Regular driver change RAID array
I have a Dell Precision T5500 running Window 7. I want to get rid of the RAID group configuration, i.e. set up a RAID (drive) one pilot regular. I would greatly appreciate any useful guide. Thank you.
I guess you have RAID 1 (mirroring). If so, then simply turn off RAID in the BIOS of Intel RAID (Ctrl-i) should work. I think the option is ' restore discs non-RAID '.
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I'm sorry, but I'm loud understand what happening to my master original RAW files, I keep offline on a RAID array and then what I do with my safe that, like all my photos modified? Sorry for this simple question, but would someone help please my lift the fog?
One of the major downfalls of Aperture is that it shows you where are your pictures. They always favored it as a feature (even as a ' new paradigm'), but it's not so wonderful when you need to do something about Apple never intended. Then, it sounds really like it led to you not knowing where your files or files that correspond to which elements of the UI opening. I suggest that you need to nail for yourself - images from Aperture to right click and choose Show in Finder, until you know where everything is.
Otherwise, make sure you have plenty of available disk space, stop asking questions and just see what happens when you run plugin import LR with the options I suggested. It won't damage the opening.
One of the players in my raid array has failed a few days ago.
I had a spare drive in the table so the controller immediately began the process of rebuilding and all servers were running throughout.
When the reconstruction has been completed (I checked this via the user interface of raid array and the newspaper), I had to stop the server to remove disc defective (not replaceable chassis hot) and when I restarted the server, the data on the raid array store isn't there anymore. I also checked through the raid controller interface that I removed the (defective) drive and that the table was always in a ready state when he came.
In vsphere client, when I click on the storage... Add link, the server sees the material but if I click then it tells me that it will be re - format the volume. See attachment. I have most certainly does not take the next step and reformat. Simply, I took the screenshot and regularized.
I found these instructions, but they are for an older version of ESXi and am unsure if they are correct for ESXi 6.0.0 338124
Here are the steps I should follow?
If these aren't the right instructions can you tell me the version which is for ESXi 6.0.0 338124 that I couldn't find anything either.
Yes, there are two data stores for the virtual machine located on the RAID array. The virtual machine itself was stored in a different data store that was not in the raid array.
I spent about 48 hours last week, including this morning, trying to coax ESXi recognizing volumes, with no luck. Finally, I gave up and I removed the virtual computer hard drives that were on the corrupt data store. Then the virtual machine came without problem.
Finally, since I have everything on these 2 volumes backed up to a cloud provider, I have recreated the two data stores in the raid array and began the restoration process. It is currently running and has about 16 days left to go.
I am the I.T. guy for small business from my father. I help them on the side.
They have recently purchased a PowerEdge 2900 server used with 4 internal SCSI drives
This server also has a Dell SAS 5 / i integrated controller
I want to install Windows 2008 R2 standard on this server and use it as a file server and a place to host QuickBooks Enterprise.
The problem, in that I am running is that I can't find in the Bios or anywhere in the server startup utilities where I can configure the 4 internal drives as a RAID 5 array. I want to do this and THEN install the Windows Server operating system. I used the last Build Server utility Dell and also updated all the firmware to the latest versions. The Build Server utility doesn't let me configure the RAID array. What I'm missing here?
Thank you very much for your help!
I upgraded to a PERC 6 / i integrated RAID controller and now problem is solved. Just need a new controller internal RAID.
Problem is solved!
Please help, I can build on my s 220 PowerVault Raid array if I don't have management software? Data storage connect to the Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server but drives raid hard configuration utility can set up one server.
I bought an Optiplex 7020 and controller card SATA referenced in this post after you speak with a representative and come far from believing the 7020 and the SATA controller card combination would allow me to set up a RAID 1 array. I bought both the 7020 and the controller Dell card.
However, after several conversations with the Dell and Technical Support Technical Support Startech, I'm still not able to get this working. I am able to enter in the configuration menu of controller card at startup in addition to being able to access the system BIOS. The BIOS shows 'Mass Storage' assigned to the PCI Express slot (as it should), but complains without hard drive being found when I try to start.
Just for clarity: I'm not trying to use a built-in RAID configuration and try instead to use a controller card to take care of the RAID array. So I am (perhaps erroneous) belief that the 'RAID ON' in the BIOS setting is unimportant because the controller card takes care of the RAID array. BTW: My BIOS is not a parameter "RAID ON". I say just that to prevent an answering machine to take me on the way to the RAID configuration integrated. The 7020 does not come with built-in RAID.
In fact, this Dell page said I need to "buy additional hardware", which is exactly what I did when I bought the controller card - or at least I thought.
So the questions are: what should I do to be able to get my Optiplex 7020 to mirror the first drive on a second so that the second is bootable immediately in case one breaks down? Do I need a software solution instead? Do I need extra hardware yet?
Thanks in advance!
If this card requires a driver, so it is probably not responsible until Windows loads BIOS will not be able to see the drives connected on this card to boot from one of them.
And according to the Manual, the startup options are:
To specify the order in which the computer attempts to find an operating system. The options are:
- Floppy drive
- WDC WD2500AAKX-75U6AA0
- USB storage device
- CD/DVD/CD-RW drive
- Integrated NETWORK interface
Therefore, there is no option to say BIOS to get a boot on PCI - e drive.
That said, it is made reference to the Intel RAID controller in the manual, which suggests it could work with this system.
Win 8/8.1 and win 10, there is a built-in utility called "storage space" to create a mirror. Two drives must be connected to the SATA ports on the motherboard and probably identical in size. So give that a try...
I want to know if it is possible to manage the (changing) configuration of Dell RAID controller on the host running VMware.
For example if I add a few discs for DAS shelves storage connected to the H800 controller, I need to set up the RAID on these new disks and add the new data store in vCenter without rebooting the machine.
Is this possible?
Dell PowerEdge R710 server with iDRAC 6 Enterprise
Storage controller internal Dell PERC H700
External storage Dell PERC H800 controller with two tablets of disc DAS
VMware 5.5 booting from SD card
vCenter 5.5 with Dell OpenManage integration Plugin 2
Thanks to the open tab Integratilon manage in vCenter, I see both controllers and all discs but cannot perform any operation.
I checked and OMIWV can monitor. You can use Openmanage Server Administrator to create new arrays from a distance. If the installation requires a reboot. http://www.Dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=YCYN1&FILEID=3365343039&osCode=XI55&ProductCode=PowerEdge-T320&LanguageCode=en&CategoryID=SM
Alternatively, you can try using the megacli for LSI controllers to create the new Raid array without rebooting. http://en.community.Dell.com/TechCenter/virtualization/w/wiki/7438.storage-management-of-VMware-ESXi-using-megacli
I'm under ESXi at home, but I have a problem with that I need help
First of all, let me start with the specs:
RAID Controller: Adaptec 6805 (driver of the community with the support)
Configuration of RAID: RAID 5 12,71 TB of disk
I had some problems with my RAID controller which I solved it using the Adaptec article: a table failed can be recovered? I ended up drop the table and re-create it.
The RAID array is now in OPTIMUM condition, so I started ESXi and connected using vSphere to find all my virtual machines as unknown (Inaccessible).
I started googling and found some information, but nothing so far to solve this problem.
I tried info from these links:
~ # df k
1 k-blocks used available use % mounted on file system
VMFS-5 483131392 319600640 163530752 /vmfs/volumes/500 GB 66%
vfat 4192960 141952 4051008 3% / vmfs/volumes/51f45583-c7047877-9ff7-0015178fcc59
vfat 255716 138872 116844 54% / vmfs/volumes/55f80475-edb62e49-366c-1f1975e107c2
vfat 255716 135420 120296 53% / vmfs/volumes/8367f77f-57cb0e3e - 888-b-046f29890a95
vfat 292688 206792 85896 71% / vmfs/volumes/51f4556a-e6c74124 - 5A 63-0015178fcc59
~ # fdisk-l
The fdisk command is deprecated: fdisk does not support GPT partitions. Thank you for using partedUtil
Disk/dev/disks/t10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000: 500,1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device boot start end blocks Id system
/ dev/Disks/T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p1 1 115 917504 5 extended
Partition 1 does not stop the limit of cylinder
/ dev/Disks/T10. 115 637 4193280 6 FAT16 ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p2
Partition 2 will not stop the limit of cylinder
/ dev/Disks/T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p3 637 60802 483271704 fb VMFS
/ dev/Disks/T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p4 * 1 1 4080 4 FAT16 < 32M
Partition 4 does not stop the limit of cylinder
/ dev/Disks/T10. 1 33 255984 6 FAT16 ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p5
/ dev/Disks/T10. 33 65 255984 6 FAT16 ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p6
/ dev/Disks/T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p7 65 79 112624 VMKcore fc
/ dev/Disks/T10. 79 115 292848 6 FAT16 ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000p8
Partition table entries are not in the order of disc
Fdisk: device has more than 2 ^ 32 sectors, each of them is unusable
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT
Disk /dev/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0: 4294967295 sectors, 4095 M
Logical sector size: 512
Identifier (GUID) of disc: 0652d5d8-10f3-4264-9d35-1e12b2d23b76
Partition table contains up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable area is 27304898526
Starting number (sector) end (sector), Code name of size
1 2048 27304898526 25.4 G 0700
~ # esxcfg - volume - l
< no results >
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:2
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:1 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:3
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:2 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:4
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:3 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:5
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:4 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:6
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:5 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:7
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:6 vml.0100000000343130313131435043353336363200000000000053414d53554e:8
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:7 vml.01000000003630356634396164524149443520
T10. ATA___SAMSUNG_HD501LJ___410111CPC53662000000000000:8 vml.01000000003630356634396164524149443520:1
# partedUtil getptbl /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0
1699651 255 63 27304898560
1 2048 27304898526 AA31E02A400F11DB9590000C2911D1B8 vmfs 0
[EDIT] I have not noticed before that the mpx.vmhba had an additional entry in/vmfs/devices/disks
# partedUtil getptbl /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0:1
1699651 255 63 27304896479
I have attached vmkernel.log
I hope someone can point me in the right direction, I have a backup of my criticism/personal data, but it would be nice to recover the rest as well...
Thanks in advance for the help!
Post edited by: Sebastiaan Grob adding info on /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0:1
Running orders more:
~ # esxcli instant vmfs storage list
Volume name: Adaptec RAID 1
VMFS UUID: 51f4625a-6482a0da-c112-0015178fcc59
Can mount: true
Reason of mountability-United Nations:
Can will: true
Reason for non-resignaturability:
County of measure pending: 1
Then I tried add the option of storage as described in the present (KB VMware: vSphere management LUNS identified as LUN snapshot ) KB article and my data store is back, no loss!
I am new to the virtual machines, so I'm sorry for the newbie question. Currently, I have a HP ML350 G6 ESXi 5.0.0 running on 4 GB Flash hosting SD cards two virtual machines and licenses for 5 Essentials vSphere and vCenter Server 5 Essentials. I also have a RAID5 configuration with drives SAS 146 GB (6). I intend to remove all six readers and their replacement by 300 GB disks and build a RAID6 array. My question is, what would be the best practice to move the two VMS in the current RAID array to the new RAID array? Wouldn't be also simple to make backups of virtual machines or clones, exchanging the readers, the new array of construction and restoring virtual machines? If someone could point me in the right direction would be great!
Thank you all!
Personally, I would go with backup & restore. In addition, use the downtime to upgrade the firmware of the host (HP published recently a few critical fixes on the RAID controller and some models of HARD drive).
What I would do - to avoid any problem - is to remove the host ESXi, vCenter, replace disks, update the firmware, re - install ESXi and as final step add the host to vCenter again.
I tried to install ESXi 5.1 on a HP Proliant Dl160 G6, with 4 hard drives of 2 TB in RAID 1 + 0 array, using a HP b110i controller. When it comes time to select the installation media ESXi to, the installer sees the 4 physical disks, rather than the logical disk that I created with the controller.
The b110i is a RAID controller-based software that does not support the ESXi. As you have noticed it will not recognize the individual disks and it work perfectly with them as individual disks. But if you are looking for a RAID array, you need to add another RAID controller.
I use a HP DL180 G5 equipped of an E200 HP controller.
I built two RAID arrays using the E200 controller
1 65 GB hard drive
4 HDDs of 750 GB in RAID 5
I was able to successfully install ESXi 4.1 and everything seems to work without problems. Except that I am unable to see the matrix RAID 2 to. I am able to see the 1 65 GB drive, because that's where ESXi is installed. But I can't seem to find the matrix RAID 2 to anywhere.
I tried to do a new analysis of all storage cards, but it is not always see it. I tried to rebuild RAID 5, but it is not always see it.
When you run fdisk-l on the tech support console it does not show the RAID 5 array anywhere. I also ran lspci and it does not detect the Smart Array E200 mass storage, but it does not detect the RAID array. DF not to see no more.
I don't know where to go from here.
What are the troubleshooting steps I can go through to find the missing RAID array? I'm assuming that they will have to be performed from the CLI.
I have not tried to install 4 independent labels still to see if we can see them or not. I'm sure that the disks are always good as I was running this server as a target iSCSI using Solaris 10 until a few weeks before.
Welcome to the community,
ESX has a limitation for the disk/LUN 2 TB sizes less than 512 bytes. Assuming that you are running the latest firmware on the E200 and the upgrade of cache installed (required for RAID5) I recommend you remove the 65GB disk and create a RAID5 with 4 x 750GB disks. Since the RAID 5 create 3 logical volumes, for ESXi and 2 x 10 GB ~ 1 TB for VMFS data storage. You need to do this, use the ACU on the SmartStart CD utility.
See http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00688683/c00688683.pdf for more details E200
Because have a new video workstation built last autumn I used installer disk hard next five:
C: / OS & programs
D: / sound & video Media & CS5Projects
E: / swap file & media Cache
F: / Previews and exports
H: / other multimedia files (Photoshop, and al.)
This week I pick up a controller from Areca ARC-1880ix-16. With it, I will implement an array of RAID3 eight discs with a hot swap.
I tend to simply set up a unique folder for every video project that will contain all files previously stored on drives D, E and F. Before that, however, I want to solicit the comments or suggestions of others using RAID arrays.
The IMO = Im my opinion. See your the Internet Dictionary
The disk performance for the reader where export is stored is not very critical on export. CPU/GPU/memory is the usual bottleneck and exporting to: keep the fill rate on your lower raid, that you access two drives (raid and (H) at the same time instead of one (raid).
Current configuration: HP N54L Microserver, P410 RAID card, 3 partitions, each 1 VMware datastore.
VMware runs from a USB, installed from VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-HP-5.72.27-Feb2014.iso.
Datastore1 contains virtual machines. Datastore3 contains a data reader to one of the virtual machines. Datastore2 is not used.
Can I install VMware for a current HP specific image to the partition currently containing Datastore2 without losing my VMs on 1 and 3 data warehouses?
Oh now I understand! Logical drives separate are separate as readers for ESXi (and any other OS). So if you take the right one for ESXi, the last two must remain intact.
I did this once (two logical drives on raid-controller) simple installation and did not know what is happening, so I backed up all virtual machines off site. But only the logical drive that I picked up for ESXi installation has been re-partitioned.
How can I reinstall the CC without having to start a new account after a hard drive change?
Just got my PC back from repair with a new drive installed and al, I see for the CC options for new accounts to create, I already have one so I want to reinstall my account without having to pay for a new account. Can someone tell me how to do it please?
Please visit the given link to download CC: download and install Adobe Creative Cloud applications
* Connect with your Adobe on which you have registered the product ID.
I have a PowerEdge R420 with 1 TB of built-in hard drive (no RAID with SATA.) I had 3 additional 500 GB hard drive. I intend to use the entire hard drive 4 hard (1 to that comes with the server and 3 Extra ones I had) as a drive using RAID 5 without lose the OS on my 1 TB which comes with the operating system.
Please advice kindly.
You can only do in a RAID managed by OS configuration.
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