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RS720-E7/RS12
RS720-E7/RS12-E
Configuration Guide

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  • Page 1 RS720-E7/RS12 RS720-E7/RS12-E 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

    Upgrading system memory ............2-3 Upgrading hard disk drives ............2-5 Installing PCI express cards ............2-6 Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card ..........2-8 Replacing power supply unit ............2-9 Installing optical drive ............... 2-10 Friction rail kit ................2-11 OS support list ................
  • 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 RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E. It includes the product overview and general specifications.
  • Page 6: Key Features

    Key features High Performance 2U Storage Server Based on the Intel® Socket R E5-2600 processor platform, the ASUS RS720-E7/ RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E server offers customers an extensive feature set: mass storage. high memory capacity, outstanding power efficiency, quad LAN connectivity, comprehensive server management, and flexible RAID. It is an ideal choice for customers who demand high performance and mass storage on one product.
  • Page 7: System Overview

    Items Items 1. HDD tray 2. Hard disk drives 3. System FAN 4. PIKE card 5. Central processing unit (CPU) 6. CPU heatsink 7. System memory 8. Friction rackmount rail kit 9. Fan Duct 10. Top cover ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 8: Front Panel Features

    HDD 6 (SAS/SATA) HDD 7 (SAS/SATA) HDD 8 (SAS/SATA) Reset button HDD 9 (SAS/SATA) HDD 10 (SAS/SATA) HDD 11 (SAS/SATA) HDD 12 (SAS/SATA) Rear panel features * The port is for ASUS ASMB6-iKVM controller card only. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 9: System Specifications

    2 SATA 6Gb/s ports; 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports Intel RSTe (for Windows ® only) Storage SATA Controller (Support software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5) MegaRAID (for Linux/ ® Windows) (Support software RAID 0, 1, 10) (continued on the next page) ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 10 Model Name RS720-E7/RS12 RS720-E7/RS12-E Optional: ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS ASUS PIKE 2008 8-port SAS 6G RAID card (Support RAID 0, Support RAID 0, 6G RAID card (Support RAID 0, Support RAID 0, 1, 10 & 1E) ) 1, 10 & 1E) )
  • 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 a surface mount LGA2011 socket designed for the Intel ® Xeon E5-2600 family processor. • To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. •...
  • Page 13 INT E5-2650 2.0G SINGLE PACK W/TS HEATSINK 90-S000U0C83T INT E5-2640 2.5G SINGLE PACK W/TS HEATSINK 90-S000U0C84T INT E5-2630 2.3G SINGLE PACK W/TS HEATSINK 90-S000U0C85T INT E5-2620 2.00G SINGLE PACK W/TS HEATSINK 90-S000U0C86T * >115W support with optional thermal upgrade kit. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 14: Upgrading System Memory

    Upgrading system memory The motherboard comes with eight (per CPU) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. DIMM_A1 DIMM_C1 DIMM_E1 DIMM_G1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_C2 DIMM_E2 DIMM_G2 DIMM_B1 DIMM_D1 DIMM_F1 DIMM_H1 DIMM_B2 DIMM_D2 DIMM_F2 DIMM_H2 CPU1 Configuration A1 B2 B1 C2 C1 D2 D1 1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs...
  • Page 15: Upgrading Hard Disk Drives

    90-S000H65E2T 3TB SATA3 7200 rpm with HDD Tray (Seagate Enterprise) If you want to install an SAS HDD, install the ASUS PIKE RAID card first. For more details, refer to section 2.5 Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card. ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • Page 16: Installing Pci Express Cards

    Installing PCI express cards In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Locate the slot that you want to install expansion card on the motherboard. Align the golden fingers of the expansion card with the slot you decided to use.
  • Page 17: Installing Asus Pike Raid Card

    Installing ASUS PIKE RAID card Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS RAID card on your motherboard. Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard. Remove the screw at the end of the PIKE slot on the motherboard.
  • Page 18: Replacing Power Supply Unit

    Replacing power supply unit Order P/N Description 90-S00PW0100T RPS 770W Module Remove the dummy power supply module before installing the second redundant power supply. Chapter 2: Components...
  • Page 19: Friction Rail Kit

    Friction rail kit Front end Rack rails Rear end Description 90-S00SP1360T FRICTION RAIL KIT V2.0 ASUS RS720-E7/RS12; RS720-E7/RS12-E...
  • 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 RedHatR 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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