RAID configuration via KVM on a DELL server (iDRAC) H310 / H710 / H730

The personalized RAID configuration allows you to create a RAID mode that cannot be created via the management console of (RAID10 for example).

You can perform a personalized installation using iDRAC after the following edit.

Once the server is installed the iDRAC button displays.

1. Click iDRAC to start with the creation of the credentials:

2. On the iDRAC webpage, click Launch to start the KVM Java applet

3. Confirm the connection in about two windows (depending your OS)

You are now connected to the KVM. Be cautious when using it.

4. Return to the administration page in your console, click Reboot to restart your server. During the boot process you have to press the CTRL + R keys on your keyboard to launch the RAID configuration utility:

Once this is done, you should see the following screen in the KVM:

5. Press F2 on your keyboard to delete the virtual disk

Once the virtual disk is deleted, you have to create a new virtual disk using the RAID of your choice.

6. Select No configuration Present to get the following menu:

7. Return to the main menu once the RAID mode for the affected disk is selected.

We recommend a final manipulation to ensure the RAID initialization:

8. Select the virtual disk and press F2, select Fast Init

9. Press Enter to confirm.

Once this is done, you only have to press ESC to confirm the reboot of your server and to continue with your installation.