I have a RAID array built with 5 SAS drives (RAID 5).
I finally got in the last drive the other day, and, not surprisingly, it has some foreign config on it from the last array it was part of.
So I went into the PERC 5 configuration utility, and it does not give me the option to delete the foreign data.
I have searched on the web and the only references I can find to doing this task is in the Dell OMSA (OpenManage Storage Administrator) -- the problem is this:
I do not have Windows installed, and I do not have any xfree86/xorg GUI stuff installed on this box, and I don't want to install it.
Is there some magic trick to making this work (deleting the foreign data off the drive so it can be used in the current array) just using the bios based configuration utility at startup?
**# UPDATE / SOLUTION:# Nevermind. Figured it out.
Powered down server. Popped out my 5 drives, leaving only the 'foreign' drive installed.
Went into the bios based PERC configuration tool, highlighted the 'No configuration present' or some such under the 'Controller 0' section and hit F2 to bring up the options, from there it allowed me to either import or delete the foreign config.**