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Add new disk MSA 500

dezaer
Occasional Visitor

Add new disk MSA 500

Hi

I just discover in new job one MSA 500 G2 with 2 RAID 5 configured. I don't know very well this system and we need to increase storage.
How can I do to add a new raid 5 (in fact a new partition on clustered windows 2003 systems)?

Thanks for your advices
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new disk MSA 500

Hello Dezaer,

As far as ADDING new Array on RAID 5 goes, you may Just ADD the HDDs & Create a NEW Array.

Or, If you dont want a new RAID 5, Add the HDDs to the Existing ARRAY(EXPAND ARRAY) & then increase the STORAGE(EXTEND LOGICAL Drive).
This will be FASTER if you have a BBWC for your controllers.

Also,
refer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=948572

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1019353

Regards,
James.
dezaer
Occasional Visitor

Re: Add new disk MSA 500

OK Thanks

It's not necessary to stop the MSA or servers during insert disks (physically) and RAID creating process?
In my servers i will just see à new disk that could be partitionned and added as a new ressource disk in the cluster ?

Thanks for your answers

James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new disk MSA 500

Hello Again,

HOT Swap HDD can be used without having to STOP the server;

"However" since you have to Create a new RAID, you need to go into the ACU, select the HDD, create the RAID & then make logical drives.

Regards,
James.

{say thanks with POINTS}
dezaer
Occasional Visitor

Re: Add new disk MSA 500

Yes i viewed this

Thanks for your advices