Asus TS300-E8-RS4-C User guide

TS300-E8-RS4-C
Pedestal/5U Rackmount Servers
User Guide
E8622
First Edition
August 2013
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................ viii
Federal Communications Commission Statement........................... viii
Canadian Department of Communications Statement..................... viii
REACH .......................................................................................... viii
Safety information....................................................................................... ix
Electrical Safety.................................................................................ix
Operation Safety................................................................................ix
Australia statement notice...................................................................x
About this guide.......................................................................................... xi
Audiencexi
Contentsxi
Conventions...................................................................................... xii
Typography....................................................................................... xii
1.1
1.2
1.3
References........................................................................................ xii
System package contents............................................................ 1-2
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-2
System specifications.................................................................. 1-3
1.4
Front panel features...................................................................... 1-5
1.6
Internal features............................................................................ 1-7
1.5
1.7
Rear panel features....................................................................... 1-6
LED information............................................................................ 1-8
1.7.1
1.7.2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Rear panel LEDs.............................................................. 1-9
Hardware setup
Chassis cover................................................................................ 2-2
2.1.1
2.1.2
Removing the side cover................................................. 2-2
Reinstalling the side cover............................................... 2-3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-4
2.2.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-4
2.2.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan............................ 2-8
2.3.2
2.3
Front panel LEDs............................................................. 1-8
Installing the CPU heatsink.............................................. 2-7
System memory............................................................................ 2-9
2.3.1
Overview.......................................................................... 2-9
2.3.3
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket............ 2-10
2.3.2
Memory Configurations.................................................... 2-9
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Contents
2.4
2.5
2.6
Front panel assembly................................................................. 2-11
2.4.1
2.4.2
SATA/SAS hard disk drives........................................................ 2-13
2.6.1
2.9
(Optional) Installing the second HDD module cage....... 2-15
2.6.4
Installing a hot-swap SATA/SAS hard disk drive............ 2-17
2.6.5
Removing the HDD module cage.................................. 2-17
Removing and reinstalling the backplane...................... 2-19
Expansion cards......................................................................... 2-20
2.7.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-20
2.7.3
Installing ASMB7 management board............................ 2-23
2.7.4
Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card................................... 2-22
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-24
Cable connections...................................................................... 2-25
2.8.1
2.8.2
Motherboard connections.............................................. 2-25
SATA/SAS backplane connections ............................... 2-26
Removable components............................................................. 2-28
2.9.1
System fan..................................................................... 2-28
2.9.3
Redundant power supply module.................................. 2-30
2.9.2
Chapter 3:
Chassis footpads........................................................... 2-29
Installation options
3.1
Preparing the system for rack mounting.................................... 3-2
3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack...................................................... 3-3
3.2
3.4
Attaching the inner rail to the server.......................................... 3-2
Mounting the server to the rack................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4:
4.1
Motherboard Info
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 4-2
4.1.1
Placement direction......................................................... 4-2
4.1.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 4-3
4.1.2
4.1.4 iv
Installing the HDD module cage.................................... 2-13
2.6.2
2.7.2
2.8
Reinstalling the front panel assembly.............................2-11
5.25-inch drives........................................................................... 2-12
2.6.3
2.7
Removing the front panel assembly................................2-11
Screw holes..................................................................... 4-2
Layout contents................................................................ 4-4
Contents
4.2
Expansion slots............................................................................. 4-6
4.2.1
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)........................................ 4-6
4.2.3
PCI Express x1 slot (x1 link)............................................ 4-6
4.2.2
4.2.5
4.3 4.4 4.5 4.2.6
Connectors.................................................................................. 4-16
4.5.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 4-16
Internal connectors........................................................ 4-17
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 5-2
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 5-2
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility............................................................ 5-4
5.1.2
ASUS EzFlash Utility....................................................... 5-3
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 5-6
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen........................................................... 5-7
5.2.3
Menu items...................................................................... 5-8
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
5.3
PIKE slot ......................................................................... 4-7
Jumpers....................................................................................... 4-11
Chapter 5:
5.2
PCI slot ........................................................................... 4-6
Onboard LEDs............................................................................... 4-8
4.5.2 5.1
PCI Express x8 slot (x8 link)............................................ 4-6
5.2.9
Menu bar.......................................................................... 5-7
Submenu items................................................................ 5-8
Navigation keys................................................................ 5-8
General help.................................................................... 5-8
Configuration fields.......................................................... 5-8
Pop-up window................................................................ 5-8
Scroll bar.......................................................................... 5-8
Main menu..................................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
5.3.2
System Date ................................................................... 5-9
System Time.................................................................... 5-9
Contents
5.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 5-10
5.4.1
CPU Configuration..........................................................5-11
5.4.3
SATA Configuration........................................................ 5-15
5.4.2
5.4.4
5.4.5 5.4.6 5.4.7
5.4.8
5.4.9
5.4.10
5.4.11
5.4.12
5.4.13
5.4.14
5.4.15
5.4.16
5.4.17
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.4.18
PCI Subsystem Settings................................................ 5-18
USB Configuration......................................................... 5-20
TPM............................................................................... 5-21
ACPI Settings................................................................. 5-21
WHEA Support............................................................... 5-22
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration............................... 5-22
Intel Server Platform Services........................................ 5-23
Onboard LAN Configuration........................................... 5-24
MIO Card Configuration................................................. 5-24
Serial Port Console Redirection..................................... 5-25
Runtime Error Logging Support..................................... 5-27
APM............................................................................... 5-27
Network Stack................................................................ 5-28
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail...................................... 5-28
Boot menu................................................................................... 5-30
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 5-33
Security........................................................................................ 5-34
Tool menu.................................................................................... 5-37
Exit menu..................................................................................... 5-37
RAID configuration
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 6-2
6.1.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 6-2
6.1.3
Setting Jumpers............................................................... 6-3
6.1.2
6.1.4
6.1.5
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System Agent (SA) Configuration.................................. 5-16
Event Logs menu........................................................................ 5-29
Chapter 6:
6.1
PCH-IO Configuration.................................................... 5-14
Installing hard disk drives................................................. 6-3
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS....................................... 6-3
RAID configuration utilities............................................... 6-3
Contents
6.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM Utility.............................................................. 6-4
6.2.1
Creating a RAID set......................................................... 6-5
6.2.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID........................................... 6-8
6.2.2
6.2.4
6.2.5
6.3
6.2.6
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM utility.................................................. 6-9
Rebuilding the RAID........................................................ 6-9
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility..............6-11
Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)......... 6-12
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6.3.1
Creating a RAID set....................................................... 6-13
6.3.3
Deleting a volume.......................................................... 6-16
6.3.2
6.3.4
Chapter 7:
7.1
Deleting a RAID set......................................................... 6-7
Changing a Volume Type............................................... 6-15
Preferences.................................................................... 6-17
Driver installation
RAID driver installation................................................................ 7-2
7.1.1
7.1.2
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 7-2
Installing the RAID controller driver................................. 7-4
7.2Management applications and utilities installation................... 7-6
7.3
Running the Support DVD . ......................................................... 7-6
7.5
Installing the VGA driver............................................................ 7-19
7.4
7.6
7.7
Installing the LAN driver............................................................. 7-14
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver...................... 7-22
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver....................... 7-24
ASUS contact information........................................................................... 1
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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.
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 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.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction
of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our
products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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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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•
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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, 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.
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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DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic
equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
Australia statement notice
From 1 January 2012 updated warranties apply to all ASUS products, consistent
with the Australian Consumer Law. For the latest product warranty details please
visit http://support.asus.com. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be
excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or
refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable
loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the
goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major
failure.
If you require assistance please call ASUS Customer Service 1300 2787 88 or visit
us at http://support.asus.com
About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users with at
least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the server, including sections
on front panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
3.
Chapter 3: Installation options
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
6.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing or removing system components.
This chapter describes how to install the optional components and devices
into the barebone server.
This chapter includes the motherboard layout and brief descriptions of the
jumpers and internal connectors.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
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Conventions
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 <Key> Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
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:/S
References
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greaterthan sign means that you must press the
enclosed key.
Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
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ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide
This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server
management utility.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites (www.asus.com) worldwide provide updated information for
all ASUS hardware and software products.
This chapter describes the general features of
the server, including sections on front panel
and rear panel specifications.
ASUS TS300-E8-RS4-C
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Model
Chassis
Motherboard
Components
Accessories
Optional Items
TS300-E8-RS4-C
ASUS T50A Pedestal 5U Rackmount Chassis
ASUS P9D-E/4L Server Board
1 x 550W 80PLUS Gold Redundant Power Supply
4 x hot-swap HDD trays
1 x SAS/SATA2 Backplane (BP4LX-TRS8) with 4 x SATA Cables
1 x Front I/O Board (FPB-TRS8A)
2 x System Fan
[Rear: One (1) x 120mm x 38mm); Front: One (1) x 80mm x 25mm)]
1 x DVD-RW
1 x TS300-E8 User’s Guide
1 x TS300-E8 Support CD
1 x ASWM Enterprise Support DVD
1 x Bag of Screws
2 x AC Power Cable
1 x 550W 80PLUS Gold Redundant Power Supply (Second module)
1 x ASMB7-iKVM Remote management card
1 x Ball Bearing Rail Kit
1 x ASUS PIKE RAID card series
1 x 4 bay HDD Module Cage (2nd set)
*ASUS System Web-based Management
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.2
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the
product’s serial number containing 14 characters such as xxS0xxxxxxxxxx shown as the
figure below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS Technical Support team
members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution to your problems.
TS300-E8-RS4-C
xxS0xxxxxxxxxx
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
System specifications
The ASUS TS300-E8-RS4-C 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 onboard.
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TS300-E8-RS4-C Technical Specifications:
TS300-E8-RS4-C
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
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 HW RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2108-32PD 8-port SAS 6G H/W RAID card
ASUS PIKE 2208 8-port SAS 6G H/W 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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TS300-E8-RS4-C Technical Specifications:
TS300-E8-RS4-C
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
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 (2 x Front, 2 x Rear)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Front, 2 x Rear)
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% (Non-condensing)
1+1 Redundant 550W 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
100-127Vac / 200-240Vac, 7A / 3.4A, 47-63Hz, Class l
Operation temperature: 10°C ~ 40°C /
Non operation temperature: -40°C ~ 70°C
Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% (Non condensing)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4
Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily accessible features.
The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, optical drive, and four USB ports are located on
the front panel.
The drive bays, power and reset buttons, LED indicators, DVD-ROM drive, USB 2.0 and the
USB 3.0 ports are located on the front panel. For future installation of 5.25-inch devices, two
drive bays are available.
Message LED
LAN1 LED
LAN2 LED
HDD access LED
Locate LED
Power LED
Optical drive
Empty 5.25-inch bays
Security lock
Power button
Reset button
4-bay HDD cage
Headset port*
4-bay HDD cage (Optional Set)
Mic In port*
USB 2.0 ports
USB 3.0 ports
1.
Refer to section 1.7.1 Front panel LEDs for the LED descriptions.
2. * The Headset and Mic In ports are only available when a MIO card is installed.
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1.5
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports, expansion slots, a chassis
lock and intrusion switch, a vent for the system fan, and redundant power supply modules.
550W 80PLUS Gold
Redundant power supply
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Chassis lock
USB 2.0 ports
LAN port 5*
USB 3.0 ports
VGA port
120mm x 38mm system fan
Gigabit LAN port 1
Gigabit LAN port 2
Gigabit LAN port 3
Gigabit LAN port 4
COM port
Chassis intrusion switch
Expansion slots
*The LAN port 5 is for the ASUS ASMB7-iKVM card only.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6
Internal features
The barebone server includes the basic components as shown.
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1
2
9
3
4
7
8
5
1.
550W 80PLUS Gold Redundant Power Supply unit
2.
120mm x 38mm system fan (ARX FD1212-DP284G)
3.
ASUS P9D-E/4L Server Board
4.
Chassis intrusion switch
5.
Expansion card locks
6.
Optical drive
7.
4-bay HDD module (first set)
8.
4-bay HDD module (second set, optional)
9.
SATA/SAS backplane board (first set, hidden)
Turn off the system power and detach the power supply before removing or replacing any
system component.
The barebone server does not include a floppy disk drive and an optical disc drive. Connect
a USB floppy disk drive or a USB ODD to any of the USB ports on the front or rear panel if
you need to use a floppy disk or a optical disc.
*WARNING
HAZARDOUS MOVING PARTS
KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER BODY PARTS AWAY
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1.7
LED information
1.7.1
Front panel LEDs
Message LED
LAN1 LED
HDD Access LED
LAN2 LED
Power LED
Locate LED
HDD Status LED
HDD Activity LED
LED
Icon
Power LED
HDD Access LED
Message LED
Display status
ON
OFF
Blinking
OFF
Lighting up
Green
HDD Status LED
HDD Activity LED
LAN LEDs
Locate LED
Red
Description
System power ON
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
System is normal; no incoming event
A hardware temperature overheat is
detected. Use ASWM to check the
abnormal status.
SATAII/SAS HDD power ON
HDD has failed and should be
swapped immediately.
Green/Red Blinking RAID rebuilding
Green Blinking
Read/write data from/into the SATAII/
SAS HDD
OFF
LAN accessing
Blinking
ON
Problem with the server is detected.
Blinking
The Power, HDD Access, LAN and Message LEDs are visible even if the system front
bezel is closed.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.2
Rear panel LEDs
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
OFF
GREEN
BLINKING
ACT/LINK LED
Description
No link
Linked
Data activity
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Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
SPEED LED
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing or removing system
components.
ASUS TS300-E8-RS4-C
Hardware setup
Chapter 2
2.1
Chassis cover
2.1.1
Removing the side cover
•
Unplug the power cord before removing the side cover.
•
Take extra care when removing the side cover. Keep your fingers from
components inside the chassis that can cause injury, such as the CPU fan,
rear fan, and other sharp-edged parts.
•
The images of the barebone server shown in this section are for reference
purposes only and may not exactly match the model you purchase.
To remove the side cover:
1.
Remove the two screws that secure
the side cover.
1
1
2.
3.
2-2
Slide the side cover about half
an inch toward the rear until it is
disengaged from the chassis.
Carefully lift the side cover and set
it aside.
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2.1.2
Reinstalling the side cover
To reinstall the side cover:
1.
2.
Match and insert the bottom edge of
the side cover to the corresponding
chassis edge.
Position the side cover on to the
chassis.
1
3.
4.
Slide the side cover toward the
front panel until it snaps in place.
Secure the side cover in place
using two screws.
3
4
4
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2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the
Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3/Core™ i3 processor.
2.2.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA1150 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install the CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and
the load lever is on your right.
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2.
Press the load lever with your
thumb (A), then move it to the right
(B) until it is released from the
retention tab.
Load lever
Do not remove the PnP cap yet
from the CPU socket. Doing so
may bend the pins of the socket.
3.
Retention tab
Lift the load lever until the load
plate is completely lifted.
Load plate
4.
Position the CPU above the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle mark
is on the bottom-left corner of the
socket, then fit the CPU notches to
the socket's alignment keys.
The CPU fits in only one
orientation. DO NOT force the
CPU into the socket to prevent
bending the pins on the socket
and damaging the CPU.
CPU notches
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment
key
Alignment
key
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5.
Close the load plate (A), ensuring
that the front edge of the load plate
slides under the retention lock (B)
then push down the load lever (C).
Load lever
Retention
lock
6.
Insert the load lever under the retention tab to remove the PnP cap from the
CPU socket.
Load
lever
Retention
tab
8.
Apply some Thermal Interface
Material to the exposed area of
the CPU that the heatsink will be
in contact with, ensuring that it is
evenly spread in a thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with
pre-applied Thermal Interface
Material. If so, skip this step.
The Thermal Interface Material is
toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it.
If it gets into your eyes or touches
your skin, wash it off immediately
and seek professional medical
help.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink
The Intel® LGA1150 processor requires a specially designed CPU heatsink to ensure
optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, a specially designed CPU heatsink
or a CPU heatsink with a CPU fan assembly is included depending on
the package. If you buy a CPU separately, ensure that you use only Intel®
certified multi‑directional CPU heatsink or CPU heatsink with CPU fan.
•
The Intel® LGA1150 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install while the special heatsink assembly requires
a Phillips screwdriver to tighten or loosen screws.
•
Use an LGA1150-compatible CPU heatsink and CPU fan assembly only.
The LGA1150 socket is incompatible with the LGA775 and LGA1366
sockets in size and dimension.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure that the
Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU
before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Ensure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install
the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four fasteners match the holes on
the motherboard.
Push down two fasteners at a time
in a diagonal sequence to secure
the heatsink and fan assembly in
place.
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to
the CPU fan connector.
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3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN1.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
2.2.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
3.
4.
2-8
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2.3
System memory
2.3.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules
are developed for better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
2.3.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB Unbuffered with ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
DIMM Slot DIMM Populated
Per Channel per Channel
UDIMM
DIMM Type
Speed
Rank per DIMM
2
1
Unbuffered DDR3
1333/1600
Single Rank, Dual Rank
2
2
Unbuffered DDR3
1333/1600
Single Rank, Dual Rank
•
Begin installing the DIMMs from slots A2 and B2 (Blue).
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
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2.3.3
1.
2.
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clip outward.
DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the DIMM slot key on the
socket.
1
2
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a
DIMM into a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its ends
then insert the DIMM vertically
into the socket. Apply force to both
ends of the DIMM simultaneously
until the retaining clip snaps back
into place and the DIMM cannot
be pushed in any further to ensure
proper sitting of the DIMM.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket vertically to prevent DIMM notch
damage.
•
To install two or more DIMMs, refer to the user guide bundled in the
motherboard package.
•
Refer to the user guide for qualified vendor lists of the memory modules.
Removing a DIMM from a single clip DIMM socket
1.
2.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
2
1
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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2.4
Front panel assembly
Before you can install a 5.25-inch drive, you should first remove the front panel
assembly (front bezel and front panel cover).
2.4.1
Removing the front panel assembly
To remove the front panel assembly:
1.
2.
Locate the three hooked tabs on the
chassis side rail.
Unhook the tabs and remove the
front bezel.
2.4.2
Reinstalling the front panel assembly
To reinstall the front panel assembly:
1.
2.
Hook the other side of the front panel
assembly to the chassis.
Swing toward the front panel
assembly and snap it back into
place.
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2.5
5.25-inch drives
Unplug the power cable before installing or removing any system components.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other system
components!
This system comes with three 5.25-inch
drive bays located on the upper front part
of the chassis. An optional optical drive
may occupy the uppermost bay (labeled
1). The lower bays (labeled 2 and 3) are
available for additional 5.25-inch optical,
zip, or floppy disk drives.
1
2
3
You must remove the front panel
assembly before installing a
5.25-inch drive.
Installing a 5.25-inch drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Unscrew and remove the metal
cover of the bay where you want to
install the 5.25-inch drive, and take
off the plastic cover on the front
bezel at the same position.
2
Insert the drive into the bay and
slide the bay lock to the right until it
clicks in place.
Connect the SATA cable to the
SATA connector on the back of the
drive.
Connect a power plug from
the power supply to the power
connector on the back of the drive.
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2.6
SATA/SAS hard disk drives
The hard disk drive module cage on the front panel, including externally removable
trays for mounting either SATA or SAS hard disk drives, allows you to access the
drive trays by simply opening the front bezel.
An HDD module cage comes with a SATA or SAS backplane. Check the type of
HDD module cage you purchase before buying additional hard disks.
2.6.1
1.
2.
3.
Installing the HDD module cage
Examine the chassis and ensure the bay is free from wires and other
obstructions.
Rotate the HDD module cage
latch counterclockwise until it is at
a 1800 angle.
Insert the HDD module cage into
the bay.
3
2
4.
As you insert the HDD module
cage, the latch will swing
clockwise.
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5.
Lock the cage latch properly.
6.
Connect the appropriate cables to
the SATA/SAS backplane on the
HDD module cage.
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2.6.2
(Optional) Installing the second HDD module cage
This server supports up to eight SAS hard disk drives by installing a second HDD
module cage and an ASUS PIKE RAID card.
1.
Remove the screw of the front
plate. Remove the front plate from
the server chassis by swinging it
outward.
2.
Examine the chassis and ensure
the bay space is free from wires
and other obstructions.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Rotate the HDD module cage latch
counterclockwise until it is at a
1800 angle.
Insert the HDD module cage into
the bay.
4
3
As you insert the HDD module
cage, the latch will swing
clockwise.
Lock the cage latch properly.
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7.
8.
9.
Connect the backplane cable to
the two J4 connectors on the two
backplanes.
7
8
8
7
Connect two power supply cables
to the two U1 connectors on the two
backplanes.
Move the SGPIO_SEL1 jumper on
the first SAS backplane to pin 2–3.
10. Connect the 8-1 pin end of the
SGPIO cable to the SGPIO3
connector on the motherboard,
and connect the 10-1 pin end of
the SGPIO cable to the SGPIO3
connector on the first SAS
backplane.
9
Refer to section 2.8.1
Motherboard connections
for the exact location of the
SGPIO3 connector and section
2.8.2 SATA/SAS backplane
connections for the exact
locations of the SGPIO_SEL1
jumper, J4, U1 and SGPIO3
connectors.
11. Connect eight SAS cables to
the SAS connectors on the two
backplanes.
12. Connect the other ends of the SAS
cables to the SAS connectors on
the motherboard. Install a ASUS
PIKE RAID card to the motherboard.
Refer to section 2.7.2 Installing
ASUS PIKE RAID card for details.
8-1 pin cable end
10-1 pin cable end
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2.6.3
Removing the HDD module cage
1.
Disconnect all cables from the SATA/SAS backplane on the HDD module
cage.
2.
Rotate the HDD module cage
latch counterclockwise. The HDD
module cage will push out of the
chassis.
3.
Completely pull out the HDD
module cage.
2.6.4
1.
Installing a hot-swap SATA/SAS hard disk drive
Release a drive tray by pushing the
spring lock to the right, and then
pulling the tray lever outward. The
drive tray ejects slightly after you
pull out the lever.
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2.
Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
3.
Take note of the drive tray holes.
Each side has three holes to fit
different types of hard disk drives.
Use two screws on each side to
secure the hard disk drive.
4.
Place a SATAII/SAS hard disk drive
on the tray, and then secure it with
four screws.
5.
Carefully insert the drive tray and
push it all the way to the end of the
bay until just a small fraction of the
tray edge protrudes.
When installed, the SATAII/SAS connector on the drive connects to the SATAII/
SAS interface on the backplane.
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6.
7.
Push the tray lever until it clicks
and secures the drive tray in place.
The drive tray is correctly placed
when its front edge aligns with the
bay edge.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 if you wish to
install another SATAII/SAS drive.
2.6.5
Removing and reinstalling the backplane
DO NOT remove the backplane unless necessary!
1.
Remove all hot-swap HDD trays
from the chassis.
2.
Disconnect all cables from the
SATA/SAS backplane.
3.
4.
5.
Loosen the four screws on the
backplane.
Firmly hold the backplane, lift it
upwards. and remove it from the
module.
Follow the previous instructions in
reverse to reinstall the backplane.
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2.7
Expansion cards
This system is designed with expansion card locks on the rear panel for you to
install or remove expansion cards faster.
Unplug the power cord before installing or removing expansion cards. Failure
to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard and other system
components!
2.7.1
1.
2.
Installing an expansion card
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
3.
Push back the expansion card
lock latch.
4.
Pull the latch of the expansion
card lock to release the metal slot
cover.
expansion card lock latches
expansion card locks
3
1
5
2
4
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5.
Remove the metal slot cover
opposite the slot where you wish
to install an expansion card.
6.
Align the PCI card’s golden contact
points with the slot, and then press
firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
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7.
Restore the expansion card lock
to its original position. A light click
indicates the card is locked in
place.
A
B
When installing a graphics
card on a PCI-E x16 slot, the
PCI-E slot right beside it will
not be available.
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2.7.2
Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card
Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS RAID card on your motherboard.
Move the SGPIO_SEL1 jumper on the SATA/SAS backplane to 2–3 when
installing the PIKE RAID card.
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1.
Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on
the motherboard.
2.
Align the golden contact points of
the RAID card with the PIKE RAID
card slot. Insert the RAID card into
the slot until it is completely seated
on the slot.
3.
Connect the SAS cable to the SAS
connectors on the motherboard.
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2.7.3
Installing ASMB7 management board
Follow the steps below to install an optional ASMB7 management board on your
motherboard.
1.
Locate the Baseboard Management
Card header on the motherboard.
2.
Orient and press the Management
Card in place.
The motherboard illustration is for reference only. The motherboard layout and
appearance may vary depending on the model, but the installation steps remain
the same.
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2.7.4
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
-
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
--
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
--
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.8
Cable connections
2.8.1
•
The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment. You do
not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove pre‑installed
components to install additional devices.
•
Refer to Chapter 4 for detailed information on the connectors.
Motherboard connections
2
1
3
6
10
5
4
7
8
9
Standard cables connected to the motherboard
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
24-pin EATX power connector (from power supply to motherboard)
8-pin 12V power connector (from power supply to motherboard)
System fan connector (from system fan to motherboard)
USB 3.0 connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
USB 2.0 connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
SATA conectors (system default; from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane)
Chassis Intrusion connector (from rear chassis intrusion switch to motherboard)
System panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
SAS connectors (for ASUS PIKE only; from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane)
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors
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2.8.2
SATA/SAS backplane connections
A SATA/SAS backplane comes pre-installed in the TS300-E8. The SATA/SAS
backplane has four 22-pin SATA/SAS connectors to support Serial ATA hard disk
drives and SAS hard disk drives. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap
feature to allow easy installation or removal of SATA/SAS hard disks. The LEDs on
the backplane connect to the front panel LEDs to indicate HDD status. See section
1.7 LED information for details.
Front side
The front side of the SATA/SAS backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SATA/SAS connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
HDD1
HDD2
Drive status LEDs
HDD3
HDD4
Each SATA/SAS connector is labeled (HDD1,
HDD2, HDD3, HDD4) so you can easily
determine their counterpart connectors at the
back side of the backplane. Refer to the table
for reference.
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HDD Device
Front side connector
Back side connector
HDD 1
HDD1
CON1
HDD 2
HDD2
CON2
HDD 3
HDD3
CON3
HDD 4
HDD4
CON4
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Back side
The back side of the SATA/SAS backplane faces the rear panel when installed.
This side includes the power connectors and SATA/SAS interfaces for the
motherboard Serial ATA connectors or the SAS card.
U1
CON2
BP_Connector
CON1
BP_Connector
SGPIO_SEL1
SGPIO2
CON4
CON3
Connectors
SGPIO1
SGPIO2
SGPIO3
BPSMB1
U1
BP_Connector
CON1/CON2/
CON3/CON4
SGPIO1 BPSMB1
SGPIO3
Description
Connects to SATA SGPIO1 connector on the motherboard
Connects to SAS SGPIO2 connector on the motherboard
Connects to SAS SGPIO3 connector on the motherboard
Connects to Front panel SMB connector on the motherboard
Connects to 4-pin plug of the power supply
Connects to the BP connector on the second SAS backplane
(optional)
Connects to SATA/SAS connectors on the motherboard
Move the SGPIO_SEL1 jumper on the SATA/SAS backplane to 2–3 when
installing the PIKE RAID card.
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2.9
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing
or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective components.
This section tells how to remove the following components:
1.
Rear system fan
3.
Redundant Power Supply
2.
Chassis footpads
2.9.1
System fan
Removing the rear system fan
To remove the rear system fan:
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1.
Unplug the system fan cable from the REAR_FAN1 connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Spread apart the two hooked tabs to release the system fan from its position.
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3.
Remove the system fan.
4.
Follow the previous instructions in reverse to reinstall the rear system fan.
2.9.2
Chassis footpads
The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the bottom
of the chassis for stability. You need to remove these footpads if you wish to install
the system to a server rack. For instructions on how to install the server, refer to
Chapter 3: Installation options.
To remove the footpads:
1.
2.
3.
Lay the system chassis on its side.
Remove the footpad by rotating
it counterclockwise with a Philips
(cross) screwdriver.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to remove
the other three footpads.
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2.9.3
Redundant power supply module
The system comes with one (1) 550W 80PLUS Gold redundant power supply
module. You have an option to install a second power supply module on the
available redundant power supply slot.
You MUST disconnect all power cable plugs from the motherboard and other
installed devices before removing the power supply unit.
To replace a redundant power supply module:
1.
2.
3.
Select the redundant power supply
module that you wish to replace.
B
Press the lock (A) then pull the
power supply module via the
handle (B). As you remove the
power supply module from the bay,
use your other hand to support the
power supply module.
A
Prepare the replacement power supply module.
Ensure to remove the plastic cover before installing the module.
4.
5.
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Carefully insert the replacement
power supply module all the way
into the bay.
Press the lock (C) then push the
power supply module until it is
securely seated in place (D).
D
C
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This chapter describes how to install the
optional components and devices into
the barebone server.
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Installation options
Chapter 3
3.1
Preparing the system for rack mounting
•
The items required for the optional configurations described in this chapter
are not included in the standard barebone system package. These items are
purchased separately.
•
We recommend that you allot at least 1U space above the server system to
ensure optimal thermal performance.
Removing the footpads
Refer to section 2.9.2 Chassis footpads for instructions on removing the footpads.
Removing the top cover
Unscrew and slide the top cover toward
the rear panel, and then lift it up from the
chassis.
3.2
1.
3-2
Attaching the inner rail to the server
Slide out the inner rail from the rackmount rail kit.
2.
Align the screw holes on the inner
rail and the chassis top, and then
secure the inner rail to the chassis
top with screws.
3.
Repeat the previous steps to
secure the other inner rail to the
bottom of the chassis with screws.
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4.
Secure the rail ear to the top and
the bottom of the chassis with three
screws respectively.
3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack
To attach the rails to the rack:
1.
Select one unit of space (1U) on the rack
where you wish to install the server.
2.
Loosen the two screws on the rack
rails.
3.
Align the front end holes of a rack
rail pair to the 1U space.
1U space
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Drive in two screws on the outer
holes to secure the front end.
Find the rear 1U space that
corresponds to the front 1U space
where you attached the rail.
Drive in two screws on the outer
holes to secure the rear end.
From the rack front, find the corresponding 1U space for the second rail pair.
Repeat steps 3–6 to attach the second rail pair.
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Mounting the server to the rack
To mount the server to the rack
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1.
Align the server rails with the rack
rails.
2.
Push the server all the way into the
rack.
3.
Secure the server to the rack.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter includes the motherboard
layout and brief descriptions of the
jumpers and internal connectors.
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Motherboard Info
Chapter 4
4.1
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an
ATX 1.1 compliant chassis.
Ensure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components!
4.1.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure 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.
4.1.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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4.1.3
Motherboard layout
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4.1.4 Layout contents
Slots/Sockets
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2.
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1.
PCI Express x16 / PCI Express x8 / PCI Express x1 / PCI slot
PIKE slot
Onboard LEDs
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2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
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4.
Power LED (+5V_LED)
1.
3.
5.
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR1)
CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1)
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Location LED (LOC_LED1)
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Jumpers
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1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
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3.
4.
5.
LAN controller setting
(3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2, LAN_SW3, LAN_SW4)
RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
Platform Environmental Control Interface (PECI) Setting
(3-pin PECI1)
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4-13
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6.
LAN34_LED connector (5-pin LAN34_LED1)
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8.
VGA connector (16-pin VGA_HDR1)
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7.
Parallel port connector (26-pin LPT1)
4-14
Rear panel connectors
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2.
RJ-45 port for iKVM
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4.
RJ-45 ports for LAN.
1.
3.
5.
6.
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PS/2 keyboard/mouse port (purple/green)
Video Graphics Adapter port
Power-on Button
Location LED
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7.
Power LED
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8.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
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9.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
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Internal connectors
1.
2.
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gbps connector
(7-pin SATA 6Gbps 1-4 connector [Light Blue])
(7-pin SATA 3Gbps 5-6 connector [Black])
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PSAS connectors
(7-pin PSAS1, PSAS2, PSAS3, PSAS4, PSAS5, PSAS6, PSAS7, 4-18
PSAS8 [Light Blue])
4.
USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB78; A-Type USB9)
3.
5.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
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USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
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6.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
7.
CPU, front, and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3,
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4-20
REAR_FAN1)
8.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector
(6-1 pin SGPIO1)
PIKE Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors
(8-1 pin PSGPIO1/2)
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9.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2)
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10.
Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
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12.
SATA DOM power connector (4-pin PWR3)
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11.
13.
14.
15.
Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1)
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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4.2
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
4.2.1
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)
The onboard PCIE6 slot provides one x16 Gen3 link and auto switches to x8 link
if PCIE5 is occupied. This slot supports VGA cards and various server class high
performance add-on cards.
4.2.2
PCI Express x8 slot (x8 link)
The onboard PCIE 4 and PCIE 5 provide one x8 Gen3 link. These slots support
VGA cards and various server class high performance add-on cards.
4.2.3
PCI Express x1 slot (x1 link)
The onboard PCIE 3 and PCIE 7 provide one x1 Gen2 link to the Intel® C224 PCH.
4.2.5
PCI slot
The PCI 1 and PCI 2 slots supports cards such as LAN, USB, and other cards that
complies with PCI specifications.
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6
5
4
3
2
1
No.(Slot location) Short Description
1 (slot 1)
PCI1 PCI 32 bit/ 33 MHz
2 (slot 2)
PCI2 PCI 32 bit/ 33 MHz
3 (slot 3)
PCIE3 PCI-E x1 (x1 Gen2 link)
4 (slot 4)
PCIE4 PCI-E x8 (x8 Gen3 link)
5 (slot 5)
PCIE5 PCI-E x8 (x8 Gen3 link)
PCI-E x16 (x16 Gen3 link)
6 (slot 6)
PCIE6
(Auto switch to x8 if slot 5 is occupied)
7 (slot 7)
PCIE7 PCI-E x1 (x1 Gen2 link); MIO-892 Supported
4.2.6
PIKE slot
The PIKE slots allows you to choose and change your preferred SAS solution
easily. Install an optional ASUS PIKE RAID card based on your needs.
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4.3 Onboard LEDs
1.
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR1)
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable
before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration
below shows the location of the onboard LED.
2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
The green heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the ASMB7 is
working normally.
The heartbeat LED functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB7.
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3.
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The heartbeat LED functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB7
Management card.
-
Everytime after the AC power is replugged, you have to wait for about
60 seconds for the system to power up.
CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1)
The CPU warning LED lights up to indicate that a CPU error or failure has
occurred.
The warning LED functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB7
Management card.
4.
Power LED (+5V_LED1)
This LED lights up when the Power-on button is pressed and the system is on.
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Location LED (LOCLED1)
The Location LED ligths up when the Location Button on the front panel is
pressed. This onboard LED functions like the Locator LED on the front and is
useful in finding a specific server module within a chassis.
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4.4 1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1–2 (default) to pins 2–3. Keep the cap
on pins
2–3 for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1–2.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the
jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance,
reinstall the battery.
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3.
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VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to
pins 1–2 to activate the VGA feature.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2, LAN_SW3, LAN_
SW4)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® I210AT
Gigabit LAN controllers. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
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4.
5.
RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when
you create disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1–2 if you want to
use the third party software RAID Utility; otherwise, place the jumper caps to
pins 2–3 to use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option
ROM Utility.
Platform Enviromental Control Interface Setting (3-pin PECI1)
When an ASMB7-iKVM is installed, set these to pins 2-3 for correct sensor
information of the Platform Environmental Control Interface (PECI). Set to
pins 1-2 if ASMB7-iKVM is not installed.
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7.
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LAN34_LED connector (5-1 pin LAN34_LED1)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel. Connect the
LAN LED cable to the backplane for LAN activity indication.
Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
This connector is for the parallel port. Connect the parallel port module cable
to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the
system chassis.
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8.
VGA connector (16-1 pin VGA_HDR1)
This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface.
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4.5 Connectors
4.5.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port (purple/green). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard
or mouse.
RJ-45 port for iKVM. This RJ-45 port functions only when you install ASMB7
management card.
Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices.
RJ-45 ports for LAN. These ports allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
Power-on Button. Press this button to turn on the system.
LOCLED1. The Location LED ligths up when the Location Button on the front
panel is pressed. This onboard LED functions like the Location LED on the
front and is useful in finding a specific server module within a chassis.
Power LED. This LED lights up when the Power-on button is pressed and the
system is on.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin USB ports are available for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
LAN port LED
indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Status
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
OFF
BLINKING
4-16
No link
Data activity
OFF
GREEN
Speed LED
Description
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
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4.5.2 Internal connectors
1.
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gbps connectors
(7-pin SATA 6Gbps_1-4 [Light Blue]) (7-pin SATA 3Gbps_5-6 [Black])
Supported by the Intel® C224 chipset, these connectors are for the Serial ATA
signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives that allows up to 6Gbps of data
transfer rate.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10, or RAID 5 configuration.
The actual data transfer rate depends on the speed of Serial ATA hard disks
installed.
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2.
PSAS connectors (7-pin PSAS1, PSAS2, PSAS3, PSAS4, PSAS5, PSAS6,
PSAS7, PSAS8 [Blue])
This motherboard comes with eight (8) PIKE Serial Attached SCSI (PSAS)
connectors that supports both Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA
(SATA). Each connector supports one device.
3.
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These connectors function only when you install a PIKE RAID card.
•
Connect the SAS hard disk drives to PSAS connectors 1–8 (blue) when
installing a 4-port PIKE RAID card.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This LED connector is for the storage add-on card cable connected to
the SATA or SAS add-on card. The read or write activities of any device
connected to the SATA or SAS add-on card causes the front panel LED to
light up.
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4.
5.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB78; A-Type USB9)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables
to connectors USB78, then install the modules to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
These connectors are for USB 3.0 ports. These USB connectors comply with
USB 3.0 specification that supports up to 5 Gbps connection speed.
The USB 3.0 ports are backward compatible with USB 2.0 and also supports
fast-charging of supported devices.
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7.
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Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
This connector is for temperature monitoring. Connect the thermal sensor
cable to this connector and place the other end to the device, which you want
to monitor temperature.
CPU, front, and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3, REAR_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable
matches the ground pin of the connector.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient
air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components.
•
These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
All fans feature the ASUS Smart Fan technology.
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8.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
The SGPIO 1 connectors are used for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Enterprise SGPIO interface that controls the LED pattern generation, device
information, and general purpose data.
The PSGPIO 1/2 connectors are used for PIKE card.
These connectors function only when you install an ASUS PIKE SAS
RAID card.
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9.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2)
These connectors are for the serial COM ports. Connect the serial port
module cable to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
10. Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) to
the power supply unit to read PSU information. Devices communicate with an
SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
This connector functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB7.
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11. Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
12. SATA DOM power connector (4-pin PWR3)
This 4-pin connector is for 5V power of a certain SATA DOM (Disk on Module)
device when using an appropriate cable.
•
The SATA DOM power connector is for output power only. It has a
maximum output current of 1A.
•
Ensure that the power of the SATA DOM device that you will use is less
than 1A.
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13. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1, 4-pin
PWR3)
These connectors are for the ATX power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
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DO NOT forget to connect the 24-pin and the 8-pin power plugs; otherwise,
the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a power supply unit (PSU) with a higher power output is
recommended when configuring a system with more power-consuming
devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power
is inadequate.
•
This motherboard supports ATX2.0 PSU or later version.
•
Ensure that your PSU can provide at least the minimum power required by
your system.
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14. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
1. System power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
2. Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to
the front message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware
monitor to indicate an abnormal event occurance.
3. System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker.
The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
4. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
5. Power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode
depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more
than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
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6. Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
15. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB,
locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
1. Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
2. LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED, LAN2_LINKACTLED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
3. Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin CASEOPEN)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to these
leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting is short
CASEOPEN and GND pin by jumper cap to disable the function.
4. Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1, LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel.
Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will
light up when the Locator button is pressed.
5. Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN#)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button
queries the state of the system locator.
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This chapter tells how to change the system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters
are also provided.
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BIOS setup
Chapter 5
5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output
System (BIOS) setup:
1.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
2.
ASUS EzFlash
Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
3.
BUPDATER
Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using
the BUPDATER utility.
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this
utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the original or updated BIOS file to one USB port on the
system.
2.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the BIOS
recovery finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so would cause
system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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5.1.2
ASUS EzFlash Utility
The ASUS EzFlash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.
asus.com.
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays may
not be the same as shown.
To update the BIOS using EzFlash Utility:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EzFlash Utility and
press <Enter> to enable it.
ASUS Tek. Easy Flash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : P9D-E/4L
Version : 0051
Build Date :11/26/2012
FS0
New Platform
Platform : P9D-E/4L
Version : 0060
Build Date :12/03/2012
System Volume Information
P9D-E-4L Bios
Bios
P9D-E-4L
Windows
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file then press <Enter>.
7.
Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays may
not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable
USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
2.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at support.
asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].ROM
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB flash disk
drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name]ROM
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The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUSTek BIOS Update for DOS V1.06 (09/08/04)
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Update ROM
Current ROM
BOARD: P9D-E/4L
BOARD: P9D-E/4L
VER: 0201
VER: 0202
DATE: 12/01/2012
DATE: 12/09/2012
PATH: WARNING! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Note
Writing BIOS:
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed
4.
Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the
provided utility described in section 5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your
system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure your system
using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the configuration of
your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the security password feature or
change the power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them
in the CMOS RAM of the firmware chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Del>, or by
pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the system
off then back on. Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven
program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the
available options using the navigation keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure
optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS
settings, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
BIOS Version
Compliancy
BIOS Version
Build Date
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1; PI 1.2
0077 x64
01/31/2013
System Date
System Time
[Mon 02/21/2013]
[10:10:10]
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data elements.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Navigation keys
5.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
MonitorFor displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
the fan settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the
desired item is highlighted.
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5.2.3
Menu items
5.2.4
Submenu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items. The other items (Advanced, Event Logs, Boot,
Monitor, Security, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu. To
display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Main
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PCI Subsystem Settings
ACPI Settings
PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express
Settings.
Trusted Computing
5.2.5
Navigation keys
5.2.6
General help
5.2.7
Configuration fields
5.2.8
Pop-up window
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable. A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
5.2.9
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The Main menu
provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system
date and time.
Main
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BIOS InformationBIOS Vendor
BIOS Version
Compliancy
BIOS Version
Build Date
System Date
System Time
5.3.1
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1; PI 1.2
0077 x64
01/31/2013
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data
elements.
[Mon 02/22/2013]
[10:10:10]
System Date
Allows you to set the system date to [Day mm/dd/yyyy].
Where:
Day = Day of the week
mm = month (numeric value)
dd = day (numeric value)
yyyy = year (numeric value)
5.3.2
System Time
Allows you to set the system time to [hh/mm/ss].
Where:
hh = hour (numeric value)
mm = minutes (numeric value)
ss = seconds (numeric value)
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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Main
Advanced
Tool Exit
Main
Advanced
EventEvent
Logs Logs
Boot Boot
MonitorMonitor
SecuritySecurity
Tool Exit
CPUSubsystem
Configuration
PCI
Settings
ACPI
Settings
PCH-IO
Configuration
Trusted Computing
SATAConfiguration
Configuration
WHEA
CPU
Configuration
Systems
Agent (SA) Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
PCI Configuration
Subsystem Settings
SATA
Systems
Agent (SA) Configuration
USB Configuration
USB Configuration
TPM
NCT6779D
Super IO Configuration
Intel
Platforms Services
ACPI Server
Settings
Onboard LAN Configuration
WHEA
Configuration
MIO
Card
Configuration
Serial
PortSuper
Console
Redirection
NCT6779D
IO Configuration
APM
Intel Server
Network
Stack Platform Services
Intel
RC Drivers
Version Details
Onboard
LAN Configuration
PCI,
PCI,PCI-X
PCI-Xand
and
PCIPCI
Express
Settings.
Express Settings.
MIO Card Configuration
Serial Port Console Redirection
Runtime Error Logging
APM
Network Stack
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail
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5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects. Some items may not appear if your CPU does not support the related functions.
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CPU Configuration
Genuine Intel (R) CPU 0000 @ 2.50GHz
CPU Signature
306c2
Microcode Patch
ffff0006
Max CPU Speed
2500 MHz
Min CPU Speed
800 MHz
CPU Speed
2500 MHz
Processor Cores
4
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
Supported
EIST Technology
Supported
CPU C3 State
Supported
CPU C6 State
Supported
CPU C7 State
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
32 kB x 4
32 kB x 4
256 kB x 4
8192 kB
Enabled for WIndows XP
and Linux (OS optimized
Enabled
for Windows XP and
for
Hyper-Threading
Linux (OS optimized
for
Technology)
and Disabled
Hyper-Threading
Technology)
for other OS (OS
not
and Disabled
forHyperother OS
optimized
for
(OS not optimized
for HyperThreading
Technology).
Threading
Technology).
When
Disabled
only one
When
Disabled
only
thread
thread per enabledone
core
is
per enabled core is enabled.
enabled.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
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Navigate to the second page of the screen to see the rest of items in this menu by pressing
the Up or Down arrow keys.
To quickly go to the last item of the second page, press the Page Down button. Press the
Page Up button to go back to the first item in the first page.
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L2 Cache
256 kB x 4
L3 Cache
8192 kB
Hyper-threading
[Enabled]
Active Processor Cores
[All]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
Inter Virtualization Technology[Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher
[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
[Enabled]
CPU AES
[Enabled]
Boot performance mode
[Turbo Performance]
EIST
[Enabled]
Turbo Mode
[Enabled]
Energy Performance
[Performance]
CPU C states
[Enabled]
Enhanced C1 state
[Enabled]
CPU C3 Report
[Enabled]
CPU C6 report
[Enabled]
CPU C7 report
[CPU C7s]
C1 state auto demotion
[Enabled]
C3 state auto demotion
[Enabled]
Package C State limit
[AUTO]
LakeTiny Feature
[Disabled]
Intel TXT (LT) Support
[Disabled]
ACPI T State
[Disabled]
→←: Select Screen
Select Item
↑↓:
Enabled Select
for Windows
Enter:
Item XP and
Linux Change
(OS optimized
+/-:
Opt. for
Hyper-Threading
Technology)
F1: General Help
and Disabled
other OS
F2:
Previousfor
Values
(OS
not
optimized
for HyperF5: Optimized Defaults
Threading
Technology).
F10: Save & Exit
When
Disabled
only
one thread
ESC: Exit
per enabled core is enabled.
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Hyper-threading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology function.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the XD feature that can prevent certain classes of malicious
buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting OS. Configuration options:
[Enabled][Disabled]
Intel Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Mid Level Cache (L2) streamer. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Mid Level Cache (L2) prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU AES [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Advance Encryption Standard instructions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot performance mode [Turbo Performance]
This item allows you to select the performance state that the BIOS will set before OS handoff.
Configuration options: [Max Non-Turbo Performace] [Max Battery] [Turbo Performance]
EIST [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the EIST item to [Enabled]. This allows you to enable or
disable the Intel® Turbo Mode Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Energy Performance [Performance]
Allows you to optimize between performance and power savings. Configuration options:
[Performance] [Balanced Performance] [Balanced Energy] [Energy Efficient]
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CPU C states [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C states. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
This following items appears only when you set the CPU C states to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 State [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced C1 state. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C7 Report [CPU C7s]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C7 report to OS. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s]
C1 state auto demotion [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the demotion of the C3/C6/C7 request to C1 based on
uncore auto-demote information. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C3 state auto demotion [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the demotion of the C6/C7 request to C3 based on
uncore auto-demote information. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Package C State limit [AUTO]
Allows you set the Package C State limit to AUTO. Configuration options: [C0/C1] [C2] [C3]
C6] [C7] [C7s] [AUTO]
LakeTiny Feature [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable LakeTiny for C state configuration. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel TXT (LT) Suppot [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel TXT (LT) support. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
ACPI T State [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI T state. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.2
PCH-IO Configuration
Allows you to configure PCH parameters.
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Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU Name
Intel PCH Rev ID
1.0.0.0
C224
04/C1
USB Configuration
settings.
USB Configuration
PCH Azalia Configuration
USB Configuration
Allows you to set the USB Configuration settings.
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Advanced
USB
Configuration
settings
USB Configuration
Mode
of operation
of xHCI
controller.
XHCI Mode
[Auto]
EHCI1
EHCI2
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
XHCI Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the mode of operation of the xHCI controller. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Enabled] [Disabled]
EHCI1 / EHCI2 [Enabled]
Allows you to control the USB EHCI (USB 2.0) functions. One EHCI controller must always
be enabled. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
Allows you to control the disabling of the USB ports (0-13). Configuration options:
[Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Port #0-#13 Disable [Enabled]
This items only appears when you set the USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control to [Enabled]
This item allows you to control the disabling of each of the USB ports (0-13). Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCH Azalia Configuration
Allows you to control the detection of the Azalia device. Configuration options:
[Auto] [Disabled]
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PCH Azalia Configuration
Azalia
5.4.3
[Auto]
Control Detection of
the Azalia device.
Disabled = Azalia will be
unconditionally disabled
Enabled = Azalia will be
unconditionally Enabled
Auto = Azalia will be
enabled if present,
disabled otherwise.
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
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SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Port 0
Hot Plug
SATA Device Type
Spin Up Device
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Port 1
Hot Plug
SATA Device Type
Spin Up Device
Serial ATA Port 2
Software Preserve
Port 2
Hot Plug
SATA Device Type
Spin Up Device
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Enabled]
Enable or disable SATA
Device.
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Hard Disk Drive]
[Disabled]
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Hard Disk Driver]
[Disabled]
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Hard Disk Driver]
[Disabled]
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the SATA Device. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
This allows you to choose how SATA controller(s) should operate. Configuration options:
[AHCI] [IDE] [RAID]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Compatible Mode [Disabled]
This item only appears when you set the SATA Mode Selection to [IDE]. This item allows you
to enable or disable the Compatible mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
Compatible Mode
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
Serial SATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial SATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Serial SATA Port 2
Software Preserve
Serial SATA Port 3
Software Preserve
Serial SATA Port 4
Software Preserve
Serial SATA Port 5
Software Preserve
5.4.4
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
HardDisk (250.0GB)
SUPPORTED
ASUS DVD-E8 ATAPI
SUPPORTED
System Agent (SA) Configuration
This allows you to change System Agent parameters.
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System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Haswell
1.0.0.0
Supported
VT-d
Enable NB Card
BDAT ACPI Table Support
VGA Priority
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Offboard]
Check to enable VT-d
function on MCH.
Memory Configuration
VT-d [Enabled]
This allows you enable or disable the VT-d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enable NB CRID [Disabled]
This allows you enable or disable the NB CRID WorkAround. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
BDAT ACPI Table Support [Disabled]
This allows you enable or disable the support for the BDAT ACPI table. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
VGA Priority [Offboard]
This allows you to prioritize between the onboard and offboard video device to be found.
Configuration options: [Onboard] [Offboard]
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Memory Configuration
This allows you to change memory information settings.
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Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Usage Memory
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A3
DIMM_A4
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
Row Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
1.0.0.0
1067 MHz
1024 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
1024 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
Not Present
7
Memory Frequency Limiter
ECC Support
Memory Scrambler
Memory Remap
GDXC Support
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Maximum Memory
Frequency Selections
in MHz.
7
7
20
Memory Frequency Limiter [Auto]
This allows you to set the memory frequency in MHz. Configuration options: [Auto] [1333]
[1600]
ECC Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the DDR ECC support. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Memory Scrambler [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the Memory Scrambler support. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Memory Remap [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the Memory Remap above 4G. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
GDXC Support [Disabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the GDXC feature. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
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5.4.5 PCI Subsystem Settings
Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings.
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Advanced
PCI Bus Driver Version
V 2.05.02
PCI 64bit Resources Handling
Above 4G Decoding
[Disabled]
PCI Common Settings
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
Change PCI Express
Devices Settings.
PCI Express Settings
PCIE Slot Configuration
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable 64-bit capable devices to be decoded in above
4G Address Space if your system supports 64-bit PCI decoding. Configuration Options:
[Disabled][Enabled]
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the RT32 Image Loading. Configuration Options:
[Disabled][Enabled]
PCI Express Settings
Allows you to change the settings of the PCI Express Devices.
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PCI Express Device Register Setting
PCI Express Device Register Settings
ASPM Support
[Disabled]
WARNING: Enabling ASPM may cause some
PCIE devices to fail
Set the ASPM Level: Force
L0s
- Force all links to L0s
State
: AUTO - BIOS auto
configure :DISABLE Disables ASM
ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable support to Active State Power Management (ASPM).
ASPM is a power management protocol that is used to extend battey life. Configuration
options:
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Force L0s]
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Disables ASMP
BIOS auto configure
Force all links to L0s State
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PCIE Slot Configuration
Allows you to perform PCIE slot configurations.
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PCIE Slot Configuration
PCIE3
PCIE3 Option Rom
PCIE4
PCIE4 Option Rom
PCIE5
PCIE5 Option Rom
PCIE6
PCIE6 Option Rom
PCIE7
PCIE7 Option Rom
PIKE
PIKE Option Rom
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Enabled/Disabled PCIE3
Option Rom
PCIE Option Rom 3 - 7 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE slots. Configuration Options: [Disabled][Enabled]
PIKE Option Rom [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PIKE Option Rom. Configuration Options:
[Disabled][Enabled]
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5.4.6 USB Configuration
This allows you to make changes on the configuration settings of the USB.
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USB Configuration
USB Devices
1 mouse,2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
USB3.0 Support
XHCI Hand-off
EHCI Hand-off
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Port 60/64 Emulation
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy
support if no USB
devices are connected.
DISABLE option will
keep USB devices
available only for
EFI applications.
USB hardware delays and time-outs:
USB transfer time-out
[20 sec]
Device reset time-out
[20 sec]
Device power-up delay
[Auto]
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto] allows
the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller
legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the USB3.0 (XHCI) controller support. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This functions as a workaround for OSes without XHCI hand-off support. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This functions as a workaround for OSes without EHCI hand-off support. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the USB Mass Storage driver support. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 60/64 Emulation [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for
the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
Allows you to select the USB transfer time-out value. Configuration options:
[1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
Allows you to select the USB device reset time-out value. Configuration options:
[10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
Device power-up delay [Auto]
This allows you to set the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to
the Host Controller. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
5.4.7
TPM
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Advanced
Configuration
TPM Support [Disable]
Current Status Information
NO Security Device Found
Enables or Disables BIOS
support for security
device.O.S. will not
show Security Device. TCG
EFI protocol and INT1A
interface will not be
available.
Security Device Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable BIOS support for security devices. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.8
ACPI Settings
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Advanced
ACPI Settings
Enable Hibernation
ACPI Sleep State
[Enabled]
[Both S1 and S3 avai...]
Enables or Disables
System ability to
Hibernate (OS/S4 Sleep
State). This option may
not be effective with
some OS.
Enable Hibernation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Hibernation feature (OS/S4 sleep state).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Sleep State [Both S1 and S3 available for OS to choose from]
Allows you to set the ACPI Sleep state. Configuration options: [Suspend Disabled]
[S1 only (CPU Stop Clock)] [S3 only (Suspend to RAM)]
[Both S1 and S3 available for OS to choose from]
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5.4.9
WHEA Support
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WHEA Support
[Enabled]
Enables or disable
Windows Hardware Error
Architecture.
WHEA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Windows® Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.10
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
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Advanced
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Parallel Port Configuration
Set Parameters of
Serial Port 1 (COM1)
Serial Port 1/2 Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allows you to set the parameters of the Serial Port 1 (COM1) and
the Serial Port 2 (COM2).
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM 1/2). Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
This item only appears when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled]. This item allows you to
select the serial port base address. Configuration options:
[Auto]
[IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=3F8h: IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
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Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT/LPTE). Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select the optimal setting for the super IO device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=378h; IRQ=5] [IO=378h: IRQ=5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=278h; IRQ=5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12] [IO=3BCh; IRQ=5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12]
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode] Allows you to select the printer port mode. Configuration options: [STD Printer mode]
[SPP Mode] [EPP-1.9 and SPP Mode] [EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode]
[ECP Mode] [ECP and EPP 1.9 Mode] [ECP and EPP 1.7 Mode]
5.4.11
Intel Server Platform Services
This item displays the information of the Intel Server Platform Services configured in the
system.
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Intel Sever Platform Services Configuration
ME BIOS Interface Ver :
1.0
SPS Version
3.0.4.162
ME FW Status Value
:
0xf0345
ME FW State
:
SPS ME FW Active
ME FW Operation State :
M0 without UMA
ME FW Error Code
No Error
:
ME NM FW Status Value :
0x80000001
BIOS Booting Mode
:
Power Optimized Mode
Cores Disabled
:
0
ME FW SKU Information :
Node Manager
End-of-POST Status
EOP disabled in POST
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5.4.12
Onboard LAN Configuration
This allows you to change the enable or disable the onboard LAN.
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Onboard LAN Configuration
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
I210
I210
I210
I210
LAN1
LAN2
LAN3
LAN4
MAC:
MAC:
MAC:
MAC:
00:E0:18:10:18:E8
00:E0:18:10:18:E9
00:E0:18:10:18:EA
00:E0:18:10:18:EB
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
I210
I210
I210
I210
I210
I210
I210
I210
LAN1
LAN1
LAN2
LAN2
LAN3
LAN3
LAN4
LAN4
Enable OpROM
Enable
OpROM
Enable
OpROM
Enable
OpROM
[Enabled]
[PXE]
[Enabled]
[PXE]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
INTEL I210 LAN
Disable/Enable
INTEL I210 LAN1 - LAN4 Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the INTEL I210 LAN function in the system. Configuration
Options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
INTEL I210 LAN1/LAN2 OpROM [PXE], INTEL I210 LAN3/LAN4 OpROM
[Disabled]
Allows you to launch the Intel I210 LAN OpROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE]
[iSCSI]
5.4.13
MIO Card Configuration
This item allows you to set MIO Card configuration settings.
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Set MIO Card
MIO Card Type
Front Panel Type
[ALC 892]
[AC97]
MIO Card Type
MIO Card Type [ALC 892]
Allows you to select the MIO card type. Configuration Options:
[ALC 892] [ALC 888]
Front Panel Type [AC97]
Allows you to select the front Panel type of the MIO. Configuration options:
[AC97] [HD]
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5.4.14
Serial Port Console Redirection
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Advanced
COM1
Console Redirection Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]
Console Redirection
Enable or Disable.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/
Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection
[Disabled]
Console Redirection Settings
COM1/COM2 Console Redirection [Disabled/Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The Console Redirection Settings becomes configurable when Console Redirection is
set to [Enabled].
COM1/COM2 Console Redirection Settings
The settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which the user is
using) will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or compatible settings.
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100]
ASCII char set.
[VT100+]
Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, among others
[VT-UTF8]
Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI]
Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side. Long
or noisy lines may require lower speeds. Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400]
[57600] [115200]
Data Bits [8]
Allows you to set the data bits. Configuration options: [7] [8]
Parity [None]
Allows you to select the parity bit. A parity bit is sent with the data bits to detect transmission
errors. Configuration options: [None] [Even] [Odd] [Mark] [Space]
Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning.) The
standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more than 1 stop
bit. Configuration options: [1] [2]
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Flow Control [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the receiving
buffers are full, a “stop” signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the buffers are empty,
a “start” signal can be sent to re-start the flow. Hardware flow control uses two wires to send
start/stop signals. Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
VT -UTF8 Combo Key Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the VT -UTF8 Combination Key Support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the Recorded mode to capture Terminal data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resolution 100x31 [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the extended terminal resolution. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution [80x24]
This allows you to set the number of rows and columns supported on the Legacy OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
Putty Keypad [VT100]
This allows you to select the FunctionKey and Keypad on Putty. Configuration options:
[VT100] [LINUX] [XTERMR6] [SCO] [ESCN] [VT400]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Bootloader]
This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console redirection.
Configuration options: [Always Enable] [Bootloader]
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency Management
Services (EMS) Settings
The following items only appears when you set the Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1]
Allows remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port. Configuration
options: [COM1] [COM2]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type for out-of-band management. Configuration options:
[VT100] ASCII char set.
[VT100+] Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et.
[VT-UTF8] Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI] Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [115200]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side. Long or
noisy lines may require lower speeds. Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600]
[115200]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to set the flow control to prevent data loss from buffer overflow. Configuration options:
[None] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
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5.4.15
Runtime Error Logging Support
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Advanced
Runtime Error Logging Support
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable
Runtime Error Logging
Support.
Runtime Error Logging Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Runtime Error Logging Support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.16
APM
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management (APM) settings.
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Restore AC Power Loss
Power On By PCI
Power On By PCIE
Power On By RTC
EuP Ready
[Last State]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Specify what state
to go to when power
is re-applied after
a power failure (G3
state).
Restore AC Power Loss [Last State]
Allows you to set the state the system will go to after an AC power loss. Configuration options:
[Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PCI [Disabled]
You can use this option to enable or disable the Wake-on-LAN feature of the Intel® LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
This allows you to enable or diasble the PCIE devices to generate a wake event. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When set to [Enabled],
the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/Minute/Second becomes user-configurable where
you can set values.
EUP Ready [Disabled]
This item allows you to switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for EuP requirement.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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5.4.17
Network Stack
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Network stack
[Disable]
Enable/Disable the
network stack (Pxe
and UEFI)
Network stack [Disable]
Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
5.4.18
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail
This item displays the Version String for the Intel RC Drivers.
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Intel CPU RC Version
1.0.0.0
Memory RC Version
1.0.0.0
Intel SA RC Version
1.0.0.0
Intel PCH RC Version
1.0.0.0
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5.5
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs menu items allow you to change the event log settings and view the system
event logs.
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Advanced Event
Event Logs
Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
Press <Enter> to change
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
the Smbios Event Log
View Smbios Event Log
configuration.
View System Event Log
Main
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
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Main Advanced Event
EventLogs
Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
Enabling/Disabling Options
Change this to enable or
Smbios Event Log
[Enabled]
disable all features of
Smbios Event Logging during
Erasing Settings
boot.
Erase Event Log
[No]
When Log is Full
[Do Nothing]
NOTE: All values changed here do not take effect
until computer is restarted.
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of Smbios event logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erase Event Log [No]
This item only appears when Smbios Event Log is set to [Enabled]. This item allows you to
select the options for erasing Smbios event log. Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset]
[Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
This item only appears when Smbios Event Log is set to [Enabled]. This item allows you to
select the options for reaction when the event logs are full. Configuration options:
[Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
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5.6
Boot menu
The items in Boot menu allows you to change the options on how the system will boot.
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Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
GateA20 Active
Option ROM Messages
INT19 Trap Response
Boot Device Seeking
[Upon Request]
[Force BIOS]
[Immediate]
[Endless PXE]
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
[P0: DVD
]
[P4: Harddisk 2.50G]
[Windows Boot Man..]
Option
Option
Option
Option
Priorities
#1
#2
#3
Number of seconds to wait for
setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Network Device BBS Priorities
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
CSM parameters
Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
This item allows you to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. Use the
<+> and <-> keys to specify the values.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled].
Set the Full Screen Logo to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
GateA20 Active [Upon Request]
This item is useful when any RT code is execute above 1MB. When set to [Upon Request],
the GA20 can be disabled using BIOS services. When set to [Always], disabling of GA20 is
not allowed. Configuration options: [Upon Request] [Always].
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
Allows you to set the display mode for Option ROM. Configuration options:
[Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
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INT19 Trap Response [Immediate]
This item allows you to set the BIOS reaction on INT19 trapping by Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Immediate] [Postponed]
Boot Device Seeking [Endless PXE]
This allows you to enable the Boot Device Seeking option. Configuration options:
[Endless PXE]
[Normal]
Continuosly seek remote boot image until boot image is found or
the operation is aborted <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> is pressed by the user).
Seek remote boot image once then stop.
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number
of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the
system.
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
- Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
- Press <F8> after POST.
Network Device BBS Priorities / Hard Drive BBS Priorities
This allows you to set the order of the legacy devices in this group.
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CSM Parameters
This allows you to set OpROM execution, boot options filter, and other OpROM settings
settings.
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Launch CSM
Boot Option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpRom policy
Launch Video OpRom policy
Other PCI device ROM priority
[Enabled]
[Legacy only]
[Legacy only]
[Legacy only]
[Legacy only]
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
[Legacy OpROM]
Launch CSM [Enabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable the launch of CSM. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Option filter [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control what devices the system can boot to. Configuration options:
[UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy only] [UEFI only]
Launch PXE OpROM policy [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE OpROM.
Configuration options: [Do not launch] [UEFI only] [Legacy only] [Legacy first] [UEFI first]
Launch Storage OpROM policy [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Configuration options: [Do not launch] [UEFI only] [Legacy only] [Legacy first] [UEFI first]
Launch Video OpROM policy [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Configuration options: [Do not launch] [UEFI only] [Legacy only] [Legacy first] [UEFI first]
Other PCI device ROM priority [Legacy OpROM]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Configuration options: [UEFI OpROM] [Legacy OpROM]
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5.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
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Monitor Security Tool Exit
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
TR1 Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
REAR_FAN1 Speed
FRNT_FAN1 Speed
FRNT_FAN2 Speed
FRNT_FAN3 Speed
VCORE1
+12V
+5V
+1.5V
+3VSB
+3.3V
VBAT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+58ºC/ +162ºF
+52ºC/ +151ºF
N/A
1054 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+1.800 V
+12.288 V
+5.040 V
+1.504 V
+3.408 V
+1.296 V
+3.344 V
FAN Speed Control [Generic Mode]
Whisper/Generic/High/
Speed/Full Speed
CPU/MB/TR1 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
component temperatures.
CPU_FAN1 Speed; FRNT_FAN1–3 Speed; REAR_FAN1 Speed [xxxx RPM] or
[Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of CPU fans,
front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
VCORE1 Voltage: +12V, +5V, +1.5V, +3VSB, +3.3V, and VBAT
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
Fan Speed Control [Generic Mode]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for
more efficient system operation. Configuration options:
[Low Speed Mode] [Generic Mode] [High Speed Mode] [Full Speed Mode]
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5.8
Security
This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be changed. The
menu also enables or disables the Secure Boot state and lets the user configure the System
Mode state.
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Security Tool Exit
Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set, then
this only limits access to Setup and is only asked
for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
Set Setup Administrator
Password
Administrator Password
User Password
Clear Password
System Boot Menu
HDD Security Configuration:
P1: HardDisk
P2: HardDisk
Administrator Password
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password.
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User Password
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear a user password:
1.
Select the Clear User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
Select Yes from the Warning message window then press <Enter>.
Secure Boot Menu
This item allows you to customize the Secure Boot settings.
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Platform Mode
Secure Boot
Setup
Disabled
Secure Boot Control
[Enabled]
Secure Boot Mode
Image Execution Policy
Key Management
[Standard]
Secure Boot flow control.
Secure Boot can be
enabled only when
Platform Key (PK) is
enrolled and Platform is
operating in User mode.
Secure Boot Control [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Secure Boot flow control. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Secure Boot Mode [Standard]
This item allows you to select the mode of the Secure boot to change Execution policy and
Secure Boot Key management. Configuration options: [Standard] [Custom]
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Image Execution Policy
This item only appears when you set the Secure Boot Mode to [Custom]. This allows you to
manage the Image Policy on Security Violation.
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Interval FV
Option ROM
Removable Media
Fixed Media
[Always Execute]
[Deny Execute]
[Deny Execute]
[Deny Execute]
Image Execution Policy
per device path on
Security Violation.
Internal FV [Always Execute]
Configuration options: [Always Execute]
Option ROM/Removable Media/Fixed Media [Deny Execute]
Configuration options: [Always Execute] [Always Deny] [Allow Execute] [Defer Execute]
[Deny Execute] [Query User]
Key Management
This item only appears when you set the Secure Boot Mode to [Custom]. This allows you to
modify Secure Boot variables and set Key Management page.
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Factory Default Key Provisioning[Disabled]
Install All Factory Default Keys
Platform Key (PK)
Set new PK
Delete PK
NOT INSTALLED
Key Exchange Key Database (KEK)
Set new KEK
Delete KEK
Append Var to KEK
NOT INSTALLED
Authorized Signature Database (DB)
Set new DB
Delete DB
Append Var to DB
NOT INSTALLED
Forbidden Signature Database (DBX)
Set new DBX
Delete DBX
Append Var to DBX
NOT INSTALLED
Install Factory default
Secure Boot Keys when
System is in Setup Mode
Factory Default Key Provisioning [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Install All Factory Default Keys
This item will ask you if you want to Install Factory Default secure variables. Select Yes if you
want to load the default secure variables, otherwise select No.
Platform Key (PK)/Key Exchange Key Database (KEK)/Authorized Signature Database
(DB)/ Forbidden Signature Database (DBX)
Configuration options: [Set New] [Delete] [Append]
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5.9
Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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Tool Exit
Start EzFlash
Press ENTER to run the
utility to select and
update BIOS.
Start EzFlash utility
Allows you to run the Start EzFlash utility. For more information, see section 4.1.2 ASUS
EzFlash utility.
5.10
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
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Discard Changes & Exit
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Reset
Exit system setup without
saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
IBA GE Slot 0B00 v1404
IBA GE Slot 0B00 v1404
Windows Boot Manager
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and exit.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
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Discard Changes & Reset
This option allows you to reset without saving your changes. When you select this option or
if you press <ENTER>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and
reset.
Restore Defaults
This option allows you restore or load the default values for all the setup options. When you
select this option or if you press <ENTER>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
apply the default values or press <Esc> to exit.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the
available filesystem devices. Select Yes to proceed, or No to cancel, and then press <Enter>.
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This chapter provides instructions for setting
up, creating and configuring RAID sets using
the available utilities.
ASUS TS300-E8 Series
RAID configuration
Chapter 6
6.1
Setting up RAID
6.1.1
RAID definitions
The motherboard comes with the Intel® C224 controller that supports Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology enterprise Option ROM Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5
support (for Windows® OS only).
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a
second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID set, copy
first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an operating
system to the selected hard disk drive.
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6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the system
user guide.
2.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive and to the
SATA connector on the motherboard.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
6.1.3
Setting Jumpers
Ensure to turn off power before setting the jumpers on the motherboard.
You must set the jumper settings of your motherboard to activate the embedded Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM Utility.
To set the jumper settings for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM
Utility, set the 3-pin RAID_SEL1 jumper to pins 2-3.
For more information about the jumper settings of 3-pin RAID_SEL1, you may refer to the RAID
configuration utility section on page 2-27.
6.1.4
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS
You must set the RAID mode in the BIOS Setup to be able to launch the RAID utilities before
you can create a RAID set from the SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors
supported by Intel® C224 chipset.
To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu > SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID].
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
6.1.5
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set using the utilities
embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise SATA Option ROM Utility if you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial
ATA connectors supported by the Intel® C224 chipset.
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6.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA
Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility allows you to create
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives
that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the Serial ATA hard disk drives, have
set the correct jumper settings of the motherboard, and have set the correct SATA mode in
the BIOS setup. You can refer to sections 5.1.2 Installing hard disk drives, 5.1.3 Setting
Jumpers, and 5.1.4 Setting the RAID mode in BIOS for more information.
To launch the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> to display the utility main menu.
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1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
ID Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
2
ST3300656SS
3
ST3300656SS
[
]-Select
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
[ESC]-Exit
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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6.2.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
Key in a name for the RAID set from the following screen and press <Enter>.
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[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Strips)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 0.0 GB
Syne: N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[
]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
3.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select a RAID Level that you wish to create then
press <Enter>.
4.
From the Disks item field, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives that you want to
include in the RAID set.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[
5.
]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
Use the up/down arrow keys to move the selection bar then press <Space> to select a
disk. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
when you are done.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0,
10 and 5 only) then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
In the Capacity field item, key in the RAID volume capacity that you want to use and
press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> to start creating the RAID volume.
9. From the following warning message, press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return
to the main menu, or press <N> to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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6.2.2
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Delete Volume Menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set
you want to delete then press <Del>.
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[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[
3.
]-Select
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
From the following warning message, press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to
the utility main menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
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6.2.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID
volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter>.
2.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select the drive(s) or disks of the RAID set you want
to reset, then press <Space>. A small triangle before the Port number marks the
selected drive. Press <Enter> when you are done.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port
0
1
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[
3.
6-8
]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Press <Y> in the confirmation window to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.2.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise SATA Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit then press <Enter>.
2.
From the following warning message, press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
6.2.5
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays
the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array
with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> at the prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology option ROM utility.
2.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt you to rebuild the
RAID. Press the up/down arrow keys to select the destination disk then Press <Enter>
to start the rebuilding process or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
“Degraded” volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selectign
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXX.GB
[
]-Previous/Next [ENTER]-Select [ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. The status of the degraded
RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
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1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
1
Volume0
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Level1
RAID1(Mirror)
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
*=Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[
]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
4.
Exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
5.
Select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or click
the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage Manager
utility.
6.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the Intel Rapid
Storage Console.
7.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding status. When
finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system displays the
status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may replace the disk drive and
rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the same
specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
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Reboot the system then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other nonRAID disk.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.2.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multiRAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utililty.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during POST.
2.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
3.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See the Boot
menu section of Chapter 4 for more details.
4.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
5.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
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6.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
(Windows)
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the
Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
You need to manually install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility on a
Windows® operating system. Please refer to the installation instructions in Chapter 6.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility under Windows operating
system:
1.
Turn on the system to windows desktop.
2.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the main menu.
Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and optimal
data storage capacity. You can create additional volumes to further optimize your storage
system.
You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks.
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6.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
4.
Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size.
5.
Click Next.
•
If you do not want to keep the data on one of the selected disks, select NO when
prompted.
•
If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, click
Advanced.
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6.
Confirm the volume creation, than click Create Volume to continue.
This process could take a while depending on the number and size of the disks. You can
continue using other applications during this time.
7. Wait until the process is completed, then click OK when prompted.
You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before adding
any data.
The RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list and you can change the settings in Volume
Properties.
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6.3.2
Changing a Volume Type
To change the volume type in Volume Properties:
1.
Click the SATA array items you want to change in Volumes field.
2
From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.
3.
You can change the Name, Select the new volume type, and Select additional disks
to include in the new volume if needed.
4.
Select the Data stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and click OK.
The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical
values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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6.3.3
Deleting a volume
Be cautious when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives. Before
you proceed, ensure that you back up all your important data from your hard drives.
To delete a volume:
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1.
From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field
you want to delete.
2.
Select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return
to the main menu.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.3.4
Preferences
System Preferences
Allow you to set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or
errors here.
E-Mail Preferences
Allow you to set to sent e-mail of the following events:
•
Storage system information
•
Storage system warnings
•
Storage system errors
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Chapter 6: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for installing
the necessary drivers for different system
components.
ASUS TS300-E8 Series
Driver installation
Chapter 7
7.1
RAID driver installation
7.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install an
operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part provides the
instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive when
creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
If you have created RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID configuration utility, the boot
priority of the SATA optical disk drive has to be manually adjusted. Otherwise, the system
will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® or Red Hat®
Enterprise operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. You can
create a RAID driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the support DVD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD in the optical drive.
2.
Restart the computer.
3. Enter the BIOS Setup.
4.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support DVD. Save
your changes.
5.
Exit the BIOS Setup and restart the computer.
The following Makedisk menu appears.
6.
Select the C22x INTEL RAID Driver and press <Enter> to go to the sub-menu.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
7.
From the Makedisk sub-menu, use the Up or Down arrow keys to select the driver and
press <Enter> to create the RAID driver disk.
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
Windows 32 bit(also support AHCI)
Windows 64 bit(also support AHCI)
Back
Exit
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
6. Select YES from the following warning message then press <Enter>.
WARNING !!!
ALL DATA ON THE FLOPPY DISKETTE WILL BE DELETED !!
TO CONTINUE ?
)DO
YOU WANT
NO
7. YES
On the following Important message, select YES if an ASMB7 is installed, otherwise
select NO, then press <Enter>.
<Important>
Please ensure ASMB7-iKVM is well installed on the
motherboard.
NO
YES
YES
8.
Insert the formatted diskette into the disk drive and press <Enter>. The system writes the
image to the disk.
9. Press any key to continue when prompted.
The Create Driver Diskette Menu appears after the creation of the diskette is finished.
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make disk menu, then select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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7.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
During Windows® Server 2008 OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server 2008 OS
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1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server 2008 OS installation disc. Follow the
screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008.
2.
When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced).
3.
Click Load Driver.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
4.
A message appears, reminding you to insert the installation media containing the driver
of the RAID controller driver. If you have only one optical drive installed in your system,
eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace with the motherboard Support DVD
into the optical drive. Click Browse to continue.
5.
Locate the driver in the corresponding folder of the Support DVD, and then click OK to
continue.
6.
Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list and click Next.
7.
When the system finishes loading the RAID driver, replace the motherboard Support
DVD with the Windows Server installation disc. Select the drive to install Windows and
click Next.
8.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to continue.
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7.2Management applications and utilities
installation
The support DVD that is bundled with your motherboard contains drivers, management
applications, and utilities that you can install to maximize the features of your
motherboard.
7.3
1.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest updates on software and
utilities.
2.
The support DVD is supported on Windows® Server 2008 R2 and Windows®
Server 2012.
Running the Support DVD
When you place the support DVD into the optical drive, the DVD automatically displays
the main screen if Autorun is enabled in your computer. By default, the Drivers tab is
displayed.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to
run the support DVD.
The main screen of the Support DVD contains the following tabs:
1.
Drivers
2.
Utilities
3. MakeDisk
4.
Manual
5.
Contact
The main screen of the Support DVD looks exactly the same on the Windows® Server
2008 R2 and on the Windows® Server 2012 Operating System (OS).
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.3.1
Drivers menu tab
The Drivers Menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices.
Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
7.3.2
Utilities menu tab
The Utilities menu displays the software applications and utilities that the motherboard
supports.
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7.3.3
MakeDisk menu tab
The MakeDisk menu contains items to create the Intel RAID driver disks.
You have to press the arrow down button in the lower part of the screen to view the
remaining items of the MakeDisk menu.
7.3.4
Manual menu
The Manual menu provides the link to the Broadcom NetXtreme II Network Adapter
user guide.
You need an internet browser installed in your OS to view the User Guide.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.3.5
Contact information menu
The Contact menu displays the ASUS contact information, e-mail addresses, and
useful links if you need more information or technical support for your motherboard.
7.3.6Installing the Intel® Chipset device Software driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® chipset device software on
the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® chipset device software on a Windows® Operating
System.
To install the Intel® chipset device software on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.
Click Intel® Chipset Device Software from the Drivers menu to start the installation.
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5. From the Intel® Chipset Device
Software, click Next to start the
installation.
6.
In the License Agreement window,
click Yes to continue.
7.
Read the Readme File information and
click Next to continue.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
8. Click Install in the Windows Security
window.
The Windows Security window may appear more than once and you may have to click
Install several times to continue with the installation.
9.
When the installation of files is finish, click
Next.
10. When prompted to restart the computer,
select Yes, I want to restart this
computer now then click Finish to
complete the installation.
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To install the Intel® Chipset device software on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
Click Intel® Chipset Device Software from the Drivers menu to start the installation.
5. From the Intel® Chipset Device
Software, click Next.
6.
In the License Agreement window,
click Yes to continue the process.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.
Read the Readme File information and
click Next to continue.
8.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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7.4
Installing the LAN driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® Network Connections Software
drivers on the system.
You need to manually install the LAN controller driver on a Windows® operating system.
To install the LAN controller device on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
Click Intel ® Network Connections
Software on the Drivers menu tab to start
the installation.
5.
Click Install Drivers and Software in the
Intel® Network Connections window.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections window.
7.
Toggle I accept the terms in the license
agreement then click Next in the License
Agreement window.
8.
Click Next in the Setup Options window
if you want to continue with the installation
with the default values.
Otherwise, select the options you want to
install then click Next to continue.
9.
Click Install in the Ready to Install the
Program window.
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10. Click Yes when the Microsoft
Management Console dialog box
appears.
The Microsoft Management
Console dialog box appears when
the system detects open or running
applications that needs to be closed.
You have to terminate open or
running applications specified in
the dialog box to proceed with the
installation.
11.
When the system finishes loading all
the drivers, click Finish to complete the
installation.
To install the LAN controller device on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.
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Click Intel® Network Connections Software on the Drivers menu tab to start the
installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
5.
Click Install Drivers and Software
in the Intel® Network Connections
window.
6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections window.
7.
Click Next in the Setup Options
window if you want to continue with the
installation with the default values.
Otherwise, select the options you want to
install then click Next to continue.
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8.
Click Install to continue.
9.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.5
Installing the VGA driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video Graphics Adapter
(VGA) driver.
You need to manually install the ASPEED Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver on a Windows®
operating system.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
The Main menu of the Support DVD
appears.
4.
Click ASPEED AST2300/AST1300
Display Driver on the Drivers menu to
start the installation.
5.
Toggle I accept the terms in the license
agreement and click Next.
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6.
Enter a username and organization
then click Next.
7.
Toggle Complete in the Setup Type
window then click Next.
8.
Click Install to begin the installation.
9.
Click Finish to complete the
installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
10. When prompted to restart the computer,
click Yes.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD 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 DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.
Click ASPEED AST2300/AST1300 Display Driver on the Drivers menu to start the
installation.
5.
Click OK in the Driver Information window.
Wait for the loading of drivers to finish.
6.
Click OK to complete the installation.
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7.6
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver
on the motherboard.
To install the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
Click Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI on the
Drivers menu of the main screen to start
the installation.
5.
Click Next on the Welcome to the Setup
Program window.
6.
Click Yes in the License Agreement
window to continue with the installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
9.
Click NEXT when the installation of
driver is complete.
10. Click Finish to complete the
installation.
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7.7
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter
driver on the system.
To install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
Click Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter Driver
in the Drivers menu of the main screen
to start the installation.
5.
Click Next to continue.
6.
Toggle Modify then click Next in the
Program Maintenance window.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.
Select the options you want to install then
click Next to continue.
8.
Click Install in the Ready to Modify the
Program window to begin with the loading
of the selected options.
9.
When the the installation of files is
complete, click Finish.
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To install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
Click Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter Driver in the Drivers menu of the main screen to
start the installation.
5.
Click Next to continue.
6.
Toggle Modify then click Next in the
Program Maintenance window.
7.
Select the options you want to install then
click Next to continue.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
8.
In the Ready to Modify the Program
window, click Install to load the options you
selected.
9.
When the the installation of files is
complete, click Finish.
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