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2012 Storage Pools with Hardware Raid RRS feed

  • Question

  • Should I avoid using the Storage Pools feature of 2012 since I have a hardware RAID controller (Perc H710)?

    I've found conflicting advice on this issue such as:

    • Disable HW RAID in favor of Storage Pools, but then I won’t have access to the drives because the storage is local, so that’s not going to work
    • Use HW RAID to setup RAID1 on two drives for Parent OS, and then HW RAID0 all other drives so they are seen by Windows, but then use Storage Pools to manage those drives
    • HW RAID10 all drives into one large drive, and then use Storage Pools
    • Avoid Storage Pools altogether in favor of HW RAID

    I’d like to eventually cluster the storage with another physical server and its local storage too.  I wanted to mention that in case that makes a difference. 

    Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

    Monday, January 28, 2013 6:39 PM

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  • Please repost in the correct forum, this forum is for the product Virtual Server 2005
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 5:19 PM