How to check number of harddisk in HP ML150 G6 Server?

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This is a newly-purchased HP server. 2 HDDs being bought, and the vendor configured mirroring for it. Now, the user want to check to ensure that there are indeed 2 SATA HDDs being deployed. How to check, from the Windows 2008 server?
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SnibborgOwner

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Use the HP management tools that came with the system, specifically the array manager.

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Other than using the above utility, how about native Windows tool?

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http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
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Pop the case open and have a look inside. ;)

There is no native way as windows sees the volumes not the physical disks

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For ML150 G6 server, what cd should I startup the server from?

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I checked, is using a CD called Easy setup CD. Where I find the step of configuring RAID 1 (mirroring) by using the easy cd?

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Hardware RAID is totally transparent to Windows, therefore there is no way you can find out number of disks or RAID level in Windows Native. For HP ML150G6, you should have a CD by the name "HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) Offline CD for Smart Array ". Otherwise you can download it from HP website and you have to install it into Windows, then you will have full control and monitor over the RAID.

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BTW, how to boot up the HP with Easy CD, and then configured RAID 1? Do you guys have the step-by-step guide?
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I got it; bootup server with easy CD, select Maintain > Setup Array, and then follow the instruction ...
SnibborgOwner

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When you boot up the server, does it not show the number of disks in the array?  If its SCSI using CTRL-A to get into the BIOS will allow you to see what disks on on the SCSI bus.

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