[Linux-PowerEdge] Degradated array configuration

Mauro Antivero mauro.antivero at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 10:59:35 CDT 2013

El 18/09/13 18:18, Supporto Tecnico - Crazy Network escribió:
> Dont you have a iDRAC or OMSA on your system?
This R410 has iDRAC, but yet I don't know how to use it. The R310 has 
OMSA installed but yet I don't use it.

Thanks for the data! I will read about it.

But one more question:

In the Bios config utility manual says that when a new volume is created 
the data in all disk of thta volume will be loss! So I can't create a 
new volume if the disk has some important data.

This surprises me because in Linux you can configure a degradated array 
and later add another disk to that RAID. Do you sat that the same 
funcionallity can be obtained with OMSA and iDRAC?

Thanks a lot and regards.


> With one of those systems you will be able to manage (so create too) new
> Virtual Disks.
> Regards
> Il 18/09/2013 17:09, Mauro Antivero ha scritto:
>> I'm currently learning how to use the BIOS config utility to manage the
>> PERC H200 RAID controller on a Dell PowerEdge R310.
>> Actyally the server has 3 disks:
>> Slot 1    1 TB Disk
>> Slot 2    1 TB Disk
>> Slot 3    2 TB Disk
>> I already configured disks in slot 1 and 2 as RAID 1. Now I want to
>> configure the disk in slot 3 as RAID 1 too, but degradeted, because I
>> don't have yet another disk to put in slot 4. The problem is that the
>> BIOS utility doesn't allow me to configure RAID 1 using the disk in slot
>> 3 because I need another disk in slot 4.
>> I want to do this because when I will have the system fully configured
>> and running and then insert another disk in hot the RAID will rearm
>> automatically.
>> If I can't do this, when I insert a new disk in slot 4 I will need to
>> reboot the system, enter the BIOS config utility and then configure the
>> RAID 1, selecting disk in slot 3 as master.
>> So, is posible to configure a degradated RAID 1 in the BIOS config utility?
>> Thanks and best regards.
>> Mauro.
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