The title seems very odd to be frustrated with fast booting hardware, but today I had that frustration. Today I was trying to setup VMware ESXi on HP DL380 G7s in a remote location. Personnel at the remote location perform the hardware setup, and once configured using documentation they hand the hardware off to our team to do the host OS installation. I wanted to perform verifications of the hardware setup, but the hosts were booting too fast to view the HP Smart Array setup. I decided that I should just trust their work, install ESXi and then find a way to verify the setup. Once this was all done I viewed the Hardware Status tab and found the RAID configuration to be correct under Storage using the following diagram:
I have never even looked at the storage piece of the Hardware Status tab before, but will use this for all future verification. I hope this helps someone.