Configuring the onboard SATA RAID

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Embedded RAID Configuration Utility

This section briefly shows how to create a RAID 1 (mirror) volume with onboard SATA RAID function.

Load BIOS default setting
1. Power on the server to start the system POST (Power On Self Test) process. During bootup, press <F2> to enter the BIOS setup screen.
2. Press <F9> to load BIOS default setting and press <F10> save the configuration changes and exit setup.

Enable onboard SATA RAID function
1. In the BIOS Setup Utility, move cursor to <Advanced>. Then select <IDE Configuration> and press Enter.
2. Move cursor to Configure S-ATA as RAID and press Enter to change the Options to

[Enabled] 3. Press <F10> save the configuration changes and exit setup.
Enter the onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
When you see the Intel Embedded Server RAID information shows on the screen during the POST (Power-On Self Test), press <Ctrl> + <E> to enter the Embedded RAID Configuration Utility.

Loading onboard SATA RAID default setting
1. Select Objects from Management menu.
2. Select Adapter from Objects. The selectable adapter will be listed.
3. Press Enter on the adapter and the adapter setting will be shown on the screen. You can change the setting from this menu.
4. Select Factory Default and YES to load the default settings.
5. Exit the configuration utility and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to reboot the server.

Create RAID 1 volume
1. Select Configuration from Management Menu.
2. Select New Configuration from the Configuration menu and select YES to continue. An array selection window displays the devices connected to the current controller.
3. Press the arrow keys to choose specific physical drives and press spacebar to associate the selected drive with the current array. The indicator for selected drive change from READY to ONLINE
4. Add 2 drives to current array and press <Enter> to finish creating current array.
5. Press Enter again to select array to configure.
6. Press spacebar to select the array and press <F10> to configure the logical drive
7. The default RAID level for 2 disk drives is RAID1. Just select Accept to use the default setting and press <Enter> to return to the ARRAY SELECTION MENU.
8. Press <Enter> to end the array configuration.
9. Select YES to Save Configuration and press any key to return to the Configure menu.

Initial RAID Volume
1. Press <Esc> to return to the Management Menu.
2. Select Initialize from Management menu. All logical drives should be listed under Logical Drives.
3. Press <Spacebar> to select drives for initialization. The selected drive will be shown in yellow.
4. After selecting the drives, press <F10> and select YES to start the initialization process.
5. When initialization is complete, press any key to continue.
6. Press <Esc> to return to the Management Menu.

Save and Exit Embedded RAID Configuration Utility
1. When RAID configuration and initialization is complete, press <Esc> in the Management Menu and select YES to exit the Embedded RAID Configuration Utility.
2. Press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to reboot the server.
Modify the Onboard SATA RAID Boot Priority
After you enable the onboard SATA RAID and create the RAID volume, the onboard SATA RAID default boot priority is 5th. You have to change the order. Make sure the boot priority of the onboard SATA RAID is higher than EFI Boot Manager.

1. During bootup, press <F2> to enter the BIOS setup screen.
2. Select Boot -> Boot Device Priority -> 3rd Boot Device -> RAID:Intel(R) MB RAID.
3. Press <F10> save the configuration changes and exit setup.
4. Now you can start to install the OS.