Oracle® Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Configuring RAID Controllers

12c Release 2 (


January 2014

This guide provides an end-to-end example for how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.


This document describes how to configure the RAID Controller on more than one target server. By using a profile and plan, the same configuration can be used in all types and models of servers.


When you reconfigure an existing RAID controller, all the data on the disks is lost.

A RAID controller manages a volume made of storage capacity from more than one disk. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides a default profile for configuring RAID controllers, which includes specifications for the following:

  • Name of the RAID volume

  • RAID Level

  • Number of disks that contribute capacity to the RAID volume

  • Stripe zone

  • RAID Controller ID

A RAID volume relies on a set of physical hard drives to provide the volume's total storage capacity. You have the option of specifying the disks that contribute to the RAID volume. This procedure enables the RAID Controller to set the disks to select them automatically.

See Related Articles and Resources for links to related information and articles.

What You Will Need

You will need the following to configure the RAID Controllers.

  • The RAID Controller IDs

  • These roles: Server Deploy Admin and Asset Admin

Hardware and Software Configuration

The RAID Controllers are in managed servers and are discovered when the servers are discovered.

Configuring RAID Controllers

These are the tasks for configuring RAID Controllers:

Create a RAID Controller Profile and Plan

  1. Expand Plan Management in the Navigation pane and then select Profiles and Policies.

  2. Expand RAID Controller.

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  3. Click Create Profile in the Action pane. The first step of the profile wizard is displayed. Enter a name for the profile and accept the default action to create a deployment plan that has this profile as its step. Click Next.

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  4. Enter a name for the volume and choose its RAID level. Your options for RAID level depends on the number of available disks. The default RAID level, RAID0, is not recommended.

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    Depending on the RAID level you select, the minimum number of disks in the volume changes. You can accept the default values for the number of disks and its stripe size or you can modify them. Click Next.

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  5. Because the profile will be used for the RAID controllers of several servers, choose the option to allow the RAID Controller to select disks. Enter the ID of the RAID Controller. Click Next.

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  6. Review your selections and click Finish to submit the job.

The new profile and plan are available from the Assets pane.

Apply the Deployment Plan

  1. Shut down each server using the Power Off action.

  2. Click Plan Management section in the Navigation pane.

  3. Expand Deployment Plans and select Configure Server Hardware and Install OS.

  4. Select the new plan, in this case, Day 1 RAID.

  5. Right-click the plan and click Apply Deployment Plan.

  6. Select the targets on which you want to apply the plan.

  7. Apply the plan with minimal interaction to provide only the required resource assignments. Incorrect assignments from the profile are highlighted in red. Assign the correct resources.

What's Next?

You now have servers with the same RAID configuration. If you want to update the firmware on the RAID Controller, see Keeping Your Firmware Up-to-Date in the Operate How To library at

Related Articles and Resources

The Plans and Profiles chapter in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Feature Reference Guide contains more information.

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