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Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

 
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louisdang
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Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

Hello everyone,

Current, i have a Nimble AF20Q and 11.52Tb (12x960Gb) two datastore via FC connect with Synergy 480 gen10 system vmware esxi host 6.5. I have plan upgrade storage, adding more 11.52Tb.

Question: After attached drives, i create volume and then assign volume to host. Do we need to reconfigure any more?

Thank you!

 

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Sheldon Smith
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

Plug in the drives. On the Hardware page you will see an Activate button. Click it. Done.

For more information see the Hardware Guides in the InfoSight  Nimble Storage  Documentation.

 


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louisdang
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

Thank you sir, I want to ask after attach drives, activate on the hardware page and then my solution create more array group i create volume and then assign volume to host. Do we need to reconfigure any more?

 

Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

No you do not. All you have to do is activate the new disks. Then create the volume and then assign volume to host.


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louisdang
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

Thank Sir,

If original i have a Nimble AF20Q and 5.76Tb (12x480Gb) two datastore via FC connect with Synergy 480 gen10 system vmware esxi host 6.5. I have plan upgrade storage, adding more 11.52Tb then the way to do it is still the same above?

Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

??? Exact same question, exact same answer.


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louisdang
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

The case is diferrent.

Option 1: i have a Nimble AF20Q and 11.52Tb (12x960Gb) two datastore via FC connect with Synergy 480 gen10 system vmware esxi host 6.5. I have plan upgrade storage, adding more 11.52Tb => Solution OK.

Option 2: i have a Nimble AF20Q and 5.76Tb (12x480Gb) two datastore via FC connect with Synergy 480 gen10 system vmware esxi host 6.5. I have plan upgrade storage, adding more 11.52Tb => I want to ask, then the way to do it is still the same above (option1) ?

Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

None of that matters!  <smile>
You have a Nimble Storage array already connected to the hosts' initiator groups.

  1. Install the disks.
  2. Go to the Hardware page.
  3. Click the Activate button.
  4. Wait for the disks to appear green.

That's it, you're done, nothing else to do! <big thumbs up>


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Sheldon Smith
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Re: Adding additional drives to an array to nimble AF20Q

Your Nimble Storage is already working, with volumes presented to hosts' initator groups. As volumes grow and write data, they use storage from the storage pool.
None of that changes!

When disks are added, the storage pool increases. Everything else continues exactly as it has.


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