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Dell PowerEdge T30
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: D13M Series
Regulatory Type: D13M002
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Notes, cautions, and warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Copyright © 2016 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its
subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
2016 - 11
Rev. A00
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Contents
1 Dell PowerEdge T30 system overview............................................................................. 7
Supported configurations for the Dell PowerEdge T30 system...........................................................................................7
Supported operating systems............................................................................................................................................. 7
Front panel......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Front panel features of the PowerEdge T30 system.....................................................................................................8
Back panel........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Back panel features of the PowerEdge T30 system....................................................................................................10
Diagnostic Indicators..........................................................................................................................................................11
Diagnostic indicators on the front panel.......................................................................................................................11
NIC indicator codes.....................................................................................................................................................12
Power on LED indicator codes.................................................................................................................................... 12
Power indicator codes for power supply unit...............................................................................................................13
2 Documentation resources.............................................................................................. 15
3 Technical specifications................................................................................................. 16
Chassis dimensions........................................................................................................................................................... 16
Chassis weight.................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Processor specifications....................................................................................................................................................17
PSU specifications............................................................................................................................................................ 17
System battery specification............................................................................................................................................. 17
Expansion bus specifications.............................................................................................................................................17
Memory specifications...................................................................................................................................................... 17
Drive specifications...........................................................................................................................................................18
Hard drives..................................................................................................................................................................18
Optical drive................................................................................................................................................................18
Ports and connectors specifications..................................................................................................................................18
USB ports................................................................................................................................................................... 18
NIC port......................................................................................................................................................................19
Video specification......................................................................................................................................................19
Environmental specifications.............................................................................................................................................19
Particulate and gaseous contamination specifications................................................................................................ 20
4 Initial system setup and configuration............................................................................21
Setting up your system..................................................................................................................................................... 21
Options to install the operating system............................................................................................................................. 21
Methods to download firmware and drivers................................................................................................................ 21
5 System Setup............................................................................................................... 22
Boot Sequence.................................................................................................................................................................22
Navigation keys................................................................................................................................................................ 23
System Setup options...................................................................................................................................................... 23
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Updating the BIOS .......................................................................................................................................................... 29
BIOS recovery..................................................................................................................................................................30
BIOS recovery using USB key.................................................................................................................................... 30
Trusted Platform Module specification..............................................................................................................................31
Upgrading Trusted Platform Module to version 2.0..................................................................................................... 31
Downgrading the Trusted Platform Module to version 1.2.......................................................................................... 32
Configuring TPM Bitlocker key...................................................................................................................................32
System and setup password.............................................................................................................................................33
Assigning a system password and setup password.....................................................................................................33
Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup password................................................................................34
Disabling a system password...................................................................................................................................... 34
Intel Active Management Technology ........................................................................................................................35
6 Installing and removing system components................................................................. 36
Safety instructions........................................................................................................................................................... 36
Before working inside your system................................................................................................................................... 36
After working inside your system......................................................................................................................................36
Recommended tools.........................................................................................................................................................37
System cover....................................................................................................................................................................37
Removing the system cover....................................................................................................................................... 37
Installing the system cover......................................................................................................................................... 38
Bezel................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
Removing the bezel....................................................................................................................................................39
Installing the bezel......................................................................................................................................................40
Inside the system.............................................................................................................................................................. 41
Power switch................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Removing the power switch.......................................................................................................................................42
Installing the power switch.........................................................................................................................................43
Chassis intrusion switch................................................................................................................................................... 44
Removing the chassis intrusion switch....................................................................................................................... 44
Installing the chassis intrusion switch......................................................................................................................... 45
Input/Output (I/O) panel................................................................................................................................................. 46
Removing the I/O panel............................................................................................................................................. 46
Installing the I/O panel................................................................................................................................................47
Hard drives.......................................................................................................................................................................48
Removing the hard drive cage....................................................................................................................................49
Installing the hard drive cage......................................................................................................................................50
Removing a 3.5-inch hard drive carrier from the hard drive cage............................................................................... 50
Installing a 3.5-inch hard drive carrier in the hard drive cage.......................................................................................51
Removing a 2.5-inch hard drive(s) from the optical drive bay.....................................................................................52
Installing a 2.5-inch hard drive(s) in the optical drive bay............................................................................................54
Removing a 3.5-inch hard drive carrier from the hard drive bay................................................................................. 56
Installing a 3.5-inch hard drive carrier in the hard drive bay........................................................................................ 56
Removing a hard drive from a hard drive carrier......................................................................................................... 57
Installing a hard drive into a hard drive carrier.............................................................................................................58
Optical drive.....................................................................................................................................................................59
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Removing the optical drive.........................................................................................................................................59
Installing the optical drive............................................................................................................................................61
Removing the optical drive filler................................................................................................................................. 62
Installing the optical drive filler....................................................................................................................................63
System memory...............................................................................................................................................................65
General memory module installation guidelines...........................................................................................................66
Sample memory configurations.................................................................................................................................. 66
Removing a memory module...................................................................................................................................... 67
Installing a memory module........................................................................................................................................ 68
System fan.......................................................................................................................................................................69
Removing the system fan...........................................................................................................................................69
Installing the system fan.............................................................................................................................................70
Expansion cards................................................................................................................................................................ 71
Expansion card installation guidelines.......................................................................................................................... 71
Removing an expansion card...................................................................................................................................... 72
Installing an expansion card........................................................................................................................................ 73
Processors and heat sinks................................................................................................................................................ 74
Removing a heat sink..................................................................................................................................................74
Removing the processor.............................................................................................................................................75
Installing a processor.................................................................................................................................................. 76
Installing a heat sink....................................................................................................................................................77
Power supply unit.............................................................................................................................................................78
Removing the power supply unit.................................................................................................................................78
Installing the power supply unit...................................................................................................................................79
System battery.................................................................................................................................................................80
Replacing the system battery.....................................................................................................................................80
System board....................................................................................................................................................................81
Removing the system board.......................................................................................................................................82
Installing the system board.........................................................................................................................................83
Entering the system service tag using Intel Active Management Technology............................................................. 84
Entering the system Service Tag by using System Setup........................................................................................... 85
7 Using system diagnostics.............................................................................................. 86
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics..................................................................................................................................86
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from Boot Manager.............................................................................. 86
System diagnostics controls.......................................................................................................................................86
8 Jumpers and connectors .............................................................................................. 87
System board connectors.................................................................................................................................................87
System board jumper settings..........................................................................................................................................89
Disabling forgotten password........................................................................................................................................... 89
9 Troubleshooting your system........................................................................................ 90
Safety first — for you and your system........................................................................................................................... 90
Minimum to POST............................................................................................................................................................90
Minimum components................................................................................................................................................90
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Troubleshooting system startup failure.............................................................................................................................90
Troubleshooting external connections.............................................................................................................................. 90
Troubleshooting the video subsystem...............................................................................................................................90
Troubleshooting a USB device...........................................................................................................................................91
Troubleshooting a serial I/O device................................................................................................................................... 91
Troubleshooting a NIC...................................................................................................................................................... 92
Troubleshooting a wet system..........................................................................................................................................92
Troubleshooting a damaged system..................................................................................................................................93
Troubleshooting the system battery................................................................................................................................. 93
Troubleshooting power supply units..................................................................................................................................94
Troubleshooting power source problems.................................................................................................................... 94
Power supply unit problems........................................................................................................................................94
Power supply unit Built-in Self Test button.................................................................................................................95
Troubleshooting cooling fans............................................................................................................................................95
Troubleshooting system memory......................................................................................................................................96
Troubleshooting an optical drive........................................................................................................................................97
Troubleshooting a hard drive ............................................................................................................................................97
Troubleshooting expansion cards......................................................................................................................................98
Troubleshooting processors..............................................................................................................................................99
10 Getting help............................................................................................................... 100
Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................................... 100
Documentation feedback................................................................................................................................................100
Accessing system information by using QRL...................................................................................................................100
Quick Resource Locator............................................................................................................................................ 101
Locating Service Tag of your system............................................................................................................................... 101
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Dell PowerEdge T30 system overview
Dell PowerEdge T30 is a tower system that supports up to:
• One Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor or Intel Core i3 series processor or Intel Pentium processor
• Four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and additional two 2.5-inch SATA hard drives (with expansion kit and controller card)
• Four DIMM slots supporting up to 64 GB of memory
• Three full-height PCIe Gen 3 slots and one full-height PCI slot
• One AC cabled power supply unit (PSU)
Supported configurations for the Dell PowerEdge T30 system
The Dell PowerEdge T30 system supports the following configurations.
Figure 1. Supported configurations for the Dell PowerEdge T30 system
Supported operating systems
The Dell PowerEdge T30 system supports the following operating systems based on each configuration:
CAUTION: Windows 2008 R2 SP1 installation media does not include native driver support for USB 3.0 controllers, all
attached USB devices do not function during the OS installation. Follow the steps in the link to include the USB 3.0
drivers into the operating system image: http://dell.to/1QGby5w
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NOTE:
T30 only supports fixed-configuration with no operating system preinstalled from the factory.
The configuration available in China offers Non-ECC memory with no Windows operating system supported.
Table 1. Supported operating systems for T30 configuration
Supported regions Configuration Supported Operating systems
All regions 1 1x Processor Skylake Pentium G4400
1x 4 GB DIMM (ECC)
1x 1 TB Client hard drive
No Optical drive
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (test
only)
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
2 1x Processor Skylake Xeon E3-1225v5
1x 8 GB DIMM (ECC)
1x 1 TB Enterprise hard drive
1x DVD RW drive
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (test
only)
RHEL 7.2
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
Only in China 1 1x Processor Skylake Pentium G4400
1x 4 GB DIMM (Non-ECC)
1x 1 TB Client hard drive
1x DVD RW drive
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
2 1x Processor Skylake Core i3 6100
1x 4 GB DIMM (Non-ECC)
1x 1 TB Client hard drive
1x DVD RW drive
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
NOTE: Dell engineering team has tested Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system (OS) on Dell PowerEdge
Servers to ensure OS compatibility. While most OS features work as expected on this platform, some certification tests
did not complete successfully. These findings are documented at Dell.com/ostechsheets.
For more information on the specific versions and additions, see the information on supported operating systems at dell.com/
OSsupport.
Front panel
The front panel provides access to the features available on the front of the server, such as the power button, status indicator, and
USB ports.
Front panel features of the PowerEdge T30 system
The following figure and the table describe the front panel features and its indicators.
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Figure 2. Front panel features and indicators
Table 2. Front panel features and indicators
Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Icon Description
1 Power indicator, power button To turn the system on or off, press the power
button. The indicator on the button indicates if the
system is on or off.
NOTE: The Power-on indicator is also known
as Power-on LED diagnostic indicator.
NOTE: To gracefully shut down an ACPI-
compliant operating system, press the power
button.
2 Optical drive (optional) One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD +/-
RW drive. For information about the supported
optical drive, see the Technical specifications
section.
3 Microphone connector Use the Microphone connector to connect a
microphone to the system.
4 Headphone connector Use the Headphone connector to connect a
headphone to the system.
5 USB 3.0 port (2) Use the USB 3.0 port to connect USB devices to
the system.
6 USB 2.0 port (2) Use the USB 2.0 port to connect USB devices to
the system.
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Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Icon Description
7 Drive status indicator Indicates the drive activity.
Back panel
The back panel provides access to the features available on the back of the server, such as the power supply self-diagnostic button,
Ethernet port, HDMI port, two Display port, Serial port, Line-in and Line-out connector, and USB port.
Back panel features of the PowerEdge T30 system
The following figure and the table describe the back panel features and indicators.
Figure 3. Back panel features and indicators
Table 3. Back panel features and indicators
Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Icon Description
1 AC power status indicator Indicates power activity.
2 Self-diagnostic button Indicates the health status of the power supply.
3 Power connector Use the Power connector to connect the power cable.
4 PS/2 mouse port Use the PS/2 mouse connector to connect a PS/2
keyboard to the system.
5 PS/2 keyboard port Use the PS/2 keyboard connector to connect a PS/2
mouse to the system.
6 USB 2.0 port (2) Use the USB 2.0 port to connect USB devices to the
system.
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Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Icon Description
7 Display ports (2) Use the Display ports to connect other external display
devices to the system.
8 HDMI port Use the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
connector to transfer video data and compressed or
uncompressed digital audio data to a compatible computer
monitor or video projector.
9 USB 3.0 port (4) Use the USB 3.0 port to connect USB devices to the
system.
10 Line-out connector Use the Line-out connector to connect the input of an
audio device to the system.
11 Line-in or microphone connector Use the Line-in or Microphone connector to connect other
input audio devices to the system.
12 Expansion card slots (4) Use the Expansion card slots to connect up to three full-
height PCIe expansion cards and one full-height PCI
expansion card.
13 Serial port Use the Serial connector to connect a serial device to the
system.
14 Ethernet port (NIC) One integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port. Use this
port to connect the system to the network.
15 Security-cable slot Allows you to connect a cable lock to the system.
16 Padlock ring Allows you to lock the system cover.
Diagnostic Indicators
The diagnostic indicators on the system indicate operation and error status.
Diagnostic indicators on the front panel
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 4. Diagnostic indicators on the front panel
Icon Description Condition Corrective action
Hard-drive indicator The indicator flashes amber if
there is a hard-drive error.
Check the hard drive. If the
problem persists, see the
Troubleshooting hard drive
section or the Getting help
section.
Power-on indicator The indicator flashes amber
and white if there is a
component failure.
This is due to component
failure in the system. For more
information, see the Power on
LED indicator codes section. If
the problem persists, see the
appropriate Troubleshooting
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Icon Description Condition Corrective action
section or the Getting help
section.
Related links
Getting help
NIC indicator codes
NIC on the back panel has an indicator that provides information about the network activity and link status. The activity LED
indicates whether the NIC is currently connected or not. The link LED indicates the speed of the connected network.
Figure 4. NIC indicators
1. link indicator 2. activity indicator
Table 5. NIC indicators
Convention Status Condition
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 10
Mbps or 100 Mbps port speed.
C Link indicator is orange The NIC is connected to a valid network at 1000
Mbps port speed.
D Activity indicator is flashing yellow Network data is being sent or received.
Power on LED indicator codes
The Power on indicator button has a dual color Light Emitting Diode (LED) that is on the front panel of the system. This indicator
functions as a system diagnostic LED.
NOTE: The diagnostic LED is active and visible only during the POST process. Once the operating system starts to load,
it is no longer visible.
Amber LED blinking scheme — The pattern is 2 or 3 blinks followed by a short pause then x number of blinks up to 7. The repeated
pattern has a long pause inserted in the middle. For example 2, 4 = 2 amber blinks followed by a short pause, and then 4 amber blinks
followed by long pause. Then, the pattern is repeated.
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Table 6. Power on LED system state indicator codes
Amber LED state White LED state Description
off off system is OFF
off blinking system is in sleep state
blinking off power supply unit (PSU) failure
steady off PSU is working but failed to fetch code
off steady system is ON
Power on LED system diagnostics indicator codes
Amber LED blinking scheme — The pattern is 2 or 3 blinks followed by a short pause then x number of blinks up to 7. The same
pattern is repeated after a long pause. For example 3, 5 = 3 amber blinks followed by a short pause, and then 5 amber blinks followed
by long pause. Then, the pattern is repeated.
Table 7. Power on LED system diagnostics indicator codes
Amber LED state Description
2, 1 system board failure
2, 2 system board, PSU or PSU cabling failure
2, 3 system board, memory or CPU failure
2, 4 coin cell battery failure
2, 5 corrupt BIOS
2, 6 CPU configuration failure or CPU failure
2, 7 memory modules are detected, but there is a memory failure
3, 1 possible peripheral card or system board failure
3, 2 possible USB failure
3, 3 no memory modules are detected
3, 4 possible system board error
3, 5 memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error
3, 6 possible system board resource and/or hardware failure
3, 7 some other device failure with messages on screen
Power indicator codes for power supply unit
To perform a quick health check on the non-redundant power supply unit (PSU) of the system, press the self-diagnostic button.
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Figure 5. PSU status indicator and self-diagnostic button
1. self-diagnostic button 2. PSU status indicator
Table 8. PSU status indicators
Power indicator pattern Condition
Green A valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is operational.
Not lit Power is not connected.
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Documentation resources
This section provides information about the documentation resources for your system.
Table 9. Additional documentation resources for your system
Task Document Location
Setting up your system For information about turning on the system and
the technical specifications of your system, see
the Getting Started With Your System document
that is shipped with your system.
Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals
For information about installing the operating
system, see the operating system
documentation.
Configuring your system For information about updating drivers and
firmware, see the Methods to download
firmware and drivers section in this document.
Dell.com/support/drivers
Managing your system For information about upgrading your system,
Dell recommends that you download and install
the latest BIOS, driver, and systems
management firmware on your system.
Dell.com/support
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Technical specifications
The technical and environmental specifications of your system are outlined in this section.
Chassis dimensions
Figure 6. Chassis dimensions of the PowerEdge T30 system
Table 10. Dimensions of the PowerEdge T30 system
X Y Z
175.00 mm (6.88 inches) 360.00 mm (14.17 inches) 454.00 mm (17.87 inches)
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Chassis weight
Table 11. Chassis weight
System Maximum weight (with all hard drives/SSDs)
PowerEdge T30 11.70 kg (25.70 lb)
Processor specifications
The PowerEdge T30 system supports the following processors:
• Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor
• Intel Core i3 series processor
• Intel Pentium processor
PSU specifications
The PowerEdge T30 system supports a single 290 W AC cabled power supply unit (PSU).
Table 12. PSU specifications
PSU Heat dissipation (maximum) Frequency Voltage
290 W AC 989.00 BTU/hr 50 – 60 Hz 100 – 240 V AC, 5.4 A, autoranging
NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated by using the PSU wattage rating.
NOTE: The PowerEdge T30 system is also designed to connect to the IT power systems with a phase-to-phase voltage
not exceeding 230 V.
System battery specification
The PowerEdge T30 system supports CR 2032 3.0-V lithium coin cell system battery.
Expansion bus specifications
The PowerEdge T30 system supports PCI express (PCIe) generation 3 expansion cards, which must be installed on the system
board. The following table provides detailed information about the expansion card specifications:
Table 13. Expansion card specifications
PCIe slot Height Length Link
1 Full height Half length x16
3 Full height Half length x4
4 Full height Half length x4
NOTE: Slot 2 is a full-height, half-length PCI 32/33 card slot connected to PCIe and PCI Bridge.
Memory specifications
The PowerEdge T30 system supports up to four 2133 MT/s (ECC) and 2400 MT/s (Non-ECC), single rank or dual rank UDIMMs.
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CAUTION: Dell recommends you to use ECC DIMMs to minimize the risk of uncorrectable system error, data loss and/or
silent data corruption. Non-ECC DIMM is not used for mission-critical applications.
NOTE: Non-ECC DIMMs are supported only in selected countries, for more information contact your sales
representative.
Table 14. Memory specifications
Memory module sockets Memory capacity Minimum RAM Maximum RAM
Four 288-pin 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB 4 GB 64 GB
Drive specifications
Hard drives
The PowerEdge T30 system supports one of the following hard drive configurations:
Table 15. Hard drive configurations
Number of hard drives Configuration
Six hard drives Up to four 3.5-inch hard drive, internal, cabled SATA or SATA
SSD drives and two 2.5-inch hard drive (optional), internal,
cabled SATA, or SATA SSD drives.
Three hard drives Up to three 3.5-inch hard drive, internal, cabled SATA or SATA
SSD drives and one optical drive (optional), internal, cabled
SATA, or SATA SSD drives.
Four hard drives Up to four 3.5-inch hard drive, internal, cabled SATA or SATA
SSD drives.
NOTE: If you install more than four hard drives, you need to get an additional SATA controller card, SATA cables
(minimum 1.6 ft) and power extension cables.
Optical drive
The PowerEdge T30 system supports an optional slim 9.5 mm SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
NOTE: External optical drives can be connected through the USB ports.
Ports and connectors specifications
USB ports
The PowerEdge T30 system supports up to:
• Six USB 2.0-compliant ports
• Six USB 3.0-complaint ports
Table 16. USB specifications
Front panel Back panel Internal
Two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant Two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant Two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant
Two 4-pin USB 3.0-compliant Four 4-pin USB 3.0-compliant -
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NIC port
The PowerEdge T30 system supports a Network Interface Controller (NIC) port on the back panel, which is available in 10/100/1000
Mbps NIC configurations.
Video specification
The PowerEdge T30 system supports:
• Intel® HD Graphics P530 for Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor
• Intel® HD Graphics 510 for Intel Pentium processor
• Intel® HD Graphics 530 for Intel Core i3 series processor
Environmental specifications
NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see Dell.com/
environmental_datasheets.
Table 17. Environmental specifications
Type Condition Temperature or Specification
Temperature
Maximum Temperature Gradient (Operating and Storage) 20 °C/h (36 °F/h)
Storage Temperature Limits –40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Continuous operation (for altitude less than 950 m or 3117
ft)
5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) with no direct sunlight on
the equipment.
Relative Humidity
Storage 5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.
Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times.
Operating 10% to 80% Relative Humidity with 29 °C (84.2 °F)
maximum dew point.
Maximum Vibration
Operating 0.26 Grms at 5 Hz to 350 Hz (operating orientation).
Storage 1.37 Grms at 5 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes (all six sides
tested).
Maximum Shock
Operating Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive
and negative x, y, and z axes of 6 G for up to 11 ms.
Storage Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive
and negative x, y, and z axes (one pulse on each side of
the system) of 105 G for up to 2 ms.
Maximum Altitude
Operating 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Storage 35,000 m (10,688 ft)
Operating Altitude De-rating
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Type Condition Temperature or Specification
Up to 35 °C (95 °F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/300 m
(1 °F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
35 °C to 40 °C (95 °F to 104 °F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/175 m
(1 °F/319 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
40 °C to 45 °C (104 °F to 113 °F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/125 m
(1 °F/228 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
Particulate and gaseous contamination specifications
The following table defines the limitations that help avoid any equipment damage or failure from particulates and gaseous
contamination. If the levels of particulates or gaseous pollution exceed the specified limitations and result in equipment damage or
failure, you may need to rectify the environmental conditions. Re-mediation of environmental conditions is the responsibility of the
customer.
NOTE: This section defines the limits to help avoid IT equipment damage and/or failure from particulates and gaseous
contamination. If it is determined that levels of particulates or gaseous pollution are beyond the limits specified in the
following table and are the reason for the damage and/or failures to your equipment, it may be necessary for you to re-
mediate the environmental conditions that are causing the damage and/or failures. Re-mediation of environmental
conditions will be the responsibility of the customer.
Table 18. Particulate contamination specifications
Particulate contamination Specifications
Air Filtration
NOTE: Applies to data center environments only. Air filtration
requirements do not apply to IT equipment designed to be used
outside a data center, in environments such as an office or
factory floor.
Data center air filtration as defined by ISO Class 8 per ISO
14644-1 with a 95% upper confidence limit.
NOTE: Air entering the data center must have
MERV11 or MERV13 filtration.
Conductive Dust
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
Air must be free of conductive dust, zinc whiskers, or
other conductive particles.
Corrosive Dust
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
• Air must be free of corrosive dust.
• Residual dust present in the air must have a
deliquescent point less than 60% relative humidity.
Table 19. Gaseous contamination specifications
Gaseous contamination Specifications
Copper Coupon Corrosion Rate <300 Å/month per Class G1 as defined by ANSI/ISA71.04-1985.
Silver Coupon Corrosion Rate <200 Å/month as defined by AHSRAE TC9.9.
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Initial system setup and configuration
Setting up your system
Complete the following steps to set up your system:
1. Unpack the system.
2. Connect the peripherals to the system.
3. Connect the system to its electrical outlet.
4. Turn the system on by pressing the power button.
5. Turn on the attached peripherals.
Options to install the operating system
If the system is shipped without an operating system, install the supported operating system by using one of the following resources:
Table 20. Resources to install the operating system
Resources Location
Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation media Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals
Supported operating systems on Dell PowerEdge systems Dell.com/ossupport
Installation and How-to videos for supported operating systems
on Dell PowerEdge systems
Supported Operating Systems for Dell PowerEdge Systems
Methods to download firmware and drivers
You can download the firmware and drivers from the Dell support site at Dell.com/support/home.
Downloading the drivers and firmware
Dell recommends that you download and install the latest BIOS and drivers on your system.
Prerequisite
Ensure that you clear the web browser cache before downloading the drivers and firmware.
Steps
1. Go to Dell.com/support/drivers.
2. In the Drivers & Downloads section, type the Service Tag of your system in the Service Tag or Express Service Code box, and
then click Submit.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, select Detect My Product to allow the system to automatically detect
your Service Tag, or in General support, navigate to your product.
3. Click Drivers & Downloads.
The drivers that are applicable to your selection are displayed.
4. Download the drivers to a USB drive, CD, or DVD.
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System Setup
System Setup enables you to manage your system hardware and specify BIOS level options. From the System Setup, you can:
• Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
• View the system hardware configuration
• Enable or disable integrated devices
• Set system performance and power management
• Manage your system security
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the system setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device—for
example, optical drive or hard drive. During the Power-on Self Test (POST), you can:
• Access System Setup by pressing F2
• Bring up the one-time boot menu by pressing F12
The one-time boot menu displays the devices that you can boot from, including the diagnostic option. The boot-menu options are
explained as follows:
Table 21. Boot Sequence
Option Description
Legacy Boot Enables you to install an operating system from the available
options:
• Internal hard drive
• CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
• Onboard NIC
NOTE: The Internal hard drive option displays the hard
drive model number. For example, if the internal hard
drive model number is ST2000DM001–1ER164, then this
is displayed.
UEFI Boot Windows Boot Manager
Other options The other options displayed in the boot sequence are:
• BIOS Setup
• BIOS Flash Update
• Diagnostics
• Intel (R) Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBx)
• NOTE: The Intel (R) Management Engine BIOS
Extension (MEBx) option is not available when the
system is configured Management Engine lockout
mode or Management Engine disabled mode.
• Change Boot Mode Settings
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The boot sequence screen also displays the option to access the System Setup screen.
Navigation keys
NOTE: For most of the System Setup options, changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you
restart the system.
Keys Navigation
Up arrow Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow Moves to the next field.
Enter Selects a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar Expands or collapses a drop‐down list, if applicable.
Tab Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
Esc Moves to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing Esc in the main screen displays a
message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.
F1 Displays the System Setup help file.
System Setup options
NOTE: Depending on your system and the devices installed on the system, the items listed in this section may or may not
appear.
Table 22. General
Option Description
System Information Specifies information about the system and the primary hardware features of your system. The
available options are:
• System Information
• Memory Configuration
• PCI Information
• Processor Information
• Device Information
Boot Sequence Specifies the list of devices, in which the system checks for an operating system to install in
the sequence of the listed devices. You can modify the sequence, if necessary. The available
devices are:
• Diskette Drive
• USB Storage Device
• CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
• Onboard NIC
• Internal hard drive(s)
NOTE: The Diskette Drive option refers to the USB floppy drive.
Boot List Options Specifies the boot options. The available options are:
• Legacy
• UEFI
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Option Description
Advanced Boot Options Allows you to Enable Legacy Option ROMs. The available options are:
• Enable Legacy Option ROMs
• Enable Attempt Legacy Boot
By default, the Enable Legacy Option ROMs option is enabled.
Date/Time Allows you to set the date and time on the system. The changes to the system date and time
takes effect immediately.
Table 23. System configuration
Option Description
Integrated NIC Allows you to configure the integrated network controller. The available options are:
• Enable UEFI Network Stack
• Disabled
NOTE: You can use the Disabled option, only if Active Management Technology
(AMT) option is disabled.
• Enabled
• Enabled w/PXE
By default, the Enabled w/PXE option is selected.
Serial Port Identifies and defines the serial port settings. You can set the serial port to:
• Disabled
• COM1
• COM2
• COM3
• COM4
NOTE: The operating system may allocate resources even if the Serial port setting is
disabled.
By default, the COM1 option is selected.
SATA Operation Allows you to configure the internal SATA hard-drive controller. The available options are:
• Disabled
• AHCI
• RAID On
By default, the RAID On option is selected.
Drives Allows you to configure the SATA drives on the system board. The available options are:
• SATA-0
• SATA-1
• SATA-2
• SATA-3
By default, all SATA drives are selected.
SMART Reporting Specifies the hard-drive errors for the integrated drives that are reported during system
startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology) specification.
SMART Reporting is set to Enable SMART Reporting. By default, this option is disabled.
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Option Description
USB Configuration Allows you to enable or disable the USB port configuration. The available options are:
• Enable Boot Support
• Enable Front USB Ports
• Enable rear USB Ports
Front USB Configuration Allows you to enable or disable the front USB ports. The available options are:
• Front Port 1
• Front Port 2
• Front Port 3
• Front Port 4
Rear USB Configuration Allows you to enable or disable the rear USB ports. The available options are:
• Rear Port 1
• Rear Port 2
• Rear Port 3
• Rear Port 4
• Rear Port 5
• Rear Port 6
USB PowerShare Allows you to enable or disable USB PowerShare.
USB PowerShare is set to Enable USB PowerShare. By default, this option is disabled.
Miscellaneous devices Allows you to enable or disable various devices on the system board.
Miscellaneous devices is set to Enable PCI Slot. By default, this option is enabled.
Table 24. Video
Option Description
Primary Display Allows you to configure primary video controller when there are multiple controllers available.
The available options are:
• Auto
• Intel HD Graphics
By default, the Auto option is selected.
Table 25. Security
Option Description
Admin password Allows you set, change, or delete the administrator (Admin) password (sometimes called the
setup password). The Admin Password enables several security features. The available options
are:
• Enter the old password
• Enter the new password
• Confirm the new password
By default, the password is not set.
System password Allows you set, change, or delete the system password (previously called the primary
password). The system password enables several security features. The available options are:
• Enter the old password
• Enter the new password
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Option Description
• Confirm the new password
By default, the password is not set.
Internal HDD_0 Password Allows you set, change, or delete the password for the internal hard drive available in the
system. The internal HDD_0 password enables several security features. The available options
are:
• Enter the old password
• Enter the new password
• Confirm the new password
By default, the password is not set.
Strong Password Allows you to enable the option to always set strong passwords.
Strong Password is to Enable Strong Password. By default, this option is disabled.
Password Configuration Allows you to define the length of the Admin password and System password. The minimum
characters used in the password must be 4 and the maximum characters used must be 32.
The available options are:
• Admin Password Min
• Admin Password Max
• System Password Min
• System Password Max
NOTE: Before you configure the password, ensure that you have provided the
Service Tag information of your system.
Password Bypass Allows you to disable the permission to bypass the System password, when the administrator
password is set. The available options are:
• Disabled
• Reboot bypass
By default, the Disabled option is selected.
Password Change Allows you to enable the disable permission to the System passwords when the administrator
password is set.
Password Change is set to Allow Non-Admin Password Changes.
TPM 1.2 Security Allows you to control whether the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is visible to the operating
system. The available options are:
• TPM On
NOTE: The following options are available only if the TPM On option is enabled.
– PPI Bypass for Enable Commands
– PPI Bypass for Disable Commands
– Disabled
– Enabled
– Clear
By default, the TPM On option is selected.
NOTE: If you have upgraded the TPM 1.2 version to TPM 2.0 version, then the
available option is TPM 2.0 Security.
Computrace (R) Allows you to activate or disable the optional Computrace software. The available options are:
• Deactivate
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Option Description
• Disable
• Activate
By default, the Deactivate option is selected.
CPU XD Support Allows you to enable the Execute Disable mode of the processor.
By default, CPU XD Support is set to Enable CPU XD Support.
OROM Keyboard Access Allows you to determine whether users are able to enter Option ROM Configuration screens
using shortcut keys during boot. The available options are:
• Enable
• One Time Enable
• Disable
By default, the Enabled option is selected.
Admin Setup Lockout Allows you to prevent users from entering Setup when an administrator password is set.
Admin Setup Lockout is set to Enable Admin Setup Lockout. By default, this option is
disabled.
Table 26. Secure Boot
Option Description
Secure Boot Enable Allows you to enable or disable the Secure Boot Feature. The available options are:
• Disabled
• Enabled
By default, the Disabled option is selected.
Expert Key Management Allows you to enable or disable Custom Mode Key Management.
Expert Key Management is set to Enable Custom Mode. By default, this option is disabled.
If the Enable Custom Mode option is enabled, the available options are:
• PK
• KEK
• db
• dbx
Table 27. Performance
Option Description
Multi Core Support This field specifies whether the processor has one or all cores enabled. The performance of
some applications improve with the additional cores. Allows you to enable or disable multi-core
support for the processor. The available options are:
• All (Default)
• 1
• 2
• 3
By default, the All option is selected.
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Option Description
NOTE:
• The options displayed could be different depending on the installed processor.
• The options depend on the number of cores supported by the installed processor (All,
1, 2, N-1 for N-Core Processors)
Intel SpeedStep Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep feature.
Intel SpeedStep is set to Enable Intel SpeedStep.
C-States Control Allows you to enable or disable the additional processor sleep states.
By default, C-States Control is set to C states.
Limit CPUID Value This field limits the maximum value the processor Standard CPUID Function supports.
Intel® TurboBoost Allows you to enable or disable Intel® TurboBoost mode of the processor. If the system
supports Intel Xeon E3-1225 processor, then by default Intel® TurboBoost is enabled.
Table 28. Processors supporting the Intel® TurboBoost configuration
Processor type Supports Intel® TurboBoost
Intel Core I3-6100 No
Intel Xeon E3-1225 Yes
Intel Pentium G4400 No
Hyper-Thread Control Allows you to enable or disable the Hyper-Threading technology. If the system supports Intel
Core I3-6100 or Intel Xeon E3-1225 processor, then by default Hyper-Thread Control is
enabled.
Table 29. Processors supporting the Hyper-Thread Control configuration
Processor type Supports Hyper-Thread Control
Intel Core I3-6100 Yes
Intel Xeon E3-1225 Yes
Intel Pentium G4400 No
Table 30. Power management
Option Description
Auto On Time Allows you to set the time at which the system must turn on automatically. The available
options are:
• Disabled
• Every Day
• Weekdays
• Select Days
By default, the Disabled option is selected.
Fan Control Override Allows you to control the speed of the system fan. By default, this option is disabled.
Wake on LAN This option allows the system to power up from the off state when triggered by a special LAN
signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is unaffected by this setting and must be enabled in
the operating system. This feature only works when the system is connected to AC power
supply. The available options are:
• Disabled
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Option Description
• LAN Only
• LAN with PXE
By default, the Disabled option is selected.
Table 31. POST behavior
Option Description
Numlock LED Allows you to specify if the NumLock function is enabled when the system boots. By default,
this option is enabled.
MEBx Hotkey Allows you to specify the MEBx shortcut key function must be enabled when the system
boots. By default, this option is enabled.
Keyboard Errors Specifies the keyboard-related errors are reported when it boots. By default, this option is
enabled.
Table 32. Virtualization support
Option Description
Virtualization This option specifies whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the additional
hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization technology.
Virtualization is set to Enable Intel Virtualization Technology. By default, this option is
enabled.
VT for Direct I/O Enables or disables the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) from utilizing the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization technology for direct I/O.
VT for Direct I/O is set to Enable VT for Direct I/O. By default, this option is enabled.
Table 33. Maintenance
Option Description
Service Tag Displays the service tag of your system.
Asset Tag Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This option is not set
by default.
SERR Messages Allows you to control the SERR message mechanism. This option is not set by default. Some
graphics cards require that the SERR message mechanism be disabled.
BIOS Downgrade Allows you to control the flashing of the system firmware to previous revisions. By default, this
option is enabled.
Data Wipe Allows you to securely erase data from all internal storage devices. By default, this option is
enabled.
Table 34. System Logs
Option Description
BIOS events Displays the system event log and allows you to clear the log by enabling the Clear Log option.
Updating the BIOS
Prerequisite
Dell recommends you to update your BIOS (System Setup), when replacing the system board.
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Steps
1. Restart the system.
2. Go to Dell.com/support.
3. Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit.
NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag?
NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product. Proceed with the instructions on screen.
4. If you are unable to locate or find the Service Tag, click the product category of your system.
5. Choose the Product Type from the list.
6. Select your system model and the product support page of your system appears.
7. Click Get drivers and click View All Drivers.
The Drivers and Downloads page opens.
8. On the Drivers and Downloads screen, under the Operating System drop-down list, select BIOS.
9. Identify the latest BIOS file and click Download File.
You can also analyze the drivers that need an update. To do this for your product, click Analyze System for Updates and follow
the instructions on the screen.
10. Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below window, click Download File.
The File Download window appears.
11. Click Save to save the file on your system.
12. Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your system.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Next step
NOTE: Dell recommends not to update the BIOS version for more than 3 revisions. For example, if you want to update
the BIOS from 1.0 to 7.0, then install version 4.0 first and then install version 7.0.
Related links
Locating Service Tag of your system
BIOS recovery
BIOS recovery using USB key
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you have the file type extensions visible in the operating system.
2. Ensure that you have downloaded the latest BIOS from the Dell support site and save it on your system.
Steps
1. Browse to the location of the downloaded BIOS update executable (.exe) file.
2. Rename the file to BIOS_IMG.rcv.
For example, if the file name is PowerEdge_T30_0.0.5.exe, rename it to BIOS_IMG.rcv
3. Copy the BIOS_IMG.rcv file to the root directory of the USB key.
4. If not plugged in, plug in the USB key, restart the system, press F2 to enter the System Setup, and then press power button to
shut down the system.
5. Start the system.
6. While the system is starting up, press the Ctrl+Esc keys while holding the power button until the BIOS Recovery Menu dialog
box is displayed.
7. Click Continue to start the BIOS recovery process.
NOTE: Ensure that the Recovery BIOS option is selected in the BIOS Recovery Menu dialog box.
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Trusted Platform Module specification
The Dell PowerEdge T30 supports upgrading the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) from version 1.2 to version 2.0 or downgrading
from version 2.0 to version 1.2.
NOTE: The option to upgrade the TPM is supported only in the Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
NOTE: For more information about initializing the TPM using Bitlocker, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/
cc753140.aspx.
Upgrading Trusted Platform Module to version 2.0
Prerequisite
1. Ensure that the Dell TPM 2.0 Update Utility is downloaded and is available to upgrade the TPM version from 1.2 to 2.0.
NOTE: The TPM update file is available in the Security section of the driver and downloads of section for the
system.
About this task
To upgrade the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) from version 1.2 to version 2.0, follow the steps:
Steps
1. Boot to the operating system (OS), in an elevated PowerShell window, execute the following command: Disable-
TPMAutoProvisioning and, press Enter.
Ensure that AutoProvisioning is disabled.
2. Reboot the system, and press F2 to enter System Setup.
3. In the left pane, select TPM 1.2 security.
4. In the TPM 1.2 security window, select the Clear checkbox, and click Yes in the warning dialog box.
5. Press Escape to exit from the TPM 1.2 security window.
6. Reboot the system, press F2 to enter the System Setup.
7. In the left pane, select TPM 1.2 security.
NOTE: Ensure that the Clear checkbox is grayed out and that the TPM 1.2 security is set to Disabled.
8. Set the TPM 1.2 security to Enabled.
9. Click OK to apply the setting.
By clicking OK, the system reboots to the OS.
10. In the folder that has the TPM Update Program, double-click on the Dell TPM 2.0 Update Utility. At the TPM Update Program
windows prompt, click OK.
11. In the Confirm TPM Replacement window, click OK to start the TPM update.
The system will automatically restart.
12. The POST screen displays the update progress.
13. After the update process is complete the following message appears: Firmware Update successfully. Rebooting your system.
The system reboots after the update has completed successfully.
14. Boot to the OS, in an elevated PowerShell window, execute the following command: Enable-TPMAutoProvisioning and
press Enter.
Ensure that AutoProvisioning is enabled.
15. To access the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer, in the Run window, type tpm.msc and click OK.
16. In the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer window, ensure that the Specification Version: 2.0is
displayed in the TPM Manufacturer Information section.
17. In the Actions pane, click Prepare the TPM.
The Manage the TPM security hardware window opens. Wait until the TPM is ready message appears.
18. Close the Manage the TPM security hardware window.
The status section now indicates that the TPM is ready for use.
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Downgrading the Trusted Platform Module to version 1.2
Prerequisite
1. Ensure that the Dell TPM 1.2 Update Utility is downloaded and is available to downgrade the TPM version from 2.0 to 1.2.
NOTE: The TPM update utility is available in the Security section of the driver and downloads of page for the server
About this task
Follow these steps to downgrade the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) from version 2.0 to version 1.2:
Steps
1. Boot to the operating system (OS), in an elevated PowerShell window, execute the following command: Disable-
TPMAutoProvisioning and, press Enter.
Ensure that AutoProvisioning is disabled.
2. Reboot the system, and press F2 to enter System Setup.
3. In the left pane, select TPM 1.2 security.
4. In the TPM 1.2 security window, select the Clear checkbox, and click Yes in the warning dialog box.
5. Press Escape to exit from the TPM 1.2 security window.
6. Reboot the system, press F2 to enter the System Setup.
7. In the left pane, select TPM 1.2 security.
NOTE: Ensure that the Clear checkbox is grayed out and that the TPM 1.2 security is Disabled.
8. Set the TPM 1.2 security to Enabled.
9. Click OK to apply the setting.
10. In the folder that has the TPM Update Program, double-click on the Dell TPM 1.2 Update Utility. At the TPM Update Program
windows prompt click OK.
11. In the Confirm TPM Replacement window, click OK to start the TPM update.
The system will automatically restart.
12. The POST screen displays the update progress.
13. After the update process is complete the following message appears: Firmware Update successfully. Rebooting your system.
The system reboots after the update has completed successfully.
14. Boot to the OS, in an elevated PowerShell window, execute the following command: Enable-TPMAutoProvisioning and
press Enter.
Ensure that AutoProvisioning is enabled.
15. To access the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer, in the Run window, type tpm.msc and click OK.
16. In the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer window, ensure that the Specification Version: 1.2 is
displayed in the TPM Manufacturer Information section.
17. In the Actions pane, click Prepare the TPM.
The Manage the TPM security hardware window opens. Wait till the TPM is ready message appears.
18. Close the Manage the TPM security hardware window.
The status section now indicates that the TPM is ready for use.
Configuring TPM Bitlocker key
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you have a supported Microsoft Windows Server Operating System installed on your system.
2. Ensure that you have TPM version 2.0 installed on your system.
3. Log in as an Administrator.
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Steps
1. To access the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer, in the Run window, type tpm.msc and click OK.
2. In the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer window, ensure that the Specification Version: 2.0 in the
TPM Manufacturer Information section.
3. In the Actions pane, click Prepare the TPM.
The Manage the TPM security hardware opens. Wait till the TPM is ready message appears.
4. From the Windows Control Panel open Bitlocker Drive Encryption.
5. In the Bitlocker Drive Encryption window, select Save to a file or Print the recovery key and click next.
6. After the process is complete, shut down the system.
7. Install the new system board that has TPM1.2 (FW_5.81.0.0).
8. Boot to the operating system.
9. From the Windows Control Panel open the Bitlocker Drive Encryption.
10. To start the encryption on the BitLocker Drive Encryption page, click Turn On BitLocker on the volume that the operating
system is installed on.
NOTE: If the TPM is not initialized, you see the Initialize TPM Security Hardware wizard. Follow the instruction on
the screen to initialize the TPM and restart your system.
NOTE: After the encryption is completed, you will need to provide the Bitlocker key every time the system starts up.
11. To check the TPM status, access the Trusted Platform Module Management on Local Computer, in the Run window, type
tpm.msc and click OK.
12. In the Bitlocker Drive Encryption window ensure that Bitlocker is active.
13. In the Actions pane, click on Prepare the TPM.
The Manage the TPM security hardware opens. Wait till the TPM is ready message appears.
14. Close the Manage the TPM security hardware window.
The status section now indicates that the TPM is ready for use.
Next step
Follow the instructions in the Upgrading the Trusted Platform Module to version 2.0 section to upgrade the TPM.
Related links
Upgrading Trusted Platform Module to version 2.0
System and setup password
You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your system.
Password type Description
System password Password that you must enter to log on to your system.
Setup password Password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS settings of your system.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your system.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if it is not locked and left unattended.
NOTE: Your system is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
Assigning a system password and setup password
Prerequisite
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup Password
only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System Password.
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NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password are deleted and you need
not provide the system password to log on to the system.
About this task
To enter the system setup, press F2 immediately after a power-on or re-boot.
Steps
1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press Enter.
The System Security screen appears.
2. In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3. Select System Password , enter your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
• A password can have up to 32 characters.
• The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
• Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
• Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
Re-enter the system password when prompted.
4. Type the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
5. Select Setup Password, type your system password and press Enter or Tab.
A message prompts you to re-type the setup password.
6. Type the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
7. Press Esc and a message prompts you to save the changes.
8. Press Y to save the changes.
The system reboots.
Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup password
Prerequisite
Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing System
and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password, if the Password Status is Locked.
About this task
To enter the System Setup, press F2 immediately after a power-on or reboot.
Steps
1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press Enter.
The System Security screen is displayed.
2. In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
3. Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press Enter or Tab.
4. Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press Enter or Tab.
NOTE: If you change the System and/or Setup password, re-enter the new password when promoted. If you delete
the System and/or Setup password, confirm the deletion when promoted.
5. Press Esc and a message prompts you to save the changes.
6. Press Y to save the changes and exit from System Setup.
The system reboots.
Disabling a system password
Prerequisites
NOTE: The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password. The password jumper
disables any password(s) currently in use.
1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
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2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
About this task
NOTE: You can also use the following steps to disable a forgotten password.
Steps
1. Identify the PSWD jumper on the system board.
2. Remove the PSWD jumper from the system board.
NOTE: The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots without the jumper.
NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the PSWD jumper installed, the system disables the
new password(s) the next time it boots.
3. Replace the PSWD jumper on the system board.
Next steps
1. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
2. Reboot the system and press F2 to enter the System Setup and see Setting up a System Password.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
After working inside your system
System Setup
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) enables you to remotely manage, diagnose, and repair the managed server.
NOTE: Intel AMT is supported only on Intel Xeon processor-based systems.
It provides the following features:
• Allows you to discover devices even while the system is powered off.
• With out-of-band management capabilities, you can remotely remediate and recover systems after OS failures.
• Blocks incoming threats and infected clients before they affect the network.
• Provides remote hardware and software asset tracking.
For more information on Intel AMT, see www.intel.com/amt.
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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.
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
Prerequisite
Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
Steps
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals.
2. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and disconnect the peripherals.
3. Remove the system cover.
Related links
Safety instructions
Removing the system cover
After working inside your system
Prerequisite
Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
Steps
1. Install the system cover.
2. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
3. Reconnect the peripherals and connect the system to the electrical outlet.
4. Turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.
Related links
Safety instructions
Installing the system cover
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Recommended tools
You need the following tools to perform the removal and installation procedures:
• Phillips #1 screwdriver
• Phillips #2 screwdriver
• Wrist grounding strap
System cover
The system cover protects the components inside the system and helps in maintaining air flow inside the system. Removing the
system cover activates the intrusion switch.
Removing the system cover
Prerequisites
1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Turn off the system and any attached peripherals.
3. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
4. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
Step
Pull the system cover release latch and lift the system cover away from the system
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Figure 7. Removing the 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
Safety instructions
Installing the system cover
Installing the system cover
Prerequisites
1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Ensure that all internal cables are connected and placed out of the way, and no tools or extra parts are left inside the system.
Steps
1. Align the tabs at the bottom of the system cover on the slots on the chassis.
2. Push the system cover until it locks into place.
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Figure 8. Installing the system cover
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 on the system, including any attached peripherals.
Related links
Safety instructions
Bezel
The bezel is attached to the front side of the server and prevents accidents while removing the hard drive or when pressing the
reset or power button. The front bezel can also be locked for additional security.
Removing the bezel
Prerequisites
1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
Steps
1. Release the four retention clips that secure the bezel to the chassis. The clips are located at the edge of the bezel.
2. Pull the bezel away from the system.
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Figure 9. Removing the bezel
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Installing the bezel
After working inside your system
Installing the bezel
Prerequisites
1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
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.
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Figure 10. Installing the bezel
Next step
Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
After working inside your system
Inside the system
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and
simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support
team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety
instructions that are shipped with your product.
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Figure 11. Inside the system
1. hard drive in the cage (4) 2. power supply unit
3. chassis fan 4. system board
5. expansion card release latch 6. hard drive in the hard-drive bay (2)
Power switch
The power switch allows you to turn the system on or off.
Removing the power 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. Remove the bezel.
4. Disconnect the power-switch cable from the system board.
5. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
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Steps
1. Remove the power-switch cable from the chassis clip.
2. Remove the screw securing the power switch to the chassis.
3. Slide the power switch down to disengage it from the slot and pull out the power switch from the system.
Figure 12. Removing the power switch
Next steps
1. Connect the power-switch cable to the system board.
2. Install the bezel
3. Install the power switch.
4. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Removing the bezel
Installing the bezel
Installing the power switch
After working inside your system
Installing the power 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Insert and route the power-switch cable through the chassis clip.
2. Slide the power switch through the slot on the front of the system and secure it to the system.
3. Connect the power-switch cable to the power-switch connector on the system board.
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Figure 13. Installing the power switch
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Installing the bezel
After working inside your system
Chassis intrusion switch
The chassis intrusion switch detects and logs when the system cover is removed. This switch is activated as soon as the system
cover is removed.
Removing the chassis 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. Disconnect the chassis intrusion switch cable from the system board.
Steps
1. Hold the chassis intrusion switch and slide the switch into the free space next to it.
2. Push the chassis intrusion switch down and out of the slot.
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Figure 14. Removing the chassis intrusion switch
Next steps
1. Install the chassis intrusion switch.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Installing the chassis intrusion switch
After working inside your system
Installing the chassis 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
Steps
1. Insert the chassis intrusion switch into the chassis intrusion switch slot and slide it to secure it.
2. Connect the chassis intrusion switch cable to the system board.
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Figure 15. Installing the chassis intrusion switch
Next step
Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
After working inside your system
Input/Output (I/O) panel
The input/output panel has the USB ports, microphone and headphone connectors.
Removing the I/O panel
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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. Remove the bezel.
4. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Disconnect the input/output (I/O) panel data and USB data cables from the system board.
2. Remove the screw securing the I/O panel to the chassis.
3. Slide the I/O panel towards the front of the chassis to release it and pull the I/O panel along with its cables out of the system.
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Figure 16. Removing the I/O panel
Next steps
1. Install the I/O panel.
2. Install the bezel
3. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Removing the bezel
Installing the I/O panel
Installing the bezel
After working inside your system
Installing the I/O panel
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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. Remove the bezel.
4. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Insert the input/output (I/O) panel data and USB cables.
2. Push the I/O panel into the guide slot and push it downward to lock the assembly into place.
3. Tighten the screw to secure the I/O panel to the chassis.
4. Connect the I/O panel data and USB cables to the system board.
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Figure 17. Installing the I/O panel
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Removing the bezel
Installing the bezel
After working inside your system
Hard drives
Your system supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. Choosing the right drive type depends on the usage pattern. Improper use
of hard drives will lead to significant risk and increase the drives failure rate.
CAUTION: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the hard drive is being formatted. Doing so can cause a hard drive
failure.
NOTE: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with your system.
NOTE: To install more than four drive devices (including optical drive and hard drives), you need an additional power
extension cable, controller card, and SATA cables (minimum 1.6 ft).
NOTE: The screws that secure the 2.5-inch hard drive to the hard drive cage are available on the front of the hard drive
cage.
NOTE: Use the vertical type SATA cables to connect hard drives in the hard drive cage to avoid damaging the connector
pins. This is applicable for the 2.5-inch hard drives and optical drive.
NOTE: Use right angle connectors to connect to the hard drives in the hard drive bay. You may not be able to close the
system cover if incorrect connector cables are used.
NOTE: Do not mix enterprise class hard drives with entry-level hard drives.
Your system supports four 3.5-inch entry-level hard drives and enterprise class hard drives. Entry-level 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-level hard drives (including workloads
exceeding 550 TB/year) leads to significant risk and increases the failure rate of the drives. Due to industry advances, in some cases,
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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.
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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
3. If applicable, remove the power and data cables from the hard drives in the hard drive cage.
4. Remove the bezel.
Step
Slide and hold the hard drive cage latch and pull the hard drive cage out of the system.
Figure 18. Removing the hard drive cage
Next steps
1. Install the hard drive cage.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Removing the bezel
Installing the hard drive cage
After working inside your system
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Installing 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
Step
Insert the hard drive cage and push it into the system until it clicks into place.
Figure 19. Installing the hard drive cage
Next steps
1. Install the bezel.
2. If applicable, connect the power and data cables to the hard drives and optical drive in the hard drive cage.
3. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
Related links
Safety instructions
Before working inside your system
Installing the bezel
After working inside your system
Removing a 3.5-inch 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. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
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