afacli equivalent for 2950 (PERC 5/i)?

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Fri Jan 19 17:41:50 CST 2007

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 11:34:52AM -0800, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> I'm trying to set up an automated install environment for the 2950.  One of
> the hurdles is being able to automatically set up the PERC 5/i.  For our
> configuration, all servers will have three disks and they need to be
> configured as three separate virtual disks (so we can have sda, sdb, sdc
> visible from the OS).
> Occasionally these servers are coming off other projects and are preconfigured
> as RAID5 with one virtual disk.
> We typically must manually go into the PERC management utility and set up the
> configuration we want.
> I'm hoping there is a utility similar to afacli (for PERC3) that can be used
> and perhaps called from the %pre portion of our Kickstart script to configure
> everything as we want automatically.
> Couldn't find anything on the 2950's download page however that seemed to fit
> the description.
> Anyone know if this utility exists or have any alternate approaches I could
> try?

Dell Deployment Toolkit (DTK) is designed exactly for this.
*DTK* for the latest version, tool there is 'raidcfg'.


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