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How to create a RAID with Multiple disks

prasanthnbc
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I have rack mount server with 10 local HDD, trying to create 5 individual RAID_10 virtual drives using IMC powertool. when I run the command.. getting error


I am trying to create a RAID 10 with  Disk 4 and 5 but keep getting this error....


PowerTool C:\> Get-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive -AdminState trigger -size "1143455MB" -DriveGroup "[4][5]" -RaidLevel 10 -VirtualDriveName "RAID10_45" -WritePolicy "Write Through" -Force

Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive :

C240-FCH2123V1E5:Invalid request: Virtual drive with RAID level 1 or 10 must

have even number of physical drives in a span. Span 1 has 1 physical drive(s)

specified in xml request. driveGroup=[4][5]

At line:1 char:61

+ ... icalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive ...

+                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (unidentified-fail:String) [Set-Im

   cStorageV...edPhysicalDrive], Exception

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 2999,Cisco.Imc.Cmdlets.SetImcStorageVirtualDrive

   CreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive

Any help is much appreciated.

Thank You

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jomcdono
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Prasanth,

Each span in a RAID 10 needs an even number of drives so you would need to specify the drive group as follows

"[4,5][6,7]"

I have 10 drives on a C240, here is how I configured to RAID 10 Virtual Drives

Get-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive -AdminState trigger -size "857353 MB" -DriveGroup "[3,4][5,6]" -RaidLevel 10 -VirtualDriveName "RAID10_3_4_5_6" -WritePolicy "Write Through" -Force

Get-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive -AdminState trigger -size "857353MB" -DriveGroup "[7,8][9,10]" -RaidLevel 10 -VirtualDriveName "RAID10_7_8_9_10" -WritePolicy "Write Through" -Force


Hope that helps


Regards,

John

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jomcdono
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Prasanth,

Each span in a RAID 10 needs an even number of drives so you would need to specify the drive group as follows

"[4,5][6,7]"

I have 10 drives on a C240, here is how I configured to RAID 10 Virtual Drives

Get-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive -AdminState trigger -size "857353 MB" -DriveGroup "[3,4][5,6]" -RaidLevel 10 -VirtualDriveName "RAID10_3_4_5_6" -WritePolicy "Write Through" -Force

Get-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive | Set-ImcStorageVirtualDriveCreatorUsingUnusedPhysicalDrive -AdminState trigger -size "857353MB" -DriveGroup "[7,8][9,10]" -RaidLevel 10 -VirtualDriveName "RAID10_7_8_9_10" -WritePolicy "Write Through" -Force


Hope that helps


Regards,

John

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