Integrated RAID Controller Configuration

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This section describes how to assemble and configure an integrated RAID controller for logo testing. These procedures apply to integrated ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, SAS, and SATA controllers that support RAID.

Test System Assembly

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  1. Install a boot-capable controller (not the test device) and hard disk drive, if the test devices do not support boot.

  2. Attach the disks to the integrated test controller (Controller 1) according to the following table.

    Controller type Controller 1
    ATA RAID One ATA hard disk drive on each supported channel
    SATA RAID One SATA hard disk drive on each supported channel
    SAS RAID One SAS JBOD or six SAS hard disk drives
    SCSI RAID One SCSI JBOD or three SCSI hard disk drives, and one SCSI optical drive (if supported)
  3. Attach an optical drive to the system, if one is not already attached.

Test System Configuration

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  1. Turn on the test system.

  2. Set the system BIOS to support the S3 state.

  3. Create two 60-GB RAID arrays on Controller 1.

    If the controller does not support a configuration that includes two arrays, use a non-RAID disk instead of Array 2 for these procedures. For SCSI, create a third 60-GB RAID array (using any supported RAID level).

    The RAID arrays on Controller 1 are referred to as RAID Array 1 and RAID Array 2.

  4. Configure the RAID arrays according to the following table.

    If the test device supports these RAID levels RAID level for RAID Array 1 RAID level for RAID Array 2
    0 only 0 0
    1 only 1 1
    5 only 5 5 or Non-RAID disk
    0 and 1 only 1 0
    0 and 5 only 5 0 or Non-RAID disk
    1 and 5 only 5 1or Non-RAID disk
    0, 1, and 10 10 1 or Non-RAID disk
    0, 1, and 5 5 0 or Non-RAID disk
    0, 1, 10, and 5 5 10 or Non-RAID disk
  5. Install the appropriate Microsoft Windows operating system to a 36-GB NTFS volume on RAID Array 1. If the test controller is not bootable, install Windows to a separate hard disk drive on a bootable controller.

  6. If it is necessary, install any drivers that a manufacturer supplies that the devices in the test system require.

  7. Start the test system into the Windows operating system.

  8. Use the Windows Disk Management utility to configure all of the disks to be dynamic.

  9. Create three 4-GB NTFS partitions on RAID Array 1. For SCSI adapters, use RAID Array 2 instead.

  10. If you are testing with a client operating system, create a 4-GB NTFS spanned volume that uses unallocated space on RAID Array 1 and RAID Array 2, as the following diagram shows. For SCSI, this volume should also span Array 3, as the first diagram in the following Appendix section shows.

  11. If you are testing with a server operating system:

    1. Create a software RAID 1 mirror from one of the NTFS partitions on RAID Array 1 to the unallocated space on RAID Array 2, as the following diagram shows.

    2. Create a NTFS software RAID 0 array that uses unallocated space on RAID Array 1 and RAID Array 2, as the following diagram shows. For SCSI, this volume should be a NTFS RAID 5 array instead that uses unallocated space on RAID Array 1, RAID Array 2, and RAID Array 3, as the second diagram in the following Appendix section shows.

  12. To set the system page file and enable crashdump, do the following:

    1. Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

    2. Click the General tab, and then note the amount of RAM that the computer has.

    3. Click the Advanced tab (or click Advanced system settings in the left pane for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008), and then, in the Performance area, click Settings.

      Note If you are prompted to enter Administrative credentials or allow the action, enter the credentials or allow the action.

    4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, in the Virtual Memory area, click Change.

    5. Select Custom Size, and then enter a number in the Initial size (MB) box that is larger than the size of RAM that you noted in step b.

    6. In the Maximum size (MB) text box, enter a maximum size value that is larger than the initial size that you entered in the Initial size (MB) box. (The maximum size is typically 1.5 to 2 times the initial size.)

    7. Click Set, and then click OK two times.

    8. Click OK, and then restart the computer to update the page file size.

  13. Copy the Windows Symbol files to %SystemDrive%\Symbols.

  14. Install DTM client.

Appendix

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Build date: 9/14/2012