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Note: Using a consistency check rate of 0 or 100 percent is not recommended. The default value is 30
percent.
1. Start the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility program. See "Starting the LSI Software RAID
Configuration Utility program" on page 74.
2. On the main interface of the program, select Objects ➙ Adapter ➙ Chk Const Rate.
3. Set the consistency check rate by typing a desired value from the keyboard directly.
Installing and using the MegaRAID Storage Manager program
You can install and use the MegaRAID Storage Manager program to manage the RAID array and RAID
controller in an operating system environment after configuring RAID.
The installation package for the MegaRAID Storage Manager program is on the ThinkServer EasyStartup
DVD. After you enter the operating system, insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive.
The installation package for the MegaRAID Storage Manager program is located in the Utilities and Others
folder in the root directory of the DVD.
To install and use the MegaRAID Storage Manager program, refer to the following chapters in the MegaRAID
SAS Software User Guide on the documentation DVD that comes with your server:
Note: Some information in these chapters might be intended for the advanced SATA/SAS hardware RAID
configurations and might not apply to the ThinkServer RAID 100 or RAID 300 configurations.
• "MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation"
• "MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus"
• "Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices"
• "Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations"
The MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide also is available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/UserManuals

Configuring the advanced SATA/SAS hardware RAID

Before configuring RAID for your server, observe the following precautions:
• Use hard disk drives that are of the same type (SATA or SAS) and have the same capacity within a
single RAID array.
• The total drive capacity of the primary RAID array is limited to 2 TB.
Some server models come with a RAID card to provide advanced SATA/SAS hardware RAID functions. You
also can purchase a supported RAID card from Lenovo and install it into the server. See "RAID card"
on page 35.
The RAID card provides the WebBIOS Configuration Utility program to help you configure RAID
independently of the operating system. You also can install the MegaRAID Storage Manager program and
the MegaCLI Configuration Utility program to help you manage the RAID array and RAID controller in an
operating system environment.
The installation packages for the MegaRAID Storage Manager program and the MegaCLI Configuration
Utility program are on the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD. After you enter the operating system, insert the
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The installation packages for the programs are located in
the Utilities and Others folder in the root directory of the DVD.
Note: The ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD is designed for different types of servers and the Utilities and Others
folder might contain additional installation packages that are not required to be installed on your server.
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Chapter 5
Configuring the server
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