ASUS 1U Rackmount Chassis Kit R10-A2P4 User Manual

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R10-A2P4

1U Rackmount Chassis Kit

User Guide

E1655

First edition V1

July 2004

Copyright © 2004 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of 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 event shall ASUS, its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for loss of profits, loss of business, loss of use or data, interruption of business and the like), even if ASUS has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any defect or error in this manual or product.

Specifications and information contained in this manual ae furnished for informational use only, and are subject to change at any time without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by ASUS. ASUS assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual, including the products and software described in it.

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.

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Contents

Notices ...........................................................................................

iv

Safety information ...........................................................................

v

About this guide ..............................................................................

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.1

System package contents .....................................................

2

1.2

Front panel features ..............................................................

3

1.3

Rear panel features ...............................................................

3

1.4

Internal features ....................................................................

4

1.5

LED information.....................................................................

5

 

1.5.1

Front panel LEDs ......................................................

5

 

1.5.2

Rear panel LEDs ......................................................

5

Chapter 2: Hardware setup

2.1

Preparation ............................................................................

2

 

2.1.1

Tools to use ...............................................................

2

 

2.1.2 System components and devices to install ...............

2

2.2

Removing and installing the chassis cover ...........................

3

 

2.2.1

Removing the cover ..................................................

3

 

2.2.2

Installing the cover ....................................................

4

2.3

Motherboard installation ........................................................

5

 

2.3.1

Motherboard dimensions ..........................................

5

 

2.3.2 Placement direction and screw holes .......................

6

 

2.3.3

Installing the motherboard ........................................

7

2.4

Hard disk drives.....................................................................

9

2.5

Expansion slot ......................................................................

11

2.6

Removable components ......................................................

13

 

2.6.1

System fans ............................................................

13

 

2.6.2

Device fan ...............................................................

13

 

2.6.3

Power supply module .............................................

14

 

2.6.4

Optical drive ............................................................

15

 

2.6.5

Motherboard ...........................................................

17

2.7

SATA backplane cabling ......................................................

18

Chapter 3: Rackmounting

3.1

Rackmount rail kit items ........................................................

2

3.2

Rack rails assembly ..............................................................

2

3.3

Attaching the rails to the rack ................................................

3

3.4

Rackmounting the server ......................................................

4

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Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received including interference that 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 manufacturer’s 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:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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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.

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.

If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your dealer.

Operation Safety

Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified or experienced engineers.

Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with the server package.

Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact your dealer as soon as possible.

To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a stable surface.

This product is equipped with a three-wirepower cable and plug for the user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical outlet to avoid electrical shock.

Lithium-IonBattery Warning

CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

CD-ROMDrive Safety Warning

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

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About this guide

Audience

This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.

Contents

This guide contains the following parts:

1.Chapter 1: Product Introduction

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

2.Chapter 2: Hardware setup

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

3.Chapter 3: Rackmounting

This chapter tells how to install the system to a rack.

Conventions

To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.

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Chapter 1

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

ASUS R10-A2P41U rackmount chassis kit

Product introduction

1-1

1.1System package contents

Check your ASUS R10-A2P4package for the following items.

Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or missing.

 

 

 

 

Package items

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASUS R10-A2P41U rackmount chassis

 

 

with:

 

 

 

300W/400W/500W power supply

 

 

Optical drive

 

 

 

System/device/rear fans

 

 

 

• 2 x HDD trays

 

 

 

Riser card bracket

 

 

 

SATA backplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU heatsink

 

SMBus cable

AC power cord

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA cable-1

 

SATA cable-2

SATA cable-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rackmount rail kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.2Front panel features

The chassis kit displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily accessible features. The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, location switch, optical drive, and two USB ports are located on the front panel.

Rack screw

HDD bays

CD-ROMdrive Rack screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD Access LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN2 LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN1 LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message

 

 

LED

 

 

 

 

 

Refer to section “1.5.1 Front panel LEDs” for the LED descriptions.

1.3Rear panel features

The rear panel includes the expansion slot, system power socket, and rear fans. The middle part includes the I/O shield with openings for the rear panel connectors on the motherboard.

The ports for the PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, USB, VGA, and Gigabit LAN do not appear on the rear panel if motherboard is not present.

powerAC

fansRear

socket

 

PS/2mouse port

PS/2keyboard port

portsUSB

portSerial

portVGA

port LAN

slot Expansion

ASUS R10-A2P41U rackmount chassis kit

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1.4Internal features

The chaais includes the basic components as shown.

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9

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1.

PCI-Xriser card bracket

6.

SATA backplane

2.

Rear fans

7.

HDD tray 1

3.

Power supply

8.

HDD tray 2

4.

Device fan

9.

Optical drive

5.

System fans

 

 

The chassis kit does not include a floppy disk drive. Connect an external floppy disk drive (USB interface) to any of the USB ports on the front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.

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Chapter 1: Product introduction