Asus ASMB3-SOL Specifications

ASMB3-SOL PLUS
Server Management Board
E3890
Second Edition V2
May 2008
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Notices........................................................................................................... v
Safety information....................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................... vii
ASMB3-SOL PLUS specifications summary............................................. ix
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Board layout.................................................................................. 1-3
1.2
1.4
1.5
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
System requirements.................................................................... 1-3
Network and smart phone setup................................................. 1-4
Chapter 2:
Installation
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-2
2.3
Firmware update and IP configuration........................................ 2-5
2.2
Hardware installation.................................................................... 2-2
2.3.1
LAN firmware update....................................................... 2-5
2.3.3
Configure BMC IP source static IP................................... 2-7
2.3.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.3.4
Configure BMC IP source DHCP..................................... 2-8
BIOS configuration....................................................................... 2-9
2.4.1
2.4.2
AMI BIOS setup............................................................... 2-9
Phoenix BIOS setup....................................................... 2-13
Running the ASMC2 utility......................................................... 2-18
2.5.1
Configuring the LAN controller....................................... 2-20
2.5.2
Using ASWM to update the ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware...2-22
2.6.1
Installing the ARC.......................................................... 2-23
Software installation................................................................... 2-23
2.6.2
Chapter 3:
3.1
ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware update............................... 2-6
Launching ARC.............................................................. 2-24
Software support
ASUS Remote Console (ARC)...................................................... 3-2
3.1.1
ARC sections................................................................... 3-3
3.1.3
Retrieving sensor information.......................................... 3-8
3.1.2
3.1.4
Connecting to the remote server...................................... 3-6
Displaying FRU information........................................... 3-10
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Contents
3.1.5
Displaying system event logs..........................................3-11
3.1.7
Displaying all remote server sensors............................. 3-13
3.1.6
3.1.8
3.1.9
3.2
3.1.10
Adjusting the monitoring settings................................... 3-14
Controlling the remote server power.............................. 3-16
Viewing PET information................................................ 3-17
ASUS Host Management Controller Setup.................................... 3-20
3.2.1Installing and launching the ASUS Host Management
Controller Setup utility....................................................3-20
3.2.2
Command fields............................................................. 3-21
3.2.4
View............................................................................... 3-21
3.2.3
3.2.5
3.2.6
3.2.7
Appendix:
Initial............................................................................... 3-21
Set.................................................................................. 3-24
Monitor........................................................................... 3-25
Help................................................................................ 3-26
Reference information
A.1
LAN port for server management................................................A-2
A.3
Converting decimal to hexadecimal............................................A-4
A.2
A.4
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Using Remote Console.................................................. 3-12
BMC socket....................................................................................A-3
Troubleshooting............................................................................A-5
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the server.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the server, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing server
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the server, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing any component to the server, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical,
electronic equipment, and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not
be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic
products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the server management board.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the server management board features and the new
technologies it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Installation
•
Chapter 3: Software support
•
Appendix: Reference Information
This chapter provides instructions on how to install the board to the server
system and install the utilities that the board supports.
This chapter tells you how to use the software applications that the server
management board supports.
The Appendix shows the location of the LAN port for server management and
BMC socket on several motherboards. This section also presents common
problems that you may encounter when installing or using the server
management board.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
format a:
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ASMB3-SOL PLUS specifications summary
IPMI features
IPMI 2.0-compliant and supports:
- Auto monitoring sensor and event logging
- IPMI Host I/O interface
- Receiving and logging of event messages
- IPMB/I2C system interface
- System Watchdog Timer (ASR)
CPU
16-bit H8S/2000 core 33 MHz
Chipset
Renesas H8S/2168
Internal RAM
40 KB
Internal ROM
256 KB
External RAM
128 KB
Interrupt
I2C, Timer, UART, LPC
Timers
16-bit system timer
Watchdog timer
System interface
Low Pin Count
Supports Keyboard Controller Style (KCS)
Serial/Modem interface
Basic Mode
LAN interface
IPMI 2.0 Shared LAN
LED
BMC heartbeat
Bus
Two I2C bus
One IPMB bus
Two UART bus
Features
Remote power on/off
Short Message Service (SMS)
Remote Console Redirection (text mode)
Serial-Over-LAN (SOL)
Remote reboot
Upgradeable firmware
Platform Event Trap (PET)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Software support
ASUS Remote Console (ARC)
ASUS Host Management Controller Utility (DOS-based)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the server
management board features and the new
technologies it supports.
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Chapter 1:
Product
introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® ASMB3-SOL PLUS server management board!
The ASUS ASMB3-SOL PLUS is an Intelligent Platform Management Interface
(IPMI) 2.0-compliant board that allows you to monitor, control, and manage a
remote server from the local or central server in your local area network (LAN).
The ASMB3-SOL PLUS comes with the proprietary ASUS Remote Console
(ARC) application that offers round-the-clock remote server monitoring through
the component sensors. With ARC, you can monitor the remote server CPU(s)
temperature(s), system temperature, fan rotations, and power supply voltages. The
ASMB3-SOL PLUS records each remote server system event for accurate and
efficient troubleshooting. To keep you always informed of the remote server system
status, ARC is also capable of sending Short Message Service (SMS) or text
message to your mobile or PDA phone.
The ASMB3-SOL PLUS comes with a power management feature that allows
you to power on/off or reset the remote server giving you full control during
power-critical situations. The server management board also comes with a
Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information feature that gathers information
on replaceable system components or modules such as the motherboard or
backplane model name, serial number, manufacturer, etc. You can use the FRU
information when reporting and/or replacing server system components.
Before you start installing the server management board check the items in your
package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your server management board package for the following items.
•
ASUS ASMB3-SOL PLUS board
•
User guide
•
Support CD
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Board layout
The ASUS ASMB3-SOL PLUS comes in a BMC package. The illustration below
shows the major components of the server management board.
External RAM
Server
management
chip
BMC
heartbeat
LED
Board connectors
LED indicators
The ASMB3-SOL PLUS board comes with a BMC heartbeat LED. Refer to the
table below for the LED indications.
LED
LED1
1.4
Name
BMC Heartbeat
Status
Blinking
Off
Description
ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware is in execution
The ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware is corrupted
or the server system standby-power is off.
System requirements
Before you install the ASMB3-SOL PLUS board, check if the remote server system
meets the following requirements:
•
•
•
ASUS server motherboard with Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
socket*
LAN (RJ-45) port for server management**
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
*
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for an updated list of server
motherboards that support the ASMB3-SOL PLUS.
** See the Appendix for details.
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1.5
Network and smart phone setup
The ASMB3-SOL PLUS server management board installed on the remote server
connects to a local/central server via direct LAN connection or through a network
hub. Below are the supported server management configurations.
Direct LAN connection
RJ-45 cable
USB
cable
Remote host
with ASMB3-SOL PLUS
Local host with
ASUS Remote
Controller (ARC)
LAN connection through a network hub
Hub or router
USB
cable
Remote host
with ASMB3-SOL PLUS
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Local host with ASUS
Remote Controller
(ARC)
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter provides instructions on how
to install the board to the server system and
install the utilities that the board supports.
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Chapter 2: Installation
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install the server management
board to the remote server system.
2.2
•
Unplug the server system power cord from the wall socket before touching
any component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from
the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Hardware installation
The illustrations shown in this section are for reference only and may not be
exactly the same as the one in your package.
To install the server management board:
1.
Remove the remote server system
cover, then locate the Baseboard
Management Controller (BMC)
socket on the motherboard.
Refer to the Appendix section for
the location of the BMC socket
on supported motherboards.
2.
3.
2-2
Position the board at a 30º‑45º
angle, then match the notch on the
board with the break on the socket.
Carefully push the board to the
socket until its connectors (golden
fingers) are fully‑inserted to the
socket.
Chapter 2: Installation
4.
Press the board firmly until the BMC
socket retaining clips snap back and
secure the board in place.
When installed, the board appears
as shown.
5.
Reinstall the server system cover, then connect the power plug to a grounded
wall socket.
6.
Insert the LAN cable plug to the LAN port for server management.
Refer to the Appendix for the location of the LAN port for server management on
various server motherboards.
7.
For direct LAN configuration, connect the other end of the LAN cable to the
local/central server LAN port.
For connection to a network hub or router, connect the other end of the LAN
cable to the network hub or router.
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To uninstall the board:
2-4
1.
Simultaneously push the BMC
socket retaining clips outward
until the board tilts up.
2.
Carefully pull the board out from
the BMC socket, then set aside.
Chapter 2: Installation
2.3
Firmware update and IP configuration
You need to update the IPMI and ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware before you start
using the ASMB3-SOL PLUS board.
2.3.1
LAN firmware update
IPMI firmware should be updated before the update of ASMB3-SOL PLUS
firmware. Otherwise, the board may not function properly.
To update the Intel® ESB2 LAN firmware:
1.
Insert the support CD into the optical drive.
3.
Go to Boot menu and set the Boot Device Priority item to [CD-ROM].
2.
4.
5.
Restart the remote server, then press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup.
When finished, press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
On reboot, the main menu appears.Select ESB2 IPMI Firmware Update,
and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
ASUS Server RS162-E4/RX4 System
FreeDOS command prompt
ESB2 ASF Firmware Update
ESB2 IPMI Firmware Update
ASMB3-SOL PLUS Firmware Update
Configure BMC IP Source Static IP
Configure BMC IP Source DHCP
6.
A confirmation message appears, asking whether you want to update the
firmware or not. Press <Y> to update.
Are you sure you want to update ESB2 IPMI Firmware now?
Yes or No [YN]?
The firmware updating process starts.
Please do NOT interrupt the writing EEPROM image process !!
Writing EEPROM image
3%
7.
When the update process is complete, the following screen appears.
Please do NOT interrupt the writing EEPROM image process !!
Writing EEPROM image 100%
Reading EEPROM image 100%
Compare EEPROM image content and buffer is OK !!
Completed ...
8.
Turn off the system and unplug the AC power cord for 5 seconds before
restarting the system.
It is necessary to update the Broadcom® LAN firmware if you install ASMB3-SOL
PLUS on a motherboard/system with Broadcom® LAN chip. Select Broadcom
IPMI Firmware Update from the main menu while booting from the support CD.
Then complete the firmware update following the screen instructions.
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2.3.2
1.
2.
ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware update
Repeat the step 1-4 in the previous sub-section.
On reboot, the main menu appears.Select ASMB3-SOL PLUS Firmware
Update, and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
ASUS Server RS162-E4/RX4 System
FreeDOS command prompt
ESB2 ASF Firmware Update
ESB2 IPMI Firmware Update
ASMB3-SOL PLUS Firmware Update
Configure BMC IP Source Static IP
Configure BMC IP Source DHCP
3.
A screen appears, showing the current (if any) firmware version, and the new
firmware version. The screen also displays a confirmation message asking
whether or not you want to update the firmware appears. Press <Y> to update.
Current Firmware Version : 2.01 (RS162-E4/RX4)
Update Firmware Version : 2.02 (RS162-E4/RX4)
Do you want to update firmware (y/n)?
The firmware updating process starts.
Current Firmware Version : 2.01 (RS162-E4/RX4)
Update Firmware Version : 2.02 (RS162-E4/RX4)
Do you want to update firmware (y/n)?
Now, Starting to update firmware
Detect Flash Type = 2168
Programming Flash ...
Progress : 100
Initial BMC. Please wait..
Wait BMC ready.
Initial BMC O.K.
Update firmware Finish!
Detect MotherBoard
-> (RS162-E4/RX4)
Detect KCS Interface
Size of SDR is 3584 bytes
enter update mode
Clear SDR ? (Y/N)
Clear SDR.
Loading SDR
SDR Loaded !
Exit update mode
Press any key to continue . . ._
4.
2-6
When the update is complete, turn off the system and unplug the AC power
cord for 5 seconds before restarting the system.
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2.3.3
1.
2.
Configure BMC IP source static IP
Repeat the step 1-4 in the previous sub-section.
On reboot, the main menu appears.Select Configure BMC IP Source Static
IP, and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
ASUS Server RS162-E4/RX4 System
FreeDOS command prompt
ESB2 ASF Firmware Update
ESB2 IPMI Firmware Update
ASMB3-SOL PLUS Firmware Update
Configure BMC IP Source Static IP
Configure BMC IP Source DHCP
3.
A confirmation message appears, asking if you want to configure the BMC IP
source static IP now. Press <Y>.
Are you sure you want to configure BMC IP Source Static IP now?
Yes or No [YN]?
4.
When the configuration is completed, the below screen appears.
Detect Motherboard
-> (DSBF-DR/SAS)
Detect KCS Interface
New BMC IP Source : Static IP
Press any key to continue ...
5.
Go to BIOS menu to set the IP.
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2.3.4
1.
2.
Configure BMC IP source DHCP
Repeat the step 1-4 in the previous sub-section.
On reboot, the main menu appears.Select Configure BMC IP Source DHCP,
and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
ASUS Server RS162-E4/RX4 System
FreeDOS command prompt
ESB2 ASF Firmware Update
ESB2 IPMI Firmware Update
ASMB3-SOL PLUS Firmware Update
Configure BMC IP Source Static IP
Configure BMC IP Source DHCP
3.
A confirmation message appears, asking if you want to configure the BMC IP
source static IP now. Press <Y>.
Are you sure you want to configure BMC IP Source DHCP now?
Yes or No [YN]?
4.
When the configuration is completed, the below screen appears.
Detect Motherboard
-> (DSBF-DR/SAS)
Detect KCS Interface
New BMC IP Source : DHCP
Press any key to continue ...
5.
2-8
Then you can get IP from DHCP server.
Chapter 2: Installation
2.4
BIOS configuration
You need to adjust the settings in the BIOS setup of the remote server for correct
configuration and connection to the central server.
Update the remote server BIOS file following the instructions in the
motherboard/system user guide. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to
download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard.
2.4.1
AMI BIOS setup
Remote Access setup
To adjust the Remote Access settings:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the remote server, then press <Del> during POST to access the BIOS
setup.
Go to the Server menu, select the Remote Access Configuration sub-menu,
then press <Enter>.
Enable Remote Access, then set the following sub-menu items:
• Serial Port Number to [COM2]
• Baudrate to [57600]
• Flow Control [Hardware]
• Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]*
• Terminal Type to [VT-UTF8]
• Media Type to [Serial]
* Set to [Always] if you use Console Redirection in DOS mode; set to [Disabled]
if you use Console Redirection in the console mode of Linux or Windows® OS.
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Enabled]
Serial Port Number
Baudrate
Flow Control
Redirection After BIOS POST
[COM2]
[57600]
[Hardware]
[Always]
Terminal Type
Media Type
[VT-UTF8]
[Serial]
Select Remote Access
type.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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4.
5.
6.
Press <Esc>, then select IPMI Configuration sub-menu from the Server menu.
Use this sub-menu to adjust the remote server LAN settings or view the
System Event Log (SEL).
When finished, press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
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You must configure the network settings of both the remote server and the local/
central server to establish communication for remote server control and monitoring.
Prepare the support CD and a bootable floppy disk to configure the network
settings.
Running the BIOS IPMI configuration
To configure the IPMI in the BIOS:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the remote server, then press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS
setup.
Go to the Server menu, then select the IPMI Configuration sub‑menu. Use
this sub-menu to configure the IPMI settings.
When finished, press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Server Features
Remote Access Configuration
IPMI Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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IPMI Configuration
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
IPMI Configuration
BMC Firmware version:
1.00-1.00
Boot Option Uses
BMC Watchdog Timer Action
Timeout Value
[System]
[Disabled]
[ 0]
Clear System Event Log
BMC Time Sync.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
System Event Log
LAN Setting
System: Boot Option
is controlled by
BIOS.
BMC: Boot Option is
controlled by BMC.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Boot Option Uses [System]
Set this item to [System] if you want the BIOS to control the boot option. Set
to [BMC] if you want the BMC to control the boot option.
BMC Watchdog Timer Action [Disabled]
When set to [Power Down], the system turns off after the specified timeout if
the operating system hangs. When set to [Power Cycle], the system turns off
and turns on later after the specified timeout if the operating system hangs.
When set to [Reset], a system reset occurs after the specified timeout if the
operating system hangs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Reset] [Power Down] [Power Cycle]
It is necessary to install ASWM (ASUS System Web-based Management) for
using this function.
Timeout Value [ 0]
Allows you to set the operating system boot timeout in minutes. Valid input
ranges from 1 to 100 minutes, with 0 signifying that the boot timeout is
inactive.
Clear System Event Log [Disabled]
Allows you to clear the system event log.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BMC Time Sync. [Enabled]
Allows you to synchronize the BIOS time with the BMC time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
System Event Log
Allows you to view all the events in the BMC event log. It will take a maximum
of 15 seconds to read all the BMC SEL records.
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Total number of entries:
0
SEL Entry Number:
[N/A]
Use +/- to traverse
the event log.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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LAN Setting
Allows you to set the BMC LAN Parameter settings.
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Local IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway Address
192.168.1.200
255.255.255.0
0.0.0.0
DHCP Mode
[Static]
Local IP Address
•
•
•
Subnet Mask
•
•
•
Gateway Address
•
•
•
[192]
[168]
[ 1]
[200]
[255]
[255]
[255]
[ 0]
[ 0]
[ 0]
[ 0]
[ 0]
Information to set the
BMC IP address.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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DHCP Mode
Allows you to get IP from DHCP server or static.
•
Selecting DHCP Mode allows you to get the IP assigned by DHCP server.
The response time might take around one minute depending on the DHCP
server and network traffic status.
•
For taking effect of the changes, press <F10> to save the changes and exit
the BIOS setup program.
Local IP Address
Allows you to provide information to set the BMC IP address.
Subnet Mask
Allows you to provide information to set the BMC subnet mask. We recommend that
you use the same Subnet Mask you have specified on the operating system network
for the used network card.
Gateway Address
Allows you to provide information to set the gateway address. We recommend that
you use the same gateway address you have specified on the operating system
network for the used network card.
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2.4.2
Phoenix BIOS setup
Console Redirection setup
To adjust the Console Redirection settings:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the remote server, then press <Del> during POST to access the BIOS
setup.
Go to the Server menu, select the Console Redirection sub-menu, then press
<Enter>.
Set the following sub-menu items:
• Com Port Address to [On-board COM B] or [On-board COM2 port]
• Baudrate to [57.6K]
• Console Type to [VT-UTF8]
• Flow Control to [CTS/RTS]
• Console connection to [Direct]
• Continue C.R. after POST to [On]*
• # of Pages to Support to [1]
* Set to [On] if you use Console Redirection in DOS mode; set to [Off] if you use
Console Redirection in the console mode of Linux or Windows® OS.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Console Redirection
4.
5.
6.
Item Specific Help
Com Port Address
[On-board COM B]
Baud Rate
Console Type
Flow Control
Console Redirection
Continue C.R. after POST
# of video pages to support
[57.6K]
[VT-UTF8]
[CTS/RTS]
[Direct]
[On]
[1]
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
-/+
Enter
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
If enabled, it will use a
port on the motherboard.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Press <Esc>, then select IPMI Configuration sub-menu from the Server
menu.
Use this sub-menu to adjust the remote server LAN settings or view the
System Event Log (SEL).
When finished, press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
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Running the BIOS IPMI configuration
To configure the IPMI in the BIOS:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the remote server, then press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS
setup.
Go to the Server menu, then select the IPMI Configuration sub‑menu. Use
this sub-menu to configure the IPMI settings.
When finished, press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Console Redirection
DMI Event Logging
IPMI
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
Additional setup menus to
configure console.
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
IPMI Configuration
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
IPMI
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IPMI Specification Version
BMC Firmware Version
System Event Logging
Clear System Event Log
Existing Event Log number
Event Log Control
SYS Firmware Progress
BIOS POST Errors
BIOS POST Watchdog
OS Boot Watchdog Timer for loading OS (min)
Time out action
Date Format to show
Date Separator
2.0
1.04
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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F1
Help
ESC: Exit
-/+
Enter
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
Enable/Disable IPMI
event logging. Disabling
will still log events
received via the system
interface.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[ 10]
[No action]
[MM DD YYYY]
[/]
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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IPMI Specification Version
This item shows the auto-detected IPMI specification version.
BMC Firmware Version
This item shows the auto-detected BMC firmware version
System Event Logging [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IPMI event logging feature.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Clear System Event Log [Disabled]
Enabling this item forces the BIOS to clear the system event log on the next
cold boot. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Existing Event Log number
This item shows the auto-detected quantity of existing/remaining event logs.
Event Log Control
The following sub-items allow you to control the event logs.
SYS Firmware Progress [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the POST progress log feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BIOS POST Errors [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the POST error log feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BIOS POST Watchdog [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS POST watchdog feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OS Boot Watchdog [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the OS boot watchdog feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Timer for loading OS (min) [10]
Allows you to set the timer value for the watchdog timer. Use the numeric keypad
to enter your desired value, or use the <+>/<-> key to increase/decrease the value.
Valid input values range from [1] ~ [100].
Time out action [No action]
Allows you to specify what action to take if the OS fails to boot.
Configuration options: [No Action] [Reset] [Power Off] [Power Cycle]
Date Format to show [MM DD YYYY]
Allows you to choose the date format to be displayed.
Configuration options: [MM DD YYYY] [DD MM YYYY] [YYYY DD MM]
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Date Separator [/]
Allows you to choose which character to use in date entries.
Configuration options: [.] [/]
Scroll down to display more items.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
IPMI
Display the System Event
Log.
System Event Log
System Event Log (list mode)
DHCP
IP Address
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
[Disabled]
[192.168.000.161]
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
To configure your subnet mask and gateway address, refer to page 2-19 for
more information on using ASMC2 utility.
System Event Log
Press <Enter> to open the System Event Log, which allows you to view log
entries. Use the arrow keys to browse entry numbers.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
System Event Log
SEL Entry Number = SEL Record ID =
SEL Record Type =
Timestamp =
Generator Id =
SEL Message Rev =
Sensor Type =
Sensor Number =
SEL Event Type =
Event Description =
SEL Event Data =
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
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↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
1
0001
02-System Event Record
04/17/2006
16:10:44
20 00
04
01 - Temperature
32 - CPU2temperature1
01 - Threshold
Upper Non-critical Going High, Assertion
57 80 50
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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System Event Log (list mode)
Press <Enter> to open the System Event Log in list mode.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
System Event Log (list mode)
Event ID
Sensor Name
Sensor Type
Date/Time Stamp
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 001
CPU2temperature1
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:44
Upper Non-critical Going High, Assertion
002
CPU2temperature1
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:44
Upper Critical Going High, Assertion
003
CPU2temperature2
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:44
Upper Non-critical Going High, Assertion
004
CPU2temperature2
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:44
Upper Critical Going High, Assertion
005
DIMM_01 AMB temp
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:44
Lower Non-critical Going Low, Assertion
006
DIMM_01 AMB temp
Temp
04/17/2006 16:10:45
Upper Critical Going Low, Assertion
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Choose an event ID, then press <Enter> to view the details.
Main
Advanced
[0001
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
CPU2temperature1
SEL Entry Number = SEL Record ID =
SEL Record Type =
Timestamp =
Generator Id =
SEL Message Rev =
Sensor Type =
Sensor Number =
SEL Event Type =
Event Description =
SEL Event Data =
F1
Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ Select Item
→← Select Menu
Temp
04/17/2006
16:10:44
]
1
0001
02-System Event Record
04/17/2006
16:10:44
20 00
04
01 - Temperature
32 - CPU2temperature1
01 - Threshold
Upper Non-critical Going High, Assertion
57 80 50
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
DHCP
Allows you to enable or disable DHCP.
•
If you set DHCP to [Disabled], then it will turn into static mode.
•
Setting DHCP to [Enabled] allows you to get the IP assigned by DHCP
server. The response time might take around one minute depending on the
DHCP server and network traffic status.
•
For taking effect of the changes, press <F10> to save the changes and exit
the BIOS setup program.
IP Address
Allows you to provide information to set the BMC IP address.
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2.5
Running the ASMC2 utility
The ASUS Server Management Card 2.0 (ASMC2) Utility allows you to know the
MAC address of the server motherboard and to set the IP address. This utility is
available from the support CD that came with the package.
To run the ASMC2 utility:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Restart the remote server, then place the support CD to the optical drive.
Press <Enter> on FreeDOS command prompt when the screen prompts
you to select from available boot options.
When the A:> prompt appears, type X: (where X is the drive letter of the
optical drive).
When the X:> prompt appears, type cd\asmb3\SOL_PLUS\model\KFN4DRE(model name)\IDE(model type)*, then press <Enter>.
At the prompt, type asmc2 ?, then press <Enter> to display the ASMC2
Utility Help Menu. The screen appears as shown.
Refer to the table on the next page for a description of the help menu options.
* The path varies based on the motherboard model you purchase. Locate the
asmc2.exe file under the correct folder.
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ASMC2 Help Menu options
Options
-flash -load filename
-sdr -save filename
-sdr -load filename
-kcs[smic/bt/pci_smic] NetFn command data....
-bmc_ip_source source[1: Static, 2: DHCP]
-bmc_ip [ip_addr]
(e.g., bmc_ip 10.10.10.20)
--pet_ip_mac [ip_addr] [mac_addr]
(e.g., pet_ip_mac 10.10.10.20 010203040506)
-adm_name
new_name_string
-user_name new_name_string
-adm_password new_adm_password
-user_password new_user_password
-init_asmb
-sol_baud [baud rate]
(e.g., sol_baud 57600)
-bmc_info
-fru -view fru_id
-fru -load fru_file
-fru -save fru_id fru_file
*-bmc_mask
subnet mask
*-bmc_gateway
gateway address
Description
Update the ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware
Save the SDR data to file
Update the SDR data from file
Send IPMI command
Set the IP source
Write the BMC IP address
Write the PET destination IP and MAC
addresses
Change the administration name
Change the user name
Change the administration password
Change the user password
Initialize ASMB3-SOL PLUS
Set the communication Baud rate
Displays the BMC and PET IP and
MAC addresses
Displays the system FRU information
Update system FRU data from file
Save system FRU data to file
Write the subnet mask
Write the gateway address
The options marked with * may not be available for all ASMC2 utility versions. If
your bundled utility does not include these options, refer to the section below to
manually configure the items.
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2.5.1
Configuring the LAN controller
Before you can establish connection to the ASMB3-SOL PLUS board, you must
configure the LAN port for server management used by the remote server to
connect to the local/central server.
To configure the LAN port of the remote server:
1.
On the prompt, type asmc2 -init_asmb, then press <Enter>. The screen
displays the auto-detected information including the system/motherboard
name, and the IPMI2.0 interface. The screen also shows the status of the
ASMB3-SOL PLUS.
c:\dos>asmc2 -init_asmb
Detect System
Detect Motherboard
Detect KCS Interface
Initial BMC O.K.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Shut down the remote server, then disconnect the power plug from the
electrical socket to initialize the ASMB3-SOL PLUS.
Restart the remote server from the support CD.
Run the ASMC2 utility from the support CD following the instructions in the
previous section.
Set IP source.
(a) Type asmc2 -bmc_ip_source 1 if you want to set a static IP address.
(b) Type asmc2 -bmc_ip_source 2 if you want to get IP from DHCP server.
Type asmc2 -bmc_ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, then press <Enter> to assign any IP
address to the remote server LAN port (if necessary). The screen displays the
request and response buffer. Write the remote server IP address in a piece of
paper for reference.
c:\dos>asmc2 -bmc_ip 10.10.10.20
Detect System
Detect Motherboard
Detect KCS Interface
New BMC IP : 10.10.10.20
-> DSBF-D/SAS
-> (DSBF-D/SAS)
-> DSBF-D/SAS
-> (DSBF-D/SAS)
When finished, the utility returns to the DOS prompt.
Make sure that the assigned IP address for both remote and local/central
servers are in the same subnet. You can use the network settings utility in your
OS to check.
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7.
8.
9.
Configure your (a) subnet mask and (b) gateway address if needed.
(a) Type asmc2 -bmc_mask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (your subnet mask encoded in
hexadecimal system)
(b) Type asmc2 -bmc_gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (your gateway address
encoded in hexadecimal system)
Type asmc2 -init_asmb to effect the configuration.
Type asmc2 -bmc_info on the prompt, then press <Enter> to display the BMC
and PET IP and MAC addresses.
Firmware Version : 1.01 (DSBF-D/SAS, DSBF-D, DSBV-D, DSCC-D12/SAS, DSCC-D12,
DSCC-DW
BMC IP : 10.10.10.10
BMC MAC : 00 E0 18 51 10 7A
PET IP : 00.00.00.00
PET MAC : 00 00 00 00 00 00
SOL BAUD: 57600
10. Restart the remote server, enter the BIOS setup, then boot from the hard disk
drive.
11. Configure the ASMB3-SOL PLUS baud rate (asmc2 -sol_baud 57600).
Make sure that the ASMB3-SOL PLUS baud rate is the same as the Remote
Access baud rate that you previously set in the BIOS. See section 2.4 BIOS
remote console for details.
12. Adjust the local/central server network settings, if necessary.
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2.5.2
Using ASWM to update the ASMB3-SOL PLUS
firmware
You can use the ASUS System Web-based Management (ASWM) application to
update the ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
Download the latest ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com), then save the firmware file.
Launch the ASWM application. If ASWM is not yet installed on your server
system, use the motherboard support CD to install the application.
Click the Configuration link, then select IPMI Flash from the menu.
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4
5
4.
5.
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Click Browse to locate the latest firmware you downloaded earlier. When
selected, the firmware path and filename appears in the Firmware Image
Name field.
Click Apply to update the ASMB3-SOL PLUS firmware.
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2.6
Software installation
You can monitor, control, or manage the remote server from the local/central
server using the ASUS Remote Console (ARC). The ARC is a web-based
application available from the support CD that came with the ASMB3-SOL PLUS
package. You must install the ARC on the local/central server to access the remote
server.
Before you install the ARC:
2.6.1
•
For SNMP Service: View the Platform Event Trap (PET) information. See
page 3-18 for details.
•
For Microsoft® ActiveSync: Enable the SMS feature. See page 3-15 for
details.
Installing the ARC
To install the ARC to the local/central server:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the file ARC.EXE in the ARC folder. Double‑click the ARC.EXE to
install the application.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click the item ASUS Remote Console.
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3.
Follow the installation wizard instructions to install the utility.
2.6.2
Launching ARC
To launch the ARC utility, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Remote Console >
ASUS Remote Console from the Windows® desktop.
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OR
Double-click the ASUS Remote Console icon on the Windows® desktop.
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This chapter tells you how to use the
software applications that the server
management board supports.
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support
3.1
ASUS Remote Console (ARC)
The ASUS Remote Console (ARC) is a web-based utility that allows you to monitor
the remote host’s hardware information including temperatures, fan rotations,
voltages, and power. This application also lets you instantly power on/off or reset
the remote server.
1
2
3
4
5
6
The ARC window is made up of six sections:
1.
Menu bar
3.
Navigation window
2.
4.
5.
6.
Tool bar
Detail/SEL window
Event window, and
Status bar
Refer to the following sections for details.
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3.1.1
ARC sections
Menu bar
The Menu bar contains all the commands for the ARC application. Click on a menu
to display a list of available commands.
Menu
Server
View
Control
Edit
Help
Available commands
add, delete, connect, disconnect server or change the server
settings; load/save server node list; general setting; dump/restore all
configuration
show or hide the tool bar, status bar, navigation, and PET windows
power down/up, reset, power cycle, power on Lan
delete the System Event Log (SEL), PET log, Reset PET destination,
Reset Baud Rate; Set MAC address
open Help contents or view information about the ARC application
Tool bar
The Tool bar buttons correspond to commonly used commands. The Tool bar
offers faster access and execution of these commands. Roll the mouse pointer
over a button to display its function.
Navigation window
The Navigation window displays the directory
of connected and disconnected remote
server(s). For multiple monitoring, this window
allows you to navigate through the remote
servers. Click the All Servers root directory
to display all connected and disconnected
servers, then click on the server you want to
monitor or control.
Click before the server connection to
display available remote server information
including the SDR (Sensor Data Record),
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit), SEL
(System Event Log), and Remote
Console.
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Some remote server information (such as the SDR) contains several sensor
groups such as Temperature, Voltage, and Fan. Click before the remote server
information to display the sensor groups.
Click before a sensor group to display individual sensors. For example,
clicking before the sensor group Temperature displays the CPU1 and system
temperatures.
Sensor groups
Sensors
You can also change the server directory
display by clicking the buttons on top of the
window. For example, clicking the IP button
displays the remote server IP address instead
of the remote server name (N). Selecting ID
displays the remote server ID instead of the
server name or IP address.
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Detail/SEL window
The Detail/SEL window displays the detailed SDR and FRU information, and
the SEL (System Event Log). The window provides the link for detailed sensor
information or system events and allows you to adjust the sensor threshold values.
Event window
The Event window displays the Platform Event Trap (PET) received by the ARC.
The PET information includes the event index, source IP address, enterprise,
community, generic and specific traps, and time ticks. The PET information is
a system management alert in SNMP Trap format and is used is used for IPMI
alerting as well as alerts using the ASF specification.
Status bar
The Status bar located at the bottom of the ARC window displays the connection
status to the remote server, connection duration, IP address of the remote server,
and the progress of SDR/SEL/FRU information download.
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3.1.2
Connecting to the remote server
To connect to the remote server:
1.
From the menu bar, click Server,
then select New. An Add new
server connection window
appears.
2.
Type the remote server name and
IP address on the fields. Click
Save Default to set the remote
server connection as the default.
Otherwise, click OK to continue or
Cancel to close the window.
The default server connection name and IP address are automatically displayed
everytime you add a new server connection.
3.
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When prompted, select IPMI
Server, then click Continue.
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The navigation window displays
the remote server. The available
remote server information are
displayed on the Detail/SEL
window.
4.
Use any of these options to connect to the server:
•
Double-click a remote server information from the Detail/SEL window.
•
•
5.
6.
Click before the remote server to display the remote server information,
then select from the list.
Click Server, then select Connect.
When prompted, enter the default
user name (admin) and password
(admin).
Set the connection request level
authentication and privilege, then
click OK.
•
The default connection request level authentication is HMAC-SHA1 with
Administrator privileges. You may change these configuration according to
your network settings or preference.
•
Check the box before Enable Payload Encryption if you want to use
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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3.1.3
Retrieving sensor information
The Sensor Data Record (SDR) provides remote server system information
through available sensors including CPU/system/power temperatures, voltages,
fan speeds, chassis intrusion, etc. The SDR also provides information on the
sensor location (e.g. CPU1, CPU2, FAN1), event generation, and access
information.
To retrieve a sensor information:
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1.
From the navigation window, click
remote server information.
2.
Click before the SDR to display the sensor groups (e.g. Temperature),
then click before a sensor group to display the individual sensors. Select
a sensor (e.g. CPU1 THERMAL) to display its values in the Detail/SEL
window.
The Detail/SEL window displays the sensor data attributes, values, and
meanings. From this window, you can adjust the sensor threshold values by
clicking the up/down arrow button after each value.
before the server name to display the
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3.
4.
Click More. A sensor window
appears displaying additional
information on the sensor.
The Information tab displays basic
sensor information including the
sensor name, current status,
current value, and sensor type.
The tab also displays the sensor
record ID and SDR version.
Click the Settings tab to adjust
the sensor threshold values. Click
on the up/down arrow button after
each threshold value to adjust.
Click OK to close the window.
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3.1.4
Displaying FRU information
The Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information provides the manufacturer, product
name, and/or serial number of various modules and components installed on
the remote server. For example, the FRU feature can display the remote server
motherboard name, model, and serial number. You can use this feature when
retrieving information on a module or component installed on the remote server.
•
The FRU information feature allows you to obtain component or module
information even when the remote server is down or off.
•
The motherboard information is not included in the FRU information.
To display the FRU information:
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1.
From the navigation window, click
remote server information.
2.
Click before the FRU to display available FRU information, then click
before the module/component. Select a module or component from the list to
display the FRU information in the Detail/SEL window.
before the server name to open the
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3.1.5
Displaying system event logs
The System Event Log (SEL) is a non-volatile storage area where all remote
server system events are stored for real-time tracking or later retrieval. The ARC
application can display system events for efficient remote server monitoring and
troubleshooting.
To display the sytem events:
1.
From the navigation window, click before the server connection, then
click SEL. The status bar displays the progress of the SEL download. When
finished, the Detail/SEL window displays the system events in chronological
order.
2.
Double-click an event to display
an Event Information window.
3.
This window displays the sensor
type and record ID, event
message, current and threshold
values, and other system event
information.
Click OK to close the window.
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3.1.6
Using Remote Console
The Remote Console feature lets you see the remote server screen (text only) and
is useful when you update the remote server BIOS file or adjust the BIOS settings.
Refer to section 3.1.9 Updating the remote server BIOS file for details on remote
BIOS update.
To display the remote server console, press the Remote Console item from the
navigation window. The remote server screen appears in the Detail/SEL window.
F1~F10 keyboard function keys
Delete key
ARC function keys
(used in combination with other keys)
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Reboot to enter BIOS setup menu
BIOS update
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3.1.7
Displaying all remote server sensors
To display all remote server sensors in graphical format:
1.
2.
From the navigation window, click
remote server information.
before the server name to open the
Click All Sensors value. All remote server sensors are displayed on the
Information window in graphical format.
The color bar represents the upper/lower threshold values of each sensor.
The green pointer indicates the current value of the sensor.
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3.1.8
Adjusting the monitoring settings
The ARC application allows you to adjust the remote server monitoring settings
including SEL polling, SDR reading, ASF, and PET.
To adjust the monitoring settings:
1.
Click Server on the menu bar,
then select General Setting from
the drop‑down menu. A Server
Settings window appears.
2.
Click on the up/down arrow
button after each setting to
adjust the value.
3.
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Click OK to save your changes
and close the window;
otherwise, click Cancel to ignore
your changes.
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Enabling the Short Message Service (SMS) feature
The Short Message Service or SMS feature allows you to receive Platform Event
Trap (PET) information on your smart phone (ASUS P505).
You must install Microsoft® ActiveSync® before you enable the SMS feature.
Visit www.microsoft.com to download Microsoft® ActiveSync® .
To enable the SMS feature:
1.
2.
Check the box before the
Enable Short Message Service
feature.
Click Set Phone List.
1
3.
4.
2
When the SyncSMS mobile
phone number setup window
opens, key-in the mobile or PDA
phone number in the box.
You may click the box before each
phone number to disable it.
Press OK.
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3.1.9
Controlling the remote server power
ARC allows you to power up, power down, or reset the remote server using the
power menu.
Before turning off or resetting the remote server, make sure that it is not being
used and that no application is currently running on it to avoid data loss.
To power down the remote server:
1.
Power Down
OR
Click the power down button on the
tool bar.
2.
Click Yes when the Confirm power
down window appears.
3.
The remote server is turned off.
Click OK to close the window.
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Click Control on the menu bar,
then select Power down from the
drop-down menu.
Use the same instructions as
reference when powering up or
resetting the remote server.
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Viewing PET information
The Platform Event Trap or PET is an SNMP trap used for system management
alerts. When the ARC receives a PET, it displays a pop-up window notifying you of
the alert and its source (IP address). Right-click the window to close.
You need to install an SNMP service to the remote server to receive
PET information.
To install an SNMP service to the remote service:
1.
On the Windows® taskbar, click
Start > Settings > Control
Panel.
2.
Double-click Add/Remove
Programs.
3.
Double-click Add Windows
Components.
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4.
Double-click Management and
Monitoring Tools.
5. Select Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP).
6. Click OK.
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Important notice for Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) users
If the local server system is behind a firewall, you must create a UDP port to
receive PET information.
To create a UDP port:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Double-click the My Computer icon from the Windows® desktop, then click
the My Network Places link.
Click the View network connections link, then select the LAN connection
the remote server system is using.
Right-click the LAN connection, then select Properties from the drop-down
menu.
Click the Advanced tab, then click the Settings button in the Network
Connection Sharing area.
On the Services tab, click the Add button to display a Service Settings
window.
Type a name on the Description of service field (i.e. ASUS ARC).
Type the IP address of the local/central server, then set the External and
Internal Port number to 162.
Select UDP, then click OK. The created service is displayed in the Services
list. Check the box before the service, then click OK.
You must also adjust the Internet Explorer settings to allow active contents to run
in the local/central server. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Internet Explorer menu, click Tools, then select Internet Options
from the drop-down menu.
Click the Advanced tab.
Enable the item “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer”.
Click the Apply button, then click OK to close the window.
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3.2
ASUS Host Management Controller Setup
The ASUS Host Management Controller Setup utility provides precise configuration
and basic functions including System Event Log (SEL) generation and System
Data Record (SDR) reading in DOS mode.
This utility also supplies configuration sequences for the type of host interface
as well as direct real-time monitoring of system information including CPU
temperature(s), fan speeds and system voltages.
3.2.1Installing and launching the ASUS Host Management
Controller Setup utility
To install the ASUS Host Management Controller Setup utility:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Boot the server in DOS mode using the support CD.
When the A:> prompt appears, type X: (where X is the drive letter of the
optical drive).
When the X:> prompt appears, type cd\asmb3\SOL_PLUS\model\KFN4DRE(model name)\IDE(model type)*, then press <Enter>.
At the prompt, type asmc2, then press <Enter> to display the ASMC2 Utility
Help Menu. The screen appears as shown.
A:\>x:
X:\>cd\asmb3\SOL_PLUS\model\KFN4-DRE\IDE
X:\>asmc2
5.
The main utility screen appears. Press <Enter>.
* The path varies based on the motherboard model you purchase. Locate and
install the asmc2.exe file under the correct folder.
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3.2.2
Command fields
The utility menu bar has five commands: Initial, View, Set, Monitor and Help. You
can select a command using the left or right arrow button on the keyboard. After
selecting a command, use the down arrow key to display available options. Select
a command, then press <Enter> to execute.
Menu options
Menu bar
3.2.3
Initial
The Initial command allows you to clear the SEL information or exit the utility.
Go to Initial command, then select Clear SEL to empty all System Event Log
information for a refresh set of data records. Use the Clear SEL command when
creating a new log that begins at an exact time for precise system monitoring.
Select Exit to close the utility and return to the DOS prompt.
3.2.4
View
The View command displays the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) data
record including the System Event Log (SEL), the System Data Record (SDR), and
general BMC information.
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To view the System Event Log (SEL):
1.
2.
3.
Select BMC SEL from the View command option, then press <Enter>. A
complete list of system event records appear on the left pane. The right pane
displayes the SEL information.
The number on the left bottom of the window shows the system event
displayed in the right window pane over the total number of system events in
the remote host.
Use the down arrow key to display the next sensor event.
Press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
To view the System Data Record (SDR):
1.
2.
3.
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Select BMC SDR from the View command option, then press <Enter>.
A complete list of data records appears on the left pane. The right pane
displays the sensor data information.
The number on the bottom left of the screen indicates the data record
displayed in the right window pane over the total number of sensor data
records in the remote host.
Use the down arrow key to display the next sensor data record.
Press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
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To view the BMC information:
1.
2.
3.
Select BMC Info from the View command option, then press <Enter>. A list
of BMC information appears on the left pane.
Use the down arrow button to select a BMC information. The BMC
information is displayed in the right pane.
Press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
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3.2.5
Set
The Set command controls the host interface type and the correct BMC time.
To select the host interface:
1.
2.
Select Host Interface from the Set command option, then press <Enter>.
The screen displays the host interfaces supported by the server management
board.
Use the down arrow button to select a host interface, then press <Enter>.
You can select from the following interfaces:
KCS Interface
SMIC Interface
BF Interface
PCI Interface
3.
-
-
-
-
Keyboard Controller Style
Server Management Interface Chip
Block Transfer
Peripheral Component Interconnect
When finished, press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
To set the BMC Timer:
1.
Select BMC Timer from the Set command option, then press <Enter>.
3.
When finished, press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
2.
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Set the BMC IPMI timer to the current system time.
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3.2.6
Monitor
The Monitor command displays real-time data on the remote server system and
CPU temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.
To display a remote server information:
1.
2.
3.
Select a sensor from the Monitor command options, then press <Enter>. A
list of server information appears on the left pane.
Use the down arrow button to select a monitor information. The selected
monitor information details are displayed in the right pane.
Press <Esc> to return to the main screen.
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3.2.7
Help
The Help command displays the available utility options, utility version, and
copyright information.
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The Appendix shows the location of the LAN
port for server management and BMC socket
on several motherboards. This section also
presents common problems that you may
encounter when installing or using the server
management board.
Appendix:
A
Reference
information
A.1
LAN port for server management
The ASUS server motherboards that support the ASMB3-SOL PLUS comes
with two LAN (RJ-45) ports: one for network connection and the other for server
management. For easy identification, the LAN port for server management is the
LAN1 port* (usually near the VGA port). You must use the LAN1 port for server
management to connect the remote server to the local/central host (direct LAN
connection) or to the network hub or router.
Refer to the illustrations below to identify the LAN1 port for server management on
some server motherboard.
KFN4-DRE motherboard
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
You can refer to motherboard manual for the location of LAN1 port.
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A.2
BMC socket
The ASUS server motherboards that support the ASMB-LE comes with a
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) socket.
Refer to the illustrations below to locate the BMC socket on different server
motherboards.
KFN4-DRE motherboard
REAR_FAN4
KBPWR1
ATXPWR1
PSUSMB1
PRI_IDE1
USB34
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (128 bit,240-pin module)
ATX12V1
SEC_IDE1
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (128 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
USBPW23
SATA1
REAR_FAN3
SATA3
SATA2
USBPW12
SATA4
USB12
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
COM1
REAR_FAN2
REAR_FAN1
LAN1_EN1
FRNT_FAN2
LAN2_EN1
VGA1
nForce
Professional 2200
FRNT_FAN1
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
R
Broadcom
BCM5721
Socket F (1207)
LAN2
Broadcom
BCM5721
KFN4-DRE
CLRTC1
LAN1
FRNT_FAN4
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
FRNT_FAN3
BUZZ1
PCI_E1
HTX1
HTX2
Socket F (1207)
VGA_EN1
RECOVERY1
Super I/O
TPM1
CPU_WARN1
FRNT_FAN1
8Mb
BIOS
FRNT_FAN2
MEM_WARN1
DDR2 DIMM_C1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_D1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
BMCSOCKET1
DDR2 DIMM_C2 (128 bit,240-pin module)
COM2
DDR2 DIMM_D2 (128 bit,240-pin module)
PCI1
SB_PWR1
FLOPPY1
LPT1
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HDLED1 AUX_PANEL1
PANEL1
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Converting decimal to hexadecimal
Divide the decimal number by 16 and you will get a quotient and a remainder.
Divide the quotient by 16 again to get another quotient and another
remainder.
Repeatedly divide the quotient by 16 until the quotient is 0.
Encoded all the remainders in the hexadecimal system.
Conversion table
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13 14 15
Hexadecimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
5.
B
C
D
E
F
The hexadecimal representation of your decimal number is the digit
sequence of all the remainders from the last to the first.
Here is an example of how to convert decimal to hexadecimal.
254 (in decimal)
1. When dividing 254 by 16, the quotient is 15 and the remainder is 14.
2. Divide the quotient 15 by 16 again to get the quotient 0 and the
remainder 15.
3. Refer to the table above and convert the remainders from decimal to
hexadecimal. The last (second) remainder is F (15 decimal). The second
last (first) remainder is E (14 decimal).
4. Write down the last (second) remainder in the most significant digit, and
the second last (first) remainder in the least (less) significant digit.
5. The hexadecimal expression of 254 is FE.
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A.4
Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting guide provides answers to some common problems
that you may encounter while installing and/or using ASUS ASMB3-SOL
PLUS. These problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform
by yourself. Contact the Wireless LAN Technical Support if you encounter
problems not mentioned in this section.
Problem
The local/central server cannot connect
to the ASMB3-SOL PLUS board.
Solution
1. Check if the LAN cable is connected
to the right LAN port (usually LAN1
port) for server management. See
page A‑1 for details.
2. Check if the remote server LAN port
is working properly. If you have not
previously installed the LAN controller
driver, install the same using the
system support CD.
3. Make sure that both LAN IPMI and
BMC firmware have been updated
(see section 2.3 for details), and the
AC power cord has been unplugged
for at least 5 seconds after the
firmware updating.
4. Make sure that the IP address of both
the remote and local/central servers
are on the same subnet.
5. Try “ping <remote_server_ip>” in
Windows command window or
Linux/Unix terminal of local server
(client), then type “arp -a” and make
sure remote server’s MAC address is
shown in the client’s ARP table.
The ARC cannot receive PET
information from the remote server.
Short Message Service (SMS)
6. Reset BMC using “asmc2 -init_
asmb”. See Section 2.5 for details.
Install SNMP service. See section 3.1.11
Viewing PET information for details.
1. Check if the USB cable is connected
properly.
2. Check if your smart phone (such as
ASUS P505) is working properly.
3. Install Microsoft® ActiveSync.
4. Set the phone number.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Serial Over LAN (SOL)
How to check if you’ve obtained correct
IP address from DHCP server
Solution
1. Check the BIOS remote console
setting. See section 2.4 for details.
2. Check if the firmware baud rate is
the same as the BIOS setting. See
section 2.5.1 Configuring the LAN
controller for details.
1. In BIOS setup program, set to DHCP
for the DHCP Mode item. Write down
the original IP address setting for
later use.
2. Press <F10> to save the changes
and exit the BIOS setup program.
3. Enter DOS environment, and then
run the ASMC2 utility. Key in
ASMC2 -bmc_info to check if a new
IP address has been assigned. See
section 2.5 for details.
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