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   Summary of Contents for Acer AB460 F1

  • Page 1 AB7000 Series User Guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved. Acer AB 7000 Series User Guide Acer AB 7000 Model Number : Serial Number: Purchase Date: Place of Purchase:...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details. Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
  • Page 6: Additional Safety Information

    For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm. Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 7 If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and inform your company's health and safety department. The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use. Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum...
  • Page 8 viii • Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. •...
  • Page 9: Fcc Notice

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 10 Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer.
  • Page 11 Operation conditions This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Notice: Canadian users This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 12: Laser Compliance Statement

    to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom's Specifications: There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next call attempt.
  • Page 13 Voorzichtig: Onzichtbare laserstraling indien geopend. Voorkom blootstelling aan straal. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this system is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/ 5/EC. List of applicable countries This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use.
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Installing the System Into a Rack Rack Mounting Hardware Installation Chassis Management Module Module Installation Configuring the CMM CMM Functions Firmware Acer Smart Blade Console Introduction Network Connection/Login Home Page Blade System Virtual Media System Health User Management KVM Settings...
  • Page 16 AB460 F1 External and Internal Structure KVM Connector Front Panel LED Indicators Blade Unit Components Mainboard CMOS Clear Memory Support Memory Installation Populating Memory Slots Hard Disk Drives AB460 F1 System BIOS Introduction Starting the Setup Utility BIOS Updates Flashing BIOS...
  • Page 17 Running Setup Main BIOS Setup Advanced Settings Security Server Management Settings Boot Exit Options AB460 F1 Onboard SAS RAID Configuration AB2x280 F1 Internal and External Structure Control Panel Blade Unit Components Mainboard Memory Support Memory Installation Populating Memory Slots Supported Memory Population...
  • Page 18 xviii Login Home Page Top Page Links Top LED Display Left Side Tree Middle Configuration Link Table System Management Page System Settings File Management Firmware Upgrade Management Security Syslog WEBGUI Settings SNMP RMON NTP Settings Stack Layer 2 Management Layer 2 Basic Settings Port Manager VLAN Dynamic Vlan...
  • Page 19 Firmware Upgrading Procedures Firmware Failure Recovery Steps InfiniBand Modules Overview Installation and Configuration of InfiniBand Switch Modules Acer 4X QDR InfiniBand Switch Module Acer 4X QDR InfiniBand Switch Module with Integrated CMM 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager Acer Smart Blade Manager Introduction...
  • Page 20 Logon Management Virtual Media CMM Setting Connecting to the Slave CMM Appendix A: Troubleshooting BIOS POST Messages BIOS POST Codes Recoverable POST Errors Terminal POST Errors Index...
  • Page 21: Document Description

    1 Document Description...
  • Page 22: About This Manual

    Chapter 3: Sever Blades: Setup and Installation This section provides information on the setup, installation, maintenance and upgrade of the AB460 F1 and AB2x280 F1 server blades. Chapter 4: Networking Switch Modules Detailed here is information on the installation and configuration of the 1/10Gb Ethernet Switch Module and 4X QDR Infiniband Switch Modules.
  • Page 23 Chapter 5: Acer Smart Blade Manager This chapter details how to configure and use the Smart Blade Manger. Appendix A Provides information on troubleshooting, detailing BIOS post code error messages.
  • Page 24 1 Document Description...
  • Page 25: Chassis Enclosure

    2 Chassis Enclosure...
  • Page 26: Introduction

    Introduction The Acer AB7000 optimizes component efficiency by sharing the same power supply, management module, and switch module in a pre- configured form factor. The highly-integrated system design of the AB7000 provides you with a: • Datacenter minimizing computing density through an existing rack infrastructure •...
  • Page 27: External And Internal Structure

    External and internal structure Front panel (with AB460 F1 blades included) Front panel LED indicators Enclosure power supply LED descriptions are shown in the following table . State Power Status Yellow (off) (left LED) Green Green (Flashing) Figure 2-1. Front Panel...
  • Page 28: Rear Panel

    Fault LED Yellow (right LED) Yellow (Flashing) Rear Panel (with 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet module and CMM included) 1G PORT IN 10G PORT Stack ID RS232 1G PORT IN Over Temperature State in Switch Module (GbE, IB) or Power Supply Module Fan Failure Normal Figure 2-2.
  • Page 29: Product Configuration Guidance

    Figure 2-3. Blade Configuration The AB7000 can be configured with up to ten (10) blades. There are two blade options available: • AB460 F1 • AB2x280 F1 The blades may be configured in any required arrangement within the enclosure chassis.
  • Page 30: Rear Modules

    Rear Modules 1G PORT IN 10G PORT Stack ID RS232 1G PORT IN Bay No. Module 1 (top) 1G/10Gb Ethernet Switch Module 1 (bottom) 1G/10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (installed for Ethernet module redundancy) 2 (top) Dummy Chassis Management Module (CMM) 3 (top) 4xQDR(40Gbps) Infiniband Switch module with miniCMM 2+3 (top)
  • Page 31: Setup And Installation

    Setup and Installation Overview This chapter provides a quick setup procedure for your AB7000. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes that the processor(s) and memory have already been installed. If not, please turn to “3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation”...
  • Page 32: Rack Precautions

    • This product is intended for installation only in a Location (dedicated equipment rooms, service closets and the like). This is because the AB7000 enclosure does not provide any physical security measures. • This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices according to Visual Display Units Warning! Please read the following important Warnings...
  • Page 33: Rack Mounting Considerations

    Allow the hot plug hard drives and power supply units to cool before touching them. • Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling. Rack Mounting Considerations Below are listed important considerations for rack mounting.
  • Page 34: Installing The System Into A Rack

    power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (such as the use of power strips and so on). Note: It is recommended that you seek the advice and assistance of a licensed electrician that can advise you on best practices for ensuring that the electrical supply and the rack are joined to a Common Bonding Network Professional documents on grounding techniques include:...
  • Page 35 Installing an enclosure: Decide where you want to place the blade enclosure into the rack (see "Rack Mounting Considerations" in the previous section). Position the Enclosure Template at the front of the enclosure to determine the locations of the screws for the enclosure rails (see Figure 2-5).
  • Page 36 (Optional step) Add the front left and right handles to the enclosure using five screws to secure each handle. Install a thumbscrew through the bottom hole of each handle (see Figure 2-7). Note: These handles are optional and need only be installed when mounting the system into a short rack.
  • Page 37 Figure 2-8. Enclosure Installed into Rack...
  • Page 38: Chassis Management Module

    This “command” module communicates with the blade units, the power supplies and the blade switches. Used in conjunction with the Web Interface or Acer Smart Blade Manager, the CMM provides administrator control over individual blade units, power supplies, cooling fans and networking switches and monitors onboard temperatures, power status, voltage levels and fan speeds.
  • Page 39: Reset Button

    User Name and Reset to root and superuser (case Password sensitive) IP Address Reset to 192.168.100.100 Acer Address Reset to 0.0.0.0 Description Can manage 10 blade units with up to 20 computing nodes, network modules and 4 power supplies One Ethernet port, one VGA port and two USB...
  • Page 40: Module Installation

    Software Setting Default Subnet Mask Reset to 255.255.255.0 To reset these values, press and hold the Reset button for five seconds. USB Switch Figure 2-10. USB Switch on Rear of CMM The USB ports on the CMM can function in either 2.0 or 1.1 mode (the default is 1.1).
  • Page 41: Configuring The Cmm

    Removing the Module: Pull out the release handle to the open position. Pull the module out of the bay. Replace immediately with another module or with a dummy module cover to maintain airflow integrity. Configuring the CMM To access/configure the CMM, you first have to configure the IP settings of the CMM depending on you network environment.
  • Page 42 2 Chassis Enclosure Choose “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” under the G tab and ENERAL click on P (see Figure 2-11 ). ROPERTIES Figure 2-11. Choose Internal Protocol...
  • Page 43 IP address: 192.168.100.101 • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 • Default Acer: 192.168.100.1 Figure 2-12. Manually Configure the IP Address Once the IP address for the computer system is configured, the CMM can be accessed through the web browser by entering the default IP address 192.168.100.100 of the CMM into the browser’s...
  • Page 44: Cmm Functions

    CMM. With only minor exceptions, all of the remote functions can be performed by one of three mechanisms: web-based access to the CMM module, access to the CMM using Acer Smart Blade Manager, a client tool implemented in Java.
  • Page 45: Virtual Media

    (Acer Smart Blade Manager or Acer Smart Blade Console). Attach the LAN cable to the LAN port on the CMM module then refer to Acer Smart Blade Console on page 28 to login and use either utility. Virtual Media...
  • Page 46: Monitoring Functions

    Monitoring Functions Used in conjunction with Acer Smart Blade Manager or Acer Smart Blade Console, the CMM module can monitor and provide information on the hardware health of the blade modules and the system as a whole. In addition to the monitoring functions, you can remotely power on, power off or reboot a system.
  • Page 47: Firmware

    Acer Smart Blade Console. Within the utility, go to the M the Acer Smart Blade Console. Here you can enter the name of the firmware you want to update or click on B file. Finish by clicking the U Note: This process is not reversible once the firmware is updated, so proceed with caution.
  • Page 48: Acer Smart Blade Console

    Supported Browsers The following browsers have been tested for use with the Acer Smart Blade Console. It is recommended that you use the most current revision of the browser you choose. The minimum browser revisions supported by the Acer Smart Blade Console are shown below: •...
  • Page 49: Home Page

    (see “Device Settings” on page 57). Default Default IP Address Default Acer Address Default Subnet Mask Default username Default password Home Page Figure 2-14 and the following table respectively display the Acer Smart Blade Console and its controls. Description 192.168.100.100 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 root superuser...
  • Page 50 Click on this icon to refresh the remote console preview screen. Main Use these icons to initiate the various functions in the Menu Acer Smart Blade Console. See Main Menu Icons for Icons details. Main Menu Icons The icons below in the following table cover the main functions of IPMI.
  • Page 51 See“Maintenance” on page 67 for details. Log Out From any page, click on the L to log out of the Acer Smart Blade Console. icon at the top right of the screen...
  • Page 52: Blade System

    Blade System The B menu allows you to access and configure the various LADE YSTEM blades in your AB7000 system. Clicking the B you to access the following screens through its sub-menus: • Blade • Power Supply • Gigabit Switch •...
  • Page 53 Figure 2-15. Blade Status Screen Item Name Description Power On Click to apply power to (power up) a selected blade module. Power Off Click to remove power from a selected blade module. Reset Click this icon to reset a selected blade module. UID On Click this icon to turn on the UID LED of a selected blade module.
  • Page 54 Power Supply Click on P to reveal the P OWER UPPLY (Figure 2-16). The P OWER allows you to check the status of all the power supplies in the system you are accessing. Power status (on or off), temperature, fan rpm, wattage, firmware version and FRU version are all shown in the power supply status list.
  • Page 55 Item Name Description Power If you change the F Supply Fan ONTROL Speed power supply fans by clicking one of the fan icons. Set Control to minimum speed by clicking the icon numbered “1” and to maximum speed by clicking the icon numbered “4”.
  • Page 56 Figure 2-17. Gibabit Switch Status Screen Item Name Description Power On Click this to power up a selected GbE module. Power Off Click this to shut down a selected GbE module. Reset Click this icon to reset a GbE module to its default settings.
  • Page 57 After gaining access to the GbE switch(es), you can use the reset button to reset their configurations to the default settings. The reset button will reset all GbE switch configurations, including IP address and so on. InfiniBand Switch Click on I NFINIBAND WITCH (Figure 2-18).
  • Page 58 Figure 2-19. CMM Status Screen Item Name Description Use this control to specify either Enterprise Blade Mode Operation or Office Blade Mode for your CMM Operation. Choose Mode Enterprise Blade Mode for high performance operation or Office Blade Mode for quiet operation in a low noise office environment.
  • Page 59 Item Name Description Primary Enter the IP Address for the primary NTP server that Time you want to synchronize with the CMM internal real- Server time clock. NOTE: Daylight savings time cannot be automatically adjusted. Please manually set up the UTC offset twice a year to compensate for daylight savings time.
  • Page 60: Virtual Media

    Virtual Media The V menu allows you to configure the various media and IRTUAL EDIA drive systems in your AB7000 system. Clicking the V allows you to access the following screens through its sub-menus: • • CD-ROM • Drive Redirection •...
  • Page 61 “floppy”. The floppy Upload image uploaded should be in binary format with a maximum size of 1.44 MB. It will be loaded to the Acer CMM card and will be emulated to the host as a USB device.
  • Page 62: Drive Redirection

    Item Name Description Active This box displays if any virtual device/image has been Image connected to the remote host. (Drive1) Active This box displays if any virtual device/image has been Image connected to the remote host. (Drive2) Image This allows the user to decide how to share the CD- Windows ROM ISO image file with users in the remote host.
  • Page 63 Figure 2-22. Drive Redirections Screen Item Name Active Image (Drive1) Active Image (Drive2) Drive Redirection Disable Drive Redirection Force Only Apply Reset to Defaults Description This box displays if any virtual device/image has been connected to the remote host. This box displays if any virtual device/image has been connected to the remote host.
  • Page 64 Options The O selection in the V PTIONS configure Virtual Media Options. The O its controls (described in the following table) are shown below. Figure 2-23. Options Screen Item Name Description Virtual Use this option to disable or enable USB mass storage Media in the remote host.
  • Page 65: System Health

    System Health The S menu allows you to access and configure logs and YSTEM EALTH alert settings in your AB7000 system. Clicking the S allows you to access the following screens through its sub-menus: • • Alert Settings System Event Log The S option in the S YSTEM...
  • Page 66 Click on the three headings at the top of the list in the IPMI A screen (Figure 2-25) to sort between the three ONFIGURATION categories. The three headings are: • Filter List – This list shows all filters. • Policy List – This list shows all policies. •...
  • Page 67: User Management

    Change Password The C screen (Figure 2-26) is where you can change HANGE ASSWORDS the password used to access the Acer Smart Blade Console. Its controls are shown in the following table. Figure 2-26. Change Passwords Screen Item Name Description Type your new password in the window.
  • Page 68 Users & Groups The U & G screen (Figure 2-27) is where you specify and SERS ROUPS manage groups and users, which helps you manage the remote systems you are managing. Its controls are shown in the following table. Figure 2-27. Users and Groups Screen Item Name Description...
  • Page 69 Item Name Description Email Type in the user's email address in this window Address (optional). Mobile Type in the user's mobile phone number (optional). Phone Group This field indicates the group that the user belongs to. Membersh To select a group, click on the group name in the “Not Member Of”...
  • Page 70 Item Name Description Delete Click on this button to delete a user's or group information in the User/Group Management fields. Group This window allows you to enter group information for Managem better user management. Create and modify groups they same way you do for users. Permissions You can use the P ERMISSIONS...
  • Page 71 Item Name Description Show Click on the pull-down arrow to activate the user/ Permissions group permissions selection menu. for User/ Group Update Click this icon to update the permissions information. Effective This field indicates the actual permissions a user or Permissions group has.
  • Page 72: Kvm Settings

    KVM Settings The KVM S menu allows you configure keyboard, mouse and ETTINGS console settings. Clicking the KVM S the following screens through its sub-menus: • User Console • Keyboard/Mouse User Console Selecting the U ONSOLE up the KVM S screen (Figure 2-29).
  • Page 73 The controls found in the above sections are shown and described in detail in the following table. Figure 2-29. KVM Settings Screen Item Name Description User This field allows you to decide which group the user Selection belongs to. Click on the arrow on the right to activate the pull-down menu and highlight the name of the group to select it.
  • Page 74 Item Name Description Automatic Select this option to allow the CMM to automatically Detection detect the networking configuration settings (such as the bandwidth of the connection line) and transmit data accordingly. Pre- This item allows the user to select the data configured transmission settings from a pre-defined options list.
  • Page 75 Item Name Description Hotkey Enter a hot key combination in the box to specify either mouse synchronization mode or the single mouse mode. Button Enter the syntax of a button key in the box. For Keys detailed instructions on creating button keys, please click on the “Click here for Help”...
  • Page 76 Item Name Description Keyboard Click the arrow for the pull-down menu to specify the Model type of keyboard. Check this box to enable the function of K Release IMEOUT Timeout pressed by the user. Timeout If the K after____ click on the arrow to select the time-out setting in the msec pull-down menu.
  • Page 77: Device Settings

    Device Settings Use the D menu for configuring network, security and log EVICE ETTINGS settings for your AB7000 system. Clicking the D allows you to access the following screens through its sub-menus: • Network • Dynamic DNS • Security • Event Log Network Clicking the N...
  • Page 78 Item Name Configuration Preferred Host Name (DHCP only) IP Address Subnet Mask Acer IP Address Primary DNS Server IP Address Description Click on the pull-down menu to select a desired item from the list. The options are N and BOOTP.
  • Page 79 Item Name Secondary DNS Server IP Address Remote Console & HTTPS Port HTTP Port SSH Port Bandwidth Limit Enable SSH Access Disable Setup Protocol LAN Interface Speed LAN Interface Duplex Mode Description Enter the IP address of the Secondary Domain Name Server in the box.
  • Page 80: Dynamic Dns

    Dynamic DNS Selecting the D DNS option from the D YNAMIC brings up the D DNS S YNAMIC to configure Dynamic DNS settings. Controls for this screen are shown and detailed in the following table. Figure 2-32. Dynamic DNS Settings Screen Item Name Description...
  • Page 81 Item Name Description Password Enter the password for the remote host user. Check Enter the time the CMM first registers with the DNS time server in the HH:MM format (such as: 07:25 or 19:30). (HH:MM) Check Enter the time interval for the IPMI to report to the Interval Dynamic DNS again.
  • Page 82 Figure 2-33. Security Screen Item Name Description Force Check this box to enable Force HTTPS for Web Access. If HTTPS for enabled, you will need to use an HTTPS connection to access the web. Access This option allows you to configure the encryption of Encryption the RFB protocol.
  • Page 83 Item Name Description Default When IP A Policy either Accept or Drop from this pull-down menu to either allow or deny access according to pre-defined rules. NOTE: If set to D accept the Internet connection, then an Internet connection over the LAN is impossible. In this case, you need to change your security settings via modem or by disabling the IP A ONTROL Rule#...
  • Page 84: Event Log

    Item Name Description Block Time Enter the number of minutes allowed for a user to (Minutes) attempt to login. If the user fails to login within this time allowed, the user will be blocked from system. NOTE: If this box is left empty, the user is allowed to try to login to the server indefinitely.
  • Page 85 Item Name List ogging Enabled Entries Shown Per Page Clear Internal NFS Logging Enabled NFS Server NFS Share NFS Log File SMTP Logging Enabled SMTP Server Receiver Email Address Sender Email Address Description Check this box to activate the event-logging list. To show the event log list, click on E YSTEM EALTH...
  • Page 86 Name SNMP Logging Enabled Destination Community Click here to view the Acer Blade System SNMP Event Log Assignments Description Check this box to enable SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) logging. Enter the IP address where the SNMP trap will be sent to.
  • Page 87: Maintenance

    Maintenance Use the M menu for maintenance configurations on your AINTENANCE AB7000 system. Clicking the M following screens through its sub-menus: • Device Information • Event Log • Update irmware • Unit Reset Device Information Clicking the D EVICE NFORMATION brings up the D EVICE NFORMATION...
  • Page 88: Update Firmware

    Item Name Description Connected List the name(s), the IP Address(es) and the status of Users the connect user(s). Event Log Clicking the E option in the M VENT the M AINTENANCE VENT contains information on events that are recorded by the CMM in the order of Date/Time, Types and Descriptions including the IP address(es), user(s) and activities involved.
  • Page 89: Unit Reset

    Figure 2-37. Update Firmware Screen Item Name Description Firmware Enter the name of the firmware you want to update File or click B Browse Click the B Button Upload Click on the U to the server for the update. Unit Reset Clicking the U option in the M ESET...
  • Page 90 Figure 2-38. Unit Reset Screen Item Name Reset Keyboard/ Mosue (USB) Reset USB Reset Video Engine Reset Device Description Click the R icon to reset the Keyboard/ ESET Mouse. Click the R icon to reset the USB module. ESET Click the R icon to reset the Video Engine ESET module.
  • Page 91: Remote Console

    Remote Console This chapter covers the use of the Remote Console in the Acer Smart Blade Console. Activating the remote console may be done in two ways: • Home Page: On the H upper left area of the screen. •...
  • Page 92 Figure 2-39. Remote Console Interface Screen Item Name Description Drive Click on this button to open and display the D Screen EDIRECTION Button Redirection Screen" below for details. Adjust Click on this button to adjust the screen size. Screen Button 2 Chassis Enclosure screen and its controls.
  • Page 93 Commands and Write Support (see below for details on these controls). Once you have clicked C remote servers will have access to the local drive that you have selected. Connect Click this button to allow you to redirect an CD/DVD ISO image.
  • Page 94: Remote Console Options

    Item Name Description Write Support Check this button to allow the remote operating system to have write access to the drive that you have selected. This function allows a user to alter, overwrite, erase and destroy data stored in the drive selected and therefore should only be used on drives with non- critical data.
  • Page 95 The following items are included in the O more detail in the sections below: • Monitor Only • Exclusive Access • Readability Filter • Scaling • Local Cursor • Chat Window • Video Settings • Soft Keyboard • Local Keyboard •...
  • Page 96 Scaling This item allows the user to scale the remote console screen to the desired size. Click on this button to access its submenu and select the desired setting from the options listed in the submenu: 25%, 50%, 100% and S CALE TO Local Cursor This item allows the user to choose the desired shape for the local...
  • Page 97: Video Settings

    Item Name Description Title Bar This shows the IP address of the remote host you are connected to. Chat This frame displays chat messages, including your own Window messages that have been sent to other users. This is a Frame read-only test display area.
  • Page 98 2 Chassis Enclosure world languages. When the language list displays, select the language you want to use by clicking on it (see Figure 2-45). Figure 2-44. Keys in English Soft Keyboard Figure 2-45. Soft Keyboard Language Selection Local Keyboard This item allows the user to manually change the local keyboard setting for interaction with a remote host.
  • Page 99 After you've clicked the H button, the submenu displays as shown OTKEY in Figure 2-46. Figure 2-46. Hotkeys Encoding This item allows the user to set the video bandwidth and video quality parameters.
  • Page 100: Power Supply Modules

    C20 socket, which requires a power cord with a C19 connector (see "Power Cord" below for details). Acer's high-efficiency blade system power supplies deliver continuous redundant power at 94%+ peak efficiency. Each power supply module includes a management module that monitors the power supplies and the power enclosure.
  • Page 101: Power Supply Failure

    Feature Description Input AC Range 200-240VAC Operating Temp: -5 to 50 C Conditions Humidity: 5 to 95% RH Fan Type 4x 90mm fans - PFB0912DE-9E69 (8000 RPM) - QFR0912UHE-9E70 (8800 RPM) Power Supply Failure If a power supply or a fan in a power supply fails, the system management software will notify you of the situation.
  • Page 102: Removing A Power Supply

    Removing a Power Supply First, make sure the power supply has been shut down. You can remove power from a power unit via your system management software. Remove the power cord from the power supply unit. Release the locking clip to unlock the power supply module (see Figure 2-48).
  • Page 103: Power Supply Fans

    Power Supply Fans Each power supply unit has four rear fans. These fans are not hot- swappable. If one fails, the power supply will continue to operate but you should replace the power supply unit at the earliest opportunity. If two or more fans fail, the power supply unit will shut down and the LED on the back will turn amber.
  • Page 104: Power Components

    Power Components Power components for the AB7000 system’s power supplies are shown below in Figure 2-49 and described in the following table. Figure 2-49. Power Components Item Name Description Power Distribution Unit (NEMA L6 Plug) Power Extension Cord (connection from power supply module Cord to PDU) ower...
  • Page 105: Power Cord Tie And Clamp

    power cord connects to a C20 type socket (IEC-60320-C20) for AC power on the power supply module. See Figure 2-49 for an example of a power cord. The plastic locking clip that partially covers the socket was designed to prevent the power supply module from being removed with the power cord still connected.
  • Page 106 2 Chassis Enclosure This will secure the power cord to the power supply and keep it from dislodging during operation. Figure 2-51. Power Cord Tie and Clamp Assembly...
  • Page 107: Double-wide Modules

    Double-Wide Modules Most modules in the AB7000 fit into single-wide bays. The InfiniBand module and some other modules however (such as the 10GbE module), require a double-wide bay and can only be installed in such a bay created by combining the two right most bays. The enclosure's module bays are designed to be easily modified from single to double-wide by following the procedures below.
  • Page 108 2 Chassis Enclosure Modules in the upper left hand bays will have their release handles on the bottom, while all modules in the lower bays will have their release handles on the top. Placing modules in an “upside-down” orientation in the upper-left corner (only) does not affect their operation.
  • Page 109 Figure 2-53. Modifying for a Double-Wide Module Bay (Steps 1 & 2) Center Support Step 1 Screws (2) Step 2 Center Support Horizontal Spacer Screws (4) Horizontal Space...
  • Page 110 Figure 2-54. Modifying for a Double-Wide Module Bay (Step 3 & 4) Step 3 Step 4 2 Chassis Enclosure Horizontal Spacer Screws (4) Horizontal Spacers (1) Double-Wide Module...
  • Page 111: Server Blades: Setup And Installation

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 112: Overview

    Press the power button on the blade unit. • Use Acer Smart Blade Manager or the Acer Smart Blade Console to apply power using either a CMM module, or by the use of the onboard BMC chip in the blade module.
  • Page 113: Removing/replacing The Blade Cover

    Removing a Blade Unit from the Enclosure Power down the blade unit (see "Powering Down a Blade Unit" above). Squeeze both handles to depress the red sections then pull out both handles completely and use them to pull the blade unit from the enclosure.
  • Page 114 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Note: Blade Modules can be Hot-Plugged into the enclosure. Warning! Use extreme caution when inserting a blade module into the enclosure. If the blade's power connector becomes damaged, it can damage pins on other blade bays that it is inserted into.
  • Page 115: Processor Installation

    Processor Installation Up to four processors may be installed to the mainboard of each blade unit. See “AB460 F1” on page 147 or “AB2x280 F1” on page 203 for general information on the features of the blade units. Warning! These procedures should only be performed by a trained service technician.
  • Page 116 Loosen the two or four screws (depending on blade type) that secure the heatsink to the mainboard. Remove the heatsink by with your fingers to release it from the processor. Set the heatsink aside and upside-down so that nothing comes into contact with the thermal grease on its underside.
  • Page 117: Dimm Installation

    Figure 3-57. Instaling a CPU Notched corner Lower the socket lever until it locks. To install the heatsink, apply thermal grease to the top of the processor. (If reinstalling a heatsink, first clean off the old thermal grease with a clean, lint-free cloth.) Place the heatsink on the processor then tighten two diagonal screws until snug, then the other two screws.
  • Page 118: Hard Disk Drive Installation

    Installing DIMM Memory Modules Power down the blade module (see "Powering Down a Blade Unit" on page 92). Remove the blade from the enclosure and the cover from the blade (see "Removing/Replacing the Blade Cover" on page 93). Insert each DIMM vertically into its slot, starting with slots 1A and 2A.
  • Page 119 Warning! To maintain proper airflow, all hard drive bays must have drive carriers or dummies inserted during operation. To remove a hard drive carrier, do the following: Removing a Hard Drive Carrier Locate the colored “Open” button at the bottom of the drive carrier and press it with your thumb.
  • Page 120: Infiniband Mezzanine Card Installation

    Figure 3-59. Installing a Hard Drive in a Carrier Infiniband mezzanine card installation All models of the Mezzanine HCA card are compatible with both blade modules. Card installation Confirm that you have the correct card and three (3) screws. Following the instructions, remove the blade module and open the cover to access the mainboard.
  • Page 121 Figure 3-60. Card Installation...
  • Page 122: Installing The Operating System

    Installing the Operating System An operating system (OS) must be installed on each blade module. Blades with Microsoft Windows OS and blades with Linux OS can both occupy and operate within the same blade enclosure. There are several methods of installing an OS to the blade modules. Installing with an External USB CD-ROM Drive The most common method of installing the OS is with an external USB CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 123: Installing Via Virtual Media

    PXE server to begin the boot/install. Installing via Virtual Media You can install the OS via Media Redirection through either the Acer Smart Blade Manager or the Acer Smart Blade Console. With this method, the OS is installed from an ISO image that resides on another system/blade.
  • Page 124: Acer Smart Console

    Server Blade Unit management may be performed with the Smart Console. The Smart Console residing in each server blade can be accessed via the Acer Smart Blade Console or Acer Smart Blade Manager. This is designed to provide an administrator with a comprehensive set of functions and monitored data to keep tabs on the server blade and perform management activities.
  • Page 125 <Enter>. The onboard BIOS will automatically set the IP Address, MAC Address, Acer, and Subnet Mask. Once the IP, MAC Addresses, Acer and Subnet Mask are set, click on the item Update LAN Settings. Select Yes and hit <Enter> to update IPMI LAN settings.
  • Page 126 Enter your Password in the "Password" box and click "Login." The Home Page displays as follows. Note 1: To use the Acer Smart Blade Manager to access the BMC/IPMI settings, please refer to the“Acer Smart Blade Manager” on page 554.
  • Page 127 Figure 3-62. IPMI Main Page The IPMI Main page contains a submenu bar (Top), the Options window (Left), and the main display area (Right) Submenu Bar (Callout #1) The submenu bar on the top lists the following submenus: Item System Information Server Health Configuration Remote Control...
  • Page 128: Server Health

    Item Language ? Help Options window (Callout #2) The Options window on the left side allows the user to navigate through different options, including the following: Item Description Refresh Page Click this icon to refresh the page. Logout Click this icon to logout from the IPMI utility. The Main Display Area (Callout #3) This area displays the items included in a submenu.
  • Page 129 Figure 3-63. Server Health The Server Health submenu (#1) contains: Sensor Readings, Sensor Readings with Thresholds, and Event Log. When clicking an item in the Options window on the left (#2), or on the Main Display area (#3), a pop-up menu will appear to display the category of sensor types (#4) as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 130 Figure 3-64. Sensor Type Category The Categories of Sensor Types (#4) The Sensor Type Category includes the following: • All Sensors: This item displays the readings for all sensors • Temperature Sensors: This item displays the system temperature. • Voltage Sensors: This item displays the following items: CPU voltage, CPU Core, voltage, DIMM (memory) voltage, +3.3v, +12v, +5V, -12v.
  • Page 131 Sensor Readings Display-All Sensors When you select All Sensors (#1) from the Sensor Type Category pop- up submenu, the sensor readings for the following items will be displayed as shown below: • CPU Temperature: This item displays the status of the CPU temperature.
  • Page 132 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Event Log This feature allows the user to configure Event Log settings. When you select Event Log (1) in Options Window and click on the item Event Log Category (2), the following event log categories displays in a pull-down submenu (3) as shown in the following screen.
  • Page 133 Figure 3-67. Event Log Status Sensor Name: This item indicates the name of the sensor (device) to which the event occurred. Sensor Type: This item indicates the type of the event. Description: This item provides a brief description of the event. Event Log: This item indicates the number of events included on the event log.
  • Page 134 Configuration This feature allows the user to configure various network settings. When you click on the Configuration icon (#1) on the submenu bar, the following screen will display: The Configuration submenu includes the items shown in the Options window on the left (2) or in the Main Display area on the right (3). Select an item on the list to configure the settings for the item selected.
  • Page 135 Note: To set up an email alert, please enter the IP address of your mail server in the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.) Configuration - Alerts This feature allows the user to configure time and date settings for the host server and client computer. When you click on the Time and Date icon in the Options window (1), the following screen will display.
  • Page 136 Modifying Alerts When you select an item (2) and click on Modify (5), the Modify Alert submenu displays as shown below. Figure 3-70. Modifying Alerts To modify an alert, enter the information needed for the following items: • Alert Type: This item allows you to specify the alert type. You can select Snmp Type or Email from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 137 Note: To set up an email alert, please enter the IP address of your mail server in the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.) Configuration - Time and Date Settings This feature allows the user to configure time and date settings for the host server and client computer.
  • Page 138 Save: Click on this icon to save any changes done to the Time and Date settings Configuration - Light-Weight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Settings This feature allows the user to configure Light-Weight Directory Access Protocol (LDPA) settings. When you click on the LDAP icon in the Options window (1), the following screen will display.
  • Page 139 Configuration - Active Directory Settings This feature allows the user to configure Active Directory settings. When you click on the Active Directory icon in the Options window (1), the following screen will display. Figure 3-73. Configuration - Active Directory Settings Active Directory: Click on this item to configure Active Directory settings.
  • Page 140 Time Out: This item displays the Time-out settings. Domain Controller Server Addresses 1~3: These items allow the user to enter the IP addresses for the Domain Controller Servers 1~3. Default Active Directory Certificate: This item displays the information of the default active directory certificate.
  • Page 141 Configuration - The Mouse Mode Setting This feature allows the user to configure mouse mode settings. When you click on the Mouse Mode icon in the Options window (1), the following screen will display. Figure 3-75. Mouse Mode Settings Mouse Mode: Click on this icon to configure the mouse mode setting.
  • Page 142 IP address in the box. Subnet Mask: Enter the address for the subnet mask of your network. Default Acer: Enter the IP address for the default gateway of your network. Primary DNS Server: Enter the IP address of your primary domain name server.
  • Page 143 VLAN Tag: This item allows you to use VLAN Tagging or Frame Tagging to encapsulate specific data, so it can be transparently transmitted through multiple platforms without information leakage. After entering the required information in the fields, click <Save> to save the information you have entered.
  • Page 144 access. Floppy Emulation (Callout #3): Click the pull-down menu to see the following: • Off (Default): Select this item to disable fl oppy emulation when you wish to connect the USB Flash drive via virtual media redirection. • On: Select this item to enable fl oppy emulation when you wish to connect a floppy drive or fl oppy ISO image through virtual media redirection.
  • Page 145 Mail Server IP: Enter the SMTP Mail Server IP address for your network in the box. Save: Click on this icon to save any changes to the SMTP setting. Configuration - SSL Upload Settings This feature allows the user to configure upload settings for encrypted data totransmit across the internet by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.When you click on the SSL Upload icon in the Options window (1), the followingscreen will display.
  • Page 146 Configuration - Users Settings This feature allows you to change users settings. When you click on the Users icon in the Options window (1), the following screen will display. Users: Select this item to configure the user settings. The current users list is displayed.
  • Page 147 Add User: Click on this icon to add a new user to the network. When prompted, select an empty slot from the users list to add an user. Modify User: Click on this icon to modify the information or the status of a user.
  • Page 148 Refresh: Click this button to refresh the page. LogOut: Click this button to log out from the remote console. Remote Console This feature allows you to perform various activities on the server. When you click on the Remote Console icon in the Options window (1) to activate Remote Console settings, the following screen will display.
  • Page 149 Remote Console - Video This feature allows you to configure video settings for your remote console. When you click on the Video icon in the Menu bar (1), the video settings of the remote console displays as shown below. Video: Click this item to configure and manage the video settings of a server on a remote site via the Remote Console.
  • Page 150 Video Options: The pull-down submenu contains the options listed below. • Pause: Click this item to freeze the screen. • Resume: Click this item to re-activate a frozen screen. • Refresh: Click this item to refresh the system. • Capture Current Screen: Click this item to capture the current screen display.
  • Page 151 window key press. • Callout# 3. Press and Release: Click on this option to press and release the left window key. • Right Window Key: Click on this item to display the Right Window Key submenu as follows: • Callout# 3. Hold down: Check this item to emulate right window key press.
  • Page 152 • • Pause • Keyboard pass-through: Click this item (1) to use your local keyboard for the remote console. Figure 3-87. Keyboard Pass-through. Note: This feature-"Keyboard Pass-through" provides full keyboard support. It will send all keys, including special key combinations to the host server. 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 153 Soft Keyboard: Select the item Soft Keyboard (1) to use soft keyboard for the remote console as shown below. Figure 3-88. Soft Keyboard Language: From the pull down menu, select the following language settings: English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Japanese, and Germany. Modifier Key (CRTL, Alt, Shift) - Select the keys: <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Shift>...
  • Page 154 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Figure 3-89. Mouse The pull-down submenu contains the option listed below. Synchronize Mouse Cursor Alt+M (2): Click this item (or press <Alt> and <M> keys simultaneously) to synchronize your local mouse cursor and the mouse cursor of your remote console. Remote Console - Media This feature allows you to configure media virtualization settings for your remote console.
  • Page 155 Figure 3-90. Media Virtual Media Wizard (2): Click on this item on the pull-down submenu to launch the Virtual Media Wizard, which allows you to configure Virtual Media settings as shown below. Figure 3-91. Virtual Media Settings Virtual Media...
  • Page 156 Floppy/USB Key Media: This item allows the user to configure the Floppy/ USB Key Media settings. You can choose from the following items: • Floppy Image • A (Disk Drive A of the remote console) • Browse: Click Browse to select the location of the Floppy ISO image.
  • Page 157 Remote Control-Launch SOL This feature allows you to launch the remote console by using Serial_over_LAN.When you click on the Remote Control icon in the Menu bar (1) to activate the Remote Control settings, the Remote Control Main Page will display. Launch SOL: Click on this item in the left Options window to activate SOL(Serial Over LAN) support, which provides serial port connections over LAN and allows the user to access a host server...
  • Page 158 Security Warning: Once you've launched SOL, a security warning will appear, indicating that the application's digital signature cannot be verified Always trust content from this publisher: Click on this item to give full access to this publisher, eliminating further security warnings. Click Run to continue with SOL launching.
  • Page 159 Click on the dropdown menu to pull down the Baud Rate submenu, which will allow you to select the Baud Rate for serial line transfer (see the following figure). Figure 3-95. Baud Rate...
  • Page 160 Figure 3-96. Setting the Baud Rate Baud Rate (bps): You can select a Baud rate from the list as your SOL transfer rate. The options are: 9600 bps (bit-per-second), 19200 bps, 38400 bps, 57600 bps, 115200 bps, and default. Make sure that the Baud Rate selected here matches the Baud Rate set in the BIOS.
  • Page 161 Figure 3-97. Stop the SOL Session You can also press <Stop> to abort the SOL session. Server Power Control This feature allows you to configure power management settings for your remote console. When you click on the Remote Control icon in the Menu bar (1) to activate the Remote Control settings, the Remote Control Main Page will display.
  • Page 162 Figure 3-98. Power Control Click Server Power Control in the left Options Window (2) to display the Power Control submenu as shown above. (3): Power Control and Status: This submenu indicates the status and the current power control settings of the host server (the remote console).
  • Page 163 Maintenance Use this feature to manage and configure IPMI devices.When you click on the Maintenance icon (1) in the Menu bar, the Maintenance Main page will display. Options: Click on the Options window on the left (2) to use Maintenance settings. The options include the following: •...
  • Page 164 Enter Update Mode: Click on this item to enter the update mode. Warning! Once you've entered the firmware update mode, the device will be reset even if you cancel the process of firmware updating. Notes: 1. When updating firmware, you are given the option to "Preserve Configuration."...
  • Page 165 Miscellaneous This feature allows the user to perform network activities.Click on the Miscellaneous icon (1) in the Menu bar to display the Miscellaneous page. Figure 3-101. Miscellaneous Options: Click on the Options window on the left (2) to use Miscellaneous settings. The options include the following: •...
  • Page 166 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Language This feature allows you to configure Language Settings for your IPMI connections. Click on the Language icon (1) in the Menu bar to display the Language page as shown below. Figure 3-102. Language Available Languages (2): The Available Languages submenu displays language setting options.
  • Page 167: Ab460 F1

    AB460 F1 External and Internal Structure This chapter describes the AB460 F1 blade module. Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only. See Figure 3-103 for a front view of the blade unit and the following table for its features.
  • Page 168: Power Button

    Item Function State Power LED Green Orange KVM/ID Blue Flashing Blue Network/ Flashing IB LED Green Flashing Orange System Fault LED Connector Power Button Each blade has its own power button so that individual blade units within the enclosure may be turned on or off independently of the others.
  • Page 169: Kvm Connector

    To switch to another blade, disconnect the cable then reconnect it to the new blade. See the Acer Smart Blade Console on page 28 for further details on using the KVM function remotely. Front Panel LED Indicators Blade module LEDs are described below in the following table.
  • Page 170: Blade Unit Components

    Blade Unit Components Figure 3-104. Exploded View of AB460 F1 Blade Module Main components of the AB460 F1 blade module are shown in Figure 3-104 and described in the following table. Item Description Blade Unit/Module SAS2/SATA Hard Drives (six per blade module)
  • Page 171 Item Description DIMMs (system memory) Airflow Deflector CPU Heatsinks Top Cover...
  • Page 172: Mainboard

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Mainboard Figure 3-105. AB460 F1 Mainboard...
  • Page 173: Cmos Clear

    Item Description LGA 1366 CPU Sockets DIMM Slots 6 SAS2/SATA Hard Drive Bays InfiniBand Connectors (for InfiniBand cards) Gbx Connectors (for power and logic to backplane) ICH10 Intel 5500 chip Onboard Battery Front IO Module BIOS Chip LSI 2008 SAS2 Controller JPT1 (CMOS clear) CMOS Clear JBT1 is used to clear CMOS and will also clear any passwords.
  • Page 174: Memory Support

    Memory Support The AB460 F1 blade module supports up to 192 GB/48 GB of ECC Registered/Unbuffered ECC DDR3-1333 SDRAM in twelve DIMM sockets. Memory Installation The mainboard of each blade unit must be populated with DIMMs (Dual In-line Memory Modules) to provide system memory. The DIMMs should all be of the same size and speed and from the same manufacturer due to compatibility issues.
  • Page 175 Figure 3-106. 12-Slot DIMM Numbering Edge of Board...
  • Page 176 Independent Mode: Single Processor Configuration Total DIMM 1B DIMM 1A Capacity 12GB 12GB 16GB 24GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 48GB 16GB 16GB 32GB 16GB 48GB 16GB 64GB 16GB 16GB 96GB 16GB 16GB 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation DIMM 2B DIMM 2A DIMM 3B 16GB 16GB...
  • Page 177 Independent Mode: Dual processor configuration. Total Capa CPU1 city DIMM 12GB 12GB 16GB 18GB 24GB 12GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 36GB 48GB CPU2...
  • Page 178 Total Capa CPU1 city DIMM 16GB 24GB 32GB 48GB 64GB 72GB 96GB 32GB 16GB 48GB 16GB 64GB 16GB 96GB 16GB 128GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 144GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 192GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB...
  • Page 179 Mirroring or Lockstep Mode: Single processor configuration Please follow the table as shown below. The same rules are applied to the CPU2 memory channel. For mirroring mode, there is a primary and a copy of the primary image. By this definition, the effective size of memory is reduced by at least one-half Total DIMM 1B...
  • Page 180 Mirroring or Lockstep Mode: Dual processor configuration Total Capaci CPU1 DIMM 12GB 16GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 16GB 32GB 48GB 64GB 32GB 16GB 64GB 16GB 96GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 128GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB...
  • Page 181 Sparing Mode: Single processor configuration For sparing mode, there is one or two memory modules as spared. By this definition, the effective size of memory is reduced by the capacity of one (when three memory modules installed) or two (when six memory modules installed) memory modules installed per processor.
  • Page 182 Total Capaci CPU1 DIMM 12GB 12GB 18GB 24GB 12GB 24GB 36GB 48GB 24GB 48GB 72GB 96GB 48GB 16GB 96GB 16GB 144GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 192GB 16GB 16GB 16GB Note: The DIMM slot number specified in the table equals the DIMM slot to be populated. A “---” indicates that the DIMM slot should be left unpopulated.
  • Page 183: Hard Disk Drives

    Hard Disk Drives The AB460 F1 blade unit accommodates up to six 2.5" SAS2/SATA hard disk drives, which are mounted in drive “carriers”. The drives are hot- swappable and can be removed or replaced without powering down the blade unit they reside in.
  • Page 184: (green) Blink

    Status (Blue) HDD Failure HDD Rebuild Blink HDD Locate 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 185: Ab460 F1 System Bios

    AB460 F1 System BIOS Introduction This chapter describes the BIOS for AB460 F1 blade modules. The AB460 F1 blade modules use a AMI™ ROM BIOS that is stored in a flash chip. This BIOS can be easily upgraded using a floppy disk-based program.
  • Page 186: Bios Updates

    BIOS Updates It may be necessary to update the BIOS used in the blade modules on occasion. However, it is recommended that you not update BIOS if you are not experiencing problems with a blade module. There are several methods you may use to upgrade (flash) your BIOS. After downloading the appropriate BIOS file (in a zip file format), follow one of the methods described below to flash the new BIOS.
  • Page 187: Running Setup

    Flashing a BIOS using a Floppy Image File This method must be performed remotely. Copy the image file from the zip file to your desktop. Use the web browser or IPMIView to access your CMM remotely using its IP Address. Go to the V IRTUAL or O...
  • Page 188: Main Bios Setup

    While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two ways: By pressing <F2> immediately after turning the system on, or When the message at the bottom of the screen during the POST, press the <F2> key to activate the main S Main BIOS Setup All Main Setup options are described in this section.
  • Page 189: System Overview

    Figure 3-109. Main Setup Menu Screen System Overview System Time/System Date Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between fields.
  • Page 190: Advanced Settings

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU detected by the BIOS. Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your system as detected by the BIOS. Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU cores installed in your system as detected by the BIOS.
  • Page 191: Boot Features

    Boot Features Figure 3-111. Boot Features Quick Boot: Skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed for system boot. Quiet Boot: Allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages.
  • Page 192: Power Configuration

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Power configuration Power Button Function: If set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately when you press the power button. If set to 4_Second_Override, the system will power off when you press the power button for four seconds or longer.
  • Page 193 Ratio CMOS Setting: This option allows you to set the ratio between the CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.The default setting depends on the type of CPU installed on the motherboard. The default setting for the CPU installed in your motherboard is [18]. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
  • Page 194 and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple virtual systems in one physical computer. Important: The following feature is only available if supported by the processor and/or operating system. Execute-Disable Bit Capability: Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
  • Page 195: Advanced Chipset Control

    C6 State: This feature allows the user to decide how the onboard 5500 Series processor will act at C6 State. C-State package limit setting: If set to Auto, the BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package register. C1 Auto Demotion: When Enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based on un-core auto-demote information.
  • Page 196: Cpu Bridge Configuration

    CPU Bridge configuration Figure 3-114. CPU Bridge Configuration QPI Links Speed: This feature selects QPI data transfer speed. Important: The following feature is only available when QPI Links Speed is set to Full Speed. QPI Frequency: This selects the desired QPI frequency. QPI L0s and L1: This enables the QPI power state to low power.
  • Page 197 Demand Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme where the processor writes corrected data back into the memory block from where it was read by the processor. Patrol Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for and correcting resident errors. Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop: Throttling improves reliability and reduces power in the processor by automatic voltage control during processor idle states.
  • Page 198: Northbridge Configuration

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation NorthBridge configuration This feature allows you to configure the settings for the Intel NorthBridge chip. Figure 3-115. NorthBridge configuration Intel I/OAT: Significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural improvements, freeing resources for other tasks. DCA Technology: Uses Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to enhance data transfer efficiency.
  • Page 199: Southbridge Configuration

    Active State Power-Management: Uses power management for signal transactions between the PCI Express L0 and L1 Links. Select Enabled to configure PCI Express L0 and L1 Link power states. IOH PCIE Max Payload Size: Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB.
  • Page 200 USB 2.0 Controller: Select Enabled to activate the onboard USB 2.0 controller. Note: Only available when USB Functions is set to Disabled. Otherwise, this item will be set to Enabled by the BIOS. USB 2.0 Controller Mode: This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0 Controller mode.
  • Page 201 type for SATA#1. The options are IDE, RAID and AHCI. • ICH RAID Code Base - Select Intel or Adaptec to launch the appropriate SATA RAID firmware to configure SATA RAID. SATA#2 configuration: Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode.
  • Page 202 Select Description Use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32 bits. Enabled Enable 32-bit data transfer. • Select Description Auto Automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. SWDMA0 Use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of 2.1 MBs.
  • Page 203 disk drive support. • 32Bit Data Transfer - Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. IDE Detect Timeout (sec): Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI devices installed in the system. PCI/PnP configuration Figure 3-118.
  • Page 204: Super Io Device Configuration

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Super IO Device configuration Figure 3-119. Super IO Device configuration Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port2 Address: This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from accessing any system resources.
  • Page 205: Acpi Configuration

    ACPI configuration Figure 3-120. ACPI configuration Use this feature to configure Advanced configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) power management settings for your system. ACPI Aware O/S: Select Yes to enable ACPI support for an operating system that supports ACPI. Select No to disable ACPI support for an OS that does not support ACPI.
  • Page 206: Security

    Note: Only available when ACPI is enabled on an ACPI- aware operating system. NUMA Support: Uses Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU performance. High Performance Event Timer: Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such...
  • Page 207 Supervisor Password: This item indicates if a supervisor password has been entered for the system. Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor password has been entered for the system. User Password: This item indicates if a user password has been entered for the system.
  • Page 208: Server Management Settings

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Server Management Settings Use this feature to configure Server Management settings. Figure 3-122. Use this feature to configure Server Management settings.
  • Page 209: System Information

    System Information Figure 3-123. System Information This submenu displays the following product information. • System Product Name • System Serial Number • Base Board Product Name • Base Board Serial Number • UUID • NIC1 Mac Address • NIC2 Mac Address •...
  • Page 210 (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255. Acer Address: The BIOS will automatically display the Acer address of this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
  • Page 211: Remote Access Configuration

    Remote Access Configuration Figure 3-124. Remote Access Configuration Remote Access: This allows you to enable Remote Access support. If Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will be displayed: Serial Port Number: This feature allows the user to decide which serial port to be used for Console Redirection.
  • Page 212: Event Log Configuration

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Terminal Type: Allows you to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support: Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals. Sredir Memory Display Delay: Defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
  • Page 213: Boot

    Boot Figure 3-126. Boot Setup This menu allows you to configure boot settings for the system.
  • Page 214: Boot Device Priority

    Boot Device Priority This feature allows you to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device. Figure 3-127. Boot Device Priority • 1st Boot Device • 2nd Boot Device • 3rd Boot Device • 4th Boot Device 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 215 Hard Disk Drives Figure 3-128. Hard Disk Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available hard disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all hard disk drives that have been detected. • 1st Drive...
  • Page 216 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Removable Drives Figure 3-129. Removable Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available removable drives.
  • Page 217 CD/DVD Drive Figure 3-130. CD/DVD Drive This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available removable drives.
  • Page 218: Network Drives

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Network Drives Figure 3-131. Network Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from available network drives.
  • Page 219: Exit Options

    Exit Options Figure 3-132. Exit Setup Menu Save Changes and Exit: When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
  • Page 220 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Load Fail-Safe Defaults: To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not for maximum performance.
  • Page 221: Ab460 F1 Onboard Sas Raid Configuration

    AB460 F1 Onboard SAS RAID Configuration This section briefly shows how to create RAID with onboard SAS RAID. Entering onboard SAS Configuration Utility To start the SAS Configuration Utility, press CTRL-M when you see the onboard SAS BIOS during POST. After POST finished, the SAS Configuration Utility will show on the screen.
  • Page 222: Assigning A Hot Spare Disk

    The below warning message displayed. Please press + key or Space key to add the HDD to the RAID volume. WARNING! Data was found on the selected disk, this data will be lost when the volume is created! 10 Press C to commit the changes. 11 Select Save changes then exit this menu to create the volume.
  • Page 223: Ab2x280 F1

    AB2x280 F1 Internal and External Structure This chapter describes the AB2x280 F1 blade unit. Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only. Control Panel Each blade has a similar control panel (Figure 3-103) with power on/off button, a KVM connector, a KVM button and four LEDs on the top front of the unit.
  • Page 224: Led (yellow)

    Item Function State Button Power LED Green Orange KVM/ID Blue Flashing Blue Network/ Flashing IB LED Green Flashing Orange System Fault LED Connector Power Button Each blade has its own power button so that individual blade units within the enclosure may be turned on or off independently of the others.
  • Page 225 KVM connector (#7) of the blade you wish to access. To switch to another blade, disconnect the cable then reconnect it to the new blade. See the Acer Smart Blade Console on page 28 for further details on using the KVM function remotely. Description...
  • Page 226: Blade Unit Components

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Blade Unit Components Figure 3-134. Exploded View of AB2x280 F1 Blade Module...
  • Page 227 The main components of the AB2x280 F1 Blade Module are described in the following table. Item Description Blade Unit/Module SATA Hard Drives (2 per blade node, 4 total) DIMMs (system memory, 8 per node) CPU Heatsinks (4) Top Cover...
  • Page 228: Mainboard

    Mainboard Figure 3-135. AB2x280 F1 Mainboard 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 229 Item Description CPU Sockets DIMM Slots Space for 2.5” SATA Hard Drive Gbx Connector (for power and logic to backplane) BIOS Chip Onboard Battery Intel 5500 Chip ICH10R Chip Front IO Module Matrox G200eW Graphics chip JPT1 (CMOS clear) Jumpers The jumpers present on the mainboard are used by the manufacturer only;...
  • Page 230: Memory Installation

    Item Description Blade Unit/Module SATA Hard Drives (2 per blade node, 4 total) DIMMs (system memory, 8 per node) CPU Heatsinks (4) Top Cover Memory Support Each node of a AB2x280 F1 blade module supports up to 128GB/32GB of ECC Registered/Unbuffered ECC DDR3-1333 SDRAM in eight DIMM sockets.
  • Page 231 Figure 3-136. AB2x280 F1 DIMM Numbering For an interleaved configuration, memory modules of the same size and speed must be installed. You should not mix DIMMs of different sizes and speeds. Note: The DIMM slot number specified in the following tables equals the DIMM slot to be populated.
  • Page 232: Supported Memory Population

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Supported Memory Population The node has eight DIMM slots. Each CPU controls four DIMM slots. The DIMM slots support three channel DDR3-1333 registered/ unbuffered ECC memory modules. The farthest socket to CPU is socket A (in blue color), while the nearest one is socket B (in black color).
  • Page 233 Independent mode: Single Processor Configuration. Total DIMM 1B Capacity 12GB 16GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 16GB 32GB 48GB 64GB 16GB DIMM 1A DIMM 2A 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB DIMM 3A 16GB 16GB...
  • Page 234 Independent Mode: Dual Processor Configuration Total Capacity DIMM 12GB 16GB 12GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 16GB 24GB 32GB 48GB 64GB 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation CPU 1 CPU2...
  • Page 235 Total Capacity DIMM 32GB 16GB 48GB 16GB 64GB 16GB 96GB 16GB 128GB 16GB 16GB Mirroring or Lockstep mode: Single Processor Configuration Please follow the table as shown below. The same rule is applied to the CPU2 memory channel. For mirroring mode, there is a primary and a copy of the primary image.
  • Page 236 Mirroring or Lockstep mode: Dual Processor Configuration Total Capacity DIMM 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB 16GB 64GB 16GB Sparing Mode: Single Processor Configuration For sparing mode, there is one memory module as spared. By this definition, the effective size of memory is reduced by the capacity of one memory module installed per processor.
  • Page 237 Total DIMM 1B DIMM 1A Capacity 48GB 16GB Sparing Mode: Dual Processor Configuration Total Capaci CPU1 DIMM 12GB 12GB 24GB 24GB 48GB 48GB 16GB 96GB 16GB DIMM 2A DIMM 3A 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB CPU2 16GB 16GB 16GB...
  • Page 238: Off

    AB2x280 F1 Hard Disk Drives The AB2x280 F1 blade unit accommodates up to two 2.5" SATA hard disk drives per node which are mounted in drive “carriers”. The drives are hot-swappable and can be removed or replaced without powering down the blade unit they reside in. The six drives can be used to set up a RAID array (SATA RAID 0 or 1 only) or JBOD.
  • Page 239: Ab2x280 F1 System Bios

    AB2x280 F1 System BIOS Introduction This chapter describes the BIOS for AB2x280 F1blade modules. The AB2x280 F1blade modules use a AMI™ ROM BIOS that is stored in a flash chip. This BIOS can be easily upgraded using a floppy disk-based program.
  • Page 240: Flashing Bios

    BIOS Updates It may be necessary to update the BIOS used in the blade modules on occasion. However, it is recommended that you not update BIOS if you are not experiencing problems with a blade module. There are several methods you may use to upgrade (flash) your BIOS. After downloading the appropriate BIOS file (in a zip file format), follow one of the methods described below to flash the new BIOS.
  • Page 241: Running Setup

    Flashing a BIOS using a Floppy Image File This method must be performed remotely. Copy the image file from the zip file to your desktop. Use the web browser or IPMIView to access your CMM remotely using its IP Address. Go to the V IRTUAL or O...
  • Page 242: Main Bios Setup

    While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two ways: By pressing <F2> immediately after turning the system on, or When the message at the bottom of the screen during the POST, press the <F2> key to activate the main S Main BIOS Setup All Main Setup options are described in this section.
  • Page 243 Figure 3-139. Main Setup Menu Screen System Overview System Time/System Date Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between fields.
  • Page 244: Advanced Settings

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU detected by the BIOS. Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your system as detected by the BIOS. Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU cores installed in your system as detected by the BIOS.
  • Page 245 Boot Features Figure 3-141. Boot Features Quick Boot: Skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed for system boot. Quiet Boot: Allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages.
  • Page 246 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Power configuration Power Button Function: If set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately when you press the power button. If set to 4_Second_Override, the system will power off when you press the power button for four seconds or longer.
  • Page 247 Ratio CMOS Setting: This option allows you to set the ratio between the CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.The default setting depends on the type of CPU installed on the motherboard. The default setting for the CPU installed in your motherboard is [18]. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
  • Page 248 and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple virtual systems in one physical computer. Important: The following feature is only available if supported by the processor and/or operating system. Execute-Disable Bit Capability: Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
  • Page 249 C6 State: This feature allows the user to decide how the onboard 5500 Series processor will act at C6 State. C-State package limit setting: If set to Auto, the BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package register. C1 Auto Demotion: When Enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based on un-core auto-demote information.
  • Page 250 CPU Bridge configuration Figure 3-144. CPU Bridge Configuration QPI Links Speed: This feature selects QPI data transfer speed. Important: The following feature is only available when QPI Links Speed is set to Full Speed. QPI Frequency: This selects the desired QPI frequency. QPI L0s and L1: This enables the QPI power state to low power.
  • Page 251 Demand Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme where the processor writes corrected data back into the memory block from where it was read by the processor. Patrol Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for and correcting resident errors. Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop: Throttling improves reliability and reduces power in the processor by automatic voltage control during processor idle states.
  • Page 252 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation NorthBridge configuration This feature allows you to configure the settings for the Intel NorthBridge chip. Figure 3-145. NorthBridge configuration Intel I/OAT: Significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural improvements, freeing resources for other tasks. DCA Technology: Uses Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to enhance data transfer efficiency.
  • Page 253 Active State Power-Management: Uses power management for signal transactions between the PCI Express L0 and L1 Links. Select Enabled to configure PCI Express L0 and L1 Link power states. IOH PCIE Max Payload Size: Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB.
  • Page 254 USB 2.0 Controller: Select Enabled to activate the onboard USB 2.0 controller. Note: Only available when USB Functions is set to Disabled. Otherwise, this item will be set to Enabled by the BIOS. USB 2.0 Controller Mode: This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0 Controller mode.
  • Page 255 type for SATA#1. The options are IDE, RAID and AHCI. • ICH RAID Code Base - Select Intel or Adaptec to launch the appropriate SATA RAID firmware to configure SATA RAID. SATA#2 configuration: Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode.
  • Page 256 Select Description Use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32 bits. Enabled Enable 32-bit data transfer. • Select Description Auto Automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. SWDMA0 Use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of 2.1 MBs.
  • Page 257 disk drive support. • 32Bit Data Transfer - Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. IDE Detect Timeout (sec): Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI devices installed in the system. PCI/PnP configuration Figure 3-148.
  • Page 258 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Super IO Device configuration Figure 3-149. Super IO Device configuration Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port2 Address: This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from accessing any system resources.
  • Page 259 ACPI configuration Figure 3-150. ACPI configuration Use this feature to configure Advanced configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) power management settings for your system. ACPI Aware O/S: Select Yes to enable ACPI support for an operating system that supports ACPI. Select No to disable ACPI support for an OS that does not support ACPI.
  • Page 260 Note: Only available when ACPI is enabled on an ACPI- aware operating system. NUMA Support: Uses Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU performance. High Performance Event Timer: Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such...
  • Page 261 Security The BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first. Figure 3-151. Security Setup Menu Supervisor Password: This item indicates if a supervisor password has been entered for the system. Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
  • Page 262 be changed. • Limited - allows only limited .elfis to be changed such as Date and Time • No Access - prevents User access to the Setup Utility. Change User Password: Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu , and then type in a new User Password. Clear User Password: (Available only if User Password has been set) This item allows you to clear a user password after it has been entered.
  • Page 263 Server Management Settings Use this feature to configure Server Management settings. Figure 3-152. Use this feature to configure Server Management settings.
  • Page 264 System Information Figure 3-153. System Information This submenu displays the following product information. • System Product Name • System Serial Number • Base Board Product Name • Base Board Serial Number • UUID • NIC1 Mac Address • NIC2 Mac Address •...
  • Page 265 (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255. Acer Address: The BIOS will automatically display the Acer address of this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
  • Page 266 Remote Access Configuration Figure 3-154. Remote Access Configuration Remote Access: This allows you to enable Remote Access support. If Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will be displayed: Serial Port Number: This feature allows the user to decide which serial port to be used for Console Redirection.
  • Page 267 Terminal Type: Allows you to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support: Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals. Sredir Memory Display Delay: Defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
  • Page 268: Boot

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Boot Figure 3-156. Boot Setup This menu allows you to configure boot settings for the system.
  • Page 269 Boot Device Priority This feature allows you to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device. Figure 3-157. Boot Device Priority • 1st Boot Device • 2nd Boot Device • 3rd Boot Device • 4th Boot Device...
  • Page 270 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Hard Disk Drives Figure 3-158. Hard Disk Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available hard disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all hard disk drives that have been detected.
  • Page 271 Removable Drives Figure 3-159. Removable Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available removable drives.
  • Page 272 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation CD/DVD Drive Figure 3-160. CD/DVD Drive This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available removable drives.
  • Page 273 Network Drives Figure 3-161. Network Drives This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from available network drives.
  • Page 274: Exit Options

    3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation Exit Options Figure 3-162. Exit Setup Menu Save Changes and Exit: When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect.
  • Page 275 Load Fail-Safe Defaults: To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not for maximum performance.
  • Page 276: Ab2x280 F1 Onboard Sata Raid Configuration

    AB2x280 F1 Onboard SATA RAID Configuration This section briefly shows how to create RAID volume with Intel and Adaptec onboard SATA RAID. Enabling Intel onboard SATA RAID Turn on the server and the display monitor. If the server is already turned on, please close all open applications and then restart the server.
  • Page 277: Enabling Adaptec Onboard Sata Raid

    Select desired HDD to create the RAID. Select Create Volume. Press Y when "Are you sure you want to create the volume? (Y/ N):" displayed. Now the RAID volume is created, you can press ESC and select Exit to exit. Initialing a RAID Volume During Intel onboard SATA RAID volume creation process, the onboard SATA RAID volume will be automatically initiated once the onboard...
  • Page 278 Loading Adaptec Factory Default Setting Adaptec onboard SATA RAID utility does not provide an option for factory default setting. To reset onboard SATA RAID volume related configurations, please delete the existing onboard SATA RAID volumes. Creating an Adaptec RAID Volume Select the Array Configuration Utility option.
  • Page 279 Press Y when "Do you want to create a spare? (Yes/No):" displays. Now a hot spare drive is created, you can press ESC to exit.
  • Page 280 3 Server Blades: Setup and Installation...
  • Page 281: Networking Switch Modules

    4 Networking Switch Modules...
  • Page 282: Acer 1/10gb Ethernet Switch Module

    Acer 1/10Gb Ethernet Switch Module This chapter covers the setup and installation of the 1/10Gb Ethernet switch modules. The Acer 1/10Gb Ethernet switch module is a 1-Gbps Ethernet switch with three external 10-Gbps uplink and two external 1-Gbps Ethernet uplink ports.
  • Page 283: Installing/removing A Switch Module

    Installing/Removing a Switch Module Installing a Switch Module Make sure the cover to the module has been installed before proceeding. Follow the anti-static precautions described in “Electrostatic discharge precautions” on page vii. Remove the dummy cover from the bay you want to place the module in.
  • Page 284: Removing A Switch Module

    Note: After the module has been installed and the handle locked, it will turn on and a POST test will run to verify it is working properly. If there are no problems the blue module will illuminate and you will see an the G WITCH Note: If the module is installed in a top bay it must be positioned...
  • Page 285: Configuring The Switch Module

    • Directly through a command line (using a telnet interface or a serial console) The Acer Smart Blade Console and Acer Smart Blade Manager access the switch module through the CMM module. To access it directly, use the command line.
  • Page 286 Network Connection Use the procedure below to connect and login to the Acer Smart Blade Console. Logging In to the Acer Smart Blade Console: Connect a PC to a network that is accessible to the switch. For example, connect a PC to any of the front panel ports of the switch and make sure the PC has an IP address on the same subnet as the switch management IP.
  • Page 287 Logging In to the Acer Smart Blade Manager: Launch the Acer Smart Blade Manager in your PC, the L displays. Figure 4-165. Smart Blade Manager Login Screen a. Type in your Username in the U b. Type in your Password in the P...
  • Page 288 Figure 4-166. IPMI Blade System Screen Clicking on a gigabit switch module will display the gigabit switch in the Gigabit Switch panel on the screen. You may make changes in the configuration of the GbE switch module in this panel to your needs.
  • Page 289: Command Line

    Address Default Setting Default IP Address 192.168.100.102 Default Acer Address 192.168.100.1 Default Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 If two GbE switches are installed in a AB7000 system, you will Note: have to change the IP address of one from the default so that both switches have unique addresses.
  • Page 290 Choose the serial port connected with the switch and configure with the following parameters: Baudrate = 9600 Data bits = 8 Parity = None Stop bit = 1 This brings up the switch’s command line interface for user login. Enter username and password to login to the switch. To view the switch configurations use show commands and to configure the switch type config term to get access to the configuration commands.
  • Page 291: Internal And External Structure

    Internal and External Structure Figure 4-168. 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module Ports and Indicators 1G PORT IN 10G PORT 1G PORT IN Item Description RS-232 (COM) Serial Port Module Fault LED “Initiation OK” LED Stack ID LEDs (4) 10-Gbps Uplink Port Status LEDs (3) 1-Gbps RJ45 Uplink Port Status LEDs (Link/Activity and Speed) 1-Gbps RJ45 Uplink Ports (2) CX4 10-Gbps Uplink Ports (2)
  • Page 292 LED Indicators State RJ45 Link/Activity Green RJ45 Speed Amber/ Green/Off “Initiation OK” LED Blue Module Fault LED 10G Port LEDs Green Stack ID LEDs Green Stack LED 4 Stack LED 3 4 Networking Switch Modules Description Solid denotes link established, no activity. Blinking denotes activity.
  • Page 293: Ports

    Ports The 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch module contains several front- mounted ports as described below in the following table. Port RS-232 Compatible Serial Port RJ45 Ethernet Ports CX4 10-Gbps Ports SFP+ 10-Gbps Port Description This port accepts an connector cable for uplink using RS-232 connection to a console.
  • Page 294: Web-based Management Utility

    Overview The Acer switch utility for the 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch modules provides a web-based interface for managing layer2 and layer3 switching at wire speed for constructing a switched/routed network.
  • Page 295: Nomenclature

    the switch through switching ports. Here the term switching ports refer to all internal and external 1G and 10G ports of the switch. Nomenclature The following nomenclature applies to screens found in this chapter: • Port */* – This indicates the stacking ID number, port number •...
  • Page 296: Login

    Login Figure 4-169. Acer Swtich Login The initial login page is used to login to the Acer Switch web-based management utility for 10-Gbps switches. To login, enter your User Name and Password in the fields provided and press the L button.
  • Page 297: Home

    The H page contains links and menus for going to all other control pages in the Acer Switch web-based interface utility. A list of controls for this page is shown in the following table. The basic page structure of the H page is duplicated for all subsequent sub-pages of the Acer Switch web-based interface utility.
  • Page 298: Top Page Links

    • Support – Click this link to get technical support for Acer Products. • Help – Click on this link to open a context specific help page that covers all the items on the page being viewed.
  • Page 299: Top Led Display

    Top LED Display This part of the screen displays the Port Status, Speed and Link Status for every port of the switch. • Sixteen Gigabit Ethernet (Gi) ports and three 10-Gigabit Ethernet (Ex - Extreme Ethernet) ports. Note that Ex ports configured as stacking ports will not be displayed. In stacking, the Switch Identifier will be displayed on top of this LED display.
  • Page 300: System Management

    System Management Page Figure 4-172. System Management Page The S YSTEM ANAGEMENT • “System Settings” on page 281 • “System Version” on page 283 • “File Management” on page 284 • “Firmware Upgrade” on page 286 • “Management Security” on page 286 •...
  • Page 301: System Settings

    System Settings The following pages can be accessed through the System Settings link: • “System Settings” on page 281 • “System Version” on page 283 System Settings Clicking the S YSTEM NFORMATION This page provides system related information and also helps you configure system specific parameters.
  • Page 302 Parameter Description Device Location Use this parameter to change the device location. PIM Mode Use this to configure the PIM status of the switch. Snoop forwarding You can use this parameter to change the Snoop Mode Fowarding Mode between MAC based and IP based. Switch Start MAC This is a display for the Switch Start MAC address.
  • Page 303 System Version Figure 4-174. System Version Clicking the S tab brings up the S page. This YSTEM ERSION YSTEM ERSION page displays the hardware and firmware version of the switch.
  • Page 304: File Management

    File Management Clicking the F ANAGEMENT The F page helps you to manage the configuration files ANAGEMENT in the switch. This page provides three main features. • Save Configuration • File Copy • File Management Save Configuration You can save a currently running switch configuration in the following three ways: •...
  • Page 305 File Copy You can copy a local file to or from a remote TFTP server. This feature is useful to create a backup of configuration files remotely, and also to download configuration files from remote computers to the switch. You need to provide a local file name and also the remote TFTP server’s IP address and file name for this feature.
  • Page 306: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade Clicking the F IRMWARE page. This page allows you to upgrade the firmware in normal or fallback memory. In stacking, the firmware is upgraded in all stack members automatically. Management Security The M ANAGEMENT ECURITY features: • “Management Security Basic Settings” on page 287 •...
  • Page 307: Management Security Basic Settings

    Management Security Basic Settings Figure 4-177. Management Security Basic Settings Clicking the M ANAGEMENT page. This page allows you to setup the below ECURITY ASIC ETTINGS listed basic security parameters see the following table. Parameter Description Authentication Use this parameter to choose the mode of mode authentication for management access.
  • Page 308: Management User Account

    4 Networking Switch Modules Management User Account Figure 4-178. Management User Account Configuration Clicking the L tab brings up the M OCAL SERS ANAGEMENT CCOUNT page. This page allows you to create or delete local user ONFIGURATION accounts. You need more than privilege Level_5 to view all pages and need more than privilege Level_10 for changing the configurations.
  • Page 309: Radius

    Radius Figure 4-179. Radius Server Configuration Clicking the R tab brings up the R ADIUS This page allows you to configure the RADIUS server parameters as shown in the following table. Parameter Description Server ID This parameter specifies the unique identifier of the Radius Server Entry.
  • Page 310: Tacacs+ Global Settings

    Parameter Description Response Time This parameter specifies the maximum time that the (secs) Radius Server has to respond for a request from the Radius Client. Retry Count This parameter specifies the maximum number of times a radius request is re-transmitted before getting a response from the Radius Server.
  • Page 311: Tacacs+ Server Configuration

    Retries This parameter determines the number of times the switch searches the active TACACS server from the list of servers maintained. The allowed values are between TACACS+ Server Configuration Clicking the TACACS+ S page, which allows you to configure TACACS servers.
  • Page 312: Ip Authorized Manager

    Parameter Description Single Connection Specify establishes only a single TCP connection with a given TACACS server. Timeout The time for which the switch will wait for a response from the TACACS server before closing the connection is specified with this parameter. It is configurable in seconds, with the default as Secret Key This parameter specifies the encryption key for the...
  • Page 313 Parameter Description IP Address This parameter specifies the IP address of the manager. An address Subnet Mask This parameter specifies the sub-network mask for the specified IP address. Port List (Incoming) This lists the port through which the manager can access this switch.
  • Page 314: Ssh Configuration

    SSH Configuration Clicking the SSH tab brings up the SSH C allows you to configure the SSH (Secure Shell) version and keys. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description SSH Version The default for this parameter is configure this as compatible with Cipher The default for this parameter is...
  • Page 315: Ssl Configuration

    SSL Configuration Clicking the SSL tab brings up the SSL C allows you to configure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) parameters and generate SSL certificates for HTTPS. To configure SSL and enable HTTPS, follow the procedure below using this page. Configuring SSL and Enabling HTTPS Configure C IPHER UITE...
  • Page 316: Syslog

    a. Execute the below command in the Linux shell. openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout cakey.pem -out cGatewayt.pem b. Execute the below command also in a Linux shell. openssl x509 -req -in a.csr -out cert.pem -CA cGatewayt.pem -CAkey cakey.pem -CAcreateserial The above steps will generate the certificate file cert.pem.
  • Page 317: Syslog Configuration

    Syslog Configuration Figure 4-185. Syslog Configuration Clicking the L tab brings up the S OGGING which allows you to configure logging parameters. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Syslog This parameter enables or disables the Syslog feature. Server IP Address This parameter specifies the Syslog server IP address.
  • Page 318 Parameter Description Facility This parameter allows you to select supported facilities. The switch supports syslog standard supported facilities LOCAL LOCAL Traps This parameter helps you to select a particular trap type. The following types of traps are supported LERTS NFORMATIONAL Syslog Mail Configuration Figure 4-186.
  • Page 319 Parameter Description Receiver Email ID This parameter specifies the receipent Email address for Syslog Emails. The ACL link allows you to configure the Access Control List for the switch. You can configure ACL on the following three pages: • “MAC Based ACL” on page 299 •...
  • Page 320 Parameter Description Source and These fields specify both the Source MAC Address and Destination MAC Destination MAC Address, for which the access list must be applied. Both the Source and Destination MAC Addresses must be configured for the status of the access list to be active.
  • Page 321 Clicking the IP S TANDARD page, which displays the various ACL (Access Control ONFIGURATION List) parameters to configure the Standard IP access lists. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description ACL Number This parameter specifies the unique ID for the access list.
  • Page 322 IP Extended ACL Figure 4-189. IP Extended ACL Configuration Clicking the IP E XTENDED page, which displays the various parameters required to ONFIGURATION configure the Extended IP access lists. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description ACL Number...
  • Page 323 Parameter Description Ports List This parameter specifies the Incoming Port List for (Incoming) which the filter has to be applied. Ports List This parameter specifies the Outgoing Port List for (Outgoing) which the filter has to be applied. Protocol This parameter specifies the type of protocol. Message Code This parameter specifies the Message Code to be checked for ICMP Packets.
  • Page 324: Webgui Settings

    WEBGUI Settings Clicking the W ETTINGS which displays all basic Web GUI settings. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Session timeout This timeout value is used to automatically logout inactive user sessions. The default value is (600-seconds).
  • Page 325: Snmp

    SNMP Figure 4-191. SNMP Agent Control Settings Clicking the SNMP link brings up the SNMP A page. SMIS supports the SNMP Agent or SNMP AgentX Sub-agent. The SNMP Agent or AgentX Sub-agent can be enabled or both can be disabled. The SNMP Agent provides the following sub-page configurations shown in the table below.
  • Page 326 Configuration Page Description “SNMP View Tree This page allows you to configure an SNMP view tree Settings” on page including V and S “SNMP Target This page allows you to configure SNMP target Address Settings” including T on page 311 and S “SNMP Target This setting allows you to configure SNMP target...
  • Page 327 Clicking the C OMMUNITY page, which allows you to add SNMP managers or remove existing managers.. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Community index This parameter sets the C Community name This parameter sets the C Security Name This parameter sets the User Name String.
  • Page 328 SNMP Group Settings Clicking the G tab brings up the SNMP G ROUP page helps you map a combination of the S into a G ECURITY ROUP control policy. In addition, this page displays the S Group Table. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 329 SNMP Group Access Settings Figure 4-194. SNMP Group Access Settings Clicking the G ROUP CCESS page, which displays the access rights of groups. Each entry is ETTINGS indexed by a G ROUP . A proper view name (R ECURITY EVEL used for access control checking.
  • Page 330 Parameter Description Security Level With this parameter the no-authentication option disables authentication. The A enables Algorithm (SHA) option selects both A Read View This parameter allows you to specify the R identifier. Write View This parameter allows you to specify the W identifier.
  • Page 331 subtrees. The V page also displays the S TORAGE and SNMP Access settings have to be created prior to the Group View configuration. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description View Name This parameter specifies a V SubTree This parameter specifies a tree OID.
  • Page 332 Clicking the T ARGET DDRESS page, which configures SNMP target address parameters. The ETTINGS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Target Name This parameter specifies a T identifier. Target IP Address The T used in the generation of SNMP operations. Target Timeout ARGET communicating with the T...
  • Page 333 SNMP Target Parameter Settings Figure 4-197. SNMP Target Parameter Settings Clicking the T ARGET ARAMETER page, which configures SNMP Target Address ARAMETER ETTINGS parameters. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Parameter Name The target parameter is an unique name that specifies SNMP target information to be used in the generation of SNMP messages.
  • Page 334 Parameter Description Security Level ECURITY generating SNMP messages. Storage Type TORAGE Volatil SNMP User Settings Figure 4-198. SNMP Security Settings Clicking the U tab brings up the SNMP S configures users configured in the SNMP for the User-based Security Model. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description User Name...
  • Page 335 Parameter Description Authentication Key The A used for messages sent on behalf of this user to/from the SNMP. Privacy Protocol RIVACY messages sent on behalf of this user to/from the SNMP are protected from disclosure, and if so, the type of privacy protocol that is used.
  • Page 336 Parameter Description Notify Name OTIFY entry. Notify Tag OTIFY select entries in the Target Address table. Any entry in the Target Address table that contains a tag value equal to the value of an instance of this Trap Manager, is selected. Notify Type The type of notification of the SNMP Trap Settings can be configured as...
  • Page 337: Rmon Basic Settings

    Parameter Description Transport Domain This parameter allows you to specify the TCP. IP Address Type This parameter specifies Master IP Address This parameter specifies the Master Agent IP address. Master Port No This parameter specifies the Master Port number. RMON The following pages can be used to set RMON (Remote Monitoring) features and settings: •...
  • Page 338: Event Configuration

    Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS which enables/disables the RMON feature using the RMON Status parameter. Event Configuration Figure 4-202. Event Configurations Clicking the E tab brings up the E VENTS configures RMON events. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 339: Rmon Alarm Configuration

    Parameter Description Community This parameter specifies the SNMP community string used for this trap. This is relevant when an SNMP trap is requested for an event. For event type to display, and Log Also make sure the configured community is active before adding an event on that community.
  • Page 340 Parameter Description Interval This parameter specifies the time interval for which the alarm monitors the variable. Variable This parameter specifies the MIB object on which the alarm is set. Sample Type You can set this parameter to an just an Rising Threshold If the startup alarm is set as threshold is reached, an alarm is raised.
  • Page 341: Ethernet Statistics Configuration

    Ethernet Statistics Configuration Figure 4-204. Ethernet Statistics Configuration Clicking the E THERNET TATISTICS page, which configures RMON Ethernet statistics ONFIGURATION parameters. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Index This parameter specifies the index to the table. Port This parameter specifies the Ethernet Port.
  • Page 342: History Control Configuration

    Parameter Description Owner This parameter specifies the owner string. History Control Configuration Figure 4-205. History Control Configuration Clicking the H tab brings up the H ISTORY page, which configures RMON history parameters. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Index...
  • Page 343: Qos Basic Settings

    Parameter Description Owner Denotes the owner of the RMON group of statistics. Buckets Granted Denotes the number of buckets granted for collecting the RMON statistics. Status This parameter specifies the status of the History Control entry as either The QoS link of the System page opens the QoS Basic Settings page. This page allows you to configure QoS through following pages: •...
  • Page 344: Qos Classmap Settings

    Parameter Description System Control With this parameter S Shutdown Status This parameter allows enabling/disabling of the QoS status. QoS Classmap Settings Figure 4-207. QoS Classmap Settings Clicking the C tab brings up the Q LASSMAP which is used to classify the stream of traffic. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 345: Qos Policymap Settings

    Parameter Description Filter Type This parameter specifies the filter type associated with the Classmap. It can be set as either filter (2) QoS Policymap Settings Figure 4-208. QoS Policymap Settings Clicking the P tab brings up the Q OLICYMAP which is used to specify action for a specified classmap. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 346: Cosq Scheduling Algorithm

    Parameter Description In-Profile Action This parameter specifies the action to be applied on matched data, and can be specified as either DSCP Out-Profile Action This parameter specifies the action to be applied on out-of-profile data, and can be specified as either Policy DSCP In-Profile Action The I...
  • Page 347: Cosq Weight And Bandwidth Configuration

    Parameter Description Port Number This list of ports allows you to select from the port index for your selected algorithm. Scheduling The S Algorithm following: • Strict Priority • Round Robin • Weighted Round Robin • Weighted Fair Queuein • Strict Round Robin •...
  • Page 348: Ntp Settings

    Parameter Description CoSQ Queue This parameter allows you to select between your C CoSQ Weight This parameter allows you to select between your C CoSQ Min This parameter configures minimum bandwidth Bandwidth between CoSQ Max This parameter configures maximum bandwidth Bandwidth between CoSQ Flag...
  • Page 349 Preferred This parameter allows you to choose the preferred server. Choose over other configured NTP servers. You can add multiple NTP servers. NTP Servers Keys Key ID Use this parameter to select a number to identify the configured key strings.
  • Page 350: Stack

    Stack The Acer switch supports stacking of Acer switch units. Switch stacking is created by connecting switches in a daisy chain. One of the stacked switches is selected as a Master based on its configurations. The Master switch provides management support for the whole stack. Other switches in the stack are referred to as slave switches.
  • Page 351 The interface numbers change between stacking and non-stacking cases due to the switch ID. So configurations saved for stacking are not valid for non-stacking cases and vice versa. If you choose stacking using the stack command from a Note: non-stacking case, and the configurations are already saved for restoring the switch, it will rename the configuration file by adding a suffix _nonstack and will not restore this file when the switch reboots with stacking enabled.
  • Page 352 Figure 4-212. Stacking Swtiches Note: In a stack only one switch can be configured as master. Otherwise the slave switches will not allow you to configure anything except login name as " Removing a stacked switch To remove a switch from stacking follow the below recommended procedure.
  • Page 353 The following pages are available for configuring Stack settings; • “Stack Configuration” on page 334 • “Stack Details” on page 335 • “Stack Counters” on page 337...
  • Page 354 Stack Configuration Clicking the S TACK ETTINGS which configures the stacking feature. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Switch ID This parameter defines a switch identifier number for this switch. This identifier should be unique in the stack, since the number is used in referring all physical interfaces available in this switch.
  • Page 355 Parameter Description Stacking This parameter enables or disables stacking. NOTE: switch. Stack Details Clicking the S TACK ETAILS displays stacking details. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Self Status Stack Ports This is the number of stacking ports configured in this switch.
  • Page 356 Parameter Description Stack MAC This parameter is used to specify the MAC address of this switch. This MAC address is used to communicate between stack member switches. Configured State This parameter is used to specify the priority of this switch. Current State This parameter is used to specify the current status of this switch as...
  • Page 357 Stack Counters Clicking the S TACK OUNTERS page, which displays statistics for stacking ports. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter displays the stacking port identifier. Received Statistics InOctet This parameter displays the number of bytes received. InUcast This parameter displays the number of unicast packets received.
  • Page 358 Parameter Description InHCOctet This parameter displays the number of bytes received with HC. Transmit Statistics OutOctet This parameter displays the number of bytes transmitted. OutUcast This parameter displays the number of unicast packets transmitted. OutDiscard This parameter displays the number of packets discarded in transmission.
  • Page 359: Layer 2 Management

    Layer 2 Management The L page has links to all pages with Layer2 AYER ANAGEMENT controls. Figure 4-216. Layer2 Management Layer 2 Basic Settings Figure 4-217. MAC Address Table Settings Clicking the L link brings up the MAC A AYER ASIC TTINGS DDRESS...
  • Page 360: Port Manager

    Port Manager The P link has links to the following web pages: ANAGER • “Port Basic Settings” on page 341 • “Port Monitoring” on page 342 • “VLAN Traffic Class” on page 343 • “Port Control” on page 344 • “Rate Limiting”...
  • Page 361: Port Basic Settings

    Port Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS which allows you to configure port status and mode information. This page also helps configuring priority and MTU. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This displays the port number.
  • Page 362: Port Monitoring

    Parameter Description This sets the MTU value. The Minimum is Maximum is down in order to change the MTU. Link Up/Down Trap This parameter enables or disables SNMP trap generation for port up and down events. Port Monitoring Clicking the P ONITORING which allows you to enable or disbale monitoring on port interface.
  • Page 363: Vlan Traffic Class

    Parameter Description Receive Monitoring This parameter enables or disables the receive monitoring. Trasmit Monitoring This parameter enables or disables the transmit monitoring. VLAN Traffic Class Figure 4-220. VLAN Traffic Class Mapping Clicking the T RAFFIC LASS page, which allows you to map a priority to a traffic class. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 364: Port Control

    Parameter Description Priority 2 This parameter chooses any traffic class 0 to 7 to map with priority 2. Priority 3 This parameter chooses any traffic class 0 to 7 to map with priority 3. Priority 4 This parameter chooses any traffic class 0 to 7 to map with priority 4.
  • Page 365 No-negotiation is chosen, then the speed of the link, FlowControl and duplex modes can be configured. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This displays the port number. Mode This parameter allows you to select either Negotiation Duplex This parameter allows you to select either...
  • Page 366: Rate Limiting

    Rate Limiting Clicking the R IMITING (Figure 4-223), which allows you to configure rate limiting for the port interface. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This displays the port number. The following parameters are configurable for Ingress Rate Limiting. DLF Level This parameter allows you to specify the destination lookup failure packets per second.
  • Page 367 Parameter Description Egress Port Rate This parameter allows you to specify the egress limit of Limit packets per second. Egress Port Burst This parameter allows you to specify the egress limit of Size packet burst size.
  • Page 368: Vlan Basic Settings

    VLAN The VLAN link allows to configure the VLAN information. VLAN configuration information has been provided in the following pages: • “VLAN Basic Settings” on page 348 • “Port Settings” on page 350 • “Static VLAN” on page 351 • “Protocol Group”...
  • Page 369 Parameter Description Garp System This parameter starts or shuts down GARP in the Control switch. Learning Mode This parameter specifies the Learning Mode Independent, Shared, Hybrid VLAN Version This parameter specifies the VLAN version supported. Maximum VLAN ID This parameter specifies the largest (4094) valid VLAN ID, which this switch can accept, above which all will be discarded.
  • Page 370: Port Settings

    4 Networking Switch Modules Port Settings Clicking the P tab brings up the VLAN P page, ETTINGS ETTINGS which is used to associate the VLAN ID to the port for Port based VLAN classification. While associating different ports to VLANs, you can also configure (at the port level) and A (accept NGRESS...
  • Page 371: Static Vlan

    Static VLAN Clicking the S VLAN tab brings up the S VLAN C TATIC TATIC ONFIGURATION page, which allows you to configure the VLAN related information statically. Using the first table you can create new entries for uncreated VLANs. VLAN ID is the mandatory field in configuring a VLAN. You can also enter a VLAN N and the EMBER...
  • Page 372: Protocol Group

    Protocol Group Clicking the P ROTOCOL page, which is used to map Protocol Templates to Protocol ETTINGS Group Identifiers. The F gives you the data-link encapsulation format. The RAME is the value of the protocol in a protocol template. The ROTOCOL ALUE ID represents a group of protocols that are associated together.
  • Page 373: Mac Based Vlan

    MAC Based VLAN Clicking the MAC B ASED page, which allows you to configure MAC based VLANs. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Map Addr This parameter specifies the Port MAC-Map address. VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN identifier for this MAC based VLAN VLAN tab brings up the VLAN P...
  • Page 374: Unicast Mac

    Unicast MAC Clicking the U MAC tab brings up the VLAN U NICAST page, which allows you to configure the various parameters for VLAN Unicast MAC settings. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN Identifier.
  • Page 375: Wildcard

    Wildcard Clicking the W tab brings up the W ILDCARD configures wildcard MAC addresses and ports for VLANs. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Content ID This parameter allows you to select the C Address Selection Use this parameter to select the address type.
  • Page 376: Switch Port Vlan

    Switch Port VLAN Clicking the S WITCH page, which configures utility criteria for SwitchPort Vlan ILTERING filtering. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN Port No. This parameter displays the VLAN Port Number, which can be selected by the check box to the left of the column.
  • Page 377: Dynamic Vlan

    Dynamic Vlan The Dynamic VLAN link allows you to configure the Dynamic VLAN information. Dynamic VLAN configuration information has been provided in the following pages • “Dynamic VLAN Global Configuration” on page 357 • “Port Configuration” on page 358 • “GARP Timers”...
  • Page 378 Port Configuration Clicking the P ETTINGS page, which allows you to configure parameters for ONFIGURATION Dynamic VLAN ports. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter displays the Port Number, which can be selected by the check box to the left of the column.
  • Page 379: Garp Timers

    GARP Timers Clicking the G IMERS page, which displays the various parameters for changing Garp times. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port No This parameter displays the Port Number. Garp Join Time This parameter allows you to change the Garp Join (msecs) Time.
  • Page 380: Rstp

    RSTP The RSTP link provides links to the following configuration pages: • “RSTP Global Settings” on page 360 • “RSTP Basic Settings” on page 361 • “Port Settings” • “Port Status” on page 364 RSTP Global Settings Clicking the G LOBAL ETTINGS page, which allows you to configure RSTP global parameters.
  • Page 381 RSTP Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS which displays the various parameters for RSTP configuration. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description System Control This parameter allows you to start or shutsdown RSTP in the switch.
  • Page 382 Parameter Description Default Path Cost This parameter allows you to configure the path cost Version either as a provided mainly for backward compatibility with STAP. Port Settings Clicking the P ETTINGS page, which allows you to set the configuration per port related to RSTP.
  • Page 383 Parameter Description Protocol Migration This parameter controls the migration from RSTP to STP, if the other side of the switch runs STP. The migration takes place only if this is PortFast This parameter must be configured, if the corresponding port is an edge port. Point-to-Point This parameter allows you to configure ports explicitly leave the decision to be made...
  • Page 384: Port Status

    Port Status Clicking the P TATUS which displays RSTP port specific information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Designated Root This parameter specifies the unique Bridge Identifier of the bridge that is recorded as the root for the segment to which the port is attached.
  • Page 385 Parameter Description Type This parameter specifies the operational point-to-point status of the LAN segment attached to this port. It indicates whether a port is considered to have a to-point Role This parameter specifies the port's current role as defined by the Spanning Tree Protocol. Port State This parameter specifies the port's current state as defined by application of the Spanning Tree Protocol.
  • Page 386: Mstp Basic Settings

    MSTP The MSTP link leads you to the following configuration pages: • “MSTP Basic Settings” on page 366 • “MSTP Timers” on page 368 • “Port Configuration” on page 369 • “VLAN Mapping” on page 370 • “Port Settings” on page 371 •...
  • Page 387 Parameter Description Compatibility This parameter allows you to choose to run the protocol in Bridge Priority This parameter specifies the Priority value assigned to the bridge that is used to select the root bridge. Transmit Hold This parameter specifies the maximum number of Count packets that can be sent in a given interval.
  • Page 388: Mstp Timers

    4 Networking Switch Modules MSTP Timers Clicking the T tab brings up the T page, which IMERS IMERS ONFIGURATION configures the time for M AXIMUM OUNT ORWARD ELAY AXIMUM and H RANSMIT ELLO...
  • Page 389: Port Configuration

    Port Configuration Clicking the P ONFIGURATION which sets the configuration per Port related to MSTP. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the port identifier. Admin Status This parameter specifies the MSTP protocol status that can be enabled/disabled on the particular port.
  • Page 390: Vlan Mapping

    Parameter Description Edge Status This parameter must be configured if the corresponding port is an edge port. Point-to-Point This parameter allows you to configure the ports Status explicitly as point-to-point ( to-point port, or leave the decision to be made dynamically (from the AL or MAC layer).
  • Page 391: Port Settings

    Clicking the VLAN M APPING whose table contains one entry for each instance of MSTP. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description MSTP Instance ID This parameter specifies the Instance ID, which is the index of the table.
  • Page 392: Cist Port Status

    Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the interface index of the port on which MSTP is being run. MSTP Instance ID This parameter specifies the instance ID of the STP that is associated with this instance. Port State This parameter specifies the current state of the port. Priority This parameter specifies the priority related to this port.
  • Page 393 Parameter Description Designated Root This parameter specifies the unique Bridge Identifier of the Bridge recorded as the Root for the segment to which the port is attached. Designated Bridge This parameter specifies the Bridge Identifier of the bridge, which this port considers to be the Designated Bridge for this port's segment.
  • Page 394 The LA link provides links to the following configuration pages: • “LA Basic Settings” on page 374 • “Interface Settings” on page 375 • “Port Settings” on page 376 • “Port Settings” on page 376 • “802.1x” on page 378 LA Basic Settings Clicking the BASIC...
  • Page 395 Interface Settings Clicking the I NTERFACE ETTINGS page, which allows you to configure port channels. The ASIC ETTINGS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port Channel ID This parameter specifies the identifier of the port channel interface.
  • Page 396 Port Settings Clicking the P ETTINGS which configures LA properties at a per-port level. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the Interface Index. Port Priority This parameter specifies the priority value of the Port. Mode This parameter specifies whether the Port LACP activity Active...
  • Page 397 Parameter Description Wait Time This parameter configures the waiting time for a port after receiving Partner information and before entering aggregation. Port State This parameter indicates the current state of the port with respect to Link Aggregation. The possible states are: •...
  • Page 398: Basic Settings

    802.1x The 802.1x link provides link to the following configuration pages: • “Basic Settings” on page 378 • “Port Settings” on page 379 • “Timers” on page 381 • “Local AS” on page 382 • “MAC Session Info” on page 383 Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC...
  • Page 399: Port Settings

    Parameter Description Network Access This parameter specifies the Authenticator ID, which Server ID originates the Access-Request Packets. Port Settings Clicking the P ETTINGS which configures security information at the individual port levels. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port...
  • Page 400 Parameter Description Port Control This parameter specifies the control values of the Authenticator Port. The control values can be: • • • Port Authorization This parameter specifies current status of the port Status either as Authentication This parameter specifies the configuration for selecting Mode the A Admin Control...
  • Page 401: Timers

    Timers Clicking the T tab brings up the 802.1 IMERS which configures Timer parameters at the individual port level. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter is the index of the port for which fields such as Q configured.
  • Page 402: Local As

    Local AS Clicking the L AS tab brings up the L OCAL page, which configures Local Authentication Server ONFIGURATION information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description User Name This parameter specifies the identity of the user who is seeking authentication, and is set by a string of not more than 20 printable characters.
  • Page 403: Mac Session Info

    MAC Session Info Clicking the MAC S ESSION which configures the supplicant MAC address. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Session Intialize This parameter is the initialization control for this Supplicant MAC address. Setting this attribute to causes the Supplicant session with this MAC address, to be initialized.
  • Page 404: Filters

    Filters The Filters link allows you to configure Layer 2 packet filtering. The Layer 2 packet filtering management has the following configuration pages: • “Unicast Filters” on page 384 • “Multicast Filters” on page 385 Unicast Filters Clicking the U NICAST ILTERS page, which sets the filter configuration to control the...
  • Page 405 Parameter Description Allowed Ports This parameter specifies the list of ports on which the received packet, with the above set MAC address (if received from the configured port) can be forwarded. Status You can choose to set this configuration to any one of the following types: •...
  • Page 406 Parameter Description VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN ID. MAC Address This parameter specifies the destination MAC address of the received packet. Receive Port This parameter specifies the port on which the packet was received. Allowed Ports This parameter specifies the list of ports on which the received packet, with the above set MAC address (if received from the configured port) can be forwarded.
  • Page 407: Layer 3 Management

    Layer 3 Management The L AYER ANAGEMENT The IP link enables you to perform IP related configuration. This can be done through the following pages. • “Vlan Interface” on page 388 • “IP V4 Interface Settings” on page 389 • “IP Route”...
  • Page 408 Vlan Interface Clicking the VLAN I NTERFACE page, which allows configuring of L3 VLAN interfaces. The ETTINGS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN Interface This parameter specifies the VLAN identifier. Admin State This parameter specifies the admin state as either This parameter specifies the maximum transfer unit size in bytes.
  • Page 409 IP V4 Interface Settings Clicking the IP page, which allowsyou to configure the IP address for L3 VLANs. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN interface. IP Address This parameter specifies the IP Address of the specified interface.
  • Page 410 Subnet Mask This parameter indicates the subnet mask for the Destination Network address. Acer This parameter denotes the Next Hop Acer to reach the IP address. Interface This parameter specifies the outgoing interface. Distance (Metric) This parameter specifies the metric value of the destination.
  • Page 411 LoopBack Basic Settings Clicking the L page, which allows you to configure loopback IP interfaces. ETTINGS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description LoopBack Interface This parameter is the name of the loopback interface getting created.
  • Page 412: Ipv6 Route Configuration

    IP V6 The IP 6 link allows you to perform IPv6 related configurations. This can be accomplished through the following six pages. • “IPv6 Route Configuration” on page 392 • “IPv6 Interface” on page 393 • “ND Cache” on page 395 •...
  • Page 413: Ipv6 Interface

    This parameter indicates the routing protocol through which the route was learnt, if not manual. This cannot be configured. Acer This parameter specifies the Next Hop Acer to reach the IP address. Interface This parameter indicates the outgoing interface. Distance (Metric) This parameter denotes metric value of the destination.
  • Page 414 Parameter Description Admin This parameter indicates the Administrative Status of IPv6 on the Interface. Oper This parameter specifies the Operational Status of IPv6 on the given Interface, which is a read-only field. RA Status This parameter indicates the Router Advertisement status on the Interface.
  • Page 415: Nd Cache

    ND Cache Clicking the ND C tab brings up the ND C ACHE The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface VLAN ID This parameter indicates index of the VLAN interface. Destination This parameter specifies Destination IPv6 address. MAC Address This parameter denotes the physical address of the Destination address.
  • Page 416: Address Settings

    Address Settings Clicking the A DDRESS ETTINGS which allows you to configure address settings for IPv6. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface VLAN ID This parameter specifies the index of the VLAN Interface.
  • Page 417: Address Profile

    Address Profile Clicking the A DDRESS ROFILE page. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Profile ID This parameter specifies the index of the Address Profile entry. Adv Status This parameter specifies the Prefix Advertise status. On Link Adv Status This parameter indicates the On-Link Advertise Flag status.
  • Page 418: Prefix Settings

    Parameter Description Valid Flag This parameter specifies if the Valid Lifetime Flag is Variable Preferred Flag This parameter specifies if the Preferred Lifetime Flag Variable Prefix Settings Clicking the P REFIX ETTINGS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface VLAN ID...
  • Page 419: Dhcp Server

    DHCP Server The DHCP Server link helps you to manage the DHCP server in the switch through the following two pages: • “DHCP Basic Settings” on page 399 • “Pool Settings” on page 400 DHCP Basic Settings Clicking the DHCP S ETTINGS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 420 Pool Settings Clicking the P ETTINS which allows you to configure the IP address pool that can be used by the DHCP server to allocate IP addresses. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Pool ID This parameter specifies the pool ID to index among the different subnet pools configured.
  • Page 421: Dhcp Relay

    Parameter Description Lease Time This parameter specifies the time interval for which the IP address is valid. Utilization This parameter specifies the DHCP Pool Utilization Threshold Threshold value. Status This parameter specifies the status of the entry. DHCP Relay The DHCP Relay link helps you to manage the DHCP relay in the switch through the following two pages: •...
  • Page 422 Parameter Description Service DHCP-Relay This parameter specifies the DHCP relay status that can be enabled or disabled in the switch using this field. IP DHCP Relay You can enable/disable this field to control the Information Option processing related to the Relay Agent Information options.
  • Page 423: Rip Basic Settings

    Parameter Description Circuit ID This parameter specifies the DHCP Relay Circuit identifer. Remote ID This parameter specifies the Remote identifer. The RIP link opens the following links for configuration of RIP protocol: • “RIP Basic Settings” on page 403 • “Interfaces”...
  • Page 424: Interfaces

    Parameter Description Output-delay This parameter specifies the delay that needs to be enabled for RIP to split the periodic update packets before they are sent out. Neighbor Filter This parameter enables or disables neighbor filtering. Neighbor filtering helps you to filter routes from specific neighbors.
  • Page 425 Parameter Description IP Address This parameter specifies the IP address of the RIP interface. Status This parameter specifies the admin status of the interface. Split Horizon This parameter specifies the operational status of Split Horizon in the system. Default Route This parameter specifies whether Default Route Installation Installation can be done or not.
  • Page 426: Neighbors List

    4 Networking Switch Modules Neighbors List Clicking the N tab brings up the RIP N page, which EIGHBORS EIGHBOR is used to configure the RIP neighbors, by configuring their IP address. The single parameter for this page is IP A , which specifies the IP DDRESS Address of the neighbor router to which the unicast update has to be...
  • Page 427: Security Settings

    Security Settings Clicking the S tab brings up the RIP S ECURITY parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description IP Address This parameter displays the active RIP interfaces. You can select the interface for which you want to configure authentication.
  • Page 428: Address Summarization

    Address Summarization Clicking the S UMMARIZATION DDRESS UMMARIZATION in the following table. Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the Interface ID for which the RIP aggregate address needs to be configured. Aggregate Address This parameter specifies the aggregate address. Subnet Mask This parameter specifies the mask of the aggregate address.
  • Page 429: Ripng

    RIPng The RIP6 link allows you perform RIPv6 related configuration for the switch. This can be accomplished through the following two pages: • “RIP6 Interface” on page 409 • “Filters” RIP6 Interface Clicking the RIP6 I NTERFACE page. The parameters for this page are shown in the ONFIGURATION following table.
  • Page 430 Parameter Description Def Rt Adv This parameter indicates the default router lifetime to be placed in the Router Advertisements sent on the interface. Prof Horizon This parameter specifies the operational status of Profile Horizon in the system. Per-Updt Timer This parameter specifies the time interval between successive RIP6 updates.
  • Page 431: Ospf Basic Settings

    Parameter Description Filter Address This parameter specifies the F interface. Filter Type This parameter specifies the F needs to be configured. OSPF The OSPF link allows you to configure the OSPF protocol through the following pages: • “OSPF Basic Settings” on page 411 •...
  • Page 432 Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS The parameters for this page are shown in . Parameter Description OSPF Status This parameter specifies the global status of the protocol in the switch. Router ID This parameter specifies the router identifier. Autonomous This parameter indicates the flag to denote whether or System Border not the router is to be configured as an Autonomous Router...
  • Page 433: Area

    Area Clicking the A tab brings up the OSPF A parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Area ID This parameter specifies the identifier for the area. Type This parameter allows you to configure the area type, as a Send Summary This field is used to contro l the import of summary LSAs...
  • Page 434: Interface

    Interface Clicking the I tab brings up the OSPF I NTERFACE page. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the interface index of the port. Area ID This parameter indicates the 32-bit integer uniquely identifying the area to which the interface connects.
  • Page 435: Virtual Interface

    Parameter Description Authentication Key This parameter specifies the key required for authentication, if authentication is enabled on this interface. IP Address This parameter specifies the IP Address of the OSPF interface. Designated Router This read-only field specifies the IP Address of the Designated Router.
  • Page 436: Ospf Neighbor

    Parameter Description Transit Area ID This parameter specifies the transit area that the virtual link traverses. Neighbor Router ID This parameter specifies the router ID of the virtual neighbor. Authentication This parameter allows you to choose Password Type MD5 Key ID This parameter specifies the secret key used to create the message digest appended to the OSPF packet if the authentication type is...
  • Page 437: Ospf Rrd Route Configuration

    Parameter Description Neighbor IP This parameter specifies the neighbor router ID. Address Priority This parameter specifies a number value for the router priority. OSPF RRD Route Configuration Clicking the RRD R OUTE page, which displays the various parameters for RRD ONFIGURATION Route configuration.
  • Page 438: Ospf Area Aggregation

    Parameter Description Route Metric This parameter specifies the R Route Metric Type This parameter specifies the R Route Tag This parameter specifies the R OSPF Area Aggregation Clicking the A GGREGATION page. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Area ID...
  • Page 439: External Aggregation

    Parameter Description Advertise This parameter specifies the advertise option as Advertise Matching External Tag This parameter is not used by the OSPF protocol itself. It may be used to communicate information between AS boundary routers. The precise nature of this information is outside the scope of OSPF.
  • Page 440 Parameter Description Aggregation Effect This parameter specifies the Aggreation option as one of the following: • Advertise – When set to advertise and associated Area ID is • Do Not Advertise – When set to doNotAdvertise (2) and • Allow All – When set to allowAll and associated Area ID is •...
  • Page 441 OSPF V3 The OSPFv3 link allows you to configure the OSPFv3 protocol through the following pages: • “OSPFv3 Basic Settings” on page 421 • “Interface” on page 423 • “Area” on page 425 • “OSPF V3 External Aggregation” on page 426 OSPFv3 Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC...
  • Page 442 Parameter Description Area Border Router This parameter specifies the router as an area border router. External LSDB Limit This parameter specifies maximum number of non- default AS-external-LSAs entries that can be stored in the link-state database. Exit Overflow This parameter specifies the time interval in seconds a Interval router will attempt to leave OverflowState.
  • Page 443 Interface Clicking the I tab brings up the I NTERFACE parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN/Tunnel This parameter specifies the IPv6 interface over which Identifier OSPFv3 is enabled. Area ID This parameter specifies the area ID associated with the IPv6 interface.
  • Page 444 Parameter Description Retransmission This parameter indicates the number of seconds Interval between the link-state advertisement retransmissions, for adjacencies belonging to the interface. Hello Interval This parameter indicates the length of time, i n seconds, between the Hello packets that the router sends on the interface.
  • Page 445 Area Clicking the A tab brings up the OSPF parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Area ID This parameter uniquely identifies an area. Type This parameter indicates whether an area is a area, Area Summary This parameter controls the import of Inter-Area LSAs into stub areas.
  • Page 446 Parameter Description NSSA Stability This parameter specifies the number of seconds after Interval an elected translator determines its services are no longer required, in which it must continue to perform its translation duties. Stub Metric Type This parameter specifies the type of metric ( Metric, External Type 1, External Type 2 default route.
  • Page 447 Parameter Description Area ID This parameter specifies the Area identifier. Aggregation Effect This parameter specifies the Aggreation option as one of the following: • Advertise – When set to • Do Not Advertise – When set to • Allow All – When set to •...
  • Page 448: Bgp Basic Settings

    The BGP link allows you to configure the BGP protocol. Following are the configuration parameters available to manage BGP through this interface: • “BGP Basic Settings” on page 428 • “BGP Peer Configuration” on page 430 • “BGP MED Configuration” on page 431 •...
  • Page 449 Parameter Description AS Number This parameter specifies the autonomous system to which the switch is connected, which is a read-only field. Synchronization The synchronization between IGP and BGP can be ensured by enabling this field. Overlap Router This parameter represents the policy for handling Policy overlapping routes.
  • Page 450: Bgp Peer Configuration

    BGP Peer Configuration Clicking the N tab brings up the BGP P EIGHBORS which allows you to configre BGP Neighbors. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description IP Address This parameter specifies the IP address of the BGP neighbor.
  • Page 451: Bgp Med Configuration

    Parameter Description Hold Time This parameter specifies the Hold time. This is the timer (Seconds) interval that a BGP will wait, before it decides that a connection to the peer is torn down. Remote AS This parameter represents the remote autonomous system number.
  • Page 452: Local Preference

    Parameter Description Remote AS This parameter specifies the AS number from which the route update is received. IP Address Prefix This parameter specifies the IP address prefix for which the update is received. IP Address Prefix This parameter is used to calculate the subnet. Length Intermediate AS This parameter represents the intermediate AS...
  • Page 453 Clicking the L tab brings up the BGP L OCAL page, which allows you to configure the Local ONFIGURATION Preference value for routes. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Local Preference ID This parameter specifies the Local Preference ID, which is the index for this table.
  • Page 454: Bgp Filter

    BGP Filter Clicking the F tab brings up the BGP F ILTERS which is used to set the filters on the routes being learnt. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Filter ID This parameter specifies the filter index. Remote AS This parameter specifies the remote AS associated with the BGP peer from which the router is being...
  • Page 455: Route Aggregations

    Parameter Description Action With this parameter you can choose either to (not to filter) or configuration set. Status This parameter specifies the status of the entry. Route Aggregations Clicking the R OUTE page, which is used to aggregate and configure the ONFIGURATION routes advertised by BGP.
  • Page 456: Advanced Bgp Configuration

    Parameter Description IP Address Prefix This parameter, in combination with the IP Prefix, Length decides the aggregated route to be distributed by this switch. Route Advertise With this parameter you can either choose to advertise only the aggregated routes by setting or choose to advertise all routes by setting Status This parameter specifies the status of the entry.
  • Page 457 Parameter Description Client to Client This parameter configures the Route Reflector to Reflection support route reflection to client peers. By default, the Route Reflector will reflect routes learnt from a client peer to all other client peers. If required, the administrator can disable this feature by disabling client-to-client reflection.
  • Page 458: Bgp Community Management

    Parameter Description Best Path MED This parameter enables or disables MED comparison Confed among paths learnt from confed peers. Confederation This parameter configures the ASs that belongs to the Peers confederation. BGP Community Management Clicking the C OMMUNITY page, which configures BGP community and extended community parameters.
  • Page 459 Parameter Description Community Route This parameter configures an entry in the Additive or Configurations Delete Community table. Community Filter This parameter configures the permit or deny function Configurations for the community attribute while receiving or advertising. Community Peer This parameter enables or disables advertisement of Configurations community attributes to the peer.
  • Page 460 RRD Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description RRD Status By enabling this parameter, Route Re-distribution can be enabled in the switch. AS Number This parameter is used to configure the Router AS number to which this switch belongs.
  • Page 461 Clicking the BGP tab brings up the RRD BGP C allows you to re-distribute the routes that are learnt through other routing protocols to BGP. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description BGP Status This parameter enables or disables redistribution for BGP.
  • Page 462 Clicking the RIP tab brings up the RRD RIP C allows you to re-distribute the routes that are learnt through other routing protocols to RIP. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description RIP Status This parameter enables or disables redistribution for RIP.
  • Page 463: Rrd6

    OSPF Clicking the OSPF tab brings up the RRD OSPF C which allows you to e-distribute the routes that are learnt through other routing protocols to OSPF. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description OSPF Status This parameter enables or disables redistribution for OSPF.
  • Page 464 • “RRD V6 OSPF” on page 446 • “RRD RIP” on page 447 RRD6 Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS which has the single parameter option of changing the throat limit for RRD6. 4 Networking Switch Modules tab brings up the RRD6 B page, ASIC ETTINGS...
  • Page 465 Filters Clicking the F tab brings up the RRD6 F ILTERS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description IPv6 address This parameter specifies the IPv6 Address. Prefix Length This parameter indicates the length of the prefix (in bits) associated with this entry's IPv6 address.
  • Page 466 RRD V6 OSPF Clicking the OSPF 3 tab brings up the RRD6 OSPF page. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Status This parameter enables or disables redistribution for OSPFv3. Import With this parameter you can choose to import routes 4 Networking Switch Modules Static routes...
  • Page 467: Vrrp

    RRD RIP Clicking the RP6 tab brings up the RRD RIP parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Status This parameter enables or disables redistribution for RIP6. Default Metric This parameter specifies the metric for the routes that are being re-distributed.
  • Page 468 4 Networking Switch Modules VRRP Basic Settings Clicking the B tab brings up the VRRP B page, ASIC ETTINGS ASIC ETTINGS whose single parameter allows you to specify the status of VRRP in the switch. VRRP Settings...
  • Page 469 Clicking the VRRP S ETTINGS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Virtual Router ID This parameter indicates the Virtual ID associated with each Virtual Router. Interface This parameter represents the interface on which the Virtual Router must be configured.
  • Page 470: Multicast

    4 Networking Switch Modules Multicast page has links to multicast features in the switch. ULTICAST...
  • Page 471: Gmp Snooping

    GMP Snooping The GMP Snooping link allows you to configure GMP Snooping through the following pages: • “IGMP Snooping Configuration” on page 451 • “IGMP Snooping Timer” on page 453 • “IGMP Snooping Interface” on page 454 • “IGMP Snooping VLAN Router” on page 455 •...
  • Page 472 Parameter Description Operational Status This parameter enables or disables IGMP snooping operationally in the switch. To enable IGS, GMRP status must be Proxy Reporting This parameter indicates whether the proxy reporting in the IGMP snooping switch is to be enabled or disabled.
  • Page 473 IGMP Snooping Timer Clicking the T tab brings up the IGMP S IMER page, which configures IGMP snooping timers. The ONFIGURATION parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Router Port This parameter specifies the interval for which the PurgeInterval (Secs) learnt router port will be purged.
  • Page 474 IGMP Snooping Interface Clicking the INTERFACE ONFIGURATION NTERFACE ONFIGURATION interface specific parameters. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN ID for which the configuration is to be performed. IGMP Snooping This parameter specifies the status of IGMP snooping in Status...
  • Page 475 Parameter Description Querier Status This parameter specifies whether the IGMP snooping switch is enabled or disabled as a querier for a specific VLAN. Querier This parameter specifies the time period for which Interval(secs) general queries are sent by the IGMP snooping switch, when configured as querier on a VLAN.
  • Page 476 Parameter Description VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN ID. Port List This parameter specifies the ports on which routers are connected for a specific VLAN. IGMP MAC Forwarding Clicking the G ROUP NFORMATION page, which displays either the IP Based or the MAC ORWARDING ABLE Based Multicast Forwarding Table depending upon the configuration...
  • Page 477: Dynamic Multicast

    Dynamic Multicast The Dynamic Multicast link allows you to configure Dynamic Multicast through the following pages: • “Global Configuration” on page 457 • “Dynamic Multicast Port Configuration” on page 458 Global Configuration Clicking the D YNAMIC ULTICAST page, which allows you to enable or disable the LOBAL ONFIGURATION dynamic multicast feature.
  • Page 478 Dynamic Multicast Port Configuration Clicking the P ETTINGS page, which configures dynamic multicast at the port ONFIGURATION level. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the Port index. Dynamic Multicast This parameter enables or disables dynamic multicast Status on this port.
  • Page 479: Igmp

    IGMP The IGMP page allows you to configure the IGMP protocol. The IGMP protocol in the switch can be configured through the following pages: • “Basic Settings” on page 459 • “Interface Configuration” on page 460 • “Group Information” on page 461 •...
  • Page 480: Interface Configuration

    Interface Configuration Clicking the I NTERFACE ONFIGURATION page. The parameters for this page are shown in the ONFIGURATION following table. Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the interface index. IGMP Status This parameter specifies the IGMP Status. Operating Version With this parameter you can choose to run either in Version 1 configured for every interface.
  • Page 481 Group Information Clicking the G ROUP NFORMATION page. The parameters for this page are shown in the ONFIGURATION following table. Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the interface index. Group Address This parameter specifies the IP multicast group address. Source Address This parameter represents the IP Source address.
  • Page 482 Source Information Clicking the S OURCE NFORMATION page. The parameters for this page are shown in the NFORMATION following table. Parameter Description Group Address This parameter specifies the IP multicast group address. Interface This parameter specifies the interface index. Source Address This parameter represents the IP Source address.
  • Page 483: Basic Settings

    The PIM link allows you to perform PIM related configuration through the following pages: • “Basic Settings” on page 463 • “Component” on page 464 • “Interfaces” on page 465 • “Candidate RPs” on page 466 • “Threshold” on page 467 •...
  • Page 484: Component

    Parameter Description Registration Stop This parameter specifies the registration stop rate Rate Limiting limiting period in seconds. Period PMBR Status This parameter allows you to enable or disable the PMBR status in the switch. Static RP This parameter allows you to enable or disable the Static RP in the switch.
  • Page 485: Interfaces

    Parameter Description Candidate CRP Hold This parameter specifies the hold time of the component Time when it is a candidate RP in the local domain. Mode This parameter specifies the mode of the component. It can BSR Address This parameter specifies the IP address of the bootstrap router for the local PIM region, which is a read-only field.
  • Page 486: Candidate Rps

    Parameter Description Component ID This parameter specifies a number uniquely identifying the component. Hello Interval This parameter specifies the time interval between two (Seconds) successive Hello messages being sent by PIM on this interface. Join Prune Interval This parameter specifies the time interval between two (Seconds) successive Join/Prune messages being sent by PIM on this interface.
  • Page 487: Threshold

    Parameter Description Component ID This parameter specifies a number uniquely identifying the component. Group Address This parameter represents the multicast group, for which the switch advertises itself as the candidate RP. Group Mask This parameter specifies the subnet mask, which when combined with the group address gives the group prefix.
  • Page 488: Static Rp

    Parameter Description Group Threshold This parameter is a bits-per-second (BPS) value that when it exceeds a certain value, initiates source specific counters for a particular group. Source Threshold This parameter is a bits-per-second (BPS) value that when exceeds a certain value, initiates switching to shortest path tree.
  • Page 489: Dvmrp

    Clicking the S RP tab brings up the S TATIC which configure static PIM RPs (Rendezvous Points). The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Component ID This parameter specifies a number uniquely identifying the component. Address Type This parameter chooses the IPv4 or IPv6 address type.
  • Page 490 DVMRP Basic Settings Clicking the B ASIC ETTINGS page. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description DVMRP Status DVMRP can be enabled or disabled in the switch using this field. Prune Lifetime This parameter represents the Prune Life Time (Seconds) Configuration value.
  • Page 491 Interfaces Clicking the I tab brings up the DVMRP I NTERFACES page, which displays the following parameters: Interface, IP Address, and Metric. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the Interface Index. IP Address This parameter specifies the IP Address of the interface, which is a read-only field.
  • Page 492: Statistics

    Statistics The S page contains links to all statistical information for TATISTICS all switch features. Interface The Interface link allows you to configure the following pages: • “Interface Statistics” on page 473 • “Ethernet Statistics” on page 474 4 Networking Switch Modules...
  • Page 493: Interface Statistics

    Interface Statistics Clicking the I tab brings up the I NTERFACE parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Index This parameter specifies the Port index. This parameter specifies the Max Transfer Unit bytes. Speed (Bits Per This parameter specifies the port speed in bits per Second) second.
  • Page 494: Ethernet Statistics

    Parameter Description Received Unknown This parameter specifies the number of packets Protocols received with an unknown protocol. Transmitted Octets This parameter specifies the number of bytes transmitted. Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of unicast packets Unicast Packets transmitted. Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of non-unicast Nunicast Packets packets transmitted.
  • Page 495 Parameter Description Index This parameter specifies the port index. Alignment Errors This parameter specifies the number of alignment errors. Alighment errors generally indicate improper byte-alignment for Ethernet packets. FCS Errors This parameter specifies the number of packets received with checksum errors. Single Collision This parameter specifies the number of frames received Frames...
  • Page 496: Radius

    Parameter Description Symbol Errors This parameter specifies the number of symbol errors. Duplex Status This parameter specifies the current status of duplex. Radius Clicking the R link brings up the R ADIUS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Index...
  • Page 497 Parameter Description No of This parameter specifies the number of packets Retransmitted retransmitted. Packets No of Access- This parameter specifies the number of accept packets. Accept Packets No of Access-Reject This parameter specifies the number of reject packets. Packets No of Access- This parameter specifies the number of challenge Challenge Packets packets.
  • Page 498: Tacacs+ Statistics

    TACACS+ Statistics Clicking the TACACS+ link brings up the TACACS+ S parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Authentication This parameter specifies the number of authentication Starts Request starts requested. Authentication This parameter specifies the number of authentication Continues Request continues requested.
  • Page 499 Parameter Description Authentication Get This parameter specifies the number of authentication Pass Received get passes received. Authentication Get This parameter specifies the number of authentication Data Received get datas received. Authentication This parameter specifies the number of authentication Errors Received errors received.
  • Page 500: Rmon Ethernet Statistics

    Parameter Description Accounting Stop This parameter specifies the number of accounting Requests stop requests. Accounting Success This parameter specifies the number of accounting Received successes received. Accounting Errors This parameter specifies the number of accounting Received errors received. Accounting Follows This parameter specifies the number of accounting Received follows received.
  • Page 501 Clicking the RMON link brings up the RMON E which displays RMON Ethernet statistics information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Index This parameter specifies the index. Port This parameter specifies the port. Octets This parameter specifies the number of octets received.
  • Page 502 Parameter Description 256-511 Octets This parameter specifies the number of Ethernet packets received with a size between 256 and 511 bytes. 512-1023 Octets This parameter specifies the number of Ethernet packets received with a size between 512 and 1023 bytes. 1024-1518 Octets This parameter specifies the number of Ethernet packets received with a size between 1024 and 1518...
  • Page 503: Snmp Statistics

    SNMP Statistics The SNMP Statistics link allows you to configure SNMP Statistics through the following pages: • “Agent” on page 483 • “SNMP AgentX” on page 485 Agent Clicking the SNMP A GENT which displays SNMP statistics. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 504 Parameter Description SNMP Get Next This parameter specifies the number of SNMP Get Next PDU's PDU's. SNMP Set Request This parameter specifies the number of SNMP Set PDU's Request PDU's. SNMP Packet This parameter specifies the number of SNMP packets Output output.
  • Page 505 SNMP AgentX Clicking the A X link brings up the A GENT (not shown), which displays Agentx Subagent information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Transmit Statistics Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of packets Packets transmitted.
  • Page 506 Parameter Description Received Statistics Received Packets This parameter specifies the number of packets received. Get Request PDU This parameter specifies the number of get request PDUs received. Get Next PDU This parameter specifies the number of get next PDUs received. Get Bulk PDU This parameter specifies the number of get bulk PDUs received.
  • Page 507: Current Db

    VLAN The VLAN link allows you to view VLAN statistics through the following pages: • “Current DB” on page 487 • “VLAN Port Statistics” on page 488 • “VLAN Multicast Table” on page 489 • “VLAN Counter Statistics” on page 490 •...
  • Page 508: Vlan Port Statistics

    Parameter Description Untagged Ports This parameter specifies the index of untagged member ports. Status This parameter specifies the VALN status. VLAN Port Statistics Clicking the P TATISTICS which displays the various parameters XXXXXX. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port...
  • Page 509: Vlan Multicast Table

    Parameter Description Received Discards This parameter specifies the number of received packets discarded. Received Overflow This parameter specifies the number of received overflow packets. Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of transmit overflows. Overflow Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of transmit overflow Overflow Discards discards.
  • Page 510: Vlan Counter Statistics

    Parameter Description Egress Ports This parameter specifies the indexes of egress ports. Ports Learnt This parameter specifies the indexes of ports on this VLAN that are learned. VLAN Counter Statistics Clicking the C OUNTER TATISTICS page, which displays VLAN counters. The parameters for this TATISTICS page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 511: Vlan Capabilities

    Parameter Description Unicast frames Tx This parameter specifies the number of unicast packets transmitted. Broadcast frames Tx This parameter specifies the number of broadcast packets transmitted. VLAN Capabilities Clicking the C APABILITIES which displays the VLAN capabilities of the switch. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 512: Vlan Fdb Entries

    Parameter Description SVL capable This parameter specifies the number of SVL capables. Hybrid capable This parameter specifies the number of Hybrid capables. Configurable PVID This parameter specifies the number of Configurable PVID Tagging taggings. VLAN FDB Entries Clicking the FDB E NTRIES which displays VLAN filter database entries.
  • Page 513: Rstp Statistics

    RSTP Statistics The RSTP S link allows you to view RSTP statistics through the TATISTICS following pages: • “RSTP Information” on page 493 • “RSTP Port Statistics” on page 494 RSTP Information Clicking the I NFORMATION which displays RSTP statistics. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 514 Parameter Description Root Port This parameter specifies the index of the root port. Max Age This parameter specifies the max age in seconds. Hello Time This parameter specifies the Hello time in seconds. Hold Time This parameter specifies the hold time in seconds. Forward Delay This parameter specifies the forward delay in seconds.
  • Page 515 Parameter Description Received This parameter specifies the number of config BPDUs Configuration received. BPDUs Received TCN This parameter specifies the number of topology changed notifications received. Transmitted RST This parameter specifies the number of RSTP BPDUs BPDUs transmitted. Transmitted This parameter specifies the number of config BPDUs Configuration transmitted.
  • Page 516: Mstp Statistics

    MSTP Statistics The MSTP Statistics link allows you to view MSTP statistics through the following pages: • “MSTP Information” on page 496 • “MSTP CIST Statistics” on page 497 • “MSTP MSTI Port Statistics” on page 499 MSTP Information Clicking the I NFORMATION which displays MSTP statistics.
  • Page 517 Parameter Description Hold Time This parameter specifies the hold time in seconds. Max Age This parameter specifies the maximum age in seconds. Forward Delay This parameter specifies the forward delay in seconds. CIST Time Since This parameter specifies the number of seconds since Topology Change topology last changed.
  • Page 518 Parameter Description Received RST This parameter specifies the number of RSTP BPDUs BPDUs received. Received Config This parameter specifies the number of config BPDUs BPDUs received. Received TCN This parameter specifies the number of topology BPDUs change notification BPDUs received. Transmitted MST This parameter specifies the number of MSTP BPDUs BPDUs...
  • Page 519 MSTP MSTI Port Statistics Clicking the MSTI P page, which displays MSTP MSTI port level statistics. The TATISTICS parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Instance This parameter specifies the MSTP instance Identifer. Port This parameter specifies the port index. Designated Root This parameter specifies the designated root bridge address.
  • Page 520: Link Aggregation (la)

    Parameter Description Received BPDUs This parameter specifies the number of BPDUs received. Transmitted BPDUs This parameter specifies the number of BPDUs transmitted. Invalid Received This parameter specifies the number of invalid BPDUs BPDUs received. Designated Cost This parameter specifies the designated cost. Role This parameter specifies the current role.
  • Page 521 Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the port index. Received PDUs This parameter specifies the number of LACP PDUs received. Received Marker This parameter specifies the number of Marker PDUs PDUs received. Received Marker This parameter specifies the number of Marker Response response PDUs received.
  • Page 522 LA Neighbor Statistics Clicking the N EIGHBOR TATS page, which displays LACP neighbor statistics. The NFORMATION parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port Index This parameter specifies the port index. Partner SystemID This parameter specifies the Partner SystemID. Oper Key This parameter specifies the Oper Key.
  • Page 523 802.1X Session Statistics Clicking the S ESSION TATS page, which displays 802.1x statistics information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the port index. Session ID This parameter specifies the session identifier. Received Frames This parameter specifies the number of packets received.
  • Page 524 802.1X Supplicant Statistics Clicking the S ESSION page, which displays information about the 802.1x ESSION TATISTICS supplicant session. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Port This parameter specifies the port index. Eapol FrRx This parameter specifies the number of the EAPOL packets received.
  • Page 525 Parameter Description Eapol Resp FrTx This parameter specifies the number of the EAPOL response packet frame transmitted. Eapol ReqId FrRx This parameter specifies the number of the EAPOL request identifier packet received. Eapol Req FrRx This parameter specifies the number of the EAPOL request frame receieved.
  • Page 526 Clicking the M ESSION page, which displays statistics information about 802.1x MAC sessions. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Supplicant This parameter specifies the supplicant MAC address. MacAddr Frames Rx This parameter specifies the number of packets received.
  • Page 527 The IP link allows you to view IP statistics through the following pages: • “ARP Cache” on page 507 • “ICMP Statistics” on page 508 ARP Cache Clicking the ARP C ACHE displays ARP entries. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 528: Icmp Statistics

    ICMP Statistics Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the interface from which this ARP entry is learned. MAC Address This parameter specifies the MAC address. IP Address This parameter specifies the IP address. Media Type This parameter specifies the static ARP or dynamic ARP.
  • Page 529 Parameter Description Receive Destination This parameter specifies the number of received Unreachable destination unreachables. Received Redirect This parameter specifies the number of received redirects. Received Echo This parameter specifies the number of echo requests.. Requests Received Echo This parameter specifies the number of echo replies. Replies Receive Source This parameter specifies the number of source...
  • Page 530: Ipv6

    IPv6 The IPv6 link allows you to view IPv6 statistics through the following pages: • “IP V6 Interface Statistics” on page 510 • “ICMP V6 Statistics” on page 512 IP V6 Interface Statistics Clicking the IPV6 I NTERFACE page, which displays IPv6 port statistics. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 531 Parameter Description Addr Errs This parameter specifies the number of IPv6 packets received with address errors. Fwd Dgrams This parameter specifies the number of IPv6 datagrams forwarded in this port. Unknown protos This parameter specifies the number of packets received with unknown protocol. Discdrs This parameter specifies the number of received packets discarded due to errors.
  • Page 532 Parameter Description Send Mcast Pkts This parameter specifies the number of IPv6 multicast packets transmitted. Trunctd Pkts This parameter specifies the number of packets truncated. ICMP V6 Statistics Clicking the ICMP 6 tab brings up the ICMP displays ICMPv6 statistics. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 533 Parameter Description In Time Excds This parameter specifies the number of receive timeouts. In Param Probs This parameter specifies the number of parameters probed. In PktTooBigs This parameter specifies the number of too big pack ets received. In Echos This parameter specifies the number of echo requests received.
  • Page 534 Parameter Description Out Param Probs This parameter specifies the number of parameters probed. Out Pkts Too Big This parameter specifies the number of too big pack ets transmitted. Out Echos This parameter specifies the number of echo requests transmitted. Out Echo Reps This parameter specifies the number of echo responses transmitted.
  • Page 535: Rip Statistics

    RIP Statistics Clicking the RIP link brings up the RIP I displays RIP statistics. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description IP Address This parameter specifies the IP address. Received Bad This parameter specifies the number of received bad Packets packets.
  • Page 536: Rip6

    RIP6 The RIP6 link allows you to view RIP6 statistics through the following pages: • “RIP6 Interface Statistics” on page 516 • “RIP6 Route Information” on page 517 RIP6 Interface Statistics Clicking the I NTERFACE TATISTICS page, which displays RIPng statistics. The parameters for this TATISTICS page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 537 Parameter Description In Unk-Cmd This parameter specifies the number of RIPng unknown command packets received. In Other-Ver This parameter specifies the number of RIPng other version packets received. In Discards This parameter specifies the number of received packets discarded. Out Msg This parameter specifies the number of RIPng packets transmitted.
  • Page 538 Clicking the R OUTE NFORMATION page, which displays information about RIPng routes. The NFORMATION parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Destination This parameter specifies the route destination. Prefix-len This parameter specifies the length of the route prefix. Protocol This parameter specifies the routing protocol Route-IfIndex...
  • Page 539: Ospf

    OSPF The OSPF link allows you to view OSPF statistics through the following pages: • “OSPF Route Information” on page 519 • “OSPF Link State DB” on page 520 OSPF Route Information Clicking the R OUTE NFORMATION page, which displays information about OSPF routes. The NFORMATION parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 540 Parameter Description Cost This parameter specifies the cost. Type 2 Cost This parameter specifies the Type 2 cost. Interface This parameter specifies the interface. OSPF Link State DB Clicking the L TATE page, which displays information about OSPF link state ATABASE database.
  • Page 541: Ospfv3

    Parameter Description Sequence This parameter specifies the sequence number of this link state information. Checksum This parameter specifies the checksum. This parameter specifies the link state information age in seconds. OSPFv3 The OSPFv3 link allows you to view OSPFv3 statistics through the following pages: •...
  • Page 542 Parameter Description Destination This parameter specifies the destination address. Address Prefix This parameter specifies the prefix. Gateway This parameter specifies the gateway. Type This parameter specifies the type. Area ID This parameter specifies the Area ID. Cost This parameter specifies the cost. Interface This parameter specifies the interface.
  • Page 543: Vrrp Statistics

    Parameter Description Area ID This parameter specifies the area identifier. Type This parameter specifies the link state type. Link State ID This parameter specifies the link state identifier. Router ID This parameter specifies the router identifier. Sequence This parameter specifies the sequence number of this link state information.
  • Page 544 Parameter Description VRRP Global Statistics Checksum Errors This parameter specifies the number of checksum errors. Version Errors This parameter specifies the number of version errors. Virtual Router ID This parameter specifies the number of Virtual Router Errors ID errors. VRRP Router Specific Statistics Virtual Router ID This parameter specifies the Virtual Router identifier.
  • Page 545: Igmp Snooping

    Parameter Description Authentication This parameter specifies the number of authentication Type Mismatch type mismatch received. Packet Length This parameter specifies the number of VRRP packets Errors received with invalid length. IGMP Snooping The IGMP link allows you to view IGMP statistics through the following pages: •...
  • Page 546 Parameter Description This parameter gives you the option to clear all the IGMP statistics. Vlan ID This parameter give you the option to clear IGMP statistics for a particular VLAN. IGMP Snooping V1/V2 Statistics Clicking the IGS S TATISTICS page, which displays IGMP snooping statistics. The TATISTICS parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 547 Parameter Description Group Queries This parameter specifies the number of group query Received packets received. Group and Source This parameter specifies the number of group and Queries Received source query packets received. IGMP Reports This parameter specifies the number of IGMP report Received packets received.
  • Page 548 IGMP Snooping V3 Statistics Clicking the IGS V3 S TATISTICS page, which displays IGMP snooping V3 statistics information. TATISTICS The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description VLAN ID This parameter specifies the VLAN identifier. V3 Reports This parameter specifies the number of Reports Received...
  • Page 549: Igmp Statistics

    Parameter Description ALLOW Messages This parameter specifies the number of allow messages Received received. BLOCK Messages This parameter specifies the number of block messages Received received. V3 Reports Sent This parameter specifies the number of V3 reports transmitted. IGMP Statistics Clicking the IGMP link brings up the IGMP R displays IGMP route information.
  • Page 550 Parameter Description Group and Source This parameter specifies the number of group and Queries Received source query packets received. IGMP V1/V2 This parameter specifies the number of IGMP V1/V2 Reports Received report packets received. IGMP V3 Reports This parameter specifies the number of IGMP V3 report Received packets received.
  • Page 551 The PIM link allows you to view PIM statistics through the following pages: • “PIM Interface Statistics” on page 531 • “PIM Neighbor Statistics” on page 532 • “PIM BSR Info” on page 533 • “PIM RP Set Information” on page 534 •...
  • Page 552 Parameter Description Neighbor Count This parameter specifies the neighbor count. Query Interval This parameter specifies the query interval. DR address This parameter specifies the DR address. DR Priority This parameter specifies the DR priority. PIM Neighbor Statistics Clicking the N EIGHBOR TATS page, which displays PIM neighbor statistics.
  • Page 553 Parameter Description Expiry This parameter specifies the expiry. Version This parameter specifies the version. Priority This parameter specifies the priority. Mode This parameter specifies the mode. Component This parameter specifies the component. Override Interval This parameter specifies the override interval. LAN Delay This parameter specifies the LAN delay.
  • Page 554 Parameter Description This parameter specifies the BSR. BSR Address This parameter specifies the BSR address. Priority This parameter specifies the priority. Hash Mask Length This parameter specifies the Hash Mask Length. PIM RP Set Information Clicking the RP S which displays PIM RP information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 555 Parameter Description Hold Time This parameter specifies the Hold time in seconds. Expiry Time This parameter specifies the expiry time in seconds. Component This parameter specifies the component identifier. PIM Route Information Clicking the M ROUTE page, which displays PIM route information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table.
  • Page 556 Parameter Description Interface This parameter specifies the Up Time This parameter specifies the up time in seconds. Expiry Time This parameter specifies the expiry time in seconds. Receive Packets This parameter specifies the number of packets received. 4 Networking Switch Modules...
  • Page 557: Dvmrp

    DVMRP The DVMRP link allows you to view DVMRP statistics through the following pages: • “DVMRP Routers” on page 537 • “DVMRP Multicast Routers” on page 538 • “DVMRP Prune Statistics” on page 539 DVMRP Routers Clicking the R tab brings up the DVMRP R OUTES displays DVMRP routes information.
  • Page 558 Parameter Description Neighbor This parameter specifies the neighbor address for this route. Interface This parameter specifies the interface identifier. DVMRP Multicast Routers Clicking the M ULTICAST page, which displays DVMRP multicast routes information. The OUTES parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Source Network...
  • Page 559 DVMRP Prune Statistics Clicking the P RUNE ORWARD page, which DVMRP prune statistics information. The parameters for this page are shown in the following table. Parameter Description Source Network This parameter specifies the source network address. Address Group Address This parameter specifies the group address. Interface Identifier.
  • Page 560: Firmware Upgrading Procedures

    Firmware Upgrading Procedures The procedures for firmware upgrading and using a fallback firmware image are listed below. Upgrading Firmware on the Switch using TFTP: To upgrade the switch’s firmware, use the procedure below. Copy the latest firmware to the TFTP root directory on the TFTP server machine.
  • Page 561 Accessing the Switch Firmware through the Web-based firmware image. Management Utility Enter the IP address of the switch into the address bar of your browser and hit <E NTER On the next screen, click on the S The window to the right shows you the current firmware version and provides an U PGRADE Click on the U...
  • Page 562 The numbers in the Product Type entry change depending Note: upon the switch you are using. Once the boot sequence is interrupted, it will display menu options as shown in. 4 Networking Switch Modules...
  • Page 563 Use the "H" option to set hardware information by typing the character . This will display the hardware information that can be changed as shown in. To choose the boot from a fallback image, type the command: rflag=1 Save Type to save the hardware information.
  • Page 564: Firmware Failure Recovery Steps

    Upgrading Fallback Firmware using TFTP: To upgrade fallback firmware using TFTP, use the procedure below. Copy the latest firmware to the TFTP root directory on the TFTP server machine. Make sure the upgraded TFTP server and switch both have network reach ability. Login to the Switch CLI either through Telnet or a serial console port.
  • Page 565 Hit any key to stop autoboot: 5 Once the boot sequence is interrupted, it will display menu options.Use the "H" option to set hardware information by typing the character H. This will display the hardware information that can be changed. Configure the IP address for this switch (only for booting purposes) using the command: ip=<IP address>...
  • Page 566 4 Networking Switch Modules 14. If the download fails, check the IP address, file name, network connections and configurations to reach the TFTP server.
  • Page 567: Infiniband Modules

    InfiniBand Modules Overview InfiniBand is a switch-based, point-to-point bidirectional serial link network communications architecture. Acer offers three different Infiniband modules: • 4X QDR (40 Gb/s) switch with 20 internal ports and up to 16 external QSFP ports (3 models). The main function of the AB7000 InifiniBand switch modules is to provide high-speed interconnectivity among the blade modules and with external peripherals.
  • Page 568: Acer 4x Qdr Infiniband Switch Module

    Pull out the release handle to the open position. Pull the module out of the bay. Replace immediately with another module or with a dummy module cover to maintain airflow integrity. Acer 4X QDR InfiniBand Switch Module Figure 4-224. InfiniBand Switch Module RESET NA / NA...
  • Page 569 Item Description System error. Fault LED (Red) System status. Ready LED (Green) External InfiniBand Port (16 QSFP ports for Q3636 and 18 QSFP ports for Q3618) Per Port Dual-color LED, PHY link(Green)/Logic link(Amber)/ACT blinking(Green+Amber) Module Release Handle Port Numbers (First port number is top port, second port number is bottom port) QDR Switch Reset Button If the fault LED goes on, the QDR switch operation is stopped.
  • Page 570: Acer 4x Qdr Infiniband Switch Module With Integrated Cmm

    Acer 4X QDR InfiniBand Switch Module with Integrated CMM Figure 4-225. SBM-IBS-Q3616M InfiniBand Switch Module RESET NA / NA 1 / 2 3 / 4 1 10 Item Description System error. Fault LED (Red) System status. Ready LED (Green) External InfiniBand Port (16 QSFP ports for Q3636 and 18 QSFP ports...
  • Page 571: Indication Description

    Feature Description Internal/External Internal: 20 4X QDR copper ports/ External: 16 4X QDR Ports copper ports Bandwidth 4X QDR (40 Gbps) non-blocking architecture for 2.88 Tbps total bandwidth (36-port) The module includes an integrated Chassis Management Module (CMM) installed as an add-on-module inside the switch chassis. This allows installation of two (redundant) switches in the AB7000 enclosure without the loss of system management capability.
  • Page 572 State Module Power Steady On LED (Green) Port Physical Steady On Link LED (Green) Blink Port Activity Steady On LED (Yellow) Blinking Configuring the InfiniBand Switch Module Maintenance and configuration of the InfiniBand module within a Windows OS is performed with Mellanox's® WinOB™ software package.
  • Page 573: Acer Smart Blade Manager

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  • Page 574: Acer Smart Blade Manager

    The application supports remote KVM and Virtual Media. In the Acer Smart Blade Manager device list you will see the Acer Blade Server icon for each CMM added. Double-click the icon to open the login screen.
  • Page 575: Blade System Tab

    Blade System tab Once you log in successfully, you will be redirected to the Blade System tab. This is the main Acer Blade Server management User Interface. The upper part of the window displays the status of all blade systems being monitored.
  • Page 576 Blade System: Shows both front and rear images of the blade system. The front view shows blade system status while the rear view shows the status of the power supply, Acer switch, InfiniBand and CMM. A yellow border indicates which module is currently selected. Each module picture shows the current status of the blade system using one or more symbols.
  • Page 577 View Option: Allows you to show or hide the module status, picture and number. The different views are shown below. Right-click on a blade system picture to open a popup window to perform certain actions and power, ID and KVM functions. Blade Select a blade system to open the Blade UI in the Blade System tab section at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 578: Power Control

    5 Acer Smart Blade Manager ID: Shows the status of the ID LED. Check Enable to enable the ID. Once enabled, the ID LED on the blade panel will flash. System Fault: Indicates the system fault status. BMC: Shows BMC status. If a BMC module is installed, the BMC IP address will appear here.
  • Page 579 Power Supply Select a power supply module to display the Power Supply UI in the Blade System tab area. This UI includes the following: Status Power Status: Shows the current power status. Fan 1 Status: Shows the status of power supply fan 1 as normal or abnormal.
  • Page 580 Power Off: Click to turn off the power supply. Power Supply Temperature and Power Supply Fan Displays the current power supply temperature and fan RPM. Note: When one power supply is off, its fans will be driven by the other power supply. 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager...
  • Page 581 Acer switch Click an Acer switch module to display the Acer switch UI. Status Power Status: Shows the current power status of the selected Acer switch. Error LED: Indicates an Acer switch error. Initialized: Indicates that the Acer switch has been initialized.
  • Page 582 Datetime: Date and time settings for the Acer switch. Click Get to immediately reload the Acer switch settings. Click Update to apply any address changes to the Acer switch. Click Web to open a browser linked directly to the IP.
  • Page 583 The gigabit Pass Thru module has same UI as the Acer switch, excluding Acer switch configuration and Error LED. They share the same position in the Acer Blade Server enclosure. Voltage Shows the current Acer switch voltage levels for the 1.25 V and 2.5 V voltages.
  • Page 584 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager Select one of the CMM modules to open the CMM UI. Status IP: Shows the CMM IP address. Master/Slave: Shows the CMM master/slave status. A master CMM has full management of the blade server. A slave CMM is a backup to the master CMM.
  • Page 585 You will need to manually adjust the UTC offset twice a year to compensate for daylight saving time. Command Reset: Click to reset the CMM. Once clicked, Acer Smart Blade Manager will automatically close the session. Web Management: Click to open a browser that is linked to the CMM web interface.
  • Page 586 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager Slave CMM Selecting the Slave CMM gives you less information on the CMM. Only IP, Master/Slave and Status information is shown. InfiniBand Selecting one of InfiniBand modules will open the InfiniBand UI. Status Power Status: Shows the current InfiniBand power status.
  • Page 587 Temperature: Shows the temperature status. Power Control Power On: Click to turn on the InfiniBand module. Power Off: Click to turn off the InfiniBand module. Reset: Click to reset the InfiniBand module. Voltage and Temperature Shows the readout of the current InfiniBand voltages and temperature.
  • Page 588 CSV text file. Click the Clear button to clear the failure items in the current table. Note: If a failure still exists, it will be displayed the next time you refresh the table. 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager...
  • Page 589 Blade Summary The Blade Summary gives an overview of all blade systems installed in the blade server. The summary table has symbols for Power Status, KVM Selected, ID, System Fault and BMC status. A group management feature is also included. You can select multiple blades and send commands to perform power on, graceful shutdown, power down, reset, ID on and ID off functions by clicking the corresponding button.
  • Page 590 Switch Summary UI The Switch Summary gives an overview of up to two Acer switch (or gigabit pass thru) modules. You can see the voltages, temperatures and switch status in a single view. Click Web Management to open a...
  • Page 591: Text Console

    Text Console The Text Console (SOL) is a basic function of IPMI and provided by Server. Click the Text Console tab to open the UI. click Start at the bottom to initialize the text console connection. The UTF-8 checkbox allows you to select a different UTF-8 character set to support multiple languages.
  • Page 592: Kvm Console

    5 Acer Smart Blade Manager and power down. When a blade system is turned off, pressing the power button will turn on the blade system. KVM console The KVM Console provides a remote desktop. This feature allows you to remotely manipulate a blade system's UI. The KVM Console tab has blade power and KVM control panels that offer the same functions as those in the Text Console tab.
  • Page 593 The keyboard/mouse may behave differently on different Note: operating systems. Select Options > Keyboard/Mouse Settings… to change the keyboard and mouse settings. Keyboard Model: Click the arrow for the pull-down menu to specify the keyboard type. Key Release Timeout: Check this box to enable the Key Release Timeout function, which will set a time limit for a key press.
  • Page 594: Event Log

    Event Log Acer blade servers log system events using standard IPMI formats. To see the event logs, click the Event Log tab. Initially only SEL information will be loaded. This displays Total Entries, SEL Version, Free Space, Recent Entry Added and Recent Entry Erased.
  • Page 595: Logon Management

    Logon Management The Logon Management tab displayes up to 63 user accounts. Click Get User button to retrieve the current user list. Each user has a Privilege Level Enable The Privilege Level will be one of the following: • Administrator - able to access all functions. •...
  • Page 596 Click Verify Login to open a login window, enter the username and Password that you want to verify. Click OK to open a dialog box informing you of success or failure. 5 Acer Smart Blade Manager Update User Data area, you can update the user's password. Click...
  • Page 597: Virtual Media

    Virtual Media The CMM module supports the use of two virtual drives with the same function as a SIM IPMI device. The virtual drive in the CMM module will be dedicated to the Note: blade system currently selected for KVM.
  • Page 598: Cmm Setting

    The CMM Setting tab provides LAN configuration, SNMP setting and CMM information. LAN Configuration: Shows the current CMM IP address, Acer and Subnet Mask. The CMM IP type can be set as a DHCP or static address. SNMP: Lets you specify the SNMP destination address to receive the SNMP trap from the CMM.
  • Page 599: Connecting To The Slave Cmm

    Connecting to the Slave CMM If you have installed two CMMs in one blade server, one should be assigned as the master CMM and the other as the slave CMM. You should connect to the master CMM for management purposes. However, you may also connect to the slave CMM to check event logs, manage login information and change CMM settings.
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  • Page 601: Appendix A: Troubleshooting

    Appendix A: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 602: Bios Post Messages

    BIOS POST Messages During the Power-On Self-Test (POST), the BIOS will check for problems. If a problem is found, the BIOS will activate an alarm or display a message. The following is a list of such BIOS messages. BIOS Message Failure Fixed Disk Stuck key Keyboard error...
  • Page 603 BIOS Message System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used System timer error Real time clock error Check date and time settings Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS Diskette drive A error Diskette drive B error Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP...
  • Page 604 BIOS Message System cache error - Cache disabled CPU ID: EISA CMOS not writeable DMA Test Failed Software NMI Failed Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed device Address Conflict Allocation Error for: device CD ROM Drive Entering SETUP... Failing Bits: nnnn Fixed Disk n Invalid System Configuration Data I/O device IRQ conflict...
  • Page 605 BIOS Message PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen: nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed nnnn Cache SRAM Passed nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed nnnn kB System RAM Passed One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot Menu Operating system not found Parity Check 1 nnnn...
  • Page 606 BIOS Message Press <F2> to enter Setup PS/2 Mouse: Run the I2O Configuration Utility System BIOS shadowed UMB upper limit segment nnnn address: Video BIOS shadowed Appendix A: Troubleshooting Description Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup. PS/2 mouse identified.
  • Page 607: Bios Post Codes

    BIOS POST Codes This section lists the POST (Power-On Self-Test) codes for the AMI BIOS. POST codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal. Recoverable POST Errors When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display an POST code that describes the problem.
  • Page 608 Post Code Description Initialize I/O component Initialize the local bus IDE Initialize Power Management Load alternate registers with initial POST values Restore CPU control word during warm boot Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices Initialize keyboard controller 1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum Initialize cache before memory Auto size 8254 timer initialization 8237 DMA controller initialization...
  • Page 609 Post Code Description Warm start shut down Shadow system BIOS ROM Auto size cache Advanced configuration of chipset registers Load alternate registers with CMOS values Initialize extended memory for RomPilot Initialize interrupt vectors POST device initialization 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice Initialize I20 support Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices...
  • Page 610 Post Code Description Initialize POST display service Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP” Disable CPU cache Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB Test extended memory Test extended memory address lines Jump to UserPatch1 Configure advanced cache registers Initialize Multi Processor APIC Enable external and CPU caches Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area Display external L2 cache size...
  • Page 611 Post Code Description Detect and install external RS232 ports Configure non-MCD IDE controllers Detect and install external parallel ports Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices Re-initialize onboard I/O ports. Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional) Initialize BIOS Data Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse Initialize floppy controller...
  • Page 612 Post Code Description Initialize security engine (optional) Enable hardware interrupts Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives Set time of day Check key lock Initialize typematic rate Erase F2 prompt Scan for F2 key stroke Enter SETUP AEh C lear Boot flag Check for errors Inform RomPilot about the end of POST.
  • Page 613 Post Code Description Check virus and backup reminders Try to boot with INT 19 Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM) Initialize error logging Initialize error display function Initialize system error handler PnPnd dual CMOS (optional) Initialize note dock (optional) Initialize note dock late Force check (optional) Extended checksum (optional) Redirect Int 15h to enable remote keyboard...
  • Page 614 Post Code Description Initialize the CPU Initialize system timer Initialize system I/O Check force recovery boot Checksum BIOS ROM E7h Go to BIOS Set Huge Segment Initialize Multi Processor Initialize OEM special code Initialize PIC and DMA ECh Initialize Memory type EDh Initialize Memory size Shadow Boot Block...
  • Page 615 failed. For example, “2C 0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the bitmap to the port- 80 LED display.
  • Page 616 Appendix A: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 617: Index

    Server Management Blade AB2x280 F1 AB460 F1 Configuration Acer Smart Blade Console Acer Smart Blade Manager Connecting to Slave - Acer Smart Firmware Firmware Update Functions Settings - Acer Smart Blade Man- Slave - Acer Smart Blade Manag- CMOS Clear...
  • Page 618 Acer Smart Blade Manager Infiniband mezzanine card Installation Local Remote over IP AB2x280 F1 Front Panel AB2x280 F1 HDD AB460 F1 Front Panel AB460 F1 HDD Front panel Manual Organization Memory Population Rules AB460 F1 Population R ules A B2x280 F1...

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