Supermicro X9DRW-3LN4F+ Motherboard

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In this article you will find detailed information about the Supermicro X9DRW-3LN4F+ Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro X9DRW-3LN4F+ Motherboard

Features

  • Motherboard form factor: Proprietary WIO, 12.8" x 16.5" (32.5cm x 41.9cm)
  • CPU socket: Dual Socket R (LGA 2011)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 24
    • 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 (not available yet at Thomas-Krenn)
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: Supermicro: 768 GB (ECC Registered memory (RDIMM)) oder 128 GB (ECC/non-ECC Un-Buffered memory (UDIMM)), Aktuell bei Thomas-Krenn: 384 GB.
  • SATA chip: Intel® C606 Chipsatz
    • The motherboard has 4x SATA 2.0 Ports (Port 2-5) and 2x SATA 3.0 (Port 0-1).
    • The ports are labeled as I-SATA.
    • The onboard SATA controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10.
    • The onboard SATA ontroller only supports the Intel RAID mode.
  • SAS chip: C606 PCH SAS Controller
    • The motherboard has 8x SAS ports on the C606 chipset.
    • The ports are labeled on the motherboard as SAS 0~3 and SAS 4~7.
    • The 8x SAS ports are divided into two multi-lane ports.
    • The onboard SAS controller supports RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • LAN-Chip: 4x Intel® i350 Gigabit Ethernet
    • NOTE: LAN 2 and 3 can only function when a second CPU is installed.
  • Expansion slots:
    • 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x48) (left hand side riser card support)
    • To use all the PCI slots and onboard controller, you must install both CPU's. For more information, please refer to the motherboard's user manual.
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 1x USB (Type A)
    • 1x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
    • 1x Fast UART 16550 Serial Port (RS-232) (header)
  • External I/O ports:
    • 4x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
    • 1x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
    • 7x USB 2.0 Ports (2 Rear + 4 via Header + 1 Type A)
    • 1x VGA Port
    • 1x Fast UART 16550 Serial Port (RS-232) (Rear)
    • 1x PS/2 Mouse
    • 1x PS/2 Keyboard
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW
    • Graphic interfaces:
    • 1x VGA
  • IPMI chip: Nuvoton WPCM450R IPMI Chip with ATEN-Software

Hardware Revisions

  • Version 1.20

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: 07/05/2013)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 30.10.2013.
    • 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 2.0a (BIOS Date: 04/18/2013)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 15.07.2013.
  • Version 2.0 (BIOS Date: 01/25/2013)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 03.21.2013.

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
                  > Chipset Configuration           > North Bridge                  > QPI Configuration    > Isoc   > Enabled
                  > PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration      > Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM  > Enabled
                                                    > Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM  > Enabled
                                                    > Load Onboard LAN3 Option ROM  > Enabled
                                                    > Load Onboard LAN4 Option ROM  > Enabled

Another option is management of the SATA Raid settings depending on the server configuration.

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

IPMI

IPMI Versions

  • Version 3.15
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department on: 29.11.2013.
    • During the update of this firmware the hook should remove the Preserve Configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), this is the only way to ensure that all updates are applied and the sensors are properly displayed. The removal of the hook sets the IPMI modules back to the factory defaults and the IP address and all settings must be reconfigured as by ipmicfg or other means - see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems
    • NOTE: This IPMI version resolves security vulnerabilities. For additional 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: 19.04.2013.
    • During the update of this firmware the hook should remove the Preserve Configuration - (Unckecking this option will restore the factory default setting of BMC), this is the only way to ensure that all updates are applied and the sensors are properly displayed. The removal of the hook sets the IPMI modules back to the factory defaults and the IP address and all settings must be reconfigured as by ipmicfg or other means - see IPMI Configuration for Supermicro Systems
    • The KVM console can only be opened after the server has started.

Software Tools

Servers with Supermicro X9DRW-3LN4F+

  

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