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

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

2)
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

OR

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



Thanks

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