Need help with Dell PowerEdge T710 with a PERC 6/I RAID controller. I would like to add two more drives as a separate but new VD. I do not want to delete or hurt the first RAID 1 VD. So I have some basic questions. One, if the drives come up as foreign, do I need to clear this? Will this only clear the new drives and not hurt the first RAID 1?
Then second, how do I add the second RAID 1 without disturbing the initial RAID 1? Do I "Create a new VD" then select the two new HDD's? (I know this seems like a silly question but in years past if you select "new configuration" it would delete the current VD, apparently you had to go to view/add Configuration to see the current VD and add in a new one.) I just wan to make sure I do not erase my primary RAID 1 VD.
By the way this server does not have the admin tools in Windows so I will need to do this through the PERC 6/I interface during boot up.