Motherboard
P9D-MH
Series
E7962
First Edition
April 2013
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Contents
Notices....................................................................................................................... vii
Federal Communications Commission Statement..........................................vii
Canadian Department of Communications Statement....................................vii
REACH .......................................................................................................vii
Safety information..................................................................................................... viii
Electrical safety.............................................................................................. viii
Operation safety............................................................................................. viii
Australia statement notice................................................................................ix
About this guide........................................................................................................... x
How this guide is organized............................................................................. x
Where to find more information........................................................................ x
P9D-MH Specifications Summary............................................................................. xii
Chapter 1:
Product Introduction
1.1
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label..................................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-3
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-4
1.4.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-4
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features............................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Hardware Information
2-1
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 2-3
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 2-4
2.2.1
Placement direction..................................................................... 2-4
2.2.2
Screw holes................................................................................. 2-4
2.2.3
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 2-5
2.2.4
Layout contents............................................................................ 2-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-9
2.3.1
Installing the CPU........................................................................ 2-9
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink........................................................ 2-12
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan...................................... 2-13
2.3.4
Installing the CPU heatsink in rack............................................ 2-14
System memory........................................................................................ 2-15
2.4.1
Overview.................................................................................... 2-15
2.4.2
Memory Configurations.............................................................. 2-15
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket........................ 2-16
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Contents
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 2-17
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 2-17
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 2-17
2.5.2
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 2-18
2.5.4
PCI Express x8 slot (x4 link)...................................................... 2-19
2.5.6
PCI Express x1 slot (x1 link)...................................................... 2-19
2.5.7
Installing the Baseboard Management Card.............................. 2-20
2.5.8
Connecting the Thermal sensor cable....................................... 2-21
Onboard LEDs........................................................................................... 2-22
Jumpers..................................................................................................... 2-26
Connectors................................................................................................ 2-31
2.8.1
Rear panel connectors............................................................... 2-31
2.8.2
Internal connectors.................................................................... 2-33
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
Powering off the computer........................................................................ 3-4
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function................................................. 3-4
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch........................................... 3-4
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
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Powering Up
Starting up for the first time....................................................................... 3-3
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 4-3
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 4-3
4.1.2
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4-4
4.1.3
BUPDATER utility......................................................................... 4-5
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 4-7
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen....................................................................... 4-8
4.2.2
Menu bar...................................................................................... 4-8
4.2.3
Menu items.................................................................................. 4-9
4.2.4
Submenu items............................................................................ 4-9
4.2.5
Navigation keys............................................................................ 4-9
4.2.6
General help................................................................................ 4-9
4.2.7
Configuration fields...................................................................... 4-9
4.2.8
Pop-up window............................................................................ 4-9
4.2.9
Scroll bar...................................................................................... 4-9
Main menu................................................................................................. 4-10
4.3.1
System Date ............................................................................. 4-10
4.3.2
System Time.............................................................................. 4-10
Contents
4.4
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 4-11
4.4.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 4-12
4.4.2
PCH-IO Configuration................................................................ 4-15
4.4.3
SATA Configuration.................................................................... 4-16
4.4.4
System Agent (SA) Configuration.............................................. 4-17
4.4.5 PCI Subsystem Settings............................................................ 4-19
4.4.6 USB Configuration..................................................................... 4-21
4.4.7
TPM........................................................................................... 4-22
4.4.8
ACPI Settings............................................................................. 4-22
4.4.9
WHEA Support........................................................................... 4-23
4.4.10
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration........................................... 4-23
4.4.11
Intel Server Platform Services.................................................... 4-24
4.4.12
Onboard LAN Configuration....................................................... 4-24
4.4.13
Serial Port Console Redirection................................................. 4-25
4.4.14
Runtime Error Logging Support................................................. 4-27
4.4.15
APM........................................................................................... 4-27
4.4.16
Onboard LAN BCM57840S Configuration................................. 4-28
4.4.17
Network Stack............................................................................ 4-28
4.4.18
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail.................................................. 4-29
4.5
Event Logs menu...................................................................................... 4-29
4.7
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 4-33
4.6
4.8
4.9
4.10
Boot menu................................................................................................. 4-30
Security...................................................................................................... 4-34
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 4-37
Exit menu................................................................................................... 4-37
Chapter 5:
5.1
RAID Configuration
Setting up RAID........................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-3
5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives............................................................. 5-4
5.1.3
Setting Jumpers........................................................................... 5-4
5.1.4
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS................................................... 5-4
5.1.5
RAID configuration utilities........................................................... 5-4
Contents
5.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
5.3
5.4
SATA Option ROM Utility............................................................................ 5-5
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set..................................................................... 5-6
5.2.2
Deleting a RAID set..................................................................... 5-8
5.2.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID....................................................... 5-9
5.2.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM utility............................................................ 5-10
5.2.5
Rebuilding the RAID.................................................................. 5-10
5.2.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility......................... 5-12
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)....................... 5-13
5.3.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 5-14
5.3.2
Changing a Volume Type........................................................... 5-16
5.3.3
Deleting a volume...................................................................... 5-17
5.3.4
Preferences................................................................................ 5-18
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility.......................................................... 5-19
5.4.1
RAID 1 volume........................................................................... 5-20
5.4.2
RAID 1E/10 volume................................................................... 5-24
5.4.3
RAID 0 volume........................................................................... 5-26
5.4.4
Managing Arrays........................................................................ 5-28
5.4.5
Viewing SAS topology................................................................ 5-35
5.4.6
Global Properties....................................................................... 5-36
Chapter 6:
6.1
Driver installation
RAID driver installation.............................................................................. 6-3
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk......................................................... 6-3
6.1.2
Creating the LSI 2308 SAS2 driver disk...................................... 6-5
6.1.3
Installing the RAID controller driver............................................. 6-7
6.2Management applications and utilities installation............................... 6-17
6.3
Running the Support DVD . ..................................................................... 6-17
6.5
Installing the VGA driver.......................................................................... 6-30
6.4
6.6
6.7
6.8
Installing the LAN driver.......................................................................... 6-25
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver.................................... 6-33
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver..................................... 6-35
Installing the Broadcom 10G driver........................................................ 6-39
Appendix A:
A.1
A.2
Reference Information
A-1
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL block diagram................................................... A-3
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE block diagram............................................... A-3
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.
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://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power
cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure
about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
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.
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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
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This user guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technologies it
supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down the system.
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
•
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets
using the available utilities.
•
Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different
system components.
•
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when configuring
the motherboard.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure 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
Italics
<Key>
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Command
Example: <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At DOS prompt, type the command line:
format A:/S
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P9D-MH Specifications Summary
Model Name
Processor Support /
System Bus
Core Logic
Form Factor
ASUS
Features
Fan Speed
Control
Rack Ready
(Rack and
Pedestal
dual use)
ASWM
Enterprise
Total Slots
Capacity
Memory
Memory
Type
Total PCI/
Expansion PCI-E Slots
Slot
Slots
Location 4
(follow SSI Slot
Location
Location 5
number)
Slot
Location 6
Storage
SATA
Controller
SAS
Controller
Networking LAN
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE
1 x Socket LGA1150
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v3 Product Family
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor Family*
Intel® C224 Chipset
Micro ATX, 9.6 in. x 9.6 in.
4 (2 Channels)
Maximum up to 32GB
DDR3 1333/1600 ECC UDIMM
3
1 x PCI-E x1 (x1 Gen2 link)
1 x PCI-E x8 (x4 Gen2 link)
1 x PCI-E x8 (x4 Gen3 link)
Intel® C224:
- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s ports
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
-Intel® RSTe supports software RAID 0, 1, 10, & 5 (Windows
only)
LSI 2308 8-port SAS Controller
®
2 x Intel I210AT controller
+ 1 x Management LAN
1 x Dual Port Broadcom
57840S 10GbE Chipset
* Refer to www.asus.com for the complete list of supported CPUs.
(continued on the next page)
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®
2 x Intel I210AT controller
+ 1 x Management LAN
1 x Single Port Broadcom
57811S 10GbE Chipset
Graphic
Model Name
VGA
TPM Header
PSU
Connector
SATA DOM
Power
Connector
Management
Header
Onboard I/O
Connectors
USB
Connector/
Header
Fan Header
SMBus
Chassis
Intruder
Front LAN
LED
Serial Port
Header
VGA Header
External USB
Port
VGA Port
Rear I/O
Connectors
RJ-45
Management
Solution
SFP+
PS/2 KB/
Mouse
Software
Out of Band
Remote
Management
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE
Aspeed AST2300 + 32MB VRAM
1
24-pin ATX power connector
8-pin ATX 12V power connector
4-pin power connector
On-board header for optional management card
1 x USB 3.0 pin header (up to 2 devices)
1 x USB 2.0 pin header (up to 2 devices)
1 x USB 2.0 connector (Type A USB socket)
5 x 4 pin headers
1
1
4
1
1
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1
2 x GbE LAN
1 x Management LAN
2 x SFP+ connector
1 x SFP+ connector
1
ASWM Enterprise
Optional ASMB7-iKVM for KVM-over-Internet
CPU
Temperature
FAN RPM
Monitoring
Environment
Operation temperature:
10oC – 35oC (50oF – 95oF)
Non operation temperature:
-40oC – 70oC (-40oF – 158oF)
Non operation humidity:
20% – 90% (Non condensing)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1:
Product Introduction
Chapter summary
1
This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. This
chapter contains the following sections:
1.1
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label..................................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-3
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-4
ASUS P9D-MH Series
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P9D-MH Series motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another
standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard and hardware devices on it, check the items in
your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Items
Standard Gift Box Pack
I/O Shield
SATA 3G cable
SATA 6G cable
Cables
SATA DOM cable
COM port cable
Support CD
Application CD
ASWM Enterprise SDVD
Documentation Motherboard User Guide
Metal Plate for LGA1150
Accessory
Packaging Qty.
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1 pc per carton
Standard Bulk Pack
1
----1
1
1
1
10 pcs per carton
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Optional items
Description
ASMB7-iKVM
Remote Management solution provides KVM over IP solution
ASUS P9D-MH Series
1-3
1.3
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the
motherboard's serial number containing 12 characters xxS2xxxxxxxx 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.
P9D-MH
xxS2xxxxxxxx
1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Made
in
China
合格
Latest processor technology
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3/Core™ i3 processor series
in the LGA1150 package. The Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 have improve CPU and graphics
performance, new AVX instructions (AVX 2.0), and integrated voltage regulators. The on-chip
dual channel memory controller supports up to 2 DDR3 or DDR3L DIMMs per channel.
Intel® Turbo Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost automatically allows the processor to run faster than the marked frequency
if the processor is operating below its power, current, and temperature specification
limits. This technology increases performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded
workloads.
Intel® Hyper Threading
The thread-level parallelism on each processor makes more efficient use of the processor
resources, higher processing throughout and improved performance on today's multithreaded software.
Intel® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® processors with the Intel® EM64T (Extended Memory 64
Technology). The Intel® EM64T feature allows your computer to run on 64-bit operating
systems and access larger amounts of system memory for faster and more efficient
computing.
DDR3 memory support
The motherboard supports ECC UDIMM DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates
of 1600/1333 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of server and workstation
applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture boosts system performance, eliminates
bottlenecks with peak bandwidth up to 25Gb/s, and dramatically reduces the memory voltage
to just 1.5V compared to DDR2's memory voltage of 1.8V.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express bus standard that provides twice the
performance and speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides an optimal graphics performance,
unprecedented data speed, and seamless transition with its complete backward
compatibility to PCIe 1.0/2.0 devices.
Intel® I210AT LAN Solution
The motherboard comes with two Gigabit LAN controllers and ports which provide a total
solution for your networking needs. The onboard Intel® I210AT Gigabit LAN controllers
use the PCI Express interface and could achieve network throughput close to Gigabit
bandwidth.
Broadcom 57840S/57811S 10 GbE Solution
The motherboard comes with Broadcom 10GbE controller and SFP+ connectors which
provides a complete 10GbE solution for your networking requirements. Broadcom 10GbE
controller is performanced focused and optimized for high throughput, low latency and
CPU utilization, thus it is the best choice for datacenter, enterprise, service provider, and
so on.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) intelligently manages the CPU
resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core frequency depending on
the CPU loading and system speed or power requirement.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II 3 Gb/s technology through the Serial ATA
interface and Intel® C224 chipset. The Serial ATA II specification provides twice the
bandwidth of the current Serial ATA products with a host of new features, including Native
Command Queuing (NCQ), Power Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm, and Hot
Swap. Serial ATA allows thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count and reduced
voltage requirements.
Serial ATA III technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA III 6 Gb/s technology through the Serial ATA
interface and Intel® C224 chipset. Get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double
the bandwidth of current bus systems with up to 6Gbps data transfer rates.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 specification that
dramatically increases the connection speed from the 12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to
a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1.
USB 3.0 technology
The motherboard implements the USB 3.0 technology with data transfer speeds of up to
5Gbps, faster charging time for USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and
backward compatibility with USB 2.0.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan
rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The chip monitors the
voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical components.
ASUS P9D-MH Series
1-5
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
ASUS Fan Speed technology
The ASUS Fan Speed technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the system
loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
1-6
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2:
Hardware Information
Chapter summary
2
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing
system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the
motherboard. This chapter contains the following sections:
2.1
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 2-3
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-8
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 2-4
System memory........................................................................................ 2-14
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 2-16
Onboard LEDs........................................................................................... 2-21
Jumpers..................................................................................................... 2-24
Connectors................................................................................................ 2-29
ASUS P9D-MH Series
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such
as the power supply case, before handling components to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power supply is switched
off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
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2.2
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 a micro ATX
1.2 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!
2.2.1
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.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place eight (8) 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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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Sockets
Page
1.
CPU sockets
2-9
2.
DDR3 sockets
2-15
3.
PCI Express x8 / PCI Express x1
2-19
Onboard LEDs
Page
1.
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR1)
2-22
2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
2-22
3.
CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1)
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4.
Power LED (+5V_LED)
2-23
5.
Location LED (LOC_LED1)
2-24
6.
RLED (RLED1)
2-24
7.
PCIE Link LED (PCIE_LINKUP1)
2-25
8.
Data Layer LED (DL_ACTTIVE1)
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Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
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3.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
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4.
RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
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5.
SFP+12_LED connectors (5-pin LAN34_LED1)
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6.
VGA connector (16-pin VGA_HDR1)
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7.
Broadcom 10GbE controller setting (3-pin BCM10G_SW1)
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8.
LSI 2308 SAS/SATA RAID controller setting (3 pin SAS_SW1)
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Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port (purple/green)
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2.
RJ-45 port for iKVM
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3.
Video Graphics Adapter port
2-31
4.
SFP+_LED1
2-31
5.
SFP+_1
2-31
6.
SFP+_LED2 (P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL only)
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7.
SFP+_2 (P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL only)
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8.
RJ-45 ports for LAN.
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9.
Location LED
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10.
Power-on Button
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11.
Power LED
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12.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
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13.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
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Internal connectors
Page
1.
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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2.
SAS connectors (7-pin SAS connector [Light Blue])
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3.
USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB78; A-Type USB9)
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4.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
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5.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
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6.
CPU, front, and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3,
REAR_FAN1)
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7.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1)
2-36
8.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
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Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors
(8-1 pin SGPIO2, SGPIO3)
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9.
Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
2-38
10.
Hard disk activity connector (4-pin HDLED1)
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11.
Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
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12.
SATA DOM power connector (4-pin PWR3)
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13.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1)
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14.
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
2-41
15.
Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the
Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 and Intel® Core™ i3 processor.
2.3.1
•
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.
Retention tab
3.
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
7.
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 preapplied 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.
2.3.3
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.
Rotate each fastener counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2.3.4
Installing the CPU heatsink in rack
The Intel 1150 processor requires a specially designed heatsink to ensure optimum thermal
condition and performance.
®
•
Ensure that you use qualified heatsink assembly only.
•
Ensure that you have applied the thermal interface material to the top of the CPU
before installing the heatsink and fan.
1.
Peel off the sticker on the heatsink metal
plate and affix the plate to the back of
the motherboard, matching the standoffs
to the heatsink screw holes.
2.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten
the four heatsink screws using the
recommended sequence below.
A
C
A
C
D
B
D
B
1.
Ensure that the heatsink is not skewed or tilted, otherwise the CPU will
overheat.
2. Do not overtighten the screws. Doing so can damage the CPU.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
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:
2.4.2
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 Per DIMM Populated
Channel
per Channel
UDIMM
DIMM Type
2
1
Unbuffered DDR3
2
2
Unbuffered DDR3
Speed
1333/
1600
1333/
1600
Rank per DIMM
Single Rank, Dual Rank
Single Rank, Dual Rank
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is
recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Start installing the DIMMs in slots A2 and B2 (Blue).
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the
retaining clip outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
DIMM slot key on the socket.
DIMM notch
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.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
2.
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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2.5
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.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 4 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.2
Interrupt assignments
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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2.5.4
PCI Express x8 slot (x4 link)
The onboard PCIE 6 (slot 6) provide one x4 Gen3 link from CPU while the onboard PCIE 5
(slot 5) provide one x4 Gen2 link from Intel® C224 PCH.
2.5.6
PCI Express x1 slot (x1 link)
The onboard PCIE 4 (slot 4) provide one x1 Gen2 link to the Intel® C224 PCH.
No.(Slot location) Short Description
3 (slot 4)
PCIE4 1 x PCI-E x1 (x1 Gen 2 link)
2 (slot 5)
PCIE5 1 x PCI-E x8 (x4 Gen2 link)
1 (slot 6)
PCIE6 1 x PCI-E x8 (x4 Gen3 link)
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2.5.7
Installing the Baseboard Management Card
Follow the steps below to install an optional ASMB7 Management Card 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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2.5.8
Connecting the Thermal sensor cable
Follow the steps below to connect the Thermal sensor (TR1) cable to the connector on your
motherboard.
1.
Locate the Thermal Sensor connector on the motherboard.
2.
Connect the Thermal Sensor cable to the
connector.
3.
Place the other end of the Thermal
Sensor cable to the device you would
like to monitor temperature.
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2.6
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 standby mode of 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 Management card
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3.
CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1)
The CPU warning LED lights up to indicate that a CPU error or failure has occurred.
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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5.
Location LED (LOCLED1)
The Location LED is an onboard LED that ligths up when the Location Button on the
front panel is pressed. This LED helps you visually locate the server among other
servers especially when you are located at the back of the server rack.
6.
RLED (RLED1)
This LED lights up to indicate that the LSI 2308 is working properly. If the LED is unlit,
the LSI 2308 is either in fault state or a problem have occurred.
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7.
PCIE LINK Status LED (PCIE_LINKUP1)
This LED is for the PCIE link status of the Broadcom 10GbE chip. The unlit LED
indicates the PCIE link status is not established and green LED indicates activity or
operational condition.
8.
Data Layer LED (DL_ACTIVE1)
This LED is for the data layer link status of the Broadcom 10GbE chip. If unlit, the
Broadcom 10GbE chip is either in fault state or a problem have occured.
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2.7
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 reenter 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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2.
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.
3.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
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.
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 to pins 2–3 to use the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology.
5.
SFP+12 LED connectors (5-1 pin LAN34_LED1)
These leads are for 10Gb LAN activity LEDs on the front panel. Connect the LAN LED
cable to the backplane for LAN activity indication.
The P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL have SFP+_1, SFP+_2, SFP+_LED1, and SFP+_LED2.
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE only have SPF+_1 and SFP+_LED1.
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6.
VGA connector (16-1 pin VGA_HDR1)
This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface HDR1.
7.
Broadcom 10GbE controller setting (3 pin BCM10G_SW1)
This jumper allows you enable or disable the Broadcom 10Gb chip. The Broadcom
10Gb chip is a converged controller that enables convergence of all the possible
network communications in a server such as data network. Set to pins 1-2 to enable,
otherwise set to pins 2-3 to disable the Broadcom 10Gb chip.
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8.
LSI 2308 SAS/SATA RAID controller setting (3 pin SAS_SW1)
This jumper allows you enable or disable the LSI 2308 SAS/SATA RAID controller. Set
to pin 1-2 to enable, otherwise set to pin 2-3 to disable the LSI 2308 SAS/SATA RAID
controller.
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2.8
Connectors
2.8.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port (purple/green). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard or
mouse.
2.
RJ-45 port for iKVM. This RJ-45 port functions only when you install ASMB7
management card.
3.
Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible
devices.
4.
SFP+_LED1. This has two LEDs that indicates the link status and the link speed of the
SFP+_1 port. Refer to the table below for the SFP+ LED indications.
5.
SFP+_1. This port is for connecting the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+)
module. SFP+ is an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates up to 10
Gbps.
6.
SFP+_LED2. This has two LEDs that indicates the link status and the link speed of the
SFP+_2 port. Refer to the table below for the SFP+ LED indications.
7.
SFP+_2. This port is for connecting the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+)
module. SFP+ is an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates up to 10
Gbps.
The P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL have SFP+_1, SFP+_2, SFP+_LED1, and SFP+_LED2.
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE only have SPF+_1 and SFP+_LED1.
SFP+_LED indications
Status
Activity LED
Speed LED
Description
Status
OFF
No activity
OFF
-
Activity LED
BLINKING
Data activity
AMBER
1 Gbps connection
Speed LED
GREEN
10 Gbps connection
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8.
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.
LAN port LED indications
Status
Activity/Link LED
ACT/LINK
LED
Speed LED
Description
Status
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
9.
Description
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Location LED. The Location LED is a user-activated LED on the front of the server module
that can be remotely turned on or off. It is used to find a specific server module within a
chassis.
10. Power-on Button. Press this button to turn on the system.
11.
Power LED. This LED lights up when the Power-on button is pressed and the system is
on.
12. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available
for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin USB ports are available for connecting USB 3.0
devices.
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2.8.2
Internal connectors
1.
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gbps connectors
(7-pin SATA 3Gbps_5-6 connector [Black])
(7-pin SATA 6Gbps_1-4 connector [Light Blue])
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.
SAS connectors (7-pin SAS connector [Light Blue])
Supported by the LSI 2308 SAS/SATA RAID controller, 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 1E configuration.
3.
USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB78; A-Type USB9)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to connectors
USB78. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
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4.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
These connectors allow you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
5.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
This connector allows you to connect a Thermal sensor cable that is used for temperature
monitoring. Connect the Thermal sensor cable to the connector and place its probe to the
device that you want to check the temperature.
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6.
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.
7.
•
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.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1)
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.
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8.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
The SGPIO 1 connector is used for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise
SGPIO interface that controls the LED pattern generation, device information, and
general purpose data.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors (8-1 pin SGPIO2, SGPIO3)
The SGPIO 2 and SGPIO 3 connectors are for the LSI 2308 RAID controller.
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9.
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.
10. Hard disk activity 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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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)
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.
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.
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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 LAN1LINK and 2-pin LAN2LINK)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
3. Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin AUX_CHASSIS)
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 AUX_LOCLED1 and 2-pin AUX_LOCLED2)
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 AUX_BMCLOCBNT)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button queries the
state of the system locator.
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Chapter 3:
Powering Up
Chapter summary
3
This chapter describes the power up sequence, and ways of shutting down the system.This
chapter contains the following sections:
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time....................................................................... 3-3
Powering off the computer........................................................................ 3-4
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External storage devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or if it has a “power
standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch between orange and green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self-test or POST. While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything
within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed
a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for
assistance.
7.
At power on, hold down the <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions
in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
Using Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1. Click the Start button, move the cursor to the triangle on the right of Log off, then click
Shut Down.
2. From the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describes why you
want to shut down the computer.
3.
Ensure that the Planned check box is checked.
4.
If necessary, key in comments.
5.
Click OK.
Using Windows® Server 2012:
1. Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>.
2. Click on the Power icon on the lower right side of the screen.
3. Select Shut down.
4.
In the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the Other (Planned) option in the selection
lists. Otherwise, select the option that best describes why you want to shut down the
computer.
5.
Click Continue.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, press the power switch for less than four seconds to put the system
to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode
regardless of the BIOS setting.
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Chapter 4:
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter contains the following sections:
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 4-3
4.3
Main menu................................................................................................. 4-10
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 4-7
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 4-11
Event Logs menu...................................................................................... 4-31
Boot menu................................................................................................. 4-32
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 4-35
Security...................................................................................................... 4-36
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 4-39
Exit menu................................................................................................... 4-39
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4.1
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.
4.1.1
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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4.1.2
ASUS EzFlash Utility
The ASUS EzFlash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS using a USB flash disk
without having to use a DOS‑based utility.
Download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com before using this utility.
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. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : P9D-MH
Version : 0060
Build Date :12/03/2013
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New Platform
Platform : P9D-MH
Version : 0077
Build Date :01/31/2013
System Volume Information
P9D-MH
P9D-MH Bios
Bios
Windows
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
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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.
4.1.3
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.
Download 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].CAP
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]CAP
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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
Current CAP
BOARD: P9D-MH
VER: 0201
DATE: 12/01/2013
Update CAP
BOARD: P9D-MH
VER: 0202
DATE: 12/09/2013
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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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the
provided utility described in section 4.1 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.
•
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.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
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BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
BIOS Version
Compliancy
BIOS Version
Build Date
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1; PI 1.2
0206 x64
03/15/2013
System Date
System Time
[Fri 03/15/2013]
[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
4.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
AdvancedFor changing the advanced system settings
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
MonitorFor displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
the fan settings
Security
For changing the security settings
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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4.2.3
Menu 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.
4.2.4
Submenu 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
4.2.5
Navigation keys
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.
4.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
4.2.7
Configuration fields
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.
4.2.8
Pop-up window
4.2.9
Scroll bar
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
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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4.3
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
4.3.1
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1; PI 1.2
0206 x64
03/15/2013
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data
elements.
[Fri 03/15/2013]
[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)
4.3.2
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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4.4
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.
Main
Aptio
Aptio Setup
Setup Utility
Utility -- Copyright
Copyright (C)
(C) 2013
2013 American
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CPUSubsystem
Configuration
PCI
Settings
ACPI Settings
PCH-IO Computing
Configuration
Trusted
WHEA
SATAConfiguration
Configuration
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
Serial Port Console Redirection
Runtime Error Logging
APM
Onboard LAN BCM57840S Configuration
Network Stack
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail
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PCI,
PCI,PCI-X
PCI-Xand
and
PCIPCI
Express
Settings.
Express Settings.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
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4.4.1
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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Advanced
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 one
thread
thread
per enabled
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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Advanced
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
for Windows
XP and
Enter:
Select
Item for
Linux (OS
optimized
+/-:
Change Opt.
Hyper-Threading
Technology)
F1:
General for
Helpother OS
and Disabled
F2:
Previous
Values
(OS not
optimized
for HyperF5:
Optimized
Defaults
Threading Technology).
F10:
Save & Exit
When Disabled
only one thread
ESC:
Exit 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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4.4.2
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
USB Configuration
Allows you to set the USB Configuration settings.
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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: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
Allows you to control the disabling of the USB ports (0-13). Configuration options:
[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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4.4.3
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
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Enabled]
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
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]
Enable or disable
SATA Device.
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
4.4.4
[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)
Memory Frequency Limiter
Memory Scrambler
Memory Remap
GDXC Support
1.0.0.0
1067 MHz
1024 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
1024 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
Not Present
7
Maximum Memory
Frequency Selections
in MHz.
7
7
20
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Memory Frequency Limiter [Auto]
This allows you to set the memory frequency in MHz. Configuration options: [Auto] [1333]
[1600]
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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4.4.5 PCI Subsystem Settings
Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings.
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PCI Bus Driver Version
Change PCI Express
Devices Settings.
V 2.05.02
PCI 64bit Resources Handling
Above 4G Decoding
[Disabled]
PCI Common Settings
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
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]
Disables ASMP
[Auto]
BIOS auto configure
[Force L0s]
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
PCIE4
PCIE4 Option Rom
PCIE5
PCIE5 Option Rom
PCIE6
PCIE6 Option Rom
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Not Present
[Enabled]
Enabled/Disabled PCIE3
Option Rom
PCIE Option Rom 4 - 6 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE slots. Configuration Options: [Disabled][Enabled]
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4.4.6 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
[Enabled]
USB3.0 Support
[Enabled]
XHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off
[Disabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support[Enabled]
Port 60/64 Emulation
[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]
4.4.7
TPM
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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]
4.4.8
ACPI Settings
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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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4.4.9
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]
4.4.10
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
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NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port 2 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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4.4.11
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
4.4.12
:
Onboard LAN Configuration
This item allows you to change the enable or disable the onboard BCM57840S LAN.
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Onboard LAN BCM57840S Configuration
BCM57840S LAN Enable [Enabled]
BCM57840S LAN Enable/
Disable
BCM57840S LAN Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the INTEL I210 LAN function in the system. Configuration
Options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.4.13
Serial Port Console Redirection
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COM1
Console Redirection Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
Console Redirection
Enable or Disable.
COM2
Console Redirection
[Enabled]
Console Redirection Settings
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] [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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4.4.14
Runtime Error Logging Support
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Runtime Error Logging Support
[Disabled]
Runtime Error Logging Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Runtime Error Logging Support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
4.4.15
APM
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management (APM) settings.
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Restore AC Power Loss
Power On By PCIE
EuP Ready
[Last State]
[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 PCIE [Disabled]
This allows you to enable or diasble the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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4.4.16
Onboard LAN BCM57840S Configuration
Allows you to configure the onboard LAN BCM57840S.
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Onboard LAN BCM57840S Configuration
BCM57840S LAN Enable
[Enabled]
BCM57840S LAN OpROM
[PXE]
BCM57840S LAN Enable/
Disable
BCM57840S LAN Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard BCM57840S LAN. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
BCM57840S LAN Enable [PXE]
Allows you to disable BCM57840S LAN OpROM or select between iSCSI or PXE.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI]
4.4.17
Network Stack
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Network Stack
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable UEFI
network stack
Network stack [Disabled]
Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items only appears when you set Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will not be
created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv6 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will not be
created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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4.4.18
Intel RC Drivers Version Detail
This item displays the Version String for the Intel RC Drivers.
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Intel CPU RC Version
Memory RC Version
Intel SA RC Version
Intel PCH RC Version
4.5
1.0.0.0
1.0.0.0
1.0.0.0
1.0.0.0
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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Press <Enter>
to change
the Smbios Event Log
Main Advanced Event
Event Logs
Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
configuration.
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
View Smbios Event Log
View System Event Log
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
Change
this to enable
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Main Advanced Event
EventLogs
Logs Boot Monitor Security disable
Tool Exit
all features of
Smbios
Event
Logging
during
Enabling/Disabling Options
boot.
Smbios Event Log
[Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
When Log is Full
[No]
[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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4.6
Boot menu
The items in Boot menu allows you to change the options on how the system will boot.
Main
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Advanced Event Logs Boot
Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
CSM16 Module Version
GateA20 Active
Option ROM Messages
INT19 Trap Response
Boot Device Seeking
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Option
Option
Option
Option
Number of seconds to wait
for setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
07.69
[Upon Request]
[Force BIOS]
[Immediate]
[Endless PXE]
Priorities
#1
#2
#3
[P0: DVD
]
[P4: Harddisk 2.50G]
[Windows Boot Man..]
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]
Continuosly seek remote boot image until boot image is found or
the operation is aborted <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> is pressed by the user).
[Normal]
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
[Enabled]
Boot Option filter
[Legacy only]
Launch PXE OpROM policy
[Legacy only]
Launch Storage OpRom policy [Legacy only]
Launch Video OpRom policy [Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority [Legacy OpROM]
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
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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4.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Main
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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
+VDDQ
+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, +VDDQ, +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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4.8
Security
This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be cchanged. 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
Secure 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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4.9
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.
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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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Chapter 5:
RAID Configuration
Chapter summary
5
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using
the available utilities.
This chapter contains the following sections:
5.1
Setting up RAID........................................................................................... 5-3
SATA Option ROM Utility............................................................................ 5-5
5.4
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility.......................................................... 5-19
5.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
5.3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)....................... 5-13
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5.1
Setting up RAID
5.1.1
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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5.1.2
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.
5.1.3
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 2-28.
5.1.4
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.
5.1.5
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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5.2Intel® 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 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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5.2.1
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 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.
5-6
]-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 field 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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5.2.2
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
Press <Y> to confirm deletion of the selected 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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5.2.3
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:
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.
]-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.
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5.2.4
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.
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):
5.2.5
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. When done, 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.
Press <Esc> to 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.
Reboot the system then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other
non-RAID disk.
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5.2.6
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.
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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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5.3Intel® 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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5.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
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1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume then select volume type and click
Next.
2.
Key in a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
3.
Select the Volume Size tab then drag the bar to set the volume size.
4.
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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5.
Confirm the volume creation, then 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.
6. 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 created RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list. If you wish to change the settings, go
to Volume Properties.
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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 also 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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5.3.3
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:
1.
From the Volumes field in the utility main menu, select the volume that you want to
delete.
2.
From the Volume Properties field, select Delete volume.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return
to the main menu.
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5.3.4
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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5.4
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility is an integrated RAID solution that allows you to
create the following RAID sets from SAS hard disk drives supported by the LSI SAS 2308
Series controller: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, and RAID 10.
•
You may use disks of different sizes in one volume; however, the size of the
smallest disk determines the “logical” size of each member disk.
•
DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disk drives in one volume.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller
version difference.
•
The adapter name shown on the setup screens differs according to the
installed SAS RAID card.
•
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you
have to take note of the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version for the SAS RAID
card. After entering the SAS configuration utility, you can see below screen
and identify the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version:
MPTFW version: 5.00.00.00-IR
MPTBIOS version: v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
Asus SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI PCI PCI PCI
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
04
00
00
07
FW Revision
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
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Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
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5.4.1
RAID 1 volume
The RAID 1 feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with two disks.
The RAID 1 feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an RAID 1 volume fails,
you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically re-mirrored.
To create a RAID 1 volume:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Corporation MPT SAS2 BIOS
MPT2BIOS-7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Copyright 2000-2012 LSI Corporation.
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Corp Configuration Utility...
To avoid data loss, do not turn off the system when rebuilding.
3.
Select a channel and press <Enter> to enter the setup.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
Asus SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI PCI PCI PCI
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
04
00
00
07
FW Revision
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
The numbers of the channel depend on the controller.
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4.
On the Adapter Properties screen, use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties,
then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
5.
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07
04:00
15.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
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Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 1
Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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6.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
1 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
2 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
3 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
RAID 1
------RAID Drive
Disk Status
[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ----------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
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•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
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7.
A warning screen appears. Press any key to continue.
Press <M> to keep existing data on the first disk. If you choose this option, data on
the first disk will be mirrored on the second disk that you will add to the volume later.
Ensure the data you want to mirror is on the first disk.
Press <D> to overwrite any data and create the new IM array.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
WARNING! Data was found on the selected disk, this data will be lost
when the volume is created!
Choose Discard configuration or Cancel Exit on the next screen to abort.
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create array
8.
Repeat step 6 to add the second disk to the volume.
9.
When done adding the required disks, press <C> to create the volume then select
Save changes then exit this menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
10. Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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5.4.2
RAID 1E/10 volume
The RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare
disks.
Use odd numbers of hard disk drives to create a RAID 1E volume; use even numbers of
hard disk drives to create a RAID 10 volume.
To create a RAID 1E/10 volume:
1.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1E/10 volume.
2.
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID
1E/10 Volume then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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3.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
1E/10 volume.
RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or, seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare
disks. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
RAID 1E
-------
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
RAID
Disk
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
Drive
Pred
Status
Fail
---------- No
---------- No
---------- No
---------- No
Size
(GB)
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
4.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
5.
When done, press <C> to create the volume then select Save changes then exit this
menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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RAID 0 volume
The RAID 0 feature supports volumes with two to ten disks. You may combine an RAID 0
volume with an RAID 1 or RAID 1E/10 volume.
To create a RAID 0 volume:
1.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1 volume.
2.
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 0
Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
3.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
0 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
2 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
3 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
RAID 0
------RAID Drive
Disk Status
[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ----------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
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By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
4.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
5.
When done, press <C> to create the volume then select Save changes then exit this
menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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5.4.4
Managing Arrays
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to configuring
and maintaining RAID volumes.
Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk, proceed with the
volume consistency check, activate the volume, delete the volume, and expand the volume
capacity.
Viewing volume properties
To view volume properties:
1.
On the main menu, select RAID Properties.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PIKE 2308
07
04:00
5.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
05.02
Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
On the next screen that appears, select View Existing Volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
View Existing Volume
View the existing configuration.
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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3.
On the View Volume screen, you can view properties of the RAID volume(s) created.
If you have configured a hot spare, it will also be listed. If you created more than one
volume, you may view the next volume by pressing <Alt>+<N>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2308-2
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
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LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
RAID
Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Status
Primary
Secondary
Pred
Fail
No
No
Size
(GB)
73
73
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Volume
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Managing hot spares
You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the RAID 1/1E/10
volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create the RAID 1/1E/10
volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare disk on an existing volume.
If a disk on an RAID 1/1E/10 volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the failed disk
data on the hot spare. When the failed disk is replaced, the utility assigns the replacement
as the new hot spare.
To create a hot spare:
1.
Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties.
2.
From the View Volume screen, select Manage Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
1 of 1
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
3.
RAID
Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Status
Primary
Secondary
Pred
Fail
No
No
Size
(GB)
73
73
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Volume
From the Manage Volume screen, select Manage Hot Spares, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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4.
Use the arrow key to select the disk you would like to configure as hot spare, then
move the cursor to the Hot Spr column. Press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
Press <C> to commit the changes. The Drive Status column field now shows Hot
Spare.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Hot Spare -- SAS2308-2
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Hot
Spr
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
Drive
Status
RAID
RAID
-------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Change Item
C = Commit Changes
Running a consistency check
To run a consistency check on the RAID volume:
1. Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties and step 2 of the section
Managing hot spares.
2.
From the Manage Volume screen select Consistency Check, then press <Enter>.
3.
On the following screen, press <Enter> to start the consistency check on the RAID
volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Press Enter to run a consistency check on the RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The adapter’s MPT FW does not support the feature
- The volume is a RAID 0
- The volume is not optimal
- The volume is already running a consistency check
- The volume has a consistency check pending
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Activating a volume
If a volume is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the volume is
considered inactive. When you add the volume back to the system, you may reactivate the
volume.
To activate the volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Activate Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
The below screen appears. Press <Enter> to activate a RAID volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
This field is used to activate a RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The volume is currently active.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
active volumes allowsed.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
RAID disks allowed.
- The volume has incompatible metadata on it.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Deleting a volume
•
You cannot recover lost data if you delete a volume. Ensure you back up
important data before deleting a volume.
•
If you delete a RAID 1 volume, the data is preserved on the primary disk.
To delete a volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Delete Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
On the following screen, press <Y> to delete, or <N> to cancel.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
WARNING! All data will be lost when the volume is deleted!
Y
N
Delete volume and exit to Adapter Properties
Abandon volume deletion and exit this menu
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Expanding the volume capacity
You may use two new hard disk drives to replace the existing one, and expand the capacity
of the RAID volume.
•
The capactiy of th new hard disk drives should be 50GB larger than the existing one.
•
This function is available only when the RAID 1 volume is optimal.
To expand the capacity of the currently displayed RAID volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Online Capacity Expansion, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
On the following screen, press <Enter> to proceed with the capacity expansion.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
This field is used to expand the capacity of the currently displayed
RAID volume.
This field is disabled under the following conditions:
- The volume is not a RAID 1 volume.
- Firmware is configured to diable this feature.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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5.4.5
1.
Viewing SAS topology
From the Adapter Properties screen, select SAS Topology, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
(2012.11.12)
PIKE 2308
07
04:00
5.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
05.02
Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
Information about the volume and its member-disks are then displayed.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2308-2
PIKE 2308(04:00)
﹂ Controller
﹂ RAID1 VOL
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Device Identifier
Direct Attach Devices
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
Device
Info
Controller
Esc = Exit F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+D = Device Properties Alt+M = More Keys
You may press <Alt>+<D> to display device properties, or <Alt>+<M> to display more
keys.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
More keys for the SAS Topology display:
Alt+B = Select or deselect a device as the preferred boot device
Alt+A = Select or deselect a device as the alternate boot device
Enter = On a SAS Enclosure or Expander - Expand or Collapse Item
Enter = On a Disk Drive - Turn on the Locate LED (next key press turns off)
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5.4.6
Global Properties
From the Adapter List screen, press <Alt>+<N> to enter Global Properties menu. From the
menu you may change related settings.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PIKE 2308
PCI
BUS
04
PCI
Dev
00
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI
Fnc
00
PCI
Slot
07
FW Revision
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Sets whether to pause or not when the boot alert displays.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Boot Information Display Mode
Sets the disk information display mode.
Configuration options: [Display adapters & installed devices]
[Display adapters only] [Display adapters and all devices]
[Display minimal information]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
Support Interrupt
Configuration options: [Hook interrupt, the Default] [Bypass interrupt hook]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Restore Defaults
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system defaults.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Chapter 5: RAID configuration
Chapter 6:
Driver installation
Chapter summary
6
This chapter provides the instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system
components in both Linux® and Windows® Operating Systems.
This chapter contains the following sections:
6.1
RAID driver installation.............................................................................. 6-3
6.3
Running the Support DVD . ..................................................................... 6-17
6.5
Installing the VGA driver.......................................................................... 6-30
6.2Management applications and utilities installation............................... 6-17
6.4
6.6
6.7
6.8
Installing the LAN driver.......................................................................... 6-25
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver.................................... 6-33
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver..................................... 6-35
Installing the Broadcom 10G driver........................................................ 6-39
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6.1.1
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.
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 your 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 your 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
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
7.
From the C22x Intel RAID Driver 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
Windows 32 bit(AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 8 32 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 8 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows Server 2012 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Back
Exit
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8. 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
9. 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
10. Insert the formatted diskette into the disk drive and press <Enter> to write the image to
the disk.
11. Press any key to continue when prompted.
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The Create Driver Diskette Menu appears after the creation of the diskette is finished.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.1.2
Creating the LSI 2308 SAS2 driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive when creating
a SATA RAID driver disk.
To create a LSI 2308 SAS driver disk:
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
2.
Restart your 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 your computer.
6.
Select LSI 2308 SAS2 RAID Driver on the Create Driver Diskette menu and press
<Enter> to go to the sub-menu.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
7.
Use the Up or Down arrow keys in the LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver sub-menu to select the
driver and press <Enter> to create the driver disk.
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Windows Vista 32 bit
Windows Vista 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 32 bit
Windows Server 2008 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 32 bit
Windows 8 32 bit
Windows 8 64 bit
Windows Server 2012 64 bit
Back
Exit
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8. 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
9. 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
10. Insert the formatted diskette into the disk drive and press <Enter> to write the image to
the disk.
11. 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, and 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.
To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux server environment
1.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the USB floppy disk drive.
2.
Type dd if=XXX.img of=/dev/fd0 to decompress the file into the floppy disk from
the following path in the support DVD:
For LSI MegaRAID Driver
3. 6-6
\Drivers\C20x LSI RAID\Driver\makedisk\Linux
Eject the floppy disk.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.1.3
Installing the RAID controller driver
During Windows® Server 2008 OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server 2008 OS:
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.
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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.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to continue.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.x
To load the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd then press <Enter>.
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information.
[F1-Main] [F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-Rescue]
boot: linux dd
3.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have a driver disk, then press
<Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB
flash drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.
Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
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No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.x
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
Press <Tab> to edit options.
3.
While booting from DVD, press <ESC> to provide the third party driver. Enter the following
command at the boot: Linux dd then press <ENTER>.
4.
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB flash
drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.
Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
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No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
Preparing the Linux Driver
Ensure that there is another computer with a Linux-based OS to create the RAID driver. When
creating the RAID driver, you may refer to the examples below which uses a 64bit SUSE Linux
system to create a 64bit RAID driver for SUSE11 sp1.
1. Copy the image file into the Linux system.
Example: megasr-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86_64.img
2.
Create a folder.
Example: image
3.
Mount the image file into the image folder using this command format:
mount -oloop [image file name] image
Example: mount -oloop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86__
64.img image
4.
Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB drive.
5.
Rename the 01 folder to CD Image.
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Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
OS:
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1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
3.
Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation.
Press <F6>, select Yes from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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4.
On the following screen, select USB drive as the driver update medium, select OK,
then press <Enter>.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
USB drive
other device
OK
5.
Back
Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
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6.2Management 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.
6.3
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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6.3.1
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.
6.3.2
Utilities menu tab
The Utilities menu displays the software applications and utilities that the motherboard
supports.
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6.3.3
MakeDisk menu tab
The MakeDisk menu contains items to create the Intel RAID driver disks.
Press the arrow down button in the lower part of the menu to view more items.
6.3.4
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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6.3.5
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.
6.3.6Installing 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 in 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 6: 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 finished, 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 in 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.
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7.
Read the Readme File information and
click Next to continue.
8.
When done, click Finish to complete the
installation.
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6.4
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 in 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 to start
the installation.
5.
From the Intel® Network Connections
window, click Install Drivers and
Software.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections.
7.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the license
agreement then click Next.
8.
Select the drivers you want to install in the
Setup Options window and click Next.
9.
From the Ready to Install the Program
window, click Install.
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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 done, click Finish to complete
the installation.
To install the LAN controller device on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in 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 to start the
installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
5.
From the Intel® Network Connections
window, click Install Drivers and
Software.
6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections window.
7.
Select the drivers you want to install in
the Setup Options window and click
Next.
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8.
Click Install to continue.
9.
When done, click Finish to complete the
installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.5
Installing the VGA driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video Graphics
Adapter (VGA) driver.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in 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.
From the Main Menu, click ASPEED
AST2300/AST1300 Display Driver on
the Drivers tab to start the installation.
5.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms and click Next..
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6.
Key in a username and organization
then click Next.
7.
Select Complete in the Setup Type
window then click Next.
8.
Click Install to begin the installation.
9.
When done, click Finish.
Chapter 6: 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 in 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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6.6
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 in Windows:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in 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.
From the Welcome to the Setup
Program window, click Next.
6.
Click Yes in the License Agreement
window to continue with the installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
7.
8.
Click NEXT when the installation of
driver is complete.
Click Finish to complete the
installation.
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6.7
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.
From the Program Maintenance window,
select Modify then click Next.
Chapter 6: 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 done, 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.
From the Program Maintenance window,
select Modify then click Next.
7.
Select the options you want to install then
click Next to continue.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
8.
In the Ready to Modify the Program
window, click Install to load the options
you selected.
9.
When done, click Finish.
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6.8
Installing the Broadcom 10G driver
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom 10G driver on the
system. You have to manually locate the driver for the Broadcom 10G in the support DVD
provided.
To install the Broadcom 10G driver:
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1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive.
4.
Click the Broadcom NetXtreme II
GigE Driver to begin installation.
5.
From the Broadcom NetXtreme II
Driver Installer window, click Next.
6.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the
license agreement then click Next.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
7.
Click Install to start installing the drivers.
8.
When done, click Finish.
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To install the Broadcom 10G driver in Windows Server 2012:
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1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive.
4.
Click the Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE Driver to begin installation.
5.
From the Broadcom NetXtreme II
Driver Installer window, click Next.
6.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the
license agreement then click Next.
7.
Click Install to start installing the
drivers.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
8.
When done, click Finish.
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
Appendix A:
Reference Information
Chapter summary
A
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when configuring the
motherboard. This chapter contains the following:
A.1
A.2
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL block diagram................................................... A-3
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE block diagram............................................... A-3
ASUS P9D-MH Series Series
A.1
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL block diagram
A.2
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE block diagram
ASUS P9D-MH Series Series
A-3
A-4
Appendix A: Reference information
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online Support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
http://www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-58668722 ext: 9101
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
http://www.asus.com.tw
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China)
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
No.508, Chundong Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Zone,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China.
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://www.asus.com.cn
+86-21-3407-4610 (800-820-6655)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS contact information
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax Web site
Technical Support
Support fax
General support
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de
http://www.asus.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone +49-1805-010923
Support Fax +49-2102-959911
Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Czech Service s.r.o. (Europe)
Address Na Rovince 887, 720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová, Czech Republic
Telephone +420-596766888
Web site http://www.asus.cz
Technical Support
Telephone +420-596-766-891
Fax +420-596-766-329
E-mail advance.rma.eu@asus.com
Online Support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS contact information
ASUS Holland BV (The Netherlands)
Address Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail Online Support Marconistraat 2, 7825GD EMMEN, The Netherlands
http://www.asus.com
+31-(0)591-5-70292
+31-(0)591-666853
advance.rma.eu@asus.com
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Address Web site Technical Support
Telephone Online Support Ul. Postępu 6, 02-676 Warszawa, Poland
http://pl.asus.com
+48-225718033
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASK-Service (Russia and CIS)
Address Telephone Web site Technical Support
Telephone Online Support г.Москва, ул. Орджоникидзе, д.10, Россия
(495) 640-32-75
http://ru.asus.com
008-800-100-ASUS (008-800-100-2787)
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx?SLanguage=ru
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
May 02, 2013
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE
Model Number : P9D-MH, P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL,
Product Name : Mother Board
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
Manufacturer:
TAIWAN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Country:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
Country:
Declaration Date: 02/05/2013
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Jerry Shen
Signature : __________
Name :
Position : CEO
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Ver. 130208
Model name :
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Mother Board
P9D-MH, P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL, P9D-MH/SAS/10G-SINGLE
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
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