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How to tell what kind the Raid is running on win2000 and winNT server, without restart the servers??

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How to tell what kind the Raid is running on win2000 and winNT server, without restart the servers??
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Is it using the built in software raid?

Is there any 3rd party software for the raid? (i know dell and compaq have some)
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by:novacopy
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if this is a compaq or hp server you can use the compaq array config utility
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by:Duncan Meyers
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For a Dell server, you need Array Manager, downloadable from the Dell support site. For Adaptec, AMI (now LSI) and Mylex RAID controllers, you can download a utility that allows you to monitor and configure the RAID controller. Mylex's utility is called GAM (Global Array Management), AMI's is Power Console, and Adaptec's... I forget.

For Mylex and LSI/AMI controllers, go to http://www.lsilogic.com/downloads/selectDownload.do

For Adaptec, go to http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/suppbyproduct.jsp?sess=no&language=English+US&cat=%2FTechnology%2FRAID&fromPage=driverindex

Hope this helps.
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by:kiirowei
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No 3rd party software for the raid.
They are generic brand servers.

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they are using adaptec controllers.
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AHA-294xU2/295xU2/395xU2/AIC-789xPCI
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> AHA-294xU2/295xU2/395xU2/AIC-789xPCI

These are all SCSI controllers - that is; no RAID. For W2K, look under Computer Management -> Device Manager, SCSI controllers. For NT 4, go to Control Panel, SCSI  Adapters (I think). If the only SCSI devices listed are as above, it looks like you don't have SCSI RAID. You can check if software RAID is configured by going into Disk Management (Computer Management -> Disk Management for W2K, Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Disk Manager for NT) and seeing if you have Dynamic discs set up as RAID sets (or mirrors in NT4 - I don't remember if NT4 supports soft RAID 5...). From memory, a RAID 5 set in W2K has the disc voumes highlighted in dark red.  
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by:Jeff Rodgers
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You might also want to try running something like Belarc Adviser, or PC Advisor (not entirely certain it will do it, but hey no pain no gain) to give you an assessment of your computer's hardware and software components.
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I thought my answer was pretty groovy...
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