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Paul Bertino
Frequent Advisor

Storage

I have a rp4440 HP-UX 11.11. I have local disks running out of space, would it be possible to expand the local disks with an EMC SAN?
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Storage

Hi,
if you use LVM you can rather put the EMC storage LUNs into the VG, mirror them and then split the mirror and reduce the local disks from the VG. Then you are flexible to extend the VG according to your needs via the new EMC storage LUNs only.

the pain is one part of the reality
Paul Bertino
Frequent Advisor

Re: Storage

Thanks. We have our SAN setup in the sense of mirrored, but the drives we use on the local are 70 GB. What size do you think we should use on the SAN? Also, I heard we could use soft links from the local to the SAN?
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Storage

maybe this could help you:
http://docs.hp.com/en/6054/LVM_Limits.pdf
the pain is one part of the reality
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Storage

for the front end load balancing the best is to give the host as many LUNs as it has the hardware paths to the storage, e.g. if you have 4 connections to the EMC Storage (the number of connections equals to the number of the storage front ports connected to the SAN fabric), then it is better to give the 4 LUNS x 25GB instead of 1 LUN x 100GB and than configure them e.g. via the PVlinks.
the pain is one part of the reality