Hello, new registrant I come to see you because I will soon install OMV on a HP DL 380th GEN8.
Here are the features of the server if you need them.
HP DL 380e Gen 8
CPU: 2 x Intel XEON E5-2450L
Ram: 32 GB DDR3 ECC
RAID-Controller: Smart Array P420 with 1 GB Battery + B120i Cover (B120i = fake raid)
Disk: 12 x 3.5 "+ 2 3.5"
Network: 4 x 1 GBit
Power supply: 750w
I'm coming to you for advice, so far I'm only using software RAID via mdam under debian stretch and not hardware RAID, off I wanted to have more than 8 disk slots on the same server which is complicated without a RAID card.
I already have the server, but still waiting for caddies to start testing with OMV (probably version 4).the purpose of this installation is to make 2 RAID 5 of 6 4TO disks, at first I would leave on a base of 3 disks sui are the minimum for a RAID5.
Not really knowing the hardware RAID I wanted to know if I could have tips for avoiding mistakes. I know that the CPU and Ram are disproportionate for the project, but this config was less expensive than turnkey solutions that I do not want.
So are there important things to know about installing and configuring OMV with a RAID card?
If ever I forgot important things do not hesitate to tell me, I will answer you as best as possible.
I am self taught in IT and it is a personal installation and not professional.
P.S: Sorry i do not speak english, so i dont be on the translation that google give you.