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Oracle® Servers X7-2 and X7-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2020
 
 

Configure RAID Using RSTe

This procedure configures a RAID volume so that you can install an operating system.


Note -  This procedure applies only to servers with SATA M.2 SSDs.
  1. Access the host console locally or through Oracle ILOM.

    For instructions, see Accessing Oracle ILOM.

  2. 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.

  3. When prompted in the BIOS screen, press F2 (Ctrl+E from a serial connection) to launch the BIOS Setup Utility.

    Note -  The steps and screens in this procedure are examples. What you actually see might differ depending on your system equipment and configuration.
  4. On the BIOS Setup Utility screen, select the Advanced tab, select PCH SATA Configuration, and press Enter.
    image:PCH SATA configuration selected on Advanced tab.
  5. On the PCH SATA Configuration screen, select Configure SATA as.
    image:Figure showing the PCH SATA Configuration BIOS Utility                                     screen.
  6. In the Configure SATA as pop up, select RAID and press Enter.
    image:Image showing the PCH SATA Configuration BIOS Utility                                     screen, with RAID selected.
  7. On the Save and Exit screen, select Save Changes and Exit and press Enter.
  8. Press F2 to return to the main BIOS Setup Utility menu.
  9. Return to the Advanced tab and press Enter to select the Intel RSTe SATA controller option.
    image:Figure showing the Advanced tab with Intel RSTe SATA                                     Controller selected.
  10. Select Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
    image:Image showing the Intel RSTe SATA Driver screen, with                                     Create RAID Volume highlighted.
  11. On the Create RAID Volume Screen, select Name, and press Enter.

    You can assign a name to the RAID volume.


    image:Image showing the Create RAID Volume screen, with an                                     example name provided.
  12. Select RAID Level and press Enter to set the RAID level.
    image:Figure of RAID1(Mirror) selected.
  13. Select the disk you are configuring for RAID.
    image:Image showing the selected disk being configured for                                     RAID.
  14. Scroll to the bottom of the Create RAID Volume screen and select Create Volume. Press Enter.
    image:Image showing the Create RAID Volume screen with Create                                     Volume highlighted.
  15. The volume appears under RAID volumes. Press ESC to return to the Main BIOS Setup Utility menu.
  16. On the Save and Exit screen, select Save Changes and Exit and press Enter.

    This completes the RAID configuration. You can now install an operating system on the volume that you created.