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AP1600R
Dual Intel® Xeon™ 1U Rackmount Server
User Guide
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1.00 E1107
August 2002
Contents
Disclaimer/Copyrights .................................................................
ASUS Contact Information ..........................................................
FCC/CDC Statements ...................................................................
Safety Precautions .......................................................................
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Introduction: About This Manual ......................... 9
Audience ..................................................................................... 10
Contents ...................................................................................... 10
Conventions ................................................................................. 11
References ................................................................................... 11
System Package Contents ........................................................ 12
Chapter 1: System Overview ............................. 13
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
System Features ................................................................
Front Panel Features .........................................................
Rear Panel Features ..........................................................
System LED indicators .....................................................
Internal Features ...............................................................
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Chapter 2: Hardware Setup ............................... 19
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Removing and installing the chassis cover ....................
Removing the cover ............................................................
Installing the cover ..............................................................
Motherboard Placement ...................................................
Placement Direction ............................................................
Motherboard Screws ...........................................................
Installing CPU and Heatsink .............................................
Install the CPU ....................................................................
Install the Heatsink ..............................................................
Installing system memory ................................................
DIMM sockets location ........................................................
Install a DIMM .....................................................................
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2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Installing the backplane and bridge boards ...................
Bridge board ........................................................................
Backplane board .................................................................
Installing a hard disk drive ...............................................
Installing a PCI card ..........................................................
Installing the front bezel and rack ears ...........................
Installing CD-ROM and floppy drives ..............................
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Chapter 3: Hardware Options ........................... 35
3.1
3.2
3.3
Cooling System .................................................................
Fan locations .......................................................................
Fan connectors ....................................................................
Fan cable connections ........................................................
Removing the fans ..............................................................
Power connections ...........................................................
Removing the power supply ............................................
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Appendix A: Power Supply ................................ 41
A.1 General Description ..........................................................
A.2 Specifications ....................................................................
Input Characteristics ............................................................
Output Characteristics .........................................................
Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) ...........................................
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting ............................ 45
B.1 Simple Fixes ...................................................................... 46
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ASUS Contact Information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address:
General Tel:
General Fax:
General Email:
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2894-3449
info@asus.com.tw
Technical Support
MB/Others (Tel):
Notebook (Tel):
Desktop/Server (Tel):
Support Fax:
Support Email:
Web Site:
Newsgroup:
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FCC/CDC Statements
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety Precautions
Electrical Safety
IMPORTANT
• Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power
cables for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
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When adding or removing any additional 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.
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If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact
a qualified service technician or your dealer.
CAUTION
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and
plug for the user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly
grounded electrical outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Operation Safety
IMPORTANT
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Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by
certified or experienced engineers.
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Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals
included with the server package.
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Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly
connected and the power cables are not damaged. If any
damage is detected, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
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To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples
away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
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Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the
server on a stable surface.
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“About This Guide” introduces the contents
of this document. This part includes the target
audience, chapter description, and
conventions used. It also lists other sources
of information that are not contained in this
manual.
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About this guide
Introduction
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Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring an entry-level server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1. Introduction: About this guide
This part introduces the contents of this document. It includes the target
audience, chapter description, and conventions used. It also lists other
sources of information that are not contained in this manual.
2. Chapter 1: System overview
This chapter describes the general features of the AP1600R server. It
includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
3. Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components.
4. Chapter 3: Hardware options
This chapter describes the optional hardware procedures that you may
have to do when configuring the system.
5. Appendix A: Power supply information
This appendix gives information on the 350-watt switching power supply
that came with the AP1600R server.
6. Appendix B: Troubleshooting
This appendix lists the common problems that you may encounter while
using the AP1600R server. It lists the possible causes of the problems
and offers solutions. You may refer to this part and try to solve simple
problems before calling customer support.
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Introduction: About this guide
Conventions
Symbols
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
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: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1. ASUS PR-DLSR Motherboard User’s Manual
This manual contains detailed information about the PR-DLSR
motherboard.
2. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and softare products. The ASUS websites are listed in the ASUS
Contact Information on page 5.
3. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation such as a
CD-ROM manual, warranty flyers, and others that may have been added
by your dealer. NOTE: These documents are not part of the standard
server package.
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System Package Contents
The following checklist enumerates the components included in the system
package.
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2)
3)
4)
5)
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9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
ASUS 1U chassis (AR-12)
ASUS PR-DLSR motherboard
350W SSI-type power supply
Backplane board (BP4LS-AR12)
PCI riser card (PCI64-3V-AR12)
Bridge board (BRIDGE-AR12)
Bridge board for SCSI RAID (BRIDGE/S-AR12)
40x40x28 mm system fans (2 units)
Two fan modules each composed of 4 units of 40x40x28 mm fans
Front bezel and mounting ears
ASUS 1U rail kit
CPU heatsink (customized design)
SCSI HDD trays (4 units)
Support CD that includes drivers, utilities, and ASUS Server
Management Software (ASMA + ASWM)
15) User guides (for system and motherboard)
16) Combo box composed of slim-type CD-ROM and floppy drives
(optional)
NOTE
If any of the above items is missing, contact your dealer.
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Introduction: About this guide
This chapter describes the general features
of the AP1600R server. It includes sections
on front panel, rear panel, and internal
features of the server.
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System Overview
Chapter 1
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1.1
System Features
The ASUS AP1600R is a stylish barebone server featuring the ASUS
PR-DLSR motherboard. The server supports dual Intel® Xeon™ processors
in 604-pin sockets, and includes the latest I/O, LAN, and video technologies
through the chipsets embedded on the motherboard.
Following are highlights of the server’s many features.
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Processors: Support for two 2.4+GHz Intel® Xeon™ processors with
400MHz FSB
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Memory: Six DIMM sockets support up to 12GB of system memory
using registered ECC PC2100/PC1600 DDR DIMMs
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System Chipset: The Serverworks® Grand Champion Low End (GCLE)
SystemSet includes the Champion Memory and I/O Controller LE
(CMIC-LE) as the host bridge, the Champion South Bridge (CSB5) as a
PCI to Low Pin Count (LPC) bridge, and the Champion I/O Bridge
(CIOB-X2) that provides a high performance data flow path between
the IMB and the I/O subsystem.
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LAN Chipsets: The Intel® 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet controller is an
integrated Ethernet LAN component that supports 1000Mbps, 100Mbps,
and 10Mbps data rates. The Intel 82551QM Fast Ethernet controller
fully supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX networking protocols.
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SCSI Chipset: The LSI® 53C1010R SCSI controller supports up to 30
Ultra-160 SCSI devices through the onboard dual-channel SCSI
connectors.
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VGA Chipset: The ATI® Rage-XL PCI-based VGA controller supports
up to 8MB PC-100 display SDRAM for 1280x1024 and true color
resolutions.
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Storage: Four 1” height, 3.5-inch width HDD drive bays
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Expansion: Two full-length 64-bit 133/100MHz PCI-X slots on a
proprietary riser card.
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Power Supply: 115Vac/230Vac 350-watt auto-switching power supply
Chapter 1: System Overview
1.2 Front Panel Features
The server front panel allows easy access to the hard disk drives. The power
and reset buttons, LED indicators, and the 68-pin connector for the combo
box are also located on the front panel.
Power button
Power LED
Location Switch
Location LED
Reset button
Message LED
Combo box rail hole
68-pin combo drive
cage connector
Front USB
connector
Combo box rail hole
LAN LEDs
HDD access LED
HDD power LEDs
Location LED
Location switch
USB ports
Very High-density SCSI
connector (VHDCI)
VGA port
LAN port ( for Server
Management)
Serial port (COM1)
Gigabit LAN port
100/10Mbps LAN port
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
Rear fan
Power supply fan
AC Power socket
Power supply fan
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HDD3 drive bay
HDD2 drive bay
HDD1 drive bay
HDD0 drive bay
1.3 Rear Panel Features
The server rear panel includes the connectors, the system devices, and two
slots for expansion cards.
Expansion slots
1.4 System LED indicators
Front panel (left side)
LAN LED
(ASMB port)
LAN LED
(Gigabit LAN port)
LAN LED
(100/10Mbps port)
HDD access LED
HDD0 HDD1 HDD2 HDD3
Power LEDs
Front panel (right side)
Power LED
Location Switch
Location LED
Message LED
Rear panel
Location switch
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Location LED
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HDD power LEDs
There are four HDD power LEDs, one for each SCSI HDD.
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The LED lights up steady GREEN when an HDD is installed on the
drive tray.
The LED lights up steady RED when the installed HDD fails.
The LED flickers RED when the HDD is creating a RAID configuration.
HDD access LED
This LED flickers GREEN when any one of the installed HDDs is being
accessed.
LAN LEDs
There are three LAN LEDs, one for each of the RJ-45 ports on the rear
panel. A LAN LED flickers GREEN when the RJ-45 port connected to it is
active.
Power LED
This LED lights up steady GREEN when the system power is ON.
Message LED
This LED lights up steady RED when a system failure is detected by ASUS
Server Management Agent (ASMA) software. This LED is OFF if ASMA does
not detect any failure.
Location LED
This LED lights up steady BLUE when the location switch is pressed. Both
the front and rear panels have location switch and LED. To turn OFF the
LED, press the location switch again or use the ASWM software.
The location switch and LED are for service purposes. When the system
fails or is shut down, the server administrator can press either the front or the
rear location switch to identify the location of the specific 1U system in a rack
cabinet.
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1.5 Internal Features
The standard components inside the AP1600R server include the
motherboard, backplane, bridge board, fans and fan modules, PCI riser card
assembly, and power supply. The pictures below show the standard
components of the server.
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5.
6.
HDD bays
Backplane (underneath)
Bridge board
1 x 40mm PCI fan
8 x 40mm System fans
2 x Copper CPU heatsinks
7. PR-DLSR motherboard
8. 6 x DIMM sockets
9. 1 x 40mm rear fan
10. 2 x PSU fans
11. 350W PSU
NOTE
The PCI riser card and card bracket assembly is not shown installed
in the above picture. Refer to section “2.7 Installing a PCI card”
for more details on the riser card.
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Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
This chapter describes the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
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2.1 Removing and installing the chassis cover
Removing the cover
1. To release the cover, push the
two latches outward, then
slide the cover towards the
rear for about half an inch.
2. Lift the cover from the chassis.
Installing the cover
1. Place the cover on top of the
chassis leaving about half an
inch gap from the front edge.
Half-inch gap
2. Firmly hold down the cover and
you slide it towards the front
until it fits in place.
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2.2 Motherboard Placement
NOTE
The motherboard and other internal components of the AP1600R
server are already installed as indicated in section “1.4 Internal
Features”. Refer to the motherboard user’s manual for detailed
technical information about the motherboard.
Placement Direction
When installing the motherboard,
make sure that you place it into the
chassis correctly. The edge with the
external ports goes to the rear part
of the chassis.
Place this side
towards the rear
of the chassis
NOTE
You must remove the protruding screws (indicated by black circles
above) on the rear panel high-density SCSI connector before
installing or removing the motherboard. Otherwise, you cannot
properly install or remove the motherboard.
Motherboard Screws
Place six (6) screws in the holes
indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis. Do not
overtighten the screws. Doing so
may damage the motherboard.
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2.3 Installing CPU and heatsink
The 604-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) sockets on the PR-DLSR motherboard
support dual Intel® Xeon™ processors. This section tells you how to install a
CPU. Refer to the motherboard user guide for more information.
A CPU has a gold triangular mark on one corner. This mark indicates the
processor Pin 1 that should match a specific corner of the CPU socket.
Xeon Processor
Gold Mark
PR-DLSR
®
PR-DLSR Socket 604
CAUTION
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins
and severely damage the CPU!
NOTES
The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are
installing only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
There is no need to install a CPU terminator even if you are installing
only one CPU.
CPU Socket 1
(outer socket)
CPU Socket 2
(inner socket)
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Install the CPU
1. Locate the 604-pin ZIF sockets
on the motherboard. Unlock
the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to
at least 115° angle.
NOTE: Make sure that the
socket lever is lifted up to at
least 115° angle, otherwise the
CPU does not fit in completely.
2. Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3. Carefully insert the CPU into
the socket until it fits in place.
Marked Corner
4. When the CPU is in place,
press it firmly on the socket
while you push down the
socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
CAUTION
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the
CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging
the CPU!
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NOTE
You must remove the riser card module and card bracket assembly
before installing or removing the heatsink.
Install the Heatsink
1. Carefully place the heatsink on
top of the installed CPU. The
heatsink fits in only one
orientation. Take note of the
heatsink placement as shown.
2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
twist each of the four screws to
secure the heatsink to the
motherboard.
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2.4 Installing system memory
DIMM sockets location
DDR DIMM sockets
The motherboard has six Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
that support up to 12GB system
memory using registered ECC
PC2100/PC1600 DDR DIMMs.
Install a DIMM
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
DIMM notch
Unlocked retaining clip
CAUTION
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
Remove a DIMM
1. Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to
unlock the DIMM.
2. Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
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2.5 Installing the backplane and bridge boards
2.5.1 Bridge board (BRIDGE-AR12)
The bridge board links several functions and signals from the motherboard
to the backplane board. The board connects to the pair of connectors labeled
BPCON on the motherboard and to another pair on the backplane. Four
screws secure the bridge board to the motherboard and backplane (indicated
by circles in the figure below).
Bridge Board
(BRIDGE-AR12)
Connectors for
the motherboard
Connectors for
the backplane
2.5.2 Bridge board (BRIDGE/S-AR12)
If you installed a SCSI RAID card, you may create a RAID configuration
using the bundled bridge board for SCSI (BRIDGE/S-AR12).
1. Remove the metal metal cage over the bridge board. See instructions
on removing the metal cage on page 38 (PCI fan section).
2. Remove the standard bridge board (BRIDGE-AR12) and replace it with
the SCSI bridge board (BRIDGE/S-AR12).
3. Install the bridge board with the 68-pin SCSI connector facing the rear
panel (see picture on the next page). Take note of the BPCON
connectors for the motherboard (MB) and the backplane (BP).
4. Secure the bridge board with four screws.
5. Connect a 68-pin SCSI cable from the SCSI RAID card to the SCSI
connector on the bridge board.
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When installed, the SCSI bridge board appears as shown below.
Bridge Board
(BRIDGE/S-AR12)
2.5.3 Backplane board
The backplane board includes the four hot-swappable connectors for the
SCSI drives accessible from the front panel, and several other connectors
that link to the motherboard and main power supply unit.
The backplane board comes pre-installed in the chassis. Normally, you do
not need to remove the backplane from the chassis unless it is damaged
and needs repair. In case you will have to remove and re-install the backplane,
take note of the location of the screws (indicated by circles in the figure
below) that secure it to the chassis.
2 x 140-Pin Connectors 80-Pin SCA Connectors 6-Pin PSU SMBus Connector
(BPCON) for the
for the Hot-swappable
Bridge Board
SCSI Drives
8-Pin Backplane
PSU Connector
USB Connector
68-Pin Connector for the
External Combo Drive Cage
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2.6 Installing a hard disk drive
1. Push the thumb pad all the
way to the right to release the
HDD tray.
2. Pull out the tray handle then
pull the tray out of the chassis.
3. Secure a hard disk drive to the
tray using four screws.
4. After securing the drive to the
tray, carefully insert the tray
into the drive bay.
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5. Push the tray all the way to the
depth of the bay until it fits.
6. Push the tray handle back in
place.
CAUTION
Make sure that the HDD tray is completely in place before you
push the handle back to avoid damaging the drive and the tray.
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2.7 Installing a PCI card
1. The PCI riser card and card
bracket assembly comes
pre-installed in the chassis.
Pull up the metal lever to
release and detach the
assembly from the chassis.
PCI Riser Card and
Card Bracket Assembly
Metal Lever
2. Install a PCI or PCI-X card into
a riser card slot, and secure
the card with a screw. Do the
same procedure if you are
installing another card into the
second slot on the opposite
side of the riser card.
NOTE: If you are installing an
extended PCI card, pull up the
plastic card holder before
installing the assembly back
into the chassis.
Extended Card Holder
3. When the cards are installed,
replace the riser card assembly
into the chassis. Pull up the
metal lever and align the riser
card golden fingers with the
PCI slot. Firmly insert the riser
card into the slot.
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4. When the riser card assembly
is in place, push down the card
holder to secure the end of the
extended PCI card.
The picture on the the right shows
the installed riser card assembly and
PCI cards.
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2.8 Installing the front bezel and rack ears
1. Secure a metal handle to one
end of the front bezel using two
small screws that came with
the accessory box. Do the
same to secure a metal handle
to the other end of the bezel.
2. Fit the front bezel to the
chassis together with the
mounting ear by matching the
screw holes. Secure the
mounting ear using two
screws. Do the same to secure
the other mounting ear.
Mounting ear
3. Press the black peg to fasten
the front bezel to the mounting
ear. Do the same to the other
peg.
To remove the front bezel, pull the
black pegs on each end to release,
then use your two hands to pull out
the front bezel as shown.
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2.9 Installing CD-ROM and floppy drives
The slim-type CD-ROM drive and slim-type floppy drive are contained in an
external combo box. You will need these drives when installing the drivers,
utilities, and software applications. The drives are not hot-swappable so you
should install them before powering up the system. However, you can detach
the cage from the chassis when you do not need it anymore. No need to shut
down the system.
NOTE
The combo box and drives are NOT standard shipping items in
the AP1600R system package. These items are sold separately.
1. When shipped, the rails of the
combo box are attached to the
sides as shown. Remove the
screw closer to the front and
set it aside.
Remove this screw
2. Loosen the other screw closer
to the rear side. Do not remove
the screw completely.
Loosen this screw
3. Turn the rail 180 degrees. The
screw hole on the rail should
align to the hole on the side of
the combo box.
4. Secure the rail with the screw
that you removed earlier.
Tighten the other screw.
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5. Follow steps 1 to 4 to install the
other rail.
6. Insert the rails to the holes on
the front panel and match the
68-pin connector at the rear of
the combo box with the
connector on the front panel.
7. Firmly push the combo box into
the chassis until it fits in place.
In case you need to replace either the CD-ROM or the floppy drive
inside the combo box, follow these steps.
1. Use a Philips (cross)
screwdriver to remove the
screws the secure the drives to
the combo box.
2. To remove the CD-ROM drive,
insert the end of the
screwdriver into the upper hole
on the side of the combo box
and lightly push the drive
toward the front. The drive slips
out for about an inch. Pull the
drive out of the combo box.
3. To remove the floppy drive, insert the end of the screwdriver into
the lower hole on the side of the combo box and lightly push the
drive toward the front. When the drive slips out, pull it out.
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This chapter describes the optional hardware
procedures that you may have to do when
configuring the system.
ASUS AP1600R 1U Rackmount Server
Hardware Options
Chapter 3
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3.1 Cooling System
There are ten (10) 40 x 40 x 28mm fans in the chassis to maintain the optimal
temperatures of the CPU, PCI cards, and power supply unit.
3.1.1 Fan locations
One 40x40x28mm Two internal power
rear panel fan
supply fans
Rear panel
Front panel
One 40x40x28mm
Two fan modules
PCI fan (underneath) (each module has four
40x40x28mm fans)
3.1.2 Fan connectors
The following figure shows the fan connector locations on the motherboard.
Some of the fan connectors are not accessible unless you remove some
system components. Refer to the previous sections for instructions on
removing system components.
FAN1
SYSFAN1
SYSFAN2
FAN4
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3.1.3 Fan cable connections
FAN1 (for Rear Panel Fan)
8
12
7
11
6
10
5
9
FAN4 (for PCI cards)
* underneath the
bridge board
SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2
(for the two 4-fan modules)
NOTES
The fan module numbered 5-6-7-8 (see location in the above
picture) connects to SYSFAN1 connector.
The fan module numbered 9-10-11-12 connects to SYSFAN2
connector.
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3.1.4 Removing the fans
Remove the fans only when they get damaged and need to be replaced.
PCI fan
The PCI fan is covered by a metal
cage. To remove the fan, remove the
two screws that secure the cage on
both sides. Lift the metal cage and
fan out of the chassis. The PCI fan
cable connects to the connector
FAN4 on the motherboard.
System fan modules
To remove a system fan module,
remove the screws (indicated by
white circles) that secure the
module.
Hold the green strap on each end of
the module and carefully lift up the
module.
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3.2 Power connections
The server provides a “cable-less” solution for easy assembly and
maintenance. Most of the cables in the server are already connected to their
respective connectors. The picture below shows the cables that you need to
detach when installing or removing components.
24-pin Power Connector
8-pin Auxilliary 12V
Power Connector
(underneath the cables)
8-pin Power Connector
(connected to the backplane)
6-pin PSU SMBus Connector
(connected to the backplane)
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3.3 Removing the power supply
Follow these steps in case you need to remove the power supply in the
future.
NOTES
Remove all power cable connections.
Remove all system components that overlap with the power supply.
Refer to the previous sections for instructions on removing system
components.
1. Remove the two screws that
secure the metal cage beside
the power supply. Unlatch the
metal cage from the chassis
base to remove it.
2. Remove the two screws that
secure the power supply to the
chassis base.
3. Remove the screw that
secures the metal brace to the
power supply. The metal brace
holds the power supply unit in
place.
4. Carefully lift the power supply
from the chassis.
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Appendix A
Power Supply
This appendix gives information on the 350W
switching power supply that comes with the
AP1600R server.
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A.1
General Description
The server comes with an SSI-type 350W ATX power supply with universal
AC input that includes PFC and ATX-compliant output cables and connectors.
The power supply has two internal cooling fans.
The power supply has three plugs labeled P1, P2, P3, and P4. The picture
below shows the specific device assignments for the plugs.
8-pin plug for backplane power (P4)
6-pin PSU SMBus power (P3)
24-pin SSI-type
ATX power (P1)
8-pin SSI-type
12V ATX power (P2)
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A.2 Specifications
Input Characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Min
Nom
Max
Range 1
90V
100V
140V
Range 2
180V
240V
264V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Maximum Input ac Current
4.96A max. at 100Vac
2.48A max. at 200Vac
2.75A max. at 230Vac, maximum load
Inrush Current
30A cold start
30A warm start
Efficiency
72% min. at nominal input,
maximum load
Output Characteristics
Output
Load Range
Voltage
Regulation
Ripple
Min
Max
Min
Max
Max
+5V
1.0A
12.0A
-4%
+5%
50mVp-p
+12V1
1.5A
16.0A
-4%
+5%
120mVp-p
+12V2
0.5A
16.0A
-4%
+5%
120mVp-p
-12V
0A
0.5A
-5%
+9%
120mVp-p
+5VSB
0.1A
2.0A
-4%
+5%
50mVp-p
+3V3
1.5A
16.0A
-3%
+5%
50mVp-p
Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Output Voltage
Maximum Voltage
+5V
6.2V
+12V
14.5V
+3.3V
4.5V
+5VSB
6.5V
-12V
-14.5V
NOTE
The power supply will shut down and latch off for shorting +5V,
+12V, -12V, or +3.3V. By shorting +5VSB, the power supply can
latch down or automatically recover when the fault condition is
removed. This requires disconnecting then re-connecting the AC
power plug.
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Appendix A: Power Supply
This appendix lists the common problems that
you may encounter while using the AP1600R
server. It lists the possible causes of the
problems and offers solutions. You may refer
to this part and try to solve simple problems
before calling customer support.
ASUS AP1600R 1U Rackmount Server
Troubleshooting
Appendix B
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B.1 Simple Fixes
NOTE
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on
the system or the components. These problems only requires
simple troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
Problem
The power LED on the server
and/or the monitor do not light
up
Action
1. Check the power cable
connection on the system rear
panel if properly connected.
2. Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3. Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
4. Remove the system top cover
and check if the bridge board is
properly connected to the
motherboard and backplane
board through the BPCON
connectors. Make sure that the
bridge board is secured with
four screws.
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The keyboard does not work
Check the keyboard cable if properly
connected to the keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check the mouse cable if properly
connected to the mouse port.
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Problem
Action
The system does not perform
power-on self tests (POST) after
it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
The system continuously beeps
after it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
The message “Non-system disk
or disk error” appears
1. Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
2. Check if the HDDs are properly
installed and connected to the
SCSI connectors on the
backplane.
Network connection not
available
Make sure the network cable is
connected to the RJ-45 port on the
rear panel.
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