Servers -Fujitsu/Dell

How to setup RAID 5 and 10 using 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. Supported systems.

Configuring RAID 5 and 10 using MegaRAID Storage Manager
How to create RAID 5, 6 and 10 on RX300 S5

This outlines the steps in configuring RAID on Fujitsu server using the local drives.

Step 1: Power on the Fujitsu server and press control H while booting
Step 2: this will work you through the configuration process and prompt you with the Adaptor Selection window
– Select ‘”Adaptor No and Type Radio button and click on start”

Step 3: Now select “configuration wizard” to create and configure the RAID

Step 4: A New Configuration window pops up
Here select the new configuration to create your RAID configuration.
Note: This also clears the existing configuration and click on Next.

Step 5: Now select “yes” to clear the configuration
Step 6: Then select Manual Configuration and select “Redundancy when possible” as well and click on Next

Step 7: Now you are prompted with the “Drive Group Definition Window”

Note: for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 6 RAID Configuration,
— You can select ALL all the drives by holding down the
the control key and clicking on all drives
— Now click on Add to Array and
— Click on “Accept DG” and click on Next

or

For RAID 10 Configuration
You will probably have to create two “Drive Groups” from the available drives to
“Drive Group 0” and
—- The other two drives to “Drive group 1” and
—- Click on “Accept DG” and click on next

Step 8): You are prompted with the Span Definition Window,

Note: for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 6 RAID Configuration
— this configuration, you would have to select just one “Drive Group” to
— Click on Add to SPAN and click on next

Note: for RAID 10 Configuration
— For this configuration, you would have to add all by selecting one instance at a time. Ensure to add all to the Span Window
(Select All the “Drive Group”) and
— Click on Add to SPAN and click on next

Step 9: Now you are prompted with the virtual drive definition window where you have to
select the raid level you desire.

Note: You will have to manually enter select size “TAB” as it can have a size different from
your desired RAID Size.

–Click on Accept and Click on Next and

Step 10: A configuration preview window is prompted,
– Click on Accept and save the configuration.

Finally click on home, exit and reboot.

Relevant links: http://virtualcloudzz.blogspot.de/2013/08/fujitsu-server-raid-configuration-steps.html

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