NessAgbay
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RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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I'm using RAIDCFG.EXE from DTK to configure an H700 Raid Controller on an R910.

I'd like to start the slow initialize of a virtual disk. From the documentation, the command is:

raidcfg -vd -c=X -vd=Y -ac=sli

I get a command successfull message immediately. 

How do I know what the status is of the initialization? 

Thanks for any help.

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DELL-Sonylal P
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Re: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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For more information on slow and fast init please refer <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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AlexKnox
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RE: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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Sorry, I know this is an old post, but it was the first I found when I was trying to answer the same question. Testing on an H830, I was able to use LSI's megacli tool to find the initialization status:

megacli -LDInfo -LALL -aALL
Background Initialization: Completed 21%, Taken 312 min.

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Re: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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Hello NessAbgay

The only place I am aware of that might give you a percentage completed of the initialization would be the controller BIOS. I haven't tested with an H700 myself, but I know my PERC 5's on my servers show a progress bar in the controller BIOS for initialization.

RACADM status commands and OMSA will only let you know the status. I'm pretty sure you cannot get the progress from any other source than the controller BIOS.

Thanks

Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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DELL-Sonylal P
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Re: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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Using raidcfg utility you will not be able to check the initialization status. You can check by using OMSA storage page or Controller BIOS page.

NessAgbay
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Re: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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Thanks for the responses.  Having to either manually check via the Controller BIOS or via OMSA under the OS kind of defeats the purpose of Automating Deployment.  I guess it does not really stop me from loading the OS and partitioning the drives while the VDs initialize in the background.

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DELL-Sonylal P
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Re: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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For more information on slow and fast init please refer <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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AlexKnox
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RE: RAIDCFG Utility to Slow Initialize Virtual Disks

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Sorry, I know this is an old post, but it was the first I found when I was trying to answer the same question. Testing on an H830, I was able to use LSI's megacli tool to find the initialization status:

megacli -LDInfo -LALL -aALL
Background Initialization: Completed 21%, Taken 312 min.

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