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BL460c disk upgrade

Dave Arkfeld
Advisor

BL460c disk upgrade

Both disk were 72gb, I removed disk #2 and put in a 146gb, 3 hours later I swapped out disk #1 with a 146gb, blade went down. After the disk "recovered", I shut it down and put the 2nd 146gb drive in again. Blade booted it okay, after disks were synced up. But as you can see I am not using all of the disk space, I tried to use the "modify" command, it failed also, see below. What can I do to fix this?

=> controller slot=0 show config

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0 (sn: P66AMU5159 )

array A (SAS, Unused Space: 140018 MB)

logicaldrive 1 (68.3 GB, RAID 1+0, OK)

physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)

=> controller slot=0 logicaldrive 1 modify size=max

Warning: Extension may not be supported on certain operating systems.
Performing extension on these operating systems can cause data to
become inaccessible. See ACU documentation for details. Continue?
(y/n) y


Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration. Use the
"show" command on devices to show additional details about the
configuration.

=> controller all show config detail

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 0
Serial Number: P66AMU5159
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Chassis Slot:
Hardware Revision: Rev A
Firmware Version: 1.20
Rebuild Priority: Low
Expand Priority: Low
Surface Scan Delay: 15 sec
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: OK
Accelerator Ratio: 100% Read / 0% Write
Drive Write Cache: Disabled
Total Cache Size: 64 MB
Battery Pack Count: 0
SATA NCQ Supported: False

Array: A
Interface Type: SAS
Unused Space: 140018 MB
Status: OK

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 68.3 GB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 17562
Stripe Size: 128 KB
Status: OK
Array Accelerator: Enabled
Unique Identifier: 600508B1001031353920202020200000
Disk Name: /dev/cciss/c0d0
Mount Points: /boot 101 MB
Logical Drive Label: A00E511DP66AMU5159 A4AE

physicaldrive 1I:1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD5
Serial Number: PCWLWT4E
Model: HP DG0146FARVU
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS, Unknown
physicaldrive 1I:1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD5
Serial Number: PCWLVKAE
Model: HP DG0146FARVU
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS, Unknown

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Dave Arkfeld
2 REPLIES
Mark Wibaux
Trusted Contributor

Re: BL460c disk upgrade

This bit from the show statement indicates why
Battery Pack Count: 0

Online Capacity Expansion on the E200 controller requires the Battery-Backed Write Cache option to be installed.
So you would need to get the "128MB Battery-Backed Write Cache" kit installed. As far as I am aware there is not an option to add a battery module to the included 64MB cache module.
Jean-Yves Picard
Trusted Contributor

Re: BL460c disk upgrade

Hello,

long ago you have build a logical array of 62 Gb on both physical disk.
By swapping 72 Gb disk with 146 you didn't reconfigure this array.

I expect you do not want to reinstall OS, what you need to do is rebuild an array to use the space you have add.

You need to boot on PSP (Proliant Support Pack ) disk or Smart Array Configuration, to run a menu that will build the new logicalArray.

Please not that depending on your OS, you might see two drive.

Jean-Yves Picard