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Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

Gordon Bratsberg
Occasional Contributor

Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

I am trying to finding the correct procedure to add a new msa20 to my msa1500cs that is already running a msa30 connected to some vmware esx 3.5 machines.I have a new IO card,new msa20 and cable,just want the proper procedure to hot add the hardware.
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

Gordon Bratsberg
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

Thanks for your help.I have that manual and have read it cover to cover,nowhere in it does it have a procedure for Hot adding a new msa20 or msa30.I originally installed the msa1500 and MSA30 (scsi rack) and set it up,it has been running fine for a year.Now I am wanting to add an additional IO card and MSA20 (sata rack).I would like to know the correct procedure,so I can cause the least effect on my existing MSA30 and vmware machines that are running on it.
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

I don't know where you have read that you can add new I/O Modules and enclosures with the MSA online.

All the installation guides say to plug and connect everything before powering up.
Gordon Bratsberg
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

HP support documents state "MSA1500CS and MSA1500I allow hot adding of a new MSA20 enclosure". But I don't know if that means also hot adding of a new IO card.Thats why I'm posting to find out from the experts.Thank you for your input.
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

After another search using "hot adding" I found this:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00575067

Gordon Bratsberg
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding new msa20 to existing msa1500 with msa30

Yeah thats the article I quoted from.It's looking to me like the MSA20 is hot addable but the IO card is going to require shutting down the msa1500.I hope I'm wrong.Thanks for your help.