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Problems with Purley + ESRT2 + UEFI + Linux

JMasi1
Beginner
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We are developing a product on a Wolf Pass Intel server, S2600WF, using Linux.

We would like to use ESRT2 built-in RAID1, which is only available under UEFI boots.

Note that under UEFI boots there are no boot-up RAID config options, such as Ctl-I.

We have booted our Linux in UEFI, and it loads megaraid_sas.ko and creates /dev/megaraid_sas_ioctl_node.

But then we run CmdTool264 to configure the RAID, and it does not see any adapters nor drives.

I believe the Intel provided binary megasr driver is only required for RAID5, so we have not loaded it.

How do you configure and admin the RAID in this case?

Thank you for any advice.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello John_Masinter,

 

 

Let me explain you that whenever you enable the UEFI boot on the board some features will show up on BIOS. This is referred as the Human Interface Infrastructure Configuration Utility (HII) and this is where you will be able to configure and manage the RAID controller. Go to page 28 on the following document https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/raid-products/ESRT2_Softwa... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/raid-products/ESRT2_Softwa... and follow the detailed steps in order to properly setup the RAID on this board.

 

 

As a last consideration keep in mind that in order to have the RAID 5 enabled you will need a RAID Activation key which is sold separately

 

 

Hopes this helps.

 

 

Jose H.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello John_Masinter,

 

 

Let me explain you that whenever you enable the UEFI boot on the board some features will show up on BIOS. This is referred as the Human Interface Infrastructure Configuration Utility (HII) and this is where you will be able to configure and manage the RAID controller. Go to page 28 on the following document https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/raid-products/ESRT2_Softwa... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/raid-products/ESRT2_Softwa... and follow the detailed steps in order to properly setup the RAID on this board.

 

 

As a last consideration keep in mind that in order to have the RAID 5 enabled you will need a RAID Activation key which is sold separately

 

 

Hopes this helps.

 

 

Jose H.
JMasi1
Beginner
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Thank you Mr. Jose H. This was the solution!

idata
Community Manager
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Glad to hear that.

 

 

I will proceed to mark this thread as resolved.

 

 

Best regards

 

 

Jose H.

 

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