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ML380 G6 Server

Tikitiboo
Advisor

ML380 G6 Server

hi,
I got a new ML380 G6 Server which I need to build as a windows 2008 server for my client.
I got 300Gb X 4 SAS disks as well.
I am ok with installing windows on the server but I dont have any experience in setting up disk array etc. I would like to put the disks on a RAID 5 array.
From where should I need to start?
Thanks
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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

You have access to the raid controller during boot up from the BIOS screen.

You can also use the SmartStart CD and run ACU from there and configure the array.

You need to have the P410i/256MB option to be able to create raid5. If you bought the P410i/ZM option you can only create raid0/1/1+0

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13234_div/13234_div.html
Tikitiboo
Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Thanks
How do I know that this P410i/256MB is avalibale for my server?

Thanks
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Boot the smartstart CD and run ACU - this will show you the controller model and you can configure your RAID.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Tikitiboo
Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Hi,
How would you recommend to use the disks?
i meant logical drives? Partitions Etc?
I am going to use this as a DC+file server+web server+An application.
Thanks
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Since you create a RAID and logical drives, any partitioning doesn't make sense.
Try ACU and you will understand.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Alborz-Mahmoodi
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Hi,

start up your server in POST mode(Power On Self Test) you can see your Array Controller With BBWC details .
your Controller appear with red text like:
Smart Array P410i 512MB
After that press F8 key to enter the ORCA consol and you can configure the raid controller or with smart start cd you can catch
the ACU (Array Configuration Utility) to configure your Controller .





Tikitiboo
Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

I see.
I just need 02 partitions
C for OS : may be 200GB
D for shared files + web application : 400GB

Thanks
Alborz-Mahmoodi
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

are you going to do it?
do you need my help or not?
Tikitiboo
Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

some guidance pls.

Thanks
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

With four 300GB disks, raid10 will give you about 560GB of usable space. Create two separate logical disks and use each disk for the two partitions that you want.
Tikitiboo
Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

Thanks. Do we have Raid 10 now? My plan is to use RAID 5.

Thanks
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

raid10 and raid5 are available with the P410i. Either one is fine for your needs.
With 4 disks, raid10 will give you the equivalent space of two disks, raid5 will give the space of three disks.

The important thing is to create two separate logical disks in the array (raid5 or raid10) so that the two partitions lie on separate devices. You get better performance that way.
Alborz-Mahmoodi
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML380 G6 Server

HI,

on ORCA or ACU make a raid as you wish and
after that put the smart start cd on drive wait until the boot page appear and select your language after that select the agree button so you can see the deployment page then select installation button and so on .
if you have a problem send me back a message .