Using RAID controllers with Zos

Zero OS prefers to have direct access to disks. When there’s a RAID controller in your system, the best configuration is a mode that passes direct disk access to the operating system. These modes are called JBOD “just a bunch of disks”, HBA “host bus adapter”, or IT “initiator target”.

If your RAID controller does not support one of these modes, then the best approach to to create a RAID 0 array for each individual disk, occupying the full disk. This may impair performance compared to the preferred modes listed above, but it should allow Zos to find and utilize the disks.

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