Cisco UCS Servers RAID Guide
Preface
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Table of Contents

Preface

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This preface describes the organization of the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers RAID Configuration Guide . It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation and submit a service request.

Organization

This guide is organized as into the following chapters:

 

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

RAID Overview

Describes Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), RAID functions and benefits, RAID components, RAID levels, and configuration strategies. It also describes RAID availability and offers tips for configuration planning.

Chapter 2

Using Cisco Integrated Management Controller and Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility for RAID Monitoring and Configuring

Summarizes monitoring and configuring RAID controllers using Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) and Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility (UCS-SCU).

Chapter 3

Using Cisco UCS Manager for RAID Configuring and Monitoring

Summarizes monitoring and configuring RAID controllers using Cisco UCS Manager.

Chapter 4

Configuring the LSI SAS2 Integrated RAID Controller

Provides an introduction to the features and benefits of the LSI Integrated RAID solution for LSI SAS2 RAID controllers.

Chapter 5

LSI MegaRAID SAS Controller Tasks

Describes the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility (CU) and describes creating and managing RAID configurations on LSI MegaRAID SAS controllers.

Chapter 6

Configuring the Embedded ICH10R SATA Controller

Describes how to use the LSI Software RAID setup Utility to configure the onboard Intel ICH10R RAID controller.

Conventions

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Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series rack-mount servers is described in the roadmap document at the following link:

Cisco UCS C-Series Documentation Roadmap

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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