Confirming your system configuration

Use the configuration summary to review all the changes that the ServeRAID Manager will apply to your configuration:

  1. Review the information that is displayed in the "Configuration summary" window. To change your Express configuration, click ; to change your Custom configuration, click Back.

    Note: Additional notes and attentions regarding the configuration appear in the event viewer.

  2. Click Apply; then, click Yes when asked if you want to apply the new configuration. The configuration is saved in the ServeRAID controller and in the physical drives.

    Note: The ServeRAID Manager will initialize the logical drives automatically. The initialization method depends on the RAID level and controller type.

  3. After you configure your controller, you can change certain controller settings to fine-tune your configuration for optimal performance.

    Note: During Custom configuration, you can fine tune your configuration using the Advanced settings in the Configuration wizard.

Attention: After you apply the configuration, the logical drives will display as physical drives under your operating system. Before you can use these drives to store data, you must partition and format the drives using the disk management tools provided with your operating system. Each operating system provides its own disk management tools. For example, under Microsoft Windows, use the Computer Management tool to partition and format drives; then, assign each logical drive to a drive letter. For more information, see your operating system administrator's guide.

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