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  • Page 1 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems ® ® USER’S GUIDE ®...
  • Page 2 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and PowerEdge are registered trademarks and DellWare is a registered service mark of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel, Pentium, and LANDesk are registered trademarks and Intel386, Intel486, IntelDX2, and IntelDX4 are trademarks of Intel Corporation;...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    • Position your system so that the monitor and key- board are directly in front of you as you work. Special shelves are available (from Dell and other sources) to help you correctly position your keyboard. • Set the monitor at a comfortable viewing distance (usually 510 to 610 millimeters [20 to 24 inches] from your eyes).
  • Page 4 • Keep your forearms horizontal with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position while using the key- board or mouse. • Always leave space to rest your hands while using the keyboard or mouse. • Let your upper arms hang naturally at your sides. •...
  • Page 5: When Working Inside Your Computer

    • Do not attempt to service the computer system your- self, except as explained in this guide and elsewhere in Dell documentation. Always follow installation and servicing instructions closely. • When removing a component from the system board or disconnecting a peripheral device from the com-...
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    Preface bout This Guide This guide is intended for anyone who uses the Dell Pow- erEdge 2100/180 or 2100/200 computer systems. The guide can be used by both first-time and experienced computer users who want to learn about the features and operation of the systems or who want to upgrade their computers.
  • Page 8: W Arranty And Return Policy Information

    Documentation is included with any options you purchase separately from your system. This docu- mentation includes information that you need to configure and install these options in your Dell com- puter. Installation instructions for the options are also included in this guide.
  • Page 9: Typographical Conventions

    ypographical Conventions The following list defines (where appropriate) and illus- trates typographical conventions used as visual cues for specific elements of text throughout this document: • Keycaps, the labeling that appears on the keys on a keyboard, are enclosed in angle brackets. Example: <Enter>...
  • Page 11: System Features

    A Pentium Pro microprocessor with an internal oper- ating frequency of 180 megahertz (MHz) in the PowerEdge 2100/180 and 200 MHz in the PowerEdge 2100/200. The external bus speeds of the PowerEdge 2100/180 and PowerEdge 2100/200 are 60 MHz and 66 MHz (respectively).
  • Page 12 LANDesk Server Manager suite. 1-12 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide • Integrated system board support for the Upgrade Server Management Card which provides improved local and remote server management.
  • Page 13: Supported Operating Systems

    Novell NetWare 3.12, 4.x (and later versions) Operating system software is not included with PowerEdge 2100 systems. If you purchase the oper- ating system software from Dell, installation instructions are included on the CD-ROM with the operating system software. NOTE: Installation services and support for other oper- ating systems are available through Dell Plus.
  • Page 14: Getting Help

    If at any time you don’t understand a procedure described in this guide, or if your system does not perform as expected, Dell provides a number of tools to help you. For more information on these help tools, see the chapter titled “Getting Help”...
  • Page 15: Cd Main Menu

    CD The system must be running to insert the CD. To boot the CD, insert it into the PowerEdge 2100 system’s CD-ROM drive and press the reset button. When the sys- tem boots, the CD main menu appears.
  • Page 16: Choose Language

    See “Create Blank Format- ted Diskette” found later in this chapter for instructions 2-16 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide on creating the necessary diskette. The system hardware diagnostics are described in the Diagnostics and Trouble- shooting Guide.
  • Page 17: Create Operating System Support Diskettes

    SCSI, and NIC drivers for the Windows NT Ser- ver 3.51 operating system. NOTE: Be sure to use the SCSI Driver diskettes created from the Dell Server Assistant CD rather than the SCSI drivers provided with the operating system. Create NetWare 4.x Diskettes...
  • Page 18: A Sset Tag Utility

    SCSI and NIC drivers for the Novell NetWare 3.12 oper- ating system. NOTE: Be sure to use the SCSI Driver diskettes created from the Dell Server Assistant CD rather than the SCSI drivers provided with the operating system. Create Adaptec EZ-SCSI Diskette This option allows you to create a diskette that contains the configuration utility for Adaptec SCSI controllers.
  • Page 19: Assigning And Deleting An Asset Tag Number

    Asset Tag utility. To use one of these options, type asset and a space followed by the option. Table 2-1. Asset Tag Command-Line Options Asset Tag Option Description Deletes the asset tag number Displays the Asset Tag utility help screen Using the Dell Server Assistant CD 2-19...
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  • Page 21: Installing And Configuring Scsi Drivers

    Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 • Novell NetWare 3.12 and 4.x See Chapter 2, “Using the Dell Server Assistant CD,” for instructions on creating a diskette of drivers for your operating system. For instructions on configuring the SCSI device drivers, see the appropriate sections in this chapter.
  • Page 22: Basic Host Adapter Settings

    NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. 3-22 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Basic Host Adapter Settings The basic host adapter settings are the SCSISelect set- Default tings most likely to require modification.
  • Page 23: Scsi Device Settings

    Advanced Host Adapter Settings The advanced host adapter settings should not be changed unless absolutely necessary. Dell sets these val- ues and changing them may cause conflicts with the SCSI devices.
  • Page 24: Starting The Scsiselect Utility

    78xx series host adapters include an extended translation scheme that supports hard-disk drives as 3-24 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide large as 8 GB under the MS-DOS operating system with a maximum partition size of 2 GB.
  • Page 25: Using Scsiselect Menus

    Installation Overview This section provides the information needed to install and use the Dell SCSI drivers for the 78xx series of SCSI controllers with the Windows NT operating system. The Windows NT 3.51 driver diskette you create for the Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 operating system...
  • Page 26: Using Windows Nt To Install Or Update The Driver

    After a period of time, Windows NT Setup displays all recognized SCSI controllers. If no SCSI controllers are found, Windows NT Setup 3-26 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide displays none. Type to configure additional SCSI controllers. Expand the list of additional SCSI controllers, select Other, and press <Enter>.
  • Page 27 Installing or Updating the Driver With Win- dows NT 3.51 Follow these instructions only if Windows NT 3.51 is already installed: Select and start the Windows NT Setup program. (Its icon is usually found in the Main program group.) There is a brief pause while Windows NT Setup scans your hardware configuration.
  • Page 28: Removing A Host Adapter

    When you are sure you are removing the correct host adapter type, click OK. 3-28 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Return to step 3 if you want to remove driver sup- port for other types of host adapters, or click Close to exit the SCSI adapters portion of Win- dows NT Setup.
  • Page 29: I Nstallation For Novell Netware

    Error messages generated during initialization Installation Overview This section provides the information needed to install and use the Dell SCSI drivers for NetWare 3.12 and 4.x. The Dell SCSI drivers for NetWare support the optional Adaptec AHA-2940UW and all Adaptec 78xx series SCSI controllers.
  • Page 30: Calculating The Slot Number

    (Press <Esc> to exit a Help screen.) Press <Enter> to continue with the installation. 3-30 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Press <Enter> at every screen to accept the EZ-SCSI default values.
  • Page 31: Installing Netware And The Driver

    Insert the NetWare 4.x driver diskette that you created earlier into the diskette drive. If you have not already created this diskette, refer to Chapter 2, “Using the Dell Server Assistant CD,” for instructions. Press <F3>, and specify the path to the aic7870.dsk driver for NetWare (for example,...
  • Page 32 Make backup copies of all Novell diskettes, and use those backup copies as your working diskettes. 3-32 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Boot MS-DOS on your computer. Change to the directory where the installation files are found. For a CD-ROM, the subdirectory is similar to d:\netware.312\english\.
  • Page 33: Using The Load Command Line Options

    Using NetWare to Install or Update the Driver This section describes how to update or install the aic7870.dsk driver if NetWare 3.12 or 4.x is already installed. If you are installing NetWare 3.12 or 4.x for the first time, see “Installing NetWare and the Driver” found earlier in this section.
  • Page 34 On the AIC-7880 and optional AHA-2940UW, these values become FFFF. NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. 3-34 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Default Description Allows you to enable the driver’s registration of SCSI devices on a per-target basis.
  • Page 35: Bit Mask Options

    Bit Mask Options Use this example to aid in calculating bit-mask option hexadecimal values. Each SCSI device is enabled by a “1” in its corresponding bit position. As illustrated in Fig- ure 3-1, dev_enable=05 enables driver registration of the devices at SCSI IDs 0 and 2. 15141312 111098 SCSI ID...
  • Page 36: Formatting Media

    1 to 9. You may also enter an interleave value of 0 (zero). When formatting SCSI hard-disk drives or remov- able drives on the Adaptec 78xx host adapter SCSI bus, Dell recommends that you use an interleave value of 0. This 0 interleave value instructs the hard-disk drive to Files use its optimal interleave value.
  • Page 37 These removable media options are supported by Net- Ware’s monitor.nlm program. Follow these steps to set up the removable media: Load monitor.nlm to display the various options. Select Disk Information. All system hard-disk drives appear. Select the removable-media device. Drive status items appear as shown in Table 3-4.
  • Page 38: Optimizing Performance

    Load aic7870.dsk by entering the following com- mand line: :load [pathname] aic7870.dsk slot=x 3-38 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Load aspicd.dsk by entering the following com- mand line: :load [pathname] aspicd.dsk NOTE: If aspicd.dsk does not work, unload it and load it again.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting For Netware

    Troubleshooting for NetWare Any error that occurs while the driver is initializing pre- vents it from loading. If an error does occur, the driver causes the computer to beep and then display a numbered error message: xxx message The xxx indicates the error code, and message is a descriptive line describing the error.
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  • Page 41: Using The System Setup Program

    After you set up your system, run the System Setup program to familiarize yourself with your system configu- ration information and optional settings. Dell recommends that you print out the System Setup screens or write down the information for future reference.
  • Page 42 Moves the cursor to the top or bottom of the window. Decrements the value of the field. 4-42 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 4-1. System Setup Keys (continued) Keys Action Increments the value of the field.
  • Page 43: Entering The System Setup Program

    ntering the System Setup Program You can enter the System Setup program by pressing the <F2> key when prompted while the computer is starting If you wait too long, your operating system begins to load into memory. In this case, let the system complete the load operation;...
  • Page 44: M Ain Menu Categories

    1.44 MB, 3.5 Inch (default for diskette A) • Not Installed (default for diskette B) 4-44 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Fast Video BIOS Fast Video BIOS offers the options of shadowing and/or caching the video BIOS for improved performance.
  • Page 45: Boot Options Submenu Categories

    Selecting C: Only causes the system to boot only from the hard-disk drive, even if there is a bootable diskette in drive A. You might select the C: Only option to prevent an unautho- rized person from accessing the system by booting from a diskette.
  • Page 46: Extended Memory

    Dell programmed into NVRAM dur- ing the manufacturing process. Reference this number during technical assistance or service calls. The service tag number is also accessed by certain Dell support soft- ware, including the diagnostics software. Asset Tag Asset Tag displays the asset tag number stored in the computer’s NVRAM.
  • Page 47 dvanced Menu Categories To access the Advanced menu (see Figure 4-3), use the arrow keys to highlight Advanced. This section explains in detail each of the System Setup categories in the Advanced menu. configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-3.
  • Page 48: Serial Port 1

    • Auto The Auto option selects the next available combination. 4-48 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Parallel Mode This category allows you to select from the following options: Output Only (AT-compatible) (the default), Bidi- rectional (Personal System/2 [PS/2]-compatible), and ECP (extended capabilities port).
  • Page 49 ecurity Menu Categories To access the Security menu (see Figure 4-4), use the arrow keys to highlight Security. This section explains in detail each of the System Setup categories in the Security menu. title box configuration options and system data help key functions Figure 4-4.
  • Page 50: Supervisor Password Is

    Password” found later in this chapter for information on disabling a forgotten supervisor password. 4-50 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Set User Password NOTE: You cannot set the user password until a supervi- sor password is set.
  • Page 51: Virus Check Reminder

    Virus Check Reminder This category lets you display a message during start-up at selected intervals to remind you to check your system for viruses. The options are as follows: • Disabled (default) • Daily • Weekly configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-5.
  • Page 52: U Sing The Password Features

    Using the Supervisor Password Feature Your Dell system is shipped to you with the supervisor password set to Disabled, which allows you to enter the System Setup program and assign a password. When the...
  • Page 53: Operating With A Supervisor Password Enabled

    “Assigning a Supervisor Password” earlier in this section. Using the User Password Feature Your Dell system is shipped to you with the user pass- word feature set to Disabled. After you assign a user password, set the User Password Is category to Enabled,...
  • Page 54: Using Your User Password To Secure Your System

    (PASSWD) on the sys- tem board (its default setting), the status shown in the User Password category is set to Disabled. 4-54 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Keep the following tips in mind when setting your password: •...
  • Page 55: Disabling A Forgotten Password

    You must reboot the system before you can attempt to enter a password again Deleting or Changing an Existing User Password To disable the user password, press <Enter> to display the Set Password dialog box, and then press <Enter> two more times.
  • Page 56: Password Options

    3 below. The user can change only the Date, Time, Num Lock, Speaker, and Set User Password categories unless the supervisor pass- word is entered. 4-56 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 4-2. Password Options Password Boot...
  • Page 57: Responding To Error Messages

    esponding to Error Messages If an error message appears on your monitor screen while the system is booting, make a note of the message. Then, before entering the System Setup program, refer to the chapter titled “Messages and Codes” in your Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for an explanation of the message and suggestions for correcting any errors.
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  • Page 59: Using The Eisa Configuration Utility

    Industry-Standard Architecture (ISA) cards manually by setting jumpers or switches. Before your system was shipped from Dell, a technician used the EISA Configuration Utility to enter the correct informa- tion for the expansion cards initially installed in your computer.
  • Page 60 EISA configuration memory to operate properly. ow to Run the EISA Configura- tion Utility The EISA Configuration Utility is included on the Dell Server Assistant CD shipped with your system. This CD includes an EISA Configuration Utility directory that contains the main program plus a directory of .cfg files...
  • Page 61: Using Online Instructions

    To run the program from your hard-disk drive, switch to the c:\eisacfg subdirectory, type the operating system prompt, and press <Enter>. To run the program from the Dell Server Assistant CD, restart the system from the CD. Select Run EISA Configuration Utility from the CD’s main menu.
  • Page 62: Configure Computer

    EISA Configura- tion Utility. 5-62 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide When you select Configure Computer, the following menu appears on the screen: Steps in configuring your computer...
  • Page 63: Step 2: Add Or Remove Boards

    Step 2: Add or Remove Boards to verify that the system has detected and acknowledged any expansion cards Dell installed when you purchased your system. Use this option whenever you add or remove an expan- sion card and every time you reposition a card from one expansion slot to another in your computer.
  • Page 64: Step 3: View Or Edit Details

    EISA or PCI expansion card is removed. See “When to Run the EISA Configuration 5-64 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Utility” found earlier in this chapter for more detailed information. Start the EISA Configuration Utility as described in “Starting the EISA Configuration Utility”...
  • Page 65 NOTES: Most system board options available through the EISA Configuration Utility are also available through the System Setup program as described in Chapter 4, “Using the System Setup Program.” Although the EISA Configuration Utility is separate from the System Setup program, the EISA utility forwards changes to, and reads changes from, corre- sponding categories in the System Setup program.
  • Page 66 • Drive Access 5-66 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide The Drive A and Drive B Categories work the same as Diskette Drive A and Diskette Drive B in the System Setup program. The Drive Access category allows access to the diskette drive to be controlled by the supervisor or user password to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Page 67 System - Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 Figure 5-1. EISA System Board Options Screen (Example) Using the EISA Configuration Utility 5-67...
  • Page 68: Advanced Menu

    System Setup program. 5-68 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Maintain System Configuration Diskette Using the Maintain System Configuration Diskette option, you can create a backup copy of the .sci file or use a previously saved .sci file to reconfigure your system or...
  • Page 69: R Esolving Resource Conflicts

    View Additional System Information Menu The EISA Configuration Utility contains detailed infor- mation about the system board, the EISA and ISA expansion cards installed in your computer, and the used and available resources. The options for the View Addi- tional System Information Menu category are: •...
  • Page 70: M Odeling Mode

    Do not change these options from their defaults if you do not understand how such a 5-70 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide change will affect system performance. Some of these categories may not apply to your system.
  • Page 71: How Password Security Works

    (to load an existing system configuration file) and New (to create a new file). Highlight the option you want, and press <Enter>. The screen shows a list of Dell EISA sys- tems. Choose the system you want to configure, and press <Enter>.
  • Page 72: Assigning Or Changing A Supervisor Password

    NOTE: The supervisor password can be the same as the user password. 5-72 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide You can use up to seven characters; character keys or blank spaces are acceptable. To erase a character in your password, press the <Backspace>...
  • Page 73: Assigning Or Changing A User Password

    Press <Enter>. A new dialog box with a prompt and an empty seven-character field appears on the screen. Press <Enter>. You are returned to the Main menu, where the Super- visor Password category now indicates Not Enabled. Assigning or Changing a User Password Your system arrives with the User Password category set to Not Enabled.
  • Page 74: Disabling A Forgotten Password

    Figure B-1 for the location of the password jumper (labeled “PASSWD”) on the system board. 5-74 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Remove the jumper plug from the PASSWD jumper. Replace the computer cover according to the instructions in “Replacing the Computer Cover”...
  • Page 75: Working Inside Your Computer

    Chapter 6 Working Inside Your Computer our Dell computer system supports a variety of inter- nal options that expand system capabilities. This chapter tells you how to remove the computer cover and familiar- izes you with the internal components you may handle if you install Dell hardware options.
  • Page 76: S Ystem Orientation

    (Figure 6-1). 6-76 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide handle cover-mounting screws (4) Figure 6-1. Removing the Computer Cover...
  • Page 77: Removing The Front Bezel

    Check to see that no tools or extra parts (includ- ing screws) are left inside the computer. Fit the cover over the chassis about 1 inch back of the closed position; then lower the cover straight down and slide it closed. The tabs located at the bottom, sides, and top of the front of the cover must slide inside the forms of the chassis to ensure a good electromagnetic interfer-...
  • Page 78: U Npacking Your Hardware Option

    (DC) power cables coming from the power supply. These cables supply power to the system board, the exter- nally accessible drives, and the internal hard-disk drives. Expansion cards obtain power through the system board. 6-78 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 79 The flat ribbon cables are the interface cables for internal drives. These interface cables are described in more detail in Chapter 8, “Installing Drives in the External Bays,” and Chapter 9, “Installing Drives in the Internal Bays.” The system board—the large, vertical printed circuit board at the right side of the chassis—holds the com- puter’s control circuitry and other electronic components.
  • Page 80 SCSI cable diskette drive cooling fan CD-ROM drive system board mounting plate bay for third drive internal hard-disk drive cage Figure 6-3. Inside the Chassis—Front/Right Side View 6-80 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 81 power supply voltage selector switch AC power input connector I/O panel connectors Figure 6-4. Inside the Chassis—Back/Left Side View SCSI cable external drive bays hard-disk drive cage hard-disk drive power cables system board Working Inside Your Computer 6-81...
  • Page 82: Removing And Replacing The System Board Assembly

    Lay the computer on its left side; then remove the four screws from the mounting plate (Figure 6-5). 6-82 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide mounting screws (4) system board/mounting plate assembly system board cables Figure 6-5.
  • Page 83: Replacing The System Board Assembly

    • FAN (for the fan cable) • AUXFAN (for the cable to an auxiliary fan) • POWER (for the power supply cable) • POWER3V (for the 3-volt power cable) To work on the system board, place the system board assembly on a flat surface, with the system board facing up.
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  • Page 85: Installing System Board Options

    Chapter 7 Installing System Board Options his chapter describes installation of the following options: • Extended Industry-Standard Architecture (EISA), Industry-Standard Architecture (ISA), and Periph- eral Component Interconnect (PCI) expansion cards fan connector (FAN) integrated SCSI port connector (SCSI) keyboard (bottom) and mouse (top) connectors (KYBD/MOUSE)
  • Page 86: Expansion Cards

    The three PCI expansion-card connectors accept 32-bit PCI cards. Figure 7-2 shows examples of the different types of expansion cards. 7-86 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide 8-bit ISA expansion card 16-bit ISA expansion card 32-bit EISA expansion card 32-bit PCI expansion card...
  • Page 87: Expansion Slots

    32-bit EISA master or slave card, or an 8- or 16-bit ISA expansion card. Connectors PCI4, PCI5, and PCI6 support 32-bit PCI cards. NOTE: If a Dell server management card is installed in the server management connector (SRV_MGT), the EISA1 connector cannot be used for an expansion card.
  • Page 88: Removing An Expansion Card

    See Chapter 5, “Using the EISA Configuration Util- ity,” for instructions. 7-88 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Removing an Expansion Card Follow this general procedure to remove an expansion card: If you are relocating or permanently removing an ISA expansion card, enter the change into the EISA Configuration Utility.
  • Page 89: Adding Memory

    16 to 512 megabytes (MB) of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The PowerEdge 2100 systems use 72-bit, buffered, extended data output (EDO) DIMMs in these 168-pin sockets. Error check- ing and correction (ECC) is performed by the memory controller in the system board chip set.
  • Page 90: Memory Upgrade Kits

    16-, 32-, and 128-MB DIMMs in the DIMM sockets. The DIMMs should be rated at 60 nanoseconds (ns) or faster. Memory upgrade kits can be purchased from Dell as needed. DIMM Installation Guidelines Starting with the socket nearest the system board’s PCI...
  • Page 91 Installing System Board Options 7-91...
  • Page 92: Performing A Memory Upgrade

    Chapter 6. CAUTION: See “Protecting Against Electro- static Discharge” in the safety instructions at the front of this guide. 7-92 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 7-1. Sample DIMM Configurations DIMM Socket DIMM_B None 16 MB...
  • Page 93: Installing A Dimm

    Install or replace the DIMMs as necessary to reach the desired memory total. Follow the instructions in “Installing a DIMM” or “Removing a DIMM,” as appropriate, later in this section. Replace the system board according to the instructions in “Replacing the System Board Assembly”...
  • Page 94: I Nstalling A Microprocessor Upgrade

    DIMM socket until the DIMM pops out of the socket (Figure 7-7). Figure 7-7. Removing a DIMM 7-94 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide nstalling a Microprocessor Upgrade The microprocessor is installed in a zero insertion force (ZIF)
  • Page 95 Press down on the folded part of the clip with a small screwdriver to release the clip (Figure 7-8). press here to release clip microprocessor securing clip hooks over tabs on front and back of socket Figure 7-8. Microprocessor Securing Clip Remove the heat sink.
  • Page 96 Be careful not to bend the pins. 7-96 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide When the chip is fully seated in the socket, rotate the socket release lever back down until it snaps into place, securing the chip.
  • Page 97 Microprocessor category correctly identi- fies the installed microprocessor. See Chapter 4, “Using the System Setup Program.” 19. Run the diskette-based Dell diagnostics to verify that the new microprocessor is operating correctly. See your Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for information on running the diagnostics and troubleshooting any problems that may occur.
  • Page 98: Replacing The System Battery

    7-98 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide If you leave your system disconnected from AC power for long periods of time (for weeks or months), the NVRAM may lose its system configuration information.
  • Page 99 Install the new battery with the side labeled “+” fac- ing up. Place the new battery in the socket, and press down on it until the battery snaps into the socket. If you removed any PCI expansion cards, replace them according to the instructions in “Installing an Expansion Card,”...
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  • Page 101: C Onfiguring A Drive

    5.25- or 3.5-inch devices—typically diskette, tape, CD-ROM, or digital audio tape (DAT) drives. Standard PowerEdge 2100 systems include a diskette drive in the top bay and a CD-ROM drive in the middle bay. A drive of your choice can be installed in the lower bay.
  • Page 102 CD-ROM drive DC power cables SCSI interface cable Figure 8-1. External Drive Bay Hardware 8-102 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 103: R Emoving And Replacing Front-Panel Inserts

    efore You Begin In order to remove or install drives in the external bays, you must remove the computer cover and front bezel according to the instructions in “Removing the Computer Cover” and “Removing the Front Bezel” in Chapter 6. emoving and Replacing Front- Panel Inserts To protect the inside of the computer from foreign parti-...
  • Page 104: Connecting The Drive

    The power connectors are keyed to avoid incorrect insertion; do not force two connectors together if they do not fit properly. 8-104 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide power input connector on the drive DC power cable (from the power supply) Figure 8-4.
  • Page 105: Dc Power Cables

    A header connector is usually keyed by the omission of one of its pins with the corresponding hole filled in on the cable connector, as shown in Figure 8-5. CAUTION: When connecting an interface cable, match the colored strip to the pin-1 end of the connector.
  • Page 106 (from the front) and third slotted screw holes on the drive rail as shown in Figure 8-9. 8-106 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide third slot first slot rails (2) Figure 8-9.
  • Page 107 Refer to Figure 8-8 to determine the appropriate con- nector to use on the diskette drive interface cable. CAUTION: Check the cable orientation— match the colored strip to the pin-1 end of the connector. Press the interface cable connector firmly onto the drive’s connector.
  • Page 108 SCSI device installed in the external bays. The optional Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI controller is available from Dell in a kit that includes an interface cable with 50-pin connectors for narrow SCSI devices. Use the following procedure to install an optional SCSI controller card for the SCSI devices in the external bays.
  • Page 109 Figure 8-11. Connecting an Optional SCSI Controller Card Connect the other end of the interface cable to the SCSI drives in the external bays. If you have more than one SCSI device in the exter- nal bays, you should connect the end connector on the interface cable to the CD-ROM drive and enable termination for the CD-ROM drive.
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  • Page 111: Scsi Configuration Guidelines

    SCSI CD-ROM and tape drives in the external drive bays. Dell PowerEdge 2100 systems have a built-in Adaptec AIC-7880 ultra wide (fast-20) SCSI-2 controller on the system board, accessible via a 68-pin SCSI connector on the system board.
  • Page 112: Device Termination

    Figure 9-1. CAUTION: When you install or remove termination jumpers, do not move or remove any other jumpers installed on the drives. 9-112 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide termination jumper CD-ROM drive termination jumper 4-GB hard-disk drive...
  • Page 113: Configuring The Boot Device

    SCSI controller or a con- troller in an expansion slot as the primary controller. SCSI Cable Figure 9-2 shows the SCSI cable provided with the Dell PowerEdge 2100 system. CAUTION: Dell recommends that you use only SCSI cables purchased from Dell.
  • Page 114 SCSI cable connectors SCSI hard-disk drives power input connectors Figure 9-3. SCSI Cable for a PowerEdge 2100 System 9-114 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 115 nstalling SCSI Hard-Disk Drives in the Internal Bays Configure and install SCSI hard-disk drives in your com- puter’s internal drive bays as follows: Determine where your SCSI drive(s) will be installed and which connector on the SCSI cable you will attach to each of them. See “SCSI Cable”...
  • Page 116 See “DC Power Cables” in Chapter 8 for instructions on which DC power cable to use. 9-116 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide 12. Attach the SCSI cable to each SCSI drive. For general cabling guidelines, see “SCSI Cable”...
  • Page 117: Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Technical Specifications Microprocessor types ... . single Pentium Pro microprocessor with an inter- Internal cache ....256-KB L2 cache, 8-KB instructions and 8-KB Math coprocessor .
  • Page 118 Video memory (standard) ..1 MB NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. A-118 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Drives with standard system...
  • Page 119 Table A-1. Technical Specifications (continued) DC power supply: Wattage ....230 W Voltage ....115 V at 60 Hz/230 V at 50 Hz System battery.
  • Page 120 A-120 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 121: Hardware Configuration Features

    Appendix B Hardware Configuration Features his appendix provides specific information about the jumpers on the system board, the connectors and sockets on the system board, and the input/output (I/O) ports and connectors on the back panel of the computer. It also pro- vides some basic information on jumpers.
  • Page 122 200 MHZ 180 MHZ PASSWD EISA CARDBIOS jumpered unjumpered Figure B-1. System Board Jumpers B-122 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 123 Jumper Setting Default CARDBIOS Default Default EISA Default PASSWD Default 180MHZ 200MHZ NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. jumpered unjumpered Table B-1. System Board Jumpers Description System boots normally. System boots from a BIOS expansion card.
  • Page 124: C Onnectors And Sockets

    Parallel port connector; sometimes referred to as LPT1 PCI expansion-card connector Power input connector Three-volt power input connector Microprocessor socket Built-in SCSI controller connector Serial port connectors; sometimes referred to as COM1 and COM2 Server management upgrade socket (reserved for future Dell server management card)
  • Page 125: I /O Ports And Connectors

    /O Ports and Connectors The I/O ports and connectors on the back panel of the computer are the gateways through which the computer system communicates with external devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, printer, and monitor. Figure B-2 identi- fies the I/O ports and connectors for your system. Serial and Parallel Ports The two built-in serial ports use 9-pin D-subminiature con- nectors on the back panel.
  • Page 126: Adding An Expansion Card Containing Serial Or Parallel Ports

    System Setup program. The doc- umentation for your expansion card should provide the card’s B-126 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide default I/O address and allowable IRQ settings. It should also provide instructions for readdressing the port and changing the IRQ setting if necessary.
  • Page 127: Parallel Port Connector

    Table B-3. Pin Assignments for the Serial Port Connectors Signal Definition Data carrier detect Serial input SOUT Serial output Data terminal ready Signal ground Data set ready Request to send Clear to send Ring indicator Shell Chassis ground Parallel Port Connector If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the parallel port con- nector.
  • Page 128: Keyboard Connector

    FVcc KBCLK Shell B-128 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Mouse Connector If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the mouse connector. Figure B-6 illustrates the pin numbers for the mouse connector, and Table B-6 lists and defines the pin assign- ments and interface signals for the mouse connector.
  • Page 129 If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the video connector. Figure B-7 illustrates the pin numbers for the video connector, and Table B-7 lists and defines the pin assign- ments and interface signals for the video connector. Figure B-7.
  • Page 130 B-130 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 131: Maintaining The System

    Heavily used systems require more frequent backups than systems in which files are seldom changed. Dell recommends that you back up the hard-disk drive at least once a week, with a daily backup of those files known to have been changed. Following these guidelines ensures the loss of no more than a day’s work in the event...
  • Page 132: C Leaning System Components

    A soft, lint-free cleaning cloth — Moisten the clean- ing cloth with the dishwashing detergent solution to clean the exterior of the computer system. C-132 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide • A nonabrasive diskette-drive head-cleaning kit —...
  • Page 133: Environmental Factors

    Each Dell system is rated to operate at 8 to 80 percent rel- ative humidity, with a humidity gradation of 10 percent per hour. In storage, a Dell system can withstand from 8 to 95 percent relative humidity.
  • Page 134: Dust And Particles

    ESD is a problem particularly in dry environments where the relative humidity is below C-134 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide 50 percent. To reduce the effects of ESD, you should observe the following guidelines: •...
  • Page 135: Shock And Vibration

    Fluorescent lights Shock and Vibration Excessive shock can damage the function, external appearance, and physical structure of a system. Each Dell system has been designed to operate properly after with- standing a minimum of six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes. Each shock pulse can measure up to 5 gravities (G) for up to 11 milliseconds (ms).
  • Page 136: Power Protection Devices

    Surge protectors, however, do not offer protection against brownouts, which occur when the voltage drops more than 20 percent below the normal AC line voltage level. C-136 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Line Conditioners Line conditioners go beyond the overvoltage protection of surge protectors.
  • Page 137: Regulatory Notices

    Appendix D Regulatory Notices CC Notices (U.S. Only) Most Dell computer systems are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices. However, the inclusion of certain options changes the rating of some configurations to Class A. To...
  • Page 138: I C Notice (Canada Only)

    Class B ICES-3” will be located on one of these labels. Note that Industry Canada regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell D-138 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Computer Corporation could void your authority to oper- ate this equipment.
  • Page 139: Vcci Notices (Japan Only)

    “Safety of Information Technology Equipment including Electrical Business Equipment.” A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the preceding standards has been made and is on file at Dell Products Europe BV, Limerick, Ireland. CCI Notices (Japan Only) Most Dell computer systems are classified by the Volun- tary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) as Class 2 information technology equipment (ITE).
  • Page 140: K Orean Regulatory Notice

    (or other Dell digital apparatus), examine all registration labels located on the bottom or back panel of your computer (or other Dell digital appa- ratus), on card-mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves. If any one of the labels carries a Class A rat- ing, your entire system is considered to be a Class A digital device.
  • Page 141 Nie nale¿y wpychaæ ¿adnych przedmiotów do • otworów systemu komputerowego, gdy¿ mo¿e to spowodowaæ po¿ar lub pora¿enie pr¹dem, poprzez zwarcie elementów wewnêtrznych. System komputerowy powinien znajdowaæ siê z dala • od grzejników i Ÿróde³ ciep³a. Ponadto, nie nale¿y blokowaæ otworów wentylacyjnych. Nale¿y unikaæ k³adzenia luŸnych papierów pod komputer oraz umieszczania komputera w ciasnym miejscu bez mo¿liwoœci cyrkulacji powietrza wokó³...
  • Page 142 D-142 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 143: Warranties And Return Policy

    Dell system after the system is shipped from Dell; accesso- ries or parts added to a Dell system through Dell’s system integration department; accessories or parts that are not installed in the Dell factory; or DellWare tors, keyboards, and mice that are Dell-branded or that are included on Dell’s standard price list are covered under...
  • Page 144: Coverage During Years Two And Three

    Dell’s Customer Technical Support in advance to obtain Dell’s concurrence that a part should be replaced and to have Dell ship the replacement part. Dell will ship parts using next-business- day delivery, shipping prepaid if you use an address in the U.S.
  • Page 145 Dell’s then-current standard prices. Payment for these parts is due within 30 days from the date of invoice. NOTE: You accept full responsibility for your software and data. Dell is not required to advise or remind you of appropriate backup and other procedures. General...
  • Page 146 If you are an end-user customer who bought products directly from a Dell company, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days from the date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice.
  • Page 147 Appendix F Technical Specifications Microprocessor types ... . single Pentium Pro microprocessor with an inter- Internal cache ....256-KB L2 cache, 8-KB instructions and 8-KB Math coprocessor .
  • Page 148 Video memory (standard) ..1 MB NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. F-148 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Drives with standard system...
  • Page 149 Table F-1. Technical Specifications (continued) DC power supply: Wattage ....230 W Voltage ....115 V at 60 Hz/230 V at 50 Hz System battery.
  • Page 150 F-150 Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 151 Glossary he following list defines or identifies technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in Dell documents. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, these definitions may not apply to operating systems other than ® ® MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows Abbreviation for ampere(s). Abbreviation for alternating current.
  • Page 152 For example, Dell’s Tech- Connect BBS contains the latest version of software such as video drivers and the Dell Directory. If your system has a modem, you can access the BBS and download the most recent version of this software.
  • Page 153 CCFT Abbreviation for cold cathode fluorescent tube. CD-ROM Abbreviation for compact disc read-only memory. CD-ROM drives use optical technology to read data from compact discs. Compact discs are read-only storage devic- es; you cannot write new data to a compact disc with standard CD-ROM drives.
  • Page 154 Subdirectories may contain additional directories branching off of them. diskette-based diagnostics A comprehensive set of diagnostic tests for your Dell com- puter. To use the diskette-based diagnostics, you must boot your computer from the Dell Diagnostics Diskette. Refer to your Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for a complete discussion about how to use the diskette-based diagnostics.
  • Page 155 EISA configuration file. embedded diagnostics Diagnostic tests stored in flash memory on some Dell com- puters to assist in troubleshooting component failure that can prevent your computer from booting. Refer to your Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for a complete dis- cussion about how to use the embedded diagnostics.
  • Page 156 See coprocessor. graphics mode See video mode. Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Acronym for graphical user interface. Abbreviation for hexadecimal. A base-16 numbering sys- tem, often used in programming to identify addresses in the computer’s RAM and I/O memory addresses for de- vices.
  • Page 157 Abbreviation for identification. interlacing A technique for increasing video resolution by only up- dating alternate horizontal lines on the screen. Because interlacing can result in noticeable screen flicker, most us- ers prefer noninterlaced video adapter resolutions. internal microprocessor cache An instruction and data cache built in to the microprocessor. The Intel486, IntelDX2, and IntelDX4 microprocessors in- clude an 8-KB internal cache.
  • Page 158 “ a computer with 8 MB of memory” refers to a computer with 8 MB of RAM. Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide memory address A specific location, usually expressed as a hexadecimal number, in the computer’s RAM.
  • Page 159 multifrequency monitor A monitor that supports several video standards. A multi- frequency monitor can adjust to the frequency range of the signal from a variety of video adapters. Abbreviation for millivolt(s). NiCad Acronym for nickel cadmium. NiMH Abbreviation for nickel-metal hydride. ®...
  • Page 160 MS-DOS—such as Windows—are able to put the computer into protected mode. PS/2 Abbreviation for Personal System/2. Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride. Abbreviation for quarter-inch cartridge. Acronym for random-access memory. The computer’s pri- mary temporary storage area for program instructions and data.
  • Page 161 Acronym for read-only memory. Your computer contains some programs essential to its operation in ROM code. Unlike RAM, a ROM chip retains its contents even after you turn off your computer. Examples of code in ROM include the program that initiates your computer’s boot routine and the POST.
  • Page 162 When troubleshoot- ing, rule out the possibility of such a conflict by rebooting your computer without starting any TSR programs. Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide Abbreviation for television. Abbreviation for Underwriters Laboratories. Abbreviation for upper memory blocks. See also conven- tional memory, HMA, memory manager, and upper memory area.
  • Page 163 On most current Dell computers, a video adapter is inte- grated into the system board. Also available are many video adapter cards that plug into an expansion-card connector.
  • Page 164 Abbreviation for watt(s). Dell PowerEdge 2100/180 and 2100/200 Systems User’s Guide win.ini file When you start Windows, it consults the win.ini file to de- termine a variety of options for the Windows operating environment.

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