ASUS A500 Server User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS A500 Server User Manual PDF

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc... Address 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259 Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 E-mail [email protected] com... tw Web site www... asus... com... tw

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2... 4 ASUS AI Manager ... 2-10 2... 4... 1 Installing AI Manager ... 2-10 2... 4... 2 Launching AI Manager ... 2-10 2... 4... 3 AI Manager Quick Bar ... 2-10 2... 4... 4 Main ... 2-11 2... 4... 5 My favorites ... 2-15 2... 4... 6 Support ... 2-16 2... 4... 7 Information ... 2-16

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2... 9 RAID configurations ... 2-34 2... 9... 1 RAID definitions ... 2-34 2... 9... 2 Installing Serial ATA hard disks ... 2-35 2... 9... 3 Intel RAID configurations ... 2-35 2... 9... 4 Marvell SAS RAID configurations ... 2-43

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may cause undesired operation... This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules... These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation... This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications... However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation... If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

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qualified service technician or your retailer... Ensure that all the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected... If possible, disconnect all the power cables from the existing system before you add or remove a device to or from the system...

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connectors, slots, sockets, and circuitry... Do not insert any object or spill liquid into the air vents on the chassis... If this product has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with the

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Chapter 1: System introduction This chapter gives a general description of ASUS A500/AS-D920, BA5190 Desktop PC... The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front and rear panels...

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2... Optional Documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer... These documents are not part of the standard package...

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1... ASUS A500/AS-D920, BA5190 Desktop PC with ASUS Desktop x1 Mouse x1 Keyboard x1 2... Cables Power cord x1 3... Accessories Mouse pad x1 4... DVD Support DVD x1 5... Documentation User Manual x1 Warranty card x1

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nThis chapter gives a general description of the desktop PC... The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panels...

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The storage card reader and optical disk drive are optional items which are not included in the system package... They are purchased separately...

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Voltage selector The systems power supply unit has a 115V / 230V voltage selector... Use this switch to select the appropriate system input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area...

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1... 3 Connecting to the keyboard and the mouse Your ASUS A500/AS-D920 and BA5190 Desktop PC package includes a PS/2 keyboard or a USB keyboard and a USB mouse... Connect the PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard port at the rear panel or the USB keyboard to a USB port either at the rear panel or front panel... Connect the USB mouse to a USB port either at the rear panel or front panel...

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This chapter helps you to power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the Support DVD...

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2... 1 Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows XP / Vista operating systems (OS)... Always install the latest OS version and the corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware... When you start the system for the first time, the system automatically detects the built-in audio and graphics chips and attempts to install the drivers that come with the OS... Select NO when a window appears asking if you want to restart the system... Install drivers according to the instructions in the following sections...

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2... 3 Support DVD information The Support DVD that comes with the system package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to get all system features...

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2... 3... 2 Drivers menu The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices... Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices...

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Adobe Reader 8 Installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader that allows you to open, view, and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF)...

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Intel ICH10R 32 bit AHCI/RAID Driver Allows you to create an Intel ICH10R Serial ATA (SATA) AHCI/RAID driver disk for 32bit XP/Vista operating systems...

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The user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF)... Install the Adobe Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file...

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2... 3... 7 Other information The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the Support DVD... Click an icon to display the specified information...

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Technical support Form Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting technical support...

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If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP... EXE from the BIN folder... Double-click ASSETUP... EXE to run the DVD...

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AI Disk AI Disk allows you to easily clear the temporary IE files, IE URLs, IE cookies, IE history list, Recycle Bin, and recently opened files list... Select the item that you want to clear, then click Apply...

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AI Security AI Security allows you to set passwords to lock your removable storage devices such as a USB flash disk and a CD/DVD disk, which ensures more security for your data...

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6... Key in your password, then click OK... The device you selected cannot be accessed without the password...

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AI Probe AI Probe automatically detects the motherboard and CPU temperatures, CPU fan speed, and CPU voltage... It also allows you to adjust these values manually...

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1... Click Add and then from the succeeding screen select the application you want to add to the My Favorites menu...

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2... 4... 6 Support The Support menu displays links to the ASUS international website, online technical support website, online download support website, and contact information website...

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2... 5 ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS MyLogo 2 allows you to customize the boot logo... The boot logo is the image that appears on the screen during the Power-On Self-Test (POST)... ASUS MyLogo 2 is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from the Support DVD... See 2... 3... 3 Utilities menu for details...

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7... When the logo images appear on the right window pane, select an image to enlarge by clicking on it...

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2... 6 ASUS EPU6 Engine ASUS EPU6 Engine is an energy-efficient tool that satisfies different computing needs... This utility provides four modes that you can select to enhance system performance or save power... Selecting Auto mode will have the system shift modes automatically according to current system status... You can also customize each mode by configuring settings like CPU frequency, vCore Voltage, and Fan Control...

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Click Current to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you click the Renew button ...

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CPU Frequency: Raises or lowers CPU frequency to a certain percentage... vCore Voltage Downgrade: Lowers CPU vCore voltage... High: Downgrades voltage to the highest level for CPU power saving... Small: Downgrades voltage to the minimum level... Chipset Voltage Downgrade: Turns on/off chipset voltage... Turn Off hard disks: Turns off hard disk drives when they are not accessed

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Fan Control: Adjusts fan speeds to reduce noise and save system power... Quiet: Lowers CPU fan speed and shuts off two chassis fans... Slow: Lowers CPU fan and two chassis fan speeds... AI Nap Idle Time: Enters AI Nap mode after a certain time during system idle

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2... 7 ASUS Express Gate ASUS Express Gate is an instant-on environment that gives you quick access to the Internet... Eight seconds after powering on your computer, you can instantly surf the Internet, use Skype or other Express Gate applications without entering the Windows OS...

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5... Select the target drive where you want to install Express Gate... If you have multiple partitions installed on your computer, it is recommended to install Express Gate in Drive C... Click Next to continue...

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Express Gate Environment hot-keys: Key Function <Alt> + <Tab> Switch between softwares <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> Bring up Power-Off dialog box <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Print Screen> Save screen snapshot as picture to file

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This icon appears only when a removable storage device / USB drive is connected... Left-click this icon to launch the File Manager window... Right- click it to eject the removable storage device / USB drive...

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If you want to connect to a wireless network, click Setup to configure the WiFi options... In the WiFi tab of the Advanced Network Settings box, key in the network name of the wireless access point in the SSID field... If Security is enabled on the wireless access point, select the corresponding security algorithm from the dropdown list such as WEP or WAP in the Encryption Type field, and key in the password... Click OK to enable WiFi and establish the wireless connection...

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Using the Photo Manager Photo Manager allows you to view pictures saved on your hard drive or external storage devices... You can view pictures in thumbnail view, in an enlarged view individually, in a filename/data list view, or play them in a slideshow... JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG formats are supported... Refer to the online Help for details...

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Configuring Express Gate in BIOS Setup To enter the motherboard BIOS Setup program, click Exit on the splash screen and then hold down <Del> during POST... Go to the Tools menu to configure Express Gate... Refer to 4... 7... 2 Express Gate for details...

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2... 8 Realtek Teaming Utility This motherboard features two Realtek 8111C PCIe Gigabit LAN controllers and supports Teaming function, which allows two single connections to be grouped as one single connection, providing benefits such as bandwidth increase, load balancing, and fault tolerance...

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2... Choose the adapters to join the teaming set, and then select a teaming mode that best suits your network environment... Click Teaming to create the teaming set... Click OK to close the message windows and finish creating the teaming set...

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2... Choose one adapter to create the virtual LAN adapter, and then click VLAN... Click OK to close the message window and finish creating the virtual LAN adapter...

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5... Click the Advanced tab in the Realtek Virtual Miniport Driver for VLAN (NDIS 6... 0) Properties window and conduct necessary VLAN settings... Close all windows when finished...

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RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a second drive... If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive... This RAID configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system... Use two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup... The new drive must be of the same size or larger than the existing drive...

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2... 9... 3 Intel RAID configurations This motherboard supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Intel Matrix Storage configurations for Serial ATA hard disks drives through the Intel ICH10R Southbridge chip...

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Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM utility The Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 0+1), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge...

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Port Drive Model Serial # Size Status 0 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX... XGB Non-RAID Disk 1 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX... XGB Non-RAID Disk 2 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX... XGB Non-RAID Disk 3 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX... XGB Non-RAID Disk

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6... Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, and then press <Enter>... The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB... The default stripe size is 128 KB...

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2... Enter a name for the RAID 1 set and press <Enter>... 3... When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to

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select the stripe size for the RAID 10 array, and then press <Enter>... The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 64 KB... The default stripe size is 64 KB...

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2... Enter a name for the RAID 5 set and press <Enter>... 3... When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to

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6... When the Stripe Size item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 5 array, and then press <Enter>... The available stripe size values range from 16 KB to 128 KB... The default stripe size is 64 KB...

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High Definition Audio [Enabled] Front Panel Type [HD Audio] Marvell Storage Controller [Enabled] Marvell Storage Boot Rom [Enabled] Marvell SAS [Enabled] SAS Boot ROM [Enabled] Marvell LAN1 [Enabled] Marvell LAN2 [Enabled] LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]

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VendorID:DeviceID: 11AB:6320 BIOS Version: 2... 1... 0... 09 PCI Slot: 00 Adapter Serial Number: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF IRQ Number: 0A Port 0 SAS Address: 500E018000000000 Port 1 SAS Address: 5005018000000001 Port 2 SAS Address: 5005043011AB0000 Port 3 SAS Address: 5005043011AB0000

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2... Press <Enter>... The screen shows the disks you can add to make up the RAID set... Use the arrow key to select a disk and press <Enter> or <Space> to include this disk in the array...

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5... Use the arrow key to select the RAID Level item and press <Enter> to display the available RAID set... Select a RAID set and press <Enter>... After you have selected the desired RAID set, select Next to create array...

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[Virtual Disks] ID Name Size Level Status Stripe CacheMode Members 0 73... 2GB RAID0 ONLINE 64KB WriteBack 0,1 [Physical Disks] ID Port Disk Name Size Max Speed Status 0 0 SAS : ST336754SS 36... 7GB SAS 3... 0 FULLASSIGN 1 1 SAS : ST336754SS 36... 7GB SAS 3... 0 FULLASSIGN

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1... From the utility menu bar, select RAID > Delete array, and then press <Enter>... The Delete array screen appears...

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Advanced Operation From the utility menu bar, select Devices, and then press <Enter>... The Advanced Operation screen appears... You can run Disk Verify and Low Level Format in the Advanced Operation screen...

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[Selection] [Controller] [ Devices ] [ RAID ] Select Device For Advanced Operation [Physical Disks] ID Port Disk Name Size Max Speed 0 0 SAS : ST336754SS 36... 7GB SAS 3... 0 1 1 SAS : ST336754SS 36... 7GB SAS 3... 0

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INT 13h [Enable] 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 Marvell 88SE6320 SAS controller as boot device... Set this item to [Disable] if you want to use the device(s) connected to Marvell 88SE6320 SAS controller as data device... Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]

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2... 10... 1 Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS: 1... Boot your computer... 2... Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility... 3... Set the optical drive as the primary boot device... 4... Insert the support DVD into the optical drive... 5... Save changes and exit BIOS... 6... Press any key when the system prompts Press any key to boot from the

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To install the RAID driver in Windows Vista: 1... Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/

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2... 12 Recovery DVD The ASUS PC Recovery DVD assists you in reinstalling the OS and restoring it to its original working state... Before using the Recovery DVD, copy your data files to a USB flash disk or to a network drive and make note of any customized configuration settings such as network settings...

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This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk and creates two new system partitions... The first partition takes up 60% of the whole hard disk size and the second partition takes up 40%... The new system is installed in the first partition... You can back up your data in the second partition...

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system partition as drive C... Select this option and click Yes... 4... Tick I accept then click Next... 5... Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process... 6... Click OK on the confirmation message to eject the disc from the optical drive

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