Configuring RAID

This topic describes how to create boot media to perform default RAID configuration on the target server. You can use this process to create boot media to perform any supported pre-installation task.

About this task

This example uses the default RAID configuration task provided by the Linux Scripting ToolkitServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition. You can either replace this RAID configuration task with any of the included RAID configuration tasks or create your own RAID configuration task by creating a RAID configuration file and creating a job to deploy it. For information about creating RAID configuration files, see PRAID.


  1. Create a workflow using the default RAID configuration task:
    1. From the main menu, select Workflows.
    2. From the Workflows menu, select Create.
    3. In the What's the name of the new workflow? field, enter default_raid_configuration.
    4. In the pre-installation section of the workflow, select the RAID check box, and select the Default task from the list.
    5. Click Next to proceed through the wizard.
    6. Select the Skip this step... check boxes for the OS install and Post-install sections.
    7. Review your selections, and click Finish.
    The workflow is created and available in the Workflows list.
  2. Create a bootable media profile to deploy the new workflow:
    1. From the main menu, select Bootable Media Profiles.
    2. From the Boot Media Creation menu, select Create.
    3. In the What's the name of the new Boot Media Profile? field, enter usb_local_default_raid_configuration.
    4. From the Boot method list, select USB.
    5. Click Next.
    6. From the Source medias menu, select Bundle files in the boot media, and click Next. This selection places all of the files necessary for this deployment on the boot media.
      Note: Operating system files are not bundled on the bootable media, regardless of this setting.
    7. From the Target system IP settings menu, select Configure network using a DHCP server, and click Next.
    8. Click Next to continue through the Select the machine models panel. This panel is used for firmware update tasks and operating system installations.
    9. Review your selections and, when they are correct, click Create Boot Media.
    10. When prompted, enter the path to the USB key that you want to use to hold your deployment image.
    The boot media is created and ready for deployment.
    Note: When the boot media is a USB key that has not previously been formatted by the Linux Scripting Toolkit, the Toolkit formats the key and adds the necessary files. All other information on the key will be lost.
  3. To complete the deployment, start the target system using the boot media.