Expand RAID or create new RAID? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We have a Hyper-v host (windows 2008 R2) hosting two VM servers (both Windows 2008 R2).

    Both the host and the VMs sit in a RAID 10 made up of four 300Gb (3.5 inch) SAS drives using a PERC H710.

    We need to run some more VMs but have run out of space.

    1. Is it ok to add four 600Gb (3.5 inch) SAS drives and create a new and separate RAID 10?
    2. We assume this will be available to the original Hyper-v host?
    3. Can we leave the two existing VMs on the current RAID 10 and run all the new VMs from the new four 600Gb SAS RAID 10?

    The new VMs will mostly be Windows 7 Pro.

    Many thanks in advance.


    • Edited by infobiz Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:55 AM
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:06 AM

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