RAID Configuration for Dell DL380G5

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
Is there any configuration document to configure the RAID for Dell R7200XD ? I need to configure 4 group of RAID for different purpose.

RAID 1  2 x 300GB
RAID 10  4 x 300GB
RAID 10  4 x 300GB
RAID 10  4 x 800GB
Question by:AXISHK
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    by:Gerald Connolly
    DL380 from Dell, are you sure?
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    Yeah, your info is all over the place.  HP makes the "DL380G5", not Dell; Dell has an R720XD, not R7200XD.  Assuming you are actually talking about a Dell PowerEdge R720XD and are using an H710 controller, you need to boot to the CTRL-R utility during POST to configure RAID.  Configure the RAID 1, then install your OS, then configure the other arrays (assuming you want the OS on the RAID 1).

    In CTRL-R, highlight the controller (top-left) on the VD MGMT screen, select the disks you want in that particular RAID array (VD), give it a name if you want, leave the other options as default (unless you understand the implications of changing them), then check the Advanced and Initialize boxes, then OK.

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    Sorry, I'm using Dell R720XD.

    Inside the server, does the server have only a physical RAID Controller to control all disks slot ? Do I need to consider which set of disks are managed by which physical controller (or cable) ? It would be great if each set of RAID is managed by a individual physical controller (cable).  

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    This system can be configured with dual controllers, but if you aren't sure if it does, then it probably doesn't - it is not a "standard" configuration.  It is probably also used primarily for failover/redundancy, so they would not be assigned specific drives.  All drives on the backplane are managed by the controller.  You can easily configure the arrays you described with the steps above.

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