How to initialize a new RAID disk for first time usage on the Intel/StorageTek STK RAID controller
Last updated on MARCH 26, 2018
Applies to:Sun Netra X4250 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Netra X4450 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Blade RAID Module - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire X4140 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire X4150 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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.
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