rwmidl wrote: »
If no RAID controller you will need to use software RAID. What OS are you running in the VM?
MentholMoose wrote: »
Software RAID is fine for learning about RAID. Once you understand the key concepts (e.g. what the different RAID levels are and when to use them), configuring RAID on a physical card is a simple matter of reading the instructions or just poking around in the configuration utility. If you really want to work with hardware RAID and you have spare hard drives, you could get a cheap used RAID card on eBay, but it really is not that useful since knowing the concepts is what matters. For example, during an interview you will never get asked how to configure a RAID 5 array on an Areca 1320, but you might get asked about the difference between RAID 1 and RAID 5 and the pros and cons of each.
jibbajabba wrote: »
Some interfaces are dangerously unintuitive - like the LSI - where it is easy to wipe an existing array in order to add a new one, unless you know what you are doing (so "poking around" could have nasty consequences).