Supermicro H8DG6-F Motherboard

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This article will provide details on the Supermicro H8DG6-F Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro H8DG6-F Motherboard

Features

  • Motherboard form factor: E-ATX Form (30.5cm x 33.2cm)
  • CPU socket: 1944-pin (G34)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 16
    • Memory type: 1333/1066/800 Registered ECC, Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 1GiB, 2GiB, 4GiB, 8GiB, 16GiB
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 256 GiB (ECC Registered), 64 GiB (Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC)
  • SATA chip: AMD SP5100
    • 6x SATA-Ports (3Gb/s)
    • RAID 0, 1, 10
    • The chassis used and the specific server configuration determine the number of devices that can be connected on board.
  • SAS chip: LSI 2008 SAS-2
    • 8x SAS Ports (6Gbps)
    • RAID 0, 1, 10
    • The chassis used and the specific server configuration determine the number of devices that can be connected on board.
  • LAN-Chip: Intel® 82576
  • Expansion slots:
    • Achtung: Two CPUs must be installed on the motherboard in order to use all PCI slots! With CPU1, only the PCI slots 3, 5 and 6 can be accessed. PCI slots 1, 2 and 4 are assigned to the second CPU.
    • 3x PCI-E 2.0 (x16)
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 (x8)
    • 2x PCI-E 2.0 (x4 in x8)
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 6x SATA Ports
    • 8x SAS Ports
    • 8x USB 2.0 Ports (2x rear, 2x headers (USB 2/3 und USB 4/5), 2x Type A)
  • External I/O ports:
    • 1x dedicated IPMI LAN Port
    • 1x VGA Port
    • 2x COM Ports (1x external serial Port, 1x Fast UART 16550 Port)
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW 16MB DDR2

Hardware Revisions

  • Version 1.00
    • When using IDE or AHCI mode, the numbering of SATA devices in the BIOS is different from the printed numbering on the motherboard. When using RAID mode, the numbering is the same for the BIOS and the printed numbering on the motherboard.

BIOS

BIOS Versions

Recommendation: After a BIOS update load the default settings of the BIOS, and adjust the configuration as suggested below at BIOS Configuration.

  • Version 3.0
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 19.10.2012.
    • Support for Opteron 6300 CPUs.
  • Version 2.0b
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 21.05.2012.
  • Version 2.0
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 10.10.2011.
  • Version 1.0b
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 11.04.2011.
  • Version 1.0a
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 01.02.2011.
  • Version 1.0

BIOS Settings

At Thomas Krenn, after loading the default settings the following BIOS configuration adjustments are applied before a server with this motherboard gets its test installation and gets shipped:

Menu item Advanced

Advanced > Boot Features                 > Quick Boot                       > Disable
                                         > Quiet Boot                       > Disable
         > PCI/PnP Configuration         > Load Onboard LAN 1 Option ROM    > Enabled
                                         > Load Onboard LAN 2 Option ROM    > Enabled
         > Hardware Health Configuration > FAN Speed Control Modes          > Balanced 

Menu item Boot

Depending on the server configuration, the following boot options will be configured:

Boot     > Boot Device Priority          > Floppy
                                         > CD/DVD
                                         > Festplatte
                                         > Netzwerk

IPMI

IPMI Versions

  • Version 3.10
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 29.11.2013.
    • When updating this firmware the hook should remove the preserved configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), only to ensure that that all updates are applied and the sensors are properly displayed. The removal of the hook sets the IPMI modules back to factory defaults and the IP address and all settings must be reconfigured by ipmicfg means or another way, see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems

NOTE: A 3.xx firmware version may not be reflashed to an underlying (2.xx / 1.xx) version. This can damage the IPMI modules.

  • Version 2.59
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 07.06.2013.
    • When updating this firmware the hook should remove the preserved configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), only to ensure that that all updates are applied and the sensors are properly displayed. The removal of the hook sets the IPMI modules back to factory defaults and the IP address and all settings must be reconfigured by ipmicfg means or another way, see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems
  • Version 2.44 (IPMI Firmware 2.44 Release Notes)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 21.05.2012.
  • Version 2.37
  • Version 2.27
  • Version 2.02
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 27.08.2010.
  • Version 2.07

Software Tools

  • Supero Doctor: The motherboard can be monitored with this software. The available sensors are displayed graphically.
  • IPMI View: Tool for central management of IPMI functions. This software makes it possible to manage multiple in a single tool via IPMI server.

Servers with Supermicro H8DG6-F

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