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Alteeve's Niche! generally uses ASUS EeeBox micro PCs as AN!CDB Cluster Dashboards. This page explains how we configure them for this role.


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ASUS EeeBox Specific Notes

This section is mainly for our use, but it might prove useful to anyone looking to use the same hardware for the cluster monitor machine.

Model EB1033

BIOS

Press <F2> at boot to enter setup.

  • Advanced > APM > Resore AC Power Loss = Last State
  • Advanced > Onboard Devices Configuration > Onboard WLAN = Disabled
  • Advanced > Onboard Devices Configuration > Onboard Audio = Disabled
  • Boot > Full Screen Logo = Disabled

Save and exit. You can now install the OS via PXE. If you plan to leave this machine on a network with an existing PXE server, be sure the change the boot priority to put PXE at the bottom of the list after you finish the install.

OS Install Notes

The internal hard drives shows up as /dev/sdb, so update any kickstart scripts you use accordingly.

Once a minimal OS install is complete, run, follow these tutorials;

Model EB1021

BIOS

Press <F2> at boot to enter setup.

  • Advanced > ACPI Settings > Enable Hibernation = Disabled
  • Advanced > ACPI Settings > ACPI Sleep State = Suspend Disabled
  • Advanced > Onboard Devices Configuration > Realtek PXE OPROM = Enables
  • Advanced > South Bridge > SB SATA Configuration > OnChip SATA Type = AHCI
  • Advanced > APM > Restore AC Power Loss = Last State

Save, reboot and re-enter the BIOS (needed to add 'PXE boot' to the boot options).

  • Boot > Setup Prompt Timeout = 5
  • Boot > Full Screen Logo = Disabled
  • Boot > Boot Option #1 = Realtek PXE B02 D00

Save and exit. You can now install the OS via PXE. If you plan to leave this machine on a network with an existing PXE server, be sure the change the boot priority to put PXE at the bottom of the list after you finish the install.

Model EB1036

Link

Press '<F2>' to get into the BIOS.

Press '<F8>' to get to manually select the boot device.

BIOS

Press <F2> at boot to enter setup.

  • Advanced > South Bridge > Azalia HD Audio = Disabled
  • Advanced > South Bridge > Restore AC Power Loss = Power On
  • Advanced > LPSS & SCC Configuration > OS Selection = Windows 7
  • Advanced > Network Stack Configuration > Network Stack = Enabled
  • Advanced > Network Stack Configuration > Ipv6 PXE Support = Disabled
  • Advanced > Network Stack Configuration > PXE boot wait time = 5
  • Advanced > Onboard Device Configuration > Realtek PXE OPROM = Enabled
  • Advanced > Onboard Device Configuration > Wireless LAN (Radio On/Off) = Disabled
  • Advanced > APM > Restore AC Power Loss = Power On
  • Boot > Fast Boot = Disabled
  • Boot > Boot Logo Display = Disabled
  • Boot > Wait for 'F1' If Error = Disabled
  • Boot > Secure Boot Menu > OS Type = Other OS

Save, reboot and re-enter the BIOS (needed to add 'PXE boot' to the boot options).

  • Boot > Boot Option #1 = PO: TOSHIBA <serial>
  • Boot > Boot Option #3 = Realtek PXE BO2 DOO
  • Boot > Boot Option #2 = Disabled
  • Boot > Boot Option #4 = Disabled
  • Boot > Boot Option #5 = Disabled
  • Boot > Boot Option #6 = Disabled

Save and exit. You can now install the OS via PXE. If you plan to leave this machine on a network with an existing PXE server, be sure the change the boot priority to put PXE at the bottom of the list after you finish the install.

OS Install Notes

The internal hard drives shows up as /dev/sdb, so update any kickstart scripts you use accordingly.

Once a minimal OS install is complete, run, follow these tutorials;

 

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