I'm trying to set up a Poweredge 2850 as a web server, but as a server novice it's causing me some confusion.
Its a virgin install so no data to be lost as yet, so I'd like to get the best arrangement for setting up Windows Server 2008. The box will run IIS, a mail and FTP server.
The current physical arrangement of the hot swap drives is
1 73GB 3 146GB 5 blank 0 73GB 2 146GB 4 146GB (but flashes green, amber off)
When I enter the PERC config screens on boot up I've got
Raid Ch- 0 ID 0 ONLIN A00-00 1 ONLIN A00-01 2 ONLIN A01-00 3 ONLIN A01-01 4 HOTSP
I think that drives 0 and 1 are set to RAID 1 and drives 2 and 3 are also set to RAID 1, certainly I can see 2 logical drives, both raid 1 of 69880MB and 139900MB
Now what I think I am getting here is that the 2x 73GB drives mirror each other and the 2x 146GB drives mirror as well? so by my noob thinking if a drive fails I can pull it, insert and new one and it will reduplicate from its matching pair?
I think the flashing amber probably indicates a failing drive in slot 4, should that just be binned?
What confuses me coming from a home user XP background is that when I load up Windows Server 2008 OS under my computer I only see a C drive of about 70GB capacity. i.e wheres the 146GB drive?
Any advice appreciated