PIKE 2008 - Xpress Platforms
PIKE 2008
LSISAS RAID card
User Guide
E5426
First Edition V1
April 2010
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
About this guide.......................................................................................... iv
PIKE 2008 specifications summary........................................................... vi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Card layout.................................................................................... 1-3
1.2
1.4
1.5
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
System requirements.................................................................... 1-3
Card installation............................................................................ 1-4
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.1.1
2.1.2
Installing hard disk drives................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
RAID 1 volume................................................................. 2-4
2.2.3
RAID 0 volume............................................................... 2-10
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
RAID 1E/10 volume......................................................... 2-8
Managing Arrays............................................................ 2-12
Viewing SAS topology.................................................... 2-19
Global Properties........................................................... 2-20
MegaRAID Storage Manager...................................................... 2-23
2.3.1
2.3.2
Hardware and Software Requirements.......................... 2-23
Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager Sofware
on Microsoft Windows OS.............................................. 2-23
2.3.3
Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager Sofware for Linux...2-27
2.3.5
Starting MegaRAID Storage Manager Software............ 2-29
2.3.4
2.3.6
Chapter 3:
3.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 2-2
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility.............................................. 2-3
2.2.2
2.3
RAID configuration
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 2-2
Linux Error Messages.................................................... 2-28
MegaRAID Storage Manager Window........................... 2-31
Driver installation
RAID driver installation................................................................ 3-2
3.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 3-2
3.1.3
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS......................................... 3-9
3.1.2
3.1.4
Windows® Server 2003 OS.............................................. 3-4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS.................................3-11
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the server management board.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter offers the PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card features and the new
technologies it supports.
•
Chapter 2: RAID configuration
•
Chapter 3: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions on setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
This chapter provides instructions for installing the RAID drivers on different
operating systems.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
format a:
PIKE 2008 specifications summary
Controller
LSISAS2008
Interface
ASUS PIKE interface
Ports
8 ports
Support device
SAS/SAS II devices
SATA/SATA II/SATA III devices
Data transfer rate
SATA III and SAS II 6Gb/s per PHY
RAID level
RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 1E/RAID 10
OS support*
Windows® XP Professional SP3
Windows® Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition
Windows® Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SP2
Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise Edition R2
Windows® Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2
Windows® Server 2008 Standard Edition R2
Windows® 7 (Ultimate)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.3
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Fedora 12
Free BSD 8.0
Cent OS 5.4
ESX4.0 UP1
ESXi4.0
Form factor
6.44 in x 1.57 in (1U compatible)
* The exact OS support would base on the OS support list of the motherboard.
** Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter offers the PIKE 2008 SAS RAID
card features and the new technologies it
supports.
Chapter 1:
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Product
introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card!
The ASUS PIKE 2008 allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, and RAID 10
sets from SATA/SATA II/SATA III/SAS/SAS II hard disk drives connected to the SAS
connectors on the motherboard.
Before you start installing the RAID card, check the items in your package with the
list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your package for the following items.
•
ASUS PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card
•
User guide
•
•
•
Support CD
SGPIO cable x 2 (Optional)
SATA to SAS cable x 2 (Optional)
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Card layout
The illustration below shows the major components of the RAID card.
2
2
1
1
3
1.
ASUS PIKE interface-1: PCI-E x8
3.
SAS RAID card status LED (lights up and blinks to indicate that the card is
working normally)
2.
ASUS PIKE interface-2: 8-port SAS signal with SGPIO interface*
*The SGPIO interface is used for visibility into drive activity, failure and rebuild
status, so that users could build high-performatnce and reliable storage
systems. Refer to the motherboard manual for detailed information about using
the SGPIO connectors on the motherboard.
1.4
System requirements
Before you install the PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card, check if the system meets the
following requirements:
•
Workstation or server motherboard with a PIKE RAID card slot
•
Supporting operating system:
•
SAS or SATA hard disk drives
Windows® and Linux operating systems (refer to website for details)
•
Other requirement:
- Appropriate thermal solution
- Certified power supply module
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1.5
Card installation
Follow the below instructions to install the RAID card on your motherboard.
For 2U, 5U, or pedestal server
To install ASUS PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card on a 2U, 5U, or pedestal server
1-4
1.
Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on
the motherboard.
2.
Align the golden fingers of the RAID
card with the PIKE RAID card slot.
3.
Insert the RAID card into the PIKE RAID card slot. Ensure the card is
completely inserted into the card slot, and the heatsink latch is completely
hooked to the edge of the card slot.
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4.
Secure the heatsink to the nearest
screw hole on the motherboard.
DO NOT overtighten the screw,
or the motherboard component
can be damaged.
5.
Connect the hard disk drives
to the SAS connectors on the
motherboard.
To uninstall ASUS PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card from a 2U, 5U, or pedestal server
1.
2.
3.
Disconnect all SAS hard disk
drives from the motherboard.
Remove the screw that secures the
RAID card to the motherboard.
Release the heatsink latch from
the card slot with a finger, and then
remove the RAID card from the
slot.
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For 1U server
You have to remove the outer heatsink of ASUS PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card to
install the card in a 1U server.
To install ASUS PIKE 2008 SAS RAID card on a 1U server
1.
Remove the two screws that secure
the heatsink bracket on the back of
the SAS RAID card.
Heatsink bracket
2.
Remove the two screws that
secure the outer heatsink on the
front of the SAS RAID card.
DO NOT remove the inner
heatsink from the SAS RAID
card.
3.
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Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on
the motherboard.
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4.
Align the golden fingers of the
RAID card with the PIKE RAID
card slot.
5.
Insert the RAID card into the PIKE
RAID card slot. Ensure the card is
completely inserted into the card
slot.
6.
Connect the hard disk drives
to the SAS connectors on the
motherboard.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter provides instructions on setting
up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using
the available utilities.
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Chapter 2: RAID
configuration
2.1
Setting up RAID
The RAID card supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, and RAID 10.
2.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of at least two new identical hard
disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 1E (Enhanced RAID 1) has a striped layout with each stripe unit having a
secondary (or alternate) copy stored on a different disk. You can use three or more
hard disk drives for this configuration.
RAID 10 is a striped configuration with RAID 1 segments whose segments are
RAID 1 arrays. This configuration has the same fault tolerance as RAID 1, and
has the same overhead for fault-tolerance as mirroring alone. RAID 10 achieves
high input/output rates by striping RAID 1 segments. In some instances, a RAID
10 configuration can sustain multiple simultaneous drive failure. A minimum of four
hard disk drives is required for this setup.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID
set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
2.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The RAID card supports SAS for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SAS hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
2.
3.
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Install the SAS hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the
system user guide.
Connect a SAS signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive
and to the SAS connector on the motherboard.
Connect a power cable to the power connector on each drive.
Chapter 2: RAID configuration
2.2
LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility is an integrated RAID solution that allows
you to create the following RAID sets from SAS hard disk drives supported by the
LSI SAS 2008 Series controller: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, and RAID 10.
•
You may use disks of different sizes in one volume; however, the size of the
smallest disk determines the “logical” size of each member disk.
•
DO NOT combine Serial ATA and SAS disk drives in one volume.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller
version difference.
•
The adapter name shown on the setup screens differs according to the
installed SAS RAID card.
•
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you
have to take note of the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version for the SAS RAID
card. After entering the SAS configuration utility, you can see below screen
and identify the MPTFW and MPTBIOS version:
MPTFW version: 5.00.00.00-IR
MPTBIOS version: v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI
FW Revision
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
PIKE 2008
04
00
00
07
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
ASUS PIKE 2008
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
2-3
2.2.1
RAID 1 volume
The RAID 1 feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with two disks.
The RAID 1 feature supports hot swap capability, so when a disk in an RAID
1 volume fails, you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is
automatically re-mirrored.
To create a RAID 1 volume:
1.
2.
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Corporation MPT SAS2 BIOS
MPT2BIOS-7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Copyright 2000-2010 LSI Corporation.
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Corp Configuration Utility...
To avoid data loss, do not turn off the system when rebuilding.
3.
The following screen appears. Select a channel and press <Enter> to enter
the setup.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI
FW Revision
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
PIKE 2008
04
00
00
07
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
The numbers of the channel depend on the controller.
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Chapter 2: RAID configuration
4.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2008
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
5.
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
PIKE 2008
07
04:00
5.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
05.02
Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
The Select New Volume Type screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 1 Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2008
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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6.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the RAID 1 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor
to the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or
<Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
RAID 1
------RAID
Disk
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
Drive
Status
-------------------------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
2-6
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
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7.
A warning screen appears. Press any key to continue.
Press <M> to keep existing data on the first disk. If you choose this option,
data on the first disk will be mirrored on the second disk that you will add to
the volume later. Ensure the data you want to mirror is on the first disk.
Press <D> to overwrite any data and create the new IM array.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
WARNING! Data was found on the selected disk, this data will be lost
when the volume is created!
Choose Discard configuration or Cancel Exit on the next screen to abort.
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create array
8.
9.
Repeat step 6 to add the second disk to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the volume, then select Save changes
then exit this menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
10. The utility creates the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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2.2.2
RAID 1E/10 volume
The RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two hot
spare disks.
Use odd numbers of hard disk drives to create a RAID 1E volume; use even
numbers of hard disk drives to create a RAID 10 volume.
To create a RAID 1E/10 volume:
1.
2.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1E/10 volume.
The Select New Volume Type screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 1E/10 Volume, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2008
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
3.
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The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the RAID 1E/10 volume.
RAID 1E/10 supports three to ten disks, or seven mirrored disks plus two
hot spare disks. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to
the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or
<Space>.
Chapter 2: RAID configuration
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
RAID 1E
-------
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
RAID
Disk
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
Drive
Status
-------------------------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
4.
5.
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the volume, then select Save changes
then exit this menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
The utility creates the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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2.2.3
RAID 0 volume
The RAID 0 feature supports volumes with two to ten disks. You may combine an
RAID 0 volume with an RAID 1 or RAID 1E/10 volume.
To create a RAID 0 volume:
1.
2.
Follow steps 1–4 of the section RAID 1 volume.
The Select New Volume Type screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create RAID 0 Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2008
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
3.
The Create New Volume screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the RAID 0 volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor
to the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or
<Space>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
Volume Type:
Volume Size(GB):
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
RAID 0
------RAID
Disk
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
Drive
Status
-------------------------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for volume
C = Create volume
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By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before volume creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
4.
5.
•
The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
volume.
•
The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
•
The disk is already part of another volume.
Repeat step 3 to add the other disks to the volume.
When done, press <C> to create the volume, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new volume?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
The utility creates the volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Create New Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Processing...may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Volume...
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2.2.4
Managing Arrays
The LSI Corporation MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to
configuring and maintaining RAID volumes.
Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk,
proceed with the volume consistency check, activate the volume, delete the
volume, and expand the volume capacity.
Viewing volume properties
To view volume properties:
1.
On the main menu, select RAID Properties.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2008
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
PIKE 2008
07
04:00
5.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
05.02
Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
On the next screen that appears, select View Existing Volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Select New Volume Type -- SAS2008
View Existing Volume
View the existing configuration.
Create RAID 1 Volume
Create a RAID 1 volume
consisting of 2 disks plus up to 2
optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 1E/10 Volume
Create a RAID 1E or RAID 10 volume
consisting of 3 to 10 disks including up
to 2 optional hot spares. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Create RAID 0 Volume
Create a RAID 0 volume consisting of
2 to 10 disks. ALL DATA on
volume disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose volume type to create
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3.
The View Volume screen appears. Here you can view properties of the RAID
volume(s) created. If you have configured a hot spare, it will also be listed.
If you created more than one volume, you may view the next volume by
pressing <Alt+N>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2008
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
1 of 1
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
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Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Status
Primary
Secondary
Pred
Fail
No
No
Size
(GB)
73
73
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Volume
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Managing hot spares
You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the
RAID 1/1E/10 volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you
create the RAID 1/1E/10 volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare
disk on an existing volume.
If a disk on an RAID 1/1E/10 volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the
failed disk data on the hot spare. When the failed disk is replaced, the utility
assigns the replacement as the new hot spare.
To create a hot spare:
1.
2.
Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties.
From the View Volume screen, select Manage Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
View Volume -- SAS2008
Volume
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
1 of 1
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Volume
Slot Device Identifier
Num
0 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
1 ATA
WDC WD800JD-22LS1D06
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter=Select Item
3.
RAID
Disk
Yes
Yes
Hot
Spr
No
No
Drive
Status
Primary
Secondary
Pred
Fail
No
No
Size
(GB)
73
73
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N=Next Volume
From the Manage Volume screen, select Manage Hot Spares, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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4.
Use the arrow key to select the disk you would like to configure as hot spare,
then move the cursor to the Hot Spr column. Press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
Press <C> to commit the changes. The Drive Status column field now shows
Hot Spare.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Hot Spare -- SAS2008
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Device Identifier
ATA
ATA
ATA
ATA
WDC
WDC
WDC
WDC
Hot
Spr
[No]
[No]
[No]
[No]
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
WD800JD-22LS1D06
Drive
Status
RAID
RAID
-------------------
Pred
Fail
No
No
No
No
Size
(GB)
74
74
74
74
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Change Item
C = Commit Changes
Running a consistency check
To run a consistency check on the RAID volume:
1. Follow steps 1–3 of the section Viewing volume properties and step 2 of
the section Managing hot spares.
2.
3.
From the Manage Volume screen select Consistency Check, then press
<Enter>.
The below screen appears. Press <Enter> to start the consistency check on
the RAID volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Press Enter to run a consistency check on the RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The adapter’s MPT FW does not support the feature
- The volume is a RAID 0
- The volume is not optimal
- The volume is already running a consistency check
- The volume has a consistency check pending
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Activating a volume
If a volume is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the
volume is considered inactive. When you add the volume back to the system, you
may reactivate the volume.
To activate the volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Activate Volume, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
The below screen appears. Press <Enter> to activate a RAID volume.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
This field is used to activate a RAID volume.
This field is grayed out under the following conditions:
- The volume is currently active.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
active volumes allowsed.
- Activating the volume would exceed the maximum number of
RAID disks allowed.
- The volume has incompatible metadata on it.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Deleting a volume
•
You cannot recover lost data if you delete a volume. Ensure you back up
important data before deleting a volume.
•
If you delete a RAID 1 volume, the data is preserved on the primary disk.
To delete a volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Delete Volume, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
The below screen appears. Press <Y> to delete, or <N> to cancel.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
WARNING! All data will be lost when the volume is deleted!
Y
N
Delete volume and exit to Adapter Properties
Abandon volume deletion and exit this menu
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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Expanding the volume capacity
You may use two new hard disk drives to replace the existing one, and expand the
capacity of the RAID volume.
•
The capactiy of th new hard disk drives should be 50GB larger than the
existing one.
•
This function is available only when the RAID 1 volume is optimal.
To expand the capacity of the currently displayed RAID volume:
1.
From the Manage Volume screen, select Online Capacity Expansion, then
press <Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
Identifier
Type
Size(GB)
Status
Task
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
RAID 1
73
Optimal
None
Manage Hot Spares
Consistency Check
Activate Volume
Delete Volume
Online Capacity Expansion
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
F1/Shift+1 = Help
The below screen appears. Press <Enter> to proceed with the capacity
expansion.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Manage Volume -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
This field is used to expand the capacity of the currently displayed
RAID volume.
This field is disabled under the following conditions:
- The volume is not a RAID 1 volume.
- Firmware is configured to diable this feature.
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
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2.2.5
1.
Viewing SAS topology
From the Adapter Properties screen, select SAS Topology, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter Properties -- SAS2008
Adapter
PCI Slot
PCI Address(Bus/Dev)
MPT Firmware Revision
SAS Address
NVDATA Version
Status
Boot Order
Boot Support
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu
Enter = Select Item
2.
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PIKE 2008
07
04:00
5.00.00.00-IR
500E0180:1280E000
05.02
Enabled
0
[Enabled BIOS & OS]
F1/Shift+1 = Help
-/+/Enter = Change Item
Information about the volume and its member-disks are then displayed.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2008
PIKE 2008(04:00)
﹂ Controller
﹂ RAID1 VOL
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Device Identifier
Direct Attach Devices
LSI
Logical Volume 3000
Device
Info
Controller
Esc = Exit F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+D = Device Properties Alt+M = More Keys
You may press <Alt+D> to display device properties, or <Alt+M> to display
more keys.
LSI Corp Config Utility
SAS Topology -- SAS2008
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
More keys for the SAS Topology display:
Alt+B = Select or deselect a device as the preferred boot device
Alt+A = Select or deselect a device as the alternate boot device
Enter = On a SAS Enclosure or Expander - Expand or Collapse Item
Enter = On a Disk Drive - Turn on the Locate LED (next key press turns off)
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2.2.6
Global Properties
From the Adapter List screen, press <Alt+N> to enter Global Properties menu.
From the menu you may change related settings.
LSI Corp Config Utility
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI PCI PCI PCI
FW Revision
BUS Dev Fnc Slot
PIKE 2008
04
00
00
07
5.00.00.00-IR
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Status
Enabled
Boot
Order
0
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Sets whether to pause or not when the boot alert displays.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Boot Information Display Mode
Sets the disk information display mode.
Configuration options: [Display adapters & installed devices]
[Display adapters only] [Display adapters and all devices]
[Display minimal information]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
Support Interrupt
Configuration options: [Hook interrupt, the Default] [Bypass interrupt hook]
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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Restore Defaults
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system
defaults.
LSI Corp Config Utility
Adapter List Global Properties
v7.05.01.00 (2010.02.09)
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display minimal information]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu
F1/Shift+1 = Help
Alt+N = Adapter List -/+ = Change Item
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2.3
MegaRAID Storage Manager
MegaRAID Storage Manager software enables you to configure, monitor, and
maintain storage configurations on LSI SAS controllers. The MegaRAID Storage
Manager graphical user interface (GUI) makes it easy for you to create and
manage storage configurations.
2.3.1
Hardware and Software Requirements
The hardware requirements for MegaRAID Storage Manager software are as
follows:
•
•
PC-compatible computer with an IA-32 (32-bit) Intel Architecture processor or
an EM64T (64-bit) processor and at least 128 Mbytes of system memory (256
Mbytes recommended)
Disk drive with at least 50 Mbytes available free space
Refer to your server documentation and to the operating system documentation for
more information on hardware and operating system requirements.
2.3.2
Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager Sofware on
Microsoft Windows OS
Follow these steps if you need to install MegaRAID Storage Manager software on
a system running Microsoft Windows OS:
1.
2.
3.
Insert the MegaRAID Storage Manager software installation CD in the CDROM drive.
If necessary, find and double-click the setup.exe file to start the installation
program.
When the Welcome screen appears, click Next.
If MegaRAID Storage Manager software is already installed on this system,
the Program Maintenance screen appears. Read the screen text and select
Modify, Repair, or Remove.
When the next screen appears, read and accept the user license, and click
Next.
The Customer Information screen appears, as shown in the following figure.
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4.
Enter your user name and organization name. In the bottom part of the
screen, select an installation option:
–
–
5.
6.
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If you select All users, any user with administrative privileges can use
this version of MegaRAID Storage Manager software to view or change
storage configurations.
If you select Only for current user, the MegaRAID Storage Manager
shortcuts and associated icons will be available only to the user with this
user name.
Click Next to continue.
On the next screen, accept the default Destination Folder, or click Change to
select a different destination folder. Click Next to continue.
The Setup Type screen appears, as shown in the following figure.
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7.
Select one of the Setup options. The options are fully explained in the screen
text.
–
–
8.
Normally, you would select Complete if you are installing MegaRAID
Storage Manager software on a server.
Select Custom Installation if you want to select individual program
components.
Click Next to continue.
If you selected Custom Installation as your setup option, the second Setup
Type screen appears, as shown in the following figure.
If you select Complete as your setup option, the Installation Wizard is ready
to install MSM. To begin installation, click on Install on the next screen that
appears.
9. Select one of the custom setup options. The options are fully explained in the
screen text.
–
–
–
–
Select Client if you are installing MegaRAID Storage Manager software
on a PC that will be used to view and configure servers over a network.
To begin installation, click on Install on the next screen that appears.
Select Server to install only those components required for remote
server management. To begin installation, click on Install on the next
screen that appears.
Select StandAlone if you will use MegaRAID Storage Manager
software to create and manage storage configurations on a standalone
workstation. To begin installation, click on Install on the next screen that
appears.
Select Custom if you want to specify individual program features to
install.
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If you select Custom, a window listing the installation features appears, as
shown in the following figure. Select the features you want on this screen.
10. Click Next to proceed.
11. Click Install to install the program.
12. When the final Configuration Wizard screen appears, click Finish.
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If you select Client installation for a PC used to monitor servers, and if there
are no available servers with a registered framework on the local subnet
(that is, servers with a complete installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager
software), the server screen will appear, as shown in the following figure. The
server screen will not list any servers. You can use this screen to manage
systems remotely.
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2.3.3
Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager Sofware for
Linux
Follow these steps if you need to install MegaRAID Storage Manager software on
a system running Red Hat Linux or SUSE Linux:
1.
2.
Copy the MSM_linux_installer...tar.gz file to a temporary folder.
Untar the MSM_linux_installer...tar.gz file using the following command:
tar -zxvf MSM_linux_installer...tar.gz
3.
Go to the new disk directory.
4.
5.
A new disk directory is created.
In the disk directory, find and read the readme.txt file.
To start the installation, enter the following command:
csh install.sh -a
If you select Client installation for a PC used to monitor servers, and if there are no
available servers with a registered framework on the local subnet (that is, servers
with a complete installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software), the server
screen appears. The server screen does not list any servers. You can use this
screen to manage systems remotely.
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2.3.4
Linux Error Messages
The following messages may appear while you are installing MegaRAID Storage
Manager software on a Linux system:
•
•
•
•
•
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More than one copy of MegaRAID Storage Manager software has been
installed.
This message indicates that the user has installed more than one copy of
MegaRAID Storage Manager software. (This can be done by using the rpmforce command to install the rpm file directly, which is not recommended,
instead of using the install.sh file.) In such cases, the user must uninstall all the
rpm files manually before installing MegaRAID Storage Manager software with
the procedure listed previously.
The version is already installed.
This message indicates that the version of MegaRAID Storage Manager
software you are trying to install is already installed on the system.
The installed version is newer.
This message indicates that a version of MegaRAID Storage Manager
software is already installed on the system, and it is a newer version than the
version you are trying to install.
Exiting installation.
This is the message that appears when the installation is complete.
RPM installation failed.
This message indicates that the installation failed for some reason. Additional
message text explains the cause of the failure.
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2.3.5
Starting MegaRAID Storage Manager Software
Follow these steps to start MegaRAID Storage Manager software and view the
main window:
1.
Start the program using the method required for your operating system
environment:
–
To start MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a Microsoft Windows
system, select Start > Programs > MegaRAID Storage Manager >
StartupUI, or double-click the MegaRAID Storage Manager shortcut on
the desktop.
If a warning appears stating that Windows Firewall has blocked some features
of the program, click Unblock to allow MegaRAID Storage Manager software to
start. (The Windows Firewall sometimes blocks the operation of programs that
use Java.)
–
–
To start MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a Red Hat Linux
system, select Applications > System Tools > MegaRAID Storage
Manager StartupUI.
To start MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a SUSE SLES
system, select Start > System > More Programs > MegaRAID Storage
Manager.
2.
When the program starts, the Select Server window appears, as shown in the
following figure.
If the circle in the server icon is yellow instead of green, it means that the
server is running in a degraded state—for example, because a disk drive
used in a virtual disk has failed. If the circle is red, the storage configuration
in the server has failed.
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To access servers on a different subnet, type in the box at the bottom of the
screen the IP address of a server in the desired subnet where the MegaRAID
Storage Manager software is running, and click Update. If you check the
Connect to remote server at: IP address box, you can also access a
standalone (remote) installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software, if it
has a network connection.
3.
4.
5.
Double-click the icon of the server that you want to access. The Server Login
window appears, as shown in the following figure.
Select an access mode from the drop-down menu.
–
–
Select Full Access if you need to both view the current configuration
and change the configuration.
Select View Only if you need to only view and monitor the configuration.
Enter your user name and password, and click Login.
If the computer is networked, this is the login to the computer itself, not the
network login.
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You must enter the root/administrator user name and password to use Full
Access mode. If your user name and password are correct for the Login
mode you have chosen, the main MegaRAID Storage Manager window
appears.
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2.3.6
MegaRAID Storage Manager Window
This section describes the MegaRAID Storage Manager window, which is shown in
the following figure.
Physical/Logical View Panel
The left panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window displays either the
Physical view or the Logical view of the system and the devices in it, depending on
which tab is selected.
•
•
The Physical view shows the hierarchy of physical devices in the system.
At the top of the hierarchy is the system itself. One or more controllers are
installed in the system. The controller label identifies the MegaRAID controller,
such as the ASUS PIKE 2008 controller, so that you can easily differentiate
between multiple controllers. Each controller has one or more ports. Disk
drives and other devices are attached to the ports.
The Logical view shows the hierarchy of controllers, virtual disks, and disk
groups that are defined on the system. (Physical drives also appear in the
Logical view, so you can see which physical drives are used by each virtual
disk.)
The following icons in the left panel represent the controllers, disk drives, and other
devices:
•
System
•
Controller
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•
Port
•
Volume
•
Virtual disk
•
Physical drive
A red circle to the right of an icon indicates that the device has failed. For example,
this icon indicates that a physical drive has failed:
.
A yellow circle to the right of an icon indicates that a device is running in a
degraded state. For example, this icon indicates that a virtual disk is running in a
degraded state because a disk drive has failed:
.
Properties View Panel
The right panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window has the Properties
tab that displays information about the selected device. For example, if a controller
icon is selected in the left panel, the Properties tab lists information such as the
controller name, NVRAM size, and device port count.
Event Log Panel
The lower part of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window displays the system
event log entries. New event log entries appear during the session. Each entry has
an ID, a timestamp and date, an error level indicating the severity of the event, and
a brief description of the event.
Menu Bar
Here are brief descriptions of the main selections on the MegaRAID Storage
Manager menu bar.
Manage Menu
The Manager menu has an Exit option for exiting from the MegaRAID
Storage Manager software. It also has a Refresh option for updating the
display in the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. (Refresh is seldom
required; the display normally updates automatically.)
The Manage menu options also include Check Consistency, Initialize, and
Show Progress.
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Go To Menu
The Go To menu is available when a controller, physical drive, or virtual disk
is selected in the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. The Go To menu
options vary depending on what type of device is selected in the left panel of
the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. For example, the Scan Foreign
Configuration option is available only when a controller is selected. The
options also vary depending on the current state of the selected device. For
example, if you select an offline physical drive, the Make Drive Online option
will be available in the Go To menu.
Log Menu
The Log menu includes options for saving and clearing the message log.
Tools Menu
On the Tools menu you can select Configure Alerts to access the Event
Configuration Notification screen, which you can use to set the alert delivery
rules, event severity levels, exceptions, and email settings.
Help Menu
On the Help menu you can select Help > Contents to view the MegaRAID
Storage Manager online help file. You can select Help > About MegaRAID
Storage Manager to view version information for the MegaRAID Storage
Manager software.
•
When you use the MegaRAID Storage Manager online help, you may see a
warning message that Internet Explorer has restricted the file from showing
active content. If this warning appears, click on the active content warning
bar and enable the active content.
•
If you are using the Linux operating system, you must install Firefox® or
Mozilla® for the MegaRAID Storage Manager online help to display.
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Chapter 2: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for
installing the RAID drivers on different
operating systems.
Chapter 3:
3
Driver
installation
3.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install
an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part
provides instructions on how to install or update the RAID card drivers.
The RAID card driver might be included in the Linux OS installation CD, and
could be loaded automatically during OS installation. However, we recommend
using the RAID driver packaged in the RAID card support CD for better
reliability.
3.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from the
RAID card support CD or from the Internet.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® Server
2003 or Linux operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
You can create a RAID driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the
support CD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the RAID card support CD in the optical drive.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support CD.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
2.
4.
5.
Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Restart the computer.
The Makedisk menu appears. Select PIKE 2008 SASs card Driver, and press
<Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
PIKE 2008 SAS2 card Driver
FreeDOS command prompt
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6.
Use the arrow keys to select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create.
PIKE 2008 SAS2 card
Windows XP x86
Windows XP x64
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista x86
Windows Vista x64
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 x86
Windows 7 x64
Windows Server 2008
RHEL 4 UP6 i686
RHEL 4 UP6 x86_64
RHEL 4 UP7 i686
RHEL 4 UP7 x86_64
RHEL 4 UP8 i686
RHEL 4 UP8 x86_64
RHEL 5 i686
RHEL 5 x86_64
RHEL 5 UP1 i686
RHEL 5 UP1 x86_64
RHEL 5 UP2 i686
Driver
x86
x64
x86
x64
R2 x64
7.
Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
9.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
8.
Press <Enter>.
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3.1.2
Windows® Server 2003 OS
During Windows® Server 2003 OS installation
To install the RAID card driver when installing Windows® Server 2003 OS:
1.
2.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server 2003 OS installation CD. The
Window® Setup starts.
Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party
SCSI or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen.
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...
3.
The next screen appears. Press <S> to specify an additional device.
Windows Setup
Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices
installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter.
Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices(s):
<none>
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
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F3=Exit
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4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then
press <Enter>.
Windows Setup
Please insert the disk labeled
Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk
into Drive A:
* Press ENTER when ready.
ENTER=Continue
5.
ESC=Cancel
F3=Exit
Select LSI Fusion-MPT SAS Driver (Server 2003 32-bit), then press
<Enter>.
Windows Setup
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows,
using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.
Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC
to return to the previous screen.
LSI Fusion-MPT SAS Driver (Server 2003 32-bit)
ENTER=Select
6.
7.
F3=Exit
The Windows® Setup loads the RAID card drivers from the RAID driver disk.
When next screen appears, press <Enter> to continue installation.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to
continue.
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After Windows® Server 2003 OS installation
To update the RAID card driver after installing Windows® Server 2003 OS:
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties from
the menu.
Click the Hardware tab on the top, then click the Device Manager button.
Double-click the LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort item.
The controller name differs according to the installed SAS RAID card.
LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort
4.
Click the Driver tab on the top, then click Update Driver.
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5.
Toggle Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), then click Next
to continue.
LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort
6.
Toggle Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install, then click Next to
continue.
7.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
8.
Highlight LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort, then click Have Disk.
LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort
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Select from the drop-down menu and locate the driver.
10. Click Next to start updating the driver.
LSI Adapter, SAS2 2008 Falcon -StorPort
11. After completing driver update, click Finish to close the wizard.
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3.1.3
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5
To install the RAID card driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
2.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
At the boot:, type linux dd, then press <Enter>.
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information.
[F1-Main] [F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-Rescue]
boot: linux dd
3.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then
press <Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, select
OK, then press <Enter>.
Insert Driver Disk
Insert your driver disk into /dev/sda
and press “OK” to continue.
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
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5.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then
press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
6.
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No
Follow the screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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3.1.4
SUSE Linux OS 11
To install the RAID card driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS:
1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
3.
Press <F6>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>.
4.
Insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive. Enure that Installation from
the Boot Options menu is selected, then press <Enter>.
5.
When below screen appears, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver
update medium. Select OK, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
sda: USB Floppy
sr0: CD-ROM, ASUS DRW-2014S1T
Other device
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
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