Configuring RAID on Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID Host Bus Adapter, Internal
Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID Host Bus Adapter, Internal 16 Port manages
the HDDs and SSDs in your system. When the system is shipped, the HDD and SSD
drives are configured into RAID 0 volumes. Use this procedure to reconfigure
these drives into RAID volumes according to your performance and redundancy
Degraded Performance. Combining HDD and
SSD drives in the same array is not recommended. An array with both HDDs and
SSDs operates at HDD speed, which is significantly lower than the speed of
Configure the server for a one-time boot to BIOS.
Access the Oracle ILOM web interface.
Navigate to Host Management → Host Control.
Select BIOS from the drop-down list, and
This causes the server to boot to BIOS on the next boot.
Access a system console.
For more information, see Redirect Host Server Desktop or Storage Devices and refer to Oracle X8 Series Servers Administration Guide
Power on or reset 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 in the Select Action list box,
select Power On, Reset, or
Graceful Reset. Click
Save, and then click
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
For more details, see Controlling System Power.
The system boots to the BIOS Setup Utility.
The steps and screens in this procedure are examples. What you
actually see might differ depending on your system's equipment and
On the BIOS Setup Utility screen, select the Advanced tab, select
Avago MegaRAID Configuration Utility, and press
From the ACTIONS menu, select Configure and press
Select Create Virtual Drive and press Enter.
The Create Virtual Drive menu appears.
Set the RAID level. Choose Select RAID level, specify
the supported RAID level, and press Enter.
Navigate to Select Drives and press Enter.
For each drive that you want to include in the RAID volume, do the
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the drive.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Enabled or Disabled field
associated with the drive, and press Enter.
In the pop-up window, select Enabled, and press
The drive is now listed as Enabled.
Press ESC to close the pop up.
Select Apply Changes, and press Enter.
The RAID volume is created with the drives you specified, and the
Confirmation page is displayed.
For more information on performing this procedure, refer to 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide at
To return to the Create Virtual Drive Advanced menu, press ESC.
Select Save Configuration.
Select Confirm, select Enabled, and
To save your new boot configuration, select Yes.
To verify that the RAID volume was created:
Press ESC to exit from the Avago MegaRAID Configuration Utility
and to return to the Configuration Utility menu.
Navigate to the View Drive Group Properties menu, and press
Review the logical drive information on the page that is
Press ESC to return to the Main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility.
Navigate to the Save&Exit menu, select Save Changes
and Exit, and press Enter.
This completes the RAID configuration. You can now install an OS on the