I have several Dell PowerEdge servers and I'm used to Hewlett Packard Proliant servers, so excuse this possibly dumb question.
With an HP ProLiant server, I can use the BIOS-based RAID controller utility to setup the RAID arrays. I can also install HP disk array management software (ADU: Array Disk Utility) that let's me do the same thing via Windows, so I don't need be at the console to reboot the server to check the RAID status, etc.
With these Dell PowerEdge servers I can create the array's using the BIOS utility, but I can't find any sort of Windows software that let's me check, monitor, the arrays without rebooting the software. Dell's website is lousy for this, all I can find are the PERC Drivers and Firmware, not utility software.
These are the controllers in question:
Dell PERC 4e/Di
Dell PERC 5i