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Need to learn about RAID

cjhhiv
Occasional Visitor

Need to learn about RAID

I just acquired a Compaq Proliant 6500 and installed 7 9GB HDDs in it and Windows 2000 server.

Can anyone tell me how to configure raid. I've never done a raid setup before, so i don't even know where to go to configure it.

As much info as you can give me would be great. I'm an ultra newbie at this.

Thanks!
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Need to learn about RAID

Take a read of this link for an overview of RAID:
http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?countrycode=1000&prodid=641|RAID+Array+3000&source=0191-0899-A.xml&dt=21&docid=5373

Once you have decided on the type of RAID(s) and what size logical volumes you will define for your server, you should use the tools best suited for Compaq servers.

If you have a SmartStart CD, the best thing to do is let it assist you in the build of your server (I highly recommend using this). If you do not and wish to get one, click here: http://hp.productorder.com/smartstart/HPfront.asp and select SmartStart 5.50. (It's only $22.00 and worth it!)

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Otherwise, you can use the Array Configuration Utility to configure your controler. The ACU can be downloaded at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/14185.html

You will also need the System Configuration Utilities:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html

All of the drivers and utilities you will need for this server can be downloaded from:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1105.html

G'luck to you!
-John
Enjoy!
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cjhhiv
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Re: Need to learn about RAID

Great info! Thanks a mil!
cjhhiv
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need to learn about RAID

Hi, I purchased the Smart Start CD and used it to boot. It formatted my 0 drive again and installed Windows 2000 nicely, but I never saw any information on how to configure Raid? Can anyone help shed some light on this and where I can go to configure Raid?

Thanks!