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UCS-Multiple RAID

Hi All,

We have a Cisco UCS rack mount server that currently has 4 drives configured in a raid with one being a spare.  We need to add storage so we have ordered 5 other drives and want to set up another raid volume with a spare..  So basically we launch the MegaRaid bios Config Utility on start-up (ctrl H) and go into configuration wizard.  The thing that is making us nervous is a message creating a new configuration that says it will clear the existing configuration.  Would like assistance with this as we don’t want to clear the current setup.

You help is appreciated.

Saleem

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rsobey001
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You'll be wanting to add a configuration.

New is just that - new, from scratch.

I suppose the terminology is a bit odd, but you have three choices in front of you: New, Add, Clear. There's an explanation of each one iirc.

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the reply , I saw that in Mega raid , if you have to add another raid, you have to destroy what you current have and recreate them ? how do I do this on a service profile ?

Sincerely,

Saleem Roumaldaro

Sr Support Engineer | Softchoice Corporation

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Hi Saleem

Adding a configuration will allow you to choose your new disks to create a new RAID array. The old one should be kept intact. We had to do this the other day on an IBM server but it too was using the Megaraid software.

If your host is running a Windows OS with a supported RAID controller you might want to use the Win32 GUI based setup utility. It's far easier. I have a C240 standalone server and simply could not use the Megaraid BIOS - it's horrible!

I don't know how to do this in a Service Profile however, you're on your own there unless someone else can help out.

Cheers

Richard

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the tip , I will give a try today.

Sincerely,

Saleem Roumaldaro

Sr Support Engineer | Softchoice Corporation

Direct:905 847 6800 ext. 555334

Toll free: 888 436 5555

Fax: 905 847 6584

My Shift Schedule is from 07:45 AM to 04:15 PM , if you require immediate assistance please call KTSC

at 1 888 436 5555 .

Saleem.Roumaldaro@softchoice.com<mailto:Saleem.Roumaldaro@softchoice.com>

www.softchoice.com<http://www.softchoice.com/>

Softchoice provides cost-effective technical support for data storage such as NETAPP, scaled and priced for organizations of all sizes “ Don’t hesitate to contact us at 905 847 6800 for more information

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