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HP drives for HDS

We have an ICM 6.0 HDS and need to have more than the maximum capacity available with total of 6 MCS 72GB drives set up in RAID.

We have 300GB HP hard drives. What is our best option to use these HP drives to increase capacity?


Re: HP drives for HDS

I think following guide will help you .

Cisco ICM Enterprise Edition Release 6.0(0) Pre-installation Planning Guide

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Re: HP drives for HDS

I take it you have an older MCS running Ultra SCSI drives? DL380 G3 or G4?

Generally speaking the array should be configured as:

- OS & Apps - 2 drives in a mirrored (RAID 1).

- DB Data - 4 drives in a mirrored + striped array (RAID 10).

You should aim for 15K drives for all arrays for maximum performance, but 10K will work - but there can be a performance impact.


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Re: HP drives for HDS

Thank you for your reply.

The server is set up the way you have suggested.

I need to replace 2 of the existing 72GB drives with the 300GB drives.

How do I go about this and has anyone done this before?