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Dell CS23-SH RAID

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Hi,

I have two servers Dell CS23-SH which have 3 x 2TB HDD installed.  

How I can configure the RAID for this server model?
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Question by:besgojani
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Hi

Since the CS23-SH is a tailored made server it depends what raid conttroller is in. What type is it?
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by:besgojani
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How can i check that?
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Open up the server and have a look. Or run Belarc Advisor if the system could not be shut down quickly.
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by:pgm554
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Normally when the server boots,it should give you a screen as it POSTS giving you a model number of controller (PERC or LSI).

You can also get into the system BIOS (f2 key) and it should tell you what controllers are available.
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by:besgojani
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On BIOS it doesn't give any information about raid.

The Belarc Advisor shows the following results:

Controllers:
ATA Channel 0 (2x)
ATA Channel 1 (2x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Hi,

After BIOS there is no mentioning about e.g. hit f4 to configure raid controller?
If no, i am afraid you dont have a raid controller but again you can check this by opening the server. If the hdd cables lead to an internal card you probably have raid controller what brand/type is it?
If the cables lead directly to motherboard sata/sas connectors it seems you dont have raid controllers available so if you need/want raid you need to purchase one.
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by:pgm554
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The controller on board may support RAID,but it would probably be some fake Intel Matrix  garbage.

If you're running server 2012,you can use M$ resilient file system for RAID support.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831724.aspx
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Gerald Connolly earned 500 total points
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Just configure software RAID-1 in your OS, either Windows or Linux will do this
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