How to Create a Virtual Disk
- Log in to the server using the IP address of the service
processor (SP) module.
- In the GUI window, click the Remote Control tab to launch ILOM Remote
- Select the KVMS tab.
- Under Mouse Mode, select Relative, then click Save.
Note - The Relative option enables the mouse to move from window to window while
you are in Remote Console. At the end of this procedure, you
are asked to change this mouse setting to Absolute.
- Click the Redirection tab. In the Redirection screen, click on Launch Remote Console.
This launches the ILOM 3.0 remote console window.
- From the Devices menu, select Mouse to enable the mouse.
- Reboot your system and wait for the LSI banner. When the devices appear
in the banner page, use the Control-H key combination.
- In the Adapter Selection screen, click Start.
The MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen opens.
- In the MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen, select Configuration Wizard.
- In the Configuration Wizard screen, select New Configuration, then click Next.
- Select Manual Configuration.
Automatic Configuration creates a single virtual drive that includes all the hard drives
on your system. More than one drive is configured as a striped set
(RAID0) and appears as a single virtual drive of combined storage space. This
might not be desirable as there can be multiple points of failure. That
is, if one drive fails, then the system does not boot. You must
remove all the drives except one. Alternatively, you can use Manual Configuration to
create the virtual drive using only one hard drive.
- If a confirmation window appears, click Yes.
- When the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard – Drive Group Definition screen
appears, you see the drives in the system and the drive groups. Select
the drive you want and click Add To Array.
- Click Accept DG to create the drive group.
You can now view Drive Group0.
- Click Next.
Note - You can undo the drive group selection by clicking the Reclaim button.
- The drive group appears in the Span Definition window. Click Add to SPAN.
- The drive group appears in the span. Click Next.
- The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears. Set the RAID level and configurations you
want for your virtual drive and click Accept.
For more information about configuring RAID, refer to your server's Disk Management documentation.
- When system prompts you to confirm Write Back with BBU mode, click Yes.
- At the Config Wizard window, click Next.
- The Preview screen appears. Note that the virtual drive includes Drive Group 0.
This graphic shows a single virtual drive using the Manual Configuration option:
- Save the Configuration.
- Select Yes to the prompt: All data on Virtual Drivers will be lost.
Want to Initialize?
- Click Yes to exit.
- When you see Please Reboot Your System, use the Alt-B key combination to
view the keyboard pull-down menu.
Caution - You must do this step; otherwise, the next step using Control Alt Delete
reboots your local machine.
- Use the arrow keys to select Control Alt Delete in the menu
to reboot the remote system. Press Enter.
- Go back and set the mouse mode to Absolute:
- In the Remote Control screen, select the KVMS tab.
- Under Mouse Mode, select the Absolute.
- Click Save.