Created the Intel ESRT2 RAID volume (virtual drive) in the pre-boot configuration utility but still unable to see the RAID volume during RHEL 7.x installation.
Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 and later
How to fix it:
Follow the steps below to prepare and load the driver during RHEL installation:
- Download the latest Intel ESRT2 driver for Linux*.
- Unzip the package and navigate to the ISO folder.
- Select the target RHEL version and unzip the file.
- Copy the dd.iso file to a USB drive.
- Insert the USB drive to the Intel ESRT2 system and start the RHEL installation.
- Navigate to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and press E.
- Add the following to the end of the line starting with linuxefi /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz.
linux dd modprobe.blacklist=ahci nodmraid
- Press Ctrl + X to continue and wait for the installer to prompt to select the driver disk device.
- Select the USB drive that contains the iso file in Step4 by entering it's corresponding ID number, in this example, the ID is 2.
- Press 1 to select the iso file.
- Press 1 to toggle the driver to install, then press C to continue.
- Verify the driver is installed, then press C to continue.
- You should now see the Intel ESRT2 RAID volume.
Cause & More Information:
You should not need to load driver for other Intel RAID controllers during Linux OS installation. Contact Intel Customer Support if you experience issues.