Dell PowerEdge T320 Configuration Issues
Posted on 2013-12-10
Just taken delivery of a Dell PowerEdge T320 server. Server was purchased with
Small Business Server 2011 preinstalled. It is actually the first Dell I have ever purchased. Just switched it on today and it starts to the clean install part of the process.
Chose clean install, configured server name etc and after a while is now installed.
Had a look in my computer and noticed an OS partition of 120GB and a
Datapart1 partition of the balance of the rest of 1TB Drive.
The server has 2X 1TB SAS hard drives and a PERC 310 raid controller
What I would like to know is, if this is an optimum configuration and should
it be ok. If not what are the options. Also is the Raid (1) already configured and if not what do I need to do. I am assuming there should also be some sort of Raid utilty to check on the health of the drives etc, will this be on the supplied Dell disks. As I say I am unfamiliar with Dell so am learning as I go along.