Software RAID is very cost effective for smaller or less IO intensive applications
Some of the features
- Supported RAID configurations
- Email Notification
- RAID capacity expansion
Software Raid supports the following configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 50 and RAID 60
RAID monitoring service will inform you if one of the drive fails. All RAID related events are logged.
The system will inform you in case of drive failure
Software RAID can be expanded with additional drives
In order to create RAID click on Create RAID first
Select the drives
Select the RAID type and name. Important : system will only show possible RAID configurations depending on the amount of selected drives (for example – if you only select 2 drives – it will only offer RAID 0 and RAID 1)
After the creation you can see your RAID in the RAID Manager. Drive is automatically initialized – there is no need for an additional initialization
Under “Manage” you can add additional hot spare drive or expand existing RAID.