ASUS AP130-E1 Server User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS AP130-E1 Server User Manual PDF

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2... 4 System memory ... 2-9 2... 4... 1 Memory configurations ... 2-9 2... 4... 2 Installing a DIMM ... 2-10 2... 4... 3 Removing a DIMM ... 2-10

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2... 10 Removable components ... 2-29 2... 10... 1 Chassis fan ... 2-29 2... 10... 2 HDD fan ... 2-31 2... 10... 3 SATA backplane ... 2-34 2... 10... 4 Power supply module ... 2-36 2... 10... 5 Floppy disk drive ... 2-39 2... 10... 6 Front I/O board ... 2-41 2... 10... 7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels ... 2-43

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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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When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected... If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device...

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1... Chapter 1: Product Introduction This chapter describes the general features of the AP130-E1 server... It includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications...

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2... ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information for all ASUS hardware and software products... Refer to the ASUS contact information...

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This chapter describes the general features of the barebone server... It includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications...

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1... 1 System package contents Check your ASUS AP130-E1 package with the items on the following table... The package contents vary for AA4 (four hot-swap SATA HDDs) and AI4 (four internal SATA/IDE HDD) configurations... Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or missing...

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1... 2 System specifications The ASUS AP130-E1 is a barebone server system featuring the ASUS PSCH-L motherboard... The server supports Intel Pentium 4 processor in the 478-pin package, and includes the latest technologies through the chipsets embedded on the motherboard...

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1... 3 Front panel features The AP130-E1 chassis displays a stylish front bezel with lock... The bezel covers the system components on the front panel and serves as security... Open the bezel to access the front panel components...

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1... 4 Rear panel features The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports, expansion slots, a chassis lock and intrusion switch, a vent for the system fan, and power supply module...

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1... 5 Internal features The barebone server system includes the basic components as shown...

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1... 6 LED information The barebone system comes with five LED indicators... Refer to the following table for the LED status description...

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This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing or removing system components...

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2... 1 Chassis cover The chassis features a screwless design that allows convenient assembly and disassembly... Simply push or slide mechanical bolts

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Without the side cover, the internal structure and installed components of the barebone server vary depending on the model you purchased... Refer to section 1... 5 Internal features for the different model configurations...

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2... 2 Motherboard information The barebone server comes with the ASUS PSCH-L motherboard already installed... The motherboard is secured to the chassis by ten (10) screws as indicated by circles in the illustration below...

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Before installing the CPU, remove the chassis fan attached to the inner side of the rear panel to allow enough space for the installation... Refer to section 2... 10 Removable components for instructions...

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1... Locate the 478-pin CPU socket on the motherboard... Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90- 100 angle...

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The system package came with a CPU heatsink and fan assembly... Use ONLY the bundled CPU heatsink and fan to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance...

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3... When the heatsink and fan assembly is in place, connect the fan cable plug to the fan connector on the motherboard labeled CPUFAN1...

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2... 4 System memory The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets... These sockets support up to 4GB system memory using 184-pin unbuffered ECC or non-ECC PC3200/2700/ 2100 DDR DIMMs, and allow up to 6... 4GB/s data transfer rate...

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Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components... Failure to do so may cause damage to both the motherboard and the components...

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Before you can install a 5... 25-inch drive, you should first remove the front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover)... The front panel assembly is attached to the chassis through four hooked tabs on the left side and four hinge-like tabs on the right side...

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3... Unhook the hinge-like tabs from the holes on the right side of the front panel to completely detach the front panel assembly from the chassis...

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2... Swing the front panel to the left and fit the four (4) hooked tabs to the left side of the chassis until the tabs snap back in place...

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If you have previously used and powered up the system, and that it may be connected to an AC power source, make sure to unplug the power cable before installing or removing any system components... Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other system components!

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3... When released, pull up the drive bay lock bar... Underneath the lock bar are two pegs that match the holes on the drive bay... This mechanism secures the drive to the bay in place of screws...

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9... On the front panel assembly, detach the plastic bay cover opposite the 5... 25-inch drive that you installed by pressing the two hooked tabs on each side of the bay cover...

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4... An empty drive tray requires a metal bracket for support... Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver to remove the bracket if you wish to install a hard disk in the drive tray...

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7... Push the tray lever until it clicks, and secures the drive tray in place... The drive tray is correctly placed when its front edge aligns with the bay edge...

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2... 7... 2 Installing an internal IDE/SATA HDD If your system is an internal IDE/SATA model (AI4), your package comes with specially designed hard disk drive rails... Depending on which bay you wish to install your hard disk drive, the orientation of the drive rails vary so that the screw holes match those on the drive...

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4... Check the HDD jumper setting... Refer to the label pasted on the HDD for the description of jumper settings... The setting Cable Select is recommended...

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4... Connect one end of the supplied 7-pin SATA cable to the SATA connector at the back of the drive, then connect the other end to a SATA connector on the motherboard... Refer to the motherboard user guide for the location of the SATA connectors...

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1... From the inside of the front panel assembly, insert the flat end of a dummy cover into the slot as shown... The end with the hook tab should be close to the front panel LEDs...

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1... Remove the plastic card lock opposite the slot where you wish to install the expansion card... Release the card lock by pressing the center tabs and pushing outward... Set the card lock aside for later use...

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3... When the card is in place, secure it with the plastic card lock that you removed earlier...

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2... 9 Cable connections The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment... You do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove pre-installed components to install additional devices...

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2... 9... 2 SATA backplane connections The SATA backplane has four 15-pin SATA connectors to support Serial ATA hard disks... The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to allow easy connection or removal of SATA hard disks... The LED on the backplane connect to the front panel LED to indicate HDD status... See section 1... 6 LED information for details...

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The back side SATA connectors attach to the motherboard SATA connectors via the supplied SATA cables... Refer to the illustration on the left for the location of the SATA connectors on the PSCH-L motherboard... Refer to the table below for the default SATA cable connections...

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Due to limited power supply, it is not recommended that you install more than six hard disk drives on this system... If you wish to install more than six hard disk drives, install a new power supply unit with a higher power rating...

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2... 10 Removable components You may need to remove previously installed system components when installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective components... This section tells how to remove the following components:

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2... Firmly hold the chassis fan on the side with the tabs and position it into its slot, making sure that the four hooks underneath the fan match the corresponding holes on the rear panel...

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Due to space constraints inside the chassis, some cables may interfere with the removal of the fan cage... To easily remove the fan cage, try to slightly push it inward (toward the motherboard) before pulling it out of the chassis...

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6... Slightly press the center of the fan vent to flush the fan out from the case... Set the HDD fan aside...

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3... Hold the outer side of the HDD fan cage and hook the two side tabs to the inner edge of the drive cage... Make sure that the system cables are not caught up when you place the HDD fan...

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When disconnecting a cable, hold and firmly pull the cable plug... DO NOT pull the cable itself... Doing so may damage the cable!

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3... Slide the backplane into the slot until it fits... If correctly installed, the outer edge of the backplane aligns with the corner of the drive cage...

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1 20-1 pin ATX (motherboard power connector; hidden) 2 4-pin +12V (motherboard power connector) 3 2 x 4-pin plugs (SATA backplane; hidden) 4 4-pin plug (optical drive) 5 4-pin plug (floppy disk drive; hidden)

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3... Use one hand to push the power supply module from inside the power supply cage, then carefully pull out the module from the chassis...

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Be careful with the power supply cables when inserting the power supply module into the cage... Due to space constraints, the cables may get entangled with the installed components or other cables, causing the cables to break!

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You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove the floppy disk drive... Refer to section 2... 5... 1 Removing the front panel assembly for instructions...

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1... Position the floppy drive vertically with the eject button on the left side (close to the HDDs)...

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You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove the front I/O board... Refer to section 2... 5... 1 Removing the front panel assembly for instructions...

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2... Position the I/O board into the bay with the component side to the left (close to the HDDs)... Connect the I/O cables to the connectors on the back of the I/O board...

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2... 10... 7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the bottom of the chassis for stability... You need to remove these footpads if:

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For convenient transport, install the roller wheels the came with the system package... Each wheel has a brake lock to stabilize the chassis in place...

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This chapter describes how to install optional components into the barebone server and create your desired configuration...

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Attach the rack rails Refer to the installation guide that came with the Rackmount Rail Kit for instructions on how to attach the rails and on the barebone server system and the corresponding rails on the industrial rack...

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This appendix gives information on the power supply that came with the barebone server...

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A... 1 General description The server comes with a 350W ATX power supply with universal AC input that includes PFC and ATX-compliant output cables and connectors... The power supply has nine plugs labeled P1 to P10 (no P3)... Take note of the devices to which you should connect the plugs...

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Input Voltage Range 90Vac to 135 Vac /180 Vac to 265 Vac, auto-range, single phase

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