PowerEdge Web Server install

Carlos_Batista@Dell.com Carlos_Batista at Dell.com
Wed Apr 10 15:16:01 CDT 2002

Resending this message ... I had problems with the previous address 


Customers wanted more flexibility on how they used their disks ... so ... we
install our software stack on the first disk and leave others untouched.  To
this we added capabilities that let you associate new drives with virtual
websites, add drives, remove drives, lock drives etc ...

Configure your "empty"/available disks any way you want ...
(fdisk/mkfs/make-define mount point/edit fstab/etc ...) You might want to
check the Software-RAID HOWTO if you're interested in RAID.

After you do this locate the System->Storage->Local Storage menu.  Specify
the previously specified mount point and follow the wizard. You'll notice
that next time you go to Domains->Add Domains menu there will be a pull down
menu named "Partition" which allows you to specify on which partition your
new website will be located.

If the server is deployed in dedicated mode you might want to configure the
disks and create links to folders in the /var/www/html directory.

Carlos Batista
Technical Lead - PowerApp.web Linux
Dell Computer Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee, David Y. [mailto:dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 3:41 PM
To: 'Linux-Poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: PowerEdge Web Server install

Already emailed Carlos Batista about this but he may not be available to
answer so I will try here.

I attempted to upgrade my powerapp 120.web to the new v3.0 poweredge
webserver OS. (rh7.2 w/ web assist). Previously the box was configured with
software raid 5 on 3x18g disks. The OS installation went fine initially,
however when it completed, I noticed that it had installed itself on sda
only. Sdb and sdb were left untouched, and as this was a hands-free type
installation, there were no options to select raid configuration. My guess
is that the installation proggy did not recognize the disk configuration on
the 2nd and 3rd scsis, and only partitioned and formatted the first disk? I
went ahead and deleted the remaing raid 5 partition information on the
2nd/3rd disks, however I haven't had time to try another install. Is this a
known issue, and is software raid still an option for the webserver package?
As this box is not going to be seeing a lot of babysitting, we'd like to
stick as close to the standard install as possible, but at the same time
we'd really like to use sofw!
are raid

Any insight would be appreciated!
Dave Lee

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