Figure 86. SATA connectors on the system board and SATA/SAS connectors on the hot-swap hard disk drive backplanes
1. The following table shows the sequence to follow when you are connecting the hot-swap hard disk drive
backplanes to the system board using the SATA cable(s).
SATA/SAS connector on the hot-swap hard
disk drive backplanes
SATA/SAS connector 0
SATA/SAS connector 1
SATA/SAS connector 2
SATA/SAS connector 3
2. After you connect the SATA hard disk drives to the system board, you can configure RAID using the
configuration utility for the onboard SATA software RAID. See "Configuring the onboard SATA software
RAID" on page 153.
Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller
The Ethernet controllers are integrated on the system board. They provides an interface for connecting
to a 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1 Gbps network and provides full-duplex (FDX) capability, which enables
simultaneous transmission and reception of data on the network. If the Ethernet ports in the server supports
auto-negotiation, the controllers detect the data-transfer rate (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, or 1000BASE-T) and
duplex mode (full-duplex or half-duplex) of the network and automatically operates at that rate and mode.
You do not have to set any jumpers or configure the controllers. However, you must install a device driver to
enable the operating system to address the controllers.
System board SATA connector
SATA connector 0
SATA connector 1
SATA connector 2
SATA connector 3
Configuring the server