How to initialize a new RAID disk for first time usage on the Intel/StorageTek STK RAID controller (Doc ID 1340463.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Netra X4250 Server - Version: Not Applicable and later   [Release: N/A and later ]
Sun Netra X4450 Server - Version: Not Applicable and later    [Release: N/A and later]
Sun Blade RAID Module - Version: Not Applicable and later    [Release: N/A and later]
Sun Fire X4140 Server - Version: Not Applicable and later    [Release: N/A and later]
Sun Fire X4150 Server - Version: Not Applicable and later    [Release: N/A and later]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

When replacing a disk on a Intel / Adaptec based StorageTek RAID card the disk will not always initialize without intervention. Additionally, the disk may not be viewable to the operating system.
This document describes the two ways to initialize the disk from within the RAID BIOS utility and using the Storman operating system graphical user interface (GUI).

By initializing the disk, the disk will automatically be placed back in to the array be rebuilt.
Due to some differences in disk geometry and size the spare may not always sync properly and need to be initialized.




Solution

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