We have a Compaq Proliant ML370 G3 with 4x36GB SCA-80 hot swappable SCSI drives running on Windows 2000 Server + Exchange server 2000. The drives are configured as dynamic disks in the AD disk management and are mirrorred as such:
[SCSI ID 0] Empty
[SCSI ID 1] [Disk 1] System (C:)
[SCSI ID 2] [Disk 2] Mirror of System
[SCSI ID 3] Empty
[SCSI ID 4] [Disk 4] Data + Exchange (D: E:)
[SCSI ID 5] [Disk 5] Mirror of Data + Exchange
I wanted to add 2 more 146GB drives in the empty slots but as soon as I plug in a drive in the ID-0 slot the system seem to want to boot from that hard drive and I get the invalid system disk error. The drive in ID-3 shows up no problems.
I'm assuming that the boot drive need to be on the first available SCSI ID, is this a correct assumption?
In that case it would make sense to move the system drives down to ID-0 and ID-1 but I'm concerned with Windows not liking that especially that the mirroring is done in Windows and not using the Compaq RAID utilities. Do I have to do anything prior to moving the drives or will it just work by reconfiguring the settings?
Thanks in advance for your help