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  • Page 1 RS720-X7/RS8 Configuration 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

    Installing ASUS PIKE RAID module..........2-7 Installing an expansion card to the riser card bracket ..... 2-8 Installing optical drive ..............2-9 OS support list ................2-10 Revision history Revision Revision history Date First release of RS720-X7/RS8 configuration guide June 2012...
  • Page 4: 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 5 Chapter 1 This chapter describes the key features of RS920A-E6 and RS926A-E6. It includes the product overview and general specifications.
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    Mass Storage Capacity in a 2U Chassis with 92% Power Efficiency Based on the Intel® Socket R E5-2600 processor platform, the ASUS RS720-X7/ RS8 server offers customers assured quality of service with high memory capacity, outstanding power efficiency, quad LAN, and mass storage. It also enables comprehensive server management and flexible RAID, offering functional integration that makes it an excellent all-round choice for any IT application.
  • Page 7: System Overview

    5. �DD trays �DD trays 2. CPU cooler 6. �ard disk drives �ard disk drives 3. System FAN System FAN 7. ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card (optional) 4. System memory 8. Friction rackmount rail kit Friction rackmount rail kit ASUS RS720-X7/RS8...
  • Page 8: Front Panel Features

    HDD Access LED Optical drive (optional) button USB ports HDD 4 HDD 8 HDD 1 HDD 5 HDD 2 HDD 6 HDD 3 HDD 7 Rear panel features * This port is for ASUS ASMB6-iKVM controller only. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 9: System Specifications

    Mega RAID (for Windows/Linux) - Supports software RAID 0, 1, & 10 Storage Optional: - ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS 6G RAID card - ASUS PIKE 2008/IMR 8-port SAS 6G RAID SAS Controller card - ASUS PIKE 2108 8-port SAS 6G �/W RAID...
  • Page 10 Model Name RS720-X7/RS8 Networking 4 x Intel 82574L + 1 x Mgmt LAN per Node Graphic Aspeed AST2300 16MB Auxiliary Storage Device Bay 1 x Slim-type optical Device Bay (Floppy / Optical Device) Options: No Device / DVD-RW 2 x Internal Serial Port 5 x RJ-45 ports (1 for ASMB6-iKVM) 4 x USB 2.0 ports (Front x 2, Rear x 2)
  • Page 11 Chapter 2 This chapter lists the key components and optional accessories for the server system.
  • Page 12: Chapter 2: Components

    Upgrading CPU and CPU heatsink The motherboard comes with two surface mount LGA 2011 Socket R designed for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processor family. ® ® Position the CPU over the socket, ensuring that the notch match the socket. Tighten the four heatsink screws in a diagonal sequence.
  • Page 13 90-S000U0C88T E5-2665 2.4G (8C/20M/115W/DDR3 1600/8.00 GT) with �eatsink 90-S000U0C89T E5-2660 2.2G (8C/20M/95W/DDR3 1600/8.00 GT) with �eatsink 90-S000U0C8AT E5-2650 2.0G (8C/20M/95W/DDR3 1600/8.00 GT) with �eatsink 90-S000U0C8BT E5-2640 2.5G (6C/15M/95W/DDR3 1333/7.20GT) with �eatsink 90-S000U0C8CT E5-2630 2.3G (6C/15M/95W/DDR3 1333/7.20GT) with �eatsink 90-S000U0C8DT E5-2620 2.0G (6C/15M/95W/DDR3 1333/7.20GT) with �eatsink ASUS RS720-X7/RS8...
  • Page 14: Upgrading System Memory

    Upgrading system memory The motherboard comes with eight (for CPU1) and four (for CPU2) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. DIMM_A1 DIMM_D2 DIMM_E1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_D1 DIMM_F1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_C2 DIMM_G1 DIMM_B2 DIMM_C1 DIMM_H1 You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB* RDIMMs or 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB* UDIMMs or 8GB, 16GB and 32GB* LR-DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
  • Page 15 9 DIMMs 10 DIMMs 11 DIMMs 12 DIMMs Order P/N Description DDR3 1600 ECC REG 4G 240P SINGLE PACK 90-S000I0600T DDR3 1600 ECC REG 8G 240P SINGLE PACK 90-S000I0610T DDR3 1600 ECC REG 16G 240P SINGLE PACK 90-S000I0620T ASUS RS720-X7/RS8...
  • Page 16: Upgrading Hard Disk Drives

    Upgrading hard disk drives The hard disk drive installed on the drive tray connects to the motherboard SATA/ SAS ports via the SATA/SAS backplane. When installed, the SATAII/SAS connector on the drive connects to the SATAII/ SAS interface on the backplane. Order P/N Description 300GB 6G SAS15Krpm with �DD Tray (Single Pack)
  • Page 17: Installing Asus Pike Raid Module

    Installing ASUS PIKE RAID module Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS RAID card on your motherboard. P S A P S A P S A P S A Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard, then remove the screw at the end of the PIKE slot on the motherboard.
  • Page 18: Installing An Expansion Card To The Riser Card Bracket

    Installing an expansion card to the riser card bracket In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Chapter 2: Components...
  • Page 19: Installing Optical Drive

    Installing optical drive Description 90-S000C4000T SLIM DVD-ROM 8X MODULE 90-S000C2000T SLIM DVD-RW MODULE ASUS RS720-X7/RS8...
  • Page 20: Os Support List

    OS support list OS support list WindowsR Server 2008 R2 WindowsR Server 2008 R2 Enterprise WindowsR Server 2008 Enterprise 32/64-bit Red�atR Enterprise Linux AS5.6/6.0 32/64-bit SuSER Linux Enterprise Server 11.2 32/64-bit CentOS 5.6 32/64-bit VMWare ESX4.1/ESXi4.1 Description 90-S00SW7151T WINDOWS SERVER 2008 STD R2 64 (64-bit only) 90-S00SW8200T Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 10CAL) 2-10...

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