Supermicro H8SCM-F Motherboard

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This article will provide details on the Supermicro H8SCM-F Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro H8SCM-F Motherboard

Features

  • CPU socket: Single Socket C32 (1207-pin)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 4
    • Memory type: 1333/1066/800MHz ECC Registered, ECC, or Non ECC Unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin DIMMs
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 1GiB, 2GiB, 4GiB, 8GiB, 16GiB
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 64 GiB (ECC Registered), 16 GiB (ECC or Non ECC Unbuffered)
  • SATA chip: AMD SP5100
  • RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • 6x SATA (3Gb/s) Ports.
  • max. 4 drives in a RAID supported (Ports 0-3).
  • LAN-Chip: Intel® 82574L
  • Expansion slots:
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 x8
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 x4 in x8
    • 1x PCI 33MHz
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 6x SATA Ports
    • 5x USB 2.0 Ports (2x rear, 2x header, 1x Type A)
    • 1x UDMA IDE 133/100 Connector
  • 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 1.02
    • BIOS must not be flashed with a BIOS version 1.x.
  • Version 1.01
    • Only drives connected to the first four onbard SATA ports can be configured in an onboard RAID.

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 (BIOS Date 10/30/2012)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 03.12.2012.
  • Version 2.0 (BIOS Date 11/11/2011)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 18.04.2012.
  • Version 1.1b
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 10.10.2011.
  • Version 1.1a
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 11.04.2011.
  • Version 1.0c
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 02.02.2011.
  • Version 1.0a
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 20.09.2010.

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 Feature             > Quick Boot > Disabled
                                    > Quiet Boot > Disabled
         > PCI/PnP Configuration    > Load Onboard LAN 1 Option ROM  > Enabled
                                    > Load Onboard LAN 2 Option ROM  > Enabled
         > Hardware Health Monitor  > Fan Speed Control Modes        > Balanced

Menu item Boot

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

Boot              > Boot Device Priority     > 1st Boot Device   > CD/DVD
                                             > 2nd Boot Device   > Festplatten
                                             > 3rd Boot Device   > Netzwerk
                                             > 4th Boot Device   > 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 means ipmicfg 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 cause damage to 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 means ipmicfg 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: 20.04.2012.
  • Version 2.37
  • Version 2.27
  • Version 2.08
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 03.01.2011.
  • Version 2.02
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 27.08.2010.

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 an IPMI server.

Servers with Supermicro H8SCM-F

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