TS300-E8-PS4
Configuration Guide
E8467
First Edition
September 2013
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Revision history........................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Key features................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Front panel features...................................................................... 1-5
1.2
1.4
1.5
System overview........................................................................... 1-4
Rear panel features....................................................................... 1-6
System specifications.................................................................. 1-7
Chapter 2:
Components
2.1
Upgrading CPU and CPU heatsink.............................................. 2-2
2.3
Upgrading hard disk drives.......................................................... 2-3
2.2
2.4
Upgrading system memory.......................................................... 2-2
Installing ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card......................................... 2-4
2.5Installing ASUS Server Management Board............................... 2-5
2.6Installing Expansion card............................................................. 2-7
2.7
2.8
Rackmount rail kit......................................................................... 2-8
OS support list.............................................................................. 2-9
Revision history
Revision
Revision history
Date
V1
First release of TS300-E8-PS4 configuration guide
September 2013
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
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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, contact
a qualified service technician or your dealer. 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 service.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
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Servicing of this product or units is to be performed by trained service
personnel only.
Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with the
server package.
Before using the server, ensure 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.
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.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Heavy System
CAUTION! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when moving or
carrying the system.
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This chapter describes the key
features of TS300-E8-PS4. It includes
the product overview and general
specifications.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
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1.1
Key features
The ASUS® TS300-E8-PS4 is a 5U barebone server system featuring the ASUS
P9D-E/4L server board. The server supports Intel® LGA1150 Xeon® E3-1200 v3
processors with the latest technologies through the chipsets with support for up
to 32GB DDR3 1333MHz unbuffered ECC memory. This provides immediate
performance upscaling and higher processing speeds. With four (4) native SATA
6Gb/s ports, 4 hot-swap hard drive trays and ASUS PIKE cards, the TS300-E8PS4 delivers improved data transfer rates, more flexible storage expansion and
complete RAID for SMB users.
The latest Intel® CPUs
The TS300-E8-PS4 is ready for the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® 32nm quad/
dual-core UP processors, which offer a significant performance improvement over
previous generation CPUs. Meanwhile, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 provides
an efficient, dynamic and intelligent way to enhance performance on demand.
Extreme power with easy-upgrade expandability
The ASUS TS300-E8-PS4 supports the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 processor
family, delivering extreme computing power, highly scalable expandability, more
flexible storage with RAID, and complete remote server management through
ASWM Enterprise and ASMB7-iKVM. It also represents ASUS efforts in green
design, featuring an 80 PLUS Bronze power supply for enhanced energy savings.
Combined with its great computing power, it offers an ideal server choice for SMBs,
who require superior performance and controllable costs.
The latest Intel® CPUs
The TS300-E8-PS4 is ready for new-generation Intel® Xeon® 22nm processors,
which bring a significant performance improvement over previous-generation
CPUs.
PCI Express 3.0-ready with workstation expandability
and extensive I/O
The TS300-E8-PS4 ships with one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, designed to
accommodate the power of graphics cards and other add-on components. Whether
for professional graphics work, heavy duty multimedia, or dedicated gaming, more
than ample graphics power can be applied whenever needed. It also has a PCI slot
for legacy LAN cards, graphics cards, and sound card applications. Four USB 3.0
ports provide up to ten times the data transfer speeds of USB 2.0.
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Digital power and green design
Exclusive ASUS Dr. MOS and Beat Thermal Chokes (BTC) help lower operating
a temperatures and promote efficiency for significant power savings and stability
increases. The TS300-E8-PS4 also features an 80 PLUS Bronze power supply to
reduce power loss and power consumption, helping consumers save on energy
bills.
ASUS PIKE RAID provides high reliability
ASUS PIKE technology allows the TS300-E8-PS4 to support flexible storage
options. Customers can upgrade to highly reliable enterprise-grade SAS 6Gb/s
storage, while maintaining backward compatibility with existing SAS/SATA 1.5Gb/s
and 3Gb/s storage infrastructure. Creating RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID
10, RAID 50, and RAID 60 configurations is made easy.
Comprehensive remote management
ASUS presents the most complete remote server management, including out of
band ASMB7-iKVM and in-band ASWM Enterprise. Out-of-band ASMB7-iKVM
is an effective remote server supervision tool that provides OS-independent and
cross-platform monitoring of servers. It covers parameters such as temperatures,
voltages, and fan status. MIS can be informed of server conditions from anywhere
and at any time via instant event notifications. In-band ASWM Enterprise provides
“one on many” usage, its centralized management allowing administrators
access to BIOS updates, remote control, and power supervision on all servers
simultaneously.
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1.2
System overview
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Items
Items
1. Central processing unit (CPU)
6. ASUS Server management board (optional)
2. CPU heatsink and fan
7. ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card (optional)
3. System memory
8. Expansion card
4. Hard disk drives
9. Rackmount rail kit (optional)
5. HDD trays
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1.3
Front panel features
Message LED
HDD access LED
Power LED
LAN1 LED
LAN2 LED
Locate LED
Optical drive
Empty 5.25-inch bays
Security lock
Power button
Reset button
4-bay HDD cage
Headphone output jack*
Microphone jack*
USB 2.0 ports
USB 3.0 ports
*The function of front panel audio I/O ports is available only when the sound card is
installed.
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1.4
Rear panel features
Power connector
PS/2 keyboard/
mouse port
USB 2.0 ports
USB 3.0 ports
VGA port
Gigabit LAN port 1
Gigabit LAN port 2
Gigabit LAN port 3
Gigabit LAN port 4
500W(80PLUS) Bronze
Single power supply
Chassis lock
LAN port 5*
120mm x 38mm
system fan
COM port
Expansion slots
*The port is for ASUS ASMB7-iKVM controller card only.
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1.5
System specifications
Model Name
Processor Support
Core Logic
Memory
Total Slots
Capacity
Memory Type
Memory Size
Total PCI/PCI-X/
PCI-E Slots
Expansion
Slots
Slot Type
Additional
Slot 1
SATA Controller
Storage
SAS Controller
HDD Bays
Networking
Graphics
I = internal
A or S =
hot-swappable
LAN
VGA
TS300-E8-PS4
1 x Socket LGA1150
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v3 Product Family
Intel® C224 PCH
4 UDIMMs (2 Channels)
Maximum up to 32GB (4 UDIMMs)
DDR3 1333/1600 ECC UDIMM
2GB, 4GB, and 8GB (UDIMM)
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1 x PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 Link; auto-switch to x8 link if
slot 5 is occupied)
2 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 Link)
1 x PCI-E x1 (Gen2 x1 Link), MIO support
1 x PCI-E x1 (Gen2 x1 Link)
2 x PCI 32-bit /33MHz
1 x PIKE slot for Storage Enhancement
Intel® C224:
- 2 x SATA 3Gbps ports
- 4 x SATA 6Gbps ports
-Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise (RSTE)
supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5 (Windows® only)
Optional:
ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS 6G RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2108-32PD 8-port SAS 6G HW RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2208 8-port SAS 6G HW RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2308 8-port SAS 6G RAID card
4 x Hot-swap 3.5-inch HDD Bays
4 x Intel® I210AT + 1 x Mgmt LAN
Aspeed AST2300 + 32MB VRAM
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Auxiliary Storage
FDD / CD / DVD
Onboard I/O
Out of Band
Management Remote
Management
Solution
Software
Dimension
(HH x WW x DD)
Net Weight Kg
(CPU, DRAM, & HDD
not included)
Environment
Power Supply
Power Rating
TS300-E8-PS4
3 x 5.25-inch media bays
Options:
1. No Device
2. With DVD-RW for North America
5 x RJ-45 ports (One for ASMB7-iKVM)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (Front x 2, Rear x 2)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (Front x 2, Rear x 2)
1 x Internal A Type USB port
1 x VGA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Optional ASMB7-iKVM for KVM-over-IP support
ASWM Enterprise
445mm x 217.5mm x 545mm
20 Kg
Operation temperature
: 10°C–40°C
Non operation temperature: -40°C–70°C
Non operation humidity
: 20% ~ 90% (Noncondensing)
500W(80Plus) Bronze Single Power Supply
100-240V, 10A-6A, 50-60Hz, Class I
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the key components
and optional accessories for the server
system.
Components
Chapter 2
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2.1
Upgrading CPU and CPU heatsink
The ASUS TS300-E8-PS4 supports Intel® LGA1150 Xeon® E3-1200 v3 processors.
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2.2
Upgrading system memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
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You may install 2GB, 4GB and 8GB Unbuffered with ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
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DIMM Slot DIMM Populated
Per Channel per Channel
UDIMM
DIMM Type
Speed
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Unbuffered DDR3 ECC 1333/1600
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Unbuffered DDR3 ECC 1333/1600
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Rank per DIMM
Single Rank,
Dual Rank
Single Rank,
Dual Rank
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Start installing the DIMMs from slot A2 and B2 (blue).
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Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
Upgrading hard disk drives
The system supports four hot-swap SATAII/SAS hard disk drives.
We recommend that you install identical drives of the same model and capacity
for RAID configuration.
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2.4
Installing ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card
The ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card allows users to create SAS RAID sets from SAS
hard disk drives connected to the SAS connectors on the motherboard.
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Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard then insert the PIKE SAS
RAID card into the PIKE RAID card slot. Ensure that it is securely seated in
place.
Remove the data cables connected to the SATA connectors on the
motherboard.
Connect the data cables, by numerical order, to the SAS connectors labeled
PSAS1-4 (light blue) on the motherboard.
Locate the SGPIO_SEL1 jumper on the backplane then set it to pins 2-3.
Chapter 2: Components
2.5Installing ASUS Server Management
Board
ASUS Server Management Board is an Intelligent Platform Management Interface
(IPMI) 2.0-compliant board that allows users to monitor, control and manage a
remote server from the local or central server in local area network (LAN).
Baseboard Management
Controller (BMC) connector
ASUS Server Management Board
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ASMB7-iKVM
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Remote real-time access to servers with full control by keyboard, video monitor
and mouse (KVM) of a single local computer from anywhere at any time. In
addition, KVM function is based on BIOS-level access, therefore, even the server
OS is down, the KVM module can still work to provide around-the-clock remote
monitor and diagnosis through GUI (Web-based Graphical User Interface).
Advanced server management functions including “remote power on/off/reset”,
“remote hardware health monitoring” and “system event log”.
Allows administrators to share the date saved in a local drive (floppy, CD/
DVD-ROM, flash device, HDD) to target servers, which makes data-sharing
convenient.
We recommend to use LAN port 5 for server management.
LAN port 5
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2.6Installing Expansion card
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2.7
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Rackmount rail kit
Chapter 2: Components
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OS support list
OS support list
Windows Server 2012 64-bit
Windows® 8 64-bit
Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 64-bit
Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.8/6.2/6.3 64-bit
Cent OS 5.6/6.2/6.3 64-bit
Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
(Subject to change without prior notice.)
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