4 Configuring the enclosure
Regardless of the operating system environment or software tool used to configure the disk enclosure,
the following tasks must be completed:
Updating controller or controller enclosure firmware or drivers. Instructions are included with the
controller or controller enclosure.
Updating disk enclosure firmware. Instructions are included with the firmware. For more information,
"Updating disk enclosure
Configuring the disk enclosure and its storage.
• Creating the logical storage units (LUNs).
• Entering global controller settings, such as setting the read/write cache ratio, setting the re-
build/expand priority, and setting the redundancy level.
• Identifying the operating system type (also called Host Mode or Profile) of the host that will
access the disk enclosure. This ensures that the disk enclosure will communicate properly with
• Verifying that the configured storage is visible to the host.
Supported software tools
A variety of configuration, management, and diagnostic tools are supported for use with these disk
enclosures. Which tools are supported for your installation environment is determined by the server
and controller or controller enclosure to which the disk enclosure is connected.
For support information, see the QuickSpecs and user documents for the server and controller or
firmware" on page 32.
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