How to Configure RAID Array Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology | Raid Setup | Raid

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Server  Preparation with RAID1 Steps:  

  1. BIOS Settings
  2. RAID1 Configuration
  3. OS Installation
  4. Network and Grub Configuration
  5. Verify RAID Status

1) Open BIOS Utility using  “DEL” , its depend on Server  BIOS

Go to Advanced → SATA Configuration

Press  Enter on SATA Mode Selection and Change Value AHCI to RAID

Now RAID is Enabled - Save and Exit the BIOS Utility

RAID1 Configuration

  1. Reboot Server and Press Ctrl + i for RAID Configuration Utility

Note: Before Create RAID,  Check Disk and size, here 2 disk and both are Non-RAID Disk

Press “Create RAID Volume”

Name: Volume0   ---> Press Enter
RAID Level          ---> Select RAID1 with the Help of up/down arrow of Keyboard and press Enter after Raid1 select
Disks                    ---> Press Enter
Strip Size             ---> N/A
Capacity              ---> Press Enter

Not Press Enter on “Create Volume” it will ask you “Are you sure you want to create this volume ? Press Y

After Creating both Disk will be Member of RAID1 , following Screenshot

Now RAID1 Created and server is Ready to Install CentOS using bootable Pendrive.

3 )

Install CentOS 7

  1. Insert Bootable Pendrive of CentOS 7 and Boot from Pendrive

Press “Install CentOS7”

Press “Continue”

Press “Installation Destination”

Select “BIOS RAID set (mirror)” and Press Done

To method of Partition

Select Automatically Configure Partitioning  --> Done


I Will Configure Partitioning  - As you wish

  1. Creating Partition = /boot
Press ( + ) and add boot partition

Mount Point = /boot
Desired Capacity = 500 MB

Press “Add Mount Point”

Note : /boot partition device type should be  “Standard”

Creating ( swap, log and / ) Partition with Adding LVM

Again Press ( + ) and create a swap partition

Mount Point = swap
Desired Capacity = 5000 MB

Press “Add mount Point”

Device Type = LVM

Volume Group = Select “Create new volume group” from drug down menu

Type Volume group name = linuxtopic

Press the Save button to create swap

Create /var/log Partition,

Again Press ( + ) and create a log partition

Mount Point = /var/log
Desired Capacity = 35000 MB

Final Create / partition

Again Press ( + ) and create a swap partition

Mount Point = /
Desired Capacity =  leave blank for whole space

Verify All Partition and there Space ( similar )

/boot  = 500MB
Swap = 5GB
/var/log = 35 GB
/   = All Space

Now Press “Done”

Press Accept Changes

Create Root Password : server

Press “Done”

After installation it will reboot

how to check raid status in linux  ?

Check Raid Status of new prepared server

cat  /proc/mdstat

Current is building it will take up to 30 - 60 min, please keep server online and check after 1 hour, status look like


End of this Raid Configuration using Intel Rapid Storage Technology 
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