This document provides a brief introduction on RAID and RAID level 10 and provides information and guidance in setting up and testing a RAID 10 in a Linux® environment on GMS’ S2U server.
Intel RSTe software RAID utility had previously been evaluated in Windows and had uncovered some limitations due to the S2U server architecture. This is the companion effort, on the Linux platform, to evaluate the software RAID capabilities on the S2U server.
The testing was purposely limited to RAID level 10, composed of a full complement of 12 NVMe disks, with a CentOS Linux® operating system resident on the S2U server. The RAID was implemented in software, no hardware RAID controller was resident in the system, and relied on the native RAID features in the Linux® OS.
Although focused on a RAID 10 setup, the provided information can be used, with minor modifications, to accommodate other RAID levels.
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