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RS720Q-E8-RS12
2U Rackmount Server
User Guide
E9441
First Edition
July 2014
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Contents
Notices....................................................................................................................... vii
REACH .......................................................................................................vii
Safety information..................................................................................................... viii
Australia statement notice................................................................................ix
About this guide........................................................................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1
System package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Serial number label..................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
System specifications................................................................................ 1-4
1.4
Front panel features.................................................................................... 1-7
1.5
Rear panel features..................................................................................... 1-8
RS720Q-E8-RS12........................................................................................ 1-8
1.6
1.7
Internal features........................................................................................ 1-11
LED information........................................................................................ 1-12
1.7.1
Front panel LEDs....................................................................... 1-12
1.7.2
HDD status LEDs....................................................................... 1-13
Chapter 2: Hardware Information
2.1
Removing the server node....................................... 2-2
2.2
Air Duct ....................................................................................................... 2-3
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-4
2.3.1
Installing the CPU........................................................................ 2-5
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink.......................................................... 2-9
System memory........................................................................................ 2-10
2.4.1
Overview.................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.2
Memory Configurations.............................................................. 2-10
Hard disk drives........................................................................................ 2-13
Expansion slots......................................................................................... 2-15
2.6.1
PCI Express x16 slot (Gen3 x16 link) + x8 slot (Gen3 x8 link) .2-15
2.6.2
Removing the riser card............................................................. 2-16
2.6.3
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 2-17
2.6.4
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 2-19
2.6.5
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 2-19
Removable/optional components............................................................ 2-20
2.7.1
System fan ................................................................................ 2-20
2.7.2
Power supply module................................................................. 2-22
2.7.3
Installing an M.2 card................................................................. 2-23
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Contents
Chapter 3: Installation options
3.1
Tool-less Friction Rail Kit........................................................................... 3-2
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.1
Motherboard layout..................................................................................... 4-2
4.1.1
Layout contents............................................................................ 4-3
4.2Jumpers....................................................................................................... 4-5
4.3
Internal connectors................................................................................... 4-11
4.4
Internal LEDs............................................................................................. 4-17
4.5
Z10PH-D16 Golden Finger ....................................................................... 4-21
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 5-2
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 5-2
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility.................................................................. 5-3
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility........................................................................ 5-4
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 5-6
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen....................................................................... 5-7
5.2.2
Menu bar...................................................................................... 5-7
5.2.3
Menu items.................................................................................. 5-8
5.2.4
Submenu items............................................................................ 5-8
5.2.5
Navigation keys............................................................................ 5-8
5.2.6
General help................................................................................ 5-8
5.2.7
Configuration fields...................................................................... 5-8
5.2.8
Pop-up window............................................................................ 5-8
5.2.9
Scroll bar...................................................................................... 5-8
Main menu................................................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]...................................................... 5-9
5.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]................................................................ 5-9
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 5-10
5.4.1
ACPI Settings............................................................................. 5-11
5.4.2
Smart Settings........................................................................... 5-11
5.4.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration........................................... 5-12
5.4.4
Onboard LAN I210 Configuration .............................................. 5-13
5.4.5
Serial Port Console Redirection................................................. 5-14
5.4.6
APM........................................................................................... 5-17
5.4.7
PCI Subsystem Settings............................................................ 5-18
Contents
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.4.8
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 5-19
5.4.9
CSM Configuration..................................................................... 5-20
5.4.10
Trusted Computing.................................................................... 5-21
5.4.11
USB Configuration..................................................................... 5-22
5.4.12
iSCSI Configuration................................................................... 5-23
IntelRCSetup menu................................................................................... 5-24
5.5.1
Processor Configuration............................................................ 5-25
5.5.2
Advanced Power Management Configuration........................... 5-27
5.5.3
Common RefCode Configuration............................................... 5-28
5.5.4
QPI Configuration...................................................................... 5-29
5.5.5
Memory Configuration................................................................ 5-30
5.5.6
IIO Configuration........................................................................ 5-33
5.5.7
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 5-34
5.5.8
Miscellaneous Configuration...................................................... 5-37
5.5.9
Server ME Configuration............................................................ 5-37
5.5.10
Runtime Error Logging Support................................................. 5-37
Server Mgmt menu.................................................................................... 5-38
Event Logs menu...................................................................................... 5-43
5.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings.......................................... 5-43
5.7.2
View Smbios Event Log............................................................. 5-44
5.8
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 5-45
4.9
Security menu........................................................................................... 5-46
5.10
Boot menu................................................................................................. 5-49
5.11
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 5-50
5.12
Exit menu................................................................................................... 5-51
Chapter 6: RAID Configuration
6.1
Setting up RAID........................................................................................... 6-2
6.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 6-2
6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives............................................................. 6-3
6.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 6-3
6.1.4
RAID configuration utilities........................................................... 6-3
6.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility................................................... 6-4
6.2.1
Creating a RAID set..................................................................... 6-5
6.2.2
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration.................................... 6-11
6.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives........................................................ 6-12
6.2.4
Rebuilding failed drives.............................................................. 6-16
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6.2.5
Checking the drives for data consistency.................................. 6-18
6.2.6
Deleting a RAID configuration.................................................... 6-21
6.2.7
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set................................... 6-22
6.2.8
Enabling WriteCache................................................................. 6-23
6.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
6.4
SATA Option ROM Utility......................................................................... 6-24
6.3.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 6-25
6.3.2
Deleting a RAID set................................................................... 6-27
6.3.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID..................................................... 6-28
6.3.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM utility........................................................... 6-29
6.3.5
Rebuilding the RAID.................................................................. 6-29
6.3.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility......................... 6-31
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)....................... 6-32
6.4.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 6-33
6.4.2
Changing a Volume Type.......................................................... 6-35
6.4.3
Deleting a volume...................................................................... 6-36
6.4.4
Preferences................................................................................ 6-37
Appendices
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-2
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card
is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this
unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
•
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, ensure 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
CAUTION! 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
CAUTION! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when moving or carrying
the system.
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DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
Australia statement notice
From 1 January 2012 updated warranties apply to all ASUS products, consistent with
the Australian Consumer Law. For the latest product warranty details please visit http://
support.asus.com. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the
Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and
compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled
to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the
failure does not amount to a major failure.
If you require assistance please call ASUS Customer Service 1300 2787 88 or visit us at
http://support.asus.com
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About this guide
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 server, including sections on front
panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
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 install optional components into the barebone server.
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 system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and
describes the BIOS parameters.
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 used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Italics
<Key>
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Command
Example: <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown, then
supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At DOS prompt, type the command line:
format A:/S
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide
This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server management
utility.
2.
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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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Product introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the chassis kit. It
includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
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1.1
System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Model Name RS720Q-E8-RS12
Chassis
ASUS 2U Rackmount Chassis
Motherboard ASUS Z10PH-D16 Server Board
2 x 1620W Power Supply
4 x PCIe Riser Card (RE8LE16R-R12D)
2 x Front Panel Board (LED Board, FPB-R21A)
2 x Power Supply Distribution Board (PDB-R21D)
Component
1 x Power Connection Board (PSB-R21A)
1 x Backplane Board (BP12LX-R21A)
1 x Midplane Board (MP8LX-R21A-M/E8)
4 x System Fans (80mm x 38mm)
12 x Hot-swappable 3.5” HDD trays*
1 x ASUS RS720Q-E8-RS12 Support DVD (includes User Guide)
1 x ASWM Enterprise SDVD
1 x ASMB8-iKVM Support DVD
Accessories
8 x CPU Heatsinks
1 x Bag of Screws
2 x AC Power Cables
1 x Friction Rail Kit
*May vary according to region or territory
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
Serial number label
Please take note of the product’s serial number. The Serial number contains 14 characters
such as xxS0xxxxxxxxxx similar to the figure shown below.
You need to provide the correct serial number to the ASUS Technical Support team member
if you need assistance or, when requesting support.
RS720Q-E8-RS12
xxS0xxxxxxxxxx
RS720Q-E8-RS12
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1.3
System specifications
The ASUS RS720Q-E8-RS12 is a 2U server system featuring the ASUS Z10PH-D16 Server
Board. The server supports Intel® LGA 2011-3 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 product family plus
other latest technologies through the chipsets onboard.
Model Name
ASUS RS720Q-E8-RS12
Processor Support /
System Bus
Core Logic
ASUS
Features
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Intel® C610 PCH
Fan Speed
Control
ASWM
Enterprise
Capacity
16 per node (4-channel per CPU, 8 DIMM per CPU)
Maximum up to 512 GB per node
DDR4 2133/1866/1600/1333*
Memory Type
RDIMM/LR-DIMM/NVDIMM
Total Slots
Memory
1 x Socket LGA2011-3
Memory Size
Total PCI/
PCI-E Slots
Expansion
Slots
Slot Type
2133MT/s@1DPC only
4GB, 8 GB, 16GB, 32GB** (RDIMM)
32GB, 64GB** (LRDIMM)
2 per node
1 x PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 link), LP, HL
1 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), proprietary***
Per Node:
Intel® C610
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports or
SATA Controller
5 x SATA 6Gb/s ports + 1 x M.2 connector
Intel® RSTe (For Windows® only; supports software RAID 0,
1, 10 and 5)
Storage
LSI MegaRAID driver supports software RAID 0, 1, and 10
(Windows® and Linux)
Optional kits:
SAS Upgrade
ASUS PIKE 3008 8-port SAS 12G RAID card
ASUS PIKE 3108 8-port SAS 12G HW RAID card
* Refer to www.asus.com for the complete list of supported CPUs.
** Refer to ASUS Server AVL for latest update
*** Supports the following ASUS add-on cards (optional)
PEM-FDR (56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand card)
PEB-10G/57840-2S (Dual Port 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card)
PEB-10G/57811-1S (Single Port 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card)
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Model Name
HDD Bays
I = internal
A or S will be
hot-swappable
Networking
LAN
Graphic
VGA
External USB
Port
VGA Port
Rear I/O
Connectors
RJ-45
80 LED port
Software
Management
Solution
Out of Band
Remote
Management
ASUS RS720Q-E8-RS12
12 x Hot-swap 3.5" HDD Bays
(3 x Hot-swap 3.5" HDD Bays per node)
Per node:
2 x Intel® I210AT
1 x Management Port
Aspeed AST2400 32MB
2 x USB 3.0
1
2 x GbE LAN
1 x Management LAN
1
ASWM Enterprise
On-board ASMB8-iKVM for KVM-over-IP
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Windows® Server 2012
RedHat® Enterprise Linux
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server
OS support
CentOS
VMware
Citrix XenServer
Please find the latest OS support from
http://www.asus.com/
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Model Name
Regulatory Compliance
Dimension
Net Weight Kg (CPU, DRAM,
and HDD not included)
ASUS RS720Q-E8-RS12
BSMI, CE, C-TICK, FCC (Class A)
750 mm x 444 mm x 88 mm (2U)
30 Kg
1 + 1 Redundant 1620W 80Plus Platinum PSU
Ratings:
Power Supply
1000 W: 100-120Vac, 12-10A, 50-60Hz, Class 1
1200 W: 100-140Vac, 12-10A, 50-60Hz, Class 1
1620W: 180-240Vac, 10.5-8A, 50-60Hz, Class 1
Operating temperature: 10oC – 35oC
Environment
Non operating temperature: -40oC – 70oC
Non operating humidity: 20% – 90% (Non condensing)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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1.4
Front panel features
The barebone server displays easily accessible features such as the power and reset
buttons, LED indicators, and optical drive.
Refer to the Front panel LEDs section for the LED descriptions.
Front panel
Node 2
HDD 1 (Node 2)
HDD 1 (Node 1)
HDD 1 (Node 3)
HDD 1 (Node 4)
Front panel
Node 4
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
HDD 2 (Node 2)
Front panel HDD 2 (Node 1)
Node 1
HDD 3 (Node 1) HDD 3 (Node 2)
HDD 2 (Node 4)
HDD 3 (Node 3)
Asset tag
1
2
HDD 3 (Node 4)
PORT80
1
2
1
2
Mgmt
2
Mgmt
1
Front panel
Node 3
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
HDD 2 (Node 3)
PORT80
PORT80
Turn off the system power and detach the power supply before removing or replacing any
system component.
Mgmt
Mgmt
Asset tag
PORT80
PORT80
1
2
1
2
Mgmt
Mgmt
The Asset tag is a small polyester film located on the bottom side of the server’s front panel.
It provides information about the server such as asset barcode or serial number and is useful
in asset tracking and inventory management.
PORT80
PORT80
1
RS720Q-E8-RS12
2
1
2
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Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
PORT80
1
2
PORT80
1.5
Rear panel features
PSU 2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
PORT80
Node 4
Node 2
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
PORT80
1
2
Mgmt
2
Mgmt
1
PORT80
PSU 1
1
Mgmt
2
Mgmt
1
PORT80
Node 3
Node 1
When installing only two nodes, install the nodes to node slot number 1 and 3 or number 2
and 4.
RS720Q-E8-RS12
RJ-45 port for iKVM
Mgmt
PORT80
1
Message LED
USB 3.0 ports
HDD Active LED
VGA port
2
Location LED
LAN 1 port
Q-Code/Port 80
LED
Power button with LED
LAN 2 port
The ports for the USB, VGA, and Gigabit LANs do not appear on the rear panel if the
motherboard is not present.
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1.
RJ-45 port for iKVM. This RJ45 port functios only when you enable ASMB8 controller.
2.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available
for connecting USB 3.0 devices.
3.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices.
4.
Message LED. For details, refer to page 1-12.
5.
Location LED. For details, refer to page 1-12.
6.
HDD Active LED. For details, refer to page 1-13.
7.
Power LED/button. Press this button to turn the system on/off.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
8. LAN (RJ-45) ports 1 and 2. These ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the LAN port LED indications table
for more information.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
9.
Speed LED
Description
Status
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
Q-Code/Port 80 LED. The Q-Code LED provides a 2-digit display that shows the status
of your system. Refer to the Q-Code table of this user guide for more information about
the 2-digit codes.
Q-Code table
Action
PHASE
POST CODE
Normal boot
01
02
03
Security Phase
06
04
10
15
19
78~00
A1
A3
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
AC
AD
AE
AF
2F
B0
B1
PEI(Pre-EFI
initialization) phase AF
B4
B2
B3
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
BA
BB
BC
BF
5A
31
32
34
36
4F
TYPE
DESCRIPTIONz
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
MRC Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
Progress
First post code(POWER_ON_POST_CODE)
Load BSP microcode(MICROCODE_POST_CODE)
Set cache as ram for PEI phase(CACHE_ENABLED_POST_CODE)
CPU Early init.(CPU_EARLY_INIT_POST_CODE)
initializes South bridge for PEI preparation
PEI Core Entry
NB initialize before installed memory
SB initialize before installed memory
Wait BMC ready(duration: 120 seconds).
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization
QPI initialization Complete
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
RC Reset if require
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init.
Memory Init. Done
Other config. After RC end
Memory already installed.
CPU Init.
CPU Init.
CPU Init.
DXE Initial Program Load(IPL)
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Q-Code table
Action
Normal boot
1-10
PHASE
POST CODE
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
60
Progress
DXE Core Started
61
Progress
DXE NVRAM Init.
62
Progress
SB run-time init.
63
Progress
DXE CPU Init
68
Progress
NB Init.
D X E ( D r i v e r 69
E x e c u t i o n
Environment) phase 6A
70
Progress
NB Init.
Progress
NB Init.
Progress
SB Init.
71
Progress
SB Init.
72
Progress
SB Init.
78
Progress
ACPI Init.
79
Progress
CSM Init.
90
Progress
BDS started
91
Progress
Connect device event
92
Progress
PCI Bus Enumeration.
93
Progress
PCI Bus Enumeration.
94
Progress
PCI Bus Enumeration.
95
Progress
PCI Bus Enumeration.
96
Progress
PCI Bus Enumeration.
97
Progress
Console outout connect event
98
Progress
Console input connect event
99
Progress
AMI Super IO start
9A
Progress
AMI USB Driver Init.
9B
Progress
AMI USB Driver Init.
9C
Progress
AMI USB Driver Init.
BDS(Boot Device 9D
Selection) phase
b2
Progress
AMI USB Driver Init.
Progress
Legacy Option ROM Init.
b3
Progress
Reset system
b4
Progress
USB hotplug
b6
Progress
NVRAM clean up
b7
Progress
NVRAM configuration reset
A0
Progress
IDE, AHCI Init.
A1
Progress
IDE, AHCI Init.
A2
Progress
IDE, AHCI Init.
A3
Progress
IDE, AHCI Init.
A8
Progress
BIOS Setup Utility password verify
A9
Progress
BIOS Setup Utility start
AB
Progress
BIOS Setup Utility input wait
AD
Progress
Ready to boot event
AE
Progress
Legacy boot event
Operating system AA
phase
AC
Progress
APIC mode
Progress
PIC mode
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1.6
Internal features
The barebone server includes the basic components as shown.
1.
2 x Power supply and power fan
2.
ASUS Z10PH-D16 Server Board
3.
System fans
4.
SATA/SAS backplane (hidden)
5.
Hot-swap HDD trays (SAS and SATA)
6.
Front LED Boards
Ensure that the air duct is positioned on the gaps between the memory slots.
Turn off the system power and detach the power supply before removing or replacing any
system component.
The barebone server does not include a floppy disk drive drive. Connect a USB floppy disk
drive to any of the USB ports on the front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.
*WARNING
HAZARDOUS MOVING PARTS
KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER BODY PARTS AWAY
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1.7
LED information
1.7.1
Front panel LEDs
LAN1 LED
Location button with LED
Power button with LED
Message LED
LAN2 LED
Message LED
1
2
1
2
LAN2 LED
Power button with LED
Location button with LED
LAN1 LED
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
PORT80
1
2
LED
Icon
PORT80
Display
status
2
Description
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
System power ON
OFF
System is normal; no incoming event
ON
A hardware monitor event is indicated
OFF
No LAN connection
PORT80
1
Mgmt
ON
Mgmt
Power LED
2
1
PORT80
PORT80
1
1
Mgmt
2
Mgmt
1
PORT80
PORT80
2
Message LED
PORT80
1
LAN LEDs
2
Blinking LAN is transmitting or receiving data
ON
LAN connection is present
ON
Location switched is pressed
OFF
Normal status. (Press the location switch again to turn off.)
PORT80
Location LED
1
2
PORT80
1
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1.7.2
HDD status LEDs
Active LED
Status LED
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
Mgmt
Mgmt
HDD LED
PORT80
2
Mgmt
Mgmt
OFF
Mgmt
Mgmt
1
ON
HDD Activity LED (Green)
2
1
2
1
2
PORT80
PORT80
Blinking
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
PORT80
1
2
2. Locating (blinking with the HDD status LED)
1
2
2
HDD not present
ON
HDD has failed and should be swapped immediately
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
PORT80
OFF
Blinking
2
2
1. Read/write data from/into the SATAII/SAS HDD
1
PORT80
1
2
HDD present, no activity
PORT80
Mgmt
Mgmt
HDD Status LED (Red)
2
1
1
PORT80
2
1
PORT80
Mgmt
Mgmt
Mgmt
Mgmt
PORT80
1
2
Description
HDD not present
2
PORT80
1
2
1
PORT80
1
PORT80
1
1. RAID rebuilding
1
2
2. Locating (blinking with the HDD activity LED)
PORT80
1
2
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1
2
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2: Hardware Information
Hardware Information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have
to perform when installing or removing system components.
2
2.1
Removing the server node
1.
Remove the screw located on the node latch.
2.
Hold the server node lever and press the green node latch.
3.
Firmly pull the server node out of the server chassis.
When installing only two nodes, install the nodes to node slot number 1 and 3 or number 2
and 4. Refer to section 1.5 Rear panel features for details.
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2.2
Air Duct
The RS720Q-E8-RS12 server system comes with a motherboard fan air duct to enable better
air flow inside the motherboard while the system is running.
Removing the air duct
1.
Remove the screws securing the air duct
in place
2.
Carefully lift the air duct out of the
chassis.
Installing the air duct
Position the air duct on top of the motherboard
then carefully fit it on top of the motherboard.
Refer to the following illustration for the right
orientation of the air duct.
Insert the air duct on the gaps between
the memory slots.
Ensure that the air duct is firmly fitted to
the motherboard.
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA 2011-3 Socket designed for the Intel®
Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 product family processor.
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
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•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS shoulders the repair cost only if the damage is shipment/transitrelated.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA
2011-3 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
•
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are
installing a CPU.
•
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and the
triangle mark is on the lower-left position.
triangle mark
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2.
Press the right load lever with your
thumb (A), then slide it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
Load plate
DO NOT force to lift the load lever
completely.
Load lever
3.
Press the left load lever with your thumb
(C), slide it to the right (D) until it is
released from the retention tab, then lift it
completely (E) as shown.
Load lever
4.
Slightly push down the right load lever
just enough to lift the load plate (F).
DO NOT insert the load lever into the
retention tab.
5.
egde of Load plate
Load plate
Hold the edge of the load plate then lift
the load plate until it is lifted completely
(G).
Load lever
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6. Get the CPU.
7.
Align and position the CPU over the
socket ensuring that the triangle mark on
the CPU matches the triangle mark on
the socket box.
8. Install the CPU into the slot.
Triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the
CPU pins on the socket.
9. Gently push the load plate just enough
to let it sit on top of the CPU.
Do not force to close the load plate as
it may damage the CPU.
10. Push down the left load lever (H)
ensuring that the edge of the load plate
is fixed and tucked securely under the
lever (I) then insert the left load lever
under the retention tab (J).
retention tab
PnP cap
egde of Load plate
The PnP cap pops out of the load plate when the left load lever is inserted into the retention
tab.
Keep the PnP cap. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests
only if the motherboard comes with the PnP cap on the LGA 2011-3 socket.
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11. Push down the right load lever (K) then
insert it under the retention tab (L).
Load lever
retention tab
12. Apply some Thermal Interface Material
to the exposed area of the CPU that the
heatsink will be in contact with, ensuring
that it is spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with pre-applied
thermal paste. If so, skip this step.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink
To install the CPU heatsink:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, ensuring that the four fasteners match
the holes on the motherboard.
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.
Tighten the four heatsink screws in a diagonal sequence.
A
B
B
A
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1Overview
The motherboard comes with sixteen (16) Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR4 DIMM sockets:
2.4.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RDIMMs or 32 GB, 64 GB LR-DIMMs and
NVDIMM into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
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•
Refer to ASUS Server AVL for the updated list of compatible DIMMs.
•
When installing only one DIMM in a single CPU configuration, install the DIMM on
either A1 or B1.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is
recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
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Single CPU configuration
You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a single CPU configuration.
Single CPU configuration (must be installed on CPU1)
DIMM
A2
1 DIMM
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
A1
P
P
P
P
P
B2
B1
C2
C1
D2
D1
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Dual CPU configuration
You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a dual CPU configuration.
Dual CPU configuration
A2
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
12 DIMMs P
16 DIMMs P
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A1
P
P
P
P
P
B2
P
P
DIMM (CPU1)
B1 C2 C1
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
DIMM (CPU2)
D2
D1
P
P
P
P
E2
P
P
E1
P
P
P
P
P
F2
F1
P
P
P
P
P
P
G2
G1
P
P
P
P
H2
H1
P
P
P
P
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the
retaining clip outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
DIMM slot key on the socket.
DIMM notch
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM
into a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its ends,
then insert the DIMM vertically into the
socket. Apply force to both ends of the
DIMM simultaneously until the retaining
clip snaps back into place, and the
DIMM cannot be pushed in any further
to ensure proper sitting of the DIMM.
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch damage.
•
To install two or more DIMMs, refer to the user guide bundled in the motherboard
package.
•
Refer to the user guide for qualified vendor lists of the memory modules.
Removing a DIMM from a single clip DIMM socket
1.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
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2.5
Hard disk drives
The system supports three hot-swap SATA/SAS hard disk drives per node (available only
when an optional ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card is installed) or three hot-swap SATA hard disk
drives per node. The hard disk drive installed on the drive tray connects to the motherboard
SATA/SAS ports via the SATA/SAS backplane.
To install a hot-swap SATA/SAS 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.
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 SATA/SAS 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 SATAII/SAS connector on the drive connects to the SATAII/SAS
interface on the backplane.
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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
other SATA/SAS drive(s).
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2.6
Expansion slots
The following subsections describe the slots and expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
2.6.1
PCI Express x16 slot (Gen3 x16 link) + x8 slot (Gen3
x8 link)
The onboard PCI Express slot provides x24 link from the Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v3 family
processor. The slot can switch to one x16 slot (16 link) and one x 8 slot (8 link) by installing
the default riser card that ships with the motherboard. This slot supports various server class
high performance add-on cards.
PCI-E x16 slot
low-profile*
PCI-E x8 slot
proprietary*
* Supports the following ASUS add-on cards:
PEM-FDR (56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand card)
PEB-10G/57840-2S (Dual Port 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card)
PEB-10G/57811-1S (Single Port 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card)
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2.6.2
Removing the riser card
To remove the riser card:
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1.
Locate the PCI-E x24 slot in the
motherboard, then loosen the three
screws securing the riser card in place.
2.
Gently pull out the riser card from the
motherboard.
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2.6.3
Installing an expansion card
Before installing an expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and ensure to
make the necessary hardware settings.
To install an expansion card:
1.
Prepare the expansion card.
2.
Align and insert the golden finger connectors of the expansion card to the PCI-E slot on
the riser card ensuring that the notch on the expansion card matches the notch on the
riser card.
The default riser card provides two PCI-E slots . One PCI-E x8 slot and one PCI-E x16 slot.
You can install an expansion card on either of the PCIE slot or both.
PCI-E x16 slot
low-profile*
PCI-E x8 slot
proprietary*
notch on riser card
Riser card
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3. Align and insert the riser card and expansion card assembly into the PCI-E slot on the
motherboard.
The expansion card fits in one orientation only. If it does not fit, try reversing it.
riser card and expansion card assembly
PCI-E slot
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2.6.4
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 4 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
Refer to the table Standard Interrupt assignments in section Interrupt assignments for
more information.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts may arise between the two
PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
2.6.5
Interrupt assignments
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
-
Programmable Interrupt
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
--
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
--
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.7
Removable/optional components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing or removing
system devices. Or you may need to install the optional components into the system. This
section tells how to remove/install the following components:
1.
System fans
2.
Power supply module
3.
M.2 card
Ensure that the system is turned off before removing any components.
2.7.1
System fan
To replace a system fan:
1.
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Loosen the six screws on the top and the
two sides of the top cover.
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2.
Lift the rear end of the top cover, and
follow the direction of the arrow in the
right figure to slide the cover toward the
rear panel until it is disengaged from the
chassis.
3. Prepare a replacement fan of the same
type and size.
4.
Disconnect the system fan cable
from the fan connector on the HDD
backplane.
5.
Lift the fan then set aside.
6.
Repeat steps 4 to 5 to uninstall the other
system fans.
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2.7.2
Power supply module
To install a second power supply module
1.
Press and hold the latch on the dummy
cover and pull out the cover from the
server chassis.
Ensure to remove the plastic cover
before installing the module.
2. Take out the second power supply
module from its package. Firmly push
the power supply module into the
chassis until the latch locks to the
server chassis.
•
If you install two or more nodes, please install both the power supply modules.
•
The system automatically combines the two power supply modules as a single one.
The combined output power varies with input voltages. Refer to the table below for
details:
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Input Voltage
100–120Vac, 12–10A, 50–60Hz
120–140Vac, 12–10A, 50–60Hz
180–240Vac, 10.5–8A, 50–60Hz
Max. Output Power (Watt) per PSU
1000W
1200W
1620W
•
To enable the hot-swap feature (redundant mode), keep the total power consumption
of the installed nodes under the maximum output power of an individual power supply
module.
•
For steady power input, use only the power cables that come with the server system
package.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7.3
Installing an M.2 card
Follow the steps below to install an optional M.2 card on your motherboard.
1.
Locate the M.2 connector on your
motherboard and unfasten the screw for
your M.2 card.
2.
Align and insert the M.2 card into the M.2
connector of your motherboard.
3.
Replace the screw you removed earlier.
If you install the M.2 card in a node, its corresponding HDD3 front panel node becomes
invalid. This is because the M.2 slot occupies each node on the SATA port of HDD3. Refer
to page 1-7 for the location of each node's HDD3. .
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Chapter 3: Installation options
Installation options
This chapter describes how to install the optional components
and devices into the barebone server.
3
3.1
Tool-less Friction Rail Kit
The tool less design of the rail kit allows you to easily install the rack rails into the server rack
without the need for additional tools. The kit also comes with a metal stopping bracket that
can be installed to provide additonal support and stability to the server.
The tool-less rail kit package includes:
Fixing latches
Set of screws
Latch screws Rail Washers
Rail screws
Tool-less rack rails
Installing the tool-less rack rail
To install the tool-less rack rails into the rack:
1. Secure the two fixing latches to the two sides of the server using the set of latch screws.
The locations of the screw holes vary with different server models. Refer to your server user
manual for details.
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2. Select a desired space and place the appropriate rack rail (left and right) on opposite positions on the rack.
A 1U space is consists of three square mounting holes with two thin lips on the top and the
bottom.
3
Press the spring lock then insert the studs into the selected square mounting holes on
the rack post.
4. Press the spring lock on the other end of rail then insert the stud into the mounting hole
on the rack post. Extend the rack rail, if necessary.
5. (Optional) Use the rail screw and rail washer that comes with the kit to secure the rack
rail to the rack post.
6. Perform steps 3 to 5 for the other rack rail.
Ensure that the installed rack rails (left and right) are aligned, secured, and stable in place.
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7. Lift the server chassis and insert into the rack rail.
•
Ensure that the rack rail cabinet and the rack posts are stable and standing firmly on a
level surface.
•
We strongly recommend that at least two able-bodied persons perform the steps
described in this guide.
•
We recommend the use an appropriate lifting tool or device, if necessary.
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
Ensure to include the side knots on the two sides of the server in the rack rail holders.
The illustrations shown above are for reference only.
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Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Motherboard information
This chapter includes the motherboard layout and brief
descriptions of the jumpers and internal connectors.
4
4.1
4-2
Motherboard layout
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.1.1
Layout contents
Jumpers
Page
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
4-5
2. VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
4-6
3. LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
4-6
4. RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
4-7
5. ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
4-7
6. DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
4-8
7. Serial General Purpose Input/Output setting (3-pin SGPIO_SEL1)
4-8
8. BMC Setting (3-pin BMC_EN)
4-9
9. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
4-9
10. Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
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Internal connectors
Page
1. Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA1-6 [Light blue])
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2. USB connector (5-1 pin USB3; A-Type USB10)
4-12
3. Front fan connectors (4-pin FRNT_FAN1-4)
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4. Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
4-13
5. Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
4-13
6. M.2 (NGFF) connector (NGFF1)
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7. Proprietary power connectors (20-pin PWR1, 4-pin PWR2)
4-15
8. System panel connector (16-pin PANEL1 [White])
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Internal LEDs
Page
1. CPU warning LED (ERRCPU1, ERRCPU2)
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2. BMC LED (BMCLED1)
4-17
3. Standby Power LED (SBPWR1)
4-18
4. CATT ERR LED (CATTERR1)
4-18
5. Hard disk activity LED (HDDLED1)
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6. Message LED (MESLED1)
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7. Location LED (LOCLED1)
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Golden Finger
Page
1. Golden Finger
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2. Golder Finger Power connector
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3. FP Serial ATA connectors (7-pin FP_SATA5-6 [Light blue],
FP_SATA7 [light gray])
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4.2Jumpers
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.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1–2 (default) to pins 2–3. Keep the cap on pins
2–3 for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1–2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to
clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the battery.
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2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to pins
1–2 to activate the VGA feature.
3.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® Intel I210AT Gigabit
LAN controllers. Set to pins 1–2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
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4.
RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when you create
disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1–2 to use the third party software LSI
MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility; otherwise, place the jumper caps to
pins 2–3 to use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM
Utility.
5.
ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
This jumper allows you to quickly recover the Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware
when it becomes corrupted.
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6.
DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable DDR4 DIMM thermal sensing event pin.
7.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output setting (3-pin SGPIO_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select a storage device. Set to pin 1-2 to enable onboard
C612 chipset SATA SGPIO function (default) or set to pin 2-3 to enable Add-on RAID
card.
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8.
BMC Setting (3-pin BMC_EN)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the ASMB8.
9.
PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
This jumper allows you to select PSU PMBus version. Set to pins 1–2 for PMBus, set
to pins 2–3 for others.
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10. Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with intrusion sensor or
microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the sensor triggers and sends
a high level signal to these leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting
is short CHASSIS# and GND pin by jumper cap to disable the function.
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4.3
1.
Internal connectors
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA1-6 [Light blue])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.
These connectors can also be used with the golden finger design of the motherboard
using a SATA cable. For more information, refer to the Z10PH-D16 Golden Finger
section of this user guide.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can use a software RAID solution to
create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or a RAID 10 configuration. For more information
on the SATA RAID solutions supported on this motherboard, refer to the RAID
Configuration chapter of this user guide.
The actual data transfer rate depends on the speed of Serial ATA hard disks installed.
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2.
USB connector (5-1 pin USB3; A-Type USB10)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to
connectors USB3, then install the modules to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
3.
Front fan connectors (4-pin FRNT_FAN1-4)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA–740 mA (8.88 W max.) or a total of
3.15 A–6.66 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors
on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin
of the connector.
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•
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow
inside the system may damage the motherboard components.
•
These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
All fans feature the ASUS Smart Fan technology.
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4.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
This connector is for temperature monitoring. Connect the thermal sensor cables to
these connectors and place the other ends to the devices, which you want to monitor
temperature.
Go to BIOS setup to change the default setting of TR1 from “Disabled“ to “Enabled“
before using the thermal sensor cable.
5.
Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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6.
M.2 (NGFF) connector (NGFF1)
This connector allows you to install an M.2 device.
•
This connector supports type 2242 devices on both SATA and PCI-E interface.
•
Please refer to the following guidelines in installing an M.2 device:
-
For SATA Interface: Connect the FP_SATA7 (light gray) port to any of the onboard SATA ports (SATA 1-6) or any SATA port from the add-on storage card using a SATA cable.
- For PCIE Interface: You need to install a second CPU (on CPU2) to support this function.
The M.2 (NGFF) device is purchased separately
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7.
Proprietary power connectors (20-pin PWR1, 4-pin PWR2)
These connectors are for Proprietary power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Orient the connectors and
push down firmly until they completely fit.
The 4-pin PWR2 is designed for hard disk drives power supply. DO NOT connect other
4-pin power connectors of the power supply unit (PSU) to this connector.
•
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.
•
USE ONLY THE PROPRIETARY POWER SUPPLY and ensure that your PSU can
provide at least the minimum power required by your system.
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8.
System panel connector (16-pin PANEL1 [White])
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
A. System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-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.
B. Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to the front
message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware monitor to indicate
an abnormal event occurance.
C. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDDLED)
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.
D. Proprietary power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns
the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the
BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the
system is ON turns the system OFF.
E. Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot
without turning off the system power.
F. LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED, LAN2_LINKACTLED)
These connectors are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
G. Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED on the front panel. When you connect
the Locator LED cable to this 2-pin connector, the LED lights up when the Locator
button is pressed.
H. Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN#)
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This 2-pin connector is for the Locator button on the front panel. This button
queries the state of the system locator.
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4.4
1.
Internal LEDs
CPU warning LED (ERRCPU1, ERRCPU2)
The CPU warning LEDs light up to indicate an impending failure of the corresponding
CPU.
2. BMC LED (BMCLED1)
The green heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the ASMB8 is working
normally.
•
The heartbeat LED functions only when you enable the ASUS ASMB8.
•
Everytime after the AC power is replugged, you have to wait for about 30 seconds
for the system to power up.
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3.
Standby Power LED (SBPWR1)
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up to
indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder
that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of
the onboard LED.
4.
CATT ERR LED (CATTERR1)
The CATT ERR LED indicates that the system has experienced a fatal or catastrophic
error and cannot continue to operate.
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5.
Hard disk activity LED (HDDLED1)
This LED is for the storage add-on card cable connected to the SATA or SAS add-on
card. The read or write activities of any device connected to the SATA or SAS add-on
card causes the front panel LED to light up.
6.
Message LED (MESLED1)
This onboard LED lights up to red when there is temperature warning or a BMC event
log is generated.
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7.
Location LED (LOCLED1)
This onboard LED lights up when the Location button on the server is pressed or when
triggered by a system management software. The Location LED helps visually locate
and quickly identify the server in error on a server rack.
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4.5
1. Z10PH-D16 Golden Finger
Golden Finger
The Z10PH-D16 golden finger is a proprietary connector that integrates most of the
functions of the motherboard's onboard connectors and switches.
Refer to the following illustration for the golden finger's pin definitions.
The golden finger of Z10PH-D16 ships with a cap to protect the pins. Ensure to remove the
cap before using the golden finger.
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2. Golden Finger Power connector
Refer to the following illustration for the golden finger's power pin definition.
3.
FP Serial ATA connectors (7-pin FP_SATA5-6 [Light blue], FP_SATA7 [light gray])
These connectors switches to Golden finger for system design when you connect the
FP_SATA5-7 to any of the onboard SATA ports (SATA1-6) or from any SATA port from
the add-on storage cards.
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Chapter 5: BIOS setup
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through
the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
5
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.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
2.
ASUS EzFlash
Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
3.
BUPDATER
Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using
the BUPDATER utility.
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this
utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the original or updated BIOS file to one USB port on the
system.
2.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the BIOS
recovery finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so would cause
system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
The ASUS EZ Flash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash Utility:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file into the USB port.
2.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu then select ASUS EZ Flash
Utility. Press <Enter>.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PH-D16
Version : 0020
Build Date :04/25/2014
FS0
New Platform
Platform : Z10PH-D16
Version : 0022
Build Date :05/05/2014
System Volume Information
Z10PH-D16 BIOS
Windows
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays
may not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in the DOS environment using a
bootable USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
2.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at
support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].CAP
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB flash disk
drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].CAP
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4.
The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PH-D16
Version
: 0301
Build date: 05/13/2014
Start Programming Flash.
New Platform
Platform : Z10PH-016
Version
: 0301
Build date: 05/13/2014
DO NOT SHUTDOWN THE SYSTEM!!!
Write
75%
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed.
Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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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 chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<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. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The system then runs the power-on self-test or POST. While the tests are running, the BIOS
beeps or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30
seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test.
Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. The following
shows the possible beep codes and its corresponding error condition.
BIOS Beep codes
Beep
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Error condition
1 short
Power supply surges detected during the previous power on.
1 short
No Keyboard Detected.
1 short, 2 short
No DIMM Detected.
1 short, 8 short
No VGA Detected.
2 long
Chassis Intrusion.
2 long
BIOS-image Crash Detected.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
Navigation keys
5.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
IntelRCSetup
For changing the Intel RC settings
Server Mgmt
For changing the Server Mgmt settings
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
Monitor or displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
F
the fan settings
Security For changing the security settings
Boot For changing the system boot configuration
Tool For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the
desired item is highlighted.
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5.2.3
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Event Logs, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
5.2.4
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu.
To display the submenu, select the item then press <Enter>.
5.2.5
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
5.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
5.2.7
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the
value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
5.2.8
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
5.2.9
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.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The Main menu
provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system
date, time, language, and security settings.
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.
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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.
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5.4.1
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Hibernation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ability of the system to hibernate (OS/Sleep State).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This option may be not effective with some OS.
5.4.2
Smart Settings
SMART Self Test [Disabled]
Allows you to run SMART Self Test on all HDDs during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1 / Serial Port 2 Configuration
Allows you to set the parameters of Serial Port 1/ Serial Port 2.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Serial Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to choose the setting for Super IO device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
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5.4.4
Onboard LAN I210 Configuration
Intel LAN I210 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when Intel LAN I210 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable is set to
[Enabled].
LAN1/ LAN2 Option ROM Support [Enabled]
Allows you to load the Intel LAN ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN ROM Type [PXE]
Allows you to select the Intel LAN ROM type.
Configuration options: [PXE] [iSCSI]
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5.4.5
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1/COM2
Console Redirection [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
This item becomes configurable only when you enable the Console Redirection item. The
settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which the user is using)
will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or compatible settings.
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Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100]
ASCII char set.
[VT100+]
Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et.
[VT-UTF8]
Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI]
Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side.
Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200]
Data Bits [8]
Configuration options: [7] [8]
Parity [None]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors. [Mark]
and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection.
[None]
None
[Even]
parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even
[Odd]
parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd
[Mark]
parity bit is always 1
[Space]
parity bit is always 0
Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning.)
The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more
than 1 stop bit. Configuration options: [1] [2]
Flow Control [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the
receiving buffers are full, a “stop” signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the
buffers are empty, a “start” signal can be sent to re-start the flow. Hardware flow control
uses two wires to send start/stop signals.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
VT -UTF8 Combo Key Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the VT -UTF8 Combination Key Support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
With this mode enabled only text will be sent. This is to capture Terminal data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution [80x24]
This allows you to set the number of rows and columns supported on the Legacy OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
Putty Keypad [VT100]
This allows you to select the FunctionKey and Keypad on Putty. Configuration options:
[VT100] [LINUX] [XTERMR6] [SCO] [ESCN] [VT400]
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Redirection After BIOS POST [Always Enable]
This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console
redirection. Configuration options: [Always Enable] [Bootloader]
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/
Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8] [ANSI]
Bits per second [115200]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [57600] [115200]
Flow Control [None]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
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5.4.6APM
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management (APM) settings.
Restore 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 will reboot 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 PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
[Enabled] When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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5.4.7
PCI Subsystem Settings
Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings.
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RT32 Image Loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable 64-bit capable devices to be decoded in above 4G address
space. It only works if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SR-IOV Support [Disabled]
This option enables or disables SIngle Root IO Virtualization Support if the system has SRIOV capable PCIe devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.8
Network Stack Configuration
Network stack [Disabled]
Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
The following item appears only when Network stack is set to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv6 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
PXE boot wait time [0]
Wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
Media detect time [0]
Wait time (in seconds) to detect media.
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5.4.9
CSM Configuration
CSM Support [Enabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable CSM Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
GateA20 Active [Upon Request]
This allows you to set the GA20 option.
Configuration options: [Upon Request] [Always]
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
This allows you to set the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Boot Option filter [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy only] [UEFI only]
Network / Storage / Video [Legacy]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE/ Storage/ Video
OpROM.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
Other PCI devices [Legacy]
This item determines the OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage,
or Video.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
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5.4.10
Trusted Computing
Configuration
Security Device Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS support for security device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.11
USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Legacy USB device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change
should be claimed by XHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change
should be claimed by EHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Mass Storage drvier support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 60/64 Emulation [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for
the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB hardware delays and time-outs
USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
The time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfer.
Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
Device power-up delay [Auto]
This is the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the host
controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Mass Storage Devices
Generic 8.07 [Auto]
Allows you to select the mass storage device emulation type.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CD-ROM]
5.4.12
iSCSI Configuration
Allows you to configure the iSCSi parameters.
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5.5
IntelRCSetup menu
The IntelRCSetup menu items allow you to change the processor and chipset settings.
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5.5.1
Processor Configuration
Per Socket Configuration
Allows you to set the number of cores to enable. 0 means all cores. Total of 14 cores
available.
Hyper Threading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology function. When
disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
XD can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with
a supporting OS (Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP2, SuSE Linux 9.2, Redhat
Enterprise 3 Update 3).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Intel TXT Support [Disabled]
Forces the XD feature log to always return 0 when disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VMX [Enabled]
Enables the Vanderpool Technology. Takes effect after reboot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Enable SMX [Disabled]
Enables the Safer Mode Extensions
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off the mid level cache(L2) streamer prefetcher.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Prefetch [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Streamer Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetcher of next L1 data line.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetch of next L1 line based upon sequential load
history.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Mode [32K 8Way Without ECC]
Configuration options: [32K 8Way Without ECC] [16K 4Way With ECC]
Direct Cache Access (DCA) [Auto]
This Item allows you to enable or disable Direct Cache Access.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCA Prefetch Delay [32]
This Item allows you to set the time for the DCA Prefetch delay Help.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [8] [16] [24] [32] [40] [48] [56] [64] [72] [80] [88] [96] [104] [112]
AES-NI [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable the AES-NI support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Down Stream PECI [Disabled]
This Item allows you to enable the PCIe Down Stream PECI writer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.2
Advanced Power Management Configuration
Power Technology [Energy Efficient]
This item allows you to enable power management features.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Energy Efficient] [Custom]
Config TDP [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Config TDP.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Advanced PM Turning
This item allows you to set additional CPU Power Management settings.
Energy Perf BIAS
Energy Performance Tuning [Disabled]
Allows your system to select from BIOS or operating system to choose enable energy
performance bias tuning.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Energy Performance Bias setting [Balanced Performance]
Allows you to set the Energy Performance Bias which overrides the OS setting.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Balanced Performance] [Balanced Power]
[Power]
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Power/Performance Switch [Enabled]
Allows you to switch between Power or performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Workload Configuration [Balanced]
Optimization for the workload characterization.
Configuration options: [Balanced] [I/O sensitive]
Averaging Time Window [23]
This is used to control the effective window of the average for CO and PO time.
PO TotalTimeThreshold Low [35]
The HW switching mechanism disables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is less than this threshold.
PO TotalTimeThreshold High [58]
The HW switching mechanism enables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is greater than this threshold.
5.5.3
Common RefCode Configuration
Numa [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the Non uniform Memory Access (NUMA).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.4
QPI Configuration
QPI General Configuration
QPI Status
This item displays information about the QPI status.
Link Speed Mode [Fast]
This item allows you to select the QPI link speed as either the fast mode or slow mode.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
Link Frequency Select [Auto]
This item allows you for selecting the QPI link frequency
Configuration options: [Auto] [6.4 GT/s] [8.0 GT/s] [9.6 GT/s]
QPI Link0p Enable [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
QPI Link1 Enable [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
QPI Status
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5.5.5
Memory Configuration
Enforce POR [Auto]
Allows you to enforce POR restrictions for DDR4 frequency adn voltage programming.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enforce POR] [Disabled] [Enforce Stretch Goals]
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to select the memory frequency setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1333] [1600] [1866] [2133]
Halt on mem Training Error [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable halt on mem Training Error.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the ECC support.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced Log Parsing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Log Parsing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Data Scrambling [Auto]
Allows you to enable/disable data scrambling.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable ADR [Disabled]
Allows you to set the detecting and enabling of ADR.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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C/A Parity Enable [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the DDR4's command address parity.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Topology
Displays memory topology with DIMM population information.
Memory Thermal
Allows you to configure thermal settings.
Set Throttling Mode [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [OLTT] [CLTT]
OLLT Peak BW [xxx]
Allows you to set the peak allowed bandwidth for OLTT. This is in percentage and valid
offset values is from 25-100.
DIMM Tem Stat [xx]
Allows you to select DIMMTEMPSTAT as temp_mid or tem_hi.
Memory Power Savings Mode [Auto]
Allows you to configure the CKE and other related Memory Power Savings features.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [APD On] [User Defined] [Reserve] [Reserved]
Memory Power Savings Advanced Options
CK in SR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Driven] [Tri-State] [Pulled Low] Pulled High]
MDLL Off [Auto]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MEMHOT Throttling Mode [Input-only]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Input-only] [Output-only]
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Mem Electrical Throttling [Disabled]
Allows you to configure Memory Electical throttling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Memory Map
Channel Interleaving [Auto]
Select different channel interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [3-way Interleave] [4way Interleave]
Rank Interleaving [Auto]
Select different rank interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [4-way Interleave] [8-
way Interleave]
Memory RAS Configuration
RAS Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RAS Modes. Enabling Sparing and Mirroring is not
supported. In case enabled, Sparing will be selected.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mirror] [Lockstep Mode]
Memory Rank Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Rank Sparing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Correctable Error Threshold [32767]
Allows you to set the Correctable Error Threshold used for sparing, tagging, and leaky
bucket. The range is from 1 to 32767.
Patrol Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Patrol Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Demand Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Demand Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IIO Configuration
EV DFX Features [Disabled]
Set this option to allow DFX Lock Bits to remain clear.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration
PCIE1/ PCIE2 Option ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE1/ PCIE2 Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Express Global Options
TX EQ WA [Enabled]
Use special table for TX_EQ and vendor specific cards.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI-E ASPM Support (Global) [L1 Only]
This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 Only]
5.5.7
PCH Configuration
PCH Devices
DeepSx Power Policies [Disabled]
Allows you to configure the DeepSx Mode configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled in S5] [Enabled in S4 and S5]
PCI Express Configuration
PCH DMI ASPM [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the PCH DMI ASPM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCH SATA Configuration
SATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure SATA as [AHCI]
Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Suport Aggressive Link Power (SALP) Management.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 1~6
Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4/ Port 5/ Port 6 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA port
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB Configuration
xHCI Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the mode of operation of xHCI controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
Allows you to control each of the USB ports 1 to 8 disabling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appears only when the USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control is set to
[Enabled].
USB Port #1/ #2/ #3/ [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 3.0 Port #1/ #2/ [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Platform Thermal Configuration
PCH Thermal Device [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCH Thermal Device (D31:F6).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Alert Enable Lock [Disabled]
Allows you to lock all Alert Enable settings.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.8
Miscellaneous Configuration
Active Video [Offboard Device]
Allows you to select the video type.
Configuration options: [Onboard Device] [Offboard Device]
5.5.9
Server ME Configuration
Displays the Server ME Technology parameters on your system.
5.5.10
Runtime Error Logging Support
Runtime Error Logging
S/W Error Injection Support [Disabled]
When enabled, S/W Error Injection is supported by unlocking MSR 0x790.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Whea Settings
Whea Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the WHEA support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.6
Server Mgmt menu
The Server Management menu displays the server management status and allows you to
change the settings.
OS Watchdog Timer [Disabled]
This item allows you to start a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel Management
Software after the OS loads.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items is configurable only when the OS Watchdog Timer is set to [Enabled].
OS Wtd Timer Timeout [10 minutes]
Allows you to configure the length fo the OS Boot Watchdog Timer.
Configuration options: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [15 minutes] [20 minutes]
OS Wtd Timer Policy [Reset]
This item allows you to configure the how the system should respond if the OS Boot Watch
Timer expires.
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Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down]
Serial Mux [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Serial Mux configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
System Event Log
Allows you to change the SEL event log configuration.
SEL Components [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of system Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The following items appears only when you set SEL Components to [Enabled].
•
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Erase SEL [No]
Allows you to choose options for erasing SEL.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset]
When SEL is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
Log EFI Status Codes [Error code]
Disable the logging of EFI Status Codes, or log only error code, or only progress code
or, both.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Both] [Error code] [Progress code]
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Bmc network configuration
The sub-items in this configuration allow you to configure the BMC network parameters.
Configuration Address source DM_LAN1/LAN1 [Previous State]
This item allows you to configure LAN channel parameters statistically or dynamically (by
BIOS or BMC). Unspecified option will not modify any BMC network parameters during
BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Unspecified] [Static] [DynamicBmcDhcp]
View System Event Log
This item allows you to view the system event log records.
IPv6 BMC Network Configuration
This item allows you to configure the parameter settings of IPv6 BMC network.
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IPv6 Display Full Field [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Field.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Full Formula [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Formula.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Letter Case [Upper Case]
Displays the uppercase or lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Configuration options: [Lower Case] [Upper Case]
IPv6 BMC Lan Option [Enable]
This item allows you to enable or disable the IPv6 BMC LAN channel function.
Disabling this item will not modify any BMC network during BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address source [Previous State]
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or
BMC).
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static] [Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running
DHCP]
The following items appear only when you set IP BMC Lan IP Address Source to [Static].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC LAN Default Gateway
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Default Gateway.
IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Address
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Link IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC Lan Option [Enable]
This item allows you to enavle IPv6 BMC LAN channel function. Disabling this option will not
modify any BMC network during BIOS phase.
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The following item appears only when you set IP BMC Lan Option to [Enable].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address Source [Previous State]
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or
BMC).
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static] [Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running
DHCP]
The following items appear only when you set IP BMC Lan IP Address Source to [Static].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC LAN Default Gateway
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Default Gateway.
IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Address
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Link IP Prefix Length.
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5.7
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs menu items allow you to change the event log settings and view the system
event logs.
5.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
Press <Enter> to change the Smbios Event Log configuration.
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Change this to enable or disable all features of Smbios Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log [No]
Choose options for erasing Smbios Event Log. Erasing is done prior to any logging activation
during reset. Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. Configuration options:
[Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
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Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event [Disabled]
Allows you to choose options to enable/disable logging of System boot event. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
MECI [1]
Mutiple Event Count Increment (MECI). The number of occurrences of a duplicate event that
must pass before the multiplt-event counter associated with the log entry is updated, specified
as a numeric value in the range 1 to 255.
METW [60]
Mutiple Event Time Windows (METW). The number of minutes which must pass between
duplicate log entries which utilize a multiple-event counter. The value ranges from 0 to 99
minutes.
Custom Option
Log OEM Codes [Enabled]
Enable or disable the logging of EFI Status Codes as OEM Codes (if not already converted to
legacy). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Convert OEM Codes [Disabled]
Enable or disable the converting of EFI Status Codes to Standard Smbios Types (Not all may
be translated).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.7.2
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to view all smbios event logs.
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5.8
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to view the other items
CPU1/2 Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperatures.
FRNT FAN1–4 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of CPU fans,
front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
+VCCIO, VCORE1/2 Voltage, +VDDQ_AB, +VDDQ_CD, +VDDQ_EF, +VDDQ_
GH Voltage, +5VSB Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, VBAT
Voltage, +3.3VSB Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
FAN Speed Control [Generic Mode]
Allows you to configure the fan speed control.
Configuration options: [Generic Speed] [High Speed] [Full Speed] [Manual Mode]
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4.9
Security menu
This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be cchanged. The
menu also enables or disables the Secure Boot state and lets the user configure the System
Mode state.
Administrator Password
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password.
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User Password
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear a user password:
1.
Select the Clear User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.Select Yes from the Warning message window then press <Enter>.
Secure Boot Menu
This item allows you to customize the Secure Boot settings.
Secure Boot [Disabled]
Secure Boot can be enabled if the system is running in User mode with enrolled
platform Key (EPK) or if the CSM function is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Secure Boot Mode [Custom]
Allows you to set the Secure Boot selector.
Configuration options: [Custom] [Standard]
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Key Management
This item only appears when the item Secure Boot Mode is set to [Custom]. The
Key Management item allows you to modify Secure Boot variables and set Key
Management page.
Default Key Provision [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
This item will ask you if you want to Install Factory Default secure keys. Select Yes if
you want to load the default secure keys, otherwise select No.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This item will ask you if you want to save all secure boot variables. Select Yes if you
want to save all secure boot variables, otherwise select No.
Platform Key (PK)/ Key Exchange Key (KEK)/ Authorized Signatures (DB)/
Authorized TimeStamps (DBT)/ Forbidden Signatures (DBX)
Configuration options: [Delete] [Set New] [Append]
Configuration options: [Set New] [Delete] [Append]
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5.10
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Boot Logo Display [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Full Screen] [Disabled]
POST Report [5 sec]
Allows you to set the desired POST Report waiting time from 1 to 10 seconds.
Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
Chassis Intrusion [Warning]
Allows you to set an action when chassis intrusion has occured.
Configuration options: [Warning] [Halt]
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
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To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, please press <F8> after POST.
Set the booting order of network devices.
Boot Option #1/#2 [SATA P2: ASUS ...]
Configuration options: [SATA P2: ASUS ...] [SATA P3: WDC WD160...]
[AMI Virtual Floppy...] [IBA GE Slot 0700 v...]
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Hard Drive BBS Priorities / Network Device BBS Priorities
These items appear only when you connect SATA ODD or hard drive to the SATA ports and
allow you to set the booting order of the SATA devices.
5.11
Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
ASUS EZ Flash
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>. Refer to the
ASUS EZ Flash Utility section for details.
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5.12
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Save Changes & Reset
Exit System setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Exit
Exit System setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes & Reset
Reset the system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Reset
Reset system setup without saving any changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Save changes done so far to any of the setup options.
Discard Changes
Discard changes done so far to any of the setup options.
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Restore Defaults
Restore/load default values for all the setup options.
Save as User Defaults
Save the changes done so far as User Defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Restore the User Defaults to all the setup options.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The device items that appears on the screen
depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from
the selected device.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to launch EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem
devices.
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Chapter 6: RAID Configuration
RAID Configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and
configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
6
6.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions:
•
LSI MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
10 support (for both Linux and Windows OS).
•
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Option ROM Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10, and RAID 5 support (for Windows OS only).
6.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a
second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID set,
copy first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an
operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
•
Please refer to chapter 2 for how to select the RAID configuration utility. Move the
jumper to choose between LSI MegaRAID and Intel® Rapid RAID.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the system
user guide.
2.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive and to
the SATA connector on the motherboard.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
6.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set from SATA
hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by Intel® C612 chipset.
To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode].
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
6.1.4
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set using the
utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the LSI MegaRAID Software
Configuration Utility or the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology if you installed Serial ATA
hard disk drives on the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Intel® C612 chipset.
Refer to the succeeding section for details on how to use the RAID configuration utility.
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6.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, or RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors
supported by the motherboard’s chip.
To enter the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility automatically
detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID set(s).
Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
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•
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility automatically configures to
RAID 1 when the SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller version difference.
•
When you create RAID sets with the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration
utility, the boot priority of the SATA optical drive has to be manually adjusted.
Otherwise, the system will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
3.
The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option from the
Management Menu and then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management Menu
descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box allow you
to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands. The keys on the
legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Menu
Description
Configure
Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also
allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the
boot drive
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the virtual drives of a created RAID set
Objects
Allows you to initialize virtual drives or change the virtual drive
parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check Consistency Allows you to check the data consistency of the virtual drives of a
created RAID set
6.2.1
Creating a RAID set
The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID
10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the virtual drive parameters are set automatically.
In New Configuration, you manually set the virtual drive parameters.
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Easy Configuration, and then press
<Enter>.
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New Menu
Configuration
Configure View/Add Configuration
InitializeClear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Defines Physical Arrays. An Array Will Automatically Become A VD
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2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the drives you want to include in the RAID
set, and then press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen.
•
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
•
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
3.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, and then press <F10> to configure array
setting.
4.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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SPAN-1
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5.
Press <F10> again, the virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive
menu that allows you to change the virtual drive parameters.
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-#Stripes
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Size =
DWC =
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SPAN =
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READY
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Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
6.
Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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SPAN =
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1
3
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Status
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RAID Level
RAID 0
RAID 1
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
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8.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
9.
Select the units for virtual drive size from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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RAID =
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SPAN =
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Status
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Units For VD Size
1
MB
152146MB
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NO
Select Units For VD Size
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu,
and then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
11. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, and then press <Enter>.
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ONLIN A00-01
1
3
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On
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Change DWC
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
2
READY
Off
On
NO
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
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12. When finished setting the selected virtual drive configuration, select Accept from the
menu, and then press <Enter>.
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Objects
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RAID =
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Size =
DWC =
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SPAN =
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READY
NO
Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD
Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De) Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit
13. Follow step 2 to 12 to configure additional virtual drives.
14. Press <Esc> to finish RAID configuration. When prompted to save configuration, select
Yes from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
New Configuration
View/Add Configuration
Clear Configuration
Select Boot Drive
Save Configuration?
Yes
No
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
Status
148.580GB
ONLINE
2
64KB
Select Yes Or No
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set already exists, using the New Configuration command erases the
existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the existing RAID set, use the
View/Add Configuration command to view or create another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > New Configuration, and then press
<Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration And Start A New Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Follow step 2 to 9 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration.
3.
Select Size from the Virtual Drive menu, and then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in the desired virtual drive size, and then press <Enter>.
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Objects
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Enter Virtual
VD Size: Drive
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5.
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Follow step 10 to 14 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration to create the
RAID set.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.2.2
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the View/Add
Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > View/Add Configuration, and then
press <Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
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View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
View/Add to The Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then press <Space>.
When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X
is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen.
3.
Follow step 3 to 12 of section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
to add a new RAID set.
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6.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the virtual drives. You may initialize the
virtual drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the Management
Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the virtual drive using the Initialize command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Initialize, and then press <Enter>.
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2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive
selection, and then press <Space>.
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Select VD
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3.
Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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-#Stripes
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Initialize?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive.
4.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When
initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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Virtual Drives
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Using the Objects command
To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, and then press
<Enter>.
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Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Change VD Parameters
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Select the virtual drive to initialize from the Virtual Drives sub‑menu, and then press
<Enter>.
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Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
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3.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start initialization.
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Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Check Consistency
View/Update Parameters
Initialize VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
4.
When prompted, press the <Space> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and
then press <Enter>.
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Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Initialize?
Check Consistency
Yes
View/Update Parameters
No
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When
initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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6.2.4
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive
1.
From the Management Menu, select Rebuild, and then press <Enter>.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, and then press <Space>.
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REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU
Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Port # 1 DISK
PORT #
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
FAIL A00-01
77247MB
HDS72808PLA380
PF20A60A
SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild
the drive.
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REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU
Management Menu
Configure
PORT #
Initialize
0 ONLIN A00-00
Objects
1 FAIL A00-01
Rebuild
Rebuilding
of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)?
Check Consistency
Port # 1 DISK
77247MB
HDS72808PLA380
PF20A60A
SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives
4.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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6.2.5
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected virtual drive. The
utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences in data redundancy
depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for virtual drives included in a RAID 1
or RAID 10 set.
Using the Check Consistency Command
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency, and then press <Enter>.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
CC of VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to check. Press <Space> to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive submenu, and then press <F10>.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
1
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU Status
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
10
154494MB
2
64KB
ONLINE
Consistency Check?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
A progress bar appears on screen.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU Status
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
10 CC154494MB
64KB
ONLINE
Under Process2
VD 0 Consistency Check. Press Esc to Abort.
LD
0
85% Completed
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
The Data On The Drives Is Inconsistency. Repair Done!
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
4.
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following options.
• Stop
• Continue - Continues the consistency check.
• Abort
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the percentage of
disk checked, and when you restart checking, it continues from the
last percentage completed rather than from zero percent.
- Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it
continues from zero percent.
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Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command
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1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects, and then select Virtual Drive from the
sub-menu.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check, and then press
<Enter>.
3.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the
drive.
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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6.2.6
Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration, and then
press <Enter>.
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Configuration Menu
Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear Configuration?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Configuration Menu
Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Clear Configuration?
Objects
Select Boot
Yes Drive
Rebuild
No
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
The utility clears all the current array(s).
3.
Press any key to continue.
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6.2.7
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the boot drive from a
RAID set. See section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using New Configuration for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, and then press
<Enter>.
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Configuration Menu
Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable virtual drive from the list,
then press <Enter>.
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VDs(1): Current Boot VD(0)
Configuration Bootable
Menu
Boot Drive 0
Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
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The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.2.8
Enabling WriteCache
You may manually enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option after creating a RAID set
to improve the data transmission performance.
When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while
transmitting or exchanging data among the drives.
The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.
To enable WriteCache
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter, select an existing adapter,
and then press <Enter> to display the adapter properties.
2.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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Adapter 0
Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild Rate
=
Chk Const Rate =
FGI Rate
=
BGI Rate
=
Disk WC
=
Read Ahead
=
Bios State
=
Cont On Error =
Fast Init
=
Auto Rebuild
=
Auto Resume
=
Disk Coercion =
Factory Default
30
30
30
30
Off
On
Enable
Yes
Enable
On
Enable
1GB
Disk Write Cache - Off(Write Through or On(Write Back)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, select an existing
adapter and press <Enter>. Select View/Update Parameters and press <Enter> to
display the adapter properties.
4.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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Virtual Drive
Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
RAID
Size
Stripe Size
#Stripes
State
Spans
Disk WC
Read Ahead
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
0
148.580GB
64KB
2
OPTIMAL
1
On
On
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
When finished, press any key to continue.
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6.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA
Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility allows you to
create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set from Serial ATA hard disk
drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the Serial ATA hard disk drives, have
set the correct jumper settings of the motherboard, and have set the correct SATA mode in
the BIOS setup. You can refer to the Installing hard disk drives, Setting Jumpers, and
Setting the RAID mode sections in BIOS for more information.
To launch the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> to display the utility main menu.
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1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
ID Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
2
ST3300656SS
3
ST3300656SS
[
]-Select
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
[ESC]-Exit
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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6.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
Key in a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
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[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Strips)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 0.0 GB
Syne: N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[
]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
3.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select a RAID Level that you wish to create then
press <Enter>.
4.
From the Disks item field, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives that you want to
include in the RAID set.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[
5.
]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
Use the up/down arrow keys to move the selection bar then press <Space> to select a
disk. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
when you are done.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0,
10 and 5 only) then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
In the Capacity field item, key in the RAID volume capacity that you want to use and
press <Enter>. The default value field indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> to start creating the RAID volume.
9. From the following warning message, press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return
to the main menu, or press <N> to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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6.3.2
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Delete Volume Menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set
you want to delete then press <Del>.
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[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[
3.
]-Select
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Press <Y> to confirm deletion of the selected RAID set and return to the utility main
menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
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6.3.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a
RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter>.
2.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select the drive(s) or disks of the RAID set you want
to reset, then press <Space>. A small triangle before the Port number marks the
selected drive. Press <Enter> when you are done.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port
0
1
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[
3.
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]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Press <Y> in the confirmation window to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
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6.3.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit then press <Enter>.
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
6.3.5
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays
the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array
with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> at the prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology option ROM utility.
2.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt you to rebuild
the RAID. Press the up/down arrow keys to select the destination disk then Press
<Enter> to start the rebuilding process, or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
“Degraded” volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selectign
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXX.GB
[
]-Previous/Next [ENTER]-Select [ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. When done, the
status of the degraded RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
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1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
1
Volume0
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Level1
RAID1(Mirror)
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
*=Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[
]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
4.
Press <Esc> to exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
5.
Select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or
click the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage
Manager utility.
6.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the Intel Rapid
Storage Console.
7.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding status.
When finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system displays the
status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may replace the disk drive and
rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the same
specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
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Reboot the system then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other
non-RAID disk.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.3.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multiRAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utililty.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during POST.
2.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
3.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See the Boot
menu section of Chapter 4 for more details.
4.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
5.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
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6.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
(Windows)
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the
Serial ATA connectors.
You need to manually install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility on a
Windows® operating system. Please refer to the installation instructions in Chapter 6.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility under Windows operating
system:
1.
Turn on the system and go to the windows desktop.
2.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the main menu.
Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and
optimal data storage capacity. You can create additional volumes to further optimize
your storage system.
You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks.
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6.4.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
4.
Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size.
5.
Click Next.
•
If you do not want to keep the data on one of the selected disks, select NO when
prompted.
•
If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, click
Advanced.
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6.
Confirm the volume creation, than click Create Volume to continue.
This process could take a while depending on the number and size of the disks. You can
continue using other applications during this time.
7. Wait until the process is completed, then click OK when prompted.
You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before
adding any data.
The RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list and you can change the settings in Volume
Properties.
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6.4.2
Changing a Volume Type
To change the volume type in Volume Properties:
1.
Click the SATA array items you want to change in Volumes field.
2
From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.
3.
You can change the Name, Select the new volume type, and Select additional
disks to include in the new volume if needed.
4.
Select the Data stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and click
OK. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are
typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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6.4.3
Deleting a volume
Be cautious when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives.Before
you proceed, ensure that you back up all your important data from your hard drives.
To delete a volume:
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1.
From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field
you want to delete.
2.
Select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return
to the main menu.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.4.4Preferences
System Preferences
Allow you to set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or
errors here.
E-Mail Preferences
Allow you to set to sent e-mail of the following events:
•
Storage system information
•
Storage system warnings
•
Storage system errors
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Appendices
Contact Information
A
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mailinfo@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online Support
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-58668722 ext: 9101
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Address
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mailinfo@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China)
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
No.508, Chundong Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Zone,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China.
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://www.asus.com.cn
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
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+86-21-3407-4610 (800-820-6655)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
Appendix
ASUS contact information
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax
Web site
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Support fax
General support
Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de
http://www.asus.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone Support Fax Online support +49-1805-010923
+49-2102-959911
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Czech Service s.r.o. (Europe)
Address Telephone Web site Na Rovince 887, 720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová, Czech
Republic
+420-596766888
http://www.asus.cz
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail Online Support RS720Q-E8-RS12
+420-596-766-891
+420-596-766-329
advance.rma.eu@asus.com
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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ASUS contact information
ASUS Holland BV (The Netherlands)
Address Web site
Marconistraat 2, 7825GD EMMEN, The Netherlands
http://www.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail Online Support +31-(0)591-5-70292
+31-(0)591-666853
advance.rma.eu@asus.com
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Address Web site Ul. Postępu 6, 02-676 Warszawa, Poland
http://pl.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support +48-225718033
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASK-Service (Russia and CIS)
Address Telephone Web site г.Москва, ул. Орджоникидзе, д.10, Россия
(495) 640-32-75
http://ru.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support A-4
008-800-100-ASUS (008-800-100-2787)
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx?SLanguage=ru
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