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Hi,
Easy one ...

Having bought a new xSeris 225, with ServeRaid 6i+ card I need to build my first virtual disk with my 3 x 73GB SCSI's. Can anyone tell me what BIOS keys I press to enter the BIOS, and if I will be able to initalize the disks and create the virtual disk before installing Win2003 on it.

I'm new to IBM kit, I just want to know if i need a floppy disk to do the above, like was needed on the old PERC cards.

Thanks,

Andrew
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I believe the escape sequence is CTRL + C to get into the BIOS.  You will probably need the latest drivers on CD to get the OS to recognize the drives.

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-56811&rs=0&cs=utf-8&context=HW19T&dc=D400&q1=serveraid&loc=en_US&lang=en&cc=US

You should be able to make a disk with one of those.
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amiurchaudry earned 200 total points
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Miniconfig on the IBM servers for the sServeraid cards is CTRL + I whn prompted on the screen, this will allow you to create a default array configuration, in this case, Raid 5 with three drives.

The recommended and preferred method is to boot to the ServerGuide CD and follow through the assisted configuration process.
This process includes the ServeRaid configuration utility as a step with a much easier interface.
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