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How to configure storage options on Intel® 5000 Series Server Boards

The following table describes how to configure storage options on Intel® 5000 series server boards.

Note Software RAID = Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II, utilizing system processor(s) and memory.
Hardware RAID = Intel® Integrated Server RAID, utilizing dedicated Intel® IO Processor 333 and dedicated memory for outstanding performance and reliability.
Storage Option Supported SKUs How to Enable in BIOS Driver Configuration Utility
Legacy SATA (non RAID) all SKUs
  1. Select Advanced > ATA Controller Configuration
  2. Set On board SATA Controller to Enabled and SATA Mode to Legacy
OS embedded N/A
SATA AHCI (non RAID) all SKUs
  1. Select Advanced > ATA Controller Configuration
  2. Set On board SATA Controller to Enabled
  3. Set SATA Mode to Enhanced
  4. Set AHCI Mode to Enabled
AHCI SATA Driver1 N/A
Direct SAS (non RAID) See the RAID support matrix
  1. Select Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > Direct SAS
  2. Set SAS Controller to Enabled
  3. Set Configure SAS as SW RAID to Disabled
SAS Storage Driver1 N/A
SATA Software RAID 0, 1, 10 (ESB2) See the RAID support matrix
  1. Select Advanced > ATA Controller Configuration
  2. Set On board SATA Controller to Enabled
  3. Set SATA Mode to Enhanced
  4. Set Configure SATA as RAID to Enabled
SATA & SAS Software RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<E> during server boot up to activate the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II Configuration Utility.
SATA Software RAID 5 (ESB2) See the RAID support matrix Install AXXRAKSW5 (optional order) SATA & SAS Software RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<E> during server boot up to activate the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II Configuration Utility.
SAS Software RAID 0, 1, 10 (LSI1064e) See the RAID support matrix
  1. Select Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > Direct SAS
  2. Set SAS Controller to Enabled
  3. Set Configure SAS as SW RAID to Enabled
SATA & SAS Software RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<E> during server boot up to activate the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II Configuration Utility.
SAS Software RAID 5 (LSI1064e) See the RAID support matrix Install AXXRAKSW5 (optional order) SATA & SAS Software RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<E> during server boot up to activate the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II Configuration Utility.
SAS Software RAID 0, 1, 10 (LSI1068) See the RAID support matrix
  1. Select Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > Direct SAS
  2. Set SAS Controller to Enabled
  3. Set Configure SAS as SW RAID to Enabled
SATA & SAS Software RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<E> during server boot up to activate the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II Configuration Utility.
SAS Hardware RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 (LSI1068 & IOP80333) See the RAID support matrix Use the Intel® RAID activation key, AXXRAK18E, and an installed DDR2 Mini DIMM.
  1. Select Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration
  2. Set Enable Intel® SROMBSAS18E to Enabled
SAS HW RAID Driver1 Press <Ctrl>-<G> during server boot up to activate the Intel® RAID BIOS Console 2 Utility.
Intel® RAID Controller See the tested hardware and OS list for the appropriate Intel® server board Installed Intel® RAID Controller Download Intel® RAID controller driver Press <Ctrl>-<G> during server boot up to activate the Intel® RAID BIOS Console or Intel® RAID BIOS Console 2 Utility, depending on the RAID controller installed.

Note
  1. If the driver link takes you to a list of drivers, make sure to select the correct driver for the Intel® 5000 series server board.

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For more information on Intel® 5000 series server storage options:

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5000PAL
Intel® Server Board S5000PSL
Intel® Server Board S5000VCL
Intel® Server Board S5000VSA
Intel® Server Board S5000XSL
Intel® Server System SC5400RA
Intel® Server System SR2520SA
Intel® Workstation Board S5000XVN



Solution ID: CS-025445
Last Modified: 01-Nov-2012
Date Created: 21-Jan-2007
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