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TS500-E4 Server
Pedestal/5U Rackmount Server
User's Manual
E2785
First Edition V1
September 2006
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Contents
Contents.......................................................................................... iii
Notices.......................................................................................... viii
Safety information.............................................................................ix
About this guide................................................................................x
1.Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1 System package contents........................................................... 1-2
1.2 System specifications............................................................... 1-3
1.3 Front panel features.................................................................. 1-5
1.4 Rear panel features................................................................... 1-6
1.5 Internal features....................................................................... 1-7
1.6 LED information...................................................................... 1-9
1.6.1 Front panel LEDs................................................................1-9
1.6.2 Rear panel LEDs...............................................................1-10
2.Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1 Chassis cover........................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Removing the side cover.....................................................2-2
2.1.2 Reinstalling the side cover..................................................2-3
2.2 Motherboard information........................................................... 2-4
2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)................................................... 2-5
2.3.1 Installing the CPU..............................................................2-5
2.3.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan.....................................2-8
2.4 System memory...................................................................... 2-10
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
Overview.........................................................................2-10
Memory configurations......................................................2-10
Installing a DIMM............................................................2-12
Removing a DIMM...........................................................2-12
2.5 Front panel assembly.............................................................. 2-13
2.5.1 Removing the front panel assembly....................................2-13
2.5.2 Reinstalling the front panel assembly..................................2-15
2.6 5.25-inch drives.................................................................... 2-16
2.7 Hard disk drives.................................................................... 2-19
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2.7.1 Installing a hot-swap SATA/SAS HDD...............................2-19
2.7.2 Installing an HDD dummy cover.........................................2-21
2.8 Expansion cards..................................................................... 2-22
2.8.1 Installing an expansion card..............................................2-22
2.8.2 Removing an expansion card.............................................2-23
2.9 Cable connections................................................................... 2-24
2.9.1 Motherboard layouts.........................................................2-24
2.9.2 SATA backplane connections ...........................................2-25
2.9.3 SAS backplane connections................................................2-28
2.10 Removable components......................................................... 2-31
2.10.1
2.10.2
2.10.3
2.10.4
2.10.5
2.10.6
2.10.7
2.10.8
Chassis fan....................................................................2-31
HDD blower...................................................................2-33
SATA/SAS backplane.....................................................2-36
MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit.........................................................2-38
Floppy disk drive...........................................................2-41
Front I/O board..............................................................2-43
Chassis footpads and roller wheels....................................2-45
Power supply unit..........................................................2-47
3.Chapter 3: Installation options
3.1 Preparing the system for rack mounting...............................................3-2
3.1.1 Removing the footpads or roller wheels.................................3-2
3.1.2 Removing the top cover......................................................3-2
3.1.3 Attaching the rack rails......................................................3-2
3.2 Installing ASUS certified CPU heatsink and fan assembly............ 3-3
4.Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.1 Motherboard layouts................................................................. 4-2
4.2 Jumpers................................................................................... 4-4
4.3 Connectors............................................................................... 4-9
4.3.1 Rear panel connectors..........................................................4-9
4.3.2 Internal connectors............................................................4-10
5.Chapter 5: BIOS information
5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS............................................ 5-2
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk............................................5-2
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5.1.2 Updating the BIOS using the Phoenix Phlash16 Utility.........5-3
5.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility............................................5-4
5.1.4 ASUS Update utility...........................................................5-6
5.2 BIOS setup program.................................................................. 5-9
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
BIOS menu screen.............................................................5-10
Menu bar.........................................................................5-10
Legend bar......................................................................5-11
Menu items......................................................................5-11
Sub-menu items...............................................................5-11
Configuration fields..........................................................5-11
Pop-up window................................................................5-12
General help.....................................................................5-12
5.3 Main menu............................................................................ 5-13
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]..........................................5-13
System Time [xx:xx:xx]...................................................5-13
Floppy A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]...............................................5-13
IDE Configuration.............................................................5-14
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave; SATA Port 1/2/3/4................5-16
System Information...........................................................5-17
5.4 Advanced menu...................................................................... 5-19
5.4.1
5.4.2
5.4.3
5.4.4
5.4.5
5.4.6
5.4.7
5.4.8
Advanced Processor Options..............................................5-19
Chipset Configuration.......................................................5-21
PCI Configuration.............................................................5-23
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu...............................................5-25
Peripheral Devices Configuration.......................................5-26
ACPI Configuration..........................................................5-28
Power On Configuration....................................................5-29
Hardware Monitor.............................................................5-30
5.5 Server menu........................................................................... 5-33
5.5.1 Console Redirection..........................................................5-33
5.5.2 DMI Event Logging..........................................................5-35
5.6 Security menu........................................................................ 5-36
5.7 Boot menu............................................................................. 5-38
5.7.1 Boot Device Priority.........................................................5-38
5.7.2 Boot Features...................................................................5-39
5.8 Exit menu.............................................................................. 5-40
Contents
6.Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.1 Setting up RAID...................................................................... 6-2
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
RAID definitions................................................................6-2
Installing hard disk drives...................................................6-3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS............................................6-3
RAID configuration utilities................................................6-3
6.2 L SI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility (Only for PA4
Model)..................................................................................... 6-4
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.2.3
6.2.4
6.2.5
6.2.6
6.2.7
6.2.8
6.2.9
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set........................................6-5
Creating a RAID 10 set....................................................6-11
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration...........................6-15
Initializing the logical drives.............................................6-18
Rebuilding failed drives....................................................6-23
Checking the drives for data consistency............................6-25
Deleting a RAID configuration...........................................6-28
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set............................6-29
Enabling the WriteCache...................................................6-30
6.3 Intel® Matrix Storage Manage Option ROM Utility (Only for PA4
model)................................................................................... 6-31
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.3.3
6.3.4
6.3.5
6.3.6
6.3.7
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)..........................................6-32
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)..........................................6-34
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)...........................6-35
Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)..........................................6-36
Deleting a RAID set..........................................................6-37
Resetting disks to Non-RAID.............................................6-38
Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager.........................6-38
6.4 Global Array Manager............................................................. 6-39
7.Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.1 RAID driver installation............................................................ 7-2
7.1.1 Creating a RAID driver disk................................................7-2
7.1.2 Installing the RAID controller driver.....................................7-3
7.2 LAN driver installation........................................................... 7-12
7.2.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003.............................................7-12
7.2.2 Red Hat/SuSE Linux.........................................................7-16
7.3 VGA driver installation........................................................... 7-17
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7.3.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003.............................................7-17
Appendix: Reference information
A.1 670 W single power supply...................................................... A-2
A.1.1 General description............................................................ A-2
A.1.2 Specifications................................................................... A-3
A.2 Simple fixes............................................................................ A-4
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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 A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
・ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
・ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
・ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
・ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
・ Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables
for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
・ To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
・ When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system,
ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the
signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables
from the existing system before you add a device.
・ If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
・ Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified
or experienced engineers.
・ Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with
the server package.
・ Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected,
contact your dealer as soon as possible.
・ To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
・ Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a
stable surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user's safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
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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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 setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3.Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter describes how to 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 provides information on how toconfigure your hard disk
drives as RAID sets.
7.Chapter 7: Driver installation
This chapter provides information on how to create a RAID set and
how to install the drivers for system components. This chapter also
describes the software applications that the barebone server supports.
8.Appendix: Reference information
This section provides information about the power supply unit and a
troubleshooting guide for solving common problems when using the
barebone server.
About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product
and software updates.
1.ASUS 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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This chapter describes the general
features of the chassis kit. It includes
sections on front panel and rear panel
specifications.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1.1 System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Item Description
1)ASUS T30 pedestal 5U rackmount chassis with:
ASUS DSBV-D motherboard
670 W single power supply
SATA backplane board
SAS* backplane board
SAS control card
SATA Cable (4 pcs.)
SAS Cable (1 pcs.)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Floppy disk drive
Chassis fan
HDD blower
MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit
Hot-swap HDD trays (including HDD screws)
Chassis roller wheels (4 sets)
Front I/O board
SMBus cable
Dummy Covers (2 pcs.)
Parallel port cable (1 pcs)
2)AC power cable
3)System screws and cables
4)System keys ( 2 pcs.)
5)Bundled CDs
TS500-E4 support CD with ASWM**
Computer Associates eTrust anti-virus CD
SAS/RAID control card drivers CD with user guide
6)Documentation
ASUS TS500-E4 user guide
ASUS ASWM 2.0 user guide
7)Optional items
ASUS AK25 rackmount rail kit
ASUS certified heatsink and fan assembly
Configuration
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Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or
missing.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2 System specifications
The ASUS TS500-E4 is a pedestal/5U barebone server system featuring the
ASUS DSBV-D motherboard. The server supports dual Intel LGA771 Xeon
processors with EM64T technology, plus other latest technologies through
the chipsets onboard.
Chassis
Motherboard
Chipset
Pedestal/Rackmount 5U
ASUS DSBV-D
North Bridge: Intel® 5000V MCH
South Bridge: Intel® 6321ESB ICH
CPU
Supports Dual LGA771 sockets Intel® Xeon processors
Supports Dual-Core Xeon Dempsey1066/Woodcrest1333/
Clovertown1066 processor
Supports 667/1066/1333MHz FSB(Front Sied Bus)
Memory
6 x DDRII Fully Buffer DIMM (FBDIMM) sockets support ECC
DDRII-667/533 MHz memory modules
Supports 512MB up to 24GB system memory
LAN
2 x Gigabit LAN (Intel® 82563EB PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller)
VGA
ATI ES1000 VGA controller
Supports 32MB display memory
Storage
4 x Hot-Swap SATA2(PA4 & PX4 Model)/SAS(PX4 Model Only)
HDDs bay
3 x 5.25" Drive bay, 1 x 1.44MB FDD bay
RAID
Intel® 6321ESB ICH controller supports(PA4 Model Only):
- Intel Matrix Storage (Windows) support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1,
RAID5(S/W)
- LSI MegaRAID(Linux/Windows) support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
LSI SA3442X-R HBA supports(PX4 Model Only):
- RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 1E
Expansion slots 1 x 32-bit/33MHz/5V PCI slot
3 x 64-bit/133/100MHz 3V PCI-X slots
1 x PCI-Express x16 slot (x8 link)
1 x PCI-Express x8 slot ( x4 link)
1 x SO-DIMM for ASUS ASMB3-SOL Management Board (Optional)
Front panel
4 x 3.5-inch hot-swappable SAS/SATA-II HDD bays
1 x optical drive
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Power switch
Reset switch
LEDs: Power, HDD access, message
Drive LEDs: Status, activity
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Rear panel
Management
Hardware
support
Hardware
monitors
Power supply
Dimensions
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports (with LEDs)
1 x Power connector
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
SM-Bus, ASMB3 supports IMIP 2.0 LAN management card
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
670W single power supply, 100V~240V, 50Hz~60Hz
431mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 510mm (D)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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1.3 Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple and stylish front panel with easily
accessible features.
The drive bays, power and reset buttons,
LED indicators, optical drive, floppy drive,
and USB 2.0 ports are located on the front
panel. For future installation of 5.25-inch
devices, two drive bays are available.
Optical drive
Empty 5.25-inch bays
Power button
Reset button
Message LED
HDD access LED
Power LED
Floppy disk drive
USB 2.0 ports
HDD bays
Security lock
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1.4 Rear panel features
The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports,
expansion slots, a chassis lock and intrusion switch, a vent for the system
fan, and power supply module.
Power supply module
Power connector
PS/2 keyboard port
USB 2.0 ports
Serial port
PS/2 mouse port
12 cm system fan
VGA port
Gigabit LAN ports
Expansion slots
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1.5 Internal features
The barebone server system includes the basic components as shown. The
photo below shows the TS500-E4 with the disk blower installed.
PA4 (4 hot-swap SATA configuration)
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Power supply unit
Chassis fan
ASUS DSBV-D Motherboard
Chassis intrusion switch
Expansion card locks
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6. Optical drive
7. 2 x5.25-inch drive bays
8. HDD blower(HDD drive cage inside)
9. SATA2 backplane(PA4 Model Only)
10.Front I/O board
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PX4 (4 hot-swap SAS configuration)
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Power supply unit
Chassis fan
ASUS DSBV-D Motherboard
Chassis intrusion switch
Expansion card locks
Optical drive
7. 2 x5.25-inch drive bays
8. HDD blower(HDD drive cage inside)
9. SAS backplane(PX4 Model Only)
10.Front I/O board
11.SAS control card
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1.6 LED information
1.6.1 Front panel LEDs
Power LED (BLUE)
HDD Access LED (green)
Message LED (red)
Drive Status LED (green/red)
Drive Activity LED (green)
LED
ICON Display status Description
System
Power LED
HDD Access LED
Message LED
ON
Blinking
OFF
Blinking
System power ON
System is in suspend mode
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
OFF
Blinking
System is normal ; no incoming event
ASWM detects a HW monitor event
Hard disk drives
Drive Status LED
Drive Activity LED
Green
Bridge board connected to backplane
Installed HDD is in good condition
HDD failure (PX4 model only)
Red
Green/Red - HDD rebuilding using the RAID card (PX4
model only)
Blinking
Blinking
Read/write data into the HDD (PX4 model
only)
The Power, HDD Access, and Message LEDs are visible even if the system
front bezel is closed.
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1.6.2 Rear panel LEDs
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
Green
Linked
Blinking
Data activity
1-10
SPEED LED
Status
OFF
Orange
Green
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1000Mbps connection
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing or removing system components.
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Hardware setup
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2.1 Chassis cover
The chassis features a “screwless design” that allows convenient assembly
and disassembly. You can simply push or slide mechanical bolts and locks to
remove the cover.
2.1.1 Removing the side cover
1. Remove the two screws that
secure the cover to the chassis.
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2. Slide the side cover for about half
an inch toward the rear until it is
disengaged from the chassis.
3. Carefully lift the cover and set it
aside.
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Viewing the internal structure
Without the side cover, the internal structure and installed components of
the barebone server vary depending on the model you purchased. Refer to
section “1.5 Internal features” for the different model configurations.
Perform the procedures in the succeeding sections to install the CPU, system memory, disk drives, and expansion cards; replace fans and power supply; and connect the system cables.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
You may need to remove some of the installed components to access
the DIMM sockets and internal connectors. Refer to section “2.10
Removable components” for instructions.
2.1.2 Reinstalling the side cover
To reinstall the side cover:
1. Match and insert the upper hooks
and lower sliding edge of the cover
to the corresponding chassis holes
and edge.
2. Slide the cover toward the front
until it snaps in place.
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3. Drive in the two screws you
removed earlier to secure the side
cover.
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2.2 Motherboard information
The barbone server comes with the DSBV-D motherboard already installed.
The motherboard is secured to the chassis by six (6) screws as indicated
by the circles in the illustration below.
DSBV-D
Refer to "Chapter 4 Motherboard information" for detailed information
on the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
Make sure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing
the motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components!
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA771 socket designed for
the Intel® Xeon® Dual Core processor.
• Your boxed Intel® Xeon® LGA771 processor package should come with installation instructions for the CPU and heatsink. If the
instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation,
follow the latter.
• Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is
on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA771 socket.
• 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.
2.3.1 Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
DSBV-D
1. Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
CPU1
CPU2
DSBV-D CPU LGA771
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2. Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
PnP cap
Load lever
B
This side of the socket
box should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU.
3. Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow to a 135º angle.
4. Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the
load plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5. Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on
the bottom-left corner of
the socket. The socket
alignment key should fit
into the CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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A
6. Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
B
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
• This motherboard supports Intel ® Xeon™ CPUs in the 771‑land
package with Hyper-Threading Technology.
• Hyper-Threading Technology is supported by Intel® 5000 series CPU
only. 5100 series DO NOT support Hyper-Threading.
• Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux,
use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are
using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading
Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
• Installing Windows® 2003 Server or later version is recommended.
• Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
• For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.
intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1. Install an Intel® Xeon™ CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
2. Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 5: BIOS
information). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item
Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only if
you installed a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3. Reboot the computer.
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2.3.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Xeon™ processors require an Intel certified or ASUS qualified
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and
performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel CPU, the package includes the heatsink, fan,
retention brackets, screws, thermal grease, installation manual, and other
items that are necessary for CPU installation.
• Make sure that you have applied the thermal grease to the top of
the CPU before installing the heatsink and fan.
• Refer to the installation manual that came with the CPU package for
details on heatsink/fan assembly and installation.
• For installation instruction of optional ASUS qualified CPU heatsink
and fan assembly, refer to section 3.2.
CPU heatsink (top view)
CPU heatsink (bottom view)
Heatsink screw
Before installing the CPU heatsinks, ensure that the jumpers DIP_SW1
are set correctly depending on the pin definition of your CPU fan cables.
Refer to page 4-8 for information on these jumpers.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four screws on the heatsink
align with the nuts on the support
plate.
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2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
tighten the four heatsink screws
in a diagonal sequence.
3. Connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin
connector labeled CPU_FAN1.
Do not forget to connect
the CPU fan cable! Hardware
monitoring errors may occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
CPU_FAN1
connector
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the other heatsink if you have installed a
second CPU, then connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin connector labeled
CPU_FAN2.
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2.4 System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with six fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) sockets to
support 240-pin FB-DIMM modules. An FB-DIMM module has a different pinout from DDR2 DIMMs so you cannot install DDR2 DIMMs on an FB-DIMM
socket. Note that an FB-DIMM socket has an Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB)
chip that allows memory-to-CPU connection at gigabit speed.
DSBV-D
The figure illustrates the location of the FB-DIMM sockets:
128 Pins
112 Pins
FB-DIMM_12
FB-DIMM_11
FB-DIMM_10
FB-DIMM_02
FB-DIMM_01
FB-DIMM_00
DSBV-D 240-pin FB-DIMM sockets
2.4.2 Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB registered ECC
FB‑DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
• For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory
modules from the same vendor. Refer to the Qualified Vendors List
on the ASUS web site.
• This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of
128 Mb chips or double-rank x16 memory modules.
• If you are installing only one memory module, install into the white
socket labeled DIMM_00. Installing into any other socket will not
work.
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Rank population
Slot 2
Slot 0
DIMM 12
DIMM 10
Slot 2
Slot 1
DIMM 02
Slot 1
DIMM 11
DIMM 01
DIMM 00
MCH
Slot 0
Channel
Ch:0
Ch:1
DIMM installation reference table
No. of DIMMs
Slot/s to use
1
DIMM_00
2
DIMM_00, DIMM_10
4
DIMM_00, DIMM_01, DIMM_10, DIMM_11
6
DIMM_00, DIMM_01, DIMM_02, DIMM_10, DIMM_11, DIMM_12
• DIMMs in pair means two DIMMs with the same configuration.
• For better performance, same configuration DIMMs should be
installed on the same slot number for each channel. For example,
you may install the same type of DIMMs in DIMM_00, and DIMM_10.
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2.4.3 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
Before accessing the DIMM sockets, you have to remove the FB-DIMM
fan kit. Refer to section "2.10 Removable components" for instructions.
To install a DIMM:
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on the
socket.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
1
3
2
1
FB-DIMM notch
• A FB-DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
• The sockets do not support DDR/DDR2 DIMMs. DO NOT install DDR/
DDR2 DIMMs to the FB-DIMM sockets.
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
2
1. Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly
with your fingers when
pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get
damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
1
1
2. Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5 Front panel assembly
2.5.1 Removing the front panel assembly
Before you can install a 5.25-inch drive, you should first remove the
front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover). The front panel
assembly is attached to the chassis through three hooked tabs on the
left side and four hinge-like tabs on the right side.
To remove the front panel assembly:
1. Locate the four hooked tabs on the
chassis side rail.
2. Press each lock tab to release the front
panel from the chassis.
3. Pull and swing the left edge of the front
panel outward.
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4. Unhook the hinge-like tabs from the holes on the right side of the front
panel to completely detach the front panel assembly from the chassis.
Do not use too much force when removing the front panel assembly.
Hinge-like tab
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2.5.2 Reinstalling the front panel assembly
To reinstall the front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover):
1. Insert the four hinge-like tabs to the holes on the right edge of the
chassis.
2. Swing the front panel to the left and fit the four (4) hooked tabs to the
left side of the chassis until the tabs snap back in place.
1
1
1
Hinge-like tab
1
2
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2.6 5.25-inch drives
If you have previously used and powered up the system, and that it may
be connected to an AC power source, make sure to unplug the power
cable before installing or removing any system components. Failure to
do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other system components!
Three 5.25-inch drive bays are located
on the upper front part of the chassis.
An optical drive that comes standard
with the system package occupies the
uppermost bay (labeled 1). The two
lower bays (labeled 2 and 3) are available for additional 5.25‑inch devices.
1
2
3
To install a 5.25-inch drive:
1. Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screws that secure
the metal cover of the bay where
you want to install the drive.
2. Insert the optical drive into the
5.25-inch drive bay.
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3. Make sure that the drive and
bay hole align as shown. When in
place, the drive protrudes about
an inch from the front panel.
4. Secure the drive with a screw.
5. Connect the IDE cable to the IDE
connector on the back of the
drive.
6. Connect a 4-pin plug from the
power supply to the power
connector on the back of the
drive.
IDE cable
Power plug
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7. On the front panel assembly, detach the plastic bay cover opposite the
5.25-inch drive that you installed by pressing the two hooked tabs on
each side of the bay cover.
8. Reinstall the front panel assembly when done. Refer to section “2.5.2
Reinstalling the front panel assembly” for instructions.
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2.7 Hard disk drives
2.7.1 Installing a hot-swap SATA/SAS HDD
Follow the instructions in this section to install a hot-swap SATA (PA4 &
PX4 model) or SAS (PX4 model) hard disk drive (HDD).
1. Open the front bezel to access the hot-swap drive trays.
2. Release a drive tray by pushing the spring lock to the right, then pulling
the tray lever outward. The drive
Spring lock Tray lever
tray ejects slightly after you pull
out the lever.
3. Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
4. An empty drive tray requires a metal bracket for support. Use a Phillips
(cross) screwdriver to remove the bracket when you are ready to install
a hard disk in the drive tray.
Metal bracket
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5. Place a SATA or SAS hard disk to
the drive tray, and secure it with
four screws.
6. Carefully insert drive tray and
push it all the way to the depth of
the bay until just a small fraction
of the tray edge protrudes.
7. 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.
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2.7.2 Installing an HDD dummy cover
The HDD dummy covers come pre-installed on the front panel bezel. In case
you removed the covers, follow these steps to re-install them.
To install an HDD dummy cover:
1. From the inside of the front panel assembly, insert the flat end of a
dummy cover into the slot as
shown. The end with the hook tab
should be close to the front panel
LEDs.
Flat end
2. Press the dummy cover into the
slot opening until the hook tab
clicks in place.
Hook tab
3. When installed, the dummy cover
appears as shown.
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2.8 Expansion cards
Refer to this section when installing expansion cards.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause physical injury, and damage
to the card and motheboard components!
2.8.1 Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1. Lay the chassis on its side.
2. Locate the metal bracket opposite
the slot you want to use.
Remove the screw that secures
the metal bracket to the chassis.
Set aside the metal bracket for
future use.
3. Align the card golden fingers to
the slot and its metal bracket to
the slot opening on the chassis.
4. Press the card firmly until it is
properly seated on the slot.
5. Secure the card to the chassis
with the bracket screw you
removed earlier.
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2.8.2 Removing an expansion card
To remove an expansion card:
1. Remove the screw that secures
the card to the chassis.
2. Carefully remove the card from
the slot.
3. Reinstall the metal bracket and
secure it to the chassis with the
screw that you removed earlier.
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2.9 Cable connections
• The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment.
You do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove
pre‑installed components to install additional devices.
• Refer to Chapter 4 for detailed information on the connectors.
2.9.1 Motherboard layouts
DSBV-D
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
14
KBPWR1
ATXPWR1
PSUSMB1
FBD_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V2
ATX12V1
2
13 3
USBPW12
USB1
USB2
26.7cm (10.5in)
1
DSBV-D
PS/2
CPU1
COM1
FB-DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
FB-DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
30.5cm (12in)
LAN_BW1
DIP_SW1
REAR_FAN1
Intel®
82563EB
REAR_FAN2
PCIE1
PCIE2
VGA_EN1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BUZZER1
PCI3
CPU_FAN2
3
FRNT_FAN4
RAID_SEL1
PCIX4
Super
I/O
+12V4LED1
SB_PWR1
LPT1
8Mb
FWH
®
Intel
6321ESB
PCIX5
COM2
PCIX6
SGIOP1
RECOVERY1
USB34
6
FRNT_FAN2
USBPW34
FLOPPY1
FRNT_FAN3
SATA2
SATA1
ASMB3
SATA4
SATA3
CLRTC1
ATI
ES1000
SATA6
SATA5
LAN_EN1
®
Intel
5000V
4
RJ-45
(LAN2)
PANEL1
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
FRNT_FAN1
BPSMB1
5
7
11
9 10
8
12
Standard cables connected to the motherboard
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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24-pin ATX power
8-pin 12V power
CPU fan 1/2
Rear fan 1/2
Parellel port module cable
Serial ATA connectors
SMBus connector
8. Auxiliary panel cable
9. Front USB cable
10.Front panel cable
11.Floppy disk drive
12.Primary IDE cable
13.4-pin 12V power
14.Power supply SMBus connector
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2.9.2 SATA backplane connections
(in PA4 model only)
A SATA backplane comes pre-installed in the TS500-E4/PA4 model. The
SATA backplane has four 22-pin SATA connectors to support Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature
to allow easy connection or removal of SATA hard disks. The LEDs on the
backplane connect to the front panel LEDs to indicate HDD status. See
section “1.6 LED information” for details.
Front side
The front side of the SATA backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SATA connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
CON1
CON3
Drive status LEDs
CON5
CON7
Each SATA connector is labeled
(CON1, CON3, CON5, CON7) so
you can easily determine their
counterpart connectors at the back
side of the backplane. Refer to the
table for reference.
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HDD
Device
Front side
connector
Back side
connector
HDD 1
CON1
CON2
HDD 2
CON3
CON4
HDD 3
CON5
CON6
HDD 4
CON7
CON8
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Back side
The back side of SATA backplane faces the rear panel when installed. This
side includes the power connectors, SATA interfaces for the motherboard
Serial ATA connectors or the SATA/RAID card, an HDD fan connector, and
SMBus connectors.
Power connectors
(connect power plugs
from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
CON2
CON4
CON6
CON8
Upper 6-1 pins: SMBus connector
(connects the SMB cable from the BPSMB1
connector on the motherboard)
The back side SATA connectors are attached to the motherboard SATA connectors via the supplied SATA cables. Refer to the illustration
below for the location of the SATA
connectors. Refer to the table on
the right for the default SATA cable connections.
Backplane
ID
Connected to
(on motherboard)
Controlled
by
CON2
SATA1
Intel® 6321ESB
CON4
SATA2
Intel® 6321ESB
CON6
SATA3
Intel® 6321ESB
CON8
SATA4
Intel® 6321ESB
26.7cm (10.5in)
ATXPWR1
KBPWR1
PSUSMB1
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V2
ATX12V1
DSBV-D
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
USBPW12
USB1
USB2
FBD_FAN1
CPU1
COM1
FB-DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
FB-DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
DIP_SW1
LAN_BW1
REAR_FAN1
Intel®
82563EB
REAR_FAN2
PCIE1
CLRTC1
PCIE2
VGA_EN1
PCI3
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN4
BUZZER1
RAID_SEL1
Super
I/O
SB_PWR1
LPT1
8Mb
FWH
®
Intel
6321ESB
PCIX5
COM2
+12V4LED1
PCIX6
SGIOP1
RECOVERY1
FLOPPY1
FRNT_FAN2
USBPW34
USB34
FRNT_FAN3
SATA2
SATA1
ASMB3
PCIX4
SATA4
SATA3
ATI
ES1000
SATA6
SATA5
LAN_EN1
30.5cm (12in)
®
Intel
5000V
RJ-45
(LAN2)
PANEL1
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
SATA RAID controller
SATA 2
SATA 1
SATA 3
SATA 4
FRNT_FAN1
BPSMB1
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SATA backplane jumper settings and HDD ID assignments
The 6-pin jumper J3 allows you to define your desired SATA configuration.
The picture below shows the location of jumper J3 with pins 1-3 and 2-4
shorted.
Refer to the table for the jumper
settings and the appropriate ID# for
each SATA HDD bay.
J3 setting
(1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
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SATA ID #
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
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2.9.3 SAS backplane connections
(in PX4 model only)
A SAS backplane comes pre-installed in the TS500-E4/PX4 model. The SAS
backplane has four 29-pin SAS connectors to support SAS hard disks. The
backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to allow easy connection
or removal of SAS hard disks. The LEDs on the backplane connect to the
front panel LEDs to indicate HDD access, HDD failure, thermal failure, or fan
failure. See section “1.6 LED information.”
Front side
The front side of the SAS backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SAS connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
HDD status LEDs
Disk drive 1
Disk drive 2
HDD activity LEDs
Disk drive 3
Disk drive 4
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Back side
The back side of SAS backplane faces
the rear panel when installed. This side
includes the power connectors, SAS interfaces for the motherboard SAS connector
or the SAS control card, an HDD fan connector, and SMBus connectors.
• the SAS interface of the backplane connects to a SAS/RAID card.
Power connectors (connect power
plugs from the power supply)
SMBus connector
[J2] (connects the SMB cable
from the motherboard)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
Select Address (as default*)
SAS connector
(connect to SAS/RAID card)
*
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Connect to SAS/RAID card
1. Connect the SAS cable to the
SAS control card.
2. Then connect another side of the
SAS cable to the SAS backplane.
3. T h e p i c t u r e s h o w s t h e S A S
backplane connects to SAS control
card.
• For more detailed instruction about the SAS/RAID card, refer to its
user guide.
• The pictures of the SAS/RAID card above illustrate the LSI
SAS3442X-R card only.
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2.10Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective
components. This section tells how to remove the following components:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Chassis fan
HDD blowers
SATA/SAS backplanes
MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit
Floppy disk drive module
Front I/O board
Chassis footpads and roller wheels
Power supply unit
2.10.1 Chassis fan
To remove the chassis fan:
1. Unplug the chassis fan cable from
the REAR_FAN1 connector on the
motherboard.
2. Locate the four screws that
secure the fan to the chassis.
3. Remove the four screws while
carefully supporting the chassis
fan with your free hand to
prevent it from falling off.
Set the screws aside.
4. Carefully remove the chassis fan.
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5. Remove the four screws that
secure the metal shroud to the
fan. Set the screws aside.
To reinstall the chassis fan:
1. Drive in the four screws you
removed earlier into the fan screw
holes to secure the metal shroud
to the fan.
1. Align the chassis fan holes to the
screw holes on the chassis.
2. Drive in the four screws you
removed earlier to secure the fan
to the chassis.
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3. Plug the chassis fan cable to the
connector on the motherboard.
2.10.2 HDD blower
To remove the HDD blower:
1. Remove the side cover. Refer to
section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover” for instructions.
2. Disconnect the 3-pin fan cable
from the fan connector on the
backplane.
3. Loosen the thumb screw that
secures the HDD blower case to
the chassis.
4. Firmly grip the blower case as
shown, then slide it out of the
chassis in the direction of the
arrow until the tabs are released
from the holes of the HDD cage.
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5. R e m o v e t h e t w o s c r e w s o n
the blower case using a Phillips
screwdriver. Set the screws aside.
6. Remove the blower from the case.
To reinstall the HDD blower:
1. Replace the blower into the case.
2. Secure the blower to the case
with the two screws you removed
earlier.
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3. Slide in the blower case as shown,
making sure the tabs fit into the
holes on the HDD cage.
4. Drive in the thumb screw to
secure the HDD blower case.
5. Connect the 3-pin fan cable to the
fan connector on the backplane.
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2.10.3 SATA/SAS backplane
To remove the SATA/SAS backplane:
1. Remove the HDD blower case. Refer to section “2.10.2 HDD blowers”
for instructions.
2. Disconnect all cables from the
SATA/SAS backplane.
When disconnecting a cable,
hold and firmly pull the cable
plug. DO NOT pull the cable
itself. Doing so may damage
the cable!
3. From the inner edge, push the
backplane outward so that the
outer edge protrudes slightly from
the slot.
4. From the outer edge, firmly hold
the backplane and carefully slide it
out.
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To reinstall a SATA/SAS backplane:
1. Position the backplane into its
slot with the component side
facing the rear panel, and the
power connectors on top.
2. Align the backplane with the raillike dents on the slot to ensure
that it fits securely.
Rail-like dents
3. Slide the backplane into the slot
until it fits. If correctly installed,
the outer edge of the backplane
aligns with the corner of the drive
cage.
4. Connect the appropriate cables
to the backplane. Refer to
sections “2.9.2 SATA backplane
connections” and “2.9.3 SAS
backplane connections” for
details.
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2.10.4 MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit
The FB-DIMMs generate heat during continued operation. The ASUS patent
MemCool FB-DIMM fan is to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
To remove the MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit:
1. Unplug the fan cable from the
FBD_FAN1 connector on the
motherboard.
2. Grip the top cover clamps until
the top cover hooks are released,
then carefully lift the top cover
while supporting the fan base with
your free hand.
Top cover
clamp
3. Carefully lift the fan base.
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To reinstall the MemCool FB-DIMM fan kit:
1. Locate the three FB-DIMM fan
holes on the motherboard.
2. Disengage the fan top cover from
the fan base. You can do this
by firmly gripping the top cover
by the clamps to release the
hooks, then pull up the top cover
carefully until it separates from
the fan base.
Do not remove the fan from
the fan base.
Top cover
clamp
Top cover
hook
Fan base
3. Position the fan base over the
DIMMs, and insert the fan base
legs into the FB-DIMM holes until
the legs are securely in place.
For instructional purposes only, no FB-DIMM is installed on any of the
slots.
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4. Position top cover over the fan
base. Insert the top cover legs
into the slot on the fan base legs.
Push down carefully until the legs
are securely in place and the top
cover hooks snap in place.
Make sure the cables pass
through the notch on the fan
base as shown.
5. Connect the fan cable to the
black 4-pin connector labeled
FBD_FAN1.
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2.10.5 Floppy disk drive
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the floppy disk drive. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the floppy disk drive:
1. Remove the screw that secures
the drive to the chassis.
2. Carefully pull out the drive from
the chassis until you see the
cables connected to the drive.
3. Disconnect the floppy disk cable
and power cable from the drive to
completely release the drive.
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To reinstall a floppy disk drive:
1. Position the floppy drive vertically
with the eject button on the left
side (close to the HDDs).
2. Connect the drive signal cable and
power cable.
Floppy drive power cable
Floppy drive signal cable
Red stripe to match Pin 1 on the connector
3. Carefully push the drive into the
bay until the drive cage fits the
front edge of the bay.
4. Secure the drive cage with a
screw.
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2.10.6 Front I/O board
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the front I/O board. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the front I/O board:
1. Remove the screw that secures
the front I/O board bracket to the
front panel.
2. Carefully pull out the bracket until
you see the cables connected to
the I/O board.
3. Disconnect all the cables from the
I/O board.
4. Remove the screw that secures
the I/O board to the bracket.
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To reinstall the front I/O board:
1. Place the I/O board in the bracket,
component side up. Secure the
front I/O board to the bracket
with a screw.
2. Position the I/O board into the bay
with the component side to the
left (close to the HDDs). Connect
the I/O cables to the connectors
on the back of the I/O board.
USB 2.0 connector
3. Insert the I/O board into the bay
until the bracket fits the front
edge of the bay.
4. Secure the I/O board bracket with
a screw.
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2.10.7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels
The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the
bottom of the chassis for stability. You need to remove these footpads if:
• if you want to replace the footpads with the bundled roller wheels
• you wish to install the system to a rack
(Refer to “Chapter 3 Installation options” of this user guide, and to the
“Rackmount Kit” user guide for instructions)
To remove the footpads:
1. Lay the system chassis on its side.
2. Use a flat screwdriver to flip out
the top layer of a footpad.
3. Remove the footpad by rotating it
counterclockwise.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the other three footpads.
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For convenient transport, install the roller wheels the came with the system
package. Each wheel has a brake lock to stabilize the chassis in place.
To install the chassis wheels:
1. Lay the chassis in its side.
2. Locate the designated screw holes for each of the four wheel sets. Take
note of the numbers alongside
each hole when placing screws.
1
3
2
4
3. Secure each wheel to the bottom
of the chassis using four screws.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install the
other three wheels.
Remove the chassis roller wheels if you wish to mount the system to a
rack.
To remove the chassis wheels:
1. Lay the system chassis on its side.
2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screws that secure
the wheels to the bottom of the
chassis.
3. Repeat step 2 to remove the
other three roller wheels.
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2.10.8 Power supply unit
Refer to this section when removing or installing a power supply unit to the
barebone system.
You MUST disconnect all power cable plugs from the motherboard and
other installed devices before removing the power supply unit.
The picture below shows the motherboard and device connectors where
the power plugs are connected. Refer to the Appendix at the end of this
document for the power supply specifications.
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1
2
4
5
6
3
1
2
4
5
6
Model PA4
Model PX4
1. 24-pin ATX (motherboard power
connector)
2. 4-pin +12V (motherboard power
connector, hidden behind the
cables)
3. 8-pin +12V (motherboard power)
4. 4-pin plug (optical drive)
5. 2 x 4-pin plugs (SATA backplane)
6. 4-pin plug (floppy disk drive,
hidden behind the backplane)
1. 24-pin ATX (motherboard power
connector)
2. 4-pin +12V (motherboard power
connector, hidden behind the
cables)
3. 8-pin +12V (motherboard power)
4. 4-pin plug (optical drive)
5. 2 x 4-pin plugs (SAS backplane)
6. 4-pin plug (floppy disk drive,
hidden behind the backplane)
Make sure to unplug ALL power cables from the system devices before
removing the power supply unit.
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To remove the power supply unit (PSU):
1. Remove the chassis cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover.”
2. Lay the chassis on a flat, stable surface.
3. Locate the four screws on the
rear panel. Remove the screws
and set them aside.
4. Locate and remove the screws
that secure the PSU bracket to
the chassis.
5. Slide the bracket in the direction
of the arrow and remove it from
the chassis.
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6. Carefully slide the PSU in the
direction of the arrow until it
disengages from the chassis.
To reinstall the power supply unit:
1. Carefully slide the PSU in the
direction of the arrow.
2. Secure the PSU to the chassis
with the four screws you removed
earlier.
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3. Slide in the PSU bracket.
4. Align the screw holes.
5. Secure the bracket with screws
you removed earlier.
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This chapter describes how to install optional components into the
barebone server.
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The items required for the optional configurations described in this
chapter are not included in the standard barebone system package.
These items are purchased separately.
3.1 P
reparing the system for rack mounting
3.1.1 Removing the footpads or roller wheels
Refer to section “2.10.7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels” for instructions
on removing the footpads or roller wheels.
3.1.2 Removing the top cover
To remove the top cover:
1. Remove the chassis cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover.”
2. Remove the front panel assembly. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the
front panel assembly.
3. Carefully slide out protruding portion of the top cover as shown.
4. Locate two round mylars on top
cover.
5. Carefully remove each mylar
using a sharp, flat object such as
the edge of a cutter.
3.1.3 Attaching the rack rails
Refer to the installation guide that came with the Rackmount Rail Kit for
instructions on how to attach the rails and on the barebone server system
and the corresponding rails on the industrial rack.
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3.2 I nstalling ASUS certified CPU heatsink
and fan assembly
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Place the heatsink on top of
installed CPU, making sure that
the fan face to front and the four
screws on the heatsink align.
2. Use a Philips screwdriver to
tihghten the four heatsink screws
in a diagonal sequence.
3. Connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin
connector labeled CPU_FAN1.
Do not forget to connect
the CPU fan cable! Hardware
monitoring errors may
occur if you fail to plug this
connector.
CPU_FAN1
connector
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the other heatsink if you have installed a
second CPU, then connect the fan cable to the 4‑pin connector labeled
CPU_FAN2.
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This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
w it h t h e s er v er . T h is c h a p t er
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1 Motherboard layouts
DSBV-D model
26.7cm (10.5in)
ATXPWR1
KBPWR1
PSUSMB1
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V2
ATX12V1
DSBV-D
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
USBPW12
USB1
USB2
FBD_FAN1
CPU1
COM1
FB-DIMM_12 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_11 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_10 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_02 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
FB-DIMM_01 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FB-DIMM_00 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
RJ-45
(LAN1)
DIP_SW1
LAN_BW1
REAR_FAN1
Intel
82563EB
®
REAR_FAN2
PCIE1
CLRTC1
PCIE2
VGA_EN1
PCI3
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN4
BUZZER1
RAID_SEL1
SATA2
SATA1
ASMB3
PCIX4
Super
I/O
+12V4LED1
SB_PWR1
LPT1
8Mb
FWH
®
Intel
6321ESB
PCIX5
COM2
PCIX6
SGIOP1
RECOVERY1
FLOPPY1
FRNT_FAN2
USBPW34
USB34
FRNT_FAN3
SATA4
SATA3
ATI
ES1000
SATA6
SATA5
LAN_EN1
30.5cm (12in)
®
Intel
5000V
RJ-45
(LAN2)
PANEL1
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
FRNT_FAN1
BPSMB1
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Layout contents
Slots/Sockets
1.CPU sockets
2.FB-DIMM sockets
3.PCI/PCI-X slots
4.DDR2 SODIMM socket
5.PCI Express x8 slot
6.PCI Express x16 slot
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Jumpers
1.Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
2.LAN bandwidth setting (3-pin LAN_BW1)
3.USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
4.Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
5.VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
6.LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN1_EN1)
7.Intel® 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
8.Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
9.DIP Switches (DIP_SW1)
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Rear panel connectors
1.PS/2 mouse port (green)
2.PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
3.USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
4.Serial (COM1) port
5.Video Graphics Adapter port
6.LAN (RJ-45) ports
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Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6)
4. Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED)
5. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB34)
6. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
7. C
PU and ststem fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2,
FRNT_FAN1/2/3/4, FBD_FAN1)
8. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
9. SSI power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1, 4-pin ATX12V2)
10. Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
11. Backplane SMBus connector (7-1 pin BPSMB1)
12. Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPO1)
13. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
14. System panel auxiliary connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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4.2 Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap
on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins
1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
DSBV-D
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC1
1 2
DSBV-D Clear RTC RAM
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2 3
Normal
(Default)
Clear CMOS
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DSBV-D
2. LAN bandwidth setting (3-pin LAN_BW1)
This jumper allows you to set the LAN bandwidth setting for more
efficient IP load distribution.
LAN_BW1
1 2
2 3
Balanced mode
(Default)
Centric mode
DSBV-D LAN bandwidth setting
DSBV-D
3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S4 sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power
supply in reduced power mode).
USBPW12
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
USBPW34
1 2
DSBV-D USB device wake up
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
• The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system will not power up.
• If you are using Windows® 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4
to wake up the system from S4 sleep mode.
• The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
DSBV-D
KBPWR1
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
DSBV-D Keyboard power setting
DSBV-D
5. VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard VGA
controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
VGA_EN1
1 2
DSBV-D VGA setting
4-
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
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DSBV-D
6. LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Intel ®
82563EB Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
LAN1_EN1
1 2
2 3
Enable
(Default)
Disable
DSBV-D LAN1_EN setting
DSBV-D
7. Intel® 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
(PA4 model only)
This jumper allows you to select the Serial ATA RAID configuration
utility to use when you create disk arrays. Both utilities are supported
by the Intel® 6321ESB. Place the jumper caps on pins 1-2 if you want
to use the LSI MegaRAID Serial ATA RAID utility (default); otherwise,
place the jumper caps on pins 2-3 to use the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager (IMSM).
RAID_SEL1
1 2
3rd party RAID
(LSI MegaRAID)
(Default)
2 3
3rd party RAID
(Intel® IMSM)
DSBV-D 6321ESB SATA port S/W RAID setting
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8. Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings
when it becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
1.P repare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the
motherboard and the Phoenix Phlash16 utility. Make sure you
download the correct BIOS for your motherboard model.
2.Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
3.Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the BIOS.
4.Shut down the system.
5.Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
DSBV-D
6.Turn on the system.
RECOVERY1
1 2
DSBV-D BIOS recovery setting
2 3
Normal
(Default)
BIOS Recovery
DSBV-D
9. DIP switches (DIP_SW1)
This switch allows you to set up the fan connections. Set the switch
to ON if you are using a 4-pin fan (PWM fan) cable plug, or to OFF if
you are using a 3-pin (DC fan) plug.
OFF ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DSBV-D DIP switches
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DIP_SW1
ON:4-PIN FAN
OFF:3-PIN FAN
SW1:CPU_FAN1 (switch ON)
SW2:CPU_FAN2 (switch ON)
SW3:FRNT_FAN1 (switch OFF)
SW4:FRNT_FAN2 (switch OFF)
SW5:FRNT_FAN3 (switch OFF)
SW6:FRNT_FAN4 (switch OFF)
SW7:REAR_FAN1 (switch OFF)
SW8:REAR_FAN2 (switch OFF)
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4.3 Connectors
4.3.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
3. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
4. Serial (COM1) port. This 9-pin communication port is for pointing
devices or other serial devices.
5. Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
6. LAN (RJ-45) ports. These ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the
LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
Status Description
OFF
No link
GREEN Linked
BLINKINGData activity
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SPEED LED
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1000 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
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4.3.2 Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
DSBV-D
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
DSBV-D Floppy disk drive connector
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
2. IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
DSBV-D
• Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
• Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
PRI_IDE1
DSBV-D IDE connector
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PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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DSBV-D
3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5,
SATA6 )( PA4 model only )
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
DSBV-D SATA connectors
SATA2
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA4
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
SATA6
SATA5
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
Only connects SATA1, SATA2, SATA3 , and SATA4 are working in
TS500-E4/PA4 model.
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DSBV-D
4. Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This connector is used to connect to a hard disk drive active LED
connector on the SCSI or RAID card.
1
HDLED1
DSBV-D storage card activity LED connector
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Power
USB PortB(-)
USB PortB(+)
GND
NC
DSBV-D
5. USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB cable to this
connector and another USB connector on the front I/O board. This
USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specification that supports up
to 480 Mbps connection speed.
1
Power
USB PortA(-)
USB PortA(+)
GND
USB34
DSBV-D USB connector
DSBV-D
6. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
COM2
PIN 1
DSBV-D Serial port connectors
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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7. CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2,
FRNT_FAN1/2/3/4, FBD_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88
W max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V.
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard,
making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin
of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
DSBV-D Fan connectors
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
FRNT_FAN3
FRNT_FAN4
FRNT_FAN1
FBD_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
REAR_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN4
FRNT_FAN3
REAR_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
REAR_FAN2
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
REAR_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
FBD_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
DSBV-D
CPU_FAN1
PSUSMB1
I2CCLK
I2CDAT
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
DSBV-D
8. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power supply
supports the SMBus function.
DSBV-D Power supply SMBus connector
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9. SSI power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1, 4-pin
ATX12V2)
These connectors are for SSI power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
• For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use an SSI
12 V-compliant power supply unit (PSU) for LGA771‑socket Intel®
Xeon Dual Core processors (Bensley platform).
• Do not forget to connect the 24+8+4-pin power plugs; otherwise,
the system will not boot up.
• Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
• You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATXPWR1
ATX12V1
12V2
12V2
12V1
12V1
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
GND
GND
8-pin
GND
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
DSBV-D
24-pin Power Connector
ATX12V2
4-pin
DSBV-D ATX power connectors
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GND
+12V DC
GND
+12V DC
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SLCT
PE
BUSY
ACK#
SPD7
SPD6
SPD5
SPD4
SPD3
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
DSBV-D
10.Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
This connector is for a parallel port. Connect the parallel port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis.
Pin 1
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
SLIN#
PINIT#
ERROR#
AFD#
LPT1
DSBV-D Parallel port connector
DSBV-D
11.Backplane SMBus connector (7-1 pin BPSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
BPSMB1
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12CDAT P2
+5V
FAN_PWM
DSBV-D BPSMB connector
FAN_DC1
I2CCLK P2
1
4-15
DSBV-D
12.Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
This connector is used to the SGPIO peripherals for the LSI MegaRAID
SATA LED.
SGPIO1
4-16
GND
SATA_SLOAD
SATA_SCLK
DSBV-D SGPIO connector
SDATAOUT0
SDATAOUT1
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13.System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
POWERLED+
NC
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
DSBV-D
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
DSBV-D System panel connector
IDELED+
IDELED-
PANEL1
• System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
• Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
• System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
• ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
• Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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14.System panel auxiliary connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front
panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
2
2
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
LAN1_LINK
LAN1_ACT
LAN2_ACT
LAN2_LINK
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
DSBV-D
1
+5VSB
PIN1
DSBV-D System panel auxiliary connector
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
AUX_PANEL1
3
4
5
4
1.
2.
3.
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
Chassis intrusion (2 pin CHASSIS)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to these
leads to record a chassis intrusion event.
4. Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
These leads are for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
5. Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
These leads are for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
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This chapter tells hoe to change the
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
BIOS information
Chapter 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. Phoenix Phlash16 BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode
using a bootable floppy disk.)
2. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
3. ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or Phoenix Phlash16 BIOS
utilities. Refer to page 5-3 for details.
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.ss
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
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c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2U pdating the BIOS using the Phoenix
Phlash16 Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the Phoenix
Phlash16 Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this
utility.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file
to BIOS.WPH. Save the file to a floppy disk.
Make sure you copy the correct BIOS file for the specific model of your
motherboard. Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid
loading the wrong BIOS file.
2. Copy the Phoenix Phlash16 (phlash16.exe) utility from the Software
folder of the support CD to the floppy disk with the latest BIOS file.
3. Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk you
created earlier.
4. When the A:> appears, replace the bootable floppy disk with the floppy
disk containing the new BIOS file and the Phoenix Phlash16 Utility.
5. At the prompt, type the following command string:
phlash16 /mode=3 BIOS.WPH.
6. The Phoenix Phlash16 Utility automatically updates the BIOS.
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
7. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Make sure you remove the floppy disk from the drive
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5.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support
CD and a floppy disk.
Prepare the motherboard support CD and a floppy disk before using this
utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1. Insert the blank floppy disk to a PC, then boot from the support CD; the
screen will show several optional items.
2. Select the item “ Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette”.
For PA4 model
A) FreeDOS command prompt
B) Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 32 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
C) Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 64 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
D) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Win2k Driver Disk
E) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for WinXP/Win2k3 32 bit Driver Disk
F) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for WinXP/Win2k3 64 bit Driver Disk
G) Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
H) ESB2 ASF firmware update
Please choose A TO H:
For PX4 model
A) FreeDOS command prompt
B) Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
C) Flash Phoenix BIOS for TS500-E4/PX4 system
D) ESB2 ASF Firmware update
E) Write TS500-E4/PX4 FRU
Please choose A TO E:
3. After the floppy disk is created, put this disk in the floppy disk drive,
then turn on the machine.
4. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy for the recovery information.
RN50 DDR1 A21 BIOS
5. When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
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Phoenix Phlash16 Utility Version 1.6.1.9
Copyright (c) Phoenix Technologies Ltd., 2005
Performing the following function
Load Image File
Verify interface information
Backup system BIOS ROM
Check flash memory type(s)
Flash memory block:
Save block
Restore block
Zero out block
Erase block
Program block
Verify block
Flash programming complete
BIOS.WPH
30% Read in
Identifying flash memory part type
00:00:00 (18)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
6. When the utility completes the updating process, a message
appears, informing you that the flash memory has been programmed
successfully.
Phoenix Phlash16 Utility Version 1.6.1.9
Copyright (c) Phoenix Technologies Ltd., 2005
Phoenix Phlash16 Status
Performing
thesuccessfully
following function
Flash memory
has been
programmed
Load Image File
BIOS.WPH
PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART THE SYSTEM
Verify interface information
If the system does not restart
Backup systemTURN
BIOSTHE
ROMPOWER OFF, THEN ON
Check flash memory type(s)
Flash memory block:
Save block
Restore block
..........................
Zero out block
..........................
Erase block
√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√.
Program block
.√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√
Verify block
.√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√
Flash programming complete
Flash part: SST49LF008A DeviceID:
Ready to restart the system
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7. Press the power button for more than four seconds to turn off the
system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
5.1.4 ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1. Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
3. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update main window appears.
2. S e l e c t U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
the Internet option from the
drop‑down menu, then click
Next.
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3. S e l e c t t h e A S U S F T P s i t e
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click Auto Select. Click
Next.
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4. From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
5. Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update main window appears.
2. Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Save.
4. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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5.2 BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) chip
that you can update using the provided utility described in section “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 LPC chip.
The LPC chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start
up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this
program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the
Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
• The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default
Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.8 Exit Menu.”
• The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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5.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Server
Configuration fields
General help
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
System Date
System Time
Floppy A
[04/19/2006]
[15 : 30 : 36]
[1.44/1.25 MB 3
IDE Configuration
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
SATA Port 1
SATA Port 2
SATA Port 3
SATA Port 4
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Item Specific Help
1/2”
]
<Tab>, <Shift+Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Sub-menu items
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Legend bar
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
Server
For changing the advanced server settings
Security
For changing the security settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
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5.2.3 Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend
bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding
functions.
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<F9>
Loads setup default values
<Esc>Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from
a sub‑menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Page Down or – (minus)Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
Page Up or + (plus) Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted
field
<Enter>Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<F10>
Saves changes and exit
5.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
5.2.5 Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the
iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user‑configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item.
You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
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5.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
System Date
System Time
Floppy A
[04/19/2006]
[15 : 30 : 36]
[1.44/1.25 MB 3
IDE Configuration
IDE Channel 0 Master [None]
IDE Channel 0 Slave [None]
SATA Port 1 Disabled
[None]
Kb SATA Port 2 360
[None]
MB SATA Port 3 1.2
[None]
Kb SATA Port 4 720
[None]
1.44/1.25 MB
2.88 MB System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
5
5
3
3
3
Item Specific Help
1/2”]
<Tab>, <Shift+Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
1/4”
1/4”
1/2”
1/2”
1/2”
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
5.2.8 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3 Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
System Date
System Time
[06/16/2006]
[15 : 30 : 36]
Floppy A
[1.44/1.25 MB 31/2”]
IDE Configuration
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
SATA Port 1
SATA Port 2
SATA Port 3
SATA Port 4
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Item Specific Help
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
System Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
5.3.1 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.2 System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.3 Floppy A [1.44/1.25 MB 3
1/2”
]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360 Kb 5 1/4”] [1.2 MB 5 1/4”] [720 Kb 3 1/2” ] [1.44/1.25 MB 3
1/2”] [2.88 MB 3 1/2”]
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5.3.4 IDE Configuration
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
IDE Configuration
Item Specific Help
Fixed disk boot sector:[Normal]
Write protects boot sector
on hard disk to protect
against viruses.
S-ATA Configuration
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Fixed disk boot sector [Normal]
Setting this item to [Write Protect] prevents write access to the boot
sector on the hard disk to protect against viruses. The defaul setting
[Normal] allows write access. Configuration options: [Normal] [Write
Protect]
S-ATA Configuration
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
S-ATA Configuration
Parallel ATA
Serial ATA
SATA Controller Mode Option
SATA RAID Enable
SATA AHCI Enable
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enhanced]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable the PATA
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Parallel ATA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel ATA function. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial ATA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA function. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Controller Mode Option [Enhanced]
Allows selection of the Serial ATA operation mode depending on
the operating system (OS) that you installed. When you set this
item to Enhanced Mode, Serial ATA and Parallel ATA devices are
auto‑detected and placed in native IDE mode. Set to Enhanced
Mode if you are using native OS, such as Windows ® 2000/XP.
When you set this item to Compatible Mode, Serial ATA and
Parallel ATA devices are auto‑detected and placed in legacy mode.
Configuration options: [Compatible] [Enhanced]
The following items appear only if you set the SATA Controller Mode
Option item to [Enhanced].
SATA RAID Enable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA RAID function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA AHCI Enable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA AHCI function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
• AHCI mode item will support only under Windows environment.
• Due to the driver limitation, you will not find any SATA driver if you
install Fedora core 4.
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5.3.5 I DE Channel 0 Master/Slave; SATA Port
1/2/3/4
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
IDE Channel 0 Master
Type:
Item Specific Help
[Auto]
User = you enter
Paremeters of hard-disk
driver installed at this
connection.
Multi-Sector Transfers[Disabled]
LBA Mode Control
[Disabled]
32-Bit I/O
[Disabled]
Transfer Mode
[Standard]
Ultra DMA Mode
[Disabled]
Auto = autotypes hard-disk
drive installed here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM drive is
installed here.
ATAPI Removable =
removable disk drive is
installed here.
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CD-ROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ATAPI Removable] if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Select [User] to manually enter the
parameters of the device. Configuration options: [Auto] [User] [Other
ATAPI] [IDE Removable] [CD‑ROM] [ATAPI Removable]
• Except for 32-Bit I/O item, the following items become user
-configurable when the Type item is not set to [Auto].
• For items that have no sub-menu, you have to use -/+ for values
changing.
Multi-Sector Transfers [Disabled]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to 2~16 Sectors,
the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time
if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4 Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16
Sectors]r
LBA Mode Control [Disabled]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Enabled enables the LBA
mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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32-Bit I/O [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Transfer Mode [Stadard]
Allows you to select the mothod for the data transferring if the hard disk
supports this feature. Configuration options: [Standard] [Fast PIO 1] [Fast
PIO 2] [Fast PIO 3] [Fast PIO 4] [FPIO 3 / DMA 1] [FPIO 4 / DMA2]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
When this item is set to [Mode 0-5], the UDMA capability allows improved
transfer speeds and data integrity for supported IDE devices. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4] [Mode
5]
5.3.6 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
System Information
Model Name
Model ID
ASUS BIOS
Version
Date
Item Specific Help
ASUS DSBV-D
8032A0
The detailed information
for CPUs
1001
07/14/2006
Processor Information
System Memory Information
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
The items in this menu are non-user configurable.
Model Name/Model ID
Displays the ASUS internal model information.
ASUS BIOS
Displays the BIOS revision and build date.
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Processor Information
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Processor Information
Item Specific Help
*** CPU1 :
Brand
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.83GHz
Speed
2.800GHz
Ratio
Actual 17 Max 17
Cache
L1/32 KB L2/4096 KB
ID/uCode 0F64h/02h
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
All items on this menu
cannot be modified in user
mode. If any items require
changes, please consult
your system Supervisor.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
System Memory Information
Displays the auto-detected system memory information.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Speed
:
Total Memory:
DIMM_00-DIMM_01-DIMM_02-DIMM_10-DIMM_11-DIMM_12--
F1
ESC
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System Memory Information
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
DDR2 533
1024MB
1024MB, AMB Temperature: 18
None
None
None
None
None
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
All items on this menu
cannot be modified in user
mode. If any items require
changes, please consult
your system Supervisor.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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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.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
WARNING:Setting wrong value in below sections may
cause system to malfunction.
Advanced Processor Options
Chipset Configuration
PCI Configuration
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
Peripheral Devices Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Power On Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Item Specific Help
Options for CPU
5.4.1 Advanced Processor Options
For Xeon 5000 Series CPU
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced Processor Options
Multiprocessor Specification
Frequency Ratio
Hyperthreading:
[1.4]
[Default]
[Enabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
Machine Checking
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Fast String Operations
Compatible FPU Code
Split Lock operations
C1 Enhanced Mode
No Execute Mode Mem Protection
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3
Echo TPR
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
F1
ESC
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Item Specific Help
Configures the MP
Specification revision
level. Some operating
systems will require
1.1 for compatibility
reasons.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
For Xeon 5100 Series CPU
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced Processor Options
Multiprocessor Specification
Numbers of Stop Grant
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
Machine Checking
[1.4]
[Per Core]
Fast String Operations
Compatible FPU Code
Split Lock operations
C1 Enhanced Mode
No Execute Mode Mem Protection
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3
Echo TPR
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
F1
ESC
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
ASUS TS500-E4
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Item Specific Help
Configures the MP
Specification revision
level. Some operating
systems will require
1.1 for compatibility
reasons.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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Scroll down to display the following item:
Advanced Processor Options
Discrete MTRR Allocation
Intel EIST support:
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Multiprocessor Specification [1.4]
Allows you to configure the MP Specification revision level. Configuration
options: [1.1] [1.4]
The following screens appear when you install Intel® Xeon 5000 series CPU.
Frequency Ratio [Default]
Allows you to select the processor frequency ratio. Configuration options:
[Default] [X 12] [X 13] [X 14] [X 15] [X 16] [X 17]
Hyperthreading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following screens appear when you install Intel® Xeon 5100 series CPU.
Numbers of Stop Grant [Per Core]
Allows you to select the numbers of stop grant. Configuration options:
[Single] [Per Core]
The following screens appear when you install either Intel® Xeon 5000
and 5100 series CPUs.
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Machine Checking [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Fast String Operations [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Compatible FPU Code [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Split Lock operations [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C1 Enhanced Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E mode. In C1E mode, the CPU power
consumption is lower when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Echo TPR [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Discrete MTRR Allocation [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel EIST support [Enabled]
Enables or disables EIST support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
No Execute Mode Mem Protection [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set Max Ext CPUID = 3 [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support
CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
5.4.2 Chipset Configuration
This menu shows the chipset configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Item Specific Help
Chipset Configuration
Crystal Beach Configure Enable
SERR Signal Condition
Demand Scrub Enable
Patrol Scrub Enable
[Enabled]
[Single Bit]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
Memory Branch Mode
Branch 0 Rank Interleave
Branch 0 Rank Sparing
Enhanced x8 Detection
Force ITK Config Clocking
[256 MB]
[Interleave]
[4:1]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
FBDIMM(s) Thermal Throttling
Open Loop Type
Environment Temperature
[Open Loop]
[Best Performan]
[025 OC]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable Configuration/
Memory mapped accesses
to the Crystal Beach
Configuration space
located in
Device 8, Fn 0, and Fn 1.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Scroll down to display the following item:
[025 OC]
[2.0]
Temperature Rise
FBDIMM(S) Air Flow
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
ASUS TS500-E4
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
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Crystal Beach Configure Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Configuration/Memory mapped accesses
to the Crystal Beach Configuration space located in Device 8, Fn 0, and Fn 1.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SERR Signal Condition [Single Bit]
Allows you to select the ECC error that the SERR# asserts. Configuration
options: [None] [Single Bit] [Multiple Bit] [Both]
Demand Scrub Enable [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Demand Scrubbing. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Patrol Scrub Enable [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Patrol Scrubbing. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4GB PCI Hole Granularity [256 MB]
Allows you to select the granularity of the PCI hole for PCI resource.
Configuration options: [256 MB] [512 MB] [1.0 GB] [2.0 GB]
Memory Branch Mode [Interleave]
Allows you to select the memory branch mode. Configuration options:
[Sequential] [Interleave] [Mirror] [Single channel 0]
Branch 0 Rank Interleave [4:1]
Allows you to select the Branch 0 Rank Interleave. Configuration options:
[1:1] [2:1] [4:1]
Branch 0 Rank Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Branch 0 rank/DIMM Sparing feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced x8 Detection [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the enhanced x8 DRAM UC error detection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Force ITK Config Clocking [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the FBD configuration for ITK test suite.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
FBDIMM(s) Thermal Throttling [Open Loop]
Allows you to disable or set the thermal throttling control. Configuration
options: [Open Loop] [Close Loop] [ASUS MemCool Fan] [Disabled]
Open Loop Type [Best Performance]
Allows you to select the Open Loop Type. Configuration options: [Best
Performance] [Best Acoustic] [User Define]
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5.4.3 PCI Configuration
This menu shows the PCI configuration settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCI Configuration
Reset Configuration Data
Plug & Play OS
Palette Snooping
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
F1
ESC
Device,
Device,
Device,
Device,
Device,
Device,
Help
Exit
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
[No]
[No]
[Disabled]
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Select ‘Yes’ if you want
to clear the Extended
System Configuration Data
(ESCD) area.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Reset Configuration Data [No]
This item allows you to clear the Extended System Configuration Data
(ESCD) area. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Plug & Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI Device, Slot #1~6
Allows you to configure the specific PCI devices.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCI Device, Slot #1
Optional ROM Scan:
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Initialize device
expansion ROM
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Optional ROM Scan [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the device expansion ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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5.4.4 ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
The items in this menu allow you to display the USB configuration settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
ICH USB Control Sub-Menu
USB Function
[Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller
Legacy USB Support:
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Item Specific Help
Enable USB host
controller.
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the USB host controller. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only if you enable the USB Function item.
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. Setting this
item to [Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the
BIOS to turn on automatically when you install high speed USB devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Setting to [Enabled] allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. if no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.5 Peripheral Devices Configuration
This menu shows the peripheral devices configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Peripheral Devices Configuration
COM1 Port:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
COM2 Port:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Parallel port:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Mode:
DMA channel
Floppy disk controller
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
[Enabled]
[378]
[IRQ 4]
[Enabled]
[Normal]
[2F8]
[IRQ 3]
[Enabled]
[378]
[IRQ 7]
[ECP]
[DMA 3]
[Enabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Item Specific Help
Configure serial port A
using option:
[Disabled]
No configuration
[Enabled]
User configuration
[Auto]
BIOS or OS chooses
configuration
[OS Controlled]
Displayed when
controlled OS
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
COM1 Port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure serial port A. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled] [Auto]
Base I/O address [3F8]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. Configuration
options: [3F8] [2F8] [3E8] [2E8]
Interrupt [IRQ 4]
Allows you to set the interrupt for serial port A. Configuration options: [IRQ
3] [IRQ 4]
COM2 Port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure serial port B. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled] [Auto]
Mode [Normal]
Allows you to set the mode for serial port B. Configuration options: [Normal]
[IR] [ASK-IR]
Base I/O address [2F8]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. Configuration
options: [3F8] [2F8] [3E8] [2E8]
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Interrupt [IRQ 3]
Allows you to set the interrupt for serial port B. Configuration options: [IRQ
3] [IRQ 4]
Parallel port [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the parallel port. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled] [Auto]
Base I/O address [378]
Allows you to select the base I/O address for the parallel port. Configuration
options: [378] [278] [3BC]
Interrupt [IRQ 7]
Allows you to set the interrupt for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ 5] [IRQ 7]
Mode [ECP]
Allows you to set the mode for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[Output only] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
DMA channel [DMA 3]
Allows you to set the DMA channel for the parallel port. Configuration
options: [DMA 1] [DMA 3]
Floppy disk controller [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the floppy disk controller. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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5.4.6 ACPI Configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
ACPI Configuration
ACPI Version Features
Headless Mode
ACPI EMS Support
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[ACPI v1.0]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Enable RSDP pointers
to 64-bit Fixed System
Description Tables.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
ACPI Version Features [ACPI v1.0]
Allows you to enable RSDP pointers to 64-bit fixed system description
tables. Configuration options: [ACPI v1.0] [ACPI v2.0] [ACPI v3.0]
Headless Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the headless operation mode through ACPI.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI EMS Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI EMS support. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.7 Power On Configuration
This menu shows the power configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power On Configuration
Item Specific Help
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Last State]
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power-On
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
By
By
By
By
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
PME#
RTC Alarm
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Configures the system state
after recovering from
power failure.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into “off state” after an AC power
interruption. When set to [Power On], the system turns on automatically
after a power interruption. When set to [Last State], the system goes into
whatever was the system state (on or off) before the power interruption.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the
system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least
1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME and onboard LAN to generate a
wake-up event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake-up event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following items appear only if you enable the Power On By RTC
Alarm item.
RTC Alarm Date [0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display
a date chart. Press <+> or <-> to change scroll through the options, then
press <Enter> when done. The default setting [0] is equivalent to everyday
alarm. Configuration options: [0] [1] ~ [31]
RTC Alarm Date [00 : 00 : 00]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Press <+> or <-> to set the desired value.
2. Use the left/right arrow key or press <Tab> to move to the next field.
3. Press <Enter> when done.
5.4.8 Hardware Monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitor configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
The following screens appear when you install Intel® 5000 series CPU.
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Domain 0 Temperature
CPU1 Domain 1 Temperature
CPU2 Domain 0 Temperature
CPU2 Domain 1 Temperature
SYSTEM1 Temperature
SYSTEM2 Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
CPU_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN1 Speed
FRN_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN3 Speed
FRN_FAN4 Speed
REAR_FAN1 Speed
REAR_FAN2 Speed
Smart Fan Control
F1
ESC
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PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
0oC/32oF
0oC/32oF
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
2925 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
[Smart Fan II]
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Chapter 5: BIOS information
Scroll down to display more items:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Domain 0 Target Temperature
CPU1 Domain 1 Target Temperature
CPU2 Domain 0 Target Temperature
CPU2 Domain 1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM2 Target Temperature
[075]
[075]
[075]
[075]
[060oC]
[060oC]
FBD_FAN1 Speed
VCORE0 Voltage
VCORE1 Voltage
VTT
+1.5V +1.8V +3V
+12V
+5V +5VSB
VBAT N/A
1.25 V
1.25 V
1.21 V
1.56 V
1.79 V
3.28 V
11.91 V
4.87 V
4.96 V
3.10 V
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Item Specific Help
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
The following screens appear when you install Intel® 5100 series CPU.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
Item Specific Help
CPU1 Throttle Temperature Margin
CPU2 Throttle Temperature Margin
SYSTEM1 Temperature
SYSTEM2 Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
CPU_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN1 Speed
FRN_FAN2 Speed
FRN_FAN3 Speed
FRN_FAN4 Speed
REAR_FAN1 Speed
REAR_FAN2 Speed
Smart Fan Control
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
39oC/102oF
29oC/84oF
2925 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
[Smart Fan II]
F1
ESC
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
ASUS TS500-E4
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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Scroll down to display more items:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
Item Specific Help
CPU1 Throttle Temperature Margin
CPU2 Throttle Temperature Margin
SYSTEM1 Target Temperature
SYSTEM2 Target Temperature
[060]
[060]
[050]
[050]
FBD_FAN1 Speed
VCORE0 Voltage
VCORE1 Voltage
VTT
+1.5V
+1.8V +3V
+12V
+5V +5VSB VBAT N/A
1.25 V
1.25 V
1.21 V
1.56 V
1.79 V
3.28 V
11.91 V
4.87 V
4.96 V
3.10 V
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Full fan speed will
be started when the
temperature reaches the
selected target value.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
CPU1/2 Domain 0/1 Temperature (CPU1/2 Throttle
Temperature Margin), SYSTEM1/2 Temperature,
CPU_FAN1/2 Speed, FRN_FAN1/2/3/4 Speed,
REAR_FAN1/2 Speed
These fields show the auto-detected values and are not user-configurable.
If no fan is installed, the field shows 0 RPM.
Smart Fan Control [Smart Fan II]
Allows you to disable or configure the Smart Fan feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Smart Fan] [Smart Fan II]
CPU1/2 Domain 0/1 Target Temperature (CPU1/2 Throttle
Temperature Margin)
Allows you to set the target CPU temperature at which the CPU fan
will start running if the fan is not yet turned on. Configuration options:
[54]~[76]
SYSTEM1/2 Target Temperature
Allows you to set the target sytem temperature at which the system fan
will start running if the fan is not yet turned on. Configuration options:
[39]~[60]
FBD_FAN1 Speed, VCORE0/1 Voltage, VTT, +1.5V, +1.8V,
+3V, +12V, +5V, +5VSB, VBAT
These fields show the auto-detected values and are not user-configurable.
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5.5 Server menu
This Server menu items allow you to customize the server features.
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Console Redirection
DMI Event Logging
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
Additional setup
menus to configure
console.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
5.5.1 Console Redirection
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Console Redirection
Com Port Address
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
If enabled, it will
use a port on the
motherboard.
[Disabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Com Port Address [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or select the COM port to use. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [On-board COM A] [On-board COM B]
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The following items appear only if you set the Com Port Address item to
[On-board COM A] or [On-board COM B].
Baud Rate [115.2K]
Allows you to enable the specified baud rate. Configuration options: [300]
[1200] [2400] [9600] [19.2K] [38.4K] [57.6K] [115.2K]
Console Type [PC-ANSI, 7bit]
Allows you to enable the specified console type. Configuration options:
[VT100] [VT100, 8bit] [PC-ANSI, 7bit] [PC ANSI] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8]
[ASCII]
Flow Control [CTS/RTS]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection. Configuration
options: [None] [XON/XOFF] [CTS/RTS]
Console connection [Direct]
Allows you to select the console connection. [Direct] indicates that the
console is connected directed to the system. [Via modem] indicates that a
modem is used to connect. Configuration options: [Direct] [Via modem]
Continue C.R. after POST [Off]
Set this item to [On] if you want console redirection to continue after the
operating system has loaded. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
# of video pages to support [1]
Allows you to set the number of video pages to allocate for console
redirection when the video hardware is not available. Press <-> or <+> to
set the value, or enter the value using the numeric keypad. Configuration
options: [1] ~ [8]
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5.5.2 DMI Event Logging
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
DMI Event Logging
Event log validity
Event log capacity
valid
Space Available
View DMI event log
[Enter]
Event Logging
ECC Event Logging
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Mark DMI events as read
Clear all DMI event logs
[Enter]
[No]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
View the contents of the
DMI event log.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Event log validity, Event log capacity
Displays the auto-detected system information.
View DMI event log [Enter]
Press <Enter> to view the contents ofthe DMI event log.
Event Logging [Enabled]
Enables or disables to allows logging of DMI events. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Event Logging [Enabled]
Enables or disables to allows logging of ECC events. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Mark DMI events as read [Enter]
Enter to mark all DMI events in the event log as read.
Clear all DMI event logs [No]
Allows you to keep or clear the DMI event log after rebooting. Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
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5.6 Security menu
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Password Check
Password Lock Mode
Removable Device Boot
Flash Write
[Enter]
[Enter]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Supervisor Password Is [Clear]
User Password Is [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2. Type in a password using a combination of a maximum of eight (8)
alpha-numeric characters, then press <Enter>.
3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to Set.
To clear the password:
1. Select the item Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password,
depending on which password you want to clear. Press <Enter>.
The following message appears:
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Item Specific Help
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Set User Password
[Enter]
Password Check
[Setup]
Password Lock Mode Set[Disabled]
Supervisor
Removable Device Boot
[Enabled]
Flash Write
[Enabled]
Enter Current Password
Enter new password
Confirm new password
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Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Password
[
[
[
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
]
]
]
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
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2. In the Enter current password field, type in your current password. Press
<Enter>.
3. The cursor moves to the next field, Enter new password.
Press <Enter>. Do not type anything in this field.
4. The cursor moves to the next field, Confirm new password.
Press <Enter>. Do not type anything in this field.
5. When the confirmation message “Password has been changed” appears,
press <Enter>.
The display returns to the Security menu. Note that the password field
on top is changed to Clear.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you
need to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “4.2 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Password Lock Mode [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the keyboard is locked and the user has no privilege
to launch the BIOS setup utility when installing adapter cards during option
ROM initialization. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Removable Device Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable booting from a legacy floppy, USB floppy, or
IDE optical drive. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Flash Write [Enabled]
Set this item to [Disabled] to write-protect the BIOS flash memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.7 Boot menu
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Boot Features
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Specify the boot
priority sequence of all
boot devices.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
5.7.1 Boot Device Priority
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Boot priority order:
1: Legacy floppy drives
2: IDE 3: XXXX drive
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
Keys used to view or
configure devices: Up
and Down arrows select
a device. <+> and <->
moves the device up
or down. <f> and <r>
specifies the device as
fixed or removable.
<x> excludes or
includes the device to
boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables the device.
<1 - 4> Loads default
boot sequence.
Excluded from boot order:
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Refer to the following table for keys assigned to configure devices.
Key/s
<Up arrow> /
<Down arrow>
<+> / <-> <f> / <r>
<x> <Shift + 1> <1 - 4> 5-38
Use this key to...
select a device.
move the device up or down.
specify the device as fixed or removable.
exclude or include the device to boot.
enable or disable the device.
load default boot sequence.
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5.7.2 Boot Features
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Features
Quick Boot Full Logo Display
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Summary screen:
POST Errors
SETUP prompt
Interrupt 19 Capture
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto Detect]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
Allows the BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time needed
to boot the system.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Logo Display [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration
options: [Auto] [On] [Off]
PS/2 Mouse [Auto Detect]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto Detect]
Summary screen: [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the system configuration is displayed during
POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
POST Errors [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SETUP prompt [Enabled]
When this item is set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press
DEL to run Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.8 Exit menu
Main
Advanced
Server
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Exit
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
↑↓
→←
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Save any changes to CMOS,
exit BIOS Setup then reboot
system.
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select
Sub-Menu
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Save Changes and Exit
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears:
• select [Yes], then press <Enter> to save and exit.
• select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option then press <Enter> if you wish to exit the Setup utility
without saving your changes.
When a confirmation window appears:
• select [Yes], then press <Enter> to discard your changes and exit.
• select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu.
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Discard Changes
Select this option to discard the changes that you made, and restore the
previously saved values.
When a confirmation window appears:
• select [Yes], then press <Enter> to discard any changes and load the
previously saved values.
• select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu.
Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F9>, to load the
optimized values for each of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears:
• select [Yes], then press <Enter> to load the default values.
• select [No], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
RAID Configuration
Chapter 6
6.1 Setting up RAID
The Intel® 6321ESB Southbridge chip comes with the LSI Logic Embedded
SATA RAID Utility and the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager. These utilities
support SATA hard disk drives and allow creation of RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
0+1, or RAID 5 (Intel® Matrix Storage Manager only) configuration.
This chapter provides instructions for TS500-E4/PA4 model only. For
TS500-E4/PX4, refer to the SAS/RAID card user guide which may be
contained in its driver CD.
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 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.
RAID 0+1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID
0+1 configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1
configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a
created RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a
floppy disk before you install an operating system to the selected hard
disk drive.
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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 the Intel® 6321ESB Southbridge chip. To do this:
1. Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2. Go to the Main Menu > IDE Configuration > S-ATA Configuration, then
press <Enter>.
3. Set the SATA Controller Mode Option item to [Enhanced], then press
<Enter>.
4. Set the SATA RAID Enable item to [Enabled].
5. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 5 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 Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility or the Intel® Matrix Storage
Technology if you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial ATA
connectors supported by the Intel® 6321ESB Southbridge.
Refer to the succeeding sections for details on how to use each RAID
configuration utility.
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SI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup
Utility (Only for PA4 Model)
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create
RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected
to the SATA connectors supported by the motherboard Southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility:
1. Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2. During POST, the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility
automatically detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays
any existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID auto configures to RAID 1 when the
SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
3. The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an
option from the Management Menu, then press <Enter>. Refer to the
Management Menu descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend
box allow you to navigate through the setup menu options or execute
commands. The keys on the legend box vary according to the menu
level.
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Menu
Description
ConfigureAllows you to create RAID 0 or RAID 1 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu
also allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or
select the boot drive
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the logical drives of a created RAID set
ObjectsAllows you to initialize logical drives or change the logical drive
parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check ConsistencyAllows you to check the data consistency of the logical drives of a
created RAID set
6.2.1 Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create a
RAID 0 or RAID 1 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the logical drive parameters are set automatically
including the size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
In New Configuration, you manually set the logical drive parameters and
assign the set size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1. From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2. Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
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3. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drives you want to include in the RAID
set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes
from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is
the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
4. Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>.
The configurable array appears on screen.
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5. Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including
a Logical Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive
parameters.
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6. Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
7. Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
8. When creating a RAID 1 set, select DWC from the Logical Drive menu,
then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 10.
9. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, then press <Enter>.
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data
loss.
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10.When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
Accept from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11.When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
Accept from the menu, then press <Enter>.
12.Follow steps 5 to 10 to configure additional logical drives.
13.When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to
the Management Menu.
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set is already existing, using the New Configuration command
erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete
the existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view
or create another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option:
1. From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2. Use the arrow keys to select New Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3. Follow steps 3 to 7 of the previous section.
4. Select Size from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
5. Key-in the desired logical drive size, then press <Enter>.
6. Follow steps 8 to 13 of the previous section to create the RAID set.
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6.2.2 Creating a RAID 10 set
You can create a RAID 10 set using four identical hard disk drives.
To create a RAID 10 set using the Easy Configuration option:
1. From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2. Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID
set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes
from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
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4. Select all the drives required for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
The configurable array appears on screen.
5. Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
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Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including
a Logical Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive
parameters.
6. Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
7. Select RAID 10 from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
8. Select DWC from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
9. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, then press <Enter>.
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10.When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
Accept from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11.When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to
the Management Menu.
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6.2.3 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration
using the View/Add Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1. From the Management Menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2. Use the arrow keys to select View/Add Configuration, then press
<Enter>.
3. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID
set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes
from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is
the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
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4. Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5. Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
6. Press <F10> again, and select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then
press <Enter>.
7. Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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8. Follow steps 8 to 12 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy
Configuration section.
9. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to
the Management Menu.
9. Follow steps 8 to 13 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy
Configuration section to add the new RAID configuration.
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6.2.4 Initializing the logical drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drives. You
may initialize the logical drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or
Objects command on the Management Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the logical drive using the Initialize command:
1. From the Management Menu, highlight Initialize, then press <Enter>.
2. The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select
the logical drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the logical
drive from the Logical Drive selection, then press <Enter>.
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3. When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to initialize
the drive without confirmation.
Initializing a logical drive(s) erases all data on the drive.
4. A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
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5. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
Using the Objects command
To initialize the logical drives using the Objects command:
1. From the Management Menu, highlight Objects, then press <Enter>.
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2. Select Logical Drive from the Objects sub-menu, then press <Enter>.
3. Select the logical drive to initialize from the Logical Drives sub‑menu,
then press <Enter>.
4. Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter> to start
initialization.
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5. When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to initialize
the drive without confirmation.
6. A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
7. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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6.2.5 Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command
in the Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive:
1. From the Management Menu, highlight Rebuild, then press <Enter>.
2. The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, then
press <SpaceBar>.
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3. After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. The indicator for the
selected drive now shows RBLD.
4. When prompted, press <Y> to to rebuild the drive.
5. When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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6.2.6 Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected
logical drive. The utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct
any differences in data redundancy depending on the selected option in the
Objects > Adapter menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for logical drives
included in a RAID 1 set.
Using the Check Consistency
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command:
1. From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency, then press
<Enter>.
2. The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select
the logical drive to check. Use the arrow keys to select the logical drive
from the Logical Drive selection, then press <Enter>.
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3. When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the
Consistency Check dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press
<F10> to check the drive consistency.
A progress bar appears on screen.
4. While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the
following options.
• Stop - Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the percentage
of disk checked, When you restart checking, it continues from
the last percentage completed rather than from zero percent.
• Continue - Continues the consistency check.
• Abort -Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it
continues from zero percent.
5. When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command:
1. From the Management Menu, select Objects, then select Logical Drive
from the menu.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the logical drive you want to check, then
press <Enter>.
3. Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter>.
4. When prompted, press <Y> to to check the drive.
5. When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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6.2.7 Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration:
1. From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
2. When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Clear
Configuration? dialog box, then press <Enter>.
The utility clears the current array.
3. Press any key to continue.
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6.2.8 Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the
boot drive from a RAID set. Refer to the Creating a RAID set: Using New
Configuration section for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set:
1. From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, then
press <Enter>.
2. When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select the bootable logical
drive from the list, then press <Enter>.
3. The logical drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
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6.2.9 Enabling the WriteCache
You may enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option to improve the
data transmission performance.
When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption
occurs while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives.
To enable WriteCache:
1. From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter, then press
<Enter> to display the adapter properties.
2. Select WriteCache, then press <Enter> to turn the option On (enabled).
3. When finished, press any key to continue.
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6.3 I ntel® Matrix Storage Manage Option
ROM Utility (Only for PA4 model)
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
To enter the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility:
1. Turn on the system after installing all Serial ATA hard disk drives.
2. During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1.
2.
3.
4.
[ MAIN MENU ]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical
Port
0
1
2
3
Disks:
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
[ESC]-Exit
Size
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move
through the menus and select the menu options.
The RAID 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 0 set (Stripe)
To create a RAID 0 set:
1. From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and cannot
contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2. Enter a name for the RAID 0 set, then press <Enter>.
3. Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select
|RAID 0 (Stripe), then press <Enter>.
4. Highlight the Disks item, then press <Enter> to select the hard disk
drives you want to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen
appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Model
Serial #
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
5. Use the up/down arrow key to highlight a drive, then press <Space> to
select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6. Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0
array, then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4
KB to 128 KB. The default stripe size is 128 KB.
A lower stripe size is recommended for server systems. A higher stripe
size is recommended for multimedia computer systems used mainly for
audio and video editing.
7. Highlight the Capacity item, enter the desired RAID volume capacity,
then press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed
capacity.
8. When the Create Volume item is highlighted, press <Enter>.
A warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9. Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or
<N> to go back to the Create Array menu.
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6.3.2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)
To create a RAID 1 set:
1. From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and cannot
contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2. Enter a name for the RAID 1 set, then press <Enter>.
3. Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select
|RAID 1 (Mirror), then press <Enter>.
4. Follow steps 4 to 5 and 7 to 9 of the previous section to create the
RAID 1 set.
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6.3.3 Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)
To create a RAID 10 set:
1. From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID10(RAID0+1)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and cannot
contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2. Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
3. Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select
|RAID 10 (RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
4. Follow steps 4 to 9 of section “5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)”
to create the RAID 10 set.
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6.3.4 Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)
To create a RAID 5 set:
1. From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID5(Parity)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and cannot
contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2. Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
3. Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select
|RAID 10 (RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
4. Follow steps 4 to 9 of section “5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)”
to create the RAID 5 set.
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6.3.5 Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard
disk drives when you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1. From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ESB2 wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Name
Volume0
Level
RAIDX(xxxxx)
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Drives
Capacity
X
XXX.XGB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and
cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks.
WARNING: EXISTING DATA WITHIN THIS VOLUME WILL BE LOST AND
NON-RECOVERABLE.
[↑↓]-Select
[<ESC>]-Previous Menu
[<Del>]-Delete Volume
2. Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete,
then press <Del>. This window appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete volume “VolumeX”? (Y/N):
3. Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu;
otherwise, press <N> to return to the Delete Volume menu.
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6.3.6 Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to nonRAID. Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID
structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1. From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID, then
press <Enter> to display this screen.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID data will remove internal RAID structures
from the selected RAID disks. By removing these structures,
the drive will revert back to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
Port
0
1
Drive Model
Serial #
Size
Status
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB Member Disk
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
2. Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the RAID set drive you want to
reset, then press <Space> to select.
3. Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A confirmation message
appears.
4. Press <Y> to reset the drive or press <N> to return to the utility main
menu.
5. Follow steps 2 to 4 to select and reset other RAID set drives.
6.3.7 Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
To exit the utility:
1. From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, then press <Enter>.
This window appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2. Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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6.4 Global Array Manager
You may also create a RAID set(s) in Windows® operating environment
using the Global Array Manager (GAM) application. The GAM application is
available from the motherboard support CD.
Refer to the GAM user guide in the motherboard support CD for details.
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This chapter provides information
on RAID configurations, RAID
driver installation, and LAN driver
installation for this motherboard.
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7.1 RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to
install an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable
array. This part provides instructions on how to install the RAID controller
drivers during OS installation.
This chapter provides instructions for TS500-E4/PA4 model only. For
TS500-E4/PX4, refer to the SAS/RAID card user guide which may be
contained in its driver CD.
7.1.1 Create a RAID driver disk (PA4 model)
You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from
the system/motherboard support CD or from the Internet.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
2000/XP or Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0/SuSE operating system on a hard
disk drive that is included in a RAID set. You can create a RAID driver disk in
DOS (using the Makedisk application in the support CD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1. Place the motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2. Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
3. Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the
support CD. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Loading FreeDOS FAT KERNEL GO!
Press any key to boot from CDROM...
The Makedisk menu appears.
For PA4 model
A) FreeDOS command prompt
B) Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 32 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
C) Create INTEL 6321 MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER for Windows 64 bit Driver Disk.
(Also support AHCI.)
D) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for Win2k Driver Disk
E) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for WinXP/Win2k3 32 bit Driver Disk
F) Create INTEL 6321 LSI MegaRAID for WinXP/Win2k3 64 bit Driver Disk
G) Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
H) ESB2 ASF firmware update
Please choose A TO H:
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For PX4 model
A) FreeDOS command prompt
B) Create the emergent BIOS Recovery diskette
C) Flash Phoenix BIOS for TS500-E4/PX4 system
D) ESB2 ASF Firmware update
E) Write TS500-E4/PX4 FRU
Please choose A TO E:
6. Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive, then
select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create by typing the
number before the option
7. Press <Enter>.
8. Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
For systems with Red Hat® Enterprise versions that are not listed in the
Makedisk menu, explore the support CD and copy the RAID driver disk
from the following path: For Intel® 6321 LSI MegaRAID: \Drivers\6321
LSI MegaRAID\Driver\Linux\megaswr-drvr-bin.tgz
7.1.2 Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS
During Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows ®
2000/2003 Server OS:
1. Boot the computer using the Windows® 2000/2003 Server installation
CD. The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup starts.
2. Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen.
3. When prompted, press <S> to specify an additional device.
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4. Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
5. Select the RAID controller driver from the list, then press <Enter>.
LSI MegaRAID Software RAID (Windows 2000 SP4)
• For Intel® 6321ESB LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Driver, select Intel
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID (DSBV-D).
6. The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup loads the RAID controller drivers
from the RAID driver disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue
installation.
7. Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions
to continue.
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To an existing Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® 2000/2003
Server OS:
1. Restart the computer, then log in with Administrator privileges.
2. Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel.
3. Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
4. Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button to display
the list of devices installed in the system.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Right-click the RAID controller item, then select Properties.
Click the Driver tab, then click the Update Driver button.
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window appears. Click Next.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
Select the option “Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), then click Next.
10.The wizard searches the RAID controller drivers. When found, click Next
to install the drivers.
11.Click Finish after the driver
installation is done.
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To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then
select Properties from the menu.
2. Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
3. Click the “+” sign before the item SCSI and RAID controllers.
4. Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select Properties from
the menu.
5. Click the Driver tab, then click the Driver Details button to display the
RAID controller drivers.
6. Click OK when finished.
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Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
To install the Intel® ESB2E LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID controller driver
when installing Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 OS:
1. Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2. At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
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3. Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk.
Press <Enter>
4. Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk
source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>.
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5. When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 RAID driver disk
to the floppy disk drive, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6. Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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SuSE Linux
To install the RAID controller driver when installing SuSE Linux OS:
1. Boot the system from the SuSE Installation CD.
2. Select Installation from the Boot Options menu, then press <Enter>.
3. A message instructs you to prepare the RAID driver disk. Press <F6>.
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4. When prompted, insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
5. When prompted, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver update
medium, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
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7.2 LAN driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install Intel® Gigabit LAN
controller drivers.
7.2.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003
To install the Intel® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a Windows® 2000/
Server 2003 OS:
1. Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
2. nsert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
• Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays
window. Click Cancel to close this window.
• If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE from the \Drivers\
Intel82563EB folder. Double-click the AUTORUN.EXE and follow step 4
to run the installation.
3. Click the Intel® PRO/1000 EB Network Connection option.
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4. Click the Install Drivers option to begin installation.
5. Click Next button when the Intel ® PRO Network Connections –
InstallShield Wizard window appears.
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6. Select the “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click
the Next button.
7. Press the Complete and click Next button to fully install the driver,
Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager and Advanced Networking
Services.
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8. Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
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7.2.2 Red Hat/SuSE Linux
Follow these instructions when installing the Intel® LAN controller base
driver for the in Red Hat® and SuSE Linux operating system.
Before installing the LAN driver:
Before installing the LAN driver, you must install the kernel development
application. To install the kernel development:
1. Insert the Linux OS installation CD Disk 1 to the optical drive.
2. Double click “Application” > “System setting” > “Add / Remove
application”.
3. Select “Kernel Development” from the Development Tools.
4. Follow the later steps and add different CDs according to the
instructions displayed.
Building the driver from the TAR file:
1. Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive and
mount the optional drive in the Linux platform.
2. Copy the base driver tar file from the motherboard/system support CD
to the directory of your local hard disk. The name format of driver file is
“e1000-<Version>.tar.gz”.
For example: the file name of driver version 7.0.38 is “e1000-7.0.38.
tar.gz”.
• The Intel® LAN driver for Linux OS is located in:
\Drivers\INTEL 82563EB\PRO1000\LINUX
3. Untar or unzip the archive.
tar zxf e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz
4. Change to the driver src directory.
cd e1000-x.x.x/src/
5. Use the command “makeinstall” to compile the driver module.
makeinstall
6. After reboot the system, please refer to Linux distribution
documentation to configure the network protocol and IP address.
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7.3 VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI® ES1000 Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
7.3.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003
You need to manually install the ATI® ES1000 VGA driver on a Windows
2000 / Server 2003 operating system. To install the ATI® ES1000 VGA
driver:
1. Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges.
2. Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The
support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is
enabled in your computer.
The Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
3. Click the item ATI ES1000 from the menu.
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4. The ATI Software window appears. Follow the screen instructions to
complete installation.
5. Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue
the process.
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6. Press the
button to activate quick installation.
7. After completing the installation, restart the computer.
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This section provides information about the
power supply unit and a troubleshooting
guide for solving common problems when
using the barebone server.
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A.1 670 W single power supply
A.1.1 General description
The 670 W SSI-type single power supply with universal AC input includes
PFC and ATX-compliant output cables and connectors. The power supply
has 10 plugs labeled P1 to P10. Take note of the devices to which you
should connect the plugs.
P9
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P5 P10
P1
P2
P7
P9
Motherboard 4-pin +12V power connector
P5
Floppy disk drive
P10
Power SMBus connector
P1
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
P2
Motherboard 8-pin +12V power connector
P7
Peripheral device (available)
P8
Peripheral device (available)
P6
Peripheral device (available);optical drive
P3
Connect to the SAS/SATA backplane
P4
Connect to the SAS/SATA backplane
P8
P6
P3
P4
Appendix: Reference information
A.1.2 Specifications
Input Characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Normal Range
110 to 127 V ~ 12 A
Auto Range
200 to 240 V ~ 7 A
Input Frequency Range
50 Hz to 60 Hz
DC Output characteristics
Output Voltage
Max (A)
+3.33V
24
Peak (A)
+5V
30
+12V1
16
18
+12V2
16
18
+12V3
16
18
+12V4
16
18
-12V
0.5
+5VSB
3.0
1. Maximum continuous load on the combined 12V output shall not
exceed 48A.
2. Peak load on the combined 12V output shall not exceed 52A.
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A.2 Simple fixes
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on
the system or the components. These problems only requires simple
troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
Problem
Action
The power LED on the server or 1. Check if the power cable is
on the monitor do not light up
properly connected to the
power connector in the system
rear panel.
2. Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3. Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not work
Check if the keyboard cable is
properly connected to the PS/2
keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check if the mouse cable is properly connected to the mouse port.
The system does not perform 1. Check the memory modules
power-on self tests (POST)
and make sure you installed the
after it was turned on
DIMMs the system supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs
are properly installed on the
sockets.
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Problem
Action
The system continuously beeps 1. Check the memory modules
after it was turned on
and make sure you installed
supported DIMMs.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs
are properly installed on the
sockets.
The message “Non-system disk 1. Check if a bootable HDD is
or disk error” appears
active.
2. Check if the HDDs are properly
installed.
Network connection not available 1. Make sure that the network
cable is connected to the LAN
port on the rear panel.
2. M a k e s u r e t h a t y o u h a v e
installed the LAN drivers from
the support CD.
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