I recently picked up a [Rackable C2004 2U] system that contains an S5000PSL board and dual E5345's. I'm having trouble correctly identifying the [specific] board [model] that I have. So here's what I do know based on what I saw physically printed on the board:
The reason this is imprtant is because I'd like to upgrade to 5200/5400 series processors for a virtualization project. I have perused these pages & documents:
Did you see the http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-028540.htm Intel® Xeon® Processors 5400 and 5200 support page? It indicates processor support by S5000PSL Material Master Number (MM) and Printed Board Assembly (PBA) Revision.
Thanks for the response John
I did see that page - its the third link down in the list of resources I checked. The problem is I can't locate/confirm the:
I'm trying to find the Product Code and Material Master Number (MM) to confirm its going to work. I'd prefer to avoid the purchase-test-return process if at all possible.
Do all three requirements have to be met or will just one or two suffice? What if my PBA and BIOS version are good but I the MM isn't? (Is that even possible?)
The Product Code Material, Master Number (MM) or Printed Board Assembly (PBA) Revision are just different methods to the same result. If you know one of them you can determine processor compatibility from the table on the page.
You can determine the BIOS revision from the BIOS Identification String. See the http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/d38960006_s5000datasheet.pdf Intel® S5000 Server Board Family Datasheet on page 24 for details about the BIOS string.
Glad to help Julius.
I just pointed you to the information. You figured it out yourself.
One thing to check to more detail is your BIOS revision. BIOS 101 (the current or latest BIOS revision) has a string of: S5000.86B.15.00.0101.11092010. From there we see that the fifth dot location (0101) is the BIOS revision indicator. Your BIOS string: S5000.86B.07.00.0079.060520071732 looks like its currently build 79, so you'll need to update. But updating the BIOS should be done with almost any hardware change. So with you processor update, now is a good time. But remember to update before you change the processors so the new ones will be recognized correctly.
Gee John covered it all execpt the board type.
E11027-xxx is the SATA version of the mother bord.
S5000PSLSATAR or (S5000PSLROMBR if it has the optional SAS add in raid card)