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Maintenance Guide
NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/B120f
EXP436A
Chapter 1 Maintenance
Chapter 2 Useful Features
Chapter 3 Appendix
40.103.01-104.02
March 2015
© NEC Corporation 2014

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  • Page 1 Maintenance Guide NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/B120f EXP436A Chapter 1 Maintenance Chapter 2 Useful Features Chapter 3 Appendix 40.103.01-104.02 March 2015 © NEC Corporation 2014...
  • Page 2: Documents For This Product

    Chapter 2: Useful Features The detail of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other documents The detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and other features. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Documents for This Product ..........................2 Contents ................................3 Notations Used in This Document ......................... 6 Notations used in the text ........................6 Optical disk drive ..........................6 Hard disk drive ............................ 6 Removable media ..........................6 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ................. 7 Trademarks ................................
  • Page 4 Contents 5.11 Problem of Optical Disk Drive ....................43 5.12 Problem of Powering Off ......................43 6. Windows System Recovery ..........................44 6.1 Recovery of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 ........... 44 6.2 Recovery of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 ........... 44 7.
  • Page 5 Contents 7. NEC ESMPRO ............................. 175 7.1 NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService (for Windows) ..............175 7.2 NEC ESMPRO Manager ......................176 7.3 NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension ....................177 7.4 Server Configuration Utility ...................... 177 7.5 NEC ExpressUpdate Agent ...................... 177 8. NEC Product Info Collection Utility ....................... 178 8.1 Usage ............................
  • Page 6: Notations Used In This Document

    Notations Used in This Document Notations Used in This Document Notations used in the text In addition to safety-related symbols urging caution, three other types of notations are used in this document. These notations have the following meanings. Important Indicates critical items that must be followed when handling hardware or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, hardware failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.
  • Page 7: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (windows)

    Notations Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. See Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter...
  • Page 8: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE and ExpressUpdate are registered trademarks 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. AT is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation of the United States and other countries.
  • Page 9: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    This document is subject to change at any time without notice. Do not make copies or alter the document content without permission from NEC Corporation. If you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions in this document, contact your sales representative.
  • Page 10: Chapter 1 Maintenance

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/B120f Maintenance This chapter explains maintenance of server, and what actions are to be taken in case of trouble when operating this server. 1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal Describes how to transfer this server to a third party. Also describes how to dispose, move and store this server.
  • Page 11: Transfer, Movement, And Disposal

    Important NEC assumes no liability for data leakage. Data seems to be erased when you empty "Recycle Bin" of Windows or run the "format" command of the operating system. However, the actual data remains on the hard disk drive. Data not erased completely might be restored by special software and used for unexpected purposes.
  • Page 12: Disposal Of The Server And Consumables

    ● Some components including fans, built-in batteries, and the optical disk drive work for a limited period of time and require replacement. For stable operation of the server, NEC recommends you regularly replace these components. Contact your sales representative for information on replacement or the lifetime of components.
  • Page 13: Moving And Storing

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal Moving and Storing Follow the steps below if you want to relocate or store this server. WARNING Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safety. Failure to observe the precautions may cause death or serious injury.
  • Page 14 Chapter 1 Installing Windows 1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal 1. Power off the server (POWER LED lights amber). 2. Disconnect the cables from the server. 3. Unmount the server from the Blade Enclosure. 4. Pack the server securely to protect from damage, shock, and vibration. Important If the server is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place, condensation will occur and cause failures.
  • Page 15: Daily Maintenance

    We recommend you to apply the latest update always. NEC corporate site: http://www.nec.com/ [Support & Downloads] NEC also provides ExpressUpdate that helps you to download and install updates that must be applied to BIOS and FW of the server. ExpressUpdate is contained in EXPRESSBUILDER provided with the server.
  • Page 16: Status Indicator Leds

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 2. Daily Maintenance Status Indicator LEDs After powering on the server or before shutting down the system and powering off the server, check the status indicator LEDs on the front of the server. For the functions and descriptions of LEDs, see Chapter 1 (5. Names and Functions of Parts) in User’s Guide.
  • Page 17: Cleaning The Server

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 2. Daily Maintenance 2.5.1 Cleaning the server Wipe the external surfaces of the server with a dry soft cloth. Follow the steps below if stains remain on the surfaces. Important  Do not use thinner, benzene, and other volatile solvents to clean the server.
  • Page 18: User Support

    User Support Before getting after-sales service, check the contents of the warranty and service. Maintenance Services Service representatives from NEC subsidiary companies or companies authorized by NEC provide maintenance services. For the services, contact your sales representative. Before Asking for Repair If you think that a failure occurred, follow the steps below: 1.
  • Page 19: Collecting Failure Information

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 4. Collecting Failure Information Collecting Failure Information If the server does not work correctly, you can collect failure information by using the following way. The failure information to be described below is to be collected only at the request of your sales representative. Important Do not reset during dumping memory or restarting even if the message of virtual memory shortage appears.
  • Page 20 Chapter 1 Installing Windows 4. Collecting Failure Information 3. Click View event logs under System and Security. In Windows Logs, select the type of log. Application records events related to applications. Security records events related to security. System records events that occur in Windows system components. On the Action menu, select Save All Events As.
  • Page 21: Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2008

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 4. Collecting Failure Information 4.1.2 Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2008 Click Administrative Tool and then click Event Viewer from Control Panel. In Windows Logs, select the type of log. Application records events related to applications. Security records events related to security.
  • Page 22: Collecting Configuration Information

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 4. Collecting Failure Information Collecting Configuration Information This section describes how to collect hardware information or configuration. Tips If a STOP error, system error, or system stall occurs, restart the system and then follow the procedure below. 4.2.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 / Windows Server 2012 1.
  • Page 23: Collecting User-mode Process Dump

    Chapter 1 Installing Windows 4. Collecting Failure Information Collecting User-Mode Process Dump The diagnostic information related to application errors can be collected. For details, see Chapter 1 (7.2 How to Create a User-Mode Process Dump File) in "Installation Guide (Windows)". Collecting Memory Dump The contents of memory when an error has occurred can be collected as a memory dump file.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If this system does not operate as intended, check it according to the contents of the following checklist before sending it for repair. If an item in the checklist corresponds with a problem you are experiencing, follow the subsequent check and processing instructions.
  • Page 25 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Did you turn on the power of Blade Enclosure within 60 seconds after AC power is supplied to each  power unit? → After the POWER LED lights amber, wait for 60 seconds or longer, and then turn on the power of Blade Enclosure by using the POWER switch.
  • Page 26 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting POST does not complete Is memory installed correctly?  → Check if memory is installed correctly. Is the memory size large?  → The memory check may take longer than usual if the installed memory size is large. Wait for a while.
  • Page 27: Problem Of Starting Expressbuilder

    Unable to start EXPRESSBUILDER. Virtual Drive (VD) is incorrect. Action: Check if the files for recovery are uploaded in the following site, and then recover the file according to the web site. http://www.nec.com/ Error [Message ID:Z3002] : Failed to detect a DVD drive or a flash drive.
  • Page 28 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Unable to start EXPRESSBUILDER from Internal Flash Memory Did you press <F3> key during POST?  → Press <F3> key at the following POST message. Press <F2> Setup, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network The server restarts automatically when operating EXPRESSBUILDER Is Boot Monitoring enabled?
  • Page 29: Problem Of Installing Os

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of Installing OS I cannot create a partition when installing Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012. Was the following message displayed?  →If the above message is displayed, it means that you failed to create a partition. In this case, delete the partition you attempted to create, and then create a new partition.
  • Page 30 Did you configure the RAID Controller?  → For the RAID System, use NEC EXPRESSBUILDER or a RAID Configuration Utility (Off-line Utility) to properly configure the RAID Controller before installing OS. Did you create a logical drive? ...
  • Page 31 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting When Starter Pack is executed on Windows Server 2008 R2, the message below is sometimes displayed for a moment upon shutdown 1 program still needs to close: (Waiting for) Task Host Window → No problems for system operation. For details, refer to the Microsoft website below: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777/en-us The system was installed as Workgroup although it is set to join the domain...
  • Page 32 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting An error message is displayed at the system reboot after installing the graphics accelerator driver. Is your system environment Server Core of Windows Server 2012 R2?   An application error is registered in the event viewer, but this does not affect system operation after a reboot.
  • Page 33: Problem Of Starting Os

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of Starting OS Unable to start OS Has the BIOS configuration of the RAID Controller changed?  → Set the correct BIOS configuration with a RAID Configuration Utility (Off-line Utility). Is the RAID Controller recognized by POST? ...
  • Page 34: Problem Of Windows Stop Error

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting The following message appears when logging in the system on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008: Have you finished license authentication for Windows product?   The above message will appear if you use Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 with the unauthenticated license.
  • Page 35: Problem Of Operating Raid System

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of Operating RAID System Unable to rebuild solid state drive Is the capacity of the solid state drive to be rebuilt enough?  → Use a solid state drive with the same capacity as that of the faulty solid state drive. Is the logical drive RAID0? ...
  • Page 36: Problem Of Using Internal Devices And Other Hardware

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of Using Internal Devices and Other Hardware Fail to access the internal or external devices (or such devices fail to operate) Are cables properly connected?  → Make sure that the interface cables and power cord are properly connected. Also make sure that the cables are connected in the correct order.
  • Page 37 Unable to access the (internal or external) SCSI devices Is the SCSI device supported for use with the server?  → Operation of any SCSI device that is not authorized by NEC is not guaranteed. Are the optional SCSI controllers properly configured? ...
  • Page 38 Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting When N8403-034/034F is used, the names of the Fibre Channel controllers may appear with different names on Device Manager → When N8403-034/034F is used on Windows, a different controller name may be displayed per controller in Device Manager. It is not a problem in operating the system. To display correct controller name, run the following command stored in EXPRESSBUILDER DVD and reboot the system.
  • Page 39: Problem Of Os Operation

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of OS Operation Windows operation is unstable Have you installed the Starter Pack?  → If the network driver is installed after OS is installed, Windows operation may become unstable. Install the Starter Pack by referring to the description about how to install the Starter Pack for each OS in "Installation Guide (Windows)".
  • Page 40 Restoring the factory-set configuration data also clears settings of remote management you have made on NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension. Be sure to make a backup copy of settings of remote management by using NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension or "System Management" in Tools menu of EXPRESSBUILDER before starting restoration.
  • Page 41: Problem Of Expressbuilder On Windows

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting Problem of EXPRESSBUILDER on Windows Unable to read the instruction manuals Did you install Adobe Reader in your computer?  → To read PDF files, install Adobe Reader in your computer. Is your browser Internet Explorer (IE)? ...
  • Page 42: Problem Of Bundled Software

    → For details of NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService (for Windows), see NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService Installation Guide (Windows) in EXPRESSBUILDER. NEC ESMPRO Manager → For details of NEC ESMPRO Manager, see NEC ESMPRO Manager Installation Guide (Windows) in EXPRESSBUILDER or its help. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 43: Problem Of Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 5. Troubleshooting 5.11 Problem of Optical Disk Drive Unable to access or play a CD/DVD. Is the disk properly set in the optical disk drive tray?  → There is a holder in the tray to secure the disk. Make sure that the disk is securely placed in the holder.
  • Page 44: Windows System Recovery

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 6. Windows System Recovery Windows System Recovery Recover the Windows system by using the following instructions if the system does not work normally. Note  After recovering the system, be sure to install each driver and Starter Pack, see "Installation Guide (Windows)"...
  • Page 45: Resetting And Clearing The Server

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 7. Resetting and Clearing the Server Resetting and Clearing the Server Read this section if the server does not work or if you want to change BIOS settings back to the factory settings. Hardware Reset If you press the RESET switch, the CPU blade is reset and restarted. RESET switch Note Make sure that no processing is in progress before resetting the server except when the...
  • Page 46: Bmc Reset

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 7. Resetting and Clearing the Server BMC Reset Press BMC RESET Switch only if a problem occurs in EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 (BMC) or you are requested by your service representative. Do not press this switch in usual operation. Do not turn on/off the server, reboot the system, or perform any switch operation for approximately three minutes after pressing the BMC Reset switch.
  • Page 47: Forced Shutdown

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 7. Resetting and Clearing the Server Forced Shutdown Use this feature when the OS shutdown command does not work, POWER Switch does not turn off the server, or software reset does not work. Continue to hold POWER Switch of the server for at least four seconds. The power is forcibly turned off. To turn on the power back again, wait at least 30 seconds after turning off the power.
  • Page 48: System Diagnostics

    ● CPU cache memory ● Hard disk drive Important To avoid affecting the network, disconnect Fibre Channel, NEC Storage, and other external storage before running System Diagnostics. No data is written on the disk when checking the hard disk drives.
  • Page 49: Usage Of System Diagnostics

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 8. System Diagnostics Usage of System Diagnostics After turning off the server or restarting the server, run System Diagnostics as follows. 1. Run EXPRESSBUILDER and choose Tool menu from Boot Selection Menu. See Chapter 2 (5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER) for details. Note Choose English if Language selection menu appears.
  • Page 50 Chapter 1 Maintenance 8. System Diagnostics Move the cursor to the test that detected the error, and press <Enter > key. Take notes about the error message that has been output to the Detail Information screen and contact your sales representative. 4.
  • Page 51: Offline Tools

    Chapter 1 Maintenance 9. Offline Tools Offline Tools Offline Tools are used for maintenance, failure analysis, and the settings of the server. Starting Offline Tools Start up Offline Tools at the following steps. 1. Turn on a display, and other peripheral devices, and then turn on the server. 2.
  • Page 52: Features Of Offline Tools

    Off-line Maintenance Utility is started when Maintenance Utility is chosen. Off-line Maintenance Utility is used for preventive maintenance and failure analysis for the server. If you are unable to start NEC ESMPRO due to a failure, Off-line Maintenance Utility can be used to check the cause of the failure.
  • Page 53: Console-less Feature

    You can also control Offline Tools remotely by using BIOS Console Redirection. 9.3.2 Preparation Enable the remote management feature of EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 in advance to check the hardware error during console-less operation. See "EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 User's Guide" or NEC ESMPRO Manager online help. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 54: Chapter 2 Useful Features

    Describes the EXPRESSBUILDER attached to the server. 6. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 Describes EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3. 7. NEC ESMPRO Describes NEC ESMPRO used to manage and monitor the server. 8. NEC Product Info Collection Utility Describes the NEC Product Info Collection Utility. 9. Universal RAID Utility Describes Universal RAID Utility, an application to manage or monitor the RAID controllers.
  • Page 55: System Bios

    1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features System BIOS You can check and change the parameters using the BIOS Setup utility (SETUP). Starting SETUP Turn on the server and proceed with POST. After a while, the following message appears at the bottom left of the screen. Press <F2>...
  • Page 56: Main

    1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features 1.2.1 Main When you start SETUP, the Main menu appears first. Option Parameter Description BIOS Information – – Displays the BIOS version. BIOS Version (display only) Build Date (display only) Displays the BIOS build date. Access Level (display only) Displays the access level of the login user, Administrator or User.
  • Page 57: Advanced

    1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features 1.2.2 Advanced Advanced menu appears when the cursor is moved to Advanced. For the menus that show a “ ” to their left, press <Enter> key to display its submenu, and then change the settings.
  • Page 58 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Processor Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose Processor Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. For the menu that has on the left, move the cursor to it and then press <Enter> key to show its submenus.
  • Page 59 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description – – Processor Information Processor Power – – Management DCU IP Prefetcher Disabled Enables or disables Data Cache Unit (DCU) IP Prefetcher. [Enabled] DCU Streamer Prefetcher Disabled Enables or disables DCU Streamer Prefetcher. [Enabled] Enables or disables Hardware Prefetcher.
  • Page 60 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (a) Processor Information Submenu For details about the options, see the table below. Option Parameter Description Displays the ID of processor 1. Processor 1 CPUID (display only) Processor Type (display only) Displays the type of processor 1. Processor Speed (display only) Displays the clock speed of processor 1.
  • Page 61 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (b) Processor Power Management Submenu For details about the options, see the table below. Option Parameter Description Specifies the power management policy. Power Management Policy Performance Preferred Menu items below are selectable when Custom is specified. Energy Preferred [Custom] Enables or disables the feature to report the processor C3 state...
  • Page 62 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description Workload Sensitivity [Balanced] Select I/O sensitive when system performance should take precedence over the I/O workload. I/O sensitive Enables or disables the feature that adjusts the Uncore operating Uncore Frequency Scaling Disabled frequency dynamically.
  • Page 63 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Memory Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose Memory Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. For the menu that has on the left, move the cursor to it and then press <Enter> key to show its submenus.
  • Page 64 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description Enables or disables the memory RAS feature (Demand Demand Scrub Disabled Scrubbing). [Enabled] [ ]: Factory setting (a) Memory Information Submenu Option Parameter Description Total Memory Displays the basic memory capacity. (display only) Current Memory Speed (display only)
  • Page 65 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features PCI Configuration Submenu On Advanced, chose PCI Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen as shown below. Option Parameter Description PCI Device Controller and – – Option ROM Settings PCI Link Speed Settings –...
  • Page 66 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (a) PCI Device Controller and Option ROM Settings Submenu Option Parameter Description LAN1 Option ROM Scan Disabled Enables or disables the option ROM Scan for on-board LAN 1. [Enabled] LAN2 Option ROM Scan [Disabled] Enables or disables the option ROM Scan for on-board LAN 2.
  • Page 67 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features If a network card equipped with four ports is installed in Slot 2, the screen as shown below is displayed. Option Parameter Description LAN1 Option ROM Scan Disabled Enables or disables the option ROM Scan for on-board LAN 1. [Enabled] LAN2 Option ROM Scan [Disabled]...
  • Page 68 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (b) I/O Blade Submenu The screen as shown below appears when choosing I/O Blade on PCI Configuration submenu. Option Parameter Description PCI Slot Option ROM Scan Disabled Enables or disables the option ROM Scan for SCSI controller on additional HDD blade.
  • Page 69 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features If a network card equipped with four ports is installed in Slot 4, the screen as shown below is displayed. Option Parameter Description PCI Slot Option ROM Scan Disabled Enables or disables the option ROM Scan for SCSI controller on additional HDD blade.
  • Page 70 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (c) PCI Link Speed Settings Submenu Option Parameter Description Target Link Speed Limit [Auto] Specifies the upper limit of link speed of onboard PCI device. 2.5 GT/s 5.0 GT/s [ ]: Factory setting Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 71 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Advanced Chipset Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose Advanced Chipset Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen as shown below. Option Parameter Description Current QPI Link Freq (display only) Displays the current QPI link speed. This item is displayed only in multiple processor configurations.
  • Page 72 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Storage Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose SATA Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. For the menu that has on the left, move the cursor to it and then press <Enter> key to show its submenus.
  • Page 73 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features USB Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose USB Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. Option Parameter Description Device Reset Timeout 10 sec Specifies the time to wait when issuing a Start Unit Command to a USB mass storage device until a timeout occurs.
  • Page 74 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Serial Port Configuration Submenu On Advanced, choose Serial Port Configuration and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. On BIOS Redirection Port, choose Serial Port B and then press <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below.
  • Page 75 [ ]: Factory setting Note The parameters for the serial ports A and B are contained in NEC ESMPRO Manager, Online BMC Configuration Tool, and EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3. However, the setting for serial port A are invalid because this server does not have serial port A.
  • Page 76 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Network Stack Configuration submenu From the Advanced menu, select Network Stack Configuration and then press the <Enter> key to display the menu screen shown below. Option Parameter Description Network Stack Disabled Enables or disables UEFI Network Stack. If this option is set to Enabled, the menu items below appear.
  • Page 77 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (a) iSCSI Configuration submenu Option Parameter Description iSCSI Initiator Name Alphanumeric character Specifies the name of the iSCSI Initiator. The initiator name must between 4 and 223 be IQN format (iSCSI Qualifier Name). The menu items below can be selected when iSCSI Initiator Name is specified.
  • Page 78 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features <1> Add an Attempt submenu Note A MAC address is displayed when the onboard LAN controller or the UEFI driver for the PCI device is loaded. Option Parameter Description MAC [XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX] – – Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 79 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features i. MAC [XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX] submenu Option Parameter Description iSCSI Attempt Name Up to 96 alphanumeric Specifies an attempt name of iSCSI. characters iSCSI Mode [Disabled] Specifies iSCSI mode. Enabled Enabled for MPIO Internet Protocol [IP4] Specifies IP mode of iSCSI.
  • Page 80 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description Target IP Address IP Address Specifies the IP address of the target device. This item is not displayed when Enabled is selected for Get Target info via DHCP. Target Port 0-65535 Specifies the target port.
  • Page 81 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features <2> Attempt[XX] submenu Options and parameters are same as those in MAC [XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX] submenu. See MAC [XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX] submenu. <3> Delete Attempts submenu Option Parameter Description Attempt [XX] [Disabled] Selects Enabled for an iSCSI attempt you want to delete. Enabled Commit Changes and Exit –...
  • Page 82 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features <4> Change Attempt Order submenu Option Parameter Description Change Attempt Order – Specifies the priority of iSCSI attempt. Press the <Enter> key to open the pop-up window, and specify the priority by using <+> or <–> key. Commit Changes and Exit –...
  • Page 83 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (b) UEFI Driver Configuration submenu Option Parameter Description (UEFI Driver Name) – This item is displayed when the onboard LAN controller or a UEFI driver for a PCI device is loaded. The on-screen menu depends on the specified UEFI driver. Driver Health –...
  • Page 84 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features (c) Driver Health submenu Option Parameter Description (UEFI Driver Name) (Display only) Displays the status of the UEFI driver. This item is displayed when the onboard LAN controller or a UEFI driver for a PCI device is loaded, and the UEFI driver supports the Driver Health Protocol.
  • Page 85: Security

    1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features 1.2.3 Security Security menu appears when the cursor is moved to Security. For the menu that has on the left, press <Enter> key to display its submenu, and then change the settings. Choose either Administrator Password or User Password, and then press <Enter> key to display the screen where you can register/change the password.
  • Page 86 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description Disable Remote Media USB [Disabled] Enables or disables the USB port that Remote Media uses. Ports Enabled Remote Keyboard and Mouse Disabled Enables or disables the remote keyboard and mouse supported by BMC.
  • Page 87 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features If TPM Support is enabled, the following menu screen appears. If TXT Support is enabled, the following screen appears. For details about the options, see the table on the next page. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 88 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description TPM Configuration – – TPM Support [Disabled] Enables or disables Trusted Platform Module feature. Enabled When this option is Enabled, Current TPM Status Information is displayed. TPM State [Disabled] Enables or disables TPM features. This option can be changed when TPM Support is Enabled.
  • Page 89: Server

    Boot Monitoring [Disabled] Enables or disables the boot monitoring feature and specifies the timeout setting. To use this feature, install NEC ESMPRO 5-60 minutes ServerAgentService on Windows. If starting up an OS on which it is not installed, disable this feature.
  • Page 90 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description Check previous System [Disabled] If this option is set to Enabled and the system configuration Config differs from the previous boot, the system waits for user’s Enabled intervention before booting. BMC IRQ [Disabled] Specifies whether to allocate interrupt lines for BMC.
  • Page 91 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features System Management Submenu On Server, choose System Management and then press <Enter> key to show its submenus. Option Parameter Description (display only) BIOS Version Displays the current BIOS version. (display only) UEFI Spec Version Displays the current version of UEFI Spec that the server supports.
  • Page 92 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Power Control Configuration Submenu On Server, choose Power Control Configuration and then press <Enter> key to show its submenus. Option Parameter Description AC-LINK Stay Off Specifies how the DC power state should be when the AC power is supplied again after loss of power.
  • Page 93: Boot

    Enables or disables the feature to display the logo during POST. [Enabled] Disabled: the results of POST execution are displayed instead of the NEC logo after the power is turned on. If BIOS Redirection Port is enabled, this option is shown as Unavailable and inaccessible (run with Disabled state automatically).
  • Page 94 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features Option Parameter Description CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS – Specifies the boot priority for each BIOS Boot Specification Priorities (BBS). Floppy Drive BBS Priorities – Network Drive BBS Priorities – Hard Drive BBS Priorities –...
  • Page 95 1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features How to change the boot priority 1. When BIOS detects a bootable device, it displays device information in the designated area. 2. Move the cursor to a device using the <>/<> keys, and change the priority (first to fourth) using the <+>/<>...
  • Page 96: Save & Exit

    1. System BIOS Chapter 2 Useful Features 1.2.6 Save & Exit Save & Exit menu appears when the cursor is moved to Save & Exit. The options of this menu are described below. (a) Save Changes and Exit SETUP closes with all the changes saved in Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM). After closing SETUP, the system automatically restarts.
  • Page 97: Flash Fdd

    Do not use Flash FDD to back up data. Flash FDD can only be used to save temporary data. 2.1.1 Compensation for recorded data NEC does not pay compensation for data recorded on Flash FDD even if the data is lost. 2.1.2 Handling Flash FDD ●...
  • Page 98: Power Control Feature

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 3. Power Control Feature Power Control Feature EM manages power consumption of overall Blade Enclosure including blade servers. For power consumption management provided by the EM card, refer to the relevant EM Card User's Guide. Notes on Using Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 Ignore the following event when running Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012.
  • Page 99: Raid System Configuration

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration RAID System Configuration Ctrl-R This chapter describes the configuration utility "Ctrl-R" of this RAID controller. Important "Ctrl-R" is the configuration utility of this RAID controller used when the boot mode of the server is "Legacy Mode". For detail about the boot mode of the server, refer to a user's guide of the server.
  • Page 100 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration [Ctrl-R screen image] Ctrl-R Menu and Keystrokes The following table lists the keystrokes that you can use in the Ctrl-R Utility to navigate between the screens. A computer mouse is not used. Ctrl-R Keystrokes <F1>...
  • Page 101 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The Ctrl-R contains the following menus:  VD Mgmt Shows RAID configuration information and you can perform the various operations to the RAID system. VD Mgmt is the first screen that appears when you start the Ctrl-R. ...
  • Page 102 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (a) Left screen The Physical Device connected to this RAID controller is displayed in the tree view. Drive Group Shows configured drive group and its RAID level. Virtual Drives Shows configured logical drive. Drives The Physical Device used for creating the Virtual Drive is displayed.
  • Page 103 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (b)-1 RAID controller The numbers of Drive Groups, Virtual Drives and Physical Devices (Drives) created in this RAID controller are displayed. You can create the Virtual Drive or clear the configuration from the operation menu. To open the operation menu, press the <F2>...
  • Page 104 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Operation for Virtual Drive Init. Initializing the logical drive Checking consistency of the logical drive Back Init. Background Initializing the logical drive Recon. Reconstructuring the logical drive (b)-4 Physical Device (Drives) Shows Physical Device (Drives) state and implemented slot number. For the status of the Physical Device, refer to [Status (State) of Physical Device].
  • Page 105 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (c)-1 Operation for RAID controller You can create the Virtual Drive, clear the configuration information, and clear "Foreign Config". <1> Create Virtual Drive Newly creates the Virtual Drive. For details about how to create the Virtual Drive, refer to Chapter 2 (4.1.3 (1). Create Virtual Drive).
  • Page 106 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (c)-2 Operation for Drive Group Operation for Drive Group can be performed. Place a cursor on the Virtual Drive to be operated, and then press the <F2> key. <1> Add New VD Unsupported.
  • Page 107 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (c)-3 Operation for Virtual Drive Operation for Virtual Drive can be performed. Place a cursor on the Virtual Drive to be operated, and then press the <F2> key. <1> Initialization Initializes the selected Virtual Drive. Placing a cursor on "Initialization"...
  • Page 108 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration <2> Consistency Check Checks the consistency for the selected Virtual Drive. Operation Description Start Starts the Consistency Check for the Virtual Drive. Suspend Suspends the Consistency Check being performed in the Virtual Drive. Resume Resumes the suspended Consistency Check in the Virtual Drive.
  • Page 109 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration You can change the name and settings of the Virtual Drive. To change the Virtual Drive settings, move a cursor to "Advanced", press the <Enter> key, and change the setting values from the "Advanced Properties" screen.
  • Page 110 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (c)-4 Operation for Physical Device Operation for Physical Device of the Virtual Drive can be performed. Place a cursor on the Physical Device to be operated, and then press the <F2> key. <1>...
  • Page 111 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration <4> Place Drive Offline Set the selected Physical Device to offline, and disconnect it from the Virtual Drive. This is available when the selected Physical Device is in the online status (displayed as Online). <5>...
  • Page 112 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Capacity Indicates capacity of the Physical Device. State Indicates status of the Physical Device. Status Indication of Physical Device Abbreviation of Unconfigured Good. The Physical Device connected with the controller is not in use. In the "VD Mgmt", this is displayed as "Ready". Online The Physical Device is installed to the Drive Group.
  • Page 113 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (c) Operation for Physical Device <1> Rebuild Perform the Rebuild function for the selected Physical Device. You can perform the Rebuild when the redundant Virtual Drive is in the Degrade or Partially Degrade status after replacing the dead Physical Device with a new one.
  • Page 114 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration <3> Locate Turns the disk status lamp ON (blink) or OFF. Select "Start" for turning it ON (blink) or "Stop" for OFF. Whether the disk status lamp lights up or blinks by selecting "Start" depends on the server or on the Disk Expansion Unit.
  • Page 115 [ ]:Recover and resume. [X]:Abort Auto Enhance Import [X] (Enable) Prohibited Set Factory Defaults Do not perform this function. Prohibited * Important *1 Do not perform "Set Factory Defaults". If performed, the NEC's factory-set value will no longer be restored. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 116 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Tips Method for changing setting values For the box with the blue background, temporarily delete the value with the <BackSpace> key, and then input the value to be set. Pressing the <Enter> key allows you to switch to the other component.
  • Page 117 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Properties Properties of this RAID controller and Flash Backup Unit are displayed. [ Page:01 ] Place a cursor on "<Next>" and press the <Enter> key to switch the pages. [ Page:02 ] Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 118 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Items and description Item Description Remarks Product Name Vendor product name Controller Status RAID controller status Serial No RAID controller S/No. ROC Temperature RAID controller RCC temperature Package RAID controller Firmware/BIOS package version FW Version RAID controller Firmware version...
  • Page 119 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Foreign View You can perform the operation for ”Foreign Config”. When the other RAID configuration information (Foreign Config) is stored in the newly-connected Physical Device, "Foreign View" is displayed in the menu. Normally, it is not displayed.
  • Page 120: Operation For Ctrl-r Features

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration 4.1.3 Operation for Ctrl-R features Create Virtual Drive This chapter describes the procedure for creating the Virtual Drive by the "Ctrl-R". Before creating the Virtual Drive, be sure to read the precautions described below carefully. 1) The Physical Device of the Drive Group should have the same capacity, rotation speed, and other specifications.
  • Page 121 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (a) Selecting RAID level Place a cursor on the "RAID Level" display frame, and press the <Enter> key. The selectable RAID level is displayed in a list, move a cursor by the arrow key, and press the <Enter> key. (b) Selecting Physical Device used for creating Virtual Drive RAID0/1 Move a cursor to "Drives"...
  • Page 122 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (d) Detailed setting Placing a cursor on "Advanced" and pressing the <Enter> key displays the "Create Virtual Drive-Advanced" screen. Detailed settings of the Virtual Drive is allowed on this screen. For parameters, refer to the following table.
  • Page 123 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The following settings are available for the disk cache setting (Disk Cache Policy). Configure the settings according to your environment.  Unchanged Use the default setting of the Physical Device.  Because the default setting of the Physical Device may be different from the setting at the shipment, do not use this setting.
  • Page 124 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Consistency Check The Consistency Check is used to check consistency among Virtual Drives (VDs). In "Ctrl-R", the operation can be performed according to the following procedure. Move a cursor to the Virtual Drive for which the Consistency Check is performed in the "VD Mgmt" screen, and press the <F2>...
  • Page 125 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Manual Rebuild Swapping the dead Physical Device by the Hot Swap (hot line insertion/removal) allows you to perform the Rebuild. In case that the Physical Device was swapped after turning the power of the server OFF, the Auto Rebuild function may not be operated.
  • Page 126 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Place a cursor on the swapped Physical Device whose status is Ready as checked in <1>, and press the <Enter> key to select it. After selecting, place a cursor on "OK", press the <Enter> key to set the specified Drive Group to the targeted Hot Spare (Dedicated Hot Spare Drive).
  • Page 127 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Locate The Locate command makes an LED on Physical Device light or blink to confirm the location of the slot. We recommend you to check the slot of Physical Device before adding Virtual Drive (VD) or Hot Spare disks, reconstructing VD, or replacing Physical Device.
  • Page 128 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Perform the following procedures in "Ctrl-R". Start up "Ctrl-R". Move a cursor to the Virtual Drive for which the Initialize is performed in the "VD Mgmt" screen, and press the <F2> key. Check that the target Virtual Drive is correctly selected.
  • Page 129 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Ctrl-R and Universal RAID Utility You can use Universal RAID Utility for configuration, management and monitoring of RAID System after start up OS. The point to be kept in mind when using Universal RAID Utility together with Ctrl-R is as follows. Terms Terms used in Ctrl-R differs from those used in URU.
  • Page 130: Hii

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration This chapter describes the configuration utility "HII" of this RAID controller. Important "HII" is the configuration utility of this RAID controller used when the boot mode of the server is "UEFI Mode". For detail about the boot mode of the server, refer to a user's guide of the server.
  • Page 131 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The SETUP screen (Aptio Setup Utility screen) is displayed after the POST screen. Select the "Advanced" tag, select "UEFI Driver Configuration", and press the <Enter> key. Important Do not press unnecessary key such as Pause during POST. If you fail to press<F2>...
  • Page 132 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration HII Main Menu The HII main menu of the selected RAID controller is displayed. See the following [HII Main Menu] table about function of each menu. HII Main Menu Item Description Configuration Management Displays the operation screen to build or clear the Virtual Drive.
  • Page 133 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The RAID configuration management screen is displayed. See the following [Configuration Management Menu] table about each function. Configuration Management Menu Item Description Create Virtual Drive This RAID controller does not support the "Create Virtual Drive" function. Create the Virtual Drive from "Create Virtual Drive - Advanced".
  • Page 134 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Displays the setting information screen of the controller. See the following [Controller Management Menu] table about each function. Controller Management Menu Availability Item Display Description Remarks of change Controller Status Optimal Displays the status of this RAID controller. Set Factory Defaults N/A* Clear Configuration...
  • Page 135 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Advanced..." and press the <Enter> key to display the advanced menu [Controller Management Advanced Menu] of this RAID controller. See the following [Controller Management Advanced Menu] table about each function. Controller Management Advanced Menu Display/ Availability Item...
  • Page 136 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Display/ Availability Item Description Remarks Initial value of change MEMORY PROPERTIES NVSRAM Size (MB) Metadata Size (MB) Minimum Strip Size 64 KB Maximum Strip Size 64 KB CacheCade – SSD Caching Write Cache Capable Configured Cache Size (GB) Maximum Allowed Cache Size (GB)
  • Page 137 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Display/ Availability Item Description Remarks Initial value of change PATROL READ PROPERTIES Patrol Read State Displays the status of the Patrol Read. Patrol Read Iterations Patrol Read Mode Auto Patrol Read Rate Start Patrol Read Suspend Patrol Read Resume Patrol Read...
  • Page 138 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration [Virtual Drive Management Menu] is displayed. See the following [Virtual Drive Management Menu] table about each function. Virtual Drive Management Menu Item Description Operation You can perform the Locate, Virtual Drive deletion, Reconstruction, and Consistency Check.
  • Page 139 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Drive Management Displays operation screen for Physical Device connected with this RAID controller. Select "Drive Management" from the HII main menu, and press the <Enter> key. Select the Physical Device to be operated, and press the <Enter> key. The management menu [Drive Management Menu] of the selected Physical Device is displayed.
  • Page 140 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Advanced..." and press the <Enter> key to display the advanced menu [Drive Management Advanced Menu] of the Physical Device. Hardware Components Displays operation screen for the hardware connected with this RAID controller. Select "Hardware Management"...
  • Page 141: Operation Using Hii

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration 4.2.3 Operation using HII Create Virtual Drive This chapter describes the procedure for creating the Virtual Drive by the HII. Before creating the Virtual Drive, be sure to read the precautions described below carefully. The Physical Device of the Drive Group should have the same rotation speed, and other specifications.
  • Page 142 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (a) How to create Virtual Drive for RAID1 This chapter describes the RAID1 creation using an example. Select RAID1 in "Select RAID Level", and press the <Enter> key. Tips The selectable RAID level varies depending on the model of the used RAID controller and on the number of the selectable Physical Device.
  • Page 143 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Set the capacity of the Virtual Drive to be created. By "Virtual Drive Size Unit", switch in capacity unit is available. Set the capacity unit, and enter the Virtual Drive capacity in "Virtual Drive Size". You can set the Virtual Drive name from "Virtual Drive Name"...
  • Page 144 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Yes", and press the <Enter> key. 10. The following screen is displayed. The creation of the Virtual Drive has been completed. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 145 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (b) CONFIGURE VIRTUAL DRIVE PARAMETERS setting item "Virtual Drive Definition" is the item that can be set when creating the Virtual Drive by "Configuration Wizard". Item Parameter (initial value is in type.) Remarks RAID Level RAID 0 / RAID 1...
  • Page 146 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Delete Virtual Drive This chapter describes the procedure for deleting the Virtual Drive by the HII. Select "Virtual Drive Management" from the HII main menu, and press the <Enter> key. Select the Virtual Drive to be deleted, and press the <Enter> key. Press the <Enter>...
  • Page 147 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Change "Confirm" to "Enabled", and press the <Enter> key. Select "Yes", and press the <Enter> key. The following screen is displayed. The deletion of the Virtual Drive has been completed. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 148 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Check Consistency The Check Consistency is used to check consistency among Virtual Drives (VDs). (a) Manual Consistency Check of Virtual Drive Select "Virtual Drive Management" from the HII main menu, and press the <Enter> key. Select "Check Consistency"...
  • Page 149 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Yes", and press the <Enter> key. The following screen is output, and the Consistency Check starts. Important  In the 1st Consistency Check after creating the Virtual Drive, the unused areas may be inconsistent. Therefore, a lot of inconsistencies may be detected and a warning log may be registered.
  • Page 150 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Schedule Consistency Check", and press the <Enter> key. Select "Consistency Check Frequency", and press the <Enter> key. Select the Consistency Check Frequency from the list, and press the <Enter> key. Tips The default setting of the Schedule Consistency Check is Disable.
  • Page 151 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration After setting all the Virtual Drives for which the Consistency Check is not performed to "Enabled", select "Apply Changes", and press the <Enter> key. After all settings are completed, select "Apply Changes", and press the <Enter> key. The following screen is displayed.
  • Page 152 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Reconstruction The reconstruction feature is used to change configuration and/or RAID level of existing Virtual Drive (VD). The Reconstruction contains the following three features, however, the RAID controller supports "Migration with addition" only. Important You can use HII for Reconstruction.
  • Page 153 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration (b) How to execute Reconstruction As an example, a case that a new Physical Device is added and 2 Physical Devices of RAID1 are changed to the Virtual Drives under the environment where the Virtual Drive of RAID0 is being created by using 1 Physical Device is described.
  • Page 154 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Select operation", select "Reconfigure Virtual Drive", and press the <Enter> key. Select "Go", and press the <Enter> key. Select RAID1 on the "New RAID Level" screen. Select "Add Drives", and press the <Enter> key. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 155 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select the Physical Device to be added, change to "Enabled", and press the <Enter> key. 10. Select "Apply Changes", and press the <Enter> key. 11. Select "Confirm" to change to "Enabled", and press the <Enter> key. 12.
  • Page 156 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration 14. Select "Start Operation", and press the <Enter> key. 15. The following screen is output, and Reconstruction starts. Important  During Reconstruction, do not shutdown or reboot the server.  Be sure to make backup copy of data and perform Consistency Check before starting Reconstruction.
  • Page 157 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Initialization of Virtual Drive The Initialize function is to perform zero-write of the top or entire area of the Virtual Drive data for initializing. There are 2 types of the Initialize operation. Operation Description Slow Initialization...
  • Page 158 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Select operation", and press the <Enter> key. Select "Fast Initialization" or "Slow Initialization", and press the <Enter> key. In this case, "Slow Initialization" is selected. Select "Go", and press the <Enter> key. Select "Enabled"...
  • Page 159 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The following message is output, and the initialization starts. Select the target Virtual Drive from the "Virtual Drive Management" again to check the progress of the initialization in "Progress". Important  When "Fast Initialization" is performed, clear only the head sector where the partition information is written.
  • Page 160 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Locate The Locate command makes an LED on Physical Device light or blink to confirm the location of the slot. We recommend you to check the slot of Physical Device before adding Virtual Drive (VD) or Hot Spare disks, reconstructing VD, or replacing Physical Device.
  • Page 161 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration The following message is displayed, and the LED of the target Physical Device lights up. Tips To stop the Locate operation, select "Stop Locate” from the "Operation" menu, and perform "Go". (b) Procedure for performing Locate of Virtual Drive Select "Virtual Drive Management"...
  • Page 162 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Go", and press the <Enter> key. The following message is displayed, and the LEDs of all the Physical Devices of the target Virtual Drive light up. Tips To stop the Locate operation, select "Stop Locate” from the "Operation" menu, and perform "Go".
  • Page 163 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Manual Rebuild Swapping the dead Physical Device by the Hot Swap (hot line insertion/removal) allows you to perform the Rebuild. In case that the Physical Device was swapped after turning the power of the server OFF, the Auto Rebuild function may not be operated.
  • Page 164 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Select "Go", and press the <Enter> key. Change the "Drive Group" for which the Rebuild is performed to "Enabled", place a cursor on "OK", and press the <Enter> key. The following message is output, and the Rebuild starts. Select Drive Management and press the <Enter>...
  • Page 165 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration HII and Universal RAID Utility You can use Universal RAID Utility for configuration, management and monitoring of RAID System after start up OS. The point to be kept in mind when using Universal RAID Utility together with HII is as follows. Terms Terms used in HII differs from those used in URU.
  • Page 166: Off-line Utility And Universal Raid Utility

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration Off-line Utility and Universal RAID Utility The points to be noted when using Universal RAID Utility together with Off-line Utility are described below. The name of Off-line Utility depends on Boot Mode. In Legacy Mode, Ctrl-R is used. In UEFI Mode, HII is used. (1) Numbering The numbers indicating RAID controller information differ between Off-line Utility and Universal RAID Utility as shown in the table below.
  • Page 167 Chapter 2 Useful Features 4. RAID System Configuration [Setting values of Universal RAID Utility] Item Levels of Universal RAID Utility Setting values High Middle Rebuild priority High Middle Patrol Read priority High Middle Consistency Check priority  Tips Off-line Utility can specify the background initialization priority, but Universal RAID Utility cannot.
  • Page 168: Details Of Expressbuilder

    If EXPRESSBUILDER is installed to the server, you can run EXPRESSBUILDER as a Windows application. Run NEC EXPRESSBUILDER from Windows Start Menu or run the shortcut on the desk top. See Chapter 2 (5.2 Installing EXPRESSBUILDER) for details about the installation.
  • Page 169: Menus Of Expressbuilder

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER Menus of EXPRESSBUILDER You can operate EXPRESSBUILDER using onscreen menus. Boot Selection Menu When the server starts from EXPRESSBUILDER, the menu as shown below appears depending on the boot mode of the server. Choose an item by using arrow keys and press <Enter> key to run it. Legacy Mode: Boot selection OS installation *** default ***...
  • Page 170 Chapter 2 Useful Features 5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER Home Menu Operate Home Menu using the mouse or keyboard (Tab and Enter keys). Home Menu has the following items. a) Setup Configures RAID array or installs Windows easily. For details about installing Windows, see "Installation Guide (Windows)".
  • Page 171 Chapter 2 Useful Features 5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER Autorun Menu You can use the following features from the menu by running them as a Windows autorun feature or application. a) Instruction Manuals Shows User's Guide, Installation Guide and other instruction manuals. Install Adobe Reader to your computer to read the manuals.
  • Page 172: Utilities In Expressbuilder

    Saves or loads the configuration data on a RAID controller. (3) File execution Directly runs an external utility on removable media. Use this feature only for utilities provided by NEC. Note Do not run the file provided by a third party.
  • Page 173: Installing Expressbuilder

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 5. Details of EXPRESSBUILDER Installing EXPRESSBUILDER You can install EXPRESSBUILDER to the server as a Windows application. To install EXPRESSBUILDER, run the following file on EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. \003\ar_menu\setup.exe Note Ignore the following message when installing EXPRESSBUILDER. The message will disappear automatically.
  • Page 174: Expressscope Engine 3

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 6. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 enables various features by using Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 monitors temperature, voltage, and other statuses inside the server. Connecting the management LAN port to your network enables you to do the following features from a remote site by using a web browser and SSH client;...
  • Page 175: Nec Esmpro

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 7. NEC ESMPRO NEC ESMPRO NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService (for Windows) For details of NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService (for Windows), see NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService Installation Guide (Windows) in EXPRESSBUILDER. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 176: Nec Esmpro Manager

    7. NEC ESMPRO NEC ESMPRO Manager NEC ESMPRO Manager can remotely control and monitor the hardware and RAID system of the server. To use these features, install the bundle software for the server such as NEC ESMPRO ServerAgentService. For details, see "NEC ESMPRO Manager Installation Guide" or online help.
  • Page 177: Nec Esmpro Agent Extension

    For details, see "Server Configuration Utility User’s Guide" in EXPRESSBUILDER. NEC ExpressUpdate Agent NEC ExpressUpdate Agent can manage and update the versions of the firmware and software installed in this server. You can install the downloaded packages easily by using NEC ExpressUpdate.
  • Page 178: Nec Product Info Collection Utility

    8. NEC Product Info Collection Utility NEC Product Info Collection Utility NEC Product Info Collection Utility can collect various logs related to the server all at once. You can collect the server information (Product Info) for maintenance by using this utility.
  • Page 179: Universal Raid Utility

    Chapter 2 Useful Features 9. Universal RAID Utility Universal RAID Utility Universal RAID Utility is an application to manage or monitor the following RAID controller.  Onboard RAID Controller (LSI SAS3008) See "Installation Guide (Windows)" for installation. See "Universal RAID Utility User’s Guide" in the attached EXPRESSBUILDER for more information. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 180: Advanced Lan Configuration

    10.1.1 In UEFI mode 1. Power on the server. 2. On the POST screen or after NEC logo is displayed, press the <F2> key to launch BIOS SETUP. 3. Select Advanced  UEFI Driver Configuration. 4. From the list, select a LAN riser card that is installed to the server.
  • Page 181: In Legacy Mode

    10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features 5. Select Virtualization Mode and specify parameters. Parameter Description None Single Function mode. One logical NIC per a port. NPAR NPAR mode. NIC can be divided into up to four logical partitions per a port. 6.
  • Page 182 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features 3. Select Device Hardware Configuration from Main Menu. 4. Put the cursor onto Multi-Function Mode and specify the parameter. Parameter Description Single Function mode. One logical NIC per a port. NPAR NPAR mode. NIC can be divided into up to four logical partitions per a port.
  • Page 183: Iscsi Offload

    With N8403-081F or N8403-082F installed, this feature is unavailable. Power on the server. On the POST screen or after NEC logo is displayed, press the <F2> key to launch SETUP. Select Advanced → PCI Device Controller and Option ROM Settings.
  • Page 184 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features Press the <Ctrl> + <S> keys when the following message appears on the POST screen. Configuration Menu will be launched. Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent Copyright (C) 2000-2012 Broadcom Corporation All rights reserved. Press Ctrl-S to enter Configuration Menu ...
  • Page 185 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features Put the cursor onto Multi-Function Mode and specify the parameter. Parameter Description Single Function mode. One logical NIC per a port. NPAR NPAR mode. NIC can be divided into up to four logical partitions per a port. Press the <ESC>...
  • Page 186 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features From NIC Partition Configuration, select each logical port you want to configure.  Tips If you set up the iSCSI Offload for the first time, execute Reset Configuration to Default in advance. ...
  • Page 187 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features On the setup menu of each logical port, put the cursor onto iSCSI Offload Protocol and select Enabled. Tips In the case of the NPAR mode, up to two protocols can be set to Enabled for each port. Press the <ESC>...
  • Page 188: Precautions On Using Vio Control Feature

    10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features 10.3 Precautions on Using vIO Control Feature When configuring vIO on this server, the system may halt with a POST error message "Bxxx Expansion ROM not initialized". If this error occurs, select a port that is not used for PXE boot from the devices listed below, and specify "none" for Boot Protocol of that port.
  • Page 189 10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features 3. From Device List, select a physical port you want to configure. 4. Select MBA Configuration from Main Menu. 5. Put the cursor onto Boot Protocol, and change to None. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 190: Precautions On Using Internal Flash Memory

    10. Advanced LAN Configuration Chapter 2 Useful Features Parameter Description None Does not specify Boot Protocol. Performs PXE Boot. iSCSI Performs iSCSI Boot. 6. Press the <ESC> key to return to Main Menu. 7. Press the <ESC> key to return to Device List. If any parameter is changed, Exit Configuration appears.
  • Page 191: Express Report Service / Express Report Service (https)

    11. Express Report Service / Express Report Service (HTTPS) Chapter 2 Useful Features Express Report Service / Express Report Service (HTTPS) For details about Express Report Service / Express Report Service (HTTPS), see Express Report Service / Express Report Service (HTTPS) Installation Guide (Windows) in EXPRESSBUILDER. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 192: Express Report Service (mg)

    12. Express Report Service (MG) Chapter 2 Useful Features Express Report Service (MG) For details about Express Report Service (MG), see Express Report Service (MG) Installation Guide (Windows) in EXPRESSBUILDER. Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide...
  • Page 193: Chapter 3 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/B120f Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Shows a list of error messages for errors detected by the power on self-test (POST). 2. List of Windows Event Logs Shows a list of Windows event logs.
  • Page 194: Error Message Of Post And Virtual Lcd

    Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD If POST detects a problem, an error message is displayed. System Monitoring Check ... Passed ERROR AE81: CPU1 DIMM1 with error is enabled. AE01: CPU1 DIMM1 has been disabled.
  • Page 195 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error messages Error Message Cause Solution 8000 System variable is corrupted. BIOS setup information is invalid. Start BIOS Setup Utility (SETUP), and then execute Load Setup Defaults and specify the necessary settings. If the same error is detected repeatedly, contact your sales representative.
  • Page 196 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution 9021 Unsupported CPU Speed detected A CPU having an unsupported clock Contact your sales representative. on CPU #1 speed was detected. 9022 Unsupported CPU Speed detected on CPU #2 9040 PEI_CPU_SELF_TEST_FAILED...
  • Page 197 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution AE03 CPU1_DIMM3 has been disabled. A memory error was detected. CPU1_DIMM3 has been disabled. AE04 CPU1_DIMM4 has been disabled. A memory error was detected. CPU1_DIMM4 has been disabled. AE05 CPU1_DIMM5 has been disabled.
  • Page 198 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution AE84 CPU1_DIMM4 with error is An error in CPU1_DIMM4 was Contact your sales representative. enabled. detected, but this DIMM was forcibly enabled because all memory was disabled.
  • Page 199 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution B262 Onboard LAN 2 – PCIe Link Link Speed error was detected on Contact your sales representative. Speed Error onboard LAN2. B2A1 Mezzanine Slot 1 - PCIE Link Link Speed error was detected on Speed Error Mezzanine Slot 1.
  • Page 200 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution C062 2nd SMBus device Error An error occurred in the 2nd SM Contact your sales representative. detected. Bus. C063 3rd SMBus device Error An error occurred in the 3rd SM detected.
  • Page 201 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error Message Cause Solution C11F Backup Data of BMC Mezzanine Inconsistency was found on BMC Contact your sales representative. card has corrupted. mezzanine card. C120 BMC Runtime FW corrupted. Failed to start BMC FW.
  • Page 202 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD Error messages on a virtual LCD You can confirm the error messages by the EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 web browser window. See "EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 User’s Guide" for details. The table below shows the error messages displayed on upper and lower lines, cause, and solution. Message displayed on upper LCD line Message is sent from...
  • Page 203 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD ● Messages displayed on an upper LCD line BIOS Message on Cause Solution Upper LCD Line XX BIOS Rev POST in progress. Wait until POST completes. XXXX POST Completed POST completes normally.
  • Page 204 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD ● Messages displayed on a lower LCD line BMC Message on Lower LCD Line Cause Solution ProcessorX Voltage Lower Non-Critical A voltage abnormality was Contact your sales representative. (X: 1 or 2) detected.
  • Page 205 Chapter 3 Appendix 1. Error Message of POST and Virtual LCD BMC Message on Lower LCD Line Cause Solution Sensor Failure Detected. Abnormality in a sensor was detected. SMI timeout A timeout occurred while servicing system management interrupts. Soft Power Control Failure Power-on has been suppressed.
  • Page 206: List Of Windows Event Logs

    Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs List of Windows Event Logs Event Log Source Type Message (Description) Registered timing of event log Action All Windows OS System Event Log Error detected on the device \Device\CdRom0 during the paging Warning Cdrom operation.
  • Page 207 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Windows Server 2012 R2 System Log Broadcom BCM57810 #xx: The network link is down. Warning l2nd Check to make sure the network cable is properly connected. Upon system startup or when applying There is no problem with system operation.
  • Page 208 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs The IO operation at the logical block address for disk (PD0 name:) was Warning retried. disk * This event message is often invalid. It is no problem. If this event is logged when you create a logical drive using Universal RAID Utility, there is no problem with system operation, and this can be When creating...
  • Page 209 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Microsoft-Windows- License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error Error Security-SPP code:hr=0xC004F063 8198 If this event is not logged repeatedly after license authentication When installing an OS process, it is not problems. Applications and Services Logs Microsoft-Windows- Warning...
  • Page 210 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Windows Server 2012 System Log Broadcom BCM57810 #xx: The network link is down. Warning l2nd Check to make sure the network cable is properly connected. Upon system startup or when applying There is no problem with system operation.
  • Page 211 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs The server {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} did not register Microsoft-Windows- Error with DCOM within the required timeout. DistributedCOM 10010 Go to the following Microsoft website for details. Upon OS installation http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956479/ Microsoft-Windows- Warning The WinRM service is not listening for WS-Management requests. WinRM If this event is logged together with ID 7036 "Service Control Manager (Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) service moves to...
  • Page 212 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs A connection to the Windows Metadata and Internet Services (WMIS) Microsoft-Windows- Warning could not be established. DeviceSetupManager If it is not registered after the Internet connection is established, there is When the system is used. no problem with system operation.
  • Page 213 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Windows Server 2008 R2 System Event Log Initiator failed to connect to the target. Target IP address and TCP Port Error iScsiPrt number are given in dump data. When Windows Server 2008 R2 is Go to the following Microsoft website for details.
  • Page 214 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Warning iANSMiniport Adapter link down:Intel(R) ... The event shown above is logged at system startup if a team is At system startup, configured, however, there is no problem in operation of LAN driver. Warning iANSMiniport Intel(R) ...
  • Page 215 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs A provider, BnxWmiProvider, has been registered in the Windows Management Instrumentation namespace ROOT\InterOp to use the Microsoft-Windows- Warning LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly impersonate user requests.
  • Page 216 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Applications and Services Logs Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin Microsoft-Windows- Error Session "" failed to start with the following error: 0xC000000D Kernel- EventTracing When running an OS for the first time This event does not affect system operation. Microsoft-Windows- Session "Microsoft-Windows-Setup"...
  • Page 217 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs Windows Server 2008 System Event Log Broadcom BCM57810 #xx: The network link is down. Check to make Warning l2nd sure the network cable is properly connected. Upon system startup or when applying There is no problem with system operation.
  • Page 218 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs The IPMI device driver attempted to communicate with the IPMI BMC device during normal operation. Warning IPMIDRV However the communication failed due to a timeout. 1004 You can increase the timeouts associated with the IPMI device driver. The above event log may be recorded.
  • Page 219 Chapter 3 Appendix 2. List of Windows Event Logs A provider, Ncs2, has been registered in the Windows Management Instrumentation namespace Root\cimv2 to use the LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly impersonate user requests. A provider, IntelEthernetDiag, has been registered in the Windows Management Instrumentation namespace Root\CIMv2 to use the Microsoft-Windows-...
  • Page 220: Glossary

    Standard software for the server management. This consists of several applications for managing or monitoring. NEC ESMPRO Agent Software for monitoring the server. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager and resides as the OS service. NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension Software for performing the scheduled operations. This works with NEC ESMPRO Manager.
  • Page 221: Revision Record

    Chapter 3 Appendix 4. Revision Record Revision Record Revision (Document Number) Date Issued Description First edition October 2014 Newly created (40.103.01-004.01) Second edition February 2015 Reviewed the description of 5. Troubleshooting in (40.103.01-004.02) Chapter 1.. Added 10.2 iSCSI Offload to Chapter 2. Added the notes on using the products supporting iSCSi to 10.3 Precautions on Using vIO Control Feature in Chapter 2.
  • Page 222 NEC Express Server Express5800/B120f Maintenance Guide March 2015 NEC Corporation 7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku Tokyo 108-8001, Japan ©NEC Corporation 2014 The contents of this manual may not be copied or altered without the prior written permission of NEC Corporation.

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