Intel Rapid Storage Technology Software has not been validated yet for Windows Server 2012 so; we cannot guarantee it will work fine. I recommend downgrading the Operating System back to Windows Server 2008.
What a ridiculous thing to say, you Can't downgrade from 2012 to 2008, Server 2012 went RTM back on Aug 15, as such Intel has had a head start on trying to offer support for the new windows server OS, Does this mean that there will be no intel RST support for server 2012? Am I better off to look for another solution? is there at least a beta I can try? as I cannot downgrade the OS, its not possible..
You have not even addressed any of my other questions, I am really surprised at the lack of support within your reply..
When will Rapid Storage Technology array management be available for Windows Server 2012?
I'm also using Windows Server 2012 with a RAID array configured on ICH10R. There is currently no way of managing the created array from within Windows, which is unacceptable.
We've just bought 6 servers with ICH9R chipset and licences for Window Server 2012. Unfortunately when we use the RAID drivers to install Windows Server 2012 it shows the Mirrored Drives separately. The mirror was created inside the Controller before any OS interaction and as far as the chipset is aware it has a mirrored array.
We could really do with a work around or a driver ,
Intel really ought to get their act together on support for 2012. I am installing it at customer sites now. The AMD RaidXpert software works fine on their Raid chipset under Server 2012 - even in core mode. It can be accessed/managed remotely via a web browser and automatically sends emails on RAID status changes. It's way ahead of RST.
However, it is possible to manage RST on Server 2012 (even Core) using RAIDCFG32. Here's an example of a mirror config: