Mitsubishi Electric - Computing for a Connected World Insight CD Home Page

Products
Product Identification
Product Timeline
Desktop Systems
Server Systems
Notebooks
Monitors
Add-in Cards
Sorage Devices
Services
Knowledgebase
Upgrades
Downloads
Search Insight
E-Mail us
Insight Service
Year 2000
Other Mitsubishi Sites
Site Disclaimer


FT1200 (Crinkle) Facts, Tips & Tricks (Rev 06)

CONTENTS

Part 1 - Facts

 

Part 2 - Tips and Tricks

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Part 1 - FACTS

Section 1- General Information

Overview

Crinkle is a new release of the FT1200 entry level server. It combines the Tyson Chassis with the Intel DK440LX motherboard. The DK440LX motherboard is based on the Intel 440LX chipset with Intel’s PIIX4 ISA bridge and peripheral controller. No video controller is on the motherboard. The motherboard also includes Pro/100B 10/100 Mbps Ethernet controller, Crystal 4236B audio device and LM79 management controller. The base motherboard is ATX form factor and contains 1 AGP (Half length) slot for Advanced Graphics Port video cards, 3 PCI (Full length) slots, 1 PCI (Full length) / ISA (Full length) shared slot and 1 ISA (Full length) slot. Power is supplied from the PSU to the motherboard via ATX and auxiliary power connectors.

This version of the product offers increased price performance over the existing FT1200 product. The performance baseline is at least 10% greater than the current baseline product but can be scaled to around 4 times the performance of the current product for very little incremental cost. This scalability is achieved through use of multiple Slot 1 Pentium II processors. Memory capacity has also increased to 512MB and the new system offers extensive I/O expandability by virtue of many on board I/O devices, thus freeing up the PCI and ISA slots in the system.

Ideally the specification of the chassis would be extended to include an optional Hot Plug RAID disk subsystem and redundant power, but due to the resource constraints placed on us at the moment, the chassis remains the same base specification as the current FT1200.

The system management software will be based on LDSM Version 3 and will enable servers and clients alike to be managed though a common "console". Wbem may be available on the product at first release, and this will permit management of the server through standard Web browsers. An emergency management card will be available as an option to permit out of band system management. Other software products may be bundled with the server in addition to optional operating system pre-installs. The software products will range from a bootable CD containing diagnostics; manuals and set up utilities, to Internet enabled products such as Insight Web services and remote system assistance.

This motherboard has a number of feature differences to the PCL6000 motherboard that it replaces and these differences are summarised as follows:

Feature DK440LX PCL6000
Video AGP Slot none
SCSI AH7895 (Dual Ultra) AH7880
Processor Pentium II Slot 1 * 2 Pentium Pro
Chipset 440LX 440BX
Lan 82557 + Wake up on LAN None
Memory SDRAM, 512MB EDO, 384MB
Slots 3 PCI, 1 ISA, 1 Shared 2 PCI, 3 ISA, 1 Shared
Audio SB compatible none
Motherboard format ATX LPX
Hardware management LM78 none

This means the slot utilisation is better (more ISA slots free) on an FT1200 Crinkle, than on a FT1200 PCL6000. The Video is now via the AGP port, SCSI is on board, along with LAN and hardware instrumentation.

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 2 - System Management Features

System Management Application.

  • Common interface through SMA+.
  • Industry standard interface via LDSM v2.8.
  • RAID Management via PowerConsole.
  • UPS Management via PowerNet.

System Inventory reporting via:

  • Motherboard DMI to DMI spec v2.0.
  • SNMP & DMI instrumentation support for SCSI - onboard, adapter cards & Adaptec RAID Port.
  • Ethernet - onboard & adapter cards, Hard drives, CD drives, Floppy drive & Tape drives.
  • External UPS.

System fault detection and reporting via:

  • Voltage monitoring of +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V, CPU voltage (3.3V) and GTL bus voltage (2.5V).
  • Fan monitoring of all system fans including the PSU fan.
  • System temperature measurement.
  • Memory Error Checking & Correction (ECC), ECC Logging & ECC Scrubbing.
  • Alert communication via SMA+. Configurable for: DDE Links, allowing Pager alerts.
  • MS Exchange Email alerts: Audible alerts, Logged in the Alert Monitor.

Enhanced system security via:

  • System side panel intrusion detect/latch in all states except m/b battery discharge or not present.
  • System front door lock detect.
  • Keyboard & Mouse lockout (OS only).
  • Support for AdLOC card to unlock the keyboard & mouse.

System Power Management through:

  • Scheduled power ON & OFF.
  • Remote system Reset via modem dial in to m/b serial port.
  • Remote system Resume via modem dial in (WOM) and via Wakeup On LAN (WOL).

Improved Server Uptime through:

  • Automatic Failure Recovery via a hardware Watchdog instigated Reset.
  • Memory Error Checking & Correction (ECC).
  • Fault Resilient Booting via: Automatic memory re-allocation during POST.

CPU error detect during POST.

Support for hard drive SMART reports.

Out Of Band Features - supplied via Intel SMM (Hobbes and/or Bonsai card).

  • POST Console redirect.
  • OS Console redirect.
  • POST code monitoring (Port80).
  • Voltage monitoring of +5V, +12V, -12V, and -5V - separate from m/b instrumentation.
  • System temperature measurement - separate from m/b instrumentation.
  • System Reset via OS Console Redirect

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 3 - Specification Summary and Product Configurations

Specification Summary.

Electronics
Motherboard DK440LX, Audio, LAN, SCSI, LM78.
CPU Options Pentium II 266MHz ECC & non ECC,
Support for Deschutes Slot 1 * 2
VGA Options ATI Mach64 1MB PCI card, Support for ATI AGP 2MB Video SDRAM.
Cache Options 512K embedded in CPU.
Audio Options Enabled.
Memory Options 32/64/128/MB SDRAM DIMMS ECC. Total memory = 512MB.
Expansion Slots 1 ISA, 3 PCI, 1 Shared, 1 AGP.
PSU 230W - 250W without Harmonic Correction.
Fan tacho output
PSU is PS/2 style.
HDD Primary Drive
Primary Drive
Backup Drive
3.5" * 1" high Draco 4G 7200rpm 68 Pin Ultra SCSI+ cable with 2 taps.
3.5" * 1" high Draco 9G 7200rpm 68 Pin Ultra SCSI+ cable with 2 taps.
3.5" * 1" high Capricorn 4G 5400rpm 68 Pin Ultra SCSI+ cable with 2 taps.
CD Options Sony PCAV IDE with either CDU511 (16 speed) or CDU621 (24 speed).
FDD Mitsubishi 3.5" 3 mode fitted with single connector data cable.
Tape Optional.
Mechanical
Chassis Mini Tower Style, capable of housing ;
  • ATX Motherboards (With and without onboard USB).
  • PS/2 PSU
  • 3.5" FDD.
  • 1/2 Height 5.25" CD-ROM.
  • 3 off 1/2 Height 5.25" Devices (Poke Thru) - 1 used for 2nd 3.5" HDD bay.
  • 1 off Height 5.25" Device (fixed media only).
  • 2 off 1/2 high 3.5" HDD’s.
  • Single PC beep and Single business audio speaker.
  • One lockable side panel.
  • 3 Front LED's 1 * Bi-colour (Amber/Green)/Green/Green & 1 Power switch behind lockable door.
  • Environmental monitoring - Ambient temp.
  • Remote switched PSU, routed via m/b.
Front Bezel
 
  • Apertures for 3.5" FDD, CD-ROM, 3 x 5.25" devices (Blanks fitted if no 5.25" device fitted), Remote PSU Switch.
  • LED Lens unused.
  • Lens for IR receiver.
  • Lockable door preventing access to 3.5" FDD and 5.25" Poke Thru’s. This is the main differentiator of the server variant.
  • Server "line" styling.
  • LED array of 3 LED’s Bi-colour (Green/Amber), Green, Green in a cluster.
  • Separate Tampo A/W for server
  • Blank in "Message" button

Product Configurations (UK).

Type: FT1200

Motherboard: DK440LX

CPU Cache Memory HDD CD Video Adapter Network Adapter Software Product Codes
Single 266Mhz Pentium II 512k On CPU 32Mb ECC SDRAM 4.3Gb Ultra SCSI 16sp CAV ATI Mach 64 PCI Intel Pro 10/100B NT 4 GB86678-1
Single 266Mhz Pentium II 512k On CPU 32Mb ECC SDRAM 4.3Gb Ultra SCSI 16sp CAV ATI Mach 64 PCI Intel Pro 10/100B IntranetWare for Small Business V1.10 GB86678-1 plus NY001SB
Single 266Mhz Pentium II 512k On CPU 64Mb ECC SDRAM 9Gb Ultra SCSI 16sp CAV ATI Mach 64 PCI Intel Pro 10/100B NT4 GB86679-1 Available January 98
Single 266Mhz Pentium II 512k On CPU 64Mb ECC SDRAM 9Gb Ultra SCSI 16sp CAV ATI Mach 64 PCI Intel Pro 10/100B IntranetWare for Small Business V1.10 GB86679-1 plus NY001SB Available January 98

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 4 - Upgrade Options and Accessories

Upgrade Options

Description of Part Apricot Part Number
LeadYear 250w PSU 16174031
Pentium II Heatsink 16224230
Processor Fan 16246231
ATI Rage 3D Pro AGP video card (AKA "3DXPERT") 16251831
Intel DK440LX Motherboard 16174931
Adaptec 431 Single Channel RAID Card and Cable XB62536
External APC 420 UPS XB59898
32MB SDRAM ECC DIMM XB62202
64MB SDRAM ECC DIMM XB62203
128MB SDRAM ECC DIMM XB62204
Extra IBM Draco 4Gb Hard Disk Drive XB61177
Extra IBM Draco 9Gb Hard Disk Drive XB62206 (Available January 98)
HP 1537- DDS III 12-24GB DAT Tape Drive SU61220
Intel 100B PCI Network Card XB61343
3C905TX 10/100MB PCI Ethernet Card XB59527
Intel PRO 10+ ISA Combo Network Card XB61345
3Com900 combo PCI Ethernet Card. XB59526
Diamond Supra 56kbps Modem XB62492
Intel Management Card - PCI (Bonsai) T.B.A.
Intel Management Card - ISA (Hobbes) XB61339

Accessories (To be shipped in system carton)

  • User Manual - Chassis, motherboard + Bios all in one doc replace with CD?
  • Warranty Pack.
  • Keyboard, Mouse.
  • Mains Cables (inc. 2* Country plug to IEC).
  • Pre Installed S/W Manual(s) where appropriate.
  • Server management guide on CD (TBC) & Server Management software application (LDSM / SMA +) on CD? (TBC).

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 5 - Motherboard

Figure 1. Motherboard Layout

A. Onboard serial port 2 connector (optional) S. Ultra-wide (16-bit) SCSI connectors
B. CPU 1 fan connector T. Narrow (8-bit) SCSI connector
C. ATAPI CD audio connector (optional) U. Sleep LED connector
D. ATAPI-style telephony connector (optional) V. Front panel I/O connectors
E. ATAPI-style Line In connector (optional) W. HDD LED input connector (4-pin)
F. 2 mm CD audio connector (optional) X. Front chassis 2 fan connector
G. CPU 2 fan connector Y. Front chassis 1 fan connector
H. Back panel connectors Z. Speaker
I. Rear chassis fan connector AA. Battery
J. Auxiliary power connector BB. HDD LED input connector (2-pin)
K. Boot processor Slot 1 connector CC. Wake-on-Modem connector
L. ATX power connector DD. Wake on LAN† connector
M. Application processor Slot 1 connector EE. SCSI PCI RAIDport† connector
N. DIMM sockets FF. A.G.P. connector
O. Configuration jumper block GG. MIDI/Game Port connector (optional)
P. Secondary IDE connector HH. PCI connectors
Q. Primary IDE connector II. ISA connectors
R. Floppy drive connector JJ. Chassis security connector

 

Figure 2. Back Panel Connectors

A. PS/2† connector (mouse or keyboard)
B. Parallel port connector
C. Audio Line In jack (optional)
D. PS/2 connector (mouse or keyboard)
E. USB connectors
F. Serial port A connector
G. Serial port B connector
H. LAN connector (optional)
I. Audio Line Out jack (optional)
J. Audio Mic In jack (optional)

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 6 - Configuration Switch & Jumper Settings

J7E1 Maintenance Mode.

Function J7E1 Configuration
Normal 1-2 The BIOS uses current configuration information and passwords for booting.
Configure 2-3 After the POST runs, Setup runs automatically. The maintenance menu is displayed.
Recovery none The BIOS attempts to recover the BIOS from a floppy disk. A recovery diskette is required.

Normal Mode.

This mode is for normal computer booting and operations. Connect pins 1 and 2 with a jumper on the configuration header (J7E1) to enable the mode. The BIOS uses the current bus/processor frequency ratio, configuration information, and passwords to boot the computer. Access to the Set-up program can be restricted using an administrative or user password. In normal mode, the BIOS attempt an automatic recovery if the configuration information in flash memory is corrupted.

Configure Mode.

This mode is for configuring the processor speed and clearing passwords. Connect pins 2 and 3 with a jumper on the configuration header (J7E1) to enable the mode. In this mode, Set-up automatically executes after the POST runs, and no password is required. Set-up provides the Maintenance menu with options for setting the processor speed and clearing passwords. All other Set-up screens are available. Configure mode uses the default BIOS settings for booting, not the current user or administrative settings. The default settings include the lowest bus/processor frequency ratio the processor supports. When the computer is rebooted, Set-up uses the original user and administrative settings with the exception of the options that were changed. For the configuration changes to take effect after exiting the Set-up program, power down the computer, set the configuration jumper to normal mode (see Section 0), and boot the computer. In configure mode, the BIOS attempts an automatic recovery if the configuration information flash memory is corrupted.

Recovery Mode.

This mode is for upgrading the BIOS or recovering BIOS data. Remove the jumper (no pins connected) from the configuration header (J7E1) to enable this mode. After the computer is powered-on, the BIOS attempts to upgrade or recover the BIOS data from a diskette in the floppy drive. If the recovery fails with a diskette in the boot drive, a beep code indicates that the recovery failed. If a diskette is not in the boot drive, the BIOS attempts to run the POST, does not boot the operating system, and displays a message that the jumper is not properly installed. For the configuration changes to take effect after a successful recovery, power down the computer, set the configuration jumper to normal mode (see Section 0), and boot the computer.

J11A1: LAN SLP Jumper.

This jumper controls the functionality of the onboard LAN adapters ability to bring the system out of standby mode, into full power-up.

3 Disabled Disabled Wake-on-LAN
2 Common  
1 Enabled Enable Wake-on-LAN

By default, pins 1 & 2 should be fitted with a jumper to enable this feature. Please note that the jumper is numbered upside down.

Peripheral (LED / Switches etc) connections to motherboard.

Various front panel LED's, switches and other internal connections may need to be made to the DK440 motherboard. Below are tables containing the pin-out information for these connections.

J12E1 (Single row): Front Panel Connections).

Speaker 27 SPKR_HDR(Red) Speaker (P/N 15750731)
  26 PIEZO_IN Link
  25 Key Link
  24 Ground(Black) Speaker (P/N 15750731)
Reset Switch 23 SW_RST No connection
  22 Ground No connection
  21 Key No connection
Sleep / Power LED 20 PWR_LED No connection
  19 Key No connection
  18 PWR_LED No connection
  17 Key No connection
Hard Drive LED 16 HD_PWR HDD LED (P/N 16141231)
  15 HD Active# HDD LED (P/N 16141231)
  14 Key No connection
  13 HD_PWR No connection
  12 Key No connection
Infra Red Sensor 11 IPLS1 No connection
  10 Ir TX No connection
  9 Ground No connection
  8 Ir RX No connection
  7 Key No connection
  6 +5v No connection
  5 Key No connection
Sleep / Resume 4 Sleep_PU (pull up) No connection
  3 Sleep No connection
Power On 2 Ground (Black) Power S/W (P/N15908631)
  1 SW_ON (Blue) Power S/W (P/N 15908631)

J12D1: Sleep / Power LED connection (P/N 16219331).

1 Ground Power / Sleep LED – Black wire
2 Red Anode Power / Sleep LED – Red wire
3 Green Anode Power / Sleep LED – Green wire

J11B1: LED connections.

1 A Gnd
2 Audio In L
3 A Gnd
4 Audio In R

J1F1: Internal Audio In Line, no connect.

1 No connection
2 HDD Activity
3 HDD Activity
4 No connection

J12D1: Sleep / Power LED connection (P/N 16219331).

1 Ground Power / Sleep LED – Black wire
2 Red Anode Power / Sleep LED – Red wire
3 Green Anode Power / Sleep LED – Green wire

J1E1: Internal CD-ROM Audio In.

1 A Gnd
2 Audio In L
3 A Gnd
4 Audio In R

J0A1: Chassis Security Header.

1 ground Side Panel Microswitch
2 TAMPER_DETECT Side Panel Microswitch

MIDI / GAMES port J2E2

1 +5V No connection
2 +5V No connection
3 JAB1 No connection
4 JABB1 Front Door Switch Adapter
5 JACX No connection
6 JBCX No connection
7 ground Front Door Switch Adapter
8 midi out No connection
9 ground No connection
10 JBCY No connection
11 JACY No connection
12 JBB2 No connection
13 JAB2 No connection
14 MIDI IN No connection
15 +5V No connection
16 MIDI Present GP No connection

FAN Connections

All fans follow the same pin out as indicated, position of fans is additional detailed in following table

1 FAN_SEN
2 +12V
3 Ground

 

Fan Allocation Position Connected to….
Chassis Front 2 "FAN 1" J12B2 No connection
CPU 2 "FAN 2" J3F2 Processor Fan P/N 16246231
Rear Chassis "FAN 3" J1M1 No connection
Chassis Front 1 "FAN 5" J12A1 No connection
CPU 1 "FAN 4" J2E2 No connection

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 7 - External Connections

l Reserved for future options 7 CD activity indicator
2 Hard disk activity indicator 8 Lockable front door
3 Power Mode indicator 9 CD emergency eject hole
4 Power button 10 CD Eject button
5 CD-ROM disc drawer (platter) 11 Diskette drive
6 CD headphone jack
& volume control
12 Front lifting point

1 Microphone input socket 9 Voltage selector switch
2 Line audio, (left) in (right) out 10 AC power inlet from AC supply
3 Network connector 11 Fan cover (do not use to lift)
4 Serial port (COM 2) 12 Caselock
5 Parallel (printer) port 13 Handles to assist side panel removal
6 Serial port (COM 1) 14 Security loop for cable or padlock
7 Dual USB port 15 System expansion slots
8 Mouse and keyboard ports  A Side panel fixing screws

1 Power supply unit (PSU)
2 First or "master" hard disk drive (HDD)
3 Forward drive bay for removable media drives and/or a second HDD
4 Diskette drive
5 SCSI adapter connections
6 ATAPI IDE and floppy drive connectors
7 Memory ‘DIMM’ sockets
8 ISA and PCI card expansion sockets
9 ‘Slot 1’ processor slots (BOOT processor nearest the rear)
10 Rear drive bay for SCSI hard disk drives

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 8 - Card Slot Configuration

Resource IRQ (Options) DMA Channel
(Options)
I/O Address (Options)
Sound Blaster
(DMA playback, DMA / IRQ shared with Windows Sound System capture)
5 (best choice)
7
10 (best choice)
11
0 (best choice)
3
210-21Fh
220-22Fh (best choice)
230-234h
240-24Fh
250-25Fh
260-26Fh
Windows Sound System
(DMA playback)
5
7
10 (best choice)
11
0
1 (best choice)
3
534-537h (best choice)
608-60Bh
MPU-401
(IRQ shared with Sound Blaster)
5 (best choice)
7
10 (best choice)
11
  300-301h
330-331h (best choice)
332-333h
334-335h
MIDI     200-207h
FM Synthesis     388-308Bh
CS4236B Control     FF0-FFFh

Only one card is intended for use at first production, a modem that should be fitted in the first slot on the right (as viewed from the front).

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 9 - IRQ Allocation

Motherboard IRQs and DMA channels

Components

Interrupts (IRQs)

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

System timer

                               

Keyboard controller

                               

PIC daisy chain

                               

Serial port 2

     

BS

                       

Serial port 1

       

BS

                     

Audio

         

JS

                   

Diskette controller

           

BS

                 

Parallel port (sharable)

             

BS

               

Real time clock

                               

On-board video

                 

JS

           

USB

                   

BS

         

Mouse

                               

Co-processor

                               

Primary E-IDE

                               

Secondary E-IDE

                             

BS

Components

DMA Channel

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Audio

 

JS

           

Diskette controller

   

BS

         

Parallel port (ECP mode)

     

BS

       

DMAC daisy chain

               

Key

   

Fixed assignment

BS = Can be disabled by BIOS Setup

   

Usual assignment

JS = Can be disabled by changing a motherboard jumper setting

   

Alternative assignment by Plug-and-Play

 

Base Input/Output (I/O) Port Addresses

The following table lists addresses used by components on the motherboard. Any ports between 100h and 3FFh that are not listed may be used by an expansion card.

Assigned I/O ports
000h-00Fh 0A0h-0A1h 278h-27Bh
020h-021h 0B2h-0B3h 2F8h-2FFh
040h-043h 0C0h-0DEh 330h-331h
048h-04Bh 0F0h 376h-37Fh
060h-061h 15Ch-15Dh 388h-38Bh
064h 170h-177h 3BCh-3BFh
070h-071h 1F0h-1F7h 3E8h-3FFh
076h-07Eh 200h-207h CF8h-CFFh
080h-08Fh 220h-22Fh  

IRQ Allocation.

IRQ# USUAL ASSIGNMENT FIXED IRQ?
IRQ0 TIMER YES
IRQ1 KEYBOARD NO
IRQ2 CASCADE YES
IRQ3 SERIAL PORT 2 (COM2) NO
IRQ4 SERIAL PORT 1 (COM1) NO
IRQ5 NETWORK NO
IRQ6 FLOPPY DISK NO
IRQ7 PARALLEL PORT 1 NO
IRQ8 REAL TIME CLOCK YES
IRQ9 ADAPTEC AIC-7895 NO
IRQ10 AUDIO NO
IRQ11 Free NO
IRQ12 MOUSE YES
IRQ13 COPROCESSOR ERROR YES
IRQ14 IDE INTERFACE YES
IRQ15 Reserved (NetWare) NO

The base IRQ for the Adaptec and NetWare need to be determined and added to the table.

PCI IRQ Allocation.

This section describes interrupt sharing and how the interrupt signals are connected between the PCI expansion slots and onboard PCI devices. The PCI specification specifies how interrupts can be shared between devices attached to the PCI bus. In most cases, the small amount of latency added by interrupt sharing does not affect the operation or throughput of the devices. In some special cases where maximum performance is needed from a device, a PCI device should not share an interrupt with other PCI devices. Use the following information to avoid sharing an interrupt with a PCI add-in card.

PCI devices are categorised as follows to specify their interrupt grouping:

  • INTA: By default, all add-in cards that require only one interrupt are in this category. For almost all cards that require more than one interrupt, the first interrupt on the card is also classified as INTA.
  • INTB: Generally, the second interrupt on add-in cards that require two or more interrupts is classified as INTB. (This is not an absolute requirement.)
  • INTC and INTD: Generally, a third interrupt on add-in cards is classified as INTC and a fourth interrupt is classified as INTD.

The PIIX4 PCI-to-ISA bridge has four programmable interrupt request (PIRQ) input signals. Any PCI interrupt source (either onboard or from a PCI add-in card) connects to one of these PIRQ signals. Because there are only four signals, some PCI interrupt sources are mechanically tied together on the motherboard and therefore share the same interrupt. The PCI Interrupt Routing Map table below lists the PIRQ signals and shows how the signals are connected to the PCI expansion slots and to onboard PCI interrupt sources.

Slot Usage.

The order of cards in the PCI bus should follow the following table:

Slot Card
1 – AGP Not Used
2 – PCI 1 ( RAID PORT) AMI Raid Card
3 – PCI 2 ATI Mach 64 VT Video Card
4 – PCI 3 Spare / 1st Network Card
5 – PCI 4 / ISA 1 Spare / 2nd Network Card
4 – ISA 2 Hobbes SMM

Based on the above configuration, additional cards in slots 4 or 5 will be allocated IRQ 11 or 15.

PCI Interrupt Routing Map.

PIIX4
PIRQ Signal
First Expansion
Slot: J1D2
Second Expansion
Slot: J1D1
Third Expansion Slot: J1C1 Fourth Expansion
Slot: J1B1
USB A.G.P LAN SCSI Power
Mgmt
PIRQ1 INTA INTB INTC INTD   X     X
PIRQ2 INTB INTC INTD INTA   X   X  
PIRQ3 INTC INTD INTA INTB          
PIRQ4 INTD INTA INTB INTC X   X    

For example, assume an add-in card has one interrupt (group INTA) into the fourth PCI slot. In this slot, an interrupt source from group INTA connects to the PIRQ2 signal, which is already connected to the onboard video and USB PCI sources. The add-in card shares an interrupt with these onboard interrupt sources.

Now, however, plug an add-in card that has one interrupt (group INTA) into the first PCI slot. Plug a second add-in card that has two interrupts (groups INTA and INTB) into the second PCI slot. INTA in the first slot is connected to signal PIRQA. INTA in the second slot is connected to signal PIRQB, and INTB is connected to signal PIRQC. With no other cards added, the three interrupt sources on the first two cards each have a PIRQ signal to themselves. Typically, they will not share an interrupt.

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 10 - Cables and Connectors

Internal connections/cabling

Cable Part No Unique Plugs from Plugs to Connector CableType
Power switch 15908631 NO J12E1 p1-2 Front Panel 2w header Twisted
HDD LED 16141231 NO J12E1 p13-16 Front Panel 2w header Twisted
Speaker 15750731 NO J12E1 p24-27 Front Panel 4w header Twisted
Chassis Intrusion 16246231 YES J0A1 Rear lock 2w header Twisted
Power LED 16219331 YES J12D1 Front Panel 3w header Twisted
Processor Fan 16246231 YES J2E1 Pro. Fan 3w header Twisted
Front door switch 15806531 NO Adapter cable Door switch 2 way Minispox Twisted
Fnt door s/w adapter 16246331 YES J2E2 Midi Port Door Switch 4w header Twisted
SCSI Ch A 16198431 YES J10F1 Front HDD's 4x 68pin Ribbon
SCSI Ch B 16198531 YES J10D1 Rear HDDs 3x 68pin Ribbon
CD Data 16023031 NO J8F1 CDROM 2x IDE skt Ribbon
Floppy 15776231 NO J8F2 Floppy 2x Floppy Ribbon
RAID HDD 16246531 YES AMI Card HDDs + Tape 6x 68pin Ribbon
CD Audio 16010031 NO J1F1 CDROM 2x 4way 4 way

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 11 - BIOS

Clear CMOS

To Erase the CMOS remove the 3-volt Lithium battery (CR2032) and leave out for approximately 60 seconds before replacing. The CMOS will then require reconfiguring.

Entering BIOS Set-up.

Press "F2" on Boot or when prompted to enter these configuration screens.

BIOS Beep Codes

Whenever a recoverable error occurs during Power-On Self Test (POST), the BIOS displays an error message describing the problem. The BIOS also issues a beep code (one long tone followed by two short tones) during POST if the video configuration fails (no card installed or faulty) or if an external ROM module does not properly checksum to zero. An external ROM module (e.g. video BIOS) can also issue audible errors, usually consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short tones. For more information on the beep codes issued, check the documentation for that external device. There are several POST routines that issue a POST Terminal Error and shut down the system if they fail. Before shutting down the system, the terminal-error handler issues a beep code signifying the test point error, writes the error to I/O port 80h, attempts to initialise the video and writes the error in the upper left corner of the screen (using both mono and colour adapters).

If POST completes normally, the BIOS issues one short beep before passing control to the operating system.

BIOS Beep Codes Table:

  • 1-2-2-3 16h BIOS ROM checksum
  • 1-3-1-1 20h Test DRAM refresh
  • 1-3-1-3 22h Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
  • 1-3-3-1 28h Autosize DRAM
  • 1-3-3-2 29h Initialise POST Memory Manager
  • 1-3-3-3 2Ah Clear 512 KB base RAM
  • 1-3-4-1 2Ch RAM failure on address line xxxx
  • 1-3-4-3 2Eh RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus
  • 1-4-1-1 30h RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus
  • 2-1-2-2 45h POST device initialisation
  • 2-1-2-3 46h Check ROM copy right notice
  • 2-2-3-1 58h Test for unexpected interrupts
  • 2-2-4-1 5Ch Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB
  • 1-2 98h Search for option ROM's. One long, two short beeps on checksum failure

CMOS Settings.

This section lists the SETUP settings for a standard product. These settings are liable to change during the development of the software pre-install.

1) Main.

  • Processor 0 Type Matching product spec
    Processor 1 Type Matching product spec
    CPU Speed Matching product spec
    Cache Ram Matching product spec
    Total Memory Matching product spec
    BIOS Version Matching product spec
    Language: Select Language for the BIOS
    System Time Current time
    System Date Current date
    Floppy Options Press Enter For Menu
Legacy Diskette A 1.44/1.25Mb 3 "
Legacy Diskette B Disabled
  • Hard Disk Pre-Delay: Disabled
    Primary IDE Master Press Enter for Menu
Type Factory Set - No Changes
Multi-Sector Transfers Factory Set - No Changes
LBA Mode Control Factory Set - No Changes
Transfer mode Factory Set - No Changes
Ultra DMA Mode Factory Set - No Changes
  • Primary Slave Press Enter for Menu
Type Factory Set - No Changes
Multi-Sector Transfers Factory Set - No Changes
LBA Mode Control Factory Set - No Changes
Transfer mode Factory Set - No Changes
Ultra DMA Mode Factory Set - No Changes
  • Secondary Master (CD-ROM) Press Enter for Menu
Type Factory Set - No Changes
Multi-Sector Transfers Factory Set - No Changes
LBA Mode Control Factory Set - No Changes
Transfer mode Factory Set - No Changes
Ultra DMA Mode Factory Set - No Changes
  • Secondary Slave Press Enter For Menu

2) Advanced.

  • Plug and Play O/S No (Yes if using a Plug & Play capable Operating System)
    Reset Configuration Data No
    ECC Configuration ECC
    L2 ECC Support Enabled
    MPS Version 1.4
    Memory Bank 0 Set if Memory Installed
    Memory Bank 1 Set if Memory Installed
    Memory Bank 2 Set if Memory Installed
    Memory Bank 3 Set if Memory Installed

Resource Configuration.

  • Memory Reservation
C800 - CBFF Available
CC00 - CFFF Available
D000 - D3FF Available
D400 - D7FF Available
D800 - DBFF Available
DC00 - DFFF Available
  • Memory Hole Disabled

PCI/PNP ISA IRQ Resource Exclusion.

  • IRQ 3 Available
    IRQ 4 Available
    IRQ 5 Available
    IRQ 7 Available
    IRQ 10 Available
    IRQ 11 Available

Peripheral Configuration.

  • Serial port A Auto
    Serial port B Auto
    Mode Normal
    Parallel port Auto
    Mode ECP
    Floppy Disk Controller Enabled
    IDE Controller Both
    Audio Enabled
    Hardware Monitor Enabled
    LAN: Enabled
    Embedded PXE Support Enabled
    SCSI Controller Enabled
    Channel B Termination Enabled
    Legacy USB Support Disabled

3) Security.

  • User Password Is: Factory Set - No Changes
    Supervisor Password Is: Factory Set - No Changes
    Set User Password Enter
    Set Supervisor Password Enter
    Clear User Password Enter
    User Setup Access: Enabled
    Unattended Start: Disabled

4) Power

  • Power Management: Enabled
    Inactivity Timer: Off
    Hard Drive: Enabled
    VESA Video Power Down: Enabled

5) Boot.

  • Restore on AC.Power Loss: Last State
    On Modem Ring: Stay Off
    On LAN: Power On
    On PME: Power On
    QuickBoot Mode: Enabled
    Scan User Flash Area: Disabled
    First Boot Device Removeable Devices
    Second Boot Device ATAPI CD-ROM Drive
    Third Boot Device Hard Drive
    Fourth Boot Device Network Boot
    Fifth Boot Device [LanDesk (R) Service A]

Hard Drive.

  1. [AIC-7895,A:00 IBM DCAS-3433]
  2. [Bootable ISA Cards]

Removable Devices.

  1. Legacy Floppy Drives

Note: The above is for information only and will be tailored differently for each machine and Operating System.

BIOS Messages

The following is an explanation of each of the BIOS messages.

Message

Explanation

nnnn Cache SRAM Passed Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
address conflict  
Allocation Error for ...  
CD ROM Drive Identified Autotyping identified CD ROM Drive
Chipset does not support Shadow Read/Write  
Diskette drive A error Drive A: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette drive is attached correctly.
Diskette drive B error Drive B is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette drive is attached correctly.
Entering SETUP ... Starting Setup program
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn* Extended memory not working or not configured properly at offset nnnn.
Extended RAM Passed Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested
Failing Bits: nnnn* The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address (in System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which failed the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit
Fixed Disk 0...3 Identified  
Fixed Disk 0 Failure
Fixed Disk 1 Failure
Fixed Disk Controller Failure
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Check to see if fixed disk is attached properly. Run Setup be sure the fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Fixed Disk 0...3 Identified Autotyping identified specified fixed disk
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup
Incorrect Drive B type - run SETUP Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup
Invalid System Configuration Data  
IO device IRQ conflict  
Keyboard controller error* The keyboard controller failed test. You may have to replace keyboard or controller
Keyboard error Keyboard not working
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch Unlock the system to proceed
Keyboard error nn BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code nn for the stuck key
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
Mouse initialized  
Operating system not found Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified
Parity Check 1 nnnn* Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????
Parity Check 2 nnnn* Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot process or <F2> to enter Setup and change any settings
Press <F2> to enter SETUP Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next boot will likely fail.

On systems with control of wait states, improper Setup settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on the next boot. Run Setup and verify that the wait-state configuration is correct. This error is cleared the next time the system is booted.

PS/2 Mouse : ??
Real time clock error* Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair
Resource allocation conflict on motherboard  
Run Configuration Utility  
Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn* Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the battery and run Setup to reconfigure the system
System BIOS shadowed System BIOS copied to shadow RAM
System cache error - Cache disabled* RAM cache failed the BIOS test. BIOS disabled the cache
System CMOS checksum bad - run SETUP System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in CMOS. Run Setup and reconfigure the system either by getting the Default Values and/or making your own selections
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn* System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64K block at which the error was detected
nnnn System RAM Passed Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested
System timer error* The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released segments of the BIOS which may be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager
Video BIOS shadowed Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM

* If your system displays this message, write down the message and contact your dealer. If your system fails after you made changes in the Setup menus, you may be able to correct the problem by entering Setup and restoring the original values.

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 12 - Disk Drives

SCSI Configuration.

Two options are available for SCSI control; the onboard Adaptec 7895 Dual Channel SCSI to PCI controller or the AMI i960 series 431 Ultra SCSI to PCI Raid card. The Adaptec configuration uses two separate cables, one from each port to the front and rear drive bays (Part Numbers 16198431 & 16298531 respectively). The first SCSI channel (Ch A) will control the front mounted hard drives and the optional tape drive (via a 50 to 68 pin converter), whilst the second SCSI channel (Ch B) controls the rear drive pair. When using an AMI431 RAID card, a single SCSI cable (Part Number 16246531), which will connect all four hard drives and the optional tape drive (again via a converter).

Hard Disk Types.

The hard disk sub-system will consist of up to four IBM Draco 4Gb & 9Gb or IBM Capricorn 2Gb & 4Gb 68 pin Ultra Wide SCSI drives. These drives are located in the 2 lower front removable drive bays on 3.5" to 5.25" conversion plates. Two further drives are located in a carrier above the Power Supply and in front of the processors. Power connections are supplied directly from the PSU. They are configured on two wide SCSI buses where the front is Channel A and the rear is Channel B. The last physical drive (default position on the cable) is fitted to the lower front drive bay. The last physical drive on each bus is configured to terminate the bus.

IBM Draco 4Gb & 9Gb (DDRS-39130) Hard Disk Drive Jumper Settings for Crinkle systems.

Configuration

Interface SCSI-3 (ULTRA), fast-20 & wide, SCA-2
Current Revision GA
Device capacity (formatted) 9.13GB
Recording zones 8
User cylinders 8120
Data heads 10
Disks 5
Maximum Sectors Per Track 264
Minimum Sectors Per Track 165
Track density 8600 TPI
Audible Noise (Max) 39dbA
MTBF Specification 1,000,000 poh
Warranty 5 Years
Current Revision GA

Performance

Data buffer (read, look ahead buffer, write cache) 512KB
Rotational speed 7200RPM
Latency (average) 4.17ms
Maximum Sector Transfer Rate 21.375Mb/sec
Max. Data Sector Transfer Rate 16.2Mb/sec
Min. Data Sector Transfer Rate 10.1Mb/sec
Interface transfer rate (SCSI maximum ) 40MB/sec Synch.
Seek time (Typical read)
Average 7.5ms
Track-to-track 2.0ms
Full track 15ms
Spin Up (max) 15.5secs

Power Requirements.

Dissipation (typical) +5V DC (+/- 5%), +12V DC (+10%-8%)
Startup (maximum peak) 0.8 amps (5V), 2.0 amps (12V)
Read/Write 0.55 amps (5v), 0.65 amps (12v)
Average Power Consumption - Idle 7.1W
Average Power Consumption - Read/Write 10.5W
Max. Power On/Off Cycles 40,000

Physical size

Height 25.4 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Depth 146 mm
Weight (maximum) 630 g

Enviromental characteristics.

Operating
Ambient temperature 5 to 55 degrees Celsius
Relative humidity (non condensing) 8% - 90%
Maximum wet bulb (non condensing) 29.4 degrees Celsius
Shock (half sine wave) 10 G / 11 ms
Vibration (Random (RMS)) 0.67 G (5-500 Hz)
Non-operating
Ambient temperature -40 to 65 degrees Celsius
Relative humidity (non condensing) 5% - 95%
Maximum wet bulb (non condensing) 35 degrees Celsius
Shock (half sine wave) 7.5 G / 11 ms
Vibration (Random (RMS)) 1.04 G (2-200 Hz)

 

68 and 80 pin model SCSI ID (address) pins.

-DSA3 -DSA2 -DSA1 -DSA0
JP1 JP2 JP3 JP4 Device ID
off off off off 0*
off off off on 1
off off on off 2
off off on on 3
off on off off 4
off on off on 5
off on on off 6**
off on on on 7
on off off off 8
on off off on 9
on off on off 10
on off on on 11
on on off off 12
on on off on 13
on on on off 14
on on on on 15

*Shipping default ID for 80 pin drive

**Shipping default ID for 68 pin drive

IBM Capricorn (DCAS 34330) 4Gb Hard Disk Drive Jumper Settings for Crinkle systems.

Configuration

Interface SCSI-3 (ULTRA), fast-20 & wide, SCA-2
Current Revision MP
Device capacity (formatted) 4.33GB
Recording zones 8
User cylinders 8120
Data heads 6
Disks 3
Maximum Sectors Per Track 211
Minimum Sectors Per Track 132
Track density 8600 TPI
Audible Noise (Max) 39dbA
MTBF Specification 800,000 poh
Warranty 5 Years

Performance

Data buffer (read, look ahead buffer, write cache) 512KB
Rotational speed 5400RPM
Latency (average) 5.56ms
Maximum Sector Transfer Rate 12.925Mb/sec
Max. Data Sector Transfer Rate 9.72Mb/sec
Min. Data Sector Transfer Rate 6.08Mb/sec
Interface transfer rate (SCSI maximum ) 40 MB/sec Synch.
Seek time (Typical read)
Average 8.5ms
Track-to-track 1.07ms
Full track 15ms
Spin Up (max) 15secs

Power Requirements.

Dissipation (typical) +5V DC (+/- 5%), +12V DC (+10%-8%)
Startup (maximum peak) 0.6 amps (5V), 1.83 amps (12V)
Read/Write 0.51 amps (5v), 0.22 amps (12v)
Average Power Consumption - Idle 4.05 W
Average Power Consumption - Read/Write 5.17W
Max. Power On/Off Cycles 40,000

Physical size

Height 25.4 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Depth 146 mm
Weight (maximum) 610 g

Enviromental characteristics.

Operating
Ambient temperature 5 to 55 degrees Celsius
Relative humidity (non condensing) 8% - 90%
Maximum wet bulb (non condensing) 29.4 degrees Celsius
Shock (half sine wave) 5 G / 11 ms
Vibration (Random (RMS)) 0.67 G (5-500 Hz)
Non-operating
Ambient temperature -40 to 65 degrees Celsius
Relative humidity (non condensing) 5% - 95%
Maximum wet bulb (non condensing) 35 degrees Celsius
Shock (half sine wave) 7.5 G / 11 ms
Vibration (Random (RMS)) 1.04 G (2-200 Hz)

68 and 80 pin model SCSI ID (address) pins.

-DSA3 -DSA2 -DSA1 -DSA0
JP1 JP2 JP3 JP4 Device ID
off off off off 0*
off off off on 1
off off on off 2
off off on on 3
off on off off 4
off on off on 5
off on on off 6**
off on on on 7
on off off off 8
on off off on 9
on off on off 10
on off on on 11
on on off off 12
on on off on 13
on on on off 14
on on on on 15

*Shipping default ID for 80 pin drive

**Shipping default ID for 68 pin drive

Disable auto spin up (JP5)

This jumper controls how the drive starts when power is applied. If the jumper is NOT installed then the file will spin up automatically after power-on reset. If the jumper IS installed the file will NOT spin up unless the host system issues a 'START UNIT' command to the file.

SCSI terminator on (JP6)

When this jumpers is installed, the on-card SCSI bus terminator is enabled. There is no terminator on the 80-pin model

Unit attention disable (JP7)

When this jumper is installed the drive will not generate a unit attention following a power on reset (POR) or SCSI bus reset. Any pending unit attention conditions will also be cleared at POR or SCSI bus reset.

Enable TI-SDTR/Enable TI-SDTR/WDTR (JP8)

When the jumper is installed the drive will initiate synchronous data transfer spped negotiation (50,68 & 80 pin) and initiate wide data transfer request (68 & 80 pin) following a SCSI bus reset or power on event.

Auto start delay and delay start (JP9,JP10)

The auto start delay and delay start pins control when and how the drive can spin up, with the combination of auto spin up option (JP5).

When in auto spin up and start delay mode the drive start will be delayed by a period of time multiplied by its own SCSI address. If auto spin up is disabled, these jumpers will be ignored.

Disable
Auto
Spin up
Auto
Start
Delay
Auto
Start
Delay
6/12
JP5 JP9 JP10 Option
on don't don't Drive will NOT spin up care care requires start command
off off off Spin up immediately after POR
off on off Spin up 6 seconds multiplied by SCSI address after POR
off on on Spin up 12 seconds multiplied by SCSI address after POR

Disable SCSI parity (JP11)

When this jumper is installed, the drive's SCSI parity checking is disabled.

External activity (LED) pins (JP12)

The LED pins can be used to drive an external light emitting diode. Up to 8mA of sink current capability is provided. The LED anode must be tied to the current limited +5V source provided on pin # 1 of the option jumper block. The LED cathode is then connected to the pin # 2 to complete the circuit.

Default setting

The default jumper setting at shipment is as follows.

JP2 & JP3 SCSI address #6
JP6 SCSI terminator enabled

SCSI signal connector

The SCSI signal connector is a 50 pin connector meeting the ANSI SCSI specification. The SCSI SCA-80 pin connector conforms to SFF 8046.It is intended that the hard disk drive should only be in electrical contact with the chassis of the system at a designated set of mounting holes. Other electrical contact may degrade error rate performance. As a result of this it is recommended that there should be no metal contact to the hard disk drive except at the mounting holes or the side rails into which the mounting holes are tapped.

NOTE: IBM Capricorn 4Gb Hard Disk Drives will now be shipped instead of the IBM 4Gb Draco due to cost and the lack of supply.

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 13 - Software

Description Software Version Disks Part No.
Adaptec Family Manager Set v2.10 – Release 03 2 15761031
Adaptec EZ-SCSI v4.10e – Release 02 1 15761131
Intel Pro/100B Drivers v2.51 – Release 02 1 16081131
ATi Mach64 VT drivers for WinNT v3.0.71 - Release 02 1 15904231
ATi Mach64 VT drivers for Win95 Release 01 1 15904131
ATi Mach64 VT drivers for Win3.11 Release 01 1 15901931
ATi AGP Rage Pro for Win95 Release 01 2 16314031
ATi AGP Rage Pro for WinNT Release 01 1 16314131
ATi AGP Rage Pro for Win3.11/ODS/OS2 Release 01 2 16314231
CrystalWare Audio Drivers v1.71(NT) & v2.5(95) – Release 01 2 16222931
LanDesk Server Manager CD Beta 1B 1 (CD) 162230SW
Apricot LDSM Snap-in Disk Beta 2A 1 162231SW
Crinkle Factory Diagnostic Pack Beta 1 1 162228SW
Crinkle OEM Branding Disk (OEMDMI.EXE) Released 01 - v1.04 1 162235SW
Crinkle BIOS Update Disk BIOS vP043 - Beta 2a 1 162236SW
Crinkle DMI BIOS Utility Disk Release 01 1 16245231
Crinkle DMI Event Log Utility Disk Not released yet - Diags 1 162237SW
AMI MegaRAID for drivers NetWare Release 01 1 16083031
AMI MegaRAID drivers for NT 4.x Release 01 – v1.0 1 16082831
AMI FlexRAID drivers for NT 3.x Release 01 1 16082931
AMI MegaRAID drivers for SCO (1) Release 01 1 16083131
AMI Power Console Client for NetWare Release 01 1 16082731
AMI Power Console Client for NT & Win95 Release 01 – v3.04a 2 16082631
System Management Software Release 01 1 16093131
Crinkle Asset Tagging Utility (for User) Released 01 – v1.00 1 162794SW

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 14 - Useful Part Numbers

Description Part Number
BIOS version P04 16223631
Adapter Rage Pro AGP XB63079
Adapter SCSI 16314431
Keyboard - Win95 UK KK57380
Dual Processor Retainer 16175030
Terminator Card - Pentium 2 16176931
Floppy Disk Drive -3.5 MF355F-3450MP 16037231
CD-ROM Drive - CDU511 IDE 15820231
Owners Handbook - UK DK440 Tyson 16177931
Crinkle Server - CD 16211631
Mains Cable - C of C 11002221
Mouse-M-S34 15775131
Warranty Server Card 16023731
Carton-Accessories FT1200 16216231
Bezel FT1200 Series 16224531
Plate - CofC 5.25 BLANK Bruno 15714731
Cable - Microswitch /Front Door Lock 15806531
Carton - FT1200 16216031
Cushion - Bottom FT1200 15886631
Cushion - Top FT1200 16216631
Board-CofC VT Graphics 15880131
Manual-LDSM Install Supplement 16306931
AMI 431 Series PCI Single Channel SCSI RAID card with 4Mb Fast Page RAM 16252431
AMI 431 Series PCI Single Channel SCSI RAID cable 16246531

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 15 - Issues and Limitations

BIOS Issues.

IPR4192 Processor speed / type display,

During POST there is no display of the processor type or speed. Failures of processors or incorrect speed settings are therefore possible.

Solution: A future BIOS will have this feature. Note DMI entries exist for these functions and can be checked using LDSM.

Adapter Card Issues.

IPR4434and 4435 AMI 431 and Tagged Command Queues

We are aware of problems with the TCQ protocol between AMI and 4G / 9G HDD’s. These may cause hangs or failures of drives.

Solution: The default setting for the TCQ is currently disabled. This should not be enabled in the field until a new firmware has been released for the AMI card.

Microsoft NT Issues.

IPR4128 Installation of NT 4.0

If an automatic detection of devices is carried out during the installation of Windows NT 4.0 (either by CD boot or floppy boot) , the detection process will put the Adaptec 7895 into a state that cannot install the correct 7895 driver.

Solution: CD ROM installation cannot be carried out , and floppy installation must "SKIP" detection of devices. Then the 7895 driver can be loaded correctly using the Adaptec FMS rev03.

SCO Unix & UnixWare Issues.

IPR4209 UnixWare Installation

Installation of the UnixWare O/S cannot be carried out on a fully hard disk configured system.

Solution: Install using only the boot disk , when the O/S is then installed add the rest of the disks and they will then be seen correctly. There will be a newer UnixWare driver to resolve this feature in the future.

System Management.

SMS and LDSM releases.

The SMS software must be used in conjunction with a special release of Lan Desk server Manager 2.8 (which installs a DMI 2.0 compliant service layer). This is supplied as part of the FT2400 Server CD Part No. 16211631.

Workaround: Not applicable.

 

LDSM install on DK440LX hardware.

The LDSM installation process brings up a dialog box saying the hardware is not recognised (but it still "does the right thing". This is a cosmetic issue only.

Workaround: Not applicable.

Solution: Cosmetic.

 

IPR4109/4111 - LDCM Fan monitoring.

The DK440LX uses a multiplexor to monitor more than the basic 3 fan inputs of the LM78. LDCM is not currently written to support this feature and therefore will only monitor 3 fans.

Solution: Support under LDSM + Apricot SMS pack supports the product correctly.

IPR4445 – Scheduled shutdown can cause LDSM failure.

A scheduled shutdown of the system whilst a remote DMI connection is alive can cause the service layer of LDSM to fail which brings in Dr Watson. Because the system is closing down Dr Watson also fails and the close down is halted.

Workaround: None known.

Solution: Unknown.

 

ECC Monitoring depends on other products.

The ECC monitor component of SMS depends on the DBProxy device driver which is installed by the DMI BIOS component (part No. 16245231). So this software must also be installed for the ECC monitor to function.

Workaround: Not applicable.

Solution: Ensure s/w install is correct.

IPR4596 & 4597 - Interface to Power management component.

When entering a date/time for a power event, only the day number is needed (because the PIIX4 RTC alarm can only be programmed within the next 31 days). However the month and year must be entered even though they are subsequently ignored. This is a limitation of the LDSM 2.8 GUI There is no way of entering just the required information.

Workaround: None known.

Solution: Use the Setup GUI provided rather than the LDSM console GUI.

DMI indications are ignored by LDSM.

The SMS software generates DMI indications under certain circumstances (chassis intrusion, voltage failure, temperature too hot etc.). None of these indications will be visible using LDSM 2.8 because of a limitation of that software. As a work around, entries are placed in the NT event log.

Workaround: None known.

Solution: Use a different component of LDSM which doesn’t ignore indications (info from Intel received 10/12/97). A future release of the SMS will correct this problem.

 

IPR 4562 - No SMS Help.

No Help is provided.

Solution: The next release shall have a help file.

 

Some SMS Parameters cannot be altered by the Setup GUI.

The GUI does not allow the power off notice period (or the message displayed, or the type of power off) to be altered.

Workaround: Edit the registry by hand.

Solution: The next release will contain this functionality.

 

LDSM crashes if a component is stopped.

If any of the DMI components are stopped whilst LDSM is displaying values from that component, one of the internal services of LDSM (ntsm) crashes. A reboot is required. This is a limitation of LDSM.

Workaround: None known.

Solution: Unknown.

 

IPR 4578 & 4579 - Power up on LAN/Modem.

Power up on Modem doesn’t work at all, power up on Lan works even if just power up(modem) is requested.

Workaround: Power up the system but don’t boot NT, then Power off (The BIOS programs the PIIX4 correctly).

Solution: This will be fixed in a future release in combination with fixed BIOS.

 

IPR 4594 - SMS can consume 100% of the processor.

Under some conditions (It is the 1st of the month and the schedule of power events is empty) a component of SMS loops, consuming 100% of the processor. The system continues to run, albeit slowly.

Workaround: Create a dummy event in the power schedule (e.g. power on at 1pm every Wednesday).

Solution: This will be fixed in the next release.

 

General Issues

IPR 4631 - Server Abended after 3 days of tests using NSTEST.

Configuration Details: 256Mb RAM, Dual Pentium II @ 300MHz, AMI MegaRAID 431 controller, 3 x IBM Draco 9Gb HDD, Intel Pro/100B LAN adapter, Netware 4.11 & Embedded Intel 82557 LAN controller.

The server had been running IntraNetware and had 8 workstations each running NSTEST against it. After just under three days the server had abended with the following cause: Garbage Collection combine detected corrupt memory nodes at 0x00FF00FF.

Solution: The system has been re-tested using the parameter SET ALLOC MEMORY CHECK FLAG = ON, this checks for corruption within Alloc memory nodes. This time there were no ABENDs after almost 4 days of continuous testing. According to Novell there is still a chance that the server will abend with this flag on however this is fixed by using IntraNetware Support Pack v3.0 or later.

 

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Part 2 - TIPS and TRICKS

Section 1 - General Information.

1) The Hard Disk and CD CD-Drive cage can be difficult to remove. If ALL the power and data cables are disconnected and moved away from the drives, the cage can be eased back and up at an angle. The screws holding the cage in place only need to be loosened off and not removed totally.

2) When adding memory, cards or other items that need to be fitted internally, remove the mains cable after switching off. This ensures that there is no power supplied to the motherboard.

3) Due to the single voltage regulator design of the motherboard, you need to insure that the processors have the same voltage IDs, otherwise the system will not boot. In simpler terms, you cannot mix Klamath and Deschutes versions of Pentium II in a dual processor configuration. Furthermore, to insure stable operation in multiprocessing O/S environments, speed, L2 cache size, ECC or non-ECC L2 cache in Klamath version of Pentium II, and processor family ID must match in a dual processor configuration. Your field upgrades from single processor to dual processor configurations need to take into account above factors.

4) There may be possible system hangs when shutting down or restarting Windows NT 4.0 due to BIOS issues, which is currently under investigation.

5) NetWare Server 4.11 currently is not supported on the DK440LX platform. This is a known third party issue, as NetWare does not have drivers available to support the AIC-7895 on-board SCSI device. Attempting to install NetWare 4.11 using the on-board SCSI controller may hang the system, or cause errors. In addition, NetWare will not recognise the on-board SCSI AIC-7895 controller when using an off-board SCSI adapter (3940 UW and 2940 UW).

6) The DK440LX system recognises certain SCSI tape drives as hard drives which may be due to problems with the core BIOS which is currently under investigation. The following is a list of tape drives that have been tested so far to exhibit this problem: HP Sure Store 6000 (DDS2) & Conner Python (aka: Archive)

7) There have been some installation problems with Permedia II based OpenGL cards with Windows NT 4.0 because NT 4.0 does not assign interrupts to AGP port when enumerating. The solution is to get updated drivers from the vendor that doesn't require an interrupt assignment to the AGP port.

8) APM resume events such as Wakeup on LAN, Wake on Modem Ring and Power on AC loss is not functioning in the Beta 8 BIOS under Windows 95. In addition, USB legacy support is not supported in the current BIOS. The support for these features will available in the Beta 9 DK440LX BIOS release.

9) If installing an Adaptec AHA2940 card to run an external SCSI device, the following settings are recommended. Machine Bios is set to Default settings (Advanced/PCI Configuration/PCI Slot 1 where Option ROM Scan and Enable Master are both set to Enabled and Latency Timer is set to 0040h). The AHA2940 Configuration should be Host Adapter ID is 7, SCSI Parity Checking and Host Adapter SCSI Termination are set to Disabled. Also, the Reset SCSI Bus at IC Initialisation option in the Advanced Configuration Options is set to Disabled.

10) When replacing or fitting a second processor, you need to remove the second drive bay metalwork for ease of access.

11) If the machine has only one processor fitted, then a Processor Termination Board must be located in the second processor slot.

12) If you find the processor is getting hot, check the fan. If it is not working, check it is connected to the CPU fan and not the front fan connection. If the connections are correct, then the fan is probably faulty.

13) When replacing the motherboard, after removing all the screws, ease the board forward and it will be free to take out. The motherboard fixing screws are not the same ones as used for add on's etc. They have a longer shank so please ensure the correct ones are fitted. Also, due to the lack of space, ensure that the Power Supply connections are fitted before the processor.

14) After restarting Windows 95 from MS-DOS mode, the system BIOS does not configure the diskette parameter table correctly if an LS-120 drive is the only floppy drive in the system. Windows 95 will report the LS-120 drive as a hard drive instead of a floppy drive and will report a floppy drive available as Drive A. If drive A is subsequently accessed, the system will lock up. The problem does not occur if a 1.44 MB 3-1/2" floppy drive is also present as either drive A or drive B. This will be fixed in a future BIOS revision.

15) The system BIOS does not recognise activity from a serial mouse as an APM event. The system will not be restored from a power-managed state until keyboard activity occurs. The system BIOS does recognise activity from a PS/2 style mouse. This will be fixed in a future BIOS revision.

16) Stuck or depressed Key during POST May Cause System Hang. If a key is stuck or depressed during POST, the system BIOS will continue to read data from the keyboard, resulting in a system hang condition. The BIOS is unable to detect when a key on the keyboard is stuck or depressed during Power On Self Test (POST). This will be fixed in a future BIOS revision.

17) The system BIOS does not detect when a single or double bit ECC memory error is identified by the memory controller. For single bit errors, the error will be corrected based on the memory checkbits. The corrected data will be passed to the system by the controller, but the error will not be signaled to the system BIOS. For double-bit errors identified during run time, no error will be signaled to the system BIOS and the system will not be halted. The erroneous data will be passed to the system by the controller. Because these errors are not detected by the system BIOS, they will not be flagged in the DMI log stored in non-volatile flash memory and the user will not receive information from this log that could be useful in isolating a failing memory module. This will be fixed in a future BIOS revision.

18) If replacing the Power Supply, check that the smaller of the two Power connectors has the location lug removed.

19) There has been a problem reported where the HP820cxi printer prints blank paper. It appears to fail the coms test. If the BIOS is changed from ECP to any other option apart from Auto the printer works OK. It has been passed to R&D to investigate.

20) There appears to be a problem with Pentium II Processors being supplied without the Heatsink fitted. They are joined together using a special tool and so any items found not to have the heatsink already fitted MUST be returned and replaced with the correct item.

21) The following connections will show errors as listed below if connected wrong.

J3F2 (CPU Fan) - If it is connected the wrong way around (Black connector on left near to Memory Sockets) then it will work but it is not recognised by the Mux and the LM79 Hardware Management chip.

Top 4 Pins of J12E1 (Speaker Cable) - If connected one pin down from the top, it will hold the motherboard at Reset.

Bottom 2 Pins of J12E1 (Power LED) - If swapped around (Black on lower pin instead of Blue) then Green light shows at start and then goes Red.

J2E2 (Midi Game Port Connector for Front Door Switch) - Must be connected 1 pin in from the Right on the top row. If it is connected wrong it will not function.

22) During testing it has been noted that it is not possible to get digital audio or MIDI sound to come out of the Crinkle's built-in PC speaker. Operation through external speakers is fine. This is because the specification of the base board is such that the PC speaker is not connected to the CrystalWare audio chipset and that external speakers are necessary for the reproduction of WAVs or MIDI files.

23) Latest information on Intel Motherboard releases are:

Currently acceptable revisions for new purchases:

  • Intel Motherboard Part Number: 681940-506
  • Intel Motherboard Part Number: 681940-508

Currently acceptable revisions for field and production:

  • Intel Motherboard Part Number: 681940-505
  • Intel Motherboard Part Number: 681940-506
  • Intel Motherboard Part Number: 681940-508

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 2 - Issues with Software

1) Improper installation of SMC may corrupt CMOS. You must unplug the AC power cord from the rear of the Apricot FT1200 when installing the Server Management Card (SMC) upgrade. Failure to do so may corrupt the motherboard’s CMOS memory. See the instructions for fitting the card and your Apricot FT1200 Owner’s Handbook for more information.

2) It has been found that while installing Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0, the server must be powered directly from the AC power supply. Otherwise, the Windows NT installation program causes the American Power Conversion (APC) UPS to switch to battery back-up mode. The UPS should be attached after installing the operating system but before installing APC PowerChute Plus.

3) SNMP Agent requires DPT Storage Manager. The DPT SNMP Agent does not report changes in the RAID subsystem unless the DPT Storage Manager is loaded and running at the server. See your DPT documentation for more information.

4) Mail system must be running when health alerts are issued. Your mail system must be running during the periods when Apricot SMA+ is scheduled to issue "health alerts" by e-mail. Otherwise, Apricot SMA+ may fail. See the topic on "Setting up an e-mail alert target" in SMA+ Help.

5) DMI Control Panel requires Client Service for NetWare. In order to use the DMI Control Panel in Intel LanDesk Client Manager, both the workstation and the server must be running the IPX protocol, and also the Client Service for NetWare which is included with Windows 95 and Windows NT.

6) Installing NetWare 4.11 onto a Crinkle based machine with version V04 Bios fitted. It has been found that when partitioning using a Windows 95 OSR2 version 2.1 floppy Disk, the installation fails after the correct language is selected. To correctly install, either use the DOS Installation supplied by Novell or MS-DOS 6.22 and create a partition greater than 50mb.

7) When installing NetWare 4.11 ensure the latest NetWare Service Pack is loaded. It is also advised to use the latest drivers supplied via our BBS or Webb site.

8) There is a problem with NetWare 4.11 not recognising the LAN Drivers when a second processor is fitted. The LAN drivers work OK with NetWare SMP providing the NetWare service Pack is loaded. If the service pack is not load the driver will load for 1 frame type and bind a protocol but will not broadcast on the network. The following settings should noted and will be set as default (shown below):

Startup.NCF -

IDEATA.HAM INT=F PORT=170

AIC7870.DSK INT=9 MEM=F800)

Autoexec.NCF - LOAD E100B SLOT=10002 FRAME=Ethernet_802.3 NAME=E100B_1_E83

BIND IPX E100B_1_E83 NET=41FAB1

LOAD E100B SLOT=10002 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=E100B_1_E82

BIND IPX E100B_1_E82 NET=41D00F

LOAD E100B SLOT=10002 FRAME=Ethernet_SNAP NAME=E100B_1_ESP

9) We have identified an error in the User's Manual - chapter 4 page 5 - the reference to the connector in which the CPU fan should be connected is incorrect. The correct ref is J3F2. The connector has changed due to late info from Intel and we missed the change in the User Manual.

10) Subject: Intel ICU rel 1.45 - Attempts have been made to configure the ICU - ISA Configuration Utility - rel 1.45 on the FT1200 to see if the IRQ could be changed for the Pro100B network adapter in SCO-Unix. It does not look like it can use anything other than IRQ 9. The ICU Software is also used to add an ISA card and reserve resources for it. There are config files for many cards, and you can add you own card - giving it a name of you choice and setting irq / io / memory. However, when you go File-->Save, or Exit---Save it hangs. On reboot the new card / resources are not saved. It has been tried with a DOS 622 setup - nothing else in config.sys accept the two lines the ICU install created, and no autoexec file. You have to install the ICU (install.exe from the first floppy) onto a DOS hard disk as the executables alone are over 2Mb - it will not fit on a floppy. The mouse driver used was an old Logitech one, but the hang occurred with no mouse driver and driving it from the keyboard as well. The same disk was tried in an FT2400 (Plexus Pentium Pro) and as the ICU starts to load, on the initial screen with the mouse hour glass you get: Fatal error 286.3330: General protection fault detected followed by a diplay of the cpu registers. If fitted, the Adaptec AHA 1510 card will work, but it is not ideal as the 1510 (needs i/o 340-35f) card does not have a utility to reserve resources in the BIOS. Fit the add in cards and ensure that the PCI bios does not cause any clashes! Note: The crinkle product has a 50pin SCSI adapter as standard so an Adaptec 1510 ISA card will probably only be used in rare instances.

Please refer to the following statement regarding Intel's support of the ICU. "If Users wish to reserve the resources for a card, it is recommended that the user uses the ISA card vendor's own utility to do so". The ICU is no longer a "supported" product as it came from Intel's development labs and has not been taken up and maintained.

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 3 - Useful Facts, Tips and Tricks for AMI 431 MegaRaid Card

1. Megaspi.sys, AMI's ASPI manager for the MegaRAID under DOS, uses 6K of system memory once it is loaded.

2. At this time, copied CDs are not accessible from DOS even after loading Megaspi.sys & AMIcdrom.sys.

3. The items "Media Error" and "Other Error" are found in the Ctrl-M firmware utility(among others) under: 'Objects', 'Physical Drive', select the device in question, and hit 'F2'. A "Media Error" is an error which occurred while actually transferring data(reading and writing data). An "Other Error" is one which occurs at the hardware level due to a device failure, poor cabling, termination, signal loss, etc.

4. The firmware option "FlexRAID Virtual Sizing" is what enables RAID expansion within the various MegaRAID utilities. FlexRAID Virtual Sizing must be enabled to increase the size of a logical drive or add a physical drive to an existing logical drive. The option is located within the <Cntrl-M> boot utility in the following hierarchy:

  • a) Management Menu
  • b) Objects
  • c) Logical Drive
  • d) View/Update Parameters
  • e) FlexRAID Virtual Sizing

5. AMI does not have a driver for BSDI UNIX and therefore it is not supported by the AMI MegaRAID controller.

6. The AMI MegaRAID controller supports 1 LUN per each target ID. No multiple LUN devices are supported.

7. The MAXIMUM MegaRAID power requirements are 15watts at 5v. = 3amps.

8.The ANSI specification dictates the following:

A) The maximum signal path length between terminators is 3m when using up to 4 maximum capacitance (25 pF) devices and 1.5m when using more than 4 devices.

B) The devices should be uniformly spaced between terminators with the end devices located as close as possible to the terminators.

C) The characteristic impedance of the cable should be 90+/- 6 ohms for the /REQ & /ACK signals and 90+/- 10 ohms for all other signals.

D) The stub length(the distance from the controller's external connector to the mainline SCSI bus) shall not exceed .1m(10cm or approx. 4in).

E) The spacing of devices on the mainline SCSI bus should be at least three times the stub length.

F) All signal lines shall be terminated once at both ends of the bus powered by the TERMPWR line.

9. J13 Fault Bus Connector is a 26pin connector on the MegaRAID. It is reserved for use as an OEM only option to monitor enclosure items such as drive speeds, enclosure temperature & fan speeds, etc. and be able to report such information.

10. Installing NT3.51 using the NT3.51 upgrade CD without creating boot floppies causes NT to overwrite the installed MegaRAID drivers with generic SCSI drivers. AMI strongly recommends that boot floppies from the upgrade CD be created and used to install NT3.51 when upgrading to NT3.51.

11.Whenever the operating system is installed via a BOOTABLE CDROM, the devices on the MegaRAID will not be recognized until after the initial REBOOT process. The Microsoft documented workaround is listed in their SETUP.TXT file as shown below:

SETUP.TXT (located on diskette#2 or CDROM)

To install drivers when Setup recognizes one of the supported SCSI host adapters without making the devices attached to it available for use:

A) Restart Windows NT Setup.

B) When Windows NT Setup displays the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...," press F6. This prevents Windows NT Setup from performing disk controller detection and allows you to install the driver from the Drivers Disk you created. Note that all SCSI adapters will have to be installed manually.

C) When Windows NT Setup displays the message "Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter", press S to display a list of supported SCSI host adapters.

D) Select Other from the bottom of the list.

E) Insert the Drivers Disk you made when prompted to do so, and select your host adapter from this list. Note that in some cases, Windows NT Setup will repeatedly prompt you to swap disks.

Windows NT will now recognize any devices attached to this adapter. Repeat this step for each host adapter not already recognized by Windows NT Setup.

 

Back to TopBack to Top



Section 4 - FT1200 SMS (NT), Release 1, PN 160931SW - Known Bugs and Limitations

1) The software must be used in conjunction with a special release of Lan Desk server Manager 2.8 (which installs a DMI 2.0 compliant service layer) Part No. 16255431.

2) Installation is stand-alone, after the installation of LDSM 2.8 (and a reboot) rather than as a "snap in" disk. This limitation will probably be removed when we adopt LDSM3.0.

3) The ECC monitor component of SMS depends on the DBProxy device driver which is installed by the DMI BIOS component (part No. 16245231). So this software must also be installed for the ECC monitor to function.

4) The IR receiver has been removed.

5) When entering a date/time for a power event, only the day number is needed (because the PIIX4 RTC alarm can only be programmed within the next 31 days). However the month and year must be entered even though they are subsequently ignored. This is a limitation of the LDSM 2.8 GUI. There is no way of entering just the required information. However, the existence of the new GUI means that this is no longer so serious.

6) The `Wake up on LAN’ and `Wake up on Ring in’ functionality of the power control subsystem has not yet been tested.

7) The SMS software generates DMI indications under certain circumstances (chassis intrusion, voltage failure, temperature too hot etc.). None of these indications will be visible using LDSM 2.8 because of a limitation of that software. As a work around, entries are placed in the NT event log

8) If any of the DMI components are stopped whilst LDSM is displaying values from that component, one of the internal services of LDSM (ntsm) crashes. A reboot is required. This is a limitation of LDSM.

9) Ideally the sms.exe program (which is the GUI for adjusting system parameters) should be a control panel applet, but we were not able to get that to work in time for this release. The GUI doesn't allow the power off notice period (or the message displayed) to be altered. The menu item "sms setup" is not removed when SMS is uninstalled.

10) A timed closure of the system whilst a remote DMI connection is alive can cause the service layer of LDSM to fail which brings in Dr Watson. Because the system is closing down Dr Watson also fails and the close down is halted (IPR 4445).

11) Disk Layout - Volume in drive A is SMS-REL1

Directory of A:\

DATA Z 445,662 28/11/97 13:55 DATA.Z
DISK1 ID 8 28/11/97 13:46 DISK1.ID
SETUP EXE 47,616 28/11/97 13:46 SETUP.EXE
SETUP INS 65,415 28/11/97 13:55 SETUP.INS
SETUP PKG 536 28/11/97 13:55 SETUP.PKG
_INST32I EX_ 306,748 28/11/97 13:46 _INST32I.EX_
_ISDEL EXE 8,192 28/11/97 13:46 _ISDEL.EXE
_SETUP DLL 10,752 28/11/97 13:46 _SETUP.DLL
_SETUP LIB 163,231 28/11/97 13:46 _SETUP.LIB

9 file(s) 1,048,160 bytes
0 dir(s) 407,552 bytes free

 

Back to TopBack to Top


 

 

Computing for a Connected World