Poweredge 2800 PERC 4e DI SBS 2011

Posted on 2011-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Guys,

Trying to install SBS 2011 onto a PE 2800, i have downloaded the perc hard drive driver from the Dell Wesbite however it is loading the drive but not finding any of the Raid Drives,  they show up as logical drives on boot tho?

Any ideas

Question by:Benji_
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    Since the logical drives are showing up as boot, then assuming you do have the correct drivers, then other least-likely possibilities
    1. The firmware on the PERC, or BIOS is too old for the current drivers.   So make sure you check for motherboard / raid firmware updates & read release notes for the procesw
    2. Make sure you didn't configure LUN0 (the boot LUN) > 2.09TB usable.  If you did, then it won't work as the PE 2800 won't let you boot to a LUN that big on WIN2K8 (or any MSFT O/S).

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    thanks. You have to ensure that the firmware is runnng the latest version!

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