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Hoang Chi Cong_1
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extend system capacity

Hi all,

In my system, we have a Vitual Array 7100 and it is difficult for me with this case:
We want to extend the capacity of it but all of the slot have been used!
Thus, we have to add more disk enclosure but I don't know which Disk system version is suitable with VA7100.
I have checked that the Disk System 2400 and 2405 are only used as disk enclosures on the VA7110/7400/7410.
Can anyone give me the solution? Which disk system is? And where can I get information?

Any idea will much appreciated.
Thanks
Hoang Chi Cong
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A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: extend system capacity

Go to partsurfer.hp.com and enter VA7400. You can then pull up a list of drive modules compatible with this array. For example, if you are running 18GB drives, you could replace them with 36GB or 73GB disk modules.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Rajeev Shukla
Honored Contributor

Re: extend system capacity

Thats right HCC,
Attached is the document with detailed instruction and procedure to upgrade VA7100/7400

Cheers
Rajeev
Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: extend system capacity

Thanks all

A. Clay Stephenson: My question just related to VA7100 not VA7400.
I have search in partsuffer for along time
:(:(

Rajeev Shukla: I have read your document but it doesn't talk about VA7100

My question only ask about the disk enclosure that suitable with VA7100 and please show me the part number, don't talk about how to upgrade it.

Thanks a lot.
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Rajeev Shukla
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Re: extend system capacity

Refer to page number 4 in the attached document
You need 1xDS2405 (A6250A) and 2xDS2405 LCC (A6255A)
Hoang Chi Cong_1
Honored Contributor

Re: extend system capacity

Hi
Here is copy/paste from partsuffer:

Part Number Part Description

A6250A Enclosure : Disk System 2405 - Disk Enclosure for Virtual Array 7400 System - Includes the basic chassis assembly (enclosure), two link control cards, two power supplies, two power cords, and user manual - Not for Controller Enclosure


Part number A6250A is used in the following HP products. Select a model number for more detailed information.





Product name HP model number(s)
Virtual Array 7110 and 7410

A6267AER, A6267AE, A6267AR, A6267AZR, A6267AZ, A6267A, A6268AER, A6268AE, A6268AR, A6268AZR, A6268AZ, A6268A, A7294AER, A7294AE, A7294AR, A7294AZR, A7294AZ, A7294A, A7295AER, A7295AE, A7295AR, A7295AZR, A7295AZ, A7295A, A7296AER, A7296AE, A7296AR, A7296AZR, A7296AZ, A7296A


Seem that it isn't design for VA 7100 :(

Thanks

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Joseph Loo
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Re: extend system capacity

hi,

if u refer to this doc, page 13:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00311965/c00311965.pdf

VA 7100 only includes a single disk controller enclosure and no more, unlike VA 7110 which supports 2 additional...

regards.
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Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: extend system capacity

Hi all
I have check in partsuffer and find out this part. Can anyone confirm with me this part?
A6183A

Thanks a lot!
Hoang Chi Cong
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Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: extend system capacity

Thanks all

It stuck for me now because the VA 7100 can not support for extenal disk enclosure....
OK, Have to planning to upgrade VA version...
Many thanks

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Hoang Chi Cong
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Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: extend system capacity

Thanks all.

Finally, I found that the VA7100 can not support any extenal disk enclosure...

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