®
AP1700
Intel® Xeon Tower/5U Rackmount Server
with 533MHz FSB support
User’s Manual
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Product Name:
AP1700
Manual Revision: Revised Edition V2 E1182
Release Date:
March 2003
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ASUS Contact Information
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FCC/CDC Statements
Federal Communications Commission
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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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:
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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.
WARNING! 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
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.
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Contents
Disclaimer/Copyrights ....................................................................... ii
ASUS Contact Information ............................................................... iii
FCC/CDC Statements........................................................................ iv
Safety Precautions ........................................................................... vii
Electrical Safety ............................................................................... vii
Operation Safety .............................................................................. vii
Introduction
About this guide ............................................................ I-1
Audience ........................................................................................... I-2
Contents ............................................................................................ I-2
Conventions ..................................................................................... I-3
References ........................................................................................ I-3
System Package Contents .............................................................. I-4
Chapter 1: System Overview
System Overview ......................................................... 1-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
System Features .................................................................... 1-2
Front Panel Features ............................................................. 1-3
Rear Panel Features .............................................................. 1-4
Internal Features .................................................................... 1-5
LED Table ............................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Hardware Reference
Hardware Reference .................................................... 2-1
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Removing and installing chassis cover .............................. 2-2
Motherboard Placement ........................................................ 2-4
Central Processing Unit ........................................................ 2-5
System Memory ..................................................................... 2-9
Fixed Device Bays ............................................................... 2-12
Hard Disk Drives .................................................................. 2-18
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2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
Screwless Expansion Card Slot ......................................... 2-20
Long Card Support Guide ................................................... 2-21
RAID Card ............................................................................. 2-22
Hard Drive Blower ............................................................... 2-23
Chassis Fan ......................................................................... 2-24
Connecting Cables .............................................................. 2-25
SCSI Backplane ................................................................... 2-26
Appendix A: Optional chassis roller-wheel
Chassis Roller-wheel Installation .................................................. A-2
Appendix B: Power Modules
Redundant Power Modules ............................................................ A-4
Appendix C: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting .............................................................................. A-9
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Safety Precautions
Electrical Safety
IMPORTANT
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Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power
cables for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the
system, 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 system before you add a device.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact
an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug
for the user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded
electrical outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Operation Safety
IMPORTANT
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Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by
certified or experienced engineers.
Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals
included with the server package.
Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly
connected and the power cables are not damaged. If any damage
is detected, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples
away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server
on a stable surface.
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“About This Guide” introduces the contents
of this document. This part includes the
target audience, chapter description, and
conventions used. It also lists other sources
of information that are not contained in this
manual.
User’s Manual
About this guide
Introduction
I-1
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring an entry-level server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1. Introduction: About this guide
This part introduces the contents of this document. It includes the target
audience, chapter description, and conventions used. It also lists other
sources of information that are not contained in this manual.
2. Chapter 1: System overview
This chapter describes the general features of the AP1700 system
server. It includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
3. Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components.
4. Appendix A: Optional Chassis Roller-wheels
This appendix contains the installation procedure for the optional
chassis roller-wheel units for the AP1700 server system.
5. Appendix B: Redundant Power Modules
This appendix contains detailed hardware operation and specifications
of the AP1700 redundant power modules.
6. Appendix C: Troubleshooting
This appendix lists the common problems that you may encounter while
using the AP1700 server. It lists the possible causes of the
problems and offers solutions. You may refer to this part and try to
solve simple problems before calling customer support.
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Conventions
Symbols
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
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: Information that you MUST follow to complete
a task.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS PR-DLS533 Motherboard User’s Manual
This manual contains detailed information about the PR-DLS533
motherboard.
2. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and softare products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on page v.
3. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation such
as a CD-ROM manual, warranty flyers, and others that may have
been added by your dealer. NOTE: These documents are not part
of the standard server package.
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System Package Contents
The following checklist enumerates the components included in the
standard system package.
1)
ASUS AS-35 Tower/5U Rackmount chassis
2)
ASUS PR-DLS533 motherboard
3)
500W+500W redundant power supply
4)
Backplane board (BP6LS-AS35)
5)
CD-ROM drive (1 piece)
6)
Floppy disk drive (1 piece)
7)
Special heatsink with fan assembly (2 sets)
8)
Hot swap SCSI hard disk drive tray (6 units)
9)
AC power cord (2 pieces)
10)
Support CD that includes drivers, utilities, ASUS System
Monitoring Agent (ASMA) with the ASUS Server Web-based
Management (ASWM)
11)
Trend Micro Server Protect anti-virus software full user version CD
enterprise edition
12)
Motherboard user guide
13)
System user guide
14)
LSI SCSI controller user guide
15)
ASMS (ASMA + ASWM) user guide
16)
chassis roller wheels (4 sets)
17)
Keys x 2
18)
Screws and labels
Optional:
1)
ASUS AS-35 5U rackmount rail kit
2)
LSI MegaRAID 320-0 Zero channel RAID card
If any of the above items is missing, contact your dealer.
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This chapter describes the general features of
the AP1700 system server. It includes sections
on front panel, rear panel and internal
specifications.
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System Overview
Chapter 1
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1.1
System Features
The ASUS AP1700 server is a stylish server system featuring the
ASUS PR-DLS533 motherboard. The server supports the Intel® Xeon™
processor in a 604-pin socket, and includes the latest I/O, LAN, and
video technologies through the chipsets embedded on the
motherboard.
The following are highlights of the server’s many features:
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Chassis: Pedestal or rackmount 5U with removable front door
bezel and chassis foot stand or roller-wheels.
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Motherboard: ASUS PR-DLS533
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Chipset: RCC Grand Champion LE Server 3.1 (GCLE), RCC
Champion South Bridge 5.0 (CSB5), RCC Champion I/O Bridge
2.0 (CIOB-X2)
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Memory: Supports six 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets, PC2100/
PC1600 registered ECC DDR DIMMs, 128MB to 12GB system
memory.
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Processor: Support for two Intel® Xeon processor up to 2.8
GHz+ frequency.
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Network Controller: Intel® 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet controller,
Intel® 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet controller
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Drive Controller: LSI 53C1030/64-bit/100MHz Dual Ultra-320
channels. Two UltraDMA 100 IDE channels.
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Graphics: ATI RAGE-XL PCI with 8MB PC-100 SDRAM video
memory
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Onboard IO: 1 X PS/2 mouse port, 1 X PS/2 keyboard slot, 1 X
serial ports, 1 X 15-pin VGA port, 1 X floppy drive slot, 2 X IDE
ports, 4 X USB ports, 2 X RJ-45 LAN port, 2 X 68-pin SCSI
connectors
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Special IO: IPMB connector, SM-Bus
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Expansion: 5 X 64-bit 3V PCI-X slots, 1 X 32-bit/33Mhz 5V PCI
slot
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Device Bays: 6 X hot-swap trays for SCA SCSI hard drives, 3 X
5.25 inch bay, 1 X floppy disk drive bay.
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Power Supply: 500W redundant power supply.
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Hardware Monitors: Voltage, temperature, Automatic System
Restart (ASR), fan speed.
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1.2 Front Panel Features
The front panel allows easy access to the hard disk drives. The power
and reset buttons, LED indicators, optical drive, floppy drive and two
USB connectors are also located on the front panel. For future
installation of 5.25 devices, there are two drive bays available. The
front panel of the server is protected by a door and lock for added
security.
CD-ROM Drive
3.5” Floppy Drive
2 empty 5.25” bays
Drive Status LED
Drive Activity LED
Reset Button
Power Button
Power LED
HDD Access LED
Message LED
6 SCA SCSI Hard
Drive Swap Trays
Front Door Lock
2 USB Ports
For more detailed information of each LED display, refer to
“1.5 LED Table” on page 1-6.
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1.3 Rear Panel Features
The server rear panel includes the connectors, the system devices,
a chassis lock and six full-length expansion cards slot. The following
shows the features on the rear side of the server.
AC Power IN Connector
AC Power Status LED
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
2 x USB ports
Serial port
12 cm chassis fan
Parallel port
VGA port
Dual Gigabit
LAN ports
Chassis Lock
6 Full-Length PCI Slots
High Density 68-pin
SCSI Connector
You may secure the chassis lock with an additional padlock
or other security device for added server system security.
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1.4 Internal Features
The standard components inside the server include the motherboard,
power supply, floppy and CD-ROM drives, and cables. The picture
below shows the standard components of the server.
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11
10
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6
9
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1. Redundant power
supply cage
6. 5 x 64 bit 3V PCI-X slots
2. 6 x DDR DIMM sockets
8. Internal 68-pin SCSI cable
3. 2 x IDE cable
9. PCI Long Card support guide
4. 51/4” CD-ROM drive
10. 12 cm hot swap
module blower
5. HDD hot swap modules
7. CPU sockets
11. PR-DLS533 motherboard
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1.5 LED Table
The following table describes the LED display found on the front panel
and rear panel of the AP1700 server system.
Icon
LED
Display
Green
1
Drive Status
Red
LED
Red blinking
1
Drive Activity
Blinking
LED
2
Power LED
3
4
HDD insert and
Power status is good
HDD Fail
HDD rebuilding (RAID
card SAF-TE* function)
HDD Read/Write data
ON
System power ON
Blinking
Suspend Mode
HDD Access OFF
LED
Blinking
Message
LED
Description
No activity
Read/Write data in HDD
OFF
Normal/No incoming event
Blinking
ASMS indicate
monitor event
HW
*SCSI Access Fault - Tolerant Enclosure
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2
3
4
Only RAID cards with SAF-TE feature is enabled with HDD
rebuilding function.
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This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
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Hardware Setup
Chapter 2
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2.1 Removing and installing chassis cover
The chassis is designed for easy assembly and disassembly, making the
installation of internal components very convenient.
2.1.1 Removing the chassis cover
1. Loosen the two thumb screws that secure the side cover.
2. Slide the chassis cover for about half an inch toward the rear until it is
disengaged from the chassis.
Half-inch gap
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2.1.2 Installing the cover
1. Match and insert the hooks of the cover to the elongated holes on the
side of the chassis. All the six hook (three each on the top and bottom)
of the cover must properly fit the designated holes.
2. Slide the chassis cover for about half an inch towards the front until it
snaps in place.
3. Tighten the thumb screws to secure the cover.
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2
There are six (6) chassis guide hooks located on the upper
side and lower side of the chassis cover, make sure all six
are aligned properly in place.
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2.2
Motherboard placement
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. The PR-DLS533 uses the
extended ATX form factor that measures 12 inches x 13 inches (30.5 x 33
cm).
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard,
make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The
edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
Motherboard Screws
Place thirteen (13) screws into the
holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.Do not
overtighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.3
Installing the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
In the event of conflict between this instruction and other references
cited herein, instructions in this system manual takes precedence.
2.3.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with dual surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) sockets. The sockets are designed for the Intel Xeon
Processor in the 604-pin package with 512KB L2 cache. The processor
includes the Intel® NetBurst™ micro-architecture that features the hyperthreading technology, rapid execution engine, 533/400MHz system bus,
and execution trace cache. Together, these attributes improve system
performance by allowing higher core frequencies, faster execution of
integer instructions, and data transfer rate of up to 4.26GB/s.
Prestonia
400Mhz FSB
Gold Arrow
Prestonia
533Mhz FSB
PR-DLS
PR-DLS533 Socket 604
Gold Arrow
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on one
corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
1. The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are
installing only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
Otherwise, the red motherboard LED will light up as warning.
2. Use Prestonia CPUs with the same FSB speed and specifications
when installing on both CPU sockets.
CPU Socket 1
(outer socket)
CPU Socket 2
(inner socket)
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2.3.2 Installing the CPU
If you are installing only one CPU, install in CPU socket 1.
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 604-pin ZIF sockets on
the motherboard. Unlock the
socket by pressing the lever
sideways, then lift it up to at least
115° angle.
Make sure that the socket
lever is lifted up to at least
115° angle, otherwise the CPU
does not fit in completely.
2. Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Marked Corner
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
4. When the CPU is in place, press it
firmly on the socket while you
push down the socket lever to
secure the CPU. The lever clicks
on the side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
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2.3.3 Installing the CPU heatsink with fan assembly
The Intel® Xeon™ processors require especially designed heatsink and
fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
Make sure that the heatsink with fan assembly is properly installed on the
motherboard. A tilted or improperly installed heatsink with fan assembly
can cause damage to motherboard CPU socket and/or CPU. Follow these
steps to install the CPU heatsink and fan.
1. Place the heatsink and fan
assembly on top of the installed
CPU, making sure that it fits in the
screw holes of the heatsink
bracket found at the bottom of the
CPU socket. (The heatsink
bracket comes factory installed
with the motherboard.)
2. Tighten all four (4) screws. Make
sure all screws fit properly in
place.
Take caution in tightening
screws. Do not over-tighten
screws, doing so may damage
the motherboard!
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TIP: Follow the sequence shown:
half-tighten the screw on one
corner of the heatsink and fan,
then the next screw on the other
corner and so on, making a cross
pattern. Repeat until all four
screws are tightened properly.
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3. When the heatsink and fan
assembly is in place, connect the
fan cable to the fan connector on
the motherboard labeled
CPUFAN1.
The fan cable plug is slotted
so it fits only in one
orientation. If it doesn’t fit
completely, try reversing it.
4. Make sure that the heatsink and
fan assembly is stable in place
and the fan power cable are
connected properly.
Don’t forget to connect the
CPU fan cable. Hardware
monitoring errors may occur
if you fail to plug the fan cable.
5. If you wish to install two CPUs,
repeat the same steps for CPU
socket 2.
6. Use CPUFAN2 connector for the
second CPU heatsink and fan
assembly cable.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with six Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 12GB
system memory using 184-pin registered PC2100/1600 DIMMs with Serial
Presence Detect (SPD) and Error Check and Correction (ECC).
104 Pins
80 Pins
DDRA1
DDRA2
DDRB1
DDRB2
DDRC1
DDRC2
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
The DDR SDRAM technology evolved from the mainstream PC66, PC100,
PC133 memory known as Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM. DDR memory
however, has the ability to perform two data operations in one clock cycle,
thus providing twice the throughput of SDR memory. For example, a
200MHz DDR DIMM will support a 100MHz memory bus, and a 266MHz
DDR DIMM will support a 133MHz memory bus.
DDR Data Transfer Rate
DDR Base Frequency
266MHz
133MHz
200MHz
100MHz
A DDR DIMM has the same physical dimensions as an SDR DIMM, but it
has a 184-pin footprint compared to the 168-pin of the SDR DIMM. Also, a
DDR DIMM is single notched while an SDR DIMM is double notched.
Therefore, a DDR DIMM is not backward compatible with SDR, and should
be installed only in a socket specially designed for DDR DIMMs.
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2.4.2 Memory Configurations
The motherboard supports system memory of up to 12GB in a two-way
interleaved configuration. As a rule, this configuration requires that you
install identical DDR DIMMs (exactly the same type and size) in pairs for
optimum performance. For example, if you installed a 512MB module into
DDRA1, you must install the same type of 512MB module into DDRA2.
The same rule applies to pairs DDRB1/DDRB2 and DDRC1/DDRC2.
The only exception to the above rule allows you to install one DIMM into
DDRA1 socket (the socket closest to the ATX power connector). Installing
a single DIMM into any other socket would not work.
The following table lists the DIMM socket pairs and the memory modules
that you can install.
Memory configuration table
DIMM Socket
184-pin ECC DDR DIMM
Total Memory
DDRA1
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRA2
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRB1
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRB2
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRC1
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRC2
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
Total System Memory (Max. 12GB) =
The system chipset only supports PC2100/1600 registered ECC
DIMMs. Make sure to use only the specified DIMM types for stable
system operation.
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2.4.3 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing
DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Unlocked Retaining Clip
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1. Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
2. Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
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2.5 Fixed Device Bays
2.5.1 Overview
The fixed device bay are cinched by screwless locks for device placement
convenience. An IDE CD-ROM drive is installed on the uppermost bay and
two free bays are available for installation of additional storage devices like
optical disc drives or tape drives.
Front door bezel
Screwless fixed
device bay locks
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2.5.2 Installing a 5.25 device
Make sure to unplug the AC power supply before adding or removing
any 5.25 fixed device or other system components. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the system
components.
1. Use thumbs or a flat-head
screw driver to detach the
hooked tabs from the left
side of the front panel.
Take caution in removing the front panel cover. Do not use too much
force when installing or removing items.
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2. Remove the appropriate
metallic bay panel cover of
the bay slot you want to
install your device.
3. From the side of the drive bay, unlock and remove the screwless drive
bay lock by turning the knob 45º counter-clockwise until it clicks on the
reference point near the “unlocked icon”.
Unlock
icon
Reference points
Locked icon
Knob
4. When released, pull- out the lock
and set it aside.
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5. Carefully insert device (such
as CD/DVD-ROM drive) into
the selected bay.
6. Secure the drive to the bay using the screwless drive bay lock that you
removed earlier.
6.a Match the two pegs
on the lock to the
holes on the drive bay.
6.b Turn the knob 45º
clockwise until it clicks
on the reference point
near the “locked icon”.
7. Remove the appropriate
plastic bay cover on the
front panel.
Front Panel door hinges
Front Panel plastic bay cover
8. Fasten the four (4) front
panel hinges to the slotted
chassis holes then close
the front panel cover.
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2.5.3 Removing floppy disk drive tray
Follow the following procedures to remove the floppy disk drive tray.
1. Remove the front cover panel. Refer and perform step #1 in section
“2.5.2 Installing a 5.25 device” on page 2-13.
2. Remove the two screws that
secure the right side chassis
cover.
3. Pull out and detach the right
side chassis cover. Set
aside.
4. Locate the floppy disk drive
cable and power connectors.
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4.a
Carefully detach the
floppy disk drive cable.
4.b
Carefully detach the
floppy disk drive power
cable.
5. Pull out the floppy disk drive
tray while squeezing the two
tabs together.
Floppy disk drive tray
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2.6 Installing a Hard Disk Drive
The server comes with six externally accessible drive bays. In each of the
drive bays is a removable tray for mounting an SCA SCSI hard disk drive.
To release the drive bay, follow these steps.
1. Lift the spring lock upwards, then pull the tray lever outwards.
2. When the tray lever is pulled down, the tray will eject slightly. Pull the tray
outwards on the tray lever.
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2.6.1 Placing an SCA SCSI Hard Drive to tray
1. Place an SCA SCSI hard drive into drive tray and secure the drive using
the bundled four (4) screws.
2. After the drive is secured to the tray, carefully insert the drive into the
bay.
3. Push the tray all the way to the depth of the bay until it fits.
4. Push the tray handle back into place until you hear a locking sound.
Make sure that the HDD tray is completely in place before you push
the handle back to avoid damaging the drive and the tray.
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2.7 Screwless Expansion Card Slot
The AP1700 chassis is designed with a screwless expansion card slot for
Personal Computer Interface (PCI) card installation convenience.
To add or remove expansion cards, follow these steps:
1
1. To open, push the lever to the left using your thumb to release the
spring lock.
3
2
2. To remove the metal plate of selected slot, pull the metal plate upwards.
Take caution in handling the metal plate, the sharp edges may cause
body injury.
3. To lock, make sure that all expansion cards are properly inserted in the
slots, then pull the spring lock lever to fasten the expansion cards in
place.
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2.8 Long Card Support Guide
The long card support guide secures that long expansion cards are
positioned firmly in place.
Make sure the
handle of the
expansion card
is locked in the
expansion card
guide.
To install a long expansion card, follow these steps.
1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came
with it and make the necessary hardware settings.
2. Remove the system chassis cover.
3. Remove the bracket opposite the PCI slot. Refer to “2.7 Screwless
Expansion Card Slot” on page 2-18 for more details.
4. Align the long card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card
is completely seated on the slot.
5. Secure the card to the chassis by locking the expansion card slot
screwless lock. Refer to “2.7 Screwless Expansion Card Slot” on page
2-18 for more details.
6. Replace the chassis cover.
7. Set up the BIOS if necessary.
8. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing
expansion cards from the slot. Failure to do so may cause you physical
injury, damage the expansion card or other motherboard components.
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2.9 RAID Card (optional)
The following picture shows the proper cabling of an installed RAID card. It
is recommended that the given RAID card installation specification and
settings are followed for easier handling and maintenance.
RAID Card
2.9.1 PCI Slot speed (MHz) assignments
PCI-X1 133MHz
PCI-X2 ~ X4 shared
PCI-X5 100MHz
PCI6 33MHz
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PCI-X2 ~ PCI-X4 BUS speeds vary depending on the number of
PCI cards installed. One (1) PCI card plugged in any of PCI-X2~X4
slots will get a maximum speed of 133MHz, two (2) PCI cards
installed will get a maximum speed of 100MHz and three (3) PCI
cards will get maximum speed of 66MHz.
PCI-X5 slot supports LSI MegaRAID U320-0 Zero Channel RAID
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2.10 Hard Drive Blower
The hard drive module is cooled by a blower mounted under the hot swap
bays.The drive blower status can be monitored through the ASUS® Server
Management Software (ASMS) for remote management convenience.
2.10.1 Removing the hard drive blower
To remove the hard drive blower, follow these steps.
1. Remove the hard drive blower
3-pin power cable (FAN1) from
the SCSI backplane.
Blower Power Cable
2. Pull out the blower
housing while squeezing
the two tabs together.
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2.11 Chassis Fan
The chassis is cooled by a 12-cm chassis fan mounted at the rear
panel.The chassis fan status can be monitored remotely through the
ASUS® Server Management Software (ASMS).
2.11.1 Removing the 12-cm chassis fan
To remove the 12-cm chassis fan, follow these steps.
12-cm chassis fan
power cable (SYSFAN3)
1. Remove the 12-cm chassis fan
3-pin power cable (SYSFAN3)
from the motherboard.
chassis fan pin-locks
2. Release all four (4) pin-locks
by squeezing the pin tail and
pushing the pin to the rear
panel.
3. Pull out the 12-cm chassis fan.
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2.12 Connecting Cables
Most of the cables in the server are already pre-connected to their
respective connectors. The following illustrates the corresponding
components that are connected to these connectors.
1
2
3
5
4
6
12
7
8
9
10
11
1. Chassis fan (SYSFAN3)
7.SMBUS Panel to backplane
2. 8-pin 12V AUX Power
8. Floppy Disk Drive
3. 24-pin ATX Power
9. 20-pin system panel
4. Secondary IDE
10. SCSI Channel B connect to
external SCSI connector
5. Primary IDE
6. SCSI Channel A connect to
backplane
11. HDD Access cable
12. Front USB Connector
These are not the names of the connectors. Refer to the motherboard
user’s manual for detailed information on the motherboard connectors.
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2.13 SCSI Backplane
2.13.1 Overview
The SCSI backplane assembly defines the distribution of power and signals
to the system and its peripherals. Also, the SCSI backplane provides
physical and electrical protection in case the current output tipped over the
safety limit.
HDD blower power
cable connect to FAN1
Power connectors
SCSI cable
Power supply
SMBus
connector
HDD Access LED
output connector
to MB
MB SMBus
connector
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2.13.2 SCSI Backplane frontside and backside
The SCSI backplane assembly of this server is comprised of one SCSI
board (BP6LS-AS35) with 68-pin SCSI connector, two 12V power inputs,
two fan connectors (FAN1, FAN2) and three jumper connectors (J1, J2,
J3). This configuration allows SCA SCSI hard disk drives to be docked into
the server.
A. SCSI Backplane Frontside
blower
connector
Power connectors
SCSI 68-pin
connector
SMBus to power
supply connector
SMBus to
motherboard
B. SCSI Backplane Backside
HDD Access
LED connect
to motherboard
SCSI ID = 0
(Disk Drive 1)
SCSI ID = 1
(Disk Drive 2)
SCSI ID = 2
(Disk Drive 3)
SCSI ID = 3
(Disk Drive 4)
SCSI ID = 4
(Disk Drive 5)
SCSI ID = 5
(Disk Drive 6)
HD activity LED
HD status LED
Refer to “1.5 LED Table” on page 1-6, for detailed SCSI Backplane
LED display descriptions.
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This appendix contains the installation
procedure for the optional chassis roller-wheel
units for the AP1700 server system.
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Chassis Roller-wheel
Appendix A
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Chassis Roller-wheel Installation
The AP1700 comes with an optional roller-wheel for the chassis for server
transport convenience. Follow these easy steps to mount the chassis
roller-wheels.
To install the roller-wheels, follow these steps.
1. Lay chassis on a side-lying position.
2. Affix each plastic rubber wheel unit by mounting its screws on
designated slots at the bottom of the chassis.
3. Make sure the screws are tightened accordingly.
chassis roller-wheel brake locks
All the chassis roller-wheels can be locked individually with
its built-in chassis-roller wheel brake locks.
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This appendix contains detailed hardware
operation and specifications of the AP1700
redundant power modules.
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Power Modules
Appendix B
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Redundant Power Modules
The redundant power model has two power supply modules. This hot
swap power module can be removed or installed while the server is
powered ON. Only one power module is necessary for powering the
server, in case two power supply modules are installed, the task of
providing power to the server is shared.
To remove the redundant power supply module, follow these steps.
1. Remove the screw.
2. Pull on the handle while pressing down the rubber lever.
Redundant Power Housing
Lever
Screw
500W Redundant
Power Module
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Redundant Power Module Specifications
Output Voltage Regulation
Output Voltage
Min (V)
Nom (V) Max (V)
Ripple/Noise
+3.33V
3.20
3.33
3.50
50mVp-p
+5V
4.75
5.00
5.25
50mVp-p
+12V
11.4
12.00
12.60
120mVp-p
-12V
-10.8
-12.00
-13.20
120mVp-p
4.75
5.00
5.25
50mVp-p
+5VSB
Output Current Capacity
Output Voltage
Min (A)
Max (A)
Max. Load (W)
+3.33V
1.0
24.5
81.6
+5V
1.0
17.5
87.5
+12V
2.0
25.0
300
-12V
0.0
0.2
2.4
+5VSB
0.1
2.0
10
Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Voltage
Min (V)
Max (V)
+3.33V
3.7
4.5
+5V
5.5
6.5
+12V
12.9
14.2
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Removing Power Supply case
The redundant power modules are secured in a power supply case that
connects to various power supply connectors on the SCSI backplane and
the motherboard.
To remove the power supply case, follow these steps:
1. Remove the two (2) top
chassis cover screws to release
chassis top panel cover.
2. Remove all power cable connections
from SCSI backplane, motherboard,
floppy and CD-ROM.
3. Remove the six (6) chassis bar
screws and release chassis bar.
4. Remove the two (2) right-side
chassis cover screws to release
right-side cover.
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5. Remove the four (4) power
case side screws.
6. Remove the six (6)
power case top screws.
Make sure the power case is well supported or held when
releasing the power case screws. The power case may
accidentally detach and cause damage to the other
components of the server system.
7. Slowly pull-out the power case.
Power case top view
Power case rear view
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
1. 24-pin ATX power
2. 8-pin AUX 12V power
3. Spare
4. SCSI backplane
5. SCSI backplane
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6. Spare
7. CD-ROM
8. Floppy drive
9. SMBUS cable for
power supply
Power case cable connectors
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This appendix lists the common problems that
you may encounter while using the AP1700
server system. It lists possible causes of the
problems and offers solutions. You may refer
to this part and try to solve simple problems
before calling customer support.
User’s Manual
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
NOTE
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to
defects on the system or the components. These problems
only requires simple troubleshooting actions that you can
perform by yourself.
Problem
The power LED on the server
and/or the monitor do not light
up
Action
1. Check the power cable
connection on the system rear
panel if properly connected.
2. Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3. Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not work
Check the keyboard cable if properly
connected to the keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check the mouse cable if properly
connected to the mouse port.
The system does not perform
power-on self tests (POST) after
it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the correct DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
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Problem
The system continuously beeps
after it was turned on
Action
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the correct DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
3. Check if it has VGA output.
The message “Non-system disk
or disk error” appears
1. Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
2. Check if the HDDs are properly
installed and connected to the
SCSI connectors on the
backplane.
Network connection not
available
1. Make sure the network cable is
connected to the RJ-45 port on
the rear panel.
2. Make sure that you have
installed the network drivers from
the system support CD.
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