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Dell PowerEdge
Modular Systems
Hardware Owner's
Manual

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  • Page 1 Dell PowerEdge Modular Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this publication to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your System ....Accessing System Features During Start-up ..System Overview ..... System Control Panel Features .
  • Page 4 PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module ....Dell 10 GbE KR Pass-Through I/O Module ..Dell 8/4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through I/O Module .
  • Page 5 System Messages ....Warning Messages ....Diagnostics Messages .
  • Page 6 System and Setup Password Features ..Using the System Password ... Using the Setup Password ... . Installing Blade Components .
  • Page 7 Mezzanine Interface Card (PowerEdge M610x Only) ..... . . Removing the Mezzanine Interface Card ..Installing the Mezzanine Interface Card .
  • Page 8 Removing the Expansion-Card Riser ..Installing the Expansion-Card Riser ..Processors ..... . . Processor Installation Guidelines .
  • Page 9 Installing the Midplane Interface Card ..Installing Enclosure Components ..Power Supply Modules ....System Power Guidelines .
  • Page 10 Removing the Enclosure Control Panel ..Installing the Enclosure Control Panel ..LCD Module ..... . Removing the LCD Module .
  • Page 11 ....Running System Diagnostics ..Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics ....System Diagnostics Features .
  • Page 12 ..... . Contacting Dell .....
  • Page 13: About Your System

    Program and UEFI Boot Manager" on page 137. <F10> Enters System Services, which opens the Dell Unified Server Configurator (USC). The Dell USC allows you to access utilities such as embedded system diagnostics. For more information, see the Unified Server Configurator documentation.
  • Page 14: System Overview

    System Overview Your system can include up to 16 half-height blades (server modules), eight full-height blades, or a combination of the two blade types (see Figure 1-1, Figure 1-2, and Figure 1-3). To function as a system, a blade is inserted into an enclosure (chassis) that supports power supplies, fan modules, a Chassis Management Controller (CMC) module, and at least one I/O module for external network connectivity.
  • Page 15 Figure 1-2. Blade Numbering – Full Height Blades Figure 1-3. Blade Numbering – Mixed Full-Height and Half-Height Blades About Your System...
  • Page 16: System Control Panel Features

    System Control Panel Features Figure 1-4. Control Panel Features USB port (mouse only) USB port (keyboard only) video connector system power button power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 17 Table 1-1. Control Panel Features Item Indicator, Icon Description Button, or Connector System power Turns the system on and off. Press to turn button on the system. Press and hold 10 seconds to turn off the system. NOTE: The system power button controls power to all of the blades and I/O modules in the enclosure.
  • Page 18: Lcd Module

    LCD Module The LCD module provides an initial configuration/deployment wizard, as well as easy access to infrastructure and blade information, and error reporting. See Figure 1-5. Figure 1-5. LCD Display LCD screen selection ("check") button scroll buttons (4) About Your System...
  • Page 19: Lcd Module Features

    LCD Module Features The primary function of the LCD module is to provide real-time information on the health and status of the modules in the enclosure. LCD module features include: • A deployment setup wizard that allows you to configure the CMC module’s network settings during initial system set up.
  • Page 20 Configuration Wizard The CMC is preset for DHCP . To use a static IP address, you must toggle the CMC setting from DHCP to a static address by either running the LCD Configuration Wizard, or by using a management station and CLI commands.
  • Page 21 Main Menu The Main Menu options include links to the LCD Setup Menu, Server Menu, and Enclosure Menu. LCD Setup Menu You can change the default language and start-up screen for the LCD menu screens using this menu. Server Menu From the Server Menu dialog box, you can highlight each blade in the enclosure using the arrow keys, and view its status.
  • Page 22: Blade Features

    Blade Features Figure 1-6. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M915 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (3) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 23 Figure 1-7. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M910 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (3) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 24 Figure 1-8. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M905 and M805 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (3) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 25 Figure 1-9. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M710HD blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (2) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 26 Figure 1-10. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M710 blade handle release button hard drives (4) USB connectors (3) blade status/identification indicator blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 27 Figure 1-11. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M610x blade handle release button hard drive (2) expansion-card filler-bracket expansion-card slot (2) retention latch with captive screw blade status/identification indicator USB connector (2) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 28 Figure 1-12. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M610 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (2) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 29 Figure 1-13. Front Panel Features – PowerEdge M605 and M600 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (2) blade power button blade power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 30 Table 1-3. Blade Control Panel Features Feature Icon Description Blade power Off – Power is not available to the blade, the blade is indicator in standby mode, the blade is not turned on, or the blade is installed incorrectly. For detailed information on installing a blade, see "Installing a Blade"...
  • Page 31: Using Usb Diskette Or Usb Dvd/cd Drives

    The USB drives can be used to configure the blade. NOTE: These blades support only Dell-branded USB 2.0 drives. The drive must be horizontal and level to operate properly. Use the optional external drive storage tray to support the drive while in use.
  • Page 32 The hard-disk drives plug into the internal storage backplane inside the blade. On blades with a diskless configuration, all hard drive slots must be filled with hard drive blanks, and the internal storage backplane must still be installed to maintain proper airflow. See Figure 1-14 for information on the hard-drive indicators.
  • Page 33 Table 1-4. Hard-Drive Indicators Condition Drive-Status Indicator Pattern Identifying drive/preparing Blinks green two times per second for removal Drive ready for insertion or removal NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off until all hard drives are initialized after system power is applied. Drives are not ready for insertion or removal during this time.
  • Page 34: Back-panel Features

    Back-Panel Features Figure 1-15. Back-Panel Features fan modules (9) primary CMC module I/O modules (6) optional iKVM module secondary CMC module power supplies (6) About Your System...
  • Page 35 Figure 1-16. Back-Panel Module Bay Numbering C2 B2 A2 CMC 2 CMC 1 A1 B1 C1 iKVM About Your System...
  • Page 36: Power Supply Indicator

    Power Supply Indicator NOTE: The power supplies must be connected to a PDU, not directly to an electrical outlet. The power supplies require a 200-240 V power source. • A 2700 W power supply can be connected to a 110 V AC power source. •...
  • Page 37: Fan Module Indicators

    Table 1-5. Power Supply Indicators Indicator Icon Description Power supply Green indicates that the power supply is operational and status providing DC power to the system. Fault indicator Amber indicates a problem with the power supply, which can result from either a failed power supply or a failed fan within the power supply.
  • Page 38: Identifying Midplane Version

    Table 1-6. Fan Indicators Indicator Indicator Description State Power indicator Green The power supply is connected to an AC power source. AC power not connected. Fault indicator Amber The fan is in a fault condition. Fan not faulty. Identifying Midplane Version The version of the midplane installed in the enclosure is displayed in the Midplane Revision field under the Summary tab of the CMC Web-based interface.
  • Page 39 Figure 1-19. Identifying Midplane Version 1.1 midplane identification label (2) About Your System...
  • Page 40 Figure 1-20. Identifying Midplane Version 1.0 midplane identification label (2) About Your System...
  • Page 41: Ikvm Module

    NOTE: The iKVM USB ports do not support storage devices. – RJ-45 ACI port for tiering with Dell and Avocent analog KVM and KVM over IP switches with ARI ports. NOTE: Although the ACI port is an RJ-45 connector and uses Cat5 (or better) cabling, it is not an Ethernet network interface port.
  • Page 42 Figure 1-21. Avocent iKVM Switch Module identification indicator status indicator ACI port for tiering connection only USB connectors (2) for keyboard and mouse CAUTION: Do not connect the ACI port to a LAN device such as a network hub. Doing so may result in equipment damage. video connector Table 1-8.
  • Page 43 Allows a monitor to be connected to the system. connector ACI port Allows connection of one or more servers to a Dell console switch with an Analog Rack Interface (ARI) port, such as an external digital or analog switch. Link indicator Off The ACI is not connected to the external switch.
  • Page 44: Tiering The Avocent Ikvm Switch From An Analog Kvm Switch

    Tiering the Avocent iKVM Switch From an Analog KVM Switch The Avocent iKVM switch can be tiered from analog KVM switches such as the Dell 2160AS and 180AS, as well as many Avocent analog KVM switches. Many switches may be tiered without the need for a Server Interface Pod (SIP) (see Table 1-9).
  • Page 45 To configure the analog switch: 1 Press <Print Screen> to open the OSCAR Main dialog box. 2 Click Setup DevicesDevice Modify. 3 Select the 16-port option to match the number of blades in your system. 4 Click OK to exit OSCAR. 5 Press <Print Screen>...
  • Page 46: Tiering The Avocent Ikvm Switch From A Digital Kvm Switch

    Avocent DSR 1024 Dell USB SIP required with Cat 5 cable To tier the iKVM switch module from a Dell 2161DS, 180AS, or 2160AS console switch: If the switch does not require a SIP to connect to the iKVM (see Table 1-10), •...
  • Page 47 Resynchronizing the Server List at the Remote Client Workstation Once the iKVM switch is connected, the blades appear in OSCAR. You now need to resynchronize the servers on any remote workstation to ensure that the blades are available to any remote users connected to the console switch through the Remote Console Switch software.
  • Page 48: Cmc Module

    CMC Module Figure 1-22. CMC Module Features Ethernet connector Gb1 link indicator (2) Ethernet connector STK ("stack") - activity indicator (2) used for daisy-chaining CMCs in separate enclosures DB-9 serial connector for local optional secondary CMC (CMC 2) configuration primary CMC (CMC 1) amber fault indicator blue status/identification indicator power indicator...
  • Page 49 Table 1-11. CMC Module Features Indicator Pattern Description Network LAN is not linked. interface Green LAN is linked. controller link indicator Network LAN is not active. interface Amber Indicates that the system CMC and the LAN are controller blinking communicating. activity indicator Power indicator Off...
  • Page 50 Figure 1-22) for the system to power up. If a second, optional CMC module is installed, failover protection and hot-plug replacement is available. See the latest Dell Chassis Management Controller User's Guide at support.dell.com/manuals for complete instructions on how to set up and operate the CMC module.
  • Page 51 Figure 1-23. CMC Daisy-Chaining management network secondary CMC primary CMC About Your System...
  • Page 52: I/o Connectivity

    I/O Connectivity The M1000e enclosure supports three layers of I/O fabric, selectable between combinations of Ethernet, fibre-channel, and Infiniband modules. You can install up to six hot-swappable I/O modules in the enclosure, including fibre- channel switches, fibre-channel pass-throughs, Infiniband switches, Ethernet switches, and Ethernet pass-through modules.
  • Page 53: Port Auto-disablement In Quad-port Network Daughter Card (poweredge M710hd Only)

    NOTE: Modules designed specifically for Fabric B or Fabric C cannot be installed in slots A1 or A2, as indicated by the color-coded labeling on the faceplate of each module. Fabric B Fabric B is a 1 to 40 Gb/sec redundant fabric, supporting I/O module slots B1 and B2.
  • Page 54 support quad-port mapping. This behavior is limited to Fabric A slots only and is automatically enabled or disabled depending on the type of IO module installed. NOTE: A quad-port Network Daughter Card must be used with a 48-port switch module (32 internal ports) for all the ports to be active. NOTE: LOM firmware updates are applied only to the enabled ports on a quad-port network daughter card.
  • Page 55: Mezzanine Cards

    Mezzanine Cards PowerEdge M610x Only PowerEdge M610x supports two mezzanine cards. Mezzanine cards can be installed in both the slots on the midplane interface card. NOTE: PowerEdge M610x is a full-height blade but supports only two mezzanine cards in the expansion bay. The two mezzanine slots on the M610x system board (MEZZ2_FAB_B and MEZZ1_FAB_C) are reserved for the mezzanine interface card.
  • Page 56 Table 1-13. Supported I/O Module Configurations Fabric A Fabric B Fabric C I/O Bay A1, I/O Bay B1, I/O Bay C1, Mezzanine Mezzanine Card Card Standard none none Ethernet none none Integrated switch module or pass- through module Standard Ethernet none Ethernet Ethernet...
  • Page 57 (continued) Table 1-13. Supported I/O Module Configurations Fabric A Fabric B Fabric C I/O Bay A1, I/O Bay B1, I/O Bay C1, Mezzanine Mezzanine Card Card Standard none Fibre Ethernet none Fibre Integrated Channel switch Channel mezzanine module or switch card pass- module or...
  • Page 58: I/o Module Port Mapping

    (continued) Table 1-13. Supported I/O Module Configurations Fabric A Fabric B Fabric C I/O Bay A1, I/O Bay B1, I/O Bay C1, Mezzanine Mezzanine Card Card Standard Fibre Ethernet Ethernet Fibre Ethernet Integrated Channel mezzanine switch Channel switch mezzanine card module or switch or module or...
  • Page 59 Dual-Port Mezzanine Cards Each mezzanine card has two port connections. For a full-height blade in bay • Mezzanine card 1, connection 1 connects to I/O module C1, port n. Mezzanine card 1, connection 2 connects to I/O module C2, port n. •...
  • Page 60 Figure 1-24. Example of PowerEdge M610x Port Mapping of – Blade 2 About Your System...
  • Page 61 Table 1-15. I/O Module Port Assignments - Full-Height Blades (not applicable for PowerEdge M610x) Blade 1 I/O Module Mezz1_Fab_C Port 1 Port 1 Mezz2_Fab_B Port 1 Port 1 Mezz3_Fab_C Port 9 Port 9 Mezz4_Fab_B Port 9 Port 9 Blade 2 I/O Module Mezz1_Fab_C Port 2...
  • Page 62 Blade 4 I/O Module Mezz1_Fab_C Port 4 Port 4 Mezz2_Fab_B Port 4 Port 4 Mezz3_Fab_C Port 12 Port 12 Mezz4_Fab_B Port 12 Port 12 Blade 5 I/O Module Mezz1_Fab_C Port 5 Port 5 Mezz2_Fab_B Port 5 Port 5 Mezz3_Fab_C Port 13 Port 13 Mezz4_Fab_B Port 13...
  • Page 63 Blade 8 I/O Module Mezz1_Fab_C Port 8 Port 8 Mezz2_Fab_B Port 8 Port 8 Mezz3_Fab_C Port 16 Port 16 Mezz4_Fab_B Port 16 Port 16 Figure 1-25 shows the port connections for a full-height blade in bay 3 with four mezzanine cards. Figure 1-25.
  • Page 64 NOTE: For a detailed mapping of each PowerEdge system, see the document Quadport Capable Hardware for the M1000e Modular Chassis on support.dell.com/manuals. Table 1-16. I/O Module Port Assignments—Full-Height Blades (not applicable for PowerEdge M610x) Blade and Blade (...
  • Page 65 (continued) Table 1-16. I/O Module Port Assignments—Full-Height Blades (not applicable for PowerEdge M610x) Blade and Blade ( + 8) I/O Module NOTE: n denotes a variable value from 1 to 8. Mezz_FAB_C_Blade Port n+8_Port2 (n+8) Mezz_FAB_C_Blade Port n+8_Port3 (n+24) Mezz_FAB_C_Blade Port n+8_Port4 (n+24)
  • Page 66 Half-Height Blades Standard LOM (Dual-Port) and Network Daughter Card (Quad-Port) Mapping Each standard LOM has two port connections. For a half-height blade in bay n: • Integrated LOM, connection 1 connects to I/O module A1, port n. Integrated LOM, connection 2 connects to I/O module A2, port n. Half-height blades with Network Daughter Card (PowerEdge M710HD) hosts two network controllers (LOM1 and LOM2), each with two port connections.
  • Page 67 Table 1-18. Example of I/O Module Port Assignments - Half-Height Blade 1 Blade 1 I/O Module Integrated NIC Port 1 Port 1 Mezzanine Port 1 Port 1 Card C Mezzanine Port 1 Port 1 Card B Figure 1-26 shows the port connections for a half-height blade in bay 1 with two mezzanine cards.
  • Page 68 Figure 1-26. Example of Half-Height Blade Port Mapping About Your System...
  • Page 69: Dell Powerconnect-kr 8024-k Switch

    Mezz_FAB_C_Blade n_Port4 Port (n+16) Dell PowerConnect-KR 8024-k Switch The PowerConnect M8024-k switch provides 16 internal 10 GbE ports, four external 10 GbE SFP+ ports, and one 10 GbE expansion slot for 10 GbE external uplinks. The expansion slot on the front panel can support: •...
  • Page 70 • A 10 Gb Ethernet module with two copper 10GBASE-T uplinks This module is hot-swappable and may be installed in Fabric A, B, or C. Figure 1-27. Dell PowerConnect-KR 8024-k Switch SFP+ ports (4) console management connector power indicator status/identification indicator...
  • Page 71: Dell M8428-k 10 Gb Converged Network Switch

    Dell M8428-k 10 Gb Converged Network Switch The Dell M8428-k 10 Gb Converged Network switch module supports FCoE protocols and allows Fibre Channel traffic to travel over 10 Gbps Converged Enhanced Ethernet (DCB) networks. This module consists of: • Four 8 Gbps external autosensing Fibre Channel ports •...
  • Page 72 Figure 1-28. Dell M8428-k 10 Gb Converged Network Switch LED status indicators (12) serial port (RJ-45 connector) module status indicator diagnostic status indicator power indicator 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports (ports 25–27 and port 0) 10 GbEE ports (ports 17–24)
  • Page 73: Mellanox M3601q Qdr Infiniband Switch I/o Module

    Mellanox M3601Q QDR Infiniband Switch I/O Module The Mellanox M3601 Infiniband switch I/O module includes 32 4x QDR Infiniband ports. Of these, 16 ports are external uplink ports, while 16 internal ports provide connectivity to the blades in the enclosure. This module occupies two I/O module slots.
  • Page 74: Mellanox M2401g Infiniband Switch I/o Module

    Mellanox M2401G Infiniband Switch I/O Module The Mellanox M2401G Infiniband switch I/O module includes 24 4x DDR Infiniband ports. Eight ports are external uplink ports, while 16 internal ports provide connectivity to the blades in the enclosure. Figure 1-30. Mellanox M2401G Infiniband Switch Module Infiniband ports (8) port link status indicators (8) port activity indicators (8)
  • Page 75: Cisco Sfs M7000e Infiniband Switch Module

    Table 1-20. Mellanox M2401G Infiniband Switch Indicators Indicator Pattern Description Link indicator Green, on Physical link established Green, off No physical link present Activity indicator Amber, on Valid logical link to Infiniband network established Amber, blinking Data transfer is in progress Amber, off No logical link to Infiniband network Cisco SFS M7000e Infiniband Switch Module...
  • Page 76 Figure 1-31. Cisco SFS M7000e Infiniband Switch Module Features Infiniband ports (8) port status indicator (8) diagnostic status indicator power indicator Table 1-21. Cisco SFS M7000e Infiniband Switch Indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Infiniband Link error or Subnet Manager not operating port status Green flickering I/O activity on port...
  • Page 77: Cisco Ethernet Switch

    (continued) Table 1-21. Cisco SFS M7000e Infiniband Switch Indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Module status Switch is not ready indicator Blue on Switch operating normally Amber on or Fault condition in module blinking Module power Power to the module is off indicator Green Module has power...
  • Page 78 Figure 1-32. Cisco Ethernet Switch Module Features Stackwise Plus connectors (not 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet enabled in CBS 3032) connectors (4) option bays (2) Cisco status indicators mode button console port for switch management status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 79: Powerconnect M6348 1 Gb Ethernet Switch I/o Module

    PowerConnect M6348 1 Gb Ethernet Switch I/O Module The PowerConnect M6348 is a hot-swappable 48-port 1 Gb Ethernet switch. While 16 ports are external uplink ports, the remaining 32 internal ports provide connectivity to the blades within the enclosure with a maximum bandwidth of 1 Gbps each.
  • Page 80 Figure 1-33. PowerConnect M6348 Switch Module standard 10/100/1000 Mb SFP+ connectors (2) Ethernet connectors (16) CX4 stacking connectors (2) console management connector status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 81: Powerconnect M8024 10 Gb Ethernet Switch I/o Module

    PowerConnect M8024 10 Gb Ethernet Switch I/O Module The PowerConnect M8024 switch module incorporates two option bays that support the following modules: • A 10 Gb Ethernet module with four optical SFP+ connectors • A 10 Gb Ethernet module with three copper CX4 uplinks You can initially configure the switch using either of two methods: •...
  • Page 82 Figure 1-34. PowerConnect M8024 Switch Module optional module with four SFP+ optional module with three CX4 ports ports serial connector for optional USB status/identification indicator type-A form-factor cable power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 83: Powerconnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module

    PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module The PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet switch module includes four external 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectors and one USB type A form factor serial connector. See Figure 1-35. Two option bays support the following three module options: • A resilient stacking module with 2 x 24 Gb stacking ports •...
  • Page 84 Figure 1-35. PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module Features optional module (2) (dual 10 Gb standard 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet Ethernet uplink module shown) connectors (4) serial connector (USB type-A form status/identification indicator factor) power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 85: Dell 10 Gbe Kr Pass-through I/o Module

    Dell 10 GbE KR Pass-Through I/O Module The 10 GbE KR pass-through module supports 10 Gb connections and provides a direct connection between the optional internal Ethernet KR mezzanine card or KR network daughter card in the blade and an external Ethernet device.
  • Page 86: Dell 8/4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-through I/o Module

    Figure 1-36. Dell 10 GbE KR Pass-Through I/O Module SFP+ ports (16) green/amber indicators (two per port) status/identification indicator power indicator Dell 8/4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through I/O Module The 8G Fibre Channel pass-through module provides a bypass connection between a Fibre Channel mezzanine card in the blade and optical transceivers.
  • Page 87 NOTE: To ensure proper functionality, use only the Short Wave Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers provided with this module. Figure 1-37. Dell 8/4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through I/O Module Fibre Channel ports (16) port status indicators status/identification indicator power indicator...
  • Page 88: Gb Ethernet Pass-through Module

    10 Gb Ethernet Pass-Through Module II The Dell 10 Gb Ethernet pass-through module II supports 10 Gb connections and provides a direct connection between the optional internal Ethernet mezzanine card in the blade and an external Ethernet device. The Ethernet pass-through modules are hot-swappable and may be installed in Fabric B or Fabric C.
  • Page 89 Figure 1-38. 10 Gb Ethernet Pass-Through Module II SFP+ cages (16) green/amber indicators (two per port) status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 90: 10 Gb Ethernet Pass-through I/o Module

    10 Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module The 10 Gb Ethernet pass-through module supports 1/10 Gb connections and provides a direct connection between the optional internal Ethernet mezzanine card in the blade and an external Ethernet device. The Ethernet pass-through modules are hot-swappable and may be installed in Fabric B or Fabric C.
  • Page 91 Figure 1-39. 10 Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module Features SFP+ cages (16) green/amber indicators (two per port) status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 92: Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-through Module

    4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module The 4 Gbps Fibre Channel pass-through module provides a bypass connection between a Fibre Channel mezzanine card in the blade and optical transceivers for direct connection into a Fibre Channel switch or a storage array (see Figure 1-40).
  • Page 93 Figure 1-40. 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module Features SFP Fibre Channel connector (16) Fibre Channel green/amber indicators (two per port) status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 94 Table 1-22. Fibre Channel Pass-Through Indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Power Power to the module is off indicator Green Module has power Status/ Blue on Primary module in a stack, if applicable identification Blue off Secondary module in a stack indicator Amber flashing Fault condition in module...
  • Page 95: Brocade M5424 Fc8 I/o Module

    (continued) Table 1-22. Fibre Channel Pass-Through Indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Fibre Channel Green off, amber Power off Port LEDs with Qlogic Green off, amber Online, 1 Gb or 2 Gb link mezzanine card Installed Green on, amber Online, 4 Gb link Green off, amber I/O activity, 1 Gb or 2 Gb flashing...
  • Page 96 Figure 1-41. Brocade M5424 FC8 I/O Module Fibre Channel port (8) Fibre Channel port status indicator (8) Fibre Channel port speed serial port (RJ-45 connector) indicator (8) module status indicator status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 97 Table 1-23. Brocade M5424 FC8 I/O Module indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Fibre Channel No signal carrier port status Amber on Signal present but not online indicator Green on Online, but no activity Green blinking Online but segmented slowly Green blinking Internal loopback quickly Green flickering...
  • Page 98: Brocade M4424 San I/o Module

    Brocade M4424 SAN I/O Module The Brocade M4424 SAN I/O module includes eight external autosensing Fibre Channel ports (four ports are enabled in the standard configuration and four additional ports may be enabled as an optional upgrade), 16 internal ports, and one serial port with an RJ-45 connector. The external Fibre Channel ports operate at 1 Gb/sec, 2 Gb/sec, or 4 Gb/sec.
  • Page 99 Figure 1-42. Brocade M4424 SAN I/O Module Features Fibre Channel port (8) Fibre Channel port status indicator (8) Fibre Channel port speed serial port (RJ-45 connector) indicator (8) module status indicator status/identification indicator power indicator About Your System...
  • Page 100 Table 1-24. Brocade M4424 SAN I/O Module Indicators Indicator Type Pattern Description Fibre Channel No signal carrier port status Amber on Signal present but not online indicator Green on Online, but no activity Green blinking Online but segmented slowly Green blinking Internal loopback quickly Green flickering...
  • Page 101: 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet Pass-through Module

    10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet Pass-Through Module The Ethernet pass-through module supports 10/100/1000 Mb connections, and provides a direct connection between the optional internal Ethernet mezzanine card in the blade and an external Ethernet device (see Figure 1-43). The Ethernet pass-through modules are hot-swappable, and may be installed in any of the three Fabrics.
  • Page 102 link indicator (16) RJ45 Ethernet connector (16) status/identification indicator power indicator activity indicator (16) NOTE: Connectors on the Ethernet pass-through module correspond directly to the blade number. For example, blade 5 is connected to port 5 on the Ethernet pass- through module.
  • Page 103: Lcd Status Messages

    LCD Status Messages The following LCD messages refer to events recorded in the System Event Log (SEL). (The messages are shown here in "simple" text format.) For information on the SEL and configuring system management settings, see the systems management software documentation. NOTE: If your system fails to boot, press the System ID button for at least five seconds until an error code appears on the LCD.
  • Page 104 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Ambient temperature has See "Troubleshooting Fan E1114 Ambient Temp reached a point outside of Modules" on page 315. exceeds the allowed range. allowed range. Memory has exceeded Remove AC power to the E1116 Memory allowable temperature and system for 10 seconds and...
  • Page 105 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Specified processor Reseat the processor(s). E1229 CPU # VCORE VCORE voltage regulator See "Troubleshooting Regulator has failed. Processors" on page 322. failure. Reseat CPU. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 361.
  • Page 106: Cpu Heatsink

    (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Speed of the specified fan See "Troubleshooting Fan E1311 Fan module ## in specified module is Modules" on page 315. RPM exceeding outside of intended range. Check operating range. fan.
  • Page 107 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions The system BIOS has Remove AC power to the E141F CPU # reported a processor system for 10 seconds and protocol protocol error. restart the system. error. Power cycle AC. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help"...
  • Page 108 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Specified power supply has See "Troubleshooting E1618 Predictive detected a condition that Power Supply Modules" failure on may predict a future power- on page 314. Power Supply down event, such as an # (### W).
  • Page 109: Clear Sel

    (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions The system configuration Turn off power to the E1629 Power requires more power than system, reduce the required > the power supplies can hardware configuration or PSU wattage. provide, even with install higher-wattage Check PSU and throttling.
  • Page 110 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Memory configured, but is See "Troubleshooting E2012 Memory unusable. Blade Memory" on configured page 319. but unusable. Check DIMMs. The system BIOS failed to See "Troubleshooting E2013 BIOS unable copy its flash image into Blade Memory"...
  • Page 111 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions Programmable interval Remove AC power to the E2018 Programmable timer error. system for 10 seconds and Timer error. restart the system. Power cycle If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 361.
  • Page 112: User Guide

    (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions BIOS shutdown test failure. Remove AC power to the E201D Shutdown test system for 10 seconds and failure. restart the system. Power cycle If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 361.
  • Page 113 (continued) Table 1-26. LCD Status Messages Code Text Cause Corrective Actions The system BIOS has Remove AC power to the E2111 SBE log disabled memory single-bit system for 10 seconds and disabled on error (SBE) logging and restart the system. DIMM ##.
  • Page 114 NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary at support.dell.com/manuals. About Your System...
  • Page 115: System Messages

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 116 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions This warning occurs if Ensure that the expansion- Warning: PCIe BIOS does not discover card riser is installed in the expansion riser the expansion-card riser system, If applicable, not found. Check during POST.
  • Page 117 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Applicable to both base Verify that the PCIe Current Overlimit blade and expansion. expansion cards installed do detected in not have power Expansion NOTE: Applicable to M610x consumption more than only. 250 W.
  • Page 118: Dimm Configuration

    (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Invalid configuration. The Ensure that the memory Memory system runs but with less modules are installed in a Initialization memory than is physically valid configuration. See Warning: Memory installed. "System Memory" on size may be page 171.
  • Page 119 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions The memory Reconfigure the memory 128-Bit Advanced configuration does not modules to support ECC Mode Disabled match the setting in BIOS. Advanced ECC mode. See - For 128-Bit The BIOS setting has been "System Memory"...
  • Page 120: System Halted

    (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Invalid memory Ensure that the memory MEMTEST lane configuration. A modules are installed in a failure detected mismatched DIMM is valid configuration. See installed. "System Memory" on page 171. Processors with Mismatched processors are Ensure that all processors installed.
  • Page 121 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions The installed memory Ensure that the memory Alert: DIMM_[m] configuration is invalid. modules are installed in and DIMM_[n] must matched pairs. See "System be populated with Memory" on page 171. a matched set of DIMMs if more than 1 DIMM is present.
  • Page 122: System Board

    (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions The installed memory Add, move, or remove Alert! Unsupported configuration is invalid. memory modules to achieve memory, incomplete a configuration supported by sets, or unmatched the system. See "System sets. The Memory"...
  • Page 123 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions The memory modules are Replace or reseat the DIMMs <A1-A8> not properly seated. memory module(s). See disabled - MemBIST "System Memory" on error. The memory module page 171. connector may be exposed DIMMs <A1-A8>...
  • Page 124 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Mismatched or Ensure that all pairs of DIMMs should be unmatched DIMMs memory modules are of the installed in installed; faulty or same type and size and that pairs. Pairs must improperly installed they are properly installed.
  • Page 125 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Mismatched or Ensure that all pairs of Error: Incorrect unmatched DIMMs memory modules are of the memory installed; faulty or same type and size, and that configuration. improperly seated memory they are properly installed. DIMMs must be modules.
  • Page 126 Branch x. or your Dell sales agent to ensure compatibility. Faulty keyboard controller See "Getting Help" on Gate A20 failure. (faulty blade board). page 361.
  • Page 127 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Mouse or keyboard cable is Reseat the mouse or Error 8602 - loose or improperly keyboard cable. Ensure that Auxiliary Device connected. the mouse or keyboard is Failure. operational. See Defective mouse or Verify that mouse "Troubleshooting USB keyboard.
  • Page 128 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions The spacebar or ESC key Information only. Memory tests was pressed during POST terminated by to terminate the memory keystroke. test. Keyboard cable connector Ensure that the keyboard is Keyboard data line loose or improperly properly connected.
  • Page 129: Bios Update

    (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Faulty or improperly Reseat the mezzanine card. PCI BIOS failed to installed mezzanine card. See "I/O Module Mezzanine install. Cards" on page 217. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 361. Error encountered in Set the NVRAM_CLR Plug &...
  • Page 130 Restore the flash memory System service Card flash memory may be using the latest version on update required. corrupted. ftp.dell.com or support.dell.com. See the iDRAC6 User’s Guide for instructions on performing a field replacement of the flash memory. About Your System...
  • Page 131 (continued) Table 1-27. Blade Messages Message Causes Corrective Actions Faulty memory module. See "Troubleshooting Blade The amount of Memory" on page 319. If the system memory has problem persists, see changed. "Getting Help" on page 361. Unsupported processor(s) Replace the processor(s) This system does installed.
  • Page 132: Reset The System

    See combination. "Processors" on page 243. Processor is not supported by the blade. Check for a BIOS update using the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Processor is not supported Check for a BIOS update Unsupported CPU by the blade.
  • Page 133 Memory" on page 319. faulty DIMMs are disabled: DIMMxx, DIMMyy. Unsupported processor. Update the BIOS firmware Warning! No using the Dell Support microcode update website at support.dell.com. loaded for processor n. There is no memory See "System Memory" on Warning: The configuration error, but page 171.
  • Page 134: Warning Messages

    NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the Glossary at support.dell.com/manuals. Warning Messages A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and prompts you to respond before the system continues a task. For example, before you format a diskette, a message warns you that you may lose all data on the diskette.
  • Page 135: Diagnostics Messages

    NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application or the operating system. For more information, see the documentation that accompanied the operating system or application. Diagnostics Messages When you run system diagnostics, an error message may result. Diagnostic error messages are not covered in this section. Record the message on a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist in "Getting Help"...
  • Page 136 About Your System...
  • Page 137: Using The System Setup Program

    Using the System Setup Program and UEFI Boot Manager The System Setup program is the BIOS program that enables you to manage your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options. From the System Setup program, you can: • Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware •...
  • Page 138: Entering The System Setup Program

    Entering the System Setup Program 1 Turn on or restart your system. 2 Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message: <F2> = System Setup If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again. Responding to Error Messages If an error message appears while the system is booting, make a note of the message.
  • Page 139: System Setup Options

    System Setup Options NOTE: The options for the System Setup program change based on the system configuration. NOTE: The System Setup program defaults are listed under their respective options, where applicable. Option Description System Time Sets the time on the system's internal clock. System Date Sets the date on the system's internal calendar.
  • Page 140: Memory Settings Screen

    Option Description F1/F2 Prompt on Enables the system to halt on errors during POST, which Error (Enables allows the user to observe events that may scroll by unnoticed default) during normal POST. You can select <F1> to continue or <F2> to enter the System Setup program. CAUTION: When setting this option to Disabled, the system does not halt if an error occurs during POST.
  • Page 141: Processor Settings Screen

    Option Description Redundant Memory If a valid memory configuration is installed, you can enable memory mirroring or spare memory. Options are Mirror (PowerEdge M910, M710HD, and M600) Mode, Spare Mode, and Disabled. NOTE: M710HD systems installed with Intel Xeon 5600 series processors support memory sparing.
  • Page 142 Option Description If set to Enabled, both logical processors per processor core Logical Processor are enabled. If set to Disabled, only one logical processor (Enabled default) per core is enabled. NOTE: Disable this feature if your system does not run Virtualization Technology (Disabled virtualization software.
  • Page 143: Sata Settings Screen (poweredge M610, M610x)

    Option Description Intel<R> QPI Sets the bandwidth priority to compute. Bandwidth Priority If supported by the processor(s), enables or disables Turbo Turbo Mode Mode. C1E (M915 only) When set to Enabled, the processor switches to minimum performance in the idle state. C States (Enabled When set to Enabled, the processor(s) can operate in all default)
  • Page 144: Integrated Devices Screen

    Option Description If Boot Mode is set to BIOS, this field tells the system Boot Sequence where the operating system files needed for startup are located. If Boot Mode is set to UEFI, you can access the UEFI boot manager utility by rebooting the system and pressing F11 when prompted to do so.
  • Page 145 Option Description Internal SD Card Port Enables or disables the system’s internal SD card port. (PowerEdge M915, NOTE: If a hypervisor is installed, it uses this port. M910, M905, M805, M710, M710HD, M610 and M610x) Redundancy Enables or disables the mirror mode for Internal Dual SD (Disabled default) Module (IDSDM).
  • Page 146: Pci Irq Assignments Screen

    Option Description If set to Enabled, the operating system restarts the system OS Watchdog Timer (Disabled default). if it locks up, based on the expiration of a timer. If set to Disabled, in the event of a system lockup, no timer is set and the OS does not restart the system in the event of a lockup.
  • Page 147: Power Management Screen (poweredge M915, M910, M710, M710hd, M610 And M610x Only)

    Option Description Failsafe Baud Rate Displays the failsafe baud rate used for console redirection (115200 default) when the baud rate cannot be negotiated automatically with the remote terminal. Select either VT 100/VT 220 or ANSI. Remote Terminal Type (VT 100/VT 220 default) Redirection After Boot Enables or disables BIOS console redirection after your...
  • Page 148: System Security Screen

    System Security Screen Option Description System Password Displays the current status of the password security feature and allows a new system password assignment and verification. NOTE: For more information, see "Using the System Password" on page 151. Setup Password Restricts access to the System Setup program by using a setup password.
  • Page 149: Exit Screen

    Option Description NOTE: Clearing the TPM loses all encryption keys in the TPM Clear TPM. This option prevents booting to the operating system (No default) and results in data loss if the encryption keys cannot be restored. Back up the TPM keys prior to enabling this option.
  • Page 150: Entering The Uefi Boot Manager

    Entering the UEFI Boot Manager 1 Turn on or restart your system. 2 Press <F11> after you see the following message: <F11> = UEFI Boot Manager NOTE: The system does not respond until the USB keyboard is active. NOTE: The Boot Mode option in System Setup must be set to UEFI to access the UEFI Boot Manager.
  • Page 151: System Utilities Screen

    System Utilities Screen Option Description System Setup Accesses the System Setup program without rebooting. System Services Restarts the system and accesses the Unified Server Configurator, which allows you to run utilities such as system diagnostics. For more information, see the Unified Server Configurator User’s Guide.
  • Page 152 When a system password is not assigned and the password jumper on the system board is in the enabled position, System Password is Not Enabled and Password Status is Unlocked. To assign a system password: 1 Verify that Password Status is Unlocked. 2 Highlight the System Password option and press <Enter>.
  • Page 153: Using The Setup Password

    To disable the password security: 1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Del>. 2 Type your password and press <Ctrl><Enter>. When Password Status is Locked, you must type the password and press <Enter> when prompted at reboot. If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and prompts you to re-enter your password.
  • Page 154 As you type, placeholders appear in the field. The password assignment is not case-sensitive. Certain key combinations are invalid and if you enter one, the system beeps. To erase a character, press <Backspace> or the left-arrow key. When you verify the password, the Setup Password changes to Enabled. The next time you enter the System Setup program, the system prompts you for the setup password.
  • Page 155: Installing Blade Components

    Installing Blade Components Recommended Tools You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section: • #1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers • T8 and T10 Torx drivers • Wrist grounding strap Removing and Installing a Blade Removing a Blade 1 Power down the blade using OS commands or the CMC, and ensure that the blade's power is off.
  • Page 156 Figure 3-1. Removing and Installing a Half-Height Blade blade handle release button blade guide rail on M1000e enclosure guide rail on blade (or blade blank) Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 157 Figure 3-2. Removing and Installing a Full-Height Blade blade handle release button blade guide rail on M1000e enclosure guide rail on blade Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 158: Installing A Blade

    Installing a Blade 1 If you are installing a new blade, remove the plastic cover from the I/O connector(s) and save for future use. See Figure 3-3. 2 Orient the blade so that the handle is on the left side of the blade. 3 If you are installing a blade in one of the eight upper bays, align the guide rail on the upper edge of the blade so that the rail fits between the plastic guides on the enclosure.
  • Page 159: Installing A Blade Blank

    Installing a Blade Blank 1 Hold the blank with the guide rail facing upwards (see detail in Figure 3-1). 2 Install the blank in the enclosure: • If you are installing a blade blank in one of the eight upper bays, align the metal guide rail on the upper edge of the blade blank so that the guide rail fits between the plastic guides on the enclosure (see detail in Figure 3-1).
  • Page 160 Figure 3-3. Opening a Blade (PowerEdge M600 Shown) I/O connector cover cover-release latch chassis cover Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 161: Closing The Blade

    Closing the Blade 1 Ensure that no tools or parts are left inside the blade. 2 Align the notches in the edges of the enclosure with the cover alignment pins on the inner sides of the cover. 3 Check that these cover-release latch is fully open, and lower the cover onto the enclosure.
  • Page 162: Inside The System

    Inside the System Figure 3-4 through Figure 3-12 show the interior components in the blades. Figure 3-4. Inside a Half-Height Blade (PowerEdge M710HD) iDRAC6 enterprise card optional mezzanine card 1 - Fabric C optional mezzanine card 2 - network daughter card Fabric B memory modules (A1 to A9) processor CPU2 and heat sink...
  • Page 163 Figure 3-5. Inside a Half-Height Blade (PowerEdge M600) optional Fabric C mezzanine card 2 optional Fabric B mezzanine card memory modules processor CPU1 and heat sink hard-drive backplane storage controller card (under drive bays) hard drive 1 hard drive 0 processor CPU2 and heat sink video riser card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 164 Figure 3-6. Inside a Half-Height Blade (PowerEdge M610) optional mezzanine card optional mezzanine card - Mezz3_Fab_C Mezz4_Fab_B memory modules processor CPU2 and heat sink hard-drive backplane storage controller card (under drive bays) hard drive 1 hard drive 0 processor CPU1 and heat sink iDRAC6 Enterprise card (under mezzanine card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 165 Figure 3-7. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M915) optional mezzanine card optional mezzanine card - Mezz1_Fab_C Mezz2_Fab_B LOM Riser A optional mezzanine card Mezz3_Fab_C optional mezzanine card - LOM Riser B Mezz4_Fab_B processor CPU2 and heat sink memory modules (for CPU 2) processor CPU4 and heat sink memory modules (for CPU 4)
  • Page 166 Figure 3-8. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M910) optional mezzanine card 1 - optional mezzanine card 2 - Fabric C Fabric B optional mezzanine card 3 - optional mezzanine card 4 - Fabric C Fabric B processor CPU2 and heat sink processor CPU4 hard drive 1 hard drive 0...
  • Page 167 Figure 3-9. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M905) optional mezzanine card 1 - optional mezzanine card 2 - Fabric C Fabric B optional mezzanine card 3 - optional mezzanine card 4 - Fabric C Fabric B SD card location memory modules processor CPU2 and heat sink processor CPU4 and heat sink hard drive 1...
  • Page 168 Figure 3-10. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M805) optional mezzanine card 1 - optional mezzanine card 2 - Fabric C Fabric B optional mezzanine card 3 - optional mezzanine card 4 - Fabric C Fabric B SD card location processor CPU2 and heat sink hard drive 1 hard drive 0 hard-drive backplane...
  • Page 169 Figure 3-11. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M710) optional mezzanine card 1 - optional mezzanine card 2 - Fabric C Fabric B optional mezzanine card 3 - optional mezzanine card 4 - Fabric C Fabric B memory modules processor CPU2 and heat sink hard drives (4) hard-drive backplane processor CPU1 and heat sink...
  • Page 170 Figure 3-12. Inside a Full-Height Blade (PowerEdge M610x) internal SD vFalsh card slot iDRAC6 Enterprise card mezzanine interface card cable management clip midplane interface card optional mezzanine card Mezz1_Fab_C1 optional mezzanine card - PCIe riser Mezz2_Fab_B1 standard PCIe cards or PCIe hard-drive backplane expansion-card blanks processor CPU2 and heat sink...
  • Page 171: System Memory

    System Memory System Memory PowerEdge M915 – The system board has 32 memory sockets organized in four channels per processor with two LV DIMMs per channel. This configuration permits the following maximum memory configurations: 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB LV DIMMs are supported per channel, for a total of up to 512 GB.
  • Page 172 – Figure 3-13. Memory Locations PowerEdge M915 CPU4 CPU2 CPU1 CPU3 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 173 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M915 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following guidelines when configuring your system memory: CAUTION: Memory module blanks must be installed in unoccupied memory sockets to maintain proper cooling airflow. •...
  • Page 174 Total Number of Memory Modules – Memory Memory Module Locations Physical Processors Number and Type Sparing Memory Support 32 GB Sixteen 2 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8 32 GB Four Sixteen 2 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3,...
  • Page 175 Total Number of Memory Modules – Memory Memory Module Locations Physical Processors Number and Type Sparing Memory Support 128 GB Four Thirty two 4 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8 192 GB...
  • Page 176 Total Number of Memory Modules – Memory Memory Module Locations Physical Processors Number and Type Sparing Memory Support 512 GB Four Thirty two 16 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8 1 TB...
  • Page 177: System Memory - Poweredge M910

    System Memory – PowerEdge M910 Your system supports DDR3 registered DIMMs (RDIMMS) only. 32 memory sockets are located on the system board, organized in eight channels with four DIMMs per channel. This configuration permits the following maximum memory configurations: Up to four 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB RDIMMs are supported per channel, for a total of up to 512 GB.
  • Page 178 Figure 3-14. Memory Locations - PowerEdge M910 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 179 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines - PowerEdge M910 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general guidelines when configuring your system memory: • Memory modules must be installed in pairs, beginning with the first two sockets in each set of memory modules. These sockets are marked by white retention levers.
  • Page 180 (continued) Table 3-2. Examples of PowerEdge M910 Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules – Memory Module Locations Physical Number and Type Memory 128 GB Eight 16 GB A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2 160 GB Twenty-four 4 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, and Eight 8 GB B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8...
  • Page 181: System Memory - Poweredge M905

    Non-Optimal Memory Configurations System performance can be affected if your memory configuration does not conform to the preceding installation guidelines. Your system may issue an error message during start-up stating that your memory configuration is non- optimal. Memory Sparing Support – PowerEdge M910 Memory sparing (spare bank) is supported in systems that have one of the memory configurations shown in Table 3-3.
  • Page 182 – Figure 3-15. Memory Locations PowerEdge M905 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M905 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following guidelines when configuring your system memory: • Memory modules must be installed in pairs, beginning with the first two sockets in each set of memory modules.
  • Page 183 • If pairs of memory modules of different sizes are installed, the larger capacity memory modules must be installed in the lower numbered slots. • Memory sparing is supported if 24 memory modules are installed. (Memory mirroring is not supported.) Table 3-4 shows examples of supported memory configurations.
  • Page 184: System Memory - Poweredge M805

    Non-Optimal Memory Configurations System performance can be affected if your memory configuration does not conform to the preceding installation guidelines. Your system may issue an error message during start-up stating that your memory configuration is non- optimal. Memory Sparing Support – PowerEdge M905 Memory sparing (spare bank) is supported in systems that have one of the memory configurations shown in Table 3-5.
  • Page 185 – Figure 3-16. Memory Locations PowerEdge M805 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M805 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following guidelines when installing your system memory: • Memory modules must be installed in pairs of identically-sized DIMMs, beginning with slots A1 and A2 (processor 1) and B1 and B2.
  • Page 186 • Memory must be installed in the same configuration (symmetrically) for both processors. • If pairs of memory modules of different sizes are installed, the larger capacity memory modules must be installed in the lower numbered slots. • Memory sparing is supported if 16 memory modules are installed. (Memory mirroring is not supported.) Table 3-6 shows examples of supported memory configurations.
  • Page 187 (continued) Table 3-6. Examples of PowerEdge M805 Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules - Memory Module Locations System Number and Size Memory 64 GB* Eight 8 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4 128 GB Sixteen 8 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8 *If 64 GB of memory is installed, the system recognizes only 63.75 GB during POST.
  • Page 188: System Memory - Poweredge M710

    System Memory PowerEdge M710 – Your system supports DDR3 registered DIMMs (RDIMMS) or unbuffered DIMMs (UDIMMs). Eighteen memory sockets are located on the system board, organized in three channels with three DIMMs per channel. This configuration permits the following maximum memory configurations: •...
  • Page 189 – Figure 3-17. Memory Locations PowerEdge M710 Channel 2 (B1, B4, B7) Channel 1 (B2, B5, B8) Channel 0 (B3, B6, B9) Channel 0 (A3, A6, A9) Channel 1 A2, A5, A8) Channel 2 (A1, A4, A7) Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 190 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M710 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general guidelines when configuring your system memory: • RDIMMs and UDIMMs cannot be mixed. • Memory modules are populated beginning with the socket farthest from the processor (this socket is indicated by a white socket-release lever).
  • Page 191 Independent Channel Mode (Optimizer Mode) – PowerEdge M710 In this mode, all three channels are populated with identical memory modules. This mode permits a larger total memory capacity, but does not support the reliability features of the other modes. To enable this mode, select the Optimizer option on the Memory Settings screen of the System Setup program.
  • Page 192 (continued) Table 3-8. Examples of PowerEdge M710 Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 8 GB Four 2 GB A2, A3, B2, B3 Advanced 8 GB UDIMMs 8 GB Four 2 GB A2, A3, A5, A6 Mirroring...
  • Page 193 (continued) Table 3-8. Examples of PowerEdge M710 Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 64 GB Eight 8 GB A2, A3, A5, A6, Advanced 64 GB RDIMMs B2, B3, B5, B6 72 GB Eighteen 4 GB A1, A2, A3, A4,...
  • Page 194: System Memory - Poweredge M710hd

    System Memory PowerEdge M710HD – Your system supports DDR3 registered DIMMs (RDIMMS). Eighteen memory sockets are located on the system board, organized in three channels per processor with three DIMMs per channel. This configuration supports up to three 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and up to two16 GB RDIMMs per channel, for a total of up to 192 GB.
  • Page 195 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M710HD To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general guidelines when configuring your system memory: • Memory modules are populated beginning with the socket farthest from the processor (this socket is indicated by a white socket-release lever). •...
  • Page 196 Memory Sparing Support – PowerEdge M710HD NOTE: For memory sparing support, your system must be installed with Intel Xeon 5600 series processors. Memory sparing (spare bank) is supported in systems that have one of the memory configurations shown in Table 3-9. The memory sparing feature must also be enabled in the Memory Information screen of the System Setup program.
  • Page 197 (continued) Table 3-9. Examples of PowerEdge M710HD Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 4 GB Four 1 GB A2, A3, B2, B3 Mirroring 2 GB UDIMMs 4 GB Four 1 GB A2, A3, B2, B3 Advanced...
  • Page 198 (continued) Table 3-9. Examples of PowerEdge M710HD Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 32 GB Eight 4 GB A2, A3, A5, A6, Advanced 32 GB RDIMMs B2, B3, B5, B6 36 GB Nine 4 GB A1, A2, A3, A4,...
  • Page 199: System Memory - Poweredge

    (continued) Table 3-9. Examples of PowerEdge M710HD Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 288 GB Eighteen 16 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, Independent 288 GB RDIMMs A5, A6, A7, A8, channel A9, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7,...
  • Page 200: M610/m610x

    – Figure 3-19. Memory Locations PowerEdge M610/M610x Channel 2 (A1, A4) Channel 1 (A2, A5) Channel 0 (A3, A6) CPU2 CPU1 Channel 0 (B3, B6) Channel 1 (B2, B5) Channel 2 (B1, B4) General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M610/M610x To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general guidelines when configuring your system memory: •...
  • Page 201 Three memory channels are allocated to each processor. The number of channels used and the allowable configurations depend on the memory mode selected. The channels are organized as follows: • Channel 0 - sockets 3, 6 • Channel 1 - sockets 2, 5 •...
  • Page 202 Independent Channel Mode (Optimizer Mode) – PowerEdge M610/M610x In this mode, all three channels are populated with identical memory modules. This mode permits a larger total memory capacity, but does not support the reliability features of the other modes. To enable this mode, select the Optimizer option on the Memory Settings screen of the System Setup program.
  • Page 203 (continued) Table 3-10. Examples of PowerEdge M610/M610x Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 8 GB Four 2 GB A2, A3, B2, B3 Advanced 8 GB UDIMMs 8 GB Four 2 GB A2, A3, A5, A6 Mirroring...
  • Page 204: System Memory - Poweredge M605

    (continued) Table 3-10. Examples of PowerEdge M610/M610x Memory Configurations Total Memory Modules Memory Module Processors Memory Available Physical – Number and Locations Mode Memory Memory Type 96 GB Twelve 8 GB A1, A2, A3, A4, Independent 96 GB RDIMMs A5, A6, B1, B2, channel B3, B4, B5, B6 128 GB...
  • Page 205 – Figure 3-20. Memory Locations PowerEdge M605 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M605 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following guidelines when installing your system memory: • Memory modules must be installed in pairs of identically-sized DIMMs, beginning with slots A1 and A2 (processor 1) and B1 and B2 (processor 2, if installed).
  • Page 206 Single-Processor Memory Configurations CAUTION: Memory module blanks must be installed in unoccupied memory sockets to maintain proper cooling airflow. – Table 3-11. Single-Processor Memory Configurations PowerEdge M605 Total CPU 1 System Memory 1 GB 512 MB 512 MB blank blank 2 GB 512 MB 512 MB...
  • Page 207 Dual-Processor Memory Configurations CAUTION: Memory module blanks must be installed in unoccupied memory sockets to maintain proper cooling airflow. – Table 3-12. Dual-Processor Memory Configurations PowerEdge M605 Total CPU1 CPU2 System Memory 2 GB 512 MB 512 MB blank blank 512 MB 512 MB blank blank 4 GB...
  • Page 208 Non-Optimal Memory Configurations System performance can be affected if your memory configuration does not conform to the preceding installation guidelines. Your system may issue an error message during start-up stating that your memory configuration is non- optimal. Memory Sparing Support – PowerEdge M605 Memory sparing is supported in single- or dual-processor systems that have one of the fully populated memory configurations shown in Table 3-13.
  • Page 209 – Table 3-13. Memory Sparing Configurations PowerEdge M605 Available Spared Processor 1 Processor 2 Memory Memory DIMM DIMM DIMM DIMM DIMM DIMM DIMM DIMM 1 CPU / 1 CPU / 2 CPUs 2 CPUs 1 GB / 2 1 GB / 2 1 GB* 1 GB* 512 1 GB* 1 GB* 512 1 GB / 2...
  • Page 210: System Memory - Poweredge M600

    System Memory PowerEdge M600 – You can upgrade your system memory to a maximum of 32 GB by installing 667 MHz registered DDRII fully-buffered DIMMs (FBDs). 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB memory modules are supported. The memory module sockets are divided into two equal branches (0 and 1).
  • Page 211 General Memory Module Installation Guidelines – PowerEdge M600 To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following guidelines when configuring your system memory: • Memory modules must be installed in pairs of identically-sized DIMMs. The total number of memory modules must equal two, four, or eight. Six modules are not supported.
  • Page 212 Non-Optimal Memory Configurations System performance can be affected if your memory configuration does not conform to the preceding installation guidelines. Your system may issue an error message during start-up stating that your memory configuration is non- optimal. Memory Sparing Support – PowerEdge M600 Memory sparing requires eight identical memory modules.
  • Page 213: Installing Memory Modules

    Installing Memory Modules WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the blade has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid touching the components.
  • Page 214: Removing Memory Modules

    6 Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key on the memory module socket, and insert the memory module in the socket. NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to install the memory module in the socket in only one way. 7 Press down on the memory module with your thumbs to lock the memory module into the socket.
  • Page 215: Mezzanine Interface Card (poweredge M610x Only)

    4 PowerEdge M910 and M905 systems only - You must slide the system board back in the blade chassis to access memory sockets (B1-B8) and (D1-D8) for M910 and (C1-C4) and (D1-D4) for M905. See step 1 through step 9 in "Removing the System Board"...
  • Page 216 Figure 3-23. Removing and Installing the Mezzanine Interface Card (PowerEdge M610x Only) mezzanine interface card cable management clip card retention latch mezzanine card connector (2) data cable connector (2) retention latch slot Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 217: Installing The Mezzanine Interface Card

    Installing the Mezzanine Interface Card 1 Remove the blade. See "Removing a Blade" on page 155. 2 Open the blade. See "Opening the Blade" on page 159. 3 Open the card retention latch by pressing the ridged area on the latch with your thumb and lifting the end of the latch.
  • Page 218: Mezzanine Card Installation Guidelines

    Mezzanine Card Installation Guidelines Full-Height Blades Full-height blades support up to four mezzanine cards. NOTE: Even though PowerEdge M610x is a full blade system, only two mezzanine card slots (MEZZ1_Fab_C1 and MEZZ2_FAB_B1) in the expansion bay are available for use. The other two slots on the system board (MEZZ1_FAB_C and MEZZ2_FAB_B) are occupied by the mezzanine interface card which provides connectivity between the PCIe expansion-card riser and the system board.
  • Page 219: Installing A Mezzanine Card

    • PowerEdge M610x supports two small-form factor (SFF) mezzanine cards. x8 PCIe Gen 1 and x8 PCIe Gen 2 cards are supported. Half-Height Blades Half-height blades support two mezzanine cards: • Mezzanine card slot C supports Fabric C. This card must match the fabric type of I/O modules installed in I/O module bays C1 and C2.
  • Page 220 Figure 3-24. Installing and Removing a Mezzanine Card - Full-Height Blades optional Fabric C mezzanine card 1 optional Fabric B mezzanine card 2 optional Fabric C mezzanine card 3 optional Fabric B mezzanine card 4 retention latch mezzanine card connector mezzanine card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 221 Figure 3-25. Installing and Removing a Mezzanine Card - Half-Height Blades Fabric C mezzanine card slot Fabric B mezzanine card slot mezzanine card mezzanine card connector retention latch 4 If present, remove the connector cover from the mezzanine card bay. NOTE: Hold the mezzanine card by its edges only.
  • Page 222: Removing A Mezzanine Card

    6 Lower the card into place until it is fully seated and the plastic clip on the outer edge of the card fits over the side of the blade chassis. 7 Close the retention latch to secure the mezzanine card. 8 Close the blade.
  • Page 223: Sd Card

    SD Card PowerEdge M905 and M805 In these blades, the SD card is an unmanaged persistent storage card. A hypervisor may be installed using this card. 1 Remove the blade. See "Removing a Blade" on page 155. 2 Install the SD card in the lower card slot. See Figure 3-26. 3 Install the blade.
  • Page 224: Poweredge M915, M910, M710, M710hd, M610, And M610x

    PowerEdge M915, M910, M710, M710HD, M610, and M610x In these blades, the SD card is an unmanaged persistent storage card. A hypervisor may be installed using this card. NOTE: For PowerEdge M915, M910, and M710HD, the iDRAC6 vFLASH card can be set to IDSDM function along with the SD card by setting the Redundancy option to Mirror mode in the Integrated Devices screen of system setup.
  • Page 225: Sd Vflash Card (poweredge M915, M910, M710, M710hd, M610, And M610x Only)

    SD vFlash Card (PowerEdge M915, M910, M710, M710HD, M610, and M610x Only) NOTE: For PowerEdge M915, M910 and M710HD, the iDRAC6 vFLASH card can be set to IDSDM function along with the SD card by setting the Redundancy option to Mirror mode in the Integrated Devices screen of system setup.
  • Page 226: Raid Battery

    RAID Battery The information in this section applies only to systems with the optional PERC controller cards without an integral battery backup unit. NOTE: For PowerEdge M710, M610, and M610x the RAID battery connectors are located on the system board. To locate the connectors for the RAID battery on the system board, see the appropriate figure in "System Board Connectors"...
  • Page 227 Figure 3-29. Removing or Installing the RAID Battery RAID battery cable RAID battery battery carrier tabs (2) slots (2) Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 228 Figure 3-30. Removing or Installing the RAID Battery (M915 and M910 Only) RAID battery cable RAID battery battery carrier storage controller card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 229 Figure 3-31. Removing or Installing the RAID Battery (M710 Only) RAID battery cable RAID battery tabs (3) metal standoffs storage controller card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 230 Figure 3-32. Removing or Installing the RAID Battery (PowerEdge M610/M610x Only) RAID battery cable RAID battery tabs (3) metal standoffs (3) storage controller card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 231: Installing The Raid Battery

    Installing the RAID Battery 1 Insert the battery. For systems with a battery carrier: Insert the RAID battery into the battery carrier. See Figure 3-29. Align the tabs on the battery carrier with the battery carrier slots on the chassis. Slide the battery carrier into the battery carrier slots until it locks into place.
  • Page 232: Integrated Nic Hardware Key

    Integrated NIC Hardware Key Hardware functionality for the blade’s integrated NICs is enabled by installing a NIC hardware key in the socket on the system board (see "System Board Connectors" on page 338.) NOTE: Operating system support is also required for full NIC functionality. Figure 3-33.
  • Page 233: Network Daughter Card/lom Riser Card (poweredge M915 And M710hd Only)

    To boot from the USB memory key, you must configure the USB memory key with a boot image, and then specify the USB memory key in the boot sequence in the System Setup program. See "Boot Settings Screen" on page 143. For information on creating a bootable file on the USB memory key, see the user documentation that accompanied the USB memory key.
  • Page 234: Installing The Lom Riser Card

    4 Lift the card from the system board. 5 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 6 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. Figure 3-35. Removing or Installing the Integrated Network Card screw (3) LOM riser card LOM riser card connector Installing the LOM Riser Card...
  • Page 235: Expansion Cards And Expansion-card Riser (poweredge M610x Only)

    4 Tighten the screws to secure the card to the system board. See Figure 3-35. 5 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 6 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card Riser (PowerEdge M610x Only) Expansion Card Installation Guidelines Your system supports up to two Generation 2 PCIe expansion cards installed...
  • Page 236: Installing An Expansion Card

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 237 Figure 3-36. Installing and Removing an Expansion Card (PowerEdge M610x Only) expansion-card retention latch shipping lock locking tab securing tab expansion-card connector (2) filler-bracket retention latch filler bracket captive screw impedance wall Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 238: Removing An Expansion Card

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 239: Expansion-card Riser (poweredge M610x Only)

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 240 Figure 3-37. Installing or Removing Cables Connecting the Expansion-Card Riser to the Mezzanine Interface Card (PowerEdge M610x Only) mezzanine interface card cable management clip data cable 2 data cable 1 data cable connector 2 data cable connector 1 expansion-card riser Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 241 Figure 3-38. Installing or Removing Cables Connecting the Expansion-Card Riser to the Midplane Interface Card (PowerEdge M610x Only) midplane interface card data cable 4 power cable connecting midplane expansion-card riser interface card to expansion-card riser expansion card power cables connecting midplane interface card to expansion cards (2) NOTE: You may use both power...
  • Page 242 4 Lift up on the left side of the impedance wall to release it from the chassis inner wall, then slide the impedance wall out of the slot on the expansion- card riser. See Figure 3-36. 5 Lift the expansion-card riser off the riser guide posts and out of the system. See Figure 3-39.
  • Page 243: Installing The Expansion-card Riser

    Installing the Expansion-Card Riser 1 Align the riser guides on each end of the expansion-card riser with the riser guide posts on the system board and lower the riser into the blade until the riser is fully seated on the system board. See Figure 3-39. 2 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card(s).
  • Page 244: Removing A Processor

    PowerEdge M805 System • PowerEdge M805 supports dual-core or quad-core AMD Opteron 2xxxx series processors only. • Two processors must be installed; single-processor configurations are not supported. • Hypertransport (HT) bridge cards must be installed in sockets CPU3 and CPU4. See "HT Bridge Card (PowerEdge M905 Only)" on page 262. PowerEdge M710, M710HD, M610, M610x, and M600 Systems •...
  • Page 245 Figure 3-40. Installing and Removing the Heat Sink (PowerEdge M915) heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. processor 4 processor 2 processor 3 processor 1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 246 Figure 3-41. Installing and Removing the Heat Sink (PowerEdge M910) NOTE: The above illustration shows the 130 W heat sink. The 95 W / 105 W heat sinks look similar to the heat sink shown in Figure 3-42. heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in...
  • Page 247 Figure 3-42. Installing and Removing the Heat Sink (PowerEdge M905) heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. socket CPU2 socket CPU4 socket CPU3 socket CPU1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 248 Figure 3-43. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M805) heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. socket CPU2 socket CPU1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 249 Figure 3-44. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M710) heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. socket CPU2 socket CPU1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 250 Figure 3-45. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M710HD) socket CPU2 screws (2) heat sink socket CPU1 NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 251 Figure 3-46. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M610) socket CPU2 heat sink NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. screws (4) socket CPU1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 252 Figure 3-47. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M610x) heat sink screws (4) NOTE: You must install the heat sink in the orientation shown here. socket CPU2 socket CPU1 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 253 Figure 3-48. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M600) heat sink screws (4) socket CPU1 socket CPU2 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 254 Figure 3-49. Installing and Removing a Heat Sink (PowerEdge M605) heat sink screws (4) socket CPU2 socket CPU1 4 Remove the heat sink. Set the heat sink upside down on the work surface to avoid contaminating the thermal grease. 5 Use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove any thermal grease from the surface of the processor shield.
  • Page 255 6 For PowerEdge M910, remove the screw to release the processor shield and then lift the processor out of the socket. See Figure 3-51. For other blades, pull the socket-release lever straight up until the processor is released from the socket. Open the processor shield and then lift the processor out of the socket.
  • Page 256 processor notch in processor screw pin-1 corner of processor processor shield pin-1 corner of socket socket-release lever Figure 3-51. Installing and Removing an Intel Processor (PowerEdge M910) processor screw processor shield pin-1 corner of socket notch in processor Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 257 Figure 3-52. Installing and Removing an Intel Processor (PowerEdge M710, M710HD, M610, M610x, or M600) socket-release lever processor processor shield notch in processor pin-1 corner of socket pin-1 corner of processor Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 258 Figure 3-53. Installing and Removing an AMD Processor (PowerEdge M905, M805, or M605) pin-1 corner of socket pin-1 corner of processor processor socket-release lever processor shield notch in processor Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 259: Installing A Processor

    Installing a Processor 1 If you are adding a processor to an unoccupied socket, perform the following steps first: NOTE: If you are installing just one processor, it must be installed in socket CPU1. See Figure 7-13 or Figure 7-12. Remove the processor filler blank.
  • Page 260 For PowerEdge M910, tighten the screw securing the processor shield. For other blades, rotate the socket release lever down until it snaps into place, securing the processor. 3 Install the heat sink: If you are reinstalling a heat sink, use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove the existing thermal grease from the heat sink.
  • Page 261: Flexmem Bridge (poweredge M910 Only)

    7 Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor operates correctly. See "Running System Diagnostics" on page 325 for information about running the diagnostics and troubleshooting processor problems. 8 Update the system BIOS. FlexMem Bridge (PowerEdge M910 Only) A FlexMem bridge must be installed in the third or fourth CPU sockets on the PowerEdge M910 system board to support two-processor configurations.
  • Page 262: Ht Bridge Card (poweredge M905 Only)

    2 Install the FlexMem Bridge in the socket. CAUTION: Positioning the card incorrectly can permanently damage the card and the system board when you turn on the system. Be careful not to bend the pins on the LGA socket. Identify the pin-1 corner of the card by locating the tiny gold triangle on one corner of the card.
  • Page 263 Figure 3-54. Installing and Removing an HT Bridge Card (PowerEdge M905 Only) socket-release lever processor shield notch in card HT bridge card Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 264 Installing an HT Bridge Card 1 Perform the following steps to prepare the two sockets on the new system board: Remove the processor filler blank. Lift the plastic processor socket cover from the socket. Unlatch and rotate the socket-release lever 90 degrees upward. Lift the processor shield.
  • Page 265: Blade System Board Nvram Backup Battery

    Blade System Board NVRAM Backup Battery The NVRAM backup battery is a 3.0 V, coin-cell battery. Removing and Installing the NVRAM Backup Battery WARNING: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 266 Figure 3-55. Replacing the NVRAM Backup Battery "+" side of battery battery connector 6 If you removed the system board to replace the battery, reinstall the board now. See "Blade System Board" on page 276. 7 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 8 Install the blade.
  • Page 267: Hard Drives

    Hard Drives • PowerEdge M915 supports two 2.5 inch SAS or SSD hard-disk drives. • PowerEdge M910 supports up to two 2.5 inch SAS, SATA, or solid-state disk (SSD) hard drives. • PowerEdge M905 and M805 support one or two 2.5 inch SAS hard-disk drives.
  • Page 268 Figure 3-56. Installing a Hard Drive release button hard drive carrier handle 2 Insert the hard-drive carrier into the drive bay. Carefully align the channel on the hard-drive carrier with the appropriate drive slot on the blade. 3 Push the drive carrier into the slot until the handle makes contact with the blade.
  • Page 269: Removing A Hard Drive

    Removing a Hard Drive NOTE: Not all operating systems support hot-swappable drive installation. See the documentation supplied with your operating system. 1 Take the hard drive offline and wait until the hard-drive indicator codes on the drive carrier signal that the drive may be removed safely. See Figure 1-14.
  • Page 270: Installing A Hard Drive In A Hard-drive Carrier

    Installing a Hard Drive in a Hard-Drive Carrier 1 Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier with the drive’s controller board’s connector end of the drive at the back of the carrier. See Figure 3-57. 2 From the back of the carrier, slide the drive into the carrier until it contacts the stop tab on the front of the carrier.
  • Page 271 Figure 3-57. Removing and Installing a Hard Drive in a Hard-Drive Carrier hard drive hard-drive carrier screws (4) Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 272: Video Controller (poweredge M905, M805, M605, And M600 Only)

    Video Controller (PowerEdge M905, M805, M605, and M600 Only) Follow these steps to remove and replace the video controller: 1 Remove the blade. See "Removing a Blade" on page 155. 2 Open the blade. See "Opening the Blade" on page 159. 3 Remove the video controller: •...
  • Page 273 Figure 3-59. Removing and Installing a Video Controller Daughter Card (PowerEdge M605 Shown) video controller board torx screws (2) connector on system board 4 To install a new video controller: If you are installing a video controller in a PowerEdge M600, align the •...
  • Page 274: Hard-drive Backplane

    Hard-Drive Backplane NOTE: A hard-drive backplane must be installed in each blade to maintain proper airflow, even when the blade is in a diskless configuration. NOTE: PowerEdge M600, M610, M610x, M710, M710HD, M805, M905, and M910 have one hard-drive backplane and PowerEdge M915 has two hard-drive backplanes.
  • Page 275 Figure 3-60. Removing and Installing the Hard-Drive Backplane (M915 Shown) hard-drive backplane (2) hard-drive connectors (2) retention hooks (4) latches (4) backplane connector (2) 5 To install the hard-drive backplane: Hold the backplane with the drive connectors facing towards the hard drive bays.
  • Page 276: Blade System Board

    6 Replace the hard drive(s). If you are installing multiple drives, be sure to reinstall them in their original locations. 7 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 8 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. Blade System Board Removing the System Board 1 Remove the blade.
  • Page 277 NOTE: If you are removing multiple mezzanine cards, label them so that you can replace them in their original locations. 9 To remove a full-height blade system board: Use the thumb and index fingers of your right hand to lift the system board retention pin.
  • Page 278 Figure 3-61. Removing and Installing a System Board (Full-Height Blades – PowerEdge M905 Shown) system board system board retention pin tabs on system chassis slots in system board tray Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 279 To remove a half-height blade system board, hold the blade chassis with one hand, lift and pull the system board retention latch with the other hand, and then slide the system board out of the open end of the chassis. See Figure 3-62.
  • Page 280: Installing The System Board

    11 Remove the video riser card or daughter card. See "Video Controller (PowerEdge M905, M805, M605, and M600 Only)" on page 272. 12 Remove the memory modules and memory module blanks. See "Removing Memory Modules" on page 214. 13 Remove the processor(s). See "Removing a Processor" on page 244. 14 Remove the storage controller board.
  • Page 281: Storage Controller Card

    2 Slide the new system board into the open end of the blade chassis until the retention latch or retention pin engages. NOTE: Ensure that the system board plate is parallel with the chassis. When the board assembly is installed correctly, the tabs on the system board pan fit into the corresponding openings in the floor of the blade chassis.
  • Page 282: Installing The Storage Controller Board

    5 If you are removing a RAID controller, disconnect the RAID battery from the controller board. 6 Lift the controller board straight up from the system board. Figure 3-63. Removing and Installing the Storage Controller Card (Half-Height Blade Shown) storage controller card release lever Installing the Storage Controller Board 1 To place the storage controller board onto the system board, align the...
  • Page 283: Midplane Interface Card (poweredge M610x)

    4 Reinstall the system board. See "Installing the System Board" on page 280. 5 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. Midplane Interface Card (PowerEdge M610x) The midplane interface card is an additional chassis option that provides the capability to use PCIe cards.
  • Page 284 Figure 3-64. Removing and Installing the Midplane Interface Card - PowerEdge M610x screws (2) power cable connectors (3) midplane interface card data cable connectors (2) 6 Disconnect the power and data cables from the connectors on the midplane interface card. To disconnect the power and data cables, press the release latch on the connector, push inward slightly, then outward to release the cable connector from the board connector.
  • Page 285: Installing The Midplane Interface Card

    8 Slide the midplane interface card toward the back of the chassis and lift it out of the chassis. Installing the Midplane Interface Card 1 Position the midplane interface card into the blade chassis by sliding it in from the back of the chassis. 2 Tighten the screws that secure the midplane interface card to the chassis.
  • Page 286 Installing Blade Components...
  • Page 287: Installing Enclosure Components

    (chassis, servers, I/O modules, iKVM, CMC, and power supplies). The power management service optimizes power consumption and re-allocates power to different modules based on real-time demand. For more information, see "Power Management" in the Dell Chassis Management Controller User’s Guide. NOTE: The wattage of a power supply module is listed on its regulatory label.
  • Page 288: Power Supply Blanks

    NOTE: PDU inlet cords for this system may be too thick to fit in the wire guides installed in the rack vertical rails. If this is the case, remove the wire guides by removing the attachment screw securing each guide. Route the PDU inlet cords along the vertical rails, securing them with tie wraps or Velcro strips.
  • Page 289 Figure 4-1. Power Cable Retention Clip power supply retention clip tether notch in power supply handle retention clip power cable 2 Press down on the power supply module release button on the handle. See Figure 4-2. Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 290 Figure 4-2. Removing and Installing a Power Supply Module power supply handle release button 3 Rotate the power supply module handle down to eject the power supply module. 4 Slide the power supply module out of the enclosure. Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 291: Installing A Power Supply Module

    Installing a Power Supply Module 1 Ensure that the power supply module handle is fully open and the power cable is not plugged into the electrical outlet. 2 Slide the power supply module into the enclosure. See Figure 4-2. 3 Rotate the power supply module handle upward until it latches. 4 Plug a power cable into the power supply module.
  • Page 292: Installing A Fan Module

    Figure 4-3. Removing and Installing a Fan Module fan module release button Installing a Fan Module 1 Inspect the fan for debris before installing the fan in the enclosure. 2 Slide the fan module into the enclosure until it is fully seated and the release button engages.
  • Page 293: Cmc Module

    CMC Module Removing a CMC Module 1 Disconnect the cables attached to the CMC module. 2 Push the release latch on the handle and rotate the handle away from the module front panel. 3 Slide the CMC module out of the enclosure. 4 Install the I/O connector cover.
  • Page 294: Installing An Sd Card In The Cmc Module

    Installing an SD Card in the CMC Module The SD card slot on the CMCM module supports an optional WWN/MAC feature that allows slot-based WWN/MACs for the blades, simplifying blade installation and replacement. NOTE: For a redundant CMC module system, install the SD card on the passive module.
  • Page 295: Installing A Cmc Module

    3 Reinstall the CMC module and reattach any cables that were disconnected. See "Installing a CMC Module" on page 295. On a single CMC system, the SD card activates automatically. For redundant CMC module systems, initiate a changeover to make the passive module active using the following steps: 1 Navigate to the Chassis page.
  • Page 296: Ikvm Module

    iKVM Module Removing an iKVM Module 1 Disconnect the cables attached to the iKVM module. 2 Press in the release latch on the handle and rotate the handle away from the module front panel. See Figure 4-4. 3 Slide the module out of the enclosure. Installing an iKVM Module 1 Ensure that the module handle is fully open.
  • Page 297 Figure 4-6. Removing and Installing an I/O Module I/O connector cover I/O module release latch handle Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 298: Installing An I/o Module

    Installing an I/O Module NOTE: The I/O module must be installed in the appropriate I/O bay. See "Guidelines for Installing I/O Modules" on page 52. 1 Unpack the I/O module and prepare it for installation. For instructions, see the documentation that accompanied the I/O module.
  • Page 299: Installing The Enclosure Bezel

    Figure 4-7. Removing and Installing the Bezel bezel enclosure screws (8) Installing the Enclosure Bezel 1 Attach the bezel to the enclosure using the screws. See Figure 4-7. 2 Connect the ribbon cable to the LCD module, and reinstall the cover plate.
  • Page 300: Enclosure Midplane

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 301 Figure 4-8. Removing and Installing the Front Module Cage Assembly front module cage assembly enclosure screws (4) NOTE: The empty cage assembly weighs 21 kg (47 lbs). Obtain assistance when removing the cage assembly from the enclosure. 9 Slide the cage out from the enclosure. See Figure 4-8. 10 Disconnect the control-panel cable from the midplane by pressing the small latch at each end of the connector.
  • Page 302: Installing The Midplane And Front Module Cage Assembly

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 303: Enclosure Control Panel Assembly

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 304 Figure 4-10. Removing and Installing the Control Panel control panel control-panel cable screws (2) LCD panel cable 5 Press the catch at each end of the control-panel cable connector, and remove the control-panel cable from the underside of the control panel. 6 Use the pull-tab to disconnect the LCD panel cable from the underside of the control panel.
  • Page 305: Installing The Enclosure Control Panel

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 306 Figure 4-11. Removing and Installing the LCD Module cable cover LCD module ribbon cable hinges (2) screws (2) 2 Remove the cable cover. 3 Disconnect the ribbon cable. 4 Remove the two screws securing the LCD module to the hinges. Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 307: Installing The Lcd Module

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 308 Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 309: Troubleshooting Your System

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 310: Checking The Equipment

    Checking the Equipment This section provides troubleshooting procedures for external devices attached to the system, such as the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Before you perform any of the procedures, see "Troubleshooting External Connections" on page 310. Troubleshooting External Connections Loose or improperly connected cables are the most likely source of problems for the system, monitor, and other peripherals (such as a keyboard, mouse, or other external device).
  • Page 311: Troubleshooting The Keyboard

    Troubleshooting the Keyboard 1 Ensure that the blade(s) is turned on. 2 Verify that the iKVM firmware revision is current. 3 Check the keyboard connection to either the front-panel connector on the blade or to the back-panel iKVM module. 4 If the keyboard is connected to an external KVM using a SIP, check that the SIP is compatible with the KVM.
  • Page 312: Troubleshooting Usb Devices

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 313: Troubleshooting A Damaged Enclosure

    6 Remove the CMC module(s). See "Removing a CMC Module" on page 293. 7 Remove the iKVM module. See "Removing an iKVM Module" on page 296. 8 Remove the I/O modules. See "Removing an I/O Module" on page 296. 9 Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours. 10 Install the I/O modules.
  • Page 314: Troubleshooting Enclosure Components

    3 Ensure that all components are properly installed and free from damage. 4 Run the online diagnostics. See "Running System Diagnostics" on page 325. If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 361. Troubleshooting Enclosure Components The following procedures describe how to troubleshoot the following components: •...
  • Page 315: Troubleshooting Fan Modules

    1 Verify that the latest firmware is installed on the CMC module. See support.dell.com for the latest firmware and refer to the release notes for firmware compatibility and update information. 2 Verify that the CMC(s) have valid IP addresses for the subnet. Verify using the ICMP ping command.
  • Page 316 3 Reseat the CMC module and see if the CMC module fault indicator turns off. See "CMC Module" on page 293 and Figure 1-22 for more information about the module’s indicators. 4 If another CMC module is available, swap the two modules. 5 If the fault indicator is off, but the serial device connected to the serial port is not properly operating, go to step 6.
  • Page 317: Troubleshooting The Ikvm Module

    Troubleshooting the iKVM Module Problem: When using iDRAC video\console redirection you cannot see video through the iKVM when you switch to a blade running Linux. Likely Cause and Solution: A monitor or KVM appliance with a lower resolution has recently been added. Example: A blade running X Windows under Linux is inserted and powered on.
  • Page 318: Troubleshooting A Network Switch Module

    Troubleshooting a Network Switch Module NOTE: To eliminate the possibility of a hardware problem with the module or its attaching devices, first ensure that the module is properly initialized and configured. See the Configuration Guide and the documentation that came with the module before performing the following procedure.
  • Page 319: Troubleshooting Blade Components

    Troubleshooting Blade Components The following procedures describe how to troubleshoot the following components. See Figure 3-5 for the location of the components inside the blade. • Memory • Hard drives • Expansion cards • Processors • Blade system board • Battery Troubleshooting Blade Memory NOTE:...
  • Page 320: Troubleshooting Hard Drives

    6 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 7 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. 8 Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics. See "Running System Diagnostics" on page 325. If the test fails, see "Getting Help" on page 361. Troubleshooting Hard Drives CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the hard...
  • Page 321: Troubleshooting Expansion Cards

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 322: Troubleshooting Processors

    14 For each expansion card you removed in step 10, perform the following steps: Open the blade. See "Opening the Blade" on page 159. Reinstall one of the expansion cards. Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. Install the blade and turn it on.
  • Page 323: Troubleshooting The Blade Board

    Troubleshooting the Blade Board 1 Remove the blade. See "Removing a Blade" on page 155. 2 Open the blade. See "Opening the Blade" on page 159. 3 Clear the blade NVRAM. See "Blade System Board Jumper Settings" on page 331 for the location of the NVRAM_CLR jumper.
  • Page 324: Troubleshooting The Nvram Backup Battery

    Troubleshooting the NVRAM Backup Battery Each blade contains a battery that maintains the blade configuration, date, and time information in NVRAM when you turn off the blade. You may need to replace the battery if an incorrect time or date is displayed during the boot routine.
  • Page 325: Running System Diagnostics

    Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics To assess a system problem, first use the online Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics. Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics is a suite of diagnostic programs, or test modules, that include diagnostic tests on chassis and storage components such as hard drives, physical memory, communications ports, NICs, CMOS, and more.
  • Page 326: When To Use The System Diagnostics

    3 To exit the utility, reboot the system and press <F10> to re-enter USC or USC-LCE. The results of the diagnostics tests are displayed on the screen when the tests are complete. To resolve the problems found in the test results, search the resolutions from support.dell.com. Running System Diagnostics...
  • Page 327: From A Usb Flash Drive

    8 Ensure that you have the USB flash drive connected to the blade. 9 Reboot the blade. If the blade fails to boot, see "Contacting Dell" on page 361. When you start the system diagnostics, a message is displayed stating that the diagnostics are initializing.
  • Page 328: System Diagnostics Testing Options

    System Diagnostics Testing Options To select an option from the Diagnostics menu, highlight the option and press <Enter>, or press the key that corresponds to the highlighted letter in the option. Table 6-1 provides a brief explanation of testing options. Table 6-1.
  • Page 329: Using The Advanced Testing Options

    When you run a system diagnostics test, you may receive an error message during testing. Record the message on a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist. For a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist and instructions for obtaining technical assistance, see "Contacting Dell" on page 361. Running System Diagnostics...
  • Page 330 Running System Diagnostics...
  • Page 331: System Board Information

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 332: Poweredge M905 Jumper Settings

    PowerEdge M910 Jumper Settings Figure 7-3 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the blade system board. Table 7-2 lists the jumper settings. NOTE: Figure 7-3 is oriented with the front end of the blade system board facing to the right.
  • Page 333: Poweredge M805 Jumper Settings

    (continued) Table 7-3. PowerEdge M905 Jumper Settings NVRAM_CLR (default) The configuration settings are retained at system boot. The configuration settings are cleared at the next system boot. (If the configuration settings become corrupted to the point where the system does not boot, install the jumper and boot the system.
  • Page 334: Poweredge M710 Jumper Settings

    PowerEdge M710 Jumper Settings Figure 7-5 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the blade system board. Table 7-5 lists the jumper settings. NOTE: Figure 7-5 is oriented with the front end of the blade system board facing to the right.
  • Page 335: Poweredge M710hd Jumper Settings

    PowerEdge M710HD Jumper Settings Figure 7-6 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the blade system board. Table 7-6 lists the jumper settings. NOTE: Figure 7-6 is oriented with the front end of the blade system board facing to the right.
  • Page 336: Poweredge M610/m610x Jumper Settings

    PowerEdge M610/M610x Jumper Settings Figure 7-7 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the blade system board. Table 7-7 lists the jumper settings. NOTE: Figure 7-7 is oriented with the front end of the blade system board facing to the right.
  • Page 337: Poweredge M600 Jumper Settings

    PowerEdge M600 Jumper Settings Figure 7-13 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the blade system board. Table 7-8 lists the jumper settings. NOTE: Figure 7-13 is oriented with the front end of the blade system board facing to the right.
  • Page 338: System Board Connectors

    System Board Connectors PowerEdge M915 System Board Figure 7-1. PowerEdge M915 System Board Connectors Table 7-9. PowerEdge M915 System Board Connectors Connector Description LOM RISER B Network Daughter Card/LOM Riser card connector B1 – B8 Memory modules B1 – B8 (for processor 2) System Board Information...
  • Page 339 (continued) Table 7-9. PowerEdge M915 System Board Connectors Connector Description CPU2 Processor 2 socket CPU4 Processor 4 socket BACKPLANE 2 Hard-drive backplane connector USB connector D1 – D8 Memory modules D1 – D8 (for processor 4) C1 – C8 Memory modules C1 – C8 (for processor 3) Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery 10 STORAGE Storage controller card connector...
  • Page 340: Poweredge M910 System Board

    PowerEdge M910 System Board Figure 7-2. PowerEdge M910 System Board Connectors Table 7-10. PowerEdge M910 System Board Connectors Connector Description J_INT_USB USB connector CPU2 Processor 2 socket CPU4 Processor 4 socket B1 – B8 Memory modules B1 – B8 Optional RAID battery System Board Information...
  • Page 341 (continued) Table 7-10. PowerEdge M910 System Board Connectors Connector Description D1 – D4 Memory modules D1 – D4 Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery NOTE: Access requires removal of system board. See "Removing the System Board" on page 276. J_STORAGE Storage controller card connector C1 –...
  • Page 342: Poweredge M905 System Board

    PowerEdge M905 System Board Figure 7-3. PowerEdge M905 System Board Connectors Table 7-11. PowerEdge M905 System Board Connectors Connector Description MEZZ4_FAB_B Mezzanine card connector 4 Fabric B SD card connector System board retention pin B1 – B8 Memory modules B1 – B8 CPU2 Processor 2 socket D1 –...
  • Page 343 (continued) Table 7-11. PowerEdge M905 System Board Connectors Connector Description C1 – C4 Memory modules C1 – C4 PSWD_EN, System configuration jumpers NVRAM_CLR NOTE: Access requires removal of system board. See "Removing the System Board" on page 276. 10 - Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery NOTE: Access requires removal of system board.
  • Page 344: Poweredge M805 System Board

    PowerEdge M805 System Board Figure 7-4. PowerEdge M805 System Board Connectors Table 7-12. PowerEdge M805 System Board Connectors Connector Description MEZZ4_FAB_B Mezzanine card connector 4 Fabric B SD card connector System board retention pin B1 – B8 Memory modules B1 – B8 CPU2 Processor 2 socket System Board Information...
  • Page 345 (continued) Table 7-12. PowerEdge M805 System Board Connectors Connector Description PWRD_EN, System configuration jumpers NVRAM_CLR NOTE: Access requires removal of system board. See "Removing the System Board" on page 276. Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery NOTE: Access requires removal of system board. See "Removing the System Board"...
  • Page 346: Poweredge M710 System Board

    PowerEdge M710 System Board Figure 7-5. PowerEdge M710 System Board Connectors Table 7-13. PowerEdge M710 System Board Connectors Connector Description MEZZ4_FAB_B Mezzanine card connector 4 Fabric B System board retention pin B1 – B9 Memory modules B1 – B9 CPU2 Processor 2 socket ISCSI_KEY Hardware key socket for integrated NIC feature...
  • Page 347 (continued) Table 7-13. PowerEdge M710 System Board Connectors Connector Description J_INT_USB USB connector Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery NOTE: Access requires removal of system board. See "Removing the System Board" on page 276. 10 J_STORAGE Storage controller card connector 11 PWRD_EN, System configuration jumpers NVRAM_CLR...
  • Page 348: Poweredge M710hd System Board

    PowerEdge M710HD System Board Figure 7-6. PowerEdge M710HD System Board Connectors Table 7-14. PowerEdge M710HD System Board Connectors Connector Description LOM RISER Network Daughter Card/LOM Riser card connector MEZZ2_FAB_B Mezzanine card connector 2 Fabric B A1 – A9 Memory modules A1 – A9 CPU2 Processor 2 socket Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery...
  • Page 349: Poweredge M610 System Board

    PowerEdge M610 System Board Figure 7-7. PowerEdge M610 System Board Connectors Table 7-15. PowerEdge M610 System Board Connectors Connector Description MEZZ1_FAB_C Mezzanine card connector 1- Fabric C MEZZ1_FAB_B Mezzanine card connector 2 - Fabric B A1 – A6 Memory modules A1 – A6 Hardware key socket for enabling the integrated NIC feature CPU2...
  • Page 350: Poweredge M610x System Board

    (continued) Table 7-15. PowerEdge M610 System Board Connectors Connector Description Hard-drive backplane connector 10 B1 – B6 Memory modules B1 – B6 11 - RAID battery connector 12 CPU1 Processor 1 socket 13 - iDRAC6 enterprise card connector PowerEdge M610x System Board Figure 7-8.
  • Page 351 Table 7-16. PowerEdge M610x System Board Connectors Connector Description MEZZ2_FAB_B Mezzanine interface card connector A1 – A6 Memory modules A1 – A6 Hardware key socket for enabling the integrated NIC feature CPU2 Processor 2 socket Hard-drive backplane connector Storage controller card connector Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery NOTE: Access requires removal of system board.
  • Page 352: Poweredge M610x Midplane Interface Card

    PowerEdge M610x Midplane Interface Card Figure 7-9. PowerEdge M610x Midplane Interface Card Connectors Table 7-17. PowerEdge M610x Midplane Interface Card Connectors Connector Description Data 4 Data cable connector 4 MEZZ2_FAB_B1 Mezzanine card connector - Fabric B PWR_CN3 Expansion card riser power connector PCIe_PWR_CN5 PCIe card power connector PCIe_PWR_CN4...
  • Page 353: Poweredge M610x Expansion-card Riser

    (continued) Table 7-17. PowerEdge M610x Midplane Interface Card Connectors Connector Description MEZZ1_FAB_C1 Mezzanine card connector - Fabric C Data 3 Data cable connector 3 PowerEdge M610x Expansion-Card Riser Figure 7-10. PowerEdge M610x Expansion-Card Riser Connectors Connector Description Data 1 Data cable connector 1 Data 2 Data cable connector 2 System Board Information...
  • Page 354: Poweredge M610x Mezzanine Interface Card

    Connector Description PCIe 2 Expansion-card connector 2 PCIe 1 Expansion-card connector 1 Data 3 Data cable connector 3 Data 4 Data cable connector 4 Riser-card power connector PowerEdge M610x Mezzanine Interface Card Figure 7-11. PowerEdge M610x Mezzanine Interface Card Connectors System Board Information...
  • Page 355: Poweredge M605 System Board

    Connector Description Data 2 Data cable connector 2 Mezzanine interface card connectors Data 1 Data cable connector 1 PowerEdge M605 System Board Figure 7-12. PowerEdge M605 System Board Connectors Table 7-18. PowerEdge M605 System Board Connectors Connector Description Mezzanine card connector - Fabric C Mezzanine card connector - Fabric B Memory module connector, slot A1 Memory module connector, slot A2...
  • Page 356 (continued) Table 7-18. PowerEdge M605 System Board Connectors Connector Description CPU2 Processor 2 socket TOE_KEY Hardware key socket for enabling the integrated NIC TOE/iSCSI feature 10 PWRD_EN, Configuration jumpers NVRAM_CLR 11 SASBKPLN Hard-drive backplane connector 12 BATTERY Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery 13 J_STORAGE Storage controller card connector 14 B1...
  • Page 357: Poweredge M600 System Board

    PowerEdge M600 System Board Figure 7-13. PowerEdge M600 System Board Connectors 9 10 11 Table 7-19. PowerEdge M600 System Board Connectors Connector Description Mezzanine card connector - Fabric C Mezzanine card connector - Fabric B BATTERY Connector for the 3.0 V coin battery Memory module connector, slot 1 Memory module connector, slot 5 Memory module connector, slot 2...
  • Page 358: Disabling A Forgotten Password

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 359 6 Close the blade. See "Closing the Blade" on page 161. 7 Install the blade. See "Installing a Blade" on page 158. When the blade is on, the power-on indicator is solid green. Allow the blade to finish booting. The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots with the password removed.
  • Page 360 System Board Information...
  • Page 361: Getting Help

    NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.
  • Page 362 Getting Help...
  • Page 363: Index

    315 troubleshooting, 324 configuring boot drive, 269 battery, 265 installing, 265 connectors removing, 265 system board, 338 blade board contacting Dell, 361 troubleshooting, 323 blade power button, 30 blades closing, 161 Dell installing, 158 contacting, 361 opening, 159 diagnostics...
  • Page 364 expansion cards installing, 236 Gb Ethernet pass-through removing, 238 module, 101 expansion slots, 235 getting help, 361 expansion-card riser, 239 guidelines expansion card installation, 235 memory installation, 173, 179, 182, 185, 190, 195, 200, fan module indicators, 37 fans installing, 292 removing, 291 hard drive troubleshooting, 315...
  • Page 365 identifying midplane version, 38 keyboards iKVM module, 296 troubleshooting, 311 features, 41 keystrokes installing, 296 system setup program, 138 removing, 296 tiering, 44 indicators AC power present, 37 LOM riser card, 233 CMC fault, 49 CMC link, 49 CMC link activity, 49 CMC status, 49 fan module, 37 memory...
  • Page 366 troubleshooting, 311 PowerConnect Ethernet switch module, 74-75, 83 processors blades, 243 troubleshooting, 322 network switch module troubleshooting, 318 NVRAM backup, 265 recommended tools, 155 removing battery, 265 opening blade blank, 158 blades, 159 blades, 155 options CMC module, 293, 296 system setup, 139 expansion card, 238 fans, 291...
  • Page 367 13 obtaining, 361 support TPM security, 147 contacting Dell, 361 troubleshooting system board battery, 324 connectors, 338 blade board, 323 CMC module, 315 system control panel, 16 external connections, 310 system fans, 291 fans, 315...
  • Page 368 video controller installing, 273 Index...

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