Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

A few days ago I got a new toy 😉 It is a brand new HP ProLiant DL360 server with very impressive specs:

  • 224 GB RAM
  • 2 x Intel Xeon CPU, 10 Cores each

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

The server comes as U1 standard factor with 8 slots for disks. 4 slots were occupied by disk, each one is 1TB SSD disk.

RAID5 is best cost / efficient solution

Setting up RAID was a natural decision. After thinking about RAID 10 and RAID 5, I decided to go to RAID 5 as it provided the best cost-efficient solution in our case:

  1. Out of 4 disks 1TB each, 3 TB is usable.
  2. One disk out of 4 can get corrupted.
  3. SSD disks are very fast already.
  4. New enterprise grade SSD disks are very safe.

Setting up RAID 5

Setting up RAID 5 pretty straightforward on HP ProLiant DL380 server. You do not need to have any special CD to configure the RAID settings. RAID configuration tool is already built in the server.

During the boot process, you need to enter the “Intelligent Provisioning” tool by pressing F10.

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Select “Intelligent Provisioning” and press enter.
Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server
Then you need to select Smart Array P440ar controller as shown below:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Click on “Configure” as below:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Click on “Create Array”:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Select All Drives and continue:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

Specify RAID configuration. In my case it was RAID5:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

After clicking on “Create Login Drive” my RAID was provisioned.

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

After waiting few minutes everything was done and I got a confirmation screen:

Setting up RAID 5 on HP ProLiant DL360 server

About the author

Yuli Stremovsky
Yuli StremovskyCloud Security & Blockchain Architect
For the past 15 years I’ve been leading the evolution of startups and enterprises to achieve the highest level of security and compliance. Throughout my career I’ve been a Cyber Security expert and advanced solutions architect with many years of hands on experience both on offensive and defensive side. Knowledgeable at the highest level in application development, networking, data and databases, web applications, large scale Software as a Service solutions, cloud security and blockchain technologies.

I’ve been working with CISO’s of international enterprises, helping them set Information Security strategy, and overseeing the implementation of these recommendations. As part of these projects, I’ve been assisting companies to achieve compliance in GDPR, PCI, HIPAA and SOX.

Among my credits, I was a founder of a database security company GreenSQL/Hexatier which was acquired by Huawei and I’ve co-founded Kesem.io, Secure multi-signature Crypto wallet.

Specialties: Software and cloud architecture, Compliance (GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, SOX), blockchain technologies, software development, secure architectures, project management and low level research.