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    PIKE 1064E/1068E LSISAS RAID card User Guide...

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    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 About this guide ..................iv PIKE 1064E/1068E specifications summary..........vi Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ..................1-2 Package contents ................. 1-2 Card layout ................... 1-3 System requirements ..............1-3 Card installation ................1-4 Chapter 2: RAID configuration Setting up RAID ................2-2 2.1.1 RAID definitions ..............

  • Page 4: About This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To make sure 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 6: Pike 1064e/1068e Specifications Summary

    PIKE 1064E/1068E specifications summary Controller PIKE 1064E: LSISAS1064E PIKE 1068E: LSISAS1068E Interface ASUS PIKE interface Ports PIKE 1064E: 4 ports PIKE 1068E: 8 ports Support device SAS and SATA II devices Data transfer rate SATA II and SAS 3 Gb/s per PHY...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    This chapter offers the PIKE 1064E/1068E SAS RAID card features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction...

  • Page 8: Welcome

    Thank you for buying an ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E SAS RAID card! ® The ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E allows you to create RAID0, RAID1, and RAID1E set(s) from SAS hard disk drives connected to the SAS connectors on the motherboard. Before you start installing the RAID card, check the items in your package with the list below.

  • Page 9: Card Layout

    The illustration below shows the major components of the RAID card. ASUS PIKE interface-1: PCI-E x8 ASUS PIKE interface-2: 4-port SAS signal with SGPIO interface (PIKE 1064E) 8-port SAS signal with SGPIO interface (PIKE 1068E)* SAS RAID card status LED (lights up and blinks to indicate that the card is working normally) •...

  • Page 10: 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 11: 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 12: Setting Up Raid

    Setting up RAID The RAID card supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 1E set. 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 13: Lsi Corporation Mpt Setup Utility

    SAS RAID card. • Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you have to take note of the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version for the SAS RAID card. After entering the SAS configuration utility, you can see below screen and identify the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version: MPTFW version: 1.24.00.00-IR...

  • Page 14: Integrated Mirroring Volume

    2.2.1 Integrated Mirroring volume The Integrated Mirroring (IM) feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with two disks (IM). The IM feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an IM volume fails, you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically re-mirrored. To create an IM volume: Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.

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    ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED! Create IS Volume Create Integrated Striping array of 2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED! Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Enter = Choose array type to create ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

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    The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up the IM volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or <Space>. You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here.

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    Save changes then exit this menu Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot 10. The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

  • Page 18: Integrated Mirroring Enhanced Volume

    2.2.2 Integrated Mirroring Enhanced volume The Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two hot spare disks. To create an IME volume: Follow steps 1–4 of the section Integrated Mirroring volume. The Select New Array Type screen appears. Use the arrow keys to select Create IME Volume, then press <Enter>.

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    Save changes then exit this menu Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

  • Page 20: Integrated Striping (is) Volume

    2.2.3 Integrated Striping (IS) volume The Integrated Striping (IS) feature provides RAID 0 functionality, supporting volumes with two to ten disks. You may combine an IS volume with an IM or IME volume. To create an IS volume: Follow steps 1–4 of the section Integrated Mirroring volume. The Select New Array Type screen appears.

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    Save changes then exit this menu Discard changes then exit this menu Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot The utility creates the array. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Processing...may take up to 1 minute Creating RAID Array... ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-11...

  • Page 22: Managing Arrays

    2.2.4 Managing Arrays The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to configuring and maintaining IM and IME volumes. Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk, synchronize the array, activate the array, and delete the array. Viewing volume properties To view volume properties: On the main menu, select RAID Properties.

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    Disk Status Fail (MB) SEAGATE ST336754SS 0003 34331 SEAGATE ST336754SS 0003 34331 SEAGATE ST336754SS 0003 34331 Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Enter=Select Item Alt+N=Next Array C = Create an array R = Refresh Display ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-13...

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    Managing hot spares You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the IM/IME volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create the IM/IME volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare disk on an existing volume. If a disk on an IM/IME volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the failed disk data on the hot spare.

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    Scan Order Size(MB) 51498 Status Optimal Manage Hot Spare Synnchronize Array Activate Array Delete Array Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Enter = Select Item Press <Y> to begin the synchronization, or <N> to cancel. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-15...

  • Page 26: Deleting An Array

    Activating an array If an array is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the array is considered inactive. When you add the array back to the system, you may reactivate the array. To activate the array: From the Manage Array screen, select Activate Array, then press <Enter>. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Manage Array -- SAS1064E...

  • Page 27: Viewing Sas Topology

    (2007.12.04) SAS Topology -- SAS1064E Device Identifier Device SAS1064E(02:00:00) Info ﹂ Enclosure Direct Attach Devices Controller ﹂ IM VOL LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000 Esc = Exit F1/Shift+1 = Help Alt+D = Device Properties Alt+M = More Keys ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-17...

  • Page 28: Global Properties

    2.2.6 Global Properties From the Adapter List screen, press <Alt+N> to enter Global Properties menu. From the menu you may change related settings. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Adapter List Global Properties Adapter FW Revision Status Boot Slot Order SAS1064E 1.24.00.00-IR Enabled...

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    Pause When Boot Alert Displayed [No] Boot Information Display Mode [Display adapters & installed devices] Support Interrupt [Hook interrupt, the Default] Restore Defaults Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-19...

  • Page 30: Restore Defaults

    Restore Defaults This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system defaults. LSI Corp Config Utility v6.20.00.00 (2007.12.04) Adapter List Global Properties Pause When Boot Alert Displayed [No] Boot Information Display Mode [Display adapters & installed devices] Support Interrupt [Hook interrupt, the Default] Restore Defaults...

  • Page 31: Megaraid Storage Manager

    Program Maintenance screen appears. Read the screen text and select Modify, Repair, or Remove. When the next screen appears, read and accept the user license, and click Next. The Customer Information screen appears, as shown in the following figure. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-21...

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    Enter your user name and organization name. In the bottom part of the screen, select an installation option: If you select All users, any user with administrative privileges can use – this version of MegaRAID Storage Manager software to view or change storage configurations.

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    Select Custom if you want to specify individual program features to – install. If you select Custom, a window listing the installation features appears, as shown in the following figure. Select the features you want on this screen. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-23...

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    10. Click Next to proceed. 11. Click Install to install the program. 12. When the final Configuration Wizard screen appears, click Finish. If you select Client installation for a PC used to monitor servers, and if there are no available servers with a registered framework on the local subnet (that is, servers with a complete installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software), the server screen will appear, as shown in the following figure.

  • Page 35: Installing Megaraid Storage Manager Sofware For Linux

    (that is, servers with a complete installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software), the server screen appears. The server screen does not list any servers. You can use this screen to manage systems remotely. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-25...

  • Page 36: Linux Error Messages

    2.3.4 Linux Error Messages The following messages may appear while you are installing MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a Linux system: More than one copy of MegaRAID Storage Manager software has been • installed. This message indicates that the user has installed more than one copy of MegaRAID Storage Manager software.

  • Page 37: Starting Megaraid Storage Manager Software

    If the circle in the server icon is yellow instead of green, it means that the server is running in a degraded state—for example, because a disk drive used in a virtual disk has failed. If the circle is red, the storage configuration in the server has failed. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-27...

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    To access servers on a different subnet, type in the box at the bottom of the screen the IP address of a server in the desired subnet where the MegaRAID Storage Manager software is running, and click Update. If you check the Connect to remote server at: IP address box, you can also access a standalone (remote) installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software, if it has a network connection.

  • Page 39: Megaraid Storage Manager Window

    At the top of the hierarchy is the system itself. One or more controllers are installed in the system. The controller label identifies the MegaRAID controller, such as the ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E controller, so that you can easily differentiate between multiple controllers. Each controller has one or more ports.

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    • Array • Virtual disk • Physical drive • Enclosure A red circle to the right of an icon indicates that the device has failed. For example, this icon indicates that a physical drive has failed: A yellow circle to the right of an icon indicates that a device is running in a degraded state.

  • Page 41: Menu Bar

    The File menu has an Exit option for exiting from the MegaRAID Storage Manager software. It also has a Rescan option for updating the display in the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. (Rescan is seldom required; the display normally updates automatically.) ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 2-31...

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    Operations Menu The Operations menu is available when a controller, physical drive, or virtual disk is selected in the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. The Operations menu options vary depending on what type of device is selected in the left panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. For example, the Scan for Foreign Config option is available only when a controller is selected.

  • Page 43: Chapter 3: Driver Installation

    This chapter provides instructions for installing the RAID drivers on different operating systems. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 44: 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 or update the RAID card drivers. The RAID card driver might be included in the Linux OS installation CD, and could be loaded automatically during OS installation.

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    SLES 9 SP2 64 bit SLES 9 SP3 32 bit SLES 9 SP3 64 bit Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Press <Enter>. 10. Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

  • Page 46: Windows ® Server 2003 Os

    3.1.2 Windows Server 2003 OS ® During Windows Server 2003 OS installation ® To install the RAID card driver when installing Windows Server 2003 OS: ® Boot the computer using the Windows Server 2003 OS installation CD. The ® Window Setup starts.

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    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 1064E/1068E...

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    After Windows Server 2003 OS installation ® To update the RAID card driver after installing Windows Server 2003 OS: ® 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 LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E -StorPort item.

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    Toggle Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install, then click Next to continue. Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive. Highlight LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E -StorPort, then click Have Disk. ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

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    Select from the drop-down menu and locate the driver. 10. Click Next to start updating the driver. 11. After completing driver update, click Finish to close the wizard. Chapter 3: Driver installation...

  • Page 51: Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux Os

    Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>. Driver Disk Source You have multiple devices which could serve as sources for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? scd0 Cancel ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E...

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    Insert the Red Hat Enterprise RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, select ® OK, then press <Enter>. Insert Driver Disk Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press “OK” to continue. Back The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system. When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press <Enter>.

  • Page 53: Suse Linux Enterprise Server Os

    Press <F5>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>. Boot from Hard Disk Installation Installation--ACPI Disabled Installation--Local APIC Disabled Installation--Safe Settings Rescue System Memory Test Boot Options | File Help Language 1280 x 1024 Driver ASUS PIKE 1064E/1068E 3-11...

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    Insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive. Make sure that Installation from the Boot Options menu is selected, then press <Enter>. Boot from Hard Disk Installation Installation--ACPI Disabled Installation--Local APIC Disabled Installation--Safe Settings Rescue System Memory Test Boot Options | Help Language...

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