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Oracle® Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2019
 
 

Configuring Storage Drives for Operating System Installation

This section provides instructions for preparing storage devices for operating system (OS) installation.

Section
Description
Provides an overview of RAID and operating systems.
Provides information and links to the procedures for configuring RAID on your server HBA.
Lists the HDDs and SSD drives, and HBAs supported on your server and provides links to the procedures for configuring RAID on them.
The Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID Host Bus Adapter, Internal 16 Port controls the HDDs and SSD drives, which are shipped with RAID 0 volumes. You can use a BIOS utility to combine storage drives into RAID arrays.
To learn more about this HBA, refer to the Oracle Storage 12 Gb/s SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal Installation Guide at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E87591_01/index.html.
Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Cards should be ready to install an OS without any additional configuration. You can use the BIOS Setup Utility to see a list of installed Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Cards.
480 GB M.2 SATA SSD
You can install an OS on an M.2 SATA SSD without any additional configuration. Or, you can use the BIOS Setup Utility to configure these SSDs with an Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (RSTe) RAID before installing an OS.
After you have configured storage drives, you can install an operating system on them.