Article ID: 000055144 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 07/20/2022

Why Am I Not Able to Configure ESRT2 RAID 5 with SAS HDD on Intel® Server System R2000WF?

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Summary

Intel® RAID 5 with SAS HDD will not be configured properly on Purley platforms if you fail to meet the hardware requirements.

Description

What is the correct way to properly setup ESRT2 RAID 5 with SAS HDD on Purley platforms such as the server system R1000WF, server node HNS2600BP, server board S2600ST?

Resolution

Make sure you meet the following hardware requirements:

  1. Use Intel® RAID C600 Upgrade Keys
  2. HSBP (Hot Swap Backplane)
    1. For R2000WF Product Family & R1000WF Product family - check the Intel S2600WF Product Family Configuration Guide page137 & 138 to find the compatible HSBP.
    2. For S2600ST Product Family - check the Intel S2600ST Product Family Configuration Guide page 40 to find the compatible HSBP.
  3. Bridge Board
    1. For HNS2600BP Product Family, check the Intel® S2600BP Product Family Configuration Guide page 58 & 59 to find the compatible bridge board.
    2. Note: Intel® RAID C600 Upgrade Keys is not needed if the bridge board supports both SAS HDD and RAID 5.

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