Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F Motherboard

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In this article you will find detailed information about the Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F Motherboard

Features

  • Motherboard form factor: E-ATX, 12" x 13" (30.5cm x 33.2cm)
  • CPU socket: Dual Socket R (LGA 2011)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 16
    • Memory type: 1600/1333/1066/800MHz ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 72-bit, 240-pin DIMMs
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, (32GB - RAM Modules are not currently available for this Motherboard.)
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: Angaben Supermicro: 512 GB (ECC Registered memory (RDIMM)) oder 128 GB (ECC/non-ECC Un-Buffered memory (UDIMM)), currently at Thomas-Krenn: 256 GB
  • SATA chip: Intel® C602 chipset
    • The Motherboard has 4x SATA2 Ports (Ports 2-5) and 2x SATA3 (Ports 0-1).
    • The Ports are labeled on the Motherboard with I-SATA.
    • The onboard SATA-Controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10.
    • The onboard SATA-Controller supports the Intel RAID mode.
    • The SCU Controller also has 4x SATA2 Ports, these are labeled with S-SATA 0-3.
    • The SCU Controller is displayed with its own POST during the boot process (only when a hard drive is connected).
    • Warning: With simultaneous use of an SCU with the LSI 2308 SAS-Contoller or the Intel SATA-Controller, problems can occur (see Problems with SCU on X9DR7-LN4F).
      • The following problems have been encountered during our product tests:
        • Hard drives are no longer recognized by Raid.
        • The complete Raid is no longer available after a reboot.
        • Installation of an operating system is not possible.
  • SAS chip: LSI 2308
    • By default, we run the IT (Initiator Target)-Firmware on this controller. For additional information on Firmware see "What is the difference between “IT” and “IR” HBA firmware?" as a PDF Frequently Asked Questions.
    • The onboard SAS-Controller supports using the IR (Integrated RAID)-Firmware RAID 0, 1, 10.
    • A maximum of 2 RAID-Sets can be created side-by-side on this controller.
    • If the onboard SAS Controller is enabled with Firmware Version 13, no other additional LSI 9207 HBA can be used. The server is displayed after the first POST. We have fixed this problem in our quality assurance update in the Firmware Version 14.
    • With the simultaneous usage of an LSI 2308 SAS-Controller and the SCU SATA-Controller, problems can occur. For more information regarding this, see above or at "SATA-Chip: Intel® C602 chipset".
  • LAN-Chip: Intel I350 Quad Ethernet Controller
  • Expansion slots:
    • Warning: Two CPUs must be installed on the Motherboard in order to use all PCI slots! CPU1 can only access PCI-Slots 1,2 and 6. The PCI-Slots 3,4 and 5 are assigned to the second CPU.
    • 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) Slots (Slot 3,5)
    • 4x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) Slots (Slot 1,2,4,6)
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 6x SATA Ports (2x SATA 3.0, 4x SATA 2.0)
    • 4x SCU Ports 2.0
    • 8x SAS Ports
  • External I/O ports:
    • IPMI 2.0
    • 2x Fast UART 16550 Connection: 9-pin RS-232 Port
    • 4x USB Ports Rear (USB 0/1, USB 2/3), 2x USB Headers (USB 4/5), 1x Type A (USB 6)
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW
    • Graphic interfaces:
      • 1x VGA
  • IPMI chip: Nuvoton WPCM450R IPMI Chip with ATEN-Software

Hardware Revisions

  • Version 1.00A

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 3.0a (BIOS-Date 09/10/2013)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 30.10.2013.
    • Note: Before the BIOS update, the ME (Intel Management Engine) is required by setting two jumpers (JPME1 & JPME2) to PIN to disable 2-3. For more information, please see the "Readme" for BIOS.
    • The new E5-2600 v2 CPUs are supported beginning with this BIOS version. Please note that not every X9DR7-LN4F motherboard supports the E5-2600 v2 CPUs. Information on whether your motherboard is supported, please contact the Thomas-Krenn support team.
  • Version 1.0a (BIOS-Date 05/14/2013)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 15.07.2013.
    • Note: Before the BIOS update, the ME (Intel Management Engine) is required by setting two jumpers (JPME1 & JPME2) to PIN to disable 2-3. For more information, please see the "Readme" for BIOS.
  • Version 1.0 (BIOS-Date 11/20/2012)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 12/03/2012.
    • Remedies problems with the LSI 9207 HBA in connection with the activated onboard SAS Controller. Order BIOS versions of the HBA controller BIOS are not recognized in addition to the activated onboard SAS Controller. Additional information at: Supermicro FAQ 15160.

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:

Advanced          > Boot Feature                    > Quiet Boot                    > Disable
                  > PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration      > Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM  > Enabled
                                                    > Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM  > Enabled

Another option is to activate the Settings of the SATA Raids depending on the server configuration.

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

IPMI

IPMI Sensors

Output of all sensors using ipmi-sensors --output-sensor-state --interpret-oem-data (FreeIPMI version 1.2.4):

$ ipmi-sensors --interpret-oem-data --output-sensor-state -W noauthcodecheck,nochecksumcheck
ID   | Name            | Type              | State    | Reading    | Units | Event
4    | CPU1 Temp       | Temperature       | Nominal  | 76.00      | C     | 'OK'
71   | CPU2 Temp       | Temperature       | Nominal  | 84.00      | C     | 'OK'
138  | System Temp     | Temperature       | Nominal  | 59.00      | C     | 'OK'
205  | Peripheral Temp | Temperature       | Nominal  | 46.00      | C     | 'OK'
272  | PCH Temp        | Temperature       | Nominal  | 67.00      | C     | 'OK'
339  | FAN1            | Fan               | Nominal  | 5250.00    | RPM   | 'OK'
406  | FAN2            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
473  | FAN3            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
540  | FAN4            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
607  | FAN5            | Fan               | Nominal  | 4125.00    | RPM   | 'OK'
674  | FAN6            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
741  | FANA            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
808  | FANB            | Fan               | N/A      | N/A        | RPM   | N/A
875  | VTT             | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.04       | V     | 'OK'
942  | +1.1 V          | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.09       | V     | 'OK'
1009 | +1.5 V          | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.49       | V     | 'OK'
1076 | CPU1 Vcore      | Voltage           | Nominal  | 0.99       | V     | 'OK'
1143 | CPU2 Vcore      | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.06       | V     | 'OK'
1210 | VDIMM AB        | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.47       | V     | 'OK'
1277 | VDIMM CD        | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.49       | V     | 'OK'
1344 | VDIMM EF        | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.50       | V     | 'OK'
1411 | VDIMM GH        | Voltage           | Nominal  | 1.50       | V     | 'OK'
1478 | 3.3V            | Voltage           | Nominal  | 3.22       | V     | 'OK'
1545 | +3.3VSB         | Voltage           | Nominal  | 3.36       | V     | 'OK'
1612 | 5V              | Voltage           | Nominal  | 5.06       | V     | 'OK'
1679 | +5VSB           | Voltage           | Nominal  | 4.99       | V     | 'OK'
1746 | 12V             | Voltage           | Nominal  | 11.55      | V     | 'OK'
1813 | VBAT            | Voltage           | Nominal  | 3.22       | V     | 'OK'
1880 | Chassis Intru   | Physical Security | Nominal  | N/A        | N/A   | 'OK'

Note: dependent on the type of server, the list of sensors can be shorter as sensors for not available fans might be removed.

IPMI Versions

  • Version 3.15
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 29.11.2013.
    • Updating this Firmware on the hook should remove the Preserved Configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), only then can you be ensured that all applied updates are properly displayed. By removal of the hook sets the IPMI Module is set back to factory defaults and the IP-Address as well as all settings must be reconfigured, e.g. as by ipmicfg or other means - see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems
    • NOTE: This IPMI version resolves security vulnerabilities. For more information, please see our Wiki article Supermicro IPMI Security Updates November 2013.

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 2.24 ( IPMI Firmware 2.24 Release Notes)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 04/19/2013.
    • Updating this Firmware on the hook should remove the Preserved Configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), only then can you be ensured that all applied updates are properly displayed. By removal of the hook sets the IPMI Module is set back to factory defaults and the IP-Address as well as all settings must be reconfigured, e.g. as by ipmicfg or other means - see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems
  • Version 1.76
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 12/03/2012.
    • Updating this Firmware on the hook should remove the Preserved Configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), otherwise the Read Sensor Values (CPU Temperatur) are not displayed correctly in the web interface. The removal of the hook resets the IPMI Modules back to factory defaults and the IP-Address, as well as the settings must be reconfigured.
    • With this version, the CPU temperature in the "Sensor Readings" in °C.

Software Tools

Servers with Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F

  

FAQs for this Motherboard

  • Is it possible to connect a SATA DVD drive to the SCU controller? No, this is not possible. An AHCI port is necessary for that. (see Supermicro FAQ 15158)
  • How can I update the Firmware of a LSI HBA connected to this motherboard? Because of the limited "option-ROM" it is only possible to update the Firmware via the EFI shell. See Firmware Update of LSI 9xxx HBAs on H8 / X9-motherboards for more information.
  • How many RAID volumes can be configured on the onboard LSI controller (2308)? Two RAID volumes.

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