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  • Page 1 PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card...
  • 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 Contents ...................... iii Notices ......................iv Safety information ..................v About this guide ..................vi PIKE 6480 specifications summary ............viii Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ..................1-2 Package contents ................. 1-2 Card layout ................... 1-3 System requirements ..............1-3 Card installation ................
  • Page 4: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the server. • When adding or removing devices to or from the server, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected.
  • Page 6: About This Guide

    How this guide is organized This guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Product introduction This chapter offers the ASUS PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card features and the new technologies it supports. • Chapter 2: RAID configuration This chapter provides instructions on setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
  • Page 7: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.
  • Page 8: Pike 6480 Specifications Summary

    PIKE 6480 specifications summary Chipset Marvell 88SE6480 Interface ASUS PIKE interface Ports 8 ports RAID levels RAID 0 / RAID1 / RAID10 / RAID5 Devices supported SAS / SATA II / SATA devices Data transfer rate SATA 1.5 Gb/s per PHY SATA II and SAS 3.0 Gb/s per PHY...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    This chapter offers the ASUS PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 10: Welcome

    Thank you for buying an ASUS PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card! ® The ASUS PIKE 6480 allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 set(s) from SAS hard disk drives connected to the SAS connectors on the motherboard Before you start installing the SAS RAID card, check the items in your package with the list below.
  • Page 11: Card Layout

    Refer to the motherboard manual for detailed information about using the SGPIO connectors on the motherboard. System requirements Before you install the PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card, check if your system meets the following requirements: • Workstation or server motherboard with a PIKE RAID card slot •...
  • Page 12: Card Installation

    Card installation Follow below instructions to install the RAID card on your motherboard. Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard. Align the golden fingers of the RAID card with the PIKE RAID card slot. Insert the RAID card into the PIKE RAID card slot.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Raid Configuration

    This chapter provides instructions on setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities. Chapter 2: RAID configuration...
  • Page 14: Setting Up Raid

    Setting up RAID The RAID card supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 set(s). 2.1.1 RAID definitions RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage.
  • Page 15: Setup Utility

    88SE6480 SAS RAID BIOS setup utility allows you to create ® RAID 0, 1, 10 ,and 5 set(s) from SAS hard disk drives that are connected to the PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card. • DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disk drives in one volume.
  • Page 16: Creating An Array

    2.2.1 Creating an array To create a RAID set: From the utility menu bar, select RAID > Create array. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2008 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ] [ RAID ] RAID Config Create array Delete array Wipe out disk Spare Management...
  • Page 17 The available RAID sets vary with the number of disks you select. The RAID sets that you are not allowed to create are grayed out. Except for the RAID Level item, we recommend you keep the default • values for the other items in Create Array screen. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 18 A confirmation screen appears. Press <Y> to confirm the array creation. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2008 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ] [ RAID ] RAID Config Select free disks to create Create Array Port Disk Name Size Max Speed Status...
  • Page 19: Deleting An Array

    1120GB RAID0 ONLINE 64KB WriteBack NEXT Delete the array?[Y] Press <Y> again to confirm and delete the selected array. You cannot recover lost data if you delete an array. Ensure you back up important data before deleting an array. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 20: Wipe Out Disk

    2.2.3 Wipe out disk To erase the reserved sectors of the selected disk: From the utility menu bar, select RAID > Wipe out disk, and then press <Enter>. The Wipe out disk screen appears. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2008 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ]...
  • Page 21: Spare Management

    [Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ] [ RAID ] RAID Config Spare Management Port Disk Name Size Max Speed Status SAS : ST3146855SS 139.9GB SAS 3.0 FREE NEXT Set spare?[Y] Press <ESC> to exit the Spare Management screen. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 22 To clean a hot spare From the utility menu bar, select RAID > Spare Management, and then press <Enter>. The Spare Management screen appears. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2008 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ] [ RAID ] RAID Config Spare Management Port Disk Name...
  • Page 23: Advanced Operation

    SAS : ST3146855SS 140GB SAS 3.0 SAS : ST3146855SS 140GB SAS 3.0 ENTER/SPACE:Select, ESC:Back/Exit Press <Y> after the confirmation screen appears. The utility verifies the selected disk. When completed, press <ESC> to return to the Advanced Operation screen. ASUS PIKE 6480 2-11...
  • Page 24: Controller Configuration

    Allows you to enable or disable the Interrupt 13h support. Set this item to [Enable] if you want to use the device(s) connected to PIKE 6480 as boot device. Set this item to [Disable] if you want to use the device(s) connected to PIKE 6480 as data device.
  • Page 25: Chapter 3: Driver Installation

    This chapter provides instructions for installing the RAID drivers on different operating systems. Chapter 3: Driver installation...
  • Page 26: Raid Driver Installation

    Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support CD. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup. Restart the computer. The Make Disk menu appears. Select PIKE 6480 SAS/SATA card Driver, and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. Create Driver Diskette Menu...
  • Page 27 Use the arrow keys to select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create. PIKE 6480 SAS/SATA card Driver Windows 32/64 bit RHEL 4 UP4 32 bit RHEL 4 UP4 64 bit RHEL 4 UP7 32 bit RHEL 4 UP7 64 bit...
  • Page 28: Windows ® Os

    3.1.2 Windows ® During Windows OS installation ® To install the RAID card driver when installing Windows ® OS installation CD. The Window Boot the computer using the Windows ® ® Setup starts. Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...”...
  • Page 29 ENTER=Select F3=Exit The Windows Setup loads the RAID card drivers from the RAID driver disk. ® When next screen appears, press <Enter> to continue installation. Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to continue. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 30 After Windows OS installation ® To update the RAID card driver after installing Windows ® Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties from the menu. Click the Hardware tab on the top, then click the Device Manager button. Double-click the Marvell 6480 SAS Controller.
  • Page 31 Click the Driver tab on the top, then click Update Driver. Toggle No, not this time, then click Next to continue. Toggle Install from a list or specific location, then click Next to continue. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 32 Toggle Don’t choose. I will choose the driver to install, then click Next to continue. Highlight Marvell 6480 SAS Controller, then click Have Disk. Select from the drop-down menu and locate the driver. Chapter 3: Driver update...
  • Page 33 10. Click Next to start updating the driver. 11. After completing driver update, click Finish to close the wizard. It is recommended to restart the computer for the device to work properly. ASUS PIKE 6480...
  • Page 34: Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux Os

    3.1.3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS ® To install the RAID card driver when installing Red Hat Enterprise OS: ® Boot the system from the Red Hat OS installation CD. ® At the boot:, type linux dd, then press <Enter>. - To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER>...
  • Page 35 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 screen instructions to continue the OS installation. ASUS PIKE 6480 3-11...
  • Page 36: Suse Linux Enterprise Server Os

    3.1.4 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS To install the RAID card driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS: Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD. Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu. Boot from Hard Disk Installation Installation--ACPI Disabled...
  • Page 37 Select OK, then press <Enter>. Please choose the Driver Update medium. fd0: Floppy sr0: CD-ROM, TEAC DV-516E sda: Disk, SEAGATE ST336754SS sdb: Disk, SEAGATE ST336754SS Other device Back The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system. ASUS PIKE 6480 3-13...
  • Page 38: Support Cd Information

    Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. • You have to install the PIKE 6480 SAS RAID card on your motherboard BEFORE you can launch the Autorun function of the support CD. •...
  • Page 39: Make Disk

    The Make disk menu contains items to create the Marvell RAID driver disk. ® 3.2.4 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. ASUS PIKE 6480 3-15...
  • Page 40 3-16 Chapter 3: Driver update...