Intel® RAID Module RMS3HC080 Quick Installation User`s Guide

Intel® RAID Module RMS3HC080 Quick Installation User`s Guide
Intel® RAID Module RMS3HC080
Quick Installation User's Guide
Thank you for buying an Intel® RAID Module. Your Intel® RAID Module provides
reliability, high performance, and fault-tolerant drive subsystem management, and it
offers an ideal RAID solution for the internal storage of workgroup, departmental, and
enterprise systems.The following information will help you assemble your Intel® RAID
Module and install components.
Perform all installation work at an electrostatic discharge (ESD)-safe workstation that
meets the requirements of EIA-625, Requirements for Handling Electrostatic
Discharge Sensitive Devices. You must perform all actions in accordance to the latest
revision of the IPC-A-610 ESD-recommended practices.
This guide and other supporting documents are located on the web at:
http://www.intel.com/support.
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Table of Contents
Product Overview ............................................................................................................................. 1
General Installation Process ........................................................................................................ 2
Unpack the RAID Module ................................................................................................. 2
Prepare the Host Computer ........................................................................................... 2
Install the Barrel Standoff ............................................................................................... 2
Install the RAID Module .............................................................................................. 2
Configure and Install the SAS/SATA Devices ........................................................ 3
Connect the RAID Module to the SAS/SATA Devices ........................................ 3
Power up the System ....................................................................................................... 3
Run the Intel® RAID BIOS Configuration Utility .................................................... 3
Install the Operating System Driver ........................................................................... 4
Reference Documents .................................................................................................................... 4
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Warning
Warning
Caution
Read all caution and safety
statements in this document
before performing any of the
instructions. Also see the Intel ®
Server Board and Server Chassis
Safety Information document at:
http://www.intel.com/support/
motherboards/server/sb/cs-010770
.htm for complete safety information.
Installation and service
of this product to be
performed only by
qualified service personnel
to avoid risk of injury from
electrical shock or energy
hazard.
Observe normal ESD
[Electrostatic Discharge]
procedures during system
integration to avoid possible
damage to server board and/or
other components.
Tools Required
Phillips*
screwdriver
Anti-static
wrist strap
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Product Overview
The Intel® RAID Module RMS3HC080, which is based on the LSISAS3008 I/O controller, uses a 16-MB Flash memory device
for storing the BIOS and firmware and controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal
connectors.
The Intel® RAID Module RMS3HC080 is a PCI-Express* (PCIe*) 3.0 RAID adapter whose PCIe* connector is a custom 80-pin
connector capable of performance up to 8GT/s per lane.
This 12Gb/s Intel® RAID Module is based on the LSI first-to-market SAS IC technology and proven MegaRAID technology. As
third-generation PCIe RAID modules, these modules address the growing demand for increased data throughput and scalability
requirements across midrange and enterprise-class server platforms. These RAID modules provide these features:
• 12.0 Gb/s SAS III performance
• 6.0 Gb/s SATA III performance
• Eight-lane 8 GT/s PCIe host interface
SAS technology brings a wealth of options and flexibility with the use of SAS devices and SATA devices within the same storage
infrastructure. However, SAS devices and SATA devices bring individual characteristics that make each one a more suitable
choice depending on your storage needs. MegaRAID products give you the flexibility to combine these two similar technologies
on the same module, within the same enclosure, and in the same virtual drive.
NOTE: These RAID modules support SATA II and SATA III technologies.
For more information, including the technical specifications for your RAID module, refer to the 12Gb/s Intel® RAID Controllers
User Guide on the Intel website http://www.intel.com/support.
NOTE: Record your RAID module serial number in a safe location in case you need to contact Intel.
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General Installation Process
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2
Unpack the RAID Module
Prepare the Host Computer
CAUTION: It is good practice to back up your data before
adding hardware, such as a RAID module, to your system.
CAUTION: Before you install the RAID module,
make sure that the host computer is disconnected
from the power and from any networks.
Unpack the RAID module in a static-free environment. Remove the
module from the antistatic bag, and inspect it for damage. A low-profile
bracket is included with the RAID module. If the RAID module appears
to be damaged or the low-profile bracket is missing, contact Intel or
your reseller support representative.
Turn off the host computer, and unplug the power cords
from the rear of the power supply. Remove the cover from
the host computer.
The latest versions of the documentation, drivers, and firmware are
available on the Intel website at http://www.intel.com/support. See
Reference Documents for more information.
The website contains utility programs, device drivers for various
operating systems, and related documentation.
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4
Install the Barrel Standoff
Install the RAID Module
A
Power down the system and disconnect the power cord.
A
B
Attach the RAID Module to the matching server board connector
and press the module card firmly to engage the barrel standoffs.
Locate the matching SAS Module connector on your server board.
See your server board documentation.
B
C
Insert the barrel standoffs into the matching holes in the server
board. The Intel® Server Board S2600GZ is shown for illustrative
purpose.
Press down gently but firmly to ensure that the card is properly
seated in the connectors, and then insert the four pin standoffs into
the barrel standoffs respectively.
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6
Configure and Install the
SAS/SATA Devices
Connect the RAID Module to
the SAS/SATA Devices
Configure and install the SAS devices, SATA devices, or
both in the host computer case.
A
Connect the wide end of the provided cable to the up SFF-8643
connector (ports 0-3).
Refer to the documentation for the devices for any
preinstallation configuration requirements.
B
Push the cable into the SFF-8643 connector until it makes a slight
C
If using more than four drives, connect the wide end of the second
cable to the down SFF-8643 connector (ports 4-7).
D
Connect the other ends of the cables to SATA drives or to the ports
on a SATA or SAS backplane.
NOTE: Both non-expander backplanes (one cable per drive)
and expander backplanes (one or two total cables) are
supported. Drive power cables (not shown) are required.
Power up the System
Reinstall the computer cover, and reconnect the power cords. Turn on
the power to the host computer. Make sure that the power is turned on
to the SAS devices and the SATA III devices before or at the same time
that the power to the host computer is turned on. If the power is
turned on to the host computer before it is turned on to the devices,
the host computer might not recognize the devices.
C
B
A
The firmware takes several seconds to initialize. During this time, the
RAID module scans the ports.
D
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Run the Intel® RAID BIOS
Configuration Utility
D
Run the Intel® RAID BIOS Configuration Utility to
configure the groups and the virtual drives. When the
message about the configuration utility appears on the
screen, immediately press Ctrl+C to run the utility.
NOTE: Refer to the Intel® RAID Software User
Guide for detailed steps on configuring drive
groups and virtual drives.
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Install the Operating System Driver
The RAID module can operate under various operating systems, but
you must install the software drivers first.
You can view the supported operating systems and download the
latest drivers for RAID modules from the Intel website at
http://www.intel.com/support.
Refer to the Intel® RAID Software User Guide on
http://www.intel.com/support for more information about installing
the driver. Be sure to use the latest service packs that are provided by
the operating system manufacturer and to review the readme file
that accompanies the appropriate driver.
Reference Documents
If you need more information about any topic covered in this guide, refer to the following documentation on the Intel website at http://www.intel.com/support:
• 12Gb/s Intel® RAID Controllers User Guide
• Intel® RAID Software User Guide
• Software license agreement
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