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...
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.
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 ?
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
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.
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!