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SUPER ®

SC216 CHASSIS
Series

SC216A-R900UB SC216A-R900LPB

SC216E1-R900LPB SC216E2-R900LPB
SC216E1-R900UB SC216E2-R900UB

USER’S MANUAL
1.0
SC216 Chassis Manual

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Preface

Preface

About This Manual

This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It


provides information for the installation and use of the SC216 2U chassis. Installa-
tion and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.

Supermicro’s SC216 maximizes storage capacity in a 2U form factor by offering


24 hot-swappable 2.5” SAS/SATA hard drive bays for applications requiring extra
storage. The chassis design optimizes every aspect of interior space without com-
promising superior cooling capabilities. The chassis is equipped with a redundant
900W high-efficiency (85%+) power supply for outstanding power savings, with
specially designed optimized cooling.

This document lists compatible parts and configurations available when this docu-
ment was published. Always refer to the our Web site for updates on supported
parts and configurations at www.supermicro.com.

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Manual Organization

Chapter 1: Introduction

The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with this
chassis and describes the main features of the SC216 chassis. This chapter also
includes contact information.

Chapter 2 System Safety

This chapter lists warnings, precautions, and system safety. You should thoroughly
familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview of safety precautions
that should be followed before installing and servicing this chassis.

Chapter 3: Chassis Components

Refer here for details on this chassis model including the fans, hard drives, airflow
shields, and other components.

Chapter 4: System Interface

Refer to this chapter for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.

Chapter 5: Chassis Setup and Maintenance

This chapter providesdetailed information on this chassis. You should follow the
procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing, or reconfiguring your
chassis.

Chapter 6: Rack Installation

Refer to this chapter for detailed information on chassis rack installation. You should
follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring
your chassis into a rack environment.

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Appendices

This section lists compatible cables, power supply specifications, and compatible
backplanes. Not all compatible backplanes are listed. Refer to our Web site for the
latest compatible backplane information at http://www.supermicro.com

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2 Shipping List.................................................................................................... 1-1
1-3 Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-2
1-4 Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 1-3
Chapter 2 System Safety
2-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2 Warnings and Precautions .............................................................................. 2-1
2-3 Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
2-4 Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 2-2
2-5 General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 2-3
2-6 System Safety ................................................................................................. 2-3
Chapter 3 Chassis Components
3-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2 Components .................................................................................................... 3-1
Chassis............................................................................................................ 3-1
Backplane........................................................................................................ 3-1
Fans ................................................................................................................ 3-1
Mounting Rails ................................................................................................ 3-1
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 3-2
Air Shroud ....................................................................................................... 3-2
3-3 Where to get Replacement Components........................................................ 3-2
Chapter 4 System Interface
4-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 4-2
4-3 Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 4-2
4-4 Drive Carrier LEDs .......................................................................................... 4-4
SAS/SATA Drives ............................................................................................ 4-4
Chapter 5 Chassis Setup and Maintenance
5-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 5-1
5-2 Installation and Maintenance .......................................................................... 5-1
5-3 Removing the Chassis Cover ......................................................................... 5-2
5-4 Installing Hard Drives ...................................................................................... 5-3
5-5 Installing the Motherboard .............................................................................. 5-5
I/O Shield ........................................................................................................ 5-5
Permanent and Optional Standoffs ................................................................. 5-6

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Motherboard Installation .................................................................................. 5-7


5-6 Installing the Add-on Cards ............................................................................. 5-8
Installing Add-on Cards in Low-Profile Model Chassis ................................... 5-8
Installing Riser Cards and Add-on Cards in UIO Models ............................... 5-9
5-7 Installing the Air Shrouds ...............................................................................5-11
Installing the Air Shroud in the Chassis .........................................................5-11
Installing the Additional Air Shroud ............................................................... 5-12
5-8 Checking the Air Flow ................................................................................... 5-13
5-9 System Fans ................................................................................................. 5-14
5-10 Power Supply ............................................................................................... 5-16
5-11 Removing the Backplane .............................................................................. 5-19
5-12 Installing the Backplane ................................................................................ 5-21
Chapter 6 Rack Installation
6-1 Overview ......................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2 Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 6-1
6-3 Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 6-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 6-1
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 6-2
General Server Precautions ............................................................................ 6-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 6-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 6-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 6-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 6-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 6-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 6-3
6-4 Rack Mounting Instructions ............................................................................. 6-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ...................................................... 6-4
Locking Tabs ................................................................................................... 6-4
Installing the Inner Rail Extension .................................................................. 6-5
Outer Rack Rails ............................................................................................. 6-6
Attaching the Outer Rack Rails to the Rack ................................................... 6-7
Appendix A SC216 Chassis Cables
Appendix B SC216 Power Supply Specifications
Appendix C SAS-216A Backplane Specifications
Appendix D SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

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Notes

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 1

Introduction

1-1 Overview
Supermicro’s SC216 2U chassis features a unique and highly-optimized design.
The chassis is equipped with high efficiency power supply.

1-2 Shipping List


Please visit the following link for the latest shipping lists and part numbers for
your particular chassis model http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/2U/
?chs=216

SC216 Chassis
Power
Model CPU HDD I/O Slots
Supply
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot- 4x FH, 3x
SC216A-R900UB Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA LP
dant
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot-
SC216A-R900LPB 7x LP Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA
dant
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot-
SC216E1-R900LPB 7x LP Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA
dant
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot-
SC216E2-R900LPB 7x LP Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA
dant
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot- 4x FH, 3x
SC216E1-R900UB Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA LP
dant
900W
Single/Dual 24x 2.5” hot- 4x FH, 3x
SC216E2-R900UB Redun-
CPU swap SAS/SATA LP
dant

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1-3 Contacting Supermicro

Headquarters
Address: Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel: +1 (408) 503-8000
Fax: +1 (408) 503-8008
Email: marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site: www.supermicro.com

Europe
Address: Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax: +31 (0) 73-6416525
Email: sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)

Asia-Pacific
Address: Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax: +886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site: www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email: support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel: 886-2-8226-1900

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1-4 Returning Merchandise for Service


A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required be-
fore any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service
is complete.
For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/rma/).
Whenever possible, repack the chassis in the original Supermicro carton, using the
original packaging material. If these are no longer available, be sure to pack the
chassis securely, using packaging material to surround the chassis so that it does
not shift within the carton and become damaged during shipping.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages in-
curred in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.

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Notes

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Chapter 2: System Safety

Chapter 2

System Safety

2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following the steps in order given should enable you to have your chassis setup and
operational within a minimal amount of time. This quick set up assumes that you are
an experienced technician, familiar with common concepts and terminology.

2-2 Warnings and Precautions


You should inspect the box the chassis was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the chassis itself shows damage, file a damage claim with carrier
who delivered your system.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold that chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where heat,
electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated.
You will also need it placed near at least one grounded power outlet. When con-
figured, the SC216 chassis includes both a primary and redundant power supply,
which requires two grounded outlets.

2-3 Preparing for Setup


The SC216 Chassis includes a set of rail assemblies, including mounting brackets
and mounting screws you will need to install the systems into the rack. Please read
this manual in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure.

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2-4 Electrical Safety Precautions


Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SC216 from damage:
tBe aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room’s emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.

tDo not work alone when working with high voltage components.
tPower should always be disconnected from the system when removing or in-
stalling main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules
and the DVD-ROM and floppy drives (not necessary for hot swappable drives).
When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with the
operating system and then unplug the power cords from all the power supply
modules in the system.

tWhen working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is fa-
miliar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power, if
necessary.

tUse only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.

tDo not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.

tThe power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.

tServerboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard


battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarities This battery
must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.

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tDVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any uncon-
ventional way.

2-5 General Safety Precautions


tKeep the area around the chassis clean and free of clutter.
tPlace the chassis top cover and any system components that have been re-
moved away from the system or on a table so that they won’t accidentally be
stepped on.

tWhile working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.

tRemove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact
with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.

tAfter accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure
it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections
have been made.

2-6 System Safety


Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to
neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic components and printed
circuit boards. The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
tDo not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.

tUse a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.


tKeep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.

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tTouch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.

tDo not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.

tHandle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.

tWhen handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.


tPut the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.

tFor grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.

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Chapter 3: Chassis Components

Chapter 3

Chassis Components

3-1 Overview
This chapter describes the most common components included with your chassis.
Some components listed may not be included or compatible with your particular
chassis model. For more information, see the installation instructions detailed later
in this manual.

3-2 Components

Chassis
The chassis includes three hard drive bays, which support twenty-four 2.5" hard
drives. The hard drives must be purchased separately. This chassis accepts a 2U
backplane, 3 fans and a redundant power supply. For the latest shipping lists, visit
our Web site at: http://www.supermicro.com.

Backplane
Each SC216 chassis comes with a 2U backplane which supports SAS/SATA. For
more information regarding compatible backplanes, see the appendices found at
the end of this manual. In addition, visit our Web site for the latest information at
http://www.supermicro.com.

Fans
The SC216 chassis supports three system fans. System fans for SC216 chassis
are powered from the motherboard or the backplane. Fan speed may be controlled
if the motherboard has either PWM or DC control ability.

Mounting Rails
The SC216 can be placed in a rack for secure storage and use. To set up your
rack, follow the step-by-step instructions included in this manual.

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Power Supply
Each SC216 chassis model includes a high-efficiency redundant power supply rated
at 900 Watts. In the unlikely event your power supply fails, replacement is simple
and can be done without tools.

Air Shroud
Air shrouds are shields, usually plastic, that funnel air directly to where it is needed.
Always use the air shroud included with your chassis.

3-3 Where to get Replacement Components


Though not frequently, you may need replacement parts for your system. To en-
sure the highest level of professional service and technical support, we strongly
recommend purchasing exclusively from our Supermicro authorized distributors,
system integrators and resellers. A list of Supermicro authorized distributors, sys-
tem integrators and resellers can be found at: http://www.supermicro.com. Click
the Where to Buy link.

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Chapter 4: System Interface

Chapter 4

System Interface

4-1 Overview
The control panel features an LED display, and the individual drive carriers also
feature LEDs. These LEDs keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the
system, and monitor the activity and health of specific components. SC216 models
feature two buttons on the chassis control panel, an on/off button and a reset but-
ton. This chapter explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate
responses you may need to take.

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4-2 Control Panel Buttons


There are two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis. These are a power
on/off button and a reset button.

tPower: The main power switch is used to apply or remove power from the
power supply to the server system. Turning off system power with this button
removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
Therefore, you must unplug system before servicing.

tReset: The reset button is used to reboot the system. A needle, pen, or other
small device is required to activate this button and reset the system

4-3 Control Panel LEDs


The control panel located on the front of the SC216 chassis has five LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective
action you may need to take.

tPower: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units.
This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.

tHDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. SAS/SATA drive and/or DVD-ROM drive
activity when flashing.

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tNIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing.

tNIC1: Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing.

tPower Failure: When this LED flashes, it indicates a power failure in the power
supply.

tOverheat/Fan Fail: When this LED flashes it indicates a fan failure. When
continuously on (not flashing) it indicates an overheat condition, which may be
caused by cables obstructing the airflow in the system or the ambient room
temperature being too warm. Check the routing of the cables and make sure
all fans are present and operating normally. You should also check to make
sure that the chassis covers are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are
installed properly. This LED will remain flashing or on as long as the overheat
condition exists.

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4-4 Drive Carrier LEDs


The SC216 chassis supports SAS/SATA drives.

SAS/SATA Drives
Each SAS/SATA drive carrier has two LEDs.
tGreen or Blue: Each hard disk drive carrier has either a green or a blue LED,
depending upon the hard disk drives and backplane used. When illuminated,
this LED indicates drive activity. A connection to the SATA backplane enables
this LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed. .

tRed: The red LED indicates a SAS/SATA drive failure. If one of the SAS/SATA
drives fail, you should be notified by your system management software.

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Chapter 5: Chassis Setup and Maintenance

Chapter 5

Chassis Setup and Maintenance

5-1 Overview
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform main-
tenance on the chassis. The only tool required to install components and perform
maintenance is a Phillips screwdriver. Print this page to use as a reference while
setting up your chassis.

5-2 Installation and Maintenance


Installation:
tRemoving the Chassis Cover
tInstalling Hard Drives
Removing Hard Drive Carriers from the Chassis
Installing a Hard Drive to the Hard Drive Carrier

tInstalling the Motherboard


Stand-offs
I/O Shield
Add-on and Riser Card Setup

tInstalling the Air Shrouds


Installing the Main Air Shroud
Installing the Additional Air Shroud
Checking the Air Flow

General Maintenance:
tSystems Fans
Adding a New System Fan
Replacing a System Fan
Replacing the Power Supply

Review the warnings and precautions listed in the manual before

! setting up or servicing this chassis. These include information in


Chapter 2 System Safety and the warning/precautions listed in
the setup instructions.

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5-3 Removing the Chassis Cover

2
1

Remove this
screw
(if necessary)

Release Tab

Figure 5-1: Removing the Chassis Cover

Removing the Chassis Cover

1. Press the release tabs to remove the cover from the locked position. Press
both tabs at the same time.

2. Once the top cover is released from the locked position, slide the cover
toward the rear of the chassis.

3. Lift the cover off the chassis.

Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the

! server without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in


place to allow proper airflow and prevent overheating.

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5-4 Installing Hard Drives

1
Figure 5-2: Removing Hard Drive

The SC216 comes equipped with twenty-four hot-swappable hard drives. Only SAS
or enterprise SATA HDDs are recommended for use in the SC216 chassis.
Removing Hard Drive Trays from the Chassis

1. Press the release button on the drive tray. This extends the drive bay handle.

2. Use the handle to pull the drive out of the chassis.

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Figure 5-3: Hard Drive Tray


Installing a Hard Drive into a Drive Tray

1. Insert a drive into the carrier with the PCB side facing down and the connec-
tor end toward the rear of the carrier.

2. Align the drive in the carrier so that the mounting holes of both are aligned.
Note that there are holes in the carrier marked "SAS" or “SATA” to aid in cor-
rect installation.

3. Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws as illustrated above. Use the
four M3 flat-head screws included in the HDD bag of your accessory box.
Note that the screws used to secure the dummy drive to the tray cannot be
used to secure the hard drive.

4. Insert the hard drive and drive carrier into its bay vertically, keeping the carrier
oriented so that the release button is on the bottom. When the carrier reaches
the rear of the bay, the release handle will retract.

5. Push the handle in until it clicks into its locked position

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I/O Shield

Figure 5-5: I/O Shield Placement

5-5 Installing the Motherboard

I/O Shield
The I/O shield holds the motherboard ports in place. Install the I/O shield before
installing the motherboard. If the motherboard you purchased did not include a
standard I/O shield, contact the motherboard vendor for a compatible shield.
Installing the I/O Shield

1. Review the documentation that came with your motherboard. Become familiar
with component placement, requirements, and precautions.

2. Open the chassis cover.

3. With the illustrations facing the outside of the chassis, place the shield into
the space provided at the rear of the chassis as illustrated above.

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Permanent and Optional Standoffs


Standoffs prevent short circuits by securing space between the motherboard and
the chassis surface. The SC216 chassis includes permanent standoffs in locations
used by most motherboards. These standoffs accept the rounded Phillips head
screws included in the SC216 accessories packaging.
Some motherboard require additional screws for heatsinks, general components
and/or non-standard security. Optional standoffs are included for these mother-
boards. To use an optional standoff, place the hexagonal nut with the rounded side
up, in the holes provided on the floor of the chassis.

Standoffs

Figure 5-4: Chassis Standoffs and Motherboard Installation

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Motherboard Installation
Installing the Motherboard

1. Review the documentation that came with your motherboard. Become familiar
with component placement, requirements, precautions, and cable connec-
tions.

2. Open the chassis cover.

3. If necessary, remove the air shroud and riser card bracket.

4. Ensure that the I/O shield has been installed correctly.

5. As required by your motherboard, install standoffs in any areas that do not


have a permanent standoff and remove any standoffs that are not required by
the motherboard.

6. Lay the motherboard on the chassis aligning the permanent and optional
standoffs

7. Secure the motherboard to the chassis using the rounded, Phillips head
screws which are included in the motherboard bag of the accessory box.

8. Secure the CPU(s), heatsinks, and other components to the motherboard as


described in the motherboard documentation.

9. Connect the cables between the motherboard, backplane, chassis, front


panel, and power supply, as needed. Additionally, the fans may be temporar-
ily removed to allow access to the backplane ports and to allow for ease of
installation.

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5-6 Installing the Add-on Cards


Add-on card installation in the SC216 chassis differs between the UIO and low-
profile chassis models. See below for directions that are specific you your chassis
type.

Installing Add-on Cards in Low-Profile Model Chassis


Installing Add-on Cards - Low-Profile Chassis Models

1. Remove the chassis cover and ensure that the motherboard has been prop-
erly installed.

2. Locate the vertical add-on card slots in the rear of the SC216 chassis.

3. Remove the blank bracket which is pre-installed in the chassis.

Figure 5-6: Removing the Blank Add-on Card Bracket

4. Simultaneously slide the add-on card carefully into the bracket and plug it into
the slot on the motherboard.

5. Screw the add-on card bracket onto the chassis.

Figure 5-7: Installing the Low Profile Add-on Card

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Secure the tail Secure the head


of the riser of the riser
card bracket card bracket to
to the fan tray the rear of the
with one screw chassis with two
screws

Figure 5-8: Installing the UIO Riser Card Bracket

Installing Riser Cards and Add-on Cards in UIO Models


Installing the Riser Card - UIO Chassis Models

1. Remove the chassis cover.

2. Remove the riser bracket.

3. Install the riser card onto the riser bracket. Note that there are different cards
for the right and left side of the bracket.

4. Gently slide the riser card bracket with the riser card installed into the chassis
and simultaneously plug the riser card into the slot on the motherboard.

5. Locate the three screws on your riser card bracket and secure it to the chas-
sis as illustrated above.

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Figure 5-9: UIO Add-on Card Installed

Installing the Add-on Cards in UIO Chassis Models

1. Ensure that the riser card and riser card bracket have been correctly installed
in the chassis.

2. Remove the blank bracket from the rear slot in the chassis.

3. Slide the add-on card horizontally into the slot on the riser card.

4. Secure the add-on-card with its clip into the rear slot of the chassis.

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5-7 Installing the Air Shrouds

Figure 5-10: Installing the Air Shroud


Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The SC216 chassis air
shroud does not require screws for installation.

Installing the Air Shroud in the Chassis


Installing the Air Shroud

1. Lay the chassis on a flat, stable surface and remove the chassis cover.

2. Ensure that the motherboard, CPU, heatsink and memory are all properly
installed.

3. If necessary, move any cables that interfere with the air shroud placement.

4. Place the air shroud in the chassis. The air shroud fits just behind the three
fans in the fan rack. Slide the air shroud into the grooves just behind the fan
rack.
Note that some motherboards may require the air shroud to be modified to
fit over the motherboard. The SC216 chassis air shroud is designed with
break-away pieces that may be removed to accomodate differing styles of
motherboards.

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12

Figure 5-11: Installing the Additional Air Shroud

An additional air shroud is required for high-powered CPUs, to provide extra cooling.
Install the additional air shroud if necessary.

Installing the Additional Air Shroud


Installing the Additional Air Shroud in the Chassis

1. Remove the left side break-away piece of the main air shroud.

2. Slide the additional air shroud into the chassis before installing the main air
shroud.

3. Install the main air shroud as directed on the previous page.

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5-8 Checking the Air Flow


Checking the Server's Air Flow

1. Make sure there are no objects to obstruct airflow in and out of the server. In
addition, if you are using a front bezel, make sure the bezel's filter is replaced
periodically.

2. Do not operate the server without drives or drive trays in the drive bays. Use
only recommended server parts.

3. Make sure no wires or foreign objects obstruct air flow through the chassis.
Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path or use shorter cables.

The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See “Chapter 4 System Inter-
face” for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.

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5-9 System Fans


Three heavy duty fans provide cooling for the chassis. These fans circulate air
through the chassis as a means of lowering the chassis internal temperature. The
SC216 fans are hot-swappable, enabling the fans to be replaced without powering
-down the system.

Release Tab

Figure 5-12: System Fan

Replacing a System Fan

1. If necessary, open the chassis while the power is running to determine which
fan requires changing. (Never run the server for an extended period of time
with the chassis open.)

2. Press the fan release tab to lift the failed fan from the chassis and pull it
completely out of the chassis.

3. Place the new fan into the vacant space in the housing while making sure the
arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the same direc-
tion as the arrows on the other fans.

4. The fan will automatically begin running at the correct speed.

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Figure 5-13: Placing the System Fan

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5-10 Power Supply


The SC216 chassis has two redundant 900 Watt power supplies. The power
modules are hot-swappable, enabling the power supplies to be changed without
powering down the system. These power supplies are auto-switching capable. This
enables the power supply to automatically sense and operate at a 100v to 240v input
voltage. An amber light will be illuminated on the power supply when the power is
off. An illuminated green light indicates that the power supply is operating.

Release Tab

Figure 5-14: Removing the Power Supply

Changing the Power Supply

1. Determine which power supply needs to be replaced and unplug the power
cord to that module.

2. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated, to
release the power module from the chassis.

3. While holding down the release tab, pull the power supply out using the
handle provided on the power module.

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4. Replace the failed power module with the same model power supply.

5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until the tab clicks into
the locked position.

6. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and the replacment power mod-
ule will automatically power-up.

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Figure 5-15: Replacing the Power Distributor

Power Distributor
The power distributor provides failover and power supply redundancy, and is
pre-installed in the chassis. In the rare event that you have to replace the power
distributor, follow the steps below.

Changing the Power Distributor

1. Power down the server and unplug the power cord from the power module.

2. Remove all cable connections to the power supply from the motherboard,
backplane, and other components. Also, remove both power supply modules.

3. Remove the screws securing the power distributor.

4. Gently pull the power distributor from the chassis. Gently guide all the cables
through the power distributor housing.

5. Slide the new power distributor module into the power distributor housing.
Make that you slide the cables through the bottom of the housing.

6. Reconnect all the power cables, replace the power supply, and insert the plug
into the wall.

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5-11 Removing the Backplane


The SC216 chassis backplane is located behind the hard drives and in front of the
front system fans. In order to change jumper settings on the backplane, it may be
necessary to remove the backplane from the chassis.

Removing the Backplane from the Chassis

1. Power down and unplug the system from any power source.

2. Remove the chassis cover.

3. Disconnect the cabling to the backplane.

4. Remove all of the hard drive trays from the front of the chassis.

5. Remove the four upper screws at the top of the backplane, indicated by the
arrows below.

Figure 5-16: Removing the Screws at the Top of the Backplane

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6. Loosen the three screws in the spring bar, located on the floor of the chassis,
indicated by the arrows below.

Figure 5-17: Loosening the Spring Bar Screws in the Floor of the Chassis

7. Gently ease the backplane up and out of the chassis.

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5-12 Installing the Backplane


Installing the Backplane into the Chassis

1. Ensure that all of the hard drive trays have been removed from the bays in
the front of the chassis and that the spring bar has been loosened as directed
in the previous section.

2. Slide the backplane into the chassis at a slight angle, pushing it up against
the side of the chassis.

3. Ease the backplane forward, against the front of the chassis. This will aid in
the alignment of the mounting holes.

4. Align the mounting holes in the backplane with the holes in the chassis. Re-
place the four screws at the top of the backplane and the three screws in the
floor of the chassis.

5. Reconnect all cables and return the hard drive trays to their bays in the front
of the chassis.

1
2

Figure 5-18: Installing the Backplane

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Notes

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Chapter 6: Rack Installation

Chapter 6

Rack Installation

6-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have the system
operational within a minimum amount of time.

6-2 Unpacking the System


You should inspect the box the chassis was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the chassis itself shows damage you should file a damage claim with
the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold your chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where
heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need
it placed near a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read the Rack and Server Pre-
cautions in the next section.

6-3 Preparing for Setup


The box your chassis was shipped in should include two sets of rail assemblies,
two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you will need to install the
system into the rack. Read this section in its entirety before beginning the installa-
tion procedure outlined in the sections that follow.

Choosing a Setup Location


tLeave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front
door completely (~25 inches).

tLeave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.

tThis product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated


equipment rooms, service closets and the like).

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! Warnings and Precautions!


!

Rack Precautions
tEnsure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.

tIn single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.


tIn multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
tAlways make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.

tYou should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more si-
multaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.

General Server Precautions


tReview the electrical and general safety precautions that came with the com-
ponents you are adding to your chassis.

tDetermine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.

tInstall the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.

tUse a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.

tAllow the hot plug hard drives and power supply modules to cool before touch-
ing them.

tAlways keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.

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Rack Mounting Considerations

Ambient Operating Temperature


If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating tempera-
ture of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient tempera-
ture (Tmra).

Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.

Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.

Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.

Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connec-
tions other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).

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6-4 Rack Mounting Instructions


This section provides information on installing the SC216 chassis into a rack unit
with the rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market, which
may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to the
installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
NOTE: This rail will fit a rack between 26.5" and 59" deep.

Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails


The chassis package includes two rack rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit.
Each assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures
directly to the server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to
the rack itself.
Inner Rail Extensions

Rail Locking Tabs

Inner Rails
(Inner rail is preinstalled
on the chassis)

Figure 6-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails

Locking Tabs
Both chassis rails have a locking tab. The tabs lock the server into place when
installed and pushed fully into the rack. These tabs also lock the server in place
when fully extended from the rack. This prevents the server from coming completely
out of the rack when you pull it out for servicing.

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Figure 6-2. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails


(right side rail shown)

Installing the Inner Rail Extension


The SC216 chassis includes a set of inner rails in two sections: inner rails and inner
rail extensions. The inner rails are pre-attached and do not interfere with normal use
of the chassis if you decide not to use a server rack. Attach the inner rail extension
to stabilize the chassis within the rack.
Installing the Inner Rails

1. Place the inner rack extensions on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks
of the chassis with the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces
"outward" just like the pre-attached inner rail.

2. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.

3. Secure the chassis with 2 screws as illustrated. Repeat steps for the other
inner rail extension.

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13

Figure 6-3: Extending and Releasing the Outer Rails

Outer Rack Rails


Outer rails attach to the server rack and hold the chassis in place. The SC216-
comes equipped with quick-release outer rails which allow the chassis to be easily
extended or removed from the rack.
Identifying the Outer Rails
1. Identify the two outer rack rails.

2. Pull out the end of the outer rail until it is fully extended as illustrated above.

3. Note the location of the release tab which will allow the outer rail extension
to be separated from the outer rail. Do not release it at this time. If released,
simply depress the release tab and slide the outer rail extension back into the
outer rail.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the second outer rail.

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11 12 13
Figure 6-4: Extending and Releasing the Outer Rails

Attaching the Outer Rack Rails to the Rack


The outer rails attach to the rack and allow easy access to the chassis.
Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack
1. Press the button to retract the outer rail extensions.

2. Hang the hooks of the front portion of the outer rail onto the slots of the rack.
If necessary, use screws to secure the outer rails to the rack, as illustrated
above.

3. Hang the hooks of the rear portion of the outer rail onto the slots of the rack.
Use screws as shown in step two to secure the rear of the outer rail to the
rear of the rack.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining outer rail.

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Figure 6-5: Installing the Rack Rails

Installing the Chassis into a Rack

1. Confirm that the inner rails and rail extensions are properly installed. Confirm
that the outer rails and outer rail extensions are correctly installed on the rack.

2. Line chassis inner rails with the front of the rack outer rails.

3. Slide the chassis inner rails into the rack outer rails, keeping the pressure
even on both sides. (It may be necessary to depress the locking tabs when
inserting the rails). When the server has been pushed completely into the
rack, you should hear the locking tabs "click" into the locked position.

4. If necessary, insert and tighten the thumbscrews that hold the front of the
server to the rack.

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Appendix A: Chassis Cables

Appendix A

SC216 Chassis Cables

A-1 Overview
This appendix lists supported cables for your chassis system. It only includes the
most commonly used components and configurations. For more compatible cables,
refer to the manufacturer of the motherboard you are using and our Web site at:
www.supermicro.com.

A-2 Cables Included with SC216 Universal I/O Chassis

SC216A-R900UB, SC216A-R900LPB
SC216E1-R900LPB, SC216E2-R900LPB
SC216E1-R900UB, SC216E2-R900UB
Part # Type Length Description
Ribbon, 16 pin to 16 pin ribbon cable for
CBL-0087 20"
Round control panel

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A-3 Compatible Cables


These cables are compatible with the SC216 Chassis.

Alternate SAS/SATA Cables


Some compatible motherboards have different connectors. If your motherboard
has only one SAS connector that the SAS/SATA cables must share, use one of the
following cables. These cables must be purchased separately.

Cable Name: SAS Cable Quantity: 1


Part #: CBL-0175L
Alt. Name: "Big Four"

Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32 pin) connector on one end and
4 SAS connectors (7 pins each) at the other. This cable connects from the Host
(motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.

Cable Name: SAS Cable Quantity: 1


Part #: CBL-0116
Alt. Name: iPass or "Small Four"

Description: This cable has one ipass (SFF-8087/mini-sas) connector (36 pins)
at one end and 4 SAS connectors on one end. This cable connects from the Host
(motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.

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Appendix A: Chassis Cables

Extending Power Cables


Although Super Micro chassis are designed to be efficient and cost-effective, some
compatible motherboards have power connectors located in different areas.
To use these motherboards you may have to extend the power cables to the mother
boards. To do this, use the following chart as a guide.

Power Cable Extenders


Number of Pins Cable Part # Length
24 pin CBL - 0042 7.9”(20 CM)
20 pin CBL - 0059 7.9”(20 CM)
8 pin CBL - 0062 7.9”(20 CM)
4 pin CBL - 0060 7.9”(20 CM)

Front Panel to the Motherboard


The SC216 chassis includes a cable to connect the chassis front panel to the
motherboard. If your motherboard uses a different connector, use the following list
to find a compatible cable.

Front Panel to Motherboard Cable (Ribbon Cable)


Number of Pins Number of Pins
Cable Part #
(Front Panel) (Motherboard
16 pin 16 pin CBL - 0049
16 pin 20 pin CBL - 0048
20 pin 20 pin CBL - 0047
16 pin various* CBL - 0068
20 pin various* CBL - 0067

* Split Cables: Use these cable if your motherboard requires several different con-
nections from the front panel.

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Notes

A-4
Appendix B: Power Supply Specifications

Appendix B

SC216 Power Supply Specifications

This appendix lists power supply specifications for the SC216 chassis.

SC216A-R900UB, SC216A-R900LPB
SC216E1-R900LPB, SC216E2-R900LPB
SC216E1-R900UB, SC216E2-R900UB
900W
MFR Part # PWS-902-1R with PDB
100 - 240V
Rated AC Voltage 60 - 50Hz
11 - 4.5 Amp
+5V standby 4 Amp
+12V 75 Amp
+5V 45 Amp
+3.3V 24 Amp
-12V 0.6 Amp

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Appendix C: SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

Appendix C
SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps listed
below when accessing your system or handling the components.

C-1 ESD Safety Guidelines

Electric Static Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent


damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.

tUse a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.


tTouch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.

tHandle the backplane by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.

tWhen handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.


tPut the card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
C-2 General Safety Guidelines

tAlways disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components


from the computer, including the backplane.

tDisconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.

tMake sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the mother-
board to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.

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C-3 A Note to Users

tAll images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.

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Appendix C: SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

Jumper Settings and Pin Definitions

C-4 Front Connectors and Jumpers

7 14 6 13 5 12 U53 R432
4 11 C280
3 10 2 9
JSM6 SAS IN#6 SAS IN#5 SAS IN#4 R430 C250 SAS IN#3 SAS IN#2

1
C246 C249 R431 R287

C247
BAR CODE

R283
R282
JP116
R273 R268 JP95
I2C#5 I2C#4 I2C#2
SAS216A
2 R267 A1
1

+
R286
R281
JP96

1
R280
JP36 1

REV: 1.02 2 +

C212
1
3 C139
DESIGNED IN USA

Y2
5 6 JP36
JP117

9072#2 RST BZ1

C213
1-2:RST 3 3

R365
2-3:NO RST 3
1 JSM4 JSM2 JP84 5 6
I2C#6 JSM5
R585
C383 JP52 JSM3 B1

C399
JP80

I2C#3

U88
U91

R608
1
C415

C297 C298 C157 C24 C224 C294C295 C153 C220


1
+

R8

R7
+ + + + + + +

R6
D9 D4 D3

U30
C A C A C A
C420 C323 C327 C253 C239 C201 C197 4 C6 C47 C5 D4:ALARM#2 C44
1 JP110 4 1 JP109 4 1 JP48 4 C244 1 JP46 4 1 JP13 1 JP10 4
D9:ALARM#3 D3:ALARM#1

8 8 8 8 8 8
Figure C-1: Front Connectors

Front Connectors
1. Upgrade Connectors: JP69, JP78 8. Power Connectors (4-pin): JP10,
and JP115 JP13, JP46, JP48 JP109, JP110
2. I2C Connector #1 (JP37) 9. SAS IN#1 JSM1
3. I2C Connector #2 (JP95) 10. SAS IN#2 JSM2
4. I2C Connector #3 (JP52) 11. SAS IN#3 JSM3
5. I2C Connector #4 (JP96) 12. SAS IN#4 JSM4
6. I2C Connector #5 (JP116) 13. SAS IN#5 JSM5
7. I2C Connector #6 (JP117) 14. SAS IN#6 JSM6

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C-5 Front Connector and Pin Definitions


1. Upgrade Connectors
The upgrade connectors are designated JP69,
JP78 and JP115 are used for manufacturer's
diagnostic purposes only.

2. - 7. I2C Connectors I2C Connector


Pin Definitions
The I2C Connectors, designated JP37, JP95, (JP37, JP95, JP52, JP96,
JP115 and JP116
JP52, JP96, JP115 and JP116 are used to
Pin# Definition
monitor HDD activity and status. See the table
1 Data
on the right for pin definitions.
2 Ground

3 Clock

4 No Connection

8. Backplane Main Power Connectors Backplane


Main Power
The 4-pin connectors, designated JP10, JP13, 4-Pin Connector
(JP10, JP13, JP46,
JP46, JP48, JP109 and JP110 provide power JP48, JP109 and JP110)
to the backplane. See the table on the right for
Pin# Definition
pin definitions.
1 +12V

2 and 3 Ground

4 +5V

9. - 14. SAS IN Ports (Sideband included) Sideband Definitions


(JSM1 - JSM6)
The SAS ports are used to connect the SAS
Pin # Definition Pin # Definition
drive cables. The six SAS IN ports are des-
A11 SGPIO: B11 Controller ID
ignated #JSM1 - #JSM6. Each port is also SDIN (SB6)
compatible with SATA drives. I2C:
Backplane
Addressing
(SB5)

A12 SGPIO: B10 GND (SB2)


SDOUT

I2C: Reset
(SB4)

A9 GND (SB3) B9 SGPIO:


SLOAD

I2C:SDA
(SB1)

A8 Backplane B8 SGPIO:
ID (SB7) SCLOCK

I2C:SCL
(SB0)

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Appendix C: SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

C-6 Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions

20 16 15 17
U53 R432 C280
JSM6 SAS IN#6 SAS IN#5 SAS IN#4 C246 C249 R430 C250
R431 R287
SAS IN#3 SAS IN#2
C247
BAR CODE

R283
R282
JP116
R273 R268 JP95
I2C#5 I2C#4 I2C#2
SAS216A
2 R267 A1
1

+
R286
R281
JP96
1
R280
JP36 1

REV: 1.02 2 +

C212
1
3 C139
DESIGNED IN USA

Y2
5 6 JP36
JP117

9072#2 RST BZ1

C213
1-2:RST 3 3

R365
2-3:NO RST 3
1 JSM4 JSM2 JP84 5 6
I2C#6 JSM5
R585
C383 JP52 JSM3 B1

C399
JP80
I2C#3

U88
U91

R608
C415

C297 C298

19 C157 C24 C224 C294C295 C153 C220


18
+

R8

R7
+ + + + + + +

R6
D9 D4 D3

U30
C A C A C A
C420 C323 C327 C253 C239 C201 C197 4 C6 C47 C5 D4:ALARM#2 C44
1 JP110 4 1 JP109 4 1 JP48 4 C244 1 JP46 4 1 JP13 1 JP10 4
D9:ALARM#3 D3:ALARM#1

Figure C-2: Front Jumpers

15. Chip Reset JP36 1-2 Reset, 2-3 No Reset (Not populated)
16. Chip Reset JP35 1-2 Reset, 2-3 No Reset (Not populated)
17. Buzzer Reset JP18
18. JP84 1-2 SGPIO, 2-3 I2C
19. JP80 I2C Addr - On C0, Off C2 (Not populated)
20. JP50 Chip Reset 1-2 Reset, 2-3 No Reset (Not populated)

Explanation of Jumpers
3 2 1
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the backplane,
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function Jumper

of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with


a square solder pad on the printed circuit
3 2 1
board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
Setting
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.

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I2C and SGPIO Modes and Jumper Settings

This backplane can utilize I2C or SGPIO. SGPIO is the default mode and can be
used without making changes to your jumper. The following information details
which jumper must be configured to use SGPIO mode or restore your backplane
to I2C mode.

SGPIO Setting (Default)


Jumper Jumper Setting Note
JP84 1-2 SGPIO Mode Setting

I2C Setting
Jumper Jumper Setting Note
JP84 2-3 I2C Setting

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Appendix C: SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

Front LED Indicators

D9 D4 D3

R8

R7

R6
D9 D4 D3

C A C A C A
D4:ALARM#2
D9:ALARM#3 D3:ALARM#1

U53 R432 C280


JSM6 SAS IN#6 SAS IN#5 SAS IN#4 C246 C249 R430 C250
R431 R287
SAS IN#3 SAS IN#2
C247
BAR CODE

R283
R282
JP116
R273 R268 JP95
I2C#5 I2C#4 I2C#2
SAS216A
2 R267 A1
1

+
R286
R281
JP96
1
R280
JP36 1

REV: 1.02 2 +

C212
1
3 C139
DESIGNED IN USA

Y2
5 6 JP36
JP117

9072#2 RST BZ1

C213
1-2:RST 3 3

R365
2-3:NO RST 3
1 JSM4 JSM2 JP84 5 6
I2C#6 JSM5
R585
C383 JP52 JSM3 B1

C399
JP80
I2C#3

U88
U91

R608
C415

C297 C298 C157 C24 C224 C294C295 C153 C220

R8

R7
+ + + + + + +

R6
D9 D4 D3

U30
C A C A C A
C420 C323 C327 C253 C239 C201 C197 4 C6 C47 C5 D4:ALARM#2 C44
1 JP110 4 1 JP109 4 1 JP48 4 C244 1 JP46 4 1 JP13 1 JP10 4
D9:ALARM#3 D3:ALARM#1

Figure C-3: Front LEDs

Front Panel LEDs


LED STATE SPECIFICATION
D3 On Alarm #1
D4 On Alarm #2
D9 On Alarm #3

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C-7 Rear Components, Connectors and LED Indicators

16

16

1
U24

C100
C102

33

48

48

C359
U66
RP6

J43
J2

J28

J34
J33

J31
J18
J37

J17

J4

J45

J11

J44
J35

J20
J13

J21

J36
J15
J1

J3

J9
7 27
7 27
7 27

7 27

7
7 27
7 27

7 27

7 27
7 27

7 27

7 27

7 27

7 27

7 27

7 27
7 27

7 27

7 27

7 27
7 27

7 27
7 27

7 27

27
33 8
33 8 9

33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9

33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9
33 8 9

33 8 9

33 8 9

33
8

9
9

SAS #17
22

22

21

21
22
21

21
21
21

21

21

21
21

21

21

21

21

21

21
22
21

21

21
21

21

21

22

SAS #20

SAS #21
22

SAS #19

22

SAS #22

SAS #23
22

22
21
22

22

SAS #14

SAS #16

SAS #18

22
22

22
22

22

22
22

22

SAS #13

SAS #15

22
22

22
SAS #12

21
SAS #11
SAS #10
22

SAS #9
SAS #7

SAS #8
F13

F14
SAS #6
SAS #0

SAS #1

SAS #2

SAS #4

F15
SAS #3

C107
F16

R85 R83 R165 R164 R213 R250 R464 R178 R173 R465 R466 R463 R95 R459 R457 R150 R512
R460 R214 R251 R86 R253 R180 R175 R435 R428 D103 R149 R177
D12 D23 D22 D37 D40 D107 D102 D29 D24 D108 R461 R174 R215 D109 D106 R90 R467 R468 R96 D18 D100 R510 R458 R514 D120
D5 D38 D41 R89 D14 R179 D42 R88 D31 D26 D88 D87 R511 D20 D21 R182 D28 R462 D121
R87 D104 D7 D30 D25 D39 D8 D15 D110 D111 D19 C D118 D33 D105 D101
U1 C D119 A A
A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C D6 A CA C R84 A CA C A A C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A CA C A A C A CA C A CA C A CA C A C C A CA C CA C

R176
D27
D13 FAIL#15 A C A C
ACT#5 FAIL#6 ACT#6 FAIL#9 FAIL#13 ACT#14 ACT#15 FAIL#16

R181
FAIL#5 FAIL#7 ACT#7 FAIL#8 ACT#8 ACT#9 ACT#13 FAIL#14 ACT#16 FAIL#19

D32
FAIL#0 ACT#0 FAIL#1 ACT#1 FAIL#2 ACT#2 FAIL#3 ACT#3 FAIL#4 ACT#4 FALI#10 ACT#10 FAIL#11 ACT#11 FAIL#12 ACT#12 FAIL#18 ACT#18 ACT#19 FAIL#20 ACT#20 FAIL#21 ACT#21 FAIL#22 ACT#22 FAIL#23 ACT#23
FAIL#17 ACT#17

SAS #14
SAS #15
SAS #16
SAS #17

SAS #22
SAS #23
SAS #11

SAS #19
SAS #18
SAS #12
SAS #13
SAS #10

SAS #20
SAS #21
SAS #3
SAS #4
SAS #5

SAS #8
SAS #0
SAS #1
SAS #2

SAS #6

SAS #9
SAS #7

Figure C-4: Rear Components

Rear SAS/SATA Connectors


Rear SAS Drive Rear SAS Drive
Connector Number Connector Number
SAS #0 SAS/SATA HDD #0 SAS #12 SAS/SATA HDD #12
SAS #1 SAS/SATA HDD #1 SAS #13 SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #2 SAS/SATA HDD #2 SAS #14 SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #3 SAS/SATA HDD #3 SAS #15 SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #4 SAS/SATA HDD #4 SAS #16 SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #5 SAS/SATA HDD #5 SAS #17 SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #6 SAS/SATA HDD #6 SAS #18 SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #7 SAS/SATA HDD #7 SAS #19 SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #8 SAS/SATA HDD #8 SAS #20 SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #9 SAS/SATA HDD #9 SAS #21 SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #10 SAS/SATA HDD #10 SAS #22 SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #11 SAS/SATA HDD #11 SAS #23 SAS/SATA HDD #23

C-8
Appendix C: SAS-216A Backplane Specifications

Rear LED Indicators


Rear LED Hard Drive Activity Failure LED
SAS #0 D12 D5
SAS #1 D22 D23
SAS #2 D40 D37
SAS #3 D102 D107
SAS #4 D13 D6
SAS #5 D24 D29
SAS #6 D41 D38
SAS #7 D104 D108
SAS #8 D14 D7
SAS #9 D25 D30
SAS #10 D42 D39
SAS #11 D106 D109
SAS #12 D15 D8
SAS #13 D26 D31
SAS #14 D87 D88
SAS #15 D111 D110
SAS #16 D18 D19
SAS #17 D27 D32
SAS #18 D100 D103
SAS #19 D118 D119
SAS #20 D21 D20
SAS #21 D28 D33
SAS #22 D101 D105
SAS #23 D120 D121

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SC216 Chassis Manual

Notes

C-10
Appendix D: SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

Appendix D
SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

D-1 Overview of the SAS-216EL1/EL2 Backplanes


The SAS-216EL1/EL2 series of backplanes consists of a SAS-216EB backplane
(A) with one or two SAS-216EL daughter cards (B and C) mounted on the rear of
the backplane.

The SAS-216EL1 model consists of the SAS-216EB backplane (A) and one SAS-
216EL daughter card (C), mounted on the right-hand side of the backplane.

The SAS-216EL2 model consists of the SAS-216EB backplane (A), and two
SAS216EL daughter cards (B and C), mounted on the rear of the backplane.

Components on the front side of the SAS-216ELB backplane include 24 SAS con-
nectors and their respecitve activity and failure LEDs. Components on the rear side
of the backplane include jumpers and power and fan connectors. The daughter
card's components include SAS ports, flash and expander chips, and mode select
jumpers.

Rear Side of the Backplane

SAS-216EB Backplane (A)

SAS-216EL Daughter Card (C)

SAS-216EL Daughter Card (B)

Front Side of the Backplane

Figure D-1: The SAS-216EL1/EL2 Backplane

D-1
SC213 Chassis Manaual

Safety Guidelines

To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety
steps listed below when accessing your system or handling the compo-
nents.

D-1 ESD Safety Guidelines


Electric Static Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent dam-
age to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
t Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.

tTouch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.

tHandle the backplane and daughter cards by their edges only; do not touch its
components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.

tWhen handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.


tPut the card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.

D-2 General Safety Guidelines


tAlways disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the backplane.

tDisconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.

tMake sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the mother-
board to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.

D-3 An Important Note to Users


tAll images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.

D-2
Appendix D: SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

3
4
5
EC21

+
C144

BC55
BC57

BC54
MH2

MH3
6

BC56

BC58 BC91
BC50
EC15

+
7
U8

Figure D-2: Front Connectors on Backplane and Daughter Cards

12V_LED1
C143
6

5V_LED1
R66
A BC60
BC59

C
BC87
A
C + BC81
EC25

BC61

R60
EC13

BC62
+
Q5

C142
Daughter Card
D-4 Rear Components, Connectors and Jumpers

PRI_J3
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
FAN1

WWN BAR CODE


3

R54
8 7
Jumper Settings and Pin Definitions

EC16
F1

C133 L51
+ C130 L47
BC63

C127 L43
1

PWR1 L40
C124
C141

C120 L41
C118 L34
+12V

C105 L32
BC52

BC64
C103
BC51 L17
C106 L15
BC53
C98
GND

L28
PRI_EXP1
EC14

F4
C113 L10
+
C94 L25
C111 L23
GND

R122 C90 L8
2
BC73

R123 C88 L6
C107
+5V

L3
BC82 C146 L65
BC69

BC74 C166 L58


F10 L55
C138 L52
C135 L50
F11 BC70 L46
EC20

C132 L45
L39
PWR2 + C129 L69
C126 L68
L62
C123 L67
L61
+12V

C162 L60
BC75

C159 L59
A56

B56

L66
C158
7 8

C157 C343
BC83 C341
GND

BC71

BC76 C344
C155
BC72 C342
C172
Rev:1.01

C345
BC65 C336
C153 C335
GND

EC17

C168 C334
C246 C248 C247

+ RA3 C350
R73 C351
BC77
A43
+5V

F5

R108
R75 C349
B43

C261 PRI_SRAM1
2
1

R105
R88 C337
EC19

+
R106
C240 C249

R55
BC78
R76 C338
F2

BC66

R103
3

BC68 C327
R72 C339 C340
EC23

C241 C252 C245 C251 C250

R104
R89 C346 C326
1

+ R101
BC79

BC80
A29

R77 C171
BC1

FAN2 R102 C347


R5

C117 R8
BC2
R87
C348
B29

C178 R112

C73
R99
C244
EC18

R98
R11

R78
U2

+ R86
R96
C253

R91 C78
BC89

R95
PRI_MODE1
C243

R97 R79
P1

C242

BC86 64
R71
BC85 BC49 BC90 R74
C76

R85
6

1 3
D1

Rear Components and Connectors


A15

J2

BC92
PRI_FLASH1
B15

MH1

MH4

BC67
BC93
BC94

1
A1

B1

J24
BC88

Backplane

C95
BC84
EC22

7. Fan Connectors: Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3

D-3
EC24
BC95

+
C93

BC96

8. Power Connectors: PWR1 - PWR6


8
+12V

BC9

BC10
EC10

+
GND
GND

F6
F12
+5V

R56

EC3

PWR3

6. EPP Connectors: J24 and J25


+
7

BC11
3

3
4
5
C71
1

F3 BC12
FAN3
BC6 BC5
EC2

MH2

MH3
BC15

C70

BC13
BC2
BC1
BC17

BC18
EC4

+
BC16

C69

2. Primary Expander Chip


A56

B56

BC14

EC7

Daughter Card
+
BC19

PRI_J3
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
BC20
BC40 BC36

EC1
+
WWN BAR CODE
A43

B43

BC25
C48

1. Primary Flash Chip


F7

PWR4
C133 L51
C130 L47
BC26 C127 L43
+12V

L40

BC21
EC11

3. SAS Port: PRI_J1

4. SAS Port: PRI_J2

5. SAS Port: PRI_J3


C124
C120 L41
BC22
C118 L34
+ C105 L32
GND

C103
L17
8

R36
C47
L15
A29

BC27
BC28
C106
C98 L28

PRI_EXP1
EC5
GND

L10
B29

C113
C94 L25

R34
+ C111 L23
+5V

C90 L8
F13

2
C88 L6

BC23
FANFAIL1
C107
OVERHEATFAIL1 L3
C146 L65
63
C146

L58
R57

A C46 C166
C L55
C138 L52
L50

BC30
R52 C C135
L46

BC29

R39
R49 A L45
C132
L39
C129 L69
C126 L68

R37
L62

B15
C123 L67
C162 L61
A15
C147 L60
C159 L59
1

1
L66

6
BC34
C158
C343
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SCOKET1

C157 C341
BC35 C155 C344
C45 C342
C172

Rev:1.01
C345
C336

Components
C153 C335

BC31
BUZZER_ENB1
C168 C334

C246 C248 C247


RA3 C350
R73 C351
R108
BC32 R75 C349
C261 PRI_SRAM1

2
1
B1
R105

U3
R88 C337

BC41
A1
R106

P2

C240 C249
J25
R43
2
BC42 R76 C338
R103

EC6
+ C327
R72 C339 C340

C241 C252 C245 C251 C250


R104
R89 C346 C326
C24 R101
R77 C171

BC1
R102 C347

R5
R8
BC2
R87
C348

C178 R112
C73
R99

C244
R98

R11
R78

U2
R86
R96

F9
F8
PWR5 PWR6

EC8 R44

C253
R91 C78
R95

PRI_MODE1
C243
R97 R79

C242
+

BC43
R71 R74

+12V

+12V

C76
R85

C23
BC3 1 3

D1
GND

GND
BC7

J2
8
BC44
PRI_FLASH1

BC38

MH1

MH4
GND

GND
BC39
+

EC9
+5V

+5V

C22
BC45
F15
BC46

F14

1
BC37
BC33

EC12
+

C21
BUZZER1
+

BC47
8
BC8 BC4
BC48
SC213 Chassis Manaual

D-5 Rear Connector and Pin Definitions


1. Primary Flash Chips
The Primary Flash Chip enhances the back-
plane memory.

2. Expander Chips
This Expander Chip allows the backplane
to support dual ports, cascading, and
failover.

3. - 5. SAS Ports
The primary and secondary sets of SAS
ports provide expander features including
cascading and failover From right to left
the ports are Primary 1/2/3 and Second-
ary 1/2/3.

6. EPP Ports
The EPP ports are used for manufacturer
diagnostic purposes only.

7. Fan Connectors Fan Connectors

The 3-pin connectors, designated FAN1,


Pin# Definition
FAN2, and FAN3, provide power to the
1 Ground
fans. See the table on the right for pin
2 +12V
definitions.
3 Tachometer

8. Backplane Main Power Connectors Backplane


Main Power
The 4-pin connectors, designated PWR1, 4-Pin Connector
PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6,
Pin# Definition
provide power to the backplane. See the
1 +12V
table on the right for pin definitions.
2 and 3 Ground

4 +5V

D-4
Appendix D: SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

D-6 Rear Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions

BUZZER_ENB1
C146

R49
R52
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SCOKET1
BUZZER_ENB1 R57 +5V D
U3
1

A
A
1

C
F13

C147
A1 A15

REMOTE_FAN_
FAIL_SOCKET1 P2 B1 B

OVERHEATFAIL1
FANFAIL1
B15

R49
R52

REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SCOKET1 C146

FAN2
FAN3
BUZZER_ENB1 R57

PWR3

PWR1
+5V GND GND +12V +5V GND GND +12V +5V GND GND +12V

R60
+5V GND GND +12V
+5V GND GND +12V U3
PWR5

PWR4

12V_LED1
Q5

5V_LED1
1
FAN1

A
PWR2
A
A

1
BUZZER1
1 3
F7 1 3

R55

C
3

R66
F3
F15 1
C

R56
F12
C147

F13 F5

+
P1 F2

F11

F4
A29 A43 A56

F10
A43 A56 A1 A15 A29

R123
R122
A1 A15 R54
+5V GND GND +12V F6
F14
PWR6

F1 6 6
EC25
7
+

F9 P2 B1 B29 B43 B56 B1 B15 B29 B43 B56 U8


OVERHEATFAIL1
FANFAIL1

B15
F8
BC8

BC40

BC85
BC4

BC49
BC36

BC41 BC34 BC19 BC89


BC47 BC37 BC38 BC23 BC21 BC17 BC9 BC88
BC66 BC71 BC75 BC69 BC73 BC52 BC61 BC59 BC56 BC57
BC45 BC43 BC29 BC27 BC25 BC15 BC11 BC93
BC6

BC16 BC95

BC92
BC31 BC77 BC63
BC28 BC79

BC90
BC86
BC30 BC94
C45

C46

BC10
BC20

BC18
BC35

BC67

BC78
BC39

BC60
BC44

BC42

BC32

BC96

BC84
BC48

BC46

BC13
BC22

BC26

BC14

BC68
C95
BC5

BC12
BC33

BC65

BC76

BC53

BC64
BC70

BC58
BC74

BC62

BC50
64
C22 C47 C69 C70 BC80 C144

+
C143
2

EC23

+
+

+
C23

C142
C48

C21
C71 C93

C117
C141
EC11
C24

EC5

BC82

BC91
J25 R37
BC1

EC22

BC87
EC8 R44 R36
BC2

BC72
EC9 R39 EC4 EC18 EC13 EC15 EC21

BC51
EC12 EC6 R34 EC1 EC7 EC2 EC3 EC10 EC24 J24 EC19 EC17 EC20 EC14 EC16
63

R43

BC83

BC81
BC7

BC54

BC55
BC3

J2 J2
1 1

2 2
MH1 MH1
C168
C153

C118
C120
C124
C127

C168
C153

C118
C120
C124
C127
C94
C113
C98

C94
C113
C98
C106

C106
C172

C129
C132

C172

C129
C132
C90
C111

C90
C111
C107
C88

C130

C107
C88

C130
C155
C157
C158
C159
C162
C123
C126

C135
C138
C166
C146

C103
C105

C133

C155
C157
C158
C159
C162
C123
C126

C135
C138
C166
C146

C103
C105

C133
MH2 MH2

C243 C240 C249 C243 C240 C249


C241 C252 C245 C251 C250 C246 C248 C247 C241 C252 C245 C251 C250 C246 C248 C247
WWN

WWN
R103

R103
R78
R99

R73 C351
RA3 C350

R78
R99

R73 C351
RA3 C350
R71
R97

R91
R96

R87
R102 C347
R77
R101

R71
R97

R91
R96

R87
R102 C347
R77
R101
R76 C338

R76 C338
R89 C346
R104
R72 C339

R106
R88 C337
R105
R75 C349
R108

R89 C346
R104
R72 C339

R106
R88 C337
R105
R75 C349
R108
C253 C244 C253 C244
C242 C242
C348

C348
R86

R86
R98

R98
R85

R85
C334
C335
C336
C345
C342
C344
C341
C343

C334
C335
C336
C345
C342
C344
C341
C343
R79
R95

R79
R95
R74

R74
L6
L8

L6
L8
L23
L25
L10
L28
L15
L17

L23
L25
L10
L28
L15
L17
L32
L34

L32
L34
L41

L41
L43
L47

L43
L47
L51

L51
L40

L40
D1 D1
L3

L3
L66
L59
L60
L61
L67
L62
L68
L69
L39
L45
L46
L50
L52
L55
L58
L65

L66
L59
L60
L61
L67
L62
L68
L69
L39
L45
L46
L50
L52
L55
L58
L65
C326

C326

U2 BC1 PRI_EXP1 U2 BC1 PRI_EXP1


C340

C340
C327

C327

C76 C76
R5 R5
C73

C73

PRI_J1 PRI_J1
C78

C78
C171

C171

R11 R11
PRI_J2 PRI_J2
R8

R8
BC2

BC2

C178 R112 C178 R112

Rev:1.01 Rev:1.01
C261

C261
PRI_SRAM1

PRI_SRAM1
BAR CODE

BAR CODE
PRI_FLASH1

PRI_FLASH1

MH4 MH3 MH4 MH3


1

1
3

PRI_MODE1 PRI_MODE1
PRI_J3 PRI_J3
1

1
3

PRI_MODE1 PRI_MODE1

PRI_Mode1 PRI_Mode1

Figure D-3: Front Jumper Locations and Pin Defimitions

Explanation of Jumpers
3 2 1
To modify the operation of the backplane, Connector
Pins
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with Jumper

a square solder pad on the printed circuit


board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
3 2 1
means the jumper is on and "Open" means Setting
the jumper is off the pins.

D-5
SC213 Chassis Manaual

General Jumper Settings

Jumper Jumper Settings Note

Factory Setting
PRI_MODE1 1-2
Do not change
Open: Disable
BUZZER_ENB1 Buzzer Enable
Closed: Enable

Socket Settings

Socket Socket Setting Note

REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_ Front Panel Fan Fail indicator


Connected
SOCKET1 (Optional)

Front Panel LEDs


LED STATE SPECIFICATION
Backplane power failure. Light is on during
12V_LED1 OFF
normal operation.
Backplane power failure. Light is on during
5V_LED1 OFF
normal operation.

D-6
Appendix D: SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

D-7 Front Connectors and LED Indicators

#J10

#J12
#J13
#J14
#J15
#J16
#J17
#J18
#J19
#J20
#J21
#J22
#J23
#J11
#J0
#J1
#J2
#J3
#J4
#J5
#J6
#J7
#J8
#J9
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
BPN-SAS216EB MH3 MH4 MH7 MH8
MH6

Rev:1.01 BAR CODE


MH2 MH5

DESIGNED IN USA

C145R53

C107 C97 C102 C27 C33 C25 C28 C4 C2


C128 C99 C98 C77 C76
C122 C108 C106 C105 C83 C35 C34 C26 C32 C10 C9 C3
C73 C78 C54 U1 C52 C49
C84 C60 C8
C80 C51 C1
C55 C50 C6
27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27

27
7

C79

27
7

27
C53
7

7
27

27

27
7

27
27

27

27

27
7

7
7

7
7

27
C101

7
C30

7
C130 C111 C103 C110 C109 C81 C86 C85 C59 C61 C39 C37 C29 C13 C11
C126 C112 C104 C100 C75 C63 C57 C56 C62 C40 C38 C31 C36 C15 C14 C12
C82 C74
C87 C7
C5
33

C88

33
C58 C16

33

33
33
C64

33

33
33
8

9 33
8

9 33

9 33

9 33
8

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33

9 33
8

8
8

8
8

8
8

8
9

9
8

9
8

9
8

8
21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21
21

21

22
MH12 D44 D43 D46 D45 MH11 MH10 MH9

22

22
22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22
22

D27 D28 D29 D30 D33 D34 D35 D36 D37 D38 D39 D40 D42 D41 D63
D49 D50 D52 D51 D54 D53 D56 D55 D58 D57 D64 D66 D65 D68 D67 D72 D71

D31 D32
J0 J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9 J10 J11 J12 J13 J14 J15 J16 J17 D62 D61 J18 J19 J20 J21 J22 J23

D26 D25 D7 D47 D60 D59 D70 D69


D1 D48 D22

R45
D2 D4 D9 D19 D23 D24

R23
D3 D8

R26
R22
R18

R28
D11
R10

R13

R41
R20
R5

D14

R32

R42
R1

D12

R31

R29

R30
D16
R6

D10 R21 R25 D15 R33 D18 R40 R38 R47 R48 R46
R9

R2 A C ACT3 FAIL8 ACT8 D13 R27


A C R7 FAIL2 ACT2 FAIL3 FAIL4 ACT4 FAIL5 ACT5 FAIL6 ACT6 FAIL7 ACT7 A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C A C
R15 A
A C A C A CA C A CA C CA C A C A C A CA C A CA C A CA C
R3 R4 D17 CA C A
FAIL0 A ACT0 C FAIL1 ACT1 C C R8 C A C R11 C A C D5 R12 A C C D6 A C C A C FAIL9 ACT9 FAIL10 ACT10 R24 FAIL11 ACT11 FAIL12 ACT12 FAIL13 ACT13 FAIL14 ACT14 FAIL15 ACT15 R35 FAIL16 ACT16 FAIL17 ACT17 FAIL18 ACT18 D20 FAIL19 ACT19 D21 FAIL20 ACT20 FAIL21 ACT21 ACT22 FAIL23 ACT23
A A A A A A FAIL22

Figure D-4: Rear Connectors

Rear SAS/SATA Connectors


Front SAS Drive Front SAS Drive
Connector Number Connector Number
SAS #J0 SAS/SATA HDD #1 SAS #J12 SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #J1 SAS/SATA HDD #2 SAS #J13 SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #J2 SAS/SATA HDD #3 SAS #J14 SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #J3 SAS/SATA HDD #4 SAS #J15 SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #J4 SAS/SATA HDD #5 SAS #J16 SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #J5 SAS/SATA HDD #6 SAS #J17 SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #J6 SAS/SATA HDD #7 SAS #J18 SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #J7 SAS/SATA HDD #8 SAS #J19 SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #J8 SAS/SATA HDD #9 SAS #J20 SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #J9 SAS/SATA HDD #10 SAS #J21 SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #J10 SAS/SATA HDD #11 SAS #J22 SAS/SATA HDD #23
SAS #J11 SAS/SATA HDD #12 SAS #J23 SAS/SATA HDD #24

D-7
SC213 Chassis Manaual

Front LED Indicators


Front LED Hard Drive Activity Failure LED
SAS #J0 ACT #1 FAIL #1
SAS #J1 ACT #2 FAIL #2
SAS #J2 ACT #3 FAIL #3
SAS #J3 ACT #4 FAIL #4
SAS #J4 ACT #5 FAIL #5
SAS #J5 ACT #6 FAIL #6
SAS #J6 ACT #7 FAIL #7
SAS #J7 ACT #8 FAIL #8
SAS #J8 ACT #9 FAIL #9
SAS #J9 ACT #10 FAIL #10
SAS #J10 ACT #11 FAIL #11
SAS #J11 ACT #12 FAIL #12
SAS #J12 ACT #13 FAIL #13
SAS #J13 ACT #14 FAIL #14
SAS #J14 ACT #15 FAIL #15
SAS #J15 ACT #16 FAIL #16
SAS #J16 ACT #17 FAIL #17
SAS #J17 ACT #18 FAIL #18
SAS #J18 ACT #19 FAIL #19
SAS #J19 ACT #20 FAIL #20
SAS #J20 ACT #21 FAIL #21
SAS #J21 ACT #22 FAIL #22
SAS #J22 ACT #23 FAIL #23
SAS #J23 ACT #24 FAIL #24

D-8
Appendix D: SAS-216EL Backplane Specifications

D-8 Front Connectors and Jumpers


Front Components

1. Power Connectors: PWR1, PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6

D-9
SAS-216EL2 backplanes have dual-port expanders on the daughter cards, that
access all 24 drives. These dual-port expanders support cascading, failover, and
SAS-216EL1 backplanes have a single-port expander on the daughter card, that

To Lower Backplane in
From HBA or higher
To Lower Backplane in

Cascaded System
From HBA or higher

Cascaded System

backplane

MH2

MH3
backplane
Dual Port and Cascading Configurations

MH2

MH3

Figure D-5: SAS-216EL2 Single Port Configuration

Figure D-6: SAS-216EL2 Dual Port Configuration


PRI_J3
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_J3
PRI_J2
PRI_J1

WWN BAR CODE


WWN BAR CODE

J1
J2
C133 L51

J3
C130 L47
C127 L43
L40
C133 C124
L51
C130 L47 C120 L41
J1
J2

C127 L43 C118 L34


J3

L40 C105
C124 L32
L41 C103
C120 L17
C118 L34 C106 L15
C105 L32 C98 L28

PRI_EXP1
C103 C113 L10
L17
C106 L15 C94 L25

Primary Ports
C98 L28 L23
PRI_EXP1

C111
C113 L10 C90 L8
C94 L25 C88 L6
C107
C111 L23 L3

Expander 1
C90 L8 C146 L65
C166 L58
C88 L6 L55
C107 C138 L52
L3 L50
C146 L65