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PIKE 1064E/1068E
LSISAS RAID card
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    PIKE 1064E/1068E LSISAS RAID card User Guide...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents ... iii About this guide ... iv PIKE 1064E/1068E specifications summary... vi Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ... 1-2 Package contents ... 1-2 Card layout ... 1-3 System requirements ... 1-3 Card installation ... 1-4 Chapter 2: RAID configuration Setting up RAID ...

  • Page 4: About This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

  • Page 6: Pike 1064e/1068e Specifications Summary

    * The exact OS support would base on the OS support list of the motherboard. ** Specifications are subject to change without notice. PIKE 1064E: LSISAS1064E PIKE 1068E: LSISAS1068E ASUS PIKE interface PIKE 1064E: 4 ports PIKE 1068E: 8 ports SAS and SATA II devices...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    This chapter offers the PIKE 1064E/1068E SAS RAID card features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction...

  • Page 8: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying an ASUS The ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E allows you to create RAID0, RAID1, and RAID1E set(s) from SAS hard disk drives connected to the SAS connectors on the motherboard. Before you start installing the RAID card, check the items in your package with the list below.

  • Page 9: Card Layout

    The illustration below shows the major components of the RAID card. ASUS PIKE interface-1: PCI-E x8 ASUS PIKE interface-2: 4-port SAS signal with SGPIO interface (PIKE 1064E) SAS RAID card status LED (lights up and blinks to indicate that the card is working normally) •...

  • Page 10: Card Installation

    Card installation Follow below instructions to install the RAID card on your motherboard. Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard. Align the golden fingers of the RAID card with the PIKE RAID card slot. Insert the RAID card into the PIKE RAID card slot.

  • Page 11: Chapter 2: Raid Configuration

    This chapter provides instructions on setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities. Chapter 2: RAID configuration...

  • Page 12: Setting Up Raid

    Setting up RAID The RAID card supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 1E set. 2.1.1 RAID definitions RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage.

  • Page 13: Lsi Corporation Mpt Setup Utility

    SAS RAID card. • Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you have to take note of the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version for the SAS RAID card. After entering the SAS configuration utility, you can see below screen and identify the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version: MPTFW version: 1.24.00.00-IR...

  • Page 14: Integrated Mirroring Volume

    2.2.1 Integrated Mirroring volume The Integrated Mirroring (IM) feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with two disks (IM). The IM feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an IM volume fails, you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically re-mirrored. To create an IM volume: Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.

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    Select New Array Type -- SAS1064E Create IM Volume Create IME Volume Create IS Volume Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Enter = Choose array type to create ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) SAS1064E 02:00:00 1.24.00.00-IR 500E0188:01111705 2D.02 Enabled [Enabled BIOS &...

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    The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up the IM volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>. You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here.

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    Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot 10. The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) C = Create array v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04)

  • Page 18: Integrated Mirroring Enhanced Volume

    2.2.2 Integrated Mirroring Enhanced volume The Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare disks. To create an IME volume: Follow steps 1–4 of the section Integrated Mirroring volume. The Select New Array Type screen appears. Use the arrow keys to select Create IME Volume, then press <Enter>.

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    Save changes then exit this menu Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04)

  • Page 20: Integrated Striping (is) Volume

    2.2.3 Integrated Striping (IS) volume The Integrated Striping (IS) feature provides RAID 0 functionality, supporting volumes with two to ten disks. You may combine an IS volume with an IM or IME volume. To create an IS volume: Follow steps 1–4 of the section Integrated Mirroring volume. The Select New Array Type screen appears.

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    Save changes then exit this menu Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) 2-11...

  • Page 22: Managing Arrays

    2.2.4 Managing Arrays The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to configuring and maintaining IM and IME volumes. Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk, synchronize the array, activate the array, and delete the array. Viewing volume properties To view volume properties: On the main menu, select RAID Properties.

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    Size(MB) Status Manage Array Slot Device Identifier SEAGATE ST336754SS SEAGATE ST336754SS SEAGATE ST336754SS Esc = Exit Menu Enter=Select Item Alt+N=Next Array ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) 1 of 1 LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000 51498 Optimal RAID Drive Disk Status 0003 0003...

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    Managing hot spares You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the IM/IME volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create the IM/IME volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare disk on an existing volume. If a disk on an IM/IME volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the failed disk data on the hot spare.

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    Manage Hot Spare Synnchronize Array Activate Array Delete Array Esc = Exit Menu Enter = Select Item Press <Y> to begin the synchronization, or <N> to cancel. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000 51498 Optimal Drive Pred Status...

  • Page 26: Deleting An Array

    Activating an array If an array is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the array is considered inactive. When you add the array back to the system, you may reactivate the array. To activate the array: From the Manage Array screen, select Activate Array, then press <Enter>. LSI Corp Config Utility Manage Array -- SAS1064E Identifier...

  • Page 27: Viewing Sas Topology

    Device Identifier SAS1064E(02:00:00) ﹂ Enclosure Direct Attach Devices ﹂ IM VOL LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000 Esc = Exit F1/Shift+1 = Help Alt+D = Device Properties ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) SAS1064E 02:00:00 1.24.00.00-IR 500E0188:01111705 2D.02 Enabled [Enabled BIOS & OS] F1/Shift+1 = Help v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04)

  • Page 28: Global Properties

    2.2.6 Global Properties From the Adapter List screen, press <Alt+N> to enter Global Properties menu. From the menu you may change related settings. LSI Corp Config Utility Adapter List Global Properties Adapter SAS1064E Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order Pause When Boot Alert Displayed Sets whether to pause or not when the boot alert displays.

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    Boot Information Display Mode Support Interrupt Restore Defaults Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) [No] [Display adapters & installed devices] [Hook interrupt, the Default] v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) [No] [Display adapters &...

  • Page 30: Restore Defaults

    Restore Defaults This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system defaults. LSI Corp Config Utility Adapter List Global Properties Pause When Boot Alert Displayed Boot Information Display Mode Support Interrupt Restore Defaults Esc = Exit Menu Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item 2-20 v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04)

  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Driver Installation

    This chapter provides instructions for installing the RAID drivers on different operating systems. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 32: Raid Driver Installation

    RAID driver installation After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part provides instructions on how to install or update the RAID card drivers. The RAID card driver might be included in the Linux OS installation CD, and could be loaded automatically during OS installation.

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    SLES 9 SP2 64 bit SLES 9 SP3 32 bit SLES 9 SP3 64 bit Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Press <Enter>. 10. Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

  • Page 34: Windows ® Server 2003 Os

    3.1.2 Windows During Windows ® To install the RAID card driver when installing Windows Boot the computer using the Windows Window Setup starts. ® Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen. Windows Setup Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...

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    Setup loads the RAID card drivers from the RAID driver disk. ® When next screen appears, press <Enter> to continue installation. Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to continue. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E Please insert the disk labeled into Drive A: * Press ENTER when ready. F3=Exit...

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    After Windows Server 2003 OS installation ® To update the RAID card driver after installing Windows Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties from the menu. Click the Hardware tab on the top, then click the Device Manager button. Double-click the LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E -StorPort item.

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    Toggle Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install, then click Next to continue. Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive. Highlight LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E -StorPort, then click Have Disk. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

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    Select from the drop-down menu and locate the driver. 10. Click Next to start updating the driver. 11. After completing driver update, click Finish to close the wizard. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 39: Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux Os

    Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>. Driver Disk Source You have multiple devices which could serve as sources for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? scd0 ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E ® OS installation CD. ® Cancel Enterprise OS:...

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    Insert the Red Hat OK, then press <Enter>. Insert Driver Disk Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press “OK” to continue. The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system. When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press <Enter>.

  • Page 41: Suse Linux Enterprise Server Os

    Press <F5>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>. Boot from Hard Disk Installation Installation--ACPI Disabled Installation--Local APIC Disabled Installation--Safe Settings Rescue System Memory Test Boot Options | Help Language ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 1280 x 1024 Driver File 1280 x 1024 Driver 3-11...

  • Page 42: Other Device

    Insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive. Make sure that Installation from the Boot Options menu is selected, then press <Enter>. Boot Options | Help Language When below screen appears, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver update medium.

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