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We setup RAID using RAID Controller configuration in the BIOS Setup utility.
At Bobcares, we often get requests for setting up RAID as part of our Server Management Services.
Today, we’ll see how our Support Engineers set it up for our customers.
Explore more about Supermicro RAID
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. The most common levels are RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.
Once all the hardware is installed we must configure the RAID. So that we can install an operating system and other drives.
RAID configurations will protect against drive failure. But it is not recommended using it for data backup.
Let’s discuss how our Support Engineers setup RAID in Supermicro.
How we setup RAID Supermicro?
Recently one of the customers contacted us saying the initial setup of the server is complete. We want to setup RAID and provided the IPMI access to the server. Let’s discuss how our Support Engineers setup for our customers.
1. First, we login to the Management interface. Then, we power cycle the server.
2. Once the server boots up we enter the BIOS.
3. Then we select the Advanced configuration of BIOS.
4. In the configuration, we change the SATA setting to RAID. Then we change PCH Raid codebase to INTEL.
5. We press F10 to save the changes.
6. Once the server is booting up we load the Raid configuration utility.
7. Then we select Create RAID Volume and press enter.
8. We give a name for the RAID level. By default, the value is volume 0.
9. Now we select the RAID level and then we press enter.
10. Then we select Create Volume and press enter.
11. Now a message pops up ‘Are you sure you want to create this volume?‘. We press Y to continue.
Once the RAID is successfully setup. We exit the RAID configuration Utility.
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In short, we’ve discussed about Supermicro RAID. Also, we saw how our Support Engineers setup RAID in Supermicro.