C H A P T E R  6

Using RAID Array Configuration Tools for Windows Systems

This chapter provides an overview of the tools used to configure RAID arrays on systems equipped with the Windows operating system. For actual instructions, please see the documents listed in the following sections.

Managing RAID Using the StorageTek RAID Manager (for Adaptec-based RAID Controller)

For Sun servers with an Adaptec-based internal RAID controller, you can use the Sun StorageTek RAID Manager graphical user interface (GUI), Command Line Interface (CLI) or the Adaptec Configuration Utility to build your storage space.

Available documentation for the above utilities can be found on your server’s documentation web site, and on the Sun documentation web site at:


Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager (for LSI-based RAID Controllers)

The MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) program enables you to configure the LSI-based integrated RAID controller, physical disk drives, and virtual disk drives on your system. The Configuration Wizard in the MSM program simplifies the process of creating disk groups and virtual disk drives by guiding you through several simple steps to create your storage configurations.

Note - MSM also works on Sun systems equipped with the Linux operating system. See the Sun LSI 106x RAID User’s Guide for details. For systems equipped with the Solaris operating system, you can use the raidctl utility.

MSM works with the appropriate Operating System (OS) libraries and drivers to configure, monitor, and maintain storage configurations attached to x64 servers. The MSM GUI displays device status in the form of icons, which represent the controllers, virtual disk drives, and physical disk drives on your system. Special icons appear next to the device icons on the screen to notify you of disk failures and other events that require immediate attention. System errors and events are recorded in an event log file and are displayed on the screen.

For information on using MSM, refer to the Sun LSI 106x RAID User’s Guide for your server on the Sun product documentation web site at: