System Not Booting from a Hardware RAID Card
If your server is not booting from the RAID system - for example, the operating system does not appear and/or you get messages about the system trying to boot from the network, or possibly it the system boots into the EFI Shell - there are seven main possible reasons:
In all situations please note any error messages or other symptoms and contact Stone support for further assistance.
Some Resolutions to the Above
This will enable you to see all of the POST messages and see the RAID BIOS start.
Use this process to check that the main BIOS is attempting to boot from the RAID card, or to check that the RAID card is being identified by the system. If the RAID card does not appear as a boot option, the card may have failed, its BIOS may not be enabled, or more likely its virtual drive has failed meaning that the RAID card has no bootable device to present to the main BIOS.
The instructions below are based on an Intel S5520HC system but are applicable to most modern Intel based server systems.
If the RAID card is not in the list of options: