C H A P T E R  2

Powering On and Configuring BIOS Settings

The following topics are contained in this chapter:


2.1 Powering On the Server



Note - Before powering on your server for the first time, follow the installation instructions provided in the Sun Blade X6220 Server Module Installation Guide,
820-0044.



1. Verify that power cords have been connected to the chassis power supplies and that standby power is on.

In standby power mode, the Power/OK LED on the front panel flashes, indicating that the service processor is working and that the system is ready to be fully powered on to main power mode. See FIGURE 2-1 for the LED location.

2. Use a stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel of the server. See FIGURE 2-1 for the Power button location.

When the main power is applied to the full server, the Power/OK LED next to the Power button lights and remains lit.

FIGURE 2-1 shows the location of the power button.


FIGURE 2-1 Power Button and Power/OK LED Location

Figure showing server module front panel buttons and LEDs



2.2 Powering Off the Server

1. Choose a method for shutting down the server from main power mode to standby power mode.

stop /SYS

a. Select Remote Control => Remote Power Control.

The Server Power Control page appears.

b. Select an action from the drop-down list.

Refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager Administration Guide for ILOM 1.1.1,
820-0280, for more information

When the main power is off, the Power/OK LED on the front panel begins flashing, indicating that the server is in standby power mode, and the blue Ready-to-Remove light turns on.

2. To completely power off the server, remove the server module from the chassis.

See Section 4.2, Removing the Server Module From the Chassis and Removing the Cover.


2.3 Configuring BIOS Settings

This section describes how to view and modify the BIOS settings.

The basic input/output system (BIOS) has a setup utility stored in the BIOS flash memory. The setup utility reports system information and can be used to configure the BIOS settings. The configured data is provided with context-sensitive help and is stored in the system's battery-backed CMOS RAM. If the configuration stored in the CMOS RAM is invalid, the BIOS settings default to optimal values specified in the BIOS.

The BIOS setup utility contains seven menu screens, which are displayed in this order: Main, Advanced, PCI/PnP, Boot, Security, Chipset, and Exit.

Use the left and right arrow keys to move sequentially back and forth through the seven screens. Fields that can be reconfigured are displayed in color. All other fields are nonconfigurable. Use the up and down arrows, on the keyboard, to scroll through a screen's menu. Use the Tab key to move back and forth across columns.

2.3.1 Changing the Configuration of a BIOS Menu Item

You can change the BIOS configuration using several different interfaces:

1. To change the system parameters, enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key while the system is performing the power-on self-test (POST).

POST testing is indicated when the Power/OK LED on the front panel of the server module goes into slow-blink mode.

2. Highlight the field to be modified using the arrow and Tab keys.

3. Press Enter to select the field.

A dialog box appears. The box presents you with the options available for the setup field that you have chosen.

4. Modify the setup field and close the screen.

5. If you need to modify other setup parameters, use the arrow and Tab keys to navigate to the desired screen and menu item, and then repeat Steps 1 through 3. Otherwise, go to Step 5.

6. Press and release the right arrow key until the Exit menu screen is displayed.

7. Follow the instructions on the Exit menu screen to save your changes and exit the Setup utility.

2.3.2 BIOS Considerations

This section contains information and considerations regarding the system BIOS.

2.3.2.1 PCI Card Slot Booting Priority

The Sun Blade X6220 server modules have up to two PCI ExpressModules (PCI EMs) per blade installed in the chassis.

The slots for the PCI ExpressModules are detected by the BIOS during startup in this order: PCI EM BLx.1 and PCI EM BLx.0. For example, if the server module is in slot 3, the BIOS boot priority is 3.0, 3.1.

See the chassis documentation for further information on PCI EMs.

2.3.2.2 Ethernet Port Device and Driver Naming

The Sun Blade X6220 server modules have up to two 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports provided by the NEMs installed in the chassis. The lower NEM port is NET 0 and the upper NEM port is NET 1, as shown in FIGURE 2-2.


FIGURE 2-2 Ethernet Port Chassis Labeling Designations

Figure showing the physical labeling of the Ethernet ports.


See the chassis documentation for further information on NEMs.

The device naming for the Ethernet interfaces is reported differently by different interfaces and operating systems. Refer to FIGURE 2-3 for a diagram that explains how various operating systems and interfaces name the two Ethernet ports shown in FIGURE 2-2.


FIGURE 2-3 Sun Blade X6220 Server Module Ethernet Port Naming

Figure showing server module NIC naming as reported by various software interfaces.


2.3.2.3 Ethernet Port Booting Priority

The order in which the BIOS detects the Ethernet ports during bootup, and the corresponding drivers that control those ports, are listed below:

1. NET 0 (NVIDIA NIC 0)

2. NET 1 (NVIDIA NIC 1)

2.3.2.4 BIOS Option ROM Size Limitation

The BIOS Option ROM is 128 KB. Of these 128 KB, approximately 80 KB are used by the VGA controller, the LSI controller, and the network interface card. Approximately 48 KB remain for the Option ROM.

2.3.3 BIOS Setup Screens

TABLE 2-1 contains summary descriptions of the seven top-level BIOS setup screens and indicates the section that contains examples of the BIOS screens.


TABLE 2-1 BIOS Setup Screens Summary

Screen

Description

Section

Main

General system information.

BIOS Main Menu Screen

Advanced

Configuration interface for the CPUs, IDE, SuperIO, ACPI, Event Log, HyperTransport, IPMI, MPS, PCI Express, PowerNow!, Remote Access, and USB.

BIOS Advanced Menu Screens

PCI/PnP

Plug-and-Play (PnP) devices can be configured by the BIOS (default), or by the operating system (if applicable).

BIOS PCI/PnP Menu Screen

Boot

Configure the boot device priority (CD/DVD, Removables, Hard Disks, Networks).

BIOS Boot Menu Screens

Security

Install or change the user and supervisor passwords.

BIOS Security Settings Menu

Chipset

Configuration options for the NorthBridge and SouthBridge devices.

Note that the Memory Chipkill option is enabled by default. Enabling Chipkill improves system reliability but degrades system performance under specific applications.

BIOS Chipset Menu Screens

Exit

Save or discard changes.

BIOS Exit Option Menu Screen


FIGURE 2-4 summarizes the BIOS Configuration Utility menu tree, with differences between models of the server noted. See the following sections for examples of each of these screens.

 


FIGURE 2-4 Sun Blade X6220 Server Module BIOS Configuration Utility Menu Tree

Figure showing the BIOS Configuration Utility screens[ D ]


The following figures show sample BIOS setup menu screens and show optional default settings.



Note - The screens shown are examples. The version numbers and the screen items and selections shown are subject to change over the life of the product.



2.3.4 BIOS Main Menu Screen

 
Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* System Overview                                    ** Use [ENTER], [TAB]     *
* ***************************************************** or [SHIFT-TAB] to      *
* AMIBIOS                                            ** select a field.        *
* Version   : 08.00.12                               **                        *
* Build Date: 02/07/07                               ** Use [+] or [-] to      *
* ID        :0ABJT023                                ** configure system Time. *
*                                                    **                        *
* Product Name        :Sun Blade X6220 Server Module **                        *
* System Serial Number   : 1005:CB-065026007C        **                        *
* BMC Firmware Revision : 1.01.01                    **                        *
*                                                    **                        *
* Processor                                          **                        *
* Type      : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2220         ** **    Select Screen    *
* Speed     : 2800 MHz                               ** **    Select Item      *
* Count     : 4                                      ** +-    Change Field     *
*                                                    ** Tab   Select Field     *
* System Memory                                      ** F1    General Help     *
* Size      : 3.5 GB                                 ** F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                    ** ESC   Exit             *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5 BIOS Advanced Menu Screens

2.3.5.1 BIOS Advanced Menu Main Screen

 

 
Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* Advanced Settings                                   * Options for CPU        *
* *************************************************** *                        *
* WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections     *                        *
*          may cause system to malfunction.           *                        *
* * CPU Configuration                                 *                        *
* * IDE Configuration                                 *                        *
* * SuperIO Configuration                             *                        *
* * ACPI Configuration                                *                        *
* * Hyper Transport Configuration                     *                        *
* * Event Log Configuration                           *                        *
* * IPMI 2.0 Configuration                            *                        *
* * MPS Configuration                                 * **    Select Screen    *
* * PCI Express Configuration                         * **    Select Item      *
* * Remote Access Configuration                       * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
* * USB Configuration                                 * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.2 BIOS Advanced Menu CPU Configuration Screen

 

          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* CPU Configuration                                   * This option should     *
* Module Version: 13.06                               * remain disabled for    *
* Physical Count: 2                                   * the normal operation.  *
* Logical Count : 4                                   * The driver developer   *
* *************************************************** * may enable it for      *
* AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2220                      * testing purpose.       *
* Revision: F3                                        *                        *
* Cache L1: 128KB                                     *                        *
* Cache L2: 2048KB                                    *                        *
* Speed   : 2800MHz                                   *                        *
* Current FSB Multiplier: 14x                         *                        *
* Maximum FSB Multiplier: 14x                         *                        *
* Able to Change Freq.  : Yes                         * **    Select Screen    *
* uCode Patch Level     : None Required               * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
* GART Error Reporting           [Disabled]           * F1    General Help     *
* Microcode Update               [Enabled]            * F10   Save and Exit    *
* SUM                            [Enabled]            * ESC   Exit             *
* CPU Overclock in MHz           [200]                *                        *
* Runtime Legacy PSB             [Disabled]           *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.3 BIOS Advanced Menu IDE Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* IDE Configuration                                   * DISABLED: disables the *
* *************************************************** * integrated IDE         *
* OnBoard PCI IDE Controller     [Primary]            * Controller.            *
*                                                     * PRIMARY: enables only  *
* * Primary IDE Master              : [Not Detected]  * the Primary IDE        *
* * Primary IDE Slave               : [Not Detected]  * Controller.            *
*                                                     * SECONDARY: enables     *
* Hard Disk Write Protect        [Disabled]           * only the Secondary IDE *
* IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)      [35]                 * Controller.            *
* ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection  [Host & Device]      * BOTH: enables both IDE *
* SATA0 IDE Interface            [Disabled]           * Controllers.           *
* SATA1 IDE Interface            [Disabled]           *                        *
* I04 SATA0 IDE Interface        [Disabled]           * **    Select Screen    *
* I04 SATA1 IDE Interface        [Disabled]           * **    Select Item      *
* First Boot Device from         [P-ATA]              * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.4 BIOS Advanced Menu SuperIO Chipset Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Configure Smc27X Super IO Chipset                   * Allows BIOS to Select  *
* *************************************************** * Serial Port1 Base      *
* Serial Port0 Address           [3F8/IRQ4]           * Addresses.             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.5 BIOS Advanced Menu ACPI Settings Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* ACPI Settings                                       * Yes / No               *
* *************************************************** * ACPI support for       *
* ACPI Aware O/S                 [Yes]                * Operating System.      *
*                                                     *                        *
* * Advanced ACPI Configuration                       * Yes: If OS             *
*                                                     * supports ACPI.         *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * No: If OS              *
*                                                     * does not support       *
*                                                     * ACPI.                  *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.6 BIOS Advanced Menu ACPI Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Advanced ACPI Configuration                         * Enable RSDP pointers   *
* *************************************************** * to 64-bit Fixed System *
* ACPI 2.0 Features              [Yes]                * Description Tables.    *
* ACPI APIC support              [Enabled]            *                        *
* ACPI SRAT Table                [Enabled]            *                        *
* IRXo Legacy Routing for HPET  [Disabled]            *                        *
* AMI OEMB table                 [Enabled]            *                        *
* Headless mode                  [Enabled]            *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.7 BIOS Advanced Menu Event Logging Details Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Event Logging details                               * View all unread events *
* *************************************************** * on the Event Log.      *
* View Event Log                                      *                        *
* Mark all events as read                             *                        *
* Clear Event Log                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.8 BIOS Advanced Menu HyperTransport Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Hyper Transport Configuration                       * The HyperTransport     *
* *************************************************** * link will run at this  *
*                                                     * speed if it is slower  *
* CPU0:CPU1 HT Link 0 Speed        [Auto]             * than or equal to the   *
* CPU0:CPU1 HT Link 0 Width        [Auto]             * system clock and the   *
*                                                     * board is capable.      *
* CPU0:CK804 HT Link 1 Speed      [Auto]              *                        *
* CPU0:CK804 HT Link 1 Width      [Auto]              *                        *
*                                                     *  **    Select Screen   *  
* CPU0:CPU1 HT Link 2 Speed      [Auto]               *  **    Select Item     *
* CPU0:CPU1 HT Link 2 Width      [Auto]               *  +-    Change Option   *
*                                                     *  F1    General Help    *
* CPU0:I04 HT Link 2 Speed      [Auto]                *  F10   Save and Exit   *
* CPU0:I04 HT Link 2 Speed      [Auto]                *  ESC   Exit            *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.9 BIOS Advanced Menu IPMI Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* IPMI 2.0 Configuration                              * View all events in the *
* *************************************************** * BMC Event Log.         *
* Status Of BMC                   Working             *                        *
* * View BMC System Event Log                         * It will take up to     *
* Reload BMC System Event Log                         * 60 Seconds approx.     *
* Clear BMC System Event Log                          * to read all            *
* * LAN Configuration                                 * BMC SEL records.       *
* * PEF Configuration                                 *                        *
* BMC Watch Dog Timer Action     [Disabled]           *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.10 BIOS Advanced Menu IPMI, LAN Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced 
********************************************************************************
* LAN Configuration.                                  * Enter channel number   *
* *************************************************** * for LAN Configuration  *
* Channel Number                 [01]                 * Command.               *
* Channel Number Status:         Channel number is OK *                        *
*                                                     * Proper value below 16. *
*  IP Assignment                 [DHCP]               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*  Current IP address in BMC      010.006.042.218     *                        * 
*  Current MAC address in BMC     00.14.4F.3A.26.9E   *                        *  
*  Current Subnet Mask in BMC     255.255.255.000     *                        * 
*  Current Gateway in BMC           010.006.042.001      *                           *         
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* Refresh                                             *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
* * IP Address                    [010.006.042.218]   * **   Select Item       *
* * Subnet Mask                   [255.255.255.000]   * Enter Update           *
* * Default Gateway               [010.006.042.001]   * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
* Commit                                              *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.11 BIOS Advanced Menu IPMI, PEF Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Set PEF Configuration Parameters Command.           * Enable or Disable PEF  *
* *************************************************** * Support.               *
* PEF SUPPORT                    [Enabled]            * Refer Table 24.6 of    *
* * PEF Action Global Control                         * IPMI Specification 1.5 *
* Alert Startup Delay            [Disabled]           *                        *
* Startup Delay                  [Disabled]           *                        *
* Event Message For PEF Action   [Disabled]           *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.12 BIOS Advanced Menu MPS Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* MPS Configuration                                   * Select MPS Revision    *
* *************************************************** *                        *
* MPS Revision                   [1.4]                *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.13 BIOS Advanced Menu PCI Express Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* PCI Express Configuration                           *                        *
* *************************************************** *  Enable/Disable        *
*                                                     *  PCI Express L0s and   *
* Active State Power Management  [Disabled]           *  L1 link power         *
* Enable HotPlug in CK804        [Enabled]            *  states                *
* Enable HotPlug in I04          [Disabled]           *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.14 BIOS Advanced Menu Remote Access Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* Configure Remote Access type and parameters         * Select Remote Access   *
* *************************************************** * type.                  *
* Remote Access                  [Enabled]            *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* Serial port number             [COM1]               *                        *
*      Base Address, IRQ         [3F8h, 4]            *                        *
* Serial Port Mode               [09600 8,n,1]        *                        *
* Flow Control                   [None]               *                        *
* Redirection After BIOS POST    [Always]             *                        *
* Terminal Type                  [ANSI]               *                        *
* VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support      [Enabled]            *                        *
* Sredir Memory Display Delay    [No Delay]           *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.5.15 BIOS Advanced Menu USB Configuration Screen

 
          Advanced
********************************************************************************
* USB Configuration                                   * Enables USB controller *
* *************************************************** *                        *
* Module Version - 2.24.0-12.4                        *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* USB Devices Enabled :                               *                        *
*   2 Keyboard, 1 Mice, 1 Hub, 2 Drives               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* USB Controller Support         [USB 1.1 +USB 2.0]   *                        *
* Legacy USB Support             [Enabled]            *                        *
* USB 2.0 Controller Mode        [FullSpeed]          *                        *
* BIOS EHCI Hand-Off             [Enabled]            *                        *
* Hotplug USB FDD Support        [Auto]               *                        *
* Hotplug USB CDROM Support      [Auto]               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* * USB Mass Storage Device Configuration             *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
********************************************************************************

2.3.6 BIOS PCI/PnP Menu Screen

 
  Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* Advanced PCI/PnP Settings                          ** Clear NVRAM during     *
* ***************************************************** System Boot.           *
* WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections    **                        *
*          may cause system to malfunction.          **                        *
*                                                    **                        *
* Clear NVRAM                    [No]                **                        *
* Plug & Play O/S                [No]                **                        *
* PCI Latency Timer              [64]                **                        *
* Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA        [Yes]               **                        *
* Palette Snooping               [Disabled]          **                        *
* PCI IDE BusMaster              [Disabled]          **                        *
* OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card      [Auto]              **                        *
* Scanning onboard SAS/SATA ROM  [Enabled]           **                        *
* Scanning onboard NIC Card      [Enabled]           ** **    Select Screen    *
*                                                    ** **    Select Item      *
*                                                    ** +-    Change Option    *
*                                                    ** F1    General Help     *
*                                                    ** F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                    ** ESC   Exit             *
* Onboard PCI NIC MAC Address                        **                        *
*   GE NIC 1 : 00 03 BA CD 51 39                     **                        *
*   GE NIC 2 : 00 03 BA CD 51 38                     ** Size of memory block   *
*   GE NIC 3 : 00 03 BA CD 51 3B                     ** to reserve for legacy  *
*   GE NIC 3 : 00 03 BA CD 51 3B                     ** ISA devices.           *
*                                                    **                        *
* IRQ3                           [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ4                           [Reserved]          **                        *
* IRQ5                           [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ7                           [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ9                           [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ10                          [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ11                          [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ14                          [Available]         **                        *
* IRQ15                          [Available]         ** **    Select Screen    *
*                                                    ** **    Select Item      *
* DMA Channel 0                  [Available]         ** +-    Change Option    *
* DMA Channel 1                  [Available]         ** F1    General Help     *
* DMA Channel 3                  [Available]         ** F10   Save and Exit    *
* DMA Channel 5                  [Available]         ** ESC   Exit             *
* DMA Channel 6                  [Available]         **                        *
* DMA Channel 7                  [Available]         **                        *
*                                                    **                        *
* Reserved Memory Size           [Disabled]          **                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.7 BIOS Boot Menu Screens

2.3.7.1 BIOS Boot Menu Main Screen

 
  Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* Boot Settings                                       * Configure Settings     *
* *************************************************** * during System Boot.    *
* * Boot Settings Configuration                       *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* * Boot Device Priority                              *                        *
* * Hard Disk Drives                                  *                        *
* * Removable Drives                                  *                        *
* * CD/DVD Drives                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.7.2 BIOS Boot Menu Boot Settings Configuration Screen

 
                                Boot
********************************************************************************
* Boot Settings Configuration                         * Allows BIOS to skip    *
* *************************************************** * certain tests while    *
* Quick Boot                     [Disabled]           * booting. This will     *
* System Configuration Display   [Disabled]           * decrease the time      *
* Quiet Boot                     [Disabled]           * needed to boot the     *
* Language                       [English]            * system.                *
* AddOn ROM Display Mode         [Force BIOS]         *                        *
* Bootup Num-Lock                [On]                 *                        *
* Wait For 'F1' If Error         [Disabled]           *                        *
* Interrupt 19 Capture           [Disabled]           *                        *
* Default Boot Order             [CRHB]               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
********************************************************************************

2.3.7.3 BIOS Boot Menu Boot Device Priority Screen

 
                                Boot
********************************************************************************
* Boot Device Priority                                * Specifies the boot     *
* *************************************************** * sequence from the      *
*                                                     * available devices.     *
* 1st Boot Device                [CD/DVD Drives]      *                        *
* 2nd Boot Device                [Removable Dev.]     * A device enclosed in   *
* 3rd Boot Device                [Hard Drive]         * parenthesis has been   *
* 4th Boot Device                [NVIDIA Boot Agent]  * disabled in the        *
* 5th Boot Device                [2-NVIDIA Boot Agent]* corresponding type     *
* 6th Boot Device                [Network:IBA GE Slo] * menu.                  *
* 7th Boot Device                [Network:IBA GE Slo] *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************
 

2.3.7.4 BIOS Boot Menu Hard Disk Drives Screen

 
                                Boot
********************************************************************************
* Hard Disk Drives                                    * Specifies the boot     *
* *************************************************** * sequence from the      *
* 1st Drive                      [SCSI #0400 ID00 LU] * available devices.     *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.7.5 BIOS Boot Menu Removable Drives Screen

 
                                Boot
********************************************************************************
* Removable Drives                                    * Specifies the boot     *
* *************************************************** * sequence from the      *
* 1st Drive                      [USB:AMI Virtual F1] * available devices.     *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.7.6 BIOS Boot Menu CD/DVD Drives Screen

 
                                Boot
********************************************************************************
* CD/DVD Drives                                       * Specifies the boot     *
* *************************************************** * sequence from the      *
* 1st Drive                      [USB:AMI Virtual CD] * available devices.     *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.8 BIOS Security Settings Menu

 
   Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* Security Settings                                   * Install or Change the  *
* *************************************************** * password.              *
* Supervisor Password :Not Installed                  *                        *
* User Password       :Not Installed                  *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* Change Supervisor Password                          *                        *
* Change User Password                                *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* Boot Sector Virus Protection   [Disabled]           *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Change           *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.9 BIOS Chipset Menu Screens

2.3.9.1 BIOS Chipset Menu Main Screen

  Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
*                                                     * Options for NB         *
* * NorthBridge Configuration                         *                        *
* * SouthBridge Configuration                         *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.9.2 BIOS Chipset Menu NorthBridge Configuration Screen

 
                                                    Chipset
********************************************************************************
* NorthBridge Chipset Configuration                   *                        *
* *************************************************** *                        *
* * Memory Configuration                              *                        *
* * ECC Configuration                                 *                        *
* Power Down Control             [Disabled]           *                        *
* Set CPU speed to 2GHz          [Disabled]           *                        *
* *************************************************** *                        *
* Alternate VID                  [Auto]               *                        *
* Memory Timing Parameters       [CPU Node 0]         *                        *
*   Memory CLK             :333 MHz                   *                        *
*   CAS Latency(Tcl)       :5.0                       *                        *
*   RAS/CAS Delay(Trcd)    :5 CLK                     *                        *
*   Min Active RAS(Tras)   :15 CLK                     *                       *
*   Row Precharge Time(Trp):5 CLK                     * **    Select Screen    *
*   RAS/RAS Delay(Trrd)    :3 CLK                     * **    Select Item      *
*   Row Cycle (Trc)        :21 CLK                    * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*   Asynchronous Latency   :6 ns                      * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.9.3 BIOS Chipset Menu NorthBridge Memory Configuration Screen

 
                                                    Chipset
********************************************************************************
* Memory Configuration                                * Select the DRAM        *
* *************************************************** * Frequency programming  *
* Memclock Mode                  [Auto]               * method. If Auto,       *
* MCT Timing Mode                [Auto]               * the DRAM speed will    *
* Bank Interleaving              [Auto]               * be based on SPDs.      *
* Node Interleaving              [Disabled]           * If Limit, the DRAM spe *
* Enable Clock to All DIMMs      [Disabled]           * will not exceed the    *
* MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID      [Disabled]           * specified value. If    *
* Memory Hole Remapping          [Disabled]           * Manual, the DRAMs      *
*                                                     * specified will be      *
*                                                     * programmed regardless  *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
********************************************************************************

2.3.9.4 BIOS Chipset Menu NorthBridge ECC Configuration Screen

 
                                                    Chipset
********************************************************************************
* ECC Configuration                                   * DRAM ECC allows        *
* *************************************************** * hardware to report     *
* DRAM ECC Enable                [Enabled]            * and correct memory     *
*   4-bit ECC Mode               [Enabled]            * errors automatically   *
*   DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT          [Enabled]            * maintaining system     *
*   DRAM BG Scrub                [163.8us]            * integrity.             *
* L2 Cache BG Scrub              [10.2us]             *                        *
* Data Cache BG Scrub            [5.12us]             *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.9.5 BIOS Chipset Menu SouthBridge Configuration Screen

 
                                                   Chipset
********************************************************************************
* South Bridge Chipset Configuration                  * Enable or Disable      *
* *************************************************** * SMBUS Controller       *
* SMBus Interface                [Enabled]            *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* MAC Interface                  [Enabled]            *                        *
* I04 MAC Interface              [Enabled]            *                        *
* MAC Bridge Mode                [Auto]               *                        *
* MAC Media Interface            [Auto]               *                        *
* MAC Option ROM                 [Auto]               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* Onboard IO APIC                [Auto]               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
* CPU Spread Spectrum            [Down Spread]        * **    Select Screen    *
* SATA Spread Spectrum           [Disabled]           * **    Select Item      *
* PCI-Express Spread Spectrum    [Disabled]           * +-    Change Option    *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
* Primary Video                  [Master PCI-Express] * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
* Restore on AC/Power Loss       [Last State ]        *                        *
* Power Button Behavior          [Instant Off]        *                        *
********************************************************************************

2.3.10 BIOS Exit Option Menu Screen

 
  Main    Advanced    PCIPnP    Boot    Security    Chipset    Exit
********************************************************************************
* Exit Options                                        * Exit system setup      *
* *************************************************** * after saving the       *
* Save Changes and Exit                               * changes.               *
* Discard Changes and Exit                            *                        *
* Discard Changes                                     * F10 key can be used    *
*                                                     * for this operation.    *
* Load Optimal Defaults                               *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     * **    Select Screen    *
*                                                     * **    Select Item      *
*                                                     * Enter Go to Sub Screen *
*                                                     * F1    General Help     *
*                                                     * F10   Save and Exit    *
*                                                     * ESC   Exit             *
*                                                     *                        *
*                                                     *                        *
********************************************************************************


2.4 Modifying Settings Using Jumpers

The following sections show how to modify system settings using jumpers on the server motherboard:

FIGURE 2-5 shows the header pin locations on the Sun Fire X6220 server module that are referenced in the following procedures.


FIGURE 2-5 Header Pin Locations

Figure showing header pin locations for jumper settings


2.4.1 Using the Clear CMOS Jumper J1330

You can use this jumper to clear the server's CMOS settings in the case of a system hang. For example, if the server hangs because of incorrect settings and does not boot, use this jumper to invalidate the settings and reboot with defaults.

1. Shut down the server to standby power mode by using a stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel.

See Section 2.2, Powering Off the Server.



caution icon

Caution - Before handling components, attach an ESD wrist strap to the grounding post that is built into the rear of the chassis. The system's printed circuit boards and hard disk drives contain components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity.



2. Remove the server module from the chassis.

3. Remove the main cover from the server.

See Section 4.2.2, Removing the Main Cover.

4. Install the shorting jumper across the J1330 header pins.

See FIGURE 2-5 for the header pin location.

5. Wait 10 seconds, and then remove the shorting jumper.

This jumper removes battery power from the SouthBridge chipset, where the CMOS settings are stored, thereby removing the CMOS settings.

6. Reinstall the main cover to the server.

7. Reinstall the server module into the server.

8. Press the Power button to power up the server.

The server powers up to standby power mode, indicated when the Power/OK LED on the front panel is flashing.

 

2.4.2 Resetting SP and BIOS Passwords Using Jumper J1303

This procedure describes how to reset the Administration password (the root password) for the ILOM Service Processor back to the default after it has been set once during initial setup.



Note - This procedure simultaneously removes any BIOS password that was set.



1. Shut down the server to standby power mode by using a stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel.

See Section 2.2, Powering Off the Server.



caution icon

Caution - Before handling components, attach an ESD wrist strap to the grounding post that is built into the rear of the chassis. The system's printed circuit boards and hard disk drives contain components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity.



2. Remove the server module from the chassis.

See Section 4.2.1, Removing the Server Module From the Chassis.

3. Remove the main cover from the server.

See Section 4.2.2, Removing the Main Cover.

4. Install the shorting jumper across the J1303 header pins.

See FIGURE 2-5 for the header pin location.

This jumper's function is to clear the ILOM SP password.

5. Reinstall the main cover to the server.

6. Reinstall the server module into the chassis.

7. Return the server to main power mode by using a stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel.



Note - You must allow the entire server, not just the SP, to reboot to main power mode to complete the password reset. This is because the state of this jumper cannot be determined without the host CPU running. Wait until the end of POST, when you see the CMOS password cleared by jumper message, after which both the BIOS and SP passwords are reset.



8. Log in to the ILOM web GUI using root as the user name and changeme as the password.

Refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager Administration Guide for ILOM 1.1.1, 820-0280.

9. Change the default password to a password of your choice.

10. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 to remove the J1303 jumper. (Remove the jumper in Step 4 rather than inserting it.)



Note - If you do not remove this jumper, the ILOM SP and BIOS passwords will be reset every time you power cycle the server.



2.4.3 Using the Force-Recovery Jumper J1302

You can use this jumper to force the server to flash a new BIOS, in the case of a system hang. For example, if the system hangs after an ILOM SP firmware/BIOS update, use this procedure to force the server to look for the new BIOS.

1. Shut down the server to standby power mode by using stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel.

See Section 2.2, Powering Off the Server.



caution icon

Caution - Before handling components, attach an ESD wrist strap to the grounding post that is built into the rear of the chassis. The system's printed circuit boards and hard disk drives contain components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity.



2. Remove the server module from the chassis.

See Section 4.2.1, Removing the Server Module From the Chassis.

3. Remove the main cover from the server.

See Section 4.2.2, Removing the Main Cover.

4. Install the shorting jumper across the J1302 header pins.

See FIGURE 2-5 for the jumper location.

This jumper's function is to instruct the system to force recovery of the latest BIOS at system reboot.

5. Reinstall the main cover to the server.

6. Reinstall the server module into the chassis.

7. Return the server to main power mode by using a stylus, or other pointed object, to press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel.

You must fully power on the server to complete the reset. This is because the state of this jumper cannot be determined without the host CPU running.

8. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 to remove the J1302 jumper. (Remove the jumper in Step 4 rather than inserting it.)



Note - If you do not remove this jumper, the server forces a recovery of the new BIOS every time that you power cycle the server.




2.5 Updating the BIOS

The BIOS is updated whenever you update the ILOM Service Processor firmware. For instructions on updating the firmware, refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager Administration Guide for ILOM 1.1.1, 820-0280.


2.6 Power-On Self-Test (POST)

For information about BIOS POST, POST codes, POST code checkpoints, and console redirection, see Appendix B.