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N8100-1665F/1666F/1667F
NEC Express5800/T120b-M
User's Guide
1st Edition
6-2010
ONL-510_017_01_T120bM-100-99-1006

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  • Page 1 N8100-1665F/1666F/1667F NEC Express5800/T120b-M User's Guide 1st Edition 6-2010 ONL-510_017_01_T120bM-100-99-1006...
  • Page 2 The NEC product(s) discussed in this document are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Warranty Statement accompanying each product. However, actual performance of each such product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control.
  • Page 3 Keep this manual at hand for quick reference at anytime necessary. SAFETY INDICATIONS Follow the instructions in this manual for your safety to use the NEC Express server. Your server contains components with possible danger, hazards that may cause by ignoring warnings, and preventive actions against such hazards.
  • Page 4 SYMBOLS USED IN THIS MANUAL AND WARNING LABELS Attentions Indicates that improper use may cause an electric shock. Indicates that improper use may cause fingers to be caught. Indicates that improper use may cause personal injury. Indicates that improper use may cause personal injury. Indicates that improper use may cause fumes or fire.
  • Page 5 NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 6 (5) NEC assumes no liability arising from the use of this product, nor any liability for incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of this manual regardless of Item (4).
  • Page 7: Preface

    Purchase of this server is your assurance of receiving state-of-the-art, high quality hardware to meet your needs, both now and in the future. Read this User's Guide thoroughly to fully understand handling of the NEC Express server and appreciate its functions to the maximum extent.
  • Page 8: About This User's Guide

    Chapter 6 Installing and Using Utilities describes how to install the utilities for the server. It also includes a description on using the attached "NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" DVD-ROM. Chapter 7 Maintenance provides you with all the information necessary to maintain successful operation of the server.
  • Page 9: Text Conventions

    Appendix I Accessing Power and Performance Data describes how to collect the power and performance data, including power consumption, inlet air temperature, and processor utilization of NEC Express server. Appendix J Product Configuration Record Table provides a table to be filled with your server configuration.
  • Page 10: In The Package

    IN THE PACKAGE The carton contains various accessories, as well as the server itself. See the packing list to make sure that you have everything and that individual components are not damaged. If you find any component missing or damaged, contact your service representative. Store the provided accessories in a designated place for your convenience.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Standard Features ........................2-12 Peripheral Bays ........................2-13 AC LINK Feature ........................2-13 Security ..........................2-13 NEC EXPRESSBUILDER..................... 2-14 NEC ESMPRO ........................2-15 Maintenance Tools ......................... 2-15 System Diagnostic Utility ...................... 2-15 Remote Management ......................2-16 Using Your Server ........................2-17 Front Door ..........................
  • Page 12 Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Server ................3-1 Setup Flow ............................ 3-2 Unpacking the System ........................3-3 Installing Optional Devices ......................3-3 Selecting Server Site ........................3-4 Connecting Peripheral Devices ..................... 3-6 Turning On the Server ........................3-8 Installing Operating System ....................... 3-10 Installing Utilities ........................
  • Page 13 Universal RAID Utility....................... 6-23 Setup with Express Setup ....................... 6-23 Manual Setup ......................... 6-24 Creating Logical Drive of RAID 6 ..................6-24 NEC Product Info Collection Utility ..................6-25 Installation ..........................6-25 Using Utility ........................... 6-26 Uninstallation ......................... 6-26 Chapter 7 Maintenance ....................7-1 Making Backup Copies.........................
  • Page 14 Beep Codes ..........................8-23 Error Messages on Virtual LCD ..................... 8-24 Solving Problems ........................8-26 Problems with NEC Express Server ..................8-26 Problems with Windows ......................8-31 Problems with RAID System Configuration ................8-40 Problems with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ................8-42 Problems with Express Setup ....................
  • Page 15 Chapter 9 Upgrading Your Server ................9-1 Safety Notes ..........................9-2 Static Precautions ........................9-3 Confirmation after Installation/Removal ..................9-4 Preparing for Installation and Removal ..................9-5 Device Installation or Removal Procedure ................... 9-6 Side Cover ..........................9-6 CPU Duct Cover........................9-8 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive (in N8154-25 3.5-inch Disk Cage) ..........
  • Page 16 Appendix D Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 ............D-1 Notice ............................D-1 Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ............D-1 Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports .............. D-2 Installing Service Pack ......................D-2 Updating System ........................D-2 Installing on the Mirrored Volume ..................D-2 Mounting MO Device ......................
  • Page 17 Setting for Solving Problems ..................... E-32 Appendix F Installing Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions ........F-1 Notice ............................F-1 Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ............F-1 Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports .............. F-2 Installing Service Pack ......................F-2 Updating System ........................F-2 Re-installing to the Hard Disk Drive which has been upgraded to Dynamic Disk ....
  • Page 18 Appendix G Installing Windows Server 2003 .............. G-1 BEFORE INSTALLING WINDOWS SERVER 2003 ..............G-1 Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ............G-1 Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports .............. G-2 Application of Service Pack ....................G-2 Updating System ........................G-2 Re-installing to the Hard Disk which has been upgraded to Dynamic Disk ......
  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Notes On Using Your Server

    Chapter 1 Notes on Using Your Server This chapter includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of your server.
  • Page 20: Warning Labels

    1-2 Notes on Using Your Server WARNING LABELS The warning label is attached to components with possible danger or their vicinity in your server to inform the user that a hazardous situation may arise when operating the server. (Do not intentionally remove or damage any of the labels.) If you find any labels totally/partially removed or illegible due to damage, contact your service representative.
  • Page 21: Safety Notes

    NEC assumes no liability for any accident resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage if the server has been used in the above conditions.
  • Page 22: Power Supply And Power Cord Use

    1-4 Notes on Using Your Server Power Supply and Power Cord Use WARNING Do not hold the power plug with a wet hand. Do not disconnect/connect the plug while your hands are wet. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock. Do not connect a ground wire to gas pipe.
  • Page 23 Notes on Using Your Server 1-5 CAUTION Use the authorized power cord only. Use only the power cord that comes with your server. Use of an unauthorized power cord may cause a fire when the electric current exceeds the rated flow. Also, observe the following to prevent an electric shock or fire caused by a damaged cord.
  • Page 24: Installation, Relocation, Storage, And Connection

    1-6 Notes on Using Your Server Installation, Relocation, Storage, and Connection WARNING Disconnect the power cord(s) before installing or removing the server. Make sure to power off the server and disconnect the power cord(s) from a power outlet before installing/removing the server. All voltage is removed only when the power cords are unplugged.
  • Page 25 CAUTION Do not use any unauthorized interface cable. Use only interface cables provided by NEC and locate a proper device and connector before connecting a cable. Using an authorized cable or connecting a cable to an improper destination may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire.
  • Page 26: Cleaning And Working With Internal Devices

    1-8 Notes on Using Your Server Cleaning and Working with Internal Devices WARNING Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server. Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or alter the server on any occasion other than described in this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or fire as well as malfunctions of the server.
  • Page 27: During Operation

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-9 During Operation CAUTION Avoid contact with the server during thunderstorms. Disconnect the power plug from the outlet when a thunderstorm is approaching. If it starts thundering before you disconnect the power plug, do not touch any part of the server including the cables. Failure to follow this warning may cause a fire or an electric shock.
  • Page 28: For Proper Operation

    NEC recommends you use NEC's genuine products. Some third-party products claim that  they support the server. However, repair of the server due to a failure or damage resulted from the use of such third-party products will be charged.
  • Page 29: Transfer To Third Party

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-11 TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTY The following must be observed when you transfer (or sell) the server or software provided with the server to a third party: Make sure to provide this manual along with the server to a third party. IMPORTANT: About data on the hard disk drive Be sure to take appropriate measures not to leak important data (e.g.,...
  • Page 30: Disposal And Consumables

    For stable operation of the server, NEC recommends you replace these components on a regular basis. Consult with your service representative for replacement.
  • Page 31: User Support

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-13 USER SUPPORT Before Asking for Repair, do the following when the server appears to fail: Check if the power cord and the cables to other devices are properly connected. See Chapter 8 to find if your problem fits the description. If it does, take the recommended measure for it.
  • Page 32 1-14 Notes on Using Your Server Advice for Health The longer you keep using the computer equipment, the more you become tired, which may cause disorders of your body. When you use a computer, observe the following to keep yourself from getting tired: Good Working Posture You have good posture if the following are satisfied when you use a computer:...
  • Page 33: Chapter 2 General Description

    Chapter 2 General Description This chapter provides information that you should be familiar with before using the server. It includes names and functions of the components and features of the server.
  • Page 34: Overview

    2-2 General Description OVERVIEW Your server is a modular, multiprocessing server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor family. It is a solid performer and offers the latest technology. The combination of compute performance, memory capacity, and integrated I/O provides a high performance environment for many server market applications.
  • Page 35: System Chassis

    General Description 2-3 SYSTEM CHASSIS Names and functions of the components are shown below. Front View...
  • Page 36 2-4 General Description Front door Open this door to access the POWER/SLEEP switch, 5.25-inch devices, or the optical disk drive, to install/remove hard disk drives to 3.5-inch (or 2.5-inch) device bays, or connect the USB device. You can lock the front door using the provided security key. Key lock When locked, secures the front door not allowing access to the front system controls.
  • Page 37: Front View (With Front Door Open)

    General Description 2-5 Front View (with Front Door Open) With 3.5-inch Disk Cage Installed The 3.5-inch disk cage (N8154-25) can contain up to four hard disk drives. If another N8154-25 is additionally installed, up to eight hard disk drives can be installed in the server.
  • Page 38 2-6 General Description With 2.5-inch Disk Cage Installed The 2.5-inch disk cage (N8154-24) can contain up to eight hard disk drives. If another N8154-24 is additionally installed, up to sixteen hard disk drives can be installed in the server.
  • Page 39 General Description 2-7 5.25-inch device bay Backup file device of 5.25-inch width or MO drive may be installed in the 5.25-inch device bay. Optical disk drive The optical disk drive reads or writes data from/onto the inserted CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. The following drive can be installed.
  • Page 40: Rear View

    2-8 General Description Rear View 13-3 13-1 13-2...
  • Page 41 General Description 2-9 Power supply The power unit supplies DC power to the server. Handle Grasp this handle to install or remove the power supply. POWER/STATUS lamp Indicates the power status. 3-1 AC POWER STATUS lamp 3-2 AC POWER lamp AC inlet The AC inlet is connected with the power cord.
  • Page 42: Internal View

    2-10 General Description Internal View The figure below shows an internal view of the chassis with the 3.5-inch disk cage installed. With the 2.5-inch disk cage, up to eight 2.5-inch hard disk drives can be installed. Power supply unit CPU duct cover Cooling fan unit (factory-installed) 3-1 PCI (FAN5) 3-2 Front (FAN7)
  • Page 43: Mother Board

    General Description 2-11 MOTHER BOARD Power connector Password clear jumper switch Processor-1 socket USB connector (for internal USB device) DIMM sockets Front USB connector Processor-2 socket COM A connector Power connector Rear cooling fan connector (standard) Front cooling fan connector (standard) Buzzer Front cooling fan connector (option) SGPIOB connector...
  • Page 44: Standard Features

    Many Available Features Management Utilities  El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (no emulation  NEC ESMPRO mode) format support  NEC EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2  Remote power-on feature  Power monitoring feature  AC-LINK feature  RAID System Management Utility  RAID System (SATA2) ...
  • Page 45: Peripheral Bays

    General Description 2-13 Peripheral Bays The system supports a variety of standard PC AT-compatible peripheral devices. The chassis includes these peripheral bays: Three 5.25-inch file bays for installing 5.25-inch peripheral devices such as optional tape  drives. (An optical disk drive is factory-installed.) The 3.5-inch disk cage can contain up to four SATA or SAS hard disk drives.
  • Page 46: Nec Expressbuilder

    2-14 General Description NEC EXPRESSBUILDER The DVD of this server's accessories contains a setup utility called "NEC EXPRESSBUILDER". The major functions of the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER are: To install the Operating System.  "Express Setup" helps you to install the Windows Operating System. (See Chapter 5) To diagnose the server.
  • Page 47: Nec Esmpro

    The NEC ESMPRO is server management software that runs on the OS. The NEC ESMPRO Manager is a management software that enables you to manage and monitor the servers remotely. To use this software, it is required to install apposite bundled software on the server.
  • Page 48: Remote Management

     management of several systems For more information about remote management using Web browser, remote KVM feature, and remote device feature, refer to the "EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2 User's Guide" stored in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. NOTE: To use the Remote Management Extended License (N8115-03), visit our Web site to see the latest information about remote console/remote media feature.
  • Page 49: Using Your Server

    General Description 2-17 USING YOUR SERVER This section describes basic operations of your server including how to use devices such as the optical disk drive. See Appendix B for notes on using the CD/DVD-ROM, and accessories including the keyboard and the mouse. Front Door Open the front door to power on/off the server, to access the optical disk drive and 5.25-inch devices, and to install/remove hard disk drives in disk cage.
  • Page 50: Power/Sleep Switch

    2-18 General Description POWER/SLEEP Switch Use the POWER/SLEEP switch to turn on/off the server. Power On Power on the display unit and peripheral devices. NOTE: If the power cord is connected to a power control device such as a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), make sure that the power control device is powered.
  • Page 51 General Description 2-19 POST The following describes the progress of POST in the chronological order. IMPORTANT: Do not power off the server while POST is in progress.  Do not make unnecessary keyboard entries or perform mouse  operations while POST is in progress. Some system configurations may display the message "Press Any ...
  • Page 52 2-20 General Description If the server has an optional RAID controller, POST displays the message prompting you to launch the WebBIOS Setup utility. (POST will automatically proceed a few seconds later.) Press <Ctrl><H> for WebBIOS Press Ctrl + H to run the utility to configure the RAID System with hard disk drives. For detail explanation, see Chapter 4 for detail.
  • Page 53: Post Error Messages

    General Description 2-21 POST Error Messages When POST detects an error, it displays an error message on the display unit screen or emits beep code. See Chapter 8 for POST error codes. IMPORTANT: Take a note on the messages displayed before consulting with your service representative.
  • Page 54: Power Off

    2-22 General Description Power Off Follow the procedure below to power off the server. If the power cord of the server is connected to a UPS, refer to the manual that comes with the UPS or the manual for the application that controls the UPS.
  • Page 55: Optical Disk Drive

    General Description 2-23 Optical Disk Drive The server is provided with an optical disk drive on its front to read/write data from/to a disc. CAUTION Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may cause a fire, personal injury, or property damage. See pages 1-3 to 1-9 for details.
  • Page 56: General Description

    2-24 General Description To take out a disc from the optical disk drive, press the Open/Close button in a similar way as in setting the disc to make the tray come out. If the access LED is lit, the disc is being accessed. Confirm that the access LED is not lit before pressing the Open/Close button.
  • Page 57: When You Fail To Eject

    General Description 2-25 When you fail to eject: When you fail to eject the tray with the Open/Close button and take out the disc from the server, follow the procedure below. Press the POWER/SLEEP switch to power off the server. (The POWER/SLEEP lamp goes off.) Insert a metal pin of approximately 1.2 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length (a straightened large paper clip will make a substitute) into the emergency hole on the front...
  • Page 58 2-26 General Description Use of the Disc Keep the following notes in mind to use the disc for the server: For the disk which does not conform to the CD standard, the playback of such a disk with  the CD drive is not guaranteed. Do not drop the disc.
  • Page 59: Flash Fdd

    The Flash FDD is only intended as a temporary means of performing processing such as reading device drivers during installation, so do not use the FDD to back up data. Compensation for recorded data NEC will not pay compensation for data recorded on the Flash FDD if the data is lost.
  • Page 60 2-28 General Description Notes on handling the Flash FDD Do not turn off the server while the access LED of the Flash FDD is blinking.  Turning off the server at this time can cause a failure or data corruption. The Flash FDD is a consumable.
  • Page 61: Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Server

    Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Server This chapter describes how to set up your server appropriate for your system, on a step-by-step basis.
  • Page 62: Setup Flow

    Installing the operating system Install an operating system to the server. See Chapter 5. Installing the utilities Install the utilities in the provided NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. See Chapter 6. Making backup copies of system information After all the system setup procedures are completed, make backup copies of system information.
  • Page 63: Unpacking The System

    IMPORTANT: There are third-party products (memory modules, hard disk drives, etc.) available for the server in the markets. However, NEC recommends that you should use NEC products for stable operation. NEC assumes no liability for data errors and failures due to malfunction...
  • Page 64: Selecting Server Site

    3-4 Setting Up Your Server SELECTING SERVER SITE Read the following precautions before selecting a suitable site for your server. The following describes installation of the server and connections to the server. CAUTION Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may cause a fire, personal injury, or property damage.
  • Page 65 Setting Up Your Server 3-5 When you have selected a server site, hold the server by its bottom with at least three persons and carry it to the site, then place it slowly and gently. IMPORTANT: Do not hold the server by its front door to lift the server. The front ...
  • Page 66: Connecting Peripheral Devices

    3-6 Setting Up Your Server CONNECTING PERIPHERAL DEVICES Connect peripheral devices to the server. The server is provided with connectors for wide variety of peripheral devices on its rear panel. The figure on the next page illustrates available peripheral devices for the server in the standard configuration and locations of the connectors for the devices. WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely.
  • Page 67 Setting Up Your Server 3-7 USB device FRONT Connect to appropriate power source. Keyboard Mouse Device with the serial interface (e.g., modem) Direct connection to the leased line is prohibited. Display unit Device with the USB interface (multiport repeater) REAR Device with the serial interface (e.g., modem) Direct connection to the leased...
  • Page 68: Turning On The Server

    3-8 Setting Up Your Server TURNING ON THE SERVER Turn on the server and follow the on-screen instructions for setup. Power on the display unit and other external devices. NOTE: If the power cord is connected to the power control unit such as the UPS, turn on the power control unit.
  • Page 69 Setting Up Your Server 3-9 The POWER/SLEEP lamp on the front of the server comes on. In a few seconds, the NEC logo appears on the screen and the Power On Self-Test (POST) begins. The POST runs automatically when you power on the server or reset it with a keyboard operation (Ctrl + Alt + Delete).
  • Page 70: Installing Operating System

    Without the backup data, you will not be able to recover the information. You can save the information by the following process. Connect Flash FDD or USB FDD to the USB connector. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive and reboot the system. Select [Tool menu (Normal mode)].
  • Page 71: Chapter 4 Configuring Your Server

    Chapter 4 Configuring Your Server Configuration and setup utilities are used to change your system configuration. You can configure your system, as well as option boards you may add to your system, using the BIOS SETUP Utility. Several unique system parameters are configured using the BIOS SETUP, which is stored in the system FLASH memory.
  • Page 72: System Bios (Setup)

    4-2 Configuring Your Server SYSTEM BIOS (SETUP) This section describes how to specify Basic Input Output System (BIOS) settings. Make sure you understand the information in this section so you can specify the correct settings when installing the server or adding or removing an optional component. The SETUP utility is used to change system configuration parameters.
  • Page 73: Starting Setup Utility

    Configuring Your Server 4-3 Starting SETUP Utility Turning on the server starts POST (Power On Self-Test) and displays its check results. If the NEC logo is displayed, press Esc. After a few seconds, the following message appears at the bottom left of the screen.
  • Page 74: Description On On-Screen Items And Key Usage

    4-4 Configuring Your Server Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage Use the following keyboard keys to work with the SETUP utility. Indicates the current menu. Indicates there are submenus. Help window Setup item menu(s)* Parameter (high-lights upon selection) menu * Items displayed in gray are automatically specified or detected, cannot be changed, or can only be changed by entering a password.
  • Page 75: Menu And Parameter Descriptions

    Configuring Your Server 4-5 Menu and Parameter Descriptions The SETUP utility has the following six major menus: Main  Advanced  Security  Server  Boot  Save & Exit  To specify detailed feature settings, select a submenu from the above menus. The following describes available functions and parameters, as well as the factory settings, for each menu.
  • Page 76 4-6 Configuring Your Server Main When you start up the setup utility, the Main menu is displayed first. The following table shows the items that can be specified on the Main menu screen and their functions. Option Parameters Description BIOS Information –...
  • Page 77 Configuring Your Server 4-7 IMPORTANT: Be sure to confirm that the date and time in the BIOS parameters are correctly specified. In any of the following situations, check the system time before using the server: After transporting the server  After removing the server from storage ...
  • Page 78 4-8 Configuring Your Server Advanced When the cursor is moved to the [Advanced] position, the Advanced menu is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left (all menus in this section) is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed in which settings are specified.
  • Page 79: Processor Configuration Submenu

    Configuring Your Server 4-9 Processor Configuration submenu When [Processor Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed.
  • Page 80 4-10 Configuring Your Server Option Parameters Description Specify whether to enable or disable the Hardware Prefetcher Disabled Hardware Prefetcher of the processor. [Enabled] This menu appears and becomes accessible when [Custom] is specified for [Server Class]. Adjacent Cache Line Disabled Specify whether to enable or disable the optimal Prefetch access to the cache line from the memory.
  • Page 81: Processor Information Submenu

    Configuring Your Server 4-11 Processor Information submenu For details about the options, see the following table (display only). Option Parameters Description Processor 1 CPUID A number If a number is displayed, it is the processor 1 ID. Not Installed [Not Installed] indicates that processor 1 is not installed. Processor Type –...
  • Page 82: Memory Configuration Submenu

    4-12 Configuring Your Server Memory Configuration submenu When [Memory Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed.
  • Page 83: Memory Information Submenu

    Configuring Your Server 4-13 Memory Information submenu For details about the options, see the following table (display only). Option Parameters Description Total Memory Displays the basic memory capacity. − Available under 4GB Displays the amount of available memory in − an area at 4GB or less.
  • Page 84 4-14 Configuring Your Server PCI Configuration submenu When [PCI Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table. Option Parameters Description LAN Controller Disabled Specify whether to enable or disable the onboard LAN...
  • Page 85: Advanced Chipset Configuration Submenu

    Configuring Your Server 4-15 Advanced Chipset Configuration submenu When [Advanced Chipset Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table. Option Parameters Description HPET...
  • Page 86 4-16 Configuring Your Server SATA Configuration submenu When [SATA Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed.
  • Page 87 Configuring Your Server 4-17 SATA Information submenu For details about the options, see the following table (display only). Option Parameters Description SATA Port0 Displays the devices − connected to each channel. SATA Port1 SATA Port2 SATA Port3 SATA Port4 SATA Port5 ]: Factory-set...
  • Page 88: Usb Configuration Submenu

    4-18 Configuring Your Server USB Configuration submenu When [USB Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table. Option Parameters Description USB 2.0 Support Disabled Specify whether to enable or...
  • Page 89 Configuring Your Server 4-19 Serial Port Configuration submenu When [Serial Port Configuration] is selected in the Advanced menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table. Option Parameters Description Serial Port A Settings...
  • Page 90 4-20 Configuring Your Server Option Parameters Description BIOS Redirection Port [Disabled] Specify whether to enable or disable direct connections from the Serial Port A management terminal using the Serial Port B ESMPRO Manager or hyper terminal from the serial port specified for this menu item.
  • Page 91 Configuring Your Server 4-21 Security When the cursor is moved to the [Security] position, the Security menu is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed in which settings are specified. When the Enter key is pressed while Administrator Password or User Password is selected, the screen for registering or changing the password is displayed.
  • Page 92 4-22 Configuring Your Server For details about the options, see the following table. Security settings can be specified in the submenu that opens by selecting [Security Configuration] and pressing Enter. Option Parameter Description Password – – Configuration Administrator Up to 20 When the Enter key is pressed, the Password alphanumeric...
  • Page 93 Configuring Your Server 4-23 Trusted Computing submenu When [Trusted Computing] is selected in the Security menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table. Option Parameter Description –...
  • Page 94 5 to 60 minutes timeout time limit. To use this function, install NEC ESMPRO Agent. Set this item to [Disabled] if the system is booted from an OS without NEC ESMPRO Agent installed.
  • Page 95 Configuring Your Server 4-25 Option Parameters Description Boot Monitoring Specify the processing when a timeout occurs [Retry 3 Times] Policy during boot monitoring. This option can only be Always Reset specified if [Boot Monitoring] is specified. If [Retry 3 times] is selected, the system is reset after the occurrence of a timeout and booting up the OS is retried up to three times.
  • Page 96 4-26 Configuring Your Server The table below shows the operation when the AC power to the server is turned off once and then back on, in accordance with the [AC LINK] setting. Setting of AC LINK System status before AC power off Stay Off Last State Power On...
  • Page 97 Configuring Your Server 4-27 System Management submenu When [System Management] is selected in the Server menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. For details about the options, see the following table (display only). Option Parameters Description BIOS Version...
  • Page 98 4-28 Configuring Your Server BMC LAN Configuration submenu When [BMC LAN Configuration] is selected in the Server menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. IMPORTANT: The management-dedicated LAN connector cannot be used for a different LAN. For details about the options, see the following table.
  • Page 99 Configuring Your Server 4-29 Option Parameters Description DHCP Disabled Set to [Enabled] to obtain an IP address from Enabled the DHCP server automatically. If you intend to specify an IP address manually, set to [Disabled]. Web Interface – – HTTP Disabled Set to [Enabled] to use HTTP communication Enabled...
  • Page 100 4-30 Configuring Your Server Event Log Configuration submenu When [Event Log Configuration] is selected in the Server menu and then the Enter key is pressed, the screen below is displayed. If an item with an arrow displayed to its left is selected and then the Enter key is pressed, a submenu is displayed.
  • Page 101 Configuring Your Server 4-31 System Event Log submenu When [System Event Log] is selected for [Event Log Configuration] on the Server menu, the screen below is displayed. In addition, when [View System Event Log] is selected, the screen below is displayed. The following shows the system event log settings as an example.
  • Page 102 It might take a few moments until initialization completes after  execution of Clear BMC Configuration. If you are using NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension, settings for  remote management feature made in NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension is also cleared by executing Clear BMC Configuration.
  • Page 103 Disabled When this option is set to [Disabled], the results of POST execution are displayed [Enabled] instead of the NEC logo after the power is turned on. If [BIOS Redirection Port] is enabled, this option is shown as [Unavailable] and inaccessible.
  • Page 104 4-34 Configuring Your Server Option Parameters Description CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Specify the boot priority for each BBS. − Priorities Floppy Drive BBS Priorities − Hard Drive BBS Priorities − Network Drive BBS Priorities − ]: Factory-set When BIOS detects a bootable device, it displays the information on the device for the relevant item.
  • Page 105: Discard Changes And Exit

    Configuring Your Server 4-35 Save & Exit When the cursor is moved to the [Save & Exit] position, the Save & Exit menu is displayed. Each option in this menu is described below. IMPORTANT: The factory settings and default values differ depending on the model.
  • Page 106: Save Changes

    4-36 Configuring Your Server Save Changes Select this item to save the newly selected settings in the CMOS memory. When [Save Changes] is selected, a confirmation screen is displayed. If you select [Yes] on this screen, the newly selected settings are saved to the CMOS memory. Discard Changes Select this item to restore the settings from before the settings were changed this time before saving.
  • Page 107: Raid System Configuration

    Configuring Your Server 4-37 RAID SYSTEM CONFIGURATION This section describes how to use the internal hard disk drives as RAID System by Onboard RAID Controller (LSI Embedded MegaRAID). About the optional RAID Controller (N8103-129/130), refer to the documents provided with optional RAID Controller.
  • Page 108: Raid Levels

    4-38 Configuring Your Server RAID Levels The record mode enabling the RAID feature includes several levels. Among the levels, the Onboard RAID Controller (LSI Embedded MegaRAID) supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10. The Optional RAID Controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50. The number of hard disk drives required to create a disk group varies depending on the RAID level as shown in the table below.
  • Page 109: Virtual Disk

    Configuring Your Server 4-39 Virtual Disk Virtual disk is a logical drive defined in disk group. It is recognized as a physical drive by OS. The allowable number of virtual disks is up to 16 per disk group, or up to 64 per controller. The figure below shows a sample configuration in which the Onboard RAID Controller (LSI Embedded MegaRAID) or Optional RAID Controller is connected with three hard disk drives, creating one Disk Group.
  • Page 110: Characteristics Of Raid Levels

    4-40 Configuring Your Server RAID Levels Characteristics of RAID Levels The table below lists the characteristics of the RAID levels. Level Function Redundancy Characteristics RAID0 Striping Data read/write at the highest rate • Largest capacity • Capacity: (capacity of single hard disk •...
  • Page 111 Configuring Your Server 4-41 RAID0 In RAID0, data to be recorded is distributed to hard disk drives. The mode is called "striping". In the figure below, data is recorded in stripe 1 (disk 1), stripe 2 (disk 2), and stripe 3 (disk 3)… in the order.
  • Page 112 4-42 Configuring Your Server RAID5 In RAID5, data is distributed to hard disk drives by striping and, at the same time, the parity (redundant data) is distributed to the hard disk drives. This mode is called "striping with distributed parity". Each of stripe x, stripe x+1, and parity (x, x+1) created from stripe x and stripe x+1 is written onto a specific hard disk drive.
  • Page 113 Configuring Your Server 4-43 RAID10 Data to be recorded is distributed to two hard disk drives in mirroring mode. Then, each mirrored data is written onto hard disk drive by striping. Owing to this feature, high disk access performance of RAID0 and, in addition, high reliability of RAID1 can be achieved. RAID Controller HDD 1 HDD 2...
  • Page 114: Configuration By Onboard Raid Controller

    4-44 Configuring Your Server Configuration by Onboard RAID Controller This section describes how to use the internal hard disk drives as RAID System by Onboard RAID Controller (LSI Embedded MegaRAID). Installing the Hard Disk Drives Install the required number of hard disk drives for the desired RAID level to your server. See Chapter 9 for installation procedure.
  • Page 115 Configuring Your Server 4-45 See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" as described in Chapter 9 of this guide to prepare. Remove the side cover (see Chapter 9). Remove a duct cover. Locate the position of the RAID configuration jumper on the mother board as shown below.
  • Page 116 4-46 Configuring Your Server Running LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility When the following screen appears after you have powered on the server, press Esc. The POST screen appears. Check the description as shown below on the POST screen, then press Ctrl + M. LSI SoftwareRAID BIOS Version xxxxxx LSI MPT RAID Found at PCI Bus No:xx Bev No:xx Scanning for port 00 Responding xxxxxxxx xxxxMB...
  • Page 117 Configuring Your Server 4-47 To quit the utility, press Esc in the TOP menu of LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. When a confirmation message appears, select [Yes]. When the above message appears, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete. The server is rebooted.
  • Page 118: Menu Tree

    4-48 Configuring Your Server Menu Tree +: Selection/execution parameter : Setting parameter. •: Information display >: Can be set (modified) after creation of virtual drive Menu Description +Configure Performs Configuration settings +Easy Configuration Set configuration (Using fixed value) +New Configuration Set new configuration +View/Add Configuration Additional setting / viewing configuration...
  • Page 119: Operating Procedures For Configuration Utility

    Configuring Your Server 4-49 Operating Procedures for Configuration Utility Creating/Adding Configuration Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Set new configuration information (pack/virtual drive settings) Check the virtual drive settings Initialize virtual drive Perform Consistency Check Exit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility.
  • Page 120 4-50 Configuring Your Server When a confirmation message (Proceed?) is displayed, select "Yes." The SCAN DEVICE starts (scanning information is displayed at the bottom of the screen). Upon completion of SCAN DEVICE, the "New Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU" screen appears. Move the cursor onto the hard disk drive to be packed by using cursor key and then press Space to select the hard disk drive.
  • Page 121 Configuring Your Server 4-51 Press F10 to create virtual drive. The "Virtual Drives Configure" screen appears. (The figure below shows an example of RAID1 configured with two hard disk drives.) Select "RAID," "Size", "DWC", "RA", or "Span" by using cursor keys. Then press Enter to fix the selection and set each value.
  • Page 122 4-52 Configuring Your Server (5) "Span: Sets Span. Parameter Remarks SPAN=NO Does not set span. SPAN=YES Sets span. When performing SPAN, create two or more sets of the same pack at pack creation, as shown in the figure below. STRIPING of RAID1 When all settings are completed, select "Accept"...
  • Page 123 Configuring Your Server 4-53 Execute Check Consistency on the virtual drive that has been initialized. See "Check Consistency" for details. Press Esc to return to the TOP menu and exit from LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. IMPORTANT: Be sure to execute Check Consistency after creating configuration.
  • Page 124 4-54 Configuring Your Server Manual Rebuild Replace hard disk drive Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Execute rebuilding Exit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Replace a hard disk drive and turn on the server. Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. Select "Rebuild"...
  • Page 125 Configuring Your Server 4-55 Setting Hot Spare Install a hard disk drive Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Set for hot spare. Exit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Install a hard disk drive to be used as hot spare, and then turn on the server. Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility.
  • Page 126 4-56 Configuring Your Server Press Esc to return to the TOP menu and exit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. IMPORTANT: Select "Objects" → "Physical Drive" → "Port #X" → "Force  Offline" to cancel the hot spare setting. When two or more hard disk drives (of the same capacity) are ...
  • Page 127: Check Consistency

    Configuring Your Server 4-57 Check Consistency Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Perform Check Consistency Exit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Run LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. Select "Check Consistency" from the TOP menu. The "Virtual Drives" screen appears. Move the cursor onto the virtual drive to be checked, and press Space to select it. When virtual drive has been selected, press F10 to start consistency check.
  • Page 128 4-58 Configuring Your Server Others Clear Configuration  Clears configuration information. Select "Configure" → "Clear Configuration" from the TOP menu. Executing "Clear Configuration" clears all configuration information on the RAID Controller and hard disk drives. The configuration information on all channels of the RAID Controller is also cleared.
  • Page 129: Lsi Software Raid Configuration Utility And Universal Raid Utility

    Configuring Your Server 4-59 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility and Universal RAID Utility You can use Universal RAID Utility for configuration, management, and monitoring of RAID System after start up operating system. The point to keep in mind when you use Universal RAID Utility together with LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility is as follows.
  • Page 130: Disk Array

    4-60 Configuring Your Server Disk Array LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility manages Disk Array by a number beginning with 0. You can see a number of Disk Array where [Axx] of [Objects - PHYSICAL DRIVE SELECTION MENU] DG X] in [Objects] menu. Universal RAID Utility manages Disk Array by a number beginning with 1.
  • Page 131 Configuring Your Server 4-61 The setting level of Universal RAID Utility and the setting value Setting level of Universal Item Setting value RAID Utility Rebuild Priority High Rebuild Rate (LSI Software Middle RAID Configuration Utility) Consistency Check Priority High Chk Const Rate (LSI Software Middle RAID Configuration Utility) NOTES:...
  • Page 132: Configuring Mother Board Jumpers

    4-62 Configuring Your Server CONFIGURING MOTHER BOARD JUMPERS With the BIOS SETUP utility, you can set desired passwords to protect the data stored in the server against access from unauthorized users. When you forget the passwords, however, you may want clear them.
  • Page 133 Configuring Your Server 4-63 The following describe the clearing procedure. WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. See pages 1-3 to 1-9 for details. Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server.
  • Page 134: Clearing Cmos Data

    4-64 Configuring Your Server Clearing CMOS Data See the section "Preparing for Installation and Removal" in Chapter 9 to prepare. Remove the side cover (see Chapter 9). Change jumper switch setting from "Protect" to "Clear". See the figure on the previous page. After five seconds later, reinstall the jumper.
  • Page 135: Chapter 5 Installing The Operating System With Express Setup

    Chapter 5 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup This section describes information on using Express Setup to install and configure the following operating systems to the server. Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard / Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008  R2 Enterprise Microsoft®...
  • Page 136: About Express Setup

    If you want to use the drivers located on the "OEM-Disk for Mass  Storage Device" that ships with optional boards, a parameters file is mandatory. You can create a parameters file in advance using "Parameter File  Creator" included in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 137: Windows Server 2008 R2

    Confirm the BIOS settings described in Chapter 4 before installing Windows Server 2008 R2. Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to the server supports following combination of the OS installation media and Service Pack. Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
  • Page 138: Installing On The Mirrored Volume

    5-4 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Supported Mass Storage Controllers The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to your system supports the following mass storage controllers for installation. Controllers supporting installation of OS with Express Setup  – N8103-129 RAID controller (256MB, RAID 0/1)* –...
  • Page 139: About Removable Media

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-5 About Removable Media Do not set removable media, such as DAT and LTO, into the device mounted on this computer during the Windows installation. Connecting Hard Disk Drive Do not connect the other hard disk drives except the drive that you want to create the Windows system drive.
  • Page 140: About The System Partition Size

    5-6 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup About the System Partition Size When the system is Windows Server 2008 R2 Required partition size = size required to install OS + paging file size + dump file size + application size Size required to install OS = 8,000MB (Full Installation) = 3,500MB (Server Core Installation)
  • Page 141 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-7 NOTE: When new partition is created, initial 100MB is assigned as boot partition by Windows OS. Example: If you make a partition of 40,960MB (40GB), usable space will be 40,960MB – 100MB = 40,860MB. The partition size required for a system with an installed memory size of 1GB (1,024MB) and a full installation of the operating system: 8,000MB + (1,024MB * 1.5) + (1,024MB + 300MB) + application size...
  • Page 142: Flow Of Setup

    5-8 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Flow of Setup...
  • Page 143: Installing The Windows Server 2008 R2

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive of the server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) The system will boot from the DVD and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER starts.
  • Page 144 5-10 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup When the Software License Agreement screen of Windows PE appears, click [Yes]. Select [Perform the Express setup] from the Top Menu, click [Next].
  • Page 145 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-11 [Load parameters] steps are displayed. [Do not load parameters] (1) Select [Do not load parameters]. (2) Click [Next]. IMPORTANT: The setup using a parameter file saved in the Flash FDD is not supported. NOTE: If a floppy disk drive is not connected, select this item.
  • Page 146 5-12 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select the installing Operating System. Select [Install the Windows (64bit editions)] from the menu, click [Next]. Enter the setting of a logical drive. [Enter RAID settings] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
  • Page 147 If the process is not finished normally, the driver may not be stored  in the EXPRESSBUILDER. Refer to "Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" described earlier in this chapter. Specify the installing medium and the Windows system partition. [Specify medium / Partition] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if...
  • Page 148 5-14 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup IMPORTANT: About partition size  – Specify the partition size larger than required minimum size for OS installation. – Do not specify larger partition size than the capacity of connected hard disk drive. –...
  • Page 149 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-15 Enter the user information. [Enter basic parameters] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. IMPORTANT: Computer name and Administrator password that satisfy the next condition, are required. –...
  • Page 150 5-16 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Enter the setting of the network protocol. [Enter Network Protocol] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Enter the domain or workgroup name to be used. [Enter domain account] steps are displayed.
  • Page 151 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-17 Select the installing components. [Select Windows components] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. <Full Installation> <Server Core Installation>...
  • Page 152 5-18 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select the installing applications. [Select applications] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Save the parameters. [Save parameters] steps are displayed. If you want to save the parameters , set the free formatted floppy disk. Select [Save parameters], enter the file path of the parameters files into the text box and click [Next].
  • Page 153 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-19 The Express Setup will start when you click [Perform] in [Start Express setup] step. Remove NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD from the optical disk drive according to the message. If you proceed the setup by using setup parameter file, remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
  • Page 154 5-20 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup [Agree Software License Agreement] screen appears. (Full Installation only) Read the license terms carefully. If you agree, select I accept the license terms, and then click [Next]. When the following message appears, press Ctrl + Alt + Del. Log on to the system.
  • Page 155 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-21 <Server Core Installation> In the following screen, enter your password into "Password", and click Hereinafter, proceed operations according to the message. Now the Setup using Express Setup has completed. After Express Setup has completed, be sure to execute the tasks described in "Installing and Setting Device Drivers".
  • Page 156: Installing And Setting Device Drivers

    5-22 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Installing and Setting Device Drivers Follow these steps to install and configure the device drivers. LAN Driver and PROSet The LAN driver and PROSet have been installed automatically while your system was being updated in the previous section.
  • Page 157: Lan Driver Setting

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-23 LAN Driver Setting  Link Speed LAN drivers will be installed automatically, but the link speed and Duplex mode need to be specified manually. Open the [Device Manager]. Double-click [(Network Adapter Name)] in the list. Click the [Link Speed] and specify the [Speed &...
  • Page 158: Setup Team

    5-24 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Setup Team Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a feature that creates a group containing more than one adapter and automatically converts the process of the working adapter to the other adapter in the group when any trouble occurred on that adapter.
  • Page 159 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-25  Create Team Open the [Device Manager]. Open [Network adapters] → [Intel(R) xxx] properties. Click [Teaming] tab and check the [Team this adapter with other adapters] check box. Click [New Team]. Fill the name of the team in [Specify a name for the team] and click [Next]. Include the adapter to the team and click [Next].
  • Page 160 5-26 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup NOTE: Adapter priority config can be confirmed by the following procedure: 1. Click [TEAM: "Team name"] from [Device manager]→[Network adapters]. 2. Click [Settings] and confirm Adapters in team list. Click [Test Switch] → [Run test] to confirm the adapter team is properly setup. Confirm the result in [Test results] Restart the system.
  • Page 161: Graphics Accelerator Driver

    The drivers for LAN Board Driver (N8104-121/125A/126) are automatically installed by Windows Plug-and-Play. You do not need to install them manually. Graphics Accelerator Driver If you use standard graphics accelerator drivers, update your system with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to your system. Standard graphics accelerator drivers will be installed automatically.
  • Page 162: Setting For Solving Problems

    5-28 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Setting for Solving Problems Setup your computer in advance so that it can recover from any trouble precisely and as soon as possible when it should occur. For more information, refer to Page 5-88. BitLocker For BitLocker, hotfix is provided by Microsoft.
  • Page 163: Notes On Windows Installation

    Express Setup.The setting of SNP function may affect the system performance, so please refer to the attention of SNP detail in the following site before setting it. http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/ Refer to the public information of SNP function when KB967224 is ...
  • Page 164: Service Pack Which Expressbuilder Supports

    5-30 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to the server supports following combination of the OS installation media and Service Pack. Windows Server 2008  – OS installation media (with Service Pack 2) –...
  • Page 165 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-31 Installing on the Mirrored Volume When re-installing the OS to a hard disk drive which has been upgraded to Dynamic Disk, only the simple dynamic volume is available for installation. If you want to install the OS on a volume that is mirrored using Disk Management, invalidate the mirroring and reset to the basic disk before the installation, and validate the mirroring again after the installation.
  • Page 166 5-32 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup About the System Partition Size The system partition size can be calculated from the following formula. When the system is Windows Server 2008 64-bit (x64) Edition: Required partition size = Size required to install OS + paging file size + dump file size + application size Size required to install OS = 11,600MB (Full Installation) 12,300MB (Full Installation with Service Pack 2)
  • Page 167 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-33 Example: The partition size required for a system with an installed memory size of 1GB (1,024MB) and a full installation of the operating system: 11,600MB + (1,024MB * 1.5) + (1,024MB + 300MB) + application size = 14,460MB + application size.
  • Page 168 5-34 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup When the system is Windows Server 2008 32-bit (x86) Edition Required partition size = Size required to install OS + paging file size + dump file size + application size Size required to install OS = 6,300MB (Full Installation) 9,300MB (Full Installation with Service Pack 2) 9,400MB (Full Installation + Service Pack 2)
  • Page 169 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-35 Example: The partition size required for a system with an installed memory size of 1GB (1,024MB) and a full installation of the operating system: 6,300MB + (1,024MB * 1.5) + 1,024MB + 300MB + application size = 9,160MB + application size.
  • Page 170 5-36 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Flow of Setup...
  • Page 171 Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive of the server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) The system will boot from the DVD and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER starts.
  • Page 172 5-38 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select [English] from the Select Language, click [OK]. When the Software License Agreement screen of Windows PE appears, click [Yes]. Select [Perform the Express setup] from the Top Menu, click [Next].
  • Page 173 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-39 [Load parameters] steps are displayed. [Do not load parameters] (1) Select [Do not load parameters]. (2) Click [Next]. IMPORTANT: The setup using a parameter file saved in the Flash FDD is not supported. NOTE: If a floppy disk drive is not connected, select this item.
  • Page 174 5-40 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select the installing Operating System. Select [Install the Windows (32bit editions)] or [Install the Windows (64bit editions)] from the menu, click [Next]. Enter the setting of a logical drive. [Enter RAID settings] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
  • Page 175 If the process is not finished normally, the driver may not be stored  in the EXPRESSBUILDER. Refer to "Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" described earlier in this chapter. Specify the installing medium and the Windows system partition. [Specify medium / Partition] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if...
  • Page 176 5-42 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup IMPORTANT: About partition size  – Specify the partition size larger than required minimum size for OS installation. – Do not specify larger partition size than the capacity of connected hard disk drive. –...
  • Page 177 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-43 Enter the user information. [Enter basic parameters] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. IMPORTANT: Computer name and Administrator password that satisfy the next condition, are required. –...
  • Page 178 5-44 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Enter the setting of the network protocol. [Enter Network Protocol] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Enter the domain or workgroup name to be used. [Enter domain account] steps are displayed.
  • Page 179 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-45 Select the installing components. [Select Windows components] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. <Full Installation> <ServerCore Installation>...
  • Page 180 5-46 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select the installing applications. [Select applications] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Save the parameters. [Save parameters] steps are displayed. If you want to save the parameters , set the free formatted floppy disk. Select [Save parameters], enter the file path of the parameters files into the text box and click [Next].
  • Page 181 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-47 The Express Setup will start when you click [Perform] in [Start Express setup] step. Remove NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD from the optical disk drive according to the message. If you proceed the setup by using setup parameter file, remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
  • Page 182 5-48 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup [Agree Software License Agreement] screen appears. Read the license terms carefully. If you agree, select I accept the license terms, and then click [Next]. When the following message appears, click [Start].
  • Page 183 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-49 When the following message appears, press Ctrl + Alt + Del. Log on to the system. <Full Installation> When the following screen appears, enter your password into "Password", and click <Server Core Installation> When the following screen appears, click "Other User".
  • Page 184 5-50 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup In the following screen, enter "Administrator" into [UserName], your password into "Password", and click Hereinafter, proceed operations according to the message. Now the Setup using Express Setup has completed. After Express Setup has completed, be sure to execute the tasks described in "Installing and Setting Device Drivers".
  • Page 185: Installing And Setting Device Drivers

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-51 Installing and Setting Device Drivers Follow these steps to install and configure the device drivers. LAN Driver and PROSet The LAN driver and PROSet have been installed automatically while your system was being updated in the previous section.
  • Page 186 5-52 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Select [Yes]. The uninstallation starts automatically. When [InstallShield Wizard Completed] appears. Click [Finish]. Restart the system.  For a server running a Server Core installation Note down the current settings (e.g. IP addresses) of the standard and optional adapters teamed for network redundancy before uninstalling LAN driver.
  • Page 187 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-53 LAN Driver Setting  Link Speed LAN drivers will be installed automatically, but the link speed and Duplex mode need to be specified manually. Open the [Device Manager]. Double-click [(Network Adapter Name)] in the list. Click the [Link Speed] and specify the [Speed &...
  • Page 188 5-54 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup IMPORTANT: WOL do not work by DirectedPacket (* 1) on shutdown state even "Wake On Directed Packet" is "ON". (WOL work by DirectedPacket on sleep and hibernate state.) *1 The packet which includes Ethernet address of adapter in Ethernet Header or the Packet including the IP address assigned by IP Header to adapter.
  • Page 189 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-55 Setup Team Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a feature that creates a group containing more than one adapter and automatically converts the process of the working adapter to the other adapter in the group when any trouble occurred on that adapter.
  • Page 190 5-56 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup  Create Team Open the [Device Manager]. Open [Network adapters] → [Intel(R) xxx] properties. Click [Teaming] tab and check the [Team this adapter with other adapters] check box. Click [New Team]. Fill the name of the team in [Specify a name for the team] and click [Next]. Include the adapter to the team and click [Next].
  • Page 191 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-57  Remove Team Open the [Device Manager]. Click [Network adapters], and open [TEAM: "Team name"] properties. Click [Setting] tab. Click [Remove Team] button. Click [Yes] to the message. Confirm [TEAM: "Team name"] adapter is not existing in [Network adapters] tree and restart the system.
  • Page 192 The drivers for other LAN Boards are automatically installed by Windows Plug-and-Play. You do not need to install them manually. Graphics Accelerator Driver If you use standard graphics accelerator drivers, update your system with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to your system. Standard graphics accelerator drivers will be installed automatically.
  • Page 193: The Procedure To Set Pae Option

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-59 The procedure to set PAE option If your 32-bit system has a memory capacity in excess of 4GB, setting PAE option will enable the system to be installed with over 4GB of memory. IMPORTANT: "PAE option"...
  • Page 194 5-60 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Windows Server 2003 This section explains how to install Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 by using the Express Setup. NOTES: Express Setup does not support the installation of Windows Server  2003 x64 Editions. If you want to install it, see Appendix F. If you install Windows Server 2003 without using Express Setup, ...
  • Page 195 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-61 Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to the server supports following combination of the OS installation media and Service Pack. Windows Server 2003 R2  – OS installation media (with Service Pack 2) –...
  • Page 196 5-62 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup About the Hardware Components When you install the Windows Server 2003, Express Setup requires several preparations if this computer uses the following hardware components. Installing on the Mirrored Volume If you want to install the Windows Server 2003 on the volume that is mirrored using "Disk Management", invalidate the mirroring and set back to the basic disk before the installation, and validate the mirroring again after the installation.
  • Page 197 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-63 About the System Partition Size The system partition size can be calculated from the following formula. Required partition size = Size necessary to install the system + Paging File Size + Dump File Size + Application Size Size necessary to install the system = 3500MB (Windows Server 2003 R2) = 3500MB (Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2)
  • Page 198: Installing The Service Pack

    5-64 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Dividing into the partition of the recommended size into multiple disks as written below will solve problem that it cannot be reserved in one disk. Set the "Size required for installation + Paging file size". See Chapter 5 and set that debugging information (equivalent to the dump file size) is to be written to a separate disk.
  • Page 199: Flow Of Setup

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-65 FLOW OF SETUP This section visually describes the flow of the setup operated by Express Setup.
  • Page 200: Installing Windows Server 2003

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive of the server. Press the RESET switch or press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) The system will boot from the DVD-ROM and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER starts.
  • Page 201 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-67 When the Software License Agreement screen of Windows PE appears, click [Yes]. Select [Perform the Express setup] from the Top Menu, click [Next].
  • Page 202 5-68 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup [Load parameters] steps are displayed. [Do not load parameters] (1) Select [Do not load parameters]. (2) Click [Next]. IMPORTANT: The setup using a parameter file saved in the Flash FDD is not supported. NOTE: If a floppy disk drive is not connected, select this item.
  • Page 203 You can use only the physical devices that have same model number  to configure logical drive. If the process is not finished normally, the driver may not be stored  in the EXPRESSBUILDER. Refer to "Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" described earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 204 5-70 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Specify the installing medium and the Windows system partition. [Specify medium / Partition] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. IMPORTANT: If you install Windows Server 2003 R2 and Service Pack, apply ...
  • Page 205 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-71 Enter the user information and client license mode. [Enter basic parameters] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. NOTE: Even if you do not input value into "Administrator password", "Confirm password", ""...
  • Page 206 5-72 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Enter the domain or workgroup name to be used. [Enter domain account] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Select the installing components. [Select Windows components] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
  • Page 207 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-73 Select the installing applications. [Select applications] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Save the parameters. [Save parameters] steps are displayed. If you want to save the parameters , set the free formatted floppy disk. Select [Save parameters], enter the file path of the parameters files into the text box and click [Next].
  • Page 208 5-74 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup The Express Setup will start when you click [Perform] in [Start Express setup] step. Remove NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD from the optical disk drive according to the message. If you proceed the setup by using setup parameter file, remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
  • Page 209 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-75 Read the contents carefully and click [Yes] if you do agree. If you do not agree, click [No]. IMPORTANT: If you do not agree to this agreement, the setup terminates and  Windows Server 2003 will not be installed.
  • Page 210: Lan Driver And Proset

    PROSet is necessary to utilize these features. Follow the procedure below to install PROSet. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive. If the autorun menu is displayed, close menu screen. The [Windows Explorer] dialog starts.
  • Page 211 Click [Next]. Choose "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and click [Next]. Click [Next]. Click [Install]. When [InstallShield Wizard Completed] window is displayed, click [Finished]. Remove the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD from the optical disk drive, restart the system.
  • Page 212: Lan Driver Setting

    5-78 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup LAN Driver Setting  Link Speed LAN drivers will be installed automatically, but the link speed and Duplex mode need to be specified manually. When PROSet is not installed Open the [Device Manager] Double-click [(Network Adapter Name)] in the list.
  • Page 213 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-79  WOL Refer to the following procedure for WOL(Wake On LAN) setting. When PROSet is not installed Start Device Manager. Point to [Network adapters] and double click following adapter. Open the adapter [Properties]. [Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Server Network Connection] [Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Server Network Connection #2] Click [Power Management] tab and change setting in [Wake On LAN] according to the...
  • Page 214 5-80 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup When PROSet is installed Start Device Manager. Point to [Network adapters] and double click following adapter. Open the adapter [Properties]. [Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Server Network Connection] [Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Server Network Connection #2] Click [Power Management] tab and change setting in [Wake On LAN] according to the following list.
  • Page 215: Setup Team

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-81 Setup Team Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) is a feature that creates a group containing more than one adapter and automatically converts the process of the working adapter to the other adapter in the group when any trouble occurred on that adapter.
  • Page 216 5-82 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Create Team Open the [Device Manager]. Open [Network adapters] → [Intel(R) xxx] properties. Click [Teaming] tab and check the [Team this adapter with other adapters] check box. Click [New Team]. Fill the name of the team in [Specify a name for the team] and click [Next]. Include the adapter to the team and click [Next].
  • Page 217: Remove Team

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-83 Remove Team Open the [Device Manager]. Click [Network adapters], and open [TEAM: "Team name"] properties. Click [Setting] tab. Click [Remove Team] button. Click [Yes] to the message. Confirm [TEAM: "Team name"] adapter is not existing in [Network adapters] tree and restart the system.
  • Page 218: Lan Board Driver (N8104-123A)

    5-84 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup LAN Board Driver(N8104-111/112/119/121/125A/126) Install the driver stored in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. Installation of LAN Board Driver Start Device Manager. Click [Network adapters] and double-click [(Network Adapter Name)]. [(Network Adapter Name) Properties] appears.
  • Page 219: Graphics Accelerator Driver

    EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to your system. The SCSI Controller driver will be installed automatically. Installing SAS Controller Driver (N8103-104A) If you use the SAS Controller N8103-104A, update your system with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD attached to your system. The SAS Controller driver will be installed automatically.
  • Page 220: The Procedure To Set Pae Option

    5-86 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup The procedure to set PAE option If your 32-bit system has a memory capacity in excess of 4GB, setting PAE option will enable the system to be installed with over 4GB of memory. IMPORTANT: However, the Microsoft operating system products which support /PAE switch option are limited.
  • Page 221: Setting For Solving Problems

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-87 Setting for Solving Problems Setup your computer in advance so that it can recover from any trouble precisely and as soon as possible when it should occur. For more information, See Page 5-88.
  • Page 222: Memory Dump (Debug Information)

    5-88 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup SETTING FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS Setup the following issue in advance so that your computer can recover from any trouble precisely and as soon as possible when it should occur. Memory Dump (Debug Information) This section describes the procedures for collecting memory dump (debug information) in the server.
  • Page 223 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-89 When the system is Windows Server 2008 R2 Follow the procedure below to specify. Click Start and select [Control Panel]. The [Control Panel] window appears. Click [System and Security] and then select [System]. NOTE: If [View by] is not set as [Category], start [System] from Control Panel directly.
  • Page 224 5-90 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Uncheck the [Automatically manage paging file size for all drives] box, and check [Custom size]. On the [Paging file size for each drive] box, specify as follows: – A value larger than the recommended size shown in [Total paging file size for all drives] for [Initial size] –...
  • Page 225 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-91 When the system is Windows Server 2008 Follow the procedure below to specify. Select [Control Panel] and click [System]. The [System] dialog box appears. Click [Advanced system settings]. The [System Properties] dialog box appears. Select [Advanced] tab.
  • Page 226 5-92 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Click [Settings] on the [Performance] group box. The [Performance Options] window appears. Click [Advanced] tab on the [Performance Options] window. Click [Change] on the [Virtual memory] group box. Uncheck the [Automatically manage paging file size for all drives] box, and check [Custom size].
  • Page 227 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-93 When the system is Windows Server 2003 Follow the procedure below to specify. Select [Control Panel] and click [System]. The [System Properties] dialog box appears. Select [Advanced] tab. Click [Settings] on the [Startup and Recovery] group box. IMPORTANT: Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions To specify "Complete Memory Dump"...
  • Page 228 5-94 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Specify "Complete memory dump" and modify [Dump file:] in the [Write debugging information] group box. e.g. Write the debug information in D drive write the file name "MEMORY.DMP". D:\MEMORY.DMP Click [Settings] on the [Performance] group box. The [Performance Options] window appears.
  • Page 229: How To Create A User-Mode Process Dump File

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-95 How to Create a User-mode Process Dump File When the system is Windows Server 2008 R2 "User-mode Process Dump" is the file that records information when any application error occurs. When any application error occurs, do not close the pop-up window that notifies the error, and then collect a dump using following process.
  • Page 230 5-96 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup When the system is Windows Server 2008 "User-mode Process Dump" is the file that records information when any application error occurs. When any application error occurs, do not close the pop-up window that notifies the error, and then collect a dump using following process.
  • Page 231 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-97 When the system is Windows Server 2003 (Dr. Watson) Dr. Watson is a debugger for application errors. If any application error is detected, Dr. Watson diagnoses the server and logs diagnostic information (log). Follow the procedure below and specify Dr.
  • Page 232: Network Monitor

    5-98 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Network Monitor Utilizing Network Monitor helps you to investigate and manage with network trouble. Network Monitor Setup (Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008) Microsoft Network Monitor allows you to examine and troubleshoot network problems. NOTE: Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008 does not provide Network Monitor.
  • Page 233 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-99 Network Monitor (Windows Server 2003) To utilize Network Monitor, you need to restart the system after the installation has completed, so we recommend to install Network Monitor before any network trouble may occur. Point to [Settings] from Start menu and click [Control Panel].
  • Page 234: Re-Installing The Operation System If Multiple Logical Drives Exist

    5-100 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Re-installing the Operation System if Multiple Logical Drives Exist Before Re-installing the Operation System Be sure to make backup copies before re-installing the operation system just in case. Re-installing the Operation System Start the clean installation following the procedure described in this manual.
  • Page 235: Windows Server 2003

    Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-101 Procedure for Modifying the Drive Letter Be careful that the drive letter of the system or boot volume cannot be modified with the following procedure. <Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008> Click Start menu, right-click [Computer], and specify [Manage] to start [Server Manager]. Specify the [Storage] - [Disk Management] in the left side of the window.
  • Page 236: Installing Maintenance Utilities

    5-102 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup INSTALLING MAINTENANCE UTILITIES Various maintenance utilities are contained in your NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. See Chapter 6 for installing the utilities to your server or management workstations. UPDATING THE SYSTEM IMPORTANT: If you install Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM which contains Service Pack 2 to your system, you do not have to apply Service Pack 2 again.
  • Page 237: Making Backup Copies Of System Information

    Without the backup data, you will not be able to recover the information. You can save the information by the following process. Connect Flash FDD or USB FDD to the USB connector. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive and reboot the system. Select [Tool menu (Normal mode)].
  • Page 238: Installing With The Oem-Disk For Mass Storage Device

    If you would like to install or re-install the OS when the system has new mass storage device not to be supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, you have to set as follows. Read the manual supplied with the mass storage device before setting the server.
  • Page 239: Chapter 6 Installing And Using Utilities

    Chapter 6 Installing and Using Utilities This section describes how to use the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD that comes with your server and to install the utilities stored on the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 240: Nec Expressbuilder

    6-2 Installing and Using Utilities NEC EXPRESSBUILDER The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER helps you install the Operating system/the Management software or use the maintenance utilities. When you insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive and restart the system, the following menu appears.
  • Page 241 Installing and Using Utilities 6-3 Os installation  If you select this item, the Software License Agreement screen of Windows PE appears. If you click [Yes], the Top menu appears. IMPORTANT: This tool is Configuration Tool that built on Windows PE 3.0 technology.
  • Page 242 6-4 Installing and Using Utilities Tool menu (Normal mode)  If you select this item, the Tool menu appears. You can use the below functions for maintenance. – Maintenance Utility The Maintenance Utility is usually used by the service representative. (See Chapter 8.) –...
  • Page 243 Installing and Using Utilities 6-5 Tool menu (Redirection mode)  If you want to operate this computer via the BIOS redirection (the console-less function), select this item. NOTE: If you operate this computer via the Remote KVM function, select the "Tool menu (Normal mode)". The menu's functions are the same as the "Tool menu (Normal mode)".
  • Page 244: Autorun Menu

    6-6 Installing and Using Utilities Autorun Menu When the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD is inserted into the optical disk drive, Windows automatically launches the menu as shown below. This menu is used to, Read the User's Guide or the other documents, ...
  • Page 245: Parameter File Creator

    Also, you can install the system with the same specification as before when re-installing the system. We recommend you to create [Parameter file] to setup the servers from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. When using a floppy disk, a USB floppy disk drive is required.
  • Page 246: Parameter File

    IMPORTANT: Do not remove NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD from drive during a parameter file creation. Start the OS. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive. The menu will appear. Right-click on the screen or left-click [Setup Windows]. The menu will appear.
  • Page 247 Installing and Using Utilities 6-9 Click [Parameter File Creator]. Parameter File Creator will appear.
  • Page 248 6-10 Installing and Using Utilities [Load Parameters] step is displayed. Select [Do not load parameters] from the menu, click [Next]. Select the installing Operating System. Select [Install the Windows (32bit editions)] or [Install the Windows (64bit editions)] from the menu, click [Next].
  • Page 249 Installing and Using Utilities 6-11 Enter the setting of a logical drive. [Enter RAID setting] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. IMPORTANT: At "The number of the total physical devices", Parameter File Creator displays upper limit that the RAID Controller can support.
  • Page 250 6-12 Installing and Using Utilities Specify the installing medium and the Windows system partition. [Specify medium / Partition] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. [Windows Server 2008 R2] [Windows Server 2008]...
  • Page 251 Installing and Using Utilities 6-13 [Windows Server 2003]...
  • Page 252 If "Use existing partitions" is selected when you operate Windows  Server 2008 R2, NEC EXPRESSBUILDER installs the Operating System to the Windows partition (The Boot partition (if it exists) and the Windows partition are deleted).
  • Page 253 Installing and Using Utilities 6-15 Enter the user information and client license mode. [Enter basic parameters] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. [Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008] [Windows Server 2003]...
  • Page 254 6-16 Installing and Using Utilities IMPORTANT: Computer name and User name are required parameters. NOTE: Even if you do not input value into "Administrator password", "Confirm password", "" is displayed. Enter the setting of the network protocol. [Enter network protocol] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next].
  • Page 255 Installing and Using Utilities 6-17 Enter the domain or workgroup name to be used. [Enter domain account] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. Select the installing components. [Select Windows components] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next] [Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008]...
  • Page 256 6-18 Installing and Using Utilities [Windows Server 2003] Select the installing applications. [Select applications] steps are displayed. Confirm the parameters, modify if necessary, and then click [Next]. [Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008]...
  • Page 257 Installing and Using Utilities 6-19 [Windows Server 2003] Save the parameters. [Save parameters] steps are displayed. If you want to save the parameters, set the free formatted floppy disk. Select [Save parameters], enter the file path of the parameters files into the text box and click [Next].
  • Page 258 6-20 Installing and Using Utilities Saved to a floppy disk. Now [the floppy disk containing the parameters file] has been created. Click [Yes] to exit Parameter File Creator. NOTES: If you modify existing information file (parameter file), click  "Load Parameters" at [Load Parameters] screen. Refer to help to modify information file.
  • Page 259: Functions And Features

    LAN traffic. Usage threshold values can help the system administrator monitor and prevent server overloads. NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension The NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension is software for the remote management of this server. See the online documents for details on the functions and installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension.
  • Page 260: Nec Expressupdate Agent

    6-22 Installing and Using Utilities NEC ExpressUpdate Agent The NEC ExpressUpdate Agent enables you to control the version of the firmware and software that are installed on the server. Using the NEC ESMPRO Manager, you can download update packages automatically and install them simply without terminating the system.
  • Page 261: Universal Raid Utility

    Universal RAID Utility. Setup with Express Setup You can install Universal RAID Utility with Express Setup contained in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD. When you start the Express Setup, a dialog to specify an application appears. Select...
  • Page 262: Manual Setup

    Runtime component of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1. Linux You need to run the setup.sh in the install image of Universal RAID Utility. There is the install image of Universal RAID Utility in the following directory of NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. /BBB/lnx/pp/uraidutl The part of BBB is BBB of the medium number (5.AA-BBB.CC) of NEC EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 263: Nec Product Info Collection Utility

    Installing and Using Utilities 6-25 NEC PRODUCT INFO COLLECTION UTILITY The NEC Product Info Collection Utility is used to collect various system configuration and log information for maintenance or troubleshooting purpose of the server. This utility can be installed from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD.
  • Page 264: Using Utility

    6-26 Installing and Using Utilities Using Utility Execute \stdclct\collect.exe in the installation folder of this utility. The log folder is made in the above-mentioned folder, and various information on this device is stored in the data compressed file (zip form). Uninstallation Except for Server Core Choose [Add or Remove Programs] - [Product Info Collection Utility (Vx.x.x)] from the Control...
  • Page 265: Chapter 7 Maintenance

    MAKING BACKUP COPIES NEC recommends you make backup copies of your valuable data stored in hard disk drives of the server on a regular basis. For backup storage devices suitable for the server and backup tools, consult with your service representative.
  • Page 266: Cleaning

    7-2 Maintenance CLEANING Clean the server on a regular basis to keep the server in a good shape. WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. See pages 1-3 to 1-9 for details.
  • Page 267: Cleaning The Interior

    Maintenance 7-3 Cleaning the Interior One of the most important items in a good maintenance program is regular and thorough cleaning of the interior of the server, especially around the mother board. Dust buildup inside the server can lead to several problems. As dust acts as a thermal insulator, a buildup can prevent proper system cooling.
  • Page 268: Cleaning The Keyboard/Mouse

    7-4 Maintenance Cleaning the Keyboard/Mouse Make sure that the server and peripheral devices are all off-powered (the POWER/SLEEP lamp goes off), and then wipe the keyboard surface with a dry cloth. The mouse does not work normally if its optical sensor is stained. Wipe the optical sensor with a dry cloth.
  • Page 269: Cleaning Disc

    Maintenance 7-5 Cleaning Disc A dusty disc or dust-accumulated tray causes the device to fail to read data correctly. Follow the procedure below to clean the tray and disc regularly: Make sure that the server is powered (the POWER/SLEEP LED is lit). Press the CD tray Open/Close button on the front of the optical disk drive.
  • Page 270: System Diagnostics

    7-6 Maintenance SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS The System Diagnostics runs several tests on the server. Select [Tool menu] - [Test and diagnostics] in the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER to diagnose the system. Test Items The following items are tested in system diagnostics. Memory ...
  • Page 271: Startup And Exit Of System Diagnostics

    Disconnect all the LAN cables from the server. Plug the power cord and power on the server. Use the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD to start the system. Select [Tool menu (Normal mode)] when local console of the server is used for, or select [Tool menu (Redirection mode)] when remote console is used for.
  • Page 272 7-8 Maintenance Select [Test and diagnostics]. Select [End-User Mode] and the system diagnostics starts. The diagnostics will be completed in approximately three minutes. When the diagnostics is completed, the screen of the display changes as shown below: Diagnostics tool title Test window title TeDoLi (TEst &...
  • Page 273 Select <Reboot> in the [Enduser Menu] above. The server restarts and the system is started from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. Exit the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, and remove the DVD from the optical disk drive. Power off the server and unplug the power cord from the receptacle.
  • Page 274: Notes On Using Power Control Feature

    Refer to the User's Guide of EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2 or Online Help of NEC ESMPRO Manager for how to enable this feature.
  • Page 275 Maintenance 7-11 Notes on Using Windows Server 2008 The following event will be logged in Event Viewer if power control feature is used on Windows Server 2008. However, it is not the problem in operating the system, the event is logged because the P-State is controlled by the server side.
  • Page 276: Relocating/Storing The Server

    7-12 Maintenance RELOCATING/STORING THE SERVER Follow the procedure below to relocate or store the server: WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury. See pages 1-3 to 1-9 for details.
  • Page 277 Maintenance 7-13 Take a media out of the server, if any. Power off the server (the POWER/SLEEP lamp goes off). Unplug the power cord of the server from a power outlet. Remove all the cables from the server. Hold the server by its bottom to carry the server. IMPORTANT: Do not hold the front mask to lift the server.
  • Page 278 7-14 Maintenance (This page is intentionally left blank.)
  • Page 279: Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 8 Troubleshooting If your server does not operate as expected, read this chapter before assuming a failure. NOTE: For provision against an unexpected failure, it is recommended to install the maintenance utility, NEC ESMPRO, to the server and client computers.
  • Page 280: System Viewers

    SYSTEM VIEWERS Monitor the occurrence of fault by NEC ESMPRO during the system operation. Especially take note on whether any alert is reported to NEC ESMPRO Manager on the language PC. Check whether any alert is reported on NEC ESMPRO Manager.
  • Page 281: Lamps

    Troubleshooting 8-3 LAMPS The following describes lamps on the server and their indications. Lamps on Front Panel With 3.5-inch disk cage installed LAN access lamp Disk access lamp POWER/SLEEP lamp STATUS lamp With 2.5-inch disk cage installed LAN access lamp Disk access lamp POWER/SLEEP lamp STATUS lamp...
  • Page 282: Troubleshooting

    8-4 Troubleshooting Lamps on Rear Panel POWER/STATUS lamp LINK/ACT lamp Speed lamp LINK/ACT lamp Speed lamp...
  • Page 283: Lan Access Lamp

    The following table lists indications of the STATUS lamp, descriptions, and actions to take. NOTES: If NEC ESMPRO is installed, you can confirm the cause of a failure  by referring to the error log.
  • Page 284 8-6 Troubleshooting STATUS lamp Description Procedure indication On (green) The server is operating normally. – Flashing The server is operating with the Identify the device in degraded state • (green) memory in degraded state. by using the BIOS setup utility "SETUP,"...
  • Page 285: Power/Sleep Lamp

    Troubleshooting 8-7 POWER/SLEEP Lamp The green POWER/SLEEP lamp lights to indicate normal operation while the server is powered. When the server is off-powered, the POWER/SLEEP lamp stays unlit. If the OS supports the power-saving mode, the green lamp flashes while the server is in the power-saving mode.
  • Page 286: Hard Disk Drive Lamp

    8-8 Troubleshooting Hard Disk Drive Lamp The disk lamp on the hard disk drive bay has different meanings depending on the display status. Lamp Lamp 2.5-inch hard disk drive 3.5-inch hard disk drive Lighting green  Indicates that the hard disk drive is accessed. Lighting amber ...
  • Page 287: Power Supply Lamp

    Troubleshooting 8-9 Power Supply Lamp The power supply on the rear of the server has POWER/STATUS lamp. AC POWER STATUS lamp AC POWER lamp NOTE: The server equipped with an optional power unit can continue the operation if either of the power unit is defected (redundant function). The defected power unit can be replaced with a new one in the hot-swap mode without power interruption.
  • Page 288: Lan Connector Lamps

    8-10 Troubleshooting LAN Connector Lamps Each of the three LAN connectors on the rear panel has two lamps as follows. LINK/ACT lamp Management LAN port Speed lamp LINK/ACT lamp Onboard LAN port 1 Onboard LAN port 2 Speed lamp LINK/ACT lamp ...
  • Page 289: Error Messages

    Troubleshooting 8-11 ERROR MESSAGES If an error occurs in the server, an error message appears on the display unit connected to the server. Error Messages after Power-on Powering on the server automatically starts the self-diagnostic program, POST (Power On Self-Test). When the POST detects any error, it displays an error message and its measure on the display unit.
  • Page 290 8-12 Troubleshooting Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action 8006 System configuration The BIOS setup utility Specify the BIOS setup utility data cleared by Jumper. settings were cleared using settings again. the jumper. 8007 SETUP Menu Password The BIOS setup utility menu Use the BIOS setup utility to cleared by Jumper.
  • Page 291 Troubleshooting 8-13 Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action 8808 DXE_FLASH_UPDATE_FA The Flash ROM was not written Contact your service ILED to correctly. representative. 8830 PEI_RECOVERY_NO_ The Flash ROM was not CAPSULE recovered correctly. 8831 PEI_RECOVERY_PPI_ NOT_FOUND 8832 PEI_RECOVERY_FAILED 9000 PEI_CPU_NO_MICROCO An unsupported CPU was detected.
  • Page 292 8-14 Troubleshooting Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action AE01 CPU1_DIMM1 has been A memory error was detected. Contact your service disabled. representative. CPU1_DIMM1 has been disabled. AE02 CPU1_DIMM2 has been A memory error was detected. disabled. CPU1_DIMM2 has been disabled. AE03 CPU1_DIMM3 has been A memory error was detected.
  • Page 293 Troubleshooting 8-15 Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action AE83 CPU1_DIMM3 with error CPU1_DIMM3 was disabled, Contact your service enabled. but, because all memory is representative. currently disabled, this DIMM was forcibly enabled. AE87 CPU2_DIMM1 with error CPU2_DIMM1 was disabled, enabled. but, because all memory is currently disabled, this DIMM was forcibly enabled.
  • Page 294 8-16 Troubleshooting Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action C021 System Voltage out of the A system voltage abnormality Contact your service range. was detected. representative. C040 SROM data read error SROM data reading error C041 SROM data checksm bad SROM data checksum error C060 SMBus device Error An error was detected for the...
  • Page 295 Troubleshooting 8-17 Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action C106 BMC set in progress The BMC check was interrupted. Turn off the power, and then restart the server. monitoring timeout. If this does not resolve C107 BMC command access BMC command access failed. the problem, contact failed.
  • Page 296 8-18 Troubleshooting Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action C111 BMC SDR Repository Failure of the SROM for storing Turn off the power, and sensor data record information then restart the server. failure. If this does not resolve C112 BMC SEL device failure. BMC device (chip) failure the problem, contact C113...
  • Page 297: Messages Displayed By Raid Controller During Post

    Troubleshooting 8-19 Messages displayed by RAID Controller during POST On-screen message Action Memory/battery problems were detected. Contact your service representative. The adapter has recovered, but cached data was lost. Press any key to continue, or 'C' to load the configuration utility. Firmware version inconsistency was Contact your service representative.
  • Page 298 8-20 Troubleshooting On-screen message Action Your VDs that are configured for write-back <When battery is not used> are temporarily running in write-through Ignore this message. mode. This is caused by the battery being charged, <When battery is used> missing, or bad. Run WebBIOS or Universal RAID Utility to check if Please allow battery to charge for 24 hours battery is detected.
  • Page 299 Troubleshooting 8-21 On-screen message Action The cache contains dirty data, but some Check if cable, hard disk drives, and upgrade kit are VDs are missing or will go offline, so the connected properly. If the same error persists, cached data can not be written to disk. If contact your service representative.
  • Page 300 8-22 Troubleshooting On-screen message Action Single-bit overflow ECC errors were Contact your service representative to replace the detected during the previous boot of the RAID controller. controller. DIMM on the controller needs replacement. If you continue, data corruption can occur. Press 'X' to continue or else power off the system and replace the DIMM module and reboot.
  • Page 301: Beep Codes

    Troubleshooting 8-23 Beep Codes If an error occurs during the POST, the server beeps, indicating the type of error. Each number indicates the number of short beeps, and a hyphen indicates a pause. For example, the beep interval 1-3-3-1 indicates 1 beep, a pause, 3 beeps, a pause, 3 beeps, a pause, and 1 beep, which indicates that an error occurred while checking the memory capacity.
  • Page 302: Error Messages On Virtual Lcd

    8-24 Troubleshooting Error Messages on Virtual LCD NEC EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2 (Remote Management Controller) on your server board allows you to monitor the server status on the Web browser. Messages displayed on upper line (BIOS message) On-screen message Description Action XX BIOS Rev XXXX POST in progress.
  • Page 303 Troubleshooting 8-25 On-screen message Description Action BB Temp 2 Alm 00 A low temperature warning is detected. Fan may be faulty or clogged with dust. BB Temp 2 Alm 02 A low temperature alarm is detected. Contact your service BB Temp 2 Alm 07 A high temperature warning is detected.
  • Page 304: Solving Problems

    If the server still fails to operate successfully after solving your problem, take a note on the on-screen message and contact your service representative. Problems with NEC Express Server No screen display appears and beep occurs: Is the DIMM board installed securely? ...
  • Page 305 Troubleshooting 8-27 POST fails to complete: Is the DIMM board installed?  Check the installation location of DIMMs (see Chapter 9). → Is the memory size large?  The memory check may take a few seconds if the memory size is large. Wait for a →...
  • Page 306 8-28 Troubleshooting The keyboard or mouse fails to operate: Is the cable properly connected?  Make sure that the cable is connected to the correct connector on the rear of the → server. The keyboard or mouse does not operate if it is connected when the server is →...
  • Page 307 → Fail to access the (internal or external) SCSI devices: Is the SCSI device applicable to the server?  Operation of any SCSI device that is not authorized by NEC is not guaranteed. → Is the cable connection changed? ...
  • Page 308 8-30 Troubleshooting Event logs in using Intel Network adapter teaming Event Type: Warning Event Source: iANSMiniport Event Category: None Event ID: Description: Adapter link down:Intel(R) ---- Event Type: Warning Event Source: iANSMiniport Event Category: None Event ID: Description: Intel(R) ---- has been deactivated from the team. Event Type: Error Event Source:...
  • Page 309: Problems With Windows

    Troubleshooting 8-31 Problems with Windows The following warnings are logged when you start Windows Server 2008 R2: Event ID: Source: e1qexpress Level: Warning Description: Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Server Network ... Network link has been disconnected. If the above event is logged when you start the system, this event does not affect →...
  • Page 310 8-32 Troubleshooting The following application event is logged when Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed: Event ID: 1534 Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Level: Warning Description: Profile notification of event Create for component {56EA1054-1959-467f-BE3B-A2A787C4B6EA} failed, error code is The revision level is unknown. This event does not affect system operation.
  • Page 311 Troubleshooting 8-33 The following warnings are logged to application event log when I import a transportable shadow-copy to another server that has a floppy disk drive while operating Windows Server 2008 R2: Event ID: 12289 Source: Level: Error Description: Volume shadow copy service error: unexpected error DeviceIoControl (\\? # 6 \usbstor#sfloppy &ven_teac&prod_fd-05pub &rev_3000 &...
  • Page 312 8-34 Troubleshooting Event ID: 15016 Source: Microsoft-Windows-Http Level: Error Description: Unable to initialize the security package Kerberos for server side authentication. The data field contains the error number. These events do not affect system operation. Ignore these messages. → The following application events are logged when Windows Server 2008 is installed: Event ID: Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI...
  • Page 313 Troubleshooting 8-35 The following system event is logged when Windows Server 2008 is installed: Event ID: Source: VDS Dynamic Provider Description: The provider failed while storing notifications from the driver. The Virtual Disk Service should be restarted. hr=80042505 Go to the Microsoft website: →...
  • Page 314 R2, above-shown event log will be registered. For more details, refer to "Enabling Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Hardware Management" on the following site. [NEC Express5800 Web Site] http://www.nec.co.jp/express/download/W2K3_R2 The system displays the message below and fails to log on:...
  • Page 315  Installing a network drive after installation of the OS may cause unstable → operation. Use the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD to update the system. (See Chapter 6.) The system does not restart automatically when a stop error occurs, though the system is adjusted to automatically restarting: When the system does not restart automatically, restart it manually.
  • Page 316 8-38 Troubleshooting Cannot turn the power OFF at the blue screen: If you want to turn off the power at the blue screen, execute forced shutdown → (forced shutdown: continue to press POWER/SLEEP switch for 4 seconds). The power will not be turned off if you press the switch for less than 3 seconds. The PXE boot (network boot) fails or the server is not found on the network: Is the cable connected properly? ...
  • Page 317 Troubleshooting 8-39 Power ON/OFF (Wake On LAN) feature does not work: Immediately after the AC power is turned on, the Remote Power ON/OFF feature → (Wake ON LAN) is disabled. Start Windows 2003 once, provide settings as shown below, then shutdown the system. After restart, the Remote Power On/Off feature is available unless the AC power is turned off.
  • Page 318: Problems With Raid System Configuration

    8-40 Troubleshooting Problems with RAID System Configuration Physical device is not correctly displayed on Universal RAID Utility: If you use LSI Embedded MegaRAID, a part of information on a physical → device is not correctly displayed on Universal RAID Utility. It is no problem.
  • Page 319 Troubleshooting 8-41 Check Consistency fails: Is virtual disk "Degraded"?  Replace the failed hard disk drive with new one, then perform Rebuild. → Is RAID0 configured for virtual disk?  RAID0 has no data redundancy, therefore, Check Consistency is disabled in the →...
  • Page 320: Problems With Nec Expressbuilder

    8-42 Troubleshooting Problems with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER When the server is not booted from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD, check the following: Did you set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the server?  If you do not set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the →...
  • Page 321 Troubleshooting 8-43 If the creation of the OEM-Disk for Windows failed, the following message will be  displayed. Confirm the message, and then try the solution described in the "Cause". Error message Cause The format went wrong. It is write-protected or The Flash FDD or the floppy disk the floppy disk may be damaged.
  • Page 322: Problems With Express Setup

    8-44 Troubleshooting Problems with Express Setup Specified to join the Domain, but the system is installed as Workgroup: When the setup fails to join the Domain during the installation, it will install the → system as Workgroup. Open [System] in Control Panel to specify joining the Domain.
  • Page 323: Problems With Parameter File Creator

    Troubleshooting 8-45 Problems with Parameter File Creator Fail to start Parameter File Creator: Parameter File Creator requires to run by "Microsoft® HTML Application host".  If Parameter File Creator does not start, associate the file type with "Microsoft® → HTML Application host" via following process. 1) Click [Run] on Start menu.
  • Page 324: Problems With Raid System Configuration

    8-46 Troubleshooting Problems with RAID System Configuration Check the following if the server configuring a RAID System does not operate properly or a utility does not operate correctly. If a relevant item is found, follow the processing method. Fail to install the OS: Is the RAID Controller configured? ...
  • Page 325: Problems With N8190-127/131/153/154 Fibrechannel Controller

    It is not a problem in operating the system. To display correct controller name, run → following command in the driver software NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD and restart the system. [Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2008 32-bit (x86) / Windows Server 2008 64-bit (x64)] <Drive Letter>:\017\win\winnt\ws2008x64\elxstor\friendlyname.exe...
  • Page 326: Problems With Autorun Menu

    8-48 Troubleshooting Problems with Autorun Menu Cannot read documents: Do you have Adobe Reader installed correctly in your system?  Some documents are supplied with PDF format. To read the document of PDF → format, Adobe Reader is required in your system. Is the operating system Windows XP SP2 (or later)? ...
  • Page 327: Collecting Event Log

    Troubleshooting 8-49 Collecting Event Log This section describes on how to collect the log of various events that occurred on the server. IMPORTANT: If STOP error, system error, or stall occurred, follow the procedure below after restarting the system. Click [Management Tool] → [EventViewer] from the Control Panel. Select