Before you begin, ensure the following:
The disk drives have been properly installed on the server.
For more information, review the server service manual.
The host bus adapter (HBA) installed on the server is supported.
A list of supported HBAs is provided in the server product notes.
Caution - This procedure erases all data on the configured disks, including the operating system if one is present.
For instructions, see Accessing and Using Oracle System Assistant.
For instructions for switching the BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy BIOS, or vice versa, see Legacy BIOS Boot Mode and UEFI Boot Mode.
The RAID Configuration screen appears.
Oracle System Assistant supports the following RAID levels: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. To configure the disks using a different RAID level, use the BIOS RAID Configuration Utilities. For more information about the BIOS RAID Configuration Utilities, refer to the server installation guide.
Caution - Changing the RAID configuration erases all the data on the affected drives, including the OS. If you change the RAID configuration on a boot drive, you must reinstall the OS.
If a disk is already included in a RAID volume, it does not appear in the Available Disks table. If necessary, you can highlight and delete an existing volume in the Created Volumes table.
The Creating RAID Volume message appears.
Entering a volume name is optional. If you do not name the volume, Oracle System Assistant creates a volume without a name.
The Creating RAID Volume information box appears.
After the volume is created, it is displayed in the Created Volumes table.
In Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, you must make a volume bootable if you plan to install an OS on it.
The Volume Details dialog box appears.
If you did not enter a volume name earlier, you may do so in the Volume Details dialog box. If you entered a volume name earlier, you can modify it here; however, you cannot delete the name entirely.
The Set Volume For Boot confirmation dialog appears.
The volume is listed as the current boot target above the Created Volumes table.
The Disk Details dialog box appears.
The Disk Details dialog box closes.