I have different Promise IDE Array cards in my workstations at home that have OS management tools that I can do quite a few things on the array other than say deleting the array and starting over. I am remote managing our new servers, I didn't order them and so I don't have access to any of the information on the servers other than what I can figure out digging through device manager. Our IT admin isn't a big help on weekends.
I downloaded and installed Intel Active System Control, it shows:
S5000 series Intel system board
Raid is on INTEL SROMBSAS18E SCSI Disk Device, Total Size 543.89 GB
I am fairly confident that there are 6 x 146 GB SAS Drives in the rack.
I went on the manufacturers website trying to figure out certain things but they don't offer our rack with these options, nor do they have donwloads for drivers and apps.
So what I am trying to figure out is: what kind of array is it, RAID 5?
What utility can I install on the server to help me manage or view the RAID?
Does Intel have something for their On-Board RAID controllers?