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[DL380p G8] Selecting boot device, SD Card or Raid Array

 
david_tek
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[DL380p G8] Selecting boot device, SD Card or Raid Array

Hey all,

 

I just got two DL380p G8 servers and I have 3 300gb disks in each as well as an SD card in the internal slot.

 

I want the system to boot to the raid array ( 3 x 300gb disks ), but it always boots to the SD card.

 

Where can I tell the system which device to boot to: SD Card or Raid Array.

 

I know this can be done using a boot loader like GRUB, but I want to be able to boot the Raid array independently of the SD card or vice versa.

 

Thanks,

 

David

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david_tek
Occasional Visitor

Re: [DL380p G8] Selecting boot device, SD Card or Raid Array

Through trial and error, I found my answer :

 

When I don't have a USB key connected to the server, I hit F11 during the second half of POST :

 

3. One time boot to USB DriveKey => Boots to SD Card

5. One time boot to HDD => Boots to Raid array.