I am looking for advice just to make sure I consider all avenues.
I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 server with Server 2008 R2 SP1. This server hosts two Hyper-V VMs and runs excellently.
For many reasons that I will not go into here, the server is configured in a RAID0 with four 300GB drives making 1TB of space (more or less).
I am going to replace the four drives (SAS, hot swap) with four 900GB drives (bought from Dell).
I am then going to set up a RAID10 configuration (I will lose two drives' worth of space).
I have made sure the firmware on the PERC 6/i is up to date, and I know that it will support RAID10. Server Admin gives me green checks across the board.
My plan is to image the server - I bought a one-time use of Acronis. Then swap out the drives. Then deploy the image back to the server.
I've done this sort of thing before, but I don't do it a lot, so I want all your geek brains to throw stuff at me - what should I consider, what should I watch ot for, etc.
Thanks all -