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Altos R720 Installation
Configuration Guide
Abstract
This document provides you a quick OS installation guide on Altos R720, including Windows
Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows 2000, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
(32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 (32-bit & 64-bit) and NetWare 6.5.
Version: 1.1
June 2007

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  • Page 1 Configuration Guide Abstract This document provides you a quick OS installation guide on Altos R720, including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows 2000, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (32-bit &...
  • Page 2 © 2006 Acer Incorporation. All rights reserved. This paper is for informational purposes only. ACER MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT. Acer, Acer Altos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acer Incorporation. Other product or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION..................1 Where Can I Download the Latest Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide HARDWARE SPECIFICATION ............... 1 BOARD LAYOUT .................. 4 System Block Diagram DIMM POPULATION GUIDELINE ............5 Memory population Memory population with mirroring Memory population with Sparing OS INSTALLATION TIPS ...............
  • Page 4 Configuring integrated SAS RAID Installation Tips Chipset Driver Installation Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT Driver Installation Hot-swap Backplane Driver Installation ATI ES1000 Installation Intel RAID Web Console Installation Intel PROSet Utility Installation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 EM64T Update 2 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Drivers Required Software Required...
  • Page 5 Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation Intel RAID Web Console Installation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS RAID Installation Tips Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation Intel RAID Web Console Installation NetWare 6.5 SP5 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Drivers Required Installation Tips...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION This article describes the Altos R720 Installation Configuration guide: • Hardware parts give you a briefly and quick hardware information about Altos R720 • The operating system installation tips. Where Can I Download the Latest Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide The Altos R910 Installation Configuration Guide would be updated on a monthly basis.
  • Page 8: Hardware Specification

    Onboard ATI ES1000 video controller w/ 16MB SDRAM • Integrated SAS RAID with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and SAS Controller 50 support • 128MB of cache (DDR2 400 registered, 244 pin Mini DIMM) • BBU support Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 9 6th Hard Drive Upgrade Kit is required) • Only support 5 SAS/SATA HDD when Slim optical drive and FDD installed simultaneously • Only support 4 SAS/SATA HDD when Slim optical drive, FDD and tape drive installed simultaneously Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 10: Board Layout

    System Block Diagram BOARD LAYOUT Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 11: Dimm Population Guideline

    2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 8 GB 4 GB (Sparing) (Sparing) 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 16 GB 8 GB (Sparing) (Sparing) (Sparing) (Sparing) Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 12: Os Installation Tips

    OS INSTALLATION TIPS Below is Altos R720 OS certification matrix: Operating System Status Note Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Tested Service Pack 4 Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Tested Edition Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Tested Edition SP1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 EM64T...
  • Page 13: Software Required

    After loading the RAID driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. Chipset Driver Installation After the installation completes, you would see the following devices with yellow mark in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 14: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Chipset, select Windows Server 2003 x64 and click on Setup. Follow the instruction to install the driver and reboot the server after the chipset driver is installed.
  • Page 15: Ioat Driver Installation

    Click on Next and follow the instruction to finish the driver update. After installing the driver, you would see Intel (r) SCA Hotswap Backplane listed in System devices. ATI ES1000 Installation Windows will treat onboard VGA as Standard VGA device. You can find Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 16: Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack Installation

    ATI ES1000 driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Graphics adapters -> ATI ES1000, select Windows Server 2003 x64 and click on Setup.
  • Page 17: Software Required

    Press F6 at the start of installation to provide the driver disk for the integrated SAS RAID. Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Server 2003 32-bit)” as target driver After loading the RAID driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 18: Chipset Driver Installation

    Device Manager. Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Chipset, select Windows Server 2003 and click on Setup. Follow the instruction to install the driver and reboot the server after the chipset driver is installed.
  • Page 19: Ioat Driver Installation

    Click on Browse and specify the path for the driver. Please refer to the Directory on EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 for Hot-swap backplane driver in Driver required section. Click on Next and follow the instruction to finish the driver update. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 20: Ati Es1000 Installation

    ATI ES1000 driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Graphics adapters -> ATI ES1000, select Windows Server 2003 and click on Setup. Follow the instruction to install the VGA driver and reboot the server after the driver is installed.
  • Page 21: Drivers Required

    Advanced Server SP4 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For Windows 2000 Installation, the following device drivers are required. Device Version Directory on EasyBUILD Integrated SAS 1.17.0.32 \Disk\R720\RAID\Integrated_SAS\W2K RAID Onboard Intel 7.3.0.1011 \Disk\R720\onboard\Chipset\ 5000P Chipset Onboard Intel 9.3.39...
  • Page 22: Chipset Driver Installation

    Device Manager. Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Chipset and double-click on Windows 2000. Follow the instruction to install the driver and reboot the server after the chipset driver is installed.
  • Page 23: Ioat Driver Installation

    There is a VGA controller (VGA Compatible) listed under Other devices in Windows Device Manager. It is the ATI ES1000 for R720. Insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Graphics adapters -> ATI ES1000 and Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 24: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    Intel RAID Web Console Installation Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Utilities -> Altos R720 -> Integrated SAS RAID, select Intel RAID WebConsole (Windows) and click on Setup. Follow the instruction and use the default setting to complete the Intel RAID WebConsole installation.
  • Page 25: Software Required

    # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the kudzu utility, it will auto detect the Intel 82563EB network Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 26: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2 Installation, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 27: Software Required

    82546EB driver in Driver Required section and copy the driver from the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 28: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 EM64T Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 EM64T on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 EM64T Installation, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 29: Software Required

    CD #1. NOTE: If the driver diskette is kept in the FDD, you would see below message even though you’ve inserted the installation CD #2. In this case, please press Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 30: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    EasyBUILD 7.1 to HDD first. # mount /media/dvdram # cp –R /media/dvdram/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 31: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Installation, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 32: Software Required

    CD #2. In this case, please press “Ctrl+Alt+F2” to switch to another terminal. Issue the “reboot“ command to reboot the system. Then, remove the driver diskette and continue the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 33: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. # YaST2 Select Network Devices -> Network Card, it will auto detect the Intel 82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 34: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 EM64T Service Pack 3 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 EM64T Service Pack 3 Installation, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 35: Configuring Integrated Sas Raid

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/dvdram # cp –R /media/dvdram/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 36: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 Installation, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 37: Software Required

    After you add the kernel-source and C/C++ Compiler and Tools, please click on Accept and follow the instruction to complete the installation. Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation You can find the Intel 82546EB driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 38: Intel Raid Web Console Installation

    NetWare 6.5 SP5 Installation (with integrated SAS RAID) Below information describes how to manually install NetWare 6.5 (Support Pack 5 overlay CD) on Altos R720 with integrated SAS RAID. Drivers Required For NetWare 6.5 SP5 installation with integrated SAS RAID, the following device drivers are required.
  • Page 39: Installation Tips

    When you see the following message, please select Modify. Then, move the cursor to Network boards and press Enter. The following device drivers were detected for this server. Add, change, or delete device drivers as Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 40 The following device drivers were detected for this server. Add, change, or delete device drivers as needed. Device types Driver names ------------------------- -------------- Network boards: E1000E, E1000E Network Loadable Modules: (optional) Please follow the normal procedures to complete the NetWare 6.5 installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 41: Starting Integrated Sas Raid Configuration Utility

    Now you can reboot the system and install the Operating System. Select Exit, click on Yes and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system. Assigning a Hot Spare Disk Launch the configuration menu. Select a free disk marked as UNCONF GOOD and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 42 Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated DSP and click on Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu. You will see the disk marked as Hotsapare in pink and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...

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