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Creating RAID of hard disk drives (ServeRAID-C105 only)

Use these instructions to create the RAID of hard disk drives (ServeRAID-C105 only).

  1. If there is a ServeRAID adapter in slot 3, ServeRAID-C105 will not work.
  2. ServeRAID-C105 uses HII only for configuration and there is no legacy configuration utility.
To create RAID of hard disk drives (ServeRAID-C105 only), complete the following steps:
  1. Turn on the server.
    Approximately 1 to 3 minutes after the server is connected to ac power, the power-control button becomes active after the power-on LED flashes slowly.
  2. When prompted, <F1 Setup> is displayed, press F1. If you have set an administrator password, you are prompted to type the password.
  3. Under System Settings, select Storage.
  4. Under Storage, select ServeRAID C105.
  5. Under Configuration Options, select Virtual Drive Management → Create Configuration.
  6. Select the type of array that you want to create.
  7. Select Select Drives and use space key to select all the drives for your array.
  8. Select Apply Changes to create the array.
  9. When the prompt Success is displayed, select OK to continue.
  10. After the system auto skip to the next screen, select Save Configuration.
  11. When the prompt Creating Virtual Drives will cause the data lost on the associated Drives to be permanently deleted. is displayed, use space key to select Yes to continue.
  12. Select OK to continue.
  13. To initialize virtual disk, select ServeRAID C105 → Virtual Drive Management → Select Virtual Drive Operations.
  14. Under Virtual Drive Operation, choose Select Operation. Select the type of initialization you want to initialize.
  15. Select Start Operation.
  16. Select Yes to confirm.
  17. Select OK to continue.
  18. When the prompt Success is displayed, select OK.
  1. For further details on creating a software RAID array of hard disk drives, please see the ServeRAID C105 documentation at the ServeRAID C105 documentation website.
  2. Some specific models may be shipped initially with four hard disk drives. Configuration may be able to expand to eight hard disk drives via Features on Demand (FoD). Please note that the server may need to be restarted to activate the feature. For more information on Features on Demand (FoD), including instructions for automating the activation and installation of the activation key by using IBM ToolsCenter or IBM Systems Director, see the IBM Features on Demand User's Guide at the Lenovo Features on Demand website under the Help section.
  3. Software RAID does not support VMware 5 and VMware 4.1.
  4. Software RAID does not support legacy configuration.
  5. In order to install the legacy OS in the software RAID, you have to set the SCU Controller as the first device in the option ROM execution order.
  6. ServeRAID-C105 does not support both hot-swap and solid-state drives.