Creating logical drives

Note: The ServeRAID-7t and ServeRAID-8 series (SAS) firmware supports a maximum of 10 "logical slices" per physical drive.

Complete the following steps to create logical drives:

  1. In the Physical devices view (on the right), click the drives you want the logical drive to use. To view available segments on each disk drive, switch to the full-size capacity view or relative-size capacity view.

    Note: A segment shaded in light blue and outlined by a dashed line is not part of any logical drive.
  2. To select a hot-spare for the logical drive, or to deselect a hot-spare, control-click the drive.

  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the logical drive.

  4. If you do not want to use the maximum size for the logical drive, click Advanced settings; then, type the size in the Size (MB) field:

     For HostRAID controllers, the logical drive uses all of the space on each disk drive; you cannot adjust the logical drive size.

  5. To configure the logical drive for optimal performance, adjust the advanced settings as needed.

    Note: The default settings usually are adequate for most applications.

  6. If you have free space available and want to create additional logical drives, click ; then, repeat steps 1-4.

  7. When you are ready to continue, click Next. The "Configuration summary" window opens.

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