RAID and Disk Management
Raid Configuration NotesRaid array configuration is managed in a bios-like configuration system entered during the boot process. There is a notice to press (Ctrl+R) to enter the configuration utility. On Viking Ctrl+H accomplishes the same goal.
In order to create a new array a new configuration is made. By default the installed disks show up as JBOD. They must be made available, where the JBOD disks are listed there is a "Make good" action which frees a JBOD drive to be added to a new array.
After creating the configuration a new device will show up in the OS. There does not appear to be any control over what letter device is created (eg /dev/sda vs /dev/sdb). I accomplished partitioning and mounting the array as follows:
Be careful about this!! Ensure that it is done on the correct device (/dev/sda sdb, etc)
umount /mnt/data1 parted /dev/sda ....rm 1 ....mklabel gpt ....unit TB ....mkpart primary 0.00TB 64.0TB ....quit mkfs.ext4 -L raid-array-1 /dev/sda1 mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/data1
This will create a new partition labeled as "raid-array-1"
Updated /etc/fstab as follows (per notes, need to check)
LABEL=raid-array-1 /mnt/data1 ext4 noatime,defaults 1 1