Can You Install Windows Server 2012 R2 to Software RAID 5 or 6?
Reid Cooper last edited by
This is more out of interest and not something that I want to do. But I cannot seem to be able to look it up. Can you make a software parity RAID array and install Windows Server to it? I know that you can with software RAID 1, but I have a feeling that with parity RAID you cannot. But I just can't find a source for that.
scottalanmiller last edited by
No, it doesn't support this. RAID 1, you are correct, but Parity RAID 5 or 6 it does not. The OS needs to be up and running to be able to manage the parity RAID so you can't use it for the system install, only for extra data volumes.