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add disks to an array on a StorageWorks MSA 20

fab67
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add disks to an array on a StorageWorks MSA 20

Hello, here is my problem

We currently have a storageworks MSA20 with 6 HD - 250gb in raid 5.
we bought 6 more disks and we would like to know if it's possible to add them to our actuall array.

We are on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant Update 6 Beta) and we try to configure the array with the HPacucli tool, but i have to recognize that we are afraid to damage our actual array during our installation test.

Does someone knows how to add them to our array ( or how to add a new array ) with the hpacucli or another "friendly" tool ? what are the commands to do this ?

thank you very much for any help
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: add disks to an array on a StorageWorks MSA 20

Since you're using HP ACUCLI, I suppose the MSA20 is connected to a Smart Array controller. The it's just a matter of adding the disks to the array, and the expand the logical disk if you want.

http://docs.hp.com/en/9320/acu.pdf

page 50

Expanding an array
Extending a logical drive
fab67
Occasional Visitor

Re: add disks to an array on a StorageWorks MSA 20

thank you for document. it helped me a lot :)

finally i succeeded to install the hp system management homepage, with the array diagnostic utility and the array configuration utility.
i configured my snmp with a "rwcommunity public" rule and everything worked perfectly .

thank you again , good day