OSD disk formatting logic problem
Trying to use OSD to deploy to bare metal Dell and HP servers. Some servers have 4 drives for which we create a pair of RAID 1 arrays. Some servers have 2 drives for which we create a single RAID 1 array. For the single RAID, we want to carve 70GB out for the C: drive and the rest for D: drive. For the 2 RAID1 systems, the first RAID is C: drive and the second is D: Simple stuff. I have been trying to use WMI queries to get this logic going but I keep running into inconsistencies between models and vendors. For example, for a Dell 2970 if I create 2 RAID arrays and look through WBEMTEST I will see 2 physical drives under win32_diskdrive. If I do the same for a Dell r815 with 2 RAID arrays, it reports back 4 physical drives. I tried using where win32_diskdrive mediat type = fixed hard disk media, but when I do a wbemtest on my test 2970, those values are all null. I can't find anything that is consistent across the board to use to specify whether or not I have a single RAID array or 2 RAID arrays. Can anyone assist?
July 22nd, 2011 6:22pm

why not use the Dell Deployment Pack v. 1.2, you can integrate it with SCCM and it allows you to create a custom bare metal server deployment which has many steps which are geared towards doing exaclty what you are trying to figure out, HP have a similar tool, not sure what it's called, cheers niall My step by step SCCM Guides I'm on Twitter > ncbrady
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July 22nd, 2011 11:34pm

Has anyone else done this without the Dell or HP tools added on? There has to be some generic WMI query that can be run.
November 9th, 2011 11:27am

Or can someone tell me what the HP equivalent tool for this might be called?
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November 10th, 2011 10:22am

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