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RS720-E7/RS12
RS720-E7/RS12-E
2U Rackmount Server
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  • Page 1 RS720-E7/RS12 RS720-E7/RS12-E 2U 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 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 Rear panel features ... 1-6 Internal features ...
  • Page 4 Contents 2.8.2 Redundant power supply module ... 2-22 2.8.3 Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card ... 2-23 2.8.4 Installing ASMB6 series management board(Default) .. 2-24 Chapter 3: Installing friction rail kit items ... 3-2 3.1.1 Attaching the fixing latches to the server ... 3-2 3.1.2...
  • Page 5 Contents 5.4.5 PCH SCU SAS Configuration ... 5-21 5.4.6 PCI Subsystem Settings ... 5-22 5.4.7 Onboard LAN Configuration ... 5-25 5.4.8 Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration ... 5-26 5.4.9 USB Configuration ... 5-27 5.4.10 Trusted Computing ... 5-28 5.4.11 ACPI Settings ... 5-29 5.4.12 WHEA Configuration ...
  • Page 6 Running the support DVD ... 7-31 7.9.2 Drivers menu ... 7-31 7.9.3 Utilities menu ... 7-32 7.9.4 Make disk menu ... 7-32 7.9.5 Contact information ... 7-32 ASUS contact information ...A-1 ® Rapid Storage Technology utility ... 6-31 Driver installation...
  • Page 7: Notices

    Canadian Department of Communications. This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. REACH Information Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
  • 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

    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.
  • Page 10: Asus Contact Information

    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

    14 characters such as xxS0xxxxxxxxxx. See 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.
  • Page 13: System Specifications

    1.3 System specifications The ASUS RS720-E7/RS12 and RS720-E7/RS12-E feature the ASUS Z9PE-D16 server board. The server supports Intel other latest technologies through the chipsets onboard. Model Name Processor / System Bus Core Logic Smart Fan ASUS Features ASWM Enterprise Total Slots...
  • Page 14 HDD not inclu ded) Power Supply Environment *Specifications are subject to change without notice. RS720-E7/RS12 Optional: ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS 6G RAID card (Support RAID 0, 1, 10 & 1E) ASUS PIKE 2008/IMR 8-port SAS 6G RAID card (Support RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, & 50)
  • Page 15: Front Panel Features

    HDD 1 (SAS/SATA) HDD 2 (SAS/SATA) HDD 3 (SAS/SATA) HDD 4 (SAS/SATA) HDD 6 (SAS/SATA) HDD 7 (SAS/SATA) HDD 8 (SAS/SATA) HDD 5 (SAS/SATA) HDD 9 (SAS/SATA) ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E HDD 10 (SATA) HDD 11 (SATA) HDD 10 (SAS/SATA) HDD 11 (SAS/SATA) HDD 12 (SAS/SATA)
  • Page 16: Rear Panel Features

    • The ports for the PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, USB, VGA, and Gigabit LAN do not appear on the rear panel if motherboard is not present. • *The port is for ASUS ASMB6-iKVM controller card only. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 17: Internal Features

    A protection film is pre-attached to the front cover before shipping. Please remove the protection film before turning on the system for proper heat dissipation. KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER BODY PARTS AWAY ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E *WARNING HAZARDOUS MOVING PARTS Power supply and power...
  • Page 18: Led Information

    LED information 1.7.1 Front panel LEDs Power LED LAN1/3 LED LAN2/4 LED Display Icon status Power LED Access Blinking Read/write data into the HDD Message Location LAN LEDs Blinking LAN is transmitting or receiving data HDD Access LED Message LED Location LED Description System power ON...
  • Page 19: Lan (rj-45) Leds

    1.7.3 HDD status LED HDD Activity LED (Green) HDD Status LED (Red) SATA/SAS HDD LED Description HDD Activity LED (Green) HDD Status LED (Red) ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Status No link Linked ORANGE GREEN HDD not present HDD present, no activity 1.
  • Page 20 1-10 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 Removing the rear cover Loosen the two thumbscrews on the rear panel to release the rear cover from the chassis. Firmly hold the cover and slide it toward the rear panel for about half an inch until it is disengaged from the chassis.
  • Page 23: 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 LGA2011 socket.
  • Page 24 Press the left load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is released from the retention tab. To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. Slightly lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 25 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! Remove the PnP cap (H) from the CPU socket and then close the load plate (I). ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Triangle mark...
  • Page 26 Push down the right load lever (J), ensuring that the edge of the load plate is fixed by the lever (K). Insert the right load lever under the retention tab. 10. Push down the left load lever (L), and then insert the lever under the retention tab (M).
  • Page 27 If so, skip this step. The Thermal Interface Material is toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it. If it gets into your eyes or touches your skin, wash it off immediately, and seek professional medical help. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 28: Installing The Cpu Heatsink And Airduct

    2.2.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and airduct To install the CPU heatsink: Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, ensuring that the four fasteners match the holes on the motherboard. Twist each of the four screws with a Philips (cross) screwdriver just enough to attach the heatsink to the motherboard.
  • Page 29 Place the airduct on the motherboard, ensuring that the three fasteners match the holes on the motherboard. Use the three screws that including in the package, tighten them one by one to completely secure the airduct. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 30: System Memory

    System memory 2.3.1 Overview The motherboard comes with eight (per CPU) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. 2.3.2 Memory Configurations You may install 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB RDIMMs or 2GB, 4GB and 8GB* with ECC/Non-ECC UDIMMs or 8GB, 16GB and 32GB* LR-DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
  • Page 31 Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. 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. • You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A, Channel B and Channel C.
  • Page 32: Installing A Dimm

    2.3.3 Installing a DIMM Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clip outward. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the DIMM slot key on the socket. A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
  • Page 33: Hard Disk Drives

    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. Place a SATA/SAS hard disk drive on the tray, then secure it with four screws. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E spring lock 2-13...
  • Page 34 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. Push the tray lever until it clicks, and secures the drive tray in place.
  • Page 35: Expansion Slots

    Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12 and RS720-E7/RS12-E supports low-profile expansion cards only. 2.5.1 Installing an expansion card...
  • Page 36: Configuring An Expansion Card

    2.5.2 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 4 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
  • Page 37: Pci Express X16 Slots (x16 Link)

    PIKE slot The PIKE slot allows you to choose and change your preferred SAS solution easily. Install an optional ASUS PIKE RAID card based on your needs. PCIE 4 (x16 Gen3 link, White, from CPU 1) PCIE 3 (x16 Gen3 link, Balck, from CPU 2)
  • Page 38: Cable Connections

    System fan connectors (from system fan to motherboard) USB connectors (from motherboard to front I/O board) Serial General Purpose Input/Output connectors SAS connectors (for ASUS PIKE only; from motherboard to SATA/SAS backplane) Auxiliary panel connector (from motherboard to front I/O board)
  • Page 39: Sata/sas Backplane Cabling

    SATA/SAS backplane cabling RS720-E7/RS12 Connects to the SAS connectors on the motherboard. Install an optional ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card or a 3rd Connects a 8-pin plug party RAID card before using these ports. from power supply SGPIO3*: Connects to the SGPIO3 connector on the motherboard.
  • Page 40 RS720-E7/RS12-E Connects a 8-pin plug from power supply BPSMB1: Connects to the Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB) connector on the auxiliary panel connector on the motherboard. 2-20 Connects to the SAS connectors on the motherboard. With all eight SAS cables connected, a total number of 12 SAS HDDs can be supported (SAS expander).
  • Page 41: Removable/optional Components

    Or you may need to install the optional components into the system. This section tells how to remove/install the following components: System fans Redundant power supply module (optional) ASUS PIKE RAID card (optional) ASUS ASMB6-iKVM (optional) Ensure that the system is turned off before removing any components. 2.8.1...
  • Page 42: Redundant Power Supply Module

    2.8.2 Redundant power supply module To install a second redundant power supply module: Remove the redundant power supply dummy cover. Take out the seocond redundant power supply module from its package. Slide it into the chassis. Firmly pull the lever to slide the power supply module into the chassis.
  • Page 43: Installing Asus Pike Raid Card

    2.8.3 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 44: Installing Asmb6 Series Management Board(default)

    2.8.4 Installing ASMB6 series management board(Default) Follow the steps below to install an ASMB6 series management board on your motherboard. To install the server management board: Locate the ASMB6 connector on the motherboard. Refer to the Appendix section for the location of the ASMB6 connector on supported motherboards.
  • Page 45 Insert the LAN cable plug to the DM_LAN 1 port (dedicated LAN) or LAN port 1 (shared LAN) for server management. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E LAN port 1 DM_LAN 1 LAN port 4 LAN port 2 LAN port 3...
  • Page 46 2-26 Chapter 2: Hardware setup...
  • Page 47 Chapter 3 This chapter describes how to install the optional components and devices into the barebone server.
  • Page 48: Chapter 3: Installation Options

    Installing friction rail kit items Your friction rail kit package contains: • One pair of rack rails • One pair of fixing latches • 4 latch screws, 4 rail screws and 4 rail washers Latch screws Front end Fixing latches 3.1.1 Attaching the fixing latches to the server Refer to the figures below for the locations to attach the two fixing latches to the...
  • Page 49 Secure the front and rear ends of the rail with two rack screws and washers. Repeat step 1 to 4 to attach the rack rail on the other side of the rack. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 50 When mounting the server to the rack, ensure to include the side knots on the two sides of the server in the rack rail holders, as shown in the right figure. Do not install the rail kit in the following situation: DO NOT place the rail hook on a thick lip of the mounting hole.
  • Page 51: Mounting The Server To The Rack

    To uninstall the server from the rack Loosen the rack screws that secured the server to the rack. Pull the server from the rack. Remember to press the latches on both sides to release the server from the rack. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 52 Chapter 3: Installation options...
  • Page 53 Chapter 4 This chapter includes the motherboard layout, and brief descriptions of the jumpers and internal connectors.
  • Page 54: Chapter 4: Motherboard Information

    Motherboard layouts Chapter 4: Motherboard information...
  • Page 55: Layout Contents

    8. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/2) 9. TPM connector (20-pin TPM) 10. 24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1/EATX12V2, PSUSMB1) 11. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1) 12. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1) ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Page Page 4-10 4-10 4-11...
  • Page 56: 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 57: Vga Controller Setting (3-pin Vga_sw1)

    1–2 to activate the VGA feature. LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1) These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® I350 Gigabit LAN controllers. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 58: Lsi Megaraid Or Intel Rste Selection Jumper (3-pin Raid_sel1)

    LSI MegaRAID or Intel RSTe selection jumper (3-pin RAID_SEL1) This jumper allows you to select the PCH SATA RAID mode to use LSI MegaRAID software or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 RAID. Place the jumper caps over pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI MegaRAID software RAID Utility (default);...
  • Page 59: Ddr3 Thermal Event Setting (3-pin Dimmtrip1)

    DDR3 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1) This jumper allows you to enable/disable DDR3 DIMM thermal sensing event pin. 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 for Others. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 60: Internal Connectors

    Internal connectors Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-2 [Blue], and 7-pin SATA3G_3-6 [Black]) Supported by the Intel signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives that allows up to 6Gb/s of data transfer rate. If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, or RAID 5 configuration.
  • Page 61: Usb Connectors (10-1 Pin Usb34, Usb56; A-type Usb10)

    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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 62: Cpu, Front And Rear Fan Connectors (4-pin Cpu_fan1-2, Frnt_fan1-4, Rear_fan1-2)

    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! • All fans feature the ASUS Fan Speed Control technology. 4-10 Chapter 4: Motherboard information...
  • Page 63: Serial General Purpose Input/output Connectors

    Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2) These connectors are for the serial (COM) ports. 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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 4-11...
  • Page 64: Tpm Connector (20-pin Tpm)

    TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM) 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. 4-12 Chapter 4: Motherboard information...
  • Page 65: Pin Eatxpwr1, 8-pin Eatx12v1/eatx12v2, Psusmb1)

    • This motherboard supports EATX2.0 PSU or later version. • Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power required by your system. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 4-13...
  • Page 66: System Panel Connector (20-1 Pin Panel1)

    11. 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.
  • Page 67: Auxiliary Panel Connector (20-2 Pin Aux_panel1)

    Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will light up when the Locator button is pressed. (5) 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 RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 4-15...
  • Page 68 4-16 Chapter 4: Motherboard information...
  • Page 69 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 70: Chapter 5: Bios Setup

    5.1.1 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 71: Asus Ez Flash 2 Utility

    5.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility The ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a DOS-based utility. Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
  • Page 72: Bupdater Utility

    Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility: 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. Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created...
  • Page 73 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:\> ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Update ROM BOARD: Z9PE-D16 VER:...
  • Page 74: 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. Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Page 75: Bios Menu Screen

    For configuring options for special functions Exit For selecting the exit options To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Menu bar Configuration fields Event Logs Boot...
  • Page 76: Menu Items

    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.
  • Page 77: Main Menu

    Version 2.15.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. 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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Event Logs Boot Monitor American Megatrends 4.6.4.1 UEFI 2.1; PI 0.9...
  • Page 78: Advanced Menu

    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. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Server Mgmt...
  • Page 79 Use Intel recommended prefetch settings. Configuration options: [Enterprise] [High Performance(HPC)] [Custom] Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled] This Item allows you to turn on/off the mid level cache(L2) streamer prefetcher. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Enter to view socket soecific CPU Information. 206d5 2600 MHz...
  • Page 80: Cpu Power Management Configuration

    Adjacent Cache Line 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 enabled/disabled prefetcher of next L1 data line. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled] This Item allows you to enabled/disabled prefetch of next L1 line based upon sequential load history.
  • Page 81 Recommended short duration power1 1.2 * Long Duraton Short duation power limit Allows you to set short duration power limit in watts. Use the number keys to set the value. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 1000 ms 5-13...
  • Page 82: Chipset Configuration

    5.4.3 Chipset Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced QPI Configuration Memory Configuration CPU II0 Bridge Configuration PCH Configuration Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration QPI Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Current QPI Link Speed Current QPI Link Freq...
  • Page 83 Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [3 Way] [4 Way] Rank Interleaving [Auto] Select different rank interleaving setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [4 Way] [8 Way] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E [Enabled] Support for compatibility Revision ID(CRID) Functionality mentioned in Sandybridge bios spec.
  • Page 84 Patrol Scrub [Disabled] Allows to Enable/Disable Patrol Scrub. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Demand Scrub [Enabled] Allows to Enabled/Disabled demand scrubing feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Data Scrambling [Enabled] Allows to Enabled/Disabled data scrambling. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Device Tagging [Disabled] Allows to Enabled/Disabled device tagging.
  • Page 85: Dimm Information

    Allows to Enabled/Disabled direct cache access support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]] VGA Priority [offboard] Allows to decide priority between onboard and 1st offboard video device found. Configuration options: [Onboard] [Offboard] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Present 2048 MB(DDR3) Not Present Not Present Not Present...
  • Page 86 PCH Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Name Stepping SB Chipset Configuration PCH Compatibility RID Deep Sx SCU devices Onboard SATA RAID Oprom Audio Configuration Azalia HD Audio High Precision Event Timer Configuration High Precision Timer Version 2.15.1219.
  • Page 87 Allows to enable/disable VT-d Engine Coherency support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ATS Support [Disabled] Allows to enable/disable VT-d Engine address translation services (ATS) support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI [Disabled] Auto Configuration. 5-19...
  • Page 88: Pch Sata Configuration

    This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Set to [Enhanced] to support two SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enhanced] 5-20 (1)IDE Mode. (2)AHCI Mode. Not Present (3)RAID Mode. ASUS DWR ATAPI WDC WD800JD(80.0GB) Not Present Not Present Not Present [IDE Mode] [Enhanced]...
  • Page 89: Pch Scu Sas Configuration

    Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Device1 Device2 Device3 Device4 Sata only RAID5 Version 2.15.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Not Present Not Present Not Present Not Present [Disabled] Patsburg B/D sku only →←: Select Screen Select Item ↑↓:...
  • Page 90: Pci Subsystem Settings

    5.4.6 PCI Subsystem Settings Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced PCI Bus Driver Version PCI Option ROM Handling PCI ROM Priority PCI Common Setting PCI Latency Timer VGA Palette Snoop PERR# Generation SERR# Generation Load RT32 Image PCI Express Settings PCIE Slot Option Rom Configuration Version 2.15.1219.
  • Page 91: Pci Express Settings

    Allows to set the ASPM level. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [Force L0s] [Force L0s] Force all links to L0s state. [Auto] BIOS auto configure. [Disabled] Disabled ASPM. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Enables or DisablesPCI Express Device Relaxed [Disabled] Ordering. →←: Select Screen ↑↓:...
  • Page 92 PCIE Slot Option Rom Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Legacy OpROM Support Launch Storage 0pROM PCIE1 Option Rom PCIE2 Option Rom PCIE3 Option Rom PCIE4 Option Rom PCIE5 Option Rom PCIE6 Option Rom PIKE Option Rom Version 2.15.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Launch Storage OpROM [Enabled] Enables or disables boot option for legacy mass storage device with option ROM.
  • Page 93: Onboard Lan Configuration

    LAN3 Option ROM Support [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Intel LAN4 Enable [Enabled] Enables or disables Intel LAN4 function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] LAN4 Option ROM Support [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E PXE/iSCSI. [PXE] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled]...
  • Page 94: Intel Txt(lt-sx) Configuration

    5.4.8 Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration The Intel TXT(LT-SX) configuration automatically detects and displays the Intel TXT(LT-SX) hardware support. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Intel TXT(LT-SX) Hardware Support CPU: TXT Feature Chipset: TXT Feature Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration TXT Support Intel TXT(LT-SX) Dependencies The following must be supported and enabled.
  • Page 95: Usb Configuration

    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] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Enabled Legacy USB support. Auto option disables legacy support if no USB devices are connected.
  • Page 96: Trusted Computing

    USB Ports Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced EHCI Controller 1 EHCI Controller 2 Rear USB #1 Rear USB #2 Onboard USB #3 Onboard USB #4 Onboard USB #5 Onboard USB #6 Onboard USB #10 Version 2.15.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. EHCI Controller 1/2 [Enabled] Allows to enable or disable USB (EHCI) Support.
  • Page 97: Acpi Settings

    Configuration options: [Suspend Disabled] [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)] [S3 (Suspend to RAM)] Lock Legacy Resources [Disabled] Allows to enable or disable Lock Legacy Resources. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration. [Enabled] [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)]...
  • Page 98: Whea Configuration

    5.4.12 WHEA Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced WHEA Support WHEA Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Windows Hardware Error Architecture support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 5.4.13 APM setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Restrore AC Power Loss Power On By PCIE...
  • Page 99: Serial Port Console Redirection

    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] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Consloe Redirection Enable or Disable. [Disabled]...
  • Page 100: Console Redirection Settings

    Data Bits [8] Configuration options: [7] [8] Parity [None] A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors. [Mark] and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection. [None] None [Even] parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even [Odd] parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd [Mark]...
  • Page 101 Windows Server OS through a serial port. Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [57600] [115200] Flow Control [None] Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port. Configuration options: [VT100] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 5-33...
  • Page 102: Me Subsystem

    5.4.15 ME Subsystem Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Intel ME Subsystem Configuration ME BIOS Interface Version ME Version ME FW Status Value : ME FW State ME FW Operation State: ME FW Error Code: ME Ext FW Status value: BIOS Booting Mode: Cores Disabled:...
  • Page 103: Runtime Error Logging

    Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following item appears only when you set Runtime Error Logging Support to [Enabled]. PCI Error Logging Support [Disabled] Allows to enables or disables PCI Error Logging. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E [Disabled] 5-35...
  • Page 104: Server Mgmt Menu

    Server Mgmt menu The Server Mgmt menu displays the server mgmt status, and allows you to change the settings. The Server Mgmt menu appears only when you install ASMB card on the motherboard. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Server Mgmt...
  • Page 105: System Event Log

    Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset] When SEL is Full [Do Nothing] Allows to choose options for reactions to a full SEL. Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Change this to enable or disable all features of [Disabled] system Event Logging during boot.
  • Page 106: Bmc Network Configuration

    5.5.2 BMC network configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Server Mgmt BMC network configuration DM_KAN1 DM_LAN1 IP Address in BMC: DM_LAN1 Subnet Mask in BMC: DM_LAN1 Gateway Address in BMC : DM_LAN1 MAC Address in BMC: DM_LAN1 Address Source in BMC: Configuration Address source Lan1 Lan1 IP Address in BMC:...
  • Page 107: Event Logs Menu

    Erasing Settings Erase Event Log [No] Choose options for erasing Smbios Event Log. Erasing is done prior to any logging activation during reset. Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset] ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Press <Enter>...
  • Page 108: View Smbios Event Log

    When Log is Full [Do Nothing] Allows to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately] Smbios Event Log Standard Settings Log System Boot Event [Disabled] Allows to choose options to enable/disable logging of System boot event. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] MECI [1] Mutiple Event Count Increment (MECI).
  • Page 109: Boot Menu

    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. GateA20 Active [Upon Request] [Upon Request] GA20 can be disabled using BIOS services.
  • Page 110 The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. • 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.
  • Page 111: Monitor Menu

    Voltage, +VDDQ_CD_CPU1 Voltage, +VDDQ_EF_CPU2 Voltage, +VDDQ_GH_CPU2 Voltage, +5VSB Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +3.3VSB Voltage The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Event Logs Boot Monitor Security 54.0ºC/129.2ºF...
  • Page 112: Security Menu

    FAN Speed Control [Generic Mode] Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Generic Mode] [High Speed Mode] [Full Speed Mode] Security menu The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
  • Page 113: 5.10 Tool Menu

    Server Mgmt ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>. Check section 5.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility for details. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Event Logs...
  • Page 114: 5.11 Exit Menu

    Server Mgmt Discard Changes & Exit Save Changes & Reset Discard Changes & Reset Restore Defaults Boot Override SATA P2: ASUS DRW-2014L1T AMI Virtual CDROM 1.00 SATA P3: WDC WD800JD-00LSA0 AMI Virtual Floppy0 1.00 IBA GE Slot 0700 v1376 IBA GE Slot 0701 v1376...
  • Page 115 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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 5-47...
  • Page 116 5-48 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Page 117 Chapter 6 This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
  • Page 118: Chapter 6: Raid Configuration

    Setting up RAID The motherboard comes with the Intel SATA RAID solutions: LSI MegaRAID Software RAID Configuration Utility (default) with RAID 0, • RAID 1, and RAID 10 support (for both Linux and Windows OS). Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise SCU / SATA Option ROM •...
  • Page 119: Raid Controller Selection

    Go to the Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>. Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode] Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup. Refer to Chapter 5 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 120: L Si Software Raid Configuration Utility

    6.2 L SI Software RAID Configuration Utility The LSI MegaRAID 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 MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility: Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
  • Page 121: Creating A Raid Set

    Initialize Clear Configuration 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 RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...
  • Page 122 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.
  • Page 123 Units= MB Size = 152146MB DWC = Off = On Accept SPAN = NO Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Size #Stripes StripSz 148.580GB...
  • Page 124 Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>. Select the units for virtual drive size from the menu, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency RAID = 1...
  • Page 125 Initialize Clear Configuration Objects Select Boot Drive RAID Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Size #Stripes StripSz 148.580GB PORT #...
  • Page 126 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 From the Management Menu, select Configure > New Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
  • Page 127: Adding Or Viewing A Raid Configuration

    The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen. Follow step 3 to 12 of section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration to add a new RAID set. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...
  • Page 128: Initializing The Virtual Drives

    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 From the Management Menu, select Initialize, and then press <Enter>.
  • Page 129 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects VD 0 Initialization Complete. Press Esc.. Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes 148.580GB Initialize? BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...
  • Page 130 Using the Objects command To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 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...
  • Page 131 Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Vitual Drive(1)
  • Page 132: Rebuilding Failed Drives

    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 From the Management Menu, select Rebuild, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize...
  • Page 133 Rebuilding Of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)? Port # 1 DISK SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R PORT # ONLIN A00-00...
  • Page 134: Checking The Drives For Data Consistency

    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.
  • Page 135 Continue - Continues the consistency check. • Abort - Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it continues from zero percent. When checking is complete, press any key to continue. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured RAID Size...
  • Page 136 Using the Objects command To check data consistency using the Objects command From the Management Menu, select Objects, and then select Virtual Drive from the sub-menu. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check, and then press <Enter>. Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>.
  • Page 137: Deleting A Raid Configuration

    Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option The utility clears all the current array(s), then press any key to continue. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Clear Existing Configuration BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...
  • Page 138: Selecting The Boot Drive From A Raid Set

    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 From the Management Menu, select Configure >...
  • Page 139: Enabling Writecache

    Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option When finished, press any key to continue. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Adapter 0 Rebuild Rate = 30 Objects...
  • Page 140: Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Scu/sata Option Rom Utility

    Intel enterprise SCU/SATA Option ROM Utility The Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU / SATA Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
  • Page 141 2. The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not exactly match the items on your screen. The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E All Rights Reserved. MAIN MENU 3.
  • Page 142: Creating A Raid Set

    6.3.1 Creating a RAID set To create a RAID set From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen appears. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104 Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is [↑↓]Change Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
  • Page 143: Creating A Recovery Set

    Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104 Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. RAID Level: Strip Size: Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is [↑↓]Change [TAB]-Next ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E All Rights Reserved. CREATE VOLUME MENU Name: Volume0 RAID0(Stripe) Disks:...
  • Page 144 Enter a name for the recovery set and press <Enter>. When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow keys to select Recovery, and then press <Enter>. When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want to include in the recovery set.
  • Page 145: Deleting A Raid Set

    Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N): Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E All Rights Reserved. DELETE VOLUME MENU...
  • Page 146: Resetting Disks To Non-raid

    6.3.4 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 147: Exiting The Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology Utility

    Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit): Port Drive Model XXXXXXXXXXX [ ↑↓ ]-Previous/Next Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Rapid Storage Technology utility ® CONFIRM EXIT DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED...
  • Page 148: Rebuilding The Raid With A New Hard Disk

    The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. The status of the degraded RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104 Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. 1. Create RAID Volume 2.
  • Page 149: Setting The Boot Array In The Bios Setup Utility

    Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See section 4.7 Boot menu for details. From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>. When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Rapid Storage Technology. ® 6-33...
  • Page 150: Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Utility (windows)

    Intel enterprise Utility (Windows) The Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge. You need to manually install the Intel utility on a Windows instructions in Chapter 6.
  • Page 151: Creating A Raid Set

    If you hard disk with existing data and you don’t want to keep data from one of the selected disks, choose NO in next column (If displayed). If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, you • can click Advanced tab to slelect. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 6-35...
  • Page 152 Confirm 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 contuine using other applications during this time. When display Volume Ceation Complete message, you can click OK to finish. You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before adding any data.
  • Page 153: Change Volume Type

    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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 6-37...
  • Page 154: Delete Volume

    6.4.3 Delete volume Take caution when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives.Back up data before continuing. To delete a volume: From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field you want to delete. Then select Delete volume in Volume Properties field.
  • Page 155: Preferences

    Allow you set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or errors here. E-Mail Preferences Allow you set to sent e-mail of the following events: Storage system information Storage system warnings Storage system errors ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 6-39...
  • Page 156 6-40 Chapter 6: RAID configuration...
  • Page 157 Chapter 7 This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system components.
  • Page 158: 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 the instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.
  • Page 159 RHEL 4 UP8 32 bit RHEL 4 UP8 64 bit 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 RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 160 To create a RAID driver disk in Windows Start Windows ® Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive. Go to the Make disk menu, and then select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
  • Page 161: Installing The Raid Controller Driver

    Boot the computer using the Windows Follow the screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008. When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced). Click Load Driver. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Server 2008 OS ® Server 2008 OS installation disc.
  • Page 162 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.
  • Page 163 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. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E OS installation CD. ® Back Enterprise ®...
  • Page 164 When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press <Enter>. More Driver Disks? Do you wish to load any more driver disks? Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation. When the installation is completed, DO NOT click Reboot. Press <Ctrl> + <Alt>...
  • Page 165 , then press <Enter>. 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? ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E OS installation CD. ® Enterprise ®...
  • Page 166 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>. Driver Disk Sou8rce You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? Insert the Red Hat select OK, then press <Enter>.
  • Page 167 Boot from Hard Disk Installation Repair Installed System Rescue System Check Installation Media Firmware Test Memory Test Boot Options | Help Language English(US) ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E Video Mode Source 1024 X768 Video Mode Source 1024 X768 Kernel Driver Default File...
  • Page 168 Insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive. Type the command acpi=off apic=bigsmp brokenmodules=ahci in Boot Options field, and press <Enter>. Boot Options acpi=off apic=bigsmp brokenmodules=ahci Help Language English(US) When below screen appears, select the USB floppy disk drive (sda) as the driver update medium.
  • Page 169 The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system as shown below. Please choose the Driver Update medium. sda: USB Floppy sr0: CD-ROM, ASUS DRW-1612BLT sdb: Disk, LSI MEGA RAID sd3: Disk, LSI MEGA RAID Console other device Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
  • Page 170: Intel ® Chipset Device Software Installation

    Intel installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel software on the system. You need to manually install the Intel operating system. To install the Intel ® chipset device software: Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
  • Page 171 Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the process. Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the installation. After completing the installation, click Finish to complete the setup process. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 7-15...
  • Page 172: Intel Network Connections Software Installation

    Intel installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel Connections Software on the system. You need to manually install the Intel Windows ® operating system. To install the Intel Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.
  • Page 173 Click Next when the Intel(R) Network Connections–InstallShield Wizard window appears. Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. Click the Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager box, and then click Next to start the installation. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 7-17...
  • Page 174 Follow the screen instructions to complete installation. When finished, press Finish to continue. 7-18 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 175: Vga Driver Installation

    DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD. Click the ASPEED AST2300 Display Driver to begin installation. When the ASPEED Graphics installation wizard appears, click Next to start the installation. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E operating ® 7-19...
  • Page 176 Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. Enter the user information and click Next to continue. Select a setup type and click Next to continue. 7-20 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 177 Click Install to start driver installation. When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 7-21...
  • Page 178: Intel ® C600 Series Chipset Sas Raid (sata Mode) Drivers

    Intel (SATA mode) Drivers This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel Chipset SAS RAID (SATA mode) Drivers on the system. You need to manually install the Intel mode) Drivers on a Windows operating system. To install the drivers: Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
  • Page 179: Microsoft .net Framework 3.5 Sp1

    DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD. Click the item Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 software from the menu, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E ® Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 software 7-23...
  • Page 180: Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise 3.0 Installation

    Intel enterprise 3.0 installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel Technology enterprise 3.0 on the system. You need to manually install the Intel utility on a Windows® operating system. To install the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 utility: Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
  • Page 181 Read the Warning message and click Next to continue. Read the License Agreement and click Yes to continue. Read the Readme File Information and click Next to continue. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 7-25...
  • Page 182 After completing the installation, click Next to complete the setup process. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. 7-26 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 183: Intel ® I350 Gigabit Adapters Driver Installation

    If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE and double-click the AUTORUN.EXE and follow step 4 to run the installation. Click Intel I350 Gigabit Adapters Driver. ® ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E ® I350 Gigabit Adapters ® 7-27...
  • Page 184 When the Intel appears, click Next to start the installation. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to continue. 7-28 PRO Network Connections – InstallShield Wizard window ® Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 185 Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue. Click Install to start the installation. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 7-29...
  • Page 186 The programs you select are being installed. Click Finish to finish the installation. 7-30 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 187: Management Applications And Utilities Installation

    The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates. 7.9.1 Running the support DVD Place the support DVD to the optical drive.
  • Page 188: Utilities Menu

    Intel RAID driver disks. 7.9.5 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. 7-32 Chapter 7: Driver installation...
  • Page 189: Asus Contact Information

    Telephone Online Support ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China) Address Telephone Web site Technical Support Telephone Online Support ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259 +886-2-2894-3447 +886-2-2890-7798 info@asus.com.tw http://www.asus.com +86-21-38429911 +86-21-58668722 ext: 9101 http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259...
  • Page 190 ASUS contact information ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address Web site Technical Support Support fax General support Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone Support Fax Online support 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA +1-510-608-4555 http://usa.asus.com...

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