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Can not setup RAID 1 on an IBM X3200 M3 Server

Hi All,

I am having trouble setting up RAID 1 on an IBM X3200 M3 Server. I go into the webbios and try to configure the virtual disk but when i am finished and boot from my Windows disk and go through the setup at the part where windows setup is looking for a disk to install os on, i don't see any disk even though i have created a Raid 1. What am I missing?
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kdonnelly81
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AhmedHERMICommented:
Hello;
 i had the same issue and it was solved with the latest IBM Server Guide.
so you need to download the last version of IBM Server Guide.

Best Regards.
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kdonnelly81Author Commented:
Hi AhmedHERMI,

Thanks for the response, Is this the one, http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5082567 ? I have downloaded it and am reading through it now. Which any chapter will help me configure the hard drives so that I can install a Windows 2008 R2 OS?
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AhmedHERMICommented:
there's a section called '' using the server guide setup and Installation CD '' check it :)
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kdonnelly81Author Commented:
Will do thanks again!
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AhmedHERMICommented:
you're wlecome :).
when configuring with IBM serverGuide it will asks you after configuring the RAID what of OS you're going to install, check Win2k8 R2.

let me know about it.
Best Regards.
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marek1712Commented:
Isn't it as simple as Windows not having drivers for the RAID controller? Download them and put them on a pendrive. Just load them when asked and you're done.
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kdonnelly81Author Commented:
AhmedHERMI, That seemed to work. Then at the end of the OS install i got an error saying some components did not install properly and to restart the server and restart the install. Now whatever I try to do it just gives me what looks like the windows vista loading bar?
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AhmedHERMICommented:
now the Raid configuration is working and the installation is done, you can check your copy of Windows Server and try to reinstall it please.
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kdonnelly81Author Commented:
That did it, IBM = horrible install! Why in Gods name in this day and age is it so difficult to config a RAID and install an OS on a new server.

Thanks for all your help AhmedHERMI.
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AhmedHERMICommented:
you're welcome :)
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