Downloading the Installation Packages

Complete these steps to download the installation package for your operating system(s) from the Adaptec Web site:
  1. Open a browser window, then type start.adaptec.com in the address bar.
  2. Select your RAID controller family (Series 7, Series 8, and so on) and controller model.
  3. Select Storage Manager Downloads, then select the appropriate installer package from the list; for instance, maxView Storage Manager for Windows x64 or maxView Storage Manager for Linux.
    Note: To install ARCCONF without the GUI, select Adaptec ARCCONF Command Line Utility from the list of installers. This package includes the ARCCONF executable for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.
  4. Click Download Now and accept the license agreement.
  5. When the download completes, extract the contents of the installer archive file to a temporary location. If the archive includes installers for multiple operating system versions (VMware, for instance), each installer is stored in a separate folder, including one each for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
    Note: If you are installing maxView Storage Manager and ARCCONF on a different machine ̶ for instance, you downloaded the Linux installer onto a Windows machine ̶ copy the installer from the download location to a temporary location on the target machine. Use whatever method you prefer to copy the file: USB flash drive; network transfer; Telnet/SSH; whatever is most convenient.
  6. Continue with the installation instructions for your operating system.