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Altos R720 Installation

Configuration Guide

Abstract
This document provides you a quick OS installation guide on Altos R720, including Windows
Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64,
Windows 2000, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32-bit & 64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
(32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (32-bit & 64-bit), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 (32-bit & 64-bit), NetWare 6.5 and VMware ESX Server 3.5.
Version: 1.4
December 2008

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  • Page 1: Configuration Guide

    Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide Abstract This document provides you a quick OS installation guide on Altos R720, including Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows 2000, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32-bit & 64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32-bit &...
  • Page 2 © 2006 Acer Incorporation. All rights reserved. This paper is for informational purposes only. ACER MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT. Acer, Acer Altos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acer Incorporation. Other product or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION..................1 Where Can I Download the Latest Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide HARDWARE SPECIFICATION ............... 2 BOARD LAYOUT .................. 4 System Block Diagram DIMM POPULATION GUIDELINE ............5 Memory population Memory population with mirroring Memory population with Sparing OS INSTALLATION TIPS ...............
  • Page 4 Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID Installation Tips Chipset Driver Installation Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT Driver Installation VGA Driver Installation RAID Utility Installation Network Utility Installation Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2) BIOS Required Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID 2...
  • Page 5 Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack Installation RAID Utility Installation Network Utility Installation Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID Installation Tips Chipset Driver Installation Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT Driver Installation Hot-swap Backplane Driver Installation VGA Driver Installation...
  • Page 6 Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 Installation Tips Chipset Driver Installation Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT Driver Installation Hot-swap Backplane Driver Installation VGA Driver Installation RAID Utility Installation Network Utility Installation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 EM64T Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Drivers Required Software Required...
  • Page 7 RAID Utility Installation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 EM64T Update 2 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID Installation Tips Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation RAID Utility Installation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 EM64T Update 2 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2) Drivers Required Software Required...
  • Page 8 Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 Installation Tips Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT driver installation RAID Utility Installation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID Installation Tips Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation IOAT driver installation RAID Utility Installation...
  • Page 9 RAID Utility Installation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2) Drivers Required Software Required Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 Installation Tips Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation RAID Utility Installation NetWare 6.5 SP5 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Drivers Required Installation Tips NetWare 6.5 SP5 Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2)
  • Page 11: Introduction

    The operating system installation tips. Where Can I Download the Latest Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide The Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide would be updated on a monthly basis. Please download the latest release from the Acer Support Website. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 12: Hardware Specification

    + Two x8 PCI-Express slots (with x4 throughput) • Option 2: Three 64-bits/133MHz/3.3V PCI-X slots • Option 3: Three 64-bits 66MHz/100MHz/133MHz PCI-X slots Onboard ATI ES1000 video controller w/ 16MB SDRAM Integrated SAS hardware RAID SAS Controller Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 13 6th Hard Drive Upgrade Kit is required) • Only support 5 SAS/SATA HDD when Slim optical drive and FDD installed simultaneously • Only support 4 SAS/SATA HDD when Slim optical drive, FDD and tape drive installed simultaneously Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 14: Board Layout

    System Block Diagram BOARD LAYOUT Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 15: Dimm Population Guideline

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

    SAS or integrated SAS hardware RAID. NOTE. The internal USB floppy drive is an option. If you do not have this option and you need to apply the driver during the OS installation, you need an external USB floppy drive. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 17: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise X64 Edition Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    USB floppy drive, you need an external USB floppy drive or USB Flash drive to load driver during the OS installation. Please make a driver diskette from the EasyBUILD first before the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 18: Chipset Driver Installation

    There is built-in Ethernet controller driver with Widows Server 2008 x64. Please update the driver with EasyBUILD. Please do the same on both of the Gigabit Ethernet devices. Please insert the EasyBUILD into the optical drive Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 19: Ioat Driver Installation

    Enterprise x64 Edition on Altos R720. BIOS Required Altos R720 BIOS (or later), BMC (or later) and FRUSDR (or later) are required to support Windows Server 2008. Drivers Required For Windows Server 2008 x64 Installation, the following device drivers are Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 20: Software Required

    After loading the RAID driver from diskette, you could click “Drive options” to partition the drive. Follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. After the installation completes, you would see the following devices with yellow mark in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 21: Chipset Driver Installation

    The Base System Device with yellow mark in Device Manger is the IOAT device. After the Gigabit Ethernet controller driver installation completed at previous step, you would see Intel(R) 5000 Series Chipsets Integrated Device – 1A38 listed in System devices. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 22: Vga Driver Installation

    Onboard Gigabit 9.12.17.0 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA 8.240.50.3000 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in IOAT 1.2.79.9 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Hot-swap OS built-in backplane Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 23: Configuring Integrated Sas Hardware Raid

    After loading the RAID driver from diskette, you could click “Drive options” to partition the drive. Follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. After the installation completes, you would see the following devices with yellow mark in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 24: Chipset Driver Installation

    The Base System Device with yellow mark in Device Manger is the IOAT device. After the Gigabit Ethernet controller driver installation completed at previous step, you would see Intel(R) 5000 Series Chipsets Integrated Device – 1A38 listed in System devices. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 25: Bios Required

    Onboard Gigabit 9.12.17.0 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA 8.240.50.3000 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in IOAT 1.2.79.9 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Hot-swap OS built-in backplane Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 26: Software Required

    After loading the RAID driver from diskette, you could click “Drive options” to partition the drive. Follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. After the installation completes, you would see the following devices with yellow mark in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 27: Chipset Driver Installation

    The Base System Device with yellow mark in Device Manger is the IOAT device. After the Gigabit Ethernet controller driver installation completed at previous step, you would see Intel(R) 5000 Series Chipsets Integrated Device – 1A38 listed in System devices. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 28: Vga Driver Installation

    Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in IOAT 1.2.52.0 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) Hot-swap 5.0.6055.2 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) backplane Software Required The management utility of integrated SAS hardware RAID and NIC can be Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 29: Configuring Integrated Sas Hardware Raid

    After loading the RAID driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. Chipset Driver Installation After the installation completes, you would see the following devices with yellow mark in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 30: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    Click on Browse and specify the path for the driver. Please refer to the EasyBUILD Version 7.1 build 100 for NIC driver in Driver required section. Click on Next and follow the instruction to finish the driver update. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 31: Ioat Driver Installation

    After installing the driver, you would see Intel (r) SCA Hotswap Backplane listed in System devices. VGA Driver Installation Windows will treat onboard VGA as Standard VGA device. You can find the ATI ES1000 driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please insert the Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 32: Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack Installation

    SAS hardware RAID 2) Below information describes how to manually install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition on Altos R720. Drivers Required For Windows Server 2003 x64 Installation, the following device drivers are required. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 33: Software Required

    Press F6 at the beginning of installation for providing the driver diskette for the integrated SAS hardware RAID 2. Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Server 2003 for x64)” as target driver After loading the RAID driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 34: Chipset Driver Installation

    Select No, not this time. Do not connect to Windows Update to search the driver. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Select Search the best driver these locations and check Include this Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 35: Ioat Driver Installation

    EasyBUILD Version 7.1 build 100 for Hot-swap backplane driver in Driver required section. Click on Next and follow the instruction to finish the driver update. After installing the driver, you would see Intel (r) SCA Hotswap Backplane Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 36: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    Follow the instruction and use the default setting to complete the Network Utility Installation. Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID) Below information describes how to manually install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition on Altos R720. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 37: Drivers Required

    Press F6 at the start of installation to provide the driver disk for the integrated SAS hardware RAID. Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Server 2003 32-bit)” as target driver After loading the RAID driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 38: Chipset Driver Installation

    Select No, not this time. Do not connect to Windows Update to search the driver. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Select Search the best driver these locations and check Include this Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 39: Ioat Driver Installation

    EasyBUILD Version 7.1 build 100 for Hot-swap backplane driver in Driver required section. Click on Next and follow the instruction to finish the driver update. After installing the driver, you would see Intel (r) SCA Hotswap Backplane Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 40: Vga Driver Installation

    Follow the instruction and use the default setting to complete the Network Utility Installation. Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Installation (with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2) Below information describes how to manually install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition on Altos R720. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 41: Drivers Required

    100 first before the installation. Press F6 at the start of installation to provide the driver disk for the integrated SAS hardware RAID 2. Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Server 2003 32-bit)” as target Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 42: Chipset Driver Installation

    You could find the driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please do the same on both of the devices. Right-click on the Ethernet Controller and select Update Driver. Select No, not this time. Do not connect to Windows Update to search the driver. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 43: Ioat Driver Installation

    Select Search the best driver these locations and check Include this location in the search. Click on Browse and specify the path for the driver. Please refer to the EasyBUILD Version 7.1 build 100 for Hot-swap backplane driver in Driver required section. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 44: Vga Driver Installation

    Please insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Utilities -> Altos R720 -> Intel 82563EB Gigabit Controller, select PROSet Utility (Windows Server 2003) and click on Setup. Follow the instruction and use the default setting to complete the Network Utility Installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 45: Drivers Required

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 first before the installation. Press F6 at the start of installation to provide the driver disk for the onboard ROMB. Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Windows 2000)” as target driver Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 46: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    Right-click on the Ethernet Controller and select Properties. Select Driver tab and click on Update Driver. Follow the instructions. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (Recommended) and click on Next. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 47: Ioat Driver Installation

    Follow the instruction to finish the driver update. After installing the driver, you would see Intel (r) SCA Hotswap Backplane listed in System devices. VGA Driver Installation There is a VGA controller (VGA Compatible) listed under Other devices in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 48: Raid Utility Installation

    EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Onboard Gigabit 9.12.18.0 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA 8.24.3- 060405a- EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) 038923C-Intel Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in IOAT 1.2.79.9 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 49: Software Required

    Select “Intel(R) SAS RAID Controller Driver (Windows 2000)” as target driver After loading the driver from diskette, follow the normal procedure to finish the installation. Chipset Driver Installation After the installation completes, you would see the following other devices listed in Device Manager. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 50: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    Please refer to the EasyBUILD Version 7.1 build 100 for NIC driver in Driver required section. Follow the instructions to finish the installation. After installing the driver, you would see Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration listed in Network adapters. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 51: Ioat Driver Installation

    Insert the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 into the optical drive. Expand Drivers -> Altos R720 -> Graphics adapters -> ATI ES1000 and double-click on Windows 2000. Follow the instruction to install the VGA driver and reboot the server after the driver is installed. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 52: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Em64t Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Software Required The management utility of integrated SAS hardware RAID can be found in the EasyBUILD. Software Version EasyBUILD Version RAID Web Console 2.19-01 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 100 (or later) Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 53: Configuring Integrated Sas Hardware Raid

    # insmod e1000.ko Run the kudzu utility, it will auto detect the Gigabit Ethernet controller and help you to configure it. # kudzu Restart the network service to bring up both of the network interfaces. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 54: Ioat Driver Installation

    You can find the RAID Web Console 2 in EasyBUILD. Please copy the utility from the EasyBUILD to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/app/r720/raid/Integrated_SAS/Linux/. /tmp Install RAID Web Console 2 utility # cd /tmp/ # unzip ir3_Linux_RWC2_v2_19_01.zip Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 55: Software Required

    NOTE. There is no built-in driver for Integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 EM64T. If you do not have the optional internal USB floppy drive, you need an external USB floppy drive for applying driver during the OS installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 56: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    Please remove the old version of IOAT driver from the system manually. # cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/dma # mv ioatdma.ko ioatdma.ko.bak You can find the IOAT driver in EasyBUILD. Please copy the driver from the EasyBUILD to HDD first. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 57: Raid Utility Installation

    # chmod 755 RunRPM.sh # ./install.sh Type y to accept the license agreen and select 1 for full installation. To start RAID Web Console 2 on, select applications -> System Tools -> RAID Web Console 2 Startup UI Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 58: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    Type linux dd when the prompt boot: appears at the start. Please select the sda as the Driver Disk Source. Follow the instruction to load the integrated SAS hardware RAID driver from the driver diskette. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 59: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    You can find the IOAT driver in EasyBUILD. Please copy the driver from the EasyBUILD to HDD first. Copy the IOAT driver to /tmp # cd /tmp # tar zxf ioatdma-<ioat version>.tar.gz Install the IOAT driver # cd ioatdma-<ioat version> # make install Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 60: Raid Utility Installation

    Below information describes how to manually install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 on Altos R720 with integrated SAS hardware RAID 2. Drivers Required For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Installation, the following device drivers are required. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 61: Software Required

    NOTE. Please install the package with the CD #1 of kernel-devel-<version> Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 prior to install the Gigabit Ethernet driver. You can find the Gigabit Ethernet driver in EasyBUILD. Please copy the Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 62: Ioat Driver Installation

    # tar zxf ioatdma-<ioat version>.tar.gz Install the IOAT driver # cd ioatdma-<ioat version> # make install Load the IOAT driver # modprobe dca # cd ioatdma # insmod ioatdma.ko # modprobe ioatdma # ll /sys/class/dma/ Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 63: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Em64t Update 2 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    EasyBUILD Version Integrated SAS 00.00.02.00-4 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) hardware RAID Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 7.0.38-NAPI EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 64: Software Required

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 65: Raid Utility Installation

    Integrated SAS 00.00.03.18 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) hardware RAID 2 Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 0.3.3.3 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 66: Software Required

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 67: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    EasyBUILD Version Integrated SAS 00.00.02.00-4 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) hardware RAID Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 7.0.38-NAPI EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 68: Software Required

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 69: Raid Utility Installation

    Integrated SAS 00.00.03.18 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) hardware RAID 2 Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 0.3.3.3 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 70: Software Required

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/cdrecorder # cp –R /media/cdrecorder/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 71: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 Em64t Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    (or later). Device Version EasyBUILD Version Integrated SAS 00.00.03.07 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 600 (or later) hardware RAID Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 7.3.15-NAPI EasyBUILD 7.1 build 600 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 72: Software Required

    CD #2. In this case, please press “Ctrl+Alt+F2” to switch to another terminal. Issue the “reboot“ command to reboot the system. Then, remove the driver diskette and continue the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 73: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. # YaST2 Select Network Devices -> Network Card, it will auto detect the Intel 82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 74: Ioat Driver Installation

    IOAT driver installation NOTE. Please update the onboard Gigabit Ethernet driver to version 7.6.5 (or later) prior to install IOAT driver, you could found the driver from Acer GCSD website (http://csd.acer.com.tw/SI/Download2006.nsf/ServerWeb) or EasyBUILD 8.0 build 100 (or later). Please remove the old version of IOAT driver from the system manually.
  • Page 75: Software Required

    USB floppy drive, you need an external USB floppy drive for applying driver during the OS installation. Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 EM64T cannot recognize the integrated SAS hardware RAID 2, you need to make a driver diskette from Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 76 CD #2. In this case, please press “Ctrl+Alt+F2” to switch to another terminal. Issue the “reboot“ command to reboot the system. Then, remove the driver diskette and continue the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 77: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. # YaST2 Select Network Devices -> Network Card, it will auto detect the Intel 82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 78: Ioat Driver Installation

    # chmod 755 install.sh # chmod 755 RunRPM.sh # ./install.sh Type y to accept the license agreen and select 1 for full installation. To start RAID Web Console 2, click on start button, select System -> More Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 79: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    Boot the system with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 CD #1. When you see the boot menu on the screen, select Installation. Then press F5 and select YES for the driver loading in the installation. Press Enter to Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 80 CD #2. In this case, please press “Ctrl+Alt+F2” to switch to another terminal. Issue the “reboot“ command to reboot the system. Then, remove the driver diskette and continue the installation. Follow the instruction to complete the installation with remained installation CDs. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 81: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. IOAT driver installation NOTE. Please update the onboard Gigabit Ethernet driver to version 7.6.5 (or later) prior to install IOAT driver, you could found the driver from Acer GCSD website (http://csd.acer.com.tw/SI/Download2006.nsf/ServerWeb) or EasyBUILD 8.0 build 100 (or later).
  • Page 82: Raid Utility Installation

    EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) hardware RAID 2 Onboard Chipset OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 0.3.3.3 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in IOAT 2.15 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 83: Software Required

    CD #2. In this case, please press “Ctrl+Alt+F2” to switch to another terminal. Issue the “reboot“ command to reboot the system. Then, remove the driver diskette and continue the installation. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 84: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. # YaST2 Select Network Devices -> Network Card, it will auto detect the Intel 82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 85: Ioat Driver Installation

    # chmod 755 install.sh # chmod 755 RunRPM.sh # ./install.sh Type y to accept the license agreen and select 1 for full installation. To start RAID Web Console 2, click on start button, select System -> More Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 86: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 Em64t Service Pack 3 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 first before the installation. Boot the system form SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 EM64T Service Pack3 bootable CD. When you see the boot menu on the screen, select Installation, press F6 then press Enter to continue. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 87: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    RAID Web Console 2 in Software Required section and copy the utility from the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/dvdram # cp –R /media/dvdram/app/r720/raid/Integrated_SAS/Linux/. /tmp Install RAID Web Console 2 utility # cd /tmp/ # unzip ir3_Linux_RWC2_v1.13-00.zip Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 88: Software Required

    Linux Enterprise Server 9 EM64T Service Pack 3. If you do not have the optional internal USB floppy drive, you need an external USB floppy drive for applying driver during the OS installation. Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 EM64T Service Pack 3 cannot Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 89: Gigabit Ethernet Driver Installation

    82563EB network controller and help you to configure it. RAID Utility Installation You can find the RAID Web Console 2 in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please refer to directory of the RAID Web Console 2 in Software Required Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 90: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later). Software Version EasyBUILD Version RAID Web Console 1.13-00 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) Configuring integrated SAS hardware RAID Please refer to the Appendix A. for the integrated SAS hardware RAID Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 91: Installation Tips

    EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/dvdram # cp –R /media/dvdram/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Change the directory to the driver source and install the driver # cd /tmp/src/ # make install # insmod e1000.ko Run the YaST2 utility. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 92: Raid Utility Installation

    OS built-in Onboard Gigabit 0.3.3.3 EasyBUILD 8.0 build 200 (or later) Ethernet Onboard VGA OS built-in Onboard USB 2.0 OS built-in Software Required The management utility of integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 can be found in Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 93: Configuring Integrated Sas Hardware Raid 2

    You can find the Intel 82546EB driver in EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Please refer to directory of the 82546EB driver in Driver Required section and copy the driver from the EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 to HDD first. # mount /media/dvdram # cp –R /media/dvdram/Disk/R720/NIC/Intel/pro1000.lx/. /tmp Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 94: Netware 6.5 Sp5 Installation (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    Pack 5 overlay CD) on Altos R720 with integrated SAS hardware RAID. Drivers Required For NetWare 6.5 SP5 installation with integrated SAS hardware RAID, the following device drivers are required. Device Version EasyBUILD Version Integrated SAS 1.00.07 EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100 (or later) hardware RAID Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 95: Installation Tips

    When you see the following message, please select Modify. Then, move the cursor to Network boards and press Enter. The following device drivers were detected for this server. Add, change, or delete device drivers as needed. Device types Driver names ------------------------- -------------- Network boards: Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 96: Drivers Required

    Make a driver diskette for integrated SAS hardware RAID 2 and onboard Intel 82563EB Gigabit Ethernet from EasyBUILD 7.1 build 100. Boot the system from the NetWare 6.5 SP5 OS CD. At Welcome to the NetWare 6.5 server installation page, select Manual to Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 97 Then, you would see the following message. Please select Continue. The following device drivers were detected for this server. Add, change, or delete device drivers as needed. Device types Driver names ------------------------- -------------- Network boards: E1000E, E1000E Network Loadable Modules: (optional) Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 98: Vmware Esx Server 3.5 (with Integrated Sas Hardware Raid)

    NOTE: VMware recommends to keep the default setting of “Form a drive (install on the MBR of the drive)” option. Configure the ESX Serer host network IP address. NOTE: VMware recommends that you use a static IP address to simplify Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 99: Downloading The Vmware Infrastructure Client

    When you login, please click “Download VMware Infrastructure Client” to download the VMware Infrastructure Client utility. VMware Infrastructure Client Installation on Windows To install the VMware Infrastructure Client utility on your console system. Launch VMware Infrastructure Client utility. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 100 Now, you can manage the ESX Server or create virtual machines with the VMware Infrastructure Client utility. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 101: Appendix A: Integrated Sas Hardware Raid Creation

    Now you can reboot the system and install the Operating System. Select Exit, click on Yes and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system. Assigning a Hot Spare Disk Launch the configuration menu. Select a free disk marked as UNCONF GOOD and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 102 Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated DSP and click on Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu. You will see the disk marked as Hotsapare in pink and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 103: Appendix B: Integrated Sas Hardware Raid 2 Creation

    Now you can reboot the system and install the Operating System. Select Exit, click on Yes and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system. Assigning a Hot Spare Disk Launch the configuration menu. Select a free disk marked as UNCONF GOOD and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...
  • Page 104 Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated DSP and click on Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu. You will see the disk marked as Hotsapare in pink and listed under Physical Drives. Altos R720 Installation Configuration Guide...

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