Using the OMSA tool in Windows Server 2008 R2 I have created a new RAID 5 array and virtual disk called
I have created this RAID from 6 x 1TB physical HDDs. This is how it appears in OMSA;
As you can see, the total storage capacity is 4,655GB - shouldn't it be larger as I am using 6 x 1TB HDDs? None of the disks are assigned a hot spares.
Also, I would like to dedicate one hot spare the the
Vault virtual disk, but when I click 'Assign/Unassign Dedicated Hot Spare' the following message appears;
Storage Management only displays those disks that can be used as a hot spare. There are currently no disks that are available, large enough, or of the correct type to be used as a hot spare for this virtual disk.
Do I need to reconfigure the virtual disk in some way in order to assign a hot spare?
The only options I see are;
Note: there is currently no data on the virtual drive so I can safely re-create and/or reconfigure.
Any advice is appreciated.