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Intel Bobcat Peak System

The Sunlight Enterprise Software product is fully supported by the Intel Bobcat Peak system.

Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server

Server Board + Chassis

The base system is the Intel Server Board HNS2600BPB24 which we recommend inserting into the 4-node 2U Intel H2000P Chassis.

CPU Type + RAM

The boards must be fully populated with dual Xeon-compatible sockets (recommended Skylake 10 core Xeon Silver 4114) and a minimum of 128GB RAM (recommended 192GB with 12x16GB DDR4 2666MHz).

Network IO Interfaces

Server boards come with dual 10gbit LOM interfaces.

Storage IO interfaces

For the best performance, an all NVMe Flash SSD storage is required. Intel supports a variety of NVMe drives for the proposed systems (recommended 2x2TB P4500 or 2x2TB P4800x Optane drives).


System BIOS Settings

In order to run the Sunlight Enterprise Software smoothly and obtain the best performance, please configure the BIOS settings as follows.

  • Step 1: Press F2 to enter BIOS settings Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS

  • Step 2: Go to “Advanced > Processor Configuration"

    • Set "Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Tech" to “Enabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
    • Set "Intel(R) Virtualisation Technology" to “Enabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
  • Step 3: Go to “Advanced > Integrated IO Configuration"

    • Set "Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O” to “Enabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
  • Step 4: Go to “Advanced > PCI Configuration > Volume Management Device"

    • Set "CPU2 Volume Management” to “Disabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
  • Step 5: Go to “Boot Maintenance Manager > Advanced Boot Options"

    • Set “Boot Mode” to “UEFI”;
    • Set "USB Boot Priority” to “Enabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
  • Step 6: Go to “Boot Maintenance Manager > Change Boot Order"

    • Review the boot order list and make sure the first/top entity is “UEFI xxx” (e.g “UEFI SanDisk”) when the USB installation drive is plugged in, or “UEFI Misc Device” when the USB installation drive is not plugged in. Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS

The following settings should be applied only if IPMI remote server management is required.*

  • Step 1: Go to "Server Management > Console Redirection"

    • Configure "SOL for Dedicated Mgmt NIC” to “Enabled". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS
  • Step 2: Go to “Server Management > BMC LAN Management > User Configuration” Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS

  • Step 3: Configure “User 2”, by setting the sollwing parameters:

    • Privilege: Administrator.
    • User Status: Enabled
      • User Name: - <USERNAME>
      • User Password: - <PASSWORD>

    Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS

  • Step 4: Go to "Server Management > BMC LAN Management"

    • Under "Dedicated Management LAN Configuration”, configure "IP Source" to “Dynamic". Intel Bobcat Peak 4-node server BIOS