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Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-28, 4:53 AM

I have an RD550 ThinkServer that I am trying to install an OS on.  Specifically Windows Server 2016 and the issue  Iam having is that it is not recognizing the storage available for me to put the OS on.  I have gone into the F1 Setup/BIOS menu and the 3 drives I have installed are seen and showing as unconcfigured(good) but will not show for OS installation.  I have tried getting all/any of the drivers that I can find that would pertain to RAID or Storeage but nothing shows as signed device drivers.  This seems like it would be a driver issue but I am not 100% sure.  Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-04-03, 18:26 PM

Polarisuti,

 

Glad to hear it worked.

 

If there are no further questions would you please mark this post as complete. That way if someone runs into the same issue they can reference the solution.

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-28, 6:49 AM

Hi Polarisuti,

Do you try to configure a RAID volume and load the appropriate RAID driver when the OS installation is asking for loading a driver for the disk.  

 

There are several types of RAID adapters that could be in your machine. 

Can you let me know which one the machine has?

 

Onboard RAID controllers - RAID 110i

Any RAID controllers - 510i, 720i, 720ix

PCIe RAID controllers -520i, 720i

 

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-28, 13:16 PM

Good morning:

 

The only info I can find without going inside the machine is that I have the RAID 110i.  I will have to look inside to see if there is any other one mounted.  I have tried the configuration of the RAID volumes and tried installing the drivers but it keeps saying that it cannot find the driver on my thumb drive I have put it on.  

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-29, 4:28 AM

The only RAID controller is the on board one that is the 110i.  I still have not had any luck with signing drivers to allow the OS to install.  Please help.

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-29, 18:21 PM

Polarisuti

 

The RAID controller will only show RAID volumes to the OS, the UNCONFIGURE_GOOD drives need to be configured into a RAID volume.
The user guide for this setup is here: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/megaraidsasswug_en_12gb.pdf#page=95

 

3 drives are good to build a RAID 5, but on this solution: software RAID, performance will be TERRIBLE (worse than a single no-RAID drive).
My advice is to add one more drive for a RAID 10 or use only 2 on w RAID 1

 

I hope this helps

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-29, 18:37 PM

Thank you.  I will give that a try.  I do have more drives that I will install.  Hopefully this will help.  I will post an update either way when I try it.

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-03-30, 6:10 AM

Your suggestion worked.  Thank you for your help

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Re: Trouble Installing OS on RD550 ThinkServer

2019-04-03, 18:26 PM

Polarisuti,

 

Glad to hear it worked.

 

If there are no further questions would you please mark this post as complete. That way if someone runs into the same issue they can reference the solution.

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