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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide

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Updated: October 2016
 
 

Storage Drive Configuration

Your server is equipped with an Oracle Storage 12 Gb/s SAS PCIe RAID HBA, internal (7110116, 7110117). This HBA requires a RAID volume to install and boot an operating system (OS). To learn more about the HBA, see the Oracle Storage 12 Gb/s SAS PCIE RAID HBA, Internal Installation Guide at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52363_01/html/E52364/index.html .

To install an OS, you must ensure that the drive where you will install the OS is visible to the system. This requires that a RAID volume be created on the drive.

If you do not wish to use a RAID array, configure a drive as a RAID 0 volume.

To check the RAID configuration and to configure the drive, see Configuring RAID Using the BIOS RAID Configuration Utilities


Note -  Drives shipped from Oracle might have a RAID 0 volume preinstalled, however it might not be bootable. Before installing on OS on it, ensure that a drive has a volume, and if you are using Legacy Boot Mode, ensure that it is bootable.

The following table lists the requirements for each supported RAID level:

RAID Level
Number of Disks Required
0
1
1
2
5
3
6
4
10
4
50
6
60
8

Once you have created a bootable RAID volume, install the OS. For details, refer to the corresponding operating system installation guide in http://www.oracle.com/goto/X6-2/docs.