We recently purchased an IBM xSeries 345 server with 6 hot swap Ultra 320 drives and a ServeRAID 6i+ controller for use as a SQL Server. (It also has an onboard LSI Logic controller.) I was told by the vendor that this can handle the following config:
RAID 1 (2 drives) for OS on one channel plus
RAID 5 (3 drives) for database on the second channel plus
1 hot spare drive.
My problem is that when I set up the RAID arrays, they both end up on Channel 1 and I don't see anyplace during setup to make them on different channels. Anyone have experiece with this? Was the vendor wrong, or am I just missing something??