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  • Page 1 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems ® ® USER’S GUIDE ® Model SME...
  • Page 2 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems ® ® USER’S GUIDE ®...
  • Page 3 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 4: 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 5 • Use a chair that provides good lower back support. • 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.
  • Page 6 Take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate: • 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. • To help avoid possible damage to the system board,...
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  • Page 8 Preface bout This Guide This guide is intended for anyone who uses a Dell Power- Edge 4100/180 or 4100/200 computer system. 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 9: Typographical Conventions

    The Dell Hardware Instrumentation Package for Intel LANDesk Server Manager user’s guide describes this server management application soft- ware’s extensive capabilities. • The Dell PowerEdge 4100 Systems Rack Installation Guide provides detailed instructions for service technicians. • Operating system documentation is included if you ordered your operating system software from Dell.
  • Page 10 • Key combinations are series of keys to be pressed simultaneously (unless otherwise indicated) to per- form a single function. Example: < >< >< > CTRL • All items on a menu screen are presented in the font and in uppercase bold. ARIAL Example: category...
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 2 Using the Dell Server Assistant CD ......2-1 Booting the CD ............2-1 CD Main Menu .
  • Page 13 Video Drivers ............2-4 Installing Video Drivers for Windows NT 3.51 .
  • Page 14 Using the load Command Line Options ......3-14 Bit Mask Options ..........3-16 Sample load Command.
  • Page 15 Advanced Menu Categories ..........4-7 Serial Port 1.
  • Page 16 Chapter 5 Using the EISA Configuration Utility ..... . . 5-1 Configuring EISA, ISA, and PCI Expansion Cards ......5-1 System Board Options.
  • Page 17 Assigning or Changing a User Password ......5-15 Deleting an Existing User Password ....... . . 5-16 Disabling a Forgotten Password .
  • Page 18 Appendix C Maintaining the System ........C-1 Data Preservation .
  • Page 19 Polish Center for Testing and Certification Notice ......D-4 Wymagania Polskiego Centrum Badañ i Certyfikacji ......D-4 Pozostate instrukcje bezpieczeñstwa .
  • Page 20 Figure B-5. Pin Numbers for the Mouse Connector ..... . .B-5 Figure B-6. Pin Numbers for the Video Connector ......B-5 Figure B-7.
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  • Page 22: Introduction

    • One or two Pentium Pro microprocessors with an internal operating frequency of 180 megahertz (MHz) in the PowerEdge 4100/180 and 200 MHz in the PowerEdge 4100/200. The external bus speeds of the PowerEdge 4100/180 and PowerEdge 4100/200 are 60 MHz and 66 MHz (respectively).
  • Page 23 Dell contains the correct revision of the microprocessor chip for use as a second micro- processor, as well as instructions for performing the upgrade. (A trained service technician must perform the upgrade.) The second microprocessor must have the same internal operating frequency as the first.
  • Page 24: Supported Operating Systems

    Chapter 5, “Running the System Diagnostics,” in the Installation and Trouble- shooting Guide. Supported Operating Systems Dell supports the following network operating systems for use on PowerEdge 4100 systems with one or two microprocessors: • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 and 4.x •...
  • Page 25: Connecting External Devices

    I/O port or connector to operate properly. Also, external devices like a mouse or printer usually Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide require you to load software files called device drivers into memory before they will work. These software drivers help the computer recognize an external device and direct its operation.
  • Page 26: Physically Securing The Computer

    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 Chapter 11, “Getting Help,”...
  • Page 27 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 28: Using The Dell Server Assistant Cd

    CD The system must be running to insert the CD. To boot the CD, insert it into the PowerEdge 4100 system’s CD-ROM drive and press the reset button. When the sys- tem boots, the CD main menu appears.
  • Page 29: Choose Language

    EISA Configuration Utility from the diskette(s). Configure RAID Subsystem This option is available only when a Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller is installed in the system. The system checks for the presence of the PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller, and if one is present, this option is visible and functional.
  • Page 30: Create Blank Formatted Diskette

    Create EISA Configuration Utility Diskette This option allows you to create a bootable EISA Config- uration Utility diskette (or diskettes). Dell recommends running the EISA Configuration Utility from a diskette so you can copy your configuration information to the diskette any time you change system configuration parameters.
  • Page 31: Create Netware 3.12 Diskettes

    Ware 3.12 operating system. ideo Drivers You will need to install the video drivers for the operating system you install on your PowerEdge 4100 system, unless you purchased your system with the operating system already installed by Dell. Use the following pro- cedure to install the video drivers for Windows NT.
  • Page 32: Asset Tag Utility

    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 >. ENTER >.
  • Page 33 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 34: 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 35: Table 3-1. Default Scsi Controller Settings

    To change any of the default settings or to format or verify a disk, see “Starting the SCSISelect Utility” found later in this chapter. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 3-1. Default SCSI Controller Settings Setting...
  • Page 36: Basic Host Adapter Settings

    HOST ADAPTER SCSI ID adapter’s SCSI ID. The default setting is which allows the host adapter to support narrow SCSI devices in addition to wide SCSI devices. Dell recommends that you leave the host adapter set to SCSI ID 7 •...
  • Page 37: Advanced Host Adapter Settings

    Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Advanced Host Adapter Settings The advanced host adapter settings should not be changed unless absolutely necessary. These values are set by Dell, and changing them may cause conflicts with the SCSI devices. • HOST ADAPTER BIOS ables the host adapter BIOS.
  • Page 38: Starting The Scsiselect Utility

    • EXTENDED BIOS TRANSLATION FOR DOS > . This option determines whether DRIVES 1 GB extended translation is available for SCSI hard-disk drives with capacities greater than 1 gigabyte (GB). The default setting is ENABLED CAUTION: Back up your hard-disk drive before you change the translation scheme.
  • Page 39: Exiting Scsiselect

    Installation Overview VERIFY DISK 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 40: Performing A Windows Nt 4.0 Installation

    Dell Server Assistant CD. If you choose to install Windows NT from a dis- kette drive, locate the Windows NT Disk 1 for Floppy Installation diskette. Make a backup copy of this diskette.
  • Page 41: Removing A Host Adapter

    If the following message appears, continue to step 11: Please <Enter> the full path to the Windows NT SCSI Adapter files. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide 11. Change the path to the directory with the desired REMOVE device driver (for example, a:\scsi);...
  • Page 42: Swapping A Host Adapter

    properly in this configuration, but a warning message is generated every time you boot Windows NT. CAUTION: If you have removed a host adapter but still have other host adapters of the same type installed in your computer, do not use Windows NT Setup to remove the device driver.
  • Page 43: Installation 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-2940 and all Adaptec 78xx series SCSI controllers.
  • Page 44: Installing Ez-Scsi

    The bus variable refers to the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus on the system. The default for bus is 0. Because the PowerEdge 4100 system has a primary and secondary PCI bus, and the built-in AIC-7880 and AIC-7860 host adapters are located on the secondary bus, the bus value for these >...
  • Page 45: Installing Netware And The Driver

    Ware to Install or Update the Driver” found later in this section. 3-12 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Performing a NetWare 4.x Installation Follow these steps only if you are installing or upgrading NetWare 4.x for the first time:...
  • Page 46: Performing A Netware 3.12 Installation

    12. When the screen displays Loading driver aic7870.dsk, Please Wait, switch to the System Console screen. Press < >< > to switch screens. 13. The driver prompts you for the slot number. Enter the slot number you calculated for your host adapter, and press <...
  • Page 47: Using Netware To Install Or Update The Driver

    NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. 3-14 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide If necessary, modify the load command line in the startup.ncf file so that the proper path to the driver and the correct slot number are specified.
  • Page 48 Table 3-3. load Command Line Options Option Values dev_enable= 00-FF lun_enable= 00-FF tag_disable 0-FF io_combine 0-255 max_sectors 0-255 max_tags 0-255 max_nontags 0-255 read_after_write 0, 1, 2 instrumentation 0, 1 On the AIC-7880 and optional AHA-2940W, these values become FFFF. NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. Default Description Allows you to enable the driver’s registration of SCSI...
  • Page 49: Bit Mask Options

    For additional information on the startup.ncf and autoexec.ncf files, refer to your NetWare documentation. 3-16 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide To automatically load the aic7870.dsk at server bootup, the startup.ncf must contain a load command line that specifies the location of the driver on the hard-disk drive, any available options (see “Using the load Command...
  • Page 50: Booting From A Scsi Device

    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 51: Using Netware-Tested And -Approved Drives

    If the media is , it cannot be ejected LOCKED when you press the eject button. 3-18 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Verify Status READ AFTER WRITE VERIFY is set to be specified in the startup.ncf or autoexec.ncf files.
  • Page 52: Using The Netware Tape Backup Utility

    Drive registration is a user-transparent process; no user interaction is required. You can tell that the drive has been detected as NetWare-tested and -approved if the message NetWare Yes Tested and Approved is included in the drive description string that appears when you run monitor.nlm (disk options).
  • Page 53: Non-Host-Adapter Specific

    The driver was unable to understand the command line options you entered. Be sure you have entered these options correctly. 3-20 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Host-Adapter Specific 200 No host adapter found for this driver to register No Adaptec 78xx host adapter was found in your com- puter for the driver to register.
  • Page 54: 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 55: Table 4-1. System Setup Keys

    Moves to the previous field. Moves the cursor to the top or bottom of the window. Decrements the value of the field. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 4-1. System Setup Keys Keys Action Increments the value of the field.
  • Page 56: Entering The System Setup Program

    configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-1. Main Menu of the System Setup Program ntering the System Setup Program You can enter the System Setup program by pressing the < > key when prompted while the computer is booting title box If you wait too long, your operating system begins to load into memory.
  • Page 57: Main Menu Categories

    Diskette Drive A and Diskette Drive B DISKETTE DRIVE A DISKETTE DRIVE B type of diskette drives installed in the drive cage. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide The options for both categories are: • 360 KB, 5.25 INCH •...
  • Page 58: Boot Options Submenu Categories

    tells the system where to look for the BOOT SEQUENCE files that it needs to load. Selecting causes the system to try booting A: THEN C: from drive A first. If it finds a diskette that is not boota- ble in the drive or finds a problem with the drive itself, the system displays an error message.
  • Page 59: Num Lock

    NVRAM by Dell during the manufacturing process. Reference this number during technical assistance or service calls. The service tag number is also accessed by certain Dell sup- port software, including the diagnostics software. displays the amount of memory available...
  • Page 60: Asset Tag

    Asset Tag displays the asset tag number stored in the ASSET TAG computer’s NVRAM. An asset tag number can have up to ten alphanumeric characters. See “Asset Tag Utility” in Chapter 2 for information on loading the asset tag utility. configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-3.
  • Page 61: Serial Port 1

    SCSI host adapter cards is installed, the boot order is determined by the particular expansion slot the card is installed in. In descending order of precedence, the boot order for the PowerEdge 4100 systems is PCI5, PCI4, PCI8, PCI7, PCI6. Use MP Specification This category determines the microprocessor specifica- tion revision level.
  • Page 62: Ps/2 Mouse

    PS/2 Mouse Setting (the default) allows an PS/2 MOUSE ENABLED installed PS/2 mouse to function. Disabling frees interrupt request (IRQ) 12, but also prevents any installed PS/2 mouse from functioning. configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-4. Security Menu of the System Setup Program Supervisor Password Is This category displays whether the supervisor password is disabled or enabled.
  • Page 63: Set Supervisor Password

    The default is ENABLED. 4-10 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Diskette Access category lets you SUPERVISOR drives to the supervisor only. The default) allows access to the supervisor and the user.
  • Page 64: Save Changes & Exit

    configuration options and system data key functions Figure 4-5. Exit Menu of the System Setup Program Save Changes & Exit When you choose this option, the BIOS stores the changes you have made in a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), exits the System Setup pro- gram, and reboots the system.
  • Page 65: Using The Password Features

    Using the Supervisor Password Feature Your Dell system is shipped with the supervisor pass- word set to , which allows you to enter the DISABLED System Setup program and assign a password.
  • Page 66: Operating With A Supervisor Password Enabled

    “Assigning a Supervisor Password” found earlier in this section. Using the User Password Feature category is set to Your Dell system is shipped to you with the user pass- word feature set to password, set the ENABLED ENABLED password during the boot-up process.
  • Page 67: Assigning A User Password

    < > key at any time before setting a new password. 4-14 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Using Your User Password to Secure Your System Each time you turn on your system, reboot the system, or...
  • Page 68: Disabling A Forgotten Password

    Disabling a Forgotten Password If you forget your user or supervisor password, you can- not operate your system or change settings in the System Setup program, respectively, until a trained service tech- nician opens the computer chassis, changes the password jumper setting to disable the passwords, and erases the existing passwords.
  • Page 69 The system always requests a password at boot if the user password is enabled. The user can change only the DATE sor password is entered. 4-16 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table 4-2. Password Options Password Boot Setup...
  • Page 70: 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 71: How To Run The Eisa Configuration Utility

    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 72: Making Selections In The Eisa Configuration Utility

    To run the program from your hard-disk drive, switch to the c:\eisacfg subdirectory, type system prompt, and press < To run the program from the Dell Server Assistant CD, restart the system from the CD. Select EISA CONFIGURATION UTILITY menu.
  • Page 73: Main Menu

    Use this option the first time you configure your system and every time you change your configuration through the EISA Configura- tion Utility. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide When you select >. menu appears on the screen:...
  • Page 74: Step 2: Add Or Remove Boards

    STEP 2: ADD OR REMOVE BOARDS the system has detected and acknowledged any expan- sion cards Dell installed when you purchased your system. Use this option whenever you add or remove an expansion card and every time you reposition a card from one expansion slot to another in your computer.
  • Page 75: Step 3: View Or Edit Details

    EISA or PCI expansion card is removed. See “When to Run the EISA Configuration Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide , and fol- Utility” found earlier in this chapter for more detailed information.
  • Page 76 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 77 SUPERVISOR PASSWORD • USER PASSWORD Mouse Options • INTEGRATED MOUSE Video Options • FAST VIDEO BIOS Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Diskette Options • in the System Setup INTEGRATED DISKETTE CONTROLLER • DRIVE A • DRIVE B •...
  • Page 78: Figure 5-1. Eisa System Board Options Screen (Example)

    System - Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 Figure 5-1. EISA System Board Options Screen (Example) Using the EISA Configuration Utility...
  • Page 79: Step 4: Examine Switches Or Print Report

    System Setup program. 5-10 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Maintain System Configuration Diskette Using the option, you can create a backup copy of the system con- figuration (.sci) file or use a previously saved .sci file to...
  • Page 80: View Additional System Information Menu

    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 TIONAL SYSTEM INFORMATION MENU •...
  • Page 81: Removing A Card That Conflicts With The Card You Just Installed

    Some of these categories may not apply to your system. 5-12 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide NOTE: To access the advanced options in modeling mode, type press <...
  • Page 82: Using The Password Features

    (to load an existing system configuration file) and (to create a new file). Highlight the option you want, and press < >. The screen shows a list of Dell EISA sys- ENTER tems. Choose the system you want to configure, and press <...
  • Page 83: Assigning Or Changing A Supervisor Password

    “Starting the EISA Configuration Utility” found earlier in this chapter. 5-14 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide At the Main Menu, select The system prompts you for a supervisor password if one has been assigned. If prompted, type the pass- word and press <...
  • Page 84: Deleting An Existing Supervisor Password

    To confirm your supervisor password, type it again and press < >. ENTER SUPERVISOR PASSWORD ENABLED. Your supervisor password is now set, but it does not become operational until you save the configuration and exit the utility. Deleting an Existing Supervisor Password To delete an existing supervisor password, perform the following steps: NOTE: Deleting the supervisor password automatically...
  • Page 85: Deleting An Existing User Password

    < At the Steps in Configuring Your Computer menu, select STEP 3: VIEW OR EDIT DETAILS 5-16 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Select the < ENTER A dialog box with an Enter user password...
  • Page 86: Installing Scsi Hard-Disk Drives

    (SCSI) hard-disk drives in the computer’s six internal drive bays. Dell PowerEdge 4100 systems include a SCSI backplane board that greatly simplifies cabling and configuration for SCSI hard-disk drives. All SCSI identification (ID) and termination for SCSI hard-disk drives is configured by the SCSI backplane, rather than on individual drives.
  • Page 87: Installing Scsi Hard-Disk Drives In The Internal Drive Bays

    SCSI hard-disk drive and the SCSI backplane board NOTE: Dell recommends that you use only drives that Dell has tested and approved for use with the SCSI back- plane board. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 88: Removing And Installing A Scsi Hard-Disk Drive

    Figure 6-2. Installing a SCSI Hard-Disk Drive Removing and Installing a SCSI Hard- Disk Drive With the System Running If the PowerEdge 4100 system has a PowerEdge Expand- able RAID Controller host adapter card installed and connected to the SCSI backplane, you can remove and insert SCSI hard-disk drives while the system is running.
  • Page 89: Scsi Hard-Disk Drive Indicator Patterns

    The drive online indicator blinks rapidly. Drive online The online indicator is on. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Removing a SCSI Hard-Disk Drive With the System Running Remove a SCSI hard-disk drive as follows: Wait until the drive status indicators adjacent to the drive bay signal that the drive may be removed.
  • Page 90: Partitioning And Formatting Scsi Hard-Disk Drives

    Partitioning and Formatting SCSI Hard- Disk Drives You may need to use different programs than those pro- vided with the operating system to partition and format SCSI hard-disk drives. See Chapter 3, “Installing and Configuring SCSI Drivers,” for information and instructions.
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  • Page 92: Technical Specifications

    Microprocessor types ... . single or dual Intel Pentium Pro microprocessors Internal cache ....256- (4100/180 systems) or 512-KB (4100/200 Math coprocessor .
  • Page 93 Video memory....1 MB NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide (Continued)
  • Page 94 Table A-1. Technical Specifications DC power supply: Wattage ....500 W Voltage ....115 V at 60 Hz/230 V at 50 Hz System battery.
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  • Page 96: Appendix B I/O Ports And Connectors

    Appendix B I/O Ports and Connectors his appendix provides specific information about the input/output (I/O) ports and connectors on the back panel of the computer /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.
  • Page 97: Adding An Expansion Card Containing Serial Or Parallel Ports

    Alterna- tively, they can disable the built-in ports through the System Setup program. The documentation for your expansion card should provide the card’s default I/O Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 98: Serial Port Connectors

    address and allowable IRQ settings. It should also pro- vide instructions for readdressing the port and changing the IRQ setting, if necessary. The built-in parallel port has autoconfiguration capability through the System Setup program. That is, if you set the parallel port to its automatic configuration and add an expansion card containing a port configured as LPT1 (IRQ7, I/O address 378h), the system automatically...
  • Page 99: Keyboard And Mouse Connectors

    Circuitry Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide inside the mouse detects the movement of a small ball and relays the direction to the computer.
  • Page 100: Video Connector

    Figure B-5 illustrates the pin numbers for the mouse connector, and Table B-4 lists and defines the pin assign- ments and interface signals for the mouse connector. Figure B-5. Pin Numbers for the Mouse Connector Table B-4. Pin Assignments for the Mouse Connector Signal Definition...
  • Page 101: Remote Port Connector

    Table B-6 lists and defines the pin assignments and interface signals for the remote port connector. Figure B-7. Pin Numbers for the Remote Port Connector Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Table B-6. Pin Assignments for the Remote Port Connector Signal Definition...
  • Page 102: Appendix C 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 103: Recommended Tools And Accessories

    • A nonabrasive diskette-drive head-cleaning kit — Dell recommends that you use a kit that contains pre- treated diskettes in individually sealed packages. These kits ensure that the cleaning solution is applied evenly over the entire diskette-drive head surface, and they prevent contamination of the heads by exposure to foreign substances.
  • Page 104: Humidity

    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 105: Magnetism

    • If interference occurs, rotate the computer or the TV set 90 degrees. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Magnetism Because they store data magnetically, diskettes and hard- disk drives are extremely susceptible to the effects of magnetism.
  • Page 106: Power Source Interruptions

    If you are using the optional redundant power supplies installed in your PowerEdge 4100 system, connect the two power supplies to different circuits, if possible. Maintaining the System...
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  • Page 108: Appendix D 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 109: Ic Notice (Canada Only

    “IC Class A ICES-3” or “IC Class B ICES-3” will be located on one of these labels. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Note that Industry Canada regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Computer Corporation could void your authority to oper- ate this equipment.
  • Page 110: Ce Notice

    “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 111: Korean Regulatory Notice

    Regulatory Notice To determine which classification (Class A or B) applies to your computer system (or other Dell digital apparatus), examine all registration labels located on the bottom or the back panel of your computer (or other digital appara- tus), on card-mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves.
  • Page 112 Nale¿y upewniæ siê, aby nic nie le¿a³o na kablach • systemu komputerowego, oraz aby kable nie by³y umieszczone w miejscu, gdzie mo¿na by³oby na nie nadeptywaæ lub potykaæ siê o nie. Nie nale¿y rozlewaæ napojów ani innych p³ynów na • system komputerowy.
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  • Page 114: 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 115: 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 116: Coverage During Year One

    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 117: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.s. And Canada Only

    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 purchase price if already paid. If your organization...
  • Page 118: Glossary

    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 119 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 120 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 121 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 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide...
  • Page 122 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 123 Abbreviation for feet. Abbreviation for gram(s). Abbreviation for gravities. Abbreviation for gigabyte(s). A gigabyte equals 1,024 mega- bytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide graphics coprocessor See coprocessor. graphics mode See video mode. Acronym for graphical user interface.
  • Page 124 Abbreviation for input/output. The keyboard and a printer, for example, are I/O devices. In general, I/O activity can be differentiated from computational activity. For exam- ple, when a program sends a document to the printer, it is engaging in I/O activity; when the program sorts a list of terms, it is engaging in computational activity.
  • Page 125 1,000,000 bytes. Abbreviation for master boot record. Abbreviation for monochrome display adapter. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide memory A computer can contain several different forms of memo- ry, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM;...
  • Page 126 MTBF Abbreviation for mean time between failures. 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 127 MS-DOS cannot run in protected mode; however, some programs that you can start from MS-DOS—such as Windows—are able to put the computer into protected mode. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide PS/2 Abbreviation for Personal System/2. Abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride.
  • Page 128 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 129 TSR programs. Abbreviation for television. Abbreviation for Underwriters Laboratories. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide Abbreviation for upper memory blocks. See also conven- tional memory, HMA, memory manager, and upper memory area.
  • Page 130 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 131 Abbreviation for watt(s). Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide win.ini file When you start Windows, it consults the win.ini file to determine a variety of options for the Windows operating environment.
  • Page 132: Index

    Index access control diskette drive, 4-10 asset tag number assigning, 2-5 deleting, 2-5 asset tag utility, 2-5 assistance, technical, 1-5 autoconfiguration parallel port, B-3 serial ports, B-2 backup devices, C-1 basic input/output system. See BIOS BIOS shadowing memory, 4-4 video, 4-4 boot device configuring, 6-4 booting the computer system, 4-4...
  • Page 133 Steps in Configuring Your Computer menu, 5-4 System Board Options screen, 5-9 when to run, 5-2 electromagnetic interference. See EMI embedded diagnostics, 1-2 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide EMI, C-3 ergonomic guidelines, v error correction code. See ECC expansion bus...
  • Page 134 hard-disk drives activity indicator, 1-3 boot drive, 6-4 boot order, 6-4 configuration, 6-2 configuring, 6-1 drive carriers, 6-2 fault indicator, 1-4 formatting, 6-5 indicator codes, 6-4 indicator lights, 1-3 installing, 6-3 online indicator, 1-3 partitioning, 6-5 replacing with system running, 6-3 help tools, 1-5 high-level formatting, 6-5 I/O ports and connectors, B-2...
  • Page 135 B-1 configuring, B-3 designations, B-1 IRQ line, B-2 pin assignments, B-3 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide partitioning SCSI hard-disk drives, 6-5 password disabling a forgotten, 4-15, 5-16 entering a wrong or incomplete, 4-14 features, 4-12...
  • Page 136 reset button about, 1-3 illustrated, 1-4 resolutions video, 1-2 resource conflicts resolving, 5-11 return policy, E-4 RFI, C-3 safety instructions health considerations, v SCSI backplane board about, 6-1 SCSI devices about, 6-1, 6-3 boot files, 3-12, 3-17 booting from, 3-17 CD-ROM drive, 1-2 hard-disk drive, 6-1 using, 3-16...
  • Page 137 4-2 Main menu categories, 4-4 Main menu screen, 4-3 screens, 4-1 Security menu categories, 4-9 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems User’s Guide System Setup program (continued) Security menu screen, 4-9 system configuration information, 4-1 system data, 4-1...
  • Page 138 video connector pin assignments, B-5 drivers, 2-4 installing drivers, 2-4 memory size, 1-2 resolutions, 1-2 subsystem, 1-2 warm boot. See booting the computer system warnings, x warranty information, ix, E-1 Windows NT creating driver diskettes, 2-3 custom setup, 3-6 installing SCSI drivers, 3-6 installing video drivers, 2-4 removing a host adapter, 3-8 swapping a host adapter, 3-9...
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