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.
In the following procedure, drives 2 and 3 are used to create a RAID 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
The boot messages appear.
Type CTRL+R during the boot process to launch the BIOS
The LSI MegaRAID BIOS Configuration Utility appears.
Review the listed drives determine which drives are available for logical
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.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the HBA, and then press F2.
The Operations menu appears.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Create Virtual Drive menu option,
and then press Enter.
From the page that is displayed:
Press Enter on the RAID Level field
A popup appears.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID level.
Press Enter to exit the popup window.
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.
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
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
On the next page that is displayed, use the arrow key to move to the OK
button, and press Enter.
The logical drive is now created.
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.
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.
Select Ctrl Mgmt to open the Control Management page.
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.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the logical drive you wish to
make bootable, and then press Enter.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Apply button, and then press
Type CTRL+S to save the
The creation of a bootable logical drive is complete.