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James261
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Registered: ‎09-18-2019
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Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Hey guys,

 

First time purchasing / using a Lenovo server, so far im very impressed! 

 

I have a few questions regarding optimal raid setup for our enviroment, specifically the below items, the main data array will be RAID 10

 

  STRIP size: ?

 Read Policy: ?

 Write Policy: ?

 I/O pOlicy: ?

 Drive cache: ?

 

Our enviroment: Server will be a Hyper-V 2019 host, hosting the following VMs on RAID 10 array, connected to UPS

- Domain Controller / DNS / DHCP

- Multiple file servers (lots of small files but some large ones)

- Application server

- IIS web services

- Deployment (MDT for now, may eventually start using SCCM)

- Print server

Lenovo Employee Dannyhsueh
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Re: Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Hi James

 

1. According to ThinkSystem_RAID_930-24i_Adapter user guide, the ThinkSystem 930-24i support configurable stripe size up to 1 MB.

2. Please find the ThinkSystem 930-24i read Policy, write Policy, /O policy and drive cache from the LSI Storage Authority Software User Guide.

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You also can refer below Lenovo RAID controller related website for more information.

https://lenovopress.com/lp0652-thinksystem-raid-930-series-internal-raid-adapters

https://lenovopress.com/lp0579-lenovo-raid-management-tools-and-resources#thinksystem-raid-managemen...

James261
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Re: Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Hi Dannyhsueh

Thank you for the reply, but I was asking which specific values would be optimal for our environment for each of those settings.

Example which strip size should I use and which read policy option would be best.
Lenovo Employee Dannyhsueh
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Re: Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Hi James

 

When you create a new virtual drive, we suggest to follow the default setting in the UEFI or LSA utility as below.

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James261
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Re: Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Thank you Dannyhsueh, will use your recommended settings

Also just another question, I setup the RAID 10 and Virtual Drive within the Lenovo Provision Manager (F1 on startup). However I didn't see any options for initializing the volume, is initialization done in the background?
Lenovo Employee Dannyhsueh
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Re: Optimal Raid Setup For Hyper-V 2019 Host: Raid 930-24i Adapter

Hi James

 

Yes, the LXPM or UEFI will run the initialization process during create a RAID array and partitions.

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