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Extending VA space.

Mutum
Frequent Advisor

Extending VA space.

I have VA 7110, conneted to 4 four rp3440 servers, I want to add more disks to this array, and alocate some space to one of the servers, I have no clear idea how to perform those taks.

Can some one help pleae.
BAGI
5 REPLIES
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Extending VA space.

Hi,
docs for the VA7110 at:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/va7110/index.html

General method:
1. Add physical drives to array
2. Make drives known to the array
3. Create LUNs on the array
4. Use the LUNs on the machine of your choice
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Extending VA space.

Hi,

I agree with peter.
One remark. Don't increase the size of your LUN's because your OS cannot handle with this.
Chaz Emery
Advisor

Re: Extending VA space.

Here (See Attachment) is the procedure I follow. It has given me no problems:
In it I use armdsp, launcher (Command View GUI), fcmsutil, and LVM and other simple HPUX commands.

It includes the following broad steps:
DISK INSTALL & CONFIRMATION
LUN CREATION & MASKING PLAN
LVM WORK (VxVM steps are not provided)
Nguyen Anh Tien
Honored Contributor

Re: Extending VA space.

First of all, you should read VA document!
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/va7110/index.html

YOu can check the available space on VA by
#armdsp -a VAalias (Command view SDM is required)
If not enought space:

- Add disks to array
- Create LUN on Array
- See LUN on host (host call LUN as PV)
HTH
HP is simple
Chaz Emery
Advisor

Re: Extending VA space.

Apologies, there were some typos in the prior attachment. Here is the corrected doc.