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How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility

2019-10-01, 15:17 PM

I have added 3 units of 300GB SAS disks from a faulty x3650 M4 server1. onto another live x3650 M4 server2.

 

Drive Management menu of LSI MegaRAID configuration utility shown the following:

 

Drive Management

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Drive Port 0 – 3:01:00: SAS, 930GB, Online, Protection -Type 2, (512B)

Drive Port 0 – 3:01:01: SAS, 930GB, Online, Protection -Type 2, (512B)

Drive Port 0 – 3:01:02: SAS, 930GB, Online, Protection -Type 2, (512B)

Drive Port 4 – 7:01:05: SAS, 278GB, (Foreign)Unconfigured Good, Protection-Type 2, (512B)

Drive Port 4 – 7:01:06: SAS, 278GB, (Foreign)Unconfigured Good, Protection-Type 2, (512B)

Drive Port 4 – 7:01:07: SAS, 278GB, (Foreign)Unconfigured Good, Protection-Type 2, (512B)

 

Please advise how to proceed to import the (Foreign) Unconfigured Good disks without destroying the data.

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-01, 19:26 PM

Hello could you please let us know what type of RAID adapter your using? 

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-01, 20:12 PM

 

Please take a look at the  LSI Storage Authority Software User Guide  https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/DB15-001161-10

 

pg 61

 

Importing or Clearing the Foreign Configurations

A foreign configuration is a RAID configuration that already exists on a replacement set of drives that you install in a computer system. You can use the LSI Storage Authority software to import the foreign configuration to the controller or clear the foreign configuration so that you can create a new configuration using these drives. Perform the following steps to import or clear foreign configurations.

1. Navigate to the Controller dashboard.

2. Click Configure and then click Foreign Configuration. The Foreign Configuration window appears, which lists all of the foreign configurations.

3. Click one of the following options: — Import All: Import the foreign configurations from all the foreign drives. — Clear All: Remove the configurations from all the foreign drives.

4.Click Re-Scan to refresh the window. You can import or clear the foreign configuration on security-enabled drives. See Importing or Clearing a Foreign Configuration – Security-Enabled Drives

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-02, 1:33 AM

Hi KSLEE008,

Please refer to this KB article: Lenovo ThinkSystem RAID management tools article landing page 

Select the preferred method and follow the instructions of the article to add drives to an existing RAID array.

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-02, 5:25 AM

The RAID Adapter is Server RAID M5110e

 

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-02, 13:43 PM

Thanks for the advise

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Re: How to Import Configuration from (Foreign) Unconfigured Good in LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utili

2019-10-02, 13:44 PM

No problem glad that this resolved your issue.

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