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Acer Altos G540 Series
Model Name : G540 Part Number: MU. R230E. 001 Purchase Date: Place of Purchase:
Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. [. . . ] Remove the SAS controller board from its protective packaging, handling it by the edges. (1) Align then insert the gold-lined edge of the board into the SODIMM slot. (3) Secure the board with the one screw.
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 38. When you turn on the system, the BIOS setup automatically detects and assigns resources to the new device. For information on how to install a SAS HDD, go to page 45.
Installing the BMC module
The optional BMC module allows system administrators to manage the Altos G540 system remotely over a network.
To install the BMC module:
1 2 3 4 5 Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 37. Remove the BMC module from its protective packaging, handling it by the edges. (1) Align the module so that the notch on the IPMB_6 slot fits the keyed edge of the module, then press the module at both ends to seat it fully into the slot. When the module is properly installed, the holding clips will automatically lock in place. (2) Secure the module with the one screw.
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 38.
3 System upgrade
Installing the ARMC/3 module
Remote system management just got easier with the new ARMC/3 module. The module provides high performance KVM (keyboardvideo-mouse) redirection and features a dedicated NIC port for faster network access.
To install the ARMC/3 module:
1 2 3 4 5 Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 37. Remove the ARMC/3 module from its protective packaging, handling it by the edges. If the server is already turned on, close all open applications, then restart the server. If you fail to press F2 before POST is completed, you will need to restart the server. The Setup Main menu will be displayed showing the Setup's menu bar. Use the left and right arrow keys to move between selections on the menu bar.
BIOS setup primary menus
The tabs on the Setup menu bar correspond to the six primary BIOS Setup menus, namely: · · · · · · Main Advanced Security Server Boot Exit
In the descriptive table following each of the menu screenshots, settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.
BIOS setup navigation keys
Use the following keys to move around the Setup utility. · · · · · · Left and Right arrow keys Move between selections on the menu bar. PgUp and PgDn keys Move the cursor to the previous and next page of a multiple page menu. + and - keys Select a value for the currently selected field (only if it is user-configurable). Press these keys repeatedly to display each possible entry, or the Enter key to choose from a pop-up menu.
Note: Grayed-out fields are not user-configurable.
Enter key Display a submenu screen.
Note: Availability of submenu screen is indicated by a (>).
Esc If you press this key: · · · On one of the primary menu screens, the Exit menu displays. When you are making selections from a pop-up menu, closes the pop-up without making a selection.
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F1 Display the BIOS setup General Help panel. F10 Save changes made the Setup and close the utility.
4 System BIOS
Parameter System Time
Description Set the system time following the hour-minute-second format. Version number of the BIOS setup utility Date when the BIOS setup utility was created Technical specifications for the installed processor
BIOS Version BIOS Date Processor CPU Type CPU Speed CPU Count Total Memory Size
Total size of system memory detected during POST
The Advanced menu display submenu options for configuring the function of various hardware components. [. . . ] We recommend you consult your local approved electrician.
Appendix B: Rack mount configuration
Elevated operating ambient temperature The maximum operating temperature of the system is 35°C (95°F). Careful consideration should be given to installing the system in an environment compatible with the 35°C (95°F) maximum ambient temperature.
Reduced airflow The amount of airflow required for the safe operation of the equipment should not be compromised when installing the system in a rack.
Mechanical loading Exercise care when mounting the system in a rack to avoid any accidents.
Circuit overloading Appropriate consideration should be given when connecting the supply circuit to the system to avoid any circuit overload. The system name plate rating should be used when addressing concerns about circuit overload.
Rack mount kit
The rack mount kit components and their respective function is listed on the table below.
Component Mounting rails Quantity 2 Usage Allows the server to slide in and out of the rackmount for maintenance purposes. Each mounting rail consists of the following: · Fixed outer rail. [. . . ]