Running maxView Storage Manager from a Bootable USB Image

Running maxView Storage Manager from a bootable USB image allows you to configure your controller before you install the operating system. The procedure consists of three basic steps:
  1. Download the bootable USB image from the Adaptec Web Site
  2. Create an image on a USB flash drive
    Note: We recommend using LiveUSB Creator, available at fedorahosted.org (see Step 2, below).
  3. Boot from the USB flash drive, login to maxView Storage Manager and configure your controller

The bootable USB image is not a substitute for running maxView Storage Manager as an installed application. Many of the features and functions described in this guide are not available when you run maxView Storage Manager from a bootable USB image. Use the bootable USB image only to configure your controller before you install an operating system.

Note: Before you begin, ensure that your system is set up to boot from a USB drive. Check the system BIOS to see if the USB drive is included in the boot sequence. (For more information, see your system's documentation.) You will need a USB drive with at least 1GB of storage to complete this task. To run the bootable USB image, the target machine must have at least 4GB of memory.

To run maxView Storage Manager from a bootable USB image:

  1. Download the bootable USB image from the Adatepec Web site:
    1. Open a browser window, then type start.adaptec.com in the address bar.
    2. Locate the bootable USB image on the Adaptec Start page.
    3. Download the bootable USB image.
    4. Extract the contents of the bootable image archive file to a temporary location. The archive contains one file: the maxView Storage Manager bootable iso image.
  2. Create an image on the USB drive:
    1. Run the LiveUSB Creator utility setup program at https://fedorahosted.org/releases/l/i/liveusb-creator/liveusb-creator- 3.11.8-setup.exe.
    2. Start LiveUSB Creator from the Windows All Programs menu.
    3. In the Use Existing Live CD field, click Browse, then locate and select the maxView Storage Manager bootable iso image.
    4. In the Target Device field, select the USB flash drive (e:\, for instance).
    5. Click Create Live USB.
  3. Insert the USB drive on the machine you want to configure. The Boot menu opens in a shell window.
  4. Select Launch maxView from the menu. After a minute or so, the maxView Storage Manager login screen opens in a browser window.
    Note: If you prefer to configure the controller from the command line, select Launch arcconf from the Boot menu, then enter root, with no password, for the login credentials.
  5. Enter root/root for the login credentials.
  6. Continue with Creating Logical Drives.

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