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

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Updated: January 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 in the Select Action list box, select Graceful Reset, Reset, or Power On. Click Save, and then click OK.

    • From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System.

    For more details, see Controlling System Power.

    The power-on self-test (POST) sequence begins. The system boots to the BIOS Setup Utility.

  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&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 menu 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 BIOS Setup Utility Main menu.
  16. On the Save&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.