Configuring RAID 5 and 10 using MegaRAID Storage Manager

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 A): 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 new configuration to 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 posible” as well and click on Next

Step 7):Now you are prompted with the “Drive Group Defination 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

Note: 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
— For 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 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 as it can have a size different from
your you diesired RAID Size.

–Click on Accept and Click on Next and

Step 10): A configuration preview window is prompted, Click on Acccept 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