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LSI Software RAID
Configuration Utility
E8581
First Edition
August 2013
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LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility
Content
This document provides instructions in setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using
the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility. It also shows the installation of the RAID
controller drivers after creating the RAID sets.
This document contains the following sections:
I.
Revision history............................................................................................. 3
II.
Using the L
SI Software RAID Configuration Utility.................................... 4
1.
Before you start............................................................................... 4
3.
Creating a RAID set........................................................................ 7
2.
Launching the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility.................. 5
4.
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration....................................... 17
5.
Initializing the virtual drives........................................................... 22
6.
Rebuilding failed drives................................................................. 26
7.
Checking the drives for data consistency..................................... 28
8.
9.
Deleting a RAID configuration....................................................... 31
10.
III.
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set...................................... 32
Enabling the Disk Write Cache (DWC)......................................... 33
RAID driver installation............................................................................... 35
1.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.x................................................ 35
3.
Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS......................................................... 40
2.
I.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.x................................................ 37
Revision history
Revision
V1
Revision history
First release
Date
August 2013
II.
Using the L
SI Software RAID Configuration Utility
1.
Before you start
A.
Installing hard disk drives
The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID
10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors supported by the
motherboard.
Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set the
correct jumper settings of the motherboard, and have set the correct SATA mode in the BIOS
setup. You can refer to following sections for the instructions in Installing hard disk drives,
Setting Jumpers, and Setting the RAID mode in BIOS.
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the system
user guide.
2.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive and to the
SATA connector on the motherboard.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
B.
Setting Jumpers
You must set the jumper settings of your motherboard to activate the LSI Software RAID
Configuration Utility.
To set the jumper settings, set the 3-pin RAID_SEL1 jumper to pins 1-2.
LSI
The motherboard illustration is for reference only. Visit www.asus.com for the complete list
of supported motherboards,
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C.
Setting the RAID mode in BIOS
You must set the RAID mode in the BIOS Setup to be able to launch the RAID utilities before
you can create a RAID set from the SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors
supported by Intel® C22x chipset.
To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu > SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID].
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
2.
Launching the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility
To launch the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility automatically detects
the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID set(s). Press
<Ctrl>+<M> to enter the utility.
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Press Ctrl-M or Enter to run LSI Software RAID Setup Utility.
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The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility automatically configures to RAID 1 when
the SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
•
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.
•
When you create RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility , the boot
priority of the SATA optical drive has to be manually adjusted. Otherwise, the system
will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
3.
From the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Management menu, use the
arrow keys to select an option then press <Enter>. Refer to Table 1. Management
Menu descriptions below for more information.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box allow you
to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands. The keys on the
legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Configure VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Table 1. Management Menu descriptions
Menu
Description
Configure
Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also
allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the
boot drive.
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the virtual drives of a created RAID set.
Objects
Allows you to initialize virtual drives or change the virtual drive
parameters.
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives.
Check Consistency
Allows you to check the data consistency of the virtual drives of a
created RAID set.
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3.
Creating a RAID set
The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID
10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the virtual drive parameters are set automatically.
In New Configuration, you can manually set the virtual drive parameters.
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Easy Configuration then press
<Enter>.
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Management
New Menu
Configuration
Configure View/Add Configuration
InitializeClear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Defines Physical Arrays. An Array Will Automatically Become A VD
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the drives you want to include in the RAID
set then press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to
ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen.
•
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
•
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
3.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set then press <F10> to configure the array
setting.
4.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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ONLIN A00-01
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READY
3
READY
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5.
Press <F10> to begin the configuration.
The virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive menu that allows you to
change the virtual drive parameters.
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ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
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ONLINE
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
1
3
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152146MB
OFF
On
READY
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
6.
Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID type from the RAID Level sub-menu then press <Enter>.
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DWC =
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SPAN =
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1
3
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READY
64KB
Status
ONLINE
RAID Level
RAID 0
RAID 1
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
8.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
9.
Select the units for the virtual drive size from the Select Units For VD Size submenu then press <Enter>. The virtual drive size is automatically allocated and not
configurable.
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2 0READY
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64KB
Status
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Units For VD Size
1
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
NO
Select Units For VD Size
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu,
then press <Enter>.
11.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache (DWC) setting then press <Enter>.
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PORT #
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ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
2
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Change DWC
Off
On
NO
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
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12. After setting the values of the selected virtual drives, select Accept from the menu then
press <Enter>.
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0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
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Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drive2 0READY
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
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SPAN =
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
NO
Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD
Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De) Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit
13. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the configured virtual drives. Repeat steps
2 to 10 to configure the remaining available virtual drives or press <Esc> to finish the
RAID configuration.
14. Select Yes then press <Enter> to save the configuration.
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New Configuration
View/Add Configuration
Clear Configuration
Select Boot Drive
Save Configuration?
Yes
No
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Select Yes Or No
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set already exists, using the New Configuration command erases the
existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the existing RAID set, use the
View/Add Configuration command to view or create another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > New Configuration then press
<Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration And Start A New Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Select Yes then press <Enter> to proceed with the configuration.
3.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set then press <F10> to configure array
setting.
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ONLIN A00-01
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READY
3
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4.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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SelectPORT
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Configure
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Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
A-0
SPAN-1
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
2
READY
3
READY
Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De)Select F2-Chidinfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit
5.
Press <F10> to begin the configuration.
The virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive menu that allows you to
change the virtual drive parameters.
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PORT #
2
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
64KB
Status
ONLINE
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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6.
Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu then press <Enter>.
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ONLIN A00-00
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Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
64KB
Status
ONLINE
RAID Level
RAID 0
RAID 1
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
8.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
9.
Select the units for the virtual drive size from the Select Units For VD Size sub-menu
then press <Enter>.
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RAID =
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SPAN =
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ONLIN A00-00
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ONLIN A00-01
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2 0READY
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3 READY
1
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Units For VD Size
1
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
NO
Select Units For VD Size
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
You can select Size from the Virtual Drive sub-menu to set your preferred values.
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When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu,
then press <Enter>.
11.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache (DWC) setting then press <Enter>.
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2
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
Status
ONLINE
Change DWC
Off
On
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
64KB
READY
NO
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
12. After setting the values of the selected virtual drives, select Accept from the menu then
press <Enter>.
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ONLIN A00-00
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SPAN =
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READY
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13. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the configured virtual drives. Repeat steps
2 to 10 to configure the remaining available virtual drives or press <Esc> to finish the
RAID configuration.
14. Select Yes then press <Enter> to save the configuration.
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Easy Configuration
New Configuration
View/Add Configuration
Clear Configuration
Select Boot Drive
Save Configuration?
Yes
No
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Select Yes Or No
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the View/Add
Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > View/Add Configuration, then
press <Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
View/Add to The Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then press <Space>.
When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X
is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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3.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set then press <F10> to configure array
setting.
4.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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A-0
SPAN-1
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ONLIN A00-00
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2
READY
3
READY
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5.
Press <F10> to begin the configuration.
The virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive menu that allows you to
change the virtual drive parameters.
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Units=
Size =
DWC =
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NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
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Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu then press <Enter>.
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RAID Level
RAID 0
RAID 1
NO
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
8.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu then press <Enter>.
9.
Select the units for the virtual drive size from the Select Units For VD Size sub-menu
then press <Enter>.
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READY
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ONLINE
Select Units For VD Size
A00-01
MB
GB
TB
NO
Select Units For VD Size
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When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu,
then press <Enter>.
11.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache (DWC) setting then press <Enter>.
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Off
On
2 0READY
Virtual Drive
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
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=
Accept
SPAN =
64KB
READY
NO
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
12. After setting the values of the selected virtual drives, select Accept from the menu then
press <Enter>.
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READY
NO
Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD
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13. The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the configured virtual drives. Repeat steps
2 to 10 to configure the remaining available virtual drives or press <Esc> to finish the
RAID configuration.
14. Select Yes then press <Enter> to save the configuration.
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New Configuration
View/Add Configuration
Clear Configuration
Select Boot Drive
Save Configuration?
Yes
No
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Select Yes Or No
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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5.
Initializing the virtual drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the virtual drives. You may initialize the
virtual drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the Management
Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the virtual drive using the Initialize command:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Initialize then press <Enter>.
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Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Initialize VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive
selection then press <Space>.
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RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
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2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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3.
Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box then press <Enter>.
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Initialize?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive.
4.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. After
the initialization is complete, press <Esc>.
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VD Is In Process
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VD 0 Initialization Complete. Press Esc..
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100% Completed
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
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Using the Objects command
To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive then press <Enter>.
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Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Change VD Parameters
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Select the virtual drive to initialize from the Virtual Drives sub‑menu then press
<Enter>.
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Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive(1)
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
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3.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu then press <Enter> to start initialization.
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Virtual Drive 0
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Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Check Consistency
View/Update Parameters
Initialize VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
4.
When prompted, press the <Space> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box then
press <Enter>.
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Virtual Drive(1)
Virtual Drive 0
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Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Initialize?
Check Consistency
Yes
View/Update Parameters
No
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. After the
initialization is complete, press <Esc>.
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6.
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Rebuild then press <Enter>.
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Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild then press <Space>.
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PORT #
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild
the drive.
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PORT #
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0 ONLIN A00-00
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1 FAIL A00-01
Rebuild
Rebuilding
of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)?
Check Consistency
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4.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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7.
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected virtual drive. The
utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences in data redundancy
depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for virtual drives included in a RAID 1
or RAID 10 set.
Using the Check Consistency Command
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency then press <Enter>.
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Objects
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Check Consistency
CC of VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to check. Press <Space> to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive
sub-menu then press <F10>.
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check?
dialog box then press <Enter>.
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Virtual Drives
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Select VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
A progress bar appears on screen showing the progress of the consistency check.
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Under Process2
VD 0 Consistency Check. Press Esc to Abort.
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85% Completed
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
The Data On The Drives Is Inconsistency. Repair Done!
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
4.
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following options.
•
Stop
•
Continue - Continues the consistency check.
•
Abort
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the percentage of disk
checked. If you restart the consistency check, it will continue from the
percentage it stopped and continues the checking with the remaining
percentage that is not yet checked.
- Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it starts from
zero percent.
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Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command:
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1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects then select Virtual Drive from the submenu.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check then press <Enter>.
3.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu then press <Enter>.
4.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the
drive.
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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8.
Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration then press
<Enter>.
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Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear Configuration?
dialog box, then press <Enter>.
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Clear Configuration
Clear Configuration?
Objects
Select Boot
Yes Drive
Rebuild
No
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
The utility clears all the current array(s).
3.
Press any key to continue.
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9.
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the boot drive from
a RAID set. See section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using New Configuration for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, then press
<Enter>.
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Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable virtual drive from the list,
then press <Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
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3.
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The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
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10.
Enabling the Disk Write Cache (DWC)
You may manually enable the RAID controller’s Disk Write Cache option after creating a
RAID set to improve the data transmission performance.
When you enable DWC, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while transmitting
or exchanging data among the drives.
The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets. You have to
manually configure the Adapter and the Virtual Drive of the RAID set you created.
To enable DWC:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter. Select an existing adapter
then press <Enter> to display the adapter properties.
2.
Select Disk WC then press <Enter>.
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Check Consistency
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=
Chk Const Rate =
FGI Rate
=
BGI Rate
=
Disk WC
=
Read Ahead
=
Bios State
=
Cont On Error =
Fast Init
=
Auto Rebuild
=
Auto Resume
=
Disk Coercion =
Factory Default
30
30
30
30
Off
On
Enable
Yes
Enable
On
Enable
1GB
Disk Write Cache - Off(Write Through or On(Write Back)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
Select On from the Change DWC and press <Enter> to turn on the option.
4.
Go to Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive. Select an existing Virtual
Drive and press <Enter>.
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5.
Select View/Update Parameters and press <Enter> to display the Virtual Drive
properties.
6.
Select Disk WC then press <Enter>.
7. Select On from the Change DWC and press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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=
=
=
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After configuring the DWC options of the Adapter and the Virtual Drive, press any key
to continue.
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III.
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 the instructions on how to install the LSI MegaRAID controller drivers
during OS installation.
1.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.x
To load the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise Linus OS 5.x:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
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 a driver disk, then press <Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB
flash drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.
Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
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No
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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2.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.x
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6.x
OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
Press <Tab> to edit options.
3.
While booting from DVD, press <ESC> to provide the third party driver. Enter the
following command at the boot: Linux dd then press <ENTER>.
4.
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
If the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver is stored in a USB flash drive, insert the USB
flash drive into an available USB port.
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5 . Choose a source for the driver disk, select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
Cancel
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
6.
Select No when asked to load additional RAID controller drivers then press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
7.
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No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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Preparing the Linux Driver
Ensure that there is another computer with a Linux-based OS to create the RAID driver. When
creating the RAID driver, you may refer to the examples below which uses a 64-bit SUSE Linux
system to create a 64-bit RAID driver for SUSE11 sp1.
1. Copy the image file into the Linux system.
Example: megasr-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86_64.img
2.
Create a folder.
Example: image
3.
Mount the image file into the image folder using this command format:
mount -oloop [image file name] image
Example: mount -oloop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86__
64.img image
4.
Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB drive.
5.
Rename the 01 folder to CD Image.
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3.
Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE 11 Linux Enterprise
Server OS:
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1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
3.
Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation.
Press <F6>, select Yes from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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4.
On the following screen, select USB drive as the driver update medium, select OK, then
press <Enter>.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
USB drive
other device
OK
5.
Back
Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
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