DSBV-DX/SAS
DSBV-DX/C
DSBV-DX
Motherboard
DSBV-DX
Series
E3306
Second Edition V2
June 2007
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
Typography................................................................................................... x
DSBV-DX Series specifications summary................................................. xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
Chapter 2:
Hardware information
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-1
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.4.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features................................................ 1-4
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.2
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Support kits for the motherboard..................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Motherboard layouts........................................................ 2-6
2.2.5
Layout contents................................................................ 2-9
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 2-11
2.3.1
Installing the CPU...........................................................2-11
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 2-14
System memory.......................................................................... 2-16
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-16
2.4.2
Memory configurations................................................... 2-16
2.4.3
Memory sparing technology........................................... 2-18
2.4.4
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-20
2.4.5
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-20
2.4.6
Installing the MemCool FB-DIMM fan (opional)............. 2-21
2.4.7
Uninstalling the optional MemCool FB-DIMM fan............ 2-23
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-24
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-24
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-24
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-25
2.5.4
PCI/PCI-X slots.............................................................. 2-26
2.5.5
PCI Express x8 slots (x8 and x4 link)............................ 2-27
2.5.6
ZCR slot (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)........................... 2-27
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Chapter 3:
Powering up
Chapter 4:
BIOS setup
3.1
3.2
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
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Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-28
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-33
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-33
2.8.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-34
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-1
4.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the Phoenix Phlash16 Utility.... 4-2
4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility....................................... 4-3
4.1.4
ASUS Update 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
Legend bar....................................................................... 4-9
4.2.4
Menu items...................................................................... 4-9
4.2.5
Sub-menu items............................................................... 4-9
4.2.6
Configuration fields.......................................................... 4-9
4.2.7
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-10
4.2.8
General help.................................................................. 4-10
Main menu................................................................................... 4-11
4.3.1
System Date...................................................................4-11
4.3.2
System Time....................................................................411
4.3.3
Floppy A .........................................................................4-11
4.3.4
IDE Configuration........................................................... 4-12
4.3.5
IDE Primary Master/Slave; Secondary Master/Slave.... 4-14
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-15
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-17
4.4.1
Advanced Processor Options........................................ 4-17
4.4.2
Chipset Configuration.................................................... 4-21
4.4.3
PCI Configuration........................................................... 4-23
4.4.4
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu.......................................... 4-24
4.4.5
Peripheral Devices Configuration.................................. 4-25
4.4.6
ACPI Configuration........................................................ 4-27
Contents
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.4.7
Power On Configuration................................................. 4-28
4.4.8
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-29
Server menu................................................................................ 4-32
4.5.1
Console Redirection....................................................... 4-32
4.5.2
DMI Event Logging........................................................ 4-34
Security menu............................................................................. 4-35
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-37
4.7.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-37
4.7.2
Boot Features................................................................ 4-38
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-39
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
RAID configuration
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives................................................. 5-2
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS......................................... 5-2
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities............................................... 5-2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility........................... 5-3
5.2.1
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set..................................... 5-4
5.2.2
Creating a RAID 10 set.................................................. 5-10
5.2.3
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration........................ 5-14
5.2.4
Initializing the logical drives........................................... 5-17
5.2.5
Rebuilding failed drives.................................................. 5-22
5.2.6
Checking the drives for data consistency...................... 5-24
5.2.7
Deleting a RAID configuration........................................ 5-27
5.2.8
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set....................... 5-28
5.2.9
Enabling the WriteCache............................................... 5-29
®
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility.................. 5-30
5.3.1
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)....................................... 5-31
5.3.2
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)....................................... 5-33
5.3.3
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)........................ 5-34
5.3.4
Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)....................................... 5-35
5.3.5
Deleting a RAID set....................................................... 5-36
5.3.6
Resetting disks to Non-RAID......................................... 5-37
5.3.7
Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager..................... 5-37
Global Array Manager................................................................. 5-38
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility (DSBV-DX/SAS model only) ..5-39
5.5.1
Integrated Mirroring........................................................ 5-39
5.5.2
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced...................................... 5-43
5.5.3
Integrated Striping (IS) volume...................................... 5-45
Contents
5.5.4
5.5.5
5.5.6
Chapter 6:
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
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Driver installation
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-1
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 6-1
6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver................................. 6-4
Intel chipset software installation............................................. 6-13
LAN driver installation................................................................ 6-16
6.3.1
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003..................................... 6-16
6.3.2
Red Hat/SuSE Linux...................................................... 6-21
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-22
6.4.1
Windows® 2000/Server 2003......................................... 6-22
Management applications and utilities installation................. 6-24
6.5.1
Running the support CD................................................ 6-24
6.5.2
Drivers menu.................................................................. 6-24
6.5.3
Management Software menu......................................... 6-25
6.5.4
Utilities menu................................................................. 6-25
6.5.5
Contact information........................................................ 6-25
Appendix:
A.1
A.2
A.3
Managing Arrays............................................................ 5-48
Viewing SAS topology.................................................... 5-53
Global Properties........................................................... 5-55
Reference information
DSBV-DX/SAS model block diagram...........................................A-1
DSBV-DX/C model block diagram................................................A-2
DSBV-DX model block diagram...................................................A-3
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.
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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.
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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
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
•
Chapter 6: Driver installation
•
Appendix: Reference 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.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
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.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
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.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
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 greaterthan 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 (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command
exactly as shown, then supply the required
item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the
command line: format A:/S
DSBV-DX Series specifications summary
CPU
Chipset
System Bus
Memory
Expansion Slots
Dual LGA771 sockets for Intel® Xeon™ Dual Core
processors 5000/5100 sequence (Dempsy/Woodcrest)
and Quad Core processor 5300 sequence (Clovertown)
Supports Intel® Extended Memory 64Technology (EM64T)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
MCH: Intel® 5000V (Blackford-VS)
ICH: Intel® 6321ESB (ESB2)
1333/1066/667 MHz
Dual-channel memory architecture
6 x 240-pin FB-DIMM sockets support registered ECC
fully buffered DDR2-533/DDR2-667 memory modules
with Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB chip)
Supports 256 MB up to 24 GB system memory
Supports memory sparing technology.
DSBV-DX
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x8 link)
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x4 link)
2 x PCI-X 133/100 MHz/64bit/3.3V slot
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot
DSBV-DX/C
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x8 link)
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x4 link)
2 x PCI-X 133/100 MHz/64bit/3.3V slot
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot
Storage
DSBV-DX/SAS
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x8 link)
1 x PCI Express™ x8 slot (x4 link)
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot
1 x PCI-X 133/100 MHz/64bit/3.3V slot
1 x PCI-X 133/100 MHz/64bit/3.3V slot for optional Zero
Channel RAID (ZCR) card (colored green)
Intel® 6321ESB supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 devices
- 6 x SATA II (3.0 Gb/s)
- Intel® Matrix Storage with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
0+1, and RAID 5 (S/W) configuration
- LSI MegaRAID controller with RAID 0, RAID 1, and
RAID 0+1 configuration (DSBV-DX only)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller supports:
- 8 x Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) channels
(8 devices) with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 1E
configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID (optional)
(continued on the next page)
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DSBV-DX Series specifications summary
LAN
Discrete graphics
USB
BIOS features
Rear panel
Internal connectors
Power requirement
Intel® 82563EB (ESB2E/Gilgal) Network Connection
(Dual-port)
- Supports Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (IOAT)
- Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T
XGI Volari Z7 PCI display controller with 32MB of Video
memory
Intel® 6321ESB supports:
- 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 on the rear panel, 1 connector at
mid-board for 2 additional ports)
PHOENIX BIOS, 8 Mb FWH, Green, PnP, DMI2.0a,
ACPI 2.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, WfM2.0
1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x Hard disk activity LED connector
1 x USB connector
1 x Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
1 x Power supply SMBus connector
1 x Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector for LSI
MegaRAID SATA LED (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
1 x Parallel port connector
SSI power connectors (24-pin and 8-pin)
CPU (x2), rear (x2), front (x4), and FB DIMM (x1) fan
connectors
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
1 x SAS LSI1068 port LED connector (18-1 pin SASLED1)
8 x SAS connectors support 8 devices (blue)
1 x Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector for LSI
SAS1068 controller (8-pin SGPIO2)
SSI power supply (with 24-pin/8-pin 12V plugs)
for LGA771-socket Intel® Xeon Dual Core processors
(Bensley platform)
(continued on the next page)
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DSBV-DX Series specifications summary
Form factor
Support CD contents
SSI CEB 1.1 form factor: 12 in x 10.5 in (30.5 cm x 26.67
cm)
Device drivers
ASUS Update Utility
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Anti-virus software
Adobe Acrobat Reader
ASUS Screen Saver
ASUS Flash Utility under DOS
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-1
1.2
1.4
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
ASUS DSBV-DX Series
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® DSBV-DX 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.
DSBV-DX
DSBV-DX/C
DSBV-DX/SAS
SATA power cable (dual plug)
3
3
3
4 ports SATA to SAS cable
--
--
2
80-pin IDE + Floppy 2-in-1 cable
1
1
1
CEK spring
2
2
2
SATA signal cables
Cables
I/O shield
Accessories
Application CDs
Documentation
Optional Pack
Support CD
User Guide
6
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
6
1
1
1
MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit
Anti-virus software
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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 xxM0Axxxxxxx
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.
DSBV-DX
xxM0Axxxxxxx
ASUS DSBV-DX Series
Made
in
China
合格
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1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with two LGA-771 sockets that support Dual‑Core and
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon™ processors with 1333/1066/667 MHz Front Side Bus
(FSB). Dual-core processors contain two physical CPU cores to meet demands
for more powerful processing. Intel® Xeon™ processors incorporate the Intel®
Hyper‑Threading Technology and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T).
The EM64T enables the support for 64-bit operation system, such as 64-bit
Windows® and Linux. See page 2-11 for details.
Intel® 5000V and Intel® 6321ESB chipset
The Intel® 5000V Memory Controller Hub (MCH) and the Intel® 6321ESB provide
the vital interfaces for the motherboard.
The MCH provides the processor, dual-channel FB-DIMM memory support, and
PCI Express interfaces. The Intel® 6321ESB is a new generation server class I/O
controller hub that provides the interface for PCI 2.3, PCI Express, and PCIX.
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.
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.
FB-DIMM memory support
This motherboard supports fully buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMMs), the latest memory
solution that extends memory capacity and provide high-speed, high-density
system memory peformance. FB-DIMMs use Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB)
chips that transmit signals between the memory modules and controllers with
improved signal integrity and reduced errors. See page 2‑16 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect technology
that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point‑to­‑point serial
interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by carrying data
in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with existing PCI or
PCI-X specifications. See page 2-27 for details.
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology support
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
SAS is the latest storage interface for enterprise-class storage devices. Building
on and improving the parallel SCSI foundation, SAS is the new industry standard
that includes Serial ATA interoperability, and is projected to be the succesor of the
Ultra320 SCSI technology. See page 2-36 for the location of the SAS connectors.
Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) solution
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
The motherboard comes with a ZCR socket for an optional Zero-Channel RAID
card, allowing RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), RAID 0+1, and RAID 5
configurations. The ZCR capability provides a cost-effective high‑performance and
added reliability.
82563 LAN solution
The motherboard comes with a dual-port 82563EB network connection to provide a
total solution for your networking needs. See page 2-33 for the location of the LAN
ports. See section 2.6 Jumpers for details on Gigabit LAN settings.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II 3 Gb/s technology through 6321ESB
Serial ATA interfaces. 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. See page 2-35 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 specification,
dramatically increasing 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.
See pages 2-33 for details.
ASUS DSBV-DX Series
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Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the W83793G chip 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. See page 4-29 for details.
Intel® IOAT
Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (IOAT) is an integrated server platform I/O
solution that addresses all segments of the server I/O bottleneck problem using
TCP/IP without requiring any modification of existing or future applications.
Intel® IOAT is a system-wide solution that increases CPU efficiency and delivers
data to/from applications faster than current server platforms.
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD in
case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection eliminates the
need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See page 4-3 for details.
ASUS Smart Fan technology
The ASUS Smart Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the
system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation. See page 4‑31 for
details.
ASUS MemCool FB-DIMM Fan Kit (optional)
With this optional fan kit, the platform gets optimal performance and the best
possible FB-DIMM thermal environment.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
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.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2.1
2.2
2.3
2
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 2-11
2.4
System memory.......................................................................... 2-16
2.6
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-28
2.5
2.7
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-24
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-33
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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.
•
•
•
•
Onboard LED
1.
SAS LED (for DSBV-DX/SAS only)
The green heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the LSI 1068
chipset is working normally.
DSBV-DX
2.
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable
before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration
below shows the location of the onboard LED
SB_PWR1
ON
Standby
Power
(green)
OFF
Powered
Off
LED1
DSBV-DX Series Onboard LED
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Blinks
Normal
(green)
OFF
Abnormal
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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 an
SSI CEB 1.1 compliant chassis.
Make sure 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, make sure that you place it into the chassis in the
correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis
as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
DSBV-DX
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
Support kits for the motherboard
For additional protection from motherboard breakage due to the weight of the CPU
heatsinks, your motherboard package comes with CEK springs that you can use as
weight support. Install the CEK springs before installing the motherboard.
If your chassis is SSI CEB 1.1 compliant, we recommend that you use the CEK
springs; otherwise, use the support plates kit.
Each CEK spring has four hooks to match the
designated holes around the CPU area.
Hook
To install the CEK spring:
1.
Locate the CPU heatsink holes on
the motherboard.
Socket for CPU2
Socket for CPU1
Heatsink hole
2.
Position the CEK spring underneath the motherboard, then match the CEK
spring hooks to the CPU1 heatsink holes.
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3.
Press the upper spring hooks
inward, then insert to the upper
CPU heatsink holes until they snap
in place.
4.
Press the lower spring clips inward,
then insert to the lower CPU
heatsink holes until they snap in
place.
5.
If you installed a second CPU,
repeat steps 2 to 4 to install the
CEK spring to the CPU2 heatsink
holes.
The CEK springs appear as shown
when installed.
CEK spring screw hole
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6.
Before installing the motherboard
into the chassis, locate the standoffs
that should match the eight (8) CEK
spring screw holes.
Standoffs for CPU1
Standoffs for CPU2
7.
Install the motherboard with the
external I/O ports toward the
chassis rear panel. The CPU
sockets should be right on top of
their respective standoffs.
Socket for CPU2
Socket for CPU1
Make sure that the standoffs perfectly match the CEK spring screw holes;
otherwise, you can not install the CPU heatsinks properly.
8.
Secure the motherboard with six (6) screws. Refer to section 2.2.2 Screw
holes for illustration.
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2.2.4
Motherboard layouts
DSBV-DX/SAS model
26.7cm (10.5in)
ATXPWR1
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
DSBV-DX/SAS
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
USB12
CPU1
DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
COM1
DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
FBD_FAN1
LAN_BW1
30.5cm (12in)
®
Intel
5000V
RJ-45
(LAN2)
Intel®
82563EB
LAN_EN1
REAR_FAN1 REAR_FAN2
PCIX1
CPU_FAN2
PCIX2
CLRTC1
Z7
BUZZER1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
FRNT_FAN3
FRNT_FAN4
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA1
FAN_SEL1
SATA2
VGA_EN1
SATA3
RECOVERY1
SB_PWR1
LPT1
LED1
Intel
6321ESB
SAS1
SAS2
SAS3
SAS4
Super
I/O
LSI1068
PCIE4
SAS5
SAS6
SAS7
SAS8
8Mb
FWH
®
COM2
PCIE5
FLOPPY1
SASLED1
FRNT_FAN2
HDLED1
SAS_EN1
AUX_PANEL1
USB34
PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
SGPIO2
FRNT_FAN1
SGPIO1
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DSBV-DX/C model
26.7cm (10.5in)
ATXPWR1
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
DSBV-DX/C
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
USB12
CPU1
DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
COM1
DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
FBD_FAN1
LAN_BW1
30.5cm (12in)
®
Intel
5000V
RJ-45
(LAN2)
Intel®
82563EB
LAN_EN1
REAR_FAN1 REAR_FAN2
PCIX1
CPU_FAN2
PCIX2
CLRTC1
Z7
BUZZER1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
FRNT_FAN3
FRNT_FAN4
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA1
FAN_SEL1
SATA2
VGA_EN1
SATA3
RECOVERY1
8Mb
FWH
SB_PWR1
LPT1
®
Intel
6321ESB
PCIE4
Super
I/O
COM2
PCIE5
FLOPPY1
FRNT_FAN2
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
USB34
PANEL1
FRNT_FAN1
PRI_IDE1
SGPIO1
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DSBV-DX model
26.7cm (10.5in)
ATXPWR1
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
DSBV-DX
PSUSMB1
USB12
CPU1
DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
COM1
DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
FBD_FAN1
LAN_BW1
30.5cm (12in)
®
Intel
5000V
RJ-45
(LAN2)
Intel®
82563EB
LAN_EN1
REAR_FAN1 REAR_FAN2
PCIX1
CPU_FAN2
PCIX2
CLRTC1
Z7
BUZZER1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
FAN_SEL1
VGA_EN1
RAID_SEL1
SB_PWR1
LPT1
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SATA2
SATA3
®
Intel
6321ESB
PCIE4
Super
I/O
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA1
RECOVERY1
8Mb
FWH
FRNT_FAN4
FRNT_FAN3
COM2
PCIE5
FLOPPY1
FRNT_FAN2
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
USB34
PANEL1
FRNT_FAN1
PRI_IDE1
SGPIO1
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2.2.5
Layout contents
Slots/Soocket
1.
CPU sockets
3.
PCI/PCI-X slots
2.
4.
6.
Jumpers
2-16
PCI Express x 8 slots
2-27
ZCR slot (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
3.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
5.
Fan control setting (3-pin FAN_SEL1)
4.
6.
7.
8.
LAN bandwidth setting (3-pin LAN_BW1)
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
Intel® 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
(DSBV-DXmodels only)
Onboard storage setting (3-pin SAS_EN1)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
3.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2.
4.
5.
6.
2-11
FB-DIMM sockets
1.
2.
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PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
Serial (COM1) port
Video Graphics Adapter port
LAN (RJ-45) ports
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Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
3.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6 )
2.
4.
5.
6.
2-34
2-34
2-35
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
2-35
SAS LSI1068 ports LED connector (18-1 pin SASLED1)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
2-37
SAS connectors (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
2-36
7.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector
(6-1 pin SGPIO1)
2-37
9.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2)
2-38
8.
10.
11.
12.
13.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB34)
2-38
CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2/3/4, FBD_FAN1)
2-39
Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
SSI power connectors
(24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector
(2x4 pin SGPIO2) (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
16.
Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
2-39
2-40
14.
15.
2-10
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA771 socket designed for the
Intel® Xeon® Dual Core processor.
•
Your boxed Intel® Xeon® LGA771 processor package should come with installation instructions for the CPU and heatsink. If the
instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow the
latter.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure 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 LGA771 socket.
•
2.3.1
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 a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
DSBV-DX
1.
CPU1
CPU2
DSBV-DX Series CPU LGA771
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
Load lever
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP
cap from the load plate window
to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over
the socket, making sure
that the gold triangle
is on the bottom-left
corner of the socket.
The socket alignment
key should fit into the
CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
This motherboard supports Intel® Xeon™ CPUs in the 771‑land package
with Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported by Intel® 5000 series CPU only.
5100/5300 series DO NOT support Hyper-Threading.
•
The amount of CPU threads depends on the OS support.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003 Server
and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the
Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other
operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the
BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® 2003 Server or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.
com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1.
2.
3.
Install an Intel® Xeon™ CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 4: BIOS
setup). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper‑Threading
Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed a CPU
that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Reboot the computer.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel Xeon™ processors require an Intel certified heatsink and fan assembly
to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
When you buy a boxed Intel CPU, the package includes the heatsink, fan,
retention brackets, screws, thermal grease, installation manual, and other items
that are necessary for CPU installation.
•
Make sure that you have applied the thermal grease to the top of the CPU
before installing the heatsink and fan.
•
Refer to the installation manual that came with the CPU package for details
on heatsink/fan assembly and installation.
CPU heatsink (top view)
CPU heatsink (bottom view)
Heatsink screw
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
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Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four screws on the heatsink align
with the nuts on the support plate.
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2.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten
the four heatsink screws in a
diagonal sequence.
3.
Connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin
connector labeled CPU_FAN1.
DO NOT forget to connect
the CPU fan cable! Hardware
monitoring errors may occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
CPU_FAN1
connector
4.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the other heatsink if you have installed a second
CPU, then connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin connector labeled CPU_FAN2.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with six fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) sockets to
support 240-pin FB-DIMM modules. An FB-DIMM module has a different pin-out
from DDR2 DIMMs so you cannot install DDR2 DIMMs on an FB-DIMM socket.
Note that an FB-DIMM socket has an Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) chip that
allows memory-to-CPU connection at gigabit speed.
DSBV-DX
The figure illustrates the location of the FB-DIMM sockets:
128 Pins
112 Pins
DIMM_12
DIMM_11
DIMM_10
DIMM_02
DIMM_01
DIMM_00
DSBV-DX Series 240-pin DIMM sockets
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB registered ECC
FB‑DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
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•
For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. Refer to the Qualified Vendors List on the ASUS
web site.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips or double-rank x16 memory modules.
•
If you are installing only one memory module, install into the white socket
labeled DIMM_00. Installing into any other socket will not work.
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Rank population
Slot 2
Slot 0
DIMM 12
DIMM 10
Slot 2
Slot 1
DIMM 02
Slot 1
DIMM 11
DIMM 01
DIMM 00
MCH
Slot 0
Channel
Ch:0
Ch:1
DIMM installation reference table
No. of DIMMs
Slot/s to use
DIMM_00, DIMM_10
1
4
2
DIMM_00
DIMM_00, DIMM_01, DIMM_10, DIMM_11
6
DIMM_00, DIMM_01, DIMM_02, DIMM_10,
DIMM_11, DIMM_12
•
DIMMs in pair means two DIMMs with the same configuration.
•
For better performance, same configuration DIMMs should be installed on
the same slot number for each channel. For example, you may install the
same type of DIMMs in DIMM_00, and DIMM_10.
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2.4.3
Memory sparing technology
The Intel 5000V chipset supports the memory sparing technology. Refer to the
below sections:
®
Memory Sparing :
At configuration time, a DIMM rank is set aside to replace a defective DIMM rank.
When the error rate for a failing DIMM rank reaches a pre-determined threshold,
the memory sparing function will issue an interrupt and initiate a spare copy. At the
completion of the copy, the failing DIMM rank is disabled and the “spared” DIMM
rank will be used in its place. Refer to 4.4.2 Chipset Configuration and configure
the options of Branch 0 Rank Sparing to enable the memory sparing functions.
And the default BIOS setting is disabled.
•
The DIMM rank with the largest size will be assigned as spare rank. Data
can only be copied from a smaller sized rank to a larger sized one.
•
A DIMM can contain only one or two ranks. To support sparing function, a
DIMM channel should contain at least two ranks.
•
When sparing function is enabled, the usable memory size will reduce then
size of the spare ranks.
The following tables show memory configurrations with Memory Sparing function in
Branch 0.
One DIMM per channel (Dual ranks)
Channel 0
Sparing
Memory space
Total Memory
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Channel 1
DIMM_00
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
(1024 MB)
V
DIMM_10
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
(1024 MB)
V
1024 MB
1024 MB
2048 MB
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Two DIMM per channel (Dual ranks)
Channel 0
Sparing
Memory space
Sparing
Memory space
Total Memory
Channel 1
DIMM_00
(1024MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(512 MB)
(512 MB)
DIMM_10
(1024MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(512 MB)
(512 MB)
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
Rank 0
(1024 MB)
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
Rank 0
(1024 MB)
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
DIMM_01
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
V
1024 MB
DIMM_11
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
V
1024 MB
4096 MB
Three DIMMs per channel (Dual ranks)
Channel 0
Sparing
Memory space
Sparing
Memory space
Sparing
Memory space
Total Memory
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DIMM_00
(1024/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB) (1024 MB)
Channel 1
DIMM_10
(1024/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
(1024 MB)
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
Rank 0
(512 MB)
Rank 1
(512 MB)
Rank 0
(512 MB)
Rank 1
(512 MB)
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
DIMM_01
(1024MB/2 Ranks)
DIMM_02
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB) (1024 MB)
DIMM_11
(1024MB/2 Ranks)
DIMM_12
(2048MB/2 Ranks)
Rank 0
Rank 1
(1024 MB)
(1024 MB)
V
1024 MB
V
1024 MB
6144 MB
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2.4.4
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or
other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
2.4.5
2
1
A FB-DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do not
force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The FB-DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO NOT install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
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2
1
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
2.
DDR2 DIMM notch
•
To remove a DIMM:
1.
1
3
1
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.6
Installing the MemCool FB-DIMM fan (opional)
The FB-DIMMs generate heat during continued operation. To ensure optimum
thermal condition and performance, install the optional MemCool FB-DIMM fan.
To install the optional FB-DIMM fan:
1.
Locate the three FB-DIMM fan holes
on the motherboard.
2.
Disengage the fan top cover from the
fan base. You can do this by firmly
gripping the top cover by the clamps
to release the hooks, then pull up the
top cover carefully until it separates
from the fan base.
DO NOT remove the fan from the
fan base.
3.
Top cover
clamp
Top cover
hook
Fan
base
Position the fan base over the
DIMMs, and insert the fan base
legs into the FB-DIMM holes until
the legs are securely in place.
For instructional purposes only, no FB-DIMM is installed on any of the slots.
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4.
Position top cover over the fan
base. Insert the top cover legs into
the slot on the fan base legs.
Push down carefully until the legs
are securely in place and the top
cover hooks snap in place.
Make sure the cables pass
through the notch on the fan base
as shown.
5.
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Connect the fan cable to the
4-pin connector labeled FBD_FAN1.
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2.4.7
Uninstalling the optional MemCool FB-DIMM fan
1.
Unplug the fan cable.
2.
Grip the top cover clamps until the
top cover hooks are released, then
carefully lift the top cover while
supporting the fan base with your
free hand.
Top cover clamp
3.
Carefully lift the fan base.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure 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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
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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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2­
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Priority
1
2
—
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.5.4
PCI/PCI-X slots
The PCI/PCI-X slots support cards such
as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI 2.3
and PCI-X 1.0 specifications. The figure
shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
32-bit PCI slot
The figure shows a RAID card installed
on a PCI-X slot.
64-bit PCI-X slot
When installing an optional ZCR card, install the card on PCIX1 slot (colored
green on DSBV-DX/SAS model).
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2.5.5
PCI Express x8 slots (x8 and x4 link)
The onboard PCI Express x8 slots provides
x8 link (PCIE5) and x4 link (PCIE4) to the
ESB2. This slot is designed for various
server class high performance add-on cards
like SCSI RAID card, fiber-channel card,
etc.
PCIE x 8 slots
2.5.6
ZCR slot (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
The 64bit PCI-X slot (green) on the
motherboard supports a Zero-Channel
RAID card that allows RAID0, RAID1,
RAID10 and RAID 5 configurations.
ZCR slot
The optional ZCR card for DSBV-DX/SAS onboard LSI 1068 SAS controller is
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP card. Visit the LSI LOGIC website (www.lsilogic.
com) for more information.
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2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (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. Remove the onboard battery.
3. 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.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
DSBV-DX
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC1
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
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LAN bandwidth setting (3-pin LAN_BW1)
This jumper allows you to set the LAN bandwidth setting for more efficient IP
load distribution.
DSBV-DX
2.
LAN_BW1
1 2
2 3
Balanced mode
(Default)
Centric mode
DSBV-DX Series LAN bandwidth setting
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard VGA controller.
Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
DSBV-DX
3.
VGA_EN1
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
DSBV-DX Series VGA setting
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LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® 82563EB
Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
DSBV-DX
4.
LAN_EN1
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
DSBV-DX Series LAN_EN1 setting
Fan control setting (3-pin FAN_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to switch for fan pin selection Set to pins 1-2 for 4-pin
fans or pins 2-3 for 3-pin fans.
DSBV-DX
5.
FAN_SEL1
1 2
4-pin FAN
(Default)
2 3
3-pin FAN
DSBV-DX Series Fan setting
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•
If you use a 4-pin fan but set the jumper to pin 2-3, the fan you installed
may not work.
•
If you use a 3-pin fan but set the jumper for a 4-pin fan, the fan controll will
not work and the fan you installed will always run at full speed.
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6.
Intel® 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
(DSBV-DX models only)
DSBV-DX
This jumper allows you to select the Serial ATA RAID configuration utility to
use when you create disk arrays. Both utilities are supported by the Intel
®
6321ESB. Place the jumper caps on pins 1-2 if you want to use the LSI
MegaRAID Serial ATA RAID utility (default); otherwise, place the jumper caps
on pins 2-3 to use the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM).
RAID_SEL1
1 2
2 3
3rd party RAID
(LSI MegaRAID)
(Default)
3rd party RAID
(Intel® IMSM)
DSBV-DX Series 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting
Onboard storage setting (3-pin SAS_EN1) (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard LSI1068 SAS
controller. Set the jumper to pins 1-2 to enable the SAS function (default).
DSBV-DX
7.
SAS_EN1
1 2
DSBV-DX Series SAS setting
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Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
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8.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings when it
becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the BIOS.
Shut down the system.
Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
Turn on the system.
DSBV-DX
6.
Prepare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the motherboard
and the Phoenix Phlash16 utility. Make sure you download the correct
BIOS for your motherboard model.
RECOVERY1
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
BIOS Recovery
DSBV-DX Series BIOS recovery setting
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
3.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
2.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
BLINKING
Data activity
ORANGE
4.
5.
6.
Linked
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
OFF
GREEN
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
Serial (COM1) port. This 9-pin communication port is for pointing devices or
other serial devices.
Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices.
LAN (RJ-45) ports. These ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
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2.8.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
DSBV-DX
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
DSBV-DX Series Floppy disk drive connector
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra
DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray
connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you
install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave
device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation
for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
DSBV-DX
2.
PRI_IDE1
PIN 1
DSBV-DX Series IDE connector
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
3.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6 )
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
SATA3
SATA6
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA5
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This connector is used to connect to a hard disk drive active LED connector
on the SCSI or RAID card.
NC
ADD_IN_CARDADD_IN_CARDNC
DSBV-DX
4.
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
DSBV-DX Series SATA connectors
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
DSBV-DX
SATA1
PIN1
HDLED1
DSBV-DX Series storage card activity LED connector
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SAS connectors (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
This motherboard comes with eight blue Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
connectors, the next-generation storage technology that supports both Series
SCSI and Serial ATA (SATA). Each connector supports one device.
DSBV-DX
5.
DSBV-DX Series SAS connectors
To connect the SAS cable:
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Plug in the SAS cable to the
SAS1-8 connector until the cable
snaps in place.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
SAS LSI1068 ports LED connector (18-1 pin SASLED1)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
This connector is for the front panel LED port indicator that shows the SAS
HDD status.
FLT_LED7
FLT_LED6
FLT_LED5
FLT_LED4
GND
FLT_LED3
FLT_LED2
FLT_LED1
FLT_LED0
DSBV-DX
6.
DSBV-DX Series SAS LED connector
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
This connector is used for the SGPIO peripherals for the LSI MegaRAID
SATA LED.
DSBV-DX
7.
PIN 1
ACT_LED5
ACT_LED4
ACT_LED3
ACT_LED2
ACT_LED1
ACT_LED0
ACT_LED7
ACT_LED6
SASLED1
SGPIO1
DSBV-DX Series SGPIO connector
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GND
SATA_SLOAD
SATA_SCLK
SDATAOUT0
SDATAOUT1
PIN1
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USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to
this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the
system chassis. This USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specification that
supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
Power
USB PortB(-)
USB PortB(+)
GND
NC
DSBV-DX
8.
PIN1
DSBV-DX Series USB connector
Power
USB PortA(-)
USB PortA(+)
GND
USB34
The USB port module is purchased separately.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
DSBV-DX
9.
COM2
PIN1
DSBV-DX Series Serial port connectors
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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10. CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2,
FRNT_FAN1/2/3/4, FBD_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W max.)
or a total of 3.15 A ~ 6.66 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of
each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
DSBV-DX
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
FBD_FAN1
FRNT_FAN4
FRNT_FAN3
FRNT_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
FRNT_FAN3
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
FRNT_FAN4
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
DSBV-DX Series Fan connectors
REAR_FAN2
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
CPU_FAN2
REAR_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
REAR_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
FBD_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
11. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
I2CCLK
I2CDAT
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
DSBV-DX
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power supply
supports the SMBus function.
PSUSMB1
DSBV-DX Series Power supply SMBus connector
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12. SSI power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
These connectors are for SSI 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.
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use an SSI
12 V-compliant power supply unit (PSU) for LGA771‑socket Intel® Xeon
Dual Core processors (Bensley platform).
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 24+8-pin power plugs; otherwise, the system
will not boot up.
•
Use of a 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.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install
additional devices.
ATXPWR1
GND
GND
GND
GND
8-PIN
12V2
12V2
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
ATX12V1
12V1
12V1
24-PIN Power Connector
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
DSBV-DX
•
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13. Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
SLCT
PE
BUSY
ACK#
SPD7
SPD6
SPD5
SPD4
SPD3
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
DSBV-DX
This connector is for a parallel port. Connect the parallel port module cable
to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the
system chassis.
PIN1
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
SLIN#
PINIT#
ERROR#
AFD#
LPT1
DSBV-DX Series Parallel port connector
14. Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (2x4 pin SGPIO2)
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
SCLK_B
SIOEND_B
SDOUT_B
SDIN_B
DSBV-DX
This connector is used for the SGPIO peripherals for the LSI MegaRAID.
SGPIO2
DSBV-DX Series SGPIO connector
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SCLK_A
SIOEND_A
SDOUT_A
SDIN_A
PIN1
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15. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
POWERLED+
NC
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
DSBV-DX
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
DSBV-DX Series System panel connector
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NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
IDELED+
IDELED-
PANEL1
1.
System power LED (Green 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 (Brown 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 (Orange 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 (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
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.
ATX power button/soft-off button (Green 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 (Blue 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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16. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
DSBV-DX
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB,
locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
2
2
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
LAN1_LINK
LAN1_ACT
LAN2_ACT
LAN2_LINK
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
1
+5VSB
PIN1
DSBV-DX Series
System panel auxiliary connector
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
AUX_PANEL1
3
4
5
4
1.
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
2.
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
3.
Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin 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 LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel.
Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs
will light up when the Locator button is pressed.
5.
Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button
queries the state of the system locator.
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This chapter describes the power up
sequence, and ways of shutting down the
system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
Be sure that all switches are off.
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
6.
b. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems withATX 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 tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below) 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.
Phoenix BIOS beep codes
Beep Description
Error
Endless beep
Memory module missing
Two short beeps
PCI resource assignment error
One continuous beep followed by
short beeps
7.
VGA controller failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000/2003:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut Down option button is selected, then click the OK
button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
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.
3-
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change the
system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-11
4.2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-7
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-17
4.6
Security menu............................................................................. 4-35
4.5
4.7
4.8
Server menu................................................................................ 4-32
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-37
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.
2.
3.
Phoenix Phlash16 BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode
using a bootable floppy disk.)
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (To recover the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk
when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or Phoenix Phlash16 BIOS utilities. Refer to page
4-3 for details.
4.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 ½ Floppy Drive icon.
d. Right click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3½ Floppy Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field, then click Start.
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4.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the Phoenix Phlash16
Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the Phoenix
Phlash16 Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file to
BIOS.WPH. Save the file to a floppy disk.
Make sure you copy the correct BIOS file for the specific model of your
motherboard. Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading
the wrong BIOS file.
2.
3.
Copy the Phoenix Phlash16 (phlash16.exe) utility from the Software folder
of the support CD to the floppy disk with the latest BIOS file.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk you created
earlier.
4. When the A:> appears, replace the bootable floppy disk with the floppy disk
containing the new BIOS file and the Phoenix Phlash16 Utility.
5.
At the prompt, type the following command string:
6.
The Phoenix Phlash16 Utility automatically updates the BIOS.
phlash16 /x BIOS.WPH
DO NOT turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
7.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. Make
sure you remove the floppy disk from the drive
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 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 floppy disk.
Prepare a blank floppy disk before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
A.
Prepare the recovery diskette:
1.
Insert the motherboard floppy disk to a PC, then boot from the support CD;
the screen will show several optional items.
2.
Select the item “Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette”.
A)
FreeDOS command prompt
B)
Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 32 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
C)
Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 64 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
D)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for Win2k / Win2k3 32 bit Driver Disk
E)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for Win2k3 64 bit Driver Disk
F)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 32 bit Driver Disk
G)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 64 bit Driver Disk
H)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 32 bit Driver Disk
I)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 64 bit Driver Disk
J)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows 2000 Server Driver Disk
K)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows Server 2003 32 bit Driver Disk
L)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows Server 2003 64 bit Driver Disk
M)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for RHEL3 UP6 32/64 bit Driver Disk
N)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for RHEL4 UP4 32/64 bit Driver Disk
O)
Create the DSBV-DX/SAS emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
P)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX/SAS MB
Q)
Create the DSBV-DX/C emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
R)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX/C MB
S)
Create the DSBV-DX emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
T)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX MB
U)
ESB2 ASF Firmware update
Please choose A TO U:
B.
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
When BIOS corrupted, put this disk in the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
machine to boot from the floppy disk.
2.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy
for the recovery information.
RN50 DDR1 A21 BIOS
3.
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Before you recover the BIOS setting, refer to 2.6 Jumpers, Force BIOS
recovery setting for more information.
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Phoenix Phlash16 Utility Version 1.6.1.9
Copyright (c) Phoenix Technologies Ltd., 2005
Performing the following function
Load Image File
Verify interface information
Backup system BIOS ROM
Check flash memory type(s)
Flash memory block:
Save block
Restore block
Zero out block
Erase block
Program block
Verify block
Flash programming complete
BIOS.WPH
30% Read in
Identifying flash memory part type
00:00:00 (18)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
6.
When the utility completes the updating process, a message appears,
informing you that the flash memory has been programmed successfully.
Phoenix Phlash16 Utility Version 1.6.1.9
Copyright (c) Phoenix Technologies Ltd., 2005
Phoenix Phlash16 Status
Performing
thesuccessfully
following function
Flash memory
has been
programmed
Load Image File
BIOS.WPH
PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART THE SYSTEM
Verify interface information
If the system does not restart
Backup systemTURN
BIOSTHE
ROMPOWER OFF, THEN ON
Check flash memory type(s)
Flash memory block:
Save block
Restore block
..........................
Zero out block
..........................
Erase block √√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√.
Program block .√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√
Verify block .√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√
Flash programming complete
Flash part: SST49LF008A DeviceID:
Ready to restart the system
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7.
Press the power button for more than four seconds to turn off the system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
4.1.4
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
View the BIOS version information.
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Save.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) 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
LPC chip.
The LPC 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+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and 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. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.8 Exit Menu.
•
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
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Advanced
System Date
System Time
Floppy A
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Configuration
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary/Master
Secondary/Slave
[05/08/2007]
[15 : 30 : 36]
[1.44/1.25 MB 3½”]
General help
Exit
Item Specific Help
<Tab>, <Shift+Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Legend bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Server
For changing the advanced server settings
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the security settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar allow
you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys
found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
Navigation Key Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<Esc>
Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from a
sub‑menu
<F9>
Left or Right arrow
Up or Down arrow
Page Down or – (minus)
Page Up or + (plus) <Enter>
<F10>
4.2.4
Loads setup default values
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
Saves changes and exit
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, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
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 user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to 4.2.7 Pop-up window.
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4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
Floppy A
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Configuration
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary/Master
Secondary/Slave
System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
[05/08/2007]
[15 : 30 : 36]
[1.44/1.25 MB
[None]
[None]
Disabled
360 [None]
Kb 1.2 [None]
MB 720 Kb 1.44/1.25 MB
2.88 MB -/+
Enter
Exit
Item Specific Help
3
1/2”]
<Tab>, <Shift+Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
5¼”
5¼”
3½”
3½”
3½”
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
4.2.8
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
Floppy A
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
[05/08/2007]
[15 : 30 : 36]
[1.44/1.25 MB 3½”]
Configuration
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary/Master
Secondary/Slave
Exit
Item Specific Help
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
4.3.1
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
System Date [xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.3
Floppy A [1.44/1.25 MB, 3½"]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [360 Kb 5¼”] [1.2 MB 5¼”] [720 Kb 3½” ]
[1.44/1.25 MB 3½”] [2.88 MB 3½”]
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4.3.4
IDE Configuration
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
IDE Configuration
Fixed disk boot sector:
Item Specific Help
[Normal]
S-ATA Configuration
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Write protects boot
sector on hard disk
to protect against
viruses.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Fixed disk boot sector [Normal]
Setting this item to [Write Protect] prevents write access to the boot sector on
the hard disk to protect against viruses. The default setting [Normal] allows write
access. Configuration options: [Normal] [Write Protect]
S-ATA Configuration
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
S-ATA Configuration
Parallel ATA:
Serial ATA:
SATA Controller Mode Option:
SATA RAID Enable
SATA AHCI Enable
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enhanced]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable the PATA
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Parallel ATA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel ATA function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial ATA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Native Mode Operation [Auto]
Allows you to choose the native mode for ATA.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Serial ATA]
The above item appears only when the SATA Controller Mode Option is set to
[Compatible]
SATA Controller Mode Option [Enhanced]
Allows selection of the Serial ATA operation mode depending on the operating
system (OS) that you installed. When you set this item to Enhanced Mode,
Serial ATA and Parallel ATA devices are auto‑detected and placed in native
IDE mode. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using native OS, such as
Windows® 2000/XP. When you set this item to Compatible Mode, Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA devices are auto‑detected and placed in legacy mode. Set
this item to [Compatible] if you are using legacy OS, e.g. Windows ME/98/NT,
MS-DOS. Configuration options: [Compatible] [Enhanced]
When you set the SATA Controller Mode Option item to [Enhanced] or
[Compatible] and disable ACHI/RAID mode, Intel 6321ESB can only support
maximum four hard disk drives. If you set the SATA Controller Mode Option
item to [Enchanced] and enable ACHI or RAID, the chipset can support up to six
hard disk drives.
The following items appear only if you set the SATA Controller Mode Option
item to [Enhanced].
SATA RAID Enable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA RAID function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA AHCI Enable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA AHCI function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
SATA AHCI Enable item appears only when SATA RAID Enable is set to
[Disabled]
•
AHCI mode item supports only under Windows environment.
•
Due to the driver limitation, you will not find any SATA driver if you install
Fedora core 4.
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4.3.5
IDE Primary Master/Slave; Secondary Master/Slave
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
IDE Primary Master [None]
Type:
[Auto]
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
32-Bit I/O:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
[16 Sectors]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[FPIO 4 / DMA 2]
[Mode 5]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
Auto = Autotyping.
None = Disabling drive.
ATAPI Removable = ATAPI
media (e.g., LS120, USB
Floppy, USB Zip).
CD-ROM = CD-ROM drive.
IDE Removable = IDE
removable media (e.g.,
IDE Zip drive).
Other ATAPI = Other
ATAPI media.
User = You simply the
hard disk drive type.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Type: [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CD-ROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ATAPI Removable] if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120,
or MO drive. Select [User] to manually enter the parameters of the device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [User] [Other ATAPI] [IDE Removable] [CD‑ROM]
[ATAPI Removable] [None]
•
•
•
Except for 32-Bit I/O item, the following items become user-configurable
when the Type item is not set to [Auto].
Suggest you to keep the default setting of this item [Auto].
For items that have no sub-menu, you have to use -/+ for values changing.
Multi-Sector Transfers: [Disabled]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to 2~16 Sectors, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4 Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors]
LBA Mode Control: [Disabled]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Enabled enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
32-Bit I/O: [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Transfer Mode: [Standard]
Allows you to select the mothod for the data transferring if the hard disk supports
this feature.
Configuration options: [Standard] [Fast PIO 1] [Fast PIO 2] [Fast PIO 3] [Fast PIO 4]
[FPIO 3 / DMA 1] [FPIO 4 / DMA2]
Ultra DMA Mode: [Disabled]
When this item is set to [Mode 0-5], the UDMA capability allows improved transfer
speeds and data integrity for supported IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
[Mode 5]
4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
System Information
Model Name
Model ID
ASUS-BIOS
Version
Date
Item Specific Help
DSBV-DX/SAS
8051A0
The detail information
for CPUs
1000.005
04/20/2007
Processor Information
System Memory Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
The items in this menu are non-user configurable.
Model Name/Model ID
Displays the ASUS internal model information.
ASUS-BIOS
Displays the BIOS revision and build date.
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Processor Information
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Processor Information
Item Specific Help
All items on this menu
cannot be modified in user
mode. If any items require
changes, please consult
your system Supervisor.
*** CPU1 :
Brand
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.83GHz
Speed
2.80 GHz
Ratio
Actual 17 Max 17
Cache
L1/32 KB L2/4096 KB
ID/uCode 0F64h/02h
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
System Memory Information
Displays the auto-detected system memory information.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
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System Memory Information
Speed
:
Total Memory:
DIMM_00-DIMM_01-DIMM_10-DIMM_11-DIMM_20-DIMM_21-DIMM_30-DIMM_31--
DDR2 533
1024MB
512MB, AMB Temperature: 98
512MB, AMB Temperature: 70
None
None
None
None
None
None
F1
ESC
Select Item
Select Menu
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
All items on this menu
cannot be modified in
user mode. If any
items require changes,
please consult your
system Supervisor.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
WARNING: Setting wrong value in below sections may cause system to malfunction.
Advanced Processor Options
Chipset Configuration
PCI Configuration
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
Peripheral Devices Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Power On Configuration
Hardware Monitor
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
4.4.1
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Options for CPU
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Advanced Processor Options
If you install a 5000 series CPU, the BIOS appears as screen below.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced Processor Options
Multiprocessor Specification
Frequency Ratio
Hyperthreading:
[1.4]
[Default]
[Enabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
Machine Checking
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Fast String operations
Compatible FPU Code
Split Lock operations
C1 Enhanced Mode
No Execute Mode Mem Protection
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3
Echo TPR
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
Configures the MP
Specification revision
level. Some operating
systems will require
1.1 for compatibility
reasons.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Scroll down to display the following items:
Item Specific Help
Advanced Processor Options
Discrete MTRR Allocation
Intel EIST support:
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
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[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
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Multiprocessor Specification [1.4]
Allows you to configure the MP Specification revision level.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
Frequency Ratio [Default]
Allows you to select the processor frequency ratio.
Configuration options: [Default] [X 12] [X 13] [X 14] [X 15] [X 16] [X 17]
The configuration options of Frequency Ratio may vary according to your CPU.
Hyperthreading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Machine Checking [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Fast String operations [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Compatible FPU Code [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Split Lock operations [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
C1 Enhanced Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E mode. In C1E mode, the CPU power
consumption is lower when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
No Execute Mode Mem Protection [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3 [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with
extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Echo TPR [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Discrete MTRR Allocation [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel EIST support [Disabled]
Enables or disables EIST support. When enabled, this item allows the CPU P state
to dynamically change based on system loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The appearance of the Intel EIST support item depends on the CPU SKU.
•
Items above with * mark are for technical personnel to debug only.
If you install a 5100/5300 series CPU, the BIOS screen appears as the following.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced Processor Options
Multiprocessor Specification
Numbers of Stop Grant
[1.4]
[Per Core]
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
Machine Checking [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Fast String Operations Compatible FPU Code Split Lock operations Thermal Management 2
C1 Enhanced Mode No Execute Mode Mem Protection
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3
Echo TPR
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Configures the MP
Specification revision
level. Some operating
systems will require
1.1 for compatibility
reasons.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Scroll down to display the following items:
Item Specific Help
Advanced Processor Options
Discrete MTRR Allocation
Intel EIST support:
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Multiprocessor Specification [1.4]
Allows you to configure the MP Specification revision level.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
Numbers of Stop Grant [Per Core]
Configuration options: [Per Core] [Single]
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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*Machine Checking [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Fast String operations [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Compatible FPU Code [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
*Split Lock operations [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Thermal Management 2 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C1 Enhanced Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E mode. In C1E mode, the CPU power
consumption is lower when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
No Execute Mode Mem Protection [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3 [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with
extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Echo TPR [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Discrete MTRR Allocation [Disabled]
Enable this item for better graphics performance when used with Linux and 4 GB
or more memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel EIST support [Disabled]
Enables or disables EIST support. When enabled, this item allows the CPU P state
to dynamically change based on system loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The appearance of the Intel EIST support item depends on the CPU SKU.
•
Items above with * mark are for technical personnel to debug only.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.4.2
Chipset Configuration
This menu shows the chipset configuration settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Item Specific Help
Chipset Configuration
Crystal Beach Configure Enable
SERR signal condition
Demand Scrub Enable
Patrol Scrub Enable
[Enabled]
[None]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
Memory Branch Mode
Branch 0 Rank Interleave
Branch 0 Rank Sparing
Enhanced x8 Detection
Force ITK Config Clocking
[256 MB]
[Interleave]
[4:1]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
FBDIMM(s) Thermal Throttling
Open Loop Type
Environment Temperature
[Closed Loop]
[User Define]
[25 °C]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable Configuration/
Memory mapped accesses
to the Crystal Beach
Configuration space
located in
Device 8, Fn 0, and Fn 1.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Scroll down to display the following items:
Item Specific Help
Chipset Configuration
Temperature Rise
FBDIMM(s) Air Flow
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
[25 °C]
[2.0]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Crystal Beach Configure Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Configuration/Memory mapped accesses
to the Crystal Beach Configuration space located in Device 8, Fn 0, and Fn 1.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SERR signal condition [None]
Allows you to select the ECC error that the SERR# asserts.
Configuration options: [None] [Single bit] [Multiple bit] [Both]
Demand Scrub Enable [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Demand Scrubbing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Patrol Scrub Enable [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Patrol Scrubbing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4GB PCI Hole Granularity [256 MB]
Allows you to select the granularity of the PCI hole for PCI resource.
Configuration options: [256 MB] [512 MB] [1.0 GB] [2.0 GB]
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Memory Branch Mode [Interleave]
Allows you to select the memory branch mode.
Configuration options: [Sequential] [Interleave] [Single channel 0]
Branch 0 Rank Interleave [4:1]
Allows you to select the Branch 0 Rank Interleave. This item does not appear when
the Memory Branch Mode is set to [Sequential].
Configuration options: [1:1] [2:1] [4:1]
Branch 0 Rank Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Branch 0 rank/DIMM Sparing feature. This item
does not appear when the Memory Branch Mode is set to [Sequential].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced x8 Detection [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the enhanced x8 DRAM UC error detection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Force ITK Config Clocking [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the FBD configuration for ITK test suite.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
FBDIMM(s) Thermal Throttling [Closed Loop]
Allows you to disable or set the thermal throttling control.
Configuration options: [Open Loop] [Closed Loop] [ASUS MemCool FAN] [Disabled]
Set this item to [ASUS MemCool FAN] for a better fan management.
Open Loop Type [User Define]
Allows you to select the Open Loop Type.
Configuration options: [Best Performance] [Best Acoustic] [User Define]
The following items only appear when you set the Open Loop Type to [User
Define].
Environment Temperature [25 ºC]
Allows you to select the Environment Temperature value.
Configuration options: [20 ºC]~[40 ºC]
Temperature Rise [25 ºC]
Allows you to select the Temperature Rise value.
Configuration options: [10 ºC]~[30 ºC]
FBDIMM(s) Air Flow [2.0]
Allows yout to select the Air Flow value.
Configuration options: [1.0] [1.5]~[4.5] [5.0]
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4.4.3
PCI Configuration
This menu shows the PCI configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter>
to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCI Configuration
Item Specific Help
Reset Configuration Data:
Plug & Play OS
Palette Snooping
PCIEX1 Slot
PCIEX2 Slot
PCI3 Slot
PCIE4 Slot
PCIE5 Slot
[No]
[No]
[Disabled]
F1
ESC
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Select ‘Yes’ if you
want to clear the
Extended System
Configuration
Data (ESCD) area.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Reset Configuration Data [No]
This item allows you to clear the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD)
area. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Plug & Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIX1-2 Slot; PCI3 Slot; PCIE4-5 Slot
Allows you to configure the specific PCI devices.
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
PCIX1 Slot
Item Specific Help
Option ROM Scan:
[Enabled]
Initialize device
expansion ROM
Option ROM Scan [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the device expansion ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
The items in this menu allow you to display the USB configuration settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
USB Function
[Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller
Legacy USB Support:
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Item Specific Help
Enable USB host
controller.
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the USB host controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only if you enable the USB Function item.
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. Setting this item to [Enabled]
allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn on automatically
when you install high speed USB devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Setting to [Enabled] 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]
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4.4.5
Peripheral Devices Configuration
This menu shows the peripheral devices configuration settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Peripheral Devices Configuration
COM1 port:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
COM2 port:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Parallel port:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Mode:
DMA channel
Floppy disk controller
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
[Enabled]
[3F8]
[IRQ 4]
[Enabled]
[Normal]
[2F8]
[IRQ 3]
[Enabled]
[378]
[IRQ 7]
[ECP]
[DMA 3]
[Enabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
Confugure COM1 port
using options:
[Disabled]
No configuration
[Enabled]
User configuration
[Auto]
BIOS or OS chooses
configuration
(OS Controlled)
Displayed when
controlled bt OS
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
COM1 port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure COM1 port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Base I/O address [3F8]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for COM1 port.
Configuration options: [3F8] [2F8] [3E8] [2E8]
Interrupt [IRQ 4]
Allows you to set the interrupt for COM1 port.
Configuration options: [IRQ 3] [IRQ 4]
COM2 port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure COM2 port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Mode [Normal]
Allows you to set the mode for COM2 port.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IR] [ASK-IR]
Base I/O address [2F8]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for COM2 port.
Configuration options: [3F8] [2F8] [3E8] [2E8]
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Interrupt [IRQ 3]
Allows you to set the interrupt for COM2 port.
Configuration options: [IRQ 3] [IRQ 4]
Parallel port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the parallel port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Base I/O address [378]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for the parallel port.
Configuration options: [378] [278] [3BC]
Interrupt [IRQ 7]
Allows you to set the interrupt for the parallel port.
Configuration options: [IRQ 5] [IRQ 7]
Mode [ECP]
Allows you to set the mode for the parallel port.
Configuration options: [Output only] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
DMA channel [DMA 3]
Allows you to set the DMA channel for the parallel port.
Configuration options: [DMA 1] [DMA 3]
Floppy disk controller [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the floppy disk controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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4.4.6
ACPI Configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
F1
ESC
Item Specific Help
ACPI Configuration
ACPI Version Features
Headless Mode
ACPI EMS Support
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
[ACPI v1.0]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable RSDP pointers to
64-bit Fixed System
Description Tables.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
ACPI Version Features [ACPI v1.0]
Allows you to enable RSDP pointers to 64-bit fixed system description tables.
Configuration options: [ACPI v1.0] [ACPI v2.0] [ACPI v3.0]
Headless Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the headless operation mode through ACPI.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI EMS Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI EMS support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On Configuration
This menu shows the power configuration settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power On Configuration
Item Specific Help
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Last State]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Power
Power
Power
Power
F1
ESC
On
On
On
On
Help
Exit
By
By
By
By
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
PME#
RTC Alarm
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Configures the system
state after recovering
from power failure.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into “off state” after an AC power
interruption. When set to [Power On], the system turns on automatically after a
power interruption. When set to [Last State], the system goes into whatever was
the system state (on or off) before the power interruption.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME and onboard LAN to generate a wake-up
event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake-up event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following items appear only if you enable the Power On By RTC Alarm
item.
RTC Alarm Date [0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a date
chart. Press <+> or <-> to change scroll through the options, then press <Enter>
when done. The default setting [0] is equivalent to everyday alarm.
Configuration options: [0] [1] ~ [31]
RTC Alarm Date [00 : 00 : 00]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Press <+> or <-> to set the desired value.
2. Use the left/right arrow key or press <Tab> to move to the next field.
3.
Press <Enter> when done.
4.4.8
Hardware Monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitor configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
The following screens appear when you install Intel® 5000 series CPU.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Domain 0 Temperature
CPU1 Domain 1 Temperature
CPU2 Domain 0 Temperature
CPU2 Domain 1 Temperature
SYSTEM1 Temperature
SYSTEM2 Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
CPU_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN1 Speed
FRN_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN3 Speed
FRN_FAN4 Speed
REAR_FAN1 Speed
REAR_FAN2 Speed
Smart Fan Control
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
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39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
N/A
N/A
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
3417 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
[Smart Fan II]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
To select the fan speed
control model.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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Scroll down to display more items:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
Item Specific Help
CPU1 Domain 0 Target Temperature
CPU1 Domain 1 Target Temperature
CPU2 Domain 0 Target Temperature
CPU2 Domain 1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM2 Target Temperature
[76
[76
[76
[76
[70
[70
FBD_FAN1 Speed
VCORE0 Voltage
VCORE1 Voltage
VTT
+1.5V +1.8V +3V
+12V
+5V +5VSB VBAT N/A
N/A
1.24 V
1.22 V
1.48 V
1.82 V
3.34 V
12.28 V
5.11 V
5.11 V
3.07 V
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
ºC]
ºC]
ºC]
ºC]
ºC]
ºC]
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
The following screens appear when you install Intel® 5100 and 5300 series
CPU.
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
SYSTEM1 Temperature
SYSTEM2 Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
CPU_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN1 Speed
FRN_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN3 Speed
FRN_FAN4 Speed
REAR_FAN1 Speed
REAR_FAN2 Speed
Smart Fan Control
CPU1 Target Temperature
CPU2 Target Temperature
F1
ESC
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PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
39oC/102oF
N/A
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
2925 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
[Smart Fan II]
[66 oC]
[66 oC]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
To select the fan speed
control model.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Scroll down to display more items:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
Item Specific Help
SYSTEM1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM2 Target Temperature
[60 oC]
[60 oC]
N/A
N/A
1.25 V
1.21 V
1.56 V
1.79 V
3.28 V
11.91 V
4.87 V
4.96 V
3.10 V
FBD_FAN1 Speed
VCORE0 Voltage
VCORE1 Voltage
VTT
+1.5V +1.8V +3V
+12V
+5V +5VSB VBAT F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
CPU1/2 Domain 0/1 Temperature (CPU1/2 Target Temperature),
SYSTEM1/2 Temperature, CPU_FAN1/2 Speed, FRN_FAN1/2/3/4
Speed, REAR_FAN1/2 Speed
These fields show the auto-detected values and are not user-configurable. If no
CPU or fan is installed, the field shows N/A.
Smart Fan Control [Smart Fan II]
Allows you to disable or configure the Smart Fan feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Smart Fan] [Smart Fan II]
CPU1/2 Domain 0/1 Target Temperature
(CPU1/2 Target Temperature)
Allows you to set the target CPU temperature at which the CPU fan will start
running if the fan is not yet turned on. Configuration options: [54 ºC]~[76 ºC]
SYSTEM1/2 Target Temperature
Allows you to set the target sytem temperature at which the system fan will start
running if the fan is not yet turned on.
Configuration options: [49 ºC]~[70 ºC]
FBD_FAN1 Speed, VCORE0/1 Voltage, VTT, +1.5V, +1.8V, +3V, +12V,
+5V, +5VSB, VBAT
These fields show the auto-detected values and are not user-configurable.
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4.5
Server menu
This Server menu items allow you to customize the server features.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Advanced
Console Redirection
DMI Event Logging
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
4.5.1
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
Additional setup
menus to configure
console.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Console Redirection
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Advanced
Console Redirection
[Onboard COM1 port]
[57.6K]
[VT-UTF8]
[None]
[Direct]
[On]
[1]
Baud Rate
Console Type
Flow Control
Console connection:
Continue C.R. after POST:
# of video pages to support:
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Exit
Item Specific Help
Com Port Address
F1
ESC
Exit
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
If enabled, it will
use a port on the
motherboard.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Com Port Address [Onboard COM1 port]
Allows you to disable or select the COM port to use.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Onboard COM1 port] [Onboard COM2 port]
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The following items appear only if you set the Com Port Address item to
[Onboard COM1 port] or [Onboard COM2 port].
Baud Rate [57.6K]
Allows you to enable the specified baud rate.
Configuration options: [300] [1200] [2400] [9600] [19.2K] [38.4K] [57.6K] [115.2K]
Console Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to enable the specified console type.
Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100, 8bit] [PC-ANSI, 7bit] [PC ANSI] [VT100+]
[VT-UTF8] [ASCII]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [XON/XOFF] [CTS/RTS]
Console connection [Direct]
Allows you to select the console connection. [Direct] indicates that the console is
connected directed to the system. [Via modem] indicates that a modem is used to
connect. Configuration options: [Direct] [Via modem]
Continue C.R. after POST [On]
Set this item to [On] if you want console redirection to continue after the operating
system has loaded. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
# of video pages to support [1]
Allows you to set the number of video pages to allocate for console redirection
when the video hardware is not available. Press <-> or <+> to set the value, or
enter the value using the numeric keypad. Configuration options: [1] ~ [8]
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DMI Event Logging
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Advanced
DMI Event Logging
Item Specific Help
Event log validity
Event log capacity
Valid
Space Available
View DMI event log
[Enter]
Event Logging
ECC Event Logging
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Mark DMI events as read
Clear all DMI event logs
[Enter]
[No]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Exit
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
View the contents of the
DMI event log.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Event log validity, Event log capacity
Displays the auto-detected system information.
View DMI event log [Enter]
Press <Enter> to view the contents ofthe DMI event log.
Event Logging [Enabled]
Enables or disables to allows logging of DMI events.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Event Logging [Enabled]
Enables or disables to allows logging of ECC events.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Mark DMI events as read [Enter]
Press <Enter> to mark all DMI events in the event log as read.
Clear all DMI event logs [No]
Allows you to keep or clear the DMI event log after rebooting.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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4.6
Main
Security menu
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Password Check
Password Lock Mode
Removable Device Boot
Flash Write
[Enter]
[Enter]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
↑↓
→←
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Supervisor Password Is: [Clear]
User Password Is: [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2.
When prompted, type in a password using a combination of a maximum of
eight (8) alpha-numeric characters, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password by typing the exact characters again, then press
<Enter>. The password field setting is changed to Set.
To clear the password:
Select the item Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password,
depending on which password you want to clear. Press <Enter>.
1.
The following message appears:
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Set
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Set User Password
[Enter]
Password Check
[Setup]
Set Supervisor
Password Lock Mode
[Disabled]Password
Removable Device Boot
[Enabled]
Enter
Current
Password
[
]
Flash Write
[Enabled]
Enter New Password [
]
Confirm New Password
[ ]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
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Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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2.
3.
4.
5.
In the Enter Current Password field, type in your current password. Press
<Enter>.
The cursor moves to the next field, Enter New Password.
Press <Enter>. Do not type anything in this field.
The cursor moves to the next field, Confirm New Password.
Press <Enter>. Do not type anything in this field.
When the confirmation message “Changes have been saved.” appears, press
<Enter>.
The display returns to the Security menu. Note that the password field on top
is changed to Clear.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to boot the
system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS
RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumpers” for instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS setup or the
system. Select [Setup] to require the password before entering the BIOS Setup.
Select [System] to require the password before entering the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Password Lock Mode [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the keyboard is locked and the user has no privilege to
launch the BIOS setup utility when installing adapter cards during option ROM
initialization. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Removable Device Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable booting from a legacy floppy, USB floppy, or IDE
optical drive. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Flash Write [Enabled]
Set this item to [Disabled] to write-protect the BIOS flash memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot menu
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Advanced
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Boot Features
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
4.7.1
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
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Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Boot Device Priority
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Up and Down arrows
select a device.
<+> and <-> moves
the device up or down.
<f> and <r> specifies
the device as fixed or
removable.
<x> excludes or includes
the device to boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<1 - 4> Loads default
boot sequence.
priority order:
Legacy Floppy Drives
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Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Exit
Item Specific Help
Excluded from boot order:
F1
ESC
F9
F10
Boot Device Priority
Main
Boot
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
Specify the boot
priority sequence of all
boot devices.
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Refer to the following table for keys assigned to configure devices.
Key/s
Use this key to...
<Up arrow> / select a device.
<+> / <-> move the device up or down.
<x> exclude or include the device to boot.
<Down arrow>
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specify the device as fixed or removable.
enable or disable the device.
load default boot sequence.
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Boot Features
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Features
Quick Boot Full Logo Display
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Summary screen:
POST Errors
SETUP prompt
Interrupt 19 Capture
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto Detect]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Allows the BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time needed
to boot the system.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Logo Display [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Auto] [On] [Off]
PS/2 Mouse [Auto Detect]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto Detect]
Summary screen: [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the system configuration is displayed during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
POST Errors [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SETUP prompt [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “Press DEL to
run Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Main
Exit menu
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Server
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Save any changes to CMOS,
exit BIOS Setup and then
reboot system.
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Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Save Changes and Exit
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your changes
to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears:
•
•
select [Yes], then press <Enter> to save and exit.
select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the command
and return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option then press <Enter> if you wish to exit the Setup utility without
saving your changes.
When a confirmation window appears:
•
•
select [Yes], then press <Enter> to discard your changes and exit.
select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the command
and return to the Exit menu.
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Discard Changes
Select this option to discard the changes that you made, and restore the previously
saved values.
When a confirmation window appears:
•
•
select [Yes], then press <Enter> to discard any changes and load the
previously saved values.
select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the command
and return to the Exit menu.
Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F9>, to load the optimized
values for each of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears:
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select [Yes], then press <Enter> to load the default values.
select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the command
and return to the Exit menu.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring RAID
sets using the available utilities.
5
RAID
configuration
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-1
5.3
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility.................. 5-30
5.2
5.4
5.5
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility........................... 5-3
Global Array Manager................................................................. 5-38
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility (DSBV-DX/SAS model only)....... 5-39
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Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions:
DSBV-DX and DSBV-DX/C model
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LSI Logic Embeded SATA RAID and the Intel Matrix Storage Manager
embeded in the Intel 6321ESB Southbridge supports Serial ATA hard disk
drives and RAID0, RAID1 and RAID0+1 configurations. The Intel Matrix
Storage Manager also supports RAID5 configuration.
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager embeded in the Intel 6321ESB Southbridge
supports Serial ATA hard disk drives and RAID0, RAID1, RAID0+1 and RAID5
configurations.
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller supports SAS disk drives and RAID0, RAID1,
and RAID1E configuration.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
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 1-E (Enhanced RAID 1) has a striped layout with each stripe unit having a
secondary (or alternate) copy stored on a different disk. You can use three or more
hard disk drives for this configuration.
RAID 0+1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy
data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1 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 CD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
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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.
2.
3.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the
system user guide.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive
and to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set
from SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by the Intel
®
6321ESB Southbridge chip. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
3.
Set the SATA Controller Mode Option item to [Enhanced], then press
<Enter>.
2.
4.
5.
Go to the Main Menu > IDE Configuration > S-ATA Configuration, then
press <Enter>.
Set the SATA RAID Enable item to [Enabled].
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
5.1.4
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 LSI Logic
Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility or the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager if you
installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Intel® 6321ESB Southbridge.
For DSBV-DX/SAS model, you may use the LSI1068 SAS Configuration Utility if
you installed SAS hard disk drives to the mini-SAS connector(s) supported by the
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller.
Refer to the succeeding sections for details on how to use each RAID configuration
utility.
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5.2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID
Setup Utility
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID
1, or RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors
supported by the motherboard Southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
During POST, the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility automatically
detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID
set(s). Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
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The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID auto configures to RAID 1 when the
SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
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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 utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option from
the Management Menu, then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management Menu
descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box
allow you to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands.
The keys on the legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Menu
Description
Configure
Allows you to create RAID 0 or RAID 1 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also
allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the
boot drive
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the logical drives of a created RAID set
Objects
Allows you to initialize logical drives or change the logical drive
parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check Consistency Allows you to check the data consistency of the logical drives of a
created RAID set
5.2.1
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create a RAID 0
or RAID 1 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the logical drive parameters are set automatically including
the size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
In New Configuration, you manually set the logical drive parameters and assign the
set size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
2.
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From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
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3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drives you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>.
The configurable array appears on screen.
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Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including a Logical
Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
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6.
7.
Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
8.
9.
When creating a RAID 1 set, select DWC from the Logical Drive menu, then
press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 10.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, then press <Enter>.
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
12. Follow steps 5 to 10 to configure additional logical drives.
13. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set is already existing, using the New Configuration command
erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the
existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view or create
another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option:
1.
From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select New Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Follow steps 3 to 7 of the previous section.
5.
Key-in the desired logical drive size, then press <Enter>.
4.
6.
Select Size from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
Follow steps 8 to 13 of the previous section to create the RAID set.
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Creating a RAID 10 set
You can create a RAID 10 set using four identical hard disk drives.
To create a RAID 10 set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
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6.
7.
Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including a Logical
Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
Select RAID 10 from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
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Select DWC from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, then press <Enter>.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
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5.2.3
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the
View/Add Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select View/Add Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
6.
Press <F10> again, and select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then
press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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8.
9.
Follow steps 8 to 12 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
section.
When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
10. Follow steps 8 to 13 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
section to add the new RAID configuration.
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5.2.4
Initializing the logical drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drives. You may
initialize the logical drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects
command on the Management Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the logical drive using the Initialize command:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Initialize, then press <Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the
logical drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the logical drive from
the Logical Drive selection, then press <Enter>.
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3.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to initialize the
drive without confirmation.
Initializing a logical drive(s) erases all data on the drive.
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A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
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5.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
Using the Objects command
To initialize the logical drives using the Objects command:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Objects, then press <Enter>.
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2.
Select Logical Drive from the Objects sub-menu, then press <Enter>.
3.
Select the logical drive to initialize from the Logical Drives sub‑menu, then
press <Enter>.
4.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter> to start
initialization.
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5.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, then press <Enter>.
6.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
7.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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5.2.5
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive:
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1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Rebuild, then press <Enter>.
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, then press
<SpaceBar>.
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. The indicator for the selected
drive now shows RBLD.
4.
When prompted, press <Y> to to rebuild the drive.
5.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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5.2.6
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected logical
drive. The utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences
in data redundancy depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter
menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for logical drives included
in a RAID 1 set.
Using the Check Consistency
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command:
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1.
From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency, then press
<Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the
logical drive to check. Press the <Spacebar> to select the logical drive from
the Logical Drive selection, then press <F10>.
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency
Check dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to check
the drive consistency.
A progress bar appears on screen.
4.
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following
options.
• Stop
- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the
percentage of disk checked, When you restart checking, it
continues from the last percentage completed rather than
from zero percent.
• Continue- Continues the consistency check.
• Abort
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
- Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it
continues from zero percent.
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Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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From the Management Menu, select Objects, then select Logical Drive
from the menu.
Use the arrow keys to select the logical drive you want to check, then press
<Enter>.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter>.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to
check the drive.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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5.2.7
Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear
Configuration? dialog box, then press <Enter>.
The utility clears the current array.
3.
Press any key to continue.
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5.2.8
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the
boot drive from a RAID set. Refer to the Creating a RAID set: Using New
Configuration section for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set:
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1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, then
press <Enter>.
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable logical drive from
the list, then press <Enter>.
3.
The logical drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
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5.2.9
Enabling the WriteCache
You may enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option to improve the data
transmission performance.
When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption
occurs while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives.
To enable WriteCache:
1.
2.
3.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter, then press <Enter>
to display the adapter properties.
Select WriteCache, then press <Enter> to turn the option On (enabled).
When finished, press any key to continue.
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5.3
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives.
To enter the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility:
1.
2.
Turn on the system after installing all Serial ATA hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
Port
Drive Model
0
XXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXX
3
XXXXXXXXXXX
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
[ESC]-Exit
Size
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
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 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 utility supports maxium four hard disk drives for RAID configurration.
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5.3.1
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)
To create a RAID 0 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive
and cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID 0 set, then press <Enter>.
4.
Highlight the Disks item, then press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
you want to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
3.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID 0 (Stripe),
then press <Enter>.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Model Serial # Size
Status
XXXXXX
XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXXXXX
XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXXXXX
XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXXXXX
XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
5.
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight a drive, then press <Spacebar>
to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, then
press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB.
The default stripe size is 128 KB.
A lower stripe size is recommended for server systems. A higher stripe size
is recommended for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and
video editing.
7.
8.
Highlight the Capacity item, enter the desired RAID volume capacity, then
press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
When the Create Volume item is highlighted, press <Enter>.
A warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the Create Array menu.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.3.2
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)
To create a RAID 1 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive
and cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
3.
4.
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Enter a name for the RAID 1 set, then press <Enter>.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID 1 (Mirror),
then press <Enter>.
Follow steps 4 to 5 and 7 to 9 of the previous section to create the RAID 1
set.
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5.3.3
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)
To create a RAID 10 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID10(RAID0+1)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive
and cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
3.
4.
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[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID 10
(RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
Follow steps 4 to 9 of section 5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) to create
the RAID 10 set.
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5.3.4
Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)
To create a RAID 5 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID5(Parity)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive
and cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
3.
4.
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID5, then
press <Enter>.
Follow steps 4 to 9 of section 5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) to create
the RAID 5 set.
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5.3.5
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, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Level
Drives Capacity Status
Volume0 RAIDX(xxxxx) X
XXX.XGB Normal
ESB2 wRAID5
Reserved.
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and
cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks.
WARNING: EXISTING DATA WITHIN THIS VOLUME WILL BE LOST AND
NON-RECOVERABLE.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[<ESC>]-Previous Menu
[<Del>]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, then
press <Del>. This window appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete volume “VolumeX”? (Y/N):
3.
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Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu;
otherwise, press <N> to return to the Delete Volume menu.
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5.3.6
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID.
Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on
the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID data will remove internal RAID structures
from the selected RAID disks. By removing these structures,
the drive will revert back to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to
be lost.
Port Drive Model
0
XXXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Select the
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
2.
3.
4.
5.
Serial #
Size Status
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB Member Disk
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB Member Disk
disks that should be reset.
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the RAID set drive you want to reset,
then press <Spacebar> to select.
Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A confirmation message appears.
Press <Y> to reset the drive or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
Follow steps 2 to 4 to select and reset other RAID set drives.
5.3.7
Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, then press <Enter>.
This window appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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5.4
Global Array Manager
You may also create a RAID set(s) in Windows® operating environment using the
Global Array Manager (GAM) application. The GAM application is available from
the motherboard support CD.
Refer to the GAM user guide in the motherboard support CD for details.
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5.5
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility
(DSBV-DX/SAS model only)
The LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility is an integrated RAID solution that allows you to
allows you to create the following RAID set(s) from SAS hard disk drives supported
by the LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller:
•
RAID 1 (Integrated Mirroring)
•
RAID 0 (Integrated Striping)
•
RAID 1E (Integrated Mirroring Enhanced)
5.5.1
Integrated Mirroring
Overview
The Integrated Mirroring (IM) feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with
two disks (IM). Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to eight disks,
or seven mirrored disks plus a hot spare disk.
The IM feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an IM volume
failes, you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically remirrored.
Creating Integrated Mirroring volumes
•
You may use disks of different sized in IM and IME volumes; however, the
size of the smallest disk determines the “logical” size of each member disk.
•
DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disks 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.
To create an IM volume:
1.
2.
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Logic Corp. MPT SAS BIOS
MPTBIOS-6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Copyright 2000-2006 LSI Logic Corp.
Adapter(s) disabled by user
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Logic Configuration Utility...
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3.
The following screen appears. Select a channel and press <Enter> to enter
the setup.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI FW Revision
Status
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
SAS1068
05
03
00
00
1.15.00.00-IR
Disabled
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
The numbers of the channel depend on the controller.
4.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func)
05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision
1.15.00.00.IR
SAS Address
500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version
25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
(Enabled OS only)
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
5.
The Select New Array Type screen apprears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create IM Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
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6.
The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the IM 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>.
You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here. Select the disk, then move the
cursor to the Hot Spr column, then press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
IM
Array Size(MB):
-----Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr
Status Fail
(MB)
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ---70007
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
70007
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ---35003
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ---35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ----
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare
C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID array.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
•
The disk is already part of another array.
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7.
A confirmation screen appears.
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. Make sure the data you want to mirror is on the first disk.
Press <D> to overwrite any data and create the new IM array.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array Type -- SAS1068
M - Keep existing data, migrate to an IM array.
Synchronization of disk will occur.
D - Overwrite existing data, create a new IM array.
ALL DATA on ALL disk in the array will be DELETED!!
No Synchronization performed.
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Space/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare
8.
9.
C = Create array
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add the second disk to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
10. The utility creates the array.
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Processing...may take up 1 minute
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5.5.2
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced
To create an IME volume:
1.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func)
05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision
1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address
500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version
25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
(Enabled OS only)
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
2.
The Select New Array Type screen apprears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create IME Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
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3.
The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up the
IME volume.
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to eight disks, or seven
mirrored disks plus a hot spare disk. 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>.
You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here. Select the disk, then move the
cursor to the Hot Spr column, then press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
IME
Array Size(MB):
51498
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr
Status Fail
(MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---70007
70007
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ---35003
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ----
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare
C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
4.
5.
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID array.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
•
The disk is already part of another array.
Repeat step 5 to add the other disks to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
The utility creates the array.
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5.5.3
Integrated Striping (IS) volume
Overview
The Integrated Striping (IS) feature provides RAID 0 functionality, supporting
volumes with two to eight disks. You may combine an IS volume with an IM or IME
volume.
Creating Integrated Striping volumes
DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disks in one volume.
To create an IS volume:
1.
2.
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Logic Corp. MPT SAS BIOS
MPTBIOS-6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Copyright 2000-2006 LSI Logic Corp.
Adapter(s) disabled by user
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Logic Configuration Utility...
3.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func)
05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision
1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address
500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version
25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
(Enabled OS only)
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
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4.
The Select New Array Type screen apprears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create IS Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
5.
The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the IS 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 Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
IS
Array Size(MB):
102996
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr
Status Fail
(MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---70007
70007
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] [NO] ------- ---35003
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ----
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare
C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array 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 array.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
•
The disk is already part of another array.
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6.
7.
Repeat step 5 to add the other disks to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
9.
The utility creates the array.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Processing...may take up 1 minute
Creating RAID array
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5.5.4
Managing Arrays
The LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to
configuring and maintaining IM and IME volumes.
Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk,
synchronize the array, activate the array, and delete the array.
Viewing volume properties
To view volume properties:
1.
On the main menu, select RAID Properties.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func)
05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision
1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address
500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version
25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
(Enabled OS only)
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
2.
On the next screen that appears, select View Existing Array.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
View Existing Array
View the existing configuration.
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
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3.
The View Existing Array screen appears. Here you can view properties of
the RAID array(s) created. If you have configured a hot spare, it will also be
listed. if you created more than one array, you may view the next array by
pressing <Alt+N>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
View Array -- SAS1068
Array
1 of 1
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Manage Array
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr
Status Fail
(MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
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Alt+N=Next Array C = Create an array
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Managing hot spares
You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the IM/
IME volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create the
IM/IME volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare disk on an existing
volume.
If a disk on an IM/IME 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.
2.
Follow steps 1 ~ 3 of the section “Viewing volume properties.”
From the View Array screen, select Manage Array, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
View Array -- SAS1068
Array
1 of 1
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Manage Array
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr
Status Fail
(MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 Yes
NO
Ok
No
34331
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
3.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Array C = Create an array
From the Manage Array screen select Manage Hot Spare, then press
<Enter>.
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Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synnchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
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>.
The Drive Status column field now shows Hot Spare.
Press <C> to commit the changes.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Hot Spare -- SAS1068
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Slot Device Identifier Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Spr
Status
Fail
(MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] Ok
No
34331
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] Ok
No
34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [NO] Ok
No
34331
35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003 [Yes] Hot Spare No
[----] --------- -----Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Change Item
C = Commit Changes
Synchronizing the array
Synchronizing the array allows the utility to resynchronize data on the mirrored disk
in the array. This procedure is seldom required because data synchronization is
automatically done during normal operation.
To synchronize the array:
1. Follow steps 1 ~ 3 of the section “Viewing volume properties” and step 2 of
the section “Managing hot spares.”
2.
From the Manage Array screen select Synchronize Array, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synnchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
3.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Press <Y> to begin the synchronization, or <N> to cancel.
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Activating an array
If an array is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the
array is considered inactive. When you add the array back to the system, you may
reactivate the array.
To activate the array:
1.
From the Manage Array screen, select Activate Array, then press <Enter>.
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Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IME
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
51498
Status
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synnchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Press <Y> to activate, or <N> to cancel.
Deleting an array
•
You cannot recover lost data if you delete an array. Make sure you back up
important data before deleting an array.
•
If you delete an IM (RAID 1) volume, the data is preserved on the primary
disk.
To delete an array:
1.
From the Manage Array screen, select Delete Array, then press <Enter>.
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Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
Type
IM
Scan Order
0
Size(MB)
34332
Status
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synnchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
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F1/Shift+1 = Help
Press <Y> to delete, or <N> to cancel.
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5.5.5
1.
Viewing SAS topology
From the Adapter Properties screen, select SAS Topology.
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Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func)
05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision
1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address
500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version
25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
(Enabled OS only)
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
Press <Alt+D> to display device properties, or <Alt+M> to display more keys.
More keys for the SAS Topology display:
C = Clear Device Mappings for Non-Present Devices
R = Refresh SAS Topology
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)
2.
Information about the volume and its member-disks are then displayed.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
SAS Topology -- SAS1068
Device Identifier Device
SAS1068105:03:001
Info
Direct Attach Devices
Controller
﹂ Enclosure
RAID Physical Disk
SAS
﹂ Bay 0
Bay 1
SEAGATE ST373454SS
0003
SAS
Bay 2
RAID Physical Disk
SAS
Bay 3
RAID Physical Disk
SAS
LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
﹂ IS VOL
Esc=Exit F1=Help
Alt+D=Device Properties
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Selecting a boot disk
You can select a boot disk in the SAS Topology screen. This disk is then moved
to scan ID 0 on the next boot, and remains at this position. This makes it easier to
set BIOS boot device options and to keep the boot device constant during device
additions and removals. There can be only one boot disk.
Follow these steps to select a boot disk:
1.
In the SAS BIOS CU, select an adapter from the Adapter List.
The current topology is displayed. If the selection of a boot device is
supported, the bottom of the screen lists the Alt+B option. This is the key
for toggling the boot device. If a device is currently configured as the boot
device, the Device Info column on the SAS Topology screen will show the
word “Boot.”
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the SAS Topology option.
To select a boot disk, move the cursor to the disk and press Alt+B.
To remove the boot designator, move the cursor to the disk and press Alt+B.
This controller will no longer have a disk designated as boot.
To change the boot disk, move the cursor to the new boot disk and press
Alt+B. The boot designator will move to this disk.
The firmware must be configured correctly in order for the Alt+B feature to work.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI FW Revision
Status
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
SAS1068
05
03
00
00
1.15.00.00-IR
Disabled
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
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Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
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Global Properties
From the Setup Utility screen, press <Ctrl+C> to enter LSI Logic Configuration,
then select Global Properties. The Global Properties menu allows you to change
related settings.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI FW Revision
Status
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
SAS1068
05
03
00
00
1.15.00.00-IR
Disabled
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
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]
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Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+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 minimal information] [Display adapters and all devices]
[Display adapters only]
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
Support Interrupt
Configuration options: [Hook interrupt, the Default] [Bypass interrupt hook]
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+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 Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for
installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
6
Driver
installation
Chapter summary
6
6.1
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-1
6.3
LAN driver installation................................................................ 6-16
6.5
Management application and utilities installation................... 6-24
6.2
6.4
Intel chipset software installation............................................. 6-13
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-22
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RAID driver installation
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 instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS
installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from the
system/motherboard support CD or from the Internet.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
XP/2000/2003 or Red Hat® Enterprise/SuSE 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 CD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support CD.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
2.
4.
5.
Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Restart the computer.
Press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Loading FreeDOS FAT KERNEL GO!
Press any key to boot from CDROM...
The Makedisk menu appears.
A)
FreeDOS command prompt
B)
Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 32 bit Driver Disk. (Also
support AHCI.)
C)
Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 64 bit Driver Disk. (Also
support AHCI.)
D)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for Win2k / Win2k3 32 bit Driver Disk
E)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for Win2k3 64 bit Driver Disk
F)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 32 bit Driver Disk
G)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 64 bit Driver Disk
H)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 32 bit Driver Disk
I)
Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 64 bit Driver Disk
J)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows 2000 Server Driver Disk
K)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows Server 2003 32 bit Driver Disk
L)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Windows Server 2003 64 bit Driver Disk
M)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for RHEL3 UP6 32/64 bit Driver Disk
N)
Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for RHEL4 UP4 32/64 bit Driver Disk
O)
Create the DSBV-DX/SAS emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
P)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX/SAS MB
Q)
Create the DSBV-DX/C emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
R)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX/C MB
S)
Create the DSBV-DX emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
T)
Flash Phoenix BIOS for DSBV-DX MB
U)
ESB2 ASF Firmware update
Please choose A TO U:
6.
Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive, then select the
type of RAID driver disk you want to create by typing the number before the
option
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8.
Press <Enter>.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® 2000/2003 Server environment:
1.
2.
Restart the system from the hard disk drive, then place the system/
motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk utility. The
Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager is
located in:
The Windows 2003 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager is located in:
\Drivers\6321 LSI MegaRAID\Driver\makedisk\win64.exe or win64.zip
The Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI1068 SAS is located in:
\Drivers\6321 LSI MegaRAID\Driver\makedisk\win32.exe or win32.zip
The Windows 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI Logic Embedded SATA
RAID is located in:
\Drivers\6321 Matrix Storage Manager\F6 Install Floppy Create for
32 and 64 bit Windows\F6flpy64.exe
The Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI Logic Embedded SATA
RAID is located in:
\Drivers\6321 Matrix Storage Manager\F6 Install Floppy Create for
32 and 64 bit Windows\F6flpy32.exe
\Drivers\LSI 1068\Driver\makedisk\2k_2k3.exe
The Windows 2003 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI1068 SAS
controller is located in:
\Drivers\LSI 1068\Driver\makedisk\2k364.exe
3. Insert a formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
4. Follow screen instructions to complete the process.
5.
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After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then write‑protect it to
prevent computer virus infection.
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To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise
server environment:
1.
2.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
Decompress the file into the floppy disk from the following path in the support
CD:
For LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Driver:
\Drivers\6321 LSI MegaRAID\Driver\makedisk
For LSI1068 SAS RAID RAID Driver:
\Drivers\ICH7R LSI 1068\Driver\Makedisk
3. Eject the floppy disk.
For systems with other Lunix versions that are not listed in the Makedisk menu,
explore the support CD and copy the driver file from the following path: For LSI
Logic Embedded SATA RAID Driver:\Drivers\6321 LSI MegaRAID\ Driver\Linux\;
For LSI1068 SAS RAID Driver:\Drivers\LSI 1068\Drivers\Linux\
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6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows® XP/2000/2003 Server OS
When installing the LSI 1068 driver to your OS, make sure the driver you are
installing supports your current installed OS. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND
that you use the LSI 1068 SAS utility bundled in the support CD to create a
driver disk. Refer to page 6-1 for more information.
During Windows® XP/2000/2003 Server OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® XP/2000/2003
Server OS:
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® XP/2000/2003 Server installation CD.
The Windows® XP/2000/2003 Setup starts.
2.
Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party
SCSI or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen.
3.
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When prompted, press <S> to specify an additional device.
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4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then
press <Enter>.
5.
Select the RAID controller driver from the list, then press <Enter>.
LSI
LSI
LSI
LSI
LSI
•
Logic
Logic
Logic
Logic
Logic
Fusion-MPT
Fusion-MPT
Fusion-MPT
Fusion-MPT
Fusion-MPT
SAS Driver
Driver for
Driver for
Driver for
Driver for
(Server 2003 32-bit)
SAS1064
SAS1068
SAS1064E
SAS1068E
Intel® 6321ESB Intel® MATRIX STORAGE driver:
- If SATA RAID mode is to enabled, select Intel ESB2 SATA RAID Controller
(Server ESB2).
- If SATA AHCI mode is enabled, select Intel ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
(Server ESB2).
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•
6.
7.
Intel® 6321ESB LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID driver (DSBV-DX model
only): - For Windows 2000 OS, select LSI MegaRAID Software RAID (Windows
2000 SP4).
- For Windows XP/2003 OS, select LSI MegaRAID Software RAID (Windows
XP/2003).
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller driver (DSBV-DX/ SAS model only):
- For Windows 2000, select LSI Logic Fusion-MPT Drivers for SAS1068 .
- For 32bit Windows Server 2003, select LSI Logic Fusion-MPT SAS Driver
(Server 2003 32-bit).
The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup loads the RAID controller drivers from the
RAID driver disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue installation.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to
continue.
To an existing Windows® XP/2000/2003 Server OS
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® XP/2000/2003 Server
OS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Restart the computer, then log in with Administrator privileges.
Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button to display the
list of devices installed in the system.
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5.
Right-click the RAID controller item, then select Properties.
7.
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window appears. Click Next.
9.
Select the option Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), then click Next.
6.
8.
Click the Driver tab, then click the Update Driver button.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
10. The wizard searches the RAID controller drivers. When found, click Next to
install the drivers.
11. Click Finish after the driver
installation is done.
To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
Click the “+” sign before the item SCSI and RAID controllers, then the LSI
Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 8-port with 1068-StorPort item should appear.
The screen differs based on the controller.
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4.
5.
6.
Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select Properties from the
menu.
Click the Driver tab, then click the Driver Details button to display the RAID
controller drivers.
Click OK when finished.
Red Hat® Enterprise
To install the Intel® 6321ESB LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID controller driver
when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
When installing a Red Hat 2.4 kernel with a Driver Update Disk (DUD) to a disk
drive attached to a LSI HBA, use the command below at the install prompt:
linux dd updates.
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3.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk. Press
<Enter>
4.
Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk source.
Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>.
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5.
When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the floppy
disk drive, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6.
Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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SuSE Linux
To install the RAID controller driver when installing SuSE Linux OS:
1.
Boot the system from the SuSE Installation CD.
3.
A message instructs you to prepare the RAID driver disk. Press <F6>.
2.
Select Installation from the Boot Options menu, then press <Enter>.
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4.
When prompted, insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, then
press <Enter>.
5.
When prompted, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver update
medium, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
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6.2
Intel chipset software installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the Plug and Play components
for the Intel® chipset on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® chipset software on a Windows XP/2000 /
Server 2003 operating system. To install the Intel® chipset software:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Click the item Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility from the menu.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The support
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
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4.
The Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility window appears. Follow
the screen instructions to complete installation.
5.
Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the
process.
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6.
Read the Readme File Information and press Next to activate the
installation.
7.
After completing the installation, click Finish to restart the computer.
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6.3
LAN driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install Intel® Gigabit LAN controller
drivers.
6.3.1
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003
To install the Intel® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a Windows® XP/2000/ Server
2003 OS:
1.
2.
3.
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Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
•
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays
window. Click Cancel to close this window.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE from the
\Drivers\Intel 82563EB folder. Double-click the AUTORUN.EXE and
follow step 4 to run the installation.
Click the Intel® PRO/1000 EB Network Connection option.
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4.
Click the Install Drivers option to begin installation.
5.
Click Next button when the Intel® PRO Network Connections –
InstallShield Wizard window appears.
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6.
Select the “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click the
Next button.
7.
Press the Complete and click Next button to fully install the driver, Intel®
PROSet for Windows Device Manager and Advanced Networking Services.
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8.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
9.
When finished, press Finish to continue.
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To verify the LAN controller driver installation:
1.
2.
3.
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Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
Click the “+” sign before the item Network adapters, then Intel(R) PRO/1000
EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration item should appear.
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6.3.2
Red Hat/SuSE Linux
Follow these instructions when installing the Intel® LAN controller base driver for
the in Red Hat® and SuSE Linux operating system.
Before installing the LAN driver:
Before installing the LAN driver, you must install the kernel development
application. To install the kernel development:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Linux OS installation CD Disk 1 to the optical drive.
Double click “Application” > “System setting” > “Add / Remove
application”.
Select “Kernel Development” from the Development Tools.
Follow the later steps and add different CDs according to the instructions
displayed.
Building the driver from the TAR file:
1.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive and mount the
optional drive in the Linux platform.
Copy the base driver tar file from the motherboard/system support CD to the
directory of your local hard disk. The name format of driver file is “e1000<Version>.tar.gz”.
For example: the file name of driver version 7.0.38 is “e1000-7.0.38.tar.gz”.
•
The Intel® LAN driver for Linux OS is located in:
\Drivers\INTEL 82563EB\PRO1000\LINUX
3. Untar or unzip the archive.
tar zxf e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz
4.
Change to the driver src directory.
5.
Use the command “makeinstall” to compile the driver module.
6.
cd e1000-x.x.x/src/
makeinstall
After reboot the system, please refer to Linux distribution documentation to
configure the network protocol and IP address.
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6.4
VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the XGI Volari Z7 Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
6.4.1
Windows® 2000/Server 2003
You need to manually install the XGI Volari Z7 VGA driver on a Windows® 2000 /
Server 2003 operating system. To install the XGI Volari Z7 VGA driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The support
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
The Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
3.
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Click the item XGI Volari Z7 from the menu.
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4.
The XGI VGA Package window appears. Click Next to start the installation.
5.
The system will update the VGA driver.
6.
When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before
using the program.
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6.5
Management applications and utilities
installation
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
6.5.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD 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
CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
6.5.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating system
versions.
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6.5.3
Management Software menu
The Management Software
menu displays the available
network and server monitoring
applications. Click an item to
install.
6.5.4
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu displays
the software applications and
utilities that the motherboard
supports. Click an item to
install.
6.5.5
Contact information
Click the Contact tab to
display the ASUS contact
information. You can also find
this information on the inside
front cover of this user guide.
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
A
Reference information
Appendix summary
A
A.1
DSBV-DX/SAS model block diagram...........................................A-1
A.3
DSBV-DX model block diagram...................................................A-3
A.2
DSBV-DX/C model block diagram................................................A-2
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DSBV-DX/SAS model block diagram
A.1
VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
CLOCK
CK-410B
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
Channel 1
Branch 0
Channel 0
Dual Independent Bus ADDR CNTR DATA
Blackford-VS
1432 pin FCBGA
42.5mmX42.5mm
ESB2E(A1)
QG6321
609 FC-BGA
31mmX31mm
LPC BUS (Daisy Chain)
FWH(s)
8MB
32 PLCC
KUMERAN
SM BUS
VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
FB DIMM *3
FB DIMM *3
High-Speed USB
IDE
4 ports
6 ports
CPU Fan * 2
Front Fan * 4
Rear Fan * 2
Transformer
Transformer
LAN2/RJ45
LAN1/RJ45
FAN_SEL1:
1-2:4pin FAN; 2-3:3pin FAN
Smart Fan I/II
SATA/SATA II
Dual Port
Gilgal/82563EB
H/W MONITOR W83793 AD
SATA/SATA II
ATA 100
USB 2.0
PCI-E x8 link
(MCH:PE2, ESB2:PE4 )
MCH (G1) QG5000V
ADDR CNTR DATA
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
CLOCK Buffer
ICS932S403BFLF
CLOCK Buffer
DB-104
PCI EXPRESS x4 (PE0)
DB-1202
PCI EXPRESS x8 (PE1/2)
ESI 2GB/s
(MCH:PE0,
ESB2:ESI)
PCIE4 x8 Slot(x4 link)
PCI BUS 32/33
PCI-X 100/133
PCIE5 x8 Slot(x8 link)
LSI 1068A SAS
PCIX2 Slot (133/100Mhz)
SATA Conn.
(SAS1~SAS8)
PCIX1 Slot (ZCR, 133/100Mhz)
PCI3 Slot (33Mhz)
XGI Z7
32Mbyte DDR SRAM:W9425G6CH-5
Keyboard/Mouse
MISC HEADER
Winbond
SI/O W83627EHG-A
Super IO
LPT/COM
Floppy
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VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
CLOCK
CK-410B
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
Channel 1
Branch 0
Channel 0
Dual Independent Bus ADDR CNTR DATA
Blackford-VS
1432 pin FCBGA
42.5mmX42.5mm
ESB2E(A1)
QG6321
609 FC-BGA
31mmX31mm
LPC BUS (Daisy Chain)
FWH(s)
8MB
32 PLCC
KUMERAN
SM BUS
VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
FB DIMM *3
FB DIMM *3
4 ports
High-Speed USB
IDE
6 ports
CPU Fan * 2
Front Fan * 4
Rear Fan * 2
Transformer
Transformer
LAN2/RJ45
LAN1/RJ45
FAN_SEL1:
1-2:4pin FAN; 2-3:3pin FAN
Smart Fan I/II
SATA/SATA II
Dual Port
Gilgal/82563EB
H/W MONITOR W83793 AD
SATA/SATA II
ATA 100
USB 2.0
PCI-E x8 link
(MCH:PE2, ESB2:PE4 )
MCH (G1) QG5000V
ADDR CNTR DATA
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
CLOCK Buffer
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
CLOCK Buffer
DB-104
ICS932S403BFLF
DB-1202
PCI EXPRESS x4 (PE0)
ESI 2GB/s
(MCH:PE0,
ESB2:ESI)
PCIE4 x8 Slot(x4 link)
PCI EXPRESS x8 (PE1/2)
PCI BUS 32/33
PCI-X 100/133
PCIE5 x8 Slot(x8 link)
PCIX1 Slot (133/100Mhz)
PCIX2 Slot (133/100Mhz)
PCI3 Slot (33Mhz)
XGI Z7
32Mbyte DDR SRAM:W9425G6CH-5
Keyboard/Mouse
MISC HEADER
Winbond
SI/O W83627EHG-A
Super IO
LPT/COM
Floppy
Appendix A: Reference information
A-
DSBV-DX/C model block diagram
A.2
DSBV-DX model block diagram
A.3
VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
CLOCK
CK-410B
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
Intel Woodcrest/Clovertown
Processor
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
Channel 1
Branch 0
Channel 0
Dual Independent Bus ADDR CNTR DATA
Blackford-VS
1432 pin FCBGA
42.5mmX42.5mm
ESB2E(A1)
QG6321
609 FC-BGA
31mmX31mm
LPC BUS (Daisy Chain)
FWH(s)
8MB
32 PLCC
KUMERAN
SM BUS
VRD 11
0.8375~1.6000V
FB DIMM *3
FB DIMM *3
High-Speed USB
IDE
4 ports
6 ports
CPU Fan * 2
Front Fan * 4
Rear Fan * 2
Transformer
Transformer
LAN2/RJ45
LAN1/RJ45
FAN_SEL1:
1-2:4pin FAN; 2-3:3pin FAN
Smart Fan I/II
SATA/SATA II
Dual Port
Gilgal/82563EB
H/W MONITOR W83793 AD
SATA/SATA II
ATA 100
USB 2.0
PCI-E x8 link
(MCH:PE2, ESB2:PE4 )
MCH (G1) QG5000V
ADDR CNTR DATA
FC-LGA4 Package/LGA-771 Socket
37.5mmX37.5mm
1066/1333 MTS
System Bus
CLOCK Buffer
ICS932S403BFLF
CLOCK Buffer
DB-104
PCI EXPRESS x4 (PE0)
DB-1202
PCI EXPRESS x8 (PE1/2)
ESI 2GB/s
(MCH:PE0,
ESB2:ESI)
PCIE4 x8 Slot(x4 link)
PCI BUS 32/33
PCI-X 100/133
PCIE5 x8 Slot(x8 link)
PCIX1 Slot (133/100Mhz)
PCIX2 Slot (133/100Mhz)
PCI3 Slot (33Mhz)
XGI Z7
32Mbyte DDR SRAM:W9425G6CH-5
Keyboard/Mouse
MISC HEADER
Winbond
SI/O W83627EHG-A
Super IO
LPT/COM
Floppy
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Appendix A: Reference information