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Asus AP1720-E2 Configuration And Installation Manual

Server systems and motherboards raid configuration and driver installation guide.
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• • • • • AP130-E1 5U Rackmount Server
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• • • • • AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server
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• • • • • NCCH-DL Motherboard
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  • Page 1: Driver Installation Guide

    AP130-E1 5U Rackmount Server AP130-E1 5U Rackmount Server AP130-E1 5U Rackmount Server AP130-E1 5U Rackmount Server • • • • • AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server AP1720-E2 5U Rackmount Server •...

  • Page 2

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

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents RAID configurations ..............4 1.1 RAID definitions ............... 4 1.2 Installing hard disk drives ..........5 1.3 Setting the RAID item in BIOS ......... 5 1.4 RAID configuration utilities ..........5 1.5 Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility ......... 6 1.5.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) ......7 1.5.2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) .......

  • Page 4: Raid Configurations

    RAID configurations The server system/motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions: A d a p t e c A d a p t e c ® ® ® ® ® HostRAID™ HostRAID™ • A d a p t e c A d a p t e c A d a p t e c HostRAID™...

  • Page 5: Installing Hard Disk Drives

    1 . 2 1 . 2 1 . 2 Installing hard disk drives Installing hard disk drives Installing hard disk drives 1 . 2 1 . 2 Installing hard disk drives Installing hard disk drives The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives for RAID set configuration.

  • Page 6: Adaptec Raid Configuration Utility

    1 . 5 1 . 5 1 . 5 Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility 1 . 5 1 . 5 Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create RAID 0 and RAID 1 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors supported by the motherboard Southbridge chip.

  • Page 7: Creating A Raid 0 Set (striped)

    1 . 5 . 1 1 . 5 . 1 Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) 1 . 5 . 1 1 . 5 . 1 1 . 5 . 1 Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) Creating a RAID 0 set (Striped) To create a RAID 0 set:...

  • Page 8

    When all the drives required for a RAID 0 set appear in the S e l e c t e d S e l e c t e d S e l e c t e d S e l e c t e d S e l e c t e d D r i v e s D r i v e s field, press <Enter>.

  • Page 9

    Move the cursor to the A r r a y L a b e l A r r a y L a b e l A r r a y L a b e l A r r a y L a b e l option, then type a name for A r r a y L a b e l the RAID 0 set.

  • Page 10

    Move the cursor to the C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a option, select N o I n i t N o I n i t N o I n i t...

  • Page 11

    11. After you have created the RAID 0 set, the utility main menu appears. Select M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s to display the array, then press <Enter>...

  • Page 12: Creating A Raid 1 Set (mirrored)

    1 . 5 . 2 1 . 5 . 2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) 1 . 5 . 2 1 . 5 . 2 1 . 5 . 2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirrored) To create a RAID 1 set:...

  • Page 13

    Move the cursor to the C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a C r e a t e R A I D v i a option, select Q u i c k I n i t Q u i c k I n i t Q u i c k I n i t...

  • Page 14

    After you have created the RAID 1 set, the utility main menu appears. Select M a n a g e A r r a y M a n a g e A r r a y M a n a g e A r r a y M a n a g e A r r a y to display the created set.

  • Page 15: Creating A Bootable Raid Set

    1 . 5 . 3 1 . 5 . 3 Creating a bootable RAID set Creating a bootable RAID set 1 . 5 . 3 1 . 5 . 3 1 . 5 . 3 Creating a bootable RAID set Creating a bootable RAID set Creating a bootable RAID set To create a bootable RAID set:...

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    The RAID 0 array becomes bootable. An asterisk precedes a bootable array for easy identification. Press <Esc> to return to the previous menu. Exit the utility, then reboot the system. During POST, press <Esc> to select the boot device. Use the up or down arrow to highlight the bootable RAID set (HostRAID#0-#0 6300ESB), then press <Enter>...

  • Page 17: Deleting A Raid 0 Set

    1 . 5 . 4 1 . 5 . 4 Deleting a RAID 0 set Deleting a RAID 0 set 1 . 5 . 4 1 . 5 . 4 1 . 5 . 4 Deleting a RAID 0 set Deleting a RAID 0 set Deleting a RAID 0 set To delete a RAID 0 set:...

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    When prompted, press <Y> to delete the RAID set or press <N> to abort the operation. To verify if the array was deleted, select M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s M a n a g e A r r a y s from the M a n a g e A r r a y s...

  • Page 19: Deleting A Raid 1 Set

    1 . 5 . 5 1 . 5 . 5 Deleting a RAID 1 set Deleting a RAID 1 set 1 . 5 . 5 1 . 5 . 5 1 . 5 . 5 Deleting a RAID 1 set Deleting a RAID 1 set Deleting a RAID 1 set To delete a RAID 1 set:...

  • Page 20

    When prompted, press <Y> to delete the RAID set or press <N> to abort the operation. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select either M e m b e r # 0 M e m b e r # 0 M e m b e r # 0 M e m b e r # 0 M e m b e r # 0 or...

  • Page 21: Rebuilding A Raid Set

    1 . 5 . 6 1 . 5 . 6 Rebuilding a RAID set Rebuilding a RAID set 1 . 5 . 6 1 . 5 . 6 1 . 5 . 6 Rebuilding a RAID set Rebuilding a RAID set Rebuilding a RAID set The utility displays the condition of the RAID set during the POST.

  • Page 22

    Press <Ctrl> + <R> to rebuild the RAID set. The A r r a y S t a t u s A r r a y S t a t u s A r r a y S t a t u s A r r a y S t a t u s shows A r r a y S t a t u s the rebuilding progress.

  • Page 23: Fastbuild™ Utility

    1 . 6 1 . 6 1 . 6 FastBuild™ Utility FastBuild™ Utility FastBuild™ Utility 1 . 6 1 . 6 FastBuild™ Utility FastBuild™ Utility The FastBuild™ Utility allows you to create RAID 0, 1, and 0+1 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors supported by the Promise ®...

  • Page 24: Creating A Raid 0 Set (performance)

    1 . 6 . 1 1 . 6 . 1 1 . 6 . 1 1 . 6 . 1 1 . 6 . 1 Creating a RAID 0 set (Performance) Creating a RAID 0 set (Performance) Creating a RAID 0 set (Performance) Creating a RAID 0 set (Performance) Creating a RAID 0 set (Performance) In the FastBuild™...

  • Page 25

    After you have created the RAID 0 set, press any key to reboot the system. During POST, the FastTrak S150 TX4™ BIOS checks and displays the disk array information. Once the array is created, use the FDISK utility to format the array as a single hard drive.

  • Page 26: Creating A Raid 1 Set (security)

    1 . 6 . 2 1 . 6 . 2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Security) Creating a RAID 1 set (Security) 1 . 6 . 2 1 . 6 . 2 1 . 6 . 2 Creating a RAID 1 set (Security) Creating a RAID 1 set (Security) Creating a RAID 1 set (Security) Using two new SATA hard disk drives...

  • Page 27

    After you have created the RAID 1 set, press any key to reboot the system. During POST, the FastTrak S150 TX4™ BIOS checks and displays the disk array information. Use the FDISK utility to format the array as a single hard drive. After you have formatted the arrayed drives, install an operating system (OS).

  • Page 28: Storage Capacity

    Using an existing boot/data hard disk drive and a new drive Refer to these instructions when creating a RAID 1 set using an existing bootable or data hard disk drive and a new drive of the same or larger storage capacity. Restart the system, then enter the FastBuild™...

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    When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the source disk, then press <Enter>. When prompted to start the duplication process, press <Y> to continue; otherwise, press <N> to abort the operation. After you have created the RAID 1 set, press any key to reboot the system. During POST, the FastTrak S150 TX4™...

  • Page 30

    Using quick initialization Refer to these instructions when creating a RAID 1 set using one or two existing hard disk drives containing data that you d o n o t w a n t t o k e e p d o n o t w a n t t o k e e p d o n o t w a n t t o k e e p d o n o t w a n t t o k e e p...

  • Page 31

    After you have created the RAID 1 set, press any key to reboot the system. During POST, the FastTrak S150 TX4™ BIOS checks and displays the disk array information. Use the FDISK utility to format the array as a single hard drive. After you have formatted the arrayed drives, install an operating system (OS).

  • Page 32: Creating A Raid 0+1 Set (security And Performance)

    1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 .6 6 6 6 6 . 3 . 3 . 3 . 3 . 3 Creating a RAID 0+1 set (Security and Performance) Creating a RAID 0+1 set (Security and Performance) Creating a RAID 0+1 set (Security and Performance) Creating a RAID 0+1 set (Security and Performance) Creating a RAID 0+1 set (Security and Performance)

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    A pop-up message appears, warning you that all existing data on the hard disk drives will be deleted. Press <Y>. After you have created the RAID 0+1 set, press any key to reboot the system. During POST, the FastTrak S150 TX4™ BIOS checks and displays the disk array information.

  • Page 34: Manually Creating A Raid Set

    1 . 6 . 4 1 . 6 . 4 Manually creating a RAID set Manually creating a RAID set 1 . 6 . 4 1 . 6 . 4 1 . 6 . 4 Manually creating a RAID set Manually creating a RAID set Manually creating a RAID set A u t o S e t u p...

  • Page 35

    Press the down arrow key to highlight the S t r i p e B l o c k S t r i p e B l o c k S t r i p e B l o c k option. Press S t r i p e B l o c k S t r i p e B l o c k the <Spacebar>...

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    Press <Ctrl> + <Y>. When a dialog box appears, press <I> to create and quick initialize the RAID set. Using quick initialization erases all data from the existing hard disk drives. Make sure to backup all important data before using this RAID configuration mode.

  • Page 37: Deleting A Raid Set

    1 . 6 . 5 1 . 6 . 5 Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set 1 . 6 . 5 1 . 6 . 5 1 . 6 . 5 Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set D e l e t e A r r a y D e l e t e A r r a y...

  • Page 38

    The D e l e t e A r r a y M e n u D e l e t e A r r a y M e n u D e l e t e A r r a y M e n u D e l e t e A r r a y M e n u appears, showing that the array is D e l e t e A r r a y M e n u successfully deleted.

  • Page 39: Rebuilding A Raid 1 Set

    1 . 6 . 6 1 . 6 . 6 Rebuilding a RAID 1 set Rebuilding a RAID 1 set 1 . 6 . 6 1 . 6 . 6 1 . 6 . 6 Rebuilding a RAID 1 set Rebuilding a RAID 1 set Rebuilding a RAID 1 set The R e b u i l d A r r a y M e n u...

  • Page 40

    Restart the system, then press <Ctrl> + <F> to enter the FastBuild™ Utility. From the FastBuild™ Utility main menu, press <5> to display the R e b u i l d A r r a y M e n u R e b u i l d A r r a y M e n u.

  • Page 41: Raid Driver Installation

    RAID driver installation After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part provides instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.

  • Page 42: Red Hat Linux 9.0

    2 . 1 . 2 2 . 1 . 2 2 . 1 . 2 2 . 1 . 2 2 . 1 . 2 Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat ® ® ® ® ® Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0...

  • Page 43: Installing The Intel ® 6300esb Raid Controller Driver

    2 . 2 2 . 2 2 . 2 Installing the Intel Installing the Intel Installing the Intel ® 6300ESB RAID controller 6300ESB RAID controller 6300ESB RAID controller 2 . 2 2 . 2 Installing the Intel Installing the Intel 6300ESB RAID controller 6300ESB RAID controller driver...

  • Page 44

    Insert the Intel ® 6300ESB RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>. Select the A d a p t e c E m b e d d e d S e r i a l A T A H o s t R A I D D r i v e r A d a p t e c E m b e d d e d S e r i a l A T A H o s t R A I D D r i v e r A d a p t e c E m b e d d e d S e r i a l A T A H o s t R A I D D r i v e r A d a p t e c E m b e d d e d S e r i a l A T A H o s t R A I D D r i v e r...

  • Page 45

    To an existing Windows ® 2000/2003 Server OS To install the Intel ® 6300ESB RAID controller driver on an existing Windows ® 2000/2003 Server OS: Restart the computer, then log in with A d m i n i s t r a t o r A d m i n i s t r a t o r A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.

  • Page 46

    11. Click F i n i s h F i n i s h F i n i s h after the driver F i n i s h F i n i s h installation is done. To verify the Intel ®...

  • Page 47: Red Hat Linux 9.0

    2 . 2 . 2 2 . 2 . 2 2 . 2 . 2 2 . 2 . 2 2 . 2 . 2 Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat ® ® ® ® ® Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0...

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    Select f d 0 f d 0 f d 0 f d 0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk f d 0 source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to O K O K, then press <Enter>. When prompted, insert the Intel ®...

  • Page 49

    When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select N o, then press <Enter>; otherwise, select Y e s Y e s Y e s Y e s if you need to install Y e s additional RAID controller drivers. Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.

  • Page 50: Installing The Promise ® Pdc20319 Raid Controller Driver

    2 . 3 2 . 3 2 . 3 Installing the Promise Installing the Promise Installing the Promise ® PDC20319 RAID PDC20319 RAID PDC20319 RAID 2 . 3 2 . 3 Installing the Promise Installing the Promise PDC20319 RAID PDC20319 RAID controller driver controller driver controller driver...

  • Page 51

    Insert the Promise ® PDC20319 RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>. Use the arrow keys to select the W i n 2 0 0 0 P r o m i s e F a s T r a k W i n 2 0 0 0 P r o m i s e F a s T r a k W i n 2 0 0 0 P r o m i s e F a s T r a k W i n 2 0 0 0 P r o m i s e F a s T r a k...

  • Page 52

    To an existing Windows ® operating system “ I n s t a l l i n g t h e I n t e l “ I n s t a l l i n g t h e I n t e l ®...

  • Page 53: Raid Controller Properties

    After installing the RAID controller driver, you must remove the Windows ® -assigned SCSI controller driver. To do this: From the C o m p u t e r M a n a g e m e n t C o m p u t e r M a n a g e m e n t C o m p u t e r M a n a g e m e n t C o m p u t e r M a n a g e m e n t window, click the “+”...

  • Page 54: Windows 2003 Server

    2 . 3 . 2 2 . 3 . 2 Windows Windows ® ® ® ® ® 2003 Server 2003 Server 2 . 3 . 2 2 . 3 . 2 2 . 3 . 2 Windows Windows Windows 2003 Server 2003 Server 2003 Server During Windows...

  • Page 55

    Insert the Promise ® PDC20319 RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>. Use the arrow keys to select the W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 P r o m i s e W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 P r o m i s e W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 P r o m i s e W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 P r o m i s e...

  • Page 56: Operating System

    To an existing Windows ® operating system To install the Promise ® PDC20319 RAID controller driver on an existing Windows ® 2003 Server OS. Restart the computer, then log in with A d m i n i s t r a t o r A d m i n i s t r a t o r A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.

  • Page 57

    The wizard searches for the RAID controller drivers, then displays a list of detected drivers. Select Win Server Win Server Win Server Win Server Win Server 2003 Promise FastTrak 2003 Promise FastTrak 2003 Promise FastTrak 2003 Promise FastTrak 2003 Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 (tm) Controller S150 TX4 (tm) Controller S150 TX4 (tm) Controller...

  • Page 58

    Right-click the W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 W i n S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 P r o m i s e F a s t r a k S 1 5 0 T X 4 ( t m )

  • Page 59: Red Hat Linux 9.0

    2 . 3 . 3 2 . 3 . 3 2 . 3 . 3 2 . 3 . 3 2 . 3 . 3 Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat ® ® ® ® ® Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0...

  • Page 60: Lan Driver Installation

    LAN driver installation This section provides instructions on how to install the Intel ® 82547GI LAN controller drivers. 3 . 1 3 . 1 Windows Windows ® ® ® ® ® 2000 Server 2000 Server 3 . 1 3 . 1 3 .

  • Page 61

    To verify the Intel ® 82547GI LAN controller driver installation: M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows ®...

  • Page 62: Windows 2003 Server

    3 . 2 3 . 2 Windows Windows ® ® ® ® ® 2003 Server 2003 Server 3 . 2 3 . 2 3 . 2 Windows Windows Windows 2003 Server 2003 Server 2003 Server To install the Intel ® 82547GI LAN controller driver on a Windows ®...

  • Page 63

    To verify the Intel ® 82547GI LAN controller driver installation: M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows ®...

  • Page 64: Red Hat Linux 9.0

    3 . 3 3 . 3 3 . 3 Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat ® ® ® ® ® Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 3 . 3 3 . 3 Red Hat Red Hat Linux 9.0 Linux 9.0 Follow these instructions when installing the Intel ®...

  • Page 65: Vga Driver Installation

    VGA driver installation This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI ® RAGE XL Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) drivers. 4 . 1 4 . 1 4 . 1 4 . 1 4 . 1 Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows ®...

  • Page 66

    R A I D c o n f i g u r a t i o n a n d R A I D c o n f i g u r a t i o n a n d d r i v e r i n s t a l l a t i o n d r i v e r i n s t a l l a t i o n R A I D c o n f i g u r a t i o n a n d...

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