Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hardware RAID on DELL servers

Step-by-Step Guide to Configure Hardware RAID on DELL servers with Screenshots

Expanding the capacity of a server by adding new disk drives is a typical activity for administrator. In this article, let us review how to add two new disk drives to the DELL server and create RAID 1 using “Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller – PERC” configuration utility. This tool is also called as “PERC/CERC Bios Configuration Utility”.

If you are using the latest DELL Servers, please refer to the article that explains
how to create RAID on PERC 6/i Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility.

1. Launch PERC/CERC BIOS Configuration Utility.

2. Go to Configure - View/Add Configuration

3. Status of the new disk drives

4. Make the disk drives online

5. Configure the disk drives

6. Select RAID Level.

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