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s4lif
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intel server board s1400fp2 - raid

Hi guys,

 

That might be a really simple question for some of you guys but does that board support fake raid only ? In other words, does the O.s need to support the raid entirely ? I do select raid mode in bios but i don't see how i can configure it in the bios... I tried control -I , control -E when the server boot up but nothing show up...

Does that board need a add-in card installed ?

I did read that board support software raid...does that mean O.S dependable ?

Thanks guys for your help.

 

I'm trying to setup raid10 with 4 hd's...
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idata
Community Manager
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Hello,

 

 

You could try the http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/d29305023_raid_swug_r23_5.p... Ctrl +R Utility on page 68 .

 

 

Please let me know which option are you selecting at the BIOS for the RAID mode.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Caesar B.
s4lif
Novice
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Thanks for your fast reply.

I've tried two options available (ESRT2, RST) with different Control key to no avail.

I'm using 4 enterprise sata harddrive. Which option do you suggest me to go with ?

The control R should kick in right after the system bios, right ?

Thanks

idata
Community Manager
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Hi there,

 

There is no need to add a RAID controller to the system in order to configure a RAID 10. I noticed you mentioned you already enabled RAID Mode in the BIOS. Keep in mind the following.
  • 2 White SATA ports – 4 Black SATA ports are managed under the option that says AHCI Capable Controller. See Attachment
  • 8 Blue SATA/SAS ports are managed under SAS/SATA Capable Controller. See Attachment
In either case, you should be able to choose from the LSI controller (ESRT2) or Intel RSTe. You should be able to create a RAID 10 regardless of the option.

 

 

Additionally, make sure you disable the Quiet Boot option under the Main tab in BIOS.

 

If you choose ESRT2; then, you should get a CTRL+E prompt. If you choose RSTe, you should get a CTRL+I option rather.

 

 

We don't typically have a preference between one RAID option over the other one but most customers have used the ESRT2 option in the past.

 

 

Here is an https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23572/RAID-Interactive-Tutorial-for-Intel-Embedded-Softwar... Interactive Tutorial for this RAID controller.

 

s4lif
Novice
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Once quiet boot is disable, all menu are now available for the raid configuration. I'll know this for next time !

I selected ESRT2 and tried windows server installation and asking for drivers. I'll take a look at download section on your website.

Thanks alot for your help!

Cesar_B_Intel
Employee
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Hello server101 ,

We are glad to hear our recommendation were of assistance.

Best regards,

Caesar B.

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