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Creating RAID 10 on DL380 G7

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Mark Orchard
Occasional Advisor

Creating RAID 10 on DL380 G7

Apologies in advance if step-by-step guidelines are elsewhere bt I could not find them.

I've been tasked with setting up a new ProLiant DL380 G7 as the usual engineer is on holiday.

It has 2x72GB drives, mirrored, for the OS.
It also has 5x 300Gb drives, 1 of which is a spare. The other 4 are to be configured as follows but I cannot work out how.

The 300GB drives are to be configured as follows:
2x300GB in RAID 1 array
2x300GB in RAID 1 array

and then RAID 0 between those 2 RAID 1 arrays.

If I use ORCA, I can only do RAID 1+0 for each array. I cannot even find how to do it through ACU, I can only find option to do RAID 0 or RAID 1.
I am choosing 2 drives within each array so should I be choosing ALL 4 drives when configuring or am I missing something obvious?
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Steven Clementi
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Re: Creating RAID 10 on DL380 G7

Mark:


The only option is to create a 4 drive array, then specify your logical disks as RAID 1+0 (or RAID0,5,6)

Due to the nature of how the Smart array Controller works... you just have to "trust" that it will do it's job.


Simply select all 4 drives, and RAID 1+0.

if you need multiple logical disks, you need to use the Array Configuration Utility, available from HP on a bootable CD, or within the Smartstart Maintenance option.


Steven


Steven Clementi
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Mark Orchard
Occasional Advisor

Re: Creating RAID 10 on DL380 G7

Thanks Steven.

I trusted it as you mentioned and it worked.
I see afterwards that it automatically assigned drive bays to mirror groups. That was the bit I couldn't see to do manually.
Mark Orchard
Occasional Advisor

Re: Creating RAID 10 on DL380 G7

Thanks to Steven.

His response to trust the Smart Array controller to do it's job worked.