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Raid 0 issue

Ashish J
Occasional Advisor

Raid 0 issue

Hi all ,
Query Raised:

1) Is it possible to install two operating system (Win 2003 x64 & Win2003 x86) as dual in this server HP Proliant DL380 G5 with RAID 0

Our Specs below:
We have Currently 6 * 146 GB SAS HDD drive in this machine
We will have to configure these 6 spindles in a RAID-0 stripe set, so that we have a total of (146*6) = 876 GB available.
Out of this RAID-0 stripe set, we will configure 4 logical disks, which will be the storage visible to Windows, as follows:
-"Drive 1" - 78 GB, boot drive for 64 bit Windows.
-"Drive 2" - 78 GB, boot drive for 32 bit Windows.
-"Drive 3" - 520 GB, data drive for 64 bit Windows
-"Drive 4" - 200 GB, data drive for 32 bit Windows
With this configuration, I/O to "drive 1", "drive 2", "drive 3", and "drive 4" will actually be striped across all 6 volumes of the RAID-0 stripe set, --------> Is it Possible.

Can you please confirm the above config is able to work on this HP Server.


Rds

ashish j
4 REPLIES
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: Raid 0 issue

you may need this (the Compaq SmartStart Server Profile Diskette):
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=254879&swItem=MTX-UNITY-I7453&prodNameId=257753&swEnvOID=181&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1
(afaik) it contains parameters for smartstart to configure the system correctly
u84823
Regular Advisor

Re: Raid 0 issue

You could create just two logical drives on the array controller and then partition them within each OS.

NB hope this is a test machine, RAID-0 is obviously not a good idea for a production machine!!
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: Raid 0 issue

sorry disregard my post,
this was meant for another thread, but i entered it in the wrong window.
Ashish J
Occasional Advisor

Re: Raid 0 issue

Hi All ,

Thank you for the input .

RDS

Ashish j