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Creating RAID on DL380 G7

Creating RAID on DL380
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Creating RAID on DL380 G7

I have one HP DL380 G7 it has 7x146GB can anyone please suggest me which raid level should be appropriated and how to configure it
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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

On the p410i - got BBWC or cache on it?

You can configure it with ACU (array configuration utility) which is found in the smartstart.

RAID level, how many spares, r/w cache ratio, stripe size, etc

What are you going to use the server for?
Creating RAID on DL380
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Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

I want 2 drives in spare need for domain controller
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

If you need two drives as spares I guess you have to go with RAID5.

(as it's kind of hard to make raid1/1+0 with 7 drives and two has to be spares..).
Creating RAID on DL380
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Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

thanks for your time advice i have configured it same
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

no problem :)
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

"(as it's kind of hard to make raid1/1+0 with 7 drives and two has to be spares..)"

Actualy, it's not.

...since the Smart Array Controller does not create a "RAID Array"... it only creates an "Array"... which you then carve out logical disks that have a RAID setting.

You can mix and match RAID Settings in a single array.

I.E. With 5 drives in the array and 2 spares... you can have:
1 Logical Drive at RAID1+0 for the OS
1 Logical Drive at RAID5 for data
more logical drives with various settings depending on the usage of the server.

For a Domain Controller, you should not be using it to store or serve up applications and/or data (except maybe a local repository of software you use to install/configure your OS and basic utilities).

For this, a Single logical drive would work, but 2 logical drives would make future changes easier... if you ever needed to expand the array later.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating RAID on DL380 G7

i'm slipping :/