I'm setting up a new server in France. We have 2 drives installed in slots 0-1 on which we will mirror and install VMWare. And we have 3 storage drives to configure as RAID5, installed in slots 4-6. My contact in France has sent me pictures to confirm the physical installation.
However, when I stop in the MegaRAID WebBios configurator for the M5015 controller, it shows the storage drives in slots 0-2 and the OS drives in 4-5. We have tried switching the 2 SAS cables coming from the backplane at the controller side. I assumed 0-3 would go to 4-7 and 4-7 would go to 0-3. This did not happen. In both cases, there was no change, the drives show as 0-2 and 4-5 in the WebBios.
I would like to ensure the software matches the physical installation. Otherwise, several years from now when replacing a dead drive there may be confusion as to which drive needs to be replaced. Our alerts will be indicating the wrong slot. We definitely need to avoid any possible confusion.
Any idea? Thanks in advance for the assistance.