Asus 1U Rackmount Barebone Server RS160-E3/PS4 User guide

RS160-E3/PS4
1U Rackmount Barebone Server
User Guide
E2320
First Edition V1
January 2006
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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................ viii
About this guide ................................................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction ....................... 1 - 1
1.1
System package contents .................................................... 1-2
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-3
1.3
Front panel features ............................................................. 1-5
1.4
Rear panel features .............................................................. 1-5
1.5
Internal features ................................................................... 1-6
1.6
LED information .................................................................... 1-7
1.6.1
Front panel LEDs .................................................... 1-7
1.6.2
HDD status LED ...................................................... 1-7
1.6.3
Rear panel LEDs ...................................................... 1-8
Chapter 2: Hardware setup .............................. 2 - 1
2.1
2.2
2.3
Chassis cover ....................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Removing the front cover ...................................... 2-2
2.1.2
Removing the rear cover ........................................ 2-2
2.1.3
Installing the cover ................................................. 2-3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-4
2.2.1
Installling a CPU ...................................................... 2-4
2.2.2
Installing the CPU heatsink ..................................... 2-6
System memory ................................................................... 2-7
2.3.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-7
2.3.2
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-7
2.3.3
Installing a DIMM ..................................................... 2-8
2.3.4
Removing a DIMM ................................................... 2-8
2.4
Hot-swap hard disk drives .................................................... 2-9
2.5
Expansion slot .................................................................... 2-11
2.6
2.7
2.5.1
Installing expansion cars ....................................... 2-11
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-13
Cable connections .............................................................. 2-14
2.6.1
Motherboard ......................................................... 2-15
2.6.2
SCSI backplane ..................................................... 2-16
Removable components ..................................................... 2-17
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2.7.1
System/Device fans ............................................. 2-17
2.7.2
Power supply module ............................................ 2-18
2.7.3
Optical drive ......................................................... 2-19
Chapter 3: Installation options ......................... 3 - 1
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items ....................................................... 3-2
3.2
Rack rails assembly .............................................................. 3-2
3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack ............................................. 3-3
3.4
Rackmounting the server ..................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4: Motherboard information ................. 4 - 1
4.1
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.2
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-4
4.3
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-9
Chapter 5: BIOS SETUP .................................... 5 - 1
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
AFUDOS Utility ........................................................ 5-3
5.1.2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.3
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-11
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12
5.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-12
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-13
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-13
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-13
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-13
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-13
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-14
5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx] ..................................... 5-14
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ............................ 5-14
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] ...................... 5-14
5.3.4
IDE Configuration .................................................. 5-15
5.3.5
Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third, and Fourth IDE
Master ................................................................... 5-16
5.3.6
5.4
System Information .............................................. 5-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-19
5.4.1
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-19
5.4.2
Chipset Configuration ........................................... 5-21
5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-23
5.4.4
PCI/PnP Configuration .......................................... 5-27
5.4.5
Power Configuration ............................................. 5-28
5.4.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-31
5.5
Server menu ....................................................................... 5-33
5.6
Security menu .................................................................... 5-35
5.7
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-38
5.8
5.7.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-38
5.7.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-39
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-41
Chapter 6: RAID Configuration .......................... 6 - 1
6.1
6.2
RAID configurations .............................................................. 6-2
6.1.1
RAID definitions ...................................................... 6-2
6.1.2
Installing hard disk drivers ...................................... 6-3
6.1.3
RAID Configuration utilities ..................................... 6-3
Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility! .............................................. 6-4
6.2.1
Configuring the SCSI controller .............................. 6-5
6.2.2
Enabling the HostRAID controller ........................... 6-5
6.2.3
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe) ................................ 6-6
6.2.4
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror) .............................. 6-10
6.2.5
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe+Mirror) ................ 6-13
6.2.6
Adding a spare driver to a RAID 10 set ................ 6-17
6.2.7
Deleting a RAID 10 set spare drive ...................... 6-18
6.2.8
Deleting a RAID set ............................................... 6-20
6.2.9
Rebuilding a RAID set ........................................... 6-21
6.2.10 Verifying a RAID set harddisk drive ...................... 6-22
6.2.11 Making a RAID set bootable .................................. 6-23
Chapter 7: Driver Installation ........................... 7 - 1
7.1
RAID driver installation ......................................................... 7-2
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7.1.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.2.1
Windows 2000/2003 Server ................................. 7-5
7.2.2
Red Hat Enterprise ver. 3.0 .................................... 7-7
VGA driver installation .......................................................... 7-9
7.3.1
Windows 2000 Server ............................................ 7-9
7.3.2
Windows 2003 Server .......................................... 7-10
7.3.3
Red Hat Enterprise ver. 3.0 .................................. 7-10
Management applications and utilities installation ............. 7-11
7.4.1
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Red Hat Enterprise ver. 3.0 .................................... 7-2
LAN driver installation .......................................................... 7-5
Running the support CD ....................................... 7-11
7.4.2
Drivers menu ........................................................ 7-11
7.4.3
Management Software menu ................................ 7-12
7.4.4
Utilities menu ........................................................ 7-12
7.4.5
Contact information ............................................. 7-12
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
W A R N I N G ! 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 A limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
T h i s C l a s s A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
• Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables
for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system,
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.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
• Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified
or experienced engineers.
• Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with
the server package.
• Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and
the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact
your dealer as soon as possible.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a
stable surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
C A U T I O N ! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Heavy System
C A U T I O N ! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when
moving or carrying the system.
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About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the barebone server,
including sections on the front panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter describes how to prepare the barebone server for rack
mounting.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the server. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper
settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the
BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are
also provided.
6.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers
for different system components.
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Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : 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 PVL-D/1U/SCSI motherboard user guide
This manual contains detailed information about the ASUS PVL-D/1U/
SCSI motherboard.
2.
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide
This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server
management utility.
3.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information for all
ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
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This chapter describes the general
features of the chassis kit. It includes
sections on front panel and rear panel
specifications.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-1
1.1
System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Chassis
ASUS AR11 1U rackmount chassis
Motherboard
ASUS PVL-D/1U/SCSI motherboard
Components
650W Single power supply, 115V~230V
Slim optical drive|
Chassis fan
HDD fan
Hot-swap SCSI HDD trays
SCSI backplanes
Front bezel (Optional)
CPU heatsink (2 pcs.)
Cables
AC power cable
System cables
Accessories
Rackmount rail kit
RS160-E3/PS4 user guide
RS160-E3/PS4 support CD (includes ASWM*)
CA eTrust Anti-virus CD
AR11 chassis ears (left, right)
Bag of screws
*ASUS System Web-based Management
Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or
missing.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
System specifications
The ASUS RS160-E3/PS4 is a 1U barebone server system featuring the ASUS
PVL-D/2U/SCSI motherboard. The server supports dual Intel ® Xeon™
processors with EM64T technology, plus other latest technologies through
the chipsets onboard.
Chassis
Rackmount 1U (AR11)
Motherboard
ASUS PVL-D/1U/SCSI
Chipset
North Bridge: Intel® E7520 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
South Bridge: Intel® ICH5R
I/O Bridge: Intel® PXH
CPU
Dual 604-pin sockets Intel® Xeon™ processor (Dual core
Xeon Paxille is supported) with Extended Memory 64-bit
Technology (EM64T) Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Technology (EIST) Supports Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology
Memory
8 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM sockets support registered ECC
DDRII-400 memory modules
Supports 256MB up to 16GB system memory
LAN
2 x Broadcom® BCM5721 PCI Express Gigabit LAN
controllers comply with PCI Express 1.0a specifications
VGA
ATI RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
Supports 8MB display memory
SCSI
Adaptec® AIC-7902W Ultra320 Dual-channel SCSI controller
supports:
- 2 x SCSI channels with Host RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
0+1 configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID (optional)
Expansion
slots
1 x full-length 64-bit/133MHz 3V PCI-X slots (on a riser card)
1 x low-profile 64-bit 133MHz 3V PCI-X slots*
1 x mini-PCI socket for ASUS Server Management Board
Storage
4 x 3.5-inch hot-swappable SCSI HDD bays
1 x slim optical drive
Front panel
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Power switch
Reset switch
Location switch
Power, HDD access, location, message, LAN 1, LAN 2
HDD LEDs: Status, activity
* When system detlects 2 cards are presented, freguency will be limited to 100MHz.
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Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports (with LEDs)
1 x external SCSI port
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Hardware
monitors
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
650W single power supply, 115V~230V, 50Hz~60Hz
Dimensions
670mm (l) x 448mm (w) x 43.6mm (h)
Refer to “Chapter 4 Motherboard information” for details on the internal
connectors.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily
accessible features. The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, location
switch, optical drive, and two USB ports are located on the front panel.
Refer to section “1.6.1 Front panel LEDs” for the LED descriptions.
Hot-swap
HDD bay 1
Hot-swap
HDD bay 2
HDD1 LED
Rack screw
Hot-swap
HDD bay 3
HDD2 LED
USB ports
HDD Access LED
LAN2 LED
LAN1 LED
Message LED
Reset button
Location LED
Location switch
Power LED
Power button
Optical drive
1.4
Hot-swap
HDD bay 4
Rack screw
HDD4 LED
HDD3 LED
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes the expansion slot, system power socket, and rear
fans. The middle part includes the I/O shield with openings for the rear panel
connectors on the motherboard.
The ports for the PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, USB, VGA, and Gigabit
LAN do not appear on the rear panel if motherboard is not present.
Expansion slot
external SCSI port
LAN port1
LAN port2
VGA port
Serial port
PS/2 keyboard port
USB ports
PS/2 mouse port
Rear fans
AC power socket
Refer to section “1.6.2 Rear panel LEDs” for the LED descriptions.
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1.5
Internal features
The barebone server includes the basic components as shown.
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1
3
4
6
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
1-6
1.
PCI-X riser card bracket
7.
Device fan
2.
Rear fans
8.
SCSI backplane
3.
ASUS PVL-D/1U/SCSI
motherboard
9.
Hot-swap HDD tray 1
4.
Power supply
11. Hot-swap HDD tray 3
5.
Device fan
12. Hot-swap HDD tray 4
6.
System fans (4 fans)
13. Slim optical drive
10. Hot-swap HDD tray 2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6
LED information
1.6.1
Front panel LEDs
HDD LEDs
USB ports
HDD Access LED
LAN2 LED
LAN1 LED
Message LED
Reset button
Location LED
LED
Display status
Power button
Power LED
Location switch
Description
Power LED
ON
System power ON
HDD Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
HDD Status access
ON
OFF
HDD is present
No HDD present
Message LED
OFF
System is in normal condition;
no incoming event
ASWM detects a system problem;
(Log in to ASWM to identify and resolve)
ON
Location LED
OFF
ON
Normal status
Location switch is pressed
(Press the location switch again to turn off)
LAN LEDs
OFF
Blinking
ON
No LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
1.6.2
HDD status LED
HDD status LED 1
SCSI HDD LED status
Description
LDE1
SCSI HDD power ON
LDE2
GREEN
ON
RED
ON
SCSI HDD failure
RED
Blinking
RAID reset
GREEN
Blinking
Read/write data into the SCSI HDD
HDD status LED2
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1.6.3
Rear panel LEDs
RJ-45
ACT/LNK
ACT/LINK LED
Status
OFF
1-8
Description
No link
SPEED
SPEED LED
Status
OFF
Description
10Mbps connection
Green
Linked
Orange
100Mbps connection
Blinking
Linking
Green
1000Mbps connection
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing or removing system
components.
Hardware setup
Chapter 2
2-1
2.1
Chassis cover
2.1.1
Removing the front cover
1.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove
the screw on each front end of the
top cover.
2.
Firmly hold the tray level and pull
all the drive trays out of the bay.
3.
Then push the front cover as arrow
show.
4.
Pull up the front cover, then
disconnect all the cables in the
front cover.
Finally leave the cover as side.
2.1.2
Removing the rear cover
Thumbscrews
1.
2-2
Loosen the two thumbscrews on
the rear panel to release the top
cover from the chassis.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.
Firmly hold the cover and slide it toward the rear panel for about half an
inch until it is disengaged from the chassis.
1/2 inch
distance
3.
Lift the cover from the chassis.
2.1.3
1.
Installing the cover
Position the cover on top of the
chassis with the thumbscrews on
the rear, and leaving a gap of about
half an inch from the front panel.
Side markings
2.
Make sure that the side
markings on the cover (two on
each side) are aligned to the
grooves on the chassis.
3.
Slide the cover toward the front until it snaps in place.
4.
Tighten the thumbscrews on the rear to secure the cover.
Grooves
Thumbscrews
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2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) sockets. The sockets are designed for the Intel¤ Xeon™ processor in the
604-pin package with 2 MB L2 cache. The new generation Xeon™ processor
supports 800 MHz system bus and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology
(EM64T).
Paxville CPU
(4MB L2 Cache)
CPU1
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
CPU2
Intel Xeon
PVL-D/1U/SCSI CPU Socket 604
Irwindale CPU
(2MB L2 Cache)
The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are installing
only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
2.2.1
Installling a CPU
To install the CPUs:
1.
Locate the CPU sockets on the
motherboard. Flip up the socket
lever and push it all the way to
the other side.
Socket for CPU1
2-4
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
3.
Position the CPU above the socket
as shown.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
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!
Marked corner
(gold arrow)
5.
Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The lever
clicks on the side tab to indicate
that it is locked.
6.
Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal grease
should come with the CPU package.
7.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 if you wish to
install a second CPU.
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2.2.2
Installing the CPU heatsink
To install the CPU heatsink:
1.
Carefully place the heatsink on top
of the installed CPU.
2.
Twist each of the four screws with
a Philips (cross) screwdriver just
enough to attach the heatsink to
the motherboard. When the four
screws are attached, tighten them
one by one to completely secure
the heatsink.
3.
Follow steps 1 and 2 to install the
second CPU heatsink.
2.2.3
Installing the fan-duck
To install the fan-duct:
2-6
1.
Position the fan-duct on top of
the heatsink.
2.
Carefully lower the fan-duct until
it fits in place.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.3
System memory
2.3.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with eight Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets to support 240-pin DDR2 modules.
128 Pins
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
112 Pins
DIMM_B4
DIMM_A4
DIMM_B3
DIMM_A3
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
2.3.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB registered ECC DDR2 DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on the
ASUS web site.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
16 GB system memory when you installed eight 2 GB DDR2 memory
modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128
Mb chips or double-rank x16 memory modules.
•
If you are installing only one memory module, install into the blue socket
labeled DIMM_B4. Installing into any other socket will not work.
Mode
DIMM_B4 DIMM_A4 DIMM_B3 DIMM_A3 DIMM_B2 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 DIMM_A1
Single-channel
Dual-channel
Populated with DIMM
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2.3.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
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To install a DIMM:
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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.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into
the socket until the retaining
clips snap back in place and
the DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.3.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO NOT install
DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
2.
2-8
2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.4
Hot-swap hard disk drives
To install a hot-swap HDD:
1.
Release a drive tray by pushing
the spring lock to the right, then
pulling the tray lever outward. The
drive tray ejects slightly after you
pull out the lever.
2.
Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
1
2
3.
Take note of the drive tray holes.
Each side has three holes to fit
different types of hard disk drives.
Use two screws on each side to
secure the hard disk drive.
4.
Place a hard disk drive on the tray,
then secure it with four screws.
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5.
Carefully insert the drive tray and
push it all the way to the depth
of the bay until just a small
fraction of the tray edge
protrudes.
When installed, the SCSI connector on the drive connects to the SCSI
connector on the backplane. Refer to section “2.7.2 SCSI backplane” for
illustration.
6.
Push the tray lever until it clicks,
and secures the drive tray in
place. The drive tray is correctly
placed when its front edge aligns
with the bay edge.
7.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 if you wish
to install a second ,third and/or
fourth drive.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.5
Expansion slot
The barebone server comes with a riser card bracket installed on the 64-bit
expansion slot. You need to remove the bracket if you wish to install a PCI-X
expansion card.
2.5.1
Installing expansion cards
To install a short expansion card:
1.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screw that secures
the riser card to the chassis.
2.
Firmly hold the riser card bracket,
then pull it up to detach it from
the PCI-X slot on the motherboard.
3.
Remove the screw that secures
the slot metal cover.
4.
Install PCI-X cards to the bracket
as shown, then secure the card
with a screw.
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5.
Take note of the holes on the
riser card bay. The two pegs on
the riser card bracket should
match these holes to ensure
that the bracket is properly in
place.
Peg on the riser
card bracket
6.
Install the riser card bracket
with the card into the PCI-X slot
on the motherboard.
7.
Make sure that the golden
connectors completely fit the
slot and the bracket aligns with
the rear panel.
8.
Secure the riser card bracket to
the chassis with the screw that
you removed earlier.
9.
Connect the cable(s) to the
card, if applicable.
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2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the
software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
*
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Re-direct to IRQ9#
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
IRQ Holder for PCI steering
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
INTA#
INTB#
INTC#
INTD#
REQ#
GNT#
ICH5R IDE contrl.
PIRQC#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R SATA contrl.
PIRQC#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R SMBus contrl.
PIRQB#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB UHCI contrl. #1
PIRQA#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB UHCI contrl.#2
PIRQD#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB 2.0 EHCI contrl.
PIRQH#
—
—
—
—
—
AIC-7902W SCSI contrl.
PXH2_A_0 PXH2_A_1 —
—
PXH2_A_0 PXH2_A_0
Zero-Channel RAID sockets
PXH2_A_2 —
—
—
PXH2_A_1 PXH2_A_1
ATI RAGE XL video contrl.
PIRQB#
—
—
REQ1H#
PCIX slot 1 (64-bit)
PXH1_B_0 PXH1_B_1 PXH1_B_2
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PXH1_B_3 PXH1_B_0
GNT1#
PXH1_B_0
2-13
2.6
Cable connections
5
9
6
7
8
2
10
11
1
12
13
4
14
3
Pre-connected system cables
2-14
Description
From
To
1. Backplane SMBus cable
MB BPSMB1 conn.
BP J1 conn.
2. LAN activity LED /
Locator LED cable
MB AUX_PANEL1 conn.
Front panel board
3. USB cable
MB USB34 conn.
Front panel board
4. SCSI cable
MB SCSIA1 conn.
BP U1 conn.
Rear SCSI panel
5. External SCSI connector
MB SCSIB1 conn.
6. 24-pin SSI power cable
Power supply
MB ATXPWR1 conn.
7. 5-pin I2C power cable
Power supply
MB PSUSMB1 conn.
8. 8-pin SSI power cable
Power supply
MB ATX12V1 conn.
9. Location LED cable
MB PANEL_1 conn.
Rear panel
10. Fan interface cable
MB FRNT_FAN1 conn.
BP FANIN conn.
11. Device fan cable
Device fan
BP FAN1 conn.
12. System fan cables
8 system fans
BP FAN2~9 conn.
13. Device fan cable
Device fan
BP FAN10 conn.
14. Slim 4-pin ODD power cable
Power supply
Optical drive
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
Motherboard
2.6.1
The following illustration describes the cables for the specific connectors
on the motherboard.
LED cable to front panel board
SMBus cable to SCSI BP board
PS/2
PSUSMB1
HDLED1
®
®
Intel
PXH
Intel
PXH
J2
FM_CPU1
ATX12V1
33cm (13in)
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM_B4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
ATXPWR1
REAR_FAN2
DDR DIMM_A3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USB34
USBPW34
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR1
USBPW12
DDR DIMM_B2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
®
Intel E7520
MCH
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
LAN1_EN1
LAN2_EN1
BUZZ1
CLRTC1
AUX_PANEL1
CPU1
CPU2
PANEL1
SCSI_EN1
CPU_FAN2
mPGA 604
68
34
SEC_IDE
PRI_IDE
®
Intel
ICH5R
Adaptec®
AIC-7902
FM_CPU2
mPGA 604
USB1
USB2
REAR_FAN1
Broadcom
BCM5721
Broadcom
BCM5721
BMCCONN1
FLOPPY1
BMC_RACK1
BPSMB1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCIX1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
®
COM1
VGA1
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
RECPVERY1
AMI
8Mb
FWH
Super
I/O
COM2
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
SATA2
SATA1
FRNT_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
SCSIA1
SCSIB1
1
35
2-15
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VGA_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
SB_PWR1
ZCRSKT1
PARALLEL PORT
30.5cm (12in)
SCSI cable to BP board
IDE cable to optical drive
20-pin front panel cable to front panel board
USB 2.0 cable to front panel board
2.6.2
SCSI backplane
The following illustration describes the cables/devices that are connected
to the SCSI backplane board.
Cable from device fan
SCSI connector for
hot-swap HDD4
8-pin plug from
power supply
Cable from system fan
SCSI connector for
hot-swap HDD3
Cable from system fan
Cable from system fan
SCSI connector for
hot-swap HDD2
Cable from system fan
SCSI cable from
MB SCSIA1 connector
SCSI connector for
hot-swap HDD1
Cable from device fan
fan-control
2-16
Cable from SMBus
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when
installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective
components. This section tells how to remove the following components:
1.
System/Device fans
2.
Power supply module
3.
Optical drive
2.7.1
System/Device fans
The eight (8) system fans and two device fans come in a screw-less design.
To uninstall a fan or pair of system fans:
1.
Disconnect the corresponding fan
cable from the connector on the
backplane board.
2.
Hold the both sides on the fan, then
gently pull the fan out of the
compartment.
To install a fan or pair of system fans:
1.
Hold the both sides on the fan, then
position the fan over a fan
compartment. Carefully insert the
fan, or pair of fans, until it fits in
place.
2.
Connect the corresponding fan
cable from the connector on the
backplane board.
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2.7.2
Power supply module
To remove the power supply module:
1.
Disconnect all the power supply plugs connected to all the system devices.
Refer to section “2.7 Cable connections” for the locations of preconnected cables.
2.
Disconnect the main power cable from the rear
of the power supply.
Screw(Rear panel)
Screw
3.
Use a Phillips screwdriver (cross)
to remove the four screws that
secure the power supply to the
chassis.
4.
Carefully lift the power supply
module from the chassis.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7.3
Optical drive
To uninstall the slim optical drive:
1.
Use a Phillips screwdriver (cross)
to remove the screw on each end
of the top cover.
2.
Loosen the two thunbscrews on
the rear panel to release the top
cover from the chassis.
3.
Firmly hold the cover and slide it
toward the rear panel for about
half an inch until it is disengaged
from the chassis.
4.
Firmly hold the tray level and pull
all the drive trays out of the bay.
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5.
Then push the front cover as
arrow show.
6.
Disconnect the LAN activity LED/
Locator LED cable and USB cable
from the connectors under the top
front cover.
7.
Disconnect the IDE cable and the
power plug from the connectors
on the back of the drive.
8.
Then leave the cover as side.
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5.
Use a Phillips screwdriver (cross)
to remove the screw that secures
the drive.
6.
Carefully slide the optical drive
inward for about half an inch, then
lift it out of the bay.
7.
Remove the screws that secure
the optical drive to its metal
bracket.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter describes how to install
the optional components and devices
into the barebone server.
Installation options
Chapter 3
2-1
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items
If you have the rackmount rail kit, it contains two pairs of rails (one pair for
each side of the barebone system), and eight (8) pairs of nut-and-bolt
type screws.
Nuts
Bolts
Left pair
Right pair
3.2
Rack rails assembly
To assemble the rack rails:
1.
Determine the depth of the rack where you wish to install the system.
2.
Match one long and one short rail to your desired length, and fix them
together using four (4) pairs of nuts and bolts.
3.
Repeat step 2 to assemble the other rail pair.
Rear ends
Bolts on inner side
Nuts on outer side
Front ends
3-2
Chapter 3: Installation options
3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack
To attach the rails to the rack:
1.
Select one unit of space (1U) on the
rack where you wish to install the
barebone server.
2.
Remove the screws from the 1U space
on the rack front.
1U space
3.
Align the front end holes of a rack rail
pair to the 1U space.
4.
Drive in two screws on the outer holes
to secure the front end.
5.
Find the r e a r 1 U s p a c e that corresponds to the f r o n t 1 U s p a c e
where you attached the rail.
6.
Remove the screws from the rear 1U space, and align the rear end
holes.
7.
Drive in two screws on the outer holes to secure the rear end.
8.
From the rack front, find the corresponding 1U space for the second
rail pair.
9.
Repeat steps 2 to 7 to attach the second rail pair. When properly
installed, the rack rails appear as shown.
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3.4
Rackmounting the server
To mount the server to the rack:
1.
Firmly hold the server on both sides and insert the rear panel side to
the front end of the rack rail, then carefully push the server all the
way to the back until the front panel fits the front end of the rack,
and the rack screws on the server match the middle hole on the rack.
Rack screw
2.
3-4
Tighten the two rack screws to
secure the server to the rack.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter includes the motherboard
layout, and brief descriptions of the
jumpers and internal connectors.
Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Motherboard layout
33cm (13in)
ATXPWR1
PS/2
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM_B4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
KBPWR1
DDR DIMM_A4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DIMM_B3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USBPW12
PARALLEL PORT
DDR DIMM_A3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Broadcom
BCM5721
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
RECPVERY1
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN1_EN1
mPGA 604
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
®
REAR_FAN1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
®
Intel E7520
MCH
30.5cm (12in)
USB1
USB2
COM1
ATX12V1
PSUSMB1
REAR_FAN2
mPGA 604
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CPU2
SEC_IDE
J2
LAN2_EN1
AMI
8Mb
FWH
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
FM_CPU2
PRI_IDE
®
Intel
PXH
Super
I/O
SATA2
SATA1
®
Intel
ICH5R
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
ZCRSKT1
VGA_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
BMC_RACK1
BPSMB1
FLOPPY1
USBPW34
®
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BUZZ1
CLRTC1
AUX_PANEL1
SB_PWR1
4-2
COM2
BMCCONN1
Adaptec®
AIC-7902
Intel
PXH
SCSIB1
HDLED1
USB34
SCSI_EN1
PANEL1
34
1
68
35
SCSIA1
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Layout contents
Slots/Sockets
Page
1.
CPU sockets
2.
DDR2 DIMM sockets
4-2
3.
PCI/PCI-X slots
4-2
4.
Zero-Channel RAID socket
4-2
5.
Mini-PCI socket
4-2
Jumpers
4-2
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
4-4
2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
4-5
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
4-5
4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
4-6
5.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
4-6
6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN1_EN1)
4-7
7.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN2_EN1)
4-7
8.
SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
4-8
9.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
4-8
Internal connectors
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
4-9
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
4-10
4.
Ultra320 SCSI connectors (two 68-pin SCSIA1, SCSIB1)
(for PVL-D/SCSI model only)
4-11
5.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
4-12
6.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
4-12
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
4-13
8.
CPU and system fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
4-13
9.
BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
4-14
4-9
10. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
4-14
11. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
4-14
12. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
4-15
13. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
4-16
14. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
4-17
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4.2
Jumpers
The grayed out components in the illustrations are present only in
PVL-D/SCSI model.
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC1
2 1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Clear RTC RAM
4-4
Normal
(Default)
3 2
Clear CMOS
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2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
These jumpers allow you to connect either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug to the CPU fan connectors (CPU_FAN1, CPU_FAN2). Set these
jumpers to pins 1-2 if you are using a 3-pin fan cable plug, or to pins 2-3
if you are using a 4-pin plug.
FM_CPU1
2
1
PWM
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
3
2
DC mode
(Default)
FM_CPU2
PVL-D/1U/SCSI FM_CPU setting
3.
3
2
2
1
DC mode
(Default)
PWM
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode)
using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S4
sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in
reduced power mode).
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
USBPW12
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPW34
2
3
+5VSB
PVL-D/1U/SCSI USB device wake up
1
2
+5V
(Default)
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
If you are using Windows 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4 to
wake up the system from S4 sleep mode.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when you
press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature
requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
KBPWR1
3 2
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
2 1
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Keyboard power setting
5.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI® RAGE-XL
PCI VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
VGA_EN1
1
2
PVL-D/1U/SCSI VGA setting
4-6
Enable
(Default)
2
3
Disable
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®
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN1_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN1 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit
LAN feature.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
6.
LAN1_EN1
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
PVL-D/1U/SCSI LAN1_EN setting
7.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN2_EN1)
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN2 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit
LAN feature.
LAN2_EN1
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
PVL-D/1U/SCSI LAN2_EN setting
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SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Adaptec®
AIC-7902W SCSI U320 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the SCSI
feature, and support RAID configurations.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
8.
SCSI_EN1
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
PVL-D/SCSI SCSI setting
9.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings
when it becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
2.
Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
3.
Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the
BIOS.
4.
Shut down the system.
5.
Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
6.
Turn on the system.
®
Prepare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the
motherboard (xxxx-xxx.ROM) and the AFUDOS.EXE utility.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
1.
RECOVERY1
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
BIOS Recovery
PVL-D/1U/SCSI BIOS recovery setting
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4.3
1.
Connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
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PVL-D/1U/SCSI
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Floppy disk drive connector
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
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•
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
2.
SEC_IDE
PIN 1
PRI_IDE
PIN 1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI IDE connectors
ASUS RS160-E3/PS4
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 configuration with the Adaptec® HostRAID™ Technology through
the onboard Intel® ICH5R integrated RAID controller.
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
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PVL-D/1U/SCSI
These connectors are set to S t a n d a r d I D E mode by default. In S t a n d a r d
I D E mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these
connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these
connectors, set the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A
Ass R A I D item in the BIOS to
[Yes]. See section “4.3.5 IDE Configuration” on page 4-16 for details.
SATA2
SATA1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA
RAID feature (RAID 0/RAID 1) is available only if you are using Windows®
2000/XP.
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1
set.
•
When using the connectors in S tandard IDE mode, connect the primary
(boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector. Refer to the
table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
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Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1
Master
Boot disk
SATA2
Slave
Data disk
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4.
Ultra320 SCSI connectors (two 68-pin SCSIA1, SCSIB1)
This motherboard comes with the Adaptec® AIC-7902W SCSI U320
controller that support two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors, one for
each of the two channels. Each channel can support a maximum of 15
devices as specified by Ultra320 standards.
SCSIB1
1 35
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PVL-D/1U/SCSI
68-Pin Ultra320/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
SCSIA1
68-Pin Ultra320/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
34
68
34 68
1
35
PVL-D/SCSI Onboard SCSI connectors
SCSI Connection Notes
This motherboard has two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors; one for
each of the two channels.
The onboard SCSI chipset incorporates an advanced multimode I/O cell
that supports both single-ended (SE), Ultra2, Ultra160, and Ultra320
devices. With Ultra320 devices, the SCSI bus platform performs at full
Ultra320 speeds (up to 320MB/s) and extended cabling 12m (or 25m
in a point-to-point configuration). When an SE device is attached, the
bus defaults to an SE speed and 1.5m cable length.
Connect SCSI devices as shown. Each channel should have only one
type of SCSI standard (e.g. Ultra320, Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra-Wide). Mixing
SCSI devices on the same channel decreases performance of the slower
device.
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
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PVL-D/1U/SCSI
Channel A
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel B
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
PVL-D/SCSI SCSI connection example
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5.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read or
write activities of any device connected to the SCSI connectors or the
SATA connectors cause this LED to light up.
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1
SCSI_ACTLED+
SCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLED+
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
HDLED1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI SCSI/SATA card activity LED connector
6.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
GND
USB PortA(+)
USB PortA(-)
Power
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect to front USB connector.
This USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specification that supports
up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI USB connector
NC
GND
USB PortB(+)
USB PortB(-)
Power
USB34
The USB port module is purchased separately.
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®
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
7.
COM2
PIN 1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Serial port connectors
The serial port module is purchased separately.
8.
CPU and system fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that
the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient
air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components.
These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
REAR_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
REAR_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
FRNT_FAN1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Fan connectors
ASUS RS160-E3/PS4
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
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®
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBCLK
12CCLK1
PSON#
BMC_RST#
PWROK
PSONEN#
BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
This connector is for the ASUS server management card, if available.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
9.
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBDATA
12CDATA1
FP_PWRBTN#
BMC_PRESENT#
BMC_SMI#
GND
BMCCONN1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI BMC connector
1 0 . Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus)
devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus
devices using the SMBus interface.
BPSMB1
GND
I2C_6_DATA#
+5V
PVL-D/1U/SCSI SMBus connector
FAN_DC
I2C_6_CLK#
1
1 1 . Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
I2C_7_CLK#
I2C_7_DATA#
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
®
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power supply
supports the SMBus function.
PSUSMB1
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Power supply SMBus connector
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1 2 . A T X power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8
8-- p i n A T X 1 2 V 1
1))
These connectors are for SSI power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
•
Do not forget to connect the 8-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATX12V1
8-pin
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
12V
12V
12V
12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
ATXPWR1
24-pin Power Connector
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
®
Use of an SSI 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit
(PSU) that provides a minimum power of 450W is recommended for
a fully-configured system.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
•
PVL-D/1U/SCSI ATX power connectors
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For Power Supply
with 24-pin
Power Connector
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1 3 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the
HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up
or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and
warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin
PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the
power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or
soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the
power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON
turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
POWERLED+
NC
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
®
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power
LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks
when the system is in sleep mode.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
•
PVL-D/1U/SCSI System panel connector
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NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
HDLED+
HDLED-
PANEL1
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1 4 . Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front
panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
•
Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis
with intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any
chassis component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level
signal to these leads to record a chassis intrusion event.
•
Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
These leads are for the locator switch and LED on the front
panel.
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GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
LAN1_LINKACTLED+
LAN1_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLED+
•
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
PVL-D/1U/SCSI
•
PVL-D/1U/SCSI Auxiliary panel connector
ASUS RS160-E3/PS4
+5VSB
PIN1
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
AUX_PANEL1
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing or removing system
components.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
2.
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
3.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk
in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
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5.1.1
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows
you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS
fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
Use the appropriate BIOS file depending on your motherboard model (e.g.
I 8 0 2 1 A 0 0 . 1 0 0 for PVL-D/SCSI model, and I 8 0 2 3 A 0 0 . 1 0 0 for PVLD/1U model).
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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5.1.2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You
can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD or the
floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the
updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk according the exact name of your motherboard, e.g.
I 8 0 2 1 A 0 0 . 1 0 0 for PVLDSCI/SCSI model, and I 8 0 2 3 A 0 0 . 1 0 0 for
PVLD/1U model).
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy
disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “I8021A00.100”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical
drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “I8021A00.100”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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5.1.3
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows
you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or
an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
2.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e V X . X X . X X
X.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Microsoft® Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using
this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all its
features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop-down menu,
then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains
how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable
the security password feature or change the power management settings.
This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program
so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the
CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the
Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last
option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d S e t u p D e f a u l t s item
under the Exit Menu. See section “5.8 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Server
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
[Thu 09/22/2005]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
General help
Exit
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
[ST32122A]
[ASUS CD-S520A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
Server
Security
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the advanced server settings
For changing the security settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and
change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting M a i n
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
5.2.5
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
[Thu 09/22/2005]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
Exit
: [ST32122A]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
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F10
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an
item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected.
To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of
options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of
a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
5.2.9
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out(Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
by PS/2 Keyboard
by PS/2 Mouse
Ring
PME#
RTC Alarm
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the M a i n menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Time
System Date
[11:10:19]
[Mon 09/22/2005]
Legacy Diskette A
[Disabled]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
Exit
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
[ST32122A]
[ASUS CD-S520A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
System Information
+F1
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Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [Disabled]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[35]
Set [Compatible Mode]
when Legacy OS (i.e.
WIN ME, 98, NT4.0, MS
DOS) is used.
Set [enhanced Mode]
when native OS (i.e.
WIN2000, WIN XP) is
used.
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Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed operating
system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS, e.g. Windows®
2000/XP. Set to [Compatible Mode] if you are using legacy OS, e.g. Windows®
ME/98/NT, MS-DOS. Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced
Mode]
The items E n h a n c e d M o d e S u p p o r t O n and C o n f i g u r e S - A T A a s
R A I D appear only when you set the Onboard IDE Operate Mode to [Enhanced
Mode].
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Allows you to set Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, or both, as native mode.
Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [ P-ATA]
The above item appears only if you set the E n h a n c e d M o d e
S u p p o r t O n item to [S-ATA] or [P-ATA+S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time our value (in seconds) for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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5.3.5
Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave,
Third, and Fourth IDE Master
The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a separate
sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item, then press <Enter> to
display the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST32122A
Size
: 2.1GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
+F1
F10
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Save and Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not
Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted
with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the
device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
System Information
Model Name
Model ID
ASUS PVL-D/1U/SCSI
8021A0
ASUS-BIOS
Version
Date
1001
09/20/2005
Processor
System Memory
+F1
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Model Name
Displays the auto-detected ASUS motherboard model.
Model ID
Displays the auto-detected identification number of the motherboard.
ASUS BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS version in the motherboard.
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Processor Information
Displays the auto-detected information about the installed CPU or CPUs.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Processor Information
*** CPU1 :
Brand
ID/uCode
Ratio Value
Cache Value
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
0F34h/07h
Actual 14 Max 14
L1/16KB L2/2048KB L3/0KB
*** CPU2 :
Brand
ID/uCode
Ratio Value
Cache Value
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
0F34h/07h
Actual 14 Max 14
L1/16KB L2/2048KB L3/0KB
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System Memory Information
Displays the auto-detected information about the installed DDR2 DIMMs.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
System Memory Information
Type
Total Memory
DIMM01
DIMM02
DIMM03
DIMM04
DIMM05
DIMM06
DIMM07
DIMM08
DDR2 400
512MB
512MB
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
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Select Item
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General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and
other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Settings
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI/PnP Configuration
Power Configuration
Hardware Monitor
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Select MPS Revision.
MPS Table Version
Single Logical Processor Mode:
Hyper Threading Technology
Max CPUID Value Limit
Execute Disable Function
Enhanced C1 Control
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[1.4]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech.
[Automatic]
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MPS Table Version [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system version.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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Single Logical Processor Mode [Disabled]
Allows you enabled or disabled the single logical processor mode for dualcore CPUs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot
even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Function [Disabled]
When this item is set to [Disabled], the BIOS force the XD feature flag to
always return to (0). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], BIOS automatically checks the CPU
capability to enable C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU has lower power
consumption. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], BIOS automatically checks the CPU
capability to enable TM or TM2 support. In TM mode, the CPU has lower
power consumption. In TM2 mode, the CPU core ratio and VID is reduced.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system
to use the EIST feature.
Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
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•
Refer to the Appendix for details on how to use the EIST feature.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.4.2
Chipset Configuration
The Chipset Configuration menu allows you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
Options for NB.
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Northbridge Configuration
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard SCSI Boot ROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard SCSI Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard SCSI controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge
related settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
DIMM SPEED: DDR2 400
Memory Remap Feature
Memory Mirroring/Sparing
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
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DIMM Speed
Displays the installed DIMM type and speed. This item is auto-detected and
is not configurable.
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical
memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Mirroring/Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to select the memory RAS feature: mirroring or sparing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mirroring] [Sparing]
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5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Onboard Devices Settings
USB Configuration
Super IO Configuration
Configure the USB
support.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
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USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
Enables USB host
controllers.
Module Version - 2.23.2-5.3
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[4 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
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The M o d u l e V e r s i o n and U S B D e v i c e s E n a b l e d items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the U S B D e v i c e s
E n a b l e d item shows N o n e
e.
USB Function [4 USB Ports]
Allows you to enable a specific number of USB ports, or disable the USB
function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
[Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of legacy USB devices at
startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no legacy
USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
Number of seconds POST
waits for the USB mass
device after start
unit command.
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USB Mass Storage Reset Delay[20 Sec]
Allows you to set the number of seconds POST waits for the USB
mass device after start unit command. Configuration options:
[10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
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Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Win83627THF Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows the BIOS to select the Serial Port 2 mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [Ask IR]
The following items appear only when the S e r i a l P o r t 2 M o d e item is
set to [IrDA] or [Ask IR].
IR I/O Pin Select [SINB/SOUTHB]
Allows the BIOS to select the receiver or transmit pin for Serial Port2 (IR Mode).
Configuration options: [SINB/SOUTHB] [IRRY/IRTX]
IR Duplex Mode [Half Duplex]
Allows the BIOS to select full or half duplex for Serial Port2 (IR Mode).
Configuration options: [Full Duplex] [Half Duplex]
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The following items appear only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t A d d r e s s
item is set to [378], [278], or [3BC].
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
[Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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5.4.4
PCI/PnP Configuration
The PCI/PnP Configuration menu items allow you to change the advanced
settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting the IRQ and DMA
channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the
memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction!
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Plug and Play OS
Palette Snooping
[No]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices int he system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
ans Play operating
system.
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI devices
that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can
function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy devices. Configuration
options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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5.4.5
Power Configuration
The Power Configuration menu items allow you to change the settings for the
ACPI and Advanced Power Management (APM) features. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power Configuration
ACPI APIC Support
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Include ACPI APIC
table pointer to RSDT
pointer list.
IMPORTANT!!!
Do not change the APIC
support settings after
OS installation;
otherwise, a system
boot failure may
occur.
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ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC).
When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT
pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
APM Configuration
Enable or disable APM.
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out (Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Last State]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By PS/2 Keyboard
By PS/2 Mouse
Ring
By PME#
By RTC Alarm
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Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the motherboard Advance Power
Management (APM) feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out (Minute) [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on
suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select duty cycle in throttle mode.
Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%]
[25.0%] [12.5%]
Power Button Function [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power
button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever
the system state was before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Power
Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to
turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.6
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature.
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU1 Fan Speed
CPU2 Fan Speed
Front1 Fan Speed
Front2 Fan Speed
Rear1 Fan Speed
Rear2 Fan Speed
[49ºC/120ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
[39ºC/102ºF]
[5038RPM]
[5045RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
Smart Fan Control
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
[Smart Fan II]
[060]
[060]
[50]
VCORE1 Voltage
[ 1.236V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Use the down arrow key to display additional items.
VCORE2 Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
5VSB Voltage
VBAT Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.258V]
[ 3.280V]
[ 5.010V]
[ 4.980V]
[ 3.088V]
[11.749V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
If you installed only one CPU, the C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e item shows
[N/A].
CPU1/CPU2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Front1/Front2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Rear1/Rear2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
front, and rear fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If a fan is not
connected to the connector on the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
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Smart Fan Control [Smart Fan II]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts
the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options:
[Smart Fan] [Smart Fan II]
The C P U 1 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, and M B
T e m p e r a t u r e items do not appear when you disable the S m a r t F a n
C o n t r o l feature.
CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [XXX]
MB Temperature [XXX]
Displays the detected CPU and system threshold temperatures when the Smart
Fan Control feature is enabled.
VCORE1 Voltage, VCORE2 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage outputs
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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5.5
Server menu
The Server menu items allow you to customize the server features.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Server
Exit
Server Features
Configure Remote
Access.
Remote Access Configuration
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Remote Access Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access
features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration
options.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Disabled]
Exit
Select Remote Access
type.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Remote Access [Disabled]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
When the R e m o t e A c c e s s item is set to [Enabled], the following
items appear.
Serial port number [COM1]
Allows you to select the Serial Port for console redirection.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Baudrate [19200]
Allows you to select Serial Port settings.
Configuration options: [115200] [57600] [38400] [19200] [9600]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Media Type [Serial]
Select the media for console redirection. Configuration options: [Serial]
[LAN] [Serial+LAN]
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5.6
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Exit
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After
you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set or change a supervisor password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password:
Select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The
message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Exit
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The U s e r P a s s w o r d
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set a
password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
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Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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5.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.7.1
Main
Boot Device Priority
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PS-ASUS CD-S520/A]
[PM-ST32122A]
Exit
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxx Drive] [Disabled]
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5.7.2
Main
Boot Settings Configuration
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Logo Display
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Exit
Specifies the boot
llows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Logo display [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt
19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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If you made changes to any of the settings in the menus, pressing <Esc>
does not immediately exit this menu. A confirmation window appears
and prompts you to either save your changes or cancel the command.
Select one of the options from this menu to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
save your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command, select
[Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to exit the Setup utility without saving
your changes.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
discard your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command,
select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to discard the changes that you made,
and restore the previously saved settings.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
discard the changes, and load the previously saved settings. If you wish to
cancel the command, select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit
menu.
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Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter> to load the optimized settings for each
of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
load the default settings. If you wish to cancel the command, select [Cancel]
then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
RAID configuration
Chapter 6
6.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions:
PVL-D/1U/SCSI model
• A d a p t e c® AIC-7902W SCSI RAID controller supports SCSI hard disk
drives and RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 configurations.
6.1.1
RAID definitions
R A I D 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and
write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same
work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a
single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new
identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from
one drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
R A I D 0 + 1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1
configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations.
Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for
this setup.
J B O D (Spanning) stands for J u s t a B u n c h o f D i s k s and refers to hard
disk drives that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration stores
the same data redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on
the operating system. Spanning does not deliver any advantage over using
separate disks independently and does not provide fault tolerance or other
RAID performance benefits.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created
RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk
before you install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
Refer to Chapter 6 for details.
7902 HostRAID doesn’t support PAE Mode under Windows 2000 Server
SP4, due to Adaptec driver limitation.
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6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports SCSI hard disk drives for RAID set configuration.
For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity
when creating a disk array.
To install the SCSI hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SCSI hard disks into the drive bays following the
instructions in the system user guide.
2.
Connect the SCSI interface cable connectors at the back of the SCSI
drives.
3.
Connect the other end of the SCSI interface cable to the SCSI
connector on the motherboard.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
6.1.3
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set
using the utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the
A d a p t e c S C S I S e l e c t ( T M ) U t i l i t y ! if you installed SCSI hard disk drives
to the SCSI connector(s) supported by the Adaptec® AIC-7902W RAID
controller (PVL-D/1U/SCSI model). Refer to the succeeding sections for details
on how to use each RAID configuration utility.
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6.2
Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility!
The Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility allows you to create RAID 0, 1, and 0+1
set(s) from SCSI hard disk drives connected to the SCSI connector supported
by the Adaptec embedded SCSI controller.
To enter the Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility!:
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1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SCSI hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the Adaptec SCSI BIOS automatically detects the installed
SCSI hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl>
<A> to enter the utility.
3.
The utility auto-detects the available SCSI channels. Select the SCSI
channel, then press <Enter>.
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6.2.1
Configuring the SCSI controller
You need to configure the SCSI controller before creating a RAID set. After
selecting the SCSI channel to use, the utility prompts you to select from the
available options. Use the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w S C S I
C o n t r o l l e r S e t t i n g ss, then press <Enter>.
6.2.2
Enabling the HostRAID controller
To enable the Adaptec HostRAID controller:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select the H o s t R A I D item in the Configuration
section.
2.
d.
Press <Enter> to set the item to E n a b l e d
3.
Press <Esc> to exit.
4.
When the utility prompts you to
save the changes, select Y e ss,
then press <Enter>.
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The screen returns to the options menu.
6.2.3
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)
To create a RAID 0 set for Performance:
1.
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After enabling the HostRAID, the utility returns to the initial menu. Use
the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g ss, then
press <Enter>.
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2.
The utility displays the installed SCSI hard disk drives status and menu
C >.
options. When available, the HDD status shows F r e e
e. Press <C
The utility does not display an installed SCSI HDD(s) with an existing RAID
condiguration or is part of an existing RAID set. Use the SCSI Disk Utilities
to reformat the HDD(s), or use the previous RAID card to clear the RAID
configuration on the HDD(s).
3.
Select R A I D - 0 ( H i g h P e r f o r m a n c e , N o F a u l t T o l e r a n c e ) from
the S e l e c t R A I D T y p e menu, then press <Enter>.
Refer to the S t r i p i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom of the screen
to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the selected RAID
type.
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4.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
5.
Follow the step 4 to select the other members of the RAID set, then
press <Enter> when finished.
6.
Select the stripe size from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
7.
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When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 0 set,
then press <Enter>.
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8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the
RAID 0 set, select <Yes>, then
press <Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure
to backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 0
set.
10. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.4
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)
To create a RAID 1 set for Fault Tolerance:
1.
2.
Follow steps 1 to 2 of the C r e a t i n g a R A I D 0 s e t section.
Select RAID-1 (Fault Tolerance)
Tolerance)from the Select RAID Type menu,
then press <Enter>.
Refer to the M i r r o r i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom of the screen
to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the selected RAID
type.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
4.
Follow step 3 to select the other members of the RAID set, then press
<Enter> when finished.
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6.
Select C r e a t e n e w R A I D - 1 from the RAID-1 Build Option menu, then
press <Enter>. Refer to the options description below.
• Create a New RAID-1 - The default option. Select this option when
creating a new RAID 1 set.
• Copy from ( 0) to ( 1) - Select this option when you want to copy
the source drive contents to a target drive, provided that the source is
equal to or smaller than the target drive.
• Copy from ( 1) to ( 0) - Select this option when you want to copy
the source drive contents to a target drive, provided that the source is
larger than the target drive.
7.
When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 1 set,
then press <Enter>.
8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the RAID
1 set, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure to
backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
10. When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
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11. The utility builds the RAID 1 set and displays a progress bar at the
center of the screen. Press <Esc> if you want to stop the building process.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 1
set.
12. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.5
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe+Mirror)
To create a RAID 10 set for Fault Tolerance and Performance:
1.
After enabling the HostRAID, the utility returns to the initial menu. Use
the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g ss, then
press <Enter>.
2.
The utility displays the SCSI hard disk drives installed in your computer
C >.
and the menu options. Press <C
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3.
Select R A I D - 1 0 ( F a u l t T o l e r a n c e , H i g h P e r f o r m a n c e ) from the
S e l e c t R A I D T y p e menu, then press <Enter>.
Refer to the S t r i p i n g / M i r r o r i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom
of the screen to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the
selected RAID type.
4.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
5.
Follow the step 4 to select the other members of the RAID set, then
press <Enter> when finished.
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6.
Select the stripe size from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
7.
When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 10
set, then press <Enter>.
8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the RAID
10 set, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure to
backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 10
set.
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10. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.6
Adding a spare drive to a RAID 10 set
To add a spare drive to a RAID 10 set:
1.
2.
S > from the C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g s menu.
Press <S
Select A d d S p a r e from the Options menu, then press <Enter>.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select the spare drive from the list, then press
<Enter>.
4.
When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
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5.
The screen displays the information on the added spare drive.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
6.2.7
Deleting a RAID 10 set spare drive
To delete a RAID 10 set spare drive:
1.
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S >, select D e l e t e S p a r e from the
From the utility main menu, press <S
Options menu, then press <Enter>.
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2.
The screen displays the available spare drive(s). Use the arrow keys to
select the spare drive you want to delete, then press <Enter>.
3.
When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter> to delete the spare drive.
4.
Press <ESC> to exit the utility.
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6.2.8
Deleting a RAID set
To delete a RAID set:
1.
D > from the C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g s menu.
Press <D
2.
For RAID 0 and RAID 10 set, go to step 3. For a RAID 1 set, select a
delete option from the menu (see below), then go to step 3.
• D r i v e I D 1 - Deletes all data on drive 1
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•
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3.
D r i v e I D 2 - Deletes all data on drive 2
D r i v e I D 1 & 2 - Deletes all data on both drives
N o n e - Breaks the array but keeps all existing data on both drives
When prompted, select Y e s from
the D e l e t e A r r a y ? menu, then
press <Enter>.
You lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. Make
sure to backup all important data before deleting a RAID set.
4.
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Press <ESC> to exit the utility.
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6.2.9
Rebuilding a RAID set
The rebuild option is available only for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.
To rebuild a RAID set:
1.
From the main menu, select the RAID set you want to rebuild, then
press <Enter>.
2.
R >.
Press <R
While rebuilding the array, you can press <Esc> to stop. A pop-up menu
appears for confirmation. Select Y e s to stop rebuilding and return to the
main menu.
A Build/Rebuild Completed message appears on screen to indicate that
you have successfully rebuilt the array.
3.
Press any key to return to the main menu.
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6.2.10 Verifying a RAID set hard disk drive
To verify a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
Select S C S I D i s k U t i l i t i e s from the main menu options, then press
<Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the RAID set drives. Use the arrow keys to select
the hard disk drive you want to verify, then press <Enter>.
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3.
Select V e r i f y D i s k M e d i a from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You can also use the SCSI Disk Utilities to format the hard disk drive.
4.
After verifying the hard disk drive, press <Esc> to exit the utility.
6.2.11 Making a RAID set bootable
To make a RAID set bootable:
1.
Select S C S I D i s k U t i l i t i e s from the main menu options, then press
<Enter>.
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2.
Select the RAID set you want to make bootable, then press <Enter>.
3.
Press < B > when the RAID set information displays on screen.
4.
When prompted, select M a r k
e, then press <Enter>.
bootable
B ” appears before a bootable RAID set for easy identification.
The letter “B
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This chapter provides instructions for
installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Driver Installation
Chapter 7
7.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to
install an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable
array. This part provides instructions on how to install the RAID controller
drivers during OS installation.
7.1.1
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise ver.
3.0 OS:
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1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
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3.
Select Y e s using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk.
Press <Enter>
4.
Select f d 0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk
source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to O K
K, then press <Enter>.
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5.
When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 RAID driver disk
to the floppy disk drive, select O K , then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers:
For PVL-D/2U/SCSI model, select Y e ss, then install the additional
RAID controller drivers (for Adaptec® AIC-7902W).
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7.
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Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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7.2
LAN driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom® Gigabit
LAN controller drivers.
7.2.1
Windows® 2000/2003 Server
To install the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a Windows® 2000/
2003 Server OS:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
3.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
•
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
Click the B r o a d c o m 5 7 2 1 D r i v e r option to begin installation.
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4.
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Click N e x t when the InstallShield Wizard window appears. Follow
screen instructions to continue installation.
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7.2.2
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
Follow these instructions when installing the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller
base driver for the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating system.
Installing the source RPM package
To install the source RPM package:
1.
Install the source RPM package:
rpm -ivh bcm5700-<version>.src.rpm
2.
Change the directory to the RPM path and build the binary driver for
your kernel:
cd /usr/src/{redhat,OpenLinux,turbo,packages,rpm ..}
rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec or rpmbuild -bb SPECS/
bcm5700.spec
The RPM path is different for different Linux distributions.
3.
Install the newly built package (driver and man page):
rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm5700-<version>.i386.rpm
You need the force option when installing the driver on some
distributions that has an older version of the driver.
For 2 . 2 . x k e r n e l ss, the driver is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/net/bcm5700.o
For 2 . 4 . x k e r n e l ss, the driver is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/
bcm5700.o
For 2 . 4 . x k e r n e l s w i t h b c m 5 7 0 0 d r i v e r p a t c h e d i n
n, the driver
is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bcm/
bcm5700.o
or
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/addon/
bcm5700/bcm5700.o
4.
Load the driver:
insmod bcm5700
5.
Refer to Linux distribution documentation to configure the network
protocol and address.
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Building the driver from the TAR file
To build the driver from the TAR file:
1.
Create a directory and extract the TAR files:
tar xvzf bcm5700-<version>.tar.gz
2.
Build the driver bcm5700.o as a loadable module for the running
kernel:
cd bcm5700-<version>/src
make
3.
Test the driver by loading it:
insmod bcm5700.o
4.
Install the driver and man page:
make install
See the RPM instructions on the previous page for the location of the
installed driver.
5.
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Refer to Red Hat distribution documentation to configure the network
protocol and address.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.3
VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI® RAGE XL Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
7.3.1
Windows® 2000 Server
You need to manually install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver on a Windows®
2000 Server operating system.
To install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The
support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled
in your computer.
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controller and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
3.
Click the item A T I
Rage XL Display
Driver from the
Drivers menu.
4.
The A T I W i n d o w s
2000 Driver
window appears.
Click N e x tt. Follow
screen instructions
to complete
installation.
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7.3.2
Windows® 2003 Server
The Windows® 2003 Server operating system automatically recognizes the
ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is no need to
install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
7.3.3
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
The Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating system automatically recognizes
the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is no need to
install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
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7.4
Management applications and
utilities installation
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail
all motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
7.4.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
7.4.2
Drivers menu
The D r i v e r s menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating
system versions.
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7.4.3
Management Software menu
The M a n a g e m e n t S o f t w a r e menu displays the available network and
server monitoring applications. Click on an item to install.
7.4.4
Utilities menu
The U t i l i t i e s menu displays the software applications and utilities that the
motherboard supports. Click on an item to install.
7.4.5
Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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