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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide

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Updated: October 2016
 
 

Configure RAID in Legacy Boot Mode

Use this task to create a logical drive on an x86 system in legacy boot mode, and to define it as bootable. This prepares the drive so that you can install an operating system onto it.


Note -  To learn more about the RAID controller card referenced in this procedure, see http://www.avagotech.com/products/server-storage/raid-controllers/megaraid-sas-9361-8i#documentation.

In the following procedure, drives 2 and 3 are used to create a RAID 1 volume.

  1. Power on or reset the host.

    For example, to reset the host, do one of the following:

    • From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to power off the host, then press the Power button again to power it back on.

    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, select Host Management > Power Control, then select Reset from the Select Action list box.

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

    The boot messages appear.

  2. Type CTRL+R during the boot process to launch the BIOS Configuration Utility.

    The LSI MegaRAID BIOS Configuration Utility appears.

  3. Review the listed drives determine which drives are available for logical drive creation.

    If this page includes a drive group where you want to install an OS, you can skip to Step 12. Otherwise continue.

    The following figure shows two unconfigured drives, drives 02 and 03. These can be used to create a virtual drive.


    image:Figure of the home screen of the BIOS Configuration                                 utility
  4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the HBA, and then press F2.

    The Operations menu appears.

  5. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Create Virtual Drive menu option, and then press Enter.
    image:Figure of the Create Virtual Drive menu option
  6. From the page that is displayed:
    1. Press Enter on the RAID Level field

      A popup appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys to select a RAID level.
      image:Figure of how to select the RAID level for your new                                         virtual drive.
    3. Press Enter to exit the popup window.
  7. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Drives box.

    The Drives box displays a list of drives that are available to be configured in a logical drive.

  8. For each drive that you want in the logical drive, navigate to the drive and press Enter in its ID field to produce an X in the field.

    This selects the drive to be included in the logical drive configuration.


    image:Figure of the drives being selected as part of the logical                                 drive configuration
  9. After you select all the drives that you want included in the logical drive, use the arrow keys to navigate to the OK button, and then press Enter.
    image:Figure showing the confirmation of the logical drive                                 creation
  10. On the next page that is displayed, use the arrow key to move to the OK button, and press Enter.
    image:Figure that shows how to complete the logical drive                                 creation

    The logical drive is now created.

  11. To verify the logical drive creation, review the drive groups on the main page of the BIOS Configuration Utility and note the new drive group that is now displayed on the page.

    In this example, Drive Group 2, RAID 1 is created.


    image:Figure that shows how to verify the creations of the new                                 logical drive
  12. Use the following steps to make a drive bootable.

    This places a boot sector on the drive so that you can install an operating system on it.

    1. Select Ctrl Mgmt to open the Control Management page.
    2. From the Ctrl Mgmt page, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Boot device field, and press Enter.

      A boot device popup window appears.


      image:Figure that shows how to define the boot device for the                                         system
    3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the logical drive you wish to make bootable, and then press Enter.
    4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Apply button, and then press Enter.
      image:Figure that shows how to save a boot device                                         selection
    5. Type CTRL+S to save the configuration.

    The creation of a bootable logical drive is complete.