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N8103-199 SAS
N8103-199 SAS Controller
User's Guide
N8103-199 SAS
N8103-199 SAS
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Preface
Thank you for purchasing N8103-199 SAS Controller.
This guide is a guidance to install and use N8103-199 SAS Controller (hereafter referred to as "this
product") properly and safely. Read this guide before handling this product. If you have any problem when
using this product, use this guide for your help. Keep this guide at hand for quick reference at any time
necessary.
For the server on which this product is to be mounted, refer to the User's Guide provided with the server.
Be sure to read "Notes on Use" and "Handling Precautions" before handling this product.

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Summary of Contents for NEC N8103-199 SAS

  • Page 1 Thank you for purchasing N8103-199 SAS Controller. This guide is a guidance to install and use N8103-199 SAS Controller (hereafter referred to as "this product") properly and safely. Read this guide before handling this product. If you have any problem when using this product, use this guide for your help.
  • Page 2 (2) The content of this document may be changed without prior notice. (3) No part of this document may be revised or reproduced without the permission of NEC Corporation. (4) Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document, Contact the dealer you purchased this controller from if you have any questions or find mistakes or omissions.
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  • Page 6 SAS/SATA SAS/SATA...
  • Page 7: Notes On Use - Be Sure To Read

    Keep this user’s guide on hand so that you can refer to it when necessary. Be sure to read the "Safety Precautions" and "Precautions on Use." Notes on Use - Be sure to read - This section offers essential information for the safe and proper use of this product. Please refer to the section of "Names and Functions"...
  • Page 8 Attention Indicates general warnings and cautions. Indicates a hazard that can lead to burns. Indicates a hazard that can lead to electric shock. Indicates a hazard that can lead to fire. Prohibited Action Indicates a general prohibition. Indicates prohibition of disassembly or modification. Do not touch with wet hand.
  • Page 9: Safety Notes

    NEC assumes no liability for any accident resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage if this product has been used in the above conditions.
  • Page 10 When disconnecting a cable, push the latch, hold the connector, and pull it out straight. Use only the SAS/SATA cable authorized by NEC and connects it to the proper connector. Ignoring these instructions may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire, electric shock, or malfunction.
  • Page 12: Precautions On Use - Operating This Product Properly

    Precautions on Use – Operating this product properly- The following precautions must be observed when using this product. Ignoring these precautions while using this product will result in the destruction of assets (data and other devices). Please observe the following. Read carefully the description in this Guide to handle the product properly.
  • Page 13: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide explains how to setup and use the N8103-199 SAS Controller correctly. Be sure to read this guide before using the product, and keep the guide in a safe place after reading it. If the product is transferred to a third party, please transfer this guide along with it.
  • Page 15: Packing Box Contents

    Packing Box Contents There are various other accessories included in the packing box besides this product. Please refer to the packing list accompanying the box to make sure that all parts are included. Contact the dealer that you bought this product from if any parts are missing or damaged. Lifetime This product has a product lifetime of five years.
  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    - ............... 3 ..................3 ....................5 - ......... 11 ......................... 13 ....................13 .................. 14 ....................14 ..................14 ................14 ....................14 .................. 14 ....................14 ..........................16 ......................18 1.1......................18 1.2..................18 1.3....................18 1.4.
  • Page 17: Contents

    Contents Notes on Use - Be sure to read - .................. 7 Safety Symbols ..................... 7 Safety Notes ....................9 Precautions on Use – Operating this product properly- .......... 12 About This Guide ......................13 Symbols Used in This Guide ..............13 Packing Box Contents ................
  • Page 18 1.1. SFF-8643 SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS: 12Gbps; SATA: 6Gbps SAS/SATA PCI EXPRESS PCI EXPRESS 3.0 66.0mm( ) x 152.4mm( 0.1kg PCI EXPRESS 12V/3.3V DC 1.2. 12Gbps SAS/6Gbps SATA PCI EXPRESS 3.0 SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA 1.3.
  • Page 19 1.4. (Port 0) SAS/SATA Port0 (Port 1) SAS/SATA Port1 PCI EXPRESS 3.0...
  • Page 20 SAS/SATA...
  • Page 21 2.1.
  • Page 22 2.2. SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA OFF(POWER ON(POWER...
  • Page 23 SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA...
  • Page 24 2.3. Windows Windows Linux https://www.express.nec.co.jp/linux/supported-driver/top.html VMware ESXi https://www.support.nec.co.jp/View.aspx?id=3140105866 N8103-199...
  • Page 25: Sas3 Mpt Controller Configuration Application

    3. SAS3 MPT Controller Configuration Application SAS3 MPT Controller Configuration Application POST 3.1. BIOS BIOS Advanced LSI SAS3 MPT Controller SAS3008, <Enter>...
  • Page 26 <Enter> SAS/SATA...
  • Page 27: Controller Management

    3.2. Controller Management 3.1. Controller Management 3.2.1. View Controller Properties 3.2. Controller Management View Controller Properties...
  • Page 28: Change Controller Properties

    3.2.2. Change Controller Properties 3.2. Controller Management Change Controller Properties Legacy BIOS Legacy...
  • Page 29: Advanced Controller Properties

    3.2.3. Advanced Controller Properties 3.2. Controller Management Advanced Controller Properties Report Device Missing Delay Timer SAS/SATA Report I/O Missing Delay Timer SAS/SATA ) Device Missing Delay Timer...
  • Page 30: Physical Disk Management

    3.3. Physical Disk Management 3.1. Physical Disk Management Physical Disk Management...
  • Page 31: View Physical Disk Properties

    3.3.1. View Physical Disk Properties 3.3. Physical Disk Management View Physical Disk Properties Select Physical Disk <Enter> < > < >...
  • Page 32: Select Physical Disk Operations

    3.3.2. Select Physical Disk Operations 3.3. Physical Disk Management Select Physical Disk Operations Select Physical Disk <Enter> < > < >...
  • Page 33 Start Locate / Blink Stop Locate / Unblink SGPIO SGPIO Legacy OpROM Boot Device Legacy Legacy Write Cache Setting (UPS) SATA (HDD SSD SAS SSD...
  • Page 34: Tape Device Management

    3.4. Tape Device Management 3.1. Tape Device Management Tape Device Management Select Tape Disk <Enter> < > Port 0 0 3 Port 1...
  • Page 35 4.1. POST Adapter configuration may have changed, Reconfiguration is suggested! POST SGPIO SGPIO 4.2. SAS/SATA POST POST...
  • Page 36: About This Product

    This product can be implemented to a low profile PCI slot, by replacing a bracket. Do not connect this product to a server or SAS/SATA device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation. If the product is connected to a server or SAS/SATA device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation, the product may malfunction or fail.
  • Page 37: Names And Functions

    1.4. Names and Functions (1) Internal Connector (Port 0) Connector used to connect this product to a SAS/SATA device. (2) Internal Connector (Port 1) Connector used to connect this product to a SAS/SATA device (3) Bracket Bracket to fix this product to the extended slot of the server. When fixing this product to a PCI slot optimized for the low profile type, replace the bracket with the low profile one.
  • Page 38: Setup

    2. Setup Follow the steps described below to set up this product. Do not handle this product during an electrical storm. When installing this product in the server, read the user's guide of the server and unplug the power plug from the electrical outlet. Do not insert or remove the power plug with wet hands. Doing so can lead to faults or electric shock.
  • Page 39: Installation Of A Bracket

    2.1. Installation of a Bracket A full height PCI bracket is attached to this product at factory shipment. If you insert this product in a low profile PCI slot, you have to replace the bracket with a low profile one that comes with this product.
  • Page 40: Installation To The Server

    2.2. Installation to the server Do not connect this product to a server or SAS/SATA device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation. If the product is connected to a server or SAS/SATA device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation, the product may malfunction or fail.
  • Page 41 Insert SAS/SATA cables to this product’s connectors to connect firmly to this product. Read the user's guide of the server and the SAS/SATA device for confirmation. Insert the appropriate connector on the other end of SAS/SATA cable to attach to the backplane or SAS/SATA device.
  • Page 42: Installation Of The Driver

    2.3. Installation of the Driver SAS driver for Windows will be automatically installed.
  • Page 43: Sas3 Mpt Controller Configuration Application

    3. SAS3 MPT Controller Configuration Application “SAS3 MPT Controller Configuration Application” (hereafter referred to as "this utility") is an utility with which various settings can be adjusted, properties of this product and physical devices can be viewed and even simple operations such as locate function can be operated. It does not need specific media to starts up.
  • Page 44 “LSI SAS3 MPT Controller Version xx.xx.xx.xx” will be shown, press <Enter> to continue. Select one of the items shown in below figure. Press <ENTER> to continue. The items displayed will be different depending on the SAS / SATA device connected to this product.
  • Page 45: Controller Management

    3.2. Controller Management Select one of the items shown in below figure. Press <ENTER> to continue. 3.2.1. View Controller Properties Various controller properties are displayed as shown in below figure. Press <ESC> to return to previous menu.
  • Page 46: Change Controller Properties

    3.2.2. Change Controller Properties Select “Legacy BIOS” and press <ENTER> to Enable or Disable this feature. Select “Apply Changes” and press <ENTER> to commit changes. This product don’t support on Legacy BIOS mode, so do not change this setting.
  • Page 47: Advanced Controller Properties

    3.2.3. Advanced Controller Properties It allows the logical grouping of the controller PHYs into one or more ports. A reset is required for the controller to use the new settings. Incorrect settings can result in a non-operational controller. Report Device Missing Delay Timer Delay (in seconds) this product will wait before reporting a target device as missing after it becomes unavailable.
  • Page 48: Physical Disk Management

    3.3. Physical Disk Management Select one of the items listed in below figure. Press <ENTER> to continue. Without connect this product to HDD or SSD, the item "Physical Disk Management" is not displayed.
  • Page 49: View Physical Disk Properties

    3.3.1. View Physical Disk Properties Various properties of physical disk are displayed as shown in below figure. Press <ESC> to return to previous menu.
  • Page 50: Select Physical Disk Operation

    Press <Enter> and a popup menu will appear. Select a physical disk to view its properties. Physical disk display format is <Chassis slot: Slot> or <Connector: Enclosure: Slot>. 3.3.2. Select Physical Disk Operation...
  • Page 51 Move light bar to “Select Physical Disk”, press <ENTER> and a popup menu will appear. Select a physical disk to operate. Physical disk display format is <Chassis slot: Slot> or <Connector: Enclosure: Slot>. Select below operations on the physical disk: “Start Locate / Blink”...
  • Page 52 Write Cache Setting Select “Enable Write Cache” and press <ENTER> to enable the feature. Select “Disable Write Cache” and press <ENTER> to disable the feature. Select “Apply Changes” and press <ENTER> to commit changes. There is potential risk of data loss to enable disk write cache, please make sure you understand the consequence of enabling this feature before you commit the setting.
  • Page 53: Tape Device Management

    3.4. Tape Device Management Various properties of tape device are displayed as shown in below figure. Press <ESC> to return to previous menu. Without connect this product to tape device, the item "Tape Device Management" is not displayed. Press <Enter> and a popup menu will appear. Select a tape device to view its properties. Tape device display format is <Connector: Enclosure: Slot>.
  • Page 54: Maintenance

    4. Maintenance 4.1. Notice The following SAS controller message is displayed in POST. Adapter configuration may have changed, Reconfiguration is suggested! When two or more sets of this product are installed on the server, the message above may be displayed in the POST, but there is no operational problem. ID indication of HDD or SSD connected to this product is not correct.
  • Page 55 KC Statement (for South Korea) (B ) Manufacturer: LSI CORPORATION Country: China/Thailand EU Contact: NEC Nederland B.V. Olympia 4, 1213 NT Hilversum, The Netherlands Manufacturer: Avago Technologies 1320 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, CA 95131 RoHS Statement This product is RoHS compliant.
  • Page 56 China RoHS Statement (Hg) (Pb) (Cd) (PBB) (PBDE) (Cr( )) × Host Bus Adapter SJ/T 11364 GB/T 26572 × GB/T 26572 Taiwan RoHS Statement Equipment name: Network/ Storage Adapter Card Type designation (Type): Board Assemblies Unit Restricted substances and its chemical symbols Lead Mercury Cadmium...
  • Page 58 N8103-199 SAS Controller User’s Guide December 2018 Third Edition © NEC Corporation 2018 This guide is made with recycled paper.

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