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NEC Express Server
Express5800 Series
Express5800/R120d-2M
EXP292
User's Guide
Model Number: N8100-1793F
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Preparations
Chapter 3 Setup
Chapter 4 Appendix
© NEC Corporation 2012
10.021.02-101.01
April 2012, First Edition

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  • Page 1

    NEC Express Server Express5800 Series Express5800/R120d-2M EXP292 User’s Guide Model Number: N8100-1793F Chapter 1 General Description Chapter 2 Preparations Chapter 3 Setup Chapter 4 Appendix 10.021.02-101.01 April 2012, First Edition © NEC Corporation 2012...

  • Page 2: Documents Provided With This Product

    Chapter 2: Convenient Features Useful features and the detail of system BIOS settings, RAID Configuration Utility, and EXPRESSBUILDER Chapter 3: Appendix Error messages and Windows Event Logs Other documents Provides the detail of NEC ESMPRO, Universal RAID Utility, and the other features. Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Documents Provided with This Product ......................... 2 Contents ................................3 Notations Used in This Document ......................... 6 Notations used in the text ..........................6 Optical disk drives ............................6 Hard disk drives ............................6 Removable media ............................6 Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) ...................

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    Contents LED on a hard disk drive ....................40 4.7.7 LEDs for LAN connectors ....................41 4.7.8 AC POWER LED on Power Unit ..................42 4.7.9 Preparations ................................ 43 Installing Internal Optional Devices ......................44 Safety Precautions ........................... 44 Anti-static Measures ........................45 Overview of Installation and Removal ....................

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    Contents Power Supply Unit ......................... 108 1.26 1.26.1 Cold Redundant Feature ....................108 1.26.2 Installation........................109 1.26.3 Replacing a Failing Power Supply Unit ................110 1.27 Installing the Front Bezel ....................... 111 Installation and Connection ........................112 Installation ............................112 2.1.1 Installing Rack .........................

  • Page 6: Notations Used In This Document

    Notations Used in This Document Notations Used in This Document Notations used in the text In addition to safety-related symbols urging caution, 3 other types of notations are used in this document. These notations have the following meanings. Important Indicates critical items that must be followed when handling the server or operating software. If the procedures described are not followed, server failure, data loss, and other serious malfunctions could occur.

  • Page 7: Abbreviations Of Operating Systems (windows)

    Notations Used in This Document Abbreviations of Operating Systems (Windows) Windows Operating Systems are referred to as follows. Refer to Chapter 1 (1.2 Supported Windows OS) in Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed information. Notations in this document Official names of Windows Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise...

  • Page 8: Trademarks

    Trademarks Trademarks EXPRESSSCOPE is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Vista, 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 of the United States.

  • Page 9: Regulatory Notices

    Regulatory Notices Regulatory Notices FCC Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 10: Warnings And Additions To This Document

    The contents of this document may change without prior notice. Do not make copies or alter the document content without permission from NEC Corporation. Every effort has been made to ensure the completeness of this document. However, if you have any concerns, or discover errors or omissions, please contact your retailer.

  • Page 11: Precautions For Use (be Sure To Read)

    Names and Functions of Parts in this document. Safety precautions Follow the instructions in this document for the safe use of NEC Express server. This User’s Guide describes hazardous parts of the server, possible hazards, and how to avoid them. Server components with possible danger are indicated with a warning label placed on or around them (or, in some cases, by printing the warnings on the server).

  • Page 12: Symbols Used In This Document And On Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) (A label example used in this User’s Guide) Symbol to draw Description of a warning Term indicating a degree of danger attention WARNING Use only the specified outlet Use a grounded outlet with the specified voltage. Use of an improper power source may cause a fire or a power leak.

  • Page 13: Safety Notes

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Safety notes This section provides notes on using the server safely. Read this section carefully to ensure proper and safe use of the server. For symbols, refer to Safety precautions. General WARNING Do not use the server for services where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required. This server is not intended for use in medical, nuclear, aerospace, mass transit or other applications where human life may be at stake or high reliability is required, nor is it intended for use in controlling such applications.

  • Page 14: Rack Installation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Rack installation CAUTION Do not attempt to carry or install the server alone More than two people are required to carry or install the rack. Otherwise, the rack may fall, resulting in personal injury or damage to peripheral devices. In particular, tall racks such as a 44U rack become unstable unless steadied with a stabilizer.

  • Page 15: Power Supply And Power Cord Use

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) 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.

  • Page 16: Installation, Relocation, Storage, And Connection

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) 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.

  • Page 17: Cleaning And Working With Internal Devices

    Use only the specified 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 18: During Operation

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) CAUTION High temperature Components including internal hard disk drives in the server are extremely hot just after the server is turned off. Allow the surface to cool before installing/removing. Secure cables or cards in place Be sure to secure the power cord, interface cables, and cards in place.

  • Page 19: Warning Labels

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Warning labels Warning label are attached on or near the components with potential hazards (This label is either attached or printed on the component.) to draw attention from users to potential hazards involved in handling the server. (Do not remove or black out this label and keep it clean).

  • Page 20: Handling Precautions (for Proper Operations)

    Tape media: Approximately 1 day • For optional devices, we recommend you use our NEC products. Even if they are successfully installed or connected, installation of unsupported devices can cause the server to malfunction or even failure. You will be charged to repair failure or damage caused by use of such products even within warranty period.

  • Page 21

    Precautions for Use (Be Sure to Read) Tips for your health and safety Using a computer extensively may affect different parts of your body. Here are tips you should follow while working on a computer to minimize strain on your body. Keep proper posture The basic body position for using a computer is sitting straight with your hands on the keyboard parallel with the floor, and your eyes...

  • Page 22: General Description

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120d-2M General Description This chapter introduces the features of this server and the name of each part. 1. Introduction 2. Accessories Verify the condition of your server's accessories. 3. Standard Features This section describes the server’s features and the server management.

  • Page 23: Introduction

    This high performance server is powered by the latest microprocessor "Intel Xeon processor". NEC’s latest technology and architectures realize high-power and high-speed operation that cannot be matched by existing servers. The server is designed with consideration of not only reliability but also expandability, which enables you to use it as a network server.

  • Page 24: Accessories

    Chapter 1 General Description 2. Accessories Accessories The carton box contains various accessories which are required for setup or maintenance. Make sure you have them all for future use. • Slide Rails • EXPRESSBUILDER • SAS/SATA cable (when RAID controller is unmounted) Getting Started •...

  • Page 25: Standard Features

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Standard Features Standard Features The server has the following standard features: High performance ® ® • Intel Xeon processor – N8101-545F: E5-2609 (2.40GHz 4 Core) – N8101-546F: E5-2630L (2.00GHz 6 Core) – N8101-547F: E5-2640 (2.50GHz 6 Core) –...

  • Page 26

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Standard Features Management Utilities • NEC ESMPRO • ExpressUpdate • Remote controlling feature (EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3) • RAID System management utility (Universal RAID Utility) • Hard disk drive monitoring • Power supply monitoring Power saving and noiseless design •...

  • Page 27

    Chapter 1 General Description 3. Standard Features Many built-in Features • Redundant power supply system supported (valid when optional power supply unit is installed) • El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (no emulation mode) format supported • Software power-off • Remote power-on feature •...

  • Page 28: Management Features

    The hardware components of the server provide operation control/reliability features as shown below. Additionally, NEC ESMPRO Agent, which is provided in EXPRESSBUILDER, enables you to collectively manage the state of your systems. You can also monitor the server states from a PC to manage the network where NEC ESMPRO Manager provided in EXPRESSBUILDER is installed.

  • Page 29: Firmware And Software Version Management

    3. Standard Features Firmware and Software Version Management Use of NEC ESMPRO Manager and ExpressUpdate Agent allows you to manage versions of firmware and software as well as update them by applying update packages. This feature automatically updates modules without stopping the system just by specifying the updating packages from NEC ESMPRO Manager.

  • Page 30: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Names and Functions of Parts This section describes the names of the server parts. Front View (3)-1 (3)-3 (3)-2 (3)-4 Front Bezel STATUS LED The cover to protect the front of the server. This cover can This LED indicates the server status.

  • Page 31: Front View (without Front Bezel)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Front View (without Front Bezel) See (3) to (5) on previous page. (15) (15) DISK LED POWER Switch/LED The LED provided for each HDD. The switch to turn the server on and off. Press once to turn This LED indicates hard disk drive status.

  • Page 32: Rear View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Rear View (11) Power unit (Power supply slot 1) SPEED LED The power unit supplies DC power to the server. The LED indicates the transfer speed of LAN ports. (See page 41.) AC Inlet (12) This socket is used to connect the power cord.

  • Page 33: External View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts External View (1) Top Cover (front) (2) Release Button (3) Top cover (rear) Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 34: Internal View

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Internal View Air duct is not shown in the figure below. (4)-6 (4)-1 (4)-7 (4)-2 (4)-8 (4)-3 (4)-9 (4)-4 (4)-10 (4)-5 (10) (12) (11) Front Panel Board Processor (optional) Mounted below the protective cover. DIMM (optional) Protective cover Motherboard...

  • Page 35: Motherboard

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Motherboard (12) (13) (11) (8)-2 (10) (14) (15) (13) (16) (17) (18) (1)-1 (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (1)-2 (8)-1 (28) (27) (26) (25) (18) (13) Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 36

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Processor (CPU) socket (18) Unused connector -1: Processor #1 (CPU #1) (19) Front video connector -2: Processor #2 (CPU #2) (20) TPM kit connector (2) DIMM socket (21) SATA connector (for optical disk drive) (3) DC connector (22) SATA connector (4) SATA connector (for optical disk drive)

  • Page 37: Status Indicators

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts Status Indicators This section explains the indication and meanings of the server LEDs. POWER LED ( 4.7.1 POWER LED indicates power ON/OFF status of the server. The following table lists POWER LED patterns and their explanation. POWER LED pattern Explanation On (green)

  • Page 38: Status Led ( )

    The following table lists STATUS LED patterns, their explanation and solution. Tips Once you have installed NEC ESMPRO, you can reference error logs to check the causes of failures. STATUS LED pattern Explanation...

  • Page 39: Link/act Led ( 1, 2, 3, 4)

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LINK/ACT LED ( 1, 4.7.3 LINK/ACT LED on front panel indicates the status of LAN port. LEDs 3 and 4 turns on, off, or flashes when an optional LAN riser card is installed. The following table lists LINK/ACT LED patterns and their explanation.

  • Page 40: Led On A Hard Disk Drive

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LED on a hard disk drive 4.7.7 Each HDD is equipped with DISK LED. DISK LED The following table lists DISK LED patterns and their explanation. DISK LED pattern Explanation Solution On (green) Hard disk drive is being accessed.

  • Page 41: Leds For Lan Connectors

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts LEDs for LAN connectors 4.7.8 The three LAN connectors provided at the rear of the server have two LEDs each. SPEED SPEED LINK/ACT LINK/ACT LAN connector Management for data LAN connector transmission •...

  • Page 42: Ac Power Led On Power Unit

    Chapter 1 General Description 4. Names and Functions of Parts AC POWER LED on Power Unit 4.7.9 The power unit is equipped with AC POWER LED. AC POWER LED The following table lists LINK/ACT LED patterns and their explanation. AC POWER LED pattern Explanation Solution On (green)

  • Page 43: Preparations

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120d-2M Preparations This chapter describes preparations for using this server. 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices You can skip this section if you did not purchase any optional devices. 2. Location and Connection You must place the server in a suitable location and connect some cables following this section.

  • Page 44: Installing Internal Optional Devices

    Important Use only the devices and cables specified by NEC. You will be charged to repair damages, malfunctions, and failures caused by the use of any devices or cables not specified for use with this server even within the warranty period.

  • Page 45: Anti-static Measures

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Anti-static Measures The server contains electronic components sensitive to static electricity. Avoid failures caused by static electricity when installing or removing any optional devices. Wear a wrist strap (an arm belt or anti-static glove) Wear a wrist strap on your wrist.

  • Page 46: Overview Of Installation And Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Overview of Installation and Removal Install/remove components by using the following procedure. Installing/removing internal components except for hard disk drives should be done after dismounting the server from the rack. It is recommended that more than one person removes the server from the rack. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely.

  • Page 47

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Remove Top Cover. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.6 Removing Top Cover). Remove PCI riser card. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.7 Removing PCI Riser Card). Remove the support bar. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.8Removing Support Bar). Depending on the components to be installed or removed, follow the procedure in order.

  • Page 48: Confirming Servers (uid Switch)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Confirming Servers (UID Switch) Using UID(Unit ID) Switch helps you to identify the target server. When the server is working or before you turn the server off or disconnect a cable from the server, be sure to identify the target server by using UID Switch first.

  • Page 49: Removing Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Front Bezel To remove Front Bezel, follow the steps below. Remove the front bezel when pressing switches such as POWER switch, or removing the top cover. Insert the attached Bezel Lock Key into the key slot and turn the key to the front bezel side while pressing it lightly to release the lock.

  • Page 50: Removing Top Cover

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Top Cover You need to remove top cover when installing or removing the following component: Optical disk drive, LAN riser card, DIMM, processor, TPM module, Internal Flash Memory, Additional HDD cage, PCI card, RAID Controller, Battery for RAID Controller...

  • Page 51: Removing Pci Riser Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing PCI Riser Card You need to remove PCI riser card when installing or removing the following component or changing internal cable connection: LAN riser card DIMM Processor (CPU) TPM module Internal Flash Memory Additional HDD cage PCI card RAID Controller...

  • Page 52: Removing Support Bar

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Support Bar You need to remove support bar when installing or removing the following component or changing internal cable connection: DIMM Processor (CPU) Additional HDD cage PCI card Battery for RAID Controller Refer to steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.

  • Page 53: Removing Air Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Removing Air Duct You need to remove support bar when installing or removing the following component or changing internal cable connection: DIMM Processor (CPU) 2.5-inch additional HDD cage Refer to steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Lift the air duct and remove it from the server.

  • Page 54: Internal Flash Memory (n8115-07)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.10 Internal Flash Memory (N8115-07) This section describes the procedure for installing Internal Flash Memory (optional). Internal Flash Memory connector 1.10.1 Installation Install Internal Flash Memory in the following procedure. Refer to steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Attach Internal Flash Memory and fix it with the screw provided with Internal Flash Memory.

  • Page 55: Tpm Kit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.11 TPM Kit This section describes the procedure for installing optional TPM Kit. Connector for TPM Kit 1.11.1 Installation Install TPM Kit in the following procedure. Refer to steps 1 to 7 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Install TPM Kit and secure it by pushing the nylon rivet provided with TPM Kit.

  • Page 56: Processor

    • You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, refer to Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures). • Make sure to use the processor authorized by NEC. Installing a third-party processor may cause a failure of the processor as well as the motherboard.

  • Page 57

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Push down the socket lever marked with " →" once to unlatch it from the hook, then slowly open the lever until it stops. Push down the socket lever marked with "← "...

  • Page 58

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Important • Be sure to hold the processor only at the edges. • Pay attention not to touch the bottom of the processor (pin section). Note • Insert the processor while aligning the notch on the processor with the key on the CPU socket.

  • Page 59

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Temporarily tighten the four screws diagonally, then tighten them securely. Make sure that the screw aligns with the screw hole. If not, the screw may damage the motherboard. Note Make sure the location to put the heat sink. Make sure that the heat sink is installed on a level with the motherboard.

  • Page 60: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.12.2 Replacement / Removal To remove processor (CPU), reverse the installation procedure. After removal, perform the following steps. Install the dust-proof cover to processor (CPU) socket. Secure the dummy cover with four screws. Remove the additional fan unit.

  • Page 61: Dimm

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13 DIMM Install a DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) to a DIMM socket on the motherboard in the server. The motherboard provides 24 sokets to install DIMMs. Important • You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below. For details, refer to Chapter 2 (1.2 Anti-static Measures).

  • Page 62: Memory Clock

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.2 Memory Clock The server supports the memory clock speed of DDR3L-1066/1333/1600MHz. However, the actual memory clock speed depends on CPU and memory configuration. (The all of DIMMs operate at the same clock speed.) DIMMs installed on N8101-545F N code and product name Memory clock speed...

  • Page 63

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices DIMMs installed on N8101-548F / 549F / 550F / 551F /552F N code and product name Memory clock speed Memory Voltage When set to 1.35 V When set to 1.5 V Number of memory boards per Up to 2 Up to 2 memory channel...

  • Page 64: Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.3 Memory RAS Feature The server supports the following RAS features. Some restrictions (e.g., DIMM installation location) are imposed on using the Memory Mirroring or Memory Lock Step feature. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.10.7 Using Memory RAS Feature) for conditions appropriate to your requirements.

  • Page 65: Dimm Installation Order

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.4 DIMM installation order Note • DIMM installation order in 1-CPU configuration differs from that in 2-CPU configuration. • If CPU2 is not installed, CPU2_DIMM1 to CPU2_DIMM12 are disabled. • Refer to List of features supported by additiional memory board before using memory RAS feature.

  • Page 66: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.5 Installation Install a DIMM by using the following procedure. Refer to steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Open levers on left and right sides of DIMM slot, and remove the dummy cover. Note Keep the removed dummy cover for future use.

  • Page 67: Replacement / Removal

    Note When removing a defective DIMM, check error messages displayed at POST or NEC ESMPRO and check the DIMM socket where the defective DIMM is installed. Take the steps below after replacing or removing DIMMs. Confirm that no error messages are displayed on POST. If any error message is displayed, refer to Chapter 3 (1.

  • Page 68: Using Memory Ras Feature

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.13.7 Using Memory RAS Feature This server has RAS feature including "Standard memory feature (x4 SDDC ECC memory)", "Memory mirroring feature", "Lock Step feature (x8 SDDC ECC memory)", and Memory Sparing feature. SDDC (Single Device Correction) allows automatic correction of memory error (multi-bit error).

  • Page 69

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Mirroring Feature Memory Mirroring feature writes the same data into two groups of DIMMs (mirror set) corresponding with each other between memory channels (channels 0 and 1 or channel 2 and 3) to provide data redundancy. Note •...

  • Page 70

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Mirroring feature can be used under the following conditions: • Install DIMMs in DIMM sockets configuring a mirror set. • All the installed DIMMs should have the same capacity. • Refer to Chapter 2 (1. System BIOS) in "Maintenance Guide", check if your server supports Memory Mirroring feature.

  • Page 71

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Lock Step Feature (x8 SDDC) In Memory Lock Step feature, the DIMMs in two groups corresponding to two memory channels (channels 0 and 1, or channels 2 and 3) is multiplexed and operated in parallel to enable x8 SDDC (x8 Single Device Data Correction).

  • Page 72

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Lock Step feature can be used under the following conditions: • Install DIMMs that operate in parallel in memory socket. • All the installed DIMMs should have the same capacity. • Refer to Chapter 2 (1.

  • Page 73

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory Sparing Feature Memory Sparing feature puts a memory channel 2 of a memory controller in each CPU into standby status as spare devices. If a correctable error occurs in a DIMM in the running memory controller, the feature automatically changes the running DIMM from the failed one to a DIMM in the standby state to continue the processing.

  • Page 74

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Memory controller Standby Running Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory controller Standby Running Spare set Spare set Spare set Spare set Memory Sparing feature can be used under the following conditions: •...

  • Page 75

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1CPU 構成 1CPU 2CPU 構成 2CPU configuration configuration 搭載順序 搭載順序 CPU1_DIMM 3 CPU1_DIMM 7 CPU1_DIMM 11 CPU1_DIMM 4 CPU1_DIMM 8 CPU1_DIMM 12 CPU1_DIMM 10 CPU1_DIMM 6 CPU1_DIMM 2 CPU1_DIMM 9 CPU1_DIMM 5 CPU1_DIMM 1 CPU2_DIMM 3 CPU2_DIMM 7...

  • Page 76: Battery For Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.14 Battery for RAID Controller If a RAID Controller (N8103-149/150/151/160) is installed with a battery, you can avoid data loss caused by accidents including temporary blackout during Write Back operation. The model of the battery to be used depends on RAID Controller.

  • Page 77: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Connect the cable of additional battery to RAID Controller. Remove the two screws from server chassis, and remove the RAID Controller bracket. Remove the two screws from RAID Controller, and remove PCI bracket. Install the RAID Controller bracket to RAID Controller using two screws you have removed in Step 6.

  • Page 78: Lan Riser Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.15 LAN Riser Card The server supports LAN Riser Card that allows a LAN port to be added. Install LAN Riser Card to LAN Riser Card slot on motherboard. The motherboard has one slot to install the LAN Riser Card.

  • Page 79: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Align the pin terminals of LAN Riser Card with the LAN Riser Card slot, and insert the card securely. Secure the bracket of LAN Riser Card with two screws you have removed in step 4. Install the port cover provided with LAN Riser Card.

  • Page 80: Redundant Fan Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16 Redundant Fan Unit This server can work with redundant cooling fan system by adding an optional fan unit. The fan units are hot-swappable even while the system is powered-on and running. Adding an additional CPU requires additional fan unit to be installed.

  • Page 81: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.1 Installation Take the steps below to install fan unit. Additional fan unit for additional processor (CPU). Refer to step 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Remove the fan cover.

  • Page 82: Replacement / Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.16.2 Replacement / Removal To remove additional/redundant fan unit, reverse the installation procedure. When replacing the fan unit, fan units are hot-swappable even while the system is powered-on and running. You can identify the failing fan by using the management tool such as EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3. While the system is powered-on or running, the LED of failed fan unit is lit.

  • Page 83: Pci Card

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17 PCI Card This server provides a riser card (2 types) and a slot for RAID controller. The riser card can connect three Full Height PCI card, two Low Profile PCI card. Important You must avoid static electricity to work with the procedure below.

  • Page 84: Supported Boards And Available Slots

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17.2 Supported boards and available slots The following tables list supported boards and slots available for them. For details of the features of each board, refer to the manual supplied with it. Tips •...

  • Page 85: Chapter 2 Preparations

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Standard riser cards Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot X8 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance Product Product Remarks number name Socket type x8 socket x16 socket x8 socket x16 socket x8 socket Transfer bandwidth...

  • Page 86

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot X8 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance Product Product Remarks number name Socket type x8 socket x16 socket x8 socket x16 socket x8 socket Transfer bandwidth 8 Gb/s (per lane)

  • Page 87

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices N8116-25 riser card (PCIex16) (Option) Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot X8 lane x16 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance Product Product Remarks number name Socket type x8 socket x8 socket x8 socket...

  • Page 88

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI slot X8 lane x16 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance Product Product Remarks number name Socket type x8 socket x8 socket x8 socket socket socket Transfer bandwidth...

  • Page 89

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices N8116-26 riser card (PCI-X) (Option) Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI-X PCIe 3.0 PCI slot 64 bit/ X8 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance 133 MHz Product Product Remarks Socket type x8 socket...

  • Page 90

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Slot number (2 CPUs required) PCI standard PCIe 3.0 PCI-X PCIe 3.0 PCI slot 64 bit/ X8 lane X4 lane X8 lane performance 133 MHz Product Product Socket type x8 socket 3.3 V x8 socket x8 socket Remarks...

  • Page 91: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17.3 Installation Install a PCI card to the PCI riser card in the following procedure. Important When installing a PCI card, make sure the connector of the board fits the connector of the riser card. Note •...

  • Page 92: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Fix the PCI card with the screw you removed at step 4. Tips To connect a PCI card to the connector on motherboard with cable, connect a cable to PCI card before installing PCI riser card. Connect the PCI riser card to the motherboard slot and fix the card with the screw you removed at step 2.

  • Page 93: Installing Raid Controller

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.17.5 Installing RAID Controller This section describes how to install an optional RAID Controller to the slot dedicated to RAID Controller. When using the optional RAID controller (N8103-149/150/151/160) For details, refer to the manual that comes with optional RAID Controller (N8103-149/150/151/160). Important •...

  • Page 94

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Insert RAID Controller into the slot dedicated to RAID Controller. Secure the RAID Controller bracket with two screws you have removed in Step 4. Disconnect SAS/SATA cable from SATA connector on motherboard. 8-1 When four or less hard disk drives are installed: Connect SAS/SATA cable removed in Step 9 to connector (Ports 0-3) on RAID Controller.

  • Page 95: Additional Hdd Cage

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.18 Additional HDD Cage This server can have additional HDD cage for installing additional hard disk drives. 1.18.1 Installation Follow steps below to install an additional HDD cage. Refer to steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Remove the six screws from protective cover, and remove the protective cover.

  • Page 96

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Secure the protective cover with six screws you have removed in Step 2. Disconnect SAS cable from the factory-installed HDD cage. Install expander board to Expansion Bay and secure it with four screws provided with 2.5-inch HDD cage.

  • Page 97

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 10. Connect the SAS cable (long) provided with 2.5-inch additional HDD cage to Expander Board, factory-installed HDD cage, and additional HDD cage. 11. Connect the provided SGPIO cable to factory-installed HDD cage and additional HDD cage. 12.

  • Page 98: Optical Disk Drive

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.19 Optical Disk Drive This section describes the procedure for installing the optional optical disk drive. Important Do not install any unsupported optical disk drive. 1.19.1 Installation Install an optical disk drive in the following procedure. Refer to Steps 1 to 6 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations.

  • Page 99: Removal

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Secure the bracket to optical disk drive with a screw. Insert the optical disk drive and secure the drive tray. Connect the optical disk drive cable. 1.19.2 Removal To remove an optical disk drive, reverse the installation procedure above. Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 100: Use Of Internal Hard Disk Drives In The Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20 Use of Internal hard disk drives in the RAID System This section describes how to use the hard disk drives installed in the HDD cage at the front of the server in the RAID System.

  • Page 101: Connecting Cables

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20.1 Connecting cables Refer to the figures below for how to connect cables. If using optional RAID Controller (1 to 8 hard disk drives) Slots 0-3 Ports 0-3 Slots 4-7 Ports 4-7 Optional RAID Controller Backplane Hard Disk Drive...

  • Page 102

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices If using RAID Controller (1 to 16 hard disk drives) with optional 2.5-inch HDD cage installed: Slots 0-3 Ports 0-3 Slots 4-7 Slots 8-11 Ports 4-7 Slots 12-15 MINISAS2 MINISAS1 MINISAS3 MINISAS4 MINISAS5 MINISAS6 Optional RAID...

  • Page 103: Notes On Building Raid System

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.20.2 Notes on Building RAID System Note the following points when setting up a RAID System. • The number of hard disk drives required varies in each RAID level. • If the optional RAID Controller (N8103-149) is used, the RAID System of RAID5/RAID6/RAID50/RAID60 cannot be built.

  • Page 104: Installing Air Duct

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.21 Installing Air Duct Install air duct in reverse order of removal. Refer to Chapter 2 (1.9 Removing Air Duct). Important Before removing the air duct, put cables aside. Otherwise, cables may be damaged if they are pulled together with air duct.

  • Page 105: Hard Disk Drive

    Important Use hard disk drives specified by NEC. Installing a third-party hard disk drive might cause a failure of the server and it. Note the following precautions to install hard disk drives.

  • Page 106

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices Unlock the handle of the drive carrier. Hold the drive carrier firmly and insert it into the slot. Note • Push it all the way until the handle’s lock touches the frame. •...

  • Page 107: Removal

    If you transfer or dispose of the removed hard disk drive, refer to Chapter 1 (1. Transfer, Movement, and Disposal) in “Maintenance Guide” to erase data. Important NEC assumes no liability for data leakage should the product be transferred to a third party without erasing the data. Note If you have to remove a disk due to a hard disk drive failure, check the slot with its DISK LED lit in amber.

  • Page 108: Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26 Power Supply Unit Your server can contain two power supply units. The server equipped with two hot-swap power supply units provides a redundant power configuration that ensures continued operation of the system in the unlikely event one of the power supply units fails.

  • Page 109: Installation

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26.2 Installation Follow steps below to install a power supply unit: Refer to steps 1 to 4 in Chapter 2 (1.3 Overview of Installation and Removal) for preparations. Remove the blank cover. Important Keep the removed blank cover for future use.

  • Page 110: Replacing A Failing Power Supply Unit

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.26.3 Replacing a Failing Power Supply Unit Replace only when the power supply unit fails. CAUTION Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safely. Failure to observe the precautions may cause burns, injury, and property damage. For details, refer to Safety precautions in Precautions for Use.

  • Page 111: Installing The Front Bezel

    Chapter 2 Preparations 1. Installing Internal Optional Devices 1.27 Installing the Front Bezel When installing Front Bezel, engage catches of front bezel with those on mounting ear. After installing Front Bezel, lock it with Bezel Lock Key. Important Be careful not to press POWER Switch. Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 112: Installation And Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation and Connection This section describes how to install the server and connect cables. Installation This server must be mounted to a rack which conforms to EIA standards for use. 2.1.1 Installing Rack Refer to the manual that comes with your rack for how to install the rack, or consult with your sales representative.

  • Page 113

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Do not install the rack or server under the following environment. Doing so may cause malfunction of the server. • Narrow space from which devices cannot be pulled out from the rack completely •...

  • Page 114: Installing The Server To The Rack Or Removing It From The Rack

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection 2.1.2 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack Mount the server to the rack. (This section also describes the removal procedure.) WARNING Be sure to observe the following precautions to use the server safety. Failure to observe the precautions may cause death or serious injury.

  • Page 115

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation This server can be mounted to a rack made by NEC or other companies. Mount the server to a rack in the following procedure. Preparation • Checking rails Installing inner and outer rails •...

  • Page 116

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installing outer rails Fit the square-shaped protrusions of the outer rail to the square holes of a 19-inch rack. Make sure that it makes a clicking sound indicating that it is locked. The image on the right shows the front right side (front) of the rack.

  • Page 117

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Installation Mount the server to a rack in the following procedure. Important Always install the server with two or more persons. Pull the slide rail from left and right outer rails until the it is locked. Note Make sure that locking mechanism work normally.

  • Page 118

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removal procedure Remove the server from the rack in the following procedure. Important At least two persons are required to remove the server from rack. Make sure that the server is turned off and then disconnect the power cord or all interface cables from the server.

  • Page 119

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Removing Outer Rail Remove outer rails from the rack in the following procedure. Refer to Chapter 2 (2.1.2 Installing the server to the rack or removing it from the rack, (2) Removal procedure) to remove the server from the rack. Push the unlock lever on outer rail to the direction shown by arrow to house the slide rail.

  • Page 120: Connection

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Connection Connect peripheral devices to the server. Connectors that allow a variety of peripheral devices to be connected are provided at the front and rear of the server. Images on the following pages show the peripheral devices that can be connected in their standard state and their respective connector positions.

  • Page 121

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Display unit *2 USB device FRONT Display unit *2 Finally, connect the provided power cord to an outlet. *1 Hub, switching hub, etc. For connecting with UPS, refer to the next section. Management Management Ports for data LAN port...

  • Page 122: Connecting To A Uninterruptible Power Supply (ups)

    Chapter 2 Preparations 2. Installation and Connection Note the following precautions to connect cables. • When the device is not Plug and Play device, turn off the server and devices to be connected before connecting. • If connecting any peripheral device and its interface cable made by other companies (a third party), contact your sales representative to check if they can be used with the server beforehand.

  • Page 123: Setup

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120d-2M Setup This chapter describes how to set up the server. 1. Turning on the Server POST (Power-On Self-Test) is explained in this section. 2. System BIOS Setup You can customize the BIOS settings by following the instructions in this section.

  • Page 124: Turning On The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server Turning on the Server Pressing the POWER switch at the front of the server turns on the server. Turn on the server by using the following procedure. Tips • Do not power on the server before amber POWER LED is unlit. •...

  • Page 125: Post

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server POST POST (Power-On Self-Test) is a self-diagnostic program stored in the server as standard. POST automatically runs immediately after the server is turned on and checks the motherboard, memory, and processor (CPU). POST also displays the start-up messages of different utilities during the operation. Usually, you do not need to check the contents of POST.

  • Page 126: Post Error Messages

    Chapter 3 Setup 1. Turning on the Server <F3> key: Run EXPRESSBUILDER from Internal Flash Memory (optional). For information on EXPRESSBUILDER, refer to Chapter 3 (4. EXPRESSBUILDER). Note • If the optional Internal Flash Memory is not installed in the system, <F3> key message will not be displayed.

  • Page 127: System Bios Setup

    Press <F2> SETUP, <F3> Internal Flash Memory, <F4> ROM Utility, <F12> Network If you press <F2> key at this time, SETUP runs and displays Main menu upon completion of POST. (You can also press <F2> key while NEC logo appears to display Main menu.) Tips If password is set, you will be prompted to enter password at next startup of SETUP.

  • Page 128: Description On On-screen Items And Key Usage

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Description on On-Screen Items and Key Usage This section shows display examples and how to control the key. Use the keyboard to work with the SETUP utility. Indicates the currently displayed menu Indicates the menu has submenus.

  • Page 129

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup  <F2> key If you press this key, the following window appears. If you select Yes, the previous parameter(s) are restored. Load Previous Values? [Yes]  <F3> key If you press this key, the following window appears. If you select Yes, restore the parameters of the currently selected item to the default setting.

  • Page 130: Cases That Require Configuration

    On/Off NumLock on power Boot → Bootup Numlock State On/Off the function to By pressing the <Esc> key, Boot → Quite Boot → Disabled display the NEC logo during prevent the display of the POST logo. Memory Add or change DIMM After rebooting, Memory Advanced →...

  • Page 131

    Chapter 3 Setup 2. System BIOS Setup Password If you have set a password, a message prompt you to enter password will be displayed from the next time. Enter password [ You can attempt password entry up to 3 times. If you entered a wrong password 3 times, operation stops. (You cannot operate further.) Turn off the power.

  • Page 132: Expressscope Engine 3

    If you press the <F4> key at this time, Off-line TOOL starts upon completion of POST. You can also press the <F4> key while the NEC logo is being displayed to open the Off-line TOOL MENU screen. The keyboard selection screen appears. Select your keyboard type.

  • Page 133

    Chapter 3 Setup 3. EXPRESSSCOPE ENGINE 3 If Property is selected, the following screen is displayed. On this screen, specify whether to use DHCP and if DHCP is not used, configure IP Address/Subnet Mask. Tips If Shared BMC LAN is enabled, Web feature, remote media/KVM feature, or command line interface feature may be interrupted.

  • Page 134: Expressbuilder

    To use this feature, select Os (Windows reinstallation) installation in the menu after boot. Storage of software* Stores various bundled software (such as NEC ESMPRO Agent). Maintenance Diagnoses your server system. To use this feature, select Tool menu in the menu after boot.

  • Page 135: Installing Software Components

    Chapter 3 Setup 5. Installing Software Components Installing Software Components Continue to install software components such as OS. Refer to the instructions below. • Installation Guide (Windows) Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 136: Turning Off The Server

    Chapter 3 Setup 6. Turning Off the Server Turning Off the Server Turn off the server by using the following procedure. If the power cord of the server is connected to a UPS, refer to the documentation supplied with the UPS or the documentation for the application controlling the UPS. Shut down the OS.

  • Page 137: Appendix

    NEC Express5800 Series Express5800/R120d-2M Appendix Specifications Interrupt Lines Express5800/R120d-2M User’s Guide...

  • Page 138: Specifications

    Chapter 4 Appendix 1. Specifications Specifications Product name Express5800/R120d-2M N code N8100-1793F N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- N8101- 545F 546F 547F 548F 549F 550F 551F 552F Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2609 E5-2630L E5-2640 E5-2643 E5-2650 E5-2650L E5-2670 E5-2690 Clock speed 2.40GHz...

  • Page 139: Chapter 4 Appendix

    N code N8100-1793F EXPRESSBUILDER (NEC ESMPRO Manager) (Windows), Main accessories NEC ESMPRO Agent, User’s Guide (electronic document) included), Getting Started, Notes on Use, one-touch rack rail, Front bezel (with security key) Installed OS – Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (SP1 or later),...

  • Page 140: Interrupt Lines

    Chapter 4 Appendix 2. Interrupt Lines Interrupt Lines Interrupt lines are assigned as factory settings as shown below. Use this table as a reference when you add optional devices. • Interrupt lines As factory settings, interrupt lines are assigned as follows. Peripheral Device (Controller) Peripheral Device (Controller) System timer...

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