Dell POWEREDGE R900 user manual

User manual for the device Dell POWEREDGE R900

Device: Dell POWEREDGE R900
Size: 4,91 MB
Date of adding : 2013-02-28 17:51:53
Number of pages: 190
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Dell™ PowerEdge™ R900 Systems
Hardware Owner’s Manual

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Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written p

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Contents 1 About Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Other Information You May Need . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Accessing System Features During Startup . . . . . . 12 Front Panel Features and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hard Drive Indicator Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting External Devices . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Back Panel Features and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting External Devices . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Power Indicator Codes . . . . . . .

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Responding to Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . 41 Using the System Setup Program . . . . . . . . . 42 System Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Memory Information Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 CPU Information Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Integrated Devices Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 PCI IRQ Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Serial Communication Screen . . . . . . . . . . . 47 E

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Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Removing a Drive Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Installing a Drive Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Removing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . 64 Installing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . 65 Replacing a Hard Drive Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Removing a Hard Drive From a Hard Drive Carrier 66 Installing a SAS Hard Drive Into a SATAu Drive Carrier 66 Installing a SATA Hard Drive Into a SATAu Hard Dri

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Removing a RAID Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Configuring the Boot Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 PCI Express Add-in Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Installing a PCI Express Card . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Removing a PCI Express Card . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Removing the Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Installing the Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Replacing an Optical Drive Mounting

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System Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Replacing the System Battery . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Activating the NIC TOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 I/O Riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Removing the I/O Riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Installing the I/O Riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Installing a DRAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 SAS Backplane (Service-only Procedure) . . . . . . . 114 Removing the SAS Backp

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Troubleshooting the Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Troubleshooting Basic I/O Functions . . . . . . . . . . 131 Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device . . . . . . . . 132 Troubleshooting a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Troubleshooting a NIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Troubleshooting a Wet System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Troubleshooting a Damaged System . . . . . . . . . . 135 Troubleshooting the System Battery . . . . . . . . . . 136 Troubleshooting Power Supplies . . . .

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System Diagnostics Testing Options . . . . . . . . . . 150 Using the Custom Test Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Selecting Devices for Testing . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Selecting Diagnostics Options . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Viewing Information and Results . . . . . . . . . 152 6 Jumpers and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . 153 System Board Jumpers and Connectors . . . . . . . . 153 System Board Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 SAS Backplane Connectors . . . . . . . . . . .

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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 10 Contents

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1 About Your System This section describes the physical, firmware, and software interface features that provide and ensure the essential functioning of your system. The physical connectors on your system’s front and back panels provide convenient connectivity and system expansion capability. The system firmware, applications, and operating systems monitor the system and component status and alert you when a problem arises. System conditions can be reported by any of the following: • Front

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• Systems management software documentation describes the features, requirements, installation, and basic operation of the software. • Operating system documentation describes how to install (if necessary), configure, and use the operating system software. • Documentation for any components you purchased separately provides information to configure and install these options. • Updates are sometimes included with the system to describe changes to the system, software, and/or documentation. N

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Table 1-1. Keystrokes for Accessing System Functions Keystroke Description Enters the RAID configuration utility, which allows you to configure an optional RAID card. For more information, see the documentation for your RAID card. Option is displayed only if you have PXE support enabled through the System Setup Program (see "Using the System Setup Program" on page 41). This keystroke allows you to configure NIC settings for PXE boot. For more information, see the documen

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1 Power button/indicator. The power-on indicator lights when the system power is on. The power button controls the DC power supply output to the system. NOTE: If you turn off the system using the power button and the system is running an ACPI-compliant operating system, the system performs a graceful shutdown before the power is turned off. If the system is not running an ACPI-compliant operating system, the power is turned off immediately after the power button is pressed. 2 NMI butto

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4 LCD panel. Provides system ID, status information, and system error messages. The LCD lights during normal system operation. Both the systems management software and the identification buttons located on the front and back of the system can cause the LCD to flash blue to identify a particular system. The LCD lights amber when the system needs attention, and the LCD panel displays an error code followed by descriptive text. If the system is connected to AC power and an error has been

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Figure 1-2. Hard Drive Indicators 2 1 1 green and amber drive-status 2 green drive-activity indicator indicator The Activity LED indicates command activity between the hard disk drives and storage controller. The Status LED is a bi-color (Green/Amber) LED that indicates the state of a drive in a slot. The color and blink rate of the LED indicates the state of the drive as shown in Table 1-2. 16 About Your System

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Table 1-2. Hard Drive Indicators Pattern Green element Amber eLement Drive/slot state Slot empty Off Off The slot is empty, an unsupported drive is present, the drive has been spun down for removal (Ready for Removal), or a new drive has been inserted, and the state has not been updated by the RAID controller. Drive online On Off The drive is either online, ready, a hotspare or a foreign drive. Drive identify On ~250mS Off The slot is being (prep for removal) identified because of a

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Table 1-2. Hard Drive Indicators Pattern Green element Amber eLement Drive/slot state Rebuild Abort On ~3000mS Off ~6000mS The drive has been spun down by a user Off ~9000mS On ~3000mS request (Prepare to Off ~3000mS Remove operation), or had a rebuild operation on it aborted by a user action or due to any reason other than a drive failure. In RAID configurations, the drive-status indicator lights to indicate the status of the drive. NOTE: For non-RAID configurations, only the drive-a

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For information about individual connectors, see "Jumpers and Connectors" on page 153. For information about enabling, disabling, and configuring I/O ports and connectors, see "Using the System Setup Program" on page 41. Back Panel Features and Indicators Figure 1-3 shows the controls, indicators, and connectors located on the system's back panel. Figure 1-3. Back Panel Features and Indicators 12 3 4 56 78 12 11 10 9 1 USB connectors (2) 2 Video connector 3 Serial connector 4 Expansion card f

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Connecting External Devices When connecting external devices to your system, follow these guidelines: • Most devices must be connected to a specific connector and device drivers must be installed before the device operates properly. (Device drivers are normally included with your operating system software or with the device itself.) See the documentation that accompanied the device for specific installation and configuration instructions. • Always attach external devices while your system an


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