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N8100-1654F/1655F/1656F/1657F/1658F/1659F
N8100-1660F/1661F/1662F/1663F
NEC Express5800/R120b-1
User's Guide
2nd Edition
7-2010
ONL-510_017_02_R120b1-100-00-1007

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  • Page 1 N8100-1654F/1655F/1656F/1657F/1658F/1659F N8100-1660F/1661F/1662F/1663F NEC Express5800/R120b-1 User's Guide 2nd Edition 7-2010 ONL-510_017_02_R120b1-100-00-1007...
  • 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 User's Guide, contact the sales agent where you purchased this product. (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 User's Guide regardless of Item (4).
  • Page 6 Trademarks NEC ESMPRO and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER are trademarks of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, and MS-DOS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel, Pentium, and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
  • 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. This chapter also includes a description on relocating and storing 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

    Rear View..........................2-7 Internal View ..........................2-9 Motherboard...........................2-11 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 Installing or Removing the Front Bezel .................2-17 POWER Switch........................2-19 Power Off ..........................2-23...
  • Page 12 Setup Flow............................3-2 Selecting Server Site........................3-3 Installing the Server........................3-5 Installation..........................3-6 Removal ..........................3-14 Connecting Peripheral Devices....................3-18 Connecting Power Cord......................3-20 Turning On the Server ........................3-22 Installing Operating System .......................3-23 Installing Utilities ........................3-23 Making Backup Copies of System Information................3-23 Chapter 4 Configuring Your Server................4-1 System BIOS (SETUP).........................4-2 Starting SETUP Utility......................4-3 Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage ..............4-4...
  • Page 13 NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension....................6-22 NEC ExpressUpdate Agent......................6-23 Universal RAID Utility.......................6-24 Setup with Express Setup .......................6-24 Manual Setup .........................6-25 Creating Logical Drive of RAID 6..................6-26 NEC Product Info Collection Utility ..................6-27 Installation..........................6-27 Using Utility...........................6-28 Uninstallation .........................6-28 Chapter 7 Maintenance....................7-1 Making Backup Copies.........................7-1 Cleaning............................7-2...
  • Page 14 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 ................8-43 Problems with Express Setup ....................8-45 Problems with Parameter File Creator ...................8-46 Problems with N8190-127/131/153/154 FibreChannel Controller ........8-47 Problems with Autorun Menu ....................8-48 Collecting Event Log ......................8-49...
  • Page 15 About Windows Activation ....................D-22 Setting for Solving Problems.....................D-26 Appendix E Installing Windows Server 2008 .............. E-1 Notice ............................E-1 Optional Board Supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER............E-1 Service Pack Which EXPRESSBUILDER Supports .............. E-2 Installing Service Pack ......................E-2 Updating System ........................E-2 Installing on the Mirrored Volume ..................
  • Page 16 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 17 About the System Partition Size....................G-4 Installing Windows Server 2003....................G-6 Creating "Windows Server 2003 OEM-Disk for EXPRESSBUILDER" ........G-6 Windows Server 2003 Clean Installation ................G-9 Procedure for License Authentication ...................G-13 Updating the System - Applying Service Pack - ..............G-14 Driver Installation and Advanced Settings ................G-20 LAN Driver and PROSet.......................G-20 Graphics Accelerator Driver....................G-20 Installing SCSI Controller Driver (N8103-75/95/107)............G-21...
  • Page 18 Chapter 1 Notes on Using Your Server This chapter includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of your server.
  • Page 19 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 sales representative.
  • Page 20: Chapter 1 Notes On Using Your Server

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-3 3.5-inch disk model...
  • 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 Notes on Using Your Server 1-5 CAUTION Keep water or foreign matter away from the server. Do not let any form of liquid (water etc.) or foreign matter (e.g., pins or paper clips) enter the server. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock, a fire, or a failure of the server.
  • Page 23: Rack

    1-6 Notes on Using Your Server Rack CAUTION Do not carry or install the server only by a single person. More than one person is required to carry or install the rack. Failure to follow this instruction may cause the rack to fall to result in personal injury and/or breakages of surrounding devices.
  • Page 24: Power Supply And Power Cord Use

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-7 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 the ground wire to a gas pipe.
  • Page 25 1-8 Notes on Using Your Server CAUTION Do not use the attached power cord for any other devices or usage. The power cord that comes with your server is designed aiming to connect with this server and to use with the server, and its safety has been tested. Do not use the attached power cord for any other purpose.
  • Page 26: Installation, Relocation, Storage, And Connection

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-9 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 27 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 28: Cleaning And Working With Internal Devices

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-11 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 User's Guide. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or fire as well as malfunctions of the server.
  • Page 29: During Operation

    1-12 Notes on Using Your Server During Operation CAUTION Do not pull out or remove the server from the rack unnecessarily. Do not pull out or remove the server from the rack unnecessarily. Pulling out or removing the server from the rack may cause not only the server to operate incorrectly but also the server to fall on people to make them injured.
  • Page 30: For Proper Operation

    Notes on Using Your Server 1-13 FOR PROPER OPERATION Observe the following notes for successful operation of the server. Use of the server ignoring the notes will cause malfunctions or failures of the server. Install the rack assembly in a place that meets requirements for successful operation. For details, see Chapter 3, "Setting Up Your Server."...
  • Page 31: Transfer To Third Party

    1-14 Notes on Using Your Server 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 32: 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 33: User Support

    1-16 Notes on Using Your Server 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 34 Notes on Using Your Server 1-17 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 35: 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 36: Overview

    2-2 General Description OVERVIEW Your server is a modular, multiprocessing server based on the Intel Xeon microprocessor. 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 37: External View

    General Description 2-3 External View 2.5-inch disk model 3.5-inch disk model Top cover Remove the top cover to install/remove DIMM, CPU, or PCI card. Release buttons Push these buttons to remove the top cover.
  • Page 38: Names And Functions Of Parts

    2-4 General Description NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS The following figure shows the location of the front system features. Front View with Front Bezel Closed (5)-1 (5)-2 Front bezel The front bezel is a cover protecting the front devices during daily operation. A security key is provided to lock the cover.
  • Page 39: Front View With Front Bezel Removed

    Names and Functions of Parts 2-5 Front View with Front Bezel Removed 2.5-inch disk model Part No. N8100-9999 See (3) to (7) Serial No. 9999999 on page 2-4. (4) (5) (6) (7) (9)-0 (10) (9)-2 (9)-4 (9)-1 (9)-3 (9)-5 (11) 3.5-inch disk model See (3) to (7) Part No.
  • Page 40 2-6 Names and Functions of Parts Mount hard disk drives in the bays. The last digit indicates the channel number. The hard disk drives must be purchased separately. (See page 9-7.) 3.5-inch disk model: up to 3 drives 2.5-inch disk model: up to 6 drives (10) DISK LED (green/amber) Hard disk drive LED.
  • Page 41: Rear View

    General Description 2-7 Rear View (9) (8) (9) (16) (14) (13) (12) (9) (17) (11) (10)-2 (10)-1 Full-height PCI card slot (1B) Mount a PCI card of the full-height type in the slot. (See page 9-47.) Low-profile PCI card slot (1C) Mount PCI card of the low-profile type into this slot.
  • Page 42 2-8 Names and Functions of Parts (11) Management LAN port 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T interface port used to manage the server via LAN. (See page 8-8.) This port is used for connection with EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2, and cannot be used as a data transmission port.
  • Page 43: Internal View

    Names and Functions of Parts 2-9 INTERNAL VIEW The internal view for each model is shown below. The processor air duct factory-installed in the system is omitted for clarity. 2.5-inch Disk Model (13) (10)-8 (10)-1 (10)-2 (10)-9 (10)-10 (10)-3 (10)-4 (10)-11 (10)-5 (10)-12...
  • Page 44: Inch Disk Model

    2-10 Names and Functions of Parts 3.5-inch Disk Model (13) (10)-8 (10)-1 (12) (10)-9 (10)-2 (10)-3 (10)-10 (10)-11 (10)-4 (11) (10)-12 (10)-5 (10)-6 (10)-13 (10)-7 (10)-14 (13) Front panel board Backplane Power supply DIMM Motherboard PCI riser card Top cover open sensor Dedicated RAID controller slot Processor (mounted under the heat sink) (10)
  • Page 45: Motherboard

    Names and Functions of Parts 2-11 Motherboard (2) (2) (3) (2) (4) (8) (7) (2) (19) (11) (10) External connectors (20)-2 (see page 2-7) (20)-1 (19) REAR FRONT (18) (17) (16)(13) (14) (12) (15) Power connector Unused connector USB connector (front) SATA DVD connector SATA connector Fan connector...
  • Page 46: Standard Features

    Hard disk drive bays 3.5-inch disk model: up to 3 hard disk drives Easy setup 2.5-inch disk model: up to 6 hard disk drives NEC EXPRESSBUILDER (system setup utility) USB2.0 interface Parameter File Creator SETUP (BIOS configuration utility) Management utilities *1.
  • Page 47: Peripheral Bays

    Standard Features 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 48: Nec Expressbuilder

    2-14 Standard Features 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 49: 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 50: Remote Management

    Remote management via LAN/WAN by using NEC ESMPRO Manager and centralized 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-ROM. NOTE:...
  • Page 51: Using Your Server

    Standard Features 2-17 USING YOUR SERVER This section describes the basic operations of the server including how to use devices such as the optical disk drive. Installing or Removing the Front Bezel When turning the power of the server on/off, accessing the optical disk drive, or installing or removing a hard disk drive on or from a hard disk drive bay, first remove the front bezel.
  • Page 52 2-18 Standard Features Slide the front bezel to the left a little to release the tab from the frame and then remove the front bezel from the server. To install the front bezel, latch the tab at the left side of the front bezel on the server frame. After the installation, lock the front bezel by using the security key.
  • Page 53: Power Switch

    Standard Features 2-19 POWER Switch Use the POWER switch to turn on/off the server. Power On Press the POWER switch on the front of the computer chassis. The POWER LED lights in green. POWER LED POWER switch IMPORTANT: If the power cord is connected to a power control device such as a UPS (Uninterruptive Power Supply), make sure that the power control device is powered.
  • Page 54 ECC memory module, CPU module, keyboard, and mouse. POST also displays messages of the BIOS Setup utility, such as the start-up message, while in progress. With the factory setup of the server, the NEC logo appears on the display unit while POST is in progress. (To display the POST check results, press Esc.) You do not always need to check the POST check results.
  • Page 55: Post Execution Flow

    Standard Features 2-21 POST Execution Flow 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 key entries or perform mouse operations while POST is in progress.
  • Page 56: Post Error Messages

    2-22 Standard Features If your server uses Onboard RAID Controller, the following message is displayed to prompt you to run RAID utility. Press <Ctrl><M> to Run LSI SoftwareRAID Configuration Utility Press Ctrl + M to run the utility. For detail explanation, see Chapter 4 for detail. IMPORTANT: The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility is used to manage the data stored in hard disk drive, or for maintenance.
  • Page 57: Power Off

    Standard Features 2-23 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 58: Identification Of Servers ~ Uid Switch

    2-24 Standard Features Identification of Servers ~ UID Switch ~ A UID (Unit ID) LED is provided on the front panel and rear panel. If more than one server is mounted in a single rack, the LED identifies the server you are performing maintenance on. The UID LED turns on or blinks when the UID (Unit ID) switch on the front panel is pressed.
  • Page 59: Optical Disk Drive

    Standard Features 2-25 Optical Disk Drive The server is provided with the optical disk drive bay on its front to read data from a disc. The following optical disk drives can be installed in this server: DVD-ROM drive (option) This drive can read a variety of optical discs. DVD Super Multi drive (option) This drive can read and write a variety of optical discs.
  • Page 60 2-26 Standard Features As shown in the figure below, hold the tray with a hand and press the disc with fingers of another hand to make the hole of the disc fit to the rotor at the center of the tray. Rotor Press this part of disc.
  • Page 61 Standard Features 2-27 After taking out the disc, return the tray into the drive. If you fail to eject the tray with the Eject button and remove the disc from the server, follow the procedure below. Manual ejection hole Press the POWER switch to power off the server. (The POWER LED goes off.) Insert a metal pin of approximately 1.2 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length (a straightened large paper clip will suffice) into the manual ejection hole on the right front of the optical disk drive and gently push it in until the tray is ejected.
  • Page 62: 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 63 Standard Features 2-29 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. If the Flash FDD causes an error, use a new Flash FDD.
  • Page 64: Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Server

    Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Server This chapter describes how to set up the server appropriate for your system, on a step-by-step basis.
  • Page 65: Setup Flow

    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 66: Selecting Server Site

    Setting Up Your Server 3-3 SELECTING SERVER SITE To use the server, install it on a standard EIA 19-inch rack assembly. Refer to the documentation attached to the rack or contact your service representative for the installation of the server on the rack. WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely.
  • Page 67 3-4 Setting Up Your Server Do not install the rack in the places listed below. Installing the rack or mounting the server on the rack in such a place may cause some malfunction to occur. Narrow space from which devices cannot be pulled out from the rack completely Place that cannot bear the total weights of the rack and devices mounted on the rack Place where stabilizers cannot be installed or where the rack can be installed only after the practice of proper earthquake-resistant construction...
  • Page 68: Installing The Server

    Setting Up Your Server 3-5 INSTALLING THE SERVER This subsection provides the instructions for installing the server into a rack cabinet. (This subsection also describes the removal procedures.) WARNING Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury.
  • Page 69: Installation

    3-6 Setting Up Your Server Installation This server can be installed in either the NEC rack or a third vendor's rack. Take the following steps to install the server in the rack. Preparation for installation When shipped from factory, the left and right slide rails are fixed with tapes at the front and side faces to prevent from falling off during transportation.
  • Page 70 Setting Up Your Server 3-7 While pushing the unlock button on the front of the server, hold the rails and slowly move them toward the rear of the server. Press this button to unlock the server. After a while, the rails are locked with clicking sound. Pull the release levers on the left and right sides of the server toward direction indicated by an arrow (white) in the figure, and remove them from the server while unlocking it.
  • Page 71 3-8 Setting Up Your Server While pushing the levers, move the removed rail assemblies toward the direction indicated by an arrow in the figure, to restore the original position. IMPORTANT: The removed rail assemblies are to be installed on the inner rails later.
  • Page 72 Setting Up Your Server 3-9 Installing Rail Assemblies Insert the square projection of the rail assembly into the angle hole on the 19-inch rack until it is locked with clicking sound. The figure below shows the right side (front) of the rack. Install the rail assemblies to the right side (rear), and left side (front and rear) of the rack in the same procedure.
  • Page 73 3-10 Setting Up Your Server Installing 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. See pages 1-4 to 1-11 for details. Do not lift the server only by a single person. Do not pinch your finger with mechanical components.
  • Page 74 Setting Up Your Server 3-11 At least two persons are required to install the server. Securely hold the server and install it in the rack. Firmly fit the inner rails on the sides of the server into the rail assemblies that are installed on the rack, and then slowly push the server into the rack.
  • Page 75 3-12 Setting Up Your Server IMPORTANT: Be very careful not to get your finger caught in the levers or rails. Insert both sides of inner rails straight into the rack. Hold the thumbscrews on both sides of the server, and install the server carefully while making sure the installation position.
  • Page 76 Setting Up Your Server 3-13 Installing the Front Bezel Install the front bezel so that the left tab on the front bezel engages with the chassis frame. Tabs...
  • Page 77: Removal

    3-14 Setting Up Your Server Removal Removing the Server Remove the server from the rack in the following procedure. 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 78 Setting Up Your Server 3-15 While pushing the left and the right unlock buttons on the front of the server, pull out the server from the rack slowly and carefully. The server clicks to be latched. Press this button to unlock the server.
  • Page 79 3-16 Setting Up Your Server Removing Rail Assemblies Remove the rail assembly from the 19-inch rack in the following procedure. 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 80 Setting Up Your Server 3-17 Unlock the rail assembly. Unlock the rail assembly by applying force to the tool in the direction shown by an arrow. Locking spring Viewed from front Viewed from top While the rail assembly is being unlocked, remove it from the rack. Insert the tool into the angle hole at the rear of rail assembly to unlock it.
  • Page 81: Connecting Peripheral Devices

    See pages 1-4 to 1-11 for details. Do not connect any interface cable with the power cord of the NEC Express Server plugged to a power source. Do not use any unauthorized interface cable.
  • Page 82: Setting Up Your Server

    Setting Up Your Server 3-19 Display unit USB device FRONT Device with the serial interface Hub / switching hub Mouse 1000BASE-TX/ Finally connect the provided 100BASE-T/ 10BASE-T power cord to the receptacle. 1000BASE-TX/ If connecting the server to UPS, 10BASE-T see the explanation below.
  • Page 83: Connecting Power Cord

    3-20 Setting Up Your Server CONNECTING POWER CORD Connect the provided power cord to 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 84 Setting Up Your Server 3-21 To connect the power cord from the server to an uninterruptive power supply (UPS), use service outlets on the rear of the UPS. Refer to the manual that comes with the UPS. When the power cord from the server to a UPS, change the BIOS setup of the server to link with power supply from the UPS.
  • Page 85: Turning On The Server

    If you have problems powering on your system, see Chapter 8. After you have successfully powered on your system, insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD into the optical disk drive, restart the system and follow the screen prompts to run NEC EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 86: 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 87 3-24 Setting Up Your Server (This page is intentionally left blank.)
  • Page 88: 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 89: 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 90: 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 91: 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 92: 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 93 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 94: Configuring Your Server

    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 After setting the server to "Hibernate"...
  • Page 95 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 96: 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 97 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 Prefetch optimal access to the cache line from the...
  • Page 98: Processor Information Submenu

    Configuring Your Server 4-11 Processor Information submenu Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Security Server Boot Save & Exit P r o c e s s o r 1 C P U I D 1 0 6 a 4 P r o c e s s o r T y p e I n t e l ( R ) X e o n ( R ) C P U...
  • Page 99: 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 100: 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 101 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 102: 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. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Security...
  • Page 103 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 104 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 105: 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. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Security Server Boot...
  • Page 106 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 107 4-20 Configuring Your Server Option Parameters Description Specify whether to enable or disable BIOS Redirection Port [Disabled] 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 108 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 109 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 alphanumeric When the Enter key is pressed, the Password characters...
  • Page 110 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 TPM Configuration –...
  • Page 111 5 to 60 minutes 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 112 Configuring Your Server 4-25 Option Parameters Description Boot Monitoring Specify the processing when a timeout occurs during [Retry 3 Times] Policy boot monitoring. This option can only be specified if Always Reset [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 113 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 114 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 115 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 116 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 117 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 118 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 119 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 120 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 121 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 122: 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 123: 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 124: 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 125: 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 126: 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 127 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 drive) ×...
  • Page 128 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 129 4-42 Configuring Your Server 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 130: Configuration By Onboard Raid Controller

    Configuring Your Server 4-43 Configuration by Onboard RAID Controller This section describes how to use the internal hard disk drives as a RAID system by using the onboard RAID controller (LSI Embedded MegaRAID Installing the Hard Disk Drives Install the two or more SAS hard disk drives to your server. See "Hard Disk Drive" (on page 9-7) for details.
  • Page 131 4-44 Configuring Your Server See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull the server out of the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24). Remove the riser card (as described on page 9-50). Locate the RAID configuration jumper on the motherboard as shown below. REAR FRONT 3 2 1...
  • Page 132 Configuring Your Server 4-45 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 133 4-46 Configuring Your Server 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 134: Menu Tree

    Configuring Your Server 4-47 Menu Tree : Setting parameter. •: Information display +: Selection/execution parameter >: 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 135: Operating Procedures For Configuration Utility

    4-48 Configuring Your Server 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 136 Configuring Your Server 4-49 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 137 4-50 Configuring Your Server 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 138 Configuring Your Server 4-51 (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 139 4-52 Configuring Your Server 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 140 Configuring Your Server 4-53 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 141 4-54 Configuring Your Server 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 142 Configuring Your Server 4-55 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 assigned as hot spare, rebuilding is performed in order starting from the one with the smaller CH number/ID number.
  • Page 143: Check Consistency

    4-56 Configuring Your Server 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 144 Configuring Your Server 4-57 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 145: Lsi Software Raid Configuration Utility And Universal Raid Utility

    4-58 Configuring Your Server 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 146: Disk Array

    Configuring Your Server 4-59 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 147 4-60 Configuring Your Server 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 148: Configuring Motherboard Jumpers

    Configuring Your Server 4-61 Configuring Motherboard Jumpers With the pre-installed SETUP utility, you can set a password to protect the data stored in the server against access from unauthorized users. When you forget the password, however, you might have to remove it as described below.
  • Page 149 4-62 Configuring Your Server 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details. Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server.
  • Page 150 Configuring Your Server 4-63 Removing Password Move the jumper switch to the password removal position in the same way as in steps 1 to 5 of "Clearing CMOS Memory". Reassemble the server, and press the POWER switch to turn on the server. Press F2 during POST to run the BIOS Setup utility, set the password again, and select [Save Changes and Exit].
  • Page 151: 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 152: 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 153: 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-ROM attached to the server supports following combination of the OS installation media and Service Pack. Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Page 154: Installing On The Mirrored Volume

    5-4 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Supported Mass Storage Controllers The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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 155: 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 156: 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 157 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 158: Flow Of Setup

    5-8 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Flow of Setup Loading parameters (Step 2) Skip Next Select the operating system (Step 3) Next RAID configuration (Step 4) Next Windows Confirm Setting / Input (Steps 5 to 10) Next Save parameters (Step 11) Next Start Express Setup (Step 12) Perform...
  • Page 159: Installing The Windows Server 2008 R2

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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 160 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 161 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 162 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 163 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 164 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 165 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 166 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 167 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 168 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 169 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-ROM 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 170 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 171 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 172: 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 173: 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 174: 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 175 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 176 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 177: Graphics Accelerator Driver

    The drivers for LAN Board Driver (N8104-121/122/125A/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-ROM attached to your system. Standard graphics accelerator drivers will be installed automatically.
  • Page 178: 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 179: Windows Server 2008

    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 not applied. Notes are described about KB967224.
  • Page 180: Service Pack Which Expressbuilder Supports

    – OS installation media (No Service Pack) + Service Pack 2 – OS installation media (No Service Pack) Supported Mass Storage Controllers The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM attached to your system supports the following mass storage controllers for installation. Controllers supporting installation of OS with Express Setup –...
  • Page 181 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 182 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 183 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 184 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 185 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 186: Flow Of Setup

    5-36 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup Flow of Setup Loading parameters (Step 2) Skip Next Select the operating system (Step 3) Next RAID configuration (Step 4) Next Windows Confirm Setting / Input (Steps 5 to 10) Next Save parameters (Step 11) Next Start Express Setup (Step 12) Perform...
  • Page 187: Installing The Windows Server 2008

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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 188 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 189 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 190 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 191 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 192 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 193 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 194 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 195 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 196 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 197 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-ROM 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 198 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 199 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 200 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 201: 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 202 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 203 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 204 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 205 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 206 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 207 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 208 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-ROM attached to your system. Standard graphics accelerator drivers will be installed automatically.
  • Page 209: 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 210: Windows Server 2003

    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, see Appendix G.
  • Page 211 – OS installation media (No Service Pack) Supported Mass Storage Controllers The NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM attached to your system supports the following mass storage controllers for installation. NOTE: If you want to install the other boards by using a driver floppy disk ("OEM-Disk for Mass storage device"), except ones listed below,...
  • Page 212 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 213 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 214: 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 215: 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. Loading parameters (Step 2) Skip Next Select the operating system (Step 3) Next RAID configuration (Step 4) Next Windows Confirm Setting / Input (Steps 5 to 10)
  • Page 216: Installing Windows Server 2003

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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 217 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 218 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 219 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 220 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 Windows Server 2003 R2 DISC 2 after Express Setup completion, and then install Service Pack by "Updating the system".
  • Page 221 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 222 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 223 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 224 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-ROM 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 225 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. If "NetWare Gateway (and Client) Service"...
  • Page 226: Installing And Setting Device Drivers

    PROSet is necessary to utilize these features. Follow the procedure below to install PROSet. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM into the optical disk drive. If the autorun menu is displayed, close menu screen. The [Windows Explorer] dialog starts.
  • Page 227 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-ROM from the optical disk drive, restart the system.
  • Page 228: 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 229 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup 5-79 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 following list.
  • Page 230 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 231: 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 232 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 233: 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 234: Lan Board Driver(N8104-111/112/119/120/121/122/125A/126)

    5-84 Installing the Operating System with Express Setup LAN Board Driver(N8104-111/112/119/120/121/122/125A/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 235: Graphics Accelerator Driver

    EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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-ROM attached to your system. The SAS Controller driver will be installed automatically.
  • Page 236: 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 237: 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 238: 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 239 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 240 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 241 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 242 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 243 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 244 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 245: 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 246 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 247 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 248: 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 249 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 250: 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 251 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 252: 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-ROM. 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 253: 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-ROM into the optical disk drive and reboot the system. Select [Tool menu (Normal mode)].
  • Page 254: 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 255: Chapter 6 Installing And Using Utilities

    Chapter 6 Installing and Using Utilities This section describes how to use the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM that comes with your server and to install the utilities stored on the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER.
  • Page 256: 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-ROM into the optical disk drive and restart the system, the following menu appears.
  • Page 257 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.
  • Page 258 6-4 Installing and Using Utilities IMPORTANT: This tool is Configuration Tool that built on Windows PE 3.0 technology. Pay attention to the automatic reboot that occurs after 72 hours from start. You can use the Express Setup (see Chapter 5) or the following functions from this menu. –...
  • Page 259 Installing and Using Utilities 6-5 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 260 6-6 Installing and Using Utilities 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 261: Autorun Menu

    Installing and Using Utilities 6-7 Autorun Menu When the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM 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, Update the server system (Windows drivers), and Install the management software.
  • Page 262: 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 263: Parameter File

    IMPORTANT: Do not remove NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM from drive during a parameter file creation. Start the OS. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM into the optical disk drive. The menu will appear. Right-click on the screen or left-click [Setup Windows]. The menu will appear.
  • Page 264 6-10 Installing and Using Utilities Click [Parameter File Creator]. Parameter File Creator will appear.
  • Page 265 Installing and Using Utilities 6-11 [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 266 6-12 Installing and Using Utilities 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 267 Installing and Using Utilities 6-13 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 268 6-14 Installing and Using Utilities [Windows Server 2003]...
  • Page 269 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 270 6-16 Installing and Using Utilities 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 271 Installing and Using Utilities 6-17 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 272 6-18 Installing and Using Utilities 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 273 Installing and Using Utilities 6-19 [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 274 6-20 Installing and Using Utilities [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 275 Installing and Using Utilities 6-21 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 276: 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 277: Nec Expressupdate Agent

    Installing and Using Utilities 6-23 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 278: Universal Raid Utility

    Universal RAID Utility. Setup with Express Setup You can install Universal RAID Utility with Express Setup contained in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM. When you start the Express Setup, a dialog to specify an application appears. Select...
  • Page 279: Manual Setup

    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 280: Creating Logical Drive Of Raid 6

    6-26 Installing and Using Utilities Creating Logical Drive of RAID 6 You must use four or larger Physical Devices for creating the Logical Drive of RAID 6 by Universal RAID Utility. If you want to create the Logical Drive from three Physical Devices, you need to use WebBIOS.
  • Page 281: Nec Product Info Collection Utility

    Installing and Using Utilities 6-27 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-ROM.
  • Page 282: Using Utility

    6-28 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 283: 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 284: 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 285: 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 286: 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 287: 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 288: 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 CPU cache memory...
  • Page 289: 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-ROM 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 290 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 291 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 292: 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 293 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 294: 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 295 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 296 7-14 Maintenance (This page is intentionally left blank.)
  • Page 297: 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 298: System Viewers

    Monitor the occurrence of fault by using NEC ESMPRO Manager during the system operation. Especially take note on whether any alert is reported to NEC ESMPRO Manager on the management PC. Check whether any alert is reported in NEC ESMPRO Manager.
  • Page 299: Status Indicators

    The table below explains the STATUS LED indication, the meanings, and the procedures. NOTES: If NEC ESMPRO is installed, you can confirm the cause of a failure by referring to the error log. If shutdown processing can be performed via the operating system when you want to restart the system after turning the power off, restart the system by performing shutdown processing.
  • Page 300: Troubleshooting

    8-4 Troubleshooting STATUS LED Description Procedure indication On (green) The server is operating normally. – Flashing The server is operating with the Identify the device in degraded state by (green) memory in degraded state. using the BIOS setup utility "SETUP," and replace it as soon as possible.
  • Page 301: Disk Access Led

    Troubleshooting 8-5 DISK ACCESS LED ( ) The DISK ACCESS LED indicates the status of the hard disk drive mounted in the hard disk drive bay. The LED turns green each time access is made to the hard disk drive. When the DISK ACCESS LED turns amber, it indicates that a hard disk drive failure has occurred.
  • Page 302: Hard Disk Drive Led

    8-6 Troubleshooting Hard Disk Drive LED The disk LED located on the drive carrier indicates the following depending on the status: Disk LED Disk LED 3.5-inch hard disk drive 2.5-inch hard disk drive Flashing (green) The LED indicates that the hard disk drive is being accessed. On (amber) The LED indicates a failure of a hard disk drive mounted in the RAID system.
  • Page 303 Troubleshooting 8-7 IMPORTANT: If the server is turned off during rebuild processing, the processing is stopped. Restart the server, mount the new hard disk drive in hot swap mode, and then perform rebuild processing again. Observe the following notes on using the auto-rebuild function. Do not turn the power off or reboot the system during rebuild processing.
  • Page 304: Lan Connector Leds

    8-8 Troubleshooting LAN Connector LEDs There are two LEDs for each of the two LAN ports (connectors) on the rear panel. SPEED LINK/ACT SPEED LINK/ACT SPEED LINK/ACT Data transmission Management port ports LINK/ACT LEDs Each LINK/ACT LED indicates the status of the standard network port of the server. While power is supplied to the server and HUB and the connection is correct, the LED is on (green).
  • Page 305: Ac Power Leds

    Troubleshooting 8-9 AC POWER LEDs There is an AC POWER LED for the power supply unit on the rear. AC inlet AC POWER LED AC inlet AC POWER LED Power supply slot Power supply slot (option) (standard) The LED turns green and flashes when the power supply unit receives AC power from the power cord, which is connected to the AC inlet.
  • Page 306: Error Messages

    8-10 Troubleshooting Error Messages If an error occurs in the server, an error message appears on the display unit connected to the server. POST Error Messages When POST detects an error, it displays an error message on the display unit screen. In addition, depending on the error contents, the computer might beep to report that an error occurred.
  • Page 307 Troubleshooting 8-11 Error message after power-on Displayed Error Message Description Recommended Action Start up the BIOS setup 8001 Real time clock error Real-time clock error utility, and then specify the 8002 Check date and time The real-time clock time correct date and time. If the settings setting is incorrect.
  • Page 308 8-12 Troubleshooting 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 PEI_CPU_NO_MICROCO An unsupported CPU was 9000 detected.
  • Page 309 Troubleshooting 8-13 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. CPU1_DIMM2 has been AE02 A memory error was detected. disabled. CPU1_DIMM2 has been disabled. AE03 CPU1_DIMM3 has been A memory error was detected.
  • Page 310 8-14 Troubleshooting 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. CPU2_DIMM1 with error CPU2_DIMM1 was disabled, AE87 enabled. but, because all memory is currently disabled, this DIMM was forcibly enabled.
  • Page 311 Troubleshooting 8-15 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 312 8-16 Troubleshooting 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 313 Troubleshooting 8-17 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 314: Messages Displayed By Raid Controller During Post

    8-18 Troubleshooting 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 315 Troubleshooting 8-19 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 316 8-20 Troubleshooting 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 317 Troubleshooting 8-21 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 318: Beep Codes

    8-22 Troubleshooting 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 319: Error Messages On Virtual Lcd

    Troubleshooting 8-23 Error messages on virtual LCD NEC EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 2 (Remote Management Controller), which is on your server board, allows you to monitor the server status from a Web browser running on a client PC via a network. The virtual LCD (16 digits x 2 lines) in the "Host Information" area displays the POST codes and status message.
  • Page 320 8-24 Troubleshooting Messages displayed on bottom line (BMC messages) On-screen message Description Action Proc1 VccpAlm XX A voltage abnormality was Contact your service detected. representative. Proc2 VccpAlm XX XX = 09: Upper limit abnormality Proc1PVtt Alm XX XX = 02: Lower limit abnormality Proc2PVtt Alm XX Proc1 1.5v Alm XX A voltage abnormality at the...
  • Page 321 Troubleshooting 8-25 On-screen message Description Action Proc1 T-Trip The power was forcibly turned off Contact your service due to a CPU1 temperature representative. abnormality. Proc2 T-Trip The power was forcibly turned off due to a CPU2 temperature abnormality. ChipSet T-Trip The power was forcibly turned off due to a chip set temperature abnormality.
  • Page 322: 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 323 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 while.
  • Page 324 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 powered (not applicable to USB devices).
  • Page 325 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? → See Chapter 10 for cable connection.
  • Page 326 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 327: 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 system operation.
  • Page 328 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. →...
  • Page 329 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 330 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 331 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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948275/en-us/ The following application events are logged when Windows Server 2008 is installed: Event ID:...
  • Page 332 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 333 Is a floppy disk in the floppy disk drive? → Take out the floppy disk and restart the server. Is the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM in the optical disk drive? → Take out the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM and restart the server.
  • Page 334 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 335 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 Server 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 336: Problems With Raid System Configuration

    8-40 Troubleshooting Problems with RAID System Configuration Fail to install the OS: Did you create a configuration file? → Create a configuration file by using the configuration utility. Fail to start the OS: Is RAID controller inserted firmly straight into the PCI slot? →...
  • Page 337 Troubleshooting 8-41 Cannot set Write-Back for cache mode: → The current cache mode of RAID controller is displayed on [Virtual Disks] - [Properties] - [Policies] - "Write". If additional battery is faulty, is not connected, or insufficiently charged, the cache mode is changed to "WThru (Write Through)" even if you specify "WBack (Write Back)".
  • Page 338 8-42 Troubleshooting Event ID317: The following message may be registered in RAID log in Universal RAID Utility and OS log (Event Log or Windows, syslog of Linux). Source: Raidsrv Event ID: 317 (8000013D) Type: Warning <RU0317>[CTRL: %1 PD:%2(%3) %4 %5] An error of warning level Description: occurred on physical device.
  • Page 339: Problems With Nec Expressbuilder

    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 server, an error message will appear or the OS will boot. Is BIOS configuration correct? →...
  • Page 340 8-44 Troubleshooting 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 341: Problems With Express Setup

    Troubleshooting 8-45 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 342: Problems With Parameter File Creator

    8-46 Troubleshooting 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 343: 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 344: 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 345: 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 the type of the log to collect.
  • Page 346: Collect Configuration Information

    8-50 Troubleshooting Collect Configuration Information This section describes on how to collect the information on hardware configuration and inside specification. In order to collect information, "Diagnostic Program" is used. IMPORTANT: If STOP error, system error, or stall occurred, follow the procedure below after restarting the system. Point to [Settings] in Start menu, and click [Control Panel].
  • Page 347: Recovery For Windows System

    Troubleshooting 8-51 RECOVERY FOR Windows SYSTEM If any file necessary for running the OS is damaged, use the following procedures to recover the system. IMPORTANT: After recovering the system, see "Updating the System" in Chapter 5 and be sure to update the system. Also, you need to update all the drivers after the system update.
  • Page 348: Maintenance Tools

    Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD-ROM supplied with your server into the optical disk drive of your server. Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete to reboot the server from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. (You may also turn off and then on again to reboot the server.) System boots up displaying Boot selection menu.
  • Page 349 Troubleshooting 8-53 When a local console is used, "Tool menu (Normal mode)" is selected. Moreover, "Tool menu (Redirection mode)" is selected when using it with remote console. IMPORTANT: An initial selection of the menu is "Japanese". "Japanese" starts by the automatic operation when the operation is not done for five seconds after the Language selection menu is displayed.
  • Page 350 8-54 Troubleshooting When you use a remote console Each tool is selected, and it starts.
  • Page 351: Function Of Maintenance Tools

    The Off-line Maintenance Utility is started in Maintenance Utility. The Off-line Maintenance Utility is an OS-independent maintenance program. When you are unable to start the OS-dependent NEC ESMPRO to troubleshoot a problem, the Off-line Maintenance Utility can be used. IMPORTANT: The Off-line Maintenance Utility is intended for use of your service representative.
  • Page 352 BIOS/FW Updating This menu allows you to update the software module such as BIOS and firmware of the server by using the update disk (3.5-inch floppy disk) that is distributed from NEC customer service representative. After restarting the system, an update program is started automatically from floppy disk, and the various BIOS and firmware programs are updated.
  • Page 353: Maintenance Tools With Remote Console

    IMPORTANT: Do not use this feature on any other computer than the server, or on any other server obtained without the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. Doing so may cause a failure of the server. Be sure to select [Tool menu (Redirection mode)] in [Boot selection] menu from the remote console.
  • Page 354 PC, and various setup parameters. Use NEC ESMPRO BMC Configuration or NEC ESMPRO Agent Extension or run "System Management" menu from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER to create a configuration file. Save the configuration file into the root directory of the floppy disk as the following file name.
  • Page 355: Resetting The Server

    Troubleshooting 8-59 RESETTING THE SERVER If the server halts before starting the OS, press and hold Ctrl and Alt and press Delete. This restarts the server. IMPORTANT: Resetting the server clears the DIMM memory and the data in process. To reset the server when it is not frozen, make sure that no processing is in progress.
  • Page 356: Forced Shutdown

    8-60 Troubleshooting FORCED SHUTDOWN Use this function when an OS command does not shut down the server, the POWER/SLEEP switch does not turn off the server, or resetting does not work. Press and hold the POWER/SLEEP switch on the server for at least four seconds. The power is forcibly turned off.
  • Page 357: Chapter 9 Upgrading Your Server

    Optional devices described in this chapter may be installed or removed by any user. However, NEC does not assume any liability for damage to optional devices or the server or malfunctions of the server resulted from installation by the user. NEC recommends you ask your service representative for installing or removing any optional devices.
  • Page 358: Safety Notes

    9-2 Upgrading Your Server Safety Notes Observe the following notes to install or remove optional devices safely and properly. 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 359: Anti-Static Measures

    Upgrading Your Server 9-3 Anti-static Measures The server contains electronic components sensitive to static electricity. Avoid failures caused by static electricity when installing or removing any optional devices. Wear a wrist strap (an arm belt or anti-static glove). Wear a wrist strap on your wrist. If no wrist strap is available, touch an unpainted metal part of the cabinet before touching a component to discharge static electricity from your body.
  • Page 360: Preparing For Installation And Removal

    9-4 Upgrading Your Server Preparing for Installation and Removal Follow the procedure below to prepare for installing or removing components. Shutdown the OS. Shutdown process is not required if the hard disk drives and the additional power supply units are hot-swappable. Unlock the front bezel with the security key.
  • Page 361: Upgrading Your Server

    Upgrading Your Server 9-5 See page 9-4 to prepare. NOTE: To confirm the device you are going to maintain, use the UID switch and the UID LED that goes on when the switch is pressed. Press the unlock buttons at the right and left sides of the front panel, and slowly pull out the server from the rack.
  • Page 362: Attachment And Post-Attachment Checks

    9-6 Upgrading Your Server Attachment and post-attachment checks After adding an option or attaching a component, check the following points. Attach removed components in the same way as before. When adding or removing components, attach removed components and cables in the same way as before.
  • Page 363: Hard Disk Drive

    *: Up to four hard disk drives can be installed when connected onboard. IMPORTANT: Use a hard disk drive authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party hard disk drive might cause a failure of the server as well as the hard disk drive.
  • Page 364 *: Up to four solid state drives can be installed when connected onboard. IMPORTANT: Use a solid state drive authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party hard disk drive might cause a failure of the server as well as the solid state drive.
  • Page 365: Inch Hard Disk Drive

    Upgrading Your Server 9-9 Installation Take the following steps to install a hard disk drive. This procedure applies to all the hard disk drive bays. See the next section for the procedure installing a hard disk drive in the flex bay. NOTE: Any hard disk drive can be installed or removed in or from the server only by removing the front bezel.
  • Page 366 9-10 Upgrading Your Server Firmly hold the drive carrier, and insert it into the slot. Put your fingers on the front of the drive carrier.
  • Page 367 Upgrading Your Server 9-11 Push the drive carrier into the slot until it stops. IMPORTANT: Confirm that the handle is hooked to the frame when having inserted the hard disk drive. Be careful not to get your finger caught between the handle and tray. NOTE: The hard disk drive bay is located close to the POWER switch.
  • Page 368 9-12 Upgrading Your Server NOTE: Confirm that the handle is hooked to the frame when having inserted the hard disk drive. Power on the server, and run the SETUP utility. Select the [Boot] menu (described on page 4-33) to set the boot priority. When you install an additional hard disk drive, the boot priority stored in BIOS is cleared.
  • Page 369 Upgrading Your Server 9-13 Unlock the hard disk drive handle. With the handle in the fully open position, firmly hold the drive carrier and handle, and insert it into the chassis. IMPORTANT: Push the drive to check if it is firmly secured. Carefully hold the hard disk drive with both hands.
  • Page 370 9-14 Upgrading Your Server When the handle begins to close by itself, slowly close the handle. The drive carrier is locked when a "click" is heard. IMPORTANT: Be careful not to get your finger caught between the handle and tray. Push the drive further to check if it is firmly secured.
  • Page 371 Upgrading Your Server 9-15 Removal Take the following steps to remove a hard disk drive: 3.5-inch hard disk drive NOTE: If removing a failed hard disk drive, confirm the slot in which the DISK LED of the hard disk drive is amber before starting the removal.
  • Page 372 9-16 Upgrading Your Server Firmly hold the handle and hard disk drive, and pull out the hard disk drive. If using the server with the hard disk drive removed, install the dummy tray in the vacant slot to ensure the cooling efficiency. Power on the server, and run the SETUP utility.
  • Page 373 Upgrading Your Server 9-17 Firmly hold the drive carrier, and pull out the hard disk drive. Do not hold the handle. If using the server with the hard disk drive removed, install the dummy tray in the vacant slot to ensure the cooling efficiency. Power on the server, and run the SETUP utility.
  • Page 374: Notes On Replacing Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    9-18 Upgrading Your Server Notes on Replacing Hard Disk Drives in the RAID System When the hard disk drives are in the RAID System, you can restore the state before an error using the auto-rebuild feature that stores the data in the old hard disk drive into a new one. The auto-rebuild feature is available for the RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, or RAID50.
  • Page 375: Power Supply Unit

    Upgrading Your Server 9-19 Power Supply Unit Your server contains one or two power supplies. The second power supply is optional and provides a redundant configuration that ensures continued operation of the system in the unlikely event one of the power supplies fails. Rear view Power supply Power supply...
  • Page 376 9-20 Upgrading Your Server Insert the power supply unit. IMPORTANT: Do not touch the terminals of the power supply unit. Contact terminals Grasp the handle and firmly push the power supply. The power supply unit is locked when a distinct "click" is heard.
  • Page 377 Upgrading Your Server 9-21 Connect two power cords. Use the power cord provided with the standard power supply unit and the one provided with the system. The AC POWER LEDs flash green when the power cords are connected. If the power unit is not connected with the power cord, its AC POWER LED goes on amber.
  • Page 378: Replacing A Failed Power Supply Unit

    9-22 Upgrading Your Server Replacing a Failed Power Supply Unit Replace only a failed power supply unit. 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 1-4 to 1-11 for details.
  • Page 379 Upgrading Your Server 9-23 NOTE: If one of the two power supply units of the server is replaced, the AC POWER LED of the new power supply unit goes on amber until the AC power cord is connected. It turns on green when the AC power cord is connected.
  • Page 380: Top Cover

    9-24 Upgrading Your Server Top Cover Open the top cover when installing/removing a processor, or reconnecting an internal cable. Removal See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Slide the top cover toward the rear of the server while pressing the lock buttons on the cover. Lift off the top cover from the server.
  • Page 381: Dimm

    DIMM directly on the desk. For static notes, see page 9-3. Make sure to use a DIMM authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party DIMM might cause a failure of the DIMM as well as the server. Repair of the server due to failures or damage resulted from installing such a board will be charged.
  • Page 382: Installation Order

    9-26 Upgrading Your Server Installation Order Installation order depends on the number of CPUs installed. 1-CPU configuration: Install DIMMs starting from the smallest slot number. 2-CPU configuration: Alternately install DIMMs starting from the smallest slot number of each CPU. Install DIMMs starting from the largest capacity and from the smallest slot number (16GB →...
  • Page 383 Upgrading Your Server 9-27 IMPORTANT: If CPU2 is not installed, CPU2_DIMM1 through CPU2_DIMM6 are not available. NOTES: If an N8102-371/372/373/374/375 memory stick is installed or the standard memory configuration is used, memory mirroring and LockStep (x8 SDDC) features are not supported. The factory-installed two 1GB DIMMs and additional 1GB memory stick is unavailable for x4 SDDC feature.
  • Page 384: Memory Clock

    9-28 Upgrading Your Server Memory Clock The DR3-800/1066/1333MHz memory clock frequencies are supported, but this depends on the CPU and memory configurations. Note that all bus memory clocks operate at the same clock frequency. Memory drive voltage: Low (1.35V/power-saving mode) Automatically shifts Is the onboard CPU Xeon to 1.5V operation...
  • Page 385: Memory Ras Feature

    Upgrading Your Server 9-29 Memory RAS Feature The server has RAS features including "standard memory configuration (x4 SDDC ECC memory)", a "memory mirroring feature", a "memory LockStep (x8 SDDC ECC memory) feature", and a "memory sparing feature". To use the memory mirroring or LockStep feature, see "Using the Memory RAS Features"...
  • Page 386 9-30 Upgrading Your Server Installation Install a DIMM in the following procedure. IMPORTANT: The server supports DIMMs of only the low-profile type (30 mm (1.2 inches) in height). It does not support DIMMs exceeding the specified height. See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4).
  • Page 387 Upgrading Your Server 9-31 IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the socket, do not apply excessive force while pressing the DIMM. Make sure the clips are firmly in place. Install the components you removed in steps 1 to 3. Power on the server and verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed on page 8-10.
  • Page 388 Remove the DIMM using the following procedure. NOTE: To remove the failed DIMM, check the error message appearing in POST or NEC ESMPRO to identify the DIMM socket (group) in which the failed DIMM is installed. See page 9-4 to prepare.
  • Page 389: Using The Memory Ras Features

    Upgrading Your Server 9-33 Using the Memory RAS Features The server has RAS feature including "Standard memory configuration (x4 SDDC ECC memory)", a "memory mirroring feature", a "memory sparing feature", and a "LockStep (x8 SDDC ECC memory) feature". SDDC (Single Device Data Correction) allows automatic correction of memory error (multi-bit error).
  • Page 390: Memory Mirroring

    9-34 Upgrading Your Server Memory mirroring The memory mirroring feature writes the same data into two groups of DIMMs corresponding with each other between memory channels (channels 0 and 1) to provide data redundancy. IMPORTANT: The memory mirroring feature uses channels 0 and 1. In memory mirroring configuration, the memory channel 2 of each CPU (CPU1-DIMM3/6, CPU2-DIMM3/6) is disabled.
  • Page 391 Upgrading Your Server 9-35 The memory mirroring feature can be used under the following conditions: Install memory devices on two memory sockets configuring a mirror set. All the installed memory devices should have the same capacity. Run SETUP (described on page 4-2), change parameters appropriately in the [Mirror] menu selected as shown below, save the settings and exit from SETUP.
  • Page 392 9-36 Upgrading Your Server Memory LockStep feature (x8 SDDC) In LockStep feature, the DIMMs in two groups corresponding to two memory channels (channels 0 and 1) is multiplexed and operated in parallel to enable x8 SDDC (x8 Single Device Data Correction).
  • Page 393 Upgrading Your Server 9-37 The LockStep feature can be used under the following conditions: Install two DIMMs that operate in parallel in memory socket. All the installed DIMMs should have the same capacity. Run SETUP (described on page 4-2), change parameters appropriately in the menu selected as shown below, save the settings and exit from SETUP.
  • Page 394: Memory Sparing

    9-38 Upgrading Your Server Memory sparing Memory sparing is a feature whereby channel 2 of the memory controller in each CPU is designated as a "spare" channel and the DIMMs (memories) that use that channel are put on standby so that operations can be automatically switched to a standby DIMM if a correctable error occurs in one of the DIMMs operating under the control of the memory controller, allowing processing to continue unimpeded.
  • Page 395 Upgrading Your Server 9-39 NOTE: The capacity of the DIMMs recognized by the operating system is less than the DIMMs' physical capacity. The capacity recognized by the operating system depends on the number of memory sticks inserted and the capacity of each stick. Observe the following when using the memory sparing feature: The capacity of the additional memory sticks (DIMMs) must the same as the capacity of the memory sticks installed in the server.
  • Page 396: Processor (Cpu)

    Do not operate the system until confirming that the additionally installed CPU is in normal state. Make sure to use the CPU authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party CPU might cause a failure of the CPU as well as the server.
  • Page 397 Upgrading Your Server 9-41 Installation Take the following steps to install the CPU. See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24). Remove the fan duct from the chassis. IMPORTANT: Make sure not to damage the internal cables.
  • Page 398 9-42 Upgrading Your Server Open the socket lever by pushing the lever down and away from the socket. Lift the load plate. IMPORTANT: Do not touch the socket contacts. Remove the protective socket cover from the load plate. IMPORTANT: Do not discard the protective socket cover. Always replace the socket cover if the processor is removed from the socket.
  • Page 399 Upgrading Your Server 9-43 Hold a new processor with your thumb and index fingers and place it on the socket carefully as shown in the figure below. Notch Pin Marker Pin Marker NOTES: Align notches with the socket. Lower the processor straight down without tilting or sliding it in the socket. IMPORTANT: Hold the processor only at the edges, being careful not to touch the bottom of the processor.
  • Page 400 9-44 Upgrading Your Server Put the heat sink on CPU and fix the heat sink with four screws. Make sure that the screw aligns with the screw hole. If not, the screw may damage the motherboard. <4> <1> <2> <3> NOTE: Be aware of direction of heat sink (see figure below).
  • Page 401 Upgrading Your Server 9-45 Reinstall the fan duct. NOTES: Check to see that the fan duct is firmly installed with no clearance between the duct and chassis. Check to see that no cable is caught between the duct and the motherboard. Install the covers you removed previously.
  • Page 402 9-46 Upgrading Your Server Removal To remove the CPU, prepare the removal referring to steps 1 and 4 in the installation procedure and do the reverse procedure of steps 12 to 7. IMPORTANT: Do not remove any CPU unless it is failed. After the operation, heat may make the cool seat at the bottom of the heat sink adhere to the CPU.
  • Page 403: Pci Card

    Upgrading Your Server 9-47 PCI Card On the motherboard, the server has a riser card assembly that enables installation of PCI cards and a RAID controller-dedicated slot that enables installation of a RAID controller. The riser card assembly can hold one full-height PCI board, one low-profile PCI board, and one RAID controller (for a total of three PCI boards).
  • Page 404 9-48 Upgrading Your Server Riser card slot (Dedicated to low-profile PCI boards) Riser card slot (Dedicated to full-height PCI boards) Slot for RAID Controller FRONT REAR Mother board PCI board slot Riser card (low-profile side) Connector pins for riser card slot PCI board slot Riser card (full-height side) Connector pins for...
  • Page 405 Upgrading Your Server 9-49 Notes Observe the following notes on installing/removing a PCI card: Do not touch the terminals of the riser cards and the leads of electronic components with your bare hand. Fingerprints and dust left on them cause the server to malfunction due to a connection failure or damage to the leads.
  • Page 406 9-50 Upgrading Your Server Installation Take the following steps to install a PCI card on the riser card: IMPORTANT: The full-height riser card is equipped with an "insulator (black)" to protect PCI cards. Do not remove the insulator, and handle it carefully. The insulator is not shown in the figures in this manual for simplifying the illustrations.
  • Page 407 Upgrading Your Server 9-51 Remove the screw from the riser card, and remove the additional slot cover. NOTE: Keep the removed additional slot cover for future use. Additional slot cover Low-profile riser card Additional slot cover Full-height side riser card Install the PCI board on the riser card.
  • Page 408 9-52 Upgrading Your Server IMPORTANT: Do not touch the terminals of the riser cards and PCI cards with your bare hand. Fingerprints and dust left on them cause the server to malfunction. If you are unable to install a PCI card correctly, remove it, and then install it again. Be careful not to apply excess force to a PCI card or riser card.
  • Page 409 Upgrading Your Server 9-53 Insert the riser module assembly into the slot on the motherboard. Align the riser card terminal section with the slot on the motherboard, and firmly push the riser module until it is fully seated. NOTES: There are catches on the riser card frame that are used to secure the riser card to the cabinet.
  • Page 410: Installing Raid Controller

    9-54 Upgrading Your Server Installing RAID Controller Take the following steps to install the optional RAID controller in the RAID Controller slot. 2.5-inch RAID controller See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24).
  • Page 411 Upgrading Your Server 9-55 Remove the PCI bracket from the RAID controller. Screws PCI bracket Attach the RAID controller to the bracket that was removed from the server chassis. Screws...
  • Page 412 9-56 Upgrading Your Server Install the RAID controller in the server chassis, and secure it with the screws that were used to secure the bracket. Screws Install the components you removed. 3.5-inch RAID controller See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24).
  • Page 413 Upgrading Your Server 9-57 IMPORTANT: Carefully remove the riser card so as not to contact any other components. Remove the seven screws from the bracket, and then remove the bracket. Screws Screws Remove the PCI bracket from the RAID controller. Screws PCI bracket...
  • Page 414 9-58 Upgrading Your Server Attach the RAID controller to the bracket that was removed from the server chassis. Use the screws that were used for securing the PCI bracket. Screws Install the RAID controller in the server chassis, and secure it with the screws that were used to secure the bracket.
  • Page 415: Removing Raid Controller

    Upgrading Your Server 9-59 Reroute the cable as shown in the figure below and connect the cable to the RAID controller. The original cable routing is indicated by <1> in the figure, and the new routing is indicated by <2>. <1>...
  • Page 416: Installing Additional Battery For Raid Controller

    9-60 Upgrading Your Server Installing Additional Battery for RAID Controller Take the following steps to install an additional battery for RAID controller. 2.5-inch disk model See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24).
  • Page 417 Upgrading Your Server 9-61 Install the connector board provided with the additional battery to the RAID controller. Use screws that come with the additional battery. Connector board Screw Secure the RAID controller to the server chassis. Disconnect fan cables (four cables at right side viewed from the front).
  • Page 418 9-62 Upgrading Your Server Remove the three screws from the battery bracket, and then remove the battery bracket. Screws Connect the cable to the additional battery. Be aware of the face of the connector according to the figure below. Connect a cable to the connector with matching their markings.
  • Page 419 Upgrading Your Server 9-63 Secure the additional battery to the battery bracket with three screws. Use screws that come with the additional battery. Screws Install the secondary additional battery in the portion enclosed with dashed line. Secure the battery bracket to the server chassis with three screws, and connect the fan cables.
  • Page 420 9-64 Upgrading Your Server Route the cable as shown in the figure below. When connecting with Onboard RAID controller Connect the cable to the connector board installed on the RAID controller. Be aware of the face of the connector according to the figure below. Install the components you removed previously.
  • Page 421 Upgrading Your Server 9-65 3.5-inch disk model N8103-129/130: See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24). Remove the riser card. IMPORTANT: Carefully remove the riser card so as not to contact any other components.
  • Page 422 9-66 Upgrading Your Server Install the connector board provided with the additional battery to the RAID controller. Connector board Screw Secure the RAID controller to the server chassis. Remove the three screws from the battery bracket, and then remove the battery bracket. Screws...
  • Page 423 Upgrading Your Server 9-67 Split the additional battery so that the battery is apart from the base board by pushing the claw in the direction of arrow mark, and then disconnect the cable. Claw Cable Connect the cable to the additional battery. Be aware of the face of the connector according to the figure below.
  • Page 424 9-68 Upgrading Your Server Pass the battery cable through the hole on the battery bracket, and then install the battery on the battery bracket. Cable hole Connect the cable to the base board, and then secure the base board to the additional battery with the provided screws.
  • Page 425 Upgrading Your Server 9-69 Secure the battery bracket on which the additional battery is installed to the server chassis with screws. Screws Route the cable as shown in the figure below.
  • Page 426: Removing Additional Battery For Raid Controller

    9-70 Upgrading Your Server Connect the cable to the connector board installed on the RAID controller. Be aware of the face of the connector according to the figure below. Install the components you removed previously. Removing Additional Battery for RAID Controller Remove the additional battery for RAID controller in reverse order of the installation steps.
  • Page 427: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Upgrading Your Server 9-71 Use of Internal Hard Disk Drives in the RAID System Using the RAID controller allows you to use hard disk drives in the device bays of the server and those in the optional expansion disk cabinet in the RAID System. IMPORTANT: Making hard disk drives in the RAID System or changing the RAID level initializes hard disk drives.
  • Page 428 9-72 Upgrading Your Server Back Front 3 2 1 3 2 1 Motherboard RAID RAID configuration configuration disabled enabled RAID configuration jumper settings When the jumper setting is changed, the internal hard disk drive is recognized by the BIOS setup utility as a RAID system drive.
  • Page 429 Upgrading Your Server 9-73 Optional RAID Controller (N8103-129/130) Your server can include the optional RAID controller (N8103-129/130). The optional RAID controller can control the internal hard disk drives as the RAID System. To use the hard disk drives in a RAID System, reconnect the hard disk drive interface cable on the motherboard. At the factory, the interface cable is connected to the SATA HDD connector on the motherboard.
  • Page 430 You can start the utility during execution of POST that automatically starts immediately after you turn on the server power switch. For details, see the document in the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER DVD provided with the server. (The utility varies depending on the RAID controller.) For details on the data transfer rate, RAID, and RAID System configuration, see the...
  • Page 431: Optical Disk Drive

    Optical Disk Drive You may replace the factory-installed optical disk drive with an optical disk drive. IMPORTANT: Be sure to use the optical disk drive authorized by NEC. 2.5-inch Disk Model Optical disk drive bay 3.5-inch Disk Model Optical disk drive bay...
  • Page 432: Installation Procedure

    9-76 Upgrading Your Server Installation Procedure Take the following steps to install the optical disk drive. 2.5-inch disk model See page 9-4 to prepare. Pull out the server from the rack (as described on page 9-4). Remove the top cover (as described on page 9-24). Remove the cable while holding both ends of cable fixing bracket of the optical disk drive.
  • Page 433 Upgrading Your Server 9-77 Remove the three screws from the optical disk drive, and then remove the optical disk drive. Screws Remove the optical disk drive bracket to the direction of the arrow marks shown in the figure below. <1> <2>...