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Advantech SF-420A-SN7F1 4U Blade Server with seven CPU boards built-in with 512 MB memory and 30 GB HDD, SCSI interface support on RIO, and one 10/100 Ethernet Fabric Switch, Advance Chassis Management Module

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Compliance Standard

PICMG 2.0, R3.0 CompactPCI Specification; PICMG 2.1, R2.0 Hot-Swap Specification; PICMG 2.16, R1.0 Packet Switching Backplane Specification; PICMG 2.9 R1.0 System Management Specification

Dimensions (W x H x D)

440 x 177 x 340 mm (17.3" x 7" x 13.4")


1 (hot-swap, 163 CFM), 1 (hot-swap, 44 CFM)


5 ~ 95 % @ 60 °C, non-condensing


AC 100 ~ 240 V @ 47 ~ 63 Hz, full range (PFC)

Non-Operating Temperature

-20 ~ 60°C (-4 ~ 140°F)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 45°C (32 ~ 113°F)


300 W ATX (1+1 redundant, 300 W/each)



Server blade


Switch blade


Vibration (5-500 Hz)

1.0 Grms 2.0 G


20 Kg (44 lb)



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207 KiB

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SF-420 4U Rackmount Packet-Switched Blade Server Features § 4U, rugged 19-inch rackmount enclosure ® ® § Seven hot-swappable Intel Pentium III 700 MHz server blades § One built-in layer 3 switch blade § Hot-swappable fans ® § PICMG 2.16/2.9 compliant § Independent system node architecture § 300 W ATX 1+1 redundant power supply § Independent Chassis Management Module (optional) § Designed for NEBS Introduction The SF-420 Blade Server platform is an open standard system that complies with the following specifications. ® ¨ PICMG 2.0, R3.0 CompactPCI Specification ¨ PICMG 2.1, R2.0 Hot-Swap Specification ¨ PICMG 2.16, R1.0 Packet Switching Backplane Specification ¨ PICMG 2.9, R1.0 IPMI System Management Specification This CompactPCI platform contains seven server blades and one switch blade in a 4U enclosure. It also comes with leading-edge hot-swap and ESAN (Embedded System Area Network) technologies, making it ideal for carrier-grade telecom and Internet applications. It offers ultra-density, low power consumption, high computing performance, along with high reliability and availability. The SF-420 is modular, scalable and easily developed, and is interoperable with third-party blades that comply with the PICMG specifications mentioned above. The hot-swappable components include all parts that could possibly fail: server blades, power supply, fans, CMM, etc. With these hot-swap features, it provides redundant capability, simplifying replacement and minimizing service time. A CMM (chassis management module) provides remote management functions for IT managers to monitor the health conditions of all components inside the chassis at any time and anywhere. With integrated layer 2-3 switch blade and packet switch backplane, the SF-420 Blade Server routes IP signals across the internal backplane without complex traditional cables, saving time in set-up, maintenance and repair, and eliminating the possibility of unstable cabling. Server Blade (MIC-3368) The MIC-3368 series server board comes with Intel Pentium III low power 256 KB L2 cache, 512 MB memory with ECC and 30 GB HDD. The KB/Mouse and VGA ports are all located on the rear side, and can be easily connected to a KVM switch for system installation through the optional SCSI feature in the rear I/O card. The system can also connect to an external SCSI RAID, as a back end storage solution. Switch Blade (MIC-8101) The SF-420 Blade Server supports a PICMG 2.16-compliant switch blade, the MIC-8101 10/100 Ethernet (Layer 2-3) switch. This high-performance managed Layer 3 switch with 22 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports enables fast connection speeds and flexibility in a 6U CompactPCI board. The in-chassis switch minimizes external wiring and needs no extra rack height, thus improving density and reliability. The console is accessed through an RS-232 serial cable to configure the following management functionalities: SNMP, Telnet CLI and RMON. The MIC-8101 Ethernet switch routes and switches at full wire speed with its non-blocking architecture, and features sophisticated multicast protocols to limit unnecessary traffic. Chassis Management Module (MIC-3924) The built-in system management module is an OS independent hardware module that ensures system stability and real-time status. It monitors the chassis temperature, fan speed, and health of each server board. The users will be notified of any abnormal system operating condition, so they can take the necessary action to avert system failure. The built-in web-based administration interface allows monitoring of the system’s operation from any place with Internet connectivity. Online Download www.advantech.com/products Advantech may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice. Last Updated: March-03-04 SF-420 System General Specifications Features Switchblade 1 Slot Serverblade 7 CMM 1 Cooling Fan 1(hot-swap,163CFM),1(hot-swap,44CFM) Input AC100~240V@47~63Hz,fullrange(PFC) PowerRequirement Output 300WATX(1+1redundant,300W/each) Safety CE,UL,TÜV,CB Operating Non-Operating Temperature 0~45°C(32~113°F) -20~60°C(-4~140°F) Environment Humidity -- 5~95%@60°C,non-condensing Vibration(5-500Hz) 1.0Grms 2.0G Dimensions(WxHxD) 440x177x340mm(17.3"x7"x13.4") Physical Weight 20Kg(44lb) PICMG2.0,R3.0CompactPCISpecification PICMG2.1,R2.0Hot-SwapSpecification Compliance Standard PICMG2.16,R1.0PacketSwitchingBackplaneSpecification PICMG2.9R1.0SystemManagementSpecification Server Blade Specifications (MIC-3368E) MIC-3368E CPU IntelPentiumIIIlowpower(fanless) Max.Speed 700MHz(100MHzFSB) Processor L2Cache 256KB Chipset Intel440GX BIOS Award2MBFlash(remotesetup,networkbootingoptional) FrontSideBus 100MHz Bus PCI 64-bit/33MHz(databus) PCI-to-PCIBridge Intel21154x1 SCSIControllerSupport RearI/O Technology PC-100SO-DIMMSDRAMwithECCsupport Memory Capacity 512MB Socket 144-pinSO-DIMMx2 On-boardHDD FormFactor 2.5"(IDE)30GB Controller 69030 Graphic On-boardMemory 4MBVRAM Interface 10/100Base-TX Ethernet Controller Intel82559x2 Connector RJ-45x1 EIDE Mode ATA33 Site 1(2ifwithoutbuilt-inHDD) PMC Interface PCIMezzanine(IEEE1386) Signal 5V/3.3Vcompliant LAN 1 FrontI/OInterface Serial 1(RS-232,RJ-45connector) OperatingSystem Compatibility Windows2000/NT4.0/XP,RedHatLinux7.2,SunSolaris8.0 OnboardController WinbondW83782D HardwareMonitor Monitor CPUtemperature,3.3V/5V/12V,fan Output Interrupt,systemreset WatchdogTimer Interval Programmable,0~63sec. Miscellaneous SolidStateDisk CompactFlash(optional) Dimensions(WxD) 233.35x160mm(9.2"x6.3"),1-slotwidth Physical Weight 0.7Kg(1.54lb) Online Download www.advantech.com/products Advantech may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice. Last Updated: March-03-04 Switch Blade Specifications (MIC-8101) +3.3V +5V +12V PowerConsumption Typical 6A 4A 20mA 2210/100FastEthernetportstothemid-planeconnectors 210/100FastEthernetports(RJ-45)onthefrontpanel Auto-negotiationfunctionfor10M/100Mspeed,duplex(fullandhalf)andflow-control AutopolarityandautoMDI/MDI-X Layer2SwitchingFunction 8000entryMACaddressforwardingtable IEEE802.3x-compliantflowcontrolsupportinfull-duplex 802.1DSpanningTree/802.1QtaggedVLAN/802.1ppriority Electrical GARPVLANregistrationprotocol Hardware-basedLayer3IPswitching 2000entryIPaddressforwardingtable RIP-I/IIroutingprotocol Layer3SwitchingFunction IPv4/IGMPv2/DVMRPv3/802.1Dframe/DHCP/BootPrelay PIMdensemode/IPmulti-netting/IPfragmentation PathMTUdiscovery WirespeedIPforwardingrate Dimensions(WxD) 233.35x160mm(9.2"x6.3"),1-slotwidth Physical Connector J1~J5 PICMG2.16,R1.0PacketSwitchingBackplaneSpecification Compliance Standard PICMG2.9,R1.0SystemManagementSpecification CE Regulatory Safety UL/cUL60950,EN/IEC60950,CBreportScheme Emission FCCPart15(subpartB),EN55022,CISPR22,BellcoreGR-1089 Rear Transition Board RearPanel On-boardHeader PartNumber SCSI KB&Mouse COM2 LAN VGA USB IDE FDD COM1 USB CF PIM Parallel RIO-3308C-A - 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 -- 1 System Configurations PartNumber CPUBoard RIO SCSI(onRIO) CMM PCI-to-PCIBridge SF-420A-SN7F1 MIC-3368E-A RIO-3308C-A Yes MIC-3924B Yes Ordering Information PartNumber Descriptions 4UBladeServerwithsevenCPUboardsbuilt-inwith512MBmemoryand30GBHDD,SCSIinterfacesupportonRIO,andone SF-420A-SN7F1 10/100EthernetFabricSwitch,AdvanceChassisManagementModule Online Download www.advantech.com/products Advantech may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice. Last Updated: March-03-04 SF-420 PICMG 2.16-compliant switch blade MIC-8101, 10/100 Ethernet (Layer 2-3) switch. Hot-swappable 163-CFM fan 300 W ATX 1+1 redundant power supply Up to seven hot-swappable Intel Pentium III 700 MHz server blades - MIC-3368E, PICMG 2.16/2.9 compliant Two 10/100 Mbps LAN Two Gigabit Ethernet ports RS-232 serial port for out-of- band management and system diagnosis Power switch LED for hot-swap COM LEDs for power, temperature and LEDs for power, HDD fan failure 10/100 Mbps LAN port Rear transition board - RIO-3308 LAN port RS-232 COM port COM2 CompactPCI Intelligent Chassis Management module - MIC-3924B VGA port Two LAN ports USB port The web-based user interface allows users to set the alarm criteria, and select alarm outputs for each sensor input independently. Online Download www.advantech.com/products Advantech may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice. Last Updated: March-03-04

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