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If you have the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS REM RAID HBA (SG-SAS6–R-REM-Z) HBA installed on your blade, this section contains information to help you prepare a storage drive for OS installation.
Note - When using the SG-SAS6–R-REM-Z HBA, you must create a volume before installing an OS. The system BIOS does not recognize a drive connected to SG-SAS6–R-REM-Z unless it is part of a volume. If there is more than a single volume on the HBA, the volume that the OS will be installed on must be set as the boot device.
The following options are available for preparing the storage drive:
Oracle System Assistant is the easiest way to prepare the disk for operating system installation. The following table shows the name that Oracle System Assistant uses for the HBA and support in Oracle System Assistant.
The LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility resides on the HBA firmware.
You can use the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility to prepare the storage drive for the following reasons:
The blade does not have Oracle System Assistant or you prefer not to use Oracle System Assistant.
You want to create a RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 using the disk on which you plan to install the OS (Oracle System Assistant supports only RAID 0 and 1 for SAS6–R-REM-Z).
See the following high-level steps for preparing the storage drives for OS installation using the LSI WebBIOS Configuration utility:
Create one or more RAID volumes (virtual drives).
See MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide (link on the web page is Software User's Guide) This document is available at:
If you create more than one virtual drive, select one virtual drive as the boot volume. See Make a Virtual Drive Bootable (LSI WebBIOS Utility)
The MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide does not include instructions for making a drive bootable.