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Dell PowerEdge T320 Systems
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: E20S Series
Regulatory Type: E20S001
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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
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Business Machines Corporation.
2013 - 11
Rev. A04
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Contents
1 About Your System......................................................................................................................9
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Tower Mode...............................................................................................9
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Rack Mode...............................................................................................14
LCD Panel Features.................................................................................................................................................15
Home Screen....................................................................................................................................................16
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................................16
View Menu....................................................................................................................................................... 17
Diagnostic Indicators..............................................................................................................................................17
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns................................................................................................................................ 19
Back-Panel Features And Indicators..................................................................................................................... 20
NIC Indicator Codes................................................................................................................................................22
Power Indicator Codes For Redundant Power Supply...........................................................................................22
Power Indicator Codes For Non-Redundant Power Supply...................................................................................23
Other Information You May Need...........................................................................................................................24
2 Using The System Setup And Boot Manager.......................................................................25
Choosing The System Boot Mode.......................................................................................................................... 25
Entering System Setup............................................................................................................................................26
Responding To Error Messages.......................................................................................................................26
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys.......................................................................................................26
System Setup Options.............................................................................................................................................27
System Setup Main Screen..............................................................................................................................27
System BIOS Screen........................................................................................................................................27
System Information Screen..............................................................................................................................27
Memory Settings Screen................................................................................................................................. 28
Processor Settings Screen.............................................................................................................................. 28
SATA Settings Screen......................................................................................................................................30
Boot Settings Screen....................................................................................................................................... 30
Integrated Devices Screen.............................................................................................................................. 31
Serial Communications Screen........................................................................................................................31
System Profile Settings Screen........................................................................................................................32
System Security Screen...................................................................................................................................33
Miscellaneous Settings....................................................................................................................................34
System And Setup Password Features.................................................................................................................. 34
Assigning A System And/Or Setup Password..................................................................................................35
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/Or Setup Password................................................................35
Using Your System Password To Secure Your System....................................................................................36
Operating With A Setup Password Enabled.................................................................................................... 36
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Entering The UEFI Boot Manager...........................................................................................................................36
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys......................................................................................................37
Boot Manager Screen......................................................................................................................................37
UEFI Boot Menu............................................................................................................................................... 38
Embedded System Management............................................................................................................................38
iDRAC Settings Utility..............................................................................................................................................38
Entering The iDRAC Settings Utility..................................................................................................................38
Changing The Thermal Settings.......................................................................................................................38
3 Installing System Components................................................................................................41
Recommended Tools.............................................................................................................................................. 41
Front Bezel (Optional)............................................................................................................................................. 41
Installing The Front Bezel.................................................................................................................................41
Removing The Front Bezel................................................................................................................................42
System Feet—Tower Mode....................................................................................................................................42
Removing The System Feet..............................................................................................................................43
Installing The System Feet............................................................................................................................... 43
Wheel Assembly (Optional)—Tower Mode............................................................................................................43
Removing The Wheel Assembly.......................................................................................................................44
Installing The Wheel Assembly........................................................................................................................45
Opening And Closing The System...........................................................................................................................45
Opening The System........................................................................................................................................ 45
Closing The System..........................................................................................................................................46
Inside The System...................................................................................................................................................46
Optical Drives And Tape Drives (Optional).............................................................................................................48
Removing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive......................................................................................................49
Installing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive.......................................................................................................52
Cooling Shroud....................................................................................................................................................... 52
Removing The Cooling Shroud.........................................................................................................................52
Installing The Cooling Shroud.......................................................................................................................... 53
Hard Drives—Hot-Swappable ...............................................................................................................................54
Removing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive...................................................................................................................54
Installing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive....................................................................................................................55
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................56
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................. 56
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................56
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................. 57
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive From A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Adapter............................................................57
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive Into A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Adapter...............................................................58
Removing A Hard Drive Or A Hard-Drive Adapter From A Hard-Drive Carrier................................................ 58
Installing A Hard Drive Or A Hard-Drive Adapter Into A Hard-Drive Carrier...................................................59
Hard Drives—Cabled..............................................................................................................................................59
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Removing The Internal Hard-Drive Bay........................................................................................................... 60
Installing The Internal Hard-Drive Bay.............................................................................................................61
Removing A Cabled Hard Drive........................................................................................................................61
Installing A Cabled Hard Drive.........................................................................................................................62
Hard-Drive Backplane............................................................................................................................................ 63
Removing The Hard-Drive Backplane..............................................................................................................63
Installing The Hard-Drive Backplane...............................................................................................................69
Four-Slot Hard-Drive Blank.....................................................................................................................................70
Removing A Four-Slot Hard-Drive Blank..........................................................................................................70
Installing A Four-Slot Hard-Drive Blank...........................................................................................................71
System Memory......................................................................................................................................................71
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines............................................................................................ 73
Mode-Specific Guidelines................................................................................................................................73
Sample Memory Configurations.......................................................................................................................74
Removing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................ 75
Installing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................. 76
Cooling Fans............................................................................................................................................................78
Removing The Internal Cooling Fan................................................................................................................. 78
Installing The Internal Cooling Fan...................................................................................................................80
Removing The External Cooling Fan ................................................................................................................80
Installing The External Cooling Fan..................................................................................................................82
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)..................................................................................................................... 82
Replacing The Internal USB Key......................................................................................................................83
PCIe Card Holder (Optional)....................................................................................................................................84
Removing The PCIe Card Holder......................................................................................................................84
Installing The PCIe Card Holder.......................................................................................................................85
Expansion Cards..................................................................................................................................................... 85
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines............................................................................................................85
GPU Card Installation Guidelines.....................................................................................................................86
Removing An Expansion Card.......................................................................................................................... 86
Installing An Expansion Card........................................................................................................................... 87
Removing A GPU Card......................................................................................................................................88
Installing A GPU Card.......................................................................................................................................89
iDRAC Ports Card....................................................................................................................................................90
Removing The iDRAC Ports Card......................................................................................................................90
Installing The iDRAC Ports Card.......................................................................................................................91
Replacing An SD vFlash Card...........................................................................................................................92
Internal Dual SD Module........................................................................................................................................ 92
Removing An Internal Dual SD Module............................................................................................................92
Installing An Internal Dual SD Module.............................................................................................................93
Internal SD Card..................................................................................................................................................... 94
Removing An Internal SD Card.........................................................................................................................94
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Installing An Internal SD Card..........................................................................................................................94
Processors..............................................................................................................................................................95
Removing A Processor.....................................................................................................................................95
Installing A Processor......................................................................................................................................97
Redundant AC Power Supply..................................................................................................................................98
Removing A Redundant AC Power Supply.......................................................................................................98
Installing A Redundant AC Power Supply........................................................................................................99
Removing The Power Supply Blank............................................................................................................... 100
Installing The Power Supply Blank................................................................................................................ 100
Replacing The Power Supply Divider.............................................................................................................101
Non-Redundant AC Power Supply .......................................................................................................................102
Removing A Non-Redundant AC Power Supply.............................................................................................102
Installing A Non-Redundant AC Power Supply..............................................................................................104
Power Distribution Board And Power Interposer Board......................................................................................104
Removing The Power Interposer Board.........................................................................................................104
Installing The Power Interposer Board..........................................................................................................106
Replacing The Power Distribution Board.......................................................................................................106
System Battery..................................................................................................................................................... 106
Replacing The System Battery.......................................................................................................................106
Control-Panel Assembly....................................................................................................................................... 107
Removing The Control-Panel Assembly.........................................................................................................108
Installing The Control-Panel Assembly..........................................................................................................111
Removing The Control Panel..........................................................................................................................111
Installing The Control Panel........................................................................................................................... 113
Removing The Control-Panel Board For Systems With LCD Modules...........................................................113
Installing The Control-Panel Board For Systems With LCD Modules............................................................114
Removing The Control-Panel Board For Systems With Diagnostic Indicators..............................................115
Installing The Control-Panel Board For Systems With Diagnostic Indicators...............................................116
Removing The LCD Module............................................................................................................................116
Installing The LCD Module............................................................................................................................. 117
Removing The VGA Module—Rack Mode.....................................................................................................118
Installing The VGA Module—Rack Mode......................................................................................................119
System Board........................................................................................................................................................119
Removing The System Board.........................................................................................................................119
Installing The System Board.......................................................................................................................... 120
4 Converting The System From Tower Mode To Rack Mode............................................. 123
Safety Instructions................................................................................................................................................123
Preparing A System For Conversion From Tower Mode To Rack Mode..............................................................123
Rack Installation................................................................................................................................................... 125
5 Troubleshooting Your System...............................................................................................127
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Safety First—For You And Your System............................................................................................................... 127
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure.............................................................................................................. 127
Troubleshooting External Connections.................................................................................................................127
Troubleshooting The Video Subsystem................................................................................................................127
Troubleshooting A USB Device............................................................................................................................ 127
Troubleshooting A Serial I/O Device.................................................................................................................... 128
Troubleshooting A NIC..........................................................................................................................................128
Troubleshooting A Wet System............................................................................................................................129
Troubleshooting A Damaged System................................................................................................................... 129
Troubleshooting The System Battery................................................................................................................... 130
Troubleshooting A Non-Redundant Power Supply...............................................................................................130
Troubleshooting Redundant Power Supplies.......................................................................................................131
Troubleshooting Cooling Problems.......................................................................................................................131
Troubleshooting Cooling Fans.............................................................................................................................. 131
Troubleshooting System Memory.........................................................................................................................131
Troubleshooting An Internal USB Key..................................................................................................................132
Troubleshooting An SD Card................................................................................................................................ 133
Troubleshooting An Optical Or Tape Drive...........................................................................................................133
Troubleshooting A Hard Drive.............................................................................................................................. 134
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards........................................................................................................................134
Troubleshooting Processor.................................................................................................................................. 135
6 Using System Diagnostics.....................................................................................................137
Dell Online Diagnostics.........................................................................................................................................137
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics.....................................................................................................................137
When To Use The Embedded System Diagnostics........................................................................................137
Running The Embedded System Diagnostics.................................................................................................137
System Diagnostic Controls........................................................................................................................... 138
7 Jumpers And Connectors......................................................................................................139
System Board Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................139
System Board Connectors....................................................................................................................................140
Disabling A Forgotten Password.......................................................................................................................... 141
8 Technical Specifications....................................................................................................... 143
9 System Messages...................................................................................................................149
LCD Messages......................................................................................................................................................149
Viewing LCD Messages................................................................................................................................. 149
Removing LCD Messages...............................................................................................................................149
System Error Messages........................................................................................................................................149
Warning Messages...............................................................................................................................................165
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Diagnostic Messages...........................................................................................................................................165
Alert Messages.....................................................................................................................................................165
10 Getting Help............................................................................................................................167
Contacting Dell..................................................................................................................................................... 167
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About Your System
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Tower Mode
Figure 1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—2.5 Inch Hot-Swappable Hard-Drive Chassis
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Figure 2. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—3.5 Inch Hot-Swappable Hard-Drive Chassis
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Tape drive (optional) One optional 5.25 inch tape drive.
NOTE: If your system is installed with a double-width
GPU card, the system supports only one 5.25 inch
removable media storage device.
2 Optical drive 2 (optional) Up to two optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW
drive.
NOTE: If your system is installed with a double-width
GPU card, the system supports only one 5.25 inch
removable media storage device.
3 Optical drive 1 (optional)
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
4 Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
NOTE: On Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI)-compliant operating systems,
turning off the system using the power button causes
the system to perform a graceful shutdown before
power to the system is turned off.
5 NMI button Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors
when running certain operating systems. This button can
be pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system
documentation.
6 System identification button The identification buttons on the front and back panels of
the system can be used to locate a particular system
within a rack. When one of these buttons is pressed, the
LCD panel on the front and the system status indicator on
the back flash until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
(iDRAC) (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup), press and hold
for more than 15 seconds.
7 LCD menu buttons Allow you to navigate the control panel LCD menu.
8 Information tag A slide-out label panel which allows you to record system
information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and
so on.
9 LCD panel Displays system ID, status information, and system error
messages. The LCD lights blue during normal system
operation. The LCD lights amber when the system needs
attention, and displays an error code followed by
descriptive text.
NOTE: If the system is connected to a power source
and an error is detected, the LCD lights amber
regardless of whether the system is turned on or off.
10 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
11 Hard drives Your system supports one of the following configurations:
• Up to eight 3.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives
• Up to eight 2.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives
installed in the 3.5 inch hard-drive carriers
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
• Up to sixteen 2.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives
Figure 3. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—3.5 Inch Cabled Hard-Drive Chassis
NOTE: Cabled hard-drive systems are not rackable.
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Tape drive (optional) One optional 5.25 inch tape drive.
2 Optical drive (optional) One optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
3 Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems, turning
off the system using the power button causes the
system to perform a graceful shutdown before power
to the system is turned off.
4 NMI button Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors
when running certain operating systems. This button can
be pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system
documentation.
5 System identification button The identification buttons on the front and back panels of
the system can be used to locate a particular system
within a rack. When one of these buttons is pressed, the
LCD panel on the front chassis and the system status
indicator on the back chassis flash until one of the buttons
is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup), press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
6 Information tag A slide-out label panel which allows you to record system
information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and
so on.
7 Diagnostic indicators The diagnostic indicators light up to display error status.
8 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
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Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Rack Mode
Figure 4. Front-Panel Features and Indicators
NOTE: Only systems with hot-swappable hard drives are rackable.
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems, turning
off the system using the power button causes the
system to perform a graceful shutdown before power
to the system is turned off.
2 NMI button Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors
when running certain operating systems. This button can
be pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system
documentation.
3 System identification button The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on
the front and the system status indicator on the back flash
until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup) press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
4 LCD menu buttons Allow you to navigate the control panel LCD menu.
5 Information tag A slide-out label panel which allows you to record system
information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and
so on.
6 LCD panel Displays system ID, status information, and system error
messages. The LCD lights blue during normal system
operation. The LCD lights amber when the system needs
attention, and the LCD panel displays an error code
followed by descriptive text.
NOTE: If the system is connected to a power source
and an error is detected, the LCD lights amber
regardless of whether the system is turned on or off.
7 Video connector Allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
8 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
9 Optical drive 1 (optional) Up to two optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW
drive.
NOTE: If your system is installed with a double-width
GPU card, the system supports only one 5.25 inch
removable media storage device.
10 Optical drive 2 (optional)
11 Tape drive (optional) One 5.25 inch optional tape drive.
NOTE: If your system is installed with a double-width
GPU card, the system supports only one 5.25 inch
removable media storage device.
12 Hard drives Your system supports one of the following configurations:
• Up to eight 3.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives.
• Up to eight 2.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives
installed in 3.5 inch hard-drive carriers.
• Up to sixteen 2.5 inch hot-swappable hard drives.
LCD Panel Features
NOTE: The LCD panel is supported only on systems with hot-swappable hard drives.
The system's LCD panel provides system information and status and error messages to indicate when the system is
operating correctly or when the system needs attention. See System Error Messages for information about specific
error codes.
• The LCD backlight lights blue during normal operating conditions and lights amber to indicate an error condition.
• The LCD backlight is off when the system is in standby mode and can be turned on by pressing either the Select,
Left, or Right indicator button on the LCD panel.
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• The LCD backlight remains off if LCD messaging is turned off through the iDRAC utility, the LCD panel, or other tools.
Figure 5. LCD Panel Features
Item Button Description
1 Left Moves the cursor back in one-step increments.
2 Select Selects the menu item highlighted by the cursor.
3 Right Moves the cursor forward in one-step increments.
During message scrolling:
• Press once to increase scrolling speed.
• Press again to stop.
• Press again to return to default scrolling speed.
• Press again to repeat the cycle.
Home Screen
The Home screen displays user-configurable information about the system. This screen is displayed during normal
system operation when there are no status messages or errors. When the system is in standby mode, the LCD backlight
turns off after five minutes of inactivity if there are no error messages. Press one of the three navigation buttons (Select,
Left, or Right) to view the Home screen.
To navigate to the Home screen from another menu, continue to select the up arrow until the Home icon is
displayed, and then select the Home icon.
From the Home screen, press the Select button to enter the main menu.
Setup Menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the Setup menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next
action.
Option Description
iDRAC Select DHCP or Static IP to configure the network mode. If Static IP is selected, the available
fields are IP, Subnet (Sub), and Gateway (Gtw). Select Setup DNS to enable DNS and to view
domain addresses. Two separate DNS entries are available.
Set error Select SEL to display LCD error messages in a format that matches the IPMI description in the
SEL. This is useful when trying to match an LCD message with an SEL entry.
Select Simple to display LCD error messages in a simplified user-friendly description. See
System Error Messages for a list of messages in this format.
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Option Description
Set home Select the default information to be displayed on the LCD Home screen. See View Menu to see
the options and option items that can be set as the default on the Home screen.
View Menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the View menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next
action.
Option Description
iDRAC IP Displays the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for the iDRAC7. Addresses include DNS (Primary and
Secondary), Gateway, IP, and Subnet (IPv6 does not have Subnet).
MAC Displays the MAC addresses for iDRAC, iSCSI, or Network devices.
Name Displays the name of the Host, Model, or User String for the system
Number Displays the Asset tag or the Service tag for the system.
Power Displays the power output of the system in BTU/hr or Watts. The display format can be
configured in the Set home submenu of the Setup menu.
Temperature Displays the temperature of the system in Celsius or Fahrenheit. The display format can be
configured in the Set home submenu of the Setup menu.
Diagnostic Indicators
NOTE: Systems with cabled hard drives support diagnostic indicators.
The diagnostic indicators on the system front panel display error status during system startup.
NOTE: No diagnostic indicators are lit when the system is switched off. To start the system, plug it into a working
power source and press the power button.
The following section describes system conditions and possible corrective actions associated with these indicators:
Health Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
If the system is on,
and in good health,
the indicator lights
solid blue.
None required.
The indicator blinks
amber if the system
is on or in standby,
and any error exists
(for example, a failed
fan or hard drive)
See the System Event Log or system messages for the specific issue.
Invalid memory configurations can cause the system to halt at
startup without any video output. See Getting Help.
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Hard-drive Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
The indicator lights
green to indicate
hard-drive activity.
None required.
Electrical Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
The indicator blinks
amber if the system
experiences an
electrical error (for
example, voltage out
of range, or a failed
power supply or
voltage regulator).
See the System Event Log or system messages for the specific issue.
If it is due to a problem with the power supply, check the LED on the
power supply. Re-seat the power supply by removing and reinstalling
it. If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Temperature Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
The indicator blinks
amber if the system
experiences a
thermal error (for
example, a
temperature out of
range or fan failure).
Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
• A cooling fan is removed or has failed.
• System cover, cooling shroud, EMI filler panel, memory-module
blank, or back-filler bracket is removed.
• Ambient temperature is too high.
• External airflow is obstructed.
See Getting Help.
Memory Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
The indicator blinks
amber if a memory
error occurs.
See the system event log or system messages for the location of the
failed memory. Reinstall the memory device. If the problem persists,
see Getting Help.
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PCIe Indicator
Condition Corrective Action
The indicator blinks
amber if a PCIe card
experiences an
error.
Restart the system. Update any required drivers for the PCIe card.
Re-install the card. If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns
Figure 6. Hard-Drive Indicators
1. hard-drive activity indicator (green)
2. hard-drive status indicator (green and amber)
NOTE: If the hard drive is in Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode, the status indicator (on the right side)
does not function and remains off.
Drive-Status
Indicator Pattern
(RAID Only)
Condition
Blinks green two
times per second
Identifying drive or preparing for removal
Off Drive ready for insertion or removal
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off until all hard drives are initialized after the
system is turned on. Drives are not ready for insertion or removal during this time.
Blinks green, amber,
and off
Predicted drive failure
Blinks amber four
times per second
Drive failed
Blinks green slowly Drive rebuilding
Steady green Drive online
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Drive-Status
Indicator Pattern
(RAID Only)
Condition
Blinks green three
seconds, amber three
seconds, and off six
seconds
Rebuild aborted
Back-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 7. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Power supplies (PSU1 and
PSU2)
Redundant power
supply
Up to two 495 W or 750 W AC
redundant power supplies.
Non-redundant
power supply
One 350 W non-redundant AC
power supply.
NOTE: Non-redundant power
supply is supported in
systems with cabled hard
drives and systems with an
x8 backplane.
2 PCIe expansion card slots
(5)
Allow you to connect up to five full-height PCIe expansion
cards.
3 vFlash media card slot Allows you to insert a vFlash media card.
4 iDRAC7 Enterprise port Dedicated management port.
NOTE: The port is available for use only if the iDRAC7
Enterprise license is installed on your system.
5 System identification button The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on
the front and the system status indicator on the back flash
until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter the BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup), press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
6 System identification
connector
Allows you to connect the optional system status indicator
assembly through the optional cable management arm.
7 USB connectors (6) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
8 Ethernet connectors (2) Two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors.
9 Video connector Allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
10 Serial connector Allows you to connect a serial device to the system.
11 External cooling fan power
cable slot
Slot for routing the power cable of the optional external
cooling fan into the chassis.
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NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 8. NIC Indicator
1. link indicator
2. activity indicator
Indicator Indicator Code
Link and activity
indicators are off
The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is
green
The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps).
Link indicator is
amber
The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port speed.
Activity indicator is
blinking green
Network data is being sent or received.
Power Indicator Codes For Redundant Power Supply
Each redundant AC power supply has an illuminated translucent handle to show whether power is present or whether a
power fault has occurred.
Figure 9. Redundant AC Power Supply Status Indicator
1. AC power supply status handle
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Power Indicator
Pattern
Condition
Not lit Power is not connected.
Green A valid power source is connected to the power supply and the power supply is operational.
Flashing amber Indicates a problem with the power supply.
CAUTION: When correcting a power supply mismatch, replace only the power supply with
the flashing indicator. Swapping the opposite power supply to make a matched pair can
result in an error condition and unexpected system shutdown. To change from a High
Output configuration to a Low Output configuration or vice versa, you must power down
the system.
CAUTION: AC power supplies support both 220 V and 110 V input voltages. When two
identical power supplies receive different input voltages, they can output different
wattages, and trigger a mismatch.
CAUTION: If two power supplies are used, they must be of the same type and have the
same maximum output power.
Flashing green When hot-adding a power supply, this indicates that the power supply is mismatched with the
other power supply (in terms of efficiency, feature set, health status, and supported voltage).
Replace the power supply that has the flashing indicator with a power supply that matches the
capacity of the other installed power supply.
Power Indicator Codes For Non-Redundant Power Supply
Press the self-diagnostic button to perform a quick health check on the non-redundant power supply of the system.
Diagnostic Indicator
Pattern
Condition
Not lit Power is not connected or power supply is faulty.
Green A valid power source is connected to the power supply and the power supply is operational.
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Figure 10. Non-Redundant AC Power Supply Status Indicator and Self-Diagnostic Button
1. self-diagnostic button
2. AC power supply status indicator
Other Information You May Need
WARNING: See the safety and regulatory information that shipped with your system. Warranty information may be
included within this document or as a separate document.
• The Getting Started Guide provides an overview of setting up your system, and technical specifications. This
document is available online at www.dell.com/support/manuals.
• The rack documentation included with your rack solution describes how to install your system into a rack, if
required.
• Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and tools for configuring and managing your
system, including those pertaining to the operating system, system management software, system updates, and
system components that you purchased with your system.
• For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this document, see the Glossary at www.dell.com/support/
manuals.
NOTE: Always check for updates on www.dell.com/support/manuals and read the updates first because they often
supersede information in other documents.
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Using The System Setup And Boot Manager
System Setup enables you to manage your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options.
The following keystrokes provide access to system features during startup:
Keystroke Description
<F2> Enters the System Setup.
<F10> Enters System Services, which opens the Dell Lifecycle
Controller 2 (LC2). The Dell LC2 supports systems
management features such as operating system
deployment, hardware diagnostics, firmware updates, and
platform configuration, using a graphical user interface.
The exact LC2 feature set is determined by the iDRAC
license purchased. For more information, see the Dell LC2
documentation.
<F11> Enters the BIOS Boot Manager or the Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot Manager, depending on
the system's boot configuration
.
<F12> Starts Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot.
From the System Setup, you can:
• Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
• View the system hardware configuration
• Enable or disable integrated devices
• Set performance and power management thresholds
• Manage system security
You can access the System Setup using the:
• Standard graphical browser, which is enabled by default
• Text browser, which is enabled using Console Redirection
To enable Console Redirection, in System Setup, select System BIOS → Serial Communication screen → Serial
Communication, select On with Console Redirection.
NOTE: By default, help text for the selected field is displayed in the graphical browser. To view the help text in the
text browser, press <F1>.
Choosing The System Boot Mode
System Setup enables you to specify the boot mode for installing your operating system:
• BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
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• UEFI boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface based on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
specifications that overlays the system BIOS.
You must select the boot mode in the Boot Mode field of the Boot Settings screen of System Setup. Once you specify the
boot mode, the system boots in the specified boot mode and you then proceed to install your operating system from that
mode. Thereafter, you must boot the system in the same boot mode (BIOS or UEFI) to access the installed operating
system. Trying to boot the operating system from the other boot mode will cause the system to halt at startup.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit
operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed from the BIOS boot mode.
NOTE: For the latest information on supported operating systems, go to dell.com/ossupport.
Entering System Setup
1. Turn on or restart your system.
2. Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message:
<F2> = System Setup
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Responding To Error Messages
If an error message is displayed while the system is booting, make a note of the message. For more information, see
System Error Messages.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to display a message the first time you start
your system.
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys
Keys Action
Up arrow Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow Moves to the next field.
<Enter> Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar Expands or collapses a drop-down menu, if applicable.
<Tab> Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc> Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
displays a message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.
<F1> Displays the System Setup help file.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take
effect until you restart the system.
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System Setup Options
System Setup Main Screen
NOTE: Press <Alt><F> to reset the BIOS or UEFI settings to their default settings.
Menu Item Description
System BIOS This option is used to view and configure BIOS settings.
iDRAC Settings This option is used to view and configure iDRAC settings.
Device Settings This option is used to view and configure device settings.
System BIOS Screen
NOTE: The options for System Setup change based on the system configuration.
NOTE: System Setup defaults are listed under their respective options in the following sections, where applicable.
Menu Item Description
System Information Displays information about the system such as the system model name, BIOS version, Service
Tag, and so on.
Memory Settings Displays information and options related to installed memory.
Processor Settings Displays information and options related to the processor such as speed, cache size, and so
on.
SATA Settings Displays options to enable or disable the integrated SATA controller and ports.
Boot Settings Displays options to specify the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify UEFI and BIOS
boot settings.
Integrated Devices Displays options to enable or disable integrated device controllers and ports, and to specify
related features and options.
Serial Communication Displays options to enable or disable the serial ports and specify related features and options.
System Profile
Settings
Displays options to change the processor power management settings, memory frequency,
and so on.
System Security Displays options to configure the system security settings like, system password, setup
password, TPM security, and so on. It also enables or disables support for local BIOS update,
the power and NMI buttons on the system.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Displays options to change the system date, time, and so on.
System Information Screen
Menu Item Description
System Model Name Displays the system model name.
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Menu Item Description
System BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version installed on the system.
System Service Tag Displays the system Service Tag.
System Manufacturer Displays the name of system manufacturer.
System Manufacturer
Contact Information
Displays the contact information of the system manufacturer.
Memory Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
System Memory Size Displays the amount of memory installed in the system.
System Memory Type Displays the type of memory installed in the system.
System Memory
Speed
Displays the system memory speed.
System Memory
Voltage
Displays the system memory voltage.
Video Memory Displays the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
Specifies whether system memory tests are run during system boot. Options are Enabled and
Disabled. By default, the System Memory Testing option is set to Disabled.
Memory Operating
Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The options available depending on the memory
configuration of your system are Optimizer Mode, Advanced ECC Mode, Mirror Mode, Spare
Mode, Spare with Advanced ECC Mode, and Dell Fault Resilient Mode. By default, the Memory
Operating Mode option is set to Optimizer Mode.
NOTE: The Memory Operating Mode can have different defaults and available options
based on the memory configuration.
NOTE: The Dell Fault Resilient Mode establishes an area of memory that is fault resilient.
This mode can be used by an operating system that supports the feature to load critical
applications or enables the operating system kernel to maximize system availability.
Node Interleaving If this field is Enabled, memory interleaving is supported if a symmetric memory configuration is
installed. If Disabled, the system supports Non-Uniform Memory architecture (NUMA)
(asymmetric) memory configurations. By default, Node Interleaving option is set to Disabled.
Processor Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
Logical Processor Allows you to enable or disable logical processors and display the number of logical
processors. If the Logical Processor option is set to Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical
processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS only displays one logical processor per
core. By default, the Logical Processor option is set to Enabled.
QPI Speed Allows you to set the QuickPath Interconnect data rate settings. By default, the QPI Speed
option is set to Maximum data rate.
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Menu Item Description
NOTE: The QPI speed option displays only when both the processors are installed.
Alternate RTID
(Requestor
Transaction ID)
Setting
Allows you to allocate more RTIDs to the remote socket increasing cache performance
between the sockets or work in normal mode for NUMA. By default, the Alternate RTID
(Requestor Transaction ID) Setting is set to Disabled.
Virtualization
Technology
Allows you to enable or disable the additional hardware capabilities provided for virtualization.
By default, the Virtualization Technology option is set to Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line
Prefetch
Allows you to optimize the system for applications that require high utilization of sequential
memory access. By default, the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch option is set to Enabled. You can
disable this option for applications that require high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware Prefetcher Allows you to enable or disable hardware prefetcher. By default, the Hardware Prefetcher
option is set to Enabled.
DCU Streamer
Prefetcher
Allows you to enable or disable Data Cache Unit streamer prefetcher. By default, the DCU
Streamer Prefetcher option is set to Enabled.
DCU IP Prefetcher Allows you to enable or disable Data Cache Unit IP prefetcher. By default, the DCU IP
Prefetcher option is set to Enabled.
Execute Disable Allows you enable or disable execute disable memory protection technology. By default, the
Execute Disable option is set to Enabled.
Logical Processor
Idling
Allows you to enable or disable the OS capability to put logical processors in the idling state in
order to reduce power consumption. By default, the option is set to Disabled.
Number of Cores per
Processor
Allows you to control the number of enabled cores in each processor. By default, the Number
of Cores per Processor option is set to All.
Processor 64-bit
Support
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core
Speed
Displays the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor Bus Speed Displays the bus speed of the processors.
NOTE: The processor bus speed option displays only when both the processors are
installed.
Processor 1
NOTE: The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system.
Family-Model-
Stepping
Displays the family, model and stepping of the processor as defined by Intel.
Brand Displays the brand name reported by the processor.
Level 2 Cache Displays the total L2 cache.
Level 3 Cache Displays the total L3 cache.
Number of Cores Displays the number of cores per processor.
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SATA Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
Embedded SATA Allows the embedded SATA to be set to Off, ATA, AHCI, or RAID modes. By default, the
Embedded SATA option is set to AHCI.
Port A Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port A. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port A is set to Auto.
Port B Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port B. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port B is set to Auto.
Port C Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port C. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port C is set to Auto.
Port D Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port D. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port D is set to Auto.
Port E Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port E. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port E is set to Auto.
Port F Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port F. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port F is set to Auto.
Boot Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
Boot Mode Allows you to set the boot mode of the system.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating
system is not installed in the same boot mode.
If the operating system supports UEFI, you can set this option to UEFI. Setting this field to BIOS
allows compatibility with non-UEFI operating systems. By default, the Boot Mode option is set
to BIOS.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables BIOS Boot Settings menu. Setting this field to
BIOS disables the UEFI Boot Settings menu.
Boot Sequence Retry Allows you to enable or disable the boot sequence retry feature. If this field is enabled and the
system fails to boot, the system reattempts the boot sequence after 30 seconds. By default, the
Boot Sequence Retry option is set to Disabled.
BIOS Boot Settings Allows you to enable or disable BIOS Boot options.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is BIOS.
UEFI Boot Settings Allows you to enable or disable UEFI Boot options. The Boot options include IPv4 PXE and IPv6
PXE. By default, the UEFI PXE boot protocol is set to IPv4.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is UEFI.
One-Time Boot Allows you to enable or disable a one-time boot from a selected device.
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Integrated Devices Screen
Menu Item Description
User Accessible USB
Ports
Allows you enable or disable the user accessible USB ports. Selecting Only Back Ports On
disables the front USB ports and selecting All Ports Off disables both front and back USB ports.
By default, the User Accessible USB Ports option is set to All Ports On.
Internal USB Port Allows you to enable or disable the internal USB port. By default, the Internal USB Port option
is set to On.
Internal SD Card Port Enables or disables the system’s internal SD card port. By default, Internal SD Card Port option
is set to On.
NOTE: This option is displayed only if IDSDM is installed on the system board.
Internal SD Card
Redundancy
If set to Mirror mode, data is written on both SD cards. If any one of the SD card fails, data is
written to the active SD card. Data from this card is copied to the replacement SD card at the
next boot. By default, Internal SD Card Redundancy option is set to Mirror.
NOTE: This option is displayed only if IDSDM is installed on the system board.
Embedded NIC1 &
NIC2
Allows you to enable or disable Embedded NIC1 & NIC2. By default, the Embedded NIC1 &
NIC2 option is set to Enabled.
OS Watchdog Timer Allows you to enable or disable the OS watchdog timer. When this field is enabled, the
operating system initializes the timer and the OS watchdog timer helps in recovering the
operating system. By default, the OS Watchdog Timer option is set to Disabled.
Embedded Video
Controller
Allows you to enable or disable the Embedded Video Controller. By default, the embedded
video controller is Enabled.
SR-IOV Global Enable Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS configuration of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-
IOV) devices. By default, the SR-IOV Global Enable option is set to Disabled.
Memory Mapped I/O
above 4GB
Allows you to enable support for PCIe devices that require large amounts of memory. By
default, the option is set to Enabled.
Slot Disablement Allows you to enable or disable available PCIe slots on your system. The Slot Disablement
feature controls the configuration of PCIe cards installed in the specified slot.
CAUTION: Slot disablement must be used only when the installed peripheral card is
preventing booting into the Operating System or causing delays in system startup. If the
slot is disabled, both the Option ROM and UEFI driver are disabled.
Serial Communications Screen
Menu Item Description
Serial Communication Allows you to select serial communication devices (Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) in the
BIOS. BIOS console redirection can also be enabled and the port address used can be
specified. By default, Serial Communication option is set to On without Console Redirection.
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Menu Item Description
Serial Port Address Allows you to set the port address for serial devices. By default, the Serial Port Address option
is set to Serial Device 1=COM2, Serial Device 2=COM1.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over LAN (SOL). To use console
redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial
device.
External Serial
Connector
Allows you to associate the external serial connector to serial device 1, serial device 2, or
remote access device. By default, the External Serial Connector option is set to Serial Device1.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for SOL. To use console redirection by SOL,
configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial device.
Failsafe Baud Rate Displays the failsafe baud rate for console redirection. The BIOS attempts to determine the
baud rate automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the attempt fails and the value
must not be changed. By default, the Failsafe Baud Rate option is set to 11520.
Remote Terminal
Type
Allows you to set the remote console terminal type. By default, the Remote Terminal Type
option is set to VT 100/VT 220.
Redirection After
Boot
Allows you to enable or disable to the BIOS console redirection when the operating system is
loaded. By default, the Redirection After Boot option is set to Enabled.
System Profile Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
System Profile Allows you to set the system profile. If you set the System Profile option to a mode other than
Custom, the BIOS automatically sets the rest of the options. You can only change the rest of the
options if the mode is set to Custom. By default, the System Profile option is set to Performance
Per Watt Optimized (DAPC). DAPC is Dell Active Power Controller.
NOTE: The following parameters are available only when the System Profile is set to
Custom.
CPU Power
Management
Allows you to set the CPU power management. By default, the CPU Power Management option
is set to System DBPM (DAPC). DBPM is Demand-Based Power Management.
Memory Frequency Allows you to set the memory frequency. By default, the Memory Frequency option is set to
Maximum Performance.
Turbo Boost Allows you to enable or disable the processor to operate in turbo boost mode. By default, the
Turbo Boost option is set to Enabled.
C1E Allows you to enable or disable the processor to switch to a minimum performance state when
it is idle. By default, the C1E option is set to Enabled.
C States Allows you to enable or disable the processor to operate in all available power states. By
default, the C States option is set to Enabled.
Monitor/Mwait Allows you to enable Monitor/Mwait instructions in the processor. By default, the Monitor/
Mwait option is set to Enabled for all system profiles, except Custom.
NOTE: This option can be disabled only if the C States option in Custom mode is disabled.
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Menu Item Description
NOTE: When C States is enabled in Custom mode, changing the Monitor/Mwait setting
does not impact system power/performance.
Memory Patrol Scrub Allows you to set the memory patrol scrub frequency. By default, the Memory Patrol Scrub
option is set to Standard.
Memory Refresh Rate Allows you to set the memory refresh rate. By default, the Memory Refresh Rate option is set to
1x.
Memory Operating
Voltage
Allows you to set the DIMM voltage selection. When set to Auto, the system automatically sets
the system voltage to the optimal setting based on the DIMM capacity and the number of
DIMMs installed. By default, the Memory Operating Voltage option is set to Auto.
Collaborative CPU
Performance Control
When set to enabled, the CPU power management is controlled by the OS DBPM and the
System DBPM (DAPC). By default, the option is set to Disabled
System Security Screen
Menu Item Description
Intel AES-NI The Intel AES-NI option improves the speed of applications by performing encryption and
decryption using the Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set and is set to Enabled by
default.
System Password Allows you to set the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only
if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Setup Password Allows you to set the setup password. This option is read-only if the password jumper is not
installed in the system.
Password Status Allows you to lock the system password. By default, the Password Status option is set to
Unlocked.
TPM Security Allows you to control the reporting mode of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). By default, the
TPM Security option is set to Off. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation , and
Intel TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On
without Pre-boot Measurements.
TPM Activation Allows you to change the operational state of the TPM. By default, the TPM Activation option is
set to No Change.
TPM Status Displays the TPM status.
TPM Clear
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM results in loss of all keys in the TPM. The loss of TPM keys
may affect booting to the operating system.
Allows you to clear all the contents of the TPM. By default, the TPM Clear option is set to No.
Intel TXT Allows you enable or disable Intel Trusted Execution Technology. To enable Intel TXT,
Virtualization Technology must be enabled and TPM Security must be Enabled with Pre-boot
measurements. By default, the Intel TXT option is set to Off.
Power Button Allows you to enable or disable the power button on the front of the system. By default, the
Power Button option is set to Enabled.
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Menu Item Description
NMI Button Allows you to enable or disable the NMI button on the front of the system. By default, the NMI
Button option is set to Disabled.
AC Power Recovery Allows you to set how the system reacts after AC power is restored to the system. By default,
the AC Power Recovery option is set to Last.
AC Power Recovery
Delay
Allows you to set how the system supports staggering of power up after AC power is restored
to the system. By default, the AC Power Recovery Delay option is set to Immediate.
User Defined Delay
(60s to 240s)
Allows you to set the User Defined Delay when the User Defined option for AC Power Recovery
Delay is selected.
Miscellaneous Settings
Menu Item Description
System Time Allows you to set the time on the system.
System Date Allows you to set the date on the system.
Asset Tag Displays the asset tag and allows you to modify it for security and tracking purposes.
Keyboard NumLock Allows you to set whether the system boots with the NumLock enabled or disabled. By default
the Keyboard NumLock is set to On.
NOTE: This field does not apply to 84-key keyboards.
Report Keyboard
Errors
Allows you to set whether keyboard-related error messages are reported during system boot.
By default, the Report Keyboard Errors field is set to Report.
F1/F2 Prompt on Error Allows you to enable or disable the F1/F2 prompt on error. By default, F1/F2 Prompt on Error is
set to Enabled.
System And Setup Password Features
You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your system. To enable creation of the system and
setup password, the password jumper must be set to enabled. For more information on the password jumper settings,
see System Board Jumper Settings.
System password This is the password that you must enter before you can boot your system.
Setup password This is the password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS or UEFI
settings of your system.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your system.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if the system is running and unattended.
NOTE: Your system is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
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Assigning A System And/Or Setup Password
NOTE: The password jumper enables or disables the System Password and Setup Password features. For more
information on the password jumper settings, see System Board Jumper Settings.
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup
Password only when the password jumper setting is enabled and Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status
is Locked, you cannot change the System Password and/or Setup Password.
If the password jumper setting is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password is deleted and you need
not provide the system password to boot the system.
To assign a system and/or setup password:
1. To enter System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot.
2. In the System Setup Main Menu, select System BIOS and press <Enter>.
The System BIOS screen is displayed.
3. In the System BIOS screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen is displayed.
4. In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
5. Select System Password , enter your system password, and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
– A password can have up to 32 characters.
– The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
– Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
– Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
A message prompts you to re-enter the system password.
6. Re-enter the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
7. Select Setup Password, enter your system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
A message prompts you to re-enter the setup password.
8. Re-enter the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
9. Press <Esc> to return to the System BIOS screen. Press <Esc> again, and a message prompts you to save the
changes.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/Or Setup Password
Ensure that the Password jumper is set to enabled and the Password Status is Unlocked before attempting to delete or
change the existing System and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password
if the Password Status is Locked.
To delete or change the existing System and/or Setup password:
1. To enter System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or restart.
2. In the System Setup Main Menu, select System BIOS and press <Enter>.
The System BIOS screen is displayed.
3. In the System BIOS Screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen is displayed.
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4. In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
5. Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
6. Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
NOTE: If you change the System and/or Setup password a message prompts you to re-enter the new
password. If you delete the System and/or Setup password, a message prompts you to confirm the deletion.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the System BIOS screen. Press <Esc> again, and a message prompts you to save the
changes.
NOTE: You can disable password security while logging on to the system. To disable the password security, turn on
or reboot your system, type your password and press <Ctrl><Enter>.
Using Your System Password To Secure Your System
NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
1. Turn on or reboot your system.
2. Type your password and press <Enter>.
When Password Status is Locked, type the password and press <Enter> when prompted at reboot.
If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and prompts you to re-enter your password.
You have three attempts to enter the correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an
error message that the system has halted and must be powered down.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is entered.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System Password and Setup Password
options to protect your system from unauthorized changes.
Operating With A Setup Password Enabled
If Setup Password is Enabled, enter the correct setup password before modifying most of the System Setup options.
If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the message
Invalid Password! Number of unsuccessful password attempts: <x> System Halted!
Must power down.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is entered.
The following options are exceptions:
• If System Password is not Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you can assign a system
password.
• You cannot disable or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the Setup Password option to protect the
system password from unauthorized changes.
Entering The UEFI Boot Manager
NOTE: Operating systems must be 64-bit UEFI-compatible (for example, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
version) to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit operating systems can only be installed from the
BIOS boot mode.
The Boot Manager enables you to:
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• Add, delete, and arrange boot options.
• Access System Setup and BIOS-level boot options without restarting.
To enter the Boot Manager:
1. Turn on or restart your system.
2. Press <F11> after you see the following message:
<F11> = UEFI Boot Manager
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F11>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys
Key Description
Up arrow Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow Moves to the next field.
<Enter> Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar Expands or collapses a drop-down list, if applicable.
<Tab> Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc> Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
exits the Boot Manager and proceeds with system boot.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the
system.
Boot Manager Screen
Menu Item Description
Continue Normal
Boot
The system attempts to boot to devices starting with the first item in the boot order. If the boot
attempt fails, the system continues with the next item in the boot order until the boot is
successful or no more boot options are found.
BIOS Boot Menu Displays the list of available BIOS boot options (marked with asterisks). Select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>.
UEFI Boot Menu Displays the list of available UEFI boot options (marked with asterisks). Select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>. The UEFI Boot Menu enables you to Add Boot Option,
Delete Boot Option, or Boot From File.
Driver Health Menu Displays a list of the drivers installed on the system and their health status.
Launch System Setup Enables you to access the System Setup.
System Utilities Enables you to access the BIOS Update File Explorer, run the Dell Diagnostics program, and
reboot the system.
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UEFI Boot Menu
Menu Item Description
Select UEFI Boot
Option
Displays the list of available UEFI boot options (marked with asterisks), select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>.
Add Boot Option Adds a new boot option.
Delete Boot Option Deletes an existing boot option.
Boot From File Sets a one-time boot option not included in the boot option list.
Embedded System Management
The Dell Lifecycle Controller provides advanced embedded systems management throughout the server’s lifecycle. The
Lifecycle Controller can be started during the boot sequence and can function independently of the operating system.
NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features provided by the Lifecycle Controller.
For more information about setting up the Lifecycle Controller, configuring hardware and firmware, and deploying the
operating system, see the Lifecycle Controller documentation at dell.com/support/manuals.
iDRAC Settings Utility
The iDRAC Settings utility is an interface to setup and configure the iDRAC parameters using UEFI. You can enable or
disable various iDRAC parameters using the iDRAC Settings Utility.
NOTE: Accessing some of the features on the iDRAC Settings Utility requires the iDRAC7 Enterprise License
upgrade.
For more information on using iDRAC, see the iDRAC7 User's Guide under Software → Systems Management → Dell
Remote Access Controllers, at dell.com/support/manuals.
Entering The iDRAC Settings Utility
1. Turn on or restart the managed system.
2. Press <F2> during Power-on Self-test (POST).
3. In the System Setup Main Menu page, click iDRAC Settings.
The iDRAC Settings screen is displayed.
Changing The Thermal Settings
The iDRAC Settings utility enables you to select and customize the thermal control settings for your system.
1. Enter the iDRAC Settings utility.
2. Under iDRAC Settings → Thermal → User Option, select between the following options:
– Default
– Maximum Exhaust Temperature
– Fan Speed Offset
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NOTE: When the User Option is set to the default Auto setting, the user option cannot be modified.
3. Set the Maximum Air Exhaust Temperature or the Fan Speed Offset fields.
4. Click Back → Finish → Yes.
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Installing System Components
Recommended Tools
You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section:
• Key to the system keylock
• #1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
• Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
Front Bezel (Optional)
Installing The Front Bezel
1. Insert the bezel tabs into the bezel tab slots in the chassis.
2. Press the top end of the bezel into the chassis until the bezel locks into place.
3. Insert the bezel key in the keylock.
4. Keeping the keylock pressed with the bezel key, rotate the keylock to the locked position.
NOTE: The bezel key can be found taped to the inside of the bezel.
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Figure 11. Removing and Installing the Front Bezel
1. system
2. front bezel
3. keylock
4. release latch
Removing The Front Bezel
1. Insert the bezel key in the keylock.
2. Keeping the keylock pressed with the bezel key, rotate the keylock to the unlocked position.
3. Press down on the release latch at the top of the bezel.
4. Rotate the top end of the bezel away from the system.
5. Unhook the bezel tabs from the slots on the front of the chassis.
System Feet—Tower Mode
The system feet provide stability to the system in the tower mode.
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Removing The System Feet
NOTE: It is recommended that you remove the system feet only when you are converting the system from the tower
mode to the rack mode, or when you are replacing the system feet with the wheel assembly.
1. Rotate the system feet inward.
2. Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
3. Remove the screws securing the system feet to the base of the tower.
Figure 12. Removing and Installing the System Feet
1. base of the tower
2. system feet (4)
3. screws (4)
Installing The System Feet
1. Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
2. Secure the system feet to the base of the tower using the screws.
3. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and turn the system feet outward.
Wheel Assembly (Optional)—Tower Mode
The wheel assembly provides mobility to the system in the tower mode.
The wheel assembly consists of the following:
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• Wheel assembly units (front and back)
• Two screws for the wheel assembly units
• Support unit with two screws
Removing The Wheel Assembly
1. Lay the system on a sturdy, stable surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
2. Remove the two screws securing the support unit to the base of the chassis and pull out the support unit.
3. Remove the screw securing the front wheel assembly unit to the base of the chassis.
4. Offset the front wheel assembly unit slightly to the back of the system to release the retention hooks, and pull out
the front wheel assembly unit.
5. Remove the screw securing the back wheel assembly unit to the base of the chassis.
6. Offset the back wheel assembly unit slightly to the front of the system to release the retention hooks, and pull out
the back wheel assembly unit.
7. If you are not replacing the wheel assembly, install the system feet.
8. Place the system on a sturdy, stable surface and if applicable, rotate the system feet outward.
Figure 13. Removing and Installing the Wheel Assembly
1. support unit
2. screws for support unit (2)
3. slots on base of the tower (4)
4. wheel assembly unit (2)
5. screws for wheel assembly (2)
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Installing The Wheel Assembly
1. If applicable, rotate the system feet inward.
2. Lay the system on its side on a sturdy, stable surface with the base of the system extending off the edge of the
surface.
3. If applicable, remove the system feet.
4. Align the two retention hooks on the back wheel assembly unit with the two slots on the base of the chassis, and
insert the hooks into the slots.
5. Offset the back wheel assembly slightly to the back of the system and secure the unit in place using a single screw.
6. Align the two retention hooks on the front wheel assembly with the two slots on the base of the chassis, and insert
the hooks into the slots.
7. Offset the front wheel assembly slightly to the front and secure the unit in place using a screw.
8. Using two screws, install the support unit on the base of the chassis.
9. Place the system upright on a sturdy, stable surface.
Opening And Closing The System
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not attempt to lift the
system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a risk of electric
shock.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding five minutes.
Opening The System
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy surface with
the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
3. Using a screwdriver, rotate the latch release lock on the system cover counter clockwise to the unlocked position.
4. Press the cover release latch and lift the cover away from the system.
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Figure 14. Opening and Closing the System
1. cover release latch
2. latch release lock
3. system cover
4. system feet (4)
Closing The System
1. Ensure that all internal cables are connected and placed out of the way and that no tools or extra parts are left
inside the system.
2. Place the bottom edge of the system cover into the corresponding slots of the system chassis.
3. Lower the system cover onto the chassis.
4. Press the latch end of the system cover into the chassis until the latch locks into place.
5. Turn the latch release lock clockwise to the locked position.
6. If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
7. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Inside The System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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NOTE: Components that are hot-swappable are marked orange and touch-points on the components are marked
blue.
Figure 15. Inside the System—Hot-Swappable Hard Drives
1. power interposer board
2. PCIe card holder (optional)
3. cooling shroud
4. internal cooling fan
5. external cooling fan (optional)
6. system feet (4)
7. expansion card slots (5)
8. processor heat sink
9. hard-drive backplane
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Figure 16. Inside the System—Cabled Hard Drives
1. cabled power supply
2. PCIe card holder (optional)
3. cooling shroud
4. internal cooling fan
5. system feet (4)
6. expansion card slots (5)
7. processor heat sink
8. internal hard-drive bay
Optical Drives And Tape Drives (Optional)
Your system supports one of the following configurations:
• Systems with cabled hard drives support one optical drive and one tape drive.
• Systems with hot-swappable hard drives support up to two optical drives and one tape drive.
NOTE: If your system is installed with a double-width GPU card, the system supports only one 5.25 inch removal
media storage.
NOTE: An optical drive may be replaced by a Dell PowerVault RD1000 removable media device.
For systems with hot-swappable hard drives, the optical and tape drives can be configured as follows:
Slot 1 SATA optical drive or PowerVault RD1000
Slot 2 SATA optical drive or PowerVault RD1000 or blank
Slot 3 SAS tape drive or blank
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Removing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. If installed, remove the front bezel.
2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the power and data cable from the back of the drive.
Note the routing of the power and data cable inside the chassis as you remove them from the system board and the
drive. You must route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or
crimped.
5. To remove the drive, push the release latch towards the bottom of the system.
6. Slide the drive out of the system until it is free of the drive bay.
NOTE: If the drive is being permanently removed, install a blank in the slot.
NOTE: Filler brackets must be installed over empty optical drive or tape drive slots to maintain FCC
certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling
and airflow inside the system.
7. Close the system.
8. If applicable, install the front bezel.
9. If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Figure 17. Removing and Installing the Optical Drive or Tape Drive
1. optical drive
2. tape drive
3. release latch
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Figure 18. Cabling—Optical Drive and Tape Drive
1. connector for power cable extension
2. mini-SAS connector on PERC card
3. ODD2/TBU connector on system board
4. ODD1/TBU connector on system board
5. power connector on x8 backplane
6. SAS tape drive data/power connector
7. optical drive2 power connector
8. optical drive2 data connector
9. optical drive1 power connector
10. optical drive1 data connector
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