Any one please, guide me how to setup raid on it? I can't see any LSI set up utility during POST (no CTRL+M option available).
Note: CIMC firmware version 1.4(5g)
As per the screen shot , LSI says hot keys are CTRL+H to enter WebBIOS utility for SAS 2008 controller.
Did you try the above key combination ?
Just downloaded the UCS SCU 2.2.2 and changed the RAID to 5 w/ Redundancy. How can I check the RAID level of my M210 machine upon reboot w/o using the software? Also, there is no exit button on the UCS SCU, I just picked reboot to go back.
Hi, I have a different question. My exsi 4.1 software can't detect the 6.6TB of space of the server, which is configured via RAID5. How do I do the following? 1. Instead of a MBR partition table, I need to configure to GPT partition table is used to allow sizes larger than ~2TB. Instead of presenting the whole disk space as a single LUN, you'd either create smaller LUNs or split the RAID set into logical volumes. I used the Ctrl-H to configure the RAID last time, is there a way to partition the RAID 5 disk to 4GB/2TB/2TB/2TB/2TB?
We first need to know which model of LSI RAID controller you have.
You can check as Padma informed you. Just add power to the server, it doesn't need to be powered on. Adding power will bring the CIMC up.
Once we know which LSI controller you have we can tell or point you to documentation detailing how to create multiple virtual volumes off a RAID 5 volume.
Hi, the LSI Raid Controller - LSI MegaRAAID SAS 9261-8i
Also, I believe I already fixed the problem. Upon reboot, I pressed Ctrl-H to access the GUI. There I configured the RAID to 5 and created Virtual Drives 2GB/2TB/2TB/2TB/366GB. I installed Exsi 4.1 and when I viewed the disk via command prompt, the virtual disk I have created appeared...
I don't believe you can modify the block size on the 9216. I'll double check and update this thread if I'm wrong. I believe you can change the block sizing on the 9265 and higher RAID cards.
I did investigate this. You can modify the Stripe size via the WebBIOS utility. I believe this is what you're after.
Is strip size same as block size? I saw the strip size setting when I pressed Ctrl-H upon boot-up, but the max was only 1mb. I changed the block size via Vsphere Client 4.1 in the storage link.