Integration and Usage Tips for Intel® Server Board M50FCP2SBSTD

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08/30/2023

Follow the useful information below when integrating and configuring the Intel® Server Board M50FCP2SBSTD or server system

  • When adding or removing components or peripherals from the server board, power cords must be disconnected from the server. With power applied to the server, standby voltages are still present even though the server board is powered off.
  • The server board supports the 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family with a Thermal Design.
  • Power (TDP) of up to and including 350 Watts. Previous generations of the Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor families are not supported. Server systems using these server boards may or may not meet the TDP design limits of the server board. Validate the TDP limits of the server system before selecting a processor.
  • Processors must be installed in order. CPU 0 must be populated for the server board to operate.
  • Riser Card Slots #2 and #3 on the server board can only be used in dual processor configurations.
  • The riser card slots are specifically designed to support riser cards only. Attempting to install a PCIe* add-in card directly into a riser card slot on the server board may damage the server board, the add-in card, or both. For best performance, the number of DDR5 DIMMs installed should be balanced across both processor sockets and memory channels.
  • On the back edge of the server board, are eight POST Code Diagnostic LEDs that display a sequence of POST codes during the boot process. If the server board hangs during POST, the LEDs display the last POST event run before the hang.
  • The system status LED is set to a steady amber color for all fatal errors that are detected during processor initialization. A steady amber system status LED indicates that an unrecoverable system failure condition has occurred.
  • RAID volumes created using Intel® VROC (SATA RAID) cannot span across the two embedded SATA controllers. Only drives attached to a common SATA controller can be included in a RAID volume.
  • Ensure that the latest system software is loaded on the server. This includes system BIOS, BMC firmware, and Intel® ME firmware. The latest system software can be downloaded from downloadcenter.intel.com
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Integration and Service Guide for the Intel® Server M50FCP Family