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Dell PowerEdge T130
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: E36S Series
Regulatory Type: E36S001
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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.
© 2016 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.
2016 - 04
Rev. A01
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Contents
1 About the Dell PowerEdge T130 system.......................................................... 8
Front panel features and indicators......................................................................................................8
Diagnostic indicators.............................................................................................................................9
Back panel features and indicators..................................................................................................... 11
NIC indicator codes.............................................................................................................................13
Power indicator codes for power supply unit....................................................................................13
Documentation matrix........................................................................................................................14
Accessing system information by using QRL............................................................................... 15
2 Performing initial system configuration ........................................................17
Setting up your system........................................................................................................................17
Setting up and configuring the iDRAC IP address .............................................................................17
Logging in to iDRAC............................................................................................................................18
Methods of installing the operating system....................................................................................... 18
Managing your system remotely........................................................................................................ 18
Downloading drivers and firmware.................................................................................................... 18
3 Pre-operating system management applications........................................20
Navigation keys................................................................................................................................... 20
System Setup.......................................................................................................................................20
Entering System Setup...................................................................................................................21
System Setup details......................................................................................................................21
System BIOS Settings details.........................................................................................................21
System Information details........................................................................................................... 22
Memory Settings details................................................................................................................22
Processor Settings details............................................................................................................. 23
SATA Settings details.....................................................................................................................24
Boot Settings details......................................................................................................................26
Network Settings screen details................................................................................................... 26
UEFI iSCSI Settings screen details.................................................................................................27
Integrated Devices details.............................................................................................................27
Serial Communication details.......................................................................................................28
System Profile Settings details......................................................................................................29
System Security Settings details................................................................................................... 30
Miscellaneous Settings details.......................................................................................................31
About Boot Manager...........................................................................................................................32
Viewing Boot Manager..................................................................................................................32
Boot Manager main menu............................................................................................................ 32
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About Dell Lifecycle Controller.......................................................................................................... 33
Changing the boot order....................................................................................................................33
Choosing the system boot mode.......................................................................................................33
Creating a system or setup password................................................................................................34
Using your system password to secure your system........................................................................ 34
Deleting or changing system and setup password............................................................................35
Operating with a setup password enabled........................................................................................ 35
Embedded system management........................................................................................................35
iDRAC Settings utility.......................................................................................................................... 36
Entering the iDRAC Settings utility............................................................................................... 36
Changing the thermal settings..................................................................................................... 36
4 Installing and removing system components...............................................37
Safety instructions............................................................................................................................... 37
Before working inside your system.................................................................................................... 37
After working inside your system........................................................................................................37
Recommended tools.......................................................................................................................... 38
System cover.......................................................................................................................................38
Removing the system cover......................................................................................................... 38
Installing the system cover........................................................................................................... 39
Bezel....................................................................................................................................................40
Removing the bezel......................................................................................................................40
Installing the bezel.........................................................................................................................41
Inside the system.................................................................................................................................42
Intrusion switch...................................................................................................................................43
Removing the intrusion switch.....................................................................................................43
Installing the intrusion switch.......................................................................................................44
Control panel assembly......................................................................................................................44
Removing the control panel assembly.........................................................................................44
Installing the control panel assembly...........................................................................................46
Hard drives.......................................................................................................................................... 46
Removing the hard drive cage......................................................................................................47
Installing the hard drive cage........................................................................................................48
Removing a hard drive carrier from the hard drive cage.............................................................49
Installing a hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage.................................................................51
Removing a hard drive carrier from the hard drive bay............................................................... 51
Installing a hard drive carrier into the hard drive bay...................................................................52
Removing a hard drive from a hard drive carrier......................................................................... 53
Installing a hard drive into a hard drive carrier.............................................................................54
Hard drive cabling diagrams......................................................................................................... 55
Setting the cooling fan speed for 4 TB hard drives..................................................................... 56
Optical drive.........................................................................................................................................57
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Removing the optical drive blank and filler..................................................................................57
Removing the optical drive...........................................................................................................59
Installing the optical drive............................................................................................................. 61
System memory...................................................................................................................................61
General memory module installation guidelines.........................................................................63
Sample memory configurations................................................................................................... 63
Removing memory modules........................................................................................................64
Installing memory modules.......................................................................................................... 65
Cooling fan..........................................................................................................................................66
Removing the cooling fan.............................................................................................................67
Installing the cooling fan.............................................................................................................. 68
Internal USB memory key (optional).................................................................................................. 68
Replacing the optional internal USB memory key.......................................................................69
Expansion cards.................................................................................................................................. 70
Expansion card installation guidelines..........................................................................................70
Removing an expansion card........................................................................................................ 71
Installing an expansion card..........................................................................................................72
iDRAC port card (optional)..................................................................................................................73
Replacing an optional SD vFlash card...........................................................................................73
Removing the optional iDRAC port card......................................................................................74
Installing the iDRAC port card.......................................................................................................75
Processors and heat sinks...................................................................................................................76
Removing the heat sink.................................................................................................................76
Removing the processor...............................................................................................................78
Installing the processor................................................................................................................ 80
Installing the heat sink...................................................................................................................81
Power supply unit............................................................................................................................... 83
Removing the power supply unit (PSU)........................................................................................83
Installing the power supply unit (PSU)..........................................................................................85
System battery.....................................................................................................................................85
Replacing the system battery....................................................................................................... 85
System board.......................................................................................................................................87
Removing the system board.........................................................................................................87
Installing the system board...........................................................................................................89
Entering the system Service Tag by using System Setup............................................................90
Trusted Platform Module.................................................................................................................... 91
Installing the Trusted Platform Module........................................................................................ 91
Initializing the TPM for BitLocker users........................................................................................92
Initializing the TPM for TXT users................................................................................................. 92
5 Troubleshooting your system.......................................................................... 93
Safety first — for you and your system...............................................................................................93
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Troubleshooting system startup failure............................................................................................. 93
Troubleshooting external connections..............................................................................................93
Troubleshooting the video subsystem...............................................................................................93
Troubleshooting a USB device...........................................................................................................94
Troubleshooting a serial I/O device...................................................................................................94
Troubleshooting a NIC....................................................................................................................... 95
Troubleshooting a wet system........................................................................................................... 95
Troubleshooting a damaged system..................................................................................................96
Troubleshooting the system battery.................................................................................................. 97
Troubleshooting power supply units..................................................................................................97
Troubleshooting power source problems................................................................................... 97
Power supply unit problems......................................................................................................... 97
Troubleshooting cooling problems................................................................................................... 98
Troubleshooting cooling fans............................................................................................................ 99
Troubleshooting system memory......................................................................................................99
Troubleshooting an internal USB key.............................................................................................. 100
Troubleshooting an SD card.............................................................................................................101
Troubleshooting an optical drive......................................................................................................101
Troubleshooting a hard drive........................................................................................................... 102
Troubleshooting a storage controller..............................................................................................102
Troubleshooting expansion cards....................................................................................................103
Troubleshooting processors............................................................................................................ 104
System messages..............................................................................................................................104
Warning messages...................................................................................................................... 104
Diagnostic messages...................................................................................................................105
Alert messages.............................................................................................................................105
6 Using system diagnostics................................................................................106
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics................................................................................................ 106
When to use the Embedded System Diagnostics......................................................................106
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from Boot Manager........................................... 106
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from the Dell Lifecycle Controller.................... 106
System diagnostics controls....................................................................................................... 107
7 Jumpers and connectors................................................................................ 108
System board jumpers and connectors...........................................................................................108
System board jumper settings.......................................................................................................... 110
Disabling a forgotten password........................................................................................................110
8 Technical specifications..................................................................................112
Dimensions and weight.....................................................................................................................112
Processor specifications....................................................................................................................112
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Expansion bus specifications............................................................................................................ 112
Memory specifications...................................................................................................................... 112
Power specifications..........................................................................................................................113
Storage controller specifications...................................................................................................... 113
Drive specifications............................................................................................................................113
Connectors specifications.................................................................................................................114
Video specifications...........................................................................................................................114
Environmental specifications............................................................................................................114
9 Getting help....................................................................................................... 117
Contacting Dell..................................................................................................................................117
Locating Service Tag of your system................................................................................................ 117
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About the Dell PowerEdge T130 system
The Dell PowerEdge T130 tower server supports one processor based on the Intel E3-1200 V5 series, up
to four DIMMs, and storage capacity of up to four 3.5-inch cabled hard drives.
Front panel features and indicators
Figure 1. Front panel features and indicators
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Table 1. Front panel features and indicators
Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
1 Diagnostic indicators Enables you to view error status during system
startup. The diagnostic indicators are located on
the system front panel. For more information, see
Diagnostic indicators.
2 Power-on indicator,
power button
Enables you to know the power status of the
system. The power-on indicator glows 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.
3 Optical drive (optional) Enables you to install an optional slim SATA DVD-
ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
4 USB connector Enables you to connect USB devices to the system.
This port is USB 3.0 compliant.
5 USB connector Enables you to connect USB devices to the system.
This port is USB 2.0 compliant.
Diagnostic indicators
The diagnostic indicators on the system front panel display system status during system startup.
NOTE: The diagnostic indicators are not present if the system is equipped with an LCD display.
NOTE: No diagnostic indicators are lit when the system is turned off. To start the system, plug it into
a working power source and press the power button.
Table 2. Diagnostic indicators
Icon Description Condition Corrective action
Health
indicator
The indicator turns solid
blue if the system is in good
health.
None required.
The indicator flashes amber:
• When the system is
turned on.
• When the system is in
standby.
• If any error condition
exists. For example, a
failed fan, PSU, or a hard
drive.
Check the System Event Log or system
messages for the specific issue. For more
information about error messages, see the
Dell Event and Error Messages Reference
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software.
The POST process is interrupted without
any video output due to invalid memory
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Icon Description Condition Corrective action
configurations. See the Getting help
section.
Hard drive
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if there is a hard drive error.
Check the System Event Log to determine
the hard drive that has an error. Run the
appropriate Online Diagnostics test. Restart
the system and run embedded diagnostics
(ePSA). If the hard drives are configured in a
RAID array, restart the system and enter the
host adapter configuration utility program.
Electrical
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if the system experiences an
electrical error (for example,
voltage out of range, or a
failed power supply unit
(PSU) or voltage regulator).
Check the System Event Log or system
messages for the specific issue. If it is due
to a problem with the PSU, check the LED
on the PSU. Reseat the PSU. If the problem
persists, see the Getting help section.
Temperature
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if the system experiences a
thermal error (for example,
the ambient temperature is
out of range or fan failure).
Ensure that none of the following
conditions exist:
• A cooling fan has been removed or has
failed.
• System cover, memory module blank,
or back filler bracket is removed.
• Ambient temperature is too high.
• External airflow is obstructed.
See the Getting help section.
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Back panel features and indicators
Figure 2. Back panel features and indicators
Table 3. Back panel features and indicators
Item Indicator, Button or
Connector
Icon Description
1 USB connectors (6) Enables you to connect USB devices to the system.
There are four USB 2.0 compliant ports and two
USB 3.0 compliant ports.
2 Ethernet connectors (2) Enable you to connect to the Integrated
10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors.
3 System identification
button
Enables you to locate a particular system. When
this button is pressed, the system status indicator
on the back flashes until the button is pressed
again.
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Item Indicator, Button or
Connector
Icon Description
To turn the system ID indicator on or off, press the
system identification button.
If the system stops responding during POST, press
and hold the system ID button for more than five
seconds to enter the BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup),
press and hold the system identification button for
more than 15 seconds.
4 System identification
connector
Enables you to connect the optional system status
indicator assembly through the optional cable
management arm.
5 Video connector Enables you to connect a VGA display to the
system.
6 Power supply Enables you to install one 290 W non-redundant
AC PSU.
7 Self-diagnostic button Enables you to check the health status of the PSU.
8 AC power supply status
indicator
Enables you to check the power supply to the PSU.
9 Serial connector Enables you to connect a serial device to the
system.
10 Cooling fan The system cooling fan.
11 VFlash Enables you to connect the vFlash card (optional).
12 Ethernet connector (1) Enables you to install a dedicated management
port card (optional).
13 Expansion card slots (4) Enables you to connect up to four full-height PCIe
expansion cards.
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NIC indicator codes
Figure 3. NIC indicators
1. link indicator 2. activity indicator
Table 4. NIC indicators
Convention Indicator pattern Description
A Link and activity indicators
are OFF
The NIC is not connected to the network.
B Link indicator is green The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum
port speed (1 Gbps).
C Link indicator is yellow The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its
maximum port speed.
D Activity indicator is flashing
green
Network data is being sent or received.
Power indicator codes for power supply unit
Press the self-diagnostic button to perform a quick health check on the power supply unit (PSU) of the
system.
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Figure 4. PSU status indicator and self-diagnostic button
1. self-diagnostic button 2. PSU status indicator
PSU status
indicator
Condition
Not lit Power is not connected or PSU is faulty.
Green A valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is operational.
Documentation matrix
The documentation matrix provides information on documents that you can refer to for setting up and
managing your system.
Table 5. Documentation matrix
To... See the...
Install your system into a rack Rack documentation included with your rack
solution
Set up your system and know the system technical
specifications
Getting Started With Your System that shipped with
your system or see Dell.com/poweredgemanuals
Install the operating system Operating system documentation at Dell.com/
operatingsystemmanuals
Get an overview of the Dell Systems Management
offerings
Dell OpenManage Systems Management Overview
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software
Configure and log in to iDRAC, set up managed
and management system, know the iDRAC
features, and troubleshoot by using iDRAC
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's
Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
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To... See the...
Know about the RACADM subcommands and
supported RACADM interfaces
RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for
iDRAC at Dell.com/idracmanuals
Launch, enable, and disable Dell Lifecycle
Controller, know the features, use and
troubleshoot Dell Lifecycle Controller
Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide at Dell.com/
idracmanuals
Use Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick
Start Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
Set up, use, and troubleshoot OpenManage Server
Administrator
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage Server Administrator
Install, use, and troubleshoot OpenManage
Essentials
Dell OpenManage Essentials User’s Guide at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage
Essentials
Know the features of the storage controller cards,
deploy the cards, and manage the storage
subsystem
Storage controller documentation at Dell.com/
storagecontrollermanuals
Check the event and error messages generated by
the system firmware and agents that monitor
system components
Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage
software
Accessing system information by using QRL
You can use the Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to get immediate access to the information about your
system.
Prerequisites
Ensure that your smartphone or tablet has the QR code scanner installed.
About this task
The QRL includes the following information about your system:
• How-to videos
• Reference materials, including the Owner’s Manual, LCD diagnostics, and mechanical overview
• Your system service tag to quickly access your specific hardware configuration and warranty
information
• A direct link to Dell to contact technical support and sales teams
Steps
1. Go to Dell.com/QRL and navigate to your specific product or
2. Use your smartphone or tablet to scan the model-specific Quick Resource (QR) code located in the
following image or on your Dell PowerEdge system:
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Performing initial system configuration
After you receive your system, you must set up your system, install the operating system if it is not pre-
installed, and set up and configure the system iDRAC IP address.
Setting up your system
1. Unpack the server.
2. Connect the peripherals to the system.
3. Connect the system to its electrical outlet.
4. Turn on the system by pressing the power button or using iDRAC.
5. Turn on the attached peripherals.
Setting up and configuring the iDRAC IP address
You can set up the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) IP address by using one of the
following interfaces:
• iDRAC Settings utility
• Dell Lifecycle Controller
• Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit
• Server LCD panel
You can use the default iDRAC IP address 192.168.0.120 to configure the initial network settings,
including setting up DHCP or a static IP for iDRAC.
NOTE: To access iDRAC, ensure that you install the iDRAC port card or connect the network cable
to the Ethernet connector 1 on the system board.
You can configure iDRAC IP address by using the following interfaces:
NOTE: Make sure that you change the default user name and password after setting up the iDRAC
IP address.
• iDRAC web interface — For more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
User's Guide.
• Remote Access Controller Admin (RACADM) — For more information, see the RACADM Command
Line Interface Reference Guide and the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide.
• Remote Services that include Web Services Management (WS-Man) — For more information, see the
Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick Start Guide.
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For more information about setting up and configuring iDRAC, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Logging in to iDRAC
You can log in to iDRAC as an iDRAC local user, a Microsoft Active Directory user, or a Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user. You can also log in by using Single Sign-On or a Smart Card. The
default user name is root and password is calvin. For more information about logging in to iDRAC and
iDRAC licenses, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide available at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
You can also access iDRAC by using RACADM. For more information, see the RACADM Command Line
Interface Reference Guide and the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide available at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Methods of installing the operating system
If the system is shipped without an operating system, install the supported OS on the system by using one
of the following methods:
• Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation media — see the operating system
documentation available at Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals.
• Dell Lifecycle Controller — see the Dell Lifecycle Controller documentation available at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
• Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit — see the Dell OpenManage documentation available at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals → OpenManage software.
For information about supported operating systems, see the operating systems support matrix available at
Dell.com/ossupport.
Managing your system remotely
To perform out-of-band systems management by using iDRAC, configure iDRAC for remote accessibility,
set up the management station and managed system, and configure the supported web browsers. For
more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
You can also remotely monitor and manage the server by using the Dell OpenManage Server
Administrator (OMSA) software and OpenManage Essentials (OME) systems management console. For
more information, see Dell.com/openmanagemanuals → OpenManage Server Administrator or
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals → OpenManage Essentials.
Downloading drivers and firmware
Dell recommends that you download and install the latest BIOS, drivers, and systems management
firmware on your system.
Prerequisites
Ensure that you clear the web browser cache.
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Steps
1. Go to Dell.com/support/drivers.
2. In the Product Selection section, enter the Service Tag of your system in the Service Tag or Express
Service Code field.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, select Automatically detect my Service Tag to
enable the system to automatically detect the service tag, or select your product from the
Product Selection page.
3. Click Get drivers and downloads.
The drivers that are applicable to your selection are displayed.
4. Download the drivers that you need to a USB drive, CD, or DVD.
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Pre-operating system management
applications
You can manage basic settings and features of a system without booting to the operating system by
using the system firmware.
Navigation keys
The navigation keys can help you quickly access the pre-operating system management applications.
Key Description
F2 Enables you to enter System Setup.
F10 Enables you to enter system services and starts Lifecycle Controller.
F11 Enables you to enter Boot Manager.
F12 Enables you to enter PXE Boot.
Page Up Enables you to move to the previous screen.
Page Down Enables you to move to the next screen.
Up arrow Enables you to move to the previous field.
Down arrow Enables you to move to the next field.
Enter Enables you to type a value in the selected field (if applicable).
Spacebar Enables you to expand or collapse a drop-down list, if applicable.
Tab Enables you to move to the next menu item.
NOTE: This feature is applicable only for the standard graphic browser.
Esc Enables you to move to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing
Esc in the main screen exits System BIOS, iDRAC Settings, Device Settings, or
Service Tag Settings, and proceeds with system boot.
F1 Displays the system setup help.
System Setup
By using the System Setup screen, you can configure the BIOS settings, iDRAC settings, and device
settings of your system.
NOTE: Help text for the selected field is displayed in the graphical browser by default. To view the
help text in the text browser, press F1.
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You can access system setup by using two methods:
• Standard graphical browser—The browser is enabled by default.
• Text browser—The browser is enabled by using Console Redirection.
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, wait for the system to finish booting,
and then restart your system and try again.
System Setup details
The System Setup Main Menu screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System BIOS Enables you to configure BIOS settings.
iDRAC Settings Enables you to configure iDRAC settings.
The iDRAC settings utility is an interface to set up and configure the iDRAC
parameters by using UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). You can enable
or disable various iDRAC parameters by using the iDRAC settings utility. For more
information about this utility, see Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s
Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Device Settings Enables you to configure device settings.
System BIOS Settings details
The System BIOS Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System
Information
Specifies information about the system such as the system model name, BIOS
version, and Service Tag.
Memory Settings Specifies information and options related to the installed memory.
Processor Settings Specifies information and options related to the processor such as speed and
cache size.
SATA Settings Specifies options to enable or disable the integrated SATA controller and ports.
Boot Settings Specifies options to specify the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify
UEFI and BIOS boot settings.
Network Settings Specifies options to change the network settings.
Integrated
Devices
Specifies options to manage integrated device controllers and ports and specify
related features and options.
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Option Description
Serial
Communication
Specifies options to manage the serial ports and specify related features and
options.
System Profile
Settings
Specifies options to change the processor power management settings, memory
frequency, and so on.
System Security Specifies options to configure the system security settings, such as system
password, setup password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security. It also
manages the power and NMI buttons on the system.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Specifies options to change the system date, time, and so on.
System Information details
The System Information screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Model
Name
Specifies the system model name.
System BIOS
Version
Specifies the BIOS version installed on the system.
System
Management
Engine Version
Specifies the current version of the Management Engine firmware.
System Service
Tag
Specifies the system Service Tag.
System
Manufacturer
Specifies the name of the system manufacturer.
System
Manufacturer
Contact
Information
Specifies the contact information of the system manufacturer.
System CPLD
Version
Specifies the current version of the system complex programmable logic device
(CPLD) firmware.
UEFI Compliance
Version
Specifies the UEFI compliance level of the system firmware.
Memory Settings details
The Memory Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Memory
Size
Specifies the memory size in the system.
System Memory
Type
Specifies the type of memory installed in the system.
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Option Description
System Memory
Speed
Specifies the system memory speed.
System Memory
Voltage
Specifies the system memory voltage.
Video Memory Specifies the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
Specifies whether the system memory tests are run during system boot. Options
are Enabled and Disabled. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Memory
Operating Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The available option is Optimizer Mode.
Processor Settings details
The Processor Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Logical Processor Enables or disables the logical processors and displays the number of logical
processors. If this option is set to Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical
processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS displays only one logical
processor per core. This option is set to Enabled by default.
QPI Speed Enables you to control QuickPath Interconnect data rate settings.
Virtualization
Technology
Enables or disables the additional hardware capabilities provided for virtualization.
This option is set to Enabled by default.
Adjacent Cache
Line Prefetch
Optimizes the system for applications that need high utilization of sequential
memory access. This option is set to Enabled by default. You can disable this
option for applications that need high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
DCU Streamer
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) streamer prefetcher. This option is
set to Enabled by default.
DCU IP Prefetcher Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) IP prefetcher. This option is set to
Enabled by default.
Configurable TDP Enables you to reconfigure the processor Thermal Design Power (TDP) levels
during POST based on the power and thermal delivery capabilities of the system.
TDP verifies the maximum heat the cooling system is needed to dissipate. This
option is set to Nominal by default.
NOTE: This option is only available on certain stock keeping units (SKUs) of the
processors.
X2Apic Mode Enables or disables the X2Apic mode.
Dell Controlled
Turbo
Controls the turbo engagement. Enable this option only when System Profile is set
to Performance.
NOTE: Depending on the number of installed CPUs, there may be up to four
processor listings.
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Option Description
Number of Cores
per Processor
Controls the number of enabled cores in each processor. This option is set to All
by default.
Processor 64-bit
Support
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core
Speed
Specifies the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor 1 The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system:
Option Description
Family-Model-
Stepping
Specifies the family, model, and stepping of the processor
as defined by Intel.
Brand Specifies the brand name.
Level 2 Cache Specifies the total L2 cache.
Level 3 Cache Specifies the total L3 cache.
Number of Cores Specifies the number of cores per processor.
SATA Settings details
The SATA Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Embedded SATA Enables the embedded SATA option to be set to Off, , AHCI, or RAID modes. This
option is set to AHCI by default.
Security Freeze
Lock
Sends Security Freeze Lock command to the Embedded SATA drives during POST.
This option is applicable only for AHCI mode.
Write Cache Enables or disables the command for Embedded SATA drives during POST.
Port A For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port B For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
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Option Description
Option Description
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port C For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port D For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port E For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port F For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
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Boot Settings details
The Boot Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Boot Mode Enables 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. This option is
set to BIOS by default.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables the BIOS Boot Settings menu. Setting
this field to BIOS disables the UEFI Boot Settings menu.
Boot Sequence
Retry
Enables or disables the Boot Sequence Retry feature. If this option is set to Enabled
and the system fails to boot, the system reattempts the boot sequence after 30
seconds. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Hard-Disk Failover Specifies the hard drive that is booted in the event of a hard drive failure. The
devices are selected in the Hard-Disk Drive Sequence on the Boot Option Setting
menu. When this option is set to Disabled, only the first hard drive in the list is
attempted to boot. When this option is set to Enabled, all hard drives are attempted
to boot in the order selected in the Hard-Disk Drive Sequence. This option is not
enabled for UEFI Boot Mode.
Boot Option
Settings
Configures the boot sequence and the boot devices.
BIOS Boot
Settings
Enables or disables BIOS boot options.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is BIOS.
UEFI Boot Settings Enables or disables UEFI Boot options. The Boot options include IPv4 PXE and IPv6
PXE. This option is set to IPv4 by default.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is UEFI.
Network Settings screen details
The Network Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
PXE Device n (n =
1 to 4)
Enables or disables the device. When enabled, a UEFI boot option is created for the
device.
PXE Device n
Settings (n = 1 to
4)
Enables you to control the configuration of the PXE device.
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UEFI iSCSI Settings screen details
You can use the iSCSI Settings screen to modify iSCSI device settings. The iSCSI Settings option is
available only in the UEFI boot mode. BIOS does not control network settings in the BIOS boot mode. For
BIOS boot mode, the option ROM of the network controller handles the network settings.
To view the UEFI ISCSI Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Network
Settings → UEFI ISCSI Settings.
The UEFI ISCSI Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
ISCSI Initiator
Name
Specifies the name of the iSCSI initiator (iqn format).
ISCSI Device n (n =
1 to 4)
Enables or disables the iSCSI device. When disabled, a UEFI boot option is created
for the iSCSI device automatically.
Integrated Devices details
The Integrated Devices screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
User Accessible
USB Ports
Enables or disables the USB ports. Selecting Only Back Ports On disables the front
USB ports, selecting All Ports Off disables all USB ports. The USB keyboard and
mouse operate during boot process in certain operating systems. After the boot
process is complete, the USB keyboard and mouse do not work if the ports are
disabled.
NOTE: Selecting Only Back Ports On and All Ports Off disables the USB
management port and also restricts access to iDRAC features.
Internal USB Port Enables or disables the internal USB port. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Integrated
Network Card 1
Enables or disables the integrated network card.
Embedded NIC1
and NIC2
NOTE: The Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only available on systems
that do not have Integrated Network Card 1.
Enables or disables the Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options. If set to Disabled, the
NIC may still be available for shared network access by the embedded
management controller. The embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only available
on systems that do not have Network Daughter Cards (NDCs). The Embedded NIC1
and NIC2 option is mutually exclusive with the Integrated Network Card 1 option.
Configure the Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 option by using the NIC management
utilities of the system.
Embedded Video
Controller
Enables or disables the Embedded Video Controller option. This option is set to
Enabled by default.
Current State of
Embedded Video
Controller
Displays the current state of the embedded video controller. The Current State of
Embedded Video Controller option is a read-only field. If the Embedded Video
Controller is the only display capability in the system (that is, no add-in graphics
card is installed), then the Embedded Video Controller is automatically used as the
primary display even if the Embedded Video Controller setting is set to Disabled.
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Option Description
OS Watchdog
Timer
If your system stops responding, this watchdog timer aids in the recovery of your
operating system. When this option is set to Enabled, the operating system
initializes the timer. When this option is set to Disabled (the default), the timer does
not have any effect on the system.
Memory Mapped
I/O above 4 GB
Enables or disables the support for PCIe devices that need large amounts of
memory. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Slot Disablement Enables or disables the available PCIe slots on your system. The slot disablement
feature controls the configuration of PCIe cards installed in the specified slot. Slots
must be disabled only when the installed peripheral card prevents booting into the
operating system or causes delays in system startup. If the slot is disabled, both the
Option ROM and UEFI drivers are disabled.
Serial Communication details
The Serial Communication screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Serial
Communication
Selects serial communication devices (Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) in BIOS.
BIOS console redirection can also be enabled and the port address can be
specified. This option is set to Auto by default.
Serial Port
Address
Enables you to set the port address for serial devices. This option is set to Serial
Device 1=COM2, Serial Device 2=COM1 by default.
NOTE: You can use only Serial Device 2 for the Serial Over LAN (SOL) feature.
To use console redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for
console redirection and the serial device.
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting
saved in iDRAC. The serial MUX setting can independently be changed in
iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within the BIOS setup utility
may not always revert the serial MUX setting to the default setting of Serial
Device 1.
External Serial
Connector
Enables you to associate the External Serial Connector to Serial Device 1, Serial
Device 2, or the Remote Access Device by using this option.
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.
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting
saved in iDRAC. The serial MUX setting can independently be changed in
iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within the BIOS setup utility
may not always revert this setting to the default setting of Serial Device 1.
Failsafe Baud Rate Specifies 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. This option is set to 115200 by
default.
Remote Terminal
Type
Sets the remote console terminal type. This option is set to VT 100/VT 220 by
default.
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Option Description
Redirection After
Boot
Enables or disables the BIOS console redirection when the operating system is
loaded. This option is set to Enabled by default.
System Profile Settings details
The System Profile Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Profile Sets 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. This option is set to
Performance Per Watt (OS).
NOTE: All the parameters on the system profile setting screen are available
only when the System Profile option is set to Custom.
CPU Power
Management
Sets the CPU power management. This option is set to OS DBPM by default. DBPM
is Demand-Based Power Management.
Memory
Frequency
Sets the speed of the system memory. You can select Maximum Performance,
Maximum Reliability, or a specific speed.
Turbo Boost Enables or disables the processor to operate in the turbo boost mode. This option
is set to Enabled by default.
C1E Enables or disables the processor to switch to a minimum performance state when
it is idle. This option is set to Enabled by default.
C States Enables or disables the processor to operate in all available power states. This
option is set to Enabled by default.
Memory Refresh
Rate
Sets the memory refresh rate to either 1x or 2x. This option is set to 1x by default.
Uncore Frequency Enables you to select the Processor Uncore Frequency option.
Dynamic mode enables the processor to optimize power resources across the
cores and uncore during runtime. The optimization of the uncore frequency to
either save power or optimize performance is influenced by the setting of the
Energy Efficiency Policy option.
Energy Efficient
Policy
Enables you to select the Energy Efficient Policy option.
The CPU uses the setting to manipulate the internal behavior of the processor and
determines whether to target higher performance or better power savings.
Number of Turbo
Boot Enabled
Cores for
Processor 1
Controls the number of turbo boost enabled cores for processor 1. The maximum
number of cores is enabled by default.
Monitor/Mwait Enables the Monitor/Mwait instructions in the processor. This option is set to
Enabled for all system profiles, except Custom by default.
NOTE: This option can be disabled only if the C States option in the Custom
mode is set to disabled.
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Option Description
NOTE: When C States is set to Enabled in the Custom mode, changing the
Monitor/Mwait setting does not impact the system power or performance.
System Security Settings details
The System Security Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Intel AES-NI Improves the speed of applications by performing encryption and decryption by
using the Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set (AES-NI). This option is set
to Enabled by default.
System Password Sets the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only
if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Setup Password Sets the setup password. This option is read-only if the password jumper is not
installed in the system.
Password Status Locks the system password. This option is set to Unlocked by default.
TPM Security
NOTE: The TPM menu is available only when the TPM module is installed.
Enables you to control the reporting mode of the TPM. The TPM Security option is
set to Off by default. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation, and Intel
TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements
or On without Pre-boot Measurements.
TPM Information Changes the operational state of the TPM. This option is set to No Change by
default.
TPM Status Specifies the TPM status.
TPM Command
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM results in the loss of all keys in the TPM. The
loss of TPM keys may affect booting to the operating system.
Clears all the contents of the TPM. The TPM Clear option is set to No by default.
Intel TXT Enables or disables the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) option. To enable
the Intel TXT option, virtualization technology and TPM Security must be enabled
with Pre-boot measurements. This option is set to Off by default.
Power Button Enables or disables the power button on the front of the system. This option is set
to Enabled by default.
NMI Button Enables or disables the NMI button on the front of the system. This option is set to
Disabled by default.
AC Power
Recovery
Sets how the system behaves after AC power is restored to the system. This option
is set to Last by default.
AC Power
Recovery Delay
Sets the time delay for the system to power up after AC power is restored to the
system. This option is set to Immediate by default.
User Defined
Delay (60s to
240s)
Sets the User Defined Delay option when the User Defined option for AC Power
Recovery Delay is selected.
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Option Description
UEFI Variable
Access
Provides varying degrees of securing UEFI variables. When set to Standard (the
default), UEFI variables are accessible in the operating system per the UEFI
specification. When set to Controlled, selected UEFI variables are protected in the
environment and new UEFI boot entries are forced to be at the end of the current
boot order.
Secure Boot Enables Secure Boot, where the BIOS authenticates each pre-boot image by using
the certificates in the Secure Boot Policy. Secure Boot is disabled by default.
Secure Boot
Policy
When Secure Boot policy is set to Standard, the BIOS uses the system
manufacturer’s key and certificates to authenticate pre-boot images. When Secure
Boot policy is set to Custom, the BIOS uses the user-defined key and certificates.
Secure Boot policy is set to Standard by default.
Secure Boot
Policy Summary
Specifies the list of certificates and hashes that secure boot uses to authenticate
images.
Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details
Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings is displayed only when the Secure Boot Policy option is set to
Custom.
To view the Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS
→ System Security → Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings.
The Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Platform Key Imports, exports, deletes, or restores the platform key (PK).
Key Exchange Key
Database
Enables you to import, export, delete, or restore entries in the Key Exchange Key
(KEK) Database.
Authorized
Signature
Database
Imports, exports, deletes, or restores entries in the Authorized Signature Database
(db).
Forbidden
Signature
Database
Imports, exports, deletes, or restores entries in the Forbidden Signature Database
(dbx).
Miscellaneous Settings details
The Miscellaneous Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Time Enables you to set the time on the system.
System Date Enables you to set the date on the system.
Asset Tag Specifies the asset tag and enables you to modify it for security and tracking
purposes.
Keyboard
NumLock
Enables you to set whether the system boots with the NumLock enabled or
disabled. This option is set to On by default.
NOTE: This option does not apply to 84-key keyboards.
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Option Description
F1/F2 Prompt on
Error
Enables or disables the F1/F2 prompt on error. This option is set to Enabled by
default. The F1/F2 prompt also includes keyboard errors.
Load Legacy
Video Option
ROM
Enables you to determine whether the system BIOS loads the legacy video (INT
10H) option ROM from the video controller. Selecting Enabled in the operating
system does not support UEFI video output standards. This field is available only for
UEFI boot mode. You cannot set the option to Enabled if UEFI Secure Boot mode
is enabled.
In-System
Characterization
Enables or disables In-System Characterization. This option is set to Disabled by
default. The two other options are Enabled and Enabled - No Reboot.
NOTE: The default setting for In-System Characterization is subject to change
in future BIOS releases.
When enabled, In-System Characterization (ISC) executes during POST upon
detecting relevant change(s) in system configuration to optimize system power and
performance. ISC takes about 20 seconds to execute, and system reset is needed
for ISC results to be applied. The Enabled - No Reboot option executes ISC and
continues without applying ISC results until the next time system reset occurs. The
Enabled option executes ISC and forces an immediate system reset so that ISC
results can be applied. It takes the system longer to be ready due to the forced
system reset. When disabled, ISC does not execute.
About Boot Manager
Boot manager enables you to add, delete, and arrange boot options. You can also access System Setup
and boot options without restarting the system.
Viewing Boot Manager
To enter Boot Manager:
1. Turn on, or restart your system.
2. Press F11 when you see the following message:
F11 = Boot Manager
If your operating system begins to load before you press F11, allow the system to complete the
booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Boot Manager main menu
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.
One-shot Boot
Menu
Enables you to access boot menu, where you can select a one-time boot device to
boot from.
Launch System
Setup
Enables you to access System Setup.
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Menu item Description
Launch Lifecycle
Controller
Exits the Boot Manager and invokes the Dell Lifecycle Controller program.
System Utilities Enables you to launch System Utilities menu such as System Diagnostics and UEFI
shell.
About Dell Lifecycle Controller
Dell Lifecycle Controller enables you to perform tasks such as configuring BIOS and hardware settings,
deploying an operating system, updating drivers, changing RAID settings, and saving hardware profiles.
For more information about Dell Lifecycle Controller, see the documentation at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Changing the boot order
You may have to change the boot order if you want to boot from a USB key or an optical drive. The
following instructions may vary if you have selected BIOS for Boot Mode.
1. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → Boot Settings.
2. Click Boot Option Settings → Boot Sequence.
3. Use the arrow keys to select a boot device, and use the plus (+) and minus (-) sign keys to move the
device down or up in the order.
4. Click Exit, and then click Yes to save the settings on exit.
Choosing the system boot mode
System Setup enables you to specify one of the following boot modes for installing your operating
system:
• BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
• Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface. If you
have configured your system to boot to UEFI mode, it replaces the system BIOS.
1. From the System Setup Main Menu, click Boot Settings, and select Boot Mode.
2. Select the boot mode you want the system to boot into.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating
system is not installed in the same boot mode.
3. After the system boots in the specified boot mode, proceed to install your operating system from
that mode.
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 about supported operating systems, go to Dell.com/ossupport.
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Creating a system or setup password
Prerequisites
• Ensure that the password jumper setting is enabled. The password jumper enables or disables the
system password and setup password features. For more information about the password jumper
settings, see System board jumpers and connectors.
• Ensure that password status is unlocked in the System Security Settings screen. For more
information, see System Security Settings details.
NOTE: If the password jumper setting is disabled, the existing system password and setup password
are deleted and you need not provide the system password to boot the system.
Steps
1. To enter system setup, press F2 immediately after turning on or restarting the system.
2. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → System Security.
3. On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4. In the System Password field, type your system password, and then 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 the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
A message prompts you to reenter the system password.
5. Reenter the system password, and click OK.
6. In the Setup Password field, type your system password, and then press Enter or Tab.
A message prompts you to reenter the setup password.
7. Reenter the setup password, and click OK.
8. Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again.
A message prompts you to save the changes.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Using your system password to secure your system
If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
Steps
1. Turn on or reboot your system.
2. Type the system password and press Enter.
Next steps
When Password Status is set to Locked, type the system password and press Enter when prompted at
reboot.
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NOTE: If an incorrect system password is typed, the system displays a message and prompts you to
reenter your password. You have three attempts to type the correct password. After the third
unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an error message that the system has stopped
functioning and must be turned off. Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error
message is displayed until the correct password is entered.
Deleting or changing system and setup password
Prerequisites
NOTE: You cannot delete or change an existing system or setup password if the Password Status is
set to Locked.
Steps
1. To enter System Setup, press F2 immediately after turning on or restarting your system.
2. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → System Security.
3. On the System Security screen, ensure that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4. In the System Password field, alter or delete the existing system password, and then press Enter or
Tab.
5. In the Setup Password field, alter or delete the existing setup password, and then press Enter or Tab.
If you change the system and setup password, a message prompts you to reenter the new password.
If you delete the system and setup password, a message prompts you to confirm the deletion.
6. Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again, and a message prompts you to save
the changes.
Operating with a setup password enabled
If Setup Password is set to Enabled, type the correct setup password before modifying the system setup
options.
If you do not type the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the following message:
Invalid Password! Number of unsuccessful password attempts: <x> System Halted!
Must power down.
Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is
typed. The following options are exceptions:
• If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you
can assign a system password. For more information, see the System Security Settings screen section.
• You cannot disable or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the password status option with the setup password option to protect the
system password from unauthorized changes.
Embedded system management
The Dell Lifecycle Controller provides advanced embedded systems management throughout the
system’s lifecycle. The Dell Lifecycle Controller can be started during the boot sequence and can
function independently of the operating system.
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NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features provided by the Dell
Lifecycle Controller.
For more information about setting up the Dell Lifecycle Controller, configuring hardware and firmware,
and deploying the operating system, see the Dell Lifecycle Controller documentation at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
iDRAC Settings utility
The iDRAC settings utility is an interface to set up and configure the iDRAC parameters by using UEFI. You
can enable or disable various iDRAC parameters by using the iDRAC settings utility.
NOTE: Accessing some of the features on the iDRAC settings utility needs the iDRAC Enterprise
License upgrade.
For more information about using iDRAC, see Dell Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide
at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Entering the iDRAC Settings utility
1. Turn on or restart the managed system.
2. Press F2 during Power-on Self-test (POST).
3. On 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. Click iDRAC Settings → Thermal.
2. Under SYSTEM THERMAL PROFILE → Thermal Profile, select one of the following options:
• Default Thermal Profile Settings
• Maximum Performance (Performance Optimized)
• Minimum Power (Performance per Watt Optimized)
3. Under USER COOLING OPTIONS, set the Fan Speed Offset, Minimum Fan Speed, and Custom
Minimum Fan Speed.
4. Click Back → Finish → Yes.
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4
Installing and removing system
components
Safety instructions
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not
attempt to lift the system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover while the system is powered on may expose
you to a risk of electric shock.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding five minutes.
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 are shipped with your product.
CAUTION: Operating the system without the system cover can result in component damage.
NOTE: Dell recommends that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on
components inside the system.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation and cooling, all bays in the system and system fans must be
populated always with either a component or with a blank.
Before working inside your system
Prerequisites
Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Turn off the system and any attached peripherals.
2. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and disconnect the peripherals.
3. Lay the system on its side.
4. Remove the system cover.
Related Links
Removing the system cover
After working inside your system
1. Install the system cover.
2. Place the system upright on its feet on a flat and stable surface.
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3. Reconnect the peripherals and connect the system to the electrical outlet.
4. Turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.
Related Links
Installing the system cover
Recommended tools
You need the following tools to perform the installation and removal procedures:
• Phillips #2 screwdriver
• Plastic scribe
• Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
System cover
The system cover protects the components inside the system and helps in maintaining air flow inside the
system. Removing the system cover actuates the intrusion switch which aids in maintaining system
security.
Removing the system cover
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Turn off the system and any attached peripherals.
3. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and disconnect the peripherals.
4. Lay the system on its side.
Steps
Lift the cover release latch and remove the cover away from the system.
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Figure 5. Removing and installing the system cover
1. slots 2. tabs
3. cover release latch 4. system cover
Next steps
1. Install the system cover.
2. Place the system upright on its feet on a flat and stable surface.
3. Reconnect the peripherals and connect the system to the electrical outlet.
4. Turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Related Links
Installing the system cover
Installing the system cover
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Ensure that all internal cables are connected and placed out of the way and that no tools or extra
parts are left inside the system.
Steps
1. Align the tabs on the system cover with the corresponding slots on the system chassis.
2. Lower the system cover onto the chassis until it clicks into place.
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Next steps
1. Place the system upright on its feet on a flat and stable surface.
2. Reconnect the peripherals and connect the system to the electrical outlet
3. Turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Bezel
Removing the bezel
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Lift the retention clips at the edge of the bezel.
2. Lift the bezel and pull it away from the system.
Figure 6. Removing and installing the bezel
1. retention clips (4) 2. bezel
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
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Related Links
Installing the bezel
Installing the bezel
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Insert the bezel tabs into the bezel tab slots on the chassis.
2. Press the bezel into the chassis until the retention clips lock into place.
Next steps
1. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
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Inside the system
Figure 7. Inside the system
1. hard drive 2. processor
3. expansion card retention latch 4. PCIe slots (4)
5. system fan 6. power supply unit
7. memory slots (4) 8. hard drive cage
9. hard drive cage latch
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Intrusion switch
Removing the intrusion switch
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Disconnect the intrusion switch cable from the system board.
2. Slide the intrusion switch and push it out of the slot on the chassis.
Figure 8. Removing and installing the intrusion switch
1. intrusion switch slot 2. intrusion switch
3. intrusion switch cable
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Next steps
1. Install the intrusion switch.
2. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Installing the intrusion switch
Installing the intrusion switch
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. To install the intrusion switch, insert the intrusion switch into the intrusion switch slot and slide the
switch into place.
2. Connect the intrusion switch cable to the system board.
Next steps
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Control panel assembly
The control panel assembly contains the power button, the diagnostic indicators, and the front USB
ports.
Removing the control panel assembly
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Disconnect all peripherals connected to the control panel assembly.
4. Remove the bezel.
5. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Disconnect the control panel and USB data cables from the system board.
2. Remove the screws securing the control panel assembly to the system.
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3. Slide the control panel assembly upward to release it.
4. Pull the control panel assembly along with the cables out of the system.
Figure 9. Removing and installing the control panel assembly
1. screw (3) 2. control panel assembly
3. control panel assembly guide (2) 4. control panel assembly guide slot (2)
Next steps
1. Install the control panel assembly.
2. Install the bezel.
3. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Installing the control panel assembly
Installing the bezel
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Installing the control panel assembly
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Remove the bezel.
4. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Insert the control panel assembly into the guide slot and slide it downward to lock the assembly into
place.
2. To secure the control panel, insert and tighten the screws to the chassis.
3. Route the control panel and USB data cables through the chassis clip.
4. Connect the control panel and USB data cables to the system board.
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. Reconnect the disconnected peripherals from the control panel assembly.
3. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Installing the bezel
Hard drives
CAUTION: Do not turn off or restart your system while the hard drive is being formatted. Doing so
can cause a hard drive failure.
NOTE: Do not mix enterprise class hard drives with entry class hard drives.
Your system supports four 3.5-inch entry hard drives and enterprise class hard drives. Entry hard drives
are designed for 8x5 operating environment and enterprise class hard drives are designed for 24x7
operating environment. Two hard drives are located in the removable hard drive cage and two hard drives
are located in the fixed hard drive bay.
Choosing the right hard drive type depends on the usage pattern. Improper use of entry hard drives
(workload rating exceeding 55 TB/year) leads to significant risk and increases the failure rate of the drives.
Due to industry advances, in some cases, the larger capacity drives have been changed to a larger sector
size. The larger sector size can have impacts on operating systems and applications. For more
information about these hard drives, see the 512e and 4Kn Disk Formats white paper and 4K Sector HDD
FAQ document at Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
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All hard drives are connected to the system board through the hard drive backplane. Hard drives are
supplied in hot-swappable hard drive carriers that fit in the hard drive slots.
When you format a hard drive, allow enough time for the formatting to be complete. Be aware that high-
capacity hard drives can take a long time to format.
Removing the hard drive cage
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Disconnect all peripherals connected to the control panel assembly.
4. Remove the bezel.
5. If connected, disconnect the power and data cables from the hard drives and the optical drive in the
hard drive cage.
Steps
Slide and hold the hard drive cage latch and pull the hard drive cage out of the system.
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Figure 10. Removing and installing the hard drive cage
1. hard drive cage latch 2. hard drive cage guide screw (2)
3. hard drive cage
Next steps
1. Install the hard drive cage.
2. If disconnected, connect the power and data cables to the hard drives and the optical drive in the
hard drive cage.
3. Install the bezel.
4. Reconnect the peripherals disconnected from the control panel assembly.
5. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Installing the hard drive cage
Installing the bezel
Installing the hard drive cage
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Disconnect all peripherals connected to the control panel assembly.
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4. Remove the bezel.
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 are shipped with your product.
Steps
Insert the hard drive cage into the system until it clicks into place.
Next steps
1. If disconnected, reconnect the power and data cables to the hard drives and optical drive in the hard
drive cage.
2. Install the bezel.
3. Reconnect the peripherals disconnected from the control panel assembly.
4. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Installing the bezel
Removing a hard drive carrier from the hard drive cage
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Disconnect all peripherals connected to the control panel assembly.
4. Remove the bezel.
5. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drives and optical drive in the hard drive cage.
6. Remove the hard drive cage.
Steps
Press the retention clips inward and pull the hard drive out of the hard drive cage.
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Figure 11. Removing and installing hard drive carrier from the hard drive cage
1. hard drive carrier 2. hard drive
3. retention clips (2) 4. hard drive cage
Next steps
1. Install the hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage.
2. Install the hard drive cage.
3. Reconnect the power and data cables to the hard drives and optical drive in the hard drive cage.
4. Install the bezel.
5. Reconnect the peripherals disconnected from the control panel assembly.
6. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Removing the hard drive cage
Installing a hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage
Installing the hard drive cage
Installing the bezel
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Installing a hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. Disconnect all peripherals connected to the control panel assembly.
4. Remove the bezel.
5. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drives and optical drive in the hard drive cage.
6. Remove the hard drive cage.
Steps
Insert the hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage until it clicks into place.
Next steps
1. Install the hard drive cage.
2. Reconnect the power and data cables to the hard drives and optical drive in the hard drive cage.
3. Install the bezel.
4. Reconnect the peripherals disconnected from the control panel assembly.
5. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bezel
Removing the hard drive cage
Installing the hard drive cage
Installing the bezel
Removing a hard drive carrier from the hard drive bay
Prerequisites
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 are shipped with your product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3. If connected, disconnect the power and data cables from the hard drive in the hard drive bay.
Steps
Press the retention clips inward and lift the hard drive carrier from the hard drive bay.
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