Asus RS500A-E6/PS4 Specifications

RS500A-E6/PS4
Configuration Guide
E7600
First Edition V1
August 2012
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Contents
Revision history........................................................................................... III
Safety information....................................................................................... IV
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Key features................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Front panel features...................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
1.5
System overview........................................................................... 1-3
Rear panel features....................................................................... 1-4
System specifications.................................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2:
Components
2.1
Upgrading CPU and CPU heatsink.............................................. 2-2
2.3
Upgrading hard disk drives.......................................................... 2-5
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
Upgrading system memory.......................................................... 2-3
Installing ASUS PIKE RAID module............................................ 2-6
Installing an expansion card to the riser card bracket.............. 2-7
Installing optical drive.................................................................. 2-8
2.7Installing ASUS Server Management Board............................... 2-9
2.8
2.9
Friction rail kit............................................................................. 2-10
OS support list............................................................................ 2-11
Revision history
Revision
Revision history
Date
V1
First release of RS500A-E6/PS4 configuration guide
July 2012
III
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.
IV
This chapter describes the key features
of RS500A-E6/PS4. It includes
the product overview and general
specifications.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-
1.1
Key features
Mainstream High Computing Node with AMD G34 Solution
Outstanding Performance with Latest Technologies
The RS500A-E6/PS4 delivers outstanding performance with up-to-date AMD
Opteron 6200 series processors, with triple HT3 links between CPUs to provide up
to 25.6GB/s bandwidth, achieving extremely fast transfer rate.
High Scalability
With 16 DIMM slots inside, the RS500A-E6/PS4 provides maximum memory
capacity up to 256GB. Meanwhile, with PIKE add-on cards, the server will offer
scalable and flexible storage options in system.
Super Reliability with PIKE Upgrade Kit
RS500A-E6/PS4 has four 3.5” hot-swap HDD bays to support SATA or SAS HDDs
up to 4TB, meeting the demand of mass storage, and offers users a complete
RAID solution (together with PIKE) for data protection.
The ASUS optional upgrade kit PIKE SAS2 6G will provide cost-effective storage
interface upgrade solution and flexible choices for multiple storage option.
Green Design
Energy-saving with 80+ (Gold) Power Efficiency
With 80+ PFC high efficiency power supply, RS500A-E6/PS4 is able to reduce the
power loss and save power bill for users.
Real-time and Out-of-band Server Management
The optional ASMB4-iKVM module offers real-time web-based management and
remote system control (KVM-over-IP) to the system from any local computer
anywhere, anytime.
On-board USB for Easy Virtualization Deployment
The RS500A-E6/PS4 provides excellent virtualization applications with VMWare
supported. The onboard vertical USB connector is designed for integrated
hyperviser for easy deployment, allowing the full use of system resources and
reducing TCO and IT expenses.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
System overview
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2.CPU heatsink
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System fans
3. System memory
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Friction rackmount rail kit
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HDD trays
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Hard disk drive
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ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card (optional)
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1.3
Front panel features
Rack screw
HDD 1
HDD 2
HDD 3
HDD 4
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1.4
Power
button
Power
LED
Rear panel features
Expansion slot
LAN port 2
LAN port 1
VGA port
Serial port
USB ports
LAN port 3*
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
Power supply fan
Power cord connector
1-4
1
USB ports
HDD Access LED
LAN2 LED
LAN1 LED
Message LED
Reset button
Location LED
Location switch
Optical drive
Rack screw
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The ports for the PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, USB, VGA, and Gigabit LAN
do not appear on the rear panel if motherboard is not present.
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*The port is for ASUS ASMB4-iKVM controller card only.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5
System specifications
Model Name
Processor Support / System Bus
Core Logic
Total Slots
Capacity
Memory
Memory Type
Memory Size
Total PCI/PCI-X/
PCI-E Slots
Expansion Slots
Slot Type
Additional Slot
SATA Controller
Storage
SAS Controller
HDD Bays
I = Internal
A or S will be
hot-swappable
Networking
LAN
Graphic
VGA
RS500A-E6/PS4
2 x Socket G34 (LGA 1944)
8/12/16 Core AMD® Opteron™ 6200 Series
(ACP<=80W)
HyperTransport™ Technology 3.0,
6.4 GT/s per link (triple link)
AMD® SR5650
AMD® SP5100
16 (4-channel per CPU)
Maximum up to 256GB (RDIMM)
Maximum up to 64GB (UDIMM)
DDR3 1066/1333/1600 RDIMM with ECC
DDR3 1066/1333/1600 UDIMM with ECC
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB (RDIMM)
1GB, 2GB, 4GB (UDIMM)
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Default Riser Card:
1 x PCI-E G2 x16 slot (G2 x16 link) (Full-Height/
Half-Length)
1 x PIKE Slot for Storage Enhancement
AMD® SP5100:
6 x SATA2 300MB/s ports
PROMISE® SW RAID (For Linux/Windows)
Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5
Optional:
ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS2 6G RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2008/IMR 8-port SAS2 6G RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2108 8-port SAS2 6G H/W RAID card
4 x Hot-Swap 3.5” SAS/SATA2 HDD Bays
2 x Intel® 82574L + 1 x Mgmt LAN per Node
Aspeed AST2050 8MB
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Model Name
Auxiliary Storage CD / DVD
Onboard I/O
OS Support
Anti-virus Software
Software
Out of Band
Remote
Management
Dimension (HH x WW x DD)
Net Weight Kg (CPU, DRAM &
HDD not inclu ded)
Power Supply
Management
Solution
Environment
RS500A-E6/PS4
1 x Slim-type Optical Device Bay
Options: DVD-RW/DVD-ROM
(DVD-RW default for North America)
3 x RJ-45 ports (One for ASMB4-iKVM)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (Front x 2, Rear x 2)
1 x External Serial Port
1 x VGA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Internal A Type USB port
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise 32/64-bit
Windows® Server 2003 R2 Enterprise 32/64-bit
RedHat® Enterprise Linux AS5.0 32/64-bit
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 32/64-bit
(Subject to change without any notice)
Optional Trend Micro Server Protect
(For Linux/Windows)
ASWM 2.0
Optional ASMB4-iKVM for KVM-over-IP support
615mm x 444mm x 43.6mm (1U)
15 Kg
500W 80+ Single Power Supply (Gold Level)
Operation temperature: 10°C — 35°C /
Non operation temperature: -40°C — 70°C
Non operation humidity: 20% — 90%
(Non-condensing)
Note: 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 motherboard comes with dual surface mount LGA 1944 Socket designed for
the AMD® Opteron™ 6200 series CPU in the Land Grid Array (LGA) package.
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. Do not force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors
on the socket and damaging the CPU.
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4
3
1
2
• If you wish to install two (2) CPUs, make sure that you sequentially install a
CPU from CPU socket 1 first, then on CPU socket 2.
• When installing only one (1) CPU, make sure to install it on the CPU1
socket.
Twist each of the two screws with a Philips (cross) screwdriver just enough to
attach the heatsink to the motherboard. When the two screws are attached,
tighten them one by one to completely secure the heatsink.
P/N
Description
90-S000U0CV0T AMD OPTERON 6276 2.3GHZ W/HEATS (16C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0CW0T AMD OPTERON 6274 2.2GHZ W/HEATS (16C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0CX0T AMD OPTERON 6272 2.1GHZ W/HEATS (16C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0CY0T AMD OPTERON 6238 2.6GHZ W/HEATS (12C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0CZ0T AMD OPTERON 6234 2.4GHZ W/HEATS (12C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0D00T AMD OPTERON 6220 3.0GHZ W/HEATS (8C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0D10T AMD OPTERON 6212 2.6GHZ W/HEATS (8C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0D20T AMD OPTERON 6204 3.3GHZ W/HEATS (4C/TDP<=115W/Socket G34)
90-S000U0D30T AMD OPTERON 6262HE 1.6GHZ W/HEATS (16C/TDP<=85W/Socket G34)
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Chapter 2: Components
2.2
Upgrading system memory
The motherboard comes with sixteen (16) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
9 DIMM_H1
13 DIMM_F1
10 DIMM_H2
14 DIMM_F2
11 DIMM_G1
12 DIMM_G2
15 DIMM_E1
16 DIMM_E2
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7 6
5 4
3 2
1
1 DIMM_A2
5 DIMM_C2
2 DIMM_A1
6 DIMM_C1
3 DIMM_B2
7 DIMM_D2
4 DIMM_B1
8 DIMM_D1
Memory population table
For UDIMM (Single Rank, Dual Ranks)
CPU1 Configuration
A2 A1 B2 B1 C2 C1 D2 D1
V
V
2 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
4 DIMMs
V V V
V V V
6 DIMMs
V V V V V V V V
8 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2 Configuration
A2 A1 B2 B1 C2 C1 D2 D1 E2 E1 F2 F1 G2 G1 H2 H1
V
V
2 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
4 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
V
V
6 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
8 DIMMs
V V V
V
V
V V V
V
V
10 DIMMs
V V V
V V V
V V V
V V V
12 DIMMs
V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V
14 DIMMs
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
16 DIMMs
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For RDIMM (Single Rank, Dual Ranks & Quad Ranks)
CPU1 Configuration
A2 A1 B2 B1 C2 C1 D2 D1
V
V
2 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
4 DIMMs
V V V
V V V
6 DIMMs
V V V V V V V V
8 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2 Configuration
A2 A1 B2 B1 C2 C1 D2 D1 E2 E1 F2 F1 G2 G1 H2 H1
V
V
2 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
4 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
V
V
6 DIMMs
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
8 DIMMs
V V V
V
V
V V V
V
V
10 DIMMs
V V V
V V V
V V V
V V V
12 DIMMs
V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V
14 DIMMs
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
16 DIMMs
Order P/N
Description
90-S000I0610T
DDR3 1600 ECC REG 8G 240P
90-S000I0620T
90-S000I0600T
2-4
DDR3 1600 ECC REG 16G 240P
DDR3 1600 ECC REG 4G 240P
Chapter 2: Components
2.3
Upgrading hard disk drives
The system supports four hot-swap SATAII/SAS hard disk drives. The hard disk
drive installed on the drive tray connects to the motherboard SATAII/SAS ports via
the SATAII/SAS backplane.
We recommend that you install identical drives of the same model and capacity
for RAID configuration.
Order P/N
Description
90-S000H64R0T
300GB 6G SAS15Krpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H64S0T
450GB 6G SAS15Krpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H64T0T
600GB 6G SAS15Krpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65D1T
500GB SATA3 6Gb 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65B1T
1TB SATA3 6Gb 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65V0T
500GB SATA3 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65U0T
1TB SATA3 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65T0T
2TB SATA3 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
90-S000H65E2T
3TB SATA3 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Single Pack)
Note: For SAS upgrade, please refer to the ASUS PIKE card user guide.
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2.4
Installing ASUS PIKE RAID module
Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS RAID card on your motherboard.
If you install the PIKE 1078 or PIKE 2008 Series SAS RAID card, follow steps 1
and 2 to remove the outer heatsink on RAID card.
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2
S
S AS8
S AS7
S AS6
S AS5
S AS4
SA AS3
S
SA 2
S1
S
S ATA
S ATA 6
S ATA 5
S ATA 4
SA ATA2 3
TA
1
4
3
5
S
S AS8
S AS7
S AS6
S AS5
SA AS4
S
S
3
SA AS2
S1
S
S ATA
S ATA 6
S ATA 5
SA ATA3 4
SA TA2
TA
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard, then remove the screw
beside the PIKE slot.
Disconnect the data cables from SATA1 ~ 4.
Align the golden fingers of the RAID card with the PIKE RAID card slot then
insert the RAID card into the PIKE RAID card slot. Ensure that it is completely
seated in place.
Secure the PIKE card with the screw you removed earlier.
Connect the data cables, by numerical order, to the SAS connectors labeled
SAS 1 ~ 4 on the motherboard.
Move the SGPIO_SEL1 jumper on the SATA/SAS backplane to 2–3.
Order P/N
90-S00CS0130T
90-S00CS0140T
90-S00CS0150T
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6
Description
PIKE2008 8-port SAS 6G card. RAID Kit (RAID 0, 1, 10, 1E)
PIKE 2008/IMR 8-port SAS 6G card. RAID Kit (RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50)
PIKE 2108 8-port SAS 6G card. RAID Kit
(H/W RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60)
Chapter 2: Components
2.5
Installing an expansion card to the riser card bracket
The barebone server comes with a riser card bracket. You need to remove the
bracket if you want to install a PCI Express expansion card.
A
B
2
1
C
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2.6
Installing optical drive
1
2
3
Order P/N
90-S000C2000T
90-S000C4000T
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Description
Slim DVD-RW Module (SATA)
Slim DVD-ROM Module (SATA)
Chapter 2: Components
2.7Installing ASUS Server Management
Board
Order P/N
90-S00CS0120T
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Description
ASMB4-IKVM GA R1.01(SINGLE PACK)
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Friction rail kit
Front end
Rack rails Rear end
1
2
4
3
2-10
P/N
Description
90-S00SP1360T
FRICTION RAIL KIT V2.0
Chapter 2: Components
2.9
OS support list
OS support list
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32/64-bit
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 64-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64-bit
RedHat RHEL AS 5.0 U7 32/64-bit
RedHat RHEL AS 5.0 U8 32/64-bit
RedHat RHEL AS 6.0 U1 32/64-bit
RedHat RHEL AS 6.0 U2 32/64-bit
Novell SuSE Enterprise 10 64-bit
Novell SuSE Enterprise 11 32/64-bit
Note: Subject to change without any notice.
P/N
90-S00SW7151T
Description
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 STD R2 64 (64-bit only)
90-S00SW8200T
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 ENTERPRISE (1-8 CPU, 10CAL)
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Chapter 2: Components