Controller tree object Configuring RAID and creating arrays

Note: This action is supported on the integrated RAID controller in bootable-CD mode only.

You can use the Configuration wizard to create up to eight arrays and up to eight logical drives for each ServeRAID controller. The Configuration wizard provides two configuration options: Express and Custom. Express configuration automatically configures your ServeRAID controller. Custom configuration allows you to configure your controller manually. If you want to use RAID level-1E, RAID level-5E, RAID level-5EE, or RAID level-x0, you must use Custom configuration.

Note: If you intend to use your ServeRAID controllers in a Microsoft Windows failover or clustering environment, review the ServeRAID publications before configuring ServeRAID.

  1. In the Enterprise view, click Controller (controller).

    Note: The integrated RAID controller is displayed in the ServeRAID Manager Enterprise view as two controller objects. However, you can configure only one array and RAID level-1 logical drive on an integrated RAID controller.

  2. Right-click Create logical drive, or click on the toolbar or Logical devices view. The Configuration wizard opens.

  3. Click either Express configuration or Custom configuration.

    Note: If you click Express configuration, you will have the opportunity to review and approve the configuration before the ServeRAID Manager applies the configuration.

  4. Click Automatically initialize new logical drives. Initializing a logical drive erases the first 1024 sectors on the drive and prevents access to any data previously stored on the drive.

  5. Create the arrays and hot-spare drives.

  6. If you want spanned arrays, create the spanned arrays.

  7. Create the logical drives.

  8. Review the configuration summary and apply the configuration.

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