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P2000 G3 MSA SAS RAID 10 with 6 disks

Hello,

 

We recently aquired a P2000 G3 MSA SAS system. I'm currently trying to set up the vdisks, but it's giving me some issues.

I want to add a RAID 10 vdisk with 6 drives + 1 spare. It doesn't allow me to do this, instead it gives me a RAID 10 with 4 disks and 3 spares.

Does anyone know how I can make the vdisk the way I want it?

 

Thanks.

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Re: P2000 G3 MSA SAS RAID 10 with 6 disks

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You need an even number of disks, so either all 6 or 4 only.
Notice you can adjust the number of parity groups (or whatever they call this in this box) during configuration of the vdisk.

 

 

RAID10 can have up to 16 disks, IIRC.


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Re: P2000 G3 MSA SAS RAID 10 with 6 disks

I want to use 6 disks for the raid 10, but it seems not to accept it.

The only thing you can adjust is the number of sub-vdisks, but that just adds more mirrored vdisks to the raid group.

 

I've added attachments of what I get in the provisioning wizard.

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Re: P2000 G3 MSA SAS RAID 10 with 6 disks

Try 3 sub-vdisks.

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Re: P2000 G3 MSA SAS RAID 10 with 6 disks

I thought that would make a wrong raid configuration since it makes 3 groups of 2 disks. The capacity however is the expected size.

 

Thanks for your help.

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