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RS700-E8-RS8 Series
1U Rackmount Server
User Guide
E9589
First Edition
September 2014
Copyright © 2014 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents
Safety information..................................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................................... ix
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1
System package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Serial number label..................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
System specifications................................................................................ 1-3
1.4
Front panel features.................................................................................... 1-5
1.5
Rear panel features..................................................................................... 1-5
1.6
Internal features.......................................................................................... 1-6
1.7
LED information.......................................................................................... 1-7
1.7.1
Front panel LEDs......................................................................... 1-7
1.7.2
LAN (RJ-45) LEDs....................................................................... 1-7
1.7.3
HDD status LED........................................................................... 1-8
Chapter 2: Hardware Information
2.1
2.2
Chassis cover.............................................................................................. 2-2
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-3
Installing the CPU and heatsink.................................................................... 2-3
2.3
2.4
2.5
System memory........................................................................................ 2-10
2.3.1
Overview.................................................................................... 2-10
2.3.2
Memory Configurations.............................................................. 2-11
2.3.3
Installing a DIMM....................................................................... 2-13
2.3.4
Removing a DIMM..................................................................... 2-13
Hard disk drives........................................................................................ 2-14
Expansion slot........................................................................................... 2-16
2.5.2
Installing expansion cards to the PCIE2 slot.............................. 2-17
2.5.3
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 2-20
2.6
Cable connections.................................................................................... 2-23
2.7
SATA/SAS backplane cabling.................................................................. 2-24
2.8
Removable/optional components............................................................ 2-25
2.8.1
System fans............................................................................... 2-25
2.8.2
Redundant power supply module.............................................. 2-27
2.8.3
Removing the Slim type optical drive (optional)......................... 2-28
Chapter 3: Installation options
3.1
Tool-less Friction Rail Kit........................................................................... 3-2
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Chapter 4: Motherboard Info
4.1
Motherboard layout..................................................................................... 4-2
4.2Jumpers....................................................................................................... 4-4
4.3
Internal connectors................................................................................... 4-10
4.4
Internal LEDs............................................................................................. 4-19
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 5-2
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 5-2
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility.................................................................. 5-3
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility........................................................................ 5-4
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 5-6
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen....................................................................... 5-7
5.2.2
Menu bar...................................................................................... 5-7
5.2.3
Menu items.................................................................................. 5-8
5.2.4
Submenu items............................................................................ 5-8
5.2.5
Navigation keys............................................................................ 5-8
5.2.6
General help................................................................................ 5-8
5.2.7
Configuration fields...................................................................... 5-8
5.2.8
Pop-up window............................................................................ 5-8
4.2.9
Scroll bar...................................................................................... 5-8
Main menu................................................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]...................................................... 5-9
5.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]................................................................ 5-9
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 5-10
5.4.1
ACPI Settings............................................................................. 5-11
5.4.2
Smart Settings........................................................................... 5-11
5.4.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration........................................... 5-12
5.4.4
Onboard LAN I350 IO Configuration ......................................... 5-13
5.4.5
Serial Port Console Redirection................................................. 5-14
5.4.6
APM........................................................................................... 5-17
5.4.7
Advanced Power Management Configuration .......................... 5-18
5.4.8
PCI Subsystem Settings............................................................ 5-19
5.4.9
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 5-20
5.4.10
CSM Configuration..................................................................... 5-21
5.4.11
Trusted Computing.................................................................... 5-22
5.4.12
USB Configuration..................................................................... 5-23
5.4.13
iSCSI Configuration................................................................... 5-24
Contents
5.5
5.6
5.7
IntelRCSetup menu................................................................................... 5-25
5.5.1
Processor Configuration............................................................ 5-26
5.5.2
Advanced Power Management Configuration........................... 5-28
5.5.3
Common RefCode Configuration............................................... 5-28
5.5.4
QPI Configuration...................................................................... 5-29
5.5.5
Memory Configuration................................................................ 5-30
5.5.6
IIO Configuration........................................................................ 5-32
5.5.7
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 5-33
5.5.8
Miscellaneous Configuration...................................................... 5-35
5.5.9
Server ME Configuration............................................................ 5-35
5.5.10
Runtime Error Logging Support................................................. 5-36
Server Mgmt menu.................................................................................... 5-37
Event Logs menu...................................................................................... 5-41
5.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings.......................................... 5-41
5.7.2
View Smbios Event Log............................................................. 5-42
5.8
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 5-43
5.9
Security menu........................................................................................... 5-44
5.10
Boot menu................................................................................................. 5-47
5.11
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 5-48
5.12
Exit menu................................................................................................... 5-49
Chapter 6: RAID Configuration
6.1
Setting up RAID........................................................................................... 6-2
6.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 6-2
6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives............................................................. 6-3
6.1.3
Setting Jumpers........................................................................... 6-3
6.1.4
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS................................................... 6-3
6.1.5
RAID configuration utilities........................................................... 6-3
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6.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
6.3
6.4
SATA Option ROM Utility........................................................................... 6-4
6.2.1
Creating a RAID set..................................................................... 6-5
6.2.2
Deleting a RAID set..................................................................... 6-7
6.2.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID....................................................... 6-8
6.2.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA Option ROM utility............................................................. 6-9
6.2.5
Rebuilding the RAID.................................................................... 6-9
6.2.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility......................... 6-11
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)....................... 6-12
6.3.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 6-13
6.3.2
Changing a Volume Type.......................................................... 6-15
6.3.3
Deleting a volume...................................................................... 6-16
6.3.4
Preferences................................................................................ 6-17
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility.......................................................... 6-18
6.4.1
RAID 1 volume........................................................................... 6-19
6.4.2
RAID 1E/10 volume................................................................... 6-23
6.4.3
RAID 0 volume........................................................................... 6-25
6.4.4
Managing Arrays........................................................................ 6-27
6.4.5
Viewing SAS topology................................................................ 6-34
6.4.6
Global Properties....................................................................... 6-35
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.1
RAID driver installation.............................................................................. 7-2
7.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk......................................................... 7-2
7.1.2
Creating the LSI 2308 SAS2 driver disk...................................... 7-4
7.1.3
Installing the RAID controller driver............................................. 7-6
7.2Management applications and utilities installation............................... 7-15
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7.3
Running the Support DVD ....................................................................... 7-15
7.4
Installing the LAN driver........................................................................... 7-23
7.5
Installing the VGA driver.......................................................................... 7-28
7.6
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver.................................... 7-31
7.7
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver..................................... 7-33
7.8
Installing the Broadcom 10G driver........................................................ 7-37
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Appendix A: Reference Information
Z10PP-D24 block diagram....................................................................................... A-2
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-3
Federal Communications Commission Statement........................................A-3
Canadian Department of Communications Statement..................................A-4
REACH .....................................................................................................A-4
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services............................................................A-4
Australia statement notice.............................................................................A-4
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
•
Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables for the system
unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If
possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
•
Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified or experienced
engineers.
•
Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with the server package.
•
Before using the server, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables
are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots,
sockets and circuitry.
•
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
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 setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and
describes the BIOS parameters.
6.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system
components.
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Conventions
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics <Key> Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press
the Enter or Return key.
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>
Command
Means that you must type the command
exactly as shown, then supply the required
item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the
command line: format A:/S
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide
This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server management
utility.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information for all ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Product introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the chassis kit. It
includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
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1.1
System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Model Name
RS700-E8-RS8; RS700-E8-RS8-C
Chassis
ASUS R12D 1U Rackmount Chassis
Motherboard
ASUS Z10PP-D24 Server Board
1 x 800W 80PLUS Platinum Power Supply
1 x SAS 3.5-inch HDD Backplane
Component
8 x 2.5-inch Hot-swap HDD trays
1 x Front I/O Board
2 x Riser Card
8 x System Fans (40 mm x 40 mm x 56 mm)
1 x RS700-E8-RS8 Support CD
1 x ASWM* Enterprise Support CD
Accessories
1 x ASMB Support CD
1 x Bag of Screws
2 x CPU Heatsink
2 x AC Power Cable
1 x Redundant 800W 80PLUS Platinum Power Supply (Second PSU)
Optional Items 1 x Friction Rail Kit
1 x Slim type DVD-RW
*ASUS System Web-based Management
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.2
Serial number label
The product’s serial number contains 14 characters such as xxS0xxxxxxxxxx and printed on
the sticker at the server's front cover.
The correct serial number of the product is required if you need to request for support from
the ASUS Technical Support team.
RS700-E8-RS8; RS700-E8-RS8-C
xxS0xxxxxxxxxx
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System specifications
The ASUS RS700-E8-RS8 Series feature the ASUS Z10PP-D24 server board. The server
supports Intel® Socket-R3 LGA2011-3 Xeon® series processors plus other latest technologies
through the chipsets onboard.
Model Name
RS700-E8-RS8
2 x Socket R3 (LGA 2011-3)
Processor / System Bus
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Core Logic
QPI 6.4 / 8.0 / 9.6 GT/s
Intel® C612 chipset
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Features
Memory
Smart Fan
RS700-E8-RS8-C
ASWM Enterprise √
Total Slots
24 (4-channel per CPU, 12 DIMM per CPU)
Capacity
Maximum up to 1536 GB
Memory Type
DDR4 2133/1866/1600/1333 RDIMM/LR-DIMM/NVDIMM
* Refer to ASUS server AVL for the latest update
Memory Size
32 GB, 16 GB, 8 GB, 4 GB (RDIMM) / 64 GB, 32 GB (LRDIMM)
* Refer to ASUS server AVL for the latest update
Total PCI/PCI-X /
PCI-E Slots
3
1 x PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 link), FH, HL
1 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), LP, HL
Expansion
Slots
1 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), proprietary*
Slot Type
1 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), OCP Mezzanine**
* Support for ASUS PIKE II (optional)
** Support for MCB-10G-2S (Dual Port 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet card)
(optional)
SATA Controller
Disk
Controller
Intel® C612
-- 2 x MiniSAS ports (4 x SATA ports) + 2 x SATA ports
or 2 x MiniSAS ports (4 x SATA ports) + 1 x SATA port + 1 x M.2
connector
Intel® RSTe (for Windows only; Support software RAID 0, 1, 10, & 5)
Optional:
SAS Controller
ASUS PIKE II 3008 8-port SAS HBA card
ASUS PIKE II 3108 8-port SAS HW RAID card
Storage
Bays
I = internal
A or S will be hot- 8 x 2.5-inch Hot-swap HDD Bays
swappable
Networking
LAN
Graphic
VGA
1 x Dual Port Intel I350-AM2 Gigabit LAN controller
1 x Management Port
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Model Name
RS700-E8-RS8
RS700-E8-RS8-C
Auxiliary Storage Device Bay 1 x Slim type Optical Drive Bay
(Floppy / Optical Drive)
Options: No Device / DVD-RW
Rear I/O Connector and Switch/LED:
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x VGA port
I/O connector, Switches, and
2 x RJ-45 GbE LAN port
LEDs
1 x RJ-45 Management LAN
1 x PS/2 KB/Mouse port
1 x Power switch/LED
Windows® Server 2012 R2
Windows® Server 2012
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Windows® 8.1
RedHat® Enterprise Linux
OS Support
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server
CentOS
Ubuntu
VMware
Citrix XenServer
* Refer to http://www.asus.com/ for the latest OS support.
Out of Band
Remote
Hardware
Software
Dimension (HH x WW x DD)
Net Weight Kg (CPU, DRAM &
HDD not inclu ded)
Management
Solution
Power Supply
Power Rating
On-Board ASMB8-iKVM for KVM-over-IP
ASUS ASWM Enterprise
686 mm x 444 mm x 44 mm (1U)
18 Kg
1+1 800W 80PLUS Platinum
Redundant Power Supply
100-127Vac/ 200-240Vac,
9.9A/4.79A, 47-63Hz, Class I
1+1 550W 80PLUS Gold
Redundant Power Supply
100-127Vac / 200-240Vac,
7.1A/3.4A, 47-63Hz, Class I
Operating temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C
Environment
Non operating temperature: -40°C ~ 70°C
Non operating humidity: 20% ~ 90% ( Non condensing)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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1.4
Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily accessible features.
The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, slim type optical drive, and two USB ports are
located on the front panel.
Refer to the Front panel LEDs section for the LED descriptions.
Rack screw
Rack screw
HDD 1
HDD 3
HDD Access LED
Message LED
LAN 4, 3, 2, 1 LED
Optical Drive (optional)
HDD 5
4
HDD 2
HDD 4
HDD 6
3
2
1
HDD 7
HDD 8
Location button with LED
Reset button
Power button with LED
Display port*
USB ports
* Use the bundled Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter cable to connect the system to a VGA
external display.
1.5
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes the expansion slots, system power socket, and rear fans. The middle
part includes the I/O shield with openings for the rear panel connectors on the motherboard.
Expansion slots
LAN port 3*
LAN port 1
Serial port
USB ports
LAN port 2
Mezzanine 10G LAN card port (optional)
VGA port
Redundant Power supply and
Power cord connector
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
*This port is for ASUS ASMB8-iKVM only.
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1.6
Internal features
The barebone server includes the basic components as shown.
1.
Power supply and power
fan
2.
ASUS Z10PP-D24 Server
Board
3.
System fans
4.
8 x 2.5-inch HDD trays
5.
SATA/SAS backplane
(hidden)
6.
Slim type optical drive
(hidden)
7.
PCI-E x8 slot (Gen3 x8 link)
(OCP Mezzanine) (hidden)
8.
Butterfly riser card
9.
Riser card (Gen3 x16 link)
The barebone server does not include a floppy disk drive. Connect a USB floppy disk drive
to any of the USB ports on the front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.
A protection film is pre-attached to the front cover before shipping. Please remove the
protection film before turning on the system for proper heat dissipation.
*WARNING
HAZARDOUS MOVING PARTS
KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER BODY PARTS AWAY
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LED information
1.7.1
Front panel LEDs
HDD LED
Message LED
LAN 1 LED
LAN 2 LED
LAN 3 LED
LAN 4 LED
4
3
2
1
Power button with LED
Location button with LED
LED
Icon
Power LED
ON
HDD Access LED
Message LED
Location LED
OFF
Blinking
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Blinking
ON
LAN LEDs
1.7.2
Display status Description
System power ON
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
System is normal; no incoming event
A hardware monitor event is indicated
Normal status
Location switch is pressed
(Press the location switch again to turn off)
No LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
LAN (RJ-45) LEDs
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
ACT/LINK LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
GREEN
Linked
BLINKING
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Data activity
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
SPEED LED
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
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1.7.3
HDD status LED
4
3
2
1
HDD status LED
HDD activity LED
SATA/SAS HDD LED Description
GREEN
ON
SATA/SAS HDD power ON
RED
HDD Status
LED
GREEN/
RED
ON
HDD has failed and should be swapped
immediately
Blinking
RAID rebuilding
OFF
HDD not found
Blinking
Read/write data from/into the SATA/SAS HDD
GREEN/
RED
HDD Activity
GREEN
LED
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Chapter 2: Hardware Information
Hardware Information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have
to perform when installing or removing system components.
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2.1
Chassis cover
Removing the rear cover
To remove the rear cover:
2-2
1.
Loosen the thumbscrew on the rear panel to release the rear cover from the chassis.
2.
Firmly hold the cover and slide it toward the rear panel for about half an inch until it is
disengaged from the chassis.
3.
Lift the cover from the chassis.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA 2011-3 socket designed for the Intel®
Xeon E5-2600 V3 family processor.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS 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 LGA
2011-3 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Installing the CPU and heatsink
To install a CPU:
1.
Remove the rear cover. For more information, see the section Chassis cover.
2.
Remove the air duct.
CP
U2
CP
U1
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3.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and the triangle
mark is on the top-right position.
Triangle mark
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4.
Press down the load lever with your thumb (A), move it to the right until it is released
from the retention tab (B), then gently lift the load lever (C).
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing
a CPU.
Load lever
5.
Press down the right load lever with your thumb (D), move it to the left until it is
released from retention tab (E), then gently lift the load lever (F).
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6.
Push the left load lever to slightly lift the
load plate (G).
edge of the Load plate
Do not insert the load lever into the
retention tab.
7.
Hold the edge then gently lift the load
plate (H).
Load plate
8.
Get the CPU.
9. Align and position the CPU over the
socket ensuring that the triangle mark on
the CPU matches the triangle mark on
the socket box.
Triangle mark
10. Install the CPU into the slot.
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the
CPU pins on the socket.
11. Gently push the load plate just enough
to let it sit on top of the CPU.
Do not force to close the load plate
as it may damage the CPU.
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12. Push down the right load lever (I) ensuring that the edge of the load plate is fixed and
tucked securely under the lever (J) then insert the right load lever under the retention
tab (K).
The PnP cap pops out of the load plate when the right load lever is inserted into the
retention tab.
Keep the PnP cap. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests
only if the motherboard comes with the PnP cap on the LGA 2011 socket.
PnP cap
13. Push down the left load lever (L) then
insert it under the retention tab (M).
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14. Apply some Thermal Interface Material
to the exposed area of the CPU that the
heatsink will be in contact with.
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Ensure that the Thermal Interface
Material is spread in an even thin
layer.
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Some heatsinks come with
pre-applied Thermal Interface
Material. If so, skip this step.
The Thermal Interface Material is toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it. If it gets into your eyes
or touches your skin, wash it off immediately, and seek professional medical help.
15. Prepare the CPU heatsink.
16. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU ensuring that the four fasteners matches
the holes on the motherboard.
17. Twist each of the four screws with a Philips (cross) screwdriver just enough to attach
the heatsink to the motherboard. When the four screws are attached, tighten them one
by one in a diagonal sequence to completely secure the heatsink.
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B
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18. Replace the air duct.
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U2
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2.3
System memory
2.3.1Overview
The motherboard comes with 24 Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR4 DIMM sockets:
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2.3.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RDIMMs or 32 GB, 64 GB LR-DIMMs and
NVDIMM into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
•
Refer to ASUS Server AVL for the updated list of compatible DIMMs.
•
When installing only one DIMM in a single CPU configuration, install the DIMM on
either A1 or B1.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is
recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
1 CPU Configuration (must on CPU1)
DIMM_A3 DIMM_A2 DIMM_A1 DIMM_B3 DIMM_B2 DIMM_B1
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DIMM_C3 DIMM_C2 DIMM_C1 DIMM_D3 DIMM_D2 DIMM_D1
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DIMM_E3 DIMM_E2 DIMM_E1 DIMM_F3 DIMM_F2 DIMM_F1
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2.3.3
Installing a DIMM
Ensure 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.
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
DIMM slot key on the socket.
DIMM notch
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into
a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its ends
then insert the DIMM vertically into
the socket. Apply force to both ends
of the DIMM simultaneously until the
retaining clips snaps back into place.
Ensure that the DIMM is sitting firmly
on the DIMM slot.
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch damage.
2.3.4
Removing a DIMM
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
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2.4
Hard disk drives
The system supports eight (8) 2.5-inch hot-swap SATA/SAS hard disk drives. The hard disk
drive installed on the drive tray connects to the motherboard SATA/SAS ports via the SATA/
SAS backplane.
To install a hot-swap SATA/SAS HDD:
1.
Push the spring lock to the right (A) then pull the tray lever outward (B) to release the
drive tray. The drive tray ejects slightly after you pull out the lever.
tray lever
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2.
Firmly hold the tray lever and pull the
drive tray out of the bay.
3.
Place the drive tray on a flat and
stable surface.
4. Release the two screws then remove
support beam from the drive tray.
5.
Prepare the SATA/SAS HDD and the
bundled set of screws.
spring lock
support beam
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6.
Place the SATA/SAS HDD into the tray
then secure it with four screws.
Ensure that the screw holes on the HDD
matches the screw holes on the tray.
7.
Insert the drive tray and HDD assembly
all the way into the depth of the bay
until just a small fraction of the tray
edge protrudes.
When installed, the SATA/SAS connector on the drive connects to the SATA/SAS interface
on the backplane.
8.
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.
9.
Repeat steps 1 to 8 to install the other
SATA/SAS HDDs.
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2.5
Expansion slot
The barebone server comes with two PCIE slots - PCIE1 and PCIE2. These slots are
pre-instaled with a riser card bracket and a butterfly riser card bracket for installing PCIE
expansion cards. You need to remove these expansion card brackets if you want to install
PCIE expansion cards.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card to the PCIE1 slot
The pre-installed riser card bracket on the PCIE1 slot supports Full-Height (FH), Half-Length
(HL) PCIE x16 expansion cards.
To install a PCIE x16 (Gen3 x16 link), FH, HL card on the riser card bracket:
1.
Firmly hold the riser card bracket then pull it up to detach it from the PCIE x16 slot on
the motherboard.
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2.
Remove the screw from the metal cover
(A) then remove the metal cover (B)
from riser card bracket.
3.
Get the PCIE expansion card.
4.
Install the PCIE expansion card to the
riser card bracket (A) then secure the
expansion card with a screw (B).
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5.
Install the riser card bracket and the PCIE expansion card assembly into the PCIE
connector on the motherboard. Ensure that the golden connectors of the riser card
bracket is firmly seated in place.
golden connector
2.5.2
Installing expansion cards to the PCIE2 slot
The pre-installed butterfly riser card bracket on the PCIE2 slot has one PCIE x8 slot and one
PCIE x16 slot. Although the PCIE x16 slot is physically longer than the PCIE x8 slot, both of
these slots provides x8 Gen3 links.
The PCIE x8 slot supports proprietary cards such as ASUS PIKE II series cards. Install
your proprietary cards into this slot to maximize its use.
To install a PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), proprietary card to the PCIE x8 slot:
1.
Remove the three screws that secure the butterfly riser card bracket to the chassis.
2.
Carefully remove the butterfly riser card bracket.
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3. Place the butterfly riser card on a flat
and stable surface.
4. Remove the metal cover then set it
aside.
metal cover
PCIE x8 slot
The default metal cover on the PCIE
x8 slot of the butterfly riser card is an
ASUS proprietary card bracket. It is
screwless by design allowing for easy
installation or removal.
5.
Prepare the PCIE x8 expansion card.
If your expansion card is pre-installed
with a proprietary card bracket,
proceed to step 9.
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6. Remove the two screws on the
expansion card (A) then remove the
card bracket (B).
7. Get the metal cover (proprietary card
bracket) that you removed earlier in
step 4.
8.
Secure the expansion card and the
metal cover with two screws.
9.
Install the expansion card and the metal
cover assembly to the PCIE x8 slot as
shown.
Ensure that the metal cover is inserted
and firmly seated in place.
card bracket
metal cover
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To install a PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), LP, HL card to the PCIE x16 slot:
1. Place the butterfly riser card on a flat
and stable surface.
2. Remove the screw (A) from the metal
cover then remove the metal cover (B).
3.
Install the expansion card to PCIE x16
slot.
4.
Secure the expansion card with a
screw.
metal cover
PCIE x16 slot
Replacing the butterfly riser card bracket
To replace or install the butterfly riser card bracket:
1.
Align and place the butterfly riser card bracket into the chassis as shown.
Ensure that the screw holes on the riser card bracket matches the screw holes on the
chassis.
2.
Secure the riser card bracket with three screws as shown.
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2.5.3
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 5 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
System Timer
Standard function
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
-
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
--
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
--
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.5.4
Installing Mezzanine cards
To install a Mezzanine card:
1.
Locate the Mezzanine card connector on your motherboard.
2. Prepare the Mezzanine card.
3.
Insert the port of the Mezzanine card into the mounting hole on the chassis then
insert the golden connector of the Mezzanine card into the OCP connector on the
motherboard.
Ensure that the stand screws on the motherboard is aligned and matched to the
screw holes of the Mezzanine card.
OCP connector
4.
stand screws
Secure the Mezzanine card with four bundled screws.
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2.5.5
Installing M.2 (NGFF) cards
To install an M.2 (NGFF) card:
1.
Locate the M.2 (NGFF) connector on your motherboard.
2. Prepare the M.2 card.
3.
Remove the screw on the stand
4.
Align and insert the M.2 card into the M.2 connector on the motherboard.
Ensure that the golden connector of the M.2 card is inserted firmly in place and that the
screw hole on the M.2 card matches the stand screw on the motherboard.
5.
Secure the M.2 card with a screw.
screw
stand
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2.6
Cable connections
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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.
Pre-connected system cables
1.
8-pin BPPWR1 power connector (from power supply to backplane)
2.
Auxiliary panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
3.
Panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
4.
System fan connectors (from motherboard FAN1-8 to system fans)
5.
USB connectors (from motherboard to front I/O board)
6.
SATA connector (from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane board to connect ODD)
7.
ISATA connector (from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane board to connect HDD
1 - HDD 4)
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SATA/SAS backplane cabling
Front side
The front side of the SATA/SAS backplane faces the front panel when installed. This
side includes eight SATA/SAS connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
Connect the SATA/SAS HDDs
Back side
The back side of the SATA/SAS backplane faces the rear panel when installed. This
side includes the power connectors and SATA/SAS interfaces for the motherboard
Serial ATA connectors or the SAS card.
SGPIO_SEL jumper:
pins 1-2 (Onboard)
pins 2-3 (Add-on card)
Connects a 8-pin plug from power supply
Connects the data cables connected to the motherboard
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2.8
Removable/optional components
This section explains how to install optional components into the system and covers the
following components:
1.
System fans
2.
Redundant power supply module
3.
Slim type optical drive (optional)
Ensure that the system is turned off before removing any components.
You may need to remove previously installed component or factory shipped components
when iinstalling optional components.
2.8.1
System fans
To uninstall the system fans:
1.
Disconnect the system fan cable from
the fan connector on the motherboard.
2.
Lift the fan, then set aside.
3.
Repeat steps 1 to 2 to uninstall the
other system fans.
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To reinstall the system fans:
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1.
Insert the fan to the fan cage. The
airflow directional arrow on the fan side
should point towards the system rear
panel.
2.
Connect the system fan cable to the fan
connector on the motherboard.
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2.8.2
Redundant power supply module
To replace a failed redundant power supply module:
1.
Lift up the power supply module lever.
2.
Hold the power supply module lever
and press the PSU latch then pull the
power supply module out of the system
chassis.
Get the replacement power supply
module.
3.
4.
Insert the replacement power supply
module into the chassis then push it
inwards until the latch locks into place.
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2.8.3
Removing the Slim type optical drive (optional)
This server system supports Slim type optical disk drives.
To remove or uninstall the slim type optical disk drive:
1.
Locate the optical drive eject latch at the rear of the front cover.
2.
Press the optical drive eject latch to the right (A) then push the slim type optical drive
toward the front panel (B).
Use both hands in performing this step.
rear of front cover
optical drive eject latch
front cover
optical drive
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Installation options
This chapter describes how to install the optional components
and devices into the barebone server.
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3.1
Tool-less Friction Rail Kit
The tool less design of the rail kit allows you to easily install the rack rails into the server rack
without the need for additional tools. The kit also comes with a metal stopping bracket that
can be installed to provide additonal support and stability to the server.
The tool-less rail kit package includes:
Fixing latches
Set of screws
Latch screws Rail Washers
Rail screws
Tool-less rack rails
Installing the tool-less rack rail
To install the tool-less rack rails into the rack:
1. Secure the two fixing latches to the two sides of the server using the set of latch screws.
The locations of the screw holes vary with different server models. Refer to your server user
manual for details.
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2. Select a desired space and place the appropriate rack rail (left and right) on opposite positions on the rack.
A 1U space is consists of three square mounting holes with two thin lips on the top and the
bottom.
thin lips
3
Press the spring lock then insert the studs into the selected square mounting holes on
the rack post.
4. Press the spring lock on the other end of rail then insert the stud into the mounting hole
on the rack post. Extend the rack rail, if necessary.
5. Perform steps 3 to 4 for the other rack rail.
Ensure that the installed rack rails (left and right) are aligned, secured, and stable in place.
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6. Lift the server chassis and insert into the rack rail.
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Ensure that the rack rail cabinet and the rack posts are stable and standing firmly on a
level surface.
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We strongly recommend that at least two able-bodied persons perform the steps
described in this guide.
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We recommend the use an appropriate lifting tool or device, if necessary.
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Ensure to include the side knots on the two sides of the server in the rack rail holders.
The illustrations shown above are for reference only.
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Chapter 4: Motherboard Info
Motherboard Info
This chapter includes the motherboard layout and brief
descriptions of the jumpers and internal connectors.
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Motherboard layout
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Layout contents
Internal connectors / Sockets / Jumpers / LEDs
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1
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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2
OCPLAN Activity LED connector (4-pin OCP_LED1)
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3
Power connectors (8-pin BPPWR1)
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4
USB 3.0 connectors (20-1 pin USB3_34)
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5
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, Type A USB10)
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6
DDR4 DIMM sockets
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7
System fan connectors (4-pin FAN1-8)
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CPU socket
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9
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
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10
Smart Ride Through (SmaRT) setting (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
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11
LAN Activity LED connector (5-1 pin LAN34_LED1)
4-11
12
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
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Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
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TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
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SATA DOM power setting (3-pin DOM1_PWR1, DOM2_PWR2)
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M.2 (NGFF) card connector (NGFF1)
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RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
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RAID key connector (2-pin RAID_KEY1)
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PCH_MFG1 setting (3-pin PCH_MFG1)
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Q-Code LEDs (LED1)
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VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
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VGA connector (10-1 pin VGA_HDR1)
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Baseboard Management Controller setting (3-pin BMC_EN1)
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25
ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
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Mezzanine PCI card connector (MEZZPCIE1)
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DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
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LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
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4.2Jumpers
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You
can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1–2 (default) to pins 2–3. Keep the cap on pins
2–3 for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1–2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to
clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the battery.
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2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to pins
1–2 to activate the VGA feature.
3.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® I350-AM2 Gigabit
LAN1/2 controller. Set to pins 1–2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
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4.
RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when you create
disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI MegaRAID
software RAID Setup Utility (default); otherwise, place the jumper caps to pins 2–3 to
use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise.
5.
ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
This jumper allows you to quickly recover the Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware
when it becomes corrupted.
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6.
Baseboard Management Controller setting (3-pin BMC_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable (default) or disable on-board BMC.
7.
DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable DDR4 DIMM thermal sensing event pin.
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8.
Smart Ride Through (SmaRT) setting (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the Smart Ride Through (SmaRT) function.
This feature is disabled by default. Set to pins 1-2 to enable it. When enabled, SmaRT
allows uninterrupted operation of the system during an AC loss event.
9.
SATA DOM power setting (3-pin DOM1_PWR1, DOM2_PWR2)
This jumper allows you to configure the DOM power setting.
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10. PCH_MFG1 setting (3-pin PCH_MFG1)
This jumper allows you to update the BIOS ME block select.
.
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4.3
1.
Internal connectors
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1–2 [Blue])
These connectors, controlled by Intel® C612 chipset, are for the Serial ATA signal
cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives (SATA 5 connector for optical drive use by
default).
If the M.2 slot is occupied, the SATA6G_6 slot will be disabled.
2.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, Type A USB10)
The USB56 and USB78 connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module
cable to the connectors, and then install the module to a slot opening at the back of
the system chassis. The USB10 connector is for a A-type internal USB 2.0 device.
The USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
The USB port module is purchased separately.
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3.
USB 3.0 connectors (20-1 pin USB3_34)
This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
4.
LAN Activity LED connector (5-1 pin LAN34_LED1)
These leads are for 10G LAN activity LEDs on the front panel. Connect the LAN LED
cable to the backplane for LAN activity indication.
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5.
ISATA and ISSATA connectors (ISATA, ISSATA)
The ISATA connector (AHCI) supports 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports and Intel RAID/LSI
MegaRAID.
The ISSATA connector (AHCI) supports 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports and Intel RAID.
6.
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.
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7.
System fan connectors (4-pin FAN1-8)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 0.8A–1.0A (12 W max.) or a total of 6.4
A–8.0 A (96 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!
8.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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9.
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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System power LED (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.
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Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to the front
message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware monitor to indicate
an abnormal event occurance.
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System warning speaker (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.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDLED)
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.
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ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns
the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS
settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system
is ON turns the system OFF.
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Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot
without turning off the system power.
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10. Auxiliary panel 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.
1.
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
2.
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
3.
Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel. Connect the
Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will light up when the
Locator button is pressed.
4.
Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button queries the
state of the system locator.
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11. Power connectors (8-pin BPPWR1)
These connectors are for the power supply plugs that connects to the bayplane. 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.
12. VGA connector (10-1 pin VGA_HDR1)
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This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface.
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13. Mezzanine PCI card connector (MEZZPCIE1)
The MEZZPCIE1 connector supports Open Compute Project (OCP) cards.
14. M.2 (NGFF) card connector (NGFF1)
This connector allows you to install an M.2 device.
•
This connector supports type 2242 devices on both PCI-E and SATA interface.
•
If the M.2 slot is occupied, the SATA6G_6 slot will be disabled.
The M.2 (NGFF) device is purchased separately
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15. Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with intrusion sensor or
microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the sensor triggers and sends
a high level signal to these leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting
is to short the CHASSIS# and the GND pin by a jumper cap to disable the function.
16. RAID key connector (2-pin RAID_KEY1)
This connector is reserved for the LSI MegaRAID 5 function (PCH Software RAID).
Plug the optional RAID key to enable it.
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4.4
Internal LEDs
1.
CPU Error LED (ERRCPU1, ERRCPU2)
The CPU Error LEDs light up to indicate failure of the corresponding CPU.
2.
BMC LED (BMCLED1)
The BMC LED lights up to indicate that the on-board BMC is enabled.
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3.
DIMM warning LED (MEMERRA1-A3, MEMERRB1-B3, MEMERRC1-C3, MEMERRD1-D4, MEMERRE1-E3, MEMERRF1-F3, MEMERRG1-G3,
MEMERRH1-H3)
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The DIMM warning LEDs light up to indicate that an impending failure of the
corresponding DIMM.
4.
Location LED (LOCLED2)
This onboard LED lights up when the Location button on the server is pressed or when
triggered by a system management software. The Location LED helps visually locate
and quickly identify the server in error on a server rack.
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5.
CATT LED (CATTERR1)
The CATT LED indicates that the system has experienced a fatal or catastrophic error
and cannot continue to operate.
6.
OCPLAN Activity LED connector (4-pin OCP_LED1)
OCPLAN LED connector supports ASUS MCB-10G-2S OCP card Active LED.
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7.
Q-Code LEDs (LED1)
The Q-Code LED provides a 2-digit display that shows the status of your system. Refer
to the Q-Code table of this user guide for more information about the 2-digit codes.
Q-Code table
Code
Description
00
01
02
03
04
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C – 0D
0E
0F
10
11 – 14
15 – 18
19 – 1C
2B – 2F
Not used
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
AP initialization before microcode loading
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
PCH initialization before microcode loading
Microcode loading
AP initialization after microcode loading
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
PCH initialization after microcode loading
Initialization after microcode loading
Cache initialization
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
Microcode not found
Microcode not loaded
PEI Core is started
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
Memory initialization
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
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Q-Code table
Code
31
32 – 36
37 – 3A
3B – 3E
4F
50 – 53
54
55
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
5C – 5F
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4 – E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC – EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5 – F7
F8
F9
FA
FB – FF
60
61
62
Description
Memory Installed
CPU post-memory initialization
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
DXE IPL is started
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory speed
Unspecified memory initialization error
Memory not installed
Invalid CPU type or Speed
CPU mismatch
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
Internal CPU error
Reset PPI is not available
Reserved for future AMI error codes
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
S3 Boot Script execution
Video repost
OS S3 wake vector call
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Failed
S3 Resume PPI not Found
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
S3 OS Wake Error
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
Recovery process started
Recovery firmware image is found
Recovery firmware image is loaded
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery PPI is not available
Recovery capsule is not found
Invalid recovery capsule
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
63 – 67
68
69
6A
6B – 6F
70
71
72
73 – 77
78
79
7A – 7F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E – 9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
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Description
CPU DXE initialization is started
PCI host bridge initialization
System Agent DXE initialization is started
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
PCH DXE initialization is started
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
PCH devices initialization
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
ACPI module initialization
CSM initialization
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
Driver connecting is started
PCI Bus initialization is started
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
PCI Bus Enumeration
PCI Bus Request Resources
PCI Bus Assign Resources
Console Output devices connect
Console input devices connect
Super IO Initialization
USB initialization is started
USB Reset
USB Detect
USB Enable
Reserved for future AMI codes
IDE initialization is started
IDE Reset
IDE Detect
IDE Enable
SCSI initialization is started
SCSI Reset
SCSI Detect
SCSI Enable
Setup Verifying Password
Start of Setup
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Setup Input Wait
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
AC
AD
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8– BF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
Description
DC
Reset protocol is not available
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Ready To Boot event
Legacy Boot event
Exit Boot Services event
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
System Reset
USB hot plug
PCI bus hot plug
Clean-up of NVRAM
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
Reserved for future AMI codes
CPU initialization error
System Agent initialization error
PCH initialization error
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
No Console Output Devices are found
No Console Input Devices are found
Invalid password
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
Flash update is failed
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
0x01
0x02
0x03
0x04
0x05
0x10
0x20
0x30
0x40
0xAC
0xAA
Description
System is entering S1 sleep state
System is entering S2 sleep state
System is entering S3 sleep state
System is entering S4 sleep state
System is entering S5 sleep state
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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Chapter 5: BIOS setup
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through
the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
5
5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output
System (BIOS) setup:
1.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
2.
ASUS EzFlash
Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
3.
BUPDATER
Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using
the BUPDATER utility.
5.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this
utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the original or updated BIOS file to one USB port on the
system.
2.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the BIOS
recovery finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so would cause
system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
The ASUS EZ Flash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash Utility:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file into the USB port.
2.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu then select ASUS EZ Flash
Utility. Press <Enter>.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PP-D24
Version : 0020
Build Date :04/25/2014
FS0
New Platform
Platform : Z10PP-D24
Version : 0022
Build Date :05/05/2014
System Volume Information
Z10PP-D24 BIOS
Windows
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
5.1.3
BUPDATER utility
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays may
not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in the DOS environment using a
bootable USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
2.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at
support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].CAP
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB flash disk
drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].CAP
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4.
The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PP-D24
Version : 0020
Build Date :04/25/2014
FS0
New Platform
Platform : Z10PP-D24
Version : 0022
Build Date :05/05/2014
System Volume Information
Z10PP-D24 BIOS
Windows
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed.
Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the
provided utility described in section 5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your
system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure your system
using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the configuration of
your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the security password feature or
change the power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them
in the CMOS RAM of the firmware chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by
pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the system
off and then back on. Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven
program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the
available options using the navigation keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure
optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS
settings, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
Navigation keys
5.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
IntelRCSetup
For changing the Intel RC settings
Server Mgmt
For changing the Server Mgmt settings
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
Monitor or displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
F
the fan settings
Security For changing the security settings
Boot For changing the system boot configuration
Tool For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the
desired item is highlighted.
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5.2.3
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Event Logs, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
5.2.4
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu. To
display the submenu, select the item then press <Enter>.
5.2.5
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
5.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
5.2.7
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the
value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
5.2.8
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
4.2.9
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The Main menu
provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system
date, time, language, and security settings.
5.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
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5.4.1
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Hibernation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ability of the system to hibernate (OS/Sleep State).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This option may be not effective with some OS.
5.4.2
Smart Settings
SMART Self Test [Enabled]
Allows you to run SMART Self Test on all HDDs during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1 / Serial Port 2 Configuration
Allows you to set the parameters of Serial Port 1/ Serial Port 2.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Serial Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to choose the setting for Super IO device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
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5.4.4
Onboard LAN I350 IO Configuration
Intel LAN Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN ROM Type [PXE]
Allows you to select the Intel LAN ROM type.
Configuration options: [PXE] [iSCSI]
Intel LAN I350 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when Intel LAN I350 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable is set to
[Enabled].
LAN1/ LAN2 Option ROM Support [Enabled]
Allows you to load the Intel LAN ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN I350 LAN3 / LAN4 Enable [Enabled] (Z10PE-D16/4L only)
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when Intel LAN I350 LAN3 / LAN4 Enable is set to
[Enabled].
LAN3/ LAN4 Option ROM Support [Enabled]
Allows you to load the Intel LAN ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.5
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1/COM2
Console Redirection [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
This item becomes configurable only when you enable the Console Redirection item. The
settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which the user is using)
will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or compatible settings.
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100]
ASCII char set.
[VT100+]
Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et.
[VT-UTF8]
Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI]
Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side.
Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200]
Data Bits [8]
Configuration options: [7] [8]
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Parity [None]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors. [Mark]
and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection.
[None]
None
[Even]
parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even
[Odd]
parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd
[Mark]
parity bit is always 1
[Space]
parity bit is always 0
Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning.)
The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more
than 1 stop bit. Configuration options: [1] [2]
Flow Control [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the
receiving buffers are full, a “stop” signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the
buffers are empty, a “start” signal can be sent to re-start the flow. Hardware flow control
uses two wires to send start/stop signals.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
VT -UTF8 Combo Key Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the VT -UTF8 Combination Key Support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
With this mode enabled only text will be sent. This is to capture Terminal data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution [80x24]
This allows you to set the number of rows and columns supported on the Legacy OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
Putty Keypad [VT100]
This allows you to select the FunctionKey and Keypad on Putty. Configuration options:
[VT100] [LINUX] [XTERMR6] [SCO] [ESCN] [VT400]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always Enable]
This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console
redirection. Configuration options: [Always Enable] [Bootloader]
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency Management
Services (EMS)
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8] [ANSI]
Bits per second [115200]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [57600] [115200]
Flow Control [None]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
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5.4.6APM
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management (APM) settings.
Restore AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set
to [Power On], the system will reboot after an AC power loss. When set to [Last State], the
system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power
loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
[Enabled] When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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Advanced Power Management Configuration
Allows you to configure the system's ACPI parameters.
Power Boost [Normal]
This item increases extra power input to processor(s) and computing performance depending
on applications.
Make sure your thermal solution and power supply are able to handle this circumstacnes.
Configuration options: [Normal] [High] [Extreme]
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PCI Subsystem Settings
Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings.
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RT32 Image Loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable 64-bit capable devices to be decoded in above 4G address
space. It only works if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SR-IOV Support [Disabled]
This option enables or disables SIngle Root IO Virtualization Support if the system has SRIOV capable PCIe devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Network Stack Configuration
Network stack [Disabled]
Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
The following item appears only when Network stack is set to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv6 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
PXE boot wait time [0]
Wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
Media detect time [0]
Wait time (in seconds) to detect media.
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5.4.10
CSM Configuration
CSM Support [Enabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable CSM Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
GateA20 Active [Upon Request]
This allows you to set the GA20 option.
Configuration options: [Upon Request] [Always]
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
This allows you to set the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Boot Option filter [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy only] [UEFI only]
Network / Storage / Video [Legacy]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE/ Storage/ Video
OpROM.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
Other PCI devices [Legacy]
This item determines the OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage,
or Video.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
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Trusted Computing
Configuration
Security Device Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS support for security device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Legacy USB device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change
should be claimed by XHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change
should be claimed by EHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Mass Storage drvier support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 60/64 Emulation [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for
the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB hardware delays and time-outs
USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
The time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfer.
Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
Device power-up delay [Auto]
This is the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the host
controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Mass Storage Devices
Generic 8.07 [Auto]
Allows you to select the mass storage device emulation type.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CD-ROM]
5.4.13
iSCSI Configuration
Allows you to configure the iSCSi parameters.
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5.5
IntelRCSetup menu
The IntelRCSetup menu items allow you to change the processor and chipset settings.
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5.5.1
Processor Configuration
Per Socket Configuration
Allows you to set the number of cores to enable. 0 means all cores. Total of 14 cores
available.
Hyper Threading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology function. When
disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
XD can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with
a supporting OS (Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP2, SuSE Linux 9.2, Redhat
Enterprise 3 Update 3).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Intel TXT Support [Disabled]
Forces the XD feature log to always return 0 when disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VMX [Enabled]
Enables the Vanderpool Technology. Takes effect after reboot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Enable SMX [Disabled]
Enables the Safer Mode Extensions
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off the mid level cache(L2) streamer prefetcher.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Prefetch [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Streamer Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetcher of next L1 data line.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetch of next L1 line based upon sequential load
history.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Mode [32K 8Way Without ECC]
Configuration options: [32K 8Way Without ECC] [16K 4Way With ECC]
Direct Cache Access (DCA) [Auto]
This Item allows you to enable or disable Direct Cache Access.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCA Prefetch Delay [32]
This Item allows you to set the time for the DCA Prefetch delay Help.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [8] [16] [24] [32] [40] [48] [56] [64] [72] [80] [88] [96] [104] [112]
X2APIC [Disabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable the extended APIC support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AES-NI [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable the AES-NI support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Down Stream PECI [Disabled]
This Item allows you to enable the PCIe Down Stream PECI writer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced Power Management Configuration
Power Technology [Energy Efficient]
This item allows you to enable power management features.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Energy Efficient] [Custom]
Config TDP [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Config TDP.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Advanced PM Turning
Energy Perf BIAS
Energy Performance Tuning [Disabled]
Allows you to select whether BIOS or Operating System chooses energy performance
bias tuning.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Energy Performance BIAS setting. [Balanced Performance]
Allows you to switch between Power or performance.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Balanced Performance] [Balanced Power]
[Power]
Power/Performance switch [Enabled]
Allows you to switch between Power or performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Workload Configuration [Balanced]
Optimization for the workload characterization.
Configuration options: [Balanced] [I/O sensitive]
Workload Configuration [23]
This is used to control the effective window of the average for CO and PO time.
PO TotalTimeThreshold Low [35]
The HW switching mechanism disables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is less than this threshold.
PO TotalTimeThreshold High [58]
The HW switching mechanism enables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is greater than this threshold.
5.5.3
Common RefCode Configuration
Numa [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the Non uniform Memory Access (NUMA).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.4
QPI Configuration
QPI General Configuration
QPI Status
This item displays information about the QPI status.
Link Speed Mode [Fast]
This item allows you to select the QPI link speed as either the fast mode or slow mode.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
Link Frequency Select [Auto]
This item allows for selecting the QPI link frequency
Configuration options: [Auto] [6.4 GT/s] [8.0 GT/s] [9.6 GT/s]
QPI Link0p [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
QPI Link1 [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
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Memory Configuration
Enforce POR [Auto]
Allows you to enforce POR restrictions for DDR4 frequency adn voltage programming.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enforce POR] [Disabled] [Enforce Stretch Goals]
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to select the memory frequency setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1333] [1600] [1866] [2133]
Halt on mem Training Error [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable halt on mem Training Error.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the ECC support.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced Log Parsing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable additional output in debug log for easier machine parsing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Data Scrambling [Auto]
Allows you to enable/disable data scrambling.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable ADR [Disabled]
Allows you to set the detecting and enabling of ADR.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C/A Parity Enable [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the DDR4's command address parity.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Topology
Displays memory topology with DIMM population information.
Memory Thermal
Allows you to configure thermal settings.
Set Throttling Mode [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [OLTT] [CLTT]
OLLT Peak BW [xxx]
Allows you to set the peak allowed bandwidth for OLTT. This is in percentage and valid
offset values is from 25-100.
DIMM Tem Stat [xx]
Allows you to select DIMMTEMPSTAT as temp_mid or tem_hi.
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Memory Power Savings Mode [Auto]
Allows you to configure the CKE and other related Memory Power Savings features.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [APD On] [User Defined] [Reserve] [Reserved]
Memory Power Savings Advanced Options
CK in SR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Driven] [Tri-State] [Pulled Low] Pulled High]
MDLL Off [Auto]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MEMHOT Throttling Mode [Input-only]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Input-only] [Output-only]
Mem Electrical Throttling [Disabled]
Allows you to configure Memory Electical throttling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Memory Map
Channel Interleaving [Auto]
Select different channel interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [3-way Interleave] [4way Interleave]
Rank Interleaving [Auto]
Select different rank interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [4-way Interleave] [8way Interleave]
Memory RAS Configuration
RAS Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RAS Modes. Enabling Sparing and Mirroring is not
supported. In case enabled, Sparing will be selected.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mirror] [Lockstep Mode]
Memory Rank Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Rank Sparing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Correctable Error Threshold [32767]
Allows you to set the Correctable Error Threshold used for sparing, tagging, and leaky
bucket. The range is from 1 to 32767.
Patrol Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Patrol Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Demand Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Demand Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IIO Configuration
EV DFX Features [Disabled]
Set this option to allow DFX Lock Bits to remain clear.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration
PCIE1/ PCIE2/ MEZZPCIE1 Option ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE1/ PCIE2/ MEZZPCIE1 Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Express Global Options
TX EQ WA [Enabled]
Use special table for TX_EQ and vendor specific cards.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI-E ASPM Support (Global) [L1 Only]
This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 Only]
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PCH Configuration
PCH Devices
DeepSx Power Policies [Disabled]
Allows you to configure the DeepSx Mode configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled in S5] [Enabled in S4 and S5]
PCI Express Configuration
PCH DMI ASPM [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the PCH DMI ASPM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE Express root Port 1: NGFF1
Allows you to configure the PCI Express Root port settings.
PCIE ASMP [Disable ASPM]
Allows you to configure the PCH DMI ASPM.
Configuration options: [Disable ASPM] [ASPM L0s] [ASPM L1] [ASPM
L0sL1] [ASPM Auto]
PCH sSATA Configuration
sSATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the sSATA Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure sSATA as [AHCI]
Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
SATA Mode options
SATA LED locate [Enabled]
If enabled, LED/SGPIO hardware is attached.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Suport Aggressive Link Power (SALP) Management.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 1/ SATA Port 2/ SATA Port 3/ SATA Port 4
Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA port
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure SATA as [AHCI]
Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
SATA Mode options
SATA LED locate [Enabled]
If enabled, LED/SGPIO hardware is attached.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Suport Aggressive Link Power (SALP) Management.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 1~6
Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4/ Port 5/ Port 6 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA port
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Configuration
xHCI Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the mode of operation of xHCI controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
Allows you to control each of the USB ports 1 to 8 disabling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appears only when the USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control is set to
[Enabled].
USB Port #1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/ #10 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 3.0 Port #1/ #2/ #3/ #4 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Platform Thermal Configuration
PCH Thermal Device [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCH Thermal Device (D31:F6).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Alert Enable Lock [Disabled]
Allows you to lock all Alert Enable settings.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.5.8
Miscellaneous Configuration
Active Video [Offboard Device]
Allows you to select the video type.
Configuration options: [Onboard Device] [Offboard Device]
5.5.9
Server ME Configuration
Displays the Server ME Technology parameters on your system.
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Runtime Error Logging Support
Runtime Error Logging
S/W Error Injection Support [Disabled]
This item, when enabled, is supported by unlocking MSR 0x790.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Whea Settings
Whea Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the WHEA support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Error Enabling
Memory corrected Error enabling [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the WHEA Memory corrected errors
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Server Mgmt menu
The Server Management menu displays the server management status and allows you to
change the settings.
OS Watchdog Timer [Disabled]
This item allows you to start a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel Management
Software after the OS loads.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items is configurable only when the OS Watchdog Timer is set to [Enabled].
OS Wtd Timer Timeout [10 minutes]
Allows you to configure the length fo the OS Boot Watchdog Timer.
Configuration options: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [15 minutes] [20 minutes]
OS Wtd Timer Policy [Reset]
This item allows you to configure the how the system should respond if the OS Boot Watch
Timer expires.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down]
Serial Mux [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Serial Mux configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Event Log
Allows you to change the SEL event log configuration.
SEL Components [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of system Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The following items appears only when you set SEL Components to [Enabled].
•
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Erase SEL [No]
Allows you to choose options for erasing SEL.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset]
When SEL is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
Log EFI Status Codes [Error code]
Disable the logging of EFI Status Codes, or log only error code, or only progress code
or, both.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Both] [Error code] [Progress code]
Bmc network configuration
The sub-items in this configuration allow you to configure the BMC network parameters.
Configuration Address source DM_LAN1/LAN1 [Previous State]
This item allows you to configure LAN channel parameters statistically or dynamically (by
BIOS or BMC). Unspecified option will not modify any BMC network parameters during
BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static] [DynamicBmcDhcp]
[DynamicBmcNonDhcp]
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View System Event Log
This item allows you to view the system event log records.
IPv6 BMC Network Configuration
This item allows you to configure the parameter settings of IPv6 BMC network.
IPv6 Display Full Field [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Field.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Full Formula [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Formula.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Letter Case [Upper Case]
Displays the uppercase or lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Configuration options: [Lower Case] [Upper Case]
IPv6 BMC Lan Option [Enable]
This item allows you to enable or disable the IPv6 BMC LAN channel function.
Disabling this item will not modify any BMC network during BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address source [Previous State]
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or
BMC).
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static] [Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running
DHCP]
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The following items appear only when you set IP BMC Lan IP Address Source to [Static].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC LAN Default Gateway
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Default Gateway.
IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Address
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Link IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC Lan Option [Enable]
This item allows you to enavle IPv6 BMC LAN channel function. Disabling this option will not
modify any BMC network during BIOS phase.
The following item appears only when you set IP BMC Lan Option to [Enable].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address Source [Previous State]
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or
BMC).
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static] [Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running
DHCP]
The following items appear only when you set IP BMC Lan IP Address Source to [Static].
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan IP Prefix Length.
IPv6 BMC LAN Default Gateway
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Default Gateway.
IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN DNS Settings.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Address
Allows you to enter IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP address.
IPv6 BMC LAN Link IP Prefix Length
Allows you to input IPv6 BMC Lan Link IP Prefix Length.
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5.7
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs menu items allow you to change the event log settings and view the system
event logs.
5.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
Press <Enter> to change the Smbios Event Log configuration.
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Change this to enable or disable all features of Smbios Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log [No]
Choose options for erasing Smbios Event Log. Erasing is done prior to any logging activation
during reset. Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. Configuration options:
[Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
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Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event [Disabled]
Allows you to choose options to enable/disable logging of System boot event. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
MECI [1]
Mutiple Event Count Increment (MECI). The number of occurrences of a duplicate event that
must pass before the multiplt-event counter associated with the log entry is updated, specified
as a numeric value in the range 1 to 255.
METW [60]
Mutiple Event Time Windows (METW). The number of minutes which must pass between
duplicate log entries which utilize a multiple-event counter. The value ranges from 0 to 99
minutes.
Custom Option
Log OEM Codes [Enabled]
Enable or disable the logging of EFI Status Codes as OEM Codes (if not already converted to
legacy). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Convert OEM Codes [Disabled]
Enable or disable the converting of EFI Status Codes to Standard Smbios Types (Not all may
be translated).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.7.2
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to view all smbios event logs.
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5.8
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to view the other items.
CPU1/2 Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperatures
FAN1-8 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of CPU fans,
front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
+VCCIO, VCORE1/2 Voltage, +VDDQ_AB_CPU1 Voltage, +VDDQ_CD_CPU1
Voltage, +VDDQ_EF_CPU2 Voltage, +VDDQ_GH_CPU2 Voltage, +5VSB
Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +3.3VSB
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
CPU FAN1&2 FRNT FAN1 mode [Generic Mode]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for
more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Generic Mode] [High Speed Mode] [Full Speed Mode] [Manual Mode]
Duty % [50]
This item appears only when CPU FAN1&2 FRNT FAN1 mode is set to [Manual Mode].
This item allows you to configure the fan duty setting from 10% to 100%.
FAN2&3/1&4/6&7/5&8 [Generic Speed]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for
more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Generic Speed] [High Speed] [Full Speed] [Manual]
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5.9
Security menu
This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be cchanged. The
menu also enables or disables the Secure Boot state and lets the user configure the System
Mode state.
Administrator Password
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password.
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User Password
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear a user password:
1.
Select the Clear User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.Select Yes from the Warning message window then press <Enter>.
Secure Boot Menu
This item allows you to customize the Secure Boot settings.
Secure Boot [Disabled]
Secure Boot can be enabled if the system is running in User mode with enrolled
platform Key (EPK) or if the CSM function is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Secure Boot Mode [Custom]
Allows you to set the Secure Boot selector.
Configuration options: [Custom] [Standard]
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Key Management
This item only appears when the item Secure Boot Mode is set to [Custom]. The
Key Management item allows you to modify Secure Boot variables and set Key
Management page.
Default Key Provision [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
This item will ask you if you want to Install Factory Default secure keys. Select Yes if
you want to load the default secure keys, otherwise select No.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This item will ask you if you want to save all secure boot variables. Select Yes if you
want to save all secure boot variables, otherwise select No.
Platform Key (PK)/ Key Exchange Key (KEK)/ Authorized Signatures (DB)/
Authorized TimeStamps (DBT)/ Forbidden Signatures (DBX)
Configuration options: [Delete] [Set New] [Append]
Configuration options: [Set New] [Delete] [Append]
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5.10
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Full Screen] [Disabled]
POST Report [5 sec]
Allows you to set the desired POST Report waiting time from 1 to 10 seconds.
Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
Chassis Intrusion [Warning]
Allows you to set an action when chassis intrusion has occured.
Configuration options: [Warning] [Halt]
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
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•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, please press <F8> after POST.
Set the booting order of network devices.
Boot Option #1/#2 [SATA P2: ASUS ...]
Configuration options: [SATA P2: ASUS ...] [SATA P3: WDC WD80...]
[AMI Virtual Floppy...] [IBA GE Slot 0700 v...]
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Hard Drive BBS Priorities / Network Device BBS Priorities
These items appear only when you connect SATA ODD or hard drive to the SATA ports and
allow you to set the booting order of the SATA devices.
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Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
ASUS EZ Flash
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>. Refer to the
ASUS EZ Flash Utility section for details.
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5.12
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Save Changes & Reset
Exit System setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Exit
Exit System setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes & Reset
Reset the system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Reset
Reset system setup without saving any changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Save changes done so far to any of the setup options.
Discard Changes
Discard changes done so far to any of the setup options.
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Restore Defaults
Restore/load default values for all the setup options.
Save as User Defaults
Save the changes done so far as User Defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Restore the User Defaults to all the setup options.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The device items that appears on the screen
depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from
the selected device.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to launch EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem
devices.
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Chapter 6: RAID Configuration
RAID Configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating and
configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
6
6.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the Intel® C612 controller that supports the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology enterprise Option ROM Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 support
(for Windows® OS only).
6.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a
second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID set, copy first
the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an operating system
to the selected hard disk drive.
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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 Jumpers
Ensure to turn off power before setting the jumpers on the motherboard.
You must set the jumper settings of your motherboard to activate the embedded Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM Utility.
To set the jumper settings for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM
Utility, set the 3-pin RAID_SEL1 jumper to pins 2-3.
For more information about the jumper settings of 3-pin RAID_SEL1, you may refer to the
RAID configuration utility section.
6.1.4
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS
You must set the RAID mode in the BIOS Setup to be able to launch the RAID utilities before
you can create a RAID set from the SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors
supported by Intel® C612 chipset.
To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu > SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID].
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
6.1.5
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 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise SATA Option ROM Utility if you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the
Serial ATA connectors supported by the Intel® C612 chipset.
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6.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA
Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility allows you to
create
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives
that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the Serial ATA hard disk drives, have
set the correct jumper settings of the motherboard, and have set the correct SATA mode in
the BIOS setup. You can refer to sections Installing hard disk drives, Setting Jumpers,
and Setting the RAID mode in BIOS for more information.
To launch the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.6.0.1023
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
ID Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
2
ST3300656SS
3
ST3300656SS
[
]-Select
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
[ESC]-Exit
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not exactly
match the items on your screen.
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6.2.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
Key in a name for the RAID set from the following screen and press <Enter>.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.6.0.1023
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Strips)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 0.0 GB
Syne: N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[
]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
3.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select a RAID Level that you wish to create then press
<Enter>.
4.
From the Disks item field, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives that you want to
include in the RAID set.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[
5.
]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
Use the up/down arrow keys to move the selection bar then press <Space> to select a
disk. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
when you are done.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0,
10 and 5 only) then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
In the Capacity field item, key in the RAID volume capacity that you want to use and
press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> to start creating the RAID volume.
9. From the following warning message, press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return
to the main menu, or press <N> to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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6.2.2
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Delete Volume Menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set you
want to delete then press <Del>.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.6.0.1023
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[
3.
]-Select
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
From the following warning message, press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the
utility main menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
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6.2.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID
volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter>.
2.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select the drive(s) or disks of the RAID set you want to
reset, then press <Space>. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected
drive. Press <Enter> when you are done.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port
0
1
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[
3.
6-8
]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Press <Y> in the confirmation window to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
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6.2.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit then press <Enter>.
2.
From the following warning message, press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
6.2.5
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays
the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array
with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> at the prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology option ROM utility.
2.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt you to rebuild
the RAID. Press the up/down arrow keys to select the destination disk then Press
<Enter> to start the rebuilding process or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
“Degraded” volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selectign
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXX.GB
[
]-Previous/Next [ENTER]-Select [ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. The status of the degraded
RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.6.0.1023
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
1
Volume0
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Level1
RAID1(Mirror)
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
*=Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[
]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
4.
Exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
5.
Select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or click
the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage Manager
utility.
6.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the Intel Rapid
Storage Console.
7.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding status. When
finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system displays the
status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may replace the disk drive and
rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the same
specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
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Reboot the system then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other
non-RAID disk.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.2.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multiRAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utililty.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during POST.
2.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
3.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See the Boot
menu section of Chapter 4 for more details.
4.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
5.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
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6.3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
(Windows)
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the
Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility under Windows operating system:
1.
Turn on the system to windows desktop.
2.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the main menu.
Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and optimal
data storage capacity. You can create additional volumes to further optimize your storage
system.
You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks.
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6.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
4.
Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size.
5.
Click Next.
•
If you do not want to keep the data on one of the selected disks, select NO when
prompted.
•
If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, click
Advanced.
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6.
Confirm the volume creation, than click Create Volume to continue.
This process could take a while depending on the number and size of the disks. You can
continue using other applications during this time.
7. Wait until the process is completed, then click OK when prompted.
You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before adding
any data.
8.
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The RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list and you can change the settings in
Volume Properties.
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6.3.2
Changing a Volume Type
To change the volume type in Volume Properties:
1.
Click the SATA array items you want to change in Volumes field.
2
From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.
3.
You can change the Name, Select the new volume type, and Select additional disks
to include in the new volume if needed.
4.
Select the Data stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and click
OK. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are
typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for multimedia
computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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6.3.3
Deleting a volume
Be cautious when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives.Before
you proceed, ensure that you back up all your important data from your hard drives.
To delete a volume:
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1.
From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field you
want to delete.
2.
Select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return
to the main menu.
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6.3.4Preferences
System Preferences
Allow you to set to how to display the notification area icon, system information, warning, or errors.
E-Mail Preferences
Allow you to set to the sending of e-mail for the following events:
•
Storage system information
•
Storage system warnings
•
Storage system errors
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6.4
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility is an integrated RAID solution that allows you to
create the following RAID sets from SAS hard disk drives supported by the LSI SAS 2308
Series controller: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, and RAID 10.
•
You may use disks of different sizes in one volume; however, the size of the smallest
disk determines the “logical” size of each member disk.
•
DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disk drives in one volume.
•
You can enter the LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility during POST stage by pressing
<Ctrl>+<C>.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller version difference.
•
The adapter name shown on the setup screens differs according to the installed SAS
RAID card.
•
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you have to take
note of the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version for the SAS RAID card. After entering the
SAS configuration utility, yaou can see below screen and identify the MPTFW and
MPTBIOS version:
MPTFW version: 5.00.00.00-IR
MPTBIOS version: v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
Asus SAS2308-2
PCI
BUS
04
PCI
Dev
00
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI
Fnc
00
PCI
Slot
07
FW Revision
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties
-/+ = Alter Boot Order
Boot List
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Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter
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6.4.1
RAID 1 volume
The RAID 1 feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with two disks.
The RAID 1 feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an RAID 1 volume fails,
you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically re-mirrored.
To create a RAID 1 volume:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Corporation MPT SAS2 BIOS
MPT2BIOS-7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Copyright 2000-2012 LSI Corporation.
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Corp Configuration Utility...a
To avoid data loss, do not turn off the system when rebuilding.
3.
Select a channel and press <Enter> to enter the setup.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
Asus SAS2308-2
PCI
BUS
04
PCI
Dev
00
PCI
Fnc
00
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI
Slot
07
FW Revision
5.00.000.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties
-/+ = Alter Boot Order
Boot List
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter
The numbers of the channel depend on the controller.
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4.
On the Adapter Properties screen, use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties,
then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 1
Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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6.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
1 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0
ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1
ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
2
ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
3
ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
RAID 1
------RAID
Drive
Pred
Disk
Status
Fail
[No]
---------- No
[No]
---------- No
[No]
---------- No
[No]
---------- No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
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7.
A warning screen appears. Press any key to continue.
Press <M> to keep existing data on the first disk. If you choose this option, data on
the first disk will be mirrored on the second disk that you will add to the volume later.
Ensure the data you want to mirror is on the first disk.
Press <D> to overwrite any data and create the new IM array.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
WARNING! Data was found on the selected disk, this data will be lost
when the volume is created!
Choose Discard configuration or Cancel Exit on the next screen to abort.
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create array
8.
Repeat step 6 to add the second disk to the volume.
9.
When done adding the required disks, press <C> to create the volume then select
Save changes then exit this menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
10. Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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6.4.2
RAID 1E/10 volume
The RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare disks.
Use odd numbers of hard disk drives to create a RAID 1E volume; use even numbers of
hard disk drives to create a RAID 10 volume.
To create a RAID 1E/10 volume:
1.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1E/10 volume.
2.
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID
1E/10 Volume then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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3.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
1E/10 volume.
RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or, seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare
disks. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
RAID 1E
-------
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
RAID
Disk
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
Drive
Pred
Status
Fail
---------- No
---------- No
---------- No
---------- No
Size
(GB)
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
4.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
5.
When done, press <C> to create the volume then select Save changes then exit this
menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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6.4.3
RAID 0 volume
The RAID 0 feature supports volumes with two to ten disks. You may combine an RAID 0
volume with an RAID 1 or RAID 1E/10 volume.
To create a RAID 0 volume:
1.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1 volume.
2.
On the Select New Volume Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 0
Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting
of 2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
3.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID
0 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk
column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
2 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
3 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
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RAID 0
------RAID Drive
Disk Status
[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ---------[No] ----------
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
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No
No
No
Size
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C = Create volume
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By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is grayed out
under the following conditions:
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
4.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
5.
When done, press <C> to create the volume then select Save changes then exit this
menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
Wait for the utility to finish creating the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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6.4.4
Managing Arrays
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to configuring
and maintaining RAID volumes.
Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk, proceed with the
volume consistency check, activate the volume, delete the volume, and expand the volume
capacity.
Viewing volume properties
To view volume properties:
1.
On the main menu, select RAID Properties.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
On the next screen that appears, select View Existing Volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2308-2
View Existing Volume
Create RAID 1 Volume
View the existing configuration.
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting
of 2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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3.
On the View Volume screen, you can view the properties of the RAID volume(s)
created. If you have configured a hot spare, it will also be listed. If you created more
than one volume, you may view the next volume by pressing <Alt>+<N>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2308-2
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
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RAID
Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Pred
Status
Fail
Primary
No
Secondary No
Size
(GB)
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Alt+N=Next Volume
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Managing hot spares
You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the RAID 1/1E/10
volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create the RAID 1/1E/10
volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare disk on an existing volume.
If a disk on an RAID 1/1E/10 volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the failed disk
data on the hot spare. When the failed disk is replaced, the utility assigns the replacement
as the new hot spare.
To create a hot spare:
1.
Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties.
2.
From the View Volume screen, select Manage Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
1 of 1
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None
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
3.
RAID
Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Status
Primary
Secondary
Pred
Fail
No
No
Size
(GB)
73
73
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Volume
From the Manage Volume screen, select Manage Hot Spares, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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4.
Use the arrow key to select the disk you would like to configure as hot spare, then
move the cursor to the Hot Spr column. Press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
Press <C> to commit the changes. The Drive Status column field now shows Hot
Spare.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Hot Spare -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
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None
Hot
Spr
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
Drive
Status
RAID
RAID
-------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Change Item
C = Commit Changes
Running a consistency check
To run a consistency check on the RAID volume:
1. Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties and step 2 of the section
Managing hot spares.
2.
From the Manage Volume screen select Consistency Check, then press <Enter>.
3.
On the following screen, press <Enter> to start the consistency check on the RAID
volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Press Enter to run a consistency check on the RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The adapter’s MPT FW does not support the feature
- The volume is a RAID 0
- The volume is not optimal
- The volume is already running a consistency check
- The volume has a consistency check pending
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Activating a volume
If a volume is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the volume is
considered inactive. When you add the volume back to the system, you may reactivate the
volume.
To activate the volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Activate Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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The below screen appears. Press <Enter> to activate a RAID volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
This field is used to activate a RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The volume is currently active.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
active volumes allowsed.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
RAID disks allowed.
- The volume has incompatible metadata on it.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Deleting a volume
•
You cannot recover lost data if you delete a volume. Ensure you back up
important data before deleting a volume.
•
If you delete a RAID 1 volume, the data is preserved on the primary disk.
To delete a volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Delete Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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On the following screen, press <Y> to delete, or <N> to cancel.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
WARNING! All data will be lost when the volume is deleted!
Y
N
Delete volume and exit to Adapter Properties
Abandon volume deletion and exit this menu
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Expanding the volume capacity
You may use two new hard disk drives to replace the existing one, and expand the capacity
of the RAID volume.
•
The capactiy of th new hard disk drives should be 50GB larger than the existing one.
•
This function is available only when the RAID 1 volume is optimal.
To expand the capacity of the currently displayed RAID volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Online Capacity Expansion, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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F1/Shift+1 = Help
On the following screen, press <Enter> to proceed with the capacity expansion.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
This field is used to expand the capacity of the currently displayed
RAID volume.
This field is disabled under the following conditions:
- The volume is not a RAID 1 volume.
- Firmware is configured to diable this feature.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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6.4.5
1.
Viewing SAS topology
From the Adapter Properties screen, select SAS Topology, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2308-2
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
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Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
Information about the volume and its member-disks is displayed.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2308-2
PIKE 2308(04:00)
﹂ Controller
﹂ RAID1 VOL
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Device Identifier
Direct Attach Devices
LSI
Logical Volume
3000
Device
Info
Controller
Esc = Exit F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+D = Device Properties Alt+M = More Keys
You may press <Alt>+<D> to display device properties, or <Alt>+<M> to display more
keys.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2308-2
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
More keys for the SAS Topology display:
Alt+B = Select or deselect a device as the preferred boot device
Alt+A = Select or deselect a device as the alternate boot device
Enter = On a SAS Enclosure or Expander - Expand or Collapse Item
Enter = On a Disk Drive - Turn on the Locate LED (next key press turns off)
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6.4.6
Global Properties
From the Adapter List screen, press <Alt>+<N> to enter Global Properties menu. From the
menu you may change related settings.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PIKE 2308
PCI
BUS
04
PCI
Dev
00
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
PCI
Fnc
00
PCI
Slot
07
FW Revision
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Sets whether to pause or not when the boot alert displays.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimalinformation]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Boot Information Display Mode
Sets the disk information display mode.
Configuration options: [Display adapters & installed devices]
[Display adapters only] [Display adapters and all devices]
[Display minimal information]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
Support Interrupt
Configuration options: [Hook interrupt, the Default] [Bypass interrupt hook]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Restore Defaults
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system defaults.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.29.00.00 (2012.11.12)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
Restore Defaults
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary
drivers for different system components.
7
7.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install an
operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part provides the
instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.
7.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive when
creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® or Red Hat®
Enterprise 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 DVD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD in the optical drive.
2.
Restart the computer. a
3. Enter the BIOS Setup.
4.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support DVD. Save your
changes.
5.
Exit the BIOS Setup and restart the computer.
The following Makedisk menu appears.
6.
Select the C22x INTEL RAID Driver and press <Enter> to go to the sub-menu.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
7.
From the C22x Intel RAID Driver sub-menu, use the Up or Down arrow keys to select
the driver and press <Enter> to create the RAID driver disk.
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
Windows 32 bit(AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 8 32 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows 8 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
Windows Server 2012 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID)
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8. Select YES from the following warning message then press <Enter>.
WARNING !!!
ALL DATA ON THE FLOPPY DISKETTE WILL BE DELETED !!
TO CONTINUE ?
)DO
YOU WANT
NO
9. YES
On the following Important message, select YES if an ASMB7 is installed, otherwise
select NO, then press <Enter>.
<Important>
Please ensure ASMB7-iKVM is well installed on the
motherboard.
NO
10.
YES
YES
Insert the formatted diskette into the disk drive and press <Enter>. The system writes the
image to the disk.
11. Press any key to continue when prompted.
The Create Driver Diskette Menu appears after the creation of the diskette is finished.
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7.1.2
Creating the LSI 2308 SAS2 driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive when creating
a SATA RAID driver disk.
To create an LSI 2308 SAS driver disk:
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
2.
Restart your computer.
3. Enter the BIOS Setup.
4.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support DVD. Save your
changes.
5.
Exit the BIOS Setup and restart your computer.
6.Select LSI 2308 SAS2 RAID Driver on the Create Driver Diskette menu and press
<Enter> to go to the sub-menu.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C22x INTEL RAID Driver
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
7.
Use the Up or Down arrow keys in the LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver sub-menu to select the
driver and press <Enter> to create the driver disk.
LSI 2308 SAS2 Driver
Windows Vista 32 bit
Windows Vista 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 32 bit
Windows Server 2008 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 32 bit
Windows 8 32 bit
Windows 8 64 bit
Windows Server 2012 64 bit
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8. Select YES from the following warning message then press <Enter>.
WARNING !!!
ALL DATA ON THE FLOPPY DISKETTE WILL BE DELETED !!
TO CONTINUE ?
)DO
YOU WANT
NO
9. YES
On the following Important message, select YES if an ASMB7 is installed, otherwise
select NO, then press <Enter>.
<Important>
Please ensure ASMB7-iKVM is well installed on the
motherboard.
NO
YES
YES
10. Insert the formatted diskette into the disk drive and press <Enter> to write the image to
the disk.
11. Press any key to continue when prompted.
The Create Driver Diskette Menu appears after the creation of the diskette is finished.
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make disk menu, and then select the type of RAID driver disk you want to
create.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux server environment
1.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the USB floppy disk drive.
2.Type dd if=XXX.img of=/dev/fd0 to decompress the file into the floppy disk from
the following path in the support DVD:
For LSI MegaRAID Driver
3. \Drivers\LSI 2308\Driver\Linux
Eject the floppy disk.
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7.1.3
Installing the RAID controller driver
During Windows® Server 2008 OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server 2008 OS:
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server 2008 OS installation disc. Follow the screen
instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008.
2.
When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced).
3.Click Load Driver.
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4.
A message appears reminding you to insert the installation media containing the driver
of the RAID controller driver. If you have only one optical drive installed in your system,
eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace with the motherboard Support DVD
into the optical drive. Click Browse to continue.
5.
Locate the driver in the corresponding folder of the Support DVD, and then click OK to
continue.
6.
Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list and click Next.
7.
When the system finishes loading the RAID driver, replace the motherboard Support
DVD with the Windows Server installation disc. Select the drive to install Windows and
click Next.
8.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to continue.
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.x
To load the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd then press <Enter>.
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information.
[F1-Main] [F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-Rescue]
boot: linux dd
3.Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have a driver disk, then press <Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB flash
drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
No
Follow onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.x
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
Press <Tab> to edit options.
3.
While booting from DVD, press <ESC> to provide the third party driver. Enter the following
command at the boot: Linux dd then press <ENTER>.
4.
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB flash
drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
No
Follow onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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Preparing the Linux Driver
Ensure that there is another computer with a Linux-based OS to create the RAID driver. When
creating the RAID driver, you may refer to the examples below which uses a 64bit SUSE Linux
system to create a 64bit RAID driver for SUSE11 sp1.
1. Copy the image file into the Linux system.
Example: megasr-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86_64.img
2.
Create a folder.
Example: image
3.
Mount the image file into the image folder using this command format:
mount -oloop [image file name] image
Example: mount -oloop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86__
64.img image
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4.
Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB drive.
5.
Rename the 01 folder to CD Image.
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Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
OS:
1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
3.
Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation.
Press <F6>, select Yes from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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4.
On the following screen, select USB drive as the driver update medium, select OK, then
press <Enter>.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
USB drive
other device
OK
Back
5.Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
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7.2Management applications and utilities
installation
The support DVD that is bundled with your motherboard contains drivers, management
applications, and utilities that you can install to maximize the features of your
motherboard.
7.3
1.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest updates on software and
utilities.
2.
The support DVD is supported on Windows® Server 2008 R2 and Windows®
Server 2012.
Running the Support DVD
When you place the support DVD into the optical drive, the DVD automatically displays
the main screen if Autorun is enabled in your computer. By default, the Drivers tab is
displayed.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to
run the support DVD.
The main screen of the Support DVD contains the following tabs:
1.Drivers
2.
Utilities
3. MakeDisk
4.Manual
5.Contact
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7.3.1
Drivers menu tab
The Drivers Menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices.
Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
7.3.2
Utilities menu tab
The Utilities menu displays the software applications and utilities that the motherboard
supports.
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7.3.3
MakeDisk menu tab
The MakeDisk menu contains items to create the Intel RAID driver disks.
7.3.4
Manual menu
The Manual menu provides the link to the Broadcom NetXtreme II Network Adapter
user guide.
You need an internet browser installed in your OS to view the User Guide.
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7.3.5
Contact information menu
The Contact menu displays the ASUS contact information, e-mail addresses, and useful
links if you need more information or technical support for your motherboard.
7.3.6Installing the Intel® Chipset device Software driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® chipset device software on
the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® chipset device software on a Windows® Operating
System.
To install the Intel® chipset device software on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® Chipset Device Software from the Drivers menu to start the installation.
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5. From the Intel® Chipset Device
Software, click Next to start the
installation.
6.
In the License Agreement window,
click Yes to continue.
7.
Read the Readme File information and
click Next to continue.
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8. Click Install in the Windows Security
window.
The Windows Security window may appear more than once and you may have to click
Install several times to continue with the installation.
9.
When finished, click Next.
10. When prompted to restart the computer,
select Yes, I want to restart this
computer now then click Finish to
complete the installation.
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To install the Intel® Chipset device software on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® Chipset Device Software from the Drivers menu to start the installation.
5. From the Intel® Chipset Device
Software, click Next.
6.
In the License Agreement window,
click Yes to continue the process.
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7.
Read the Readme File information and
click Next to continue.
8.
When done, click Finish to complete the
installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.4
Installing the LAN driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® Network Connections Software
drivers on the system.
You need to manually install the LAN controller driver on a Windows® operating system.
To install the LAN controller device on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® Network Connections
Software on the Drivers menu to start
the installation.
5.
From the Intel® Network Connections
window, click Install Drivers and
Software.
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6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections.
7.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the license
agreement then click Next.
8.
Select the drivers you want to install in the
Setup Options window and click Next.
9.
From the Ready to Install the Program
window, click Install.
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10.Click Yes when the Microsoft
Management Console dialog box
appears.
The Microsoft Management
Console dialog box appears when
the system detects open or running
applications that needs to be closed.
You have to terminate open or
running applications specified in
the dialog box to proceed with the
installation.
11. When done, click Finish to complete
the installation.
To install the LAN controller device on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® Network Connections Software on the Drivers menu to start the
installation.
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5.
From the Intel® Network Connections
window, click Install Drivers and
Software.
6.
Click Next in the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for Intel(R) Network
Connections window.
7.
Select the drivers you want to install in
the Setup Options window and click
Next.
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8.Click Install to continue.
9.
When done, click Finish to complete the
installation.
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7.5
Installing the VGA driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video Graphics Adapter
(VGA) driver.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
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4.
From the Main Menu, click ASPEED
AST2300/AST1300 Display Driver on
the Drivers tab to start the installation.
5.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms and click Next..
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6.
Key in a username and organization
then click Next.
7.Select Complete in the Setup Type
window then click Next.
8.Click Install to begin the installation.
9.
When done, click Finish.
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10. When prompted to restart the computer,
click Yes.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver on Windows® Server operating system:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the Motherboard Support DVD to the optical drive.
The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click ASPEED AST2300/AST1300 Display Driver on the Drivers menu to start the
installation.
5.Click OK in the Driver Information window.
Wait for the loading of drivers to finish.
6.Click OK to complete the installation.
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7.6
Installing the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver
on the motherboard.
To install the Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI driver in Windows:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log in with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® C22x MEI NULL HECI on the
Drivers menu of the main screen to start
the installation.
5.
From the Welcome to the Setup
Program window, click Next.
6.
Click Yes in the License Agreement
window to continue with the installation.
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7.Click NEXT when the installation of
driver is complete.
8.Click Finish to complete the
installation.
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7.7
Installing the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter
driver on the system.
To install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver on Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel I210 Gigabit Adapter Driver
in the Drivers menu of the main screen
to start the installation.
5.Click Next to continue.
6.
From the Program Maintenance window,
select Modify then click Next.
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7.
Select the options you want to install then
click Next to continue.
8.Click Install in the Ready to Modify the
Program window to begin with the loading
of the selected options.
9.
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When done, click Finish.
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To install the Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter driver on Windows® Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
4.Click Intel® I210 Gigabit Adapter Driver in the Drivers menu of the main screen to start
the installation.
5.Click Next to continue.
6.
From the Program Maintenance window,
select Modify then click Next.
7.
Select the options you want to install then
click Next to continue.
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8.
In the Ready to Modify the Program
window, click Install to load the options you
selected.
9.
When done, click Finish.
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7.8
Installing the Broadcom 10G driver
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom 10G driver on the
system. You have to manually locate the driver for the Broadcom 10G in the support DVD
provided.
To install the Broadcom 10G driver:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive.
4.
Click the Broadcom NetXtreme II
GigE Driver to begin installation.
5.
From the Broadcom NetXtreme II
Driver Installer window, click Next.
6.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the
license agreement then click Next.
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7.Click Install to start installing the drivers.
8.
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When done, click Finish.
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To install the Broadcom 10G driver in Windows Server 2012:
1.
Restart the computer.
2. Log on with Administrator privileges.
3.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive.
4.
Click the Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE Driver to begin installation.
5.
From the Broadcom NetXtreme II
Driver Installer window, click Next.
6.
From the License Agreement window,
select I accept the terms in the
license agreement then click Next.
7.Click Install to start installing the
drivers.
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8.
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When done, click Finish.
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Appendix A: Reference Information
Appendix
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer
to when configuring the motherboard.
Z10PP-D24 block diagram
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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.
•
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.
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.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
This class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
Australia statement notice
From 1 January 2012 updated warranties apply to all ASUS products, consistent with
the Australian Consumer Law. For the latest product warranty details please visit http://
support.asus.com. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the
Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and
compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled
to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the
failure does not amount to a major failure.
If you require assistance please call ASUS Customer Service 1300 2787 88 or visit us at
http://support.asus.com.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
[email protected]
http://www.asus.com
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
[email protected]
http://tw.asus.com
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China)
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
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No.508, Chundong Road, Minhang District,
Shanghai, 201108 China
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://cn.asus.com
+86-20-2804-7506 (800-820-6655)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Support fax
General support
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de
http://www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923
+49-2102-959911
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Czech Service s.r.o. (Europe)
Address
Na Rovince 887, 720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová, Czech Republic
Telephone +420-596766888
Web site
http://www.asus.cz
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail
Online Support
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+420-596-766-891
+420-596-766-329
[email protected]
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
Appendix A: Reference information
ASUS contact information
ASUS Holland BV (The Netherlands)
Address
Marconistraat 2, 7825GD EMMEN, The Netherlands
Web site
http://www.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail
Online Support
+31-(0)591-5-70292
+31-(0)591-666853
[email protected]
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Address
Ul. Postępu 6, 02-676 Warszawa, Poland
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
http://pl.asus.com
+48-225718033
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASK-Service (Russia and CIS)
г.Москва, ул. Орджоникидзе, д.10, Россия
Address
Telephone Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
ASUS RS700-E8-RS8 Series
(495) 640-32-75
http://ru.asus.com
008-800-100-ASUS (008-800-100-2787)
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx?SLanguage=ru
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Appendix A: Reference information
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