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gen8 + raid + hyper-v + 4x4TB


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Hello

I'm trying to install bare hyper-v on a Microserver gen8 with 4x4TB in RAID 10

This results in a 7.4TB disk which unfortunately i'm unable to create in windows 2016 since microserver is not UEFI 

I tried to create convert the disk to GPT, but it's the same problem. it only creates a disk of 2TB and the rest of unused space (about 5.4TB) cannot be used as a partiton in both windows setup and windows disk management (create new simple volume and the rest are greyed out)

 

What is the best solution of using this scenario? RAID 0 / 10 is a must 

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How many VM's are you planning to install on Hyper V Server? Physical or virtual, I still recommend the OS to be installed on a seperate partition from the data drives. Depending on what you are looking to achieve, I would look at adding an SSD to the server for the OS drives of the VM's.

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Thank you for your response

3-5 machines

i will add a ssd on the odd, but i understood two things :

 

1) that i can't boot from it (and i have to use an sd card to move the bootloader to it)

2) i have to put the B120i to AHCI, otherwise, ssd will not be visible

 

is this true? what are my options for having a raid? Software in windows?

 

Thanks,

M

 

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In AHCI the Gen8 will not boot from the ODD SATA port. You need to use the bootloader idea or use the B120i. With the B120i enabled you can boot from any port.

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When you said you were trying to install 'bare hyper-v' I assumed you had installed Hyper V Server on a USB drive and then you were creating a Windows Server 2016 VM. Are you using Hyper V Server or is Windows Server 2016 your base OS?

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Thanks schoondoggy

 

i'm still testing but i'm unable to make things work

 

i added the ssd, but

 

I can't install the Hyper-V bare and also windows server 2016 fails booting after I enable the hyper-v role 

it should be compatible with Intel G2020T ?

how should the options for the CPU look?

DEP enabled / disabled?

VT-x enabled / disabled?

 

 

 

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Have you tried installing Server 2016 without installing Hyper-V Server? You may want to focus on getting one working instead of both.

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