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HP server DL120 G6 raid 1 configuration and OS installation.

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Hello, I need to setup an HP  DL120 G6 server. I want to set it up with 2 HDD's in RAID 1 When  I enter the BIOS I have 4 options for the setup of the integrated SATA controller, AHCI, RAID and Disabled. Whichever one I select, the RAID setup does not appear when starting up. . Anyone any ideas.   after completing the raid configuration I want to install Windows server 2003.   I believe the server uses Smart Array B110i as the raid controller.


any help is very much appreciated.
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HP ProLiant 100 Series servers
To enable the controller and set boot order:
1. Power up the server.
2. When prompted during the start-up sequence, access RBSU by pressing the F10 key.
3. Select Advanced or Advanced Settings.
4. Select SATA Configuration or Hard Drive Configuration.
5. Change SATA #1 to RAID.
6. Return to the previous screen by pressing the Escape key.
7. Select the Boot Menu by pressing the right arrow key.
8. Select Hard Disk Drives.
9. To assign the HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller as the boot controller, set Ctrl 1 to HP
Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller.
10. Press the F10 key to save the setting and to exit RBSU.

HP ProLiant 300 Series servers
To enable the controller and set boot order:
1. Power up the server.
2. When prompted during the start-up sequence, access RBSU by pressing the F9 key.
3. Select Advanced Settings.
4. Select Embedded SATA RAID.
5. Select Enabled.
6. Return to the previous screen by pressing the Escape key.
7. Select Boot Controller Order.
8. To assign the HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller as the boot controller, set Ctrl 1 to HP
Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller.
9. Press the F10 key to save the settings and to exit RBSU.
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I am not sure what the instructions mean by set Ctrl 1 to HP
Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller.  In addition I went to the HP website and found they have a easy CD set up.  Do I need to  boot up the server with this CD prior of installing the operating system ?
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I am accepting your answer. For being the only one who care to answer. The problem turned out to be the actual system board.  I got the motherboard replaced and the Raid controller is working properly. It automatically set up the Raid 1 as i had two drive on the server.
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Well I am glad you were able to get it resolved.  Sorry it turned to be the system board, but I am glad to hear you are back up and running.  Thanks you for the award.  I appreciate it very much.  Happy Computing! :)
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