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If you have the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS REM HBA (SG-SAS6–REM-Z) host bus adapter (HBA) installed on your blade, this section contains information to help you prepare a storage drive for OS installation.
Note - For a drive connected to the SG-SAS6–REM-Z HBA, you can install the operating system on an individual disk without creating a RAID volume. The disk will show up in the system BIOS as a bootable disk. However, if you want to create a RAID volume with the disk before installing an operating system, follow the instructions in this section.
The following options are available for creating a RAID volume:
Oracle System Assistant is the easiest way to create a RAID 0 volume. The following table shows the name that Oracle System Assistant uses for the HBA and support for the HBA in Oracle System Assistant.
The LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility resides in the HBA firmware.
You can use the LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility to create a RAID volume before installing and OS for the following reasons:
You want to create a RAID volume before installing the OS on the disk.
The blade does not have Oracle System Assistant or you prefer not to use Oracle System Assistant.
You want to create RAID volume level 1 or 10 using the drives that you want to install the OS on (Oracle System Assistant supports only RAID 0 for the SG-SAS6–REM-Z).
The following LSI document has instructions for creating a volume with the LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility: SAS Integrated RAID Solutions User's Guide. This document is available at: