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Pedestal/5U Rackmount - Page 1

Pedestal/5U Rackmount Server User Guide TS500-E8-PS4

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August 2014 - Page 2

ii Copyright © 2014 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved. No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”). ASUS provides this manual “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantabilit..

Chapter 1: Product Introduction - Page 3

iii Contents Notices ...................................................................................................................... vii REACH ...................................................................................................... vii Safety information .................................................................................................... viii Australia statement notice ............................................................................... ix About this guide ..........................................................................................

Contents - Page 4

iv Contents 2.9 Removable components .......................................................................... 2-27 2.9.1 System fan ................................................................................ 2-27 2.9.2 Chassis footpads ....................................................................... 2-29 Chapter 3: Installation Options 3.1 Preparing the system for rack mounting ................................................. 3-2 3.2 Attaching the inner rail to the server ....................................................... 3-3 3.3 Attaching the rails to the rack ...........

Chapter 6: RAID Configuration - Page 5

v Contents 5.4.4 Intel LAN I210 IO Configuration ............................................... 5-13 5.4.5 Serial Port Console Redirection ................................................ 5-14 5.4.6 APM .......................................................................................... 5-17 5.4.7 PCI Subsystem Settings ........................................................... 5-18 5.4.8 Network Stack Configuration ..................................................... 5-19 5.4.9 CSM Configuration .................................................................... 5-20 5.4.10 Tr..

Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 6

vi Contents 6.2.2 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration .................................... 6-11 6.2.3 Initializing the virtual drives ....................................................... 6-12 6.2.4 Rebuilding failed drives ............................................................. 6-16 6.2.5 Checking the drives for data consistency .................................. 6-18 6.2.6 Deleting a RAID configuration ................................................... 6-21 6.2.7 Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set .................................. 6-22 6.2.8 Enabling WriteCache ........

Federal Communications Commission Statement - Page 7

vii Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipme..

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT - Page 8

viii 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 br..

Australia statement notice - Page 9

ix DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste. Australia statement notice From 1 January 2012 updated warranties appl..

About this guide - Page 10

x 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 option..

format A:/S - Page 11

xi 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. Conventions To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. Typography Bold text Indicates a menu or an item to select. ..

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Chapter 1: Product Introduction - Page 13

1 Product introduction This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product Introduction

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• 1 x Front (80mm x 38mm) system fans - Page 14

Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-2 *ASUS System Web-based Management If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. 1.1 System package contents Check your system package for the following items. Model Name TS500-E8-PS4 Chassis ASUS T50A Pedestal 5U Rackmount Chassis Motherboard ASUS Z10PA-D8 Server Board Component 1 x 500W 80PLUS Bronze Single Power Supply 4 x hot-swap HDD trays 1 x SAS/SATA2 Backplane with four data cables 1 x Front I/O Board • 1 x Front (80mm x 38mm) system fans • 1 x Rear (120mm x 38mm) system fan Accessories 1 x TS500-E8-PS4 Support CD (inc..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 15

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 1-3 1.2 Serial number label Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the product’s serial number containing 14 characters such as xxS0xxxxxxxxxx shown as the figure below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS Technical Support team members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution to your problems. xxS0xxxxxxxxxx TS500-E8-PS4

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Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-4 1.3 System specifications The ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 is a 5U barebone server system featuring the ASUS Z10PA-D8 Server Board. The server supports Intel ® LGA2011-3 Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2600 Processor v3 plus other latest technologies through the chipsets onboard. (continued on the next page) Model Name TS500-E8-PS4 Processor Support / System Bus 2 x Socket R3 LGA 2011-3 Intel ® Xeon ® Processor E5-2600 v3 product Family QPI 6.4 / 8.0 / 9.6 GT/s Core Logic Intel ® C612 PCH Chipset Memory Total Slots 8 (4 Channels per CPU, 4 DIMM per CPU) Capacity Maximum up ..

*Specifications are subject to change without notice. - Page 17

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 1-5 *Specifications are subject to change without notice. Model Name TS500-E8-PS4 Auxiliary Storage Device Bay (Floppy / Optical Drive) 3 x 5.25" media bays (Options: No Device / DVD-RW) Rear I/O Connectors 2 x USB 2.0 ports 2 x USB 3.0 ports 1 x VGA port 2 x RJ-45 GbE LAN 1 x RJ-45 Mgmt LAN 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port OS Support Windows ® Server 2012 R2 Windows ® Server 2012 Windows ® Server 2008 R2 RedHat ® Enterprise Linux SuSE ® Linux Enterprise Server CentOS Ubuntu VMware Citrix XenServer Please find the latest OS support from http://www.asus.com/ (Subject to c..

1.7.1 Front panel LEDs - Page 18

Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-6 1.4 Front panel features Optical drive (optional) Empty 5.25-inch bays Power button Reset button Message LED HDD access LED Power LED USB 2.0 ports Security lock 4-bay HDD cage LAN1 LED LAN2 LED USB 3.0 ports 4-bay HDD cage (Optional Set) Locate LED (Reserved) Headset port* Mic In port* 1. Refer to section 1.7.1 Front panel LEDs for the LED descriptions. 2. * The Headset and Mic In ports are only available when a audio card is installed.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 19

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 1-7 1.5 Rear panel features Expansion slots USB 2.0 ports USB 3.0 ports VGA port Chassis intrusion switch Gigabit LAN ports Chassis lock 120mm x 38mm system fan PS/2 mouse/keyboard port Power connector LAN port* *This port is for the ASUS ASMB8-iKVM controller only.

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Chapter 1: - Page 20

Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-8 1.6 Internal features The barebone server includes the basic components as shown. 1. 500W Power Supply 2. 120mm x 38mm system fan 3. ASUS Z10PA-D8 Server Board 4. Chassis intrusion switch 5. Expansion card locks 6. Optical drive (optional) 7. 2 x 5.25-inch drive bays 8. 4-bay HDD module (first set) 9. SATA/SAS backplane board (first set, hidden) 10. 80mm x 38mm system fans Turn off the system power and detach the power supply before removing or replacing any system component. The barebone server does not include a floppy disk drive and an optical disc ..

System is normal; no incoming event - Page 21

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 1-9 1.7 LED information 1.7.1 Front panel LEDs Message LED Drive Status LED Power LED LAN1 LED LAN2 LED HDD Access LED LED Icon Display status Description Power LED ON System power ON HDD Access LED OFF No activity Blinking Read/write data into the HDD. Message LED OFF System is normal; no incoming event Lighting up A hardware temperature overheat is detected. Use ASWM to check the abnormal status. Drive status LED Green Bridge board connected to backplane Installed HDD is in good condition Red HDD failure Green/Red Blinking HDD rebuilding using the RAID card LAN LEDs OFF ..

Chapter 1: - Page 22

Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-10 1.7.2 Rear panel LEDs ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED Status Description Status Description OFF No link OFF 10 Mbps connection GREEN Linked ORANGE 100 Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1 Gbps connection SPEED LED ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED ACT/LINK LED

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Chapter 2: Hardware Information - Page 23

This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing or removing system components. 2 Hardware Information Chapter 2: Hardware Information

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Chapter 2: - Page 24

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-2 2.1 Chassis cover 2.1.1 Removing the side cover • Ensure that you unplug the power cord before removing the side cover. • Take extra care when removing the side cover. Keep your fingers from components inside the chassis that can cause injury, such as the CPU fan, rear fan, and other sharp-edged parts. 2. Slide the side cover for about half an inch toward the rear until it is disengaged from the chasssis. 3. Carefully lift the side cover and set it aside. 1 1 1. Remove the two screws that secure the side cover. 2

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To reinstall the side cover: - Page 25

2-3 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2 3 3 To reinstall the side cover: 1. Match and insert the lower sliding edge of the side cover to the corresponding chassis edge. 2. Slide the side cover toward the front panel until it snaps in place. 3. Drive in the two screws you removed earlier to secure the side cover. 1 2.1.2 Reinstalling the side cover

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To install a CPU: - Page 26

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-4 2.2.1 Installing the CPU To install a CPU: 1. Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. 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 processor family. • 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 shipmen..

move it to the left until it is released from - Page 27

2-5 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2. Press the left load lever down 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. 3. Press the right load lever with your thumb (D), move it to the left until it is released from then gently lift the load lever (F). Load lever

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to let it sit on top of the CPU. - Page 28

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-6 9. Gently push the load plate just enough to let it sit on top of the CPU. Do not force to close the load plate as it may damage the CPU. 4. Push the left load lever to slightly lift the load plate (G). Do not insert the load lever into the retention tab. 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. 6. Get the CPU. 7. Align and position the CPU over the socket ensuring that the triangle mark on the CPU matches the triangle mark on the socket box. Triangle mark 5. Hold the edge..

insert the right load lever under the retention - Page 29

2-7 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 10. 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 2011-3 socket. 11. Push down the left load lever (L) then insert it under the retention tab (M). Retention tab PnP cap

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Chapter 2: - Page 30

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-8 13. Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN1 / CPU_FAN2. DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. 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. • Ensure that the Thermal Interface Material is spread in an even thin layer. • Some heatsinks come with pre-applied Thermal Interface Material. If so, skip this step. 1..

To install the CPU heatsink: - Page 31

2-9 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.2.2 Installing the CPU heatsink To install the CPU heatsink: 3. Connect the rear fan connector to REAR_FAN1 connector. Align and click the rear fan into place. 1. Loose the rear fan retainers with both hands to remove the fan and unplug the rear fan connector. 2. Connect the CPU heatsink fan connector to CPU_FAN2 connector.

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Chapter 2: - Page 32

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-10 Do not forget to connect the CPU heatsink and fan connector. Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. Tighten the four heatsink screws in a diagonal sequence. A B B A 4. Place the CPU heatsink and fan on top of the installed CPU, ensuring that the four screws match the holes on the support plate, and the arrow on the fan faces the rear panel of the server chassis. Twist each of the four screws with a Philips (cross) screwdriver just enough to attach the CPU heatsink and fan to the motherboard. When the four screws are attached, ..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 33

2-11 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.3 System memory 2.3.1 Overview The motherboard comes with eight (8) 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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Single CPU configuration (must be installed on - Page 34

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-12 Single CPU configuration (must be installed on CPU1) DIMM A1 B1 C1 D1 1 DIMM P 2 DIMMs P P 4 DIMMs P P P P Dual CPU configuration You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a dual CPU configuration. Single CPU configuration You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a single CPU configuration. Dual CPU configuration DIMM A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 2 DIMMs P P 4 DIMMs P P P P 8 DIMMs P P P P P P P P 2.3.2 Memory Configurations You may install 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RDIMMs or 32 GB and 64 GB LR-DIMMs into the DIMM..

Removing a DIMM from a single clip DIMM socket - Page 35

2-13 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.3.3 Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket 3. Hold the DIMM at both ends then insert the DIMM into the socket. Apply force to both ends of the DIMM simultaneously until the retaining clip clicks into place and the DIMM is seated securely in place. Locked Retaining Clip 1. Press the retaining clip outward to unlock the DIMM socket . 2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the DIMM slot key on the socket. Unlocked retaining clip DIMM notch DIMM slot key 1. Press the retaining clip outward to unlock the DIMM. 2. Remove the DIMM fro..

To remove the front panel assembly - Page 36

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-14 2.4 Front panel assembly Before you can install a 5.25-inch drive, you should first remove the front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover). 2.4.1 Removing the front panel assembly To remove the front panel assembly 1. Locate the three hooked tabs on the chassis side rail. 2. Shift the hooked tabs and take off the front bezel. 2.4.2 Reinstalling the front panel assembly To reinstall the front panel assembly: 1. Hook the other side of the front panel assembly to the chassis. 2. Swing the front panel assembly and snap it back into place.

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Installing a 5.25-inch drive - Page 37

2-15 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.5 5.25-inch drives Ensure to unplug the power cable before installing or removing any system components. Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other system components! You must remove the front panel assembly before installing a 5.25-inch drive. Installing a 5.25-inch drive 1. Unscrew and remove the metal cover of the bay where you want to install the 5.25-inch drive, and take off the plastic cover on the front bezel at the same position. 2. Insert the drive into the bay and slide the bay lock to the right until it clicks in place. 3. Connect the ..

completely inserted, the cage latch will - Page 38

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-16 2.6 SATA/SAS hard disk drives The hard disk drive module cage on the front panel, including externally removable trays for mounting either SATA or SAS hard disk drives, allows you to access the drive trays by simply opening the front bezel. An HDD module cage comes with a SATA or SAS backplane. Take note of the type of HDD module cage you purchase before buying hard disks. 2.6.1 Installing the HDD module cage 1. Examine the chassis and ensure the bay space is free of wires and other obstructions. 2. Level the HDD module cage latch counterclockwise. 3. Insert t..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 39

2-17 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.6.2 Removing the HDD module cage 1. Disconnect all the cables from the SATA/SAS backplane on the HDD module cage. 2. Level the HDD module cage latch counterclockwise. The HDD module cage will be pushed out of the chassis. 2 3. Completely pull out the HDD module cage.

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the tray lever outward. The drive tray - Page 40

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-18 2.6.3 Installing a hot-swap SATA/SAS hard disk drive 1. Release a drive tray by pushing the spring lock to the right, and then pulling the tray lever outward. The drive tray ejects slightly after you pull out the lever. 2. Firmly hold the tray lever and pull the drive tray out of the bay. 3. Take note of the drive tray holes. Each side has three holes to fit different types of hard disk drives. Use two screws on each side to secure the hard disk drive.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 41

2-19 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4. Place a SATA/SAS hard disk drive on the tray, and then secure it with four screws. 5. Carefully insert the drive tray and push it all the way to the depth of the bay until just a small fraction of the tray edge protrudes. When installed, the SATA/SAS connector on the drive connects to the SATA/SAS interface on the backplane. 6. Push the tray lever until it clicks, and secures the drive tray in place. The drive tray is correctly placed when its front edge aligns with the bay edge. 7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 if you wish to install a second SATA/SAS drive.

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Chapter 2: - Page 42

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-20 2.6.4 Removing and reinstalling the backplane DO NOT remove the backplane unless necessary! 1. Remove all hot-swap HDD trays from the chassis. 2. Disconnect all cables from the SATA/ SAS backplane. 3. Loosen the four screws on the backplane. 4. Firmly hold the backplane, lift it up and remove it from the module. 5. Follow the previous instructions in reverse to reinstall the backplane

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 43

2-21 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.7 Expansion cards The system is designed with an expansion card lock on the rear panel for you to install or remove an expansion card in less steps. Ensure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard and other system components! 2.7.1 Installing an expansion card 1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. 2. Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface. a 4. Remove the metal slo..

When installing a graphics card on a - Page 44

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-22 5. Align the card’s golden fingers with the slot, and then press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. 6. Push the expansion card lock back to its original position. A light click indicates that the card is locked in place. When installing a graphics card on a PCIex16 slot, the PCIe slot right beside it does not function.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 45

2-23 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 1 2 2 7 6 3 4 5 5 2.8 Cable connections The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment. You do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove pre-installed components to install additional devices. Refer to Chapter 4 for detailed information on the connectors. 2.8.1 Motherboard connections

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Standard cables connected to the motherboard - Page 46

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-24 Standard cables connected to the motherboard 1. 24-pin ATX power connector (from power supply to motherboard) 2. 8-pin 12V power connector (from power supply to motherboard) 3. System fan connector (from system fan to motherboard) 4. USB connector (from motherboard to front I/O board) 5. SATA ports (miniSAS connector support) connectors (system default; from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane) 6. System auxiliary panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board) 7. System panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 47

2-25 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.8.2 SATA/SAS backplane connections A SATA/SAS backplane comes pre-installed in the TS700-X7/PS4. The SATA/SAS backplane has four 22-pin SATA/SAS connectors to support Serial ATA hard disk drives and SAS hard disk drives. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to allow easy connection or removal of SATA/SAS hard disks. The LEDs on the backplane connect to the front panel LEDs to indicate HDD status. See section 1.6 LED information for details. Front side The front side of the SATA/SAS backplane faces the front panel when installed. This side includes fo..

Connects to 4-pin plug of the power supply - Page 48

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-26 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. SGPIO1 SGPIO2 BPSMB1 U1 CON1 CON2 CON3 CON4 SGPIO_SEL1 SGPIO3 Connectors Description SGPIO1 Connects to SATA SGPIO1 connector on the motherboard SGPIO2 Connects to SAS PSGPIO1 connector on the motherboard SGPIO3 Connects to SAS PSGPIO2 connector on the motherboard BPSMB1 Connects to Front panel SMB connector on the motherboard U1 Connects to 4-pin plug o..

To remove the front system fan: - Page 49

2-27 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2. Locate the front system fan near the 5.25-inch drive bays. 3. Squeeze the front system fan latches (step a) and pull out the front system fan (step b), as shown in the right figure. 4. Follow the previous instructions in reverse to reinstall the front system fan. b a a 1 1 Removing the front system fan To remove the front system fan: 1. Remove the two screws that secure the right side cover. 2.9.1 System fan 2.9 Removable components You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace..

rightward respectively, then carefully - Page 50

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-28 Removing the rear system fan To remove the rear system fan: 1. Unplug the system fan cable from the REAR_FAN1 connector on the motherboard. 2. Shift the two hooked tabs leftward and rightward respectively, then carefully remove the system fan. 3. Follow the previous instructions in reverse to reinstall the rear system fan.

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To remove the footpads: - Page 51

2-29 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 2.9.2 Chassis footpads The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the bottom of the chassis for stability. You need to remove these footpads if you wish to install the system to a rack (Refer to Chapter 3: Installation options of this user guide, and to the “Rackmount Kit” user guide for instructions) To remove the footpads: 1. Lay the system chassis on its side. 2. Remove the footpad by rotating it counterclockwise with a Philips (cross) screwdriver. 3. Repeat step 1 and 2 to remove the other three footpads.

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Chapter 2: - Page 52

Chapter 2: Hardware setup 2-30

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Installation Options - Page 53

This chapter describes how to install the optional components and devices into the barebone server. 3 Installation Options Chapter 3: Installation Options

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Unscrew and slide the top cover toward - Page 54

Chapter 3: Installation options 3-2 3.1 Preparing the system for rack mounting • The items required for the optional configurations described in this chapter are not included in the standard barebone system package. These items are purchased separately. • We recommend that you allot at least 1U space above the server system to ensure optimal thermal performance. Removing the footpads Refer to section 2.9.2 Chassis footpads for instructions on removing the footpads. Removing the top cover Unscrew and slide the top cover toward the rear panel, and then lift it up from the chassis.

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inner rail to the chassis top with screws. - Page 55

3-3 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 3.2 Attaching the inner rail to the server 1. Slide out the inner rail from the rackmount rail kit. 2. Align the screw holes on the inner rail and the chassis top, and then secure the inner rail to the chassis top with screws. 3. Repeat the previous steps to secure the other inner rail to the bottom of the chassis with screws. 3.3 Attaching the rails to the rack To attach the rails to the rack: 1. Select one unit of space (1U) on the rack where you wish to install the server. 1U space 2. Loosen the two screws on the rack rails.

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To mount the server to the rack: - Page 56

Chapter 3: Installation options 3-4 3. Align the front end holes of a rack rail pair to the 1U space. 4. Drive in two screws on the outer holes to secure the front end. 5. Find the rear 1U space that corresponds to the front 1U space where you attached the rail. 6. Drive in two screws on the outer holes to secure the rear end. 7. From the rack front, find the corresponding 1U space for the second rail pair. 8. Repeat steps 3–6 to attach the second rail pair. 3.4 Mounting the server to the rack To mount the server to the rack: 1. Align the server rails with the rack rails. 2. Push the ser..

This chapter includes the motherboard layout and brief - Page 57

This chapter includes the motherboard layout and brief descriptions of the jumpers and internal connectors. 4 Motherboard Information Chapter 4: Motherboard Information

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Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 58

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-2 4.1 Motherboard layout Z10PA-D8

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 59

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-3 Z10PA-D8C

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Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 60

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-4 Layout contents Jumpers Page 1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1) 4-5 2. VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1) 4-6 3. LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2) 4-6 4. ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1) 4-7 5. DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1) 4-7 6. RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1) 4-8 7. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1) 4-8 Slots/Sockets Page 1. CPU sockets 2-4 2. DDR4 sockets 2-9 3. PCI Express x16 / PCI Express x8 4-17 Internal connectors Page 1. Serial ATA 6.0 Gbps connectors (7-pin SATA..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 61

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-5 4.2 Jumpers 1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin 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 the default pins 1–2 to pins 2–3. Keep the cap on pins 2–3 for about 5 to 10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1..

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 62

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-6 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 LAN_SW1 or LAN_SW2. Set to pins 1 –2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 63

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-7 4. ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1) This jumper allows you to force Intel ® Management Engine (ME) boot from recovery mode when ME becomes corrupted. 5. 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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Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM - Page 64

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-8 6. RAID configuration utility selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1) This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when you create disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1–2 to use the third party software LSI MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility; otherwise, place the jumper caps to pins 2–3 to use the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM Utility. 7. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1) This jumper allows you to select PSU PMBus version. Set to pins 1–2 for PMBus, set to pins 2 – 3..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 65

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-9 • The actual data transfer rate depends on the speed of Serial ATA hard disks installed. • The SSATA4 [Light Gray] will be automatically turned off if the M.2 connector (NGFF) is occupied. 4.3 Internal connectors 1. Serial ATA 6.0 Gbps connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6 [Light Blue]) (7-pin SSATA1, SSATA2, SSATA3 [Gray], SSATA4 [Light Gray]) Supported by the Intel ® 612 Series chipset, this connector is for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives that allows up to 6 Gbps of data transfer rate. If you installed Serial AT..

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 66

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-10 2. M.2 (NGFF) connector (NGFF1) This connector allows you to install an M.2 device. 3. Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1) This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) to the PSU (power supply unit) to read PSU information. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices using the SMBus interface. This connector functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB8. Power supply is required to meet PMBus specification and customized BMC FW may be needed. Please contact ASUS if your need further support. This ..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 67

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-11 4. USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB34) These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to connectors USB56. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mb/s connection speed. 5. USB 3.0 connector (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 ef..

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 68

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-12 6. CPU, front, and rear fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1, CPU_FAN2, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3, FRNT_FAN4, FRNT_FAN5, REAR_FAN1, REAR_FAN2) The fan connectors support cooling fans. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector. • 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! ..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 69

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-13 8. Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1) This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity. 7. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1) This connector is for the serial COM port. Connect the serial port module cable to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

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Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 70

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-14 9. EATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1, 8-pin EATX12V2) These connectors are for the SSI or ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit. • DO NOT forget to connect the 24+8-pin power plugs when using 85W or below CPU; otherwise, the system will not boot up. • DO NOT forget to connect the 24+8+8-pin power plugs when using 105W or above CPU; otherwise, the system will not boot up...

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 71

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-15 10. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. System wa..

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 72

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-16 11. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1) This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB, locator LED and switch, and LAN LEDs. 1. Front panel SMB (10-2 pin FPSMB) These connectors are for the front panel SMBus cable. 2. LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED, LAN2_LINKACTLED) These connectors are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel. 3. Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1, LOCATORLED2) These connectors are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel. Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 73

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-17 12. Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1) This LED connector is for the storage add-on card cable connected to the SATA or SAS add-on card. The read or write activities of any device connected to the SATA or SAS add-on card causes the front panel LED to light up. 13. 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 sett..

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 74

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-18 2. Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1) The green heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the ASMB8 is working normally. • The heartbeat LED functions only when you install the ASUS ASMB8. • The Baseboard Management Controller is available to Z10PA-D8 SKU only. 4.4 Onboard LEDs 1. Standby Power LED (SB_PWR1) The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cabl..

and cannot continue to operate. - Page 75

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-19 3. CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1, ERR_CPU2) The CPU warning LEDs light up to indicate failure on either CPU1, CPU2, or both. 4. CATT LED (CATTERR_LED1) The CATT LED indicates that the system has experienced a fatal or catastrophic error and cannot continue to operate.

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Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 76

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-20 5. 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.

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(continued on the next page) - Page 77

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 4-21 Q-Code table Action PHASE POST CODE TYPE DESCRIPTIONz Normal boot Security Phase 01 Progress First post code(POWER_ON_POST_CODE) 02 Progress Load BSP microcode(MICROCODE_POST_CODE) 03 Progress Set cache as ram for PEI phase(CACHE_ENABLED_POST_CODE) 06 Progress CPU Early init.(CPU_EARLY_INIT_POST_CODE) 04 Progress initializes South bridge for PEI preparation PEI(Pre-EFI initialization) phase 10 Progress PEI Core Entry 15 Progress NB initialize before insta led memory 19 Progress SB initialize before insta led memory 78~00 Progress Wait BMC ready(duration: 120 seconds)...

Chapter 4: Motherboard information - Page 78

Chapter 4: Motherboard information 4-22 Q-Code table Action PHASE POST CODE TYPE DESCRIPTION Normal boot DXE(Driver Execution Environment) phase 60 Progress DXE Core Started 61 Progress DXE NVRAM Init. 62 Progress SB run-time init. 63 Progress DXE CPU Init 68 Progress NB Init. 69 Progress NB Init. 6A Progress NB Init. 70 Progress SB Init. 71 Progress SB Init. 72 Progress SB Init. 78 Progress ACPI Init. 79 Progress CSM Init. BDS(Boot Device Selection) phase 90 Progress BDS started 91 Progress Connect device event 92 Progress PCI Bus Enumeration. 93 Progress PCI Bus Enumeration. 94 Progress P..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 79

This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. 5 BIOS setup Chapter 5: BIOS setup

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Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive - Page 80

5-2 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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. Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive: ..

ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility - Page 81

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-3 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. 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, ..

A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].CAP - Page 82

5-4 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 AS..

The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system. - Page 83

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-5 4. The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file. 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:\> Current Platform Platform : Z10PA-08 Version : 0301 Build date: 05/13/2014 New Platform Platform : Z10PA-08 Version : 0301 Build date: 05/13/2014 ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility Start Programming Flash. DO NOT SHUTDOWN T..

5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS - Page 84

5-6 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 85

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-7 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 For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing 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 selec..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 86

5-8 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 th..

Allows you to set the system date. - Page 87

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-9 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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values can cause the system to malfunction. - Page 88

5-10 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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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This option may be not effective with some OS. - Page 89

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-11 5.4.1 ACPI Settings Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Enable Hibernation [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ability of the system to hibernate (OS/Sleep State). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] This option may be not effective with some OS. 5.4.2 Smart Settings SMART Self Test [Disabled] Allows you to run SMART Self Test on all HDDs during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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Serial Port 1 / Serial Port 2 Configuration - Page 90

5-12 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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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LAN1/ LAN2 Option ROM Support [Enabled] - Page 91

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-13 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 I210 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following items appear only when Intel LAN I210 LAN1 / LAN2 Enable is set to [Enabled]. LAN1/ LAN2 Option ROM Support [Enabled] Allows you to load the Intel LAN ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enab..

This item becomes configurable only when you enable the - Page 92

5-14 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.4.5 Serial Port Console Redirection 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. The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled]. COM1/COM2 Console Redirection [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 93

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-15 Terminal Type [VT-UTF8] Allows you to set the terminal type. [VT100] ASCII char set. [VT100+] Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et. [VT-UTF8] Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes [ANSI] Extended ASCII char set Bits per second [57600] Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side. Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds. Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200] Data Bits [8] Configuration options: [7] [8] Parity [None] A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to d..

The following item appears only when you set - Page 94

5-16 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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] Redirection After BIOS POST [Bootloader] This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console redirection. Configuration options: [Always Enable] [Bootloader] Console Redirection Settings Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1] Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote management of a Windows Serv..

RTC Alarm Date (Days) - Page 95

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-17 5.4.6 APM 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 dev..

Load RT32 Image [Enabled] - Page 96

5-18 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.4.7 PCI Subsystem Settings Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings. Load RT32 Image [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable RT32 Image Loading. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Above 4G Decoding [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable 64‑bit capable devices to be decoded in above 4G address space. It only works if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] SR-IOV Support [Disabled] This option enables or disables SIngle Root IO Virtualization Support if the system has SR‑ IOV c..

The following item appears only when - Page 97

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-19 Network stack [Disabled] Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable] 5.4.8 Network Stack Configuration 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..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 98

5-20 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.4.9 CSM Configuration CSM Support [Enabled] This option allows you to enable or disable CSM Support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] GateA20 Active [Upon Request] This allows you to set the GA20 option. Configuration options: [Upon Request] [Always] Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS] This allows you to set the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] Boot Option filter [Legacy only] This option allows you to control the Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority. Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy only] [UEFI onl..

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] - Page 99

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-21 5.4.10 Trusted Computing Configuration Security Device Support [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS support for security device. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 100

5-22 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.4.11 USB Configuration Legacy USB Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable Legacy USB device support. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto] XHCI Hand-off [Enabled] This is a workaround for 0Ses without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change should be claimed by XHCI driver. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] This is a workaround for 0Ses without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change should be claimed by EHCI driver. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] USB Mass Storage Driver ..

USB mass storage device start unit command time‑out. - Page 101

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-23 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..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 102

5-24 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.5 IntelRCSetup menu The IntelRCSetup menu items allow you to change the processor and chipset settings.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 103

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-25 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 Enterpri..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 104

5-26 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 ..

Energy Performance Tuning [Disabled] - Page 105

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-27 5.5.2 Advanced Power Management Configuration Power Technology [Energy Efficient] This item allows you to enable power management features. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Energy Efficient] [Custom] Config TDP [Disabled] This item allows you to enable/disable the Config TDP. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Advanced PM Turning This item allows you to set additional CPU Power Management settings. Energy Perf BIAS Energy Performance Tuning [Disabled] Allows your system to select from BIOS or operating system to choose enable energy performance bias..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 106

5-28 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.5.3 Common RefCode Configuration Numa [Enabled] This item enables or disables the Non uniform Memory Access (NUMA). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power/Performance Switch [Enabled] Allows you to switch between Power or performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Workload Configuration [Balanced] Optimization for the workload characterization. Configuration options: [Balanced] [I/O sensitive] Averaging Time Window [23] This is used to control the effective window of the average for CO and PO time. PO TotalTimeThreshold Low [35] The H..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 107

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-29 5.5.4 QPI Configuration QPI Status QPI General Configuration QPI Status This item displays information about the QPI status. Link Speed Mode [Fast] This item allows you to select the QPI link speed as either the fast mode or slow mode. Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast] Link Frequency Select [Auto] This item allows you for selecting the QPI link frequency Configuration options: [Auto] [6.4 GT/s] [8.0 GT/s] [9.6 GT/s] QPI Link0p Enable [Enable] Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable] QPI Link1 Enable [Enable] Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]

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Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 108

5-30 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.5.5 Memory Configuration Enforce POR [Auto] Allows you to enforce POR restrictions for DDR4 frequency adn voltage programming. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enforce POR] [Disabled] [Enforce Stretch Goals] Memory Frequency [Auto] Allows you to select the memory frequency setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [1333] [1600] [1866] [2133] Halt on mem Training Error [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable halt on mem Training Error. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ECC Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable the ECC support. Configuration op..

C/A Parity Enable [Auto] - Page 109

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-31 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. Memor..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 110

5-32 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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] [4- way Interleave] Rank Interleaving [Auto] Select different rank interleaving setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [4-way Interleave] [8- way Interleave] Memory RAS Configuration RAS Mode [Disabled] Allows you ..

PCIE1/ PCIE2/ PCIE3/ PCIE4/ PCIE6 Option ROM [Disabled] - Page 111

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-33 EV DFX Features [Disabled] Set this option to allow DFX Lock Bits to remain clear. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration 5.5.6 IIO Configuration PCIE1/ PCIE2/ PCIE3/ PCIE4/ PCIE6 Option ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE1/ PCIE2/ PCIE3/ PCIE4/ PCIE6 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] [Enable..

Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 Only] - Page 112

5-34 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 5.5.7 PCH Configuration PCH Devices PCI-E ASPM Support (Global) [L1 Only] This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all downstream devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 Only] 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

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Allows you to enable or disable the sSATA Controller. - Page 113

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-35 PCH DMI ASPM [Enabled] Allows you to configure the PCH DMI ASPM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] PCI Express Root Port 1 to Port 8 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 ..

Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4 - Page 114

5-36 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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] PCH SATA Configuration SATA Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Configure SATA as [AHCI] Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID] Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Sup..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 115

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-37 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 [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] USB 3.0 Port #1/ #2/ #3/ #4 [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Platform Thermal Configuration PCH Thermal Device [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable the PCH Thermal Device (D31:F6). Configuration option..

Allows you to select the video type. - Page 116

5-38 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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. Alert Enable Lock [Disabled] Allows you to lock all Alert Enable settings. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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Runtime Error Logging - Page 117

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-39 5.5.10 Runtime Error Logging Support Runtime Error Logging Whea Support [Disabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the WHEA support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 5.6 Server Mgmt menu The Server Management menu displays the server management status and allows you to change the settings. OS Watchdog Timer [Disabled] This item allows you to start a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel Management Software after the OS loads. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following items is configurable only when the OS Watchdog Timer..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 118

5-40 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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] System Event Log Allows you to change the SEL event log configurat..

Bmc network configuration - Page 119

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-41 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] View System Event Log This item allows you to view the system event log records. IPv6 BMC Network Configuration This item allo..

The following items appear only when you set - Page 120

5-42 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 Allo..

The following item appears only when you set - Page 121

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-43 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 y..

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5-44 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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. 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 o..

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-45 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 co..

Scroll down to view the other items - Page 124

5-46 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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. CPU FAN1/2 Speed; FRNT FAN1 5 Speed; REAR FAN1/2 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. +V..

Administrator Password - Page 125

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-47 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 En..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 126

5-48 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 ..

Configuration options: [Set New] [Delete] [Append] - Page 127

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-49 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 ..

Chapter 5: BIOS setup - Page 128

5-50 Chapter 5: BIOS setup 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 Intrus..

Set the booting order of network devices. - Page 129

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-51 • 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..

menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. - Page 130

5-52 Chapter 5: BIOS setup Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. 5.12 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. 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 d..

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5-53 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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6-2 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.1 Setting up RAID The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions: • LSI MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 support (for both Linux and Windows OS). • Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Option ROM Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 support (for Windows OS only). 6.1.1 RAID definitions RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a sustaine..

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6-3 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.1.3 Setting the RAID item in BIOS You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set from SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by Intel ® C612 chipset. To do this: 1. Enter the BIOS Setup during POST. 2. Go to the Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration , then press <Enter>. 3. Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode] 4. Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup. Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup. 6.1.4 RAID configuration utilities Depending on the R..

Management Menu - Page 136

6-4 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 3. The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option from the Management Menu and then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management Menu descriptions on the next page. At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box allow you to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands. The keys on the legend box vary according to the menu level. 6.2 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility (Z10PA-D8 only) The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 s..

Using Easy Configuration - Page 137

6-5 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.2.1 Creating a RAID set The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New . In Easy Configuration , the virtual drive parameters are set automatically. In New Configuration , you manually set the virtual drive parameters. Using Easy Configuration To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option: 1. From the Management Menu , select Configure > Easy Configuration , and then press <Enter>. Menu Description Configure Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or ..

Easy Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU - Page 138

6-6 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 3. Select all the drives required for the RAID set, and then press <F10> to configure array setting. 4. Press <Space> to select the configurable array. 2. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA ports. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the drives you want to include in the RAID set, and then press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y] , where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number. • The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at ..

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6-7 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 5. Press <F10> again, the virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive menu that allows you to change the virtual drive parameters. 6. Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>. 7. Select the RAID level from the menu, and then press <Enter>. Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Choose RAID Level For This VD Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Management Menu Virtua..

Select Units For VD Size - Page 140

6-8 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 8. Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>. 9. Select the units for virtual drive size from the menu, and then press <Enter>. 10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu, and then press <Enter>. When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12. 11. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, and then press <Enter>. Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss. Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Opt..

Save Configuration? - Page 141

6-9 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 12. When finished setting the selected virtual drive configuration, select Accept from the menu, and then press <Enter>. 13. Follow step 2 to 12 to configure additional virtual drives. 14. Press <Esc> to finish RAID configuration. When prompted to save configuration, select Yes from the menu, and then press <Enter>. Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De) Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD Configure Initializ..

Using New Configuration - Page 142

6-10 Chapter 6: RAID configuration Using New Configuration When a RAID set already exists, using the New Configuration command erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view or create another RAID configuration. To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option 1. From the Management Menu , select Configure > New Configuration, and then press <Enter>. 2. Follow step 2 to 9 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration . 3. Select Size from the Virtual Drive menu, and then p..

View/Add Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU - Page 143

6-11 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.2.2 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the View/Add Configuration command. Adding a new RAID configuration To add a new RAID configuration: 1. From the Management Menu , select Configure > View/Add Configuration , and then press <Enter>. 2. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y]..

SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize - Page 144

6-12 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.2.3 Initializing the virtual drives After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the virtual drives. You may initialize the virtual drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the Management Menu . Using the Initialize command To initialize the virtual drive using the Initialize command 1. From the Management Menu , select Initialize , and then press <Enter>. 2. The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive from t..

SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize - Page 145

6-13 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 3. Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive. 4. A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>. SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s) Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Management Menu V..

Press ENTER To Select A VD, <Del> To Delete A VD - Page 146

6-14 Chapter 6: RAID configuration Using the Objects command To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command 1. From the Management Menu , select Objects > Virtual Drive , and then press <Enter>. 2. Select the virtual drive to initialize from the Virtual Drives sub-menu, and then press <Enter>. Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Change VD Parameters Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Management Menu Adapter Virtual..

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6-15 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 3. Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start initialization. 4. When prompted, press the <Space> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. 5. A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>. Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Initialize VD Configure Initialize Objects Reb..

REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU - Page 148

6-16 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.2.4 Rebuilding failed drives You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the Management Menu . To rebuild a failed hard disk drive 1. From the Management Menu , select Rebuild , and then press <Enter>. 2. The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, and then press <Space>. Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version ..

REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU - Page 149

6-17 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 3. After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild the drive. 4. When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue. SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Port # 1 DISK 77247MB HDS72808PLA380 PF20A60A Configure Initialize Objects Management Menu REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU ONLIN A00-00 0 PORT # Rebuilding of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)?

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Using the Check Consistency Command - Page 150

6-18 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.2.5 Checking the drives for data consistency You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected virtual drive. The utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences in data redundancy depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter menu. The Check Consistency command is available only for virtual drives included in a RAID 1 or RAID 10 set. Using the Check Consistency Command To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command 1. From the Management Menu , select Check Consistency , an..

SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize - Page 151

6-19 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 3. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. A progress bar appears on screen. 4. While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following options. • Stop - Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the percentage of disk checked, and when you restart checking, it continues from the last percentage completed rather than from zero percent. • Continue - Continues the consistency check. • Abort - Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it contin..

Using the Objects command - Page 152

6-20 Chapter 6: RAID configuration Using the Objects command To check data consistency using the Objects command 1. From the Management Menu , select Objects , and then select Virtual Drive from the sub-menu. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check, and then press <Enter>. 3. Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>. 4. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the drive. 5. When checking is complete, press any key to continue.

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Clear Configuration? - Page 153

6-21 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.2.6 Deleting a RAID configuration To delete a RAID configuration 1. From the Management Menu , select Configure > Clear Configuration , and then press <Enter>. 2. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear Configuration? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. The utility clears all the current array(s). 3. Press any key to continue. Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17,2010 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Clear Existing Configuration Configur..

Bootable VDs(1): Current Boot VD(0) - Page 154

6-22 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.2.7 Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the boot drive from a RAID set. See section 6.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using New Configuration for details. To select the boot drive from a RAID set 1. From the Management Menu , select Configure > Select Boot Drive , and then press <Enter>. 2. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable virtual drive from the list, then press <Enter>. 3. The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue. Use..

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6-23 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.2.8 Enabling WriteCache You may manually enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option after creating a RAID set to improve the data transmission performance. When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives. The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets. To enable WriteCache 1. From the Management Menu , select Objects > Adapter , select an existing adapter, and then press <Enter> to display the adapter properties. 2. Select Disk WC , and then press..

1. Create RAID Volume - Page 156

6-24 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.3 Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA/SSATA Option ROM Utility The Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA/SSATA Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge. 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 item..

1. Create RAID Volume - Page 157

6-25 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.3.1 Creating a RAID set To create a RAID set: 1. From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. 2. Key in a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>. 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. 5. 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 sele..

Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): - Page 158

6-26 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only) then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical values: RAID 0: 128KB RAID 10: 64KB RAID 5: 64KB We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing. 7. In the Capacity field item, key in the RAID volume capacity that you want to use and press <Enter>. The default value field indicates t..

ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST! - Page 159

6-27 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.3.2 Deleting a RAID set Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. To delete a RAID set: 1. From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. 2. From the Delete Volume Menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set you want to delete then press <Del>. 3. Press <Y> to confirm deletion of the selected RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu. [ESC]-Previous Menu [ ]-Select Intel(R) Ra..

3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID - Page 160

6-28 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.3.3 Resetting disks to Non-RAID Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive. To reset a RAID set: 1. From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter>. 2. Press the up/down arrow keys to select the drive(s) or disks of the RAID set you want to reset, then press <Space>. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> when you are done. 3. Press <Y> in t..

Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk - Page 161

6-29 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk. 6.3.5 Rebuilding the RAID This option is only for the RAID 1 set. Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays the status of the RAID volume as “ Degraded ” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array with other installed non-RAID disks. To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk: 1. During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> at the prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage Technology option ROM utility..

Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk - Page 162

6-30 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 3. The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. When done, the status of the degraded RAID volume is changed to Rebuild . 4. Press <Esc> to exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system. 5. Select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or click the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage Manager utility. 6. From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the Intel Rapid Storage Console. 7. From the Volumes view option, sele..

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6-31 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.3.6 Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multi- RAID 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 Bo..

Intel - Page 164

6-32 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.4 Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows) The Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge. You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks. 1. Turn on the system and go to the windows desktop. 2. Click the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the main menu. Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased pe..

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6-33 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.4.1 Creating a RAID set To create a RAID set: 1. From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type. 2. Click Next . 3. Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks. 4. Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size. 5. Click Next . • If you do not want to keep the data on one of the selected disks, select NO when prompted. • If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume , click Advanced .

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6-34 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 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 conti nue using other applications during this time. 7. Wait until the process is completed, then click OK when prompted. You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before adding any data. The RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list and you can change the settings in Volume Properties .

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6-35 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.4.2 Changing a Volume Type To change the volume type in Volume Properties : 1. Click the SATA array items you want to change in Volumes field. 2 From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type . 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. 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), an..

to return - Page 168

6-36 Chapter 6: RAID configuration 6.4.3 Deleting a volume Be cautious when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives.Before you proceed, ensure that you back up all your important data from your hard drives. To delete a volume: 1. From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field you want to delete. 3. Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return to the main menu. 2. Select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears.

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System Preferences - Page 169

6-37 ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 6.4.4 Preferences System Preferences Allow you to set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or errors here. E-Mail Preferences Allow you to set to sent e-mail of the following events: • Storage system information • Storage system warnings • Storage system errors

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Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 171

7 Driver installation This chapter provides the instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system components in both Linux ® and Windows ® Operating Systems. Chapter 7: Driver installation

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creating a SATA RAID driver disk. - Page 172

7-2 Chapter 7: Driver installation 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. If you have created RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID configuration utility, the boot priority of the SATA optica..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 173

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-3 7.1.2 Installing the RAID controller driver During Windows ® Server 2008 R2 OS installation To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows ® Server 2008 R2 OS 1. Boot the computer using the Windows ® Server 2008 R2 OS installation disc. Follow the screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008 R2. 2. When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced) . 3. Click Load Driver .

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Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 174

7-4 Chapter 7: Driver installation 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 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 motherb..

Do you have a driver disk? - Page 175

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-5 3. Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then press <Enter>. Main Menu Do you have a driver disk? Yes No 4. Insert the Red Hat ® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive, select OK , then press <Enter>. The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system. Insert Driver Disk OK Back Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press “OK” to continue. 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..

Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 176

7-6 Chapter 7: Driver installation 5. When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No , then press <Enter>. More Driver Disks? Yes No 6. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation. 7. When the installation is completed, DO NOT click Reboot . Press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <F2> to switch to the command-line interface from graphic user interface. 8. Type the following commands when using a Legacy floppy. mkdir /mnt/driver mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/driver cd /mnt/driver sh replace_ahci.sh reboot Do you wish to load any more driver disks..

Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid - Page 177

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-7 3. While booting from DVD, press <ESC> to give the third party driver. Enter the following command at the boot: Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid , then press <ENTER>. 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.

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Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 178

7-8 Chapter 7: Driver installation 4. Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then press <Enter>. 5 . You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Choose one you like to use and select OK , then press <Enter>. OK Cancel Main Menu Yes No Driver Disk Sou8rce You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? sdc sdd sdb sr0 Do you have a driver disk?

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 179

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-9 6. Insert the Red Hat ® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive, select OK , then press <Enter>. The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system. 7. When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No , then press <Enter>. More Driver Disks? Yes No Insert Driver Disk OK Back 8. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation. Insert your driver disk into /dev/sdb and press “OK” to continue. Do you wish to load any more driver disks?

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mount -oloop [image file name] image - Page 180

7-10 Chapter 7: Driver installation 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-..

Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS - Page 181

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-11 3. Press <F6>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>. 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.

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Please choose the Driver Update medium. - Page 182

7-12 Chapter 7: Driver installation 6. Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation. 4. Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation. Type the command brokenmodules=ahci in Boot Options field, and press <Enter>. 5. When below screen appears, select the USB floppy disk drive (sda) as the driver update medium. Select OK , then press <Enter>. Please choose the Driver Update medium. sda: USB Floppy other device OK Back

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 183

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-13 7.2 Management applications and utilities installation 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. 7.3 Running the Support DVD 1. The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus...

Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 184

7-14 Chapter 7: Driver installation 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. 7.3.1 Drivers menu tab

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 185

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-15 The MakeDisk menu contains items to create the Intel RAID driver disks. 7.3.3 MakeDisk menu tab Press the arrow down button in the lower part of the menu to view more items. 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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Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 186

7-16 Chapter 7: Driver installation 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.

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You need to manually install the Intel - Page 187

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-17 7.4 Intel ® chipset device software installation 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: 1. Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. 2. Insert the motherboard/system 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 ..

Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 188

7-18 Chapter 7: Driver installation 5. Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the process. 6. Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the installation. 7. Toggle Yes, I want to restart the computer npw and click Finish to complete the setup process.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 189

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-19 5. Click Install Drivers and Software option to begin installation. 7.5 Installing the Intel ® I210 Gigabit Adapters driver This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel ® I210 Gigabits Adapter Driver on the system. To install the Intel ® I210 Gigabi t Adapters Driver on the Windows ® operating system: 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.E..

Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager - Page 190

7-20 Chapter 7: Driver installation 6. Click Next when the Intel(R) Network Connections InstallShield Wizard window appears. 7. Tick I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. 8. From the Setup Options window, click Next to start the installation. By default, Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager and Windows PowerShell Module are ticked.

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ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 191

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-21 9. Click Install to start the installation. 10. When the installation is done, press Finish to complete the installation.

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Chapter 7: Driver installation - Page 192

7-22 Chapter 7: Driver installation 7.6 VGA driver installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver. You need to manually install the ASPEED VGA driver on a Windows ® operating system. To install the ASPEED VGA driver: 1. Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. 2. Insert the motherboard/system 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 sup..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 193

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-23 6. Click Finish to complete the installation. 5. Click Install to proceed with the installation.

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You need to manually install the Intel - Page 194

7-24 Chapter 7: Driver installation 7.7 Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 4.0 installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 4.0 on the system. You need to manually install the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 4.0 utility on a Windows ® operating system. To install the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 4.0 utility: 1. Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. 2. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive, and find the utility menu. 3. Cli..

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 - Page 195

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 7-25 5. Read the Warning message and click Next to continue. 6. Read the License Agreement and click Yes to continue. 7. Read the Readme File Information and click Next to continue.

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Yes, I want to restart my computer now - Page 196

7-26 Chapter 7: Driver installation 9. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. 8. After completing the installation, click Next to complete the setup process.

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Contact Information - Page 197

A Contact Information Appendices

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ASUS contact information - Page 198

A-2 Appendix ASUS contact information ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Address 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259 Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 E-mail info@asus.com.tw Web site http://www.asus.com.tw Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Fax +86-21-58668722 ext: 9101 Online Support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan) Address 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259 Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 E-mail info@asus.com.tw Web site http://www.asus.com.tw Technical Support Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456..

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) - Page 199

ASUS TS500-E8-PS4 A-3 ASUS contact information ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Fax +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://usa.asus.com Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 General support +1-812-282-2787 Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Fax +49-2102-959911 Web site http://www.asus.de Online contact http://www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-1805-010923 Support Fax +49-2102-959911 Online support htt..

ASUS Holland BV (The Netherlands) - Page 200

A-4 Appendix ASUS contact information ASUS Holland BV (The Netherlands) Address Marconistraat 2, 7825GD EMMEN, The Netherlands Web site http://www.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +31-(0)591-5-70292 Fax +31-(0)591-666853 E-mail advance.rma.eu@asus.com Online Support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx ASUS Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland) Address Ul. Postępu 6, 02-676 Warszawa, Poland Web site http://pl.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +48-225718033 Online Support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx ASK-Service (Russia and CIS) Address г.Москва, ул. Орд..

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