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The system supports the following:

Qty.Interface
x1On/Off button with an integral LED
x1DB9 Serial Port
x5RJ-45 Ports
x21Gb Ethernet Ports
x210Gb Ethernet Connectors
x2

NDR Ports

x2USB Ports

Status LEDs

x2Hot-swap Power Modules
x2Hot-swap SSD Drawers

Front Panel of UFM Enterprise Appliance

Front Side Interfaces

IndexInterfaceDescription
1Left control panelContains the system health, system ID, and status LED
2Right control panelContains the power button
3Pull-tabA slide-out label panel containing system information (e.g., MAC address, serial number, etc.)
4SSD (FRU)SSD number 1
5SSD (FRU)SSD number 0

Right Control Panel View

IndexIndicator or ButtonIconDescription
1Power button

Indicates if the system is powered on or off. Press the power button to manually power on or off the system.

Press the power button to shut down the ACPI-compliant operating system.

For a graceful shutdown of the system, use the relevant CLI command. To force a shutdown of the appliance, hold the button down until the appliance turns off. The LED of the button displays the system’s power status.

Left Control Panel View

IndexIndicator or ButtonIconDescription
1System health and system ID indicator

Indicates the system health
2System status LEDsN/AIndicates the status of the system

System Status LEDs

The system status indicators are located on the front left-side panel.

System Status Indicators

IconDescriptionConditionCorrective Action

Drive indicatorThe indicator turns solid amber if there is a drive error
  • Check the System Event Log to determine if the drive has an error.
  • Run the appropriate Online Diagnostics test. Restart the system and run embedded diagnostics (ePSA).
  • If the drives are configured in a RAID array, restart the system, and enter the host adapter configuration utility program.

Temperature indicatorThe indicator turns solid amber if the system experiences a thermal error (for example, the ambient temperature is out of range or there is a fan failure)Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
  • A cooling fan has been removed or has failed.
  • System cover, air shrouds, or back filler bracket has been removed.
  • Ambient temperature is too high.
  • External airflow is obstructed.

Electrical indicatorThe indicator turns solid amber if the system experiences an electrical error (for example, voltage out of range, or a failed power supply unit (PSU) or voltage regulator)Check the System Event Log or system messages for the specific issue. If it is due to a problem with the PSU, check the LED on the PSU. Reseat the PSU.

Memory indicatorThe indicator turns solid amber if a memory error occursCheck the System Event Log or system messages for the location of the failed memory. Reseat the memory module.

PCIe indicatorThe indicator turns solid amber if a PCIe card experiences an errorRestart the system. Update any required drivers for the PCIe card. Reinstall the card.

System Health and System ID Indicator Codes

The system health and system ID indicator is located on the left control panel of the system.

System Health and System ID Indicator CodeCondition
Solid blue

Indicates that the system is powered on and healthy, and that system ID mode is not active. Press the system health and system ID button () to switch to system ID mode.

Blinking blue

Indicates that the system ID mode is active. Press the system health and system ID button to switch to system health mode.

Solid amberIndicates that the system is in fail-safe mode.
Blinking amberIndicates that the system is experiencing a fault. Check the System Event Log for specific error messages.

SSD LED Indicators

The LEDs on the drive carrier indicate the state of each drive. Each drive carrier has two LEDs: an activity LED (green) and a status LED (bicolor, green/amber). The activity LED blinks whenever the drive is accessed.

SSD Indicators

IndexDescription
1Drive status LED indicator
2Drive activity LED indicator
3Drive capacity label

The following table lists the drive indicator codes:

Drive Status Indicator CodeCondition
Blinks green twice per secondIndicates that the drive is being identified or preparing for removal
Off

Indicates that the drive is ready for removal

The drive status indicator remains off until all drives are initialized after the system is powered on. Drives are not ready for removal during this time.

Blinks green, amber, and then powers off    Indicates that there is an unexpected drive failure
Blinks amber four times per second    Indicates that the drive has failed
Blinks green slowlyIndicates that the drive is rebuilding
Solid greenIndicates that the drive is online
Blinks green for three seconds, amber for three seconds, and then powers off after six secondsIndicates that the rebuild has stopped

Rear Panel of UFM Enterprise Appliance

Rear Side Interfaces

IndexInterfaceDescription
1Power supply unit (FRU)PSU 1
2PCIe expansion card riser (slot 1)The expansion card riser enables to connect PCIe expansion cards
3PCIe expansion card riser (slot 2)The expansion card riser enables to connect PCIe expansion cards
4USB 2.0 portUSB 2.0-compliant
5Com card serialDB9 serial to motherboard
6Power supply unit (FRU)PSU 2
7USB 3.0 portUSB 3.0-compliant
8RJ-45 PortThis port is designed for secure local and remote server management control and helps IT administrators deploy, update and monitor the device.​
9System identification button

Press the system ID button:

  • To locate a particular system within a rack
  • To turn the system ID on or off
  • To reset the remote management control (press and hold for more than 16 seconds)

    To reset remote management control using system ID, ensure that the system ID button is enabled in the remote management control setup.

    If the system stops responding during POST, press and hold the system ID button (for more than 5 seconds) to enter the BIOS progress mode.

10OCP NIC ports2x 10GbE Base-T ports
11NIC ports2x 1GbE Base-T ports

DB9 Serial Port

The DB9 port, found on the rear side of the appliance (see callout 5 in "Rear Side Interfaces" figure above), is a serial console DB9 connector. This interface can be connected directly to a laptop via DB9-to-USB cable for first-time configuration or to a Serial-to-Ethernet device. It should be configured to 115200 Bps similar to switches.

RJ-45 Port

The remote management control port is designed for secure local and remote server management and helps IT administrators deploy, update, and monitor the NVIDIA® UFM® Enterprise Appliance.

RJ-45 Management Ports eth0-eth1

These four RJ-45 ports are found on the rear side of the appliance (see callouts 10 and 11 in "Rear Side Interfaces" figure above). The eth0-eth1 and remote management interfaces are pre-configured as DHCP and the initial host name is ufm-appliance-[MAC ADDRESS] (MAC appears on a sticker on the pull-tab), so their IP addresses can be obtained from the DHCP server. If no DHCP server is available, you have to use a serial cable to connect and configure eth0 and remote-management IP addresses with a static IP address.

Configuring the appliance via the serial port is required only in the case where out-of-the-box DHCP configuration for eth0 cannot be used. (There is no DHCP server in the management network). The user is then required to use the serial port to configure a static IP on eth0.

NIC#1 Ethernet connector gets connected to Ethernet switches. This switch must be configured to 100M/1G auto-negotiation.

ConnectX-7 OSFP Ports

These 2 OSFP ports are found on the rear side of the appliance. See the figure above. They should be connected to an IB switch in the fabric. It is recommended to connect to two different switches for redundancy. The appliance can be connected only to a single IB fabric.

RJ-45 Ethernet Connector for Remote Management

The appliance has several Ethernet management interfaces. The primary management interface is eth0. An additional interface exists, for connecting to a remote management controller (It usually connects to the same management network as eth0).

To use out-of-the-box DHCP settings, the default hostname for the appliance (over eth0) is "ufm-appliance-[MAC ADDRESS]". The MAC address for eth0 is available on the pull-tab and can be configured in the DHCP server.

To use the remote management controller with DHCP, the free-range IP allocation must be enabled on the DHCP server. A static IP address for remote management interface can be configured via the CLI (chassis remote-management ip command).

Configuration via a serial port is only required if you want to use a static IP address and not the out-of-the-box DHCP setting for eth0. Otherwise, an IP is assigned by the DHCP server, and you can log into the CLI over LAN.

NIC#1 Ethernet connector gets connected to Ethernet switches. This switch must be configured to 100M/1G auto-negotiation.

USB Interface

The USB interface can be used to update the UFM.

There are two USB connectors. These connectors can be used to install software and/or firmware upgrades using a memory device that has a USB connector. This connector is USB 2.0 compliant. Various upload/download operations are also supported through the USB using the CLI such as:

  • UFM configuration fetching/uploading
  • UFM license fetching
  • UFM upgrade

All USB connectors can be used to perform SW updates or various upload/download operations using the CLI.

PSU Status Indicators

IndexDescription
1AC PSU handle
2Socket
3Release latch

Each power supply (PS) unit has a one built-in fan and a single two-color LED on the right side of the PS unit that indicates the internal status of the unit.

The following table presents the AC PSU status indicator codes:

Power Indicator CodesCondition
GreenIndicates that a valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is operational
Blinking amberIndicates an issue with the PSU
Not powered onIndicates that the power is not connected to the PSU
Blinking green

Indicates that the firmware of the PSU is being updated 

Do not disconnect the power cord or unplug the PSU when updating firmware. If firmware update is interrupted, the PSUs will not function.

Blinking green and powers off

When hot-plugging a PSU, it blinks green five times at a rate of 4 Hz and powers off. This indicates a PSU mismatch due to efficiency, feature set, health status, or supported voltage.

If two PSUs are used, they must be of the same type and have the same maximum output power.

When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace the PSU with the blinking indicator. Swapping the PSU to make a matched pair can result in an error condition and an unexpected system shutdown. To change from a high output configuration to a low output configuration or vice versa, you must power off the system.

When two identical PSUs receive different input voltages, they can output different wattage, and trigger a mismatch.

The following table presents the DC PSU status indicator codes:

Power Indicator CodesCondition
GreenIndicates that a valid power source is connected to the PSU, and the PSU is operational
Blinking amberIndicates an issue with the PSU
Not powered onIndicates that the power is not connected to the PSU
Blinking greenWhen hot-plugging a PSU, it blinks green five times at a rate of 4 Hz and powers off. This indicates a PSU mismatch due to efficiency, feature set, health status, or supported voltage.

NIC Activity LED Indicators

Each NIC on the back of the system has indicators that provide information about the activity and link status. The activity LED indicator indicates if data is flowing through the NIC, and the link LED indicator indicates the speed of the connected network.

NIC Activity LEDs

IndexDescription
1Link LED indicator
2Activity LED indicator

The following table lists the drive indicator codes:

NIC Indicator CodeCondition
Link and activity indicators are offIndicates that the NIC is not connected to the network
Link indicator is green, and activity indicator is blinking greenIndicates that the NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed, and data is being sent or received
Link indicator is amber, and activity indicator is blinking greenIndicates that the NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port speed, and data is being sent or received
Link indicator is green, and activity indicator is offIndicates that the NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed, and data is not being sent or received
Link indicator is amber, and activity indicator is offIndicates that the NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port speed, and data is not being sent or received
Link indicator is blinking green, and activity is offIndicates that the NIC identity is enabled through the NIC configuration utility

Airflow

The appliance comes with a single air flow pattern; a front (hard-drive) side to back (power-supply) side.