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BIOS Simulator and Screeenshots for Xeon E5 S2600 v3 Server System Families

Article ID: 532
Last updated: 25 Oct, 2021
Article ID: 532
Last updated: 25 Oct, 2021
Revision: 17
Views: 2115
Posted: 23 Feb, 2016
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 25 Oct, 2021
by Andrew Sharrad

BIOS Simulator

Please find below a link to the Intel BIOS simulator for server systems. This is an updated similator for the Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 Product Family, including S2600WTT, S2600CP2 and S2600CP4.

This utility simulates the BIOS interface a user would normally see when pressing <F2> during POST. It can be used for support or research purposes.

Note: Use the Intel download link to obtain the latest version of this simulator.

Downloads

Required Component for the Simluator To Run: Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0

Differences Between the Simulator and the Product

Whilst the simulator shows you the common options available on the S2600 v3 platform, there are some differences in the latest versions of the BIOS. The S2600WT example is shown below.

BIOS Screenshots

The screenshots below are taken from the S2600WT but broadly apply to the S2600WTT, S2600CP2, S2600CP4 and S2600CW2.

Pressing F2 on POST Brings you to a Pre-Setup Screen

Inside the Setup Menu, Most BIOS tabs are now listed top down, instead of across the top

Start > MAIN

Start > Advanced

Start > Advanced > Processor Configuration

Start > Advanced > Memory Configuration

Start > Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration

Start > Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > SATA Port 0-5

Start > Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > sSATA Port 0-3

Start > Advanced > PCI Configuration

Start > Advanced > PCI Configuration > Processor PCIe Link Speed

Start > Advanced > PCI Configuration > Processor PCIe Link Speed > Socket 1

Start > Advanced > PCI Configuration > Processor PCIe Link Speed > Socket 2 [Where fitted]

Start > Advanced > System Acoustic and Performance Configuration

Start > Server Management

Start > Error Manager

Start > Boot Manager

Start > Boot Maintenance Manager

Start > Boot Maintenance Manager > Advanced Boot Options

Start > Boot Maintenance Manager > Legacy Hard Disk Order

Start > Boot Maintenance Manager > Change Boot Order

Start > Boot Maintenance Manager > Change Boot Order > (Item Selected)

Start > Save & Exit

Applies to:

  • Stone S2600 server system families that include the Xeon E5 2600 v3 Processor.

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Article ID: 532
Last updated: 25 Oct, 2021
Revision: 17
Views: 2115
Posted: 23 Feb, 2016 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 25 Oct, 2021 by Andrew Sharrad
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