Post-BIOS Upgrade - RAID array concerns
Posted on 2004-09-04
I have just upgraded an IBM eServer BIOS - x206 series RAID 1 (two SATA disks). The server is running ServeRaid 7.
On rebooting Windows 2003 Server I thought all was well but now I am remotely accessing the server I can see that the RAID array isn't enabled in the new BIOS - the default for the BIOS appears to have the RAID controller disabled. Unfortunately, the client wanted me in and out of his office very quickly so I missed the RAID issue :(
I can't get back to the client's premises until Monday now but if I simply reboot, go into the BIOS at startup and re-enable the RAID controller will my old RAID array still be intact? If not, how can I rebuild it without destroying the data and rebuilding the machine from the backup image I have on Symantec V2i Server Protector? The server is running IBM Director v4.2 - is there any way the BIOS can be changed remotely?
I might be worrying un-necessarily here but I don't want to make a BIOD upgrade into a major crisis!