I have an R710 with 2, 146gig SAS drivers and 6, 900gig SAS drives.
I have the two 146's on RAID 1 for the OS and I wanted to use the six 900's on a RAID 5.
It's configured that way in the RAD controller.
In Windows Server 2008 however, I see Disk 1 with total space of 4188 gig and TWO partitions of 2048 and 2140 respectively. The problem is I can create a volume on the second partition. When I right click it in Disk Manager, all options are grayed out.
Also, I'd prefer my Disk 1 to be one single partition of the total 4188.
What am I doing wrong?