This should answer all of your questions if you are sure it is Raid 1. Thank you for the response. All data on the array disks will be deleted. A list of disks that is available in the selected controller is displayed. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. Different types of RAID levels are available.
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IBM Server x M3 // x M3 Raid HDD – Internal Hardware
High redundancy cost overhead; Because all data is duplicated, twice the storage capacity is required; Requires minimum of four drives. Formatting a hard disk drive Low-level formatting removes all data from the hard disk.
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It doesn’t matter what make or model you use, but it should have at least the same capacity or larger. Without letting us know exactly which level is installed I can’t help.
Hardware RAID configuration on the IBM Power platform
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Use this option to create an integrated striping array of two to eight disks. Some are basic RAID levels and some are a combination of basic levels.
Using the LSI Configuration Utility program
If you install a different type of RAID controller, see the documentation that comes with the controller for information about rid and changing settings for attached devices. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.
Lastly, the server has two drives, but the other drive doesn’t appear in the Disk Management and the type is Basic, which supposedly be in Dynamic considering it is a raid setup or it just a unique feature of IBM servers?
Is is because we are using a raid controller and not the usual setting up of ibmm via bios converting the disk type to Dynamic?
Using the LSI Configuration Utility program – IBM System x M3
Welcome to BleepingComputera free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Each RAID level is defined for a specific purpose. Perform a low-level format on a hard disk drive Create an array of hard disk drives with or without a hot-spare drive Set protocol parameters on hard disk drives.
If there is data on the disk that you want to save, back up the hard disk before you perform this procedure. A hdd is only a storage device, it is totally blank when you purchase one. Sign in or register to add and subscribe to comments. Offers solid performance with the additional fault tolerance of allowing availability to data if two disks in a RAID group is to fail;Is recommended to use more drives in RAID group to make up for performance and disk utilization hits compared to RAID 5.
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Posted 25 April – I’m kinda new in the IBM server environment and I believe the raid configuration is raid1. All data on the array disks will be deleted.
Two disks per mirrored stripe. No data protection; If one drive fails, all data is lost.