I am upgrading my Perc 5 to a Perc 5i (allegedly lets me have hot spares and power management). When I put the 5i card in and connect the drives, it does not recognise the previous RAID configuration. Import foreign disks is grayed out. How do I get this new card installed without having to rebuild this server. If I rebuild the array do I lose all data?
Dell has instructions to do this. They're located here: