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Oracle® X8 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: October 2019

Configure RAID (Oracle ILOM)

Perform this procedure to make a RAID volume (virtual drive) bootable if you created more than one RAID volume. You do not need to perform this procedure if you created only one virtual drive.

  1. Create at least one virtual drive, or RAID volume, using the BIOS Configuration Utility or RSTe (see Configure RAID Using RSTe.
  2. Access the host console locally or through Oracle ILOM.
  3. 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.

  4. Create a virtual drive.
    1. On the BIOS Setup Utility screen, select the Advanced tab, select Avago MegaRAID Configuration Utility, and press Enter.
    2. On the ACTIONS Menu, select Configure.
    3. Select Create Virtual Drive and press Enter.
    4. On the Create Virtual Drive – menu, select RAID Level and press Enter to set the RAID level.
    5. Navigate to Select Drives and press Enter.
    6. Select the drives you want to configure.
    7. To enable drives, press Enter and select Enabled. Press ESC to close the pop up.
    8. Select Apply Changes, and press Enter.

      For more information on performing this procedure, refer to the 12GB/s MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide at https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/pub-005110.

    9. To return to the Create Virtual Drive Advanced Menu, press ESC.
  5. Select Save Configuration.
  6. Select Confirm, select Enabled, and press Enter.
  7. To save your new boot configuration, select Yes.
  8. To exit the Avago MegaRAID Utility, press the ESC key.