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Topic # 152452 27-Sep-2014 08:03
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I currently have a 

 

HP ML350p GEN 8 E5-2620 16GB 2 X 300GB 460W TWR plus a further 2 x  HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) 

 

I have purchased a further 32GB RAM, 4 x 1TB SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)(only 2 have arrived so far) 4 hard drive caddies. 

 

The server is functional and I need this done with minimal downtime therefore would prefer not to play with this myself.

 

I need to find someone to install these for me or if unable to do this are there instructions for dummies anywhere I can follow in this regard?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1138569 27-Sep-2014 08:03
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  Reply # 1138607 27-Sep-2014 09:12
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Where are you based? If Auckland and you understand your configuration won't be supported (by HP), I am happy to have someone from my team put this in for you and help you configure it. 

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  Reply # 1138716 27-Sep-2014 12:29
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IMHO if you can, get the pro version of the SSD if it's for a server, for reliability. Though if you're using a mirrored RAID no problem.




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  Reply # 1140814 27-Sep-2014 18:26
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Hi,

I am Hamilton based.

I currently have 4 drives in raid 5,they are all 250GB.

I am wanting to use the new drives as raid 10 for data only and use the raid 5, 4 discs as my operating system windows server 2012). This way my 4 x 1TB  will give me some redundancy. I understand that HP wants you to use their own drives but they are so much more expensive. I have done extensive research and these samsung drives have been highly recommended. 

The 32GB of ram is RDIMM in 4 x 8GB and the 2 x 8gb I already have are RDIMM.

I have played around with my old hp server and am able to fiddle with the array configuration with no issues. 

If I add the 4 new hard drives and then try to make them a new array will this affect the original raid 5 array? If it doesn;t then i have no issues with doing it myself. 

I have built normal computers myself but have not played with servers and would normally play around but really can't afford anything to go wrong with this as we cannot afford any downtime. 

Hope this provides enough information. If you can help we would appreciate a PM.

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  Reply # 1142805 27-Sep-2014 20:43
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Adding an array will not affect your existing array. 

Grab the HP Configurator tool it will show you exactly how to install the memory for optimal performance. 



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  Reply # 1142825 27-Sep-2014 21:49
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HP configurator tool is preloaded.

can install the Ram and hard drives no problem. Apparently, the HP drives come with a temperature sensor which the samsung drives don't come with and this has to be turned off somewhere. thats probably the part im a wee bit concerned about attempting myself.





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  Reply # 1164103 29-Oct-2014 08:33
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4 by 1 TB hard drives for a server hosting just websites and databases. What raid would be best. 

Options raid 1+0 or raid 5 or raid 6?

Any advice appreciated.

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  Reply # 1164119 29-Oct-2014 08:59
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How much space do you need? Raid5 will give you 3TB - rebuilds will take ages if a drive fails and it's getting on the limits of what is considered a safe size for a RAID5 drive array.  RAID10 or 6 will give you 2TB - my understanding is a RAID10 will be faster and a RAID6 more secure (would allow for 2 disk failures).

Interesting you have the option to go RAID6, our DL380s need an advanced raid licence to do that. 



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  Reply # 1164197 29-Oct-2014 10:59
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I thought that the 420i offered raid 6 but i could be wrong. will let you know once I set up.

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  Reply # 1164380 29-Oct-2014 15:06
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Naylz: 4 by 1 TB hard drives for a server hosting just websites and databases. What raid would be best. 

Options raid 1+0 or raid 5 or raid 6?

Any advice appreciated.


Always RAID10 these days, speed is king.  

Can always get larger drives down the line if need be.



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  Reply # 1164426 29-Oct-2014 15:33
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Yep thats what I did, raid 1+0

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