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  • Page 1: User Guide

    TS500-E5 Pedestal/5U Rackmount Server User Guide...
  • Page 2 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 merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents ... iii Notices ... vii Safety information ... viii About this guide ... ix Chapter 1: Product introduction System package contents ... 1-2 Serial number label ... 1-2 1.3 System specifications ... 1-3 Front panel features ... 1-5 1.4.1 Four Hot-Swap HDD Devices ...
  • Page 4: Contents

    Hot-swap HDD module ... 2-16 Expansion cards ... 2-20 2.7.1 Installing an expansion card ... 2-20 2.7.2 Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card ... 2-21 2.7.3 Configuring an expansion card ... 2-22 Cable connections ... 2-23 2.8.1 Motherboard connections ... 2-23 2.8.2...
  • Page 5 Contents 5.2.4 Menu items ... 5-9 5.2.5 Sub-menu items ... 5-9 5.2.6 Configuration fields ... 5-9 5.2.7 Pop-up window ... 5-9 5.2.8 Scroll bar ... 5-9 5.2.9 General help ... 5-9 Main menu ... 5-10 5.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xx] ... 5-10 5.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ...
  • Page 6 Contents 6.1.3 Setting the RAID item in BIOS ... 6-3 6.1.4 RAID configuration utilities ... 6-3 6.2 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility ... 6-4 6.2.1 Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set ... 6-5 6.2.2 Creating a RAID 10 set ...6-11 6.2.3 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration ... 6-15 6.2.4 Initializing the logical drives ...
  • Page 7: Notices

    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.
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    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. •...
  • Page 9: About This Guide

    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: Chapter 1: Product Introduction This chapter describes the general features of the server, including sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
  • Page 10 Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product and software updates. ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server management utility. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information for all ASUS hardware and software products.
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 This chapter describes the general features of the chassis kit. It includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
  • Page 12: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. Serial number label Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the product’s serial number containing 12 characters such as xxxxxxxxxxxx.
  • Page 13: System Specifications

    1.3 System specifications The ASUS TS500-E5 is a 5U barebone server system featuring the ASUS DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 server board. The server supports Intel 5100 / 5200 / 5300 / 5400 series processors with EM64T technology, plus other latest technologies through the chipsets onboard.
  • Page 14 SuSE ® Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 32/64-bit (Subject to change without any notice) eTrust™ 7.1 anti-virus software (Optional) ® ASUS ASWM 2.0 and SNMP 450mm x 212mm x 550mm 20Kg 670W Single Power Supply Operation temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C Non operation temperature: -40°C ~ 70°C...
  • Page 15: Front Panel Features

    Message LED HDD access LED Power LED Optical drive Empty 5.25-inch bays 4-bay HDD cage USB 2.0 ports Refer to section 1.7.1 Front panel LEDs for the LED descriptions. ASUS TS500-E5 LAN1 LED LAN2 LED Security lock Power button Reset button...
  • Page 16: Eight Hot-swap Hdd Devices

    1.4.2 Eight Hot-Swap HDD Devices 4-bay HDD cage 4-bay HDD cage This server system provides 4-bay HDD Cage + 4 x Hot-swap HDD Trays as optional items. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 17: Rear Panel Features

    VGA port Gigabit LAN port 1 Gigabit LAN port 2 1.5.2 Redundant Power Supply (RX8 model) The second redundant power supply is an optional item. ASUS TS500-E5 670W Single power supply Chassis lock Power connector Chassis intrusion switch 120mm x 38mm...
  • Page 18: Internal Features

    PA4 model: 670W Single Power Supply RX8 model: 650W Redundant Power Supply (the second set is an optional item) 120mm x 38mm system fan ASUS DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 Server Board Chassis intrusion switch 10. SATA/SAS backplane board 11. SATA/SAS backplane board Expansion card locks Optical drive 2 x 5.25-inch drive bays...
  • Page 19: Led Information

    HDD Access LED Message LED Drive status LED LAN LEDs The Power, HDD Access, LAN and Message LEDs are visible even if the system front bezel is closed. ASUS TS500-E5 LAN1 LED LAN2 LED Drive Status LED Display status System power ON...
  • Page 20: Rear Panel Leds

    1.7.2 Rear panel LEDs ACT/LINK LED Status GREEN BLINKING 1-10 ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED Description Status No link Linked ORANGE Data activity GREEN SPEED LED Description 10 Mbps connection 100 Mbps connection 1 Gbps connection Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 21 Chapter 2 This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing or removing system components.
  • Page 22: Chapter 2: Hardware Setup

    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.
  • Page 23: Reinstalling The Side Cover

    Position the side cover to the chassis. Press the blue latch button and slide the side cover toward the front panel until it snaps in place. Drive in the two screws you removed earlier to secure the side cover. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 24: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related. • Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA771 socket.
  • Page 25 The socket alignment key should fit into the CPU notch. ASUS TS500-E5 Load plate Alignment key Gold triangle mark PnP cap This side of the socket...
  • Page 26 The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU! Close the load plate (A), then push the load lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab.
  • Page 27: Installing The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    Connect the CPU heatsink and fan cable to the connector on the motherboard. Do not forget to connect the CPU heatsink and fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 28: System Memory

    DIMM sockets. • For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor. Refer to the Qualified Vendors List on the ASUS web site. • This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb chips x16 memory modules.
  • Page 29 DIMMs in pair means two DIMMs with the same configuration. • For better performance, same configuration DIMMs should be installed on the same slot number for each channel. For example, you may install the same type of DIMMs in DIMM_B1, and DIMM_A1. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 30: Memory Mirroring And Sparing Technology

    2.3.3 Memory mirroring and sparing technology The Intel 5100MCH chipset supports the memory sparing technology. Refer to the ® below section: Memory Sparing At configuration time, a DIMM rank is set aside to replace a defective DIMM rank. When the error rate for a failing DIMM rank reaches a pre-determined threshold, the memory sparing function will issue an interrupt and initiate a spare copy.
  • Page 31 (1024MB*2 Ranks) Rank 0 (1024 MB) Sparing Memory space (2048MB*2 Ranks) Rank 0 (2048 MB) Sparing Memory space Total Memory ASUS TS500-E5 Channel B DIMM_B1 (512MB*2 Ranks) (512MB*2 Ranks) Rank 1 Rank 0 (512 MB) (512 MB) 1024 MB DIMM_B2...
  • Page 32: Installing A Dimm

    2.3.4 Installing a DIMM Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. To install a DIMM: Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward.
  • Page 33: Front Panel Assembly

    2.4.2 Reinstalling the front panel assembly To reinstall the front panel assembly: Hook the other side of the front panel assembly to the chassis. Swing the front panel assembly and snap it back into place. ASUS TS500-E5 2-13...
  • Page 34: 5.25-inch Or 3.5-inch Drives

    5.25-inch or 3.5-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! The system comes with three 5.25-inch drive bays located on the upper front part of the chassis.
  • Page 35: Installing A 3.5-inch Drive

    Install the 3.5-inch disk drive into the converter. Screw the 3.5-inch disk drive on the bay converter. 3.5" Floppy disk drive Insert the converter installed with 3.5-inch disk drive into the chassis and secure it as the 5.25-inch drives. ASUS TS500-E5 3.5" Hard disk drive 2-15...
  • Page 36: Sata/sas Hard Disk Drives

    SATA/SAS hard disk drives The optional two hard disk drive modules on the front panel, including externally removable trays for mounting either SATA or SAS hard disk drives, allow you to access the drive trays by simply opening the the front bezel. A hot-swap HDD module cage comes with a SATA or SATS backplane.
  • Page 37 Holding on the tray lever, pull out the HDD tray from the bay. Unscrew and remove the blank tray from the frame. Place a hard disk drive on the tray and secure it with four screws. ASUS TS500-E5 2-17...
  • Page 38 Insert the HDD-installed tray back into the bay. Carefully push the tray all the way to the depth of the bay. Push the tray lever until it clicks in place. The drive tray is correctly placed when its front edge aligns with the bay edge.
  • Page 39: Removing And Reinstalling The Backplane

    Push the backplane outward so that the outer edge protrudes slightly from the slot. Hold on to the backplane, lift it up and remove it from the module. Follow the previous instructions in reverse to reinstall the backplane. ASUS TS500-E5 2-19...
  • Page 40: Expansion Cards

    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 motheboard and other system components! 2.7.1 Installing an expansion card...
  • Page 41: Installing Asus Pike Raid Card

    When installing a graphics card on PCI-E x16 slot, the PCI-E slot right beside it does not function. 2.7.2 Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS 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.
  • Page 42: Configuring An Expansion Card

    2.7.3 Configuring an expansion card After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software settings. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
  • Page 43: Cable Connections

    SAS: from motherboard SGPIO2 to SATA/SAS backplane J6 connector SAS: from motherboard SGPIO3 to SATA/SAS backplane J7 connector) System panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board) SAS connectors (for ASUS PIKE only; from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane) ASUS TS500-E5 24.5cm (9.6in)
  • Page 44: Sata/sas Backplane Connections

    2.8.2 SATA/SAS backplane connections A SATA/SAS backplane comes pre-installed in the TS500-E5. 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.
  • Page 45: Back Side

    Connects to SAS SGPIO3 connector on the motherboard CON4/CON5/ Connects to SATA/SAS connectors on the motherboard CON6/CON7 ASUS TS500-E5 Description Links backplane1 and backplane2 signals Links to add-on card failed LED signal Connects to 4-pin plug of the power supply...
  • Page 46: Removable Components

    Removable components You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective components. This section tells how to remove the following components: System fan Chassis footpads Power supply unit 2.9.1 System fan To remove the system fan:...
  • Page 47 Shift the two hooked tabs upward and downward, and then install the system fan. A light click indicates that the system fan is secured in place. Plug the system fan cable to the REAR_FAN2 connector on the motherboard. ASUS TS500-E5 2-27...
  • Page 48: Chassis Footpads

    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”...
  • Page 49: Power Supply Unit

    Installing the redundant power supply module Unscrew and remove the power supply brackets at the back and on the chassis wall. Screw the metal bracket from the chassis wall to the redundant power supply cage. ASUS TS500-E5 2-29...
  • Page 50 Insert the redundant power supply into the power supply bay. Make the redundant power supply cage sit on the shelf ledge when fastening it to the chassis with screws. Fasten the two screws on the chassis wall. Slide the power supply module into the bay, and press until the release/ lock lever clicks to lock the module securely.
  • Page 51 Chapter 3 This chapter describes how to install the optional components and devices into the barebone server.
  • Page 52: Chapter 3: Installation Options

    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.
  • Page 53: Attaching The Rails To The Rack

    Drive in two screws on the outer holes to secure the rear end. From the rack front, find the corresponding 1U space for the second rail pair. Repeat steps 3–6 to attach the second rail pair. ASUS TS500-E5 1U space...
  • Page 54: Mounting The Server To The Rack

    Mounting the server to the rack To mount the server to the rack: Align the server rails with the rack rails. Push the server all the way into the rack. Chapter 3: Installation options...
  • Page 55 Chapter 4 This chapter includes the motherboard layout, and brief descriptions of the jumpers and internal connectors.
  • Page 56: Motherboard Layout

    Motherboard layout KBMS1 PSUSMB USB12_L3 DDR DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module) DDR DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module) DDR DIMM_B2 (64bit, 240-pin module) DDR DIMM_A2 (64bit, 240-pin module) DDR DIMM_B3 (64bit, 240-pin module) DDR DIMM_A3 (64bit, 240-pin module) REAR_FAN2 LAN1 LAN2 BCM5721 LAN_SW1 BCM5721 REAR_FAN1 LAN_SW2...
  • Page 57: Internal Connectors

    REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2/3/4) Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2) Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1) SSI power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1) System panel connector [white] (20-1 pin PANEL1) Auxiliary panel connector [black] (20-pin AUX_PANEL1) ASUS TS500-E5 Page Page 4-10 4-11 4-11...
  • Page 58: Jumpers

    Jumpers Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
  • Page 59: Vga Controller Setting (3-pin Vga_sw)

    LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2) These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit LAN1/2 controller. Set to pins 1–2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 LAN setting ASUS TS500-E5 VGA_SW1 Disable Enable VGA (Default)
  • Page 60: Cpu Fan Control Setting (3-pin Cpufan_sel)

    CPU Fan control setting (3-pin CPUFAN_SEL1) This jumper allows you to switch for fan pin selection. The CPUFAN_SEL1 jumper is for the CPU fans control. Set to pins 1–2 when using 4-pin fans or pins 2–3 when using 3-pin fans. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 CPUFAN setting •...
  • Page 61 Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the BIOS. Shut down the system. Set the jumper back to pins 1–2. Turn on the system. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 BIOS recovery setting Use the AFUDOS uitility version 3.12 to flash the BIOS. ASUS TS500-E5 IDE_SW1 Disable Enable IDE (Default) RECOVERY1 BIOS...
  • Page 62 Intel ICH9R SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1) ® This jumper allows you to select the Serial ATA RAID configuration utility to use when you create disk arrays. Both utilities are supported by the Intel ® ICH9R. Place the jumper caps on pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility (default);...
  • Page 63: Internal Connectors

    Serial ATA connectors [black] (7-pin SATA1-6) These connectors, controlled by southbridge ICH9R, are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 SATA connectors ASUS TS500-E5 FLOPPY NOTE:Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1. PIN1...
  • Page 64 IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE1) This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive).
  • Page 65: Sas Connectors [red] (7-pin Sas1-4), [blue] (7-pin Sas)

    Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1) This connector is used to connect to a hard disk drive active LED connector on the SCSI or RAID card. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 Storage card activity LED connector ASUS TS500-E5 SAS4 SAS3 SAS2 RSATA_TXP4 RSATA_TXP3...
  • Page 66 Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1) This connector is used for the SGPIO peripherals for the LSI MegaRAID SATA LED. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 SGPIO connector Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors (6-1 pin SGPIO2/3) These connector is used for the SAS chip SIO interface that controls the LED pattern generation, device information and general purpose data.
  • Page 67: Usb Connectors (10-1 Pin Usb34, Usb)

    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! DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 FAN connectors ASUS TS500-E5 USB56 USB_P6+ USB_P5+ USB_P4+...
  • Page 68 10. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2) This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 Serial port connectors The serial port module is purchased separately.
  • Page 69 • You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install additional devices. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 ATX power connectors ASUS TS500-E5 EATXPWR1 PIN 1 ® Xeon EATX12V1...
  • Page 70 13. System panel connector [white] (20-pin PANEL1) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. DSAN-DX/TS500-E5 System panel connector 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.
  • Page 71: Auxiliary Panel Connector [black] (20-pin Aux_panel)

    Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will light up when the Locator button is pressed. Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN) These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button queries the state of the system locator. ASUS TS500-E5 AUX_PANEL1 PIN 1 4-17...
  • Page 72 4-18 Chapter 4: Motherboard information...
  • Page 73 Chapter 5 This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
  • Page 74: Chapter 5: Bios Setup

    AFUDOS utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (To recover the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.) Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
  • Page 75: Afudos Utility

    Main filename Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk. A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading flash ... done Write to file... ok A:\>...
  • Page 76 Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
  • Page 77 The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive. A:\>afudos /iTS500-E5.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS Reading file ...
  • Page 78: Asus Crashfree Bios 3 Utility

    5.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using a floppy disk or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 79: Bios Setup Program

    The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 80: Bios Menu Screen

    5.2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Menu bar Main Advanced System Time System Date Legacy Diskette SATA1 SATA2 SATA3 SATA4 SATA5 SATA6 PATA Master PATA Slvae IDE Configuration System Information v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. Sub-menu items 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...
  • Page 81: Menu Items

    5.2.9 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS TS500-E5 System Time [11:17:09] System Date [Tue 01/22/2008] Legacy Diskette A [1.44 MB 3.5 in.]...
  • Page 82: Main Menu

    Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an overview of the basic system information. Refer to section 5.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. Main Advanced System Time...
  • Page 83: Sata1-6; Pata Master/slave

    When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Select the type of device connected to the system.
  • Page 84 PIO Mode [Auto] Allows you to select the data transfer mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Sets the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] [UDMA6] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
  • Page 85: Ide Configuration

    Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled] Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if device is accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY [Enhanced] [IDE] [Enhanced]...
  • Page 86: System Information

    5.3.6 System Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu. Main System Information AMIBIOS Version : 0204 Build Date: 05/13/08 Processor Speed : 1866MHz Count System Memory Usable Size : 2048MB v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
  • Page 87: Advanced Menu

    USB 2.0 Controller Mode BIOS EHCI Hand-Off v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. The USB Devices Enabled item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None. ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Power Boot Exit...
  • Page 88 USB Functions [Enabled] Allows you to enable the USB host controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following item appears only when you set USB Function to [Enabled]. Legacy USB Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup.
  • Page 89: Cpu Configuration

    Enable this item to use the Hardware Prefetcher Disable Feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] *Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled] Enable this item to use the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch Disable Feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Sets the ratio between CPU Core Clock and the FSB Frequency.
  • Page 90 Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled] Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Intel(R) Virtualization Tech [Enabled] The Vanderpool Virtualization Technology allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately, enabling one system to virtually function as several systems.
  • Page 91: Chipset

    Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] MCH Channel Mode [Channel Interleave] Allows you to select the MCH channel mode. Configuration options: [Channel Sequencing] [Channel Interleave] [Single Channel 0] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY ←→ ↑↓ Enter Go to Sub Screen BIOS SETUP UTILITY...
  • Page 92 Patrol Scrubbing [Enabled] Enables or disables the Patrol Scrubbing. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Demand Scrubbing [Disabled] Enables or disables the Demand Scrubbing. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Channel Dependent Sparing [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disabled the channel-dependent DIMM sparing feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Channel 0 [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Channel 0.
  • Page 93: Onboard Device Configuration

    [ASK IR] and allows you to select Full or Half Duplex for Serial Port2. Configuration options: [Full Duplex] [Half Duplex] Onboard LAN1/2 Boot ROM [Enabled] Allows you to do the LAN Boot ROM configuration. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [Normal]...
  • Page 94: Pcipnp

    5.4.5 PCIPnP The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
  • Page 95: Server Menu

    (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. Remote Access [Enabled] Enables or disables the remote access feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following items appear only when Remote Access is set to [Enabled]. ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Power Boot Exit...
  • Page 96 Serial port number [COM2] Selects the serial port for console redirection. Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2] Base Address. IRQ [2F8h, 3] This item is not user-configurable and changes with the configuration of Serial port number. Serial port Mode [57600 8,n,1] Sets the Serial port mode. Configuration options: [115200 8,n,1] [57600 8,n,1] [38400 8,n,1] [19200 8,n,1] Flow Control [Hardware] Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
  • Page 97: Power Menu

    Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Power Boot...
  • Page 98 5.6.3 APM Configuration Restore on AC Power Loss Power On By External Modems Power On by PME Power On By RTC Alarm v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. Restore on 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.
  • Page 99: Hardware Monitor

    The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu. VCOREA/B, Vtt, VSEN1/2, 3VSEN, 12VSEN, 5VDD, 5VSB, VBAT The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Power ←→...
  • Page 100: Boot Menu

    Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Main Advanced Boot Device Priority Boot Settings Configuration Security v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. 5.7.1 Boot Device Priority Main Advanced...
  • Page 101: Boot Settings Configuration

    Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Allows you to set the display mode for Options ROM.
  • Page 102: Security

    Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled] When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 5.7.3 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. Main Advanced Security Settings...
  • Page 103: Change User Password

    When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] ASUS TS500-E5 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Power...
  • Page 104: Exit Menu

    Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Main Advanced Exit Options Exit & Save Changes Exit & Discard Changes Discard Changes Load Setup Defaults v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
  • Page 105 Chapter 6 This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
  • Page 106: Chapter 6: Raid Configuration

    Setting up RAID The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions: • LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility embeded in the Intel ICH9R Southbridge supports Serial ATA hard disk drives and RAID0, RAID1, and RAID10 configurations. • Intel Matrix Storage Manager embeded in the Intel ICH9R Southbridge supports Serial ATA hard disk drives and RAID0, RAID1, RAID10, and RAID5 configuration.
  • Page 107: Installing Hard Disk Drives

    Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Intel ICH9R Southbridge. Refer to the succeeding sections for details on how to use each RAID configuration utility. ASUS TS500-E5 Matrix Storage Manager if you installed ® ®...
  • Page 108: Lsi Software Raid Configuration Utility

    6.2 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors supported by the motherboard Southbridge chip. To enter the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility: Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
  • Page 109: Creating A Raid 0 Or Raid 1 Set

    Management Menu View/Add Configuration Configure Clear Configuration Initialize Select Boot Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Defines Physical Arrays. An Array Will Automatically Become A VD Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 110 The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA ports. Select the drives you want to include in the RAID set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure...
  • Page 111 Size = 77247MB DWC = Off = On Accept SPAN = NO Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS TS500-E5 Select Configurable Array(s) PORT # DNLIN A00-00 DNLIN A00-01 Logical Drive(s) Configured...
  • Page 112 Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>. Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>. You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize...
  • Page 113: Management Menu

    Clear Configuration Initialize Select Boot Drive Objects RAID Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS TS500-E5 Logical Drive(s) Configured Size #Stripes StripSz 77247MB 64 KB PORT # DNLIN A00-00...
  • Page 114 Using New Configuration When a RAID set is already existing, using the New Configuration command erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view or create another RAID configuration. To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option: From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
  • Page 115: Creating A Raid 10 Set

    Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 0 DISK SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Logical Drives,F4-HSP The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen. ASUS TS500-E5 PORT # READY READY READY READY 77247MB HDS728080PLA380 PF20A60A 6-11...
  • Page 116 Select all the drives required for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>. The configurable array appears on screen. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 1 DISK SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Logical Drives,F4-HSP Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
  • Page 117 RAID = 1 Size = 154494MB DWC = Off = On Accept SPAN = NO Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS TS500-E5 Logical Drive(s) Configured Size #Stripes StripSz 308988MB 64 KB...
  • Page 118 10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept from the menu, then press <Enter>. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency RAID = 10 Size = 308988MB DWC = Off Accept SPAN = NO...
  • Page 119: Adding Or Viewing A Raid Configuration

    Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 0 DISK SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Logical Drives,F4-HSP The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen. ASUS TS500-E5 PORT # READY READY 77247MB HDS728080PLA380 PF20A60A 6-15...
  • Page 120 Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The configurable array appears on screen. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 3 DISK SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Logical Drives,F4-HSP Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
  • Page 121 Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option 10. Follow steps 8 to 13 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration section to add the new RAID configuration. ASUS TS500-E5 Logical Drive(s) Configured Size #Stripes StripSz...
  • Page 122: Initializing The Logical Drives

    6.2.4 Initializing the logical drives After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drives. You may initialize the logical drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the Management Menu. Using the Initialize command To initialize the logical drive using the Initialize command: From the Management Menu, highlight Initialize, then press <Enter>.
  • Page 123 Initialization Of LD Is In Process Initialize Objects LD 0 Initialization. Press Esc to Abort. Rebuild Check Consistency Logical Drives Loical Drive 0 SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize ASUS TS500-E5 Logical Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes StripSz 154494MB 64 KB Initialize? Logical Drive(s) Configured...
  • Page 124 When initialization is completed, press <Esc>. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Logical Drives Loical Drive 0 Using the Objects command To initialize the logical drives using the Objects command: From the Management Menu, highlight Objects, then press <Enter>.
  • Page 125 Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS TS500-E5 Objects Change VD Parameters Vitual Drive(1) Logical Drive 0 Objects Select VD Vitual Drive(1)
  • Page 126 When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, then press <Enter>. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Adapter Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option A progress bar appears on screen.
  • Page 127: Rebuilding Failed Drives

    LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 1 DISK SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Logical Drives,F4-HSP ASUS TS500-E5 Rebuild PD(s) PORT # ONLIN A00-00 FAIL A00-01 77247MB HDS728080PLA380 PF20A60A 6-23...
  • Page 128 After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. The indicator for the selected drive now shows RBLD. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 1 DISK SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Logical Drives When prompted, press <Y>...
  • Page 129: Checking The Drives For Data Consistency

    LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Logical Drives Loical Drive 0 SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Check Consistency ASUS TS500-E5 CC Of VD(s) Logical Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes StripSz 154494MB 64 KB Select VD...
  • Page 130 When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to check the drive consistency. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects...
  • Page 131 <Enter>. Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter>. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the drive. When checking is complete, press any key to continue. ASUS TS500-E5 6-27...
  • Page 132: Deleting A Raid Configuration

    6.2.7 Deleting a RAID configuration To delete a RAID configuration: From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration, then press <Enter>. LSI Logic Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.51 Aug 13, 2007 Easy Configuration New Configuration Management Menu Configure View/Add Configuration Initialize Clear Configuration Objects Select Boot Drive Rebuild...
  • Page 133: Selecting The Boot Drive From A Raid Set

    Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option The logical drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue. ASUS TS500-E5 Select A Boot VD Bootable VDs(1):Current Boot VD(0) Boot Drive 0...
  • Page 134: Enabling The Writecache

    6.2.9 Enabling the WriteCache You may enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option to improve the data transmission performance. When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives. To enable WriteCache: From the Management Menu, select Objects >...
  • Page 135: Intel ® Matrix Storage Manager Option Rom Utility

    The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller version difference. The utility supports maxium four hard disk drives for RAID configurration. ASUS TS500-E5 MAIN MENU DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION Serial #...
  • Page 136: Creating A Raid 0 Set (stripe)

    6.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe) To create a RAID 0 set: From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>. This screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v7.6.0.1011 ICH9R wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used to uniquely identify the RAID volume.
  • Page 137 WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back to the Create Array menu. ASUS TS500-E5 6-33...
  • Page 138: Creating A Raid 1 Set (mirror)

    6.3.2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror) To create a RAID 1 set: From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>. This screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v7.6.0.1011 ICH9R wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used to uniquely identify the RAID volume.
  • Page 139: Creating A Raid 10 Set (stripe + Mirror)

    Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID 10 (RAID0+1), then press <Enter>. Follow steps 4 to 9 of section 6.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) to create the RAID 10 set. ASUS TS500-E5 CREATE ARRAY MENU Name: Volume1...
  • Page 140: Creating A Raid 5 Set (parity)

    6.3.4 Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity) To create a RAID 5 set: From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>. This screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.6.2.1002 ESB2 wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used to uniquely identify the RAID volume.
  • Page 141: Deleting A Raid Set

    Are you sure you want to delete volume “VolumeX”? (Y/N): Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu; otherwise, press <N> to return to the Delete Volume menu. ASUS TS500-E5 DELETE VOLUME MENU Drives Capacity XXX.XGB...
  • Page 142: Resetting Disks To Non-raid

    6.3.6 Resetting disks to Non-RAID Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive. To reset a RAID set hard disk drive: From the utility main menu, select 3.
  • Page 143 Chapter 7 This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system components.
  • Page 144: Chapter 7: 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 the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.
  • Page 145 Broadcom ASF Firmware Update Broadcom ASF Firmware Update TS500-E5 system Back Exit Locate the RAID driver and place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Press <Enter>. Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 146 To create a RAID driver disk in Windows Restart the system from the hard disk drive, then place the system/ motherboard support CD in the optical drive. Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk utility. The Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the Intel located in: \Drivers\ICH9R Intel RAID\Driver\makedisk\win32\f6flpy32.exe...
  • Page 147: Installing The Raid Controller Driver

    * If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER. S=Specify Additional Device ASUS TS500-E5 Server installation CD. The Windows ® ENTER=Continue F3=Exit ®...
  • Page 148 Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>. Windows Setup ENTER=Continue ESC=Cancel Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list, then press <Enter>. The Windows ® disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue installation. Setup then proceeds with the OS installation.
  • Page 149 Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button. Click the “+” sign before the item SCSI and RAID controllers, then the LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 8-port with 1068-StorPort item should appear. The screen differs based on the controller. ASUS TS500-E5 ® desktop , then select...
  • Page 150: Red Hat Enterprise

    Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select Properties from the menu. Click the Driver tab, then click the Driver Details button to display the RAID controller drivers. Click OK when finished. Red Hat Enterprise ® To install the Intel ®...
  • Page 151 Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk. Press <Enter> Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>. ASUS TS500-E5...
  • Page 152 When prompted, insert the Red Hat disk drive, select OK, then press <Enter>. The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system. Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation. 7-10 Enterprise RAID driver disk to the floppy ®...
  • Page 153: Suse Linux

    To install the RAID controller driver when installing SuSE Linux OS: Boot the system from the SuSE Installation CD. Select Installation from the Boot Options menu, then press <Enter>. A message instructs you to prepare the RAID driver disk. Press <F6>. ASUS TS500-E5 7-11...
  • Page 154 When prompted, insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>. When prompted, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver update medium, select OK, then press <Enter>. The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system. 7-12 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 155: Intel ® Chipset Device Installation

    Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click the item Intel(R) Chipset Device Installation Utility from the menu. ASUS TS500-E5 ® chipset software on a Windows Server chipset device software: ®...
  • Page 156 The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software window appears. Click Next to start installation. Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the process. 7-14 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 157 Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the installation. After completing the installation, click Finish to complete the setup process. ASUS TS500-E5 7-15...
  • Page 158: Lan Driver Installation

    LAN driver installation This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom controller drivers on a Windows To install the LAN controller drivers: Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
  • Page 159 Click Next when the InstallShield Wizard window appears. Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. ASUS TS500-E5 7-17...
  • Page 160 Click Install to start the installation. Click Finish to exit the wizard when the installation is completed. 7-18 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 161: Vga Driver Installation

    Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. The Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. The XGI VGA Package window appears, preparing the setup. ASUS TS500-E5 Server ® 7-19...
  • Page 162 Click Next to start the installation. The system will update the VGA driver. When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. 7-20 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 163: Management Applications And Utilities Installation

    The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates. 7.5.1 Running the support CD Place the support CD to the optical drive.
  • Page 164: Management Software Menu

    Click an item to install. 7.5.5 Contact information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. 7-22 Chapter 7: Driver installation...

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