Dell PowerEdge: How to create a Virtual Disk through the System Setup on 14G servers?

Dell PowerEdge: How to create a Virtual Disk through the System Setup on 14G servers?


This article explains how to create a Virtual Disk using the System Settings menu with a PERC 10 on a Dell PowerEdge server of the 14th generation. Alternatively, the Virtual Disk can also be created from the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) web interface.



Steps:

  1. Enter the System Setup by pressing F2 during system start.

  2. Click on Device Settings.
    System_Setup_Main_Menu
    Figure 1: System Setup Main Menu

  3. Click on the desired RAID controller device.
    Device_Settings_Menu
    Figure 2: Device Menu

  4. Click on Configuration Management.
    Configuration_Utility
    Figure 3: Configuration Utility Main Menu

  5. Click on Create Virtual Disk
    System:Device_Menu
    Figure 4: Configuration Management Menu

  6. The following list of options are now displayed to define the Virtual Disk parameters:

    • Select RAID level — allows you to choose the RAID level of your choice.
    • Secure Virtual Disk — If you want to create a secured virtual disk, select Secure Virtual Disk.
      NOTE: The Secure Virtual Disk option is enabled and selected by default, only if the security key has been configured. Only SED physical disks are listed.
    • Select Physical Disks From — allows you to select one of the physical disk capacities:
      • Unconfigured Capacity: creates a virtual disk on unconfigured physical disks.
      • Free Capacity: utilizes unused physical disk capacity that is already part of a virtual disk.
    • Select Physical Disks — If you want to select the physical disks from which the virtual disks are being created, click Select Physical Disks. This option is displayed if you select Unconfigured Capacity as your physical disk capacity.
    • Select Disk Groups — If you want to select the disk groups from which the virtual disks are being created, click Select Disk Group. This option is displayed if you select Free Capacity as your physical disk capacity.
    • Configure Virtual Disk Parameters — allows you to set the virtual disk parameters when creating the virtual disk. For more information, see Configuring virtual disk parameters.

  7. Click on Select Physical Disks.
    Create_VD_Menu
    Figure 5: Create Virtual Disk Menu

  8. Choose the desired drives and click on Apply Changes.
    Drive_Selection
    Figure 6: Drive Selection

  9. When the action was performed successfully, click on OK.
    Success_Confirmation
    Figure 7: Success Confirmation

  10. Name the new Virtual Disk and choose the desired settings.

  11. Click on Create Virtual Disk.
    Create_Virtual_Disk
    Figure 8: Create Virtual Disk

  12. Check Confirm and click on Yes.
    Confirm_VD_Creation
    Figure 9: Confirm Virtual Disk Creation

  13. The Virtual Disk is created successfully. Click on Ok.

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Article ID: SLN307603

Last Date Modified: 10/26/2017 05:11 AM


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