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Table of Contents
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)].
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  • 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 Bo