Using Custom Configuration

Using Custom Configuration

To use the Custom Configuration path:

  1.  Click on the ServeRAID controller that you want to configure in the Main Tree.
  2.  Click on the Custom Configuration radio button.
  3.  Click on the Next button.
  4.  Using the right mouse button, click on the drive or  SCSI Channel icons in the Main Tree to select the  drives that you want to add to your arrays, delete  from your arrays, or define as hot-spare drives, then,  select a choice from the pop-up list.


     Drag the drive or SCSI Channel icon from the Main  Tree and drop it on the Array or Hot-Spare Drive icon  in the Main Panel on the right. If you change your  mind, you can drag the icons back to the Main Tree  to remove them from the configuration.

  5.  After you select the data drives for your arrays and  define your hot-spare drives, click on the Next button.
     If you change your mind, you can:

  6.  Select a RAID level for the logical drive from the  RAID pull-down menu in the Main Panel. (See 'Supported RAID Levels' for descriptions of the supported levels.)
  7.  Move the sliding bar in the Main Panel from right to  left to allot data and parity space for the logical drive.


     1. You can define from one to eight logical drives.
     2. Some operating systems have size  limitations for logical drives. Before you  save the configuration, you might want to  verify that the size of the logical drive is  appropriate for your operating system. See  your operating-system documentation for  more detailed information.
     3. Typically, the first logical drive defined on  the first ServeRAID adapter or controller  found by system BIOS during startup will be  your startup (boot) drive.

  8.  If free space is available and you want to define  another logical drive, click on the Add Logical Drive  button in the Main Panel.
  9.  Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for each logical drive that  you want to define, then, continue with step 10.
  10.  Click on the Next button.
  11.  Review the information that appears on the  Configuration Summary screen.

    Note: To change the configuration, click on a Modify icon button.

  12.  Click on the Apply button to accept and save the configuration.
  13.  If you have not already done so, install your operating  system. See the server documentation or the  documentation provided with your operating system for more information.

After you install your operating system, see 'ServeRAID Device Drivers and Utility Programs (Installation)' (or the installation instructions provided with your server) for information about installing the ServeRAID device drivers and utility programs.

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