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I. Physical Installation
Congratulations on your purchase of ARMC/3P, the complete solution for secure remote platform management. This
very important installation procedure ensures a smooth installation.
Mount the ARMC/3P into a free PCI slot. You may use a PCI-X slot (33 or 66 MHz, 32 or 64 Bit). The ARMC/3P will not
fit in PCI express slots. Connect the cables like shown in the figure:
Serial 1
Serial 1
Serial 2
PS/2
Ethernet
1
USB
1
ADC
KVM Port
External Power
Adaptor
There are the following options to connect power and enable reset/power:
Connecting Power using
We recommend a 5V /1A power
supply. Contact your local sales
External Power Adaptor
representative for a Acer approved
An external power supply could be
power supply.
connected to the ARMC/3P in order
to use the remote power on/off fea-
tures provided by the ARMC/3P.
To allow the ARMC/3P to operate
Important: Any standard power
independently from the server sys-
supply compliant with the require-
tem it is possible to connect the
ments stated above may be used.
card to an external power supply.
Nevertheless, any warranty from
From the technical point of view
Acer voids if non-Acer power sup-
any power supply can be used as
plies are used in conjunction with
long as the following specifications
the ARMC/3P. Check for the Acer
are met:
approval label on the external
power supply in order to preserve
your manufacturer's warranty.
Voltage: 5V
Current: >= 1A
Pinning: Plus on inner connector
Dimension: 2.1 mm diameter
ATX Power Cable Adaptor
purple
cable color
black
red
-
IPMB
white
1
black
-
KIRA100
Reset/Power Wires
RST1
RST2
PWR1
PWR2
S2D
Connecting Power and Reset
Cables
The ARMC/3P offers the possibility
to remotely control both the power
and the reset functions of the host
system. In order to support it, there
is additional cabling necessary. The
preferred way for this cabling are the
interfaces offered by IPMI. However,
if your host does not support IPMI
you may use other possibilities.
IPMB Cable
Ethernet
VGA-USB System Cable
optional External
Power Supply
ARMC/3P Front Side Connectors
(a) IPMI over IPMB
4. Connect the connector PWR2 on the
ARMC/3P using the enclosed power switch
This connection is used to power on or off the
cable (two wires, black/red) with the power
system, or to perform a hard reset. You must
switch on the motherboard.
have a motherboard that supports IPMI 1.5 or
higher and has a 3 or 4 pin IPMB connector as
In case your motherboard does not have single
shown in the Figure below.
pins for reset and power switch, you may use
one of the front panel adapters which are
offered.
1. Connect the 5 pin connector of the IPMB
cable with the 1x5 pin IPMB connector on the
ARMC/3P as shown in the schema with all con-
nectors of the ARMC/3P. The red wire of the
Connecting the VGA-USB System
IPMB cable has to be connected to pin 1 at the
Cable and the Videosplitter
ARMC/3P.
2. Connect the ending of the cable with one of
the IPMB connectors (3 or 4 pin connector) on
the motherboard.
3. Set the IPMI settings to IPMI over IPMB.
4. Make sure that the IPMI function is enabled
on the host system.
VGA-USB System Cable
IPMB
Type A
IPMB
type B
1. Use the video cable to connect the VGA out-
put of the host with the VGA input on the
ARMC/3P. In case a local video display is
required, please use the videosplitter as shown
below. Make sure that the connector with
screws is mounted to the computer VGA out.
2. Connect the USB plug with one of the host's
(b) ATX Power Reset
own USB connectors.
If there are separate pins for the reset and power
3. Connect the Ethernet jack to a hub or switch
switch connectors on the motherboard, refer to
using an UTP 5 cable if required.
the motherboard manual to find the right con-
nectors for the front panel reset/power switch
buttons:
1. Disconnect the reset cable from the mother-
board and connect it to the connector RST1 of
the ARMC/3P.
2. Connect the connector RST2 on the
ARMC/3P using the enclosed reset cable (two
Videosplitter
wires, black/red) with the reset connector on the
motherboard.
To the local Monitor
3. Disconnect the power switch cable from the
motherboard and connect it to the connector
F - female connector
M - male connector
PWR1 on the ARMC/3P.
IPMB cable
ARMC/3P Rear Side Connectors
Connecting Ethernet
The bracket of the ARMC/3P provides a RJ45
connector for Ethernet. The connector is used
either for a 100 Mbps 100BASE-TX connection
or for a 10 Mpbs 10BASE-T connection. The
adapter can sense the connection speed and
will adjust to the appropriate operation automat-
ically.
(a) 10 Mpbs Connection
For 10BASE-T ethernet networks the Fats
Ethernet adapter uses category 3, 4, or 5 UTP
cable. To establish a 10 Mbps connection, the
cable has to be connected to a 10BASE-T hub.
VGA
output
1. Make sure that the cable is wired appropri-
ately for a standard 10BASE-T adapter.
2. Align the RJ45 plug with the notch on the
USB
adapter´s connector and insert it into the adap-
at host
tor´s connector.
(b) 100 Mpbs Connection
ARMC/3P
For 100BASE-TX ethernet networks the
ARMC/3P supports category 5 UTP cabling. To
establish a 100 Mbps connection, the cable has
to be connected to a 100BASE-TX hub.
1. Make sure that the cable is wired appropri-
ately for a standard 100BASE-TX adapter.
2. Align the RJ45 plug with the notch on the
adapter´s connector and insert it into the adap-
tor´s connector.
Important: The UTP wire pairs and configura-
tion for 100BASE-TX cable are identical to
those for 10BASE-T cable when used with cat-
egory 5 UTP cable.
VGA-USB System Cable
VGA
outoput
USB
at host
ARMC/3P
For more detailed instructions, please consult the User Manual found on the enclosed CD-ROM. Rev. A March 2007

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   Summary of Contents for Acer ARMC/3P

  • Page 1 Mount the ARMC/3P into a free PCI slot. You may use a PCI-X slot (33 or 66 MHz, 32 or 64 Bit). The ARMC/3P will not one of the front panel adapters which are will adjust to the appropriate operation automat- fit in PCI express slots.
  • Page 2 II (b) Running the LINUX Psetup Tool for the configuration questions to appear. III Web Interface via Command Line The ARMC/3P may be accessed using a stan- The ARMC/3P´s communication b) for the LINUX Psetup Tool: To setup the ARMC/3P via Command Line interface is based on TCP/IP.

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