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Oracle® X8 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: October 2019

Configure RAID Using RSTe

This procedure configures a RAID volume so that you can install an operating system.

Note -  This procedure applies only to servers with SATA M.2 SSDs.
  1. Access the host console locally or through Oracle ILOM.
  2. Reset or power on the server.

    For example, to reset the server:

    • From the local server, press the On/Standby button on the front panel of the server for approximately 1 second to power off the server, and then press the On/Standby button again to power on the server.

    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, select Host Management Power Control, and then select Reset from the Select Action list box. Click Save, and then click OK.

    • From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System

    The power-on self-test (POST) sequence begins.

  3. When prompted on the BIOS screen, press F2 (Ctrl+E from a serial connection) to launch the BIOS Setup Utility.

    Note -  The steps and screens in this procedure are examples. What you actually see might differ depending on your system equipment and configuration.
  4. Configure SATA.
    1. On the BIOS Setup Utility screen, select the Advanced tab, select PCH SATA Configuration, and press Enter.
    2. On the PCH SATA Configuration screen, select Configure SATA as.
    3. In the Configure SATA as pop up, select RAID and press Enter.
    4. On the Save and Exit screen, select Save Changes and Exit and press Enter.
  5. To return to the main BIOS Setup Utility menu, press F2.
  6. To select the Intel RSTe SATA controller option, select the Advanced tab and press Enter.
  7. Create and configure a RAID volume.
    1. Select Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
    2. On the Create RAID Volume Screen, select Name, and press Enter.
    3. You can assign a name to the RAID volume.
    4. To set the RAID level, select RAID Level, and press Enter.
    5. Select the disk you are configuring for RAID.
    6. Scroll to the bottom of the Create RAID Volume screen and select Create Volume. Press Enter.
    7. Verify that the new volume appears beneath RAID volumes, and to return to the Main BIOS Setup Utility menu, press ESC.
  8. On the Save and Exit screen, select Save Changes and Exit and press Enter.

    This completes the RAID configuration. You can now install an operating system on the volume that you created.