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Hi  I've installed 3 Dell SAS disks. They show up in the Bios Config Utility under Unconfigured Physical Disks as  "ready" but pressing f2 does nothing. Is there another steps I need to take first?

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OK, cool, you're in the right place. What that interface doesn't really make clear is that what you have highlighted when you tap F2 matters. I would collapse all of those trees and the parent tree should be the controller. Pressing F2 on that should bring up the needed context menu. I think it should pop on virtual disks, too. 

 

If you move your cursor around on that VD Mgmt screen and try F2 in a few different locations, do you get any different behavior, or does that menu never pop?

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Hiya BigBBear,

 

No, I think you should be good. Ready is what we want. Do you have any means of sharing pictures of your screen? I figure that will probably be the quickest way to go.

 

Alternatively, your lifecycle controller can be used to help deploy an OS. A RAID creation wizard is the first part of that. Cautionary addendum to that though, that wizard will leave you with a singular OS virtual disk. You could have multiple other disks, but it won't let you set up an OS volume, then a data volume. You'd need to create the OS volume, install the OS, then create the data volume using another tool (like OMSA, for example).

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Thanks Dylan

Pics above. As you can see I've already got 3 sas drives running as 3 separate virtual drives  with Win10 on either no 1 or 3, so I'm trying to add 3 more.

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OK, cool, you're in the right place. What that interface doesn't really make clear is that what you have highlighted when you tap F2 matters. I would collapse all of those trees and the parent tree should be the controller. Pressing F2 on that should bring up the needed context menu. I think it should pop on virtual disks, too. 

 

If you move your cursor around on that VD Mgmt screen and try F2 in a few different locations, do you get any different behavior, or does that menu never pop?

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That's it! I was pressing f2 with one of the disks I wanted to use highlighted. All clear now

Thanks again for your help.

Geoff

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