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How to Install MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) on your Softlayer Server

If you have a Softlayer bare metal server and you want to install the latest or upgrade to the latest MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM), this guide is for you. You need to first identify the RAID card used on your server. In our test example, the RAID card is MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i.  You can find the MegaRAID Storage Manager software here: http://www.avagotech.com/products/storage/raid-controllers/megaraid-sas-9361-8i#downloads

  1. On that page download MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM)
  2. Unzip MSM zipped file
  3. You might have to disable Windows Smart Screen to unzip or run setup
  4. Run setup.exe
  5. Aside from the normal prompted “Next..”, select the following specific options:
  6. Choose Custom during installation and not Complete
  7. Select “Standalone” During client type

    MegaRAID Storage Manager Softlayer Setup

  8. Unless you are using LDAP, set it to “No”
    MegaRAID Storage Manager Softlayer LDAP Setup
  9. Select the defaut, “Since Log Clear”

MegaRAID Storage Manager Softlayer Log Setup

10.   Select the key size “1024”MegaRAID Storage Manager Softlayer Key Setup

11. Hit next and you should be just about done. If you’ve any questions, post below or contact Softlayer.