Hello experts, i've bought a new sc1420 server and i'm tring to install novell 6.5 with raid support.
when i'm trying to install from the server assistant CD that comes with the server, only options i have is micrsofot OSs (2003, 2003sbs, 2003 64x), no option for novell.
if i create raid array before starting the installtion (without the assistant) i can't even boot from any CD or Floppy drive then install novell from the novell 6.5 installation CD or any OS isn't possible.
i'm asking for solution for 1 of the problems that i specified, meaning:
how to install novell 6.5 through the dell server assistant (which let you configere the raid before installing) (if possible at all)?
how to configure raid and let the server boot from optical device (for e.g. novell 6.5 installation CD)?
i'll appriciate any help as soon as possible
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Then you need to get into the BIOS of the PERC RAID controller and inspect the state of the physical/logical volumes. Reboot the machine and watch for the prompt after the PERC5/6 RAID controller loads it's BIOS.
Considering this a null issue given the age, though...
You will not be able to increase the hdd size of a raid array, it's size is set. If you need more storage, you can add additional drives ( either in raid or standalone ) and use the new drive(s) for storage, but the original array will remain unchanged. The other option is to back up all of your data, install new drives and create a new array.
Good news, Dell has lifetime phone support for their servers.
Write down the Express Service Code and Service Tag number that is on the server chassis and call Dell.
This is the last number I used for server support: (800) 945-3355
If it doesn't work you should be able to find a valid number at support.dell.com