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B320i + hpssacli + Raid5 expanding -> Transformation size zero

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B320i + hpssacli + Raid5 expanding -> Transformation size zero

Good day,

 

I'm trying to expand an existing raid5 array with hpssacli but always run into "Transformation size zero". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

/opt/hp/hpssacli/bin # ./hpssacli controller all show config detail

Dynamic Smart Array B320i RAID in Slot 0 (Embedded)
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 0
   Cache Serial Number: PBKUB0CRH4F1L6
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Hardware Revision: C
   RAID Stack Version: 3.00
   HBA Firmware Version: 13.10.141.00
   HBA Mode Option ROM Version: 07.20.14.00
   Option ROM Version:3.10-0
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 3 secs
   Surface Scan Mode: Idle
   Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
   Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
   Post Prompt Timeout: 15 secs
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Read Cache Size: 64 MB
   Write Cache Size: 512 MB
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 512 MB
   No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
   Cache Backup Power Source: Capacitors
   Battery/Capacitor Count: 1
   Battery/Capacitor Status: OK
   SATA NCQ Supported: True
   Spare Activation Mode: Activate on physical drive failure (default)
   Cache Module Temperature (C): 43
   Capacitor Temperature  (C): 31
   Number of Ports: 2 Internal only
   Driver Name: hpvsa
   Driver Version: 0.0.5
   Driver Supports HP SSD Smart Path: False

   Array: A
      Interface Type: SATA
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 1
         Size: 1.8 TB
         Fault Tolerance: 5
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 64 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 128 KB
         Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Completed
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001C7F55ED30AC37D48A75F7
         Disk Name: vmhba2:C0:T0:L0
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A24108DCBFD0
         Drive Type: Data
         LD Acceleration Method: Controller Cache

      physicaldrive 1I:1:1
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 1
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPGD    
         Serial Number: Z1N3N57G            
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCEHH     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 39
         Maximum Temperature (C): 42
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

      physicaldrive 1I:1:2
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 2
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPGD    
         Serial Number: Z1N3P55A            
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCEHH     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 41
         Maximum Temperature (C): 52
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

      physicaldrive 1I:1:4
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 4
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPGD    
         Serial Number: Z1N3P5F2            
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCEHH     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 40
         Maximum Temperature (C): 50
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6


   unassigned

      physicaldrive 1I:1:3
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 3
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPGC    
         Serial Number: Z1W0ML2F            
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCWCV     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 40
         Maximum Temperature (C): 42
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

      physicaldrive 2I:1:5
         Port: 2I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 5
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPG1    
         Serial Number: WCAW36617187        
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCEEK     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 39
         Maximum Temperature (C): 40
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

      physicaldrive 2I:1:6
         Port: 2I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 6
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 1 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: HPGC    
         Serial Number: Z1W0NXY5            
         Model: ATA     MB1000GCWCV     
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         Current Temperature (C): 40
         Maximum Temperature (C): 42
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
         Drive Authentication Status: OK
         Carrier Application Version: 11
         Carrier Bootloader Version: 6


/opt/hp/hpssacli/bin # ./hpssacli controller slot=0 array A add drives=1I:1:3

Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration. Use the 
       "show" command on devices to show additional details about the
       configuration.
Reason: Transformation size zero. This may indicate that 
       there is no battery or a failed battery on the controller.

/opt/hp/hpssacli/bin # 

 

The raid controller has a write cache so the error message looks bogus to me. Any help would be appreciated.