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Sun Fire X4600 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 Servers Service Manual

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1.  Introduction to the Sun Fire X4600/X4600 M2 Servers

2.  Powering On and Configuring BIOS Settings

3.  Maintaining the Sun Fire X4600/X4600 M2 Servers

A.  System Specifications


C.  LEDs and Jumpers

D.  Connector Pinouts

E.  Serial Attached SCSI BIOS Configuration Utility

E.1 Fusion-MPT SAS BIOS Overview

E.1.1 Boot Initialization With BIOS Boot Specification (BBS)

E.2 Starting the SAS BIOS Configuration Utility

E.3 Configuration Utility Screens

E.3.1 User Input Keys

E.3.2 Adapter List Screen

E.3.3 Global Properties Screen

E.3.4 Adapter Properties Screen

E.3.5 SAS Topology Screen

E.3.6 Device Properties Screen

E.3.7 Device Verify Screen

E.3.8 Advanced Adapter Properties Screen

E.3.9 Advanced Device Properties Screen

E.3.10 PHY Properties Screen

E.3.11 Integrated RAID Configuration and Management Screens

E.3.11.1 Select New Array Type Screen

E.3.11.2 Create New Array Screen

E.3.11.3 View Array Screen

E.3.11.4 Manage Array Screen

E.3.11.5 Exit Screen

E.4 Performing RAID Configuration Tasks

E.4.1 RAID Implementation and Support

E.4.1.1 Automatic Data Resynchronization and Hot Spares

E.4.1.2 RAID Level Support

E.4.1.3 RAID Volume Support

E.4.1.4 RAID Combination Support

Creating a RAID 0 Volume

Creating a RAID 1 Volume

Creating a Second RAID Volume

Viewing RAID Volume Properties

Adding Hot Spares

Deleting Hot Spares

Synchronizing an Array

Activating an Array

Deleting an Array

E.4.2 Locating a Disk Drive

F.  CPU Modules and Memory DIMMs

G.  Power Supplies


Creating a RAID 0 Volume

A RAID 0 volume, also referred to as Integrated Striping (IS), offers the ability to stripe data across multiple hard disks. This can increase storage capacity and performance by combining multiple disks into one logical volume.

Follow these steps to create a RAID 0 volume on an adapter that does not currently have a volume configured.

  1. In the Configuration Utility, select an adapter from the Adapter List.
  2. Select the RAID Properties option.
  3. When you are prompted to create either an IS volume or an IM volume, select Create IS Volume.

    The next screen shows a list of disks that can be added to a volume.

  4. Move the cursor to the RAID Disk column. To add a disk to the volume, change the “No” to “Yes” by pressing the + key, - key, or space bar.

    As disks are added, the Array Size field changes to reflect the size of the new volume. There are several limitations when creating a RAID 0 volume:

    • All disks must be SAS (with SMART support).
    • Disks must have 512-byte blocks and must not have removable media.
    • There must be at least two drives in a valid volume.
    • No more than eight drives are allowed in a volume.
    • Hot spare drives are not allowed for RAID 0 volumes.

      Note - RAID 0 does not provide any data protection in the event of disk failure. It is primarily used to increase speed.

      Note - Once the number of disks in a RAID volume is set, it cannot be changed.

  5. When the volume has been fully configured, press C and select Save changes, then exit this menu to commit the changes.

    The Configuration Utility will pause while the array is being created.