Appendix A. Equipment Log and Configuration Worksheets

Equipment Log

Use the blank equipment log provided here (Table A-1) to record information about your system. You will need some of this information when you run the SSU.

Table A-1. Equipment Log


Manufacturer Name and Model Number

Serial Number

Date Installed









Processor speed and cache




Video display












Diskette drive A




Diskette drive B




Tape drive




CD-ROM drive




Hard disk drive 1




Hard disk drive 2




Hard disk drive 3




Hard disk drive 4




Hard disk drive 5




SCSI host adapter board 1























































Configuration Worksheets

The rest of this chapter consists of worksheets to record the settings you make when configuring the system using the SSU, BIOS Setup, and the Symbios SCSI Utility. If default values ever need to be restored to CMOS (e.g., after a CMOS-clear), you must reconfigure the system. Referring to the filled-in worksheets could make your task easier.

Circle or write in your selections or the values that are displayed onscreen.

Current Usage

As all SGI 1400 servers come equipped with three power supplies standard, power usage is not generally a critical consideration. The system administrator or service person may wish to calculate system power usage for other reasons.

As an overall current usage limitation on the power supply, do not exceed a combined power output of 195 watts for the +5 and +3.3 volt outputs.

Calculating Power Usage

The total combined wattage for the system configuration must be less than 400 watts. Use the two worksheets in this section to calculate the total used by your system. For current and voltage requirements of add-in boards and peripherals, see your vendor documents.

Worksheet, Calculating DC Power Usage

  1. List the current for each board and device in the appropriate voltage level column of Table A-2.

  2. Add the currents in each column. Then go to the next worksheet.

    Table A-2. Power Usage Worksheet

    Device, by Current (maximum)
    at voltage level:

    +3.3 V

    +5 V

    –5 V

    +12 V

    –12 V

    Boards, processors, and memory (get totals from your board manual)






    SCSI backplane






    Front panel board






    3.5-inch diskette drive


    0.3 A




    CD-ROM drive


    0.4 A


    1.0 A


    Second 5.25-inch device






    1st hot-swap hard drive






    2nd hot-swap hard drive






    3rd hot-swap hard drive






    4th hot-swap hard drive






    5th hot-swap hard drive






    Cooling fan 1, 120 mm




    0.6 A


    Cooling fan 2, 120 mm




    0.6 A


    Cooling fan 3, 120 mm




    0.6 A


    Total Current






Worksheet, Total Combined Power Used by the System

  1. From the previous worksheet, enter the total current for each column.

  2. Multiply the voltage by the total current to get the total wattage for each voltage level as indicated in Table A-3.

  3. Add the total wattage for each voltage level to arrive at a total combined power usage on the power supply.

    Table A-3. Power Usage Worksheet (Total Watts)

    Voltage level and total current (V X A = W)

    Total Watts for each voltage level

    (+3.3 V) X (______ A)

    ________ W

    (+5 V) X (______ A)

    ________ W

    (-5 V) X (______ A)

    ________ W

    (+12 V) X (______ A)

    ________ W

    (–12 V) X (______ A)

    ________ W

    Total Combined Wattage

    ________ W

System Setup Utility (SSU) Worksheets

This section provides worksheets for tracking changes made using the SSU.

Adding and Removing Boards

Table A-4 provides PCI board information.

Table A-4. Add or Remove PCI Boards



PCI Host Bridge Device

Bus 0 Dev 0


Bus 0 Dev B

PCI Ethernet Device

Bus 0 Dev 10

PCI VGA Device

Bus 0 Dev 12

PCI Multifunction Device

Bus 0 Dev 14







ISA Board Definition

If you have an ISA board with no.CFG file, you can define the board by using the SSU. It is necessary to define an ISA board only when you want to prevent other boards in the system from using the same IRQ levels, DMA channels, I/O Port addresses, or Memory addresses that your ISA board uses. Table A-5 provides some ISA board definitions.

Table A-5. ISA Board Definition

(ISA) Board Name




Board Type

Video Board Memory Board

Multifunction Board Keyboard

Mass Storage Device Numeric Coprocessor

Network Board Operating System

Communications Board CPU Board

Parallel Port Joystick Board

Pointing Device Other

Board Slot

16 Bit / 8 Bit / 8 or 16 Bit



Size: Byte / Word

Timing: Default / Type A / Type B



Trigger: Edge / Level

ISA Port Definition



Size: Byte / Word

ISA Memory Definition

Size: KB

Address: h


Don't Cache / Cache

Use: System / Expanded / Virtual / Other

Width: Byte / Word

Decode: 24 Bit / 20 Bit

Baseboard (SSU, Change Configuration Settings)

Table A-6. Systems Group

System Identification and Version Information


SSU Configuration File Version


MP Spec. Version

1.1 / 1.4

Processor Speed Setting


Table A-7. Memory Subsystem Group

Onboard Disk Controllers


Onboard Communication Devices

Enable / Disable

Table A-8. Onboard Disk Controllers

Onboard Diskette Controller

Enable / Disable

Primary Onboard IDE Controller

Enable / Disable

Secondary Onboard IDE Controller

Enable / Disable

Table A-9. Onboard Communications Devices

Serial Port 1 Configuration


Serial Port 2 Configuration


Serial Port 2 Mode


Parallel Port Configuration


Parallel Port Mode


Table A-10. Diskette Drive Subsystems Group

Diskette drive A Options


Diskette drive B Options


Table A-11. IDE Subsystem Group

IDE Configuration
Primary Master

(drive name)
None / User / Auto / CD

IDE Drive Options
Primary Master

2 Sector/Block / 4 Sector/Block 8 Sector/Block / 16 Sector/Block / Disable

Transfer Mode
Primary Master

PIO 1 / PIO 2 / PIO 3 / PIO 4

IDE Configuration
Primary Slave

(drive name)
None / User / Auto / CD

IDE Drive Options
Primary Slave

2 Sector/Block / 4 Sector/Block / 8 Sector/Block / 16 Sector/Block / Disable

Translation Mode
Primary Slave

Standard CHS
Logical Block Addressing

Transfer Mode
Primary Slave

PIO 1 / PIO 2 / PIO 3 / PIO 4

Table A-12. Multiboot Group

Boot Device Priority

Diskette Drive
Removable Devices
Hard Drive
Diagnostic Boot

Table A-13. Keyboard and Mouse Subsystem Group

Typematic Delay

250 ms delay / 500 ms delay
750 ms delay / 1000 ms delay

Typematic Speed

30 CPS / (other)

Mouse Control option

Mouse Enabled / Disabled

Table A-14. Console Redirection

COM Port for Redirection

Port 3F8/IRQ4 / Port 2F8/IRQ3
Port 3E8h/IRQ 3 / Disable

Serial Port baud rate

9600 / 19.2k / 38.4k / 115.2k

Hardware Flow Control

None / CTS/RTS / CTS/RTS + CD / Xoff/Xon

Terminal Type

PC - ANSI / VT 100

Table A-15. Security Subsystems Worksheet

Administrative Password

Disable / Enable

User Password

Disable / Enable

Secure Mode Hot-Key

None / Ctrl-Alt-{ }

Lockout Timer

Disable / { } minutes

Secure Boot Mode

Disable / Enable

Video Blanking

Disable / Enable

Diskette Writes

Disable / Enable

Reset/Power Switch Locking

Disable / Enable

Table A-16. SCSI ROM BIOS Options Group

Onboard SCSI ROM BIOS scan

Enable / Disable

Table A-17. Management Subsystem Group

System Sensor Control

Write your selections on a separate page.

SMM Enable

Enable / Disable

Event Logging

Enable / Disable

PCI System Error Detection

Enable / Disable

Management Subsystem, System Sensor Control Worksheet

For each sensor control, the display includes the choices shown below, with blanks for entering values. Write in both the sensor control and the values you select. This group of tabular worksheets provides space for a number of sensor controls; if you need more space, copy these pages to extend your worksheet.

Table A-18. Sensor Control Values



Disable / Enable


Upper Fatal:


Upper Warning:


Lower Warning:


Lower Fatal:


BIOS Setup Worksheets

Table A-19. Main Menu

System Date


System Time


Legacy Diskette A

360 KB
720 KB
1.44 MB
2.88 MB

Legacy Diskette B

360 KB
720 KB
1.44 MB
2.88 MB

Hard Disk Pre-delay

Disabled / 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 21 / 30



Table A-20. Primary Master and Slave Submenu


Auto / None / CD-ROM / IDE Removable
ATAPI Removable / User







Maximum Capacity


Multi-Sector Transfer

Disabled / 2 / 4 / 8 / 16

LBA Mode Control

Disabled / Enabled

32 Bit I/O

Disabled / Enabled

Transfer Mode

Standard / Fast PIO 1 / Fast PIO 2 / Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4

Ultra DMA

Disabled / Enabled

Table A-21. Keyboard Features Submenu

Num Lock

Auto / On / Off

Key Click

Disabled / Enabled

Keyboard auto-repeat rate

30 / 26.7 / 21.8 / 18.5 / 13.3 / 10 / 6 / 2

Keyboard auto-repeat delay

0.25/ 0.5/ 0.75/ 1

Table A-22. Advanced Menu

Plug and Play OS

Yes / No

Reset Configuration Data

Yes / No

Use Multiprocessor Specification

1.1 / 1.4

Large Disk Access Mode


Pause Before Boot

Enabled / Disabled

Table A-23. PCI Device, Embedded SCSI Submenu

Option ROM Scan

Disabled / Enabled

Enable Master

Disabled / Enabled

Latency Timer

Default / <time>

Table A-24. PCI Devices Submenu

Option ROM Scan

Disabled / Enabled

Enable Master

Enabled / Disabled

Latency Timer

Default / <time>

Table A-25. I/O Device Configuration Submenu

Serial Port A

Disabled / Enabled / Auto / OS Controlled

Base I/O Address

3F8h / 2F8h / 3E8h / 2E8h


4 / 3

Serial Port B

Disabled / Enabled / Auto / OS Controlled


Normal / IrDA/ ASK-IR

Base I/O Address

3F8h / 2F8h / 3E8h / 2E8h


4 / 3

Parallel Port

Disabled / Enabled / Auto / OS Controlled


Output only / Bidirectional / EPP / ECP

Base I/O Address

378 / 278


5 / 7

DMA channel

1 / 3

Floppy disk controller

Disabled / Enabled

Base I/O Address

Primary / Secondary

PS/2 Mouse

Disabled / Enabled

Table A-26. Advanced Chipset Control Submenu

Address Bit Permuting

Disabled / Auto

Base RAM Step

1 MB / 1 KB / Every location

Extended RAM Step

1 MB / 1 KB / Every location

L2 Cache

Enabled / Disabled

ISA Expansion Aliasing

Enabled / Disabled

Memory Scrubbing

Enabled / Disabled

Restreaming Buffer

Enabled / Disabled

Table A-27. Security Menu

Administrator Password is

Clear / Set

User Password is

Clear / Set

Password on Boot

Disabled / Enabled

Fixed Disk Boot Sector

Normal / Write Protect

System Backup Reminder

Disabled / Daily / Weekly / Monthly

Virus Check Reminder

Disabled / Daily / Weekly / Monthly

Secure Mode Timer

Disabled / <time>

Secure Mode Hot Key

<key stroke>

Secure Mode Boot

Disabled / Enabled

Video Blanking

Disabled / Enabled

Floppy Write Protect

Disabled / Enabled

Table A-28. Server Menu

Processor Retest

No / Yes

Table A-29. System Management Submenu

Server Management Mode

Disabled / Enabled

System Event Logging

Disabled / Enabled

Clear Event Log

Disabled / Enabled

Assert NMI on AERR

Disabled / Enabled

Assert NMI on BERR Interrupt Routing

Disabled / Enabled

Assert NMI on PERR Interrupt Routing

Disabled / Enabled

Assert NMI on SERR Interrupt Routing

Disabled / Enabled

Enabled Host Bus Error

Disabled / Enabled

Table A-30. Console Redirection Submenu

COM Port Address

Disabled / 3F8 / 2F8 / 3E8


None / 3 / 4

Baud Rate

9600 / 19.2k / 38.4k / 115.2k

Flow Control


Table A-31. Boot Menu

Floppy Check

Disabled / Enabled

Multi-boot Support

Disabled / Enabled

Maximum No. of I2O Drives

1 / 4

Message Timeout Multiplier

1 / 2 / 8 / 10 / 50 / 100 / 1000

Table A-32. Boot Device Priority Submenu

Boot Priority 1

Diskette Drive / <other>

Boot Priority 2

Removable Devices / <other>

Boot Priority 3

Hard Drive / <other>

Boot Priority 4

I2O Block Storage Device / <other>

Boot Priority 5

ATAPI CD-ROM Drive / <other>

Boot Priority 6

Any SCSI CD-ROM Drive / <other>

Table A-33. Hard Drive Submenu

Drive 1


Other Bootable Cards


Additional Entries