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NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R110e-1E
EXP282A
User's Guide
Model Number: N8100-1932F/1933F
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
© NEC Corporation 2012
10.020.06-101.01
July 2012, First Edition

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  • Page 1 NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R110e-1E EXP282A User’s Guide Model Number: N8100-1932F/1933F Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.020.06-101.01 July 2012, First Edition © NEC Corporation 2012...
  • Page 2: Documents Provided With This Product

    Chapter 2: Convenient Features Useful features and the detail of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other documents Provides the detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and the other features. Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Documents Provided with This Product ......................... 2 Contents ................................3 Notations Used in This Document ......................... 6 Notations used in the text ..........................6 Optical disk drives ............................6 Hard disk drives ............................6 Removable media ............................6 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ...................
  • Page 4 Contents Status Indicators ..........................42 4.7.1 POWER LED ( ) ......................42 4.7.2 STATUS LED ( ) ......................42 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED ( 2) ....................43 4.7.4 Disk Access LED ( ) ..................... 43 4.7.5 Optical Disk Access LED ....................43 4.7.6 UID LED (ID)........................
  • Page 5 Contents Chapter 3 Setup ..............................114 Turning on the Server ..........................115 POST ............................. 116 1.1.1 POST sequence ......................116 1.1.2 POST error messages ..................... 118 System BIOS Setup ..........................119 Overview ............................119 Starting SETUP Utility ........................119 Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage ................120 Cases that Require Configuration ....................
  • 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, 3 other types of notations are used in this document. These notations have the following meanings. Important Indicates critical items that must be followed when handling the server or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, server failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.
  • Page 7: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (Windows)

    Notations Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. Refer to Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise...
  • Page 8: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Vista, and MS-DOS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel, Pentium, and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation of the United States.
  • Page 9: Regulatory Notices

    Regulatory Notices Regulatory Notices FCC Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 10 Regulatory Notices Turkish RoHS information relevant for Turkish market EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur CCC声明 有毒有害物质或元素 部件名称 铅 汞 镉 六价铬 多溴联苯 多溴二苯醚 (Pb) (Hg) (Cd) (Cr(Ⅵ)) (PBB) (PBDE) 印刷线路板 × ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ HDD、DVD等 × ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...
  • Page 11: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    The contents of this document may change without prior notice. Do not make copies or alter the document content without permission from NEC Corporation. Every effort has been made to ensure the completeness of this document. However, if you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions, please contact your retailer.
  • Page 12: Precautions For Use (Be Sure To Read)

    Names and Functions of Parts in this document. Safety precautions Follow the instructions in this document for the safe use of the NEC Express server. This User’s Guide describes hazardous parts of the server, possible hazards, and how to avoid them. Server components with possible danger are indicated with a warning label placed on or around them (or, in some cases, by printing the warnings on the server).
  • Page 13: Symbols Used In This Document And On Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) (A label example used in this User’s Guide) Symbol to draw Description of a warning Term indicating a degree of danger attention WARNING Use only the specified outlet Use a grounded outlet with the specified voltage. Use of an improper power source may cause a fire or a power leak.
  • Page 14: Safety Notes

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Safety notes This section provides notes on using the server safely. Read this section carefully to ensure proper and safe use of the server. For symbols, refer to Safety precautions. General WARNING Do not use the server for services where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required. This server is not intended for use in medical, nuclear, aerospace, mass transit or other applications where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required, nor is it intended for use in controlling such applications.
  • Page 15: Rack Installation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Rack installation CAUTION Do not attempt to carry or install the server alone More than two people are required to carry or install the rack. Otherwise, the rack may fall, resulting in personal injury or damage to peripheral devices. In particular, tall racks such as a 44U rack become unstable unless steadied with a stabilizer.
  • Page 16: Power Supply And Power Cord Use

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Power supply and power cord use WARNING Do not hold the power plug with a wet hand. Do not disconnect/connect the plug while your hands are wet. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock.
  • Page 17: Installation, Relocation, Storage, And Connection

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) CAUTION Do not use the attached power cord for any other devices or usage. The power cord that comes with your server is designed aiming to connect with this server and to use with the server, and its safety has been tested.
  • Page 18: Cleaning And Working With Internal Devices

    Use only the specified interface cable. Use only interface cables provided by NEC and locate a proper device and connector before connecting a cable. Using an authorized cable or connecting a cable to an improper destination may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire.
  • Page 19: During Operation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) CAUTION High temperature Components including internal hard disk drives in the server are extremely hot just after the server is turned off. Allow the surface to cool before installing/removing. Secure cables or cards in place Be sure to secure the power cord, interface cables, and cards in place.
  • Page 20: Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Warning labels Warning label are attached on or near the components with potential hazards (This label is either attached or printed on the component.) to draw attention from users to potential hazards involved in handling the server. (Do not remove or black out this label and keep it clean).
  • Page 21 Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) 3.5-inch disk model Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 22: Handling Precautions (For Proper Operations)

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Handling precautions for proper operations Be sure to observe the following precautions for the proper functioning of the server. Ignoring the precautions may cause server malfunction or failure. • Do not use any cell phone or PHS and switch off them near the server. Electric waves from such devices can cause server to malfunction.
  • Page 23 Tape media: Approximately 1 day • For optional devices, we recommend you use our NEC products. Some memory or hard disk drive manufactured by other companies are supported for use with this server, however, you will be charged to repair failure or damage caused by use of such products even within warranty period.
  • Page 24 Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Tips for your health and safety Using a computer extensively may affect different parts of your body. Here are tips you should follow while working on a computer to minimize strain on your body. Keep proper posture The basic body position for using a computer is sitting straight with your hands on the keyboard parallel with the floor, and your eyes...
  • Page 25: Chapter 1 General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110e-1E General Description This chapter introduces the features of this server and the name of each part. 1. Introduction 2. Accessories Verify the condition of your server's accessories. 3. Standard Features Check and maintain the server system by using the functions explained in this section.
  • Page 26: 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 27: Accessories

    Chapter 1 General Description 2. Accessories Accessories The carton box contains various accessories which are required for setup or maintenance. Make sure you have them all for future use. • The tool used for removing slide rails (outer rails) • EXPRESSBUILDER •...
  • Page 28: Standard Features

    Auto rebuild function (hot swapping supported) • BIOS password feature • The security lock that comes with Front Bezel Management Utilities • NEC ESMPRO • ExpressUpdate • Remote controlling featuer (EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3) • RAID System management utility (Universal RAID Utility) •...
  • Page 29 Chapter 1 General Description 3. Standard Features Expandability • PCI Express 3.0 (x8 lanes) *3: 2 slots (low profile) • Large capacity memory of up to 32 GB • Hard disk drive bay 2.5-inch drive model: 6 slots 3.5-inch drive model: 4 slots •...
  • Page 30: Management Features

    The hardware components of the server provide operation control/reliability features as shown below. Additionally, NEC ESMPRO Agent, which is provided in EXPRESSBUILDER, enables you to collectively manage the state of your systems. You can also monitor the server states from a PC to manage the network where NEC ESMPRO Manager provided in EXPRESSBUILDER is installed.
  • Page 31: Firmware And Software Version Management

    3. Standard 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 function automatically updates multiple modules without stopping the system just by specifying the application of an update package from NEC ESMPRO Manager.
  • Page 32: 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 (1) Front Bezel (5) LINK/ACT LED (green) The cover to protect the front and top of the server. Front This LED turns on when the server is connected to the Bezel can be locked with the provided BezelLlock Key.
  • Page 33: Front View (With Front Bezel Removed)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (with Front Bezel Removed) 2.5-inch drive model (12) (11) (5)-1 (5)-2 (10) (14)-4 (15) (16) (14)-0 (15) (14)-2 (15) (15) (13)-1 (14)-1 (15) (14)-3 (15) (14)-5 (13)-2 (13)-3 3.5-inch drive model (12) (11)
  • Page 34 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts (8) USB connectors (front) (13) Optical disk drive bay These connectors are used to connect devices that support Either of the following drive can be installed. the USB interface. – DVD-ROM drive –...
  • Page 35: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View (3) (4) (5) (3) (4) (5) (11)-1 (11)-2 (5) (10) (1) AC Inlet (9) Management LAN port This socket is used to connect the power cord. LAN connector which supports 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T.This port cannot be used as a (2) Serial port A (COM A) connector data transmission port.
  • Page 36: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View (1) Top cover (2) Release button. Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 37: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View The image below does not show the duct. 2.5-inch drive model (8)-6 (8)-8 (8)-9 (8)-1 (10) (8)-2 (11) (9)-0 (8)-3 (9)-1 (8)-4 (9)-2 (8)-5 (9)-3 (8)-7 (9)-4 (9)-5 Front panel board (8) Cooling fan -1 BPB_FAN1...
  • Page 38 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 2.5-inch drive model (8)-3 (8)-4 (8)-5 (10) (11) (8)-1 (8)-2 (9)-0 (9)-1 (9)-2 (9)-3 (9)-4 (9)-5 Front panel board (8) Cooling fan -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane -2 BPB_FAN3 Power supply unit -3 BPB_FAN4 DIMM (optional) -4 BPB_FAN9...
  • Page 39 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 3.5-inch drive model (8)-6 (8)-8 (8)-9 (9)-0 (8)-1 (11) (9)-1 (8)-2 (8)-3 (9)- (8)-4 (10) (8)-5 (9)-3 (8)-7 Front panel board (8) Cooling fan -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane -2 BPB_FAN3 Power supply unit -3 BPB_FAN4 DIMM (optional) -4 BPB_FAN5...
  • Page 40 Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 3.5-inch drive model (8)-3 (8)-4 (8)-5 (9)-0 (8)-1 (11) (9)-1 (8)-2 (10) (9)-2 (9)-3 Front panel board (8) Cooling fan -1 BPB_FAN1 Backplane -2 BPB_FAN3 Power supply unit -3 BPB_FAN4 DIMM (optional) -4 BPB_FAN9 Motherboard...
  • Page 41: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (3)-1 (3)-2 (3)-3 (3)-4 (10) (27) Rear (10) (26) Front (24)-1 (11) (24)-2 (12) (24)-4 (13) (25) (14) (24)-3 (15) (23) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) Power connector (17) Serial port (COM B) connector PM-BUS connector (18) Internal Flash Memory connector...
  • Page 42: Status Indicators

    The following table lists STATUS LED patterns, their explanation and solution. Tips Once you have installed NEC ESMPRO, you can reference error logs to check the causes of failures. Status LED pattern...
  • Page 43: Link/Act Led ( 1, 2)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Status LED pattern Explanation Solution On (amber) A temperature alarm was detected. Check the internal fan for dusts. Also check if the fan unit is properly connected. If the LED indication does not change when the fans are normal, contact your sales representative.
  • Page 44: Uid Led (Id)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.6 UID LED (ID) The UID LED is provided one each at the front and rear of the server. If you press the UID switch provided at the front or rear of the server, the light turns on. If you press it again, the light turns off. It flashes when commands from software are received.
  • Page 45: Leds For Lan Ports

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts 4.7.8 LEDs for LAN ports The three LAN ports provided at the rear of the server have two LEDs each. SPEED LINK/ACT LINK/ACT SPEED LAN ports Management LAN port • LINK/ACT LED This LED indicates the state of the standard LAN port.
  • Page 46: Chapter 2 Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110e-1E Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices You can skip this section if you did not purchase any optional devices. 2. Installation and Connection You must place the server in an appropriate location and connect cables following this section.
  • Page 47: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    • 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 48: Anti-Static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Anti-static Measures The server contains electronic components sensitive to static electricity. Avoid failures caused by static electricity when installing or removing any optional devices. Wear a wrist strap (an arm belt or anti-static glove) Wear a wrist strap on your wrist.
  • Page 49: 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. Installing/removing internal components except for Hard Disk Drives should be done after dismounting the server from the rack. It is recommended that more than one person removes the server from the rack. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely.
  • Page 50 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove the top cover. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.6. Removing the Top Cover). Note Chassis lock tab: If the top cover is locked as shown in the figure below, remove the padlock. Depending on the components to be installed or removed, follow the procedure in order.
  • Page 51: Confirming Servers (Uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Confirming Servers (UID Switch) Using the UID switch helps you to identify the target server. When the server is working or before you turn the server off or disconnect a cable from the server, be sure to identify the target server by using the UID switch first.
  • Page 52: Removing The Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing the Front Bezel If the server is mounted on a rack, the front bezel needs to be removed when turning the server on or off, or handling an optical disk drive. Insert the attached bezel lock key into the key slot and turn the key to the front bezel side while pressing it lightly to release the lock.
  • Page 53: Removing The Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing the Top Cover Remove the top cover when installing or removing the Internal Flash Memory, DIMM, PCI card, or optical disk drives and changing the internal cable connections. Slide back the top cover while pressing its release button. Lift the top cover off the server.
  • Page 54: Internal Flash Memory

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Internal Flash Memory This section describes the procedure for installing the Internal Flash Memory. Connector for internal flash memory Installation 1.7.1 Install the Internal Flash Memory in the following procedure. Refer to steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Attach the Internal Flash Memory and fix it with the screw provided with this product.
  • Page 55: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM Install a DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) to a DIMM socket on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides four sokets to install DIMMs. Important • You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, refer to Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures).
  • Page 56: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMM installation order 1.8.2 Install DIMMs one by one in order of increasing memory size into slots in the order of DIMM#1, DIMM#2, DIMM#3, and DIMM#4. If you want to run the server in Dual Channel mode, observe the following when installing the DIMMs: •...
  • Page 57: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation 1.8.3 Install a DIMM by using the following procedure. Refer to steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Lift the duct off the server. Rotate both levers outward and push the DIMM straight into the socket.
  • Page 58: Removal

    Note • When removing a defective DIMM, check error messages displayed at POST or NEC ESMPRO and check the DIMM socket where the defective DIMM is installed. • At least one DIMM needs to be installed for the server to operate.
  • Page 59: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 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 60 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices When using on-board RAID Controllers (LSI Embedded MegaRAID To use onboard RAID Controller, change setting of RAID configuration jumper on motherboard. Jumper on motherboard (SWRAID) 3 2 1 3 2 1 Disabled Enabled (Default) SWRAID 設定ジャンパ...
  • Page 61 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices If an optional RAID Controller (N8103-128/149/150/151) is used If using internal Hard Disk Drives in RAID System with an optional RAID Controller (N8103-128/149/150/151) installed in the server, the SATA cable needs to be rewired. •...
  • Page 62 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation For the instruction of installing the optional RAID Controller (N8103-128/149/150/151/160), refer to Chapter 2 (1.11 PCI Card). Important When connecting a RAID Controller, set the boot priority to 8th or higher in the Boot menu of the BIOS Setup utility.
  • Page 63: Connecting Cables

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connecting cables 1.9.1 To use an on-board RAID Controller or optional RAID Controller, the interface cable must be connected. Refer to the figures below for how to connect cables. Important Both SAS Hard Disk Drives and SATA Hard Disk Drives cannot be installed. Tips When using SAS Hard Disk Drives, RAID Controllers must be connected.
  • Page 64 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices If using optional RAID Controller for 3.5-inch model Orient the cable so that the first pin of the cable (marked with ∆) will connect to the first pin of the SGPIO1 connector (marked with a bold line) on the backplane.
  • Page 65 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices If using the on-board controller for 2.5-inch models (1 to 4 drives) Orient the cable so that the first pin of the cable (marked with ∆) will connect to the first pin of the SGPIO1 connector (marked with a bold line) on the backplane.
  • Page 66 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices If using optional RAID Controller for 2.5-inch model (1 to 6 drives) Orient the cable so that the first pin of the cable (marked with ∆) will connect to the first pin of the SGPIO1 connector (marked with a bold line) on backplane.
  • Page 67: Notes On Setting Up A Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Notes on setting up a RAID System 1.9.2 Note the following points when setting up a RAID System. • The number of Hard Disk Drives required varies in each RAID level. • If on-board RAID Controllers or the optional RAID Controllers (N8103-128/149) are used, the RAID System cannot be built in RAID5/RAID6.
  • Page 68 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Example: Slot numbers (SLT) for HDD and SSD displayed in OS system event log Slot number to install 3.5-inch disk model Slot numbers indicated Insert position numbers displayed on Optional RAID Controllers On-board RAID Controllers the server (N8103-128/149/150/151/160)
  • Page 69 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices The insert position number displayed on the server 3.5-inch disk model Port 0 Port 3 Port 2 Port 1 2.5-inch disk model Port 0 Port 4 Port 2 Port 1 Port 3 Port 5 Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 70: Extra Battery For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10 Extra Battery for RAID Controller If a RAID Controller (N8103-128/149/150/151/160) is installed, use the optional extra battery to avoid data loss caused by accidents including temporary blackout during a Write Back operation. The model of the extra battery to be used depends on RAID Controller.
  • Page 71 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove a screw from the riser card and PCIe#2 remove the blank cover. Low profile side PCIe#1 Low profile side Attach the RAID Controller to the riser card. Insert the riser card into the slot of the motherboard and fix the riser card with the screw which you removed in step 5.
  • Page 72: Installing N8103-140 Extra Battery (For N8103-128)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Connect a battery control cable to battery pack, as shown in the figure to the right. Pay attention to orientation of Black marking connector, and insert the connector straight and securely. 11.
  • Page 73 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove the RAID Controller and attach the battery connector board that comes with the extra battery to the RAID Controller. Remove the screw securing the riser card. Hold the both sides of the card and lift it straight off the server.
  • Page 74 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Unscrew the battery bracket securing the battery. Write down the installation date (year and month) on the SET UP DATE LABEL and attach it to the position shown in the image on the right. Write the date.
  • Page 75: Installing N8103-162 Extra Battery (For N8103-160)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 13. Attach the removed components. 1.10.4 Installing N8103-162 extra battery (for N8103-160) This section describes the procedure of installing an extra battery for RAID Controller. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover.
  • Page 76 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Attach the RAID Controller to the rise card. Insert the riser card into the slot of the motherboard and fix the riser card with one screw which you removed in step 4. Position the terminal part of the riser card in the slot of the motherboard and then securely insert it.
  • Page 77: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Using the image on the right as a reference, connect the battery control cable to the battery pack. Black marking When connecting the cable, check the orientation of the connector and connect straight.
  • Page 78: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 PCI Card The server provides a riser card where you can install a PCI card on the motherboard. The riser card can have 2 low-profile PCI cards installed. Connect PCI cards for network expansion or file device function into PCI card slots provided on the riser card. Important PCI cards and the rise card are extremely sensitive to static electricity.
  • Page 79: Notes

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive PCI#2 side Riser card PCI#1 side Notes 1.11.1 Read the following notes when installing or removing a PCI card. • Do not touch the terminals of the riser cards and the leads of electronic components with your bare hand. Fingerprints and dust left on them cause the server to malfunction due to a connection failure or damage to the leads.
  • Page 80: Supported Cards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Supported cards and available slots 1.11.2 The following tables list supported cards and slots available for them. For details of the functions of each board, refer to the manual supplied with the card. Tips •...
  • Page 81 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Standard riser cards PCIe 3.0 #1 PCIe 3.0 #2 PCI slot performance x8lane Transfer bandwidth (per lane) 8 Gb/s Model name Remarks Product Slot size Low profile name PCI card type x16 socket x8 socket Available card size Up to 200 mm...
  • Page 82 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices  Installed as standard Can be installed − Cannot be installed  *1 Lane: Indicates the transfer performance (transfer bandwidth). <e.g.> For PCI Express 1 lane = 2.5 Gbps (unidirectional), 4 lanes = 10 Gbps (unidirectional) For PCI Express 2.0 1 lane = 5 Gbps (unidirectional), 4 lanes = 20 Gbps (unidirectional) For PCI Express 3.0...
  • Page 83: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation 1.11.3 Install a riser card to a PCI card in the following procedure. Important When installing a PCI card, make sure the connector of the card fits the connector of the riser card. Note Check the card type (low profile or full-height type) which respective riser card supports and the type of PCI card to be installed.
  • Page 84 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Note • Make sure that the head of a PCI card bracket is seated into the fixed slot. • Depending on type of PCI cards, the terminal part of the PCI card may be too large to fit in the connector.
  • Page 85: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices When using the optional controller (N8103-128/149/150/151/160) For details, refer to the manual that comes with optional RAID Controller (N8103-128/149/150/151/160). Important The optional RAID Controller is extremely sensitive to static electricity. Touch metal part of the server such as the frame to discharge static electricity from your body before handling a RAID Controller.
  • Page 86: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12 Optical Disk Drive This section describes the procedure for installing the optional optical disk drive. Important Do not install any unsupported optical disk drive. Optical disk drive bay Installation 1.12.1 Install an optical disk drive in the following procedure. 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive model Refer to Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.
  • Page 87 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive model Refer to Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing the Top Cover) to remove the top cover. Remove the two screws on the front and the two screws securing the optical disk drive tray, and pull the tray out.
  • Page 88: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect the optical disk drive cable. 10. Put the removed components in place. Removal 1.12.2 To remove an optical disk drive, reverse the installation procedure above. Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 89: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Port 3 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. • Hard Disk Drives with different types of interfaces or different rotational speeds cannot be installed together.
  • Page 90: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation 1.13.1 Install a Hard Disk Drive by using the following procedure. Follow the same installation procedure for other bays. Important In the RAID System, build a Disk Array using Hard Disk Drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed, and standard).
  • Page 91 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Hold the tray and its handle and insert it into the bay. Note • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. • Hold the tray firmly with both hands. Slowly close the handle.
  • Page 92: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removal 1.13.2 Remove a Hard Disk Drive in the following procedure. Important If you dispose of the removed hard disk drive, follow instructrions described in Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide”.
  • Page 93: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Replacing a Hard Disk Drive in the RAID System 1.13.3 In the RAID System, you can use the auto rebuild feature that can restore the data back to the state before the failure occurred by writing the data saved before the replacement to a new Hard Disk Drive after replacing the broken Hard Disk Drive.
  • Page 94: 2.5-Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Refer to the figure below. 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. • Hard Disk Drives with different types of interfaces or different rotational speeds cannot be installed together.
  • Page 95: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Installation 1.14.1 Install a Hard Disk Drive by using the following procedure. Follow the same installation procedure for other bays. Important In the RAID System, build a Disk Array using Hard Disk Drives that have the same specifications (capacity, rotational speed, and standard).
  • Page 96 Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Hold the tray firmly and insert it into the bay. Note • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. • Hold the tray firmly with both hands. Slowly close the handle.
  • Page 97: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removal 1.14.2 Remove a Hard Disk Drive in the following procedure. Important If you dispose of the removed hard disk drive, follow instructrions described in Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide”.
  • Page 98: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Replacing a Hard Disk Drive in the RAID System 1.14.3 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 broken Hard Disk Drive.
  • Page 99: Attaching The Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15 Attaching the Top Cover When attaching the top cover, make sure that the tab is securely inserted into the server frame, and then slide it forward. The top cover is locked when it makes a clicking sound.
  • Page 100: Attaching The Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16 Attaching the Front Bezel When attaching the front bezel, orient it so that the alignment tab on the left fits into the server frame. After that, lock it with the bezel lock key. Important Be careful not to accidentally press the POWER switch when removing the front bezel.
  • Page 101: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to position the server and connect cables. Installation This server must be mounted to a rack which conforms to EIA standards for use. Installing Rack 2.1.1 Refer to the manual that comes with your rack for how to install the rack, or consult with your sales representative.
  • Page 102 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Do not install the rack or server under the following environment. Doing so may cause malfunction of the server. • Narrow space from which devices cannot be pulled out from the rack completely •...
  • Page 103: Installing The Server To The Rack Or Removing It From The Rack

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack 2.1.2 Mount the server to the rack. (This section also describes the removal procedure.) WARNING Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safety. Failure to observe the precautions may cause death or serious injury.
  • Page 104 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation This server can be mounted to a rack made by NEC or other companies. Mount the server to a rack in the following procedure. • Preparation for mounting The left and right slide rails are fixed with tape at the front and side faces to prevent falling off during transportation.
  • Page 105 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installing outer rail Attach the outer rail you previously removed to the rack. Fit the square-shaped protrusions of the rail to the square holes of a 19-inch rack. Make sure that it makes a clicking sound indicating that it is locked.
  • Page 106 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removal procedure Remove the server from the rack in the following procedure. This can be removed by one person but it is recommended more than one person work on this together. Make sure that the server is turned off and then disconnect the power cord or all cables from the server.
  • Page 107 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection When removing the rail from the rack, pull the rail in the direction of the arrows while pressing the lever. Lever Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 108 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removing outer rails If multiple rails are installed, it might be impossible to push the unlock lever. If this happens, remove the rail from the rack by using the following procedure. Refer to Chapter 2 (2.1.2) - (2) Removal procedure to remove the server from the rack. Prepare the designated tool to remove slide rail (outer rail) that comes with the server.
  • Page 109 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Remove the rail from the rack while it is being unlocked. Insert the tool into the square hole at the rear of the rail in the direction described. As shown in the image on the right, rotate the tool to unlock it.
  • Page 110: Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Connection Connect peripheral devices to the server. Connectors that allow a variety of peripheral devices to be connected are provided at the front and rear of the server. Images on the following pages show the peripheral devices that can be connected in their standard state and their respective connector positions.
  • Page 111 Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection USB device Front Device with the Hub, switching hub, etc. serial interface Finally, connect the power cord to an outlet. For connecting to the UPS, refer to the next section. Ports for data transmission 1000BASE-T 100BASE-TX 10BASE-T...
  • Page 112 • Make sure that no pressure is applied on the plug of power cord. • Be sure to use the display unit specified by NEC. The operation is not guaranteed if you install a display unit not specified by NEC.
  • Page 113: Connecting To A Uninterruptible Power Supply (Ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Connecting to a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) 2.2.1 To connect the power cord of the server to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS), use the connector output on the rear of the UPS. For details, refer to the manual supplied with the UPS. Example Computer interface port (UPS) Option slot...
  • Page 114: Chapter 3 Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110e-1E 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 115: Turning On The Server

    2. Remove the front bezel. 3. Press the POWER switch at the front of the server. The POWER LED is turned on green and after a while, the NEC logo appears on the display. Important Do not turn off the server until the NEC logo and some characters are displayed.
  • Page 116: Post

    POST starts memory check. When the memory check is completed, some messages appear. As factory settings, the NEC logo appears on the screen during POST. 2. If the <Esc> key is pressed, the logo disappears and the details of POST are displayed.
  • Page 117 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 118: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server POST error messages 1.1.2 When POST detects an error, it displays an error message on the screen or beeps for some errors. For descriptions of error messages, causes, and countermeasures, refer to "Maintenance Guide". Important Take notes on the messages displayed before consulting with your maintenance service company.
  • Page 119: System Bios Setup

    If you press the <F2> key at this time, SETUP runs and displays the Main menu upon completion of POST. (You can also press the <F2> key while the NEC logo appears to display the Main menu.) Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 120: 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 121 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. Load Previous Values? [Yes]  <F3> key If you press this key, the following window appears. If you select Yes, restore the parameters of the currently selected item to the default setting.
  • Page 122: Cases That Require Configuration

    On/Off NumLock on power ON On/Off the function to display Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled By pressing the <Esc> key, the NEC logo during POST prevent the display of the logo. Optional Install RAID Controller board Advanced → PCI Configuration → PCI n is PCI slot number of the RAID Slot n Option ROM →...
  • Page 123 Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Password If you have set a password, a message prompt you to enter password will be displayed from the next time. Enter password [ You can attempt password entry up to 3 times. If you entered a wrong password 3 times, operation stops. (You cannot operate further.) Turn off the power.
  • Page 124: Expressscope Engine 3

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 Overview EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 provides a variety of features using BMC (Baseboard Management Controller), which is a system management LSI. EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 monitors the power unit, fans, temperature, and voltage of the server. If you have the management LAN port connected to the network, you can remotely perform the following over a web browser or SSH client: •...
  • Page 125: Expressscope Engine 3 Network Configuration

    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 126 Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 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. Tips If Shared BMC LAN is enabled, Web feature, remote media/KVM feature, or command line interface feature may be interrupted.
  • Page 127: Expressbuilder

    To use this feature, select Os (Windows reinstallation) installation in the menu after boot. Storage of software* Stores various bundled software (such as NEC ESMPRO Agent). Maintenance Diagnoses your server system. To use this feature, select Tool menu in the menu after boot.
  • Page 128: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install software components such as OS. Refer to the instructions below. • Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 129: Turning Off The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 6. Turning Off the Server Turning Off the Server Turn off the server by using the following procedure. If the power cord of the server is connected to a UPS, refer to the documentation supplied with the UPS or the documentation for the application controlling the UPS. 1.
  • Page 130: Chapter 4 Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R110e-1E Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Express5800/R110e-1E User’s Guide...
  • Page 131: Specifications

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Specifications 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive Model Product name Express5800/R110e-1E, EXP282A Model N8100-1933F Intel® Pentium® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Type processor G640 processor E3-1220Lv2 processor E3-1220v2 Clock 2.80 GHz 2.30 GHz 3.10 GHz Standard/Maximum 1st cache 32 KB instruction/32 KB data 2nd cache 256 KB...
  • Page 132 Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, warranty, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Installed OS −...
  • Page 133 Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Product name Express5800/R110e-1E, EXP282A Model N8100-1933F Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Type processor E3-1265Lv2 processor E3-1270v2 Clock 2.50 GHz 3.50 GHz Standard/Maximum 1st cache 32 KB instruction/32 KB data 2nd cache 256 KB Number of cores/ Number of threads (T) 4C/8T (1 CPU)
  • Page 134 Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, warranty, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Installed OS −...
  • Page 135: Inch Hard Disk Drive Model

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive Model Product name Express5800/R110e-1E, EXP282A Model N8100-1932F Intel® Pentium® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Type processor G640 processor E3-1220Lv2 processor E3-1220v2 Clock 2.80 GHz 2.30 GHz 3.10 GHz Standard/Maximum 1st cache 32 KB instruction/32 KB data 2nd cache 256 KB Number of cores/...
  • Page 136 Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, warranty, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Installed OS −...
  • Page 137 Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Product name Express5800/R110e-1E, EXP282A Model N8100-1932F Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Type processor E3-1265Lv2 processor E3-1270v2 Clock 2.50 GHz 3.50 GHz Standard/Maximum 1st cache 32 KB instruction/32 KB data 2nd cache 256 KB Number of cores/ 4C/8T Number of threads (T) (1 CPU) Chipset...
  • Page 138 Storage: −10 to 55°C/20 to 80% (no condensation either when operating or when stored) Main accessories EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, warranty, one-touch rack rail (mounted on the server as standard) Installed OS −...
  • Page 139: Interrupt Lines

    Chapter 4 Appendix 2. Interrupt Lines Interrupt Lines Interrupt lines are assigned as factory settings as shown below. Use this table as a reference when you add optional devices. • Interrupt lines As factory settings, interrupt lines are assigned as follows. Peripheral Device (Controller) Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer...

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