PC SERVER 325/330: Configuring MEMORY RESOURCES for A.S.M.A.

Subject: PC SERVER 325/330: Configuring MEMORY RESOURCES for A.S.M.A.
New PC Server / Netfinity server RETAIN TIP: 

     Record number:       H163424
     Device:              D/T8639
     Model:               M
     Hit count:           UHC00000
     Success count:       USC0000
     Publication code:    PC50
     Tip key:
     Date created:        O98/04/09
     Date last altered:   A98/04/20
     Owning B.U.:         USA





Configure the ASMA Adapter for I/O address range 300h-307h and IRQ 5. The following sections cover the I/O Adress details. See RETAIN Record # H163307 (EMEA RETAIN Record# H054505) for IRQ details.

PCI/EISA and PCI/ISA Systems -----------------------------------

  1.  Power down the System, and disconnect the Power Cord from the  Power Source.
  2.  Remove the ASMA Adapter (note the slot #), and reconnect the  Power Cord.
  3.  If there are any ISA Adapters remaining in the System at this  time, ensure that they are NOT set for duplicate resources or  a I/O address range of 300h - 307h via the Adapter's  Configuration diskette, Dip switches, or Jumpers (note the  I/O address range set on each ISA Adapter).
  4.  Power down the System, and disconnect the Power Cord from the  power Source.
  5.  Install the ASMA Adapter in the Slot it was removed from in  Step 2, and reconnect the Power Cord. Insert the ASMA  Configuration Utility and Device driver Diskette in the  Diskette drive, then Power up the System. Once in the  ASMA Utility, set the Adapter to use a I/O Address range  of 300h-307h, and a IRQ of 5, exit the Utility, and power  down the server.

    PCI/ISA Systems -------------------------------------------------

  6.  Power up the System, then press <F1> when prompted to run the  Configuration / Diagnostics Utility"
  7.  Select "Plug and Play" and press <Enter>
  8.  Select "I/O Port Resources" and press <Enter>
  9.  Select and set the I/O address ranges that were noted in  Step 3 and 5 to "Legacy Resources". This will ensure that  the PCI Bus does not use them.
  10.  Press <Esc> two times return to the main menu.
  11.  Select "Save Settings" then press <Enter>. Press <Enter>  again when asked if you wish to save the Settings.
  12.  Select "Exit Setup" then press <Enter>.
  13.  Press <Esc>, then Select "Yes, Exit the Setup Utility" then  press <Enter>.

PCI/EISA Systems -----------------------------------------------

  1.  Place the EISA Configuration Utility Diskette in the Diskette  drive, then power up the server. When prompted, press any key  to continue. A blue screen will indicate that changes to the  configuration have occured. Press <Enter> as prompted to  continue to the EISA Configuration Utility.
  2.  When prompted, press <Y> to Configure System.
  3.  Select Step 3 "View or Edit Details"
  4.  Select the Slot Configured with a ISA Adapter, and select the  "ISA I/O Port Resource Allocation" setting, then press  <Enter>.
  5.  Press <F6>, select the I/O Address range set on the Adapter  specific to the Slot, press <F10>. Repeat this step for  Each ISA Adapter configured in the System.

NOTE: If no ISA Adapters are listed, then press <F10> to return to the main menu, and select Step 1 for instructions to configure ISA Adapters in the EISA Configuration Utility.

NOTE: EISA Adapter configuration files do not offer a setting to change the I/O Address of the adapter, in which case the address is automatically set based on the resources available.


The ASMA uses 300h - 307h temporarily during POST regardless of the I/O Range it has been set to use. Other Adapters set to use the 300h - 307h I/O address range will conflict with the ASMA During POST.


Refer to US RETAIN Record# H163307 (EMEA Record# H054505) for Details on setting Interrupt assignments for the A.S.M.A. on the PC Server 325/330.

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