Setting up RAID 1 and RAID 5 on IBM x3650 M3 with a Global Hot Spare - 339

Author: My PlayHouse
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IBM / Lenovo x3650 M3 where I build a RAID 1 on two disks, a RAID 5 on five disks, and make a Global Hot Spare out of one disk. This x3650 M3 has an ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controllers for System x. This Is a prety good controller,, but I did not bother updating the firmware for this server or the controller,, witch would have fixed a lot of my problems... But we get there, at the end :-) Link to IBM x3650 M3 - Link to Serveraid M5015 - Link to M5000 Advanced RAID 6, 60 Key - _________________________________________________________________ My PlayHouse is a channel where i will show, what i am working on. I have this house, it is 168 Square Meters / 1808.3ft² and it is full, of half-finished projects. I love working with heating, insulation, Servers, computers, Datacenter, green power, alternative energy, solar, wind and more. It all costs, but I'm trying to get the most out of my money, and my time.


  1. IBM LA Bios Sat kase kare
  2. Hi, 2 questions : 1. Do you think this server support SSD? 2. What do you think about RAID1 (2 disks) for C and RAID 10 (4 disks) for D and 2 global hot swap disks?
  3. Hi, do I need to purchase the ServeRAID M5000 Series advanced feature key to enable the RAID 5?
  4. This server recognizes large disks of 4 or more tb?
  5. Hello, I am with IBM x3650m3 server at home for test purposes and test environment. I am with two SAS 2.5 HDD with 2x464 GB capacity. When I setup RAID1the available capacity is 270 GB? When I setup RAID0 the available capacity is 500+ GB. Can someone explain me why it's happen in this way? Thanks. How can I use more space? I won't to use VMware Esxi 5.5,I migrate right now from RAID0 to RAID1, from Server 2012 R2+ VMware Workstation 12 to VMware Esxi 5.5.
  6. Now that's a true tech. Off the cuff, not pre-scripted
  7. hello, I am not getting the CTRL+H option at boot :/ I'm using a x3550 m3 with onboard ServeRAID br10i
    hope you can help :)
  8. Hi,
    how about if i have 146 GB * 2 HDD with Raid1 and OS.
    I want to add 300GB*3 Raid5, 300GB*1 Hot spare, without disturbing Raid1 and OS. Is it possible?
  9. Good Day and Thank You so much for the video, is good to learn. Here some Q, I just wanna setup my server X3500 M5 with seven disks but cant find any RAID5 inside. Any idea on it? Thank You.
    ~ Kelvin ~
  10. Best video about RAID configuration that I've ever seen ! I learned a lot of things with this video. Thanks a lot !!!
  11. For how much do you think i can find a decent ibm x3650 m3 server on ?
  12. thank you for this video. i had learn to much from you. do you have video on how to install windows server?
  13. Hello, i have a question.
    I want to change three HDD from 300MB x3 to 600MB x3 and i have change one by one and rebuild.
    But after i change all, three HDD only configured 300MB per each one.
    What steps i missed?

    The Model is IBM M3 also, raid card model is M5014.
  14. Hello,

    When I`m won install Windows Server 2008, the installer does not see the hard drive RAID. Where could be the problem?
  15. hello every buys IBM rack server somewhere if you can send a link to me .Köper all server yourself what have you own a website
  16. Thank you so much for this experience. By any change did you made a video how reconstitute a failure RAID (RAID 5, RAID 1...)...?
  17. Thanks :)
  18. Thanks so much
  19. Looks like Host06 needs your attention :P
  20. Hi morten,
    Thanks for the videos. hopefully today you wont let me sleep cos i see lots of useful stuffs. It;s going to be a long night for me.