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JeffKelly
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Message 1 of 10

Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

Is there anyone who experience the attach error for Lenovo SD530 RAID configuration.

 

The server has the below components;

  1. 2 x ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD - Part # : B10W
    Select Storage devices - no configured RAID required - Part # : 5977SD530.JPGSD530a.JPG
  2. 1 x ThinkSystem SD530 SW RAID Kit - Part # : AUYL

Thank you in advance..

Lenovo Employee naoym
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Message 2 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hello, JeffKelly

 

I think  you are seeng RAID configuration via XCC (XClarity Controller) GUI menu.  So following tip may hit for the situation.

 

Hard disks attached to RSTe SATA controllers is not displayed in XCC

https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/jp/en/solutions/ht506794

 

ThinkSystem SD530 SW RAID Kit is onboard SW RAID function (Intel RSTe) so XCC does not desplay installed Hard DISK via XCC.

https://lenovopress.com/lp0635-thinksystem-sd530-server#controllers-for-internal-storage

 

You can see DISK information via uEFI setup menu, workaround description on above tip.

 

Thank you.

JeffKelly
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Message 3 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

Thanks for the quick response and we are able to detect and configured RAID1 now on the servers.

 

We are tying to install now VMware and we getting the attach error even though the option for VMware is there too.

 

Thanks

 

Lenovo Employee naoym
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Message 4 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

Could you please check following desctripion? LXPM may check following combination ESXi + RSTe.

 

https://lenovopress.com/lp0635-thinksystem-sd530-server#controllers-for-internal-storage

 

Virtualization support: The SATA ports can be used with virtualization hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V, however support is limited to AHCI (non-RAID) mode. RSTe mode is not supported with virtualization hypervisors.

 

 

JeffKelly
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Message 5 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

So this means that we need to purchase another RAID Controller to support virtualization?

 

Can you advise RAID controller option part number as per the notes, the below options cannot used as upgrades and it should be CTO options;

Table 26. RAID controllersPartnumber Featurecode Description
NoneAUYLThinkSystem SD530 SW RAID Kit
None*AUYKThinkSystem SD530 HW RAID Kit
None*B0SSThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb Dense HBA

* Available only in preconfigured models or configure-to-order; not available as a field upgrade.

Lenovo Employee naoym
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Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hello, Jeffkelly.

 

I'm not sure they have any solution or not, but I suggest to contact your Lenovo Local sales person who you are contacted and ask them you are needed RAID config with ESXi environment.

 

As written on your reffered guide, H/W RAID controller is pre-configured only and not provided as field upgrade option.

SD530 is dense system so difficult to use common RAID controller which supported on other ThinkSystem Node.

 

 

JeffKelly
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Message 7 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

We have tried to install VMware without the RAID configuration but it gives the attach error.

 

Can you please advice what could be the possible solution?

 

Thanks.

Lenovo Employee naoym
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Message 8 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

Are you using Lenovo custom image ISO?

 

Following are example of Install guide for ESXi6.5.  VMware base ISO does not contain several driver which Thinksystem use.

 

https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/jp/en/products/servers/thinksystem/sd530/7x21/solutions/HT50498...

 

Download appropriate ESXi Lenovo custom image version which you want to use, and use this ISO as installation.

 

Also suggest to modify uEFI setting follow the tip.

 

System tuning for VMware

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht115952

 

Thank you.

 

JeffKelly
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Message 9 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Hi,

 

Its not from Lenovo, its from VMware iso directly.

 

We will try your recommended workaround , we will download the iso from Lenovo and will let you know about the outcome.

 

Thank you.

syedahmar
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Message 10 of 10

Re: Lenovo SD530 RAID Configuration

Pls advice what you found? What is the solution?

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