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P2000 Question creating RAID arrays

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Erick Arturo Perez
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P2000 Question creating RAID arrays

Good day,

I am not an owner of a P2000 and would like to ask a question regarding RAID creation before exploring purchase of a p2000.

Lets say I have a p2000 with 8 1TB disks and would like to create several RAID sets, my question is:


in a P2000 do i create RAID arrays using physical disks only? Such as in a 8 disk p2000 i can only create 2 raid 5 sets (raid 5 of 4 disk each)


or in a p2000 can I create many vraid arrays than can span the 8 physical disks, such as

one virtual raid 5 that spans the 8 disks but make the raid 500GB in size

another vraid5 that spans the same 8 disks but this one 3TB in size

and so on....





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Re: P2000 Question creating RAID arrays

In a P2000 you create first a vdisk across the physical disks with a certain RAID level, then inside this vdisk several volumes, each with the same RAID level. See the SMU Guide


P2000 G3 MSA System
SMU Reference Guide


for more details.

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