1. README: Adaptec RAID Controllers
  Copyright
  Revision History
  Important
  New Features of this Release
  Software Versions and Documentation
    Software Versions
    Documentation
  Installation and Setup
    Supported Operating Systems
    SAS HD Cable Insertion
    Flash Backup Unit Setup
      Supercapacitor Setup with Microsemi Adaptec Series 6Q Controllers
      AFM-700 Cross-Controller Migration
      AFM-700 Status LEDs
    Partition Setup
    DKMS Driver Setup
    Windows Setup
      Booting from 4K Sector Drives on Windows
    Solaris 11 Setup
    Fedora Linux Setup
    uEFI Secure Boot Setup
    maxCache Setup
    Dual Firmware Flash Image Support
    Adaptec Flash Utility (AFU) Support
  Known Limitations
    Linux Boot Device
    OS Installation with RAW Devices
    Microsemi Adaptec Series 6 Controller Issues
    Hot-plugging the Flash Backup Module
    ATAPI Device Support
    System Compatibility Issues
    Drive Compatibility Issues
    RAID 50/RAID 60 Max Drives
    Solaris 32-bit Array Size Limits
    SLES 11 Boot Device Migration Issues
    uEFI BIOS Issues
    BIOS Power Management Settings
    BIOS Feature Disparity: Selectable Performance Mode
    Simple Volume Support
    Auto-Volume Support
    Force Rebuild in CTRL-A and uEFI BIOS
    Kernel Warning on Enclosure Power Off
    Boot Drive Issues
    RAID 1 Drive Order
    hdparm Support
    HDA Mode Reset
  Copyright
  Revision History
  Important
  New Features of this Release
  Software Versions and Documentation
    Software Versions
    Documentation
  Installation and Setup
    Supported Operating Systems
    SAS HD Cable Insertion
    Flash Backup Unit Setup
      Supercapacitor Setup with Microsemi Adaptec Series 6Q Controllers
      AFM-700 Cross-Controller Migration
      AFM-700 Status LEDs
    Partition Setup
    DKMS Driver Setup
    Windows Setup
      Booting from 4K Sector Drives on Windows
    Solaris 11 Setup
    Fedora Linux Setup
    uEFI Secure Boot Setup
    maxCache Setup
    Dual Firmware Flash Image Support
    Adaptec Flash Utility (AFU) Support
  Known Limitations
    Linux Boot Device
    OS Installation with RAW Devices
    Microsemi Adaptec Series 6 Controller Issues
    Hot-plugging the Flash Backup Module
    ATAPI Device Support
    System Compatibility Issues
    Drive Compatibility Issues
    RAID 50/RAID 60 Max Drives
    Solaris 32-bit Array Size Limits
    SLES 11 Boot Device Migration Issues
    uEFI BIOS Issues
    BIOS Power Management Settings
    BIOS Feature Disparity: Selectable Performance Mode
    Simple Volume Support
    Auto-Volume Support
    Force Rebuild in CTRL-A and uEFI BIOS
    Kernel Warning on Enclosure Power Off
    Boot Drive Issues
    RAID 1 Drive Order
    hdparm Support
    HDA Mode Reset
2. README: maxView Storage Manager & ARCCONF Command Line Utility
  README: maxView Storage Manager & ARCCONF Command Line Utility
  Revision History
  New Features of this Release
  Software Versions and Documentation
    Utility Software
    Documentation
      Series 6, 7, 8 Controller Documentation
      HBA 1000 Series Product Documentation
      SmartIOC Product Documentation
  Installation Notes
    Installation and Setup
    Supported Operating Systems
      Series 6, 7, 8 Controllers
      Smart Family Controllers
    General Setup Notes
    Remote Access
    Windows 8 Setup
    SLES Setup
    Ubuntu Setup
    Bootable USB Image Security Warnings
    RAW Device Setup (Series 6, 7, 8 Only)
    maxView Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client
  Known Limitations
    Global Limitations
      Dual-Controller Systems
      Email Notifications
      SGPIO Enclosures
      Non-RAID Mode Controllers
      Browser Issues
      Remote System Access on Linux and Windows
      RAID 10 Segment Order
      RAID 10 Rebuild Order
      Locate Logical Drive Blink LED
      ARCCONF Backward Compatibility
      Updating Hard Disk Firmware on VMware Guest OS
      Hot Swap Issues on VMware CentOS Guest OS
      Enclosure Status Reporting
      PHY Status on Enclosure Backplanes
      Special Characters in Logical Device Names
      Speaker Status on SuperMicro SAS2X28 Enclosures
      Online Help Issues
      Broadcasting Alerts About Status and Activity
      User-Specified Archive Path
      Clear Configuration Status After Re-Insertion
    Limitations for Series 6, 7, 8 Controllers
      RAID-Level Migrations
      maxCache Device Migration
      ARCCONF maxCache Device Size Issue
      Power Management Issues
      Verify with Fix
      ATA Secure Erase
      Series 6 Controller Issues
      Simple Volume Support
      Auto-Volume Support
      Hot-Removing Disk Drives on Xenserver Guest OS
      Changing Read and Write Cache Settings for Logical Drive
      Viewing Logical Drive Details After Re-Insertion
    Limitations for Smart Family Controllers
      SES Passthrough Commands to Expanders
      Firmware Upgrade Issues
      Mount Point Information with MPIO Support
      ARCCONF Issues with XenServer
      Logical Device Creation with maxView
      Locate Physical Disk LED Behavior
      ARCCONF Move Array Operation
  README: maxView Storage Manager & ARCCONF Command Line Utility
  Revision History
  New Features of this Release
  Software Versions and Documentation
    Utility Software
    Documentation
      Series 6, 7, 8 Controller Documentation
      HBA 1000 Series Product Documentation
      SmartIOC Product Documentation
  Installation Notes
    Installation and Setup
    Supported Operating Systems
      Series 6, 7, 8 Controllers
      Smart Family Controllers
    General Setup Notes
    Remote Access
    Windows 8 Setup
    SLES Setup
    Ubuntu Setup
    Bootable USB Image Security Warnings
    RAW Device Setup (Series 6, 7, 8 Only)
    maxView Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client
  Known Limitations
    Global Limitations
      Dual-Controller Systems
      Email Notifications
      SGPIO Enclosures
      Non-RAID Mode Controllers
      Browser Issues
      Remote System Access on Linux and Windows
      RAID 10 Segment Order
      RAID 10 Rebuild Order
      Locate Logical Drive Blink LED
      ARCCONF Backward Compatibility
      Updating Hard Disk Firmware on VMware Guest OS
      Hot Swap Issues on VMware CentOS Guest OS
      Enclosure Status Reporting
      PHY Status on Enclosure Backplanes
      Special Characters in Logical Device Names
      Speaker Status on SuperMicro SAS2X28 Enclosures
      Online Help Issues
      Broadcasting Alerts About Status and Activity
      User-Specified Archive Path
      Clear Configuration Status After Re-Insertion
    Limitations for Series 6, 7, 8 Controllers
      RAID-Level Migrations
      maxCache Device Migration
      ARCCONF maxCache Device Size Issue
      Power Management Issues
      Verify with Fix
      ATA Secure Erase
      Series 6 Controller Issues
      Simple Volume Support
      Auto-Volume Support
      Hot-Removing Disk Drives on Xenserver Guest OS
      Changing Read and Write Cache Settings for Logical Drive
      Viewing Logical Drive Details After Re-Insertion
    Limitations for Smart Family Controllers
      SES Passthrough Commands to Expanders
      Firmware Upgrade Issues
      Mount Point Information with MPIO Support
      ARCCONF Issues with XenServer
      Logical Device Creation with maxView
      Locate Physical Disk LED Behavior
      ARCCONF Move Array Operation
3. Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controllers Installation and User's Guide
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Limited 3-Year Hardware Warranty
  Regulatory Compliance Statements
  About This Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Kit Contents and System Requirements
    Kit Contents
    System Requirements
  About Your RAID Controller
    Standard RAID Controller Features
      Array-level Features
      Advanced Data Protection Suite
    Adding a Flash Backup Module
    Upgrading the Controller Firmware
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6445
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805/6805Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405E
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805E/6805E R5
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405T
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805T/6805TQ
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 7805/7805Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71605/71605Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71605E
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71685
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 72405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 78165
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8805
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8885/8885Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 81605Z/81605ZQ
  Getting Started
    Choosing a RAID Level
    Selecting Disk Drives and Cables
      Disk Drives
      Cables
    Replacing the Full-Height Bracket with a Low-Profile Bracket
    Installation Options
    Basic Installation Steps
      Installing with an Operating System
      Installing on an Existing Operating System
  Installing the Controller and Disk Drives
    Before You Begin
    Installing the Controller
      Installing a RAID Controller without Zero Maintenance Cache Protection
      Installing a RAID Controller with Zero Maintenance Cache Protection
    Connecting Disk Drives to Your Controllers
      Connecting Drives Directly to the Controller
      Connecting Drives to a System Backplane
      Connecting Solid State Drives (SSDs)
    Connecting External Devices
    Next Steps
  Creating a Bootable Array
    Setting the Boot Controller
    Creating an Array
      Creating an Array with the ARC Utility
      Creating an Array with maxView Storage Manager
    Making Your Array Bootable
  Installing the Driver and an Operating System
    Before You Begin
    Creating a Driver Disk
    Installing with Windows
    Installing with Red Hat Linux or CentOS
    Installing with SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Installing with Fedora Linux
    Installing with Debian Linux
    Installing with Ubuntu Linux
    Installing with Solaris
    Installing with FreeBSD
    Installing with VMware
    Installing with Citrix XenServer
  Installing the Driver on an Existing Operating System
    Before You Begin
    Creating a Driver Disk
    Installing on Windows
    Installing on Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux
    Installing on Debian Linux
    Installing on Ubuntu Linux
    Installing on Solaris
    Installing on FreeBSD
    Installing on VMware
    Installing on Citrix XenServer
  Managing Your Storage Space
    About maxView Storage Manager
      Installing maxView Storage Manager
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Controller Configuration Utility
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
    About the Adaptec Flash Utility
    Which Utility Should I Use?
  Solving Problems
    Troubleshooting Checklist
    Monitoring Disk Drives Status
    Silencing the Alarm
    Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure
      Failed Disk Drive Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failed Disk Drive Not Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failure in Multiple Arrays Simultaneously
      Disk Drive Failure in a RAID 0 Array
      Multiple Failures in the Same Array
      Failed SSD in maxCache Device
    Resetting the Controller
  Introduction to SAS
    Terminology Used in This Appendix
    What is SAS?
    How Do SAS Devices Communicate?
    What’s a Phy?
    What’s a SAS Port?
    What’s a SAS Address?
    What’s a SAS Connector?
    What do SAS Cables Look Like?
    How are Disk Drives Identified in SAS?
    What are the SAS Connection Options?
      Direct-attach Connections
      Backplane Connections
      SAS Expander Connections
    How is SAS Different from Parallel SCSI?
  Understanding RAID
    Understanding Drive Segments
    Non-redundant Arrays (RAID 0)
    RAID 1 Arrays
    RAID 1 Enhanced Arrays
    RAID 10 Arrays
    RAID 5 Arrays
    RAID 5EE Arrays
    RAID 50 Arrays
    RAID 6 Arrays
    RAID 60 Arrays
    Comparing RAID Levels
  Installing Linux Drivers with Dynamic Kernel Module Support
    Download the Driver Source Code Package
    Installing the driver on Red Hat Linux 6/7, CentOS 6/7, or Fedora Linux
    Installing the driver on Red Hat Linux 5 or CentOS 5
    Installing the driver on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Installing the driver on Ubuntu Linux
  Using the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
    Introduction to the ARC Utility
      Ctrl-A or uEFI/HII?
      Running the ARC Utility
    Using the ARC Utility to Create and Manage Arrays
      Creating a New Array
      Managing Existing Arrays
        Creating Bootable Arrays
        Modifying Power Management Settings
        Modifying Cache Settings
      Initializing Disk Drives
      Rescanning Disk Drives
      Secure Erasing Disk Drives
        Stopping a Secure Erase
      Uninitializing Disk Drives
      Managing Global Hot Spares
      Creating and Managing JBODs
        Creating a New JBOD
        Managing Existing JBODs
        Converting a JBOD Into a Simple Volume
      Managing the maxCache Pool
    Using the ARC Utility to Modify Controller Settings
      Opening the Controller Settings Tool
      Applying Changes and Exiting
      Modifying Your Controller’s Configuration
        General Controller Settings
        Power Management Settings
        Preserving the Controller Cache
          Enabling and Disabling Controller Cache Preservation
          Clearing the Controller Cache
          Checking the Cache Preservation Status
      Checking Backup Unit Status
    Formatting and Verifying Disk Drives
    Locating Disk Drives
    Identifying Disk Drives
    Setting the Drive Write-Cache Policy
    Updating the Controller Firmware
    Updating the Controller CPLD
    Creating a Support Archive
    Viewing the Event Log
  Using the Adaptec Flash Utility
    System Requirements
      Compatibility Notes
    Before You Begin
      Obtaining the Firmware
      Creating the Firmware Update Disk
    Running the Menu-based AFU
    Running the AFU from the Command Line
      AFU Commands
        List
        Save
        Update
        Verify
         Version
        Help
    Updating the Flash Using the AFU Command Line
  Controller LED, I2C, and Alarm Connector Quick Reference
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405/6445 LED and I2C Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805/6805Q LED and I2C Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405E LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805E/6805E R5 LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405T LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805T/6805TQ LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 7805/7805Q/71605/71605Q/71605E Alarm Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71685/72405/78165 Alarm Connector Specification
  Safety Information
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  Technical Specifications
    Environmental Specifications
    DC Power Requirements
    Current Requirements 
    Supercapacitor Ratings 
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Limited 3-Year Hardware Warranty
  Regulatory Compliance Statements
  About This Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Kit Contents and System Requirements
    Kit Contents
    System Requirements
  About Your RAID Controller
    Standard RAID Controller Features
      Array-level Features
      Advanced Data Protection Suite
    Adding a Flash Backup Module
    Upgrading the Controller Firmware
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6445
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805/6805Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405E
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805E/6805E R5
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405T
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805T/6805TQ
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 7805/7805Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71605/71605Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71605E
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71685
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 72405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 78165
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8405
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8805
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 8885/8885Q
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID 81605Z/81605ZQ
  Getting Started
    Choosing a RAID Level
    Selecting Disk Drives and Cables
      Disk Drives
      Cables
    Replacing the Full-Height Bracket with a Low-Profile Bracket
    Installation Options
    Basic Installation Steps
      Installing with an Operating System
      Installing on an Existing Operating System
  Installing the Controller and Disk Drives
    Before You Begin
    Installing the Controller
      Installing a RAID Controller without Zero Maintenance Cache Protection
      Installing a RAID Controller with Zero Maintenance Cache Protection
    Connecting Disk Drives to Your Controllers
      Connecting Drives Directly to the Controller
      Connecting Drives to a System Backplane
      Connecting Solid State Drives (SSDs)
    Connecting External Devices
    Next Steps
  Creating a Bootable Array
    Setting the Boot Controller
    Creating an Array
      Creating an Array with the ARC Utility
      Creating an Array with maxView Storage Manager
    Making Your Array Bootable
  Installing the Driver and an Operating System
    Before You Begin
    Creating a Driver Disk
    Installing with Windows
    Installing with Red Hat Linux or CentOS
    Installing with SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Installing with Fedora Linux
    Installing with Debian Linux
    Installing with Ubuntu Linux
    Installing with Solaris
    Installing with FreeBSD
    Installing with VMware
    Installing with Citrix XenServer
  Installing the Driver on an Existing Operating System
    Before You Begin
    Creating a Driver Disk
    Installing on Windows
    Installing on Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux
    Installing on Debian Linux
    Installing on Ubuntu Linux
    Installing on Solaris
    Installing on FreeBSD
    Installing on VMware
    Installing on Citrix XenServer
  Managing Your Storage Space
    About maxView Storage Manager
      Installing maxView Storage Manager
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Controller Configuration Utility
    About the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
    About the Adaptec Flash Utility
    Which Utility Should I Use?
  Solving Problems
    Troubleshooting Checklist
    Monitoring Disk Drives Status
    Silencing the Alarm
    Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure
      Failed Disk Drive Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failed Disk Drive Not Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failure in Multiple Arrays Simultaneously
      Disk Drive Failure in a RAID 0 Array
      Multiple Failures in the Same Array
      Failed SSD in maxCache Device
    Resetting the Controller
  Introduction to SAS
    Terminology Used in This Appendix
    What is SAS?
    How Do SAS Devices Communicate?
    What’s a Phy?
    What’s a SAS Port?
    What’s a SAS Address?
    What’s a SAS Connector?
    What do SAS Cables Look Like?
    How are Disk Drives Identified in SAS?
    What are the SAS Connection Options?
      Direct-attach Connections
      Backplane Connections
      SAS Expander Connections
    How is SAS Different from Parallel SCSI?
  Understanding RAID
    Understanding Drive Segments
    Non-redundant Arrays (RAID 0)
    RAID 1 Arrays
    RAID 1 Enhanced Arrays
    RAID 10 Arrays
    RAID 5 Arrays
    RAID 5EE Arrays
    RAID 50 Arrays
    RAID 6 Arrays
    RAID 60 Arrays
    Comparing RAID Levels
  Installing Linux Drivers with Dynamic Kernel Module Support
    Download the Driver Source Code Package
    Installing the driver on Red Hat Linux 6/7, CentOS 6/7, or Fedora Linux
    Installing the driver on Red Hat Linux 5 or CentOS 5
    Installing the driver on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Installing the driver on Ubuntu Linux
  Using the Microsemi Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
    Introduction to the ARC Utility
      Ctrl-A or uEFI/HII?
      Running the ARC Utility
    Using the ARC Utility to Create and Manage Arrays
      Creating a New Array
      Managing Existing Arrays
        Creating Bootable Arrays
        Modifying Power Management Settings
        Modifying Cache Settings
      Initializing Disk Drives
      Rescanning Disk Drives
      Secure Erasing Disk Drives
        Stopping a Secure Erase
      Uninitializing Disk Drives
      Managing Global Hot Spares
      Creating and Managing JBODs
        Creating a New JBOD
        Managing Existing JBODs
        Converting a JBOD Into a Simple Volume
      Managing the maxCache Pool
    Using the ARC Utility to Modify Controller Settings
      Opening the Controller Settings Tool
      Applying Changes and Exiting
      Modifying Your Controller’s Configuration
        General Controller Settings
        Power Management Settings
        Preserving the Controller Cache
          Enabling and Disabling Controller Cache Preservation
          Clearing the Controller Cache
          Checking the Cache Preservation Status
      Checking Backup Unit Status
    Formatting and Verifying Disk Drives
    Locating Disk Drives
    Identifying Disk Drives
    Setting the Drive Write-Cache Policy
    Updating the Controller Firmware
    Updating the Controller CPLD
    Creating a Support Archive
    Viewing the Event Log
  Using the Adaptec Flash Utility
    System Requirements
      Compatibility Notes
    Before You Begin
      Obtaining the Firmware
      Creating the Firmware Update Disk
    Running the Menu-based AFU
    Running the AFU from the Command Line
      AFU Commands
        List
        Save
        Update
        Verify
         Version
        Help
    Updating the Flash Using the AFU Command Line
  Controller LED, I2C, and Alarm Connector Quick Reference
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405/6445 LED and I2C Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805/6805Q LED and I2C Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405E LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805E/6805E R5 LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405T LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6805T/6805TQ LED Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 7805/7805Q/71605/71605Q/71605E Alarm Connector Specification
    Microsemi Adaptec RAID 71685/72405/78165 Alarm Connector Specification
  Safety Information
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  Technical Specifications
    Environmental Specifications
    DC Power Requirements
    Current Requirements 
    Supercapacitor Ratings 
4. Series 6/7/8 Controllers User's Guide for maxView Storage Manager
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Software License Agreement
  Copyright
  About this Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Introduction to maxView Storage Manager
    Getting Started
    About maxView Storage Manager 
      About the maxView Storage Manager Agent 
      About the maxView Storage Manager Web Server
      About the maxView Storage Manager CIM Server
    System Requirements
    Browser Support
    Typical Storage Space Configurations
      A Simple Storage Space
      An Advanced Storage Space
      Continuing to Grow Your Storage Space
  Exploring maxView Storage Manager
    Starting maxView Storage Manager and Logging In 
    Working in maxView Storage Manager
    Overview of the Main Window
      The Enterprise View
        What do the Enterprise View Icons Mean?   
      The Ribbon 
      The Storage Dashboard
    Checking System Status from the Main Window
    Revealing More Device Information
    Getting Help
    Logging Out of maxView Storage Manager
  Building Your Storage Space
    Overview
    Choosing a Management System
      ‘Local’ or ‘Remote’?
      Logging in on the Local System 
    Starting maxView Storage Manager on Remote Systems
      Starting the Agent Only
        Windows
        Linux or VMware
        Solaris
    Logging into Remote Systems from the Local System
    Creating Logical Drives
      Express Configuration
      Custom Configuration
      Partitioning and Formatting Your Logical Drives
      Creating Logical Drives on Other Systems in Your Storage Space
  Protecting Your Data
    Creating and Managing Hot Spares
      Hot Spare Limitations
      Global Spare or Dedicated Spare?
      Designating a Global Hot Spare
      Assigning a Dedicated Hot Spare or Pool Hot Spare
      Deleting a Global Hot Spare
      Removing or Deleting a Dedicated Hot Spare
    Enabling Copyback
    Enabling Automatic Failover
    Enabling Controller Cache Preservation
  Modifying Your Storage Space
    Understanding Logical Drives
    Creating and Modifying Logical Drives
      Including Different-sized Disk Drives in a Logical Drive
      Creating a Logical Drive Using Available Segments
      Creating a Hybrid RAID Logical Drive
    Fine-tuning Logical Drives
      Renaming a Logical Drive
      Changing the Read Cache Setting
      Changing the Write Cache Setting
      Changing the Stripe Size
      Changing the Initialize Method
    Optimizing Logical Drive Performance
    Verifying Logical Drives
      Verifying and Fixing a Logical Drive
      Enabling/Disabling Background Consistency Check
    Increasing the Capacity of a Logical Drive
    Changing the RAID Level of a Logical Drive
    Erasing a Logical Drive
    Deleting a Logical Drive
    Deleting all Logical Drives on a Controller
    Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Storage Space
      Setting Power Management Options for a Logical Drive
      Setting Power Management Options for a Controller
      Disabling Power Management for a Logical Drive
  Working with maxCache Devices
    Creating a maxCache Device
    Configuring maxCache for a Logical Drive
    Configuring maxCache for a Controller
    Setting the maxCache Flush and Fetch Rate
    Verifying and Fixing the maxCache Device
    Deleting the maxCache Device
    Using maxCache with Microsemi Adaptec Series 6Q Controllers
    Analyzing maxCache Performance 
  Working with Scheduled Tasks
    Scheduling a Task
    Monitoring Tasks
      What if a Task Misses its Start Time?
    Modifying a Task
    Deleting a Task
  Maintaining Physical Devices
    Viewing Device Properties
    Locating Drives in Your Storage Space
      Locating Disk Drives
      Locating Physical Disks in a Logical Drive
      Locating SSDs in the maxCache Device
    Working with Failed or Failing Disk Drives
      Replacing Disk Drives in a Logical Drive
      Setting a Disk Drive to ‘Failed’
    Uninitializing Disk Drives
      Initializing a Disk Drive
      Uninitializing a Disk Drive
      Uninitializing all Drives on a Controller
      Erasing a Disk Drive
    Verifying and Fixing a Disk Drive
    Configuring the Physical Drive Write Cache Policy
      Configuring the Global Physical Drive Write Cache Policy
      Configuring the Write Cache Policy for an Individual Drive
    Working with Controllers
      Silencing a Controller Alarm
      Disabling a Controller Alarm
      Rescanning a Controller
      Setting a Controller's Default Task Priority
      Enabling Native Command Queuing on a Controller
      Setting the Connection Speed for a Controller
    Working with System Alarms
    Updating Controller, Enclosure, and Disk Drive Firmware
      Before You Begin
      Updating the Controller Firmware
      Updating the Disk Drive Firmware
      Updating the Enclosure Firmware
  Monitoring Status and Activity
    Monitoring Options
    Checking Status from the Main Window 
      Viewing Activity Status in the Event Log
        What Do the Event Status Icons Mean?
      Viewing Task Status in the Task Log
      Viewing Component Status in the Storage Dashboard
        Monitoring Enclosure Status
        Viewing SMART Statistics
      Viewing Storage Space Usage in Chart View
    Notifying Users by Email About Status and Activity 
      Setting Up Email Notifications
      Sending a Test Message
      Modifying or Removing an Email Recipient
      Modifying Email Server Settings
      Disabling Email Notifications
    Monitoring Status and Activity with SNMP Traps 
    Monitoring Advanced Statistics about Activity in Your Storage Space
      Setting up Statistics Logging
      Viewing Advanced Statistics
      Resetting the Statistics Counters
    Changing an Operating System's Event Log Setting
  Managing Your Storage Space
    Deploying Servers
      Creating a Server Template File
      Duplicating the Server Template
    Managing Remote Systems
      Adding Remote Systems with the Wizard
      Manually Adding a Remote System
      Removing a Remote System
      Changing the Auto-Discovery Settings
    Clearing the Controller Configuration
    Changing the Agent Base Port Setting
    Changing the Web Server Port
    Granting Standard Users Admin Privilege
  Solving Problems
    General Troubleshooting Tips
    Identifying a Failed or Failing Component
    Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure
      Failed Disk Drive Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failed Disk Drive Not Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failure in Multiple Logical Drives Simultaneously
      Disk Drive Failure in a RAID 0 Logical Drive
      Multiple Disk Drive Failures in the Same Logical Drive
      Forcing a Logical Drive with Multiple Drive Failures Back Online
    Rebuilding Logical Drives
    Creating a Support Archive File
  Configuring SNMP Notifications on Windows and Linux
    Setting Up SNMP Notifications on Windows
    Setting Up SNMP Notifications on Linux
  Using the maxView Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client
    Installing the maxView Plugin for vSphere Web Client
    Starting the maxView Plugin for vSphere Web Client
    Monitoring maxView Resources in vSphere Web Client
  Using maxView Storage Manager with HBAs and Non-RAID Mode Controllers
  Selecting the Best RAID Level
    Comparing RAID Levels
    Understanding Drive Segments
    Non-redundant Logical Drives (RAID 0)
    RAID 1 Logical Drives
    RAID 1 Enhanced Logical Drives
    RAID 10 Logical Drives
    RAID 5 Logical Drives
    RAID 5EE Logical Drives
    RAID 50 Logical Drive
    RAID 6 Logical Drives
    RAID 60 Logical Drives
  Icons At-a-Glance
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Software License Agreement
  Copyright
  About this Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Introduction to maxView Storage Manager
    Getting Started
    About maxView Storage Manager 
      About the maxView Storage Manager Agent 
      About the maxView Storage Manager Web Server
      About the maxView Storage Manager CIM Server
    System Requirements
    Browser Support
    Typical Storage Space Configurations
      A Simple Storage Space
      An Advanced Storage Space
      Continuing to Grow Your Storage Space
  Exploring maxView Storage Manager
    Starting maxView Storage Manager and Logging In 
    Working in maxView Storage Manager
    Overview of the Main Window
      The Enterprise View
        What do the Enterprise View Icons Mean?   
      The Ribbon 
      The Storage Dashboard
    Checking System Status from the Main Window
    Revealing More Device Information
    Getting Help
    Logging Out of maxView Storage Manager
  Building Your Storage Space
    Overview
    Choosing a Management System
      ‘Local’ or ‘Remote’?
      Logging in on the Local System 
    Starting maxView Storage Manager on Remote Systems
      Starting the Agent Only
        Windows
        Linux or VMware
        Solaris
    Logging into Remote Systems from the Local System
    Creating Logical Drives
      Express Configuration
      Custom Configuration
      Partitioning and Formatting Your Logical Drives
      Creating Logical Drives on Other Systems in Your Storage Space
  Protecting Your Data
    Creating and Managing Hot Spares
      Hot Spare Limitations
      Global Spare or Dedicated Spare?
      Designating a Global Hot Spare
      Assigning a Dedicated Hot Spare or Pool Hot Spare
      Deleting a Global Hot Spare
      Removing or Deleting a Dedicated Hot Spare
    Enabling Copyback
    Enabling Automatic Failover
    Enabling Controller Cache Preservation
  Modifying Your Storage Space
    Understanding Logical Drives
    Creating and Modifying Logical Drives
      Including Different-sized Disk Drives in a Logical Drive
      Creating a Logical Drive Using Available Segments
      Creating a Hybrid RAID Logical Drive
    Fine-tuning Logical Drives
      Renaming a Logical Drive
      Changing the Read Cache Setting
      Changing the Write Cache Setting
      Changing the Stripe Size
      Changing the Initialize Method
    Optimizing Logical Drive Performance
    Verifying Logical Drives
      Verifying and Fixing a Logical Drive
      Enabling/Disabling Background Consistency Check
    Increasing the Capacity of a Logical Drive
    Changing the RAID Level of a Logical Drive
    Erasing a Logical Drive
    Deleting a Logical Drive
    Deleting all Logical Drives on a Controller
    Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Storage Space
      Setting Power Management Options for a Logical Drive
      Setting Power Management Options for a Controller
      Disabling Power Management for a Logical Drive
  Working with maxCache Devices
    Creating a maxCache Device
    Configuring maxCache for a Logical Drive
    Configuring maxCache for a Controller
    Setting the maxCache Flush and Fetch Rate
    Verifying and Fixing the maxCache Device
    Deleting the maxCache Device
    Using maxCache with Microsemi Adaptec Series 6Q Controllers
    Analyzing maxCache Performance 
  Working with Scheduled Tasks
    Scheduling a Task
    Monitoring Tasks
      What if a Task Misses its Start Time?
    Modifying a Task
    Deleting a Task
  Maintaining Physical Devices
    Viewing Device Properties
    Locating Drives in Your Storage Space
      Locating Disk Drives
      Locating Physical Disks in a Logical Drive
      Locating SSDs in the maxCache Device
    Working with Failed or Failing Disk Drives
      Replacing Disk Drives in a Logical Drive
      Setting a Disk Drive to ‘Failed’
    Uninitializing Disk Drives
      Initializing a Disk Drive
      Uninitializing a Disk Drive
      Uninitializing all Drives on a Controller
      Erasing a Disk Drive
    Verifying and Fixing a Disk Drive
    Configuring the Physical Drive Write Cache Policy
      Configuring the Global Physical Drive Write Cache Policy
      Configuring the Write Cache Policy for an Individual Drive
    Working with Controllers
      Silencing a Controller Alarm
      Disabling a Controller Alarm
      Rescanning a Controller
      Setting a Controller's Default Task Priority
      Enabling Native Command Queuing on a Controller
      Setting the Connection Speed for a Controller
    Working with System Alarms
    Updating Controller, Enclosure, and Disk Drive Firmware
      Before You Begin
      Updating the Controller Firmware
      Updating the Disk Drive Firmware
      Updating the Enclosure Firmware
  Monitoring Status and Activity
    Monitoring Options
    Checking Status from the Main Window 
      Viewing Activity Status in the Event Log
        What Do the Event Status Icons Mean?
      Viewing Task Status in the Task Log
      Viewing Component Status in the Storage Dashboard
        Monitoring Enclosure Status
        Viewing SMART Statistics
      Viewing Storage Space Usage in Chart View
    Notifying Users by Email About Status and Activity 
      Setting Up Email Notifications
      Sending a Test Message
      Modifying or Removing an Email Recipient
      Modifying Email Server Settings
      Disabling Email Notifications
    Monitoring Status and Activity with SNMP Traps 
    Monitoring Advanced Statistics about Activity in Your Storage Space
      Setting up Statistics Logging
      Viewing Advanced Statistics
      Resetting the Statistics Counters
    Changing an Operating System's Event Log Setting
  Managing Your Storage Space
    Deploying Servers
      Creating a Server Template File
      Duplicating the Server Template
    Managing Remote Systems
      Adding Remote Systems with the Wizard
      Manually Adding a Remote System
      Removing a Remote System
      Changing the Auto-Discovery Settings
    Clearing the Controller Configuration
    Changing the Agent Base Port Setting
    Changing the Web Server Port
    Granting Standard Users Admin Privilege
  Solving Problems
    General Troubleshooting Tips
    Identifying a Failed or Failing Component
    Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure
      Failed Disk Drive Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failed Disk Drive Not Protected by a Hot Spare
      Failure in Multiple Logical Drives Simultaneously
      Disk Drive Failure in a RAID 0 Logical Drive
      Multiple Disk Drive Failures in the Same Logical Drive
      Forcing a Logical Drive with Multiple Drive Failures Back Online
    Rebuilding Logical Drives
    Creating a Support Archive File
  Configuring SNMP Notifications on Windows and Linux
    Setting Up SNMP Notifications on Windows
    Setting Up SNMP Notifications on Linux
  Using the maxView Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client
    Installing the maxView Plugin for vSphere Web Client
    Starting the maxView Plugin for vSphere Web Client
    Monitoring maxView Resources in vSphere Web Client
  Using maxView Storage Manager with HBAs and Non-RAID Mode Controllers
  Selecting the Best RAID Level
    Comparing RAID Levels
    Understanding Drive Segments
    Non-redundant Logical Drives (RAID 0)
    RAID 1 Logical Drives
    RAID 1 Enhanced Logical Drives
    RAID 10 Logical Drives
    RAID 5 Logical Drives
    RAID 5EE Logical Drives
    RAID 50 Logical Drive
    RAID 6 Logical Drives
    RAID 60 Logical Drives
  Icons At-a-Glance
5. Adaptec RAID Controller Command Line Utility User's Guide
  Getting Started with the Command Line Utility
    Installing the Command Line Utility
      Downloading the Installation Packages
      Installing on Windows
      Installing on Red Hat, Cent OS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux
      Installing on Debian or Ubuntu Linux
      Installing on Solaris
      Installing on FreeBSD
      Installing on VMware
      Installing on Citrix XenServer
      Installing on a Guest Operating System
        Installing on a Windows Guest OS
        Installing on a Linux Guest OS
    Starting the Command Line Utility
  Using the Command Line Utility
    ARCCONF Commands
    arcconf atapassword
    arcconf backupunit
    arcconf consistencycheck
    arcconf copyback
    arcconf cpld
    arcconf create
    arcconf delete
    arcconf driverupdate
    arcconf errortunable
    arcconf expanderlist
    arcconf expanderupgrade
    arcconf failover
    arcconf getconfig
    arcconf getexception
    arcconf getlogs
    arcconf getperform
    arcconf getsmartstats
    arcconf getstatus
    arcconf getversion
    arcconf identify
    arcconf imageupdate
    arcconf key
    arcconf list
    arcconf modify
    arcconf phyerrorlog
    arcconf playconfig
    arcconf preservecache
    arcconf rescan
    arcconf resetstatisticscounters
    arcconf romupdate
    arcconf saveconfig
    arcconf savesupportarchive
    arcconf seeprom
    arcconf setalarm
    arcconf setbiosparams
    arcconf setboot
    arcconf setcache
    arcconf setconfig
    arcconf setconnectormode
    arcconf setcontrollermode
    arcconf setcustommode
    arcconf setmaxcache
    arcconf setname
    arcconf setncq
    arcconf setperform
    arcconf setphy
    arcconf setpower
    arcconf setpriority
    arcconf setstate
    arcconf setstatsdatacollection
    arcconf setvmcredential
    arcconf smp
    arcconf task
    arcconf uninit
    arcconf verifywrite
  getconfig Output Summary
  Logical Drive, HDD, and Flash Backup System Status and Error Conditions
  Getting Started with the Command Line Utility
    Installing the Command Line Utility
      Downloading the Installation Packages
      Installing on Windows
      Installing on Red Hat, Cent OS, SuSE, or Fedora Linux
      Installing on Debian or Ubuntu Linux
      Installing on Solaris
      Installing on FreeBSD
      Installing on VMware
      Installing on Citrix XenServer
      Installing on a Guest Operating System
        Installing on a Windows Guest OS
        Installing on a Linux Guest OS
    Starting the Command Line Utility
  Using the Command Line Utility
    ARCCONF Commands
    arcconf atapassword
    arcconf backupunit
    arcconf consistencycheck
    arcconf copyback
    arcconf cpld
    arcconf create
    arcconf delete
    arcconf driverupdate
    arcconf errortunable
    arcconf expanderlist
    arcconf expanderupgrade
    arcconf failover
    arcconf getconfig
    arcconf getexception
    arcconf getlogs
    arcconf getperform
    arcconf getsmartstats
    arcconf getstatus
    arcconf getversion
    arcconf identify
    arcconf imageupdate
    arcconf key
    arcconf list
    arcconf modify
    arcconf phyerrorlog
    arcconf playconfig
    arcconf preservecache
    arcconf rescan
    arcconf resetstatisticscounters
    arcconf romupdate
    arcconf saveconfig
    arcconf savesupportarchive
    arcconf seeprom
    arcconf setalarm
    arcconf setbiosparams
    arcconf setboot
    arcconf setcache
    arcconf setconfig
    arcconf setconnectormode
    arcconf setcontrollermode
    arcconf setcustommode
    arcconf setmaxcache
    arcconf setname
    arcconf setncq
    arcconf setperform
    arcconf setphy
    arcconf setpower
    arcconf setpriority
    arcconf setstate
    arcconf setstatsdatacollection
    arcconf setvmcredential
    arcconf smp
    arcconf task
    arcconf uninit
    arcconf verifywrite
  getconfig Output Summary
  Logical Drive, HDD, and Flash Backup System Status and Error Conditions
6. Adaptec Event Monitor User's Guide
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Software License Agreement
  Overview
  Installing and Uninstalling the Event Monitor Utility
    System Requirements
    Using the Event Monitor Utility with a Firewall
    Downloading the Installation Packages
    Installing on Windows
    Performing a Silent Windows Installation
      Windows Command Line Properties and Examples
    Installing on Red Hat Linux and Cent OS
    Installing on Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux
    Installing on FreeBSD
    Uninstalling the Event Monitor Utility
  Stopping and Starting the Event Monitor Service
  Configuring Event Monitor
  Email Notifications in Linux Event Monitor
   Event Monitor Log Files
  Frequently Asked Questions
  More Information
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Software License Agreement
  Overview
  Installing and Uninstalling the Event Monitor Utility
    System Requirements
    Using the Event Monitor Utility with a Firewall
    Downloading the Installation Packages
    Installing on Windows
    Performing a Silent Windows Installation
      Windows Command Line Properties and Examples
    Installing on Red Hat Linux and Cent OS
    Installing on Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux
    Installing on FreeBSD
    Uninstalling the Event Monitor Utility
  Stopping and Starting the Event Monitor Service
  Configuring Event Monitor
  Email Notifications in Linux Event Monitor
   Event Monitor Log Files
  Frequently Asked Questions
  More Information
7. Serial Attached SCSI Expander Card Installation and User's Guide
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Limited 3-Year Hardware Warranty
  Regulatory Compliance Statements
  About This Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Kit Contents and System Requirements
    Kit Contents
    System Requirements
  About Your SAS Expander Card
    Standard SAS Expander Card Features
    Major Components
    Compatible Devices
    Block Diagram
    Board Dimensions
    Mechanical Information
    About the Microsemi Adaptec SAS Expander AEC-82885T
  Installing and Connecting the SAS Expander Card
    Before You Begin
    Replacing the Full-Height Bracket with a Low-Profile Bracket
    Selecting Disk Drives and Cables
      Disk Drives
      Cables
      SAS Connectors
    Installing the SAS Expander Card
  Configuring the SAS Expander Card
  Solving Problems
    Troubleshooting Checklist
  Safety Information
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  Technical Specifications
    Environmental Specifications
    DC Power Requirements
    Current Requirements 
  Microsemi Adaptec Product Support
  Limited 3-Year Hardware Warranty
  Regulatory Compliance Statements
  About This Guide
    What You Need to Know Before You Begin
    Terminology Used in this Guide
    How to Find More Information
  Kit Contents and System Requirements
    Kit Contents
    System Requirements
  About Your SAS Expander Card
    Standard SAS Expander Card Features
    Major Components
    Compatible Devices
    Block Diagram
    Board Dimensions
    Mechanical Information
    About the Microsemi Adaptec SAS Expander AEC-82885T
  Installing and Connecting the SAS Expander Card
    Before You Begin
    Replacing the Full-Height Bracket with a Low-Profile Bracket
    Selecting Disk Drives and Cables
      Disk Drives
      Cables
      SAS Connectors
    Installing the SAS Expander Card
  Configuring the SAS Expander Card
  Solving Problems
    Troubleshooting Checklist
  Safety Information
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  Technical Specifications
    Environmental Specifications
    DC Power Requirements
    Current Requirements