BladeSystem - General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

bl490 g6 blades - how do i mirror the hard disks?

SOLVED
Go to solution

bl490 g6 blades - how do i mirror the hard disks?

hi -- I've got some new HP BL490 G6 blades with 2 internal 64GB SATA SSD hard disks in them. We're starting to play with HyperV and would like to mirror the 1st drive to the 2nd drive (RAID1). Sadly HP's controller lacks the ability to do this native.

What's the command-line method (since HyperV Server only shows the power-shell command prompt) to mirror Disk 0 to Disk 1 in RAID1?

I've tried this but am failing:

C:\>diskpart
DISKPART> select disk 0
Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> add disk=1
There is no volume selected to add the mirror.
Select a simple dynamic volume and try again.

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
* Disk 0 Online 59 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 59 GB 59 GB

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System
Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 59 GB Healthy Boot

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 59 GB 101 MB
2 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: bl490 g6 blades - how do i mirror the hard disks?

Re: bl490 g6 blades - how do i mirror the hard disks?

Mike -- thanks for the link (http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Creating_and_Managing_Windows_Server_2008_Mirrored_%28RAID_1%29_Volumes
) -- that was very helpful!

I was able to successfully mirror all of the volumes per the commands:

select disk 0
convert dynamic
select disk 1
convert dynamic
select disk 0
select volume 0
add disk=1
select disk 0
select volume 1
add disk=1

I then another URL:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781948(WS.10).aspx

to check and confirm my command lines via the GUI.
thanks to all for the help. forums rule!

Peter