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SAS RAID 1 configuration

Use the following procedure to configure an Integrated Mirroring (IM) volume with the BIOS-based
configuration utility. The procedure assumes that the system has the required drives and drive
controllers.
1.
Start the LSI Corporation Configuration Utility. During BIOS start up, you are prompted to Press
Ctrl-C to start LSI Corp. Configuration Utility.
2.
On the Main menu of the BIOS-based configuration utility, use the arrow keys to select an
adapter.
3.
Press
Enter
4.
On the Adapter Properties screen, use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, and press
to go to the New Array Type screen.
5.
In the Select New Array Type screen, use the arrow keys to select Create IM Volume. Press
Enter.
6.
To configure a two-disk mirrored volume with an optional hot spare disk:
a.
In the Create New Array screen, use the arrow keys to select the primary disk for the IM
volume (the disk with the data you want to mirror.)
b.
Use the arrow keys to move to the RAID Disk column for this disk and press Space to select
Yes as the value.
If partitions are defined on the selected disk, a message appears warning you that data on
the disk will be lost when the mirrored volume is created.
c.
Press
d.
The value in the Array Disk column changes to Primary.
Use the arrow keys to select the secondary (mirrored) disk for the IM volume, and then select
Yes as the value for the Array Disk column.
If partitions are defined on this disk, a message warns that data on the disk will be lost when
the mirrored volume is created.
e.
Press
7.
When all drives are selected, press
Save changes then exit this menu and press Enter.
8.
When the new array is created, the Adapter Properties screen appears. Press
Exit.
ENWW
to go to the Adapter Properties screen.
M
to migrate or
D
to delete the data on the drive.
Delete
to confirm erasing data from the disk, or press any other key to deselect the disk.
C
to create the array once. Use the arrow keys to move to
Esc
twice and select
Configuring SAS RAID devices
Enter
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