RE: Installing Win2K on Dell PE 6400

  • From: "Patrick Baird" <PBaird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 17:50:58 -0500

Call Dell, give them the service tag and their support will walk you
through it depending on the desired configs etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: SAP [mailto:SAP@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 4:06 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Installing Win2K on Dell PE 6400


Hi Guys,
Its an off-subject question but please help if you can.

I want to install Win2K server on a Dell PE 6400 Server with 2 PERC 2/DC
cards. Each card has 4 hard disks connected (total of 8, each disk of 36
GB), I have inherited this server from my .pred.eccesor and no idea why
he wanted this server with 2 controllers in the first place, my
presumption that he wanted to have a RAID 50, that is RAID5 on
controller 0 mirrored to the other RAID5 on controller 1.

My first question is, Can I have the system partion on a RAID. If I can,
then I would like to have 2 partitions from the first controller and
configure the RAID 5 with one disk as hot standby. And only one huge
partition on the other PERC Controller card with RAID 5 and one hard
disk as hotstandby. I am following the DELL, PERC manual but it looks
like its going to take me a long time. If some one out there has worked
on this type of cinfiguration, please let me know how to do what I am
intending. Thanks folks



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