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Hi EE,
I have a r620 dell server as a vmware host running esx 5. Currently, it has 4 drives and configured as RAid5 " datastore1 " . I want to add 6 new drives as a new datastore "datastore2" as RAID10. What are the steps to go about doing this . Please summarize the tasks on the hardware and vmware level before submitting any links from google. I googled thjs as well but under time constraints so need some direction, thanks
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In Summary.

1. Shutdown Host Server
2. Insert 6 new disks.
3. At Server Start Enter Storage Controller BIOS with F8
4. Create new Virtual Disk using new 6 disks. as VD2
5. Restart Server.
6. Connect to Server using vSphere Client
7. Select Configuration > Storage > Add New Storage, follow the wizard and select the storage space - label as datastore2.
8. Complete.

if you have some, time this can be done from a browser connected to the server, see below:-

My EE Article, Step by Step with Screenshots

HOW TO: Use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator to Create and Manage a Virtual Disk (RAID Array) on a Dell PowerEdge Server with VMware vSphere 5.0, ESXi 5.0 installed.
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3. At Server Start Enter Storage Controller BIOS with F8
This will be CTRL-R (not F8).
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4. Should be view/ Add virtual disk , not NEW , as new will wipe , no ?...
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In CTRL-R, the option you will see is "Create New VD".
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You need to create a NEW RAID disk or VD as Dell calls them
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See my Article and you don't even need to take the server down.
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Many thanks this confirmed my initial thoughts,  thanks
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