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danielsan123
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Hi!

 

Yesterday all upgrade parts arrived. Intel Xeon E3 1265L2 processor, two 8GB udimm memories, four 3TB WD red disks and a 500 GB SSD. I´ve created two arrays with the four WD disk in one raid 10 and the SSD disk placed in the ODD as array 2. The B120 array controller is enabled and I tried install Server 2012R2 from Intelligent Provisioning but I´m not able to choose array target for the OS. The Intelligent Provisioning only shows raidcontroller as target. Why isn´t array-level presented? After work I hope I can manage try boot from DVD instead and se if that solves the issue.

 

Any of you managed to solve this issue? Also wondering if sharing Hyper-V host on the SSD together with other guests is best practise? I intend to have the 4 WD red disk mainly for datastorage and having guest OS on the SSD.

 

Best regards Daniel

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I wouldn't share anything with the Host OS on that one SSD.  If I had your setup, I'd buy another 500 GB SSD and put the two in a RAID 1 for VM's and get an 80 GB for the host OS.

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Thanks for input. I believe I´m above budget already :-). Is there any I/O considerations sharing the SSD or is it just for security? 

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It's strictly I/O.  For the record, I have three 240GB SSD's in a RAID1 and those 9 VM's that are running, FAST.  My only limitation is RAM.

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Actually, with the B120i, you can create single drive RAID0 arrays. It's how you pass single drives through to the OS if you don't put the B120i into AHCI mode.

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It seems pretty obvious to say that the installer doesn't have the B120i driver installed, but I thought IP was supposed to take care of that, although I think I recall reading something about it not working with WS2012R2.

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Since deleting the array with th ODD SSD-disc I only get partition signature != 55AA. Both from USB and USB-cdrom. Will try to make an array with the single SSD.

 

Edit - same error with arraying the SSD - edit

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