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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Server
  • Model/name: PowerEdge R220
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Table of Contents

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Dell PowerEdge R220
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: E10S
Regulatory Type: E10S003
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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.
Copyright © 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and
intellectual property laws. Dell™ and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
2014 - 04
Rev. A00
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Contents
1 About Your System....................................................................................................7
Front-Panel Features And Indicators....................................................................................................7
Back-Panel Features And Indicators.....................................................................................................9
NIC Indicator Codes............................................................................................................................10
Related Documentation......................................................................................................................10
Quick Resource Locator................................................................................................................11
2 Using The System Setup And Boot Manager....................................................13
Choosing The System Boot Mode......................................................................................................13
Entering System Setup........................................................................................................................ 14
Responding To Error Messages.................................................................................................... 14
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys.................................................................................... 14
System Setup Options................................................................................................................... 15
System And Setup Password Features..........................................................................................22
Entering The UEFI Boot Manager................................................................................................. 24
Embedded System Management..................................................................................................25
iDRAC Settings Utility.................................................................................................................... 25
3 Installing System Components........................................................................... 27
Recommended Tools..........................................................................................................................27
Front Bezel (Optional)......................................................................................................................... 27
Installing The Front Bezel..............................................................................................................27
Removing The Front Bezel............................................................................................................27
Opening And Closing The System..................................................................................................... 28
Opening The System.....................................................................................................................28
Closing The System.......................................................................................................................29
Inside The System............................................................................................................................... 29
Chassis Intrusion Switch.....................................................................................................................30
Removing The Chassis Intrusion Switch......................................................................................30
Installing The Chassis Intrusion Switch.........................................................................................31
Optical Drive (Optional).......................................................................................................................31
Removing The Optical Drive ........................................................................................................ 31
Installing The Optical Drive ..........................................................................................................32
Hard Drives.......................................................................................................................................... 33
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage........................................................................................ 33
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage.......................................................................................... 35
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage.................................................... 36
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Into The Hard-Drive Cage........................................................ 36
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Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage........................................................................................ 37
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage..........................................................................................38
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage.................................................... 39
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive Into The Hard-Drive Cage........................................................ 39
LED Module.........................................................................................................................................40
Removing The LED Module..........................................................................................................40
Installing The LED Module.............................................................................................................41
Control-Panel Board...........................................................................................................................41
Removing The Control-Panel Board............................................................................................ 41
Installing The Control-Panel Board..............................................................................................42
Cooling Fans........................................................................................................................................43
Removing A Cooling Fan.............................................................................................................. 43
Installing A Cooling Fan................................................................................................................ 44
Cooling Shroud................................................................................................................................... 45
Removing The Cooling Shroud.................................................................................................... 45
Installing The Cooling Shroud......................................................................................................46
System Memory.................................................................................................................................. 46
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines.........................................................................47
Sample Memory Configurations...................................................................................................47
Removing Memory Modules........................................................................................................ 48
Installing Memory Modules.......................................................................................................... 49
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)................................................................................................. 50
Removing And Installing The Internal USB Key........................................................................... 50
Expansion Cards And Expansion-Card Risers.................................................................................... 51
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines.........................................................................................51
Expansion Card Types And Form Factor.......................................................................................51
Removing An Expansion Card...................................................................................................... 52
Installing An Expansion Card........................................................................................................ 53
Removing The Expansion-Card Riser...........................................................................................53
Installing The Expansion-Card Riser.............................................................................................54
iDRAC7 Enterprise Card (Optional).....................................................................................................55
Removing The iDRAC7 Enterprise Card....................................................................................... 55
Installing The iDRAC7 Enterprise Card.........................................................................................56
System Battery.....................................................................................................................................57
Replacing The System Battery...................................................................................................... 57
Processor.............................................................................................................................................58
Removing The Processor..............................................................................................................58
Installing The Processor................................................................................................................60
Power Supply Unit...............................................................................................................................61
Removing The Power Supply Unit................................................................................................62
Installing The Power Supply..........................................................................................................63
System Board...................................................................................................................................... 63
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Removing The System Board........................................................................................................63
Installing The System Board......................................................................................................... 64
4 Troubleshooting Your System............................................................................ 67
Safety First—For You And Your System..............................................................................................67
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure............................................................................................ 67
Troubleshooting External Connections............................................................................................. 67
Troubleshooting The Video Subsystem............................................................................................. 67
Troubleshooting A USB Device.......................................................................................................... 67
Troubleshooting A Serial I/O Device..................................................................................................68
Troubleshooting A NIC.......................................................................................................................68
Troubleshooting A Wet System..........................................................................................................69
Troubleshooting A Damaged System................................................................................................ 69
Troubleshooting The System Battery.................................................................................................70
Troubleshooting The Power Supply................................................................................................... 71
Troubleshooting Cooling Problems................................................................................................... 71
Troubleshooting Cooling Fans............................................................................................................71
Troubleshooting System Memory...................................................................................................... 72
Troubleshooting An Internal USB Key................................................................................................ 73
Troubleshooting An SD Card..............................................................................................................73
Troubleshooting An Optical Drive......................................................................................................74
Troubleshooting A Hard Drive............................................................................................................74
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards......................................................................................................75
Troubleshooting The Processor.........................................................................................................76
5 Using System Diagnostics.....................................................................................77
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics...................................................................................................77
When To Use The Embedded System Diagnostics......................................................................77
Running The Embedded System Diagnostics...............................................................................77
System Diagnostic Controls..........................................................................................................77
6 Jumpers And Connectors.....................................................................................79
System Board Jumper Settings...........................................................................................................79
System Board Connectors..................................................................................................................80
Disabling A Forgotten Password.........................................................................................................81
7 Technical Specifications.......................................................................................83
8 System Messages.................................................................................................... 87
System Error Messages....................................................................................................................... 87
Warning Messages.............................................................................................................................. 96
Diagnostic Messages...........................................................................................................................96
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Alert Messages.................................................................................................................................... 96
9 Getting Help.............................................................................................................97
Contacting Dell................................................................................................................................... 97
Locating Your System Service Tag..................................................................................................... 97
Documentation Feedback.................................................................................................................. 97
Quick Resource Locator..................................................................................................................... 97
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About Your System
Front-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators
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 if the information is
provided in the operating system documentation.
3 Video connector Allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
4 Temperature indicator 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.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
• External airflow is obstructed.
See Getting Help.
5 Electrical indicator 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. Re-seat the power supply by
removing and reinstalling it. If the problem persists,
see Getting Help.
6 Hard-drive indicator The indicator blinks green to indicate hard-drive
activity.
7 Health indicator If the system is on, and in good health, the
indicator lights solid blue.
The indicator blinks amber if the system is on or in
standby, and any error exists (for example, a failed
fan or hard drive).
8 System status indicator Lights blue during normal system operation.
Lights amber when the system needs attention due
to a problem.
• 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.
9 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 system status indicator on the front
and the back of the system flashes 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 the iDRAC
Settings option) press and hold the button for
more than 15 seconds.
10 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system.
The ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
11 System service tag A slide-out label panel that allows you to record
system information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC
address, and so on as per your need.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
12 Optical drive (optional) One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD
+/-RW drive.
Back-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 2. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 iDRAC7 Enterprise port
(optional)
Dedicated management port for the iDRAC7
Enterprise card.
2 vFlash media card slot
(optional)
Allows you to connect the optional vFlash media
card.
3 Serial connector Allows you to connect a serial device to the
system.
4 PCIe expansion card slot Allows you to connect one low-profile PCI Express
expansion card.
5 Video connector Allows you to connect a VGA display to the
system.
6 eSATA Allows you to connect additional storage devices.
7 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system.
The ports are USB 3.0-compliant.
8 Ethernet connectors (2) Two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC
connectors.
9 System status indicator Indicates the status of the system. Lights blue
during normal system operation. Lights amber
when the system needs attention due to a
problem.
10 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 system status indicator on the back
flashes 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.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in the iDRAC
Settings option) press and hold the button for
more than 15 seconds.
11 Power supply 250 W AC power supply.
12 Retention clip Secures the power cable.
NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 3. 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.
Related Documentation
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.
NOTE: For all PowerEdge and PowerVault documentation, go to dell.com/support/manuals and
enter the system Service Tag to get your system documentation.
NOTE: For all Dell OpenManage documents, go to dell.com/openmanagemanuals.
NOTE: For all operating system documents, go to dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals.
NOTE: For all storage controllers and PCIe SSD documents, go to dell.com/
storagecontrollermanuals.
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Your product documentation includes:
• The Owner’s Manual, which provides information about system features and describes how to
troubleshoot the system and install or replace system components. This document is available online
at 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 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.
• The Administrator’s Guide, which provides information about configuring and managing the system.
NOTE: Always check for updates on dell.com/support/manuals and read the updates first because
they often supersede information in other documents.
NOTE: When upgrading your system, it is recommended that you download and install the latest
BIOS, driver, and systems management firmware on your system from dell.com/support.
Quick Resource Locator
Use the Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to get immediate access to system information and how-to
videos. This can be done by visiting dell.com/QRL or by using your smartphone and a model specific
Quick Resource (QR) code located on your Dell PowerEdge system. To try out the QR code, scan the
following image.
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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 at dell.com/esmmanuals.
<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:
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• BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
• 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. After
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
Keystroke 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.
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Keystroke Action
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but
do not take effect until you restart the system.
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 the power and
NMI buttons on the system.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Displays options to change the system date, time, and so on.
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System Information Screen
Menu Item Description
System Model
Name
Displays the system model name.
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.
System CPLD
Version
Displays the CPLD version of the system.
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.
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.
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.
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Menu Item Description
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.
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.
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.
SATA Settings Screen
Menu Item Description
Embedded SATA Allows the embedded SATA to be set to Off, ATA, AHCI, or RAID mode. By default,
Embedded SATA is set to AHCI Mode.
Port A Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port A. By default, Port
A is set to Auto.
Port B Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port B. By default, Port
B is set to Auto.
eSATA Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to the eSATA port . By default,
eSATA port is set to Auto.
NOTE: Ports A and B are used for the hard drives, eSATA port is used for external hard drives and for
the optical drive (CD/DVD).
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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.
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.
Embedded NIC1
and NIC2
Allows you to enable or disable the embedded network interface cards 1 and 2. By
default, the Integrated Network Card 1 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.
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Menu Item Description
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.
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 115200.
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.
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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 (OS).
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 OS DBPM. 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.
Memory Refresh
Rate
Allows you to set the memory refresh rate. By default, the Memory Refresh Rate
option is set to 1x.
System Security Screen
Menu Item Description
Intel(R) AES-NI The Intel(R) 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 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, TPM Clear, and Intel TXT fields if the TPM Security field is
set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On without Pre-boot
Measurements.
TPM Status Displays the TPM status.
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Menu Item Description
TPM Activation Allows you to change the operational state of the TPM. By default, the TPM
Activation option is set to No Change.
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(R) 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.
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 Date Allows you to set the date on the system.
System Time Allows you to set the time 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.
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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.
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.
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 log on to 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.
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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 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 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 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, 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.
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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
2012) 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:
• 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
Keystroke 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.
<F1> Displays the System Setup help file.
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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 run the Dell Diagnostics program, and reboot the system.
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/esmmanuals.
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.
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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 at dell.com/esmmanuals.
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:
– Cooling Options
– Fan Speed Offset
NOTE: When the User Option is set to the default Auto setting, the user option cannot be
modified.
3. Set the Fan Speed Offset field.
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
• #2 Phillips screwdriver
• Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
Front Bezel (Optional)
Installing The Front Bezel
1. Hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis.
2. Fit the free end of the bezel onto the chassis.
3. Secure the bezel with the keylock.
Figure 4. Installing and Removing the Front Bezel
1. release latch 2. keylock
3. front bezel 4. locking hook
Removing The Front Bezel
1. Unlock the keylock at the left end of the bezel.
2. Lift the release latch next to the keylock.
3. Rotate the left end of the bezel away from the front panel.
4. Unhook the right end of the bezel and pull the bezel away from the system.
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Opening And Closing The System
WARNING: Opening the system 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.
CAUTION: Always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the interior
of the system.
Opening The System
1. Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2. Rotate the latch release lock counter clockwise to the unlocked position.
3. Hold the cover on both sides, pressing your thumbs on the latch release lock and the indent, slide
the cover toward the back of the system.
4. Lift the cover away from the system.
Figure 5. Opening and Closing the System
1. latch release lock 2. system cover
3. notches (6) 4. indent
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Closing The System
1. Place the cover onto the chassis and offset it slightly toward the back of the system so that it aligns
with the notches and lays flush on the chassis.
2. Slide the cover toward the front of the chassis until it locks in position.
3. Rotate the latch release lock in a clockwise direction to secure the cover.
4. Reconnect the system to the 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.
Figure 6. Inside the System
1. 2.5 inch (HDD0/1) or 3.5 inch (HDD0) hard-
drive cage
2. power supply
3. cooling shroud 4. DIMMs (4)
5. processor heat sink 6. expansion-card riser
7. expansion card 8. expansion-card latch
9. cooling fans (3) 10. chassis intrusion switch
11. 3.5-inch HDD1 hard-drive cage 12. optical drive
13. cable-routing latch 14. control-panel board
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NOTE: To install a 3.5-inch hard drive, install a 3.5 inch HDD0 hard-drive cage and to install a 2.5–
inch hard drive, install a 2.5 inch HDD0/1 hard-drive cage.
Chassis Intrusion Switch
The chassis intrusion switch detects any unauthorized access into the interior of your system and
provides an indication of the same. This switch is activated as soon as the system cover is removed and
access is made to the interior of your system.
Removing The Chassis Intrusion Switch
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet and peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Disconnect the chassis intrusion switch cable from the system board.
4. Unwind the wire from the cable-routing hook.
5. Slide the chassis intrusion switch out of the chassis intrusion switch slot and lift it away from the
chassis.
Figure 7. Removing and Installing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
1. chassis intrusion switch cable 2. chassis intrusion switch
3. chassis intrusion switch slot 4. cable-routing hook
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Installing The Chassis Intrusion Switch
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet and peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Insert the chassis intrusion switch into the chassis intrusion switch slot and slide it in to secure it.
4. Wind the chassis intrusion switch cable around the cable-routing hook.
5. Connect the chassis intrusion switch cable to the system board.
6. Close the system.
Optical Drive (Optional)
Removing The Optical 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.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the optical drive.
Note the routing of the power and data cables as you remove them from the system board and the
optical drive. You must route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from
being pinched or crimped.
5. Press the release latch. Lift and orient the drive to release it from the metal standoffs.
If you are not installing a new optical drive, install the optical-drive blank.
6. To install the optical-drive blank, slide the optical-drive blank into the optical-drive slot until it clicks
into place.
7. Close the system.
8. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
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9. If applicable, install the front bezel.
Figure 8. Removing and Installing the Optical Drive
1. data cable 2. power cable
3. optical drive 4. metal standoffs (2)
5. release latch
Installing The Optical 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.
3. Open the system.
Remove the optical-drive blank, if applicable.
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4. To remove the optical-drive blank, pull the optical-drive blank away from the system.
5. Press down on the release latch and place the optical drive in position.
6. Align the slots on the side of the optical drive with the metal standoffs.
7. Slide the optical drive onto the chassis until it is seated firmly.
NOTE: Make sure that the slots on the optical drive lock into the metal standoffs on the chassis.
8. Push the release latch back into position.
9. Connect the power cable.
10. Connect the data cable to the optical drive and to the SATA connector on the system board.
NOTE: Route and secure the cables using the cable-routing latch on the chassis to prevent
them from being pinched or crimped.
11. Close the system.
12. If applicable, install the front bezel.
13. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
Hard Drives
Your system supports Entry Hard Drives and Enterprise Class Hard Drives. Entry Hard Drives are designed
for 5x8 operating environment with less workload rating to drives and Enterprise Class Drives are
designed for 24x7 operating environment. Selecting the correct drive class will enable the critical areas of
quality, functionality, performance, and reliability to be optimized for the target implementation.
NOTE: Do not mix Enterprise Class Drives with Entry Hard Drives.
Choosing the right drive type depends on the usage pattern. Improper use of Entry Hard Drives (workload
rating exceed 55TB/year) will lead to significant risk and increase the drives failure rate.
For more information on these hard drives, see the 512e and 4Kn Disk Formats whitepaper and 4K Sector
HDD FAQ document at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
Depending on the configuration, your system supports one of the following:
• Up to two 3.5 inch SAS, SATA, or Nearline SAS hard drives
• Up to two 2.5 inch SAS, SATA, or Nearline SAS hard drives
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage
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.
NOTE: Your system supports two 3.5-inch hard-drive cages, HDD0 and HDD1. You can install both,
the optical drive and a 3.5-inch hard drive in the HDD1 cage. You can only install a 3.5-inch hard
drive in the HDD0 cage. The HDD0 and HDD1 cages cannot be used interchangeably. For more
information, see Inside The System.
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NOTE: The procedure for removing a 3.5 inch HDD0 and HDD1 cage is identical.
1. If installed, remove the front bezel.
2. Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet
and from the peripherals.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the power and data cables from the hard drive.
NOTE: If you have installed a PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) card, the power and data
cables are connected to the PERC card cable adapter. To disconnect the power and data
cables, remove the PERC card cable adapter from the hard drive.
5. If applicable, remove the optical drive installed on top of the hard-drive cage (HDD1).
For more information on removing the optical drive, see Removing The Optical Drive.
6. Pull the release pin, slide the hard-drive cage away from the chassis wall.
7. Lift the hard-drive cage away from the chassis.
Figure 9. Removing and Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard-Drive (HDD1) Cage
1. power cable 2. SATA cable
3. hard-drive cage 4. release pin
5. hard drive 6. slots (4)
7. standoffs (4)
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Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage
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.
NOTE: Your system supports two 3.5-inch hard-drive cages, HDD0 and HDD1. You can install both
the optical drive and a 3.5-inch hard drive in the HDD1 cage. You can only install a 3.5-inch hard
drive in the HDD0 cage. The HDD0 and HDD1 cages cannot be used interchangeably. For more
information, see Inside The System.
NOTE: The procedure to install a 3.5 inch HDD0 and HDD1 cage is identical.
1. If installed, remove the front bezel.
2. Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet
and from the peripherals.
3. Open the system.
4. Align the slots on the hard-drive cage with the standoffs on the chassis. Slide the hard-drive cage
toward the chassis wall until it snaps into place.
NOTE: For the 3.5 inch HDD0 cage, the slots are under the hard-drive cage.
5. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.
– If connecting to the integrated SATA controller (SATA hard drives only), connect the SATA data
cable to the SATA connector on the system board.
– If connecting to a SAS RAID controller card (SAS or SATA hard drives), connect the data cable to
the connector on the card edge.
– If you have installed a PERC card, connect the power and data cables to the PERC card cable
adapter. Connect the PERC card cable adapter to the hard drive.
6. Close the system.
7. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system and attached peripherals.
8. Enter the System Setup and ensure that the hard drive's controller is enabled.
9. Exit the System Setup and restart the system.
10. Install any software required for the hard drive operation as described in the documentation for the
hard drive.
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Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage
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. Remove the screws from the side of the 3.5 inch hard-drive cage.
2. Remove the hard drive from the hard-drive cage.
Figure 10. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Into the Hard-Drive Cage
1. screws (4) 2. 3.5 inch hard-drive cage
3. 3.5 inch hard drive
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Into The Hard-Drive Cage
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. Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive cage.
2. Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on the hard-drive cage.
3. Install the screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive cage.
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Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage
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 and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet
and from the peripherals.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the data and power cables from the hard drive.
NOTE: If you have installed a PERC card, the power and data cables are connected to the PERC
card cable adapter. To disconnect the power and data cables remove the PERC card cable
adapter from the hard drive.
5. Pull the release pin on the hard-drive cage, slide the hard-drive cage, and lift it away from the
chassis.
Figure 11. Removing and Installing a 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage
1. hard-drive cage 2. release pin
3. data cable 4. power cable
5. slots (4) 6. standoffs (4)
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Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Cage
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 and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet
and from the peripherals.
3. Open the system.
4. Align the slots under the hard-drive cage with the standoffs on the chassis. Slide the hard-drive cage
until it snaps into place.
5. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.
– If you are connecting to the integrated SATA controller (SATA hard drives only), connect the SATA
data cable to the SATA connector on the system board.
– If you are connecting to a SAS RAID controller card (SAS or SATA hard drives), connect the data
cable to the connector on the card edge.
– If you have installed a PERC card, connect the power and data cables to the PERC card cable
adapter. Connect the PERC card cable adapter to the hard drive.
6. Close the system.
7. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system and attached peripherals.
8. Enter the System Setup and ensure that the hard drive's controller is enabled.
9. Exit the System Setup and restart the system.
10. Install any software required for the hard drive operation as described in the documentation for the
hard drive.
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Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage
1. Remove the screws from the side of the hard-drive cage.
2. Remove the hard drive from the hard-drive cage.
Figure 12. Removing and Installing a 2.5 Inch Hard Drive Into the Hard-Drive Cage
1. screws (4) 2. 2.5 inch hard-drive cage
3. 2.5 inch hard drive
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive Into The Hard-Drive Cage
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. Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on the hard-drive cage.
2. Install the screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive cage.
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LED Module
Removing The LED Module
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals.
2. Disconnect the power cable from the power source.
3. Remove the bezel, if applicable.
4. Insert a screw driver into the notch and pull out the LED label.
NOTE: Retain the removed LED label for future use.
5. Remove the screws securing the LED module to the chassis.
6. Remove the LED module from the chassis.
Figure 13. Removing and Installing the LED Module
1. notch 2. LED label
3. screws (2) 4. LED module
5. standoffs (2)
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Installing The LED Module
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals.
2. Disconnect the power cable from the power source.
3. Remove the bezel, if applicable.
4. Align the LED module with the standoffs on the chassis.
5. Install the screws to secure the LED module to the chassis.
6. Paste the LED label on the LED Module.
Control-Panel Board
Removing The Control-Panel Board
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.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the 3.5 inch hard-drive cage, if applicable.
5. Disconnect the control-panel cable at the back of the control-panel board:
CAUTION: Do not pull on the cable to unseat the connector. Doing so can damage the cable.
a) Press the metal tabs on the ends of the cable connector.
b) Gently work the connector out of the socket.
6. Remove all the cables connecting the control-panel board to the chassis.
7. Remove the screw(s) securing the control-panel board to the chassis.
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8. Slide the control-panel board toward the back of the system and lift it out of the chassis.
Figure 14. Removing and Installing the Control-Panel Board
1. control-panel 2. control-panel board
3. control-panel board screws (4) 4. control-panel board connector cable
5. USB connector 6. cable-routing hook
Installing The Control-Panel Board
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. Insert the control-panel module into the slot in the chassis and align the two screw holes on the
control-panel module with the corresponding holes on the chassis.
2. Secure the control-panel board with the screws.
3. Connect all the applicable cables to the control-panel board.
NOTE: Ensure that the cables inside the system are routed through the cable-routing hook.
4. Install the 3.5 inch hard-drive cage, if applicable.
5. Close the system.
6. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn them on.
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7. If applicable, install the front bezel.
Cooling Fans
Your system supports three cooling fans.
NOTE: Install fan 3 if you are installing an expansion card.
NOTE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan number is referenced by the system’s
management software, allowing you to easily identify and replace the proper fan by noting the fan
numbers on the fan bracket.
Removing A Cooling Fan
WARNING: Opening the system or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose
you to a risk of electric shock. Exercise utmost care while removing or installing cooling fans.
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 with the cover removed for a duration exceeding five
minutes.
NOTE: The procedure for removing each fan is identical.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet.
2. Open the system.
3. Remove the cooling shroud.
4. Disconnect the fan power cable from the power cable connector on the system board.
5. Lift the fan out of the cooling-fan bracket.
NOTE: When you remove fan 3, ensure that you install the fan Mylar in the fan socket to
prevent thermal air re-circulation.
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6. Install the cooling shroud.
Figure 15. Removing and Installing a Cooling Fan
1. cooling fans (3) 2. fan power cable connector
3. cooling-fan bracket 4. fan Mylar
5. fan 3 bracket
Installing A Cooling Fan
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet.
2. Open the system.
3. Remove the cooling shroud.
4. Orient the fan module so that the side with the power cable faces the back of the system.
NOTE: Install fan 3 if you are installing an expansion card. Remove the fan Mylar from the fan 3
slot and install fan 3. Retain the removed fan Mylar for future use.
5. Lower the fan into the cooling-fan bracket.
NOTE: When aligned correctly, the fan cable is on the right of the fan.
6. Connect the fan power cable to the power cable connector on the system board.
7. Replace the cooling shroud.
8. Close the system.
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9. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
Cooling Shroud
Removing The Cooling Shroud
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: Never operate your system without the cooling shroud. The system may get
overheated, which may result in loss of performance.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet and peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Hold the touch points and lift the cooling shroud away from the system.
Figure 16. Removing and Installing the Cooling Shroud
1. cooling-shroud touch points 2. cooling shroud
3. cooling-shroud guide screws (2) 4. cooling-shroud guide screw slots (2)
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Installing The Cooling Shroud
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.
NOTE: For proper seating of the cooling shroud in the chassis, ensure that the cables inside the
system are routed through the cable routing latch.
1. Position the cooling shroud by aligning the cooling-shroud guide slots with the cooling-shroud
guide screws on the system board.
2. Lower the cooling shroud into the chassis until all edges are secured to the system board.
When firmly seated, the memory socket numbers marked on the cooling shroud align with the
respective memory sockets.
3. Close the system.
4. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
System Memory
Your system supports DDR3 unbuffered ECC DIMMs. It supports DDR3 and DDR3L voltage specifications.
NOTE: MT/s indicates DIMM speed in MegaTransfers per second.
Memory bus operating frequency can be 1600 MT/s or 1333 MT/s, depending on:
• maximum frequency of the DIMMs
• maximum supported DIMM frequency of the processor
Your system has four memory sockets organized into two channels. In each channel, the release levers of
the first socket are marked white and the second socket black.
Figure 17. Memory Socket Locations
Memory channels are organized as follows:
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channel 1: memory sockets 1 and 3
channel 2: memory sockets 2 and 4
The following table shows the memory populations and operating frequencies for the supported
configurations.
DIMM Type DIMMs Populated/
Channel
Operating Frequency (in
MT/s)
Maximum DIMM Rank/
Channel
1.35 V
UDIMM ECC 1 1333, 1600 Dual rank
2 1333, 1600 Dual rank
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
NOTE: Memory configurations that fail to observe these guidelines can prevent your system from
booting, hanging during memory configuration, or operating with reduced memory.
This system supports Flexible Memory Configuration, enabling the system to be configured and run in
any valid chipset architectural configuration. The following are the recommended guidelines for best
performance:
• x4 and x8 DRAM based DIMMs can be mixed.
• Populate all sockets with white release tabs first, and then black.
• Populate the sockets by highest rank count in the following order – first in sockets with white release
levers, and then black. For example, if you want to mix quad-rank and dual-rank DIMMs, populate
quad-rank DIMMs in the sockets with white release tabs and dual-rank DIMMs in the sockets with
black release tabs.
• Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed provided that other memory population rules are
followed (for example, 4 GB and 8 GB memory modules can be mixed).
• If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they will operate at the speed of the slowest
installed memory module(s) or slower depending on system DIMM configuration.
Sample Memory Configurations
The following table shows sample memory configurations that follow the appropriate memory guidelines
stated in this section.
NOTE: Minimum supported memory is 4 GB and maximum supported memory is 32 GB.
NOTE: 1R and 2R in the following table indicates single- and dual-rank DIMMs respectively.
Table 1. Memory Configurations
System Capacity
(in GB)
DIMM Size (in
GB)
Number of
DIMMs
DIMM Rank, Organization,
and Frequency
DIMM Slot
Population
4 4 1 1R, x8, 1333 MT/s, 1
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
8 4 2 1R, x8, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
16 4 4 2R, x4, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2, 3, 4
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System Capacity
(in GB)
DIMM Size (in
GB)
Number of
DIMMs
DIMM Rank, Organization,
and Frequency
DIMM Slot
Population
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
32 8 4 2R, x4, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2, 3, 4
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been
powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the
memory modules by the card edges and avoid touching the components or metallic contacts on
the memory module.
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet and peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Remove the cooling shroud.
4. Locate the appropriate memory-module socket(s).
5. To release the memory module from the socket, simultaneously press the ejectors on both ends of
the memory module socket.
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only on the card edges, making sure not to touch
the middle of the memory module or metallic contacts. To avoid damaging the memory
module, handle only one memory module at a time.
6. Remove the memory module.
7. Install the cooling shroud.
8. Close the system.
9. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
Figure 18. Removing the Memory Module
1. memory module 2. memory-module socket ejectors (2)
3. memory-module socket
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Installing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been
powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the
memory modules by the card edges and avoid touching the components or metallic contacts on
the memory module.
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet.
2. Open the system.
3. Remove the cooling shroud.
4. Locate the memory-module sockets.
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only by the card edges, making sure not to touch
the middle of the memory module or metallic contacts. To avoid damaging the memory
module, handle only one memory module at a time.
5. Press the ejectors on the memory module socket down and out to allow the memory module to be
inserted into the socket.
6. Align the memory-module's edge connector with the alignment key of the memory-module socket,
and insert the memory module in the socket.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory-module socket during installation, apply
pressure at both ends of the memory module evenly. Do not apply pressure to the center of
the memory module.
NOTE: The memory-module socket has an alignment key that allows you to install the memory
module in the socket in only one orientation.
7. Press down on the memory module with your thumbs until the memory module snaps into place.
8. Repeat step 4 through step 7 of this procedure to install the remaining memory modules.
9. Replace the cooling shroud.
10. Close the system.
11. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system, including any attached
peripherals.
12. Press <F2> to enter the System Setup, and check the memory settings.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly installed memory.
13. If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be installed properly. Repeat
step 4 through step 7 of this procedure, checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly
seated in their sockets.
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14. Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
Figure 19. Installing the Memory Module
1. memory module 2. memory-module ejectors
3. memory-module socket alignment key 4. memory-module alignment key
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)
An optional USB memory key installed inside your system can be used as a boot device, security key, or
mass storage device. The USB connector must be enabled by the Internal USB Port option in the
Integrated Devices screen of the System Setup.
To boot from the USB memory key, configure the USB memory key with a boot image and then specify
the USB memory key in the boot sequence in the System Setup.
NOTE: The internal USB connector (INT_USB1) is located on the system board.
Removing And Installing The Internal USB Key
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. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet and peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Locate the USB connector (INT_USB) on the system board.
4. If installed, remove the USB key.
5. Insert the USB key into the USB connector.
6. Close the system.
7. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
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8. Enter the System Setup and verify that the USB key is detected by the system.
Figure 20. Removing and Installing the Internal USB Key
1. USB memory key 2. USB memory key connector
Expansion Cards And Expansion-Card Risers
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
NOTE: To use an expansion card, you need to install an expansion-card riser. If your system
configuration does not include the expansion-card riser, purchase a kit with the riser.
NOTE: If you are installing an expansion card, purchase and install fan 3.
Your system supports one of the following expansion cards:
• PCI Express Generation 3 expansion card.
• PERC H310/H710/H810
NOTE: When you install a PERC card, connect the data and power cables to the hard drive using a
PERC card cable adapter.
Expansion Card Types And Form Factor
The following table describes the types of expansions cards and the form factor:
Table 2. Expansion Card Types and Form Factor
Card Type Form Factor
FC8 HBA full height
SAS RAID full height
10 Gb NICs full height
1 Gb NICs full height
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