The server is connected with network normally.
  • Page 36: Led On A Hard Disk Drive

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LED on a hard disk drive 4.7.7 Each HDD is equipped with DISK LED. DISK LED 2 (amber) DISK LED 1 (green) DISK LED 1, 2 pattern Description Solution DISK LED 1 DISK LED 2 Flashing (green) Hard disk drive is being accessed.
  • Page 37: Leds For Lan Connectors

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LEDs for LAN connectors 4.7.8 The LAN connectors have LINK/ACT LED and SPEED LED.  Equipped with N8100-154 SPEED SPEED LINK/ACT LAN connector Management LAN connector LINK/ACT  Equipped with N8100-155 LINK/ACT SPEED SPEED...
  • Page 38 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts • LINK/ACT LED ( This LED indicates the status of the LAN port. LINK/ACT LED pattern Description On (green) The server is connected with network normally. Flashing (green) The server is accessing network. The server is disconnected from network.
  • Page 39: Ac Power Led On Power Unit

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts AC POWER LED on power unit 4.7.9 The power unit is equipped with AC POWER LED. AC POWER LED AC POWER LED pattern Description Solution On (green) The server is powered on. –...
  • Page 40: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120f-1E Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Options 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 Options

    If you did not purchase any optional device, you can skip this section. Important Use only the devices and cables specified by NEC. You will be charged to repair damages, malfunctions, and failures caused by the use of any devices or cables not specified for use with this server even within the warranty period.
  • Page 42: Anti-Static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Anti-static Measures The server contains static-sensitive components. Take the measures below to avoid failures caused by static electricity when installing or removing any optional devices. • 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 Options Overview of Installation and Removal Install/remove components by using the following 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 44 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 11. Install power supply units See Chapter 2 (1.17 Power Supply Unit). 12. Attach Front Bezel. See Chapter 2 (1.18 Installing Front Bezel). This is the end of the installation or removal procedures for internal options. Continue the setup with reference to Chapter 2 (2.2 Connection).
  • Page 45: Identifying Server (Uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Identifying Server (UID Switch) Using Unit ID (UID) Switch helps you to identify the target server from several servers in one rack. When servers are running on a rack, before you turn the server off or disconnect a cable from the server, be sure to identify the target server by using UID Switch first.
  • Page 46: Removing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 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.
  • Page 47: Removing Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 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 48: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options TPM Kit This section describes the procedure for installing optional TPM Kit. Connector for TPM Kit Installation 1.7.1 Install TPM Kit in the following procedure. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Install TPM Kit and secure it by pushing the nylon rivet attached to TPM Kit.
  • Page 49: Processor (Cpu)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Processor (CPU) You can configure the multi-processor system by adding an optional processor (CPU). Important • Avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). •...
  • Page 50: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Installation 1.8.2 Follow the steps below to install the CPU. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Locate the CPU socket to which you are going to install a CPU. 3.
  • Page 51 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 4. Push down the socket lever marked with " →" once to unlatch it from the hook, then slowly open the lever until it stops. 5. Push down the socket lever marked with "← "...
  • Page 52 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 7. Put the additional CPU on the CPU socket slowly and gently. For easy installation, hold edges of CPU with your thumb and index fingers so that the notch is aligned with the key on the CPU socket. Important •...
  • Page 53 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 10. Close the socket lever marked with " →" to fix it. 11. Put the heat sink on the CPU and fix the heat sink with four screws. Temporarily tighten the four screws diagonally, then tighten them securely. Make sure that the screw aligns with the screw hole.
  • Page 54 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 13. Install an additional fan unit provided with additional CPU board. Remove fan cover from the slot where you are going to install an additional fan unit. 14. Remove the tray for RAID Controller. 15.
  • Page 55: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 19. Run BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) to confirm the following settings. See Chapter 2 (1. System BIOS) in "Maintenance Guide". Advanced → Processor Configuration → Processor Information [CPU ID] [L2 Cache RAM] [L3 Cache RAM] 1.8.3 Replacement / Removal Important...
  • Page 56: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 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. Important • Avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures).
  • Page 57: Memory Clock

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.9.2 Memory Clock The server supports the memory clock speed of DDRL4-1600/1866/2133 MHz but the actual memory clock speed depends on CPU and memory configuration. The all of DIMMs operate at the same clock speed. Code Number DIMM type Clock speed...
  • Page 58: Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory RAS Feature 1.9.3 The server supports the following RAS features. Some restrictions (such as DIMM installation location) are imposed on using the Memory Mirroring or Memory LockStep feature. See Chapter 2 (1.9.7 Using Memory RAS Feature) for conditions appropriate to your requirements.
  • Page 59: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options DIMM installation order 1.9.4 Note DIMM installation order in 1-CPU configuration differs from that in 2-CPU configuration. In 1-CPU configuration, install two DIMMs starting from the smallest slot number. If CPU2 is not installed, CPU2_DIMM1 to CPU2_DIMM12 are disabled.
  • Page 60: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Installation 1.9.5 Install a DIMM by using the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Open levers on left and right sides of DIMM slot, and remove the dummy cover.
  • Page 61: 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. Follow the steps below after replacing or removing DIMMs. 1. Confirm that no error messages are displayed on POST. If any error message is displayed, see Chapter 3 (1.
  • Page 62 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 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. Note •...
  • Page 63 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory Mirroring feature can be used under the following conditions: • Install DIMMs in DIMM sockets to configure a mirror set. • All the installed DIMMs must be the same capacity. • See Chapter 2 (1. System BIOS) in "Maintenance Guide", check if your server supports Memory Mirroring feature.
  • Page 64 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory Lock Step Feature (x8 SDDC) In Memory Lock Step 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 65 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory Lock Step feature can be used under the following conditions: • Install DIMMs in DIMM socket to configure a Lock Step set. • All the installed DIMMs should have the same capacity. •...
  • Page 66 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory Sparing Feature 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 running memory controller, the feature automatically changes the running DIMM from the failed one to a DIMM in the standby state to continue the processing.
  • Page 67 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Memory controller Standby Running Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory controller Standby Running Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory Sparing feature can be used under the following conditions: •...
  • Page 68 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options • Installation order depends on CPU configuration. See the figure below. 1CPU 2CPU configuration configuration CPU1_DIMM 3 CPU1_DIMM 7 CPU1_DIMM 4 CPU1_DIMM 8 CPU1_DIMM 6 CPU1_DIMM 2 CPU1_DIMM 5 CPU1_DIMM 1 CPU2_DIMM 3 CPU2_DIMM 7 CPU2_DIMM 4 CPU2_DIMM 8...
  • Page 69: Flash Backup Unit For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.10 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 70 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 4. Turn the battery tray for RAID controller the other way, and mount the FBU. 5. Mount the battery tray for RAID controller. 6. Connect the FBU control cable (650 mm) that comes with FBU. 7.
  • Page 71 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 10. Remove the two screws from server chassis, and remove the RAID controller bracket. 11. Install the RAID controller bracket to RAID controller using two screws removed in step 5. 12. Install RAID controller to the RAID controller connector on motherboard, using two screws removed in step 8.
  • Page 72: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 15. Connect Mini SAS HD cable to RAID controller. 16. Connect USB cable (for front) to motherboard. 17. Install the PCI riser card removed in step 2. 1.10.3 Removal For removing the FBU for RAID controller, reverse the installation procedure. Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 73: Installing Fbu For N8103-179

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.10.4 Installing FBU for N8103-179 Follow the steps below to install FBU. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the two screws, then remove the PCI riser card.
  • Page 74: Removing Fbu

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 8. Remove one screw from the blank cover on the PCI riser card (removed in step 2) on which you are going to mount the RAID controller, then remove the blank cover. 9. Mount the RAID controller to the PCI riser card, and secure it with one screw removed in step 6.
  • Page 75: Lom Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.11 LOM Card The server supports the LOM card which is the replaceable onboard network adapter. Install the LOM card to the LOM card slot on motherboard. The motherboard has one slot to install the LOM card.
  • Page 76 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 5. Remove two screws from the motherboard. Screws 6. Align the pin terminals of LOM card with the LOM card slot, insert the card firmly, and secure the card with three screws. 7. Mount the LOM card bracket to motherboard and secure it with two screws removed in step 5. 8.
  • Page 77: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.11.2 Removal Remove the LOM card in reverse order of installation steps. Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 78: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.12 PCI Card This server provides PCI slots for riser card (one full-height PCI card and one low-profile PCI card), a slot for LOM card, and a slot for RAID controller (total four PCI cards can be mounted). Important Avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below.
  • Page 79: Supported Pci Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options • If a bootable device such as a PCI card or USB device is added, the boot order may change. In BIOS Setup Utility, select HDD Priorities from Boot menu and confirm the boot order. Boot →...
  • Page 80 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Standard riser card Slot number PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance x8 lane PCI card type *2 x8 socket Remarks Product Model Transfer bandwidth name 8Gb/s (per lane) *1 Slot size Low profile For RAID For LOM card...
  • Page 81 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options N8116-39 riser card (PCIex8) (option) Riser card (PCIex8) Slot number PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance x8 lane Remarks Product PCI card type *2 x8 socket Model name Transfer bandwidth 8Gb/s (per lane) *1 Slot size Full height Low profile...
  • Page 82 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Riser card (PCIex8) Slot number PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance x8 lane Remarks Product PCI card type *2 x8 socket Model name Transfer bandwidth 8Gb/s (per lane) *1 Slot size Full height Low profile For RAID For LOM...
  • Page 83 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options N8116-33 riser card (PCIex16) (option) Riser card (PCIex16) Slot number (2 CPUs (2 CPUs required) required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance x8 lane X16 lane Remarks Produc Model t name PCI card type *2 x8 socket X16 socket Transfer bandwidth...
  • Page 84 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options Riser card (PCIex16) Slot number (2 CPUs (2 CPUs required) required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance x8 lane X16 lane Remarks Produc Model t name PCI card type *2 x8 socket X16 socket Transfer bandwidth 8Gb/s...
  • Page 85: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.12.3 Installation Install a PCI card to the riser 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 •...
  • Page 86: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 6. Secure the PCI card with the screw removed in step 4. PCIe #1D Low Profile side PCIe #1C Full Height side Tips To connect a PCI card to the connector on motherboard with cable, connect a cable to PCI card before installing PCI riser card.
  • Page 87: Installing Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.12.5 Installing RAID controller This section describes how to install an optional RAID controller to the slot for RAID controller. Using the optional RAID controller (N8103-176/177/178) For details, see the manual that comes with optional RAID controller (N8103-176/177/178). Important •...
  • Page 88 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 5. Attach the RAID controller bracket to the RAID controller with two screws removed in Ports 4-7 step 3. Ports 0-3 6. Insert the RAID controller slightly into the dedicated slot while tilting the card. 7.
  • Page 89: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 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. 1.
  • Page 90: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 5. Put the optical disk drive on the tray. 6. Secure the bracket to optical disk drive with Screw one screw removed in step 2. 7. Connect a cable to the optical disk drive. 1.13.2 Removal To remove an optical disk drive, reverse the installation procedure above.
  • Page 91: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.14 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 92: Notes On Building Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.14.2 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 the optional RAID controller N8103-176 is used, the RAID system cannot be built in RAID5/RAID6/RAID50/RAID60.
  • Page 93: Installing Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.15 Installing Top Cover When all internal options are installed, close the server with Top Cover. 1. Put Top Cover straight on the server chassis so that it can be surely engaged with the chassis frame. 2.
  • Page 94: 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 95: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.16.1 Installation Install a hard disk drive by using the following procedure. Note In the RAID system, use hard disk drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed, and standard) for each disk array. 1.
  • Page 96: Removal

    If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, see Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Relocation, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide” to erase data. Important NEC assumes no liability for data leakage should the product be transferred to a third party without erasing the data. Note •...
  • Page 97: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System (Auto Rebuild)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.16.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID system (Auto Rebuild) In the RAID system, you can use the auto rebuild feature to restore data back to the state before a failure occurred.
  • Page 98: Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.17 Power Supply Unit This server can contain two power supply units. 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. Tips AC power supply unit has a cable tie to prevent AC cable from slipping out.
  • Page 99: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.17.2 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. Slot for standard Slot for additional REAR...
  • Page 100: Replacing A Failed Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options AC POWER LED blinks green when the power cord is connected to either of power supply units and the other power supply unit’s AC POWER LED goes on amber. When the power cord is connected to it, AC POWER LEDs on both power supply units blink green. AC POWER LED Power supply unit #1 Power supply unit #2...
  • Page 101: Installing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Options 1.18 Installing Front Bezel When installing Front Bezel, engage the left end of front bezel with chassis. Then, engage the right end of front bezel with chassis. After installing Front Bezel, lock it with Bezel Lock Key. 1.
  • Page 102: 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. Installing Rack 2.1.1 Refer to the manual that comes with your rack for how to install the rack, or consult with your sales representative.
  • Page 103 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 104: Installing The Server To The Rack Or Removing It From The Rack

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack 2.1.2 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 105 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Preparation • Checking rails • Installing inner and outer rails Checking rails Make sure the orientation of inner and outer rails by viewing labels on each rail. Inner rail Label Outer rail Installing inner rails 1.
  • Page 106 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installing/Removing the Server 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 107 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 3. When the server is pushed into the rack and is locked, push the server to the end while pulling the rail stopper (blue) on both sides of the server. Rail stopper 4. Push the server until its lock on front panel clicks.
  • Page 108 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 5. The server will come to a stop halfway. Press and hold Rail Stoppers on the rail and pull the server out of the rack. Rail Stopper レールストッパー Important Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the rails or lever. 6.
  • Page 109: 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 110 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection USB device FRONT Display unit *2 Display unit *2 Finally, connect the provided power cord to an outlet. *1 Hub, switching hub, etc. For connecting with UPS, see 10GBASE-SFP/ the next section. 10GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T...
  • Page 111: Connecting To Uninterruptible Power Supply (Ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Note the following precautions to connect cables. • When the device is not Plug and Play device, turn off the server and devices to be connected before connecting. • If connecting any peripheral device and its interface cable made by other companies (a third party), contact your sales representative to check if they can be used with the server beforehand.
  • Page 112: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120f-1E Setup This chapter describes how to set up the server. 1. Turning on the Server Describes how to turn on the server and describes Power-On Self-Test (POST) process. 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) Describes how to run BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP).
  • Page 113: Turning On The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server Turning on the Server Turn on the server by using the following procedure. Tips Wait for at least 30 seconds before turning on the server after turning it off. 1. Turn on the peripheral devices and display unit. Note If the power cord is connected to power control system such as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), make sure that the power control system is turned on.
  • Page 114: Post

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server POST Power-On Self-Test (POST) 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, memory, and processor (CPU). POST also displays the start-up messages of different utilities during the operation. Usually, you do not need to check the result of POST.
  • Page 115: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server 4. After a while, the following message appears on the screen. The description of message is subject to the hardware configuration. 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 following function keys.
  • Page 116: 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 117: Usage Of Setup

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) Usage of SETUP This section shows display examples and how to control the key. Use the keyboard to work with SETUP. Indicates the current menu Indicates the menu has submenus. Help Items Parameters (highlighted when chosen*) *: Items that cannot be specified are grayed out.
  • Page 118 Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP)  <F2> key Displays the following window. If you choose Yes, the previous parameter(s) are restored. If you have saved changes by selecting Save & Changes, pressing <F2> key restores the saved value. Load Previous Values? [Yes] ...
  • Page 119: Cases That Require Changes

    On/Off NumLock on power Boot → Bootup Numlock State → ON or On/Off the function to By pressing <Esc> key, prevent Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled display NEC logo during the display of the logo. POST Memory Add or change DIMM After rebooting, Memory Retest Advanced →...
  • Page 120 Chapter 3 Setup 2. BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP) Category Description To be changed Remark Security Set a password There are two types of Security → Administrator Password → password; Administrator and Enter a password User. (Set a password for Administrator first and then User) Settings for User password is limited compared to for...
  • Page 121: Expressscope Engine 3

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 Overview EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 provides several features by using Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). 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 122: Expressscope Engine 3 Network Configuration

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 Network Configuration Follow the steps below to use EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 with a web browser. 1. Run POST following Chapter 3 (1.1.1 POST sequence). Wait until the following message appears on the lower left of the screen.
  • Page 123 Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 5. On the following screen, choose Enable when you use DHCP, or select Disable and specify IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server when you do not use DHCP. Tips If the web feature, remote media/KVM feature or command line interface feature is interrupted when enabling the Shared BMC LAN, wait for a while and connect with network again.
  • Page 124: Expressbuilder

    Windows Application: You can run EXPRESSBUILDER as a Windows application after installing Starter Pack. Run the shortcut on the desktop or NEC EXPRESSBUILDER of Start Menu. See Chapter 2 (5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER) in Maintenance Guide for detail. Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 125: Installing Software

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Installing Software See the instructions below to install an OS and bundled software. Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 126: 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 127: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120f-1E Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Glossary Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 128: Specifications

    Storage: –10 to 55°C / 20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager, NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService, User's Guide (electronic manual) included), Getting Started, Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices, slide rails, Front Bezel Installed OS: –...
  • Page 129 Storage: –10 to 55°C / 20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager, NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService, User's Guide (electronic manual) included), Getting Started, Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices, slide rails, Front Bezel Installed OS: –...
  • Page 130: 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. Peripheral Device (Controller) Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer SM Bus Numeric data processor −...
  • Page 131: Glossary

    Standard software for the server management. This consists of several applications for managing or monitoring. NEC ESMPRO Agent Software for monitoring the server. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager and resides as the OS service. NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension Software for performing the scheduled operations. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager.
  • Page 132 NEC Express Server Express5800/R120f-1E User’s Guide December 2014 NEC Corporation 7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku Tokyo 108-8001, Japan ©NEC Corporation 2014 The contents of this manual may not be copied or altered without the prior written permission of NEC Corporation.

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