Dell Poweredge 4300 RAID Configuration - new OS and RAID setup
Posted on 2006-04-27
I am trying to reformat a Dell Poweredge 4300. I have wiped the drives clean. (3 SCSI)
I have a SCSI controller card(long type):
The name of the card is American Mega Trens Inc.
It has 2 16mb Dimms on the card.(32mb total)
It also has an Intel i960 as well.
There is a SCSI cable that is connected to the top of the card, this cable runs to the backpane.
The main question is....How do I configure my 3 SCSI drives? I want a RAID 5. I need to then run SErver 2003 setup.
I start the server. In the startup boot process, I press <CTRL>M
This brings me to the PERC BIOS Configuration Utility where is I try to make an new configuration.
I then select the 3 SCSI disks (they say READY) by pressing the space bar (they then say ONLINE)
I then end the configuration and press ENTER
I then go to another screen where it asks me to ACCEPT.
I press ENTER
I get an ERROR message saying.....ERROR WRITING CONFIGURATION PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
How else can I configure my raid?
Am I even taking the proper approach?
Should I be doing this before I intstall the OS?
I am want to run OPEN MANAGEMENT ARRAY.
Can you explain step by step?
Starting from powering on the server......
Please help me.