Supermicro X8DTL-3F Motherboard

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This article will provide details on the Supermicro X8DTL-3F Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro X8DTL-3F Motherboard

Features

  • Motherboard form factor: ATX (30.5cm x 25.4cm)
  • CPU socket: 1366-pin
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 6
    • 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
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 48 GiB (ECC Registered), 24 GiB (ECC or Non ECC Unbuffered)
  • SATA chip: Intel ICH10R SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • 6x SATA Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 Support (Windows)
  • RAID 0, 1, 10 Support (Linux) (see test protocol)
  • SAS chip: LSI 1068E 8-Port SAS Controller
  • 8x SAS Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 10 supported (with iButton installed also RAID 5)
  • LAN-Chip: Intel 82574L
  • Expansion slots:
    • 2x PCI-E 2.0 (x8) (1 in x16 slot)
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 (x4) (in x8 slot)
    • 1x PCI-E (x4) (in x8 slot)
    • 2x PCI 32-Bit
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 6x SATA2 Ports
    • 8x SAS Ports
  • External I/O ports:
    • 1x Dedicated IPMI
    • 1x VGA Port
    • 2x COM Ports(1 Header, 1 Port)
    • PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard
    • 7x USB 2.0 (2x Backpanel USB Ports, 1x Front USB Header, 2x Type A)
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW

Hardware Revisions

  • Version 2.01
  • Version 1.3

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 2.1a
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 16.05.2013.
  • Version 2.0c
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 01.02.2011
  • Version 2.0a
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 08.10.2010.
  • Version 2.0
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 30.08.2010.
  • Version 1.1c
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 14.04.2010.
  • Version 1.1
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 22.09.2009.
    • BIOS with Intel Xeon 5600 "Westmere" support.
  • Version 1.0c
  • Version 1.0b

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 Configuration > Fan Speed Control Modes          > Balanced

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

Menu item Boot

Boot         > Boot Device Priority          > 1st Boot Device                  > CD/DVD
                                             > 2nd Boot Device                  > Festplatte

IPMI

IPMI Versions

For help concerning the firmware update, see article IPMI Firmware Update on a Supermicro Motherboard with ATEN IPMI Software

  • 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 on an underlying (2.xx / 1.xx) version. This can cause damage to the IPMI modules.

  • Version 2.58
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 07.05.2013.
    • 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: 26.04.2012.
  • 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.
  • Version 1.37
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 01.06.2010.
  • Version 1.30
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 17.02.2010.
  • Version 1.28
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 13.01.2010.

Software Tools

  • Intel ESB2 SATA Matrix Storage Manager
  • ICH10R Management Tool (Adaptec)
  • Supero Doctor
  • IPMI View

Servers with Supermicro X8DTL-3F

  

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