How to Configure RAID-10 on HPE DL360 Gen10
Configuring RAID-10 (also known as 1+0) on an HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 server requires the use of the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA). RAID-10 offers a blend of performance and redundancy by striping data (RAID 0) across mirrored sets (RAID 1).
Here's a general guide on how to configure RAID-10 on your server:
- Ensure you have at least four hard drives. The number of drives should be even.
- Backup any critical data on the drives, as creating a new RAID will destroy all data on the selected drives.
2. Booting into HPE SSA:
- Power on the server.
- During POST (Power-On Self Test), press F10 to enter the Intelligent Provisioning utility.
- Once in Intelligent Provisioning, select HPE Smart Storage Administrator.
3. Creating a RAID-10 Array:
- In SSA, you will see your controller listed. Click on the controller.
- Click on "Create Array".
- Select the drives you want to include in the RAID. Remember, RAID-10 requires an even number of drives and a minimum of four.
- After selecting the drives, click "Create Array".
- With the array created, now it's time to create a logical drive. Select RAID-10 from the available RAID configurations.
- You can also choose the strip size and other advanced settings if needed. However, the default settings are typically suitable for most scenarios.
- Click "Save" or "Create" to finalize the logical drive.
4. Finishing up:
- Once the RAID-10 logical drive is created, you'll see it listed under the logical drives section.
- Exit out of the HPE SSA and reboot the server.
5. OS Installation (if required)
- If you're setting up a new server, now is the time to install your operating system. Your new RAID-10 array will be recognized as a single drive during OS installation.
- Insert your OS installation media and boot the server.
- Follow the OS installation steps, and when prompted, choose the RAID-10 logical drive as the destination.
After installation, your server will benefit from the improved performance and redundancy offered by the RAID-10 configuration.
Remember that these steps are general guidelines. The exact menu options or order may differ slightly based on your specific HPE SSA version or updates. Always refer to the official HPE documentation or support resources if unsure about any step.
- RAID1mirrors data across two drives, providing redundancy without increased read speed.
- RAID10combines mirroring and striping, offering redundancy and improved performance but requires a minimum of four drives.
- RAID5stripes data and parity across three or more drives, providing a balance of performance and redundancy.
- RAID6is similar to RAID5 but with double parity, offering enhanced fault tolerance at the expense of some performance and additional drive space.