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E3C256D4ID2

E3C252D4ID2

User Manual

Version 1.0

Published June 2022

Copyright©2022 ASRock Rack INC. All rights reserved.

Version 1.0

Published October 2022

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Package Contents

1.2 Specifications

1.3 Unique Features

1.4 Motherboard Layout

1.5 Onboard LED Indicators

1.6 I/O Panel

1.7 Block Diagram

Chapter 2 Installation

2.1 Screw Holes

2.2 Pre-installation Precautions

2.3 Installing the CPU

2.4 Installing the Heatsink

2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)

2.6 Expansion Slot (PCI Express Slot)

2.7 Jumper Setup

2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors

2.9 ATX PSU / DC-IN Power Connections

2.10 Unit Identification purpose LED/Switch

2.11 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide

2.12 M.2 SSD Module Installation Guide (M2_1/M2_2)

Chapter 3 UEFI Setup Utility

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3.1 Introduction

3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar

3.1.2 Navigation Keys

3.2 Main Screen

3.3 Advanced Screen

3.3.1 CPU Configuration

3.3.2 DRAM Configuration

3.3.3 Chipset Configuration

3.3.4 Storage Configuration

3.3.5 NVMe Configuration

3.3.6 ACPI Configuration

3.3.7 Super IO Configuration

3.3.8 Serial Port Console Redirection

3.3.9 H/W Monitor

3.3.10 Intel SPS Configuration

3.3.11 Driver Health

3.3.12 Network Stack Configuration

3.3.13 Tls Auth Configuration

3.3.14 RAM Disk Configuration

3.3.15 iSCSI Configuration

3.3.16 Instant Flash

3.4 Server Mgmt

3.4.1 BMC Network Configuration

3.4.2 System Event Log

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3.4.3 Bmc self test log

3.4.4 BMC Tools

3.4.5 View FRU Information

3.5 Security

3.5.1 Key Management

3.6 Boot Screen

3.6.1 CSM Parameters

3.7 Event Logs

3.8 Exit Screen

Chapter 4 Software Support

4.1 Download and Install Operating System

4.2 Download and Install Software Drivers

4.3 Contact Information

Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

5.1 Troubleshooting Procedures

5.2 Technical Support Procedures

5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock Rack E3C256D4ID2 / E3C252D4ID2 motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock Rack’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock Rack’s commitment to quality and endurance.

In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contains introduction of the motherboard and stepby-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contains the configuration guide to BIOS setup and information of the software support.

Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock Rack website without further notice. You may find the latest memory and CPU support lists on ASRock Rack website as well. ASRock Rack’s Website: www.ASRockRack.com

If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit our website for specific information about the model you are using. http://www.asrockrack.com/support/

1.1 Package Contents

• ASRock Rack E3C256D4ID2 /E3C252D4ID2 Motherboard

(Deep mini ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 8.2-in)

• Quick Installation Guide

• 1 x SATA Power Cable (80cm)

• 1 x ATX 4P to 24P Power Cable

• 1 x Oculink to 4 SATA Cable (60cm)

• 1 x Oculink to 4 SATA Cable (60cm) (Optional)

• 1 x I/O Shield

• 2 x Screws for M.2 Sockets

If any items are missing or appear damaged, contact your authorized dealer.

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1.2 Specifications

E3C256D4ID2 / E3C252D4ID2

Physical Status

Form Factor

Dimension

Processor System

Deep mini ITX

6.7" × 8.2"

CPU

Socket

Thermal Design

Power (TDP)

Chipset

Supports Intel® Xeon® E-2300 and 10 th Gen Intel® Pentium® series processors

Single Socket H5 (LGA1200)

95W

E3C256D4ID2: Intel® C256

E3C252D4ID2: Intel® C252

System Memory

Supported DIMM

Quantity

Supported Type

Max. Capacity per

OCuLink

4 DIMM slots (2DPC)

DDR4 288-pin ECC/non-ECC UDIMM

ECC/non-ECC UDIMM: up to 32GB

DIMM

Max. Frequency

Voltage

Note

ECC/non-ECC UDIMM: max. 3200MHz*

1.2V

*Up to DDR4 2666MHz when installing 10 th Gen Intel® Pentium® Series

Processors

PCIe Expansion Slots

SLOT7

Note

PCIe4.0* x16 [CPU]

*SLOT7 supports PCIe3.0 only when installing 10 th Gen Intel® Pentium® Series

Processors

Other PCIe Expansion Connectors

M.2 slot 1 M-key* (PCIe4.0 x4); support 2280 form factor [CPU]

1 M-key (PCIe3.0 x4); support 2280 form factor [PCH]

E3C256D4ID2:

3 (OCU1 & OCU2: PCIe3.0 x4 or 4 SATA 6Gb/s [PCH] ;

OCU3: PCIe3.0 x4 [PCH] )

E3C252D4ID2:

2 (OCU1: PCIe3.0 x2 or 4 SATA 6Gb/s [PCH] ; OCU2: 2 SATA

Note

6Gb/s [PCH])

*M.2 from CPU will not fuction when installing 10 th

Series Processors

Gen Intel® Pentium®

SATA/SAS Storage

PCH Built-in Storage E3C256D4ID2: Intel® C256 (8 SATA 6Gb/s; RAID 0/1/5/10):

2 OCuLink

E3C252D4ID2: Intel® C252 (6 SATA 6Gb/s; RAID 0/1/5/10):

2 OCuLink

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Ethernet

Additional Ethernet 2 RJ45 (1GbE) by Intel® i210

Controller

USB

Connectors/headers External:

2 Type A (USB3.2 Gen1)

Internal:

1 header (19-pin, 2 USB3.2 Gen1)

Graphics

Controller ASPEED AST2500:

1 DB15 (VGA)

Security

TPM

Rear I/O

UID button/LED

Video output

USB

RJ45

Hardware Monitor

Temperature

Fan

1 (13-pin, SPI)

1 UID button w/ LED

1 DB15 (VGA)

2 Type A (USB3.2 Gen1)

2 RJ45(10GbE), 1 dedicated IPMI

CPU, PCH, MB, Card side Temperature Sensing

Fan Tachometer

CPU Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by

CPU Temperature)

Voltage

Fan Multi-Speed Control

VCORE,VCCSA,VCCM,3V, 5V, 12V, +1.05V_PCH_

AUX,+BAT, 3VSB, 5VSB,VCCIO,+2.5V_VPP

Server Management

BMC Controller

IPMI Dedicated

GLAN

BIOS

BIOS type

Features

ASPEED AST2500: iKVM, vMedia support

1 RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port by Realtek RTL8211E

AMI 256Mb SPI Flash ROM

Plug and Play, ACPI 6.2 and above compliance wake up events, SMBIOS 3.3 and above , ASRock Rack instant flash

Internal Connectors/Headers

PSU connector 1 (4-pin, ATX PSU signal) w/ ATX 24-pin adapter cable, 1 (8-

Other power connector

Auxiliary panel pin, ATX 12V) support 12V DC-in

1 (4-pin) for HDD power when using 12V DC-in power source

1 (9-pin): chassis intrusion, system fault LED, LAN1/LAN2 header activity LED, locate

System panel header 1 (9-pin): power switch, reset switch, system power LED,

HDD activity LED

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4

COM header

Fan header

Thermal sensor

1

3 (4-pin)

1 header

TPM header

SGPIO header

SMbus header

PMbus header

IPMB header

UID header

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1

1

1 (13-pin, SPI)

1

1

Clear CMOS

Others

1 (contact pads)

1 NC-SI

LED Indicators

Standby Power LED 1 (5VSB)

Fan Fail LED 3

BMC Heartbeat LED 1

System BIOS

BIOS Type 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS

BIOS Features - Plug and Play (PnP)

- ACPI 2.0 Compliance Wake Up Events

- SMBIOS 2.8 Support

- ASRock Rack Instant Flash

Support OS

OS Microsoft® Windows®

- Server 2019 (64 bit)

- Server 2022 (64 bit)

Linux®

- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 8.6 (64 bit) / 8.3 (64 bit)

- CentOs 8.5 (64 bit) / 8.3 (64 bit)

- SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 15 SP3 (64 bit) / 15 SP2

(64 bit)

- Ubuntu 21.10 (64 bit)

Hypervisor:

- VMWare® ESXi 7.0U3d/ vSphere 7.0U3d

*Please refer to our website for the latest OS support list.

Operating Enviroment

Operating temperature

Non-operating temperature

10 - 35°C (50 - 95 degF)

-40 - 70°C (-40 - 158degF)

NOTE: Please refer to our website for the latest specifications.

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E3C252D4ID2

This motherboard supports Wake from on Board LAN. To use this function, please make sure that the “Wake on Magic Packet from power off state” is enabled in Device Manager

> Intel® Ethernet Connection > Power Management. And the “PCI Devices Power On” is enabled in UEFI SETUP UTILITY > Advanced > ACPI Configuration. After that, onboard

LAN1&2 can wake up S5 under OS.

If you install Intel® LAN utility or Marvell SATA utility, this motherboard may fail Windows® Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification tests. If you install the drivers only, it will pass the WHQL tests.

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1.3 Unique Features

ASRock Rack Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows ® . With this utility, you can press the <F6> key during the POST or the <F2> key to enter into the BIOS setup menu to access

ASRock Rack Instant Flash. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS file to your

USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

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1.4 Motherboard Layout

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27

26

30

29

NCSI1

I210

(LAN1)

I210

(LAN2)

USB 3.2 Gen1

T: USB_1

B: USB_2

IPMI_LAN

DDR4_B1

DDR4_B2

DDR4_A1

DDR4_A2

LAN1 LAN2

(Bottom) (Top)

(NCSI)

M2_1

25

UID1

FAN1

COM1

ASPEED

AST2500

PCIE7

CMOS Battery

IPMI_LED1 UID_HEADER

24 23

4 5

20.8cm (8.2 in)

E3C256D4ID2

E3C252D4ID2

ATX4PIN1

ATX12V2

PSU_SMB1

SATA_PWR1

M2_2

8

9

10

6

7

22 21 20

Intel

C256/

C252

OCU2

OCU1

ITX_AUX_PANEL1

FAN2

FAN3

SATA_SGPIO1 PANEL1

(E3C256D4ID2 only)

OCU3

CLRMOS1

USB3_3_4

BIOS

ROM

SEC_OR1

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27

28

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29

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No.

Description

1 NCSI Header (NCSI1)

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5

2

3

UID Button Header (UID_HEADER)

IPMI LAN LED Header (IPMI_LED1)

Micro-Fit Power Connector (ATX4PIN1)

ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V2)

2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1)

PSU SMBus Header (PSU_SMB1)

2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A2, DDR4_B2)

SATA Power Connector (SATA_PWR1)

M.2 Socket (M2_2) (Type 2280)

System Fan Connector (FAN2)

System Fan Connector (FAN3)

Auxiliary Panel Header (ITX_AUX_PANEL1)

30

System Panel Header (PANEL1)

OCuLink x4 Connector (OCU3)

Clear CMOS Pad (CLRMOS1)

Thermal Sensor Header (TR1)

OCuLink x4 Connector (OCU1)

OCuLink x4 Connector (OCU2)

PCI Express 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE7)

(E3C256D4ID2 only)

Security Override Jumper (SEC_OR1)

USB 3.2 Gen1 Header (USB3_3_4)

SATA SGPIO Connector (SATA_SGPIO1)

BMC SMBus Header (BMC_SMB_1)

Intelligent Platform Management Bus Header (IPMB_1)

COM Port Header (COM1)

System Fan Connector (FAN1)

Chassis ID Jumper (CHASSIS_ID0)

SPI TPM Header (TPM_BIOS_PH1)

M.2 Socket (M2_1) (Type 2280)

*The M2_1 slot is not supported with the 10 th Gen Intel® Pentium Series Processors installed.

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1.5 Onboard LED Indicators

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No.

Item

1

2

SB_PWR1_LED

FAN_LED2

FAN_LED3

BMC_LED1

FAN_LED1

Status

Green

Red

Red

Green

Red

Description

STB PWR ready

FAN2 failed

FAN3 failed

BMC heartbeat LED

FAN1 failed

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1.6 I/O Panel

2 4

1 3

No. Description

1 USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (USB3_1_2)

2 LAN RJ-45 Port (IPMI_LAN)*

3 1G LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN1)**

5 6

No. Description

4 1G LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN2)**

5 VGA Port (VGA1)

6 UID Switch (UID1)

LAN Port LED Indications

*There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port

LED indications.

ACT/LINK LED

SPEED LED

LAN Port

Dedicated IPMI LAN Port LED Indications

Activity / Link LED

Status

Off

Description

No Link

Speed LED

Status

Off

Blinking Yellow Data Activity

On Link

Yellow

Green

Description

10Mbps connection or no link

100Mbps connection

1Gbps connection

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**There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port

LED indications.

ACT/LINK LED

SPEED LED

LAN Port LED Indications

Activity / Link LED

Status

Off

Description

No Link

Blinking Yellow Data Activity

On Link

LAN Port

Speed LED

Status

Off

Yellow

Green

Description

100Mbps connection or no link

1Gbps connection

10Gbps connection

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1.7 Block Diagram

E3C256D4ID2

PCI-E X16 SLOT 7

M.2_1 PCI-E Gen4 BUS

INTEL

Processor

LGA-1200 Pin Socket

Channel A

Channel B

DDR4 UDIMM

Max to 3200

DDR4 U DIMM

Max to 3200

80 Port

MNG RJ45 RGMII RTL8211E RGMI

I

FAN1

FAN2

FAN3

Rear VGA

Port

DDR4

256MB

AUX panel header

PWM

RGB

I2C

BMC

AST2500

(HSIO 6)

2

USB3.2

rear ports

Gen1

Type A

USB 3.2 Gen1

2 Front ports

SIO

NCT5585D-B

USB3.2 Gen1 5 Gb/s HSIO 0-1

USB3.2 Gen1 5 Gb/s HSIO 4-5

ESPI

HSIO 18-21 SATA 3 / PCIE 6Gb/s

HSIO 22-25 SATA 3 / PCIE 6Gb/s

PCIE Gen3 6Gb/s HSIO 10-13

HSIO 26 PCIE Gen2 *1

PCIE Gen2 *1

INTEL

HSIO 29

C256

PCH-H

HSIO 14-17 PCIE Gen3 6Gb/s

ESPI

Oculink 1

Oculink 2

Oculink 3

INTEL I210

(LAN1 NCSI)

INTEL I210

M.2_2

SPI SPI TPM Header

Switch

SPI FLASH

SYSTEM BIOS SPI

1G-BaseT x2

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PCI-E X16 SLOT 7

M.2_1 PCI-E Gen4 BUS

INTEL

Processor

LGA-1200 Pin Socket

Channel A

Channel B

DDR4 UDIMM

Max to 3200

DDR4 U DIMM

Max to 3200

80 Port

MNG RJ45 RGMII RTL8211E RGMI

I

FAN1

FAN2

FAN3

Rear VGA

Port

DDR4

256MB

AUX panel header

PWM

RGB

I2C

BMC

AST2500

(HSIO 6)

2

USB3.2

Gen1 rear ports Type A

USB 3.2 Gen1

2 Front ports

SIO

NCT5585D-B

USB3.2 Gen1 5 Gb/s HSIO 0-1

USB3.2 Gen1 5 Gb/s HSIO 4-5

ESPI

HSIO 18-21

HSIO 22-25

HSIO 26

HSIO 29

INTEL

C252

PCH-H

HSIO 14-17

ESPI

PCIE Gen2 *1

PCIE Gen2 *1

PCIE Gen3 6Gb/s

INTEL I210

(LAN1 NCSI)

INTEL I210

M.2_2

Oculink 1

Oculink 2

SPI SPI TPM Header

Switch

SPI FLASH

SYSTEM BIOS SPI

1G-BaseT x2

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Chapter 2 Installation

This is a deep mini ITX form factor (6.7'' x 8.2'', 17.02 cm x 20.82 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.

Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.

2.1 Screw Holes

Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.

Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

2.2 Pre-installation Precautions

Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.

1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any components.

2. To avoid damaging the motherboard’s components due to static electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.

3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.

4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded anti-static pad or in the bag that comes with the component.

5. When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

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2.3 Installing the CPU

1. Before you insert the CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap is on the socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the socket. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.

2. Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.

Illustrations in this User Manual are provided for reference only and may slightly differ from actual product appearances.

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B

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Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. The cover must be placed if you wish to return the motherboard for after service.

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2.4 Installing the Heatsink

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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)

This motherboard provides four 288-pin DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) DIMM slots.

1. It is not allowed to install a DDR, DDR2 or DDR3 memory module into a DDR4 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.

2. The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect orientation.

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2.6 Expansion Slot (PCI Express Slot)

There is a PCI Express slot on this motherboard.

PCIE slot:

PCIE7 (PCIe 4.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width cards.

Slot

PCIE 7

Generation

4.0

Mechanical x16

Electrical x16

Source

CPU

Installing an expansion card

Step 1. Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation.

Step 2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).

Step 3. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws for later use.

Step 4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.

Step 5. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.

Step 6. Replace the system cover.

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2.7 Jumper Setup

The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.

Security Override Jumper

(3-pin SEC_OR1)

(see p.7, No. 18)

Descriptor Security

Override

CHASSIS ID Jumper

(3-pin CHASSIS_ID0)

(see p.7, No. 28)

Descriptor Security

Override

Not override (Default)

Not override (Default)

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2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors

Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage to the motherboard.

System Panel Header

(9-pin PANEL1)

(see p.7, No. 14)

PLED+

PLED-

PWRBTN#

GND

1

GND

HDLED-

HDLED+

GND

RESET#

Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments. Particularly note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.

PWRBTN (Power Switch):

Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch.

RESET (Reset Switch):

Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.

PLED (System Power LED):

Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).

HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):

Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.

The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.

Auxiliary Panel Header

(9-pin

ITX_AUX_PANEL1)

(see p.7, No. 13)

LAN1_ACT#

LED_PWR

LED_PWR

LAN2_ACT#

1

SYSTEM_FAULT_LED_P

SYSTEM_FAULT_LED_N

GND

CASEOPEN#

This header supports multiple functions on the front panel, including front panel SMB, internet status indicator.

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Micro-Fit Power

Connector

(4-pin ATX4PIN1

(ATX 24pin-to-4pin)

(see p.7, No. 4)

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SATA Power Connector

(DC-IN Mode)

(4-pin SATA_PWR1)

(see p.7, No. 9)

Clear CMOS Pad

(CLRMOS1)

(see p.7, No. 16)

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ATX_PG

+5VSB

3

2

4

GND

PSON#

The motherboard provides one Micro-Fit power/signal connector which is a required input for ATX power source.

When using ATX power, it is necessary to use a 24pin-to-

4pin power cable to connect between the 24pin power connector of PSU and the

ATX4PIN1 connector on the motherboard for power supply and signal communication.

For DC-IN 12V application, it is not necessary to use this

ATX 4-PIN power connector.

*Caution: Misconnection between the ATX4PIN1 and the SATA_PWR1 connectors may permanently damage the motherboard.

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+12V GND

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4

+5V GND

2

Please use a SATA power cable to connect this SATA Power

Connector and your SATA

HDD for supplying power from the motherboard, when using DC-IN mode without

SATA power supply.

*Caution: Misconnection between the ATX4PIN1 and the SATA_PWR1 connectors may permanently damage the motherboard.

CLRMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear

CMOS, take out the CMOS battery and short the Clear

CMOS Pad.

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ATX 12V Power

Connector

(8-pin ATX12V2)

(see p.7, No. 5)

USB 3.2 Gen1 Header

(19-pin USB3_3_4)

(see p.7, No. 19)

System Fan Connectors

(4-pin FAN1)

(see p.7, No. 27)

(4-pin FAN2)

(see p.7, No. 11)

(4-pin FAN3)

(see p.7, No. 12)

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1

5

GND

4

8

12V

4 3 2 1

GND

FAN_VOLTAGE

FAN_SPEED

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

FAN_SPEED

FAN_VOLTAGE

GND

4

3

2

1

1

2

3

4

GND

FAN_VOLTAGE

FAN_SPEED

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

The motherboard provides one

8-pin 12V power connector which is a required input for either DC-IN 12V or ATX

+12V power source.

When using ATX power, it is necessary to use a 24pin-to-

4pin power cable to connect between the 24pin power connector of PSU and the

ATX4PIN1 connector on the motherboard for power supply and signal communication.

Besides two default USB 3.2

Gen1 ports on the I/O panel, there is one USB 3.2 Gen1 header on this motherboard.

This USB 3.2 Gen1 header can support two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports.

Please connect fan cables to the fan connector and match the black wire to the ground pin.

All fans support Fan Control.

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SPI TPM Header

(13-pin TPM_BIOS_PH1)

(see p.7, No. 30)

SPI_DQ2

SPI_CS0

SPI_MISO

RSMRST#

GND

SPI_TPM_CS#

1

SPI_DQ3

SPI_PWR

Dummy

CLK

SPI_MOSI

RST#

TPM_PIRQ

This connector supports

Trusted Platform Module

(TPM) system, which can securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.

Serial General Purpose

Input/Output Header

(7-pin SATA_SGPIO1)

(see p.7, No. 20)

SCLOCK

SLOAD

GND

1

SDATAOUT

GND

The header supports Serial

Link interface for onboard

SATA connections.

Thermal Sensor Header

(3-pin TR1)

(see p.7, No. 17)

OCU2

OCU1

1

TR1 TR1

GND

Please connect the thermal sensor cable to either pin 1-2 or pin 2-3 and the other end to the device which you wish to monitor its temperature.

Please connect PCIE SSDs or

OCulink-to-SATA x4 cable to the connectors.

OCuLink Connectors

(OCU1)

(see p.7, No. 21)

(OCU2)

(see p.7, No. 22)

(OCU3)

(see p.7, No. 15)

(E3C256D4ID2 only)

Serial Port Header

(9-pin COM1)

(see p.7, No. 26)

OCU3

RRXD1

DDTR#1

DDSR#1

CCTS#1

1

GND

TTXD1

DDCD#1

RRI#1

RRTS#1

This COM header supports a serial port module.

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PSU SMBus

(PSU_SMB1)

(see p.7, No. 7)

SMBCLK

SMBDATA

ALERT

GND

+3VSB

1 PSU SMBus monitors the status of the power supply, fan and system temperature.

Intelligent Platform

Management Bus Header

(4-pin IPMB_1)

(see p.7, No. 25)

IPMB_SCL

IPMB_SDA

No connect

GND

This 4-pin connector is used to provide a cabled base-board or front panel connection for value added features and 3rdparty add-in cards, such as

Emergency Management cards, that provide management features using the IPMB.

Baseboard Management

Controller SMBus Header

(5-pin BMC_SMB_1)

(see p.7, No. 24)

BMC_SMBDATA

GND

BMC_SMBCLK

Power

BMC_SMB_PRESENT_1_N

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NCSI Header

(9-pin NCSI1)

(see p.7, No. 1)

TX Enable

TXD0

TXD1

GND

CLK_IN

1

The header is used for the SM

BUS devices.

CRS_DV

RXD0

RXD1

GND

The onboard NCSI header is used for external connections.

IPMI LAN LED Header

(5-pin IPMI_LED1)

(see p.7, No. 2)

UID Button Header

(5-pin UID_HEADER)

(see p.7, No. 3)

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LED0_AD0

LILEDP

LINK_LEDN

LINK_LEDP

This header is used for IPMI

LAN LED features.

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LOCATORLED-

LOCATORBTN#

+5VSB

GND

This header is used for UID button features.

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2.9 ATX PSU / DC-IN Power Connections

This motherboard supports both +12V DC and ATX power input. Please refer to the table below for the required connections between the motherboard and the power supply.

Connector

12V 8pin

ATX 4pin

(Micro-Fit Connector)

DC-IN

DC-IN

O

X

ATX PSU

ATX PSU

O

O

(with the bundled ATX

24pin-to-4pin converter cable)

PSU PSU

(via a 24pin-to-4pin

Converter Cable)

12V 8pin 12V 8pin ATX 4pin

The following diagram illustrates how to connect the bundled ATX 24pin-to-4pin converter cable.

24pin-to-4pin

Converter Cable

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2.10 Unit Identification purpose LED/Switch

With the UID button, You are able to locate the server you’re working on from behind a rack of servers.

Unit Identification purpose LED/Switch

(UID1)

When the UID button on the front or rear panel is pressed, the front/rear UID blue LED indicator will be turned on.

Press the UID button again to turn off the indicator.

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2.11 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide

Dual LAN with Teaming enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective and improving the quality of transmission of distant images. Fault tolerance on the dual LAN network prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.

The speed of transmission is subject to the actual network environment or status even with

Teaming enabled.

Before setting up Teaming, please make sure whether your Switch (or Router) supports Teaming (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation). You can specify a preferred adapter in Intel PROSet. Under normal conditions, the Primary adapter handles all non-TCP/IP traffic. The Secondary adapter will receive fallback traffic if the primary fails. If the Preferred Primary adapter fails, but is later restored to an active status, control is automatically switched back to the Preferred Primary adapter.

Step 1

From Device Manager , open the properties of a team.

Step 2

Click the Settings tab.

Step 3

Click the Modify Team button.

Step 4

Select the adapter you want to be the primary adapter and click the Set Primary button.

If you do not specify a preferred primary adapter, the software will choose an adapter of the highest capability (model and speed) to act as the default primary. If a failover occurs, another adapter becomes the primary. The adapter will, however, rejoin the team as a non-primary.

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2.12 M.2 SSD Module Installation Guide (M2_1/M2_2)

The M.2 Socket (M2_1, Key M) supports a type 2280 PCI Express module up to Gen4 x4

(16GT/s x4). The M.2 Socket (M2_2, Key M) supports a type 2280 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (8GT/s x4).

*The M2_1 slot is not supported with the 10 th Gen Intel® Pentium Series Processors installed.

Installing the M.2 SSD Module

Step 1

Prepare a M.2 SSD module and the screw.

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Step 2

Gently insert the M.2 SSD module into the M.2 slot. Please be aware that the M.2 SSD module only fits in one orientation.

NUT2 NUT1

Step 3

Tighten the screw with a screwdriver to secure the module into place.

Please do not overtighten the screw as this might damage the module.

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Chapter 3 UEFI Setup Utility

3.1 Introduction

This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your system. The

UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You may run the UEFI

SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> or <Del> during the

Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY; otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines.

If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by pressing

<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.

Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.

3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar

The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:

Item

Main

Advanced

Server Mgmt

Security

Boot

Event Logs

Exit

Description

To set up the system time/date information

To set up the advanced UEFI features

To manage the server

To set up the security features

To set up the default system device to locate and load the

Operating System

For event log configuration

To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY

Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.

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3.1.2 Navigation Keys

Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation key.

Navigation Key(s)

/

/

+ / -

<Tab>

<Enter>

<PGUP>

<PGDN>

<HOME>

<END>

<F1>

<F7>

<F9>

<F10>

<F12>

<ESC>

Function Description

Moves cursor left or right to select Screens

Moves cursor up or down to select items

To change option for the selected items

Switch to next function

To bring up the selected screen

Go to the previous page

Go to the next page

Go to the top of the screen

Go to the bottom of the screen

To display the General Help Screen

Discard changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY

Load optimal default values for all the settings

Save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY

Print screen

Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen

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3.2 Main Screen

Once you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display the system overview. The Main screen provides system overview information and allows you to set the system time and date.

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3.3 Advanced Screen

In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration,

DRAM Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, NVMe Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Super IO Configuration, Serial Port Console Redirection, H/W

Monitor, Intel SPS Configuratio, Driver Health, Network Stack Configuration, Tls Auth

Configuration, RAM Disk Configuration, iSCSI Configuration and Instant Flash.

Save User Default

Type a profile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.

Load User Default

Load previously saved user defaults.

Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.

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SGX settings

Hyper-Threading

(Supported depending on your CPU)

Intel Hyper Threading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each core, so that the overall performance on threaded software is improved.

Active Processor Cores

Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.

CPU C States Support

Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C6 and C7 all enabled for better power saving.

Enhanced Halt State (C1E)

Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.

CPU C6 State Support

Enable C6 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.

CPU C7 State Support

Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.

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Package C State Support

Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.

Intel (VMX) Virtualization Technology

When enabled, a VMM can utiliza the addiyional hardware capabilities provided by

Vanderpool Technology.

VT-d

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O helps your virtual machine monitor better utilize hardware by improving application compatibility and reliability, and providing additional levels of manageability, security, isolation, and I/O performance.

Hardware Prefetcher

Automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better performance.

Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch

Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently requested cache line. Enable for better performance.

AES

Use this to enable or disable CPU Advanced Encryption Standard instructions.

Boot Performance Mode

Use this to item to select the performance state that the BIOS will set starting from reset vector.

Intel SpeedStep Technology

Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation. CPU turbo ratio can be fixed when Intel SpeedStep Technology is set to Disabled and Intel Turbo Boost Technology is set to Enabled.

Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system stability or compatibility issues with some power supplies. Please set this item to [Disabled] if above issues occur.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.

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Enable Intel TXT Support

Use this to enable or disable Intel Trusted Execution Technology.

CPU Thermal Throttling

Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.

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DRAM Frequency

If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.

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3.3.3 Chipset Configuration

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Intel IGFX

Keep IGFX enabled based on the setup options. The default value is [Enabled].

Onboard VGA

Use this to enable or disable the Onboard VGA functions. The default value is [Enabled].

Onboard LAN1 and LAN2

Use this to enable or disable the Onboard LAN functions. The default value is [Enabled].

Above 4G Decoding

Enable or disable above 4G MemoryMappedIO decoding. This item will be disabled automatically when Aperture Size is set to 2048MB.

PCIE7 Link Width

This allows you to select PCIE Link Width. The default value is [x16].

PCIE7 Link Speed

This allows you to select PCIE Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].

PCI-E ASPM Support (Global)

This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all PCH downstream devices. The default value is [Disabled].

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OCU1 Mode Selection

Swith the OCUlink to PCIE/SATA.

OCU1 Link Speed

This allows you to select OCU1 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].

Hot Plug

This option enables or disables the PCI Express Hot Plug feature.

OCU2 Mode Selection

Swith the OCUlink to PCIE/SATA.

OCU3 Mode Selection

(E3C256D4ID2 only)

Swith the OCUlink to PCIE/SATA.

OCU3 Link Speed

(E3C256D4ID2 only)

This allows you to select OCU1 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].

Hot Plug

This option enables or disables the PCI Express Hot Plug feature.

Restore on AC/Power Loss

This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the

AC/power resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers. If [Last State] is selected, it will recover to the state before AC/power loss.

Restore AC Power Current State

This allows you to restore AC Power Current State.

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3.3.4 Storage Configuration

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Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators or reliability.

SATA Storage Configuration

SATA Controller

Use this item to enable or disable SATA Controllers.

SATA/M.2_SATA Mode Selection

Identify the SATA/M.2_SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.

Press <Ctrl+I> to enter RAID ROM during UEFI POST process.

Support Aggressive Link Power Management

Use this item to enable or disable SALP.

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PCIE Devices Power On

This allows the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake-on-LAN.

Ring-In Power On

This allows the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.

RTC Alarm Power On

This allows the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let it be handled by your operating system.

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Serial Port 1 Configuration

Use this item to set parameters of COM1.

Serial Port

Use this item to enable or disable the serial port.

Change Settings

Use this item to select an optimal setting for Super IO device.

SOL Configuration

Use this item to set SOL configuration.

SOL Port

Use this item to enable or disable the SOL port.

Change Settings

Use this item to select an optimal setting for Super IO device.

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COM1 / SOL

Console Redirection

Use this option to enable or disable Console Redirection. If this item is set to Enabled, you can select a COM Port to be used for Console Redirection.

Console Redirection Settings

Use this option to configure Console Redirection Settings, and specify how your computer and the host computer to which you are connected exchange information.

Terminal Type

Use this item to select the preferred terminal emulation type for out-of-band management.

It is recommended to select [VT-UTF8].

Option

VT100

VT100+

VT-UTF8

ANSI

Description

ASCII character set

Extended VT100 that supports color and function keys

UTF8 encoding is used to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes

Extended ASCII character set

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Bits Per Second

Use this item to select the serial port transmission speed. The speed used in the host computer and the client computer must be the same. Long or noisy lines may require lower transmission speed. The options include [9600], [19200], [57600] and [115200].

Data Bits

Use this item to set the data transmission size. The options include [7] and [8] (Bits).

Parity

Use this item to select the parity bit. The options include [None], [Even], [Odd], [Mark] and

[Space].

Stop Bits

The item indicates the end of a serial data packet. The standard setting is [1] Stop Bit. Select

[2] Stop Bits for slower devices.

Flow Control

Use this item to set the flow control to prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a "stop" signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the buffers are empty, a "start" signal can be sent to restart the flow. Hardware flow uses two wires to send start/stop signals. The options include [None] and [Hardware

RTS/CTS].

VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support

Use this item to enable or disable the VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.

Recorder Mode

Use this item to enable or disable Recorder Mode to capture terminal data and send it as text messages.

Resolution 100x31

Use this item to enable or disable extended terminal resolution support.

Putty Keypad

Use this item to select Function Key and Keypad on Putty.

Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency

Management Services (EMS)

Console Redirection EMS

Use this option to enable or disable Console Redirection. If this item is set to Enabled, you can select a COM Port to be used for Console Redirection.

Console Redirection Settings

Use this option to configure Console Redirection Settings, and specify how your computer and the host computer to which you are connected exchange information.

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Out-of-Band Mgmt Port

Microsoft Windows Emergency Mangement Services (EMS) allows for remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.

Terminal Type EMS

Use this item to select the preferred terminal emulation type for out-of-band management.

It is recommended to select [VT-UTF8].

Option

VT100

VT100+

VT-UTF8

ANSI

Description

ASCII character set

Extended VT100 that supports color and function keys

UTF8 encoding is used to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes

Extended ASCII character set

Bits Per Second EMS

Use this item to select the serial port transmission speed. The speed used in the host computer and the client computer must be the same. Long or noisy lines may require lower transmission speed. The options include [9600], [19200], [57600] and [115200].

Flow Control EMS

Use this item to set the flow control to prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a "stop" signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the buffers are empty, a "start" signal can be sent to restart the flow. Hardware flow uses two wires to send start/stop signals. The options include [None], [Hardware RTS/

CTS], and [Software Xon/Xoff].

Data Bits EMS

Parity EMS

Stop Bits EMS

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In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system, including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.

Watch Dog Timer

This allows you to enable or disable the Watch Dog Timer. The default value is [Auto].

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SPS screen displays the Intel SPS Configuration information, such as Operational

Firmware Version and Firmware State.

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This page provides health status for the drivers/controllers.

Note: The screenshot here is for for your references only. The items on this page vary depending on models and devices you use.

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Network Stack

Use this item to enable or disable UEFI Network Stack. The default value is [Disabled].

When [Enabled] is selected, the following items appear.

Ipv4 PXE Support

Use this item to enable or disable IPv4 PXE boot support. If disabled, IPv4 PXE boot support will not be available.

Ipv4 HTTP Support

Use this item to enable or disable IPv4 HTTP boot support. If disabled, IPv4 HTTP boot support will not be available.

Ipv6 PXE Support

Use this item to enable or disable IPv6 PXE boot support. If disabled, IPv6 PXE boot support will not be available.

Ipv6 HTTP Support

Use this item to enable or disable IPv6 HTTP boot support. If disabled, IPv6 HTTP boot support will not be available.

PXE boot wait time

Wait time in seconds to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot. Use either +/- or numeric

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Media detect count

Number of times the presence of media will be checked. Use either +/- or numeric keys to set the value.

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3.3.13 Tls Auth Configuration

Server CA Configuration

Press <Enter> to configure Server CA.

Client Cert Configuration

Press <Enter> to configure Client Cert.

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Disk Memory Type

Specifies type of memory to use from available memory pool in system to create a disk.

Create raw

Create a raw RAM disk.

Create from file

Create a RAM disk from a given file.

Remove selected RAM disk(s).

Remove selected RAM disk(s)

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Attempt Priority

Change this priority using +/- keys. Use arrow keys to selct the attempt then press +/- to move the attempt up/down in the attempt odder list.

Host iSCSI Configuration

Use this to configure iSCSI settings.

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Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows ® . Just save the new UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive and launch this tool, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use

FAT32/16/12 file system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the

UEFI files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after the UEFI update process is completed.

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Wait For BMC

Wait For BMC response for specified time out. BMC starts at the same time when

BIOS starts during AC power ON. It takes around 90 seconds to initialize Host to BMC interfaces.

FRB-2 Timer

Use this item to enable or disable FRB-2 timer (POST timer).

FRB-2 Timer Timeout

Enter value between 1 to 30 min for FRB-2 Timer Expiration.

FRB-2 Timer Policy

Use this item to configure how the system should respond if the FRB-2 Timer expires. Not available if FRB-2 Timer is disabled.

OS Watchdog Timer

If enabled, starts a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Management Software after the OS loads. Helps determine that the OS successfully loaded or follows the OS Boot

Watchdog Timer policy.

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BMC Out of band Access

Use this item to enable or disable BMC Out of band Access.

Manual Setting IPMI LAN

If [No] is selected, the IP address is assigned by DHCP. If you prefer using a static IP address, toggle to [Yes], and the changes take effect after the system reboots. The default value is [No].

Configuration Address Source

Select to configure BMC network parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or BMC).

Configuration options: [Static] and [DHCP].

Static : Manually enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address in the BIOS for

BMC LAN channel configuration.

DHCP : IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address are automatically assigned by the network's DHCP server.

When [DHCP] or [Static] is selected, do NOT modify the BMC network settings on the

IPMI web page.

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The default login information for the IPMI web interface is:

Username: admin

Password: admin

For more instructions on how to set up remote control environment and use the IPMI management platform, please refer to the IPMI Configuration User Guide or go to the Support website at: http://www.asrockrack.com/support/faq.asp

VLAN

Enabled/Disabled Virtual Local Area Network.

If [Enabled] is selected, configure the items below.

IPV6 Support

Enabled/Disable LAN1 IPV6 Support.

Manual Setting IPMI LAN(IPV6)

Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or BMC).

Unspecified option will not modify any BMC network parameters during BIOS phase. The options include [DHCP], [No Change] and [Static].

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SEL Components

Change this to enable ro disable event logging for error/progress codes during boot.

Erase SEL

Use this to choose options for earsing SEL.

When SEL is Full

Use this to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.

Log EFI Status Codes

Use this item to disable the logging of EFI Status Codes or log only error code or only progress code or both.

PCIe Device Degrade ELog Support

Use this item to enable or disable PCIe Device Degrade Error Logging Support.

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Erase Log

Use this to choose options for earsing Log.

When Log is Full

Use this to select the action to be taken when log is full.

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Load BMC Default Settings

Use this item to Load BMC Default Settings

KCS Control

Select this KCS interface state after POST end. If [Enabled] us selected, the BMC will remain KCS interface after POST stage. If [Disabled] is selected, the BMC will disable KCS interface after POST stage

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3.4.5 View FRU Information

This page displays the FRU Information, such as Manufacturer, Product Name, Version,

System Serial Number of the system, board and chassis.

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In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system. For the user password, you may also clear it.

Supervisor Password

Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the password.

User Password

Set or change the password for the user account. Users are unable to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the password.

Secure Boot

Use this to enable or disable Secure Boot Control. The default value is [Disabled].

Enable to support Windows Server 2012 R2 or later versions Secure Boot.

Secure Boot Mode

Secure Boot mode selector: Standard/Custom. In Custom mode, Secure Boot Policy variables can be configured by a physically present user without full authentication.

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In this section, expert users can modify Secure Boot Policy variables without full authentication.

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Factory Key Provision

Install factory default Secure Boot keys after the platform reset and while the System is in Setup mode.

Install Default Secure Boot Keys

Please install default secure boot keys if it’s the first time you use secure boot.

Clear Secure Boot keys

Force System to Setup Mode - clear all Secure Boot Variables. Change takes effect after reboot.

Export Secure Boot variables

Copy NVRAM content of Secure Boot variables to files in a root folder on a file system device.

Enroll Efi Image

Allow the image to run in Secure Boot mode. Enroll SHA256 Hash certificate of a

PE image into Authorized Signature Database (db).

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Remove 'UEFI CA' from DB

Device Guard ready system must not list ‘Microsoft UEFI CA’ Certificate in Authorized Signature database (db).

Restore DB defaults

Restore DB variable to factory defaults.

Platform Key(PK)

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

Key Exchange Keys

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

Authorized Signatures

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

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1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

Forbidden Signatures

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

Authorized TimeStamps

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

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OsRecovery Signatures

Enroll Factory Defaults or load certificates from a file:

1. Public Key Certificate in: a) EFI_SIGNATURE_LIST b) EFI_CERT_X509 (DER) c) EFI_CERT_RSA2048 (bin) d) EFI_CERT_SHAXXX

2. Authenticated UEFI Variable

3. EFI PE/COFF Image(SHA256)

Key Source: Factory, External, Mixed

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In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.

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Boot Option #1

Use this item to set the system boot order.

Boot Option #2

Use this item to set the system boot order.

Boot Option #3

Use this item to set the system boot order.

Boot Option #4

Use this item to set the system boot order.

Boot Option #5

Use this item to set the system boot order.

Boot Option #6

Use this item to set the system boot order.

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UEFI NVME Drive BBS Priorities

Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence from available UEFI NVME Drives.

UEFI NEYWORK Drive BBS Priorities

Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence from available UEFI NETWORK Drives.

UEFI Application Boot Priorities

Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence from available UEFI Application.

Setup Prompt Timeout

This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.

Bootup Num-Lock

If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after boot-up.

Full Screen Logo

Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].

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CSM

Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1 64-bit and all of your devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.

Launch PXE OpROM Policy

Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.

Launch Other Storage OpROM Policy

Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.

Launch Video OpROM Policy

Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.

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Change Smbios Event Log Settings

This allows you to configure the Smbios Event Log Settings.

When entering the item, you will see the followings:

Smbios Event Log

Use this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging during system boot.

Erase Event Log

The options include [No], [Yes, Next reset] and [Yes, Every reset]. If Yes is selected, all logged events will be erased.

When Log is Full

Use this item to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. The options include [Do Nothing] and [Erase Immediately].

Log System Boot Event

Choose option to enable/disable logging of System boot event.

View Smbios Event Log

Press <Enter> to view the Smbios Event Log records.

All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.

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Save Changes and Exit

When you select this option, the following message “Save configuration changes and exit setup?” will pop-out. Press <F10> key or select [Yes] to save the changes and exit the UEFI

SETUP UTILITY.

Discard Changes and Exit

When you select this option, the following message “Discard changes and exit setup?” will pop-out. Press <ESC> key or select [Yes] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes.

Save Changes

When you select this option, the following message “Save changes?” will pop-out. Press

<F7> key or select [Yes] to save all changes.

Discard Changes

When you select this option, the following message “Discard changes?” will pop-out. Press

<F7> key or select [Yes] to discard all changes.

Load UEFI Defaults

Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for this operation.

Boot Override

These items displays the available devices. Select an item to start booting from the selected device.

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Chapter 4 Software Support

After all the hardware has been installed, we suggest you go to our official website at http://www.ASRockRack.com and make sure if there are any new updates of the BIOS /

BMC firmware for your motherboard.

4.1 Download and Install Operating System

This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® Server / Linux compliant operating systems. Please download the operating system from your OS manufacturer.

Please refer to your OS documentation for more instructions.

*Please download the Intel® SATA Floppy Image driver from the ASRock Rack’s website (www.asrockrack.com) to your USB drive while installing OS in SATA RAID mode.

4.2 Download and Install Software Drivers

This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® compliant drivers. Please download the required drivers from our website at http://www.ASRockRack.com.

To download necessary drivers, go the product page, click on the "Download" tab, choose the operating system you use, and select the driver you need to be downloaded.

4.3 Contact Information

If you need to contact ASRock Rack or want to know more about ASRock Rack, welcome to visit ASRock Rack’s website at http://www.ASRockRack.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information.

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Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

5.1 Troubleshooting Procedures

Follow the procedures below to troubleshoot your system.

Always unplug the power cord before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.

1. Disconnect the power cable and check whether the PWR LED is off.

2. Unplug all cables, connectors and remove all add-on cards from the motherboard.

Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.

3. Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.

4. Install a CPU and fan on the motherboard, then connect the chassis speaker and power

LED.

If there is no power...

1. Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.

2. Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.

3. Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.

4. Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a new battery if it does not.

If there is no video...

1. Try replugging the monitor cables and power cord.

2. Check for memory errors.

If there are memory errors...

1. Verify that the DIMM modules are properly seated in the slots.

2. Use recommended DDR4 ECC UDIMMs.

3. If you have installed more than one DIMM modules, they should be identical with the same brand, speed, size and chip-type.

4. Try inserting different DIMM modules into different slots to identify faulty ones.

5. Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.

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Unable to save system setup configurations...

1. Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a new battery if it does not.

2. Confirm whether your power supply provides adaquate and stable power.

Other problems...

1. Try searching keywords related to your problem on ASRock Rack’s FAQ page: http://www.asrockrack.com/support

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5.2 Technical Support Procedures

If you have tried the troubleshooting procedures mentioned above and the problems are still unsolved, please contact ASRock Rack’s technical support with the following information:

1. Your contact information

2. Model name, BIOS version and problem type.

3. System configuration.

4. Problem description.

You may contact ASRock Rack’s technical support at: http://www.asrockrack.com/support/tsd.asp

5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service

For warranty service, the receipt or a copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required. By calling your vendor or going to our RMA website (http://event. asrockrack.com/tsd.asp) you may obtain a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.

The RMA number should be displayed on the outside of the shipping carton which is mailed prepaid or hand-carried when you return the motherboard to the manufacturer.

Shipping and handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.

This warranty does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to alteration, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance of products.

Contact your distributor first for any product related problems during the warranty period.

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Contact Information

If you need to contact ASRock Rack or want to know more about ASRock Rack, you’re welcome to visit ASRock Rack’s website at http://www.asrockrack.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request form at https://event.asrockrack.com/tsd.asp

ASRock Rack Incorporation

e-mail: [email protected]

ASRock Rack EUROPE B.V.

Bijsterhuizen 11-11

6546 AR Nijmegen

The Netherlands

Phone: +31-24-345-44-33

ASRock Rack America, Inc.

13848 Magnolia Ave, Chino, CA91710 U.S.A.

Phone: +1-909-590-8308

Fax: +1-909-590-1026

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