Download  Print this page

Advertisement

HP Z Workstation series
User Guide

Advertisement

Table of Contents

   Related Manuals for HP Z Workstation series

   Summary of Contents for HP Z Workstation series

  • Page 1 HP Z Workstation series User Guide...
  • Page 2 Warranty Trademark Credits Seventh Edition: July 2010 Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be The HP Invent logo is a trademark of liable for technical or editorial errors or Hewlett-Packard Company in the U.S. and Part number: 504629-007 omissions contained herein or for incidental other countries.
  • Page 3: About This Guide

    Installing optical disk drives on page 61 TIP: If you do not find what you are looking for in this guide for your HP Z Series workstation, refer to the workstation Maintenance and Service Guide on the Web at http://www.hp.com/support/ workstation_manuals/, or see http://www.hp.com/go/workstations...
  • Page 4 About this guide ENWW...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    2 Workstation components ..........................7 HP Z400 Workstation components ....................... 7 HP Z400 Workstation chassis components ................. 8 HP Z400 Workstation front panel components ..............9 HP Z400 Workstation rear panel components ..............10 HP Z600 Workstation components ..................... 11 HP Z600 Workstation chassis components ...............
  • Page 6 Restoring the operating system ..................38 Restoring Windows XP Professional ....................39 Creating RestorePlus! media ..................... 39 Creating HP Backup and Recovery (HPBR) media ............40 Restoring the operating system ..................41 Using RestorePlus! ................... 41 Using HPBR ...................... 41 Using the recovery partition ................
  • Page 7 Installing a hard disk drive ........................56 Installing an HDD in an HP Z400 Workstation ..............56 Installing an HDD in an HP Z600 or Z800 Workstation ............. 59 10 Installing optical disk drives ........................61 Installing an ODD in an HP Z400 Workstation ................... 61 Installing an optical drive (mini-tower configuration) ............
  • Page 8 viii ENWW...
  • Page 9: Locating Hp Resources

    Locating HP resources This section provides information on the following HP resources for your workstation: Topics Product information on page 2 ● HP Cool Tools ● Regulatory information ● Accessories ● System board ● Serial number and Certificate of Authenticity labels ●...
  • Page 10: Product Information

    To access or learn more about these applications, choose one of the following options: ● Click the HP Cool Tools icon on the desktop, or ● Open the HP Cool Tools folder by selecting Start > All Programs > HP Cool Tools.
  • Page 11: Product Support

    For a listing of all worldwide technical support phone numbers, see http://www.hp.com/support/, select your region, and click Contact HP in the upper-left corner. Business Support Center (BSC) For software/driver downloads, warranty information, single-topic documents, user manuals, or service manuals, see http://www.hp.com/go/bizsupport.
  • Page 12: Product Documentation

    User Guide and the Maintenance and Service Guide. Product notifications Subscriber's Choice is an HP program that allows you to sign up to receive driver and software alerts, proactive change notifications (PCNs), the HP newsletter, customer advisories, and more. Sign up at http://www.hp.com/go/...
  • Page 13: Product Diagnostics

    Topic Location Diagnostics tools The HP Vision Field Diagnostics utility can be downloaded from the HP Web site. To use this utility, refer to the appropriate section of the workstation Maintenance and Service Guide. Audible beep and LED code Refer to the appropriate section of the workstation...
  • Page 14: Product Updates

    To locate the current workstation BIOS on your Microsoft Windows workstation, select Start>Help and Support>Pick a Task>Use Tools to view...>Tools>My Computer Information>View general system information..Operating system For information on operating systems supported on HP workstations, see http://www.hp.com/go/wsos. Chapter 1 Locating HP resources ENWW...
  • Page 15: Workstation Components

    HP Z600 Workstation components on page 11 HP Z800 Workstation components on page 15 HP Z400 Workstation components This section describes HP Z400 Workstation components, including front and rear panel connectors. For complete and current information on supported accessories and components for the workstation, see http://partsurfer.hp.com.
  • Page 16: Hp Z400 Workstation Chassis Components

    HP Z400 Workstation chassis components The following figure shows the chassis components of a typical HP Z400 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-1 HP Z400 Workstation chassis components Table 2-1 HP Z400 Workstation chassis components description Item Description Item...
  • Page 17: Hp Z400 Workstation Front Panel Components

    HP Z400 Workstation front panel components The following figure shows the front panel of a typical HP Z400 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-2 HP Z400 Workstation front panel components Table 2-2 HP Z400 Workstation front panel components description...
  • Page 18: Hp Z400 Workstation Rear Panel Components

    HP Z400 Workstation rear panel components The following figure shows the rear panel of a typical HP Z400 Workstation. Figure 2-3 HP Z400 Workstation rear panel components NOTE: The rear panel connectors are labeled with industry-standard icons and colors to assist in connecting peripheral devices.
  • Page 19: Hp Z600 Workstation Components

    HP Z600 Workstation components This section describes HP Z600 Workstation components, including front and rear panel components. For complete and current information on supported accessories and components for the workstation, see http://partsurfer.hp.com. ENWW HP Z600 Workstation components...
  • Page 20: Hp Z600 Workstation Chassis Components

    HP Z600 Workstation chassis components The following image shows a typical HP Z600 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-4 HP Z600 Workstation components Table 2-4 HP Z600 Workstation component descriptions Item Description Item Description Side access panel System board...
  • Page 21: Hp Z600 Workstation Front Panel Components

    HP Z600 Workstation front panel components The following figure shows the front panel of a typical HP Z600 Workstation. Figure 2-5 HP Z600 Workstation front panel Table 2-5 HP Z600 Workstation front panel connectors Item Symbol Description Item Symbol Description...
  • Page 22: Hp Z600 Workstation Rear Panel Components

    HP Z600 Workstation rear panel components The following figure shows the rear panel of a typical HP Z600 Workstation. Figure 2-6 HP Z600 Workstation rear panel NOTE: The rear panel connectors are labeled with industry-standard icons and colors to assist in connecting peripheral devices.
  • Page 23: Hp Z800 Workstation Components

    HP Z800 Workstation components This section describes HP Z800 Workstation components, including front and rear panel components. For complete and current information on supported accessories and components, see http://partsurfer.hp.com. ENWW HP Z800 Workstation components...
  • Page 24: Hp Z800 Workstation Chassis Components

    HP Z800 Workstation chassis components The following image shows a typical HP Z800 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-7 HP Z800 Workstation components Table 2-7 HP Z800 Workstation component descriptions Item Description Item Description Airflow guide Memory module (DIMM)
  • Page 25: Hp Z800 Workstation Front Panel Components

    HP Z800 Workstation front panel components The following illustration shows the front panel components of a typical HP Z800 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-8 HP Z800 Workstation front panel Table 2-8 HP Z800 Workstation front panel connectors Item...
  • Page 26: Hp Z800 Workstation Rear Panel Components

    HP Z800 Workstation rear panel components The following illustration shows the rear panel of a typical HP Z800 Workstation. Drive configurations can vary. Figure 2-9 HP Z800 Workstation rear panel NOTE: The rear panel connectors are labeled with industry-standard icons and colors to assist in connecting peripheral devices.
  • Page 27: Setting Up The Workstation

    Setting up the workstation This chapter describes how to set up the workstation, and includes these topics: Topics Ensuring proper ventilation on page 19 Setup procedures on page 20 Converting to desktop configuration (Z400 only) on page 22 Adding monitors on page 24 Accessibility on page 30 Security on page 30 Product recycling on page 30...
  • Page 28: Setup Procedures

    — Plug the power cord in a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily accessible. To set up the workstation: After unpacking your HP Workstation, find workspace with the proper ventilation to set up the system. Connect the mouse and keyboard to the workstation.
  • Page 29 Connect the power cord: Figure 3-3 Connecting the power cord WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment, observe these practices: • Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible. • Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by unplugging the power cord from the computer).
  • Page 30: Converting To Desktop Configuration (z400 Only)

    Converting to desktop configuration (Z400 only) This workstation can be operated in the mini-tower or the desktop configuration. Follow these steps to convert to desktop configuration operation: NOTE: See the workstation Maintenance and Service Guide for installation details for the following steps.
  • Page 31 On the back of the front bezel, squeeze the HP logo mounting tabs (1) and press the logo outward (2) as shown in the following figure. Figure 3-6 Rotating the HP logo Rotate the HP logo 90 degrees counterclockwise, and then release the logo and press it back into place in the front bezel.
  • Page 32: Adding Monitors

    Determine the kind of graphics performance that you want. ● Note the type of graphics connector used by each monitor. HP provides graphics cards with DisplayPort (DP) and DVI interfaces, but you can use adapters and third-party cards to interface to other graphics formats, including DVI-I, HDMI, or VGA.
  • Page 33 If you find that you must add a new graphics card or cards: Determine which HP-supported graphics card will best fit your needs in terms of number of monitors, compatibility with the monitors you plan to use, and performance. To find out...
  • Page 34: Finding Supported Graphics Cards

    Go to: http://www.hp.com/go/workstationsupport Click on the link for your computer in the list of Personal Workstations (for example, HP Z400 Workstation). This opens an information page for your computer. Under the heading, Hot topics for this product, click on Product Overview. This displays an overview page for your computer.
  • Page 35 NOTE: HP graphics cards include monitor cable adapters unless otherwise indicated. NOTE: VGA graphics cards have the lowest performance while DisplayPort cards have the highest. ENWW Adding monitors...
  • Page 36: Identifying Monitor Connection Requirements

    NOTE: Some HP computers have only one DVI port. However, such computers will always have a second graphics output option (Display Port or VGA). Note also that many graphics cards provide more than two monitor outputs but limit you to using only two at a time. Consult the...
  • Page 37: Connecting The Monitors

    Connecting the monitors NOTE: HP-supported graphics card typically support at least two monitors, as shown in this section; some supported cards support more monitors. Refer to the graphics card documentation for details. Connect the monitor cable adapters (1) (if required) to the workstation, then connect the appropriate monitor cables to the adapters (2) or directly to the graphics card, as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 38: Using A Third-party Graphics Configuration Utility

    Security Some HP workstations have a lock on the side access panel. The key for this lock is shipped attached to the back panel of the workstation chassis. The workstation includes several security features to reduce the risk of theft and to warn of chassis intrusion.
  • Page 39: Setting Up The Operating System

    CAUTION: Do not add optional hardware or third-party devices to the HP workstation until the operating system is successfully installed. Adding hardware might cause errors and prevent the operating system from installing correctly.
  • Page 40: Setting Up The Microsoft Operating System

    Setting up the Microsoft operating system NOTE: If you ordered a downgrade from Windows 7 or Windows Vista to Windows XP Professional operating system, your system will be preinstalled with Windows XP Professional operating system. With this configuration, you will receive recovery media for the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system only.
  • Page 41: Setting Up Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux HP offers an HP Installer Kit for Linux (HPIKL) to supplement Red Hat box sets and help HP Linux customers customize their system image. The HPIKL contains the HP driver CD and device drivers to successfully setup up the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, The HP Installer Kit for Linux CDs are currently available for download at http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_swdrivers.
  • Page 42: Installing And Customizing Red Hat-enabled Workstations

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux box set that have been qualified to work on an HP workstation. To use the drivers in the HP Installer kit for Linux other than RHEL, you must manually extract the drivers from the HP Driver CD and install them. HP does not test the installation of these drivers on other Linux distributions nor does HP support this operation.
  • Page 43: Determining Current Bios

    F10 Setup utility. The F10 Setup utility displays the workstation BIOS version under File > System Information. Note the workstation BIOS version so that you can compare it with the BIOS versions that appear on the HP website. ENWW Updating the workstation...
  • Page 44: Upgrading Bios

    HP workstation. If you did not purchase your device from HP, HP recommends visiting the HP Web site first to see if your device and its drivers have been tested for HP workstation compatibility. If no driver is available, visit the device manufacturer's Web site to download the latest drivers.
  • Page 45: Restoring The Operating System

    Restoring Novell SLED on page 41 Restore methods The Windows 7 or Windows Business Vista operating system can be reinstalled using the HP RestorePlus! process. The Windows XP Professional operating system can be reinstalled using the RestorePlus! process or the HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
  • Page 46: Ordering Backup Software

    Ordering backup software If you cannot create system recovery CDs or DVDs, you can order a recovery disk set from the HP support center. To obtain the support center telephone number for your region see http://www.hp.com/support/contactHP. Restoring Windows 7 or Windows Vista This section describes how to restore Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
  • Page 47: Restoring Windows Xp Professional

    Depending on the options, there might be additional DVDs you can create. Follow the prompts to create RestorePlus!, operating system, and HPBR media. If you are unable to create CD/DVDs on your workstation, call HP Support and request a RestorePlus! media kit. For worldwide technical support phone numbers, see http://www.hp.com/...
  • Page 48: Creating Hp Backup And Recovery (hpbr) Media

    The Initial Recovery Point was captured when the RestorePlus! media set was created previously. If the IRP was not created, start the HP Backup and Recovery Manager and create recovery points using the Expert mode. Follow the HPBR online documentation for instructions.
  • Page 49: Restoring The Operating System

    Restoring the operating system CAUTION: Before you restore the operating system, back up your data. When you run RestorePlus! from media, the process deletes all information on the primary hard drive, including all partitions. If you run RestorePlus! from the recovery partition, only the root (C:) partition is affected.
  • Page 50 NOTE: Make copies of the ISO recovery images on CD as backup files in case your workstation experiences a hard drive failure. Chapter 5 Restoring the operating system ENWW...
  • Page 51: Preparing For Component Installation

    Preparing for component installation To facilitate the installation of components, several steps can be taken to prepare the workstation. This section describes how to prepare your workstation for component installation. Disassembly and installation preparation Use the following table to determine the order of workstation disassembly required before installing components.
  • Page 52 Z400 Z600 Z800 Pull up on the handle (1), slide the Lift the side access panel handle (1), Lift the side access panel handle (1), cover 1/2-inch toward the rear of the and remove the side access panel and remove the side access panel system (2), then rotate the cover off (2).
  • Page 53 Z400 (optional) Z600 Z800 Press the airflow guide release Disconnect the fan cable from the Remove the Z800 air flow guide as latches as shown in the following system board (1), press the release shown in the following illustration, if figure, and guide the airflow guide out tab at the green touch point (2), and applicable.
  • Page 54 Remove the HP Z400 Workstation front bezel as shown in the following illustration, if applicable. Lift the release tabs (1), and then rotate the front bezel off the chassis (2). Chapter 6 Preparing for component installation ENWW...
  • Page 55: Installing Memory

    — For maximum performance, install the same number of DIMMs per CPU. Install them in pairs of the same size if your workstation has two CPUs. The following table describes the memory configurations supported by the HP Z Workstation series. Z400...
  • Page 56: Installing A Dimm

    Z400 Z600 Z800 4–DIMM supported configurations Supported configurations Supported configurations ● Four DIMM slots ● Six DIMM slots ● Twelve DIMM slots ● Memory configuration from 1 GB ● Unbuffered DIMM memory ● Memory configuration from 1 GB to 16 GB configuration from 1 GB to 24 GB to 192 GB 6–DIMM supported configurations...
  • Page 57 Push gently outward on the DIMM socket levers as shown in the following illustration. (The example shows a HP Z600 Workstation.) Figure 7-1 Opening DIMM socket levers Align the DIMM connector key with the DIMM socket key, and then seat the DIMM firmly in the socket (1) as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 58: Installing The Airflow Guide (z400 Only)

    Installing the airflow guide (Z400 only) Follow the procedures described in Preparing for component installation on page 43 to prepare the workstation for component installation. Press the power cables, including P1, down toward the system board between the DIMM slots and the internal bay, as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 59 Route the CPU power cable (P3) through the opening next to the power supply as shown in the following figure. Figure 7-5 Routing the CPU power cable Secure the airflow guide in the chassis. Insert the tab on the airflow guide into the slot next to the yellow ODD release lever (1), and then press down as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 60 Ensure that the latch on the top of the airflow guide snaps under the edge of the chassis frame as shown in the following figure. Figure 7-7 Securing the airflow guide latch Replace all components that were removed in preparation for component installation. Chapter 7 Installing memory ENWW...
  • Page 61: Installing Pci/pcie Devices

    PCI/PCIe devices such as graphics cards or audio cards can be installed in the expansion card slots on the workstation. Expansion card slot identification The following table describes the expansion card slots in the HP Z Workstation series. Z400 Z600...
  • Page 62 To install a PCI or PCIe expansion card: Follow the procedures described in Preparing for component installation on page 43 to prepare the workstation for component installation. Align the card keyway with the slot key, and then firmly seat the card in the slot as shown in the following illustration (1).
  • Page 63: Installing Hard Disk Drives

    With additional HDDs installed, you have hard disk space for additional programs, data files, and backup. Refer to the workstation Maintenance and Service Guide at http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals to learn how many HDDs the workstation can accommodate, drive installation order, and boot sequencing procedures.
  • Page 64: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    HDD installation order Installing a hard disk drive This section describes how to install a hard disk drive in the workstation. Installing an HDD in an HP Z400 Workstation To install an HDD: Follow the procedures described in Preparing for component installation on page 43 to prepare the workstation for component installation.
  • Page 65 Locate the four isolation grommet screws on the chassis. Figure 9-1 Location of the isolation grommet screws Install the four isolation grommet screws as shown in the following figure. Figure 9-2 Installing the grommet screws ENWW Installing a hard disk drive...
  • Page 66 If installing a SAS drive, attach a SAS-to-SATA cable adapter to the connector on the SAS hard drive as shown in the following figure. NOTE: SAS Drives require a separate SAS Controller plug-in card. Figure 9-3 Attaching the cable adapter Push the hard disk drive into the selected bay until it snaps into place (1) as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 67: Installing An Hdd In An Hp Z600 Or Z800 Workstation

    Replace all components that were removed in preparation for component installation. Installing an HDD in an HP Z600 or Z800 Workstation To install an HDD:...
  • Page 68 Rotate the hard disk drive handle down into its fully open position. Carefully push the drive into its slot until comes to a hard stop (1) as shown in the following illustration. (An HP Z600 Workstation is shown for example.) When the hard disk drive is installed, rotate the drive handle up until it snaps into place, fully securing the drive (2).
  • Page 69: 10 Installing Optical Disk Drives

    This section describes how to install an optical disk drive (ODD) in the workstation. Installing an ODD in an HP Z400 Workstation This section describes how to install an optical disk drive in the HP Z400 Workstation in the mini- tower and desktop configurations.
  • Page 70: Installing An Optical Drive (desktop Configuration)

    Connect the power and data cables to the optical disk drive and system board as shown in the following figure. Refer to the side access panel service label for the location of the SATA connectors. Connect the data cable in the next available connector. Figure 10-2 Connecting ODD power and data cables Replace all components that were removed in preparation for component installation.
  • Page 71: Installing An Odd In An Hp Z600 Or Z800 Workstation

    When the front of the optical drive is near its final position, let go of the latch, but continue to slide the drive inward until the latch closes and engages the drive as shown below. (An HP Z600 Workstation is shown for example.) TIP: During installation the adjacent drive or filler may move slightly.
  • Page 72 (example shows HP Z600 Workstation). NOTE: All HP Z800 Workstation optical disk drives should be connected to either SATA or SAS system board connectors. If there are not enough SATA connectors to accommodate all drives, then connect all drives to the SAS system board connectors.
  • Page 73: Notice For Blu-ray Optical Drives

    Blu-ray disc all the way to the display monitor, including but not limited to graphic cards and monitor adapters. The HP Z400, Z600 and Z800 Workstations have been designed with this in mind; nearly all configurations with currently available HP Professional Displays are compliant. Older HP xw4600 and xw9400 Workstation configurations may not have fully compliant paths based on the installed graphics card and display monitor;...
  • Page 74 Chapter 10 Installing optical disk drives ENWW...
  • Page 75: Index

    HP Z400 Workstation Hardware Red Hat Linux 33 chassis 8 Disassembly 43 Operating system setup; Novell HP Z400 Workstation front HP Backup and Recovery 40 SLED 34 panel 9 HP resources Optical drive HP Z400 Workstation rear Locating 1 Installing 61...
  • Page 76 HP Z600 Workstation front panel 13 HP Z600 Workstation rear panel 14 HP Z800 Workstation 15 HP Z800 Workstation chassis 16 HP Z800 Workstation front panel 17 HP Z800 Workstation rear panel 18 Workstation setup Accessibility 30 Connecting monitors 24...

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: