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Configuring mirror for OS and Data drives on ML350 G5

 
Sultan Ahmed
Occasional Advisor

Configuring mirror for OS and Data drives on ML350 G5

I am in a process of purchasing an ML350 G5. I would like to know how hard or how easy it is to setup raid 1 using on board standard controller. Two drives will be used to mirror for the OS and two drives for the Data a 3rd drive will be used as a hot spare for the data.
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Douglas A.
Valued Contributor

Re: Configuring mirror for OS and Data drives on ML350 G5

Hi! The ML350 G5 server usually comes with the Smart Array E200i Controller. For that controller we have to options in order to create a RAID 1:
1. The first one is using the Option ROM Configuration for Arrays Utility, we get to that option pressing F8 during POST and then we will have the option to Create the logical drives with RAID.
2. The other option is using the Array Configuration Utility from the SmartStart CD. Booting the server with SmartStart CD is the easiest way to create the logical drive and deploy the server.

Both options are very easy to use. Hope this information is useful for you.
Sultan Ahmed
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configuring mirror for OS and Data drives on ML350 G5

Thanks Douglas
Sultan Ahmed
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configuring mirror for OS and Data drives on ML350 G5

Douglas provided me with the solution.