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Raid setup ML 110 G7

Raid setup ML 110 G7

hi all

I bought myself a ml 110 g7 and I have 2 drives attached but when it boots I do not see the orca display at all like I do with the dl servers for example. The spec says it has a raid card and when I go into the bios I can see it being specified as a intel Sata controller. When I google this i can it being stated as supporting raid levels etc.

Also where I purchased it, it mentioned the various raid levels it can do. I will contact them tomorrow when they open.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm not too fussed if I don't have raid but need to know it's either is or not possible with the currrent setup.



RE: Raid setup ML 110 G7

Which Intel controller(s) specifically does it mention during boot? Not a Compaq server, by my home system with a Gigabyte UDR-3 motherboard has an Intel ICH10 controller definitely that supports RAID1 and possibly other RAID levels.

I can't remember the key combination to specify to get into the configuration... I think it's Ctrl-I, but I'll check.

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RE: Raid setup ML 110 G7

I found out that my controller is a HP B110i storage controller and I can set up raid but only as a software raid option. To do this I had to go into the BIOS, Advanced Options and then SATA controller configuration or something similar to that effect and select enable. I then rebooted the server and saw the ORCA display and managed to choose 1+0 on my 2 disks, it can support RAID 0,1, 1+0 but not 5.

However to those who plan to run ESX 5.1, ESX cannot see the software raid so it still sees 2 disks, I would need to purchase a hardware raid card like a p212 for example. However as mine is a lab I am prepared to go without RAID for a little while.

Hoep this helps others.

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