Configuration Guide

NEC Express5800/B120f-h
System Configuration Guide
Introduction
This document contains product and configuration information that will enable you to configure your system. The guide will
ensure fast and proper configuration of your NEC Express5800 server.
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Contents
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ........................................................................................ 3
Key Features .......................................................................................................................................... 3
Specification .......................................................................................................................................... 3
EXTERNAL VIEWS ......................................................................................................... 6
Front View .............................................................................................................................................. 6
CONFIGURATION DIAGRAM ......................................................................................... 6
EXPANSION SLOT .......................................................................................................... 7
SERVER CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................... 8
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3
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Base Models ................................................................................................................................... 8
2nd Processor ................................................................................................................................ 8
Memory ........................................................................................................................................... 9
3.1
Memory Configuration.......................................................................................................... 9
Internal Drives .............................................................................................................................. 10
4.1
Drive and RAID Configuration ........................................................................................... 10
4.2
Internal Drive Configuration ............................................................................................... 11
I/O Expansion Card ...................................................................................................................... 12
5.1
Network Interface Controller .............................................................................................. 12
5.2
External Storage Controller ............................................................................................... 13
Other Add-in Components .......................................................................................................... 14
6.1
Trusted Platform Module Kit .............................................................................................. 14
REFERENCES............................................................................................................... 15
Boot Mode Setting .............................................................................................................................. 15
Server Management ............................................................................................................................ 16
OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers ....................................................... 17
Support Matrix for Adapters and Network Interconnect Devices .................................................. 18
Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots ...................................................................................... 19
Copyright Notice and Liability Disclaimer ........................................................................................ 20
REVISION HISTORY ..................................................................................................... 21
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Technical Specification
Key Features
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High performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Up to 576 GB of high speed DDR4-2133 memory
Full manageability by integrated EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Specification
(1/2)
Model
B120f-h
Part Number
N8400-240F
N8400-241F
N8400-242F
Type
Intel® Xeon®
processor E5-2640
v3
Intel® Xeon®
processor E5-2660
v3
Intel® Xeon®
processor E5-2690
v3
Clock speed
2.60 GHz
2.60 GHz
2.60 GHz
Number of Processors
1 to 2
Cache
20 MB
25 MB
30 MB
Cores and Threads
8C-16T
10C-20T
12C-24T
Processor
Chipset
Memory
Internal Storage
Intel® C612 Chipset
Type
DDR4-2133 ECC Registered DIMM
DDR4-2133 ECC Load Reduced DIMM
Standard Capacity
0 GB
Maximum Capacity
576 GB (Eighteen 32 GB)
Memory protection
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Lockstep , Memory Mirror
Standard Capacity
0 GB
Maximum Capacity
SATA SSD: 800 GB ( Two 400GB)
Disk Controller
SATA: 6Gb/s (Integrated)
RAID
RAID 0/1 (Integrated)
Hot Plug
Not supported
1
Disk Drive Bays
2 [2]
Expansion Slots
Standard
Total: 3 slots available
1 Type 1 mezzanine
1 Type 2 mezzanine
1 PCIe for a flexible integrated NIC
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
Resolution / Color
640 x 480 – 1280 x 1024 / 16.7M
1
2
Interfaces
1 SUV (1 front)
Server Management
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Maximum Power Consumption (VDC)
400 Watt
Dimensions (W x D x H )
51.6 x 515.4 x 180.7 mm / 2.0 x 20.3 x 7.1 in
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
2kg / 5 kg, 4.41 / 13.23 lbs.
Enclosures
Blade Enclosure M, Blade Enclosure-H v2
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 10° to 40°C / 50° to 104°F, 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55°C / 14° to 131°F, 20 to 80%
Regulatory and Safety
FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, UL, CB, RoHS, WEEE
Operating Systems and Virtualization
Software
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
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509 Watt
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Model
B120f-h
Operating Systems and Virtualization
Software (contd.)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 or later (x86_64)
4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi 5.1 u2 or later
VMware ESXi 5.5 u2 or later
VMware ESXi 6
1
To configure memory mirror and memory lockstep configuration, contact your sales representative.
2
Maximum resolution and color available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K
colors.
3
Supported on Xeon E5-2640 v3 systems only.
4
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
(2/2)
Model
B120f-h
Part Number
Processor
N8400-247E
N8400-244F
N8400-245F
N8400-246F
Type
Intel® Xeon®
processor
E5-2667 v3
Intel® Xeon®
processor
E5-2697 v3
Intel® Xeon®
processor
E5-2698 v3
Intel® Xeon®
processor
E5-2699 v3
Clock speed
3.20 GHz
2.60 GHz
2.30 GHz
2.30 GHz
Number of Processors
1 to 2
Cache
20 MB
35 MB
40 MB
45 MB
Cores and Threads
8C-16T
14C-28T
16C-32T
18C-36T
Chipset
Memory
Intel® C612 Chipset
Type
DDR4-2133 ECC Registered DIMM
DDR4-2133 ECC Load Reduced DIMM
Standard Capacity
0 GB
Maximum Capacity
576 GB (Eighteen 32 GB)
Memory protection
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Lockstep , Memory Mirror
Standard Capacity
0 GB
Maximum Capacity
-
-
SATA SSD:
800 GB (Two
400GB)
-
Disk Controller
-
-
SATA: 6Gb/s
(Integrated)
-
RAID
-
-
RAID 0/1
(Integrated)
-
Hot Plug
-
-
Not supported
-
Disk Drive Bays
-
-
2 [2]
-
Expansion Slots
Standard
Total: 3 slots available
1 Type 1 mezzanine
1 Type 2 mezzanine
1 PCIe for a flexible integrated NIC
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
Resolution / Color
640 x 480 – 1280 x 1024 / 16.7M
Internal Storage
1
Interfaces
1 SUV (1 front)
Server Management
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
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Model
B120f-h
Maximum Power Consumption (VDC)
Watt
Dimensions (W x D x H )
51.6 x 515.4 x 180.7 mm / 2.0 x 20.3 x 7.1 in
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
2kg / 5 kg, 4.41 / 13.23 lbs.
Enclosures
Blade Enclosure M, Blade Enclosure-H v2
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 10° to 40°C / 50° to 104°F , 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55°C / 14° to 131°F, 20 to 80%
Regulatory and Safety
FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, UL, CB, RoHS, WEEE
Operating Systems and Virtualization
Software
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 or later (x86_64)
4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi 5.1 u2 or later
VMware ESXi 5.5 u2 or later
VMware ESXi 6
537 Watt
3
512 Watt
539 Watt
3
1
To configure memory mirror and memory lockstep configuration, contact your sales representative.
2
Maximum resolution and color available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K
colors.
3
Up to 35°C (95°F) when a dual processor configuration.
4
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
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External Views
Front View
Legend
A.
Dump (NMI) Switch
F.
UID LED
B.
System Reset Switch
G.
UID LED Button
C.
System Status LED
H.
SUV Connector
D.
Power LED
J.
SSD Access Lamp #0
E.
Power Button
K.
SSD Access Lamp #1
Configuration Diagram
Legend:
Mandatory Components
Standard Components
NOTE:
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Solid State Drive Cage is not available in Xeon E5-2667 v3, Xeon E5-2697 v3 and Xeon E5-2699 v3
systems.
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Expansion Slot
#2
#1
#3
Legend
#1
Type-I mezzanine card slot
#2
Type-II mezzanine card slot
#3
Flexible integrated NIC card slot
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Server Configuration
1 Base Models
Product Name / Description
Part Number
NEC Express5800 B120f-h (8C/E5-2640v3)
N8400-240F
no RAM, no SSD, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2640 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f-h (10C/E5-2660v3)
no RAM, no SSD, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2660 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f (8C/E5-2667 v3)
no RAM, no Drive Cage, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2667 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f-h (12C/E5-2690v3)
no RAM, no SSD, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2690 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f-h (14C/E5-2697 v3)
no RAM, no Drive Cage, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f (16C/E5-2698 v3)
no RAM, no SSD, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2698 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
NEC Express5800 B120f (18C/E5-2699 v3)
no RAM, no Drive Cage, no Network Controller
Including:
One Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 v3, EXPRESSBUILDER
N8400-241F
N8400-247E
N8400-242F
N8400-244F
N8400-245F
N8400-246F
NOTE:
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The base model must be ordered with a memory kit and a network riser card kit.
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The 32-bit operating system, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is supported only on Xeon E5-2640 v3
systems.
2 2nd Processor
Available sockets: 1
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Xeon E5-2640 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-091F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2640 v3 (2.60 GHz, 8C/16T, 20 MB)
Xeon E5-2660 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-092F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2660 v3 (2.60 GHz, 10C/20T, 25 MB)
Xeon E5-2667 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-098E
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2667 v3 (3.20 GHz, 8C/16T, 20 MB)
Xeon E5-2690 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-093F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2690 v3 (2.60 GHz, 12C/24T, 30 MB)
Xeon E5-2698 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-095F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2697v3 (2.60 GHz, 14C/28T, 35 MB)
Xeon E5-2698 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-096F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2698 v3 (2.30 GHz, 16C/32T, 40 MB)
Xeon E5-2698 v3 Processor Kit
N8401-097F
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2699 v3 (2.30 GHz, 18C/36T, 45 MB)
NOTE:
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The 2nd processor must be the same as what is used in the base model
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The maximum number of logical processors supported by OS
See the table below for the maximum number of logical processors that you can actually use on your
system.
Number of Logical Processors Supported by Operating Systems
1
Maximum Available
Number of logical
Processors
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86)
32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (x64)
256
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
640
1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
240
72
VMware ESXi 5.1
160
72
VMware ESXi 5.5
320
72
VMware ESXi 6.0
480
72
1
32
72
72
The maximum numbers of logical processors when using Hyper-V are below
- Windows Server 2008 : 24
- Windows Server 2008 R2 : 64
- Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 : 320
3 Memory
3.1
Memory Configuration
Available slots: 9 per processor
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Registered DIMM
(RDIMM)
4GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (1x4GB)
N8402-164F
1 x 4 GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-17000)
8GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (1x8GB)
N8402-165F
1 x 8 GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-17000)
16GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (1x16GB)
N8402-166F
1 x 16 GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-17000)
Load Reduced DIMM
(LRDIMM)
32GB DDR4-2133 LR Memory Kit (1x32GB)
N8402-167F
1 x 32 GB Load Reduced ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-17000)
NOTE:
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Mix configurations of RDIMM and LRDIMM are not supported.
Minimum one memory kit per processor must be installed into the system running with OS other than
Windows Server 2008 Standard operating system.
One 4GB memory kit can be installed into the system running with Windows Server 2008 Standard
operating system regardless of number of processors installed.
It is recommended to install three identical memory kits for triple-channel symmetric memory
configurations to increase memory transfer speed.
At least 5 GB of memory is required for VMware ESXi 5.5 / 6.0.
Maximum Memory Speed
See the table below for the actual maximum memory transfer speed. The memory speed depends on the
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native memory bus speed of the memory controller.
Processor Type
E5-2640 v3
E5-2660 v3
E5-2690 v3
E5-2697 v3
E5-2698 v3
E5-2699 v3
E5-2667 v3
Populated DIMMs
# of DIMMs per processor
RDIMM (4, 8, 16GB)
Up to 8 DIMMs
1866 MHz
LRDIMM (32GB)
9 or more DIMMs
1600 MHz
RDIMM (4, 8, 16GB)
Up to 4 DIMMs
2133 MHz
5 to 8 DIMMs
1866 MHz
9 or more DIMMs
1600 MHz
Up to 8 DIMMs
2133 MHz
9 or more DIMMs
1600 MHz
LRDIMM (32GB)
DIMM Speed
Maximum Available Memory
See the table below for the maximum memory size that you can actually use on your system.
Maximum Memory Size Supported by Operating Systems
4 GB
4 GB
32 GB
32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
2 TB
576 GB
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
4 TB
576 GB
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
6 TB
576 GB
VMware ESXi 5.1
2
2 TB
576 GB
VMware ESXi 5.5
2
4 TB
576 GB
VMware ESXi 6.0
3
6 TB
576 GB
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
1
1
1
2
3
Maximum Available Memory
The maximum available memory size of Hyper-V systems are below:
- Windows Server 2008 Standard (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard : 32 GB
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise : 1TB
- Windows Server 2012 : 4 TB
Up to 1 TB of the main memory is available to each virtual machine.
Up to 4 TB of the main memory is available to each virtual machine.
4 Internal Drives
4.1
Drive and RAID Configuration
Refer to the section in accordance with your drive configuration.
Available Interface
Drive-less
Two drives
Refer to 4.2.1
None
Non-RAID
Refer to 4.2.2
SATA
RAID 0/1
Refer to 4.2.3
SATA
NOTE:
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Internal drives are not supported on a B120f-h with E5-2667 v3, E5-2697 v3 or E5-2699 v3.
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RAID 0/1 is supported only on Windows operating systems.
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4.2
Internal Drive Configuration
4.2.1
Drive-less
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Drive Cage
1
Required
Drive-less Blade Kit
Stiffener
N8403-079F
1
Not required for N8400-247E, N8400-244F and N8400-246F, since those blades include a drive-less blade kit as
standard.
4.2.2
Embedded SATA non-RAID Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Drive Cage
Required
SSD Drive Cage Kit
Two 2.5-inch non-hot plug hard drive bays, one internal SATA
cable
200GB Non-hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
One 200 GB, 2.5-inch, eMLC, SATA
400GB Non-hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
One 400 GB, 2.5-inch, eMLC, SATA
N8403-080F
Drive
2 slots
available
4.2.3
SATA
SSD
N8450-712
N8450-713
Embedded SATA RAID Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Drive Cage
Required
SSD Drive Cage Kit
Two 2.5-inch non-hot plug hard drive bays, one internal SATA
cable
200GB Non-hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
One 200 GB, 2.5-inch, eMLC, SATA
400GB Non-hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
One 400 GB, 2.5-inch, eMLC, SATA
N8403-080F
Drive
2 slots
available
SATA
SSD
N8450-712
N8450-713
NOTE:
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All drives within a RAID array should be of the same capacity.
RAID 0/1 is supported only on Windows operating systems.
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5 I/O Expansion Card
5.1
Network Interface Controller
Category
Riser
Required
GbE
10GbE
Adapter
Type I
GbE
10GbE
Adapter
Type II
GbE
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit
QLogic BCM57810
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit
QLogic BCM57810
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit
QLogic BCM57810, iSCSI boot supported
Dual Port 1000BASE Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Controller I350-AM2
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter
QLogic BCM57810
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter
QLogic BCM57810, iSCSI boot supported
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter
QLogic BCM57840
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter
QLogic BCM57840, iSCSI boot supported
Quad Port 1000BASE Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Controller I350-AM4
N8403-081F
N8403-082F
N8403-083F
N8403-076F
N8403-084F
N8403-085F
N8403-049F
N8403-051F
N8403-077F
NOTE:
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8 GB of memory per number of 10GbE network controller is recommended to avoid network
performance issues.

Only one 10GbE NIC can be installed when using with 32-bit operating systems.

Up to two 10GbE NICs can be installed when using with 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating
systems.
NIC Teaming feature
The Server blade supports NIC teaming which is the ability to configure multiple NICs to a single network
interface for fault tolerance and load balancing
Windows Server 2008 support BASP (Broadcom Advanced Server Program) or Intel PROSet teaming
while Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux support teaming with bonding function
supported by OS.
When using NIC teaming, please note the following:
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

Any of the network teaming must be processed in a single LAN controller.
Teaming feature is not supported on iSCSI interfaces. (Except when iSCSI offload function is used on
Windows Server OS)
Bonding feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is supported on the following conditions:
RHEL 6.5(x86_64), RHEL7.1 or later
mode 1 (active-backup), mode 4 (802.3ad)
For other modes, contact your sales representative.
As for VMware teaming features, load balancing and failover are supported. A teaming in the same
controller and a teaming between the standard network and a mezzanin card are possible.
Configuring a teaming between different network controllers may cause performance down.
NIC Partitioning feature
The 10GbE Controllers support NIC partitioning which is the ability to configure a single 10GbE port into
two or four virtual NICs. To use NIC Partitioning, please note the following:

NIC Partitioning should be enabled to install Windows Server operating systems, 64-bit Red Hat
Enterprise Linux operating systems.
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NIC Partitioning should be configured under the maximum configuration limits for networking when
running with VMware systems. For more detail, see the Networking Maximum in the Configuration
Maximums document for VMware. VMware system counts each divided network port as nx_nic 10Gb
Ethernet port.
For connections between virtual machines on the same server, configure the virtual machines on the
same virtual switch or disable NIC Partitioning.
An external switch may not loopback depending on its function or setting. For connections between
controllers, confirm your network specifications in advance.
iSCSI Offload Feature
See the table below for the support matrix of NIC cards supporting iSCSI, available operating systems, and
iSCSI offload feature.
Type
Part Number
Operating Systems
iSCSI Offload
GbE
N8403-081F
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server
2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows
Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware
Not available
N8403-076F
N8403-077F
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server
2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows
Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware
Not available
N8403-082F
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server
2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows
Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware
Not available
N8403-083F
N8403-085F
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server
2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows
Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Available
N8403-084F
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server
2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows
Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware
Not available
N8403-049F
Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server
2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / VMware
Not available
N8403-051F
Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server
2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2 /
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Available
10GbE
Using iSCSI Boot
To configure iSCSI boot system, please contact your sales representatives.
5.2
External Storage Controller
5.2.1
Fibre Channel Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Adapter
Type I
Fibre Channel Controller(8Gbps/2ch)
Emulex LightPulse LPe1205-N Host Bus Adapter
N8403-034F
NOTE:
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Link speed of two ports in one card should be identical.
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One controller can be installed to configure a system booting from SAN with Windows Server 2008.
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6 Other Add-in Components
6.1
Trusted Platform Module Kit
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Trusted Platform Module Kit
TPM 1.2 module
N8415-008F
NOTE:

The kit is not available in China.

The kit is not removable after attachment.

"TPM Support" in BIOS setup menu must be activated prior to use of this product.

To use Windows BitLocker drive encryption, be sure to keep the "recovery password" of BitLocker
function. The recovery password is required to restore data for hardware replacement during a
system error.
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References
Boot Mode Setting
The server supports Legacy mode and UEFI mode (default) as an OS Boot Mode. See the table below for
the Boot Mode and X2APIC setting for each Operating System. As the default settings at the factory, UEFI
mode is set as OS Boot mode and X2APIC is enabled. Refer to the User’s Guide and change the settings
before installing an Operating System requiring Legacy Mode.
Operating System
Supported Boot Mode
Supported X2APIC Setting
Windows Server 2008(x86)
Legacy
Disabled
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Legacy
Disabled
Windows Server 2012
UEFI
Enabled
Windows Server 2012 R2
UEFI
Enabled
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64)
UEFI
Enabled
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
UEFI
Enabled
VMware ESXi 5.1 Update2
Legacy
Disabled
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update2
Legacy
Disabled
VMware ESXi 6.0
Legacy
Disabled
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Server Management
The EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3, integrated into the server, provides superior remote control and system
management features listed in the table below.
Standard
Temperature, voltage, power, drives,
degeneration (memory, hard drive)

Hardware event log collection

Boot monitoring
Booting, BIOS/POST stall, OS stall, shutdown
 
Alerting
HW error, Boot error and OS panic
(by SNMP, E-Mail)

Remote KVM
POST/BIOS setup, DOS utility

(via LAN)
Panic screen, Boot screen

Text-based screen (OS console)

Hardware
monitoring
GUI-based screen (OS console)

Remote control
Remote reset/power on-off/ dump

(via LAN)
Power control

BIOS and BMC Firmware update

BIOS setting
Others
Industry standard
1
2
1
2

1
OS shutdown
 
Remote media (CD/DVD, FD, USB Key)
CLP (Command Line Protocol) (DMTF compliant)

Remote control via Web browser (multi user
login at the same time)

Scheduling (without UPS)
 
Set automatic IP address via DNS/DHCP

LDAP/Active Directory verification/user control

Clock synchronization of main unit and the RTC

Access log collection

IPMI
2.0

1
The feature is not supported on VMware ESXi systems.
Some setting items can only be changed.
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OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers
ESXi 6.0
ESXi 5.1
ESXi 5.5
RHEL 7
RHEL 6 x64
WS 2008 x86
WS 2008 R2
WS 2012
WS 2012 R2
Part number
Product Name
N8403-081F
Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit

N8403-082F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit

N8403-083F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit(iSCSI)
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
N8403-084F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter

N8403-085F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter(iSCSI)
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
N8403-049F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter
‐
N8403-051F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter(iSCSI)
‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
N8403-076F
Dual Port 1000BASE Adapter

N8403-077F
Quad Port 1000BASE Adapter

N8403-034F
Fibre Channel Controller (8Gbps/2ch)

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Support Matrix for Adapters and Network Interconnect Devices
Network Adapter
10Gb Intelligent L3
Switch
10Gb Pass-Through
Card
N8406-052F
1Gb Pass-Through
Card
  
10Gb Intelligent L3
Switch
1/10Gb Intelligent L3
Switch
N8406-051F
N8406-044
1Gb Intelligent L3
Switch
N8406-035
N8406-036
N8406-011
N8406-029
N8460-023
N8460-023A

N8403-081F
Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit

N8403-082F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit






N8403-083F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit






N8403-084F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter






N8403-085F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter






N8403-049F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter
-
-
-
-
-

N8403-051F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter
-
-
-
-
-

N8403-077F
2

Product Name
N8403-076F
1

Part Number
Dual Port 1000BASE Adapter
Quad Port 1000BASE Adapter
1
  




2
2

2

  
  
Existing 1Gb Intelligent L3 Switch installed for embedded NIC can be shared with embedded NIC and the optional
NIC if N8406-013 1Gb Inter-link Expansion Card is installed in Blade Enclosure M system
N8406-037 10GBASE-SR SFP+ module is not supported
Fibre Channel Controller
8G FC switch
1
(24 ports)
Fibre Channel Controller (8Gbps/2ch)
N8406-042
N8403-034F
8G FC switch
(12 ports)
Product Name
N8406-040
1
Part Number


Supported for Blade Enclosure H v2 only
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Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots
Part Number
Product Name
Slots
Slot # :
#1
#2
#3
Slot type:
Type I
Type II
NIC
N8403-081F
Dual Port 1GbE Riser Card Kit
-
-

N8403-082F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit
-
-

N8403-083F
Dual Port 10GbE Riser Card Kit
-
-

N8403-084F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter


-
N8403-085F
Dual Port 10GbE Adapter


-
N8403-049F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter


-
N8403-051F
Quad Port 10GbE Adapter


-
N8403-076F
Dual Port 1000BASE Adapter


-
N8403-077F
Quad Port 1000BASE Adapter
-

-
N8403-034F
Fibre Channel Controller (8Gbps/2ch)


-
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NEC shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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Revision History
Revision
Date
Description
2.1
December 8, 2015
Others:
Supported ESXi versions updated
Added notes for NIC Teaming feature and NIC Partitioning feature
2.0
August 17, 2015
New products added:
NEC Express5800 B120f (8C/E5-2667 v3) / N8400-247E
Xeon E5-2667 v3 Processor Kit / N8401-098E
Others:
Added RHEL 7 to the list of operating system supported
1.1
July 13, 2015
Others:
Add a note to Drive-less Blade Kit
1.0
June 19, 2015
Initial release
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