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is it possible to create 3 logical partition on two internal disk on BL35 ?

Jean-Yves Picard
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is it possible to create 3 logical partition on two internal disk on BL35 ?

Hello,

short story

how to setup non trivial RAID on a BL35 ?

long story.

we are using RDP to make deploy OS on blade.

so far all out blade were bl20, with two 72Gb disk.
we were using script from RDP to create the array on blade.
array consist of 3 Mirror of 14 Gb, 15 Gb and 43 Gb.

then, we bought BL35.

scripting tool could no longer be used.
on RDP 6.5, you only have two options
RAID 0 or RAID 1.

scripting tool for RAID 0 issue cfggen command

f:\lib\bin16\cfggen.exe 0 create IS MAX 1 2 noprompt

which yield 1 (one) single logical drive.

it is possible to create a first small drive
using
cfggen 0 create IS 14000 1 2 noprompt

unfortunatly, when using a second time
cfggen 0 create IS 15000 1 2 noprompt
yield an error
cfggen: Disi ID specified (2) cannot be used a RAID member as
it is not a functionnal fixed HDD


is it possible to create 3 logical partition on two internal disk on BL35 ?


cfggen 0 display give

LSI LOGIC Integrated RAID Configuration utility. v1.99.05.00
LSI Logic IR Configuration Utility 1.99.05.00
The format of the CREATE command is
cfggen create
{} [qsync] [noprompt]
where is:
A controller number between 0 and 255.
where is:
The type of the volume to create and is either IM or IME or IS.
where is:
The size of the volume to create. It should be given in Mbytes
e.g. 2048 or 'MAX' to use the maximum size possible.
where {} is:
A list of SCSI Ids identifying the disk drives you wish to
include in the volume being created. If the volume type is
'IM', the first drive will be selected as the primary and the
second as the secondary drive.
For a type 'IM' volume exactly 2 disks must be specified.
For a type 'IME' volume min of 3 disks must be specified.
For a type 'IS' volume min of 2 disks must be specified.
where qsync specifies that the user desires a quick
synchronization of the two drives in an IM volume
where noprompt is an optional argument that eliminates
warnings and prompts