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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.
For Adaptec-based RAID arrays, see Managing RAID Using the StorageTek RAID Manager (for Adaptec-based RAID Controller)
For LSI-based RAID arrays, see Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager (for LSI-based RAID Controllers).
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.
The Sun StorageTek RAID Manager software is an application that helps you build a storage space for your online data. Your storage space can include direct-attached or internal RAID storage. With the Sun StorageTek RAID Manager software, you can group disk drives into logical drives and build in redundancy to protect your data and improve system performance. You can also use the software to monitor and manage all the HBAs, enclosures, and disk drives in your storage space from a single location.
The Adaptec Configuration Utility is a BIOS-based utility that enables you to create and manage controllers, disk drives and other devices, and arrays using the integrated RAID controller (Adaptec-based). If you use the BIOS Configuration Utility to create arrays, the Sun StorageTek RAID Manager GUI detects those arrays and displays them as logical drives in the GUI.
WARNING: logical device z may contain a partition. All data in logical device z will be lost. Delete the logical device? Type y and then Enter to continue. or press Enter to abort.
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.