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Oracle® X4 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: April 2016

Configure RAID (Oracle Hardware Management Pack)

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The Oracle Hardware Management Pack raidconfig tool allows you to configure RAID in band from the operating system command line.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that your HBA is supported for your server, and review Oracle's recommendations for drive slot population and virtual drive creation. See your server documentation for details.

  • Ensure that you have root permission on UNIX-based platforms or administrator privileges on Windows.

  • On Oracle Solaris, raidconfig is not compatible with the raidctl CLI tool. raidconfig supports SAS2, but the raidctl tool does not.

  • For servers running Oracle Solaris, after hot-plugging any device, run the devfsadm -C command to reenumerate all of the system device nodes before running the raidconfig command.

This command does not support some configurations. For details, see:


  • From the operating system command line, type:

    raidconfig subcommand

    where subcommand is one of:

    • list: List information on controllers, RAID volumes and disks, including disks not in a RAID volume. Specific devices can be selected for display.

    • create: Create a RAID volume.

    • delete: Delete a RAID volume.

    • add: Add a specified disk or spare.

    • remove: Remove a specified disk or spare.

    • modify: Modify a RAID volume or a disk.

    • start: Start a maintenance task.

    • stop: Stop a maintenance task.

    • restore: Find the RAID configuration saved on a disk and restores it.

    • clear: Clear the RAID configuration saved on the disks of a defined controller.

    • export: Generate an XML file from a RAID configuration.

    • import: Read in a RAID configuration and create RAID volumes and spares.

    For more details, see: