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Dell PERC 6iR Array Configuration Guide

This RAID configuration guide will walk you through the process of setting up a RAID array on your Dell PERC 6iR controller.

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      1. Make sure you have physical or console access to the server you wish to create the array on.

      perc 6ir bios boot screen

      2. Press CTRL-C when prompted by the BIOS to enter the RAID configuration utility.

      raid configuration prompt on the perc 6ir

      3. A selection menu should appear allowing you to select the controller you wish to configure. In most cases there will only be one option here. If you have more than one PERC 6iR RAID controller installed they will be listed here.

      selection menu on the perc 6ir raid controller

      4. Once you are inside the configuration utility select the "RAID Properties" option to create a RAID volume

      creating a raid volume on the perc 6ir

      5. Select the desired RAID level. The Dell PERC 6iR supports RAID-0 and RAID-1. We recommmend RAID-1 for redundant configurations with two disks. If you are only attaching one disk select RAID-0.

      creating a raid volume on the perc 6ir

      6. Move the cursor over to the RAID disk column and press space to select disks for use in the volume.

      creating a raid volume on the perc 6ir

      7. Once you are finished selecting disks you should press C in order to save your configuration.

      saving a raid configuration on the perc 6ir raid controller

      8. Select "Save changes then exit this menu" in order to save your array configuration. You will have to press F3 to confirm your changes once more.

      saving a raid configuration on the perc 6ir raid controller

      9. Your virtual disk is now ready. You may create more if you have remaining unused physical disks. Otherwise press escape until you reach the exit menu for the RAID configuration utility. Select "Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot" option.

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