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|Suse installation||Configure RAID||Boot from Suse DVD or Other Medium||Partition the Harddrives|
|Select set of packages to be installed||Configure root and Perform network configuration||Reboot the system and perform post-install configuration||Post installation steps|
Usually PE1950/2950 servers are usually ordered with 4 drives if there is no NAS and 2 drives if NAS is used. We will discuss "no-NAS" configuration here.
Note: If you changed RAID configuration using controller BIOS you need go to the creation of a service partition as it looks like Dell startup disk write signatures on the disks and reboot the system. You can delete it later if you do not want it (it is actually very small).
The typical solution is simple mirroring as drives are cheap: that greatly simplifies maintenance and slightly increases speed of I/O. With the current size of harddrives RAID 1 is the simplest and probably most reliable RAID configuration.
Typically we create 2 virtual drives (again, I would like to stress that
you do not need to worry about size of the drives those day; if you do just
order bigger drives).
Create Dell service partition.
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