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User's Guide
NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R120h-1E
EXP336, TPS-F025
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
10.202.02-101.02
January 2018
© NEC Corporation 2018

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R120h-1E EXP336, TPS-F025 Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.202.02-101.02 January 2018 © NEC Corporation 2018...
  • Page 2: Manuals

    Describes how to use this server, from unpacking to operations. See this guide first and read the outline of this product. Storing the electronic edition in Starter Pack DVD or releasing in the Website (http://jpn.nec.com/) User’s Guide Chapter 1: General Description Overviews, names, and functions of the server’s parts...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Manuals................................. 2 Contents ................................3 Conventions Used in This Document ........................6 Signs and symbols for safety ......................6 Notations used in the text ........................7 Optical disk drive ..........................7 Hard disk drive ............................ 7 Removable media ..........................7 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) .................
  • Page 4 Contents Overview of Installation and Removal ..................47 Identifying Servers (UID Switch) ....................49 Front Bezel ..........................50 1.4.1 Removing Front Bezel .................... 50 1.4.2 Installing Front Bezel ....................51 Top Cover ........................... 52 1.5.1 Removing Top Cover ....................52 1.5.2 Installing Top Cover ....................
  • Page 5 Contents 1.20.1 Notes on Building RAID System ................116 1.21 Drives............................. 118 1.21.1 Installing a SAS or SATA drive ................119 1.21.2 Removing Hot Plug Compatible SAS or SATA Hard Disk Drive ......120 1.22 Power Supply Unit ......................... 121 1.22.1 Installation ......................
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Document

    Conventions Used in This Document Conventions Used in This Document Signs and symbols for safety WARNING and CAUTION are used in this guide as the 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

    Conventions Used in This Document Notations used in the text In addition to safety-related symbols urging caution, three other types of notations are used in this document. These notations have the following meanings. Important Indicates critical items that must be followed when handling hardware or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, hardware failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.
  • Page 8: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (Windows)

    Conventions Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. See Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2016 Standard Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Datacenter...
  • Page 9: Post

    Conventions Used in This Document POST POST described in this manual refers to the following.  Power On Self-Test BMC described in this manual refers to the following.  Baseboard Management Controller The device employs iLO5 as a BMC. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 10: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks ExpressUpdate is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation of the United States.
  • Page 11: License Notification

    License Notification License Notification Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (system ROM). ・UEFI EDK2 License ・The MIT License Agreement ・PNG Graphics File Format Software End User License Agreement ・zlib End User License Agreement UEFI EDK2 License UEFI EDK2 Open Source License Copyright (c) 2012, Intel Corporation.
  • Page 12 License Notification THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;...
  • Page 13 License Notification PNG Graphics File Format Software End User License Agreement --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (c) 1998-2001 Greg Roelofs. All rights reserved. This software is provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event shall the author or contributors be held liable for any damages arising in any way from the use of this software.
  • Page 14: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    If you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions in this document, contact your sales representative. Regardless of article 4, NEC Corporation assumes no responsibility for effects resulting from your operations. The sample values used in this document are not actual values.
  • Page 15: Warning Label

    Warnings and Additions to This Document Warning label Warning label are attached on or near the components with potential hazards. This label is either attached or printed on the component. Do not remove or black out this label and keep it clean. If no label is attached or printed on the server, contact your sales representative.
  • Page 16: Handling Precautions (For Proper Operations)

    This server does not support hibernation/standby function.  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 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/R120h-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 the server management.
  • Page 19: Introduction

    1. Introduction Introduction Thank you for purchasing this NEC Express5800 Series product. This server is powered by the latest microprocessor "Intel® Xeon® processor". With our latest technology and architecture, we offer "high performance" and "high reliability" that could not be accomplished by conventional servers.
  • 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. The rack or server chassis includes all rack-mounting hardware parts required for the server installation. ・Rack-mounting hardware and documentation ・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 Scalable Family ‒ Xeon Bronze 3104 Processor (1.70 GHz, 6C/6T, 8.25MB, TDP 85W), ‒ Xeon Bronze 3106 Processor (1.70 GHz, 8C/8T, 11MB, TDP 85W), ‒...
  • Page 22 • Redundant fan configuration • Fan (hot swapping supported) • HDD (hot swapping supported) Management Utilities • NEC ESMPRO • Remote controlling feature (iLO 5) • RAID system management utility (Smart Storage Administrator) • Hard disk drive monitoring • Power supply monitoring Power saving and noiseless design •...
  • Page 23 Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Expandability • Various option slots ‒ PCI Express 3.0 (x16 lanes): 1 slot (Full height) ‒ PCI Express 3.0 (x16 lanes): 2 slots (Low profile) *8 ‒ PCI Express 3.0 (x8 lanes): 1 slot (dedicated to RAID controller) ‒...
  • Page 24 Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features *3: The device that mounts Intel Xeon processor Bronze 3100 series/Silver 4100 series/Gold 5100 series is 2-UPI. The device that mounts Gold 6100 series/Platinum 8100 series is 3-UPI. *4: The device that mounts Intel Xeon processor Bronze 3100 series/Silver 4100 series is not supported. *5: Operating frequency can vary depending on the type or the number of boards of processor or memory installed.
  • 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 A cover for protecting the front of the server. This cover can be locked with the provided Bezel Lock Key.
  • Page 26: Front View (Without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (Without Front Bezel) ・8x 2.5-inch drive model (1) Pull-out Tab A tab for showing the model number and serial number of the server. (2) Optical disk drive (option) According to the order at the time of buying, one of the following option drives is installed.
  • Page 27 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts ・4x 3.5-inch drive model (1) Optical disk drive (option) Attaching the optical disk drive. According to the order at the time of buying, one of the following option drives is installed. -...
  • Page 28: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View (1) 1st iser card (slot1) (option) (10) Management LAN Connector Slots for installing full-height PCI cards. A LAN connector which supports 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T. (2) 1st Riser card (slot2) (option) Incompatible as LANs for regular OS.
  • Page 29: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View Top cover Hood latch Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 30: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (1) Connector for 2nd Riser Card (16) Front i/o connector CPU2 is required for using the secondary riser (17) FAN connector 7 card. (18) FAN connector 6 Connector dedicated to RAID controller (19) FAN connector 5 Micro SD card slot (20) FAN connector 4...
  • Page 31: System Maintenance Switch

    SW12 Reserved Important Do not change the switch already configured as “Reserved” unless NEC separately instructs to do so. It may cause the trouble or malfunction of the device. *1 Set the SW1 to ON when all the passwords of iLO5 to which administrator authority is given have become unknown or when enabling the iLO5 features.
  • Page 32: Dimm Slot

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.5.2 DIMM slot DIMM slots are numbered in order 1 to 12 for each processor. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 33: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View (3)-2 (10) (3)-1 (4) DIMM (option) (1) Backplane 1 or more option(s) required per CPU (2) Cooling Fan (5) Slot for RAID Controller (option) -1 FAN1 (6) Motherboard -2 FAN2 -3 FAN3 (7) 1st Riser Card cage...
  • Page 34: Cooling Fan

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Cooling fan Important Be sure to install the blank covers to the fan bays 1 to 4 in the 1CPU configuration to prevent the server from being damaged. The following displays the structure for installing cooling fans. Fan bay Fan bay 1 Fan bay 2...
  • Page 35 If the "Thermal Shutdown" function is set to "Disabled" in "BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU)", the high temperature may damage the server. Tips In case NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService is installed, since a shut down due to high temperature is executed by NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService, you need to set “Thermal Shutdown” to “Disabled.”...
  • Page 36: Status Indicators

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Status Indicators 4.8.1 LEDs on the front side of the unit ・2.5-inch drive model Item Status Description UID switch/LED Lights in blue Working in operation Flashes in blue (once per Remote management firmware...
  • Page 37 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts *2 The power is not supplied, the power cord is not connected, the power supply unit is not installed, the power supply unit is defect, or the power cord is disconnected. *3 If the STATUS LED indicates a degraded or critical condition, check the system IML or use iLO to check the system status.
  • Page 38 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts *2 The power is not supplied, the power cord is not connected, the power supply unit is not installed, the power supply unit is defect, or the power cord is disconnected. *3 If the STATUS LED indicates a degraded or critical condition, check the system IML or use iLO to check the system status.
  • Page 39: Leds On The Backside Of Unit

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.8.2 LEDs on the backside of unit Item Status Description UID LED Lights in blue Working in operation Flashes in blue (once Remote management or firmware upgrade is in per second) progress Flashes in blue (4 The iLO restart sequence using the UID switch has...
  • Page 40: Hot Plug 3.5" Sas/Sata Drive Led

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.8.3 Hot plug 3.5″ SAS/SATA drive LED DISK ACT LED Description DISK STATUS LED (Green) ② (Amber/Blue) ① Lights in green, lights Flashes in amber and One or more of the following situations are off, or flashes blue occurring...
  • Page 41 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts DISK ACT LED Description DISK STATUS LED (Green) ② (Amber/Blue) ① The drive is offline, is a backup, or has not Lights off Lights off been set as a part of the array Important Observe the following precautions whenever you use the auto rebuilding feature...
  • Page 42: Hot Plug Compatible Sata/Sas Drive Led

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.8.4 Hot plug compatible SATA/SAS drive LED Item Status Description Position Check LED Lights in blue The drive is identified by the host application Flashes in blue Firmware on the drive carrier is being updated or requires updating DISK ACT LED Rotates in green...
  • Page 43: Identifying Drive Box

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Identifying Drive BOX 4.9.1 Front BOX 8x2.5-inch drive model Front BOX BOX number BOX1 BOX2 Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 44: Drive Bay Number

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.10 Drive bay number Drive bay numbering depends on how the drive backplanes are connected: ―To a controller ・When connected to onboard SATA ports ・When connected to PCI board (AROC Type-a) installed in RAID controllerdedicated slot ・When connected to RAID controller PCI board installed in riser card 4.10.1 Drive bay numbering : RAID controller...
  • Page 45: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120h-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 suitable location and connect cables following this section.
  • Page 46: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    This section describes the instructions for installing supported optional devices and precautions. 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 47: 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. 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 48 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Attach Top Cover. See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover). Mount the server onto the rack. See Chapter 2 (2.1 Installation). Install disk drives. See Chapter 2 (1.21 Drives). Install power supply units See Chapter 2 (1.22 Power Supply Unit).
  • Page 49: Identifying Servers (Uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Identifying Servers (UID Switch) Using UID (Unit ID) 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 before you turn off the server or disconnect a cable from the server.
  • Page 50: Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Front Bezel Remove the front bezel when pressing the POWER switch or removing Top Cover. 1.4.1 Removing Front Bezel To unlock the bezel, insert the attached Bezel Lock Key into the key slot and turn the key while pressing it lightly.
  • Page 51: Installing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.4.2 Installing Front Bezel The procedure for removal is the reverse of installation. Note Be careful not to press the POWER Switch. Important If you fail to remove the front bezel properly, the front bezel might be damaged.
  • Page 52: Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Top Cover Remove Top Cover when installing or removing the optional component or change internal cable connection.  Hexalobular driver (T-10) or flathead driver 1.5.1 Removing Top Cover See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Unscrew the security screw with the hexalobular driver or flathead driver Unlock the latches on the top by pressing from behind and open the lever on the back.
  • Page 53: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices TPM Kit Install the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Kit unit according to the instructions in this section to enable it. There are two steps to follow. 1. Installation of TPM Kit 2. Enabling TPM When using drive encryption technologies, such as Microsoft Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption feature, you must enable TPM.
  • Page 54: Installing The N8115-35 Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Check the position of the TPM installer connector on the figure below. TPM KIT ONNECTORS 1.6.1 Installing the N8115-35 TPM Kit Important Install TPM kit when the machine is not powered. Please make sure the power cord has been unplugged to prevent personal injury, electrical shock, or damage to the unit.
  • Page 55 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices To install the components, follow these steps. Update System Utility Please download the latest version from our support center website. For updating System utility, please follow the instructions on the website. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Temporarily remove options and cables that prevent the installation of TPM.
  • Page 56: Enable Tpm

    If you need detailed information on the update of firmware and the procedure of hardware, refer to the Web Site of NEC Support Center. For more information about how to configure the TPM to using BitLocker, see the Microsoft Web site.
  • Page 57: Notes On Windows Bitlocker

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.6.3 Notes on Windows BitLocker When you set up BitLocker, a recovery key/password will be generated. Once BitLocker has been enabled, you can save and print them. Please keep the recovery key/password when using BitLocker. When BitLocker detects the system integrity may be compromised the recovery/password is necessary for recovery mode.
  • Page 58: Processor (Cpu)

    Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices. ● Make sure to use the CPU authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party CPU may cause a failure of the CPU as well as the motherboard. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a CPU will be charged.
  • Page 59: Maximum Number Of Processor Cores Supported By This Server

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.7.1 Maximum number of processor cores supported by this server The maximum number of processor cores (logical processors) available on the server depends on the architecture (x86 architecture) and OS specs Maximum number of processor cores The maximum number of The maximum number of logical processors...
  • Page 60: Processor Heat Sink Module And Socket

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.7.2 Processor heat sink module and socket Heat sink nut Processor frame Pin 1 indicator *1 Heat sink latch Heat sink alignment post *1 Mark attached to the processor and heat sink Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 61: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.7.3 Installation Please prepare the following before installing the option.  Parts included in the optional processor heat sink kit  T-30 hexalobular driver To install the components, follow these steps. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations Align the pin 1 mark on the processor with the pin 1 mark on the processor frame and attach to the frame by gently pressing down on the processor Note...
  • Page 62 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Align the pin mark 1 on the processor frame with the pin mark 1 on the heat sink, attach the heat sink latch on the heat sink by gently pressing the corners of the processor frame from the top. Heat sink latch Heat sink latch Pin 1 mark on frame...
  • Page 63 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Tighten the heat sink screws (4 PCs) with a T-30 Hexalobular driver in the following order (1 → 2 → 3 → 4) to secure. Make sure that the heat sink is installed on a level with the motherboard. Note ●...
  • Page 64 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Attach the fan to bay 1 and 2, attach the fan cable to MotherBoard. Fan connection conditions are shown in the table below. Fan bay Configuration 1CPU, Blank cover Blank cover Blank cover Blank cover non-redundant...
  • Page 65: Identifying Processor Type

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 11. See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 66: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.7.5 Replacement / Removal Prepare the following tools before removing the options.  T-30 hexalobular driver  Flat-head screwdriver Important ● Do not remove any CPU unless it is failed. ● In case you take off the CPU but do not fit a protection cover or dummy cover, the cooling effect declines and the device may break down.
  • Page 67: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM Install a Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) to a DIMM slot on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides 16 slots to install DIMMs Important To avoid static electricity, see Chapter 1 (1.8 Anti-static Measures) in ●...
  • Page 68: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.2 DIMM installation order Note See Memory RAS features supported by additional memory board in 1.11.3 Memory RAS Feature before using memory RAS feature. This server's memory subsystem is divided into channels. Each processor supports 6 channels and each channel supports 2 DIMM slots.
  • Page 69 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・When CPU1 and CPU2 are mounted Mounted CPU2 slot number CPU1 slot number number 2 DIMM Note) Installation of 3 DIMM 9/10/11/13/14/15 4 DIMM memories leads to the “Unbalanced, not 5 DIMM recommended”...
  • Page 70: Memory Processor Compatibility Information

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.3 Memory processor compatibility information ・Memory clock frequency Operating frequency of DDR4 memory varies by processor type and memory configuration. Please refer to the table below for the actual maximum operating frequency. Operating frequency driving CPU brand voltage 1.2 V...
  • Page 71: Checking Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.4 Checking DIMM To check out the features of the DIMM, please refer to the label affixed to the DIMM, the following illustrations and tables. Number Description Meaning 16GB Capacity 32GB 64GB 1R=Single rank Rank 2R=Dual rank...
  • Page 72: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.5 Installation Follow the steps below to install a DIMM. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Open levers on left and right sides of DIMM slot Push the DIMM straight into the slot.
  • Page 73: Removal / Replacement

    Be sure to install dummy cover to the slots from where DIMMs are removed 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. Please check if there is no error on POST after replacing/removing DIMM. 1.8.7 Memory Function The device has, as Memory RAS function, "Advanced ECC Function (x4 SDDC)", "Memory Mirroring Function"...
  • Page 74 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (1) Memory Mirroring Function Memory Mirroring function is a function to generate redundancy by writing the same data into DIMMgroup (mirror set) composed of two channels under the same memory controller (channel 2 and channel 3 or channel 5 and channel 6).
  • Page 75 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Notes for replacements at failure At the time of failure, identify damaged DIMM(s) from IML and replace DIMM(s) one by one. (2) Memory Sparing Function By making a rank of DIMM stored in the memory channel under a memory controller of each CPU stand by as a spare, Memory Sparing Function makes processing continue by making the DIMM standing by perform the task automatically in case a correctable error occurs in a DIMM under the memory channel in operation.
  • Page 76 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Logical memory capacity per channel can be calculated by following. Rank number of installed memory -1 (Logical memory capacity per channel) = (Installed memory capacity)x Rank number of installed memory Example: Memory sparing for a 16-GB (DR) product Spare set Spare set Spare set #4...
  • Page 77 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices The followings are the conditions to use this function. Use DIMMS with the same product number for the device. ● Mount DIMMs in the DIMM socket that constitutes the spare set. ● Change the following parameters and save them.
  • Page 78: Riser Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Riser Card This machine has Primary riser card (butterfly riser) which can equip 2 PCI boards (slot 1/2) and Secondary riser card which can equip 1 PCI board (slot 3) so has high extendability. (However 2nd riser cage can be used for 2CPU configuration)...
  • Page 79 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ● When a blank is mounted on the primary riser cage loaded part first, please remove this. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 80 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・2nd Riser Card ・Riser Card(1xPCI)(N8116-72) Slot PCIe type Slot description Half-length/Low-profile (HL/LP) PCIe3 x16 (16,8,4,2,1) Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 81: Removing Riser Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.2 Removing Riser Card Please prepare the following before installing the options.  Parts included in the option kit.  T-10 hexalobular driver In order to prevent the damage to server's main body or the expansion board, Note please remove all the AC power cables before removing/installing riser card.
  • Page 82 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・2nd Riser card See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 83: Installing Riser Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.3 Installing Riser Card Note In order to prevent damage to the server or PCI boares, ensure to unplug all power cords before installing or removing boards. Important Do not touch the terminal part of PCI riser card or PCI card and the signal pins of electric parts installed on the board.
  • Page 84 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 85: Pci Board

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10 PCI board There are 3 places for installing a PCI board. 1 slot dedicated for the LOM card, 1 slot dedicated for the RAID controller, and 1 slot for AROC. The riser card supports 1 full height PCI board, 2 low profile PCI boards, 1 one LOM card in the slot dedicated to the LOM card, and 1 RAID controller in the slot dedicated to the RAID controller.
  • Page 86: Supported Pci Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.2 Supported PCI cards and available slots The following tables list supported cards and slots available for them. For details of the features of each card, see the manual supplied with the card. Tips If the operation performance of PCI card differs from that of PCI Slot, the PCI card operates at lower frequency.
  • Page 87 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Product Product Name RAID LOM 1st riser card *3 2st riser card number name SLOT1 SLOT2 SLOT3 Slot number - - CPU connected CPU1 CPU2 PCI standard PCIe3.0 PCI slot performance *1 Remarks Bandwidth/lane *1 8Gb/s...
  • Page 88 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Riser card list 1st riser card (PCIe3.0) [Option] SLOT1 SLOT2 Slot Slot Product number Slot form Slot form Slot size PCIe SSD performance performance Slot size connector N8116-71 FH/168mm LP/168mm N8116-82 ALOM LP/168mm 2st riser card (PCIe3.0)[Option] SLOT3...
  • Page 89: Installing Pci Board In The Primary And Secondary Riser Cage

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.3 Installing PCI board in the primary and secondary riser cage 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) which respective riser card supports and the type of PCI card to be installed.
  • Page 90 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・1st Riser card ・Slot1 ・Slot2 ・2st Riser card ・Slot3 Position the terminal part of the PCI card to the PCI riser card slot and insert it carefully. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 91 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・1st Riser card ・Slot1 ・Slot2 ・2st Riser card ・Slot3 Important Do not touch the terminal part of riser card or PCI card and the signal pins of electric parts installed on the board. Installing boards with dirt or oil can cause malfunction. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 92 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices  Note Make sure that the edge of a PCI card bracket is seated into the fixed slot of the riser card.  Depending on type of PCI cards, the terminal part of the PCI card may be too large to fit in the connector.
  • Page 93: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10.4 Removal To remove a PCI card, reverse the installation procedure. If using the server with the PCI card removed, attach the blank cover that comes with the riser card unit. Important Re-attach the blank cover removed to maintain the internal cooling.
  • Page 94: Raid Controller (Pci Board Type-P)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 RAID controller (PCI Board Type-p) RAID controller (PCI Board Type-p) is supported. RAID controller N8103-195/201 are provided. See Chapter 2 (1.10 PCI board) for performance features. Important The surface becomes hot after use so to avoid burns please allow the drive and internal parts of the system to cool before touching.
  • Page 95 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices When installing Battery Backup Unit, connect riser card and RAID controller with cable. See Chapter 2 (1.9 Riser Card) to install the riser card. Connect the cables from ports 1 and 2 on the back plane to ports 1 and 2 on the N8103-195/201 RAID controller board ・8x 2.5-inch drive model Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 96: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ・4x 3.5-inch drive model See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 97: Raid Controller N8103-192/193 (Aroc Type-A)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12 RAID controller N8103-192/193 (AROC Type-a) RAID controller board exclusive slot is supported. This implementation is exclusive of the 2nd riser card (N8116-72). RAID controller exclusive slot Important The surface becomes hot after use so to avoid burns please allow the drive and internal parts of the system to cool before touching.
  • Page 98 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Position the guide pin of the RAID controller to the connector of the motherboard, firmly insert it from above, tighten the screws securing it in place. Connect the SAS/SATA cable from the back plane to the controller port. The SAS/SATA cables are labeled "Port1"...
  • Page 99: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 100: Lom Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13 LOM Card The server supports LOM Card which is the replaceable onboard network adapter. Install LOM Card to the LOM Card slot on motherboard. The motherboard has one slot to install LOM Card. Important You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below.
  • Page 101: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Press the arrow of below figure then lock the latch to fix the LOM card. Fix the LOM card with two screws. See Chapter 2 (1.9 Riser Card) to install the 1st Riser Card. See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server.
  • Page 102: Raid Controller Extension Battery N8103-198

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.14 RAID controller extension battery N8103-198 When mounting a RAID controller (N8103-193/201), by installing an extension battery, data loss due to accident such as power shortage can be avoided. if Write Back being enabled, 1.14.1 Handling precautions When using an extension battery, please pay attention to the following.
  • Page 103: Sata Ssd Kit (To Be Supported)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15 M.2 SATA SSD Kit (To be supported) M.2 SATA SSD Kit (Optional) can install the M.2 SATA SSD (Optional, Max 2). 1.15.1 Install the M.2 SATA SSD Kit Note In order to prevent the damage to electronic components, please start to install the system after conducting the appropriate anti-static treatment.
  • Page 104 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect cable with motherboard ・Slot.1(Use for short SATA cable) ・Slot.1(Use for long SATA cable) ・Slot.3(Use for long SATA cable) Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 105: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server. Note In order to prevent damage of the system due to improper cooling or elevated temperature, please do not activate the server or enclosure without implementing any of component or blank on all of drive bays and device bays.
  • Page 106: Vmware Esxi Usb Flash Memory For Installation (N8106-016/017)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16 VMware ESXi USB flash memory for installation (N8106-016/017) VMware ESXi flash memory for installation(N8106-016/017)can be connected to USB 3.0 connector inside the device. Two type of USB flash memory are prepared. ①...
  • Page 107: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Insert a USB flash memory in a connector 1.16.2 Removal The procedure for removal is the reverse of installation. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 108: Inch Universal Media Bay

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17 2.5-inch universal media bay For the 8x 2.5-inch drive model, you can install an optional 2x SAS/SATA drive or optical disk drive in the universal media bay. 2.5-inch HDD cage (SAS/SATA) (N8154-126) and Internal DVD Drive Installation Kit (N8154-125) are exclusive Universal media bay 1.17.1 Installing 2.5-inch Drive Cage (SAS/SATA) N8154-126...
  • Page 109 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Install the 2x SAS/SATA drive cage, and fasten with the screws (x3)removed in step.2 When 1 Riser Card is installed, See Chapter 2 (1.9 Riser Card) to remove the 1st Riser Card to remove the 1st Riser Card.
  • Page 110: Installing The Internal Dvd Drive Extension Kit N8154-125

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17.2 Installing the internal DVD drive extension kit N8154-125 Note In order to prevent the damage to electronic components, please start to install the system after conducting the appropriate anti-static treatment. There is a possibility of causing electrostatic discharge if appropriate grounding wire treatment is not conducted.
  • Page 111: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Install the internal DVD drive extension kit, and fix with the screw(x2) removed by step3. Connect a SATA cable for optical disk drives to the on board SATA port 5 connector of a motherboard as shown below.
  • Page 112: 4X 3.5-Inch Drive Model Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.18 4x 3.5-inch drive model Optical Disk Drive 4x 3.5-inch drive model can be attached to the universal media Bay optical disk drive. Optical disk drive bay 1.18.1 Installing the internal drive DVD-ROM N8151-137/DVD-Dual N8151-138 Note In order to prevent the damage to electronic components, please start to install the system after conducting the appropriate anti-static treatment.
  • Page 113: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Attach the internal drive DVD-ROM (N8151-137) or DVD-Dual (N8151-138). Connect the SATA cable (K410 - 375 (00)) for the optical disk drive to the built in drive rear connector and the on board SATA port 5 connector of the motherboard as shown below. See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server.
  • Page 114: Serial Cable

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.19 Serial cable The LED display panel allows easy monitoring of the operating status of the entire system (system-insight display). Using this panel allows for diagnosing. A serial connector can be attached to this device. Important The surface becomes hot after use so to avoid burns please allow the drive and internal parts of the system to cool before touching.
  • Page 115: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Install a serial cable Install external connector part from inside. ① Secure the external connector with screws (x2). ② Attach the serial cable connector. ③ When removing PCI board with step 3, install that PCI board again. See Chapter 2 (1.5 Top Cover) to attach the top cover of the server.
  • Page 116: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20 Use of Internal Hard Disk Drives in the RAID System This section describes how to use the internal hard disk drives in the RAID System. Important If you use hard disk drives in the RAID System or change the RAID level, hard disk drives are initialized.
  • Page 117 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Important Build a Disk Array in the RAID System using hard disk drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed, and standard). Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 118: Drives

    The device should be installed as mounted on the tray. 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.
  • Page 119: Installing A Sas Or Sata Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.21.1 Installing a SAS or SATA drive 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. See Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.
  • Page 120: Removing Hot Plug Compatible Sas Or Sata Hard Disk Drive

    If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, see Chapter 1 (1. Relocation and Storage) 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 The saved boot order is cleared when a hard disk drive is added.
  • Page 121: Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.22 Power Supply Unit A redundant configuration can be set with two hot-swappable power supply units (The standard version has one unit). The server provides a redundant power configuration that ensures continued operation of the system in the unlikely event one of the power supply units fails.
  • Page 122 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices To install the components, follow these steps. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.2 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Install a power supply unit (500W) or Redundant power supply ・N8181-168 PowerUnit (500W) ・N8181-174 Redundant Power Cage Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 123 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices When making redudant power configuration, remove blank cover of redundant power cage, then Insert the power supply unit into the bay until it is locked with clicking sound. Note Keep the removed blank cover for future use. Connect power cords.
  • Page 124: Removing/Replacing The Faulty Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.22.2 Removing/Replacing the faulty power supply unit Replace only when the power supply unit fails. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely. Failure to observe the precautions may cause burns, injury, and property damage.
  • Page 125: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to install the server and connect cables. Installation This server must be mounted to a rack which conforms to EIA standards for use. 2.1.1 Installing Rack Refer to the manual that comes with your rack for how to install the rack, or consult with your sales representative.
  • Page 126: Space And Air Flow Requirements

    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 127: Temperature Requirement

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Note Blank panels should be used to cover on all the shelves that do not have components installed. This ensures the adequate ventilation. If a rack without a blank panel is used, high-temperature damage may occur due to improper cooling. Note When using racks of other companies, the following additional requirements must be met in order to improve the ventilation for preventing damages to the...
  • Page 128: Grounding Requirements

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Important To prevent injuries, fires, or damages to the equipment, the rated load of the AC power supply branch circuit that supplies power to the rack should not be exceeded. For wiring and installation requirements of electrical equipment, contact the power company in your area.
  • Page 129: Connecting Dc Power Cable And Dc Power Supply

    ● Installation of this equipment should be performed by a trained specialist that is defined in NEC and IEC 60950-1 Second edition "The standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment." ● Connect the equipment to the secondary circuit power supply that is properly grounded.
  • Page 130: Installing The Server To The Rack Or Removing It From The Rack

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Important The minimum nominal diameter for the sled of pillar or stud type terminal should be 3.5 mm (0.138 in.). Also, the diameter of the screw type terminal should be 4.0 mm (0.157 in.). Group together wires of the same color and attach them to the same power supply.
  • Page 131 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection (1) Preparation before installing to the rack The rail (N8143-135) for the 1U rack server is required when installing to the rack. Important Rail for left side has different shape from that for right side. Make sure the orientation of rails to properly install them.
  • Page 132 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Attaching the inner rail to the server ● As seen from the front side of the rack, attach the outer rail (LEFT) to the left, and the outer rail (RIGHT) to the right. Slide the inner rail to the rear side of the unit, in accordance with the four protrusions on the side of the unit.
  • Page 133 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Attaching the outer rail to the rack ● Insert the round protrusion on the outer rail into the square hole of the 19-inch rack. Make sure that it makes a clicking sound indicating that it is locked. The figure on left shows the front side of the right outer rail.
  • Page 134 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removing outer rails ● Remove outer rails from the rack in the following procedure. See Chapter 2 (2.1.7 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack, (2) Removal procedure) to remove the server from the rack.
  • Page 135 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection (2) 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, refer to Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices.
  • Page 136 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection If you like to install the included cable tie strip to the rear side of the rack, attach the tie strip to the mounting hole of the outer rail as shown below. If you like to secure the unit to the rack with screw, open the lid of the edge part of the unit and fasten the Hexalobular screw inside with a Hexalobular screwdriver to secure the unit to the rack.
  • Page 137 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removal procedure ● Remove the server from the rack in the following procedure. Important At least two persons are required to remove the server from rack. Make sure that the server is turned off and then disconnect the power cord or all interface cables from the server.
  • Page 138: 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 139 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 8x2.5-inch drive model Front 8x 3.5-inch drive model Data LAN ports USB device Hub, switching hub, etc 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T Rear Finally, connect the provided Device with serial power cord to an outlet *1 Management USB device interface...
  • Page 140: 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 ...
  • Page 141: Installing The Cable Management Arm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.2.2 Installing the cable management arm A cable management arm can be installed to the unit for combining the multiple cables connected to the device. Install the cable management arm in the following steps. Insert the two fixed parts of the cable management arm into the outer rail and the inner rail behind the rack.
  • Page 142: Removing The Cable Management Arm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.2.3 Removing the cable management arm Press the lock release button on the fixed part of the cable management arm to release the lock, and pull it out forward. Press the lock release button on the two fixed part on the opposite side of the cable management arm to release the lock, and pull it out forward..
  • Page 143: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120h-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. Description of System Utility Describes how to set up the system. 3. iLO 5 Describes iLO 5 installed in the unit.
  • Page 144: Turning On The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server Turning on the Server Pressing POWER Switch at the front of the server turns on the server. Turn on the server by using the following procedure. Turn on a display, an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and other peripherals. Note If the power cord is connected with the power supply control unit such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS), make sure that the power supply control unit is...
  • Page 145 Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server ・3.5-inch drive model POWER Switch While NEC logo is being displayed, the self-diagnostic program (POST) runs and diagnoses the hardware. For details, see Chapter 3 (1.1 POST). Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 146: 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.
  • Page 147: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server By pressing the function key following messages, you can call the functions below upon completion of POST. <F9> key: Start System Utility. See Chapter 3 (2 Description on System Utility). <F10> key: Run EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 148: Description On System Utility

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility Description on System Utility Here we describe System Utility. You need to fully understand the content and configure correctly. Overview System Utility is a utility to set up this device. This utility is installed in a flash memory in the server as standard and can be run without requiring a media for boot.
  • Page 149: Starting Setup Utility

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility Starting SETUP Utility Run POST following Chapter 3 (1.1.1 POST sequence). After a while, the following message is displayed on the screen. (The on-screen message depends on your environment.) By pressing <F9> Key here, System Utility starts after POST is completed. Furthermore, if an Admin Password has been set, a dialog box for password input will be displayed before starting the system utility.
  • Page 150: Description On On-Screen Items And Key Usage

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage Here we describe the operation of System Utility. Use keyboard and mouse to operate System Utility. Indicates the currently displayed menu Setting items Place mouse cursor to display Help Indicates the menu has submenus.
  • Page 151 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility In case the setting has been changed, the following screen is displayed. To put the changed parameters back to the original setting, select No - Discard Changes. □ <F1> key Press this key to display help information. Press this key when you have any questions about the operation of System Utility.
  • Page 152 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility □ <F12> key The following screen is displayed. If you choose Yes, the parameter you set is saved and then a message urging to reboot is displayed. If you select Reboot, the device restarts. Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 153: Cases That Require Configuration

    Installing Linux ・If you use another OS Set up following the pre-install checklist in the installation guide of your OS. If you use NEC Set to Disabled at System Configuration > At the time of high ESMPRO BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) >...
  • Page 154 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility (2/5) Category Description To be changed Remark Settings to Items to be set at all Set to Allow Operation with Critical Fan At the time of shipment, be saved in times Failure at System Configuration > Fan Failure Policy is set to the user BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) >...
  • Page 155 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility (3/5) Category Description To be changed Remark Optional Start the system from Set to Enabled in System Configuration > XX is PCI slot number of board installed option board. BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) > PCIe the installed option board Device Configuration >...
  • Page 156 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility (4/5) To be changed Category Description Remark Use Wake on LAN If you connect UPS via Boot Set enable or disable of (a) and (b) below. (WOL) RS232C, make console When using the built-in network controller, redirection setting invalid the setting in (b) is not reflected.
  • Page 157 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility (5/5) Category Description To be changed Remark When the server is Set to Always Power On in System If you connect UPS via Powerlink supplied with power Configuration > BIOS/Platform RS232C, make console from UPS, always turn Configuration (RBSU) >...
  • Page 158: System Configuration Via Network

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility System Configuration via Network 2.5.1 Overview By using RESTful Interface Tool, which is provided as one of the server administration tool, you can backup and restore your system configuration. Server System setting Administrator PC Back up Restore...
  • Page 159: How To Backup System Configuration

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility Restore is not possible under the following condition. ・Immediately after the power is turned OFF ・While POST ・Immediately after POST  Tips After completion of POST execution or the powering OFF, it may take several minutes to reach downloadable state.
  • Page 160: How To Restore System Configuration

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility 2.5.3 How to Restore System Configuration Here we describe how to restore system configuration file via administrator PC. 1. Turn OFF the server or start the OS. 2. Start RESTful Interface Tool. 3.
  • Page 161 Chapter 3 Setup 2. Description on System Utility  The following Information display menus cannot be backed up or restored. Status Version and revision of firmware Serial number and product ID of system information  You cannot restore system information you backed up to a different model. ...
  • Page 162: Ilo 5

    Syslog. Active Health System Log (AHS Log) Download Active Health System Log. In case the support is needed, AHS Log file may need to be sent to NEC or taken by maintenance staff. iLO Cooperative Network Management By using iLO Cooperative Function, you can detect and manage multiple servers at once without using management software.
  • Page 163: Comparison Of License Features

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. iLO 5 Comparison of License Features By applying optional license, you can use the following features. Remote Remote Remote Management Management Management Extended Extended Extended License License License On-board (Advanced) (Scale-Out) (Essentials) Item Functions N8115-33 N8115-34 N8115-36 Directory Service Certification(Active...
  • Page 164: Ilo 5 Network Settings

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. iLO 5 iLO 5 Network Settings Take the steps below to use iLO 5 through the Web browser. Run POST following Chapter 3 (1.1.1 POST sequence). After a while, the following message is displayed on the lower part of the screen. Press the <F9>...
  • Page 165 Chapter 3 Setup 3. iLO 5 Then, on the screen on which you selected Network Options, use DHCP (make “DHCP Enable” ON) or configure items under IP Address/Subnet Mask. Tips When you configure Shared Network Port - LOM or Shared Network Port - FlexibleLOM, the network connection of iLO5 may be disconnected temporarily.
  • Page 166 Chapter 3 Setup 3. iLO 5 Important If you do not change and use default password in devices controlled via network, risk of unauthorized access by a malicious third party will increase. If your device is taken over by unauthorized access, not only data breach but also such losses as system damage due to retardation of availability or integrity, or an improper use as the means of cyber attack by botnets will become possible.
  • Page 167: Expressbuilder And Starter Pack

    Updates OS drivers and BIOS/FW by using Standard Program Package (SPP). EXPRESSBUILDER does not install SPP automatically when installing OS. SPP must be installed after installing OS. Application installation Installs NEC ESMPRO, RESTful Interface Tool, and other applications. Manuals Stores manuals for applications. Usage of EXPRESSBUILDER Run EXPRESSBUILDER by pressing <F10>...
  • Page 168: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install software components such as OS. See the instructions below.  Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 169: 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. Shut down the OS.
  • Page 170: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120h-1E Appendix 1. Specifications 2. Glossary 3. Revision Record Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 171: Specifications

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Specifications Product Name N8100-2602Y N8100-2603Y On-board CPU, operation frequency Number of cores (C)/ threads (T) See the attached file “On-board CPU” (1CPU) Intel Smart Cache (Last level cache) Number of standard installation/ maximum installation Chipset Intel®...
  • Page 172 Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Product Name N8100-2602Y N8100-2603Y AC Power Unit (N8181-159, 160) 500W/800W 80 PLUS Platinum power supply unit (Outlet with two pole parallel earth) (Hot-plug supported) (Max: 2) AC100-120V/200-240V±10%, 50/60Hz±3Hz (Power cable needs to be selected) AC Power Unit (N8181-161) 800W 80 PLUS Titanium power supply unit (Outlet with two pole parallel earth) (Hot-plug supported) (Max: 2) Power supply units...
  • Page 173 Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications On-board CPU ® ® On-board CPU, Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Operation Frequency Xeon Bronze 3104 Processor (1.70 GHz, 6C/6T, 8.25MB, TDP 85W), Number of Xeon Bronze 3106 Processor (1.70 GHz, 8C/8T, 11MB, TDP 85W), cores(C)/Threads(T) Xeon Silver 4108 Processor (1.80 GHz, 8C/16T, 11MB, TDP 85W), (1CPU)
  • Page 174: Glossary

    <F10> key during POST. Express Report Service Software that can report the server failure to the contact center by E-mail or modem. This software is installed with NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService to the server. Express Report Service (HTTPS) Software that can report the server failure to the contact center by HTTPS.
  • Page 175 Chapter 4 Appendix 2. Glossary Term Description Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) is a utility that can configure RAID arrays. SSA is provided for Windows/Linux and can also start from F10 key function. Starter Pack A software package that includes SPP, instruction manual, application, and other software for the server.
  • Page 176: Revision Record

    Chapter 4 Appendix 3. Revision Record Revision Record Document Number Date Issued Description 10.202.02-101.01 November 2017 Newly created 10.202.02-101.02 January 2018 Thoroughly revised Express5800/R120h-1E User’s Guide...
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