How to setup raid on 20x servers automatically?

Chris Skretowski chris.skretowski at
Fri Jul 16 09:41:58 CDT 2010

They are now Dell T300 witch DRAC6, PERC6/I.
All of them will have RHEL 4.8

Thanks for your input guys! Going through DTK docs now...
If it wouldn't be for people who don't understand what RAID is, I think
it would be quicker to set them manually...

Anyway, it will be good reference for the future.

Kind Regards
Chris Skretowski MCSE: S+M, MCTS

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If they are 11G servers (PowerEdge XX1X, i.e. something like a PowerEdge
R610). You can also look into our embedded remote configuration

These are documented here:

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DTK could be very handy in such case. DTK Linux ISO image can be
downloaded from 
DTK tool raidcfg provides a command line to replicate raid configuration
specified in an INI file.

raidcfg command to create INI file is raidcfg -i=\tmp\raid.ini.

DTK CLI guide should have more information, in case you are interested. 



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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:52:44 +0100
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Is there any chance I could setup automatically 20x perc/6i to have
raid1 instead of raid5? Something like bootable CD or even better -
bootable via PXE. It needs to be unattended or minimal intervention. 

I'm thinking about using some live linux distro with OMSA(I know that
there is Centos) and script it to do what I want but I'm guessing that
someone has done it already. 

Thanks in advance!

Kind Regards
Chris Skretowski MCSE: S+M, MCTS

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