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PowerEdge: How to Configure RAID with Device Settings (LifeCycle Controller)

Summary: This article explains how to configure RAID and to create a virtual disk using Device Settings on the 13th generation PowerEdge server. Since the boot mode on the 13th PowerEdge server is UEFI, the conventional RAID BIOS (Ctrl+R) cannot be used. In this case, follow the instruction in this article to configure RAID. ...

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Configure of Virtual Disk


  1. Press the "F2" key during POST and launch the System Setup Menu.
    Or press the "F10" key during POST and select "System Setup" > "Hardware Settings" from the LifeCycle Controller menu.

  2. Click "Device Settings" on the System Setup screen.

  3. Select the RAID controller to be configured on the Device Settings screen.

  4. Click "Configuration Management" on the Main Menu.

  5. Click "Create Virtual Disk" on the Configuration Management screen.

  6. Select any options from "Select RAID Level" and "Select Physical Disks From" depending on the configuration that is wanted to create on the Create Virtual Disk screen.

  7. Click "Select Physical Disk."

  8. Select hard drive type, slot number, and the number of disks to be used and click "Apply Changes."
    If "Free Capacity" was selected in step 6, select the disk group that uses the free space and click "Apply Changes."

  9. Click "OK" on the Success screen.

  10. Enter or select virtual disk name, disk size, and other options and click "Create Virtual Disk."

  11. Read the warning message, select "Confirm" and click "Yes."

  12. Click "OK" on the Success screen.


Verification and Changing Configuration


  1. Click "Virtual Disk Management" on the Main Menu.

  2. Verify the virtual disk summary such as name, size, and status.
    If you want to verify or change each virtual disk configuration, click any virtual disk.

  3. Verify each item. The name can be changed on this screen.
    If you want to verify or change detail configuration, click "Advanced."

  4. Some of the items can be changed on this screen.
    Click "Apply Changes" after changing items.

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Last Published Date

28 Nov 2022



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