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pieps
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MSA2012i two controllers

Hi,

i have a MSA2012i with a vdisk raid5 with 8 disks. i have one LUN witch is presentet to two esx server.

Can i extend the vdisk online ? i have VMs on the LUN who must work.

thanx.
Chris
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Sudhakar Subramaniam
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers

Hi Chris,
You can expand a vdisk online.
Vdisk expansion fails only while upgrade if there are two disks that fail in Vraid 5.
Thre are very less chances for two disks to fail.
pieps
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers

Hi,

that means i can klick:

manage
-> virtual disk config
in the menu klick, expand virtual disk
-> choose the disk
klick "expand virtual disk"

and wait.....

what is abaout the performance from my VMs on the LUN ?

thanx
Sudhakar Subramaniam
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA2012i two controllers

There wont be any performance issue , but the vdisk expansion might take some more time.
pieps
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers

Hi,

o.k. thank you for the answer.

i´ll try it and post the result.. :-)

thanx
chris
Sudhakar Subramaniam
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers

Please keep me posted on the results and try doing this while there is less i/o happening ,so that the time taken for exoansion will be less.
pieps
Occasional Contributor

Re: MSA2012i two controllers

o.k. but this company works 24x7 so i start it and wait...
Sudhakar Subramaniam
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers

yes then u can start
Bhavnish Kamboj (BK)
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Re: MSA2012i two controllers


Just a bit of information that on you ESX you need to expand it manually once its done from Storage Array end.