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Ultra High-End Workstation

  • 2x Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600 v3/v4 Product Family
  • 16 DIMMs, Up to 512GB DDR4 Memory
  • 12x 2.5" Hot-Swap Drive Bays + 4x 2.5" PCIe SSDs (NVMe)

Features

  • 2x Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600 v3/v4 Product Family
  • Intel C610 Chipset
  • 16 Memory Sockets Support Registered DDR4 (RDIMM), Load Reduced DDR4 (LRDIMM)
  • 6 PCI-E Expansion Slots
    - 4 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (Supports up to 3 full length full height double-width PCIe cards)
    - 1 x PCI-E 3.0 x8
    - 1 x PCI-E 2.0 x4
  • 12x 2.5" Hot-Swap SAS3 (12Gb/s) / SATA3 (6Gb/s) Drive Bays
  • 4x 2.5" PCIe SSDs (NVMe)
  • Low Profile eUSB SSD Support
  • Low Profile SATA Disk-on-Module (DOM) Support
  • Embedded Software SATA RAID 0,1,10 with Optional RAID 5 Key Support (More Details Below)
  • Integrated 2x 1GbE Ports
  • Integrated Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 2.0 Support
  • Optional Advanced Management Features Activated by Key (See Remote Server Management tab for more info)
  • 1x 1600W AC 80+ Platinum Efficiency Power Supply (Optional 2nd Power Supply for Redundancy)


SAS RAID Expander Card

To support system configurations of more than eight drives with a add-in adapter, a RAID expander card is needed. RAID expander features:

  • Low Profile MD2 Form Factor RAID Expander Card
  • 28 internal ports and 8 external ports
  • SAS 3.0 (12G) compliant including 6Gbps device bandwidth aggregation for 12Gbps data transfer
  • Redundant dual-port capable for HA and high performance systems
  • Power from PCIe x1 or 4-pin connector
  • HD Mini-SAS Connectors

Product Brief

SAS 3.0 Intel® RAID Controller Add-In Cards Options

Type Description
Entry-Level 12 Gb/s SAS, 6 Gb/s SATA entry-level hardware RAID Controller with 4 internal and 4 external ports for SAS / SATA drives

LSI* SAS3008 IOC, PCI Express* 3.0 x8, 8 internal SAS / SATA ports, Low-profile, half-length (MD2 compliant), RAID 0, 1, 1E, 10, and JBOD
Mainstream 12 Gb/s SAS, 6 Gb/s SATA intelligent hardware RAID Controller with 8 internal ports for SAS / SATA drives

LSI* SAS3108 ROC, 1 GB DDR3, PCI Express* 3.0 x8, 8 internal SAS / SATA ports, Low-profile, half-length (MD2 compliant), RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, Supports Maintenance Free Backup Unit


Intel® SSD Cache with Fast Path I/O
Available as an upgrade for all LSI* SAS3108 processor-based Intel® RAID products. Features include:

  • SSD Cache allows Solid-State Drives (SSD) to be utilized as additional cache for the RAID Controller. Frequently accessed information is stored in the cache, allowing rapid access.
  • Fast-Path I/O accelerates communication with SSDs providing up to 465,000 I/O reads per second for small, random block-size I/O activity. This is a dramatic increase over solutions not using Fast-Path.

eUSB SSD Support
The system provides support for a low-profile eUSB SSD storage device. eUSB features include:

  • 2 wire small form factor USB 2.0 interface to host
  • Read Speed up to 35 MB/s and Write Speed up to 24 MB/s
  • Capacity range from 256GB to 32GB
  • Supports USB Mass Storage Class requirements for Boot capability

SATA DOM Support
The system has support for up to two vertical low profile Disk-on-Module (DOM) devices. Supported SATA DOMs for this server board include those from Apacer* or Innodisk*.

Note: With a SATA DOM device installed, only low profile PCIe* add-in cards can be used in Riser Slot #2


Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Support
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) option is a hardware-based security device that addresses the growing concern on boot process integrity and offers better data protection. TPM protects the system start-up process by ensuring it is tamper-free before releasing system control to the operating system. A TPM device provides secured storage to store data, such as security keys and passwords. In addition, a TPM device has encryption and hash functions. The server board implements TPM as per TPM PC Client specifications revision 1.2 by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

A TPM device is optionally installed onto a high density 14-pin connector labeled “TPM” on the server board, and is secured from external software attacks and physical theft. A pre-boot environment, such as the BIOS and operating system loader, uses the TPM to collect and store unique measurements from multiple factors within the boot process to create a system fingerprint. This unique fingerprint remains the same unless the preboot environment is tampered with. Therefore, it is used to compare to future measurements to verify the integrity of the boot process.

After the system BIOS completes the measurement of its boot process, it hands off control to the operating system loader and in turn to the operating system. If the operating system is TPM-enabled, it compares the BIOS TPM measurements to those of previous boots to make sure the system was not tampered with before continuing the operating system boot process. Once the operating system is in operation, it optionally uses TPM to provide additional system and data security.



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Remote Management Module

Overview

The integrated BMC has support for basic and advanced server management features. Basic management features are available by default. Advanced management features are enabled with the addition of an optionally installed Remote Management Module 4 Lite (RMM4 Lite) key.

When the BMC FW initializes, it attempts to access the Intel® RMM4 lite. If the attempt to access Intel® RMM4 lite is successful, then the BMC activates the Advanced features.

The following table identifies both Basic and Advanced server management features.

Dedicated Management Port

The server board includes a dedicated 1GbE RJ45 Management Port. The management port is active with or without the RMM4 Lite key installed.

Embedded Web Server

BMC Base manageability provides an embedded web server and an OEM-customizable web GUI which exposes the manageability features of the BMC base feature set. It is supported over all on-board NICs that have management connectivity to the BMC as well as an optional dedicated add-in management NIC. At least two concurrent web sessions from up to two different users is supported. The embedded web user interface shall support the following client web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0*
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0*
  • Mozilla Firefox 24*
  • Mozilla Firefox 25*

The embedded web user interface supports strong security (authentication, encryption, and firewall support) since it enables remote server configuration and control. The user interface presented by the embedded web user interface, shall authenticate the user before allowing a web session to be initiated. Encryption using 128-bit SSL is supported. User authentication is based on user id and password.

The GUI presented by the embedded web server authenticates the user before allowing a web session to be initiated. It presents all functions to all users but grays-out those functions that the user does not have privilege to execute. For example, if a user does not have privilege to power control, then the item shall be displayed in grey-out font in that user’s UI display. The web GUI also provides a launch point for some of the advanced features, such as KVM and media redirection. These features are grayed out in the GUI unless the system has been updated to support these advanced features. The embedded web server only displays US English or Chinese language output.

Additional features supported by the web GUI includes:

  • Presents all the Basic features to the users
  • Power on/off/reset the server and view current power state
  • Displays BIOS, BMC, ME and SDR version information
  • Display overall system health.
  • Configuration of various IPMI over LAN parameters for both IPV4 and IPV6
  • Configuration of alerting (SNMP and SMTP)
  • Display system asset information for the product, board, and chassis.
  • Display of BMC-owned sensors (name, status, current reading, enabled thresholds), including colorcode status of sensors.
  • Provides ability to filter sensors based on sensor type (Voltage, Temperature, Fan and Power supply related)
  • Automatic refresh of sensor data with a configurable refresh rate
  • On-line help
  • Display/clear SEL (display is in easily understandable human readable format)
  • Supports major industry-standard browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer* and Mozilla Firefox*)
  • The GUI session automatically times-out after a user-configurable inactivity period. By default, this inactivity period is 30 minutes.
  • Embedded Platform Debug feature - Allow the user to initiate a “debug dump” to a file that can be sent to Intel for debug purposes.
  • Virtual Front Panel. The Virtual Front Panel provides the same functionality as the local front panel. The displayed LEDs match the current state of the local panel LEDs. The displayed buttons (for example, power button) can be used in the same manner as the local buttons.
  • Display of ME sensor data. Only sensors that have associated SDRs loaded will be displayed.
  • Ability to save the SEL to a file
  • Ability to force HTTPS connectivity for greater security. This is provided through a configuration option in the UI.
  • Display of processor and memory information as is available over IPMI over LAN.
  • Ability to get and set Node Manager (NM) power policies
  • Display of power consumed by the server
  • Ability to view and configure VLAN settings
  • Warn user the reconfiguration of IP address will cause disconnect.
  • Capability to block logins for a period of time after several consecutive failed login attempts. The lock-out period and the number of failed logins that initiates the lock-out period are configurable by the user.
  • Server Power Control – Ability to force into Setup on a reset
  • System POST results – The web server provides the system’s Power-On Self Test (POST) sequence for the previous two boot cycles, including timestamps. The timestamps may be viewed in relative to the start of POST or the previous POST code.
  • Customizable ports – The web server provides the ability to customize the port numbers used for SMASH, http, https, KVM, secure KVM, remote media, and secure remote media.

Advanced Management Feature Support (RMM4 Lite)

The integrated baseboard management controller has support for advanced management features which are enabled when an optional Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Lite (RMM4 Lite) is installed. The Intel RMM4 add-on offers convenient, remote KVM access and control through LAN and internet. It captures, digitizes, and compresses video and transmits it with keyboard and mouse signals to and from a remote computer. Remote access and control software runs in the integrated baseboard management controller, utilizing expanded capabilities enabled by the Intel RMM4 hardware.

Key Features of the RMM4 add-on are:

  • KVM redirection from either the dedicated management NIC or the server board NICs used for management traffic; upto to two KVM sessions
  • Media Redirection – The media redirection feature is intended to allow system administrators or users to mount a remote IDE or USB CDROM, floppy drive, or a USB flash disk as a remote device to the server. Once mounted, the remote device appears just like a local device to the server allowing system administrators or users to install software (including operating systems), copy files, update BIOS, or boot the server from this device.
  • KVM – Automatically senses video resolution for best possible screen capture, high performance mouse tracking and synchronization. It allows remote viewing and configuration in pre-boot POST and BIOS setup.

Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) Redirection
The BMC firmware supports keyboard, video, and mouse redirection (KVM) over LAN. This feature is available remotely from the embedded web server as a Java applet. This feature is only enabled when the Intel® RMM4 lite is present. The client system must have a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.0 or later to run the KVM or media redirection applets.

The BMC supports an embedded KVM application (Remote Console) that can be launched from the embedded web server from a remote console. USB1.1 or USB 2.0 based mouse and keyboard redirection are supported. It is also possible to use the KVM-redirection (KVM-r) session concurrently with media-redirection (media-r). This feature allows a user to interactively use the keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) functions of the remote server as if the user were physically at the managed server. KVM redirection console supports the following keyboard layouts: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

KVM redirection includes a “soft keyboard” function. The “soft keyboard” is used to simulate an entire keyboard that is connected to the remote system. The “soft keyboard” functionality supports the following layouts: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

The KVM-redirection feature automatically senses video resolution for best possible screen capture and provides high-performance mouse tracking and synchronization. It allows remote viewing and configuration in pre-boot POST and BIOS setup, once BIOS has initialized video.

Other attributes of this feature include:

  • Encryption of the redirected screen, keyboard, and mouse
  • Compression of the redirected screen.
  • Ability to select a mouse configuration based on the OS type.
  • Supports user definable keyboard macros.

KVM redirection feature supports the following resolutions and refresh rates:

  • 640x480 at 60Hz, 72Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz, 100Hz
  • 800x600 at 60Hz, 72Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz
  • 1024x768 at 60Hx, 72Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz
  • 1280x960 at 60Hz
  • 1280x1024 at 60Hz
  • 1600x1200 at 60Hz
  • 1920x1080 (1080p)
  • 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
  • 1650x1080 (WSXGA+)

Remote Console
The Remote Console is the redirected screen, keyboard and mouse of the remote host system. To use the Remote Console window of your managed host system, the browser must include a Java* Runtime Environment plug-in. If the browser has no Java support, such as with a small handheld device, the user can maintain the remote host system using the administration forms displayed by the browser.

The Remote Console window is a Java Applet that establishes TCP connections to the BMC. The protocol that is run over these connections is a unique KVM protocol and not HTTP or HTTPS. This protocol uses ports #7578 for KVM, #5120 for CDROM media redirection, and #5123 for Floppy/USB media redirection. When encryption is enabled, the protocol uses ports #7582 for KVM, #5124 for CDROM media redirection, and #5127 for Floppy/USB media redirection. The local network environment must permit these connections to be made, that is, the firewall and, in case of a private internal network, the NAT (Network Address Translation) settings have to be configured accordingly.

Performance
The remote display accurately represents the local display. The feature adapts to changes to the video resolution of the local display and continues to work smoothly when the system transitions from graphics to text or vice-versa. The responsiveness may be slightly delayed depending on the bandwidth and latency of the network.

Enabling KVM and/or media encryption will degrade performance. Enabling video compression provides the fastest response while disabling compression provides better video quality.

For the best possible KVM performance, a 2Mb/sec link or higher is recommended.

The redirection of KVM over IP is performed in parallel with the local KVM without affecting the local KVM operation.

Security
The KVM redirection feature supports multiple encryption algorithms, including RC4 and AES. The actual algorithm that is used is negotiated with the client based on the client’s capabilities.

Availability
The remote KVM session is available even when the server is powered-off (in stand-by mode). No re-start of the remote KVM session shall be required during a server reset or power on/off. A BMC reset (for example, due to an BMC Watchdog initiated reset or BMC reset after BMC FW update) will require the session to be reestablished.

KVM sessions persist across system reset, but not across an AC power loss.

Usage
As the server is powered up, the remote KVM session displays the complete BIOS boot process. The user is able interact with BIOS setup, change and save settings as well as enter and interact with option ROM configuration screens.

At least two concurrent remote KVM sessions are supported. It is possible for at least two different users to connect to same server and start remote KVM sessions.

Force-enter BIOS Setup
KVM redirection can present an option to force-enter BIOS Setup. This enables the system to enter F2 setup while booting which is often missed by the time the remote console redirects the video.

Media Redirection
The embedded web server provides a Java applet to enable remote media redirection. This may be used in conjunction with the remote KVM feature, or as a standalone applet.

The media redirection feature is intended to allow system administrators or users to mount a remote IDE or USB CD-ROM, floppy drive, or a USB flash disk as a remote device to the server. Once mounted, the remote device appears just like a local device to the server, allowing system administrators or users to install software (including operating systems), copy files, update BIOS, and so on, or boot the server from this device.

The following capabilities are supported:

  • The operation of remotely mounted devices is independent of the local devices on the server. Both remote and local devices are useable in parallel.
  • Either IDE (CD-ROM, floppy) or USB devices can be mounted as a remote device to the server.
  • It is possible to boot all supported operating systems from the remotely mounted device and to boot from disk IMAGE (*.IMG) and CD-ROM or DVD-ROM ISO files. See the Tested/supported Operating System List for more information.
  • Media redirection supports redirection for both a virtual CD device and a virtual Floppy/USB device concurrently. The CD device may be either a local CD drive or else an ISO image file; the Floppy/USB device may be a local Floppy drive, a local USB device, or a disk image file.
  • The media redirection feature supports multiple encryption algorithms, including RC4 and AES. The actual algorithm that is used is negotiated with the client based on the client’s capabilities.
  • A remote media session is maintained even when the server is powered-off (in standby mode). No restart of the remote media session is required during a server reset or power on/off. An BMC reset (for example, due to an BMC reset after BMC FW update) will require the session to be re-established
  • The mounted device is visible to (and useable by) managed system’s OS and BIOS in both pre-boot and post-boot states.
  • The mounted device shows up in the BIOS boot order and it is possible to change the BIOS boot order to boot from this remote device.
  • It is possible to install an operating system on a bare metal server (no OS present) using the remotely mounted device. This may also require the use of KVM-r to configure the OS during install.

USB storage devices will appear as floppy disks over media redirection. This allows for the installation of device drivers during OS installation.

If either a virtual IDE or virtual floppy device is remotely attached during system boot, both the virtual IDE and virtual floppy are presented as bootable devices. It is not possible to present only a single-mounted device type to the system BIOS.

Availability
The default inactivity timeout is 30 minutes and is not user-configurable. Media redirection sessions persist across system reset but not across an AC power loss or BMC reset.

Network Port Usage
The KVM and media redirection features use the following ports:

  • 5120 – CD Redirection
  • 5123 – FD Redirection
  • 5124 – CD Redirection (Secure)
  • 5127 – FD Redirection (Secure)
  • 7578 – Video Redirection
  • 7582 – Video Redirection (Secure)

Technical Specifications

CPU • Two LGA2011-3 (Socket R3) processor sockets
• Supports up to two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 v3/v4 product family
• Maximum supported Thermal Design Power (TDP) of up to 145W
Memory • 16 DIMM slots – 2 DIMMs / Channel – 4 memory channels per processor
• Supports Registered DDR4 (RDIMM), Load Reduced DDR4 (LRDIMM)
• DDR4 standard I/O voltage of 1.2V
• Only Error Correction Code (ECC) enabled RDIMMs or LRDIMMs are supported
• Only RDIMMs and LRDIMMs with integrated Thermal Sensor On Die (TSOD) are supported
• Integrated Memory Controller (IMCs) can operate in either Independent mode (Maximum Performance mode) or Lockstep mode (RASM)
• Memory RASM Support:
- DRAM Single Device Data Correction (SDDCx4)
- Memory Disable and Map out for FRB
- Data scrambling with command and address
- DDR4 Command/Address parity check and retry
- Intra-socket memory mirroring
- Memory demand and patrol scrubbing
- HA and IMC corrupt data containment
- Rank level memory sparing
- Multi-rank level memory sparing
- Failed DIMM isolation
Chipset • Intel® C610 chipset
Expansion Slots From PCH:
• Slot 1: PCIe Gen II x4
From the First Processor:
• Slot 5: PCIe Gen III x16 connector. Electrical x16
• Slot 6 PCIe Gen III x16 electrical with x16 physical connector
From the Second Processor:
• Slot 2: PCIe Gen III x16 electrical with x16 physical connector
• Slot 3: PCIe Gen III x8 electrical with x8 physical connector
• Slot 4: PCIe Gen III x16 electrical with x16 physical connector
External Back Panel I/O Connections • DB-15 video connector
• Dual 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
• One NIC port dedicated to server management (DMN)
• Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
Internal I/O Connectors / Headers • Two 7-pin SATA 6G ports
• Two mini-SAS HD connectors supporting eight SATA 6Gb/s transfer rate
• One 2x10-pin connector providing front panel support for two USB 3.0 ports
• One internal Type-A USB 2.0 port
• One internal USB port to support low profile eUSB SSD
• One DH-10 Serial Port B connector
• One 24-pin SSI-EEB compliant front panel header
• One TPM connector
• One M.2/NGFF connector
• One RMM4 LITE connector
System Fans • 2x 120x38mm non-redundant cooling fans
Video • Integrated 2D Video Controller
• 16 MB DDR3 Memory
• High speed Integrated 24-bit RAMDAC
• Single lane PCI-Express host interface running at Gen 1 speed
• Video Modes

** Video resolutions at 1600x1200 and higher are only supported through the external video connector located on the rear I/O section of the system. Utilizing the optional front panel video connector may result in lower video resolutions.

The server board provides two onboard video interfaces. The primary video interface is accessed using a standard 15-pin VGA connector found on the back edge of the server board. In addition, video signals are routed to a 14-pin header labeled “FP_Video”, allowing for the option of cabling to a front panel video connector. Attaching a monitor to the front panel video connector will disable the primary external video connector on the back edge of the board.

On-board Storage Controllers and Options • 10 x SATA 6Gbps ports (6Gb/s, 3 Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s transfer rates are supported)
- Two single port SATA connectors capable of supporting up to 6 Gb/sec
- Two 4-port mini-SAS HD (SFF-8643) connectors capable of supporting up to 6 Gb/sec /SATA
• One eUSB 2x5 pin connector to support 2mm low-profile eUSB solid state devices
• Optional SAS IOC/ROC support via on-board Intel® Integrated RAID module connector
• Embedded Software SATA RAID
- Intel® Rapid Storage RAID Technology (RSTe) 4.1
- Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2) 1.41 with optional RAID 5 key support
Security • Intel® Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (Option)
Server Management • Integrated Baseboard Management Controller, IPMI 2.0 compliant
• Support for Intel® Server Management Software
• On-board RJ45 management port
• Advanced Server Management via an Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Lite (Optional)
Power Supply • 1x 1600W AC 80+ Platinum Efficiency Power Supply (Optional 2nd Power Supply for Redundancy)
• Power Supply Cold Redundancy Support:
- Power supplies that support cold redundancy can be enabled to go into a low-power state (that is, cold redundant state) in order to provide increased power usage efficiency when system loads are such that both power supplies are not needed. When the power subsystem is in Cold Redundant mode, only the needed power supply to support the best power delivery efficiency is ON. Any additional power supplies; including the redundant power supply, is in Cold Standby state.
• If the output power is less than 640W (40%), the Cold redundant function will be enabled. Thus you will see one PSU working normal. The second PSU will be CR mode. The Power Supply LED is green blinking.
Storage Bays • 3x 5.25” peripheral bays
• 12x 2.5" hot-swap SAS3 (12Gb/s) / SATA3 (6Gb/s) drive bays
• 4x 2.5" PCIe SSDs (NVMe)

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