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I'm trying to configure RAID in a IBM x3550 M2 server. I can't find any messages on boot about any hotkey to access the configuration utility. I wasn't able either in BIOS.

The card is a on board LSI 1068e. I can't find the original CD's shipped with the server, but I downloaded Server Guide 9.21 from IBM web. Booted with that, and only getting stuck at "Windows loading"p. Tried with a 8.? version from a x3550 (M1), but it was less useful.

Although I do not consider myself an expert, I'm starting to feel like a newbie luser. Any help?

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Is the on board LSI 1068e HW RAID or just SAS? The <A href="download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/systems/support/system_x_pdf/…; I just checked mentioned several options, not all of them HW RAID. –  Hennes Jul 5 '12 at 16:22
    
Right now is configured as RAID1, so I guess it's hardware RAID. In BIOS I can't find either information. I had to use the already installed ESXi to gather the information. Didn't mention before but I tried already Ctrl+C combination as stated in the linked manaul –  Mike B Jul 5 '12 at 16:54

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Finally found it. It's clearly explained in the User's Guide, but I was focused on searching "RAID" in that guide. As soon as I searched "LSI" (Hennes's comment switched on the light), I found it in the "Starting the LSI Configuration Utility program" chapter. The path is (from BIOS): System Settings → Adapters and UEFI drivers → Please refresh this page on the first visit → LSI Controller.

It's not the most intuitive GUI, but there is it.

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