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This is a simplified transcription of the user manual for the server, which can be found here, to make it somewhat easier to find things.

Note: hard drive compatibility

Table of Contents

Component Identification

Front panel

LEDs & Buttons

Item Status
UID LED and button Blue = Activated
Flashing blue = System being remotely managed
Off = Deactivated
System health LED Green = Normal
Amber = System degraded.
Red = System critical.
To identify components in degraded or critical state, see Systems Insight Display.
Power On / Standby button & system power LED Green = System on
Amber = System in standby, but power is still applied
Off = Power cord not attached or power supply failure.

Systems Insight Display LED Combinations

Display LED & color Health LED System power LED Status
Processor (amber) Red Amber One or more of the following conditions may exist:
- Processor in socket X has failed.
- Processor X is not installed in the socket.
- Processor X is unsupported.
- ROM detects a failed processor during POST.
Processor (amber) Amber Green Processor in socket X is in a pre-failure condition.
DIMM (amber) Red Green One or more DIMMs have failed.
DIMM (amber) Amber Green DIMM in slot X is in a pre-failure condition.
Overtemperature (amber) Amber Green The Health Driver has detected a cautionary temperature level.
Overtemperature (amber) Red Amber The server has detected a hardware critical temperature level.
Fan (amber) Amber Green One fan has failed or has been removed.
Fan (amber) Red Green Two or more fans have failed or been removed.
Power supply (amber) Red Amber - Only one power supply is installed and that power supply is in standby.
- Power supply fault
- System board fault
Power supply (amber) Amber Green - Redundant power supply is installed and only one power supply is functional.
- AC power cord is not plugged into redundant power supply.
- Redundant power supply fault
- Power supply mismatch at POST or power supply mismatch through hot-plug addition.
Power cap (off) - Amber Standby
Power cap (green) - Flashing green Waiting for power
Power cap (flashing amber) - Amber Power cap has been exceeded
Power cap (green) - Green Power is available

Rear panel

LEDs & Buttons

Item Status
Power supply LED Green = Normal
Off = System is off or power supply has failed
UID LED/button Blue = Activated
Flashing blue = System is being managed remotely
Off = Deactivated
NIC/iLO 3 activity LED Green = Network activity
Flashing green = Network activity
Off = No network activity
NIC/iLO 3 link LED Green = Network link
Off = No network link

System board components

System maintenance switch

Position Default Function
S1 Off Off = iLO 3 security is enabled
On = iLO 3 security is disabled
S2 Off Off = System configuration can be changed
On = System configuration is locked
S3 Off Reserved
S4 Off Reserved
S5 Off Off = Power-on password is enabled
On = Power-on password is disabled
S6 Off Off = No function
On = Clear NVRAM
S7 - Reserved
S8 - Reserved
S9 - Reserved
S10 - Reserved

When the system maintenance switch position 6 is set to the On position, the system is prepared to erase all system configuration settings from both CMOS and NVRAM.
CAUTION: Clearing CMOS and/or NVRAM deletes configuration information. Be sure to properly configure the server or data loss could occur.

NMI functionality

An NMI crash dump enables administrators to create crash dump files when a system is hung and not responding to traditional debug mechanisms.

Crash dump log analysis is an essential part of diagnosing reliability problems, such as hangs in operating systems, device drivers, and applications. Many crashes freeze a system, and the only available action for administrators is to cycle the system power. Resetting the system erases any information that could support Component identification 16 problem analysis, but the NMI feature preserves that information by performing a memory dump before a hard reset.

To force the OS to invoke the NMI handler and generate a crash dump log, the administrator can do any of the following:

For additional information, see the whitepaper on the HP website: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00797875/c00797875.pdf

SAS and SATA hard drive LEDs

Item Description
1 (top right) Fault/UID LED (amber/blue)
2 (bottom right) Online LED (green)

LED combinations

Online/activity LED (green) Fault/UID LED (amber/blue) Interpretation
On, off, or flashing Alternating amber & blue The drive has failed, or a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive; it also has been selected by a management application.
On, off, or flashing Steadily blue The drive is operating normally, and it has been selected by a management application.
On Off The drive is online, but it is not active currently.
Flashing regularly (1Hz) Amber, flashing regularly (1Hz) Do not remove the drive. Removing a drive may terminate the current operation and cause data loss. The drive is part of an array that is undergoing capacity expansion or stripe migration, but a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. To minimize the risk of data loss, do not replace the drive until the expansion or migration is complete.
Flashing regularly (1Hz) Off Do not remove the drive. Removing a drive may terminate the current operation and cause data loss. The drive is rebuilding, or it is part of an array that is undergoing capacity expansion or stripe migration.
Flashing irregularly Amber, flashing regularly (1Hz) The drive is active, but a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. Replace the drive as soon as possible.
Flashing irregularly Off The drive is active, and it is operating normally.
Off Steadily amber A critical fault condition has been identified for this drive, and the controller has placed it offline. Replace the drive as soon as possible.
Off Amber, flashing regularly (1Hz) A predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. Replace the drive as soon as possible.
Off Off The drive is offline, a spare, or not configured as part of an array.

Hot-plug fans

The only two valid fan configurations are listed in the following table.

Configuration bay 1 bay 2 bay 3 bay 4 bay 5 bay 6
1 processor Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan blank Fan blank
2 processors Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan

For a single-processor configuration, four fans and two blanks are required in specific fan bays for redundancy. A fan failure or missing fan causes all fans to spin at high speed. A second fan failure or missing fan causes an orderly shutdown of the server.

Installing more than the required number of fans in a single-processor configuration is not a supported configuration.

For a dual-processor configuration, six fans are required for redundancy. A fan failure or missing fan causes all fans to spin at high speed. A second fan failure or missing fan causes an orderly shutdown of the server.

The server supports variable fan speeds. The fans operate at minimum speed until a temperature change requires a fan speed increase to cool the server. The server shuts down during the following temperature-related scenarios:

CAUTION: A thermal event can damage server components when the Thermal Shutdown feature is disabled in RBSU.

Operations

Power up the server

Press the power button.

Power down the server

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, electric shock, or damage to the equipment, remove the power cord to remove power from the server. The front panel Power On/Standby button does not completely shut off system power. Portions of the power supply and some internal circuitry remain active until AC power is removed.

IMPORTANT: If installing a hot-plug device, it is not necessary to power down the server.

  1. Back up the server data.
  2. Shut down the operating system as directed by the operating system documentation.
    NOTE: If the operating system automatically places the server in Standby mode, omit the next step.
  3. Press the Power On/Standby button to place the server in Standby mode. When the server activates Standby power mode, the system power LED changes to amber.
    IMPORTANT: Pressing the UID button illuminates the blue UID LEDs on the front and rear panels. In a rack environment, this feature facilitates locating a server when moving between the front and rear of the rack.
  4. Disconnect the power cords.

The system is now without power.

Extend the server from the rack

  1. Pull down the quick release levers on each side of the server.
  2. Extend the server from the rack.
    WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage, be sure that the rack is adequately stabilized before extending a component from the rack.
  3. After performing the installation or maintenance procedure, slide the server back into the rack, and then press the server firmly into the rack to secure it in place.
    WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, be careful when pressing the server rail-release latches and sliding the server into the rack. The sliding rails could pinch your fingers.

Remove the access panel

TODO

Install the access panel

TODO