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DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

 
Fasihuddin Mohammad
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

Hi folks,

I've been doing some web search and I'm still a bit stuck so would like to ask someone to give me a hint..

I've got a DL380 G5 with P400 controller currently with eight 146GB SAS drives. I would like to add RAID1 but Array configuration utility doesn't show me RAID-1 option it only shows RAID-0 RAID-1+0 RAID-5 and RAID-6.

Is there any way to configure RAID-1 since this is the requirement for our Oracle server setup. Please help me out.
Thanks
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

The SmartArray tools do not always use proper RAID terminology - you should be able to set up a true RAID-1 by configure a "RAID-1+0" with two disk drives.
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Fasihuddin Mohammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

If RAID 1+0 is same as RAID 1 then how do I configure RAID 1+0 ?
peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

using ACU (array configuration utility)
or directly at boot time hitting key to enter in setup of P400
JYP
Fasihuddin Mohammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

I did try with both the options you mentioned i.e. using ACU (array configuration utility)or directly at boot time hitting key to enter in setup of P400

But it gives me the following option

RAID 0 RAID 1+0 RAID 5 and RAID 6

My point is thta RAID 1 is missing in both the utility you mentioned,
RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 arn't the same.

So How do I create RAID 1?

I need to configure four array for installing Oracle server

1- RAID 1
2- RAID 1
3- RAID 1+0
4- RAID 1
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

It does not help to argue that they are not the same - we know that.

Have you at least tried to configure a "RAID-1+0" with two disk drives?
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Fasihuddin Mohammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

Yes I did it few months back.
peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

so what is the problem ?
did you successfully configured raid0+1 with 2 disks on P400 ?
JYP
Fasihuddin Mohammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

My problem is that I can not create RAID 1
since ther is no option to choose RAID 1
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 with P400 - RAID-1

Are you trying to test our patience?

We've told you multiple times now to choose "RAID-1+0" instead of "RAID-1"...
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