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Configuring raid drives

Dell Server with 3 scsi drives, would like to set this up with one drive being the c drive with OS and the other two drives as a raid with Parity, is this possible

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You're going to need more drives. When you say Parity, we'll assume that you want to stripe the drives. For that you need 3 drives. Can you put more drives in the machine? You could put two drives in for the OS and mirror them. Then you'd have the 3 drives available for data using RAID 5 (striping with parity)

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Upon starting VMware, click on the New Virtual Machine button.A Wizard will open. Click Next.Select Typical. Click Next. (On later versions of VMWare, select Custom instead so that you can set your disk drive to IDEinstead of SCSI, as required below.)Select Other, then pick FreeBSD. Click Next.
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depends if the raid configuration is made by hardware or software
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