This document describes the procedure to use the Modular RAID Controller (Cisco 12G SASA Modular RAID) to configure disk drive groups and virtual drives, RAID configuration and to perform other configuration tasks in a pre-boot environment.
Procedure to Add Virtual Drive
Perform these steps to configure drive groups and virtual drives with the use of the Modular RAID Controller.
1. Log into the Cisco UCS Manager.
2. Open a console to the host.
3. Reboot the host
On boot up hit Ctrl+R to enter the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller BIOS Configuration Utility.
Keep the cursor on the controller name Cisco 12G SASA Modular RAID and press F2.
Select Create Virtual Drive.
This shows VD Mgmt that helps to configure the RAID.
Note: Cisco 12G SASA Modular RAID supports only RAID 0 and RAID 1.
Select the RAID as per the requirement.
After you select the RAID, select the Hard Drives that will be the part of this RAID.
For example, Drive 4 and Drive 5 was chosen as shown.
Now, press OK.
This warning message will appear on the screen, press OK.
In this screen shot, you see that a New Virtual Drive with 2 Physical drives is sucessfully added.