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    Express 5800 120Eg User’s Guide...

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    The NEC Computers International 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 product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents ....................... iii List Of Figures ......................xi List Of Tables ......................xiii Using This Guide .......................xv Text Conventions ......................xvi Related Documents ....................xvii Safety Notices ......................xviii Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada .......xix Care and Handling .....................xx System Overview ......................

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents Unpacking the System ..................... 2-5 Setting Up Your Server .................... 2-6 Getting Familiar with the System ............... 2-6 Setup Flow ......................2-6 Installing Optional Devices ................. 2-6 Selecting Server Site ................... 2-7 Making Connections ....................2-8 Connecting Power Cord ..................

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents Boot Device Priority submenu ..............3-16 Exit Menu ......................3-18 S-ATA Host RAID Utility ..................3-19 Installing the Hard Disk Drives ................ 3-19 Activating the SATA RAID Feature ..............3-19 Running the Array Configuration Utility (ACU) ..........3-19 Using the Array Configuration Utility ..............

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents Cabling the Device ....................4-52 The IDE Cable ....................4-52 The S-ATA Cable ..................... 4-52 System Power Cables ..................4-53 Cabling a CD/DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or IDE Tape Drive ......... 4-53 Cabling a Hard Disk Drive ................4-54 S-ATA Hard Disk Drive ................

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    Cannot turn the power OFF at the blue screen: ..........5-26 The server is not found on the network: ............5-26 Problems with NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ............5-27 Problems with Express Setup ................5-28 Following message appeared when you tried to install Express Setup to...

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents for each adapter, but all the protocols are specified on either adapter..5-30 When more than two Network adapter are specified, the detailed specification of TCP/IP protocol are all set to use DHCP....... 5-30 Not more than two Network adapter is connected, but the detailed specification of the protocol are all set by default.

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    Supported OS on this model ................D-4 Installing Optional Mass Storage Driver ............D-4 BIOS Specification ..................D-4 NEC ESMPRO Agent ................... D-4 Windows Server 2003 ..................D-4 Installing on the Mirrored Volume ..............D-5 Connecting MO Device ................. D-5 Connecting Hard Disk Drive .................

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    Making Backup Copies of System Information ..........D-34 Installation of Mass storage device not to be supported by ExpressSetup .. D-35 Appendix E ........................E-1 NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ..................E-1 NEC EXPRESSBUILDER for DOS-Based ............E-3 Starting NEC EXPRESSBUILDER ..............E-3 DOS-Based ExpressBuilder Menus ...............E-4 Starting Windows-Based ExpressBuilder ............E-8 Windows-Based ExpressBuilder Menus .............E-9...

  • Page 13: List Of Figures

    120Eg User Guide - List Of Figures List Of Figures Figure 1 - 1: Tower-based System ..................1-2 Figure 1 - 2: Front View - Door Closed .................. 1-6 Figure 1 - 3: Front View - Non-Hot-Swap Hard Disk SCSI or IDE Bay ....... 1-7 Figure 1 - 4: Front View - Hot-Swap Hard Disk SCSI Drive Bay..........

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents Figure 4 - 31: Tightening the Heatsink Screws..............4-36 Figure 4 - 32: DIMM Sockets ....................4-38 Figure 4 - 33: Opening the DIMM Socket Locks ..............4-40 Figure 4 - 34: Inserting the DIMM in the Socket..............4-41 Figure 4 - 35: Removing a DIMM ..................

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    120Eg User Guide - List Of Tables List Of Tables Table 1 - 1: RAID Levels...................... 1-18 Table 3 - 1: BIOS Setup Menus ....................3-3 Table 3 - 2: BIOS Setup Keys....................3-3 Table 3 - 3: Main Menu......................3-5 Table 3 - 4: Advanced Menu....................

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    120Eg User Guide - Table of Contents...

  • Page 17: Using This Guide

    Using This Guide Welcome to the EXPRESS 5800 120Eg User Guide. This user's guide provides a quick reference to information about your server system. Its goal is to familiarize you with your system and the tasks necessary for system configuring and upgrading.

  • Page 18: Text Conventions

    120Eg User Guide - Using this Guide Text Conventions This guide uses the following text conventions. Warnings, cautions, and notes have the following meanings: Warning Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious per- sonal injury or loss of life. Caution Cautions indicate situations that can damage the system hard- ware or software.

  • Page 19: Related Documents

    120Eg User Guide - Using this Guide Related Documents In addition to this guide, the following system documentation may be included with your system either as electronic files (on the EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM) or as paper copy shipped with your server. System Release Notes Release Notes provide you with the latest information about your system.

  • Page 20: Safety Notices

    120Eg User Guide - Using this Guide Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock which could cause personal injury, follow all safety notices. The symbols shown are used in your documentation and on your equipment to indicate safety hazards. Warning: Lithium batteries can be dangerous.

  • Page 21: Safety Notices For Users Outside Of The U.s.a. And Canada

    120Eg User Guide - Using this Guide Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada PELV (Protected Extra-Low Voltage) Integrity: To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, connect only equipment with mains-protected electri- cally-compatible circuits to the external ports. Remote Earths: To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring.

  • Page 22: Care And Handling

    120Eg User Guide - Using this Guide Care and Handling Use the following guidelines to properly handle and care for your system. Protect the system from extremely low or high temperatures. Let the system warm (or cool) to room temperature before using it. Keep the system away from magnetic forces.

  • Page 23: System Overview

    System Overview “Overview” on page 1-2 “System Features” on page 1-3 “Chassis Front View” on page 1-6 “Chassis Rear View” on page 1-10 “Internal View” on page 1-13 “Motherboard” on page 1-14 “Standard Features” on page 1-16 “Optional Features” on page 1-23 “EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM”...

  • Page 24: Overview

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Overview Your server is a modular, multiprocessing server based on the Intel® Xeon microprocessor family. 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 25: System Features

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview System Features Your system features the following major components: Non-Redundant Non-Hot Swap System Your non-redundant non-hot swap system server features the following major components. Single or dual high-performance Pentium Xeon processors in a 608 pin Intel Xeon processor socket.

  • Page 26: Redundant Hot-swap System

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Redundant Hot-Swap System Your redundant hot swap system features the following major components: Single or dual high-performance Pentium Xeon processors in a 608 pin Intel Xeon processor socket. 512 MB to 4 GB of ECC SDRAM (DDR333), using up to four DIMMs. A high-performance synchronous system bus to interconnect the CPU and memory subsystems with a bridge to expansion bus I/O.

  • Page 27: Hot-swap Scsi Hard Disk Drive Bays

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Hot-Swap SCSI Hard Disk Drive Bays Six hot-swap 1.0-inch SCSI hard disk drive bays accessible from the front of the chassis that allows 3.5-inch SCA LVDS hard disk drives to be swapped in or out of the system without powering it down if RAID is configured in the system.

  • Page 28: Chassis Front View

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Chassis Front View Figure 1 - 2: Front View - Door Closed Front door Open this door to access the POWER switch, 5.25-inch devices, the CD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive, or to install/remove hard disks to 3.5-inch bays. You can lock the front door using the provided security key.

  • Page 29: Front View (door Opened)

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Front View (Door Opened) Figure 1 - 3: Front View - Non-Hot-Swap Hard Disk SCSI or IDE Bay Figure 1 - 4: Front View - Hot-Swap Hard Disk SCSI Drive Bay 1 - 7...

  • Page 30: Figure 1 - 5: Front View - Hot-swap Hard Disk S-ata Drive Bay

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Figure 1 - 5: Front View - Hot-Swap Hard Disk S-ATA Drive Bay 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 Figure 1 - 6: CD-ROM Drive and Floppy Disk Drive 5.25-inch device bay One bay comes with a CD-ROM drive installed. Three half-height bays allow you to install 5.25-inch drives like tape drives.

  • Page 31: Power Button

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Power button To turn power on, press the power button momentarily. If the system is in sleep state, pressing the power button momentarily brings the system out of the sleep state. To turn power off, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds. This overrides ACPI mode.

  • Page 32: Chassis Rear View

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Chassis Rear View Figure 1 - 7: Rear View - Non Redundant System 1 - 10...

  • Page 33: Figure 1 - 8: Rear View - Redundant System

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Figure 1 - 8: Rear View - Redundant System Power supply The power unit supplies DC powers to the server. Hot swap redundant power supply unit Provides power to the server. Handle Grasp this handle install or remove the power supply. Power lamp The Power lamp blinks green if the power supply receives the AC power through the power cord.

  • Page 34: Keyboard Connector

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview The mouse connector is connected with the mouse coming with the server. USB-1 (left) / USB-2 (right) connectors The USB-1 and USB-2 connectors are connected with devices accepting the USB interface. Keyboard connector The keyboard connector is connected with keyboard coming with the server. Monitor connector The monitor connector is connected with the display unit.

  • Page 35: Internal View

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Internal View 4-#4 4-#3 4-#2 4-#1 Figure 1 - 9: Internal View Power supply Processor air duct Front cooling fan 5.25-inch device bays (four slots) A standard CD-ROM drive is installed in slot #2. The device bay can include a maximum of two single-height device and one double-height device.

  • Page 36: Motherboard

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Motherboard Figure 1 - 10: Motherboard Layout and Connectors Power connectors Not used in this system DIMM sockets (sockets #1B, #1A, #2B, and #2A arranged from left to right) CPU1 socket CPU2 socket Floppy disk drive connector Ultra ATA66 connector (for CD-ROM drive) Front cooling fan connector Redundant front cooling fan connector...

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    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Configuration jumper (password) Configuration jumper (CMOS) Serial (COM B) connector LED connector PCI board slots (slots PCI #1, PCI #2, PCI #3, PCI #4, and PCI #5 arranged from bottom to top) PCI #5:32-bit/33MHz PCI PCI #4:Not used in this system PCI #3:32-bit/33MHz PCI PCI #2 and #1:64-bit/66MHz PCI-X...

  • Page 38: Standard Features

    Maintenance Features NEC ESMPRO Memory dump feature using the DUMP (NMI) switch Power Saving Feature Easy and Fine Setup Sleep feature NEC EXPRESSBUILDER (system setup (available for Windows 20003/2000) utility) SETUP (BIOS setup utility) Configuration Diskette Creator 1 - 16...

  • Page 39: System Functions

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview System Functions The following subsections describe select system functions. Power Supply Non hot swap power supply configuration The system contains one auto-sensing 600-watt power supply at an operating frequency of 50/60 Hz. The power supply is designed to comply with existing emission standards and provide sufficient power for a fully loaded system configuration.

  • Page 40: Disk Array

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Your system may include hot-swap S-ATA hard disk drive bays for mounting up to four hot-swap disk drives in easily removable drive carriers. Each drive carrier has one lamp to indicate the fault or other status: power-on (green lamp), activity (flashing green lamp), fault (yellow lamp).

  • Page 41: Automatic Rebuilding Function

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Automatic Rebuilding Function The server supports the disk array automatic rebuilding function for data recovery. Note: The automatic rebuilding function supports RAID lev- els RAID1 or RAID5. Rebuilding is to regenerate all data from a failed disk to a replacement disk. A rebuild is necessary after a failed disk drive is replaced with a new one.

  • Page 42: Sleep Mode

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Disk array system: Any failed hard disk drive can be replaced while the system is running, provided a RAID controller is installed. Redundant Power system: When two power supplies are installed on the system a failed power supply can be replaced by hot swapping.

  • Page 43: Remote Power-on Feature (wake On Lan)

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview s4: Hibernate or Save to Disk. The memory and machine state are saved to disk. Pressing the power button or other wakeup event restores the system state from the disk and resumes normal operation. This assumes that no hardware changes have been made to the system while it was off.

  • Page 44: Software Locks Via The Bios Setup Utility

    Two memory DIMMs are installed. Failed DIMMs and processors may be identified on the screen that the POST displays, or with the BIOS SETUP utility. They may also be identified on the system that has the NEC ESMPRO installed. 1 - 22...

  • Page 45: Optional Features

    120Eg User Guide - System Overview Optional Features You will find hereafter information about the optional components that may be installed in your system. With Enhanced Cage Three 5.25-inch file bays for installing the standard 3.5-inch floppy disk drive in a converter (supports 720KB and 1.44MB floppy disk media) and optional file devices.

  • Page 46: Expressbuilder Cd-rom

    120Eg User Guide - EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM With the EXPRESSBUILDER CD you can: Create diskettes (third party software drivers). Do Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 Hard Disk Installation using Express Setup. See “Appendix F” on page F-1. Software End-User License Agreement Carefully read the terms and conditions of the Software End User License Agreement printed on the EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM sleeve.

  • Page 47: Setting Up The System

    Setting Up the System “Overview” on page 2-2 “Selecting a Site” on page 2-3 “Unpacking the System” on page 2-5 “Setting Up Your Server” on page 2-6 “Making Connections” on page 2-8 “Connecting Power Cord” on page 2-10 “Powering On Your System” on page 2-21 “Using the System”...

  • Page 48: Overview

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Overview This chapter describes how to select a site, unpack the system, make cable connections, and power on the system units. Information on front and rear panel features, switches and LEDs are also included in this chapter.

  • Page 49: Selecting A Site

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Selecting a Site The system operates reliably in a typical office environment. Choose a site that is: Near grounded, three-pronged power outlets. Note : For the United States and Canada, this means a NEMA 6-15R outlet for 200-240 VAC.

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    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Not doing so may result in overheating and damaging the system. Easily accessible for system maintenance and installation of system upgrades.

  • Page 51: Unpacking The System

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Unpacking the System When you receive your system, inspect the shipping containers prior to unpacking. If the shipping boxes are damaged, note the damage, and if possible, photograph it for reference. After removing the contents of the containers, keep the cartons and the pack- ing materials.

  • Page 52: Setting Up Your Server

    “Installing the Operating System with Express Setup” on page D-1 7. Install the utilities in the provided NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. See “Installing and Using Utilities” on page G-1 8. After all the system setup procedures are completed, make backup copies of system information.

  • Page 53: Selecting Server Site

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Selecting Server Site Read the following precautions before selecting a suitable site for your server. The following describes installation of the server and connections to the server. Caution Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Fail- ure to follow these instructions may cause a fire, personal injury, or property damage.

  • Page 54: Making Connections

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Making Connections Connect peripheral devices to the server. The server is provided with connectors for wide variety of peripheral devices. The figure on the next page illustrates available peripheral devices for the server in the standard configuration and locations of the connectors for the devices.

  • Page 55: Figure 2 - 1: Connecting Peripheral Devices

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System USB devices (e.g. terminal adapter) PS/2 Keyboard Monitor Network, hub, multiport repeater Serial device (e.g; modem) Direct connection to a private telephone line is prohibited PS/2 Mouse Power cord to appropriate power source Serial device (e.g;...

  • Page 56: Connecting Power Cord

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Connecting Power Cord Connect the provided power cord to the server. Warning Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Fail- ure to follow these instructions may result in death or serious personal injury.

  • Page 57: Figure 2 - 3: Uninterruptible Power Supply Outlets

    The UPS service outlets are categorized into two groups: SWITCH OUT and UN- SWITCH OUT. (They may be called "OUTPUT1" and "OUTPUT2".) To control power supply with an application (NEC ESMPRO UPSController) that controls the UPS, connect the power cord to a SWITCH OUT outlet.

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    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System When the power cord from the server is connected to a UPS, change the BIOS setup of the server to link with power supply from the UPS. Change parameter "Resume AC Power Loss" under the Server menu of the BIOS SETUP utility.

  • Page 59: Using The System

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Using the System The following subsections describe how to use this server system properly and safely, including an explanation of the server system power on/off sequences, what the POST program checks in the server, and how to perform a forced power shutdown. When using the server system the following precautions should be observed.

  • Page 60: Front Door

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Front Door Open the front door to power on/off the server, to access the floppy disk drive, CD- ROM drive, and 5.25-inch devices, and to install/remove hard disks to the 3.5-inch device bays. Lock Unlock Figure 2 - 4: Opening the Front Door...

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    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Caution The standard CD-ROM drive and some options for the 5 1/4- inch devices such as a CD-ROM drive have a function to eject a tray or media using a software command. Before issuing a soft- ware command to eject a tray or media, confirm that the front door is open.

  • Page 62: Floppy Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Floppy Disk Drive Your server is provided with the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive on its front to write/read data to/from a floppy disk. Your server supports the following 3.5-inch floppy disks: 2HD floppy disk (double-sided high-density track type) Stores data of 1.44MB.

  • Page 63: Figure 2 - 5: Diskette Write-protect Switch

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Do not open the shutter. Do not use the floppy disk in a dusty place. Do not place anything on the floppy disk. Do not leave the floppy disk in a high-temperature place (e.g., place exposed to direct sunlight or close to a heater).

  • Page 64: Cd-rom Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System CD-ROM Drive Your server is provided with the CD-ROM drive on its front to read data from a CD- ROM (read-only compact disk). The CD-ROM provides larger and faster data read than the floppy disk. Note: Depending on your order, the DVD-RAM drive may be installed at the factory.

  • Page 65: When You Fail To Eject

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Caution If the CD-ROM drive produces large noise after the setting of a CD-ROM, reload the CD-ROM. To remove a CD-ROM, press the Open/Close button to eject the tray, as described for inserting it, and then take the CD-ROM out of the tray.

  • Page 66: Use Of The Cd-rom

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System 3. Hold the tray and pull it out. 4. Take out the CD-ROM. 5. Push the tray back into position. Use of the CD-ROM Keep the following notes in mind to use the CD-ROM for the server: For the disk which does not conform to the CD standard, the playback of such a disk with the CD drive is not guaranteed.

  • Page 67: Powering On Your System

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Powering On Your System POWER Switch Use the POWER switch to turn on/off the server. Power On Power on your system as follows. 1. Make sure all external devices, such as a video display, keyboard, and mouse (optional) have been connected, and the power cord(s) is connected.

  • Page 68: Powering Off The Server System

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System When an error message appears on the display unit. Note: For error messages that appear on the display unit, refer to “POST Error Messages ” on page 5-41. Caution Always allow POST to complete before powering down your system.

  • Page 69: Forcing A Power Shutdown

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System 2. Press the power on/off switch on the front panel of the server. The power lamp goes out. 3. Power off the peripheral devices. Note: If the server power cord is connected to a power control unit such as an UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), refer to the UPS user's guide for proper power-off procedures.

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    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System Some system configurations may display the message "Press Any Key" to prompt a key entry. This message is driven by BIOS of an installed optional board. Make sure to read the manual that comes with the optional board before any key entry.

  • Page 71: Post Error Messages

    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System 5. If you set a password using the BIOS SETUP utility, the password entry screen appears upon successful completion of POST. Up to three password entries will be accepted. Three incorrect password entries disable the server to boot.

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    120Eg User Guide - Setting Up the System The SLEEP switch allows you to save almost all power of the server (power-saving mode or sleep mode). Power/Sleep lamp Press the SLEEP switch on the front of the server to place the server in the power- saving mode.

  • Page 73: Configuring Your System

    Configuring Your System “Configuring Your System” on page 3-2 “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 3-3 “S-ATA Host RAID Utility ” on page 3-19 “Configuring Motherboard Jumpers” on page 3-27...

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    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Configuring Your System 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 75: Bios Setup Utility

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS Setup Utility is used to change system configuration parameters. The utility is resident in the system FLASH memory and does not require a diskette or an operating system present to run. Using the BIOS Setup Utility You access the BIOS Setup utility when you turn on or reboot your system.

  • Page 76: Bios Setup Configuration Settings

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System BIOS Setup Configuration Settings The BIOS Setup Configuration tables show the default settings for the BIOS Setup Utility and provide a place for you to record any changes you make to these settings. Recommended values are bold in the following tables.

  • Page 77: Main Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Main Menu Table 3 - 3: Main Menu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only AMI BIOS Display only Displays the BIOS version and build date Processor Display only Displays processor information. For details, see Processor Summary submenu in the Advanced menu.

  • Page 78: Advanced Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Advanced Menu Table 3 - 4: Advanced Menu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Processor Select submenu Summary Advanced Chipset Select submenu Control IDE Configuration Select submenu Floppy Select submenu Configuration Super I/O Select submenu Configuration...

  • Page 79: Advanced Chipset Control Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Advanced Chipset Control Submenu Table 3 - 6: Advanced Chipset Control Submenu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Wake On LAN Disabled Enables or disables system Enabled wake-up when a LAN wake-up event occurs.

  • Page 80: Floppy Configuration Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Table 3 - 7: IDE Configuration Submenu (Continued) Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only IDE Detect Time 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, Select the time out value for Out (Sec) 30, 35 detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.

  • Page 81: Pci Configuration Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Table 3 - 10: USB Configuration Submenu (Continued) Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Port 64/60 Disabled Enables I/O port 60h/64h Emulation Enabled emulation for using the USB keyboard with non-USB aware operating systems.

  • Page 82: Preproduct Debug Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Table 3 - 12: Memory Configuration Submenu (Continued) Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Memory Remap Disabled If enabled, BIOS allows the Feature Enabled remapping of overlapped PCI memory above the total physical memory.

  • Page 83: Security Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Security Menu Note: Enabling the Supervisor Password field requires a pass- word for entering Setup. The passwords are not case sensitive. Table 3 - 14: Security Menu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Administrator Installed...

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    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Table 3 - 14: Security Menu (Continued) Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Secure Hot Key Specify the hot key to invoke CTRL-ALT- secure mode features. Pressing the assigned key along with Ctrl and Alt invoke secure mode.

  • Page 85: Server Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Server Menu Table 3 - 15: Server Menu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only System Select Submenu Management Serial Console Select Submenu Features Ecent Log Select Submenu Configuration Assert NMI on Disabled Sets support of PCI bus parity PERR...

  • Page 86: System Management Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Caution To power on the server from the UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), select [Server] - [Resume on AC Power Loss] - [Power On]. System Management Submenu Table 3 - 16: System Management Submenu Feature Choices or Description...

  • Page 87: Event Log Configuration Submenu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Table 3 - 17: Console Redirection Submenu (Continued) Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Flow Control No Flow Control Select a flow control method. XON/XOFF CTS/RTS CTS/RTS + CD Terminal Type PC ANSI Specify the type of remote VT100+...

  • Page 88: Boot Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Boot Menu Table 3 - 19: Boot Menu Feature Choices or Description Your Setting Display Only Boot Settings Select submenu Configuration Boot Device Priority Select submenu Hard Disk Drives Select submenu In the submenu, specify the 1st drive from the option.

  • Page 89

    The priority of the boot devices can be changed by using the -, ¯, +, and - keys. Move the cursor to the desired device with the - or ¯ key and change the priority with the + or - key. Caution To boot NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, set the priority of the devices listed above. 3 - 17...

  • Page 90: Exit Menu

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Exit Menu You can make the following selections on the Exit Menu. Select an option using the up or down arrow keys, then press <Enter> to execute the option. Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You must select one of the items from the menu or menu bar to exit. Table 3 - 21: Exit Menu Choices Description...

  • Page 91: S-ata Host Raid Utility

    RAID levels 0 and 1. The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) is an embedded BIOS utility used to create, configure, and manage arrays. Notes: You can also configure the SATA RAID drive by using NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. Refer to “NEC EXPRESSBUILDER” on page E-1 for detail.

  • Page 92: Using The Array Configuration Utility

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System To select an option from this menu, browse with the arrow keys and then press Enter. In some cases, selecting an option displays another menu. To return to the previous menu at any time, press Esc. Using the Array Configuration Utility The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and delete arrays from the controller’s BIOS, and initialize drives.

  • Page 93

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Deleting Arrays Caution Back up the data on an array before you delete it. Otherwise, all data on the array is lost. Deleted arrays cannot be restored. To delete an existing array: 1. Turn on your server and press Ctrl + A when prompted to access the ACU. 2.

  • Page 94

    Edition. (See SATA HostRAID Adaptec Storage Manager Browser Edition User's Guide included in the NEC Express Builder’s online documentation for details.) To assign properties to the new array: 1. In the Array Properties menu, select an array type and press Enter. Note that only the available array types, RAID0 and RAID1, are displayed.

  • Page 95: Table 3 - 22: Raid Creation Methods

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System 3. For RAID0, select the desired stripe size. Available stripe sizes are 16, 32, and 64 KB (default). Note: We recommend that you do not change the default. 4. Create RAID via allows you to select between the different creation methods for RAID0 and RAID1.

  • Page 96

    Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (See SATA HostRAID Adaptec Storage Manager Browser Edition User's Guide included in the NEC Express Builder’s online documentation for details.) A RAID1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if you later run a consistency check.

  • Page 97

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Initializing Disk Drives If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for creating a new array or if it appears grayed out, you may have to initialize it before you can use it as part of an array.

  • Page 98: Using The Disk Utilities

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Using the Disk Utilities The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial ATA hard disks. To access the disk utilities: 1. Turn on your server and press Ctrl + A when prompted to access the ACU. 2.

  • Page 99: Configuring Motherboard Jumpers

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Configuring Motherboard Jumpers Warning Only a qualified technical person should perform the proce- dures in this section. Caution Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage the system board. Modify the system board only at an ESD workstation. Otherwise, wear an antistatic wrist strap attached to chassis ground.

  • Page 100: Moving System Board Jumpers

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Not used CMOS jumper - Normal (factory setting) CMOS jumper - Clear CMOS Password jumper - Normal (factory setting) Password jumper - Clear password Figure 3 - 1: CMOS and Password Jumpers Moving System Board Jumpers Caution Before doing the procedures in this section, make sure that your system is powered off and unplug the AC power cords from the...

  • Page 101: Clearing And Changing The Passwords

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System 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 manual. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or fire as well as malfunctions of the server.

  • Page 102: Clearing Cmos

    120Eg User Guide - Configuring Your System Clearing CMOS Clear CMOS as follows. 1. Power off the system and remove the left side panel as described in “Removing of this guide. or Installing the Side Cover” on page 4-4 2. Check to ensure the system power cord(s) is removed from the back of the system.

  • Page 103: Upgrading Your System

    Upgrading Your System “General Information” on page 4-2 “Static Precautions” on page 4-2 “Equipment Log” on page 4-3 “Tools Recommended for Upgrading Your System” on page 4-3 “Preparing Your System for Upgrade” on page 4-3 “Removing or Installing the Side Cover” on page 4-4 “Removing or Installing the Processor Air Duct”...

  • Page 104: General Information

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System General Information WARNING The DC push-button on/off switch on the front panel does not turn off completely the system AC power. Also, +5vdc is present on the system board whenever the AC power cord is connected between the system and an AC outlet.

  • Page 105: Equipment Log

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Equipment Log Use the equipment log form located at the end of this manual to record the model and serial number of your system, all installed options, and any other pertinent information specific to your system. You will need this information when configuring your system. Tools Recommended for Upgrading Your System Depending on the upgrade, you will need one or more of the following tools:...

  • Page 106: Removing Or Installing The Side Cover

    110Eh User Guide - Upgrading Your System Removing or Installing the Side Cover The left side cover should be removed to access to built-in devices and/or mother board in the server. It is not necessary to remove the right side cover. Removing the Side Cover Remove the left side cover as follows: Warning...

  • Page 107: Installing The Side Cover

    110Eh User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing the Side Cover The side cover can be installed in the reverse procedure of the removal. Make sure that the hooks (C) on the side cover are inserted into the frame (D) and holes (B) of the server securely.

  • Page 108: Removing Or Installing The Processor Air Duct

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Removing or Installing the Processor Air Duct To install or remove the DIMM or processor, you will need to remove the air duct. Caution Do not assemble the server without installing the air duct. No duct installed in the system reduces cooling efficiency and can affect performance or cause damage due to overheating.

  • Page 109: Installing The Processor Air Duct

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing the Processor Air Duct Follow these steps to install the air duct. 1. Holding the internal cables clear, place the air duct into the chassis. 2. Adjust the air duct until the frame (A) of the right end of the duct is aligned with the hook (B) on the chassis.

  • Page 110: Installing Or Removing 5.25-inch Devices

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Removing 5.25-inch Devices The server contains four slots in which backup devices including CD-ROM and magnetic tape drives can be installed. Slot 3 Slot 2 Standard ATAPI CD-ROM drive Slot 1 Figure 4 - 5: 5.25-inch Device Slots Notes The server can include a maximum of two devices: two half-...

  • Page 111: Installing A 5.25-inch Media Device

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing a 5.25-Inch Media Device To install a 5.25-inch media device, perform the following procedures: 1. Observe the safety and ESD precautions listed under “Safety Notices” on page 1- xviii “Static Precautions” on page 4-2 2.

  • Page 112: Figure 4 - 7: Attaching The Device Mounting Rails

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Note: If the drive comes with drive rails, do not use them. Remove any rails already attached. Caution When installing mounting rails on a removable device always use the screws that come with the device. Using longer screws or those of different diameter may cause damage to the device.

  • Page 113: Figure 4 - 8: Securing A Removable Media Device

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Caution If a 5.25-inch device occupying two slots cannot be inserted easily, push the device to the slots with it lifted a little. 9. Check whether the installed 5.25-inch device is projected too much from the front of the server.

  • Page 114: Removing A 5.25-inch Media Device

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System System board SCSI connector Not used 5.25-inch device bay SCSI connector for slot 1 5.25-inch device bay SCSI connector for slot 2 Terminator Figure 4 - 9: SCSI Interface Cable 12. Connect the power cable to the device. 13.

  • Page 115

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 6. To install a replacement device, perform steps 5 through 13 of Installing a 5.25-Inch Media Device described earlier in this chapter. Otherwise, continue with the next step. 7. Install a dummy cover into the vacated bay (see "Figure 4 - 6: Removing the Dummy Cover"...

  • Page 116: Installing Or Removing Hard Disk Drives

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Removing Hard Disk Drives Your system supports a variety of SCSI or IDE hard disk drives installed in the system’s hard disk drive bay. Contact your sales representative or dealer for a list of approved devices.

  • Page 117: Installing Or Swapping A Hard Disk Drive In A Non-hot-swap Disk Drive Bay

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Swapping a Hard Disk Drive in a Non-Hot-Swap Disk Drive Bay This procedure describes installing a new hard disk drive or swapping out a disk drive in a SCSI or S-ATA disk drive bay. Note: To order a hard disk drive, contact your sales representative or dealer.

  • Page 118: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System SCSI hard disk drive Hard Disk SCSI ID Start Command Bay to Install First hard disk Enable Disk bay #1 (bottom) Second hard disk Enable Disk bay #2 Third hard disk Enable Disk bay #3 Fourth hard disk Enable Disk bay #4...

  • Page 119: Figure 4 - 11: Releasing The Disk Carrier Tray

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 4. Remove the disk carrier tray from the bay where you are installing the hard disk drive. The disk carrier tray is released by removing the two screws holding it in place (see "Figure 4 - 11: Releasing the Disk Carrier Tray" on page 4-17).

  • Page 120: Figure 4 - 13: Placing The Hard Drive Into A Disk Carrier Tray

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System the carrier. See "Figure 4 - 13: Placing the Hard Drive into a Disk Carrier Tray" on page 4-18. Note: If the drive comes with drive rails, do not use them. Remove any rails already attached. Figure 4 - 13: Placing the Hard Drive into a Disk Carrier Tray 4 - 18...

  • Page 121: Figure 4 - 14: Securing The Hard Drive To A Disk Carrier Tray

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 9. While holding the drive in place turn the carrier upside down. 10. Line up the screw holes in the carrier with the screw holes in the drive. See "Figure 4 - 14: Securing the Hard Drive to a Disk Carrier Tray" on page 4-19. 11.

  • Page 122: Swapping A Hard Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 13. Connect the interface and power cables to the drive. Caution For serial ATA hard disk drives, use the relay cable connector that comes within your server or with the optional S-ATA con- troller as shown figure below.

  • Page 123: Figure 4 - 16: Removing The Disk Carrier Tray

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 6. Slide the disk carrier tray out the front of the chassis. See "Figure 4 - 16: Removing the Disk Carrier Tray" on page 4-21. Figure 4 - 16: Removing the Disk Carrier Tray 7.

  • Page 124

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 11. Reinstall the left-hand side access panel on the system chassis. See “Removing or Installing the Side Cover” on page 4-4 12. Plug in the system power cord(s), and turn on the system. Note: In the disk array configuration, the auto rebuild function can be used.

  • Page 125: Figure 4 - 18: Hot Swap Disk Drive Installation Scheme

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Swapping a Hard Disk Drive in a Hot-Swap Disk Drive Bay This procedure describes installing a new hard disk drive or swapping out a faulty drive from one of the six hot-swap SCSI disk drive bays or from one of the four hot-swap S- ATA disk drive bays.

  • Page 126

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System The hard disk S-ATA address assignment is: Device S-ATA Channel First Hard Disk (bottom) Second Hard Disk Third Hard Disk Fourth Hard Disk Always install a disk carrier tray in an empty disk drive bay to maintain proper cooling.

  • Page 127: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing a Hard Disk Drive 1. Observe the safety and ESD precautions listed under “Safety Notices” on page 1- xviii “Static Precautions” on page 4-2 2. Prepare your system for upgrade. See “Preparing Your System for Upgrade” on page 4-3 3.

  • Page 128: Figure 4 - 19: Releasing And Removing The Disk Carrier

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Figure 4 - 19: Releasing and Removing the Disk Carrier 4 - 26...

  • Page 129: Figure 4 - 20: Removing The Air Baffle

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 4. Remove the four screws that hold the air baffle to the carrier and remove the air baffle. See "Figure 4 - 20: Removing the Air Baffle" on page 4-27. Save the air baffle for future use.

  • Page 130: Figure 4 - 21: Installing A Hard Disk Drive Into The Carrier

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 8. Using the four screws removed earlier, attach the carrier to the drive. Hard disk drive Drive carrier Positioning rail Screws (4) Figure 4 - 21: Installing a Hard Disk Drive into the Carrier 9.

  • Page 131: Swapping A Hard Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 12. Close the front cover, plug in the system power cord(s), and turn on the system. Swapping a Hard Disk Drive When you are swapping out a faulty hard drive, you can determine which drive to remove by checking its SCSI drive activity/fault LED..

  • Page 132: Figure 4 - 24: Disengaging The Drive Connector

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Grasp the disk carrier handle and pull the faulty disk drive out of the bay far enough to disengage the drive connector from the backplane. Wait 30 seconds until the drive spins down. See "Figure 4 - 25: Removing the Disk Carrier Tray"...

  • Page 133

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System While holding the drive carrier align it so that it engages the guide rails in the drive bay. See "Figure 4 - 22: Installing the Carrier into the Bay" on page 4-28. Push the carrier handle up until the handle clicks and locks in place. 5.

  • Page 134: Installing Or Removing A Processor

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Removing a Processor The mother board includes two Intel Xeon ZIF sockets. The primary and secondary processor sockets are located as shown in the figure below. Caution Any CPU is easily affected by static electricity. Handle a CPU after making your body contact with a metallic frame section of the server to discharge the static electricity on your body.

  • Page 135

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Note: If the different revision of the processor is installed in the multiprocessor system, Windows logs the following information every startup. If this message is logged, it is no problem for operation. 4 - 33...

  • Page 136: Installation

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installation Install a CPU in the following procedure. 1. See the section to prepare. “Preparing Your System for Upgrade” on page 4-3 2. Remove the components as follows: Side cover (see “Removing or Installing the Side Cover” on page 4-4 Processor air duct (see “Removing or Installing the Processor Air Duct”...

  • Page 137: Figure 4 - 28: Cpu And Socket Pin Marks

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Pin marks Figure 4 - 28: CPU and Socket Pin Marks 6. Push the CPU lightly to the socket, and push down the lever to secure the CPU. Figure 4 - 29: Inserting the CPU in the Socket 7.

  • Page 138: Figure 4 - 30: Installing The Heatsink

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Figure 4 - 30: Installing the Heatsink 8. Secure four screws to fix the heat sink. Note: Tighten four screws temporarily in the following order shown in the figure below, and then completely tighten all screws.

  • Page 139: Removal

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 10. Install the components you removed previously. 11. Power on the server, start the SETUP utility to observe the processors status. for details. “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 3-3 12. Verify that POST displays no error messages. If POST displays an error message, take a note on the message and see the POST error messages listed in “POST Error Messages ”...

  • Page 140: Installing Or Removing A Dimm

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Removing a DIMM The DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) is installed in a DIMM socket on the mother board installed in the server. The mother board contains four sockets in which DIMMs are installed. DIMMs are installed on the sockets in the ascending order of DIMM socket numbers.

  • Page 141

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Do not use any DIMM not approved by NEC. If an unap- proved third party's DIMM is installed in the server, not only the DIMM but also the server itself may be defected. You will be charged by any repair of a malfunction or defect caused by such a device within the warranty period.

  • Page 142: Installation

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installation Install a DIMM as follows: 1. See the section to prepare. “Preparing Your System for Upgrade” on page 4-3 2. Remove the components as follows: Side cover (see “Removing or Installing the Side Cover” on page 4-4 Processor air duct (see “Removing or Installing the Processor Air Duct”...

  • Page 143: Figure 4 - 34: Inserting The Dimm In The Socket

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System When the DIMM is inserted into the socket, the levers are automatically closed. Figure 4 - 34: Inserting the DIMM in the Socket 6. Gently push the levers to the upright position until they engage the notches in the DIMM.

  • Page 144: Removal

    Remove the DIMM as follows: Notes: To remove the defected DIMM, check the error message appearing in POST or NEC ESMPRO to identify the DIMM socket (group) in which the defected DIMM is installed. The server operates only when at least one DIMM is installed.

  • Page 145: Installing Or Removing A Pci Board

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Installing or Removing a PCI Board Your server's expansion capabilities meet the needs of file and application servers for high performance I/O by providing a combination of PCI expansion slots. This section describes how to install and remove the PCI option boards. The I/O expansion slots in your server are located on the system board.

  • Page 146: Figure 4 - 36: Removing The Expansion Slot Screw And Cover

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Note: To install a PCI board, make sure that the board connecting section is engaged with the connector of the PCI board slot. Caution The FastTrak S150-SX4 S-ATA RAID controller can only be installed in PCI slot #5 The SecuRAID 114 one channel SCSI RAID controller can only be installed in PCI slot #2,3 and 5.

  • Page 147: Figure 4 - 37: Installing An Option Board

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 7. Remove the option board from its protective wrapper, holding the board only by the edges. Do not touch the board components or the gold connectors. Caution Observe static precautions. Use an antistatic wrist strap. 8.

  • Page 148: Removing An Option Board

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 13. Connect any external cables (if they are needed) to the installed option board. 14. If you installed a full-length PCI board you must also align the rear edge of the PCI board with the guide slots located in the fan cover. 15.

  • Page 149: Installing Or Removing A Raid Controller Board

    For details of the available RAID types, data transfer rate, and array configurations refer to the online documentation on the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM that comes with your system or the vendor documentation that comes with the disk array controller.

  • Page 150: Using Internal Disks In Disk Array Configuration

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System The available capacity of the hard disks in the disk array configuration will be lower than the capacity of the hard disks in a standard configuration, but the disk reliability is much improved. On the Advanced menu of the BIOS utility SETUP under submenu PCI Configuration, set the parameter "Option ROM Scan", to Enable.

  • Page 151: Scsi Controller Board

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Use the interface cable supplied with the RAID controller board. Disconnect the current cable from the server and keep it in a designated place. For details on the cable connection, see the manual supplied with the RAID controller board. After installing the RAID controller board, make settings such as RAID setting, using the disk array BIOS utility of the RAID controller board.

  • Page 152: From Installation To Setting

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System From Installation to Setting For the installation of the SCSI controller board, see “Installing or Removing a PCI . The DISK access lamp on the front panel of the server Board” on page 4-43 indicates the access status of the hard disk drive connected to the SCSI controller board.

  • Page 153: Replacing The Battery

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Replacing the Battery All motherboards use a battery to maintain system configuration information. If it fails to maintain system configuration, replace it with an identical rated battery from the same manufacturer. Remove the battery from the motherboard as follows: Caution Removing the battery from the motherboard causes the com- puter to lose system configuration information.

  • Page 154: Cabling The Device

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Cabling the Device The IDE Cable Depending on your configuration, your system may come with one or several three- connector IDE interface cables. Each IDE connector on the motherboard supports two devices. The addition of a device to an IDE connector does not require the replacement of the existing IDE cable.

  • Page 155: System Power Cables

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System System Power Cables Power cables come from the power supply and are attached to standard storage devices. System power cables vary in length and provide connector sizes to accommodate a variety of supported storage configurations. Power cable connectors are keyed to fit only in the correct position.

  • Page 156: Cabling A Hard Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 2. Locate an available power connector coming from the power supply. 3. Connect the appropriate power cable (D) to the power connector on the storage device. Figure 4 - 42 : Cabling an Optical Device A - Audio Cable - N/A B - IDE cable C - Red edge (Pin 1)

  • Page 157: Cabling A Floppy Disk Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System 4. Connect the power cable adaptor to the connector on the storage device. Figure 4 - 43 : S-ATA Hard Disk Drive Cabling a Floppy Disk Drive All storage devices require power and data cable connections. Devices shipped with the system are already connected.

  • Page 158: Preparing The Device

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Preparing the Device Note: Please note that in normal operation mode, the ‘cable select’ position is recommended for all IDE devices. Preparing a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive Before installing a CD/DVD-ROM drive in the system, the jumper on the back of the drive must be set as “cable select”.

  • Page 159: Preparing A Tape Drive

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Preparing a Tape Drive Before installing a tape drive in the system, it should be set as a master or a slave device using the drive select jumper at the back of the drive. Refer to the instructions printed on the device for further jumper setting information.

  • Page 160: Ide Device Configuration

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System IDE Device Configuration Follow the instructions hereafter when configuring IDE or SCSI drives. Table 4 - 2: IDE Device Configuration Device Primary IDE Secondary IDE MASTER SLAVE MASTER 1 CD-ROM or 1 DVD-ROM or 1 Combo 1 DVD-ROM or Tape...

  • Page 161: Internal Cabling

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Internal Cabling Internal cable connections of the server are shown below. 4 - 59...

  • Page 162: Interface Cables

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Interface Cables An example of the connections of interface cables between devices within the server and external devices is shown below. Standard Configuration The following shows an example of connection in the standard configuration: The motherboard has two serial ATA (SATA) connectors.

  • Page 163: Sata Raid Drive Configuration

    You can configure the RAID controller with RAID levels of JBOD, RAID0, RAID1, and RAID5 by running the RAID configuration utility. Four explanations of RAID technology and utility, refer to the RAID controller manual which is included in the NEC Express Builder’s Online documentation section. U V W X Motherboard Optional 5.25”...

  • Page 164: Scsi Hard Disk Drive Configuration

    For the settings, refer to the manual which is included in the NEC Express Builder’s Online documentation section. A file device needs settings such as a SCSI transfer rate. For the transfer rate, see the manual provided with the file device.

  • Page 165: Scsi Raid Drive Configuration

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System SCSI RAID Drive Configuration Your server can contain up to four SCSI hard disk drives if an optional SCSI RAID controller is installed. You can configure the RAID controller with RAID levels of RAID0, RAID1, and RAID5 by running the RAID configuration utility.

  • Page 166: Hot-plug Scsi Raid Drive Configuration

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Hot-plug SCSI RAID Drive Configuration The optional SCSI RAID controller, hot-plug SCSI HDD bay and SCSI cable allow your server to contain a maximum of six hot-plug SCSI hard disk drives as shown in the figure below.

  • Page 167: Power Cable

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Power Cable Proper connector numbers of format Pnn (nn: numeral) are printed on the power cables connected to the power unit installed in the server. The connector numbers and the built-in devices to which the connectors are connected are shown in the figures below. Standard Configuration Motherboard Power supply...

  • Page 168: Hot-plug Scsi Raid Drive Configuration

    120Eg User Guide - Upgrading Your System Hot-plug SCSI RAID Drive Configuration Motherboard Power supply Optional 5.25” device CD-ROM 5.25” devices bay Floppy disk drive Hard disk drives cage Hard disk drive #1 Hard disk drive #2 Hard disk drive #3 Hard disk drive #4 Hard disk drive #5 Hard disk drive #6...

  • Page 169: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving 'Problem Solving' on page 5-2 'Static Precautions' on page 5-2 'Resetting the Server' on page 5-3 'Troubleshooting Guide' on page 5-14 'Problems at initial System Start-up' on page 5-15 'Problems After the System Has Been Running Correctly' on page 5-16 'Problems Running New Application Software' on page 5-17 'Problems and Suggestions' on page 5-18 'If You Need Assistance' on page 5-40...

  • Page 170: Static Precautions

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Problem Solving This chapter helps you identify and solve problems that may occur during system installation or while using your system. The first section of this chapter tells you how to reset your system in the event of problems. The next few sections provide troubleshoot- ing checklists and procedural steps that help you isolate specific system problems.

  • Page 171: Resetting The Server

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Resetting the Server There are two ways to reset the server. Caution Resetting the server clears the DIMM memory and the data in process. To reset the server when it is not frozen, make sure that no processing is in progress.

  • Page 172: Forced Shutdown

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Forced Shutdown Use this function when an OS command does not shut down the server, the POWER switch does not turn off the server, or resetting does not work. Press and hold the POWER switch on the server for at least four seconds. The power is forcibly turned off.

  • Page 173: Maintenance

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Maintenance This chapter describes the daily maintenance of the server and precautions when relocating or storing the server. Making Backup Copies We recommends you make backup copies of your valuable data stored in hard disks of the server on a regular basis.

  • Page 174: Cleaning The Server

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Protect the unused connectors with the protective cap. Cleaning the Server For cleaning, wipe the external surfaces of the server with a dry soft cloth. Follow the procedure below if stains remain on the surfaces: Caution To avoid altering the material and color of the server, do not use volatile solvents such as thinner and benzene to clean...

  • Page 175

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Follow the procedure below to clean the interior of the server. Warning Unplug all power cords. Unplug all power cords before performing any maintenance. Voltage is present inside the server and display unit even after the power is turned off.

  • Page 176: Cleaning Cd-rom

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving 4. Take out the ball from the mouse. Cover the bottom of the mouse with your hand, and turn your hand holding the mouse (the mouse is on your palm with the button upward). The mouse ball is released onto your palm. Mouse ball Mouse ball cover Roller...

  • Page 177

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving 3. Hold the CD-ROM lightly and take it out from the tray. Caution Do not touch the signal side of the CD-ROM with your hand. 4. Wipe the tray with a dry soft cloth. Caution Do not wipe the lens of the CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 178: System Diagnostics

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving System Diagnostics The System Diagnostics runs several tests on the server. Use the System Diagnostics program in the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER provided with the server to diagnose the server. Test Items The following items are tested in system diagnostics.

  • Page 179: Figure 5 - 2: System Diagnostics Test Window

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving When the diagnosis completes, the test window title shows "Test End", as the following figure. Diagnosis tool title Test windows title TeDoLi(TEst & Diagnosis On Linux) Ver001.00(Build020901.1.1m) Test result Test End Start10:06:58 End 10:09:58 Pass 000:03:00 TestTime 000:03:00 Test End : NormalEnd AbnormalEnd 00 ForceEnd 00 <System>...

  • Page 180

    8. Select <Reboot> in the End user Menu above. The Express Server restarts, and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER boots the system. 9. Exit the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, and remove the CD-ROM from the CD- ROM drive. 10. Turn off the server and unplug the power cord from the receptacle.

  • Page 181: Relocating/storing The Server

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Relocating/Storing The Server Follow the procedure below to relocate or store the server: Caution Observe the following instructions to use the server safely. Fail- ure to follow these instructions may cause a fire, personal injury, or property damage.

  • Page 182: Troubleshooting Guide

    Monitor the occurrence of fault by NEC ESMPRO during the system operation. Especially take note on whether any alert is reported to NEC ESMPRO Manager on the management PC. Check whether any alert is reported on the Operation Window, Data Viewer, or Alert Viewer of NEC ESMPRO Manager.

  • Page 183: Problems At Initial System Start-up

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Problems at initial System Start-up Problems that occur at initial system start-up are often caused by incorrect installation of components or incorrect configuration. Hardware failure is a less frequent cause. Are all cables properly connected and secure? Is AC power available at the wall outlet? Are the configuration settings correct in Setup?Are all drivers properly installed? Are all the expansion cards fully seated in their slots on the motherboard?

  • Page 184: Problems After The System Has Been Running Correctly

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Problems After the System Has Been Running Correctly After the system hardware and software have been running correctly, problems can indicate equipment failure. Use the checklist below to try and correct the situation. If the problem recurs after you have checked these items, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide section earlier in this chapter.

  • Page 185: Problems Running New Application Software

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Problems Running New Application Software Problems occurring when you run new application software are usually related to the software. Faulty equipment is much less likely, especially if other software runs cor- rectly. Use the checklist below to see if the situation may be easily corrected. If the problem persists after you have checked these items, contact the software vendor's cus- tomer service.

  • Page 186: Problems And Suggestions

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Problems and Suggestions Contact your Authorised Service Representative if the suggested actions do not solve the problem. Table 5 - 1: Problems and Suggestions What to do What to do Application software problems Make sure all cables are installed correctly. Verify that your system hardware configuration is set correctly.

  • Page 187: Status Lamp ()

    The following table lists indications of the STATUS lamp, descriptions, and actions to take. Notes: If the server has the NEC ESMPRO or Off-line Maintenance Utility installed, you can view the error log to identify the cause of a trouble.

  • Page 188

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Table 5 - 2: Status Lamp Indications (Continued) Flashing (amber) Either of the following was detected in the Connect the power cord to supply power. If redundant power configuration: the power supply unit is faulty, contact your sales representative.

  • Page 189: Solving Problems

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Solving Problems When the server fails to operate as expected, see the following to find out your problem and follow the instruction given before asking for repair. If the server still fails to operate successfully after solving your problem, take a note on the on-screen message and contact your sales agent.

  • Page 190: Fail To Power Off The Server

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Fail to power off the server: Is the POWER switch enabled? - Restart the server and start the BIOS SETUP utility. <Menu to check: [Security] - [Power Switch Inhibit]> Is the server running in the Secure Mode? - The POWER switch is disabled in the Secure Mode.

  • Page 191: The Power Switch And Sleep Feature Are Disabled

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving The POWER switch and sleep feature are disabled: Is the server in the Secure Mode? - In the Secure Mode, the POWER switch and sleep feature are disabled. To release the Secure Mode, enter the password specified with the BIOS SETUP utility.

  • Page 192: Fail To Access To The Cd-rom

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Fail to access to the CD-ROM: Is the CD-ROM properly set in the CD-ROM drive tray? - The tray is provided with a holder to secure the CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM is placed properly in the holder. Is the CD-ROM applicable to the server? - A CD-ROM for Macintosh is not available for use.

  • Page 193: Problems With Windows Server 2003

    Is a floppy disk in the floppy disk drive? - Take out the floppy disk and restart the server. Is the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive? - Take out the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM and restart the server. 5 - 25...

  • Page 194: The Event Log After Every Logon To Windows 2000 Includes The Following Error Log

    Did you update the system? - Installing a network drive after installation of the OS may cause unstable opera- tion. Use the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM to update the system. (See “Updating the System” on page D-18 The system does not restart automatically when a stop error occurs, though the system is adjusted to automatically restarting: - When the system does not restart automatically, restart it manually.

  • Page 195: Problems With Nec Expressbuilder

    Did you set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the server? - If you do not set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the server, an error message will appear or the OS will boot. Is BIOS configuration correct? - The boot device order may be specified with the BIOS SETUP utility of the server.

  • Page 196: Problems With Express Setup

    Microsoft network client. Component : SNMP, IIS (Excluding Professional) Application : NEC ESMPRO Agent Power Console Plus (if optional SCSI RAID controller is installed in the system) Promise Array Management (if optional SATA RAID controller is installed in the system) [Complete] does not appear on [Role of Computer] screen.

  • Page 197: Select [use Existing Array] At [new/existing Raid Configuration], But The Os Is Installed In The Whole Area Of The Disk

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Select [Use Existing Array] at [New/Existing RAID Configuration], but the OS is installed in the whole area of the disk. - Is there any other partition than the partition to re-use (excluding maintenance area)? If the partition other than the one to re-use does not exist, the setup will reserve the whole area of the disk to install Windows 2000.

  • Page 198: Unable To Specify The Details Of Network Adapter

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving 3. Select "Advanced Configuration Options" and press Enter. 4. Change the setting of "BIOS Support for Int13 Extensions" to "Enabled". 5. Exit from BIOS setup menu and restart the system. 6. Start the Express Setup. Unable to specify the details of Network adapter.

  • Page 199: Error Message During Disk Array Configuration

    When one of above messages is observed, the Disk Array controller or the hard disk drive may be failed. Check that cable connections and switch settings are correct, and then attempt to run NEC EXPRESSBUILDER once again. Problems with Master Control Menu The master control menu fails to appear: Is your system Windows NT 4.0 or later, or Windows 95 or later?

  • Page 200: Collecting Event Log

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving - The menu is only able to run on Windows NT 4.0 (or later) or Windows 95 (or later). Is Shift pressed? - Setting the CD-ROM with Shift pressed down cancels the Autorun feature. Is the system in the proper state? - The menu may not appear depending on the system registry setting or the tim- ing to set the CD-ROM.

  • Page 201: Collecting Dr. Watson Diagnostic Information

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving 1. Click [Management Tool] → [Event Viewer] from the Control Panel. 2. Select the type of the log to collect. On [Application Log], the events related to the running application is archived. On [Security Log], the events related to the security is archived. On [System Log], the events occurred at the item which configures Windows 2000 system is archived.

  • Page 202: Memory Dump

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Memory Dump If an error occurs, the dump file should be saved to acquire necessary information. If you saved the dump to DAT, write down that it is saved as "NTBackup" or "ARCServe" on the label. You can specify the location to save the diagnostic information as you like.

  • Page 203: Saving The Dump File

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Saving the Dump File Press the DUMP switch (A in figure below) to save the dump file when an error occurs. Insert a metal pin (a straightened large paper clip will make a substitute) into the switch hole to press the DUMP switch.

  • Page 204: Recovery For Windows 2000 System

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Recovery for Windows 2000 System If any file necessary for running the OS is damaged, use the following procedures to recover the system. Caution After recovering the system, see “Updating the System” on page D-18 and be sure to update the system.

  • Page 205

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving 6. Insert Windows 2000 OEM-DISK for NEC EXPRESSBUILDER into the floppy disk drive and press Enter. Please insert the disk labeled manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk into Drive A: * Press ENTER when ready. 7. If the optional board or HostRAID is installed, select the proper disk controller and press Enter.

  • Page 206: Off-line Maintenance Utility

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Off-line Maintenance Utility The Off-line Maintenance Utility is an OS-independent maintenance program. When you are unable to start the OS-dependent NEC ESMPRO to troubleshoot a problem, the Off-line Maintenance Utility can be used. Caution The Off-line Maintenance Utility is intended for use of your sales agent.

  • Page 207: Features Of Off-line Maintenance Utility

    Without the backup data, the system-specific information and/or configuration may not be restored. Only the authorized personnel is allowed to restore the backup data. Start of Utilities With the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, you can start the following utilities installed in the maintenance partition. - System Management - System Diagnostics...

  • Page 208: If You Need Assistance

    Note: Refer to the warranty booklet delivered with your system to find out how to contact the local office in your country. For technical support such as BIOS upgrades, consult our Web site at the following address: http://www.nec-online.com 5 - 40...

  • Page 209: Error Messages

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Error Messages Error Messages after Power-on Powering on the server automatically starts the self-diagnostic program, POST (Power On Self-Test). When the POST detects any error, it displays an error message and its measure on the display unit. Follow the table below to troubleshoot such errors.

  • Page 210

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Table 5 - 3: POST Error Messages (Continued) Error Code Error Message 0005 CMOS Checksum Bad 0008 Unlock Keyboard 0009 PS2 Keyboard not found 000A KBC BAT Test failed 000B CMOS memory size different 000C RAM R/W test failed 000E...

  • Page 211

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Table 5 - 3: POST Error Messages (Continued) Error Code Error Message 0193 CPUID, Processor stepping are different 0194 CPUID, Processor family are different 0195 Front side bus mismatch. 0196 CPUID, Processor Model are different 0197 Processor speeds mismatched 5120...

  • Page 212

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Table 5 - 3: POST Error Messages (Continued) Error Code Error Message 8602 WatchDog Timer Expired(Secondary BIOS maybe bad!). 8603 Secondary BIOS CheckSum fail. 5 - 44...

  • Page 213: Beep Codes

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving Beep Codes Table 5 - 4: POST Error Beep Codes Number of Description Recommended Action Beeps Memory refresh timer error Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules. Parity error in base memory (first 64KB block) Base memory read / write test error Motherboard timer not operational...

  • Page 214: How To Identify Bios Revision Level

    120Eg User Guide - Problem Solving How to Identify BIOS Revision Level To identify your system's current BIOS revision level, perform either one or the other of the following procedures: 1. Power-on or reboot the system. 2. When logo displays, press the ESC key. 3.

  • Page 215: Status Indicators

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B Status Indicators This section explains the indication and meanings of the server lamps. Power/Sleep Lamp ( ) The power/sleep lamp is on (green) when power is applied to the server and the power button is on. It is off if power is not applied to the server. It flashes green when the server is in a power-saving mode (sleep mode).

  • Page 216: Lan Connector Lamps

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B LAN Connector Lamps There are two lamps for the LAN port on the rear panel. Link/ACT lamp Speed lamp Figure 5 - 2: LAN Connector Lamps Link/ACT Lamp The link/ACT lamp indicates the status of the standard network port of the server. While power is supplied to the server and hub and the connection is correct, the lamp is on (green).

  • Page 217: Power Lamp (redundant Hot Swap System)

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B Power Lamp (Redundant hot swap system) The DC power lamp is on (green) when power is applied to the server and the power button is on. It is off if power is not applied to the server (power cord not connected). It flashes green when power cord is connected to the AC inlet and the power button is off.

  • Page 218: Power Supply Lamps (hot-swap Power Supply Model Only)

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B Alternate lighting green or amber Indicates that the hard disk is being rebuilt (this status is not a failure). If the defected hard disk is replaced with a new one in the disk array configuration, the data is automatically rebuilt (auto rebuild function).

  • Page 219: Specifications

    Temperature 10 to 35°C (operating), -10 to 55°C (non-operating, storage) requirements Humidity 20 to 80% RH (no condensation) Others NEC EXPRESSBUILDER supported, NEC ESMPRO provided in the standard configuration * The optional hot-plug HDD cage is installed. A - 1...

  • Page 220: Interrupt Requests

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B Appendix B The factory-set interrupt requests and I/O port addresses are listed below. Find an appropriate one to install an optional device. Interrupt Requests The factory-set IRQs are assigned as follows: Table B - 1: Interrupt Requests Peripheral Device Peripheral Device (Controller)

  • Page 221: Index

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix B Table B - 2: I/O Port Address (Continued) Address* Chip in Use 278 - 27F (Parallel port 3) 2F8 - 2FF Serial port B BAR or 376 EDMA2-compatible mode secondary command block register 370 - 377 (Floppy disk drive 2), IDE 2 378 -37F (Parallel port 2)

  • Page 222: Product Configuration Record Table

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix C Appendix C Product Configuration Record Table Use these tables to record pertinent information about your system. You will need some of this information to run the System Setup Utility. Be sure to update these tables when you add options.

  • Page 223: Table C - 1: Hardware Product Configuration Record Table

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix C C 0 0 Table C - 1: Hardware Product Configuration Record Table Main Unit Model name Serial No. Date Installed Clock Serial No. Date Installed Clock Serial No. Date Installed Memory Size Serial No. Date Installed Size Serial No.

  • Page 224

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix C Table C - 1: Hardware Product Configuration Record Table (Continued) Slot 1 Size Capacity Serial No. Model name Type number Date Installed Slot 3 Size Capacity Serial No. (standard Model name Type number Date Installed ATAPI CD- ROM drive) Slot 4...

  • Page 225: Table C - 2: Software Product Configuration Record Table

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix C Table C - 2: Software Product Configuration Record Table Firmware version Name: Version: Name: Version: File system FAT32 NTFS Others Bundled software installed Licensed software installed Application running when a failure occurred Remarks C - 4...

  • Page 226: Installing The Operating System With Express Setup

    For more information on scheduled synchronization, see the description of the scheduling func- tion in "Promise Array Management User's Guide" included in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. The following message is also registered in the PAM log and system event log files.

  • Page 227: About Express Setup

    After a few tasks are completed, all that remains to be done is to remove the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD- ROM and set the Windows CD-ROM, input a product ID number, and acknowledge the license agreement.

  • Page 228

    For the other operating systems, Express Setup initializes the target disk(s), creates the maintenance partition, and installs the various maintenance utilities from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM to lead your server to ready-to-install for the desired operating system. Express Setup uses "Configuration Diskette". The Configuration Diskette is a floppy disk that includes the configuration information for the server setup used in the automatic installation mode.

  • Page 229: Microsoft Windows Server 2003

    See Chapter 4 to specify them. NEC ESMPRO Agent On Windows Server 2003 systems, the ESMPRO Agent needs the necras.sys driver. To install the necras.sys, run the System update from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD- ROM. Windows Server 2003 Express Setup can install Windows Server 2003 operating system.

  • Page 230: Installing On The Mirrored Volume

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D After completing Express Setup, see "Setup for Solving Problems" described later to specify the settings for trouble recovery such as "Specifying Memory Dump". Installing on the Mirrored Volume If you want to install Windows Server 2003 on the volume that is mirrored using "Disk Management", invalid the mirroring before operating the installation to set back to the basic disk, and valid the mirroring again after the installation has completed.

  • Page 231: Re-installing To The Hard Disk Which Has Been Upgraded To Dynamic Disk

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D The dump file size for the system with more than 2 GB memory mounted is '2048 MB + 12 MB'. If you install any application program or the like, add neces- sary space to the partition to install these programs. For example, if the mounted memory size is 512 MB, the minimally required partition size will be calculated by the above formula as follows: 2900 MB + (512 MB * 1.5) + (512 MB + 12 MB) = 4192 MB...

  • Page 232: The Flow Of Setup

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D The Flow of Setup This section visually describes the flow of the setup operated by Express Setup. : Process that continues automatically : Process that need to input or select Read notes and restrictions. Go back Confirmed Select how to install...

  • Page 233: Installing The Windows Server 2003

    3. Ensure that the floppy disk drive is empty. 4. 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 CD-ROM and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER starts.

  • Page 234

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D 7. Insert "Configuration Diskette" into the floppy disk drive and click [OK]. Note: If you do not have "Configuration Diskette", insert a blank floppy disk formatted by 1.44 MB into the floppy disk drive and click [OK].

  • Page 235

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D If you select "Use Existing Array" at "New/Existing RAID Configuration", the information included in the first partition (excluding maintenance partition) will all be formatted and deleted. The information included in the other partition will be retained.

  • Page 236: Installing And Setting Device Drivers

    10. Follow the message and take NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM and Configuration Diskette out of the CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drive, and insert Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 237: Network Driver

    PROSet is necessary to utilize these features. Follow the procedure below to install PROSet. 1. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 2. The [Windows Explorer] dialog starts. * Procedure in case of standard start menu Click [Start menu] and click [Windows Explorer].

  • Page 238: Optional Network Board Driver

    Network board should not be used. If you want to utilize optional Network Board (Intel(R)PRO/100 S and Intel(R)PRO/ 100 S Dual-Port), install the driver stored in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. In case of utilizing (Intel(R)PRO/100 S and Intel(R)PRO/100 S Dual-Port) "CD-ROM Drive Letter:\WINNT\DOTNET\BC3\PRO100\WS03XP32"...

  • Page 239: Installation Of The Optional Network Board Driver

    5. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click [Next]. 6. Click [Have Disk..]. 7. Insert "Windows Server 2003 OEM-DISK for NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" into the floppy disk drive, enter "a:\" into "copy manufacturer's file from:" and click [OK].

  • Page 240: Setting For Solving Problems

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Setting for Solving Problems Setup the following issue in advance so that your computer can recover from any trouble precisely and as soon as possible when it should occur. Memory Dump (Debug Information) This section describes the procedures for collecting memory dump (debug information) in the server.

  • Page 241: Windows Dr. Watson

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D 4. Specify "Complete memory dump" and modify [Dump file:] in the [Write debugging information] group box. e.g.Write the debug information in D drive write the file name "MEMORY.DMP". D:\MEMORY.DMP 5. Click [Settings] on the [Performance] group box. The [Performance Options] window appears.

  • Page 242: Network Monitor

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Note: You can not specify network pass. Specify the pass on local computer. 4. Specify the location of crash dump file in the [Crash Dump] box. Note: "Crash Dump File" is a binary file that can be read with Windows Debugger.

  • Page 243: Installing Maintenance Utilities

    Installation of Mass storage device not to be supported by ExpressSetup If you would like to install or re-install the OS when the system has new mass storage device not to be supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, you have to set as follows. D - 18...

  • Page 244

    2. If the mass storage device is disk array controller, configure the RAID system before running the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. 3. Boot the system from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. 4. (a) When the dialog of Disk array configuration appears, check "Use Existing Array".

  • Page 245: Microsoft Windows 2000

    “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 3-3 NEC ESMPRO Agent On Windows 2000 systems, the ESMPRO Agent needs the necras.sys driver. To install the necras.sys, run the System update from NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. Windows 2000 Express Setup can install Windows 2000 operating system. However, note the...

  • Page 246

    The document for installing Windows 2000 is also attached to the other software package which is sold separately from NEC, but refer to this document when you install Windows 2000 on this model. After completing Express Setup, see "Setup for Solving Problems"...

  • Page 247

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Caution The above paging file size is necessary for collecting debug information (memory dump). If you set the default value of paging file size smaller than the 'recommended' value, the accurate debug information (memory dump) may not be collected.

  • Page 248: The Flow Of Setup

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D The Flow of Setup This section visually describes the flow of the setup operated by Express Setup. : Process that continues automatically : Process that need to input or select Read notes and restrictions. Go back Confirmed Select how to install...

  • Page 249: Installing The Windows 2000

    3. Ensure that the floppy disk drive is empty. 4. 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 CD-ROM and NEC EXPRESSBUILDER starts.

  • Page 250

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D 7. Insert "Configuration Diskette" into the floppy disk drive and click [OK]. Note: If you do not have "Configuration Diskette", insert a blank floppy disk formatted by 1.44MB into the floppy disk drive and click [OK]. [Using the specified Configuration Diskette] The Setup File included in "Configuration Diskette"...

  • Page 251

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Caution Reserve the partition to install the OS more than the minimally required size. If you select "Use Existing Array" at "New/Existing RAID Configuration", the information included in the first partition (excluding maintenance partition) will all be formatted and deleted.

  • Page 252

    10. Follow the message and take NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM and Configuration Diskette out of the CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drive, and insert Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 253: Proset

    PROSet is necessary to utilize these features. Follow the procedure below to install PROSet. 1. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Click Start menu, point to [Program], [Accessory] and click [Explorer]. 3. Run "PROSET.EXE" in the following directory.

  • Page 254: Optional Network Board Driver

    Optional Network Board Driver If you want to utilize optional Network Board (Intel Pro/1000F and Intel Pro/1000XT Gigabit Adapter), install the driver stored in NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM. Refer to the re-installation procedure described in Appendix E. Network Driver for ((Intel(R)PRO/100 S and Intel(R)PRO/100 S Dual-Port))

  • Page 255: Usb 2.0 Driver

    4. Follow the message to continue the installation. If the dialog message "Digital Signature could not been found." appears, select [Yes] to continue. 5. Remove the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive, follow the direction on the screen and restart the system. USB 2.0 Driver USB 2.0 Driver is pre-installed.

  • Page 256: Memory Dump (debug Information

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Memory Dump (Debug Information) This section describes the procedures for collecting memory dump (debug information) in the server. Caution Cautions for the Memory Dump The staff of maintenance service representative is in charge of collecting memory dump. Customers need only to specify the memory dump.

  • Page 257: Windows 2000 Dr. Watson

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D changes due to adding memory. Verify the size of the empty space in the debugging information (memory dump) write destination drive. 6. Click [Performance Options]. 7. Click [Change] on the [Virtual Memory] dialog box. 8.

  • Page 258: Network Monitor

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix D Note: You can not specify network pass. Specify the pass on local computer. 4. Specify the location of crash dump file in the [Crash Dump] box. Note: "Crash Dump File" is a binary file that can be read with Windows Debugger.

  • Page 259: Installing Maintenance Utilities

    Save the information after completing the system setup. Without the backup data, you will not be able to recover the information. You can save the information by the following process. 1. Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and reboot the system. 2. Select [Tools].

  • Page 260: Installation Of Mass Storage Device Not To Be Supported By Expresssetup

    If you would like to install or re-install the OS when the system has new mass storage device not to be supported by NEC EXPRESSBUILDER, you have to set as follows. 1. Read the manual supplied with the mass storage device before setting the server.

  • Page 261: Appendix E

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix E Appendix E NEC EXPRESSBUILDER NEC ExpressBuilder is an automated software integration tool that helps simplify the process of installing and configuring your server. It provides a flexible, guided installation process for system administrators to install Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Microsoft®...

  • Page 262

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix E NEC EXPRESSBUILDER includes two distinct programs. One can be booted under DOS for initial setup, and one is for use under Windows operating system. DOS-based Used to set up the server at the first time. This program is also used to diagnose the server and to install/uninstall the management utilities on the maintenance partition of the system drive.

  • Page 263: Nec Expressbuilder For Dos-based

    CD-ROM drive of your server. 3. Ensure that the floppy disk drive is empty. 4. 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.)

  • Page 264: Dos-based Expressbuilder Menus

    If you install Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server, after a few tasks are completed, all that remains to be done is to remove the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD- ROM and install the Windows CD-ROM, input a product ID number, and acknowledge the license agreement.

  • Page 265

    ExpressBuilder CD-ROM. If your system has the Windows operating system, you may find it more convenient to use NEC EXPRESSBUILDER for Windows-based to make support disks Write the displayed title on the floppy disk label, which is useful for management in the future.

  • Page 266

    - Create Maintenance Partition NEC EXPRESSBUILDER creates about 55MB of the maintenance partition on the system disk (or disk array system) as work area. The various utilities are installed when the maintenance partition is created successfully or when the maintenance partition is already created.

  • Page 267

    System Management The parameters of BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) are set for remote control and alert. Help Displays explanations about various functions of NEC EXPRESSBUILDER. Return to the Top Menu Choosing this menu returns to the Top Menu. E - 7...

  • Page 268: Starting Windows-based Expressbuilder

    (or later) must be installed in your system. Starting Windows-Based ExpressBuilder Insert the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Master Control Menu appears on the screen automatically. If the Autorun function is invalid in your system, run the \MC\1ST.EXE file in the CD-ROM directly. Some items are grayed-out when the logon user does not have the authority of the administrator or the item is not proper for the system.

  • Page 269: Windows-based Expressbuilder Menus

    - Server user’s guide (current document) - NEC ESMPRO Installation NEC ESMPRO Agent NEC ESMPRO Manager NEC ESMPRO AlertManager User's Guide ESMPRO Additional Application User's Guide - LSI MegaRAID Software Installation: Power Console Plus (PCP) Utility Installation - Promise FastTrak S-ATA documentation:...

  • Page 270: Quit

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix E NEC ESMPRO: allows you to install ESMPRO (Manager and/or Agent). Click on Additional Applications to install Power Console Plus (if a MegaRaid controller is installed). Adobe Acrobat Reader: allows you to install Acrobat Reader.

  • Page 271: Configuration Diskette Creator

    Note: In the procedure below, the folder name that is specified when installing Trekking command is assumed as [Configuration Diskette Creator]. 1. Start the OS. 2. Insert the attached NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Master Control Menu will appear. F - 1...

  • Page 272

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix F 3. Click [ Setup]. The menu will appear. 4. Click [Configuration Diskette Creator]. Configuration Diskette Creator window is displayed. 5. Click [Create New Information files] from the [File] menu. The [Disk Environment] dialog box will be displayed. F - 2...

  • Page 273

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix F 6. Specify each item and click [OK]. The dialog boxes to specify setup information will be displayed in order, such as [Basic Information] dialog box. 7. Follow the message to specify each item on the dialog box and click [Next]. Note: If you click [Cancel], all the input value will be deleted.

  • Page 274

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix F Note: For the information on the contents of each specifying item, refer to the Help. If you want to modify the information file that already exists, click [Modify information files] on Configuration Diskette Creator window. Refer to the Help to modify the inf file.

  • Page 275: Installing And Using Utilities

    120Eg User Guide - Appendix G Appendix G Installing and Using Utilities NEC ESMPRO ESMPRO lets a system administrator manage remote servers across a network. ESMPRO monitors server hardware and software configurations, failures, and performance. With log data collected by ESMPRO, a system administrator can track long-term and short-term performance, monitor server usage, create graphs to record trends, and check server failure rates.

  • Page 276: Installing Esmpro

    This function is not yet supported. Do not install SNMP Agent. MegaRAID Service Monitor Enables NEC ESMPRO to monitor the MegaRAID controller by registering event logs. Install MegaRAID Service Monitor in the NEC Express server in which the MegaRAID controller is mounted. G - 2...

  • Page 277

    MegaRAID Registration Server Enables control of the MegaRAID controller via the network. Install in one of NEC Express servers and management PCs that are connected through network. The above components must be installed correctly for establishing the environment to use Power Console Plus.

  • Page 278: Server Setup

    This section explains the operating environment required for Power Console Plus to operate on a server. Hardware - Machine: NEC Express5800 series connected with the AMI disk array controller (A) - Memory: Size large enough for OS operation + 8 MB or more - Free space of the hard disk:...

  • Page 279: Management Pc Setup

    This section explains the operating environment required for Power Console Plus to operate on a management PC. Hardware - Machine: NEC Express5800 series PC/AT-compatible machine (which contains Intel Pentium or a CPU at least equivalent to it) - Memory: Size large enough for OS operation + 8 MB or more...

  • Page 280: Nec Dianascope

    NEC DianaScope The NEC DianaScope is a software for the remote management of the Express5800 series. See the online documents for details on the functions and installation of the NEC DianaScope. Note: To activate NEC DianaScope, purchase the following license key.

  • Page 281

    Collecting the system event logs of IPMI information that has been processed by NEC ESMPRO This product cannot be managed remotely from more than one NEC DianaScope. Remote management by multi- DianaScope is not supported for the product. G - 7...

  • Page 282: Glossary

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary Glossary (Alternating Current) The type of current available in wall outlets. All computers must convert alternating current to direct current to operate. See also DC. address A label, name, or number that identifies a location in computer memory. backup A copy of data for safe-keeping.

  • Page 283

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary CD-ROM drive (Compact Disk ROM drive) A type of mass storage device that reads information from a compact disk. CMOS (Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) A type of low-power integrated circuit used in computers. See also TTL. COM1 or COM2 The name you can assign a serial port to set or change its address.

  • Page 284

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary extended memory The protected memory above 1M that is directly accessible by the microprocessor through certain utilities and operating systems. floppy disk drive See disk drive. format The process used to organize a hard or floppy disk into sectors so it can accept data. Formatting destroys all previous data on the disk.

  • Page 285

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary jumper A small electrical connector used for configuration on some computer hardware. (Local Area Network) A group of computers linked together within a limited area to exchange information. (Light-Emitting Diode) A small electronic device that glows when current flows through it.

  • Page 286

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary NVRAM (Nonvolatile RAM) A type of RAM that retains its contents even after the computer is powered off. This memory stores EISA configuration information. See also RAM and SRAM. operating system A set of programs that provides the interface between other software programs and the computer.

  • Page 287

    120Eg User Guide - Glossary (Read-Only Memory) A type of memory device that usually is used to store system BIOS code. This code cannot be altered and is not lost when the computer is powered off. See also BIOS, EPROM, and flash EPROM. S-ATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment: standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems.

  • Page 288: Index

    Index Collecting Event Log ......5-32 Configuring Motherboard Jumpers ...... 3-27 Connecting Power Cord ....... 2-10 Numerics 3.5-inch Floppy Disk Drive ....1-8 DC Power Lamp ........5-49 5.25-inch Device Bay ......1-8 Degradation Feature ......1-22 5.25-inch Devices ........4-8 DIMM Installing ..........4-9 Installing ..........

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    Hard Disk Drive Bay ......1-8 Hot-swap NEC DianaScope ........G-6 Hard Disk Drives ......4-29 S-ATA Hard Disk Drive ....1-5 SCSI Hard Disk Drive .......1-5 Hot-swapping ........1-19 Off-line Maintenance Utility ....5-38 Overview ..........1-2 If You Need Assistance ......5-40 Installing Password DIMM ..........4-38...

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    Reconfiguration ........1-22 Record Table ......... C-1 Tools ............4-3 Recovery for Windows 2000 System ...5-36 Troubleshooting ........5-14 Redundant Hot-swap System ....1-4 Relocating the Server ......5-13 Remote Power-On ........1-21 Removing Unpacking the System ......2-5 DIMM ..........4-38 Upgrading Your System PCI Board ........4-43 Installing a RAID Controller Board 4-47 Processor ..........4-32...

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