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Create

 

an

 

array

 

of

 

hard

 

disk

 

drives

 

with

 

or

 

without

 

a

 

hot-spare

 

drive

 

   

Set

 

protocol

 

parameters

 

on

 

hard

 

disk

 

drives

The

 

integrated

 

SAS/SATA

 

controller

 

with

 

RAID

 

capabilities

 

supports

 

RAID

 

arrays.

 

You

 

can

 

use

 

the

 

LSI

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

to

 

configure

 

RAID

 

1

 

(IM),

 

RAID

 

1E

 

(IME),

 

and

 

RAID

 

0

 

(IS)

 

for

 

a

 

single

 

pair

 

of

 

attached

 

devices.

 

If

 

you

 

install

 

a

 

different

 

type

 

of

 

RAID

 

adapter,

 

follow

 

the

 

instructions

 

in

 

the

 

documentation

 

that

 

comes

 

with

 

the

 

adapter

 

to

 

view

 

or

 

change

 

settings

 

for

 

attached

 

devices.

 

In

 

addition,

 

you

 

can

 

download

 

an

 

LSI

 

command-line

 

configuration

 

program

 

at:

 

http://www.lenovo.com/support

 

When

 

you

 

are

 

using

 

the

 

LSI

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

to

 

configure

 

and

 

manage

 

arrays,

 

consider

 

the

 

following

 

information:

 

v

   

The

 

integrated

 

SAS/SATA

 

controller

 

with

 

RAID

 

capabilities

 

supports

 

the

 

following

 

features:

 

   

Integrated

 

Mirroring

 

(IM)

 

with

 

hot-spare

 

support

 

(also

 

known

 

as

 

RAID

 

1)

 

Use

 

this

 

option

 

to

 

create

 

an

 

integrated

 

array

 

of

 

two

 

disks

 

plus

 

up

 

to

 

two

 

optional

 

hot

 

spares.

 

All

 

data

 

on

 

the

 

primary

 

disk

 

can

 

be

 

migrated.

 

   

Integrated

 

Mirroring

 

Enhanced

 

(IME)

 

with

 

hot-spare

 

support

 

(also

 

known

 

as

 

RAID

 

1E)

 

Use

 

this

 

option

 

to

 

create

 

an

 

integrated

 

mirror

 

enhanced

 

array

 

of

 

three

 

to

 

eight

 

disks,

 

including

 

up

 

to

 

two

 

optional

 

hot

 

spares.

 

All

 

data

 

on

 

the

 

array

 

disks

 

will

 

be

 

deleted.

 

   

Integrated

 

Striping

 

(IS)

 

(also

 

known

 

as

 

RAID

 

0)

 

Use

 

this

 

option

 

to

 

create

 

an

 

integrated

 

striping

 

array

 

of

 

two

 

to

 

eight

 

disks.

 

All

 

data

 

on

 

the

 

array

 

disks

 

will

 

be

 

deleted.

v

   

Hard

 

disk

 

drive

 

capacities

 

affect

 

how

 

you

 

create

 

arrays.

 

The

 

drives

 

in

 

an

 

array

 

can

 

have

 

different

 

capacities,

 

but

 

the

 

RAID

 

controller

 

treats

 

them

 

as

 

if

 

they

 

all

 

have

 

the

 

capacity

 

of

 

the

 

smallest

 

hard

 

disk

 

drive.

 

v

   

If

 

you

 

use

 

an

 

integrated

 

SAS/SATA

 

controller

 

with

 

RAID

 

capabilities

 

to

 

configure

 

a

 

RAID

 

1

 

(mirrored)

 

array

 

after

 

you

 

have

 

installed

 

the

 

operating

 

system,

 

you

 

will

 

lose

 

access

 

to

 

any

 

data

 

or

 

applications

 

that

 

were

 

previously

 

stored

 

on

 

the

 

secondary

 

drive

 

of

 

the

 

mirrored

 

pair.

 

v

   

If

 

you

 

install

 

a

 

different

 

type

 

of

 

RAID

 

controller,

 

see

 

the

 

documentation

 

that

 

comes

 

with

 

the

 

controller

 

for

 

information

 

about

 

viewing

 

and

 

changing

 

settings

 

for

 

attached

 

devices.

Starting

 

the

 

LSI

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

To

 

start

 

the

 

LSI

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program,

 

complete

 

the

 

following

 

steps:

 

1.

   

Turn

 

on

 

the

 

server.

 

2.

   

When

 

the

 

prompt

 

<<<

 

Press

 

<CTRL><C>

 

to

 

start

 

LSI

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

>>>

 

is

 

displayed,

 

press

 

Ctrl+C.

 

If

 

you

 

have

 

set

 

an

 

administrator

 

password,

 

you

 

are

 

prompted

 

to

 

type

 

the

 

password.

 

3.

   

To

 

select

 

a

 

controller

 

(channel)

 

from

 

the

 

list

 

of

 

adapters,

 

use

 

the

 

arrow

 

keys

 

and

 

press

 

Enter.

 

4.

   

To

 

change

 

the

 

settings

 

of

 

the

 

selected

 

items,

 

follow

 

the

 

instructions

 

on

 

the

 

screen.

 

If

 

you

 

select

 

Raid

 

Properties

,

 

SAS

 

Topology

,

 

or

 

Advanced

 

Adapter

 

Properties

,

 

additional

 

screens

 

are

 

displayed.

When

 

you

 

have

 

finished

 

changing

 

settings,

 

press

 

Esc

 

to

 

exit

 

from

 

the

 

program;

 

select

 

Save

 

to

 

save

 

the

 

settings

 

that

 

you

 

have

 

changed.

 

 

Chapter

 

3.

 

Configuring

 

the

 

server

 

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