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User's Guide
NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/T120g
EXP331A, EXP332A
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
10.115.01-101.01
April 2016
© NEC Corporation 2016

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/T120g EXP331A, EXP332A Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.115.01-101.01 April 2016 © NEC Corporation 2016...
  • Page 2: Manuals

    Chapter 2: Useful Features The detail of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other manuals The detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and other features Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Manuals ................................. 2 Contents ................................3 Conventions Used in This Document ........................6 Signs and symbols for safety ........................6 Notations used in the text ..........................7 Optical disk drive ............................7 Hard disk drive .............................. 7 Removable media ............................7 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ...................
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 2 Preparations ............................ 38 Installing Internal Optional Devices ......................... 39 Safety Precautions ..........................39 Anti-static Measures ..........................40 Overview of Installation and Removal ....................41 Removing Front Bezel .......................... 43 Removing Side Cover .......................... 45 Removing CPU Duct ..........................46 TPM Kit ..............................
  • Page 5 Contents 1.20 Hot-plug Hard Disk Drive ......................... 121 1.20.1 Installation ..........................123 1.20.2 Removal ..........................125 1.20.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID System ..............126 1.21 Installing the Front Bezel ......................... 127 1.22 Dust Proof Kit ........................... 128 1.22.1 Installing Dust Proof Kit ......................
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Document

    Conventions Used in This Document Conventions Used in This Document Signs and symbols for safety WARNING and CAUTION are used in this guide as following meaning. 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, server failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.
  • Page 8: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (Windows)

    Conventions Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. See Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter...
  • Page 9: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE and ExpressUpdate are registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel, Pentium, and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation of the United States.
  • Page 10: License Agreement Notice

    License Agreement Notice License Agreement Notice Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (system BIOS).  EDK/EDKII  UEFI Network Stack II and iSCSI  Crypto package using WPA Supplicant Open source software of following license is included in the part of this product (Off-line Tools). ...
  • Page 11 License Agreement Notice II and iSCSI UEFI NETWORK STACK OpenSSL License ------- Copyright (c) 1998-2011 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • 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 safety, read thoroughly "Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices" that comes with your server. Warning labels are attached on or near the components with potential hazards. These labels are attached or printed on the components.
  • Page 15: Handling Precautions

    Tape media: Approximately 1 day • For optional devices, we recommend you use our NEC products. Even if they are successfully installed or connected, installation of unsupported devices can cause the server to malfunction or even failure. You will be charged to repair failure or damage caused by use of such products even within warranty period.
  • Page 16 Warnings and Additions to This Document Tips for your health and safety Using a computer extensively may affect different parts of your body. Here are tips you should follow while working on a computer to minimize strain on your body. Keep proper posture The basic body position for using a computer is sitting straight with your hands on the keyboard parallel with the floor, and your eyes...
  • Page 17: Chapter 1 General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/T120g General Description This chapter introduces the features of this server and the name of each part. 1. Introduction 2. Accessories Describes the accessories of the server. 3. Features Describes the features of the server and server management.
  • Page 18: Introduction

    The server is designed with consideration of not only reliability but also expandability, which enables you to use it as a network server. Read this document before using the server thoroughly to fully understand handling of Express5800 Series Server and appreciate its functions to the maximum extent.
  • Page 19: Accessories

    Chapter 1 General Description 2. Accessories Accessories The carton box contains various accessories which are required for setup or maintenance. Make sure you have them all for future use.  Bezel Lock Key (attached to Server)  Safety Precautions and Regulatory Notices ...
  • Page 20: Features

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Features The server has the following features: High performance  Intel Xeon processor – N8101-1068F: E5-2603 v4 (1.70 GHz 6Core) – N8101-1070F: E5-2620 v4 (2.10 GHz 8Core) – N8101-1071F: E5-2623 v4 (2.60 GHz 4Core) –...
  • Page 21 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 monitoring feature Power saving and noiseless design ...
  • Page 22 Chapter 1 General Description 3. Features Many built-in Features  Redundant power supply system supported *3  El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (no emulation mode) format supported  Software power-off  Remote power-on feature  AC-Link feature  Remote console feature ...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Names and Functions of Parts This section describes the names of the server parts. Front View (5) (6) (4)-1 (1) Front Bezel (6) STATUS LED 1, 2 A cover to protect the front of the server. This cover can be An LED for showing the server status.
  • Page 25: Front View (Without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (without Front Bezel) The illustration below shows the server with optional optical disk drive and 2.5-inch HDD cage are installed. See 4.1 Front View. Expansion bay Expansion bay (11) (12) (15) (14) (13) (10)
  • Page 26: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View The illustration below shows the server with optional redundant power supply unit installed. Power supply #1 Power supply #2 (14) (13)-1 (10) (11) (14) (12) (11) (13)-2 (11) Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 27 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (1) Power Supply Unit (7) Serial Port (COM) A power supply for supplying the DC power to the server. A connector for connecting serial interface devices. This cannot connect to a network line directly. * The illustration shows when redundant power supply unit is installed.
  • Page 28: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View (1) Side Cover Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 29: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View The illustration below does not show the processor duct. (6)-2 (10) (6)-1 (11) (12) (1) Power Supply Unit (7) Cooling Fans (Front) * The illustration shows when an optional redundant power * The illustration shows when an optional redundant fan unit supply unit is installed.
  • Page 30: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (32) (1)-2 (10) (13) (25) (25) (1)-1 (26)-1 (29) (18) (26)-2 (26)-3 (16) (26)-4 (17) (19) (26)-5 (23) (12) (24) (33) (20) (28) (30) (12) (31) (11) (21) (14) (15) (22) Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 31 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (1) Processor (CPU) Socket (24) Connector for Optional COM -1 Processor #1 (CPU#1) (25) Connector for External Devices -2 Processor #2 (CPU#2) (26) PCI slots (2) DIMM Socket (26-1) PCI EXPRESS 3.0 x8 (3) DC Connector (MB) (26-2) PCI EXPRESS 3.0 x16 (4) DC Connector (CPU#1)
  • Page 32: 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. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 33 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts STATUS LED 1, 2 pattern Description Solution STATUS LED 1 STATUS LED 2 On (green) The server is operating normally. – On (green) On (amber) Initialization of BMC is in progress. Wait until initialization completes.
  • Page 34: Link/Act Led ( 1, 2, M)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED ( LINK/ACT LED on front panel indicates the status of LAN port. LINK/ACT LED pattern Description On (green) The server is connected with network normally. Flashing (green) The server is accessing network.
  • Page 35: Led On A Hard Disk Drive

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.6 LED on a hard disk drive Each Hot-Swap HDD is equipped with DISK LED. DISK LED 2 (amber) DISK LED 1 (green) DISK LED 2 (amber) DISK LED 1 (green) DISK LED indicates the following status by lighting.
  • Page 36: Leds For Lan Connectors

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.7 LEDs for LAN connectors The LAN connectors on rear panel have LINK/ACT LED and SPEED LED. LINK/ACT LED Management LAN Connector SPEED LED LINK/ACT LED LAN 1 Connector SPEED LED LINK/ACT LED LAN 2 Connector SPEED LED...
  • Page 37: Ac Power Led On Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.8 AC POWER LED on power supply unit When a redundant power supply unit is installed, the AC POWER LED is available on each power supply unit. AC POWER LED The following table lists LINK/ACT LED patterns.
  • Page 38: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/T120g Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Describes how to install or remove optional devices. You can skip this section if you do not add any optional devices. 2. Installation and Connection Describes how to place the server and connect the cables.
  • Page 39: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    If you do not add any optional devices, 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 40: Anti-Static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Anti-static Measures The server contains static-sensitive components. Follow the measures below to avoid a failure caused by static electricity when installing or uninstalling any optional device.  Wearing Anti-static Wrist Strap or Anti-static Gloves Wear a wrist strap on your wrist and connect the wire to the chassis.
  • Page 41: 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. When installing hot-plug hard disk drive with the server located on site, make a clearance of about 1 to 2 meters in front, rear, left, and top of the server.
  • Page 42 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 8. Install a CPU duct. See Chapter 2 (1.18 Installing CPU Duct). 9. Attach side cover. See Chapter 2 (1.19 Installing Side Cover). 10. Locate the server at installation site. See Chapter 2 (2.1 Installation). 11.
  • Page 43: Removing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Front Bezel Remove Front Bezel when removing Side Cover or installing/replacing an optional device for Expansion Bay. 1. Unlock the bezel by using the attached Bezel Lock Key if Front Bezel is locked. Unlocked Locked 解除...
  • Page 44 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3. While opening Front Bezel, slide it upward to release the tab from the chassis frame, and remove Front Bezel from the server. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 45: Removing Side Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Side Cover Remove Side Cover when installing or removing the following component or change internal cable connection: Optical disk drive, Processor, DIMM, Additional HDD cage, TPM, 5.25-inch device, PCI card, RAID controller, Power supply unit Fan unit, Dust Proof Bezel with Sensor...
  • Page 46: Removing Cpu Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing CPU Duct Remove CPU Duct when installing or removing the following components: DIMM, Processor (CPU) Fan unit Power supply unit 1. Pull the end of two rivets to unlatch CPU Duct. Note: Do not remove rivets, just pull them out.
  • Page 47: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices TPM Kit This section describes the procedure for installing optional TPM Kit. 1.7.1 Installation Install TPM Kit in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.
  • Page 48: Processor (Cpu)

    Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures).  Make sure to use the processor authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party processor may cause a failure of the processor as well as the motherboard. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a processor will be charged.
  • Page 49: Maximum Number Of Processor Cores Supported By This Server

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.1 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 logical processors...
  • Page 50 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices ” to unlatch it from the hook, and then slowly 4. Push down the socket lever on the side marked “ open the lever until it stops. 5. Push down the socket lever on the side marked “ ”...
  • Page 51 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Important Be sure to hold the CPU only at the edges. Pay attention not to touch the bottom of the CPU (pin section).  Note Insert the CPU while aligning the notch on the CPU with the key on the CPU socket.
  • Page 52 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 11. Put the heat sink on the CPU and secure it by using four screws. When securing the screws, temporarily tighten the four screws on cater corner, and then tighten them securely. Make sure to align each screw and screw hole; otherwise, the screws may damage the motherboard.
  • Page 53: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.8.3 Replacement / Removal Follow the steps below to replace or remove the processor.  Do not remove any CPU unless it is failed. Important  The cool sheet at the bottom of the heat sink may adhere to the CPU. To remove the heat sink from the CPU, first turn the heat sink to the left and right lightly to make sure that the heat sink can be apart from the CPU.
  • Page 54: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM Install a Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) to a DIMM socket on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides sixteen sockets to install DIMMs. CPU1_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM5 CPU1_DIMM2 CPU1_DIMM6 CPU2_DIMM3 CPU2_DIMM7 CPU2_DIMM4 CPU2_DIMM8 CPU2_DIMM6...
  • Page 55: Maximum Supported Dimm Size

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.1 Maximum supported DIMM size The maximum available DIMM size on the server depends on the architecture and OS specs. Maximum memory sizes The maximum memory size The maximum memory size supported on each supported on the server Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard *1 32 GB...
  • Page 56: Memory Clock

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.2 Memory clock The server supports the memory clock speed of DDR4-1600/1866/2133/2400MHz but the actual memory clock speed depends on CPU and DIMM configuration. The all of DIMMs operate at the same clock speed. Number of Model Number DIMM type...
  • Page 57: Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.3 Memory RAS feature The server supports the following RAS features. Some restrictions (such as DIMM installation location) are imposed on using the Memory Mirroring or Memory Lock Step Memory Sparing feature. See Chapter 2 (1.9.8 Using memory RAS feature) for conditions appropriate to your requirements.
  • Page 58: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.4 DIMM installation order • DIMM installation order in 1-CPU configuration differs from that in 2-CPU Note configuration. • If CPU2 is not installed, CPU2_DIMM1 to CPU2_DIMM8 are disabled. • See List of features supported by additional memory card in 1.9.3 Memory RAS feature before using memory RAS feature.
  • Page 59: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM Installation Order Slot 1-CPU configuration 2-CPU configuration CPU1_DIMM1 CPU1_DIMM2 CPU1_DIMM3 CPU1_DIMM4 CPU1_DIMM5 CPU1_DIMM6 CPU1_DIMM7 CPU1_DIMM8 CPU2_DIMM1  CPU2_DIMM2  CPU2_DIMM3  CPU2_DIMM4  CPU2_DIMM5  CPU2_DIMM6  CPU2_DIMM7  CPU2_DIMM8  1.9.5 Installation Install a DIMM by using the following procedure.
  • Page 60 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices We recommend that the size of paging file be set to the recommended size (total Tips memory size x 1.5) or more.. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 61: Removal

    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. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.
  • Page 62: Cluster On Die And Early Snoop Features

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.7 Cluster On Die and Early Snoop features To set the Cluster On Die option to Enabled on Advanced -> Memory Configuration submenu in system BIOS setup utility (SETUP), note the number of DIMMs to be installed. For 1-CPU configuration –...
  • Page 63 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices For 2-CPU configuration (Memory RAS Mode: Independent) No. of Cluster On Die feature Target DIMM slot installing DIMMs Not available CPU1_DIMM1 Not available CPU1_DIMM1 & CPU2_DIMM1 From CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available From CPU2_DIMM1 From CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available...
  • Page 64 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices For 2-CPU configuration (Memory RAS Mode: Sparing) No. of installing Cluster On Die feature Target DIMM slot DIMMs From CPU1_DIMM1 & CPU1_DIMM5 Not available From CPU2_DIMM1 & CPU2_DIMM5 From CPU1_DIMM1 to CPU1_DIMM2 Not available From CPU1_DIMM5 to CPU1_DIMM6 From CPU2_DIMM1 &...
  • Page 65: Using Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.9.8 Using memory RAS feature This server has RAS feature including Standard Memory feature (x4 SDDC ECC memory), Memory Mirroring feature, Lock Step feature (x8 SDDC ECC memory), and Memory Sparing feature. Single Device Data Correction (SDDC) allows automatic correction of memory error (multi-bit error).
  • Page 66 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Mirroring Feature Memory Mirroring feature writes the same data into two groups of DIMMs corresponding with each other between memory channels (channels 0 and 1, 2 and 3) to provide data redundancy. ...
  • Page 67 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Mirroring feature can be used under the following conditions:  Install DIMMs in two DIMM sockets configuring a mirror set.  All the installed DIMMs should have the same capacity.  See Chapter 2 (1.
  • Page 68 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Notes on Configuring Memory Mirroring If you additionally install or remove DIMMs that unable to configure Memory Mirroring configuration, Memory RAS Mode is changed to "Independent". "Mirrored" is removed from Advanced  Memory Configuration  Memory Information  CPUx_DIMMx Status xxxx MB (Mirrored) in BIOS SETUP.
  • Page 69 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 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, 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 70 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Lock Step feature can be used under the following conditions:  Install two DIMMs that operate in parallel in memory socket.  All the installed DIMMs should have the same model number. ...
  • Page 71 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Lock Step cannot be configured in the following cases:  Memory Lock Step between memory channels of different memory controllers (CPU)  Memory Lock Step within the same memory channel Notes on Configuring Lock Step If you additionally install or remove DIMMs that unable to configure Memory LockStep configuration, Memory RAS Mode is changed to "Independent".
  • Page 72 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 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 active memory controller, the feature automatically changes the active DIMM from the failed one to a DIMM in the standby state to continue the processing.
  • Page 73 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory controller Standby Active Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory controller Standby Active Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory Sparing feature can be used under the following conditions: ...
  • Page 74 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2-CPU 1-CPU configuration configuration 6th set 6th set 1st set 8th set 1st set 8th set 2nd set 2nd set 1st set 1st set 3rd set 3rd set 4th set 4th set 4th set 2nd set 4th set...
  • Page 75 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices The following Memory Sparing cannot be configured.  A DIMM of different model number is installed.  Memory Sparing with different memory channels Notes on Configuring Memory Sparing If you additionally install or remove DIMMs that unable to configure Memory Sparing configuration, Memory RAS Mode is changed to "Independent".
  • Page 76: Flash Backup Unit For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10 Flash Backup Unit for RAID Controller If a RAID controller (N8103-176/177/178/179) is installed with a Flash Backup Unit (FBU), you can avoid data loss caused by accidents including temporary blackout during Write Back operation. The model of the FBU to be used depends on RAID controller.
  • Page 77 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Put an FBU on the battery tray and cover the FBU with the FBU bracket in accordance with the figure and fix them with one screw provided with the RAID controller. 5.
  • Page 78: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Route the FBU control cable as shown in the figure below. 8. Mount the adapter to the RAID controller. 9. Connect the FBU control cable to the RAID controller. FBU control cable Important When connecting an FBU control cable to a RAID controller, align a black mark on each connector of the FBU control cable and the RAID controller.
  • Page 79: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 PCI Card The server is equipped with five slots for PCI card. Important You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). 1.11.1 Notes Read the following notes when installing or removing a PCI card.
  • Page 80: Supported Pci Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.2 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, refer to the manual supplied with it. Different cards mounted on the same bus operate at the lower frequency.
  • Page 81 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Product PCI #1 Remarks number Slot number (2 CPUs PCI #2 PCI #3 PCI #4 PCI #5 required) PCIe PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot performance lane lane lane lane lane Socket type socket socket socket...
  • Page 82: Installing Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.3 Installing PCI card Install a PCI card to a PCI slot in the following procedure. Important When installing a PCI card, make sure the connector of the card fits the connector of the slot. Note To install the FBU for RAID controller, see Chapter 2 (1.10 Battery / Flash Backup Unit for RAID Controller).
  • Page 83 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Position the terminal part of the PCI card to the PCI slot and insert it. Important Do not touch the connector of PCI slot or the terminal part of PCI cards and the signal pins of electric parts installed on the card.
  • Page 84: Installing Sas Expander Card (N8103-186)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Using the optional controller (N8103-176/177/178/179) For details, refer to the manual that comes with optional RAID controller (N8103-176/177/178/179).  You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For Important details, see Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures).
  • Page 85 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3. Position the terminal part of the SAS Expander Card to the PCI slot and insert it. Important Do not touch the connector of PCI slot or the terminal part of SAS Expander Card and the signal pins of electric parts installed on the card.
  • Page 86 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices  Note Make sure that the tip of bracket of SAS Expander card is surely inserted into the PCI slot.  If you have trouble installing the SAS Expander Card, remove the SAS Expander Card once and try again.
  • Page 87: Rs-232C Connector Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.5 RS-232C Connector Kit Install the RS-232C Connector Kit to a PCI slot in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.
  • Page 88: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11.6 Removal To remove a PCI card, reverse the installation procedure. Run SETUP and change boot order in Boot menu. See Chapter 3 (2. System BIOS Setup) for how to specify it. If using the server while the card is removed, attach the blank cover that comes with the PCI slot.
  • Page 89: Hdd Cage

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12 HDD Cage The server can have HDD cage to install hard disk drives. 1.12.1 Installation 2.5-inch HDD cage The server can contain up to three 2.5-inch HDD cages. Install cages starting from the top of Expansion Bay. Install a 2.5-inch HDD cage in the following procedure.
  • Page 90 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect SGPIO cable provided with 2.5-inch HDD cage. When installing the first 2.5-inch HDD cage, use the SGPIO cable for connecting between motherboard and HDD cage. The SGPIO cable for connecting between HDD cages is not used. When installing the second or third HDD cage, use the SGPIO cable for connecting between HDD cages.
  • Page 91 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3.5-inch HDD cage The server can contain up to two 3.5-inch HDD cages. Install cages starting from the top of Expansion Bay. Install a 3.5-inch HDD cage in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.
  • Page 92 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Connect SGPIO cable provided with 3.5-inch HDD cage. When installing the first 3.5-inch HDD cage, use the SGPIO cable for connecting between motherboard and HDD cage. The SGPIO cable for connecting between HDD cages is not used. When installing the second HDD cage, use the SGPIO cable for connecting between HDD cages.
  • Page 93: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12.2 Removal 2.5-inch HDD cage The server can contain up to three 2.5-inch HDD cages. Remove cages starting from the bottom bay. Remove 2.5-inch HDD cage in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2.
  • Page 94: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13 Optical Disk Drive This section describes the procedure for installing the optional optical disk drive. Do not install any unsupported optical disk drive. Important You need to install an optional optical disk drive when using this server. Optical disk drive bay Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 95: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.1 Installation Install an optical disk drive in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the blank cover from Expansion Bay 1. If the bay contains any 5.25-inch device, remove the device before installing an optical disk drive.
  • Page 96 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Insert the optical disk drive with the bracket mounted into the slot until the bracket is locked. 6. Connect a cable to optical disk drive. 7. Attach the cover removed in Step 2. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 97: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.2 Removal Remove optical disk drive in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the blank cover from Expansion Bay 1. If the Expansion Bay 1 contains 5.25-inch device, remove the device.
  • Page 98 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 6. Attach the cover removed in Step 2. Do not use the server without an optical disk drive. Important Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 99: Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.14 Power Supply Unit Models N8100-2477F, N8100-2478F and N8100-2279F are hot-plug redundant power supply units. The redundant power system can be configured with two redundant power units. In redundant power system, the server can continue operation even one of the power supply unit fails. 1.14.1 Replacing failed redundant power supply unit Replace the power supply unit only when redundant power supply unit fails.
  • Page 100: Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15 Fan Unit The server can contain non-redundant fan unit or hot-plug redundant fan unit. With redundant fan unit, the server can continue operation even one of the fan unit fails. Note It is recommended to install fan unit after installing other optional devices except for hot-plug hard disk drive.
  • Page 101 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note After the front fan is installed, it is difficult to connect a fan cable to motherboard. Thus, first connect fan cable to motherboard, then install the front fan. 6. Install three front fan units (92 mm sq.) to the locations FAN1, FAN2, and FAN3 (enclosed with dotted line in the figure below).
  • Page 102: Replacing/Removing Failed Non-Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Change the jumper switch setting on motherboard to Non-redundant FAN. Redundant FAN 1 2 3 Non-redundant FAN 1 2 3 1.15.2 Replacing/removing failed non-redundant fan unit Replace the fan unit only when it fails. 1.
  • Page 103: Installing Hot-Plug Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.3 Installing hot-plug redundant fan unit Install redundant fan unit in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Connect the fan cables for rear fan units (120 mm sq.) to connectors on motherboard. Connect the fan cable for FAN4 to the connector FAN4 on motherboard.
  • Page 104 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 6. Install three front fan units (92 mm sq.) to the locations FAN1, FAN2, and FAN3 (enclosed with dotted line in the figure below). Use the six screws (two screws for one fan unit) provided with redundant fan unit to secure the fan unit.
  • Page 105: Removing Hot-Plug Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 8. Arrange the CPU duct according to the figure below. Cut the shaded portion (three places) with a nipper or knife. 1.15.4 Removing hot-plug redundant fan unit Replace the fan unit only when it fails. 1.
  • Page 106: Replacing Failed Hot-Plug Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15.5 Replacing failed hot-plug redundant fan unit Replace the hot-plug redundant fan unit only when it fails. The fan unit can be replaced while the system is powered on and running. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely.
  • Page 107 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2. Unlock the fan bracket as shown below, and remove the failed fan from the fan case. Front fan unit (FAN1, FAN2, FAN3) Rear fan unit (FAN4, FAN5) Power supply fan unit (FAN6) 3.
  • Page 108: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16 Use of Internal hard disk drives in the RAID System This section describes how to use the hard disk drives installed in the HDD cage at the front of the server in the RAID system.
  • Page 109 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (a) Using SW RAID for 2.5-inch HDD cage (1 to 4 HDDs) Change RAID configuration jumper to RAID Enable by referring the illustration below. Connect 2.5-inch HDD cage to motherboard using SAS/SATA cable provided with 2.5-inch HDD cage. Make sure the location of key pin of SGPIO cable.
  • Page 110 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connecting RAID controller to 2.5-inch HDD cage Connector for N8103-176/177/178 RAID controller Ports 0-3 Ports 4-7 Connect the SAS/SATA cable provided with the 2.5-inch HDD cage as shown in the table below. Optional RAID Controller 2.5-inch HDD cage Ports0-3...
  • Page 111 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices  Connecting N8103-176/177/178 RAID controller to SAS Expander Card Connecting SAS Expander Card to 2.5-inch HDD cage Connect the SAS Expander Card to the 2.5-inch HDD cage using SAS/SATA cable provided with 2.5-inch HDD cage.
  • Page 112 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (c) Power cable connestion for Redundant PSU model Dev2 Dev1 2.5"HDD BPB 2.5"HDD BPB 2.5"HDD BPB Expander Board (d) Power cable connection for Fixed PSU model (P1) (P6) (P2) Fixed PSU Dev2 (P3) Dev1 (P5)
  • Page 113 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3.5-inch HDD cage Connect cables to 3.5-inch HDD cage by referring to the illustration below. POWER1 POWER2 SGPIO1 SAS0-3 SGPIO2 (a) Using SW RAID for 3.5-inch HDD cage (1 to 4 HDDs) Connect 3.5-inch HDD cage to motherboard using K410-258(00) internal SAS/SATA cable provided with 3.5-inch HDD cage.
  • Page 114 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices (c) Power cable connestion for Redundant PSU model Dev2 Dev1 3.5"HDD BPB 3.5"HDD BPB (d) Power cable connection for Fixed PSU model (P1) (P6) (P2) Fixed PSU Dev2 (P3) Dev1 (P5) (P14) (P4) (P7) (P8)
  • Page 115: Notes On Setting Up A Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.2 Notes on setting up a RAID System Note the following points when setting up a RAID system.  The number of hard disk drives required varies in each RAID level.  If the optional RAID controller (N8103-176) is used, the RAID system cannot be built in RAID5/RAID6/RAID50.
  • Page 116: Inch Device

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17 5.25-inch Device This section describes installation procedure for 5.25-inch device.  Do not use unsupported device. Important  Only a single internal USB device can be installed. Expansion bay 2 Expansion bay 1 Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 117: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17.1 Installation Install 5.25-inch device in the following procedure. 1. See steps 1 to 5 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. 2. Remove the blank cover of Expansion Bay. 3.
  • Page 118: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Connect a signal cable and a power cable to 5.25-inch device. If you install an internal USB device, connect the internal USB cable to USB2 connector on motherboard. 6. Align screw holes of 5.25-inch device with those on fixing bracket, and insert the end of fixing bracket into the screws holes of 5.25-inch device.
  • Page 119: Installing Cpu Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.18 Installing CPU Duct Install the CPU duct according to the following procedures. 1. Insert the CPU duct so that the swelling of CPU duct covers the stand on motherboard. See the figure below.
  • Page 120: Installing Side Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.19 Installing Side Cover Install Side Cover according to the following procedures. 1. Insert the guide metals (front and rear, two places) located lower inside of Side Cover, into the frame of the server.
  • Page 121: Hot-Plug 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 and the hard disk drive.  3.5-inch hot-plug HDD cage can contain four disk drives per one HDD cage.
  • Page 122 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices  When installing different types of HDDs, first install the same type of HDDs in the slots starting from the smallest number in the 2.5-inch HDD cage, and then install the other types of HDDs in the remaining slots. Example of mixture of internal disk drives Install SAS SSDs in slots 0 to 2.
  • Page 123: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20.1 Installation This section describes installation procedure for 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives. Follow the same installation procedure for 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive. Note In the RAID group (pack), build a Disk Array using hard disk drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed, and standard).
  • Page 124 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Hold the drive carrier firmly and insert it into the slot.  Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. Note  Hold the drive carrier firmly with both hands. 5.
  • Page 125: Removal

    If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, you must erase the stored data completely. Important NEC assumes no liability for data leakage should the product be transferred to a third party without erasing the data. Note If you have to remove a disk due to a hard disk drive failure, check the slot with its DISK LED lit in amber.
  • Page 126: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. If you intend to use the server while the hard disk drive is removed, fill the open slot with a dummy tray. Note Do not pull the slot out from the handle. Doing so may damage the handle. 1.20.3 Replacing a hard disk drive in the RAID System In the RAID System, you can use the auto rebuild feature to restore data back to the state before a failure occurred by writing the data saved before the replacement to a new hard disk drive after replacing the...
  • Page 127: Installing The Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.21 Installing the Front Bezel To install the front bezel, insert three tabs on left end of front bezel into frame holes on front right side of the server, and close the front bezel. After installation, lock the front bezel with Bezel Lock Key. Insert the tip of hinge into the holes on chassis (3 places).
  • Page 128: Dust Proof Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.22 Dust Proof Kit The following dust proof bezels can be attached to this server.  N8146-92 Dust Proof Kit Note The outer dimension after Dust Proof Kit is attached is as follows. 200.0 mm (width) X 613.5 mm (depth) X 438.0 mm (height) (projection excluded) 1.22.1 Installing Dust Proof Kit Perform the following steps to attach the Dust Proof Kit.
  • Page 129: Removing Dust Proof Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 4. Install the front bezel to server chassis. Insert the tip of hinge into the holes on chassis (3 places). 1.22.2 Removing Dust Proof Kit To remove a Dust Proof Kit, reverse the installation procedure. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 130: Replacement Of Dust Proof Filter

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.22.3 Replacement of Dust Proof Filter The service life of dust proof filter is six months (recommended) or one year (maximum). The life time depends on usage environment. Use N8147-24 Dust proof filter for replacement. Important If the server is operated for long time beyond the maximum service life, the temperature inside the device raises due to clogged dust, and may cause a...
  • Page 131 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3. In the reverse procedure of removal, mount the filter to dust proof cover so that its tab faces toward you. 4. Install the dust proof cover to front bezel. Dust proof cover Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 132: Dust Proof Bezel With Sensor

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.23 Dust Proof Bezel with Sensor The following dust proof bezels can be attached to this server. • N8146-91 Dust Proof Bezel with Sensor Note The outer dimension after Dust Proof Kit is attached is as follows. 200.0 mm (width) X 613.5 mm (depth) X 438.0 mm (height) (projection excluded) 1.23.1 Installing Dust Proof Kit...
  • Page 133 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 3. Pull the sensor cable from rear face of dust-proof bezel, and connect to filter replacement sensor as shown in figure below. 4. Install the dust proof cover to dust proof bezel as shown in figure below. ②...
  • Page 134 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 5. Secure sensor cable with bracket. Sensor Cable Bracket Screw for fixing Bracket 6. Lift the front bezel of the server as shown in figure below, then remove the front bezel. ② Front Bezel ①...
  • Page 135 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 7. Install the 3 springs to the server as shown in figure below. Screw for fixing spring Spring 8. Install the dust-proof bezel to the server as shown in figure below. Insert the three hinges of front bezel into the holes of server. Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 136 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 9. Remove side cover of the server. ① ② 10. Remove sub-bezel of the server. Push the around catches (four places on top and bottom), and pull the sub-bezel. Sub-bezel Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 137 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 11. Route the sensor cable in sub-bezel as shown in figure below. To Mother Board From Dust-proof Bezel Sensor Cable Secure about 40mm between dust-proof bezel. 12. Install the sub-bezel, then pass the sensor cable through back of USB connectors. Note Be sure not to jam the sensor cable between the sub-bezel and the chassis.
  • Page 138 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 13. Route the sensor cable as shown in figure below. 14. Connect the sensor cable to the connector on motherboard. Rear Front Filter Replacement Sensor Connector Express5800/T120g User's Guide...
  • Page 139: Removing Dust Proof Bezel With Sensor

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.23.2 Removing Dust Proof Bezel with Sensor To remove a Dust Proof Bezel with Sensor, reverse the installation procedure. 1.23.3 Replacement of Dust Proof Bezel See Chapter 2 (1.22.3 Replacement of Dust Proof Filter) for replacement of a dust proof filter. 1.23.4 Filter Monitor Software Install Regarding the installation procedure for the Filter Monitor Software, refer to...
  • Page 140: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to position the server and connect cables. Installation WARNING Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safety. Failure to observe the precautions may cause death or serious injury. For details, see Safety precautions in Precautions for Use.
  • Page 141 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection The environment that satisfies the following conditions <Operating> <Storage> Ambient temperature: 5°C to 40°C 5°C to 40°C Humidity: 20% to 80% 10% to 80% Temperature gradient: ±10°C/hour ±15°C/hour Air pressure: 749 to 1040 hpa 749 to 1040 hpa 1 5°C to 45°C (when an optional kit is installed;...
  • Page 142 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Do not install the server in an environment in which any of the following conditions apply: Installing the server in any of the following conditions will cause the server to malfunction. Places where corrosive gas is present (environments where there is sulfur vapor in the atmosphere), or places Place of drastic temperature change...
  • Page 143: 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. The illustration below shows locations of peripheral devices and their connector available in standard configuration.
  • Page 144 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection USB device Front Finally, connect the power cord to an outlet. For connecting to the UPS, see the next section 2.2.1. Device with the serial interface Display unit 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T Hub, switching hub, etc.
  • Page 145: Connecting To A Uninterruptible Power Supply (Ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection A dedicated line cannot be directly connected to the serial port connector. Tips 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.
  • Page 146: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/T120g Setup This chapter describes how to set up the server. 1. Turning on the Server POST (Power-On Self-Test) is explained in this section. 2. System BIOS Setup You can customize the BIOS settings by following the instructions in this section.
  • Page 147: Turning On The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server Turning on the Server Pressing the POWER switch at the front of the server turns 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.
  • Page 148: 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, DIMM, and processor (CPU). POST also displays the start-up messages of different utilities during the operation.
  • Page 149 Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server 4. After a while, the following message is displayed on the screen. Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network By pressing the designated function key following messages, you can call the functions below upon completion of POST.
  • Page 150: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server  Even when any bootable device is connected, the following message may be displayed by stopping the utility. Bootable media is not found. Please restart this computer. In this case, the BIOS setup utility (SETUP) cannot be booted. 1.1.2 POST error messages When POST detects an error, it displays an error message on the screen or beeps for some errors.
  • Page 151: System Bios Setup

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup System BIOS 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 152: Description On On-Screen Items And Key Usage

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage This section shows display examples and how to control the key. Use the keyboard to work with the SETUP utility. Indicates the currently displayed menu Indicates the menu has submenus.
  • Page 153 Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup  <F2> key If you press this key, the following window appears. If you select Yes, the previous parameter(s) are restored. If you have saved changes by selecting Save & Changes, pressing the <F2> key restores the saved value.
  • Page 154: Basic Cases That Require Configuration

    Boot → Bootup Numlock State → ON or power ON On/Off the function to By pressing <Esc> key, prevent the Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled display NEC logo during display of the logo. POST Memory Add or change DIMM After rebooting, Memory Retest Advanced →...
  • Page 155 Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Category Description To be changed Remark Execute TBOOT (Trusted Mount the option TPM kit, select [Security] Do not disable TPM with the TPM Boot) using the option TPM kit. and set the following items under the management module with [TXT [Trusted Computing] submenu to Support] set to [Enabled] and the OS...
  • Page 156: Bios Setting By Network

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup BIOS setting by network 2.5.1 Overview You can backup and restore the BIOS setting via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 by incorporating XPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 and BIOS. This server (management server) System BIOS Management PC Restore Backup Backup...
  • Page 157: Backing Up The Bios Setting

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup □ Restore You can restore the BIOS setting by uploading the BIOS setting file remotely via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3. The uploaded BIOS setting file will be reflected to BIOS when the server is booted next time. Turn off the power of this server or activate OS before uploading.
  • Page 158 Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup ■Before change (Example of the backed up BIOS setting file) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <root xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <component name="BIOS"> <target> : (omitted) <target> <request_id operation="response"/> <category name="Server" id="1"> : (omitted) </category> </component> </root> (※Descriptions for some items are ommitted )...
  • Page 159: Notes

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup 4. Turn on the power of this server if it is turned off. Restart OS if it has been started. Tips  The message notifying a change of the BIOS setting is displayed during POST.
  • Page 160: Expressscope Engine 3

    2. If you press the <F4> key at this time, ROM utility starts upon completion of POST. You can also press the <F4> key while the NEC logo is being displayed to open the Off-line TOOL MENU screen. 3. The keyboard selection screen appears. Select your keyboard type.
  • Page 161 Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 4. When the Off-line TOOL MENU appears, select BMC Configuration, BMC Configuration, Network, and then Property. 5. If Property is selected, the following screen is displayed. On this screen, specify whether to use DHCP and if DHCP is not used, configure IP Address/Subnet Mask.
  • Page 162: Expressbuilder

    Ensure a CD/DVD is removed from the server, turn on the server, and then press <F3> key during POST. Windows Application Click the shortcut of NEC EXPRESSBUILDER on the desktop after installing Windows and Starter Pack. EXPRESSBUILDER DVD DVD does not come with the product. Download it from the following website.
  • Page 163: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install the OS and other software components. See the instructions below.  Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/T120g User’s Guide...
  • Page 164: 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 instruction manual supplied with the UPS. 1.
  • Page 165: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/T120g Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Glossary Revision Record Express5800/T120g User’s Guide...
  • Page 166: Specifications

    Regulatory and Safety FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, CCC, RoHS, WEEE Supported Supported by NEC Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter, Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard, Microsoft®...
  • Page 167: Interrupt Lines

    Chapter 4 Appendix 2. Interrupt Lines Interrupt Lines Interrupt lines are assigned as factory settings as shown below. Use this table as a reference when you add optional devices.  Interrupt lines Peripheral Device (Controller) Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer SM bus ...
  • Page 168: Glossary

    Software for managing plural servers on network. NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService Software for monitoring the server. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager. You can choose Service Mode or Non-Service Mode when installing this software. Service Mode resides as the OS service and Non-Service Mode does not use the OS service to reduce memory, CPU power and other OS resources.
  • Page 169: Revision Record

    Chapter 4 Appendix 4. Revision Record Revision Record Document Number Date Issued Description 10.115.01-101.01 April 2016 Newly created Express5800/T120g User’s Guide...
  • Page 170 NEC Express Server Express5800/T120g User’s Guide April 2016 NEC Corporation 7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku Tokyo 108-8001, Japan ©NEC Corporation 2016 The contents of this manual may not be copied or altered without the prior written permission of NEC Corporation.

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