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HOWTO: Install IBM ServeRAID 6.11 silently


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IBM xSeries servers commonly use ServeRAID SCSI adapters. Here are some scripts to assist in automatically determining what systems to install ServeRAID on and the actual answer file for ServeRAID v6.11.

Script to determine if a ServeRAID supported SCSI card is in the system.

@ECHO Installing IBM ServeRAID service if this system contains an
@ECHO LSI RAID card (x335s) or an IBM ServeRAID (4x, 5x, 6x) card.
@ECHO.
@ECHO.
C:\Temp\Scripts\devcon hwids * | xgrep -c "LSILOGIC 1030 IM SCSI Disk Device"
IF %errorlevel% EQU 0 GOTO InstallServeRAID
C:\Temp\Scripts\devcon hwids * | xgrep -c "IBM ServeRAID SCSI Disk Device"
IF %errorlevel% EQU 0 GOTO InstallServeRAID
@ECHO.
@ECHO.
REM No ServeRAID card installed, so exit
GOTO Exit

:InstallServeRAID
START "" /WAIT C:\TEMP\IBM.Config\ServeRAID\setup.exe /s /sms /f1C:\TEMP\IBM.Config\ServeRAID\setup.iss /f2C:\TEMP\IBM.Config\ServeRAID\ServeRAIDSetup.Log

:Exit

Some lines above may wrap...

Setup.iss

[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-DlgOrder]
Dlg0={C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdWelcome-0
Count=5
Dlg1={C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdLicense-0
Dlg2={C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-AskOptions-0
Dlg3={C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdAskDestPath-0
Dlg4={C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdFinish-0
[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdWelcome-0]
Result=1
[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdLicense-0]
Result=1
[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-AskOptions-0]
Result=1
Sel-0=1
Sel-1=0
[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdAskDestPath-0]
szDir=C:\Program Files\IBM\ServeRAID
Result=1
[{C8DBF659-1540-4C2B-B2B6-E910DB488FBF}-SdFinish-0]
Result=1
bOpt1=0
bOpt2=0

This will install to

C:\Program Files\IBM\ServeRAID

and also install the ServeRAID Manager service.

You can create your own setup.iss file by simply running the ServeRAID manager SETUP.EXE with the "/r" switch. .i.e.

C:\TEMP\IBM.Config\ServeRAID\setup.exe /r

This will record what options you select and save them to %WinDir%\setup.iss

Simply copy this file into the same folder as rest of the ServeRAID manager install and use the script above to install.

Be careful to recreate the setup.iss file for each new release of ServeRAID as the GUID has changed several times before.

You can download the Devcon and xgrep utilities used above from:

DevCon - Command Line Utility Alternative to Device Manager

xgrep - Small and fast text finding utility

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This is not a device driver install but rather a setup and monitoring application, so I'm not sure that is really the correct forum for this post to be in...

Still I'm sure people will find it if they search.

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That will certainly work but it installs ServeRAID with the default settings. I don't install to the default directory and doing so requires using a setup.iss file.

Most people will be happy with the defaults though...

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  • 1 year later...

Great tips on installing ServeRAID. But I have problem to create setup.iss file. I tried with /r switch and installation didn't create that file.

Any hints?

Thanks JaCro

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