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Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

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THERIOT
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Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Hello,

I currently have a rx2660 server connected to a MSA30 array, with 5 disk in a Raid-5 config.
OS is HP-UX 11iv2.
I have added 3 additionals disk drives to the MSA30.

# saconfig /dev/ciss1

******************** SmartArray RAID Controller /dev/ciss1 ********************

Auto-Fail Missing Disks at Boot = disabled
Cache Configuration Status = cache enabled
Cache Ratio = 50% Read / 50% Write

---------- PHYSICAL DRIVES ----------

Location Ch ID Size Status

External 1 0 300.0 GB OK
External 1 1 300.0 GB OK
External 1 2 300.0 GB OK
External 1 3 300.0 GB OK
External 1 4 300.0 GB OK
External 1 5 300.0 GB UNASSIGNED
External 1 8 300.0 GB UNASSIGNED

---------- LOGICAL DRIVE 0 ----------

Device File = c1t0d0
RAID Level = 5
Size = 1144391 MB
Stripe Size = 16 KB
Status = OK

Participating Physical Drive(s):

Ch ID
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4

Participating Spare Drive(s):
None


New disks are in UNASSIGNED status.
What are the next steps to configure from the running OS ?
For information Oracle ASM is in this array.

Thx in advance
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90051/ch03s02.html

Expanding the Capacity of an Array

saconfig /dev/cissX -E -p [-p ...]

This is done by the SmartArray, then you can create new logical drives and add them to the LVM filesystem.
THERIOT
Occasional Advisor

Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Hi vcespon and thank you,

Expanding the Capacity of my Array does not work :

saconfig /dev/ciss1 -E 0 -p 1:5


saconfig (/dev/ciss1): Error - FW command bad status (CHANGE_CONFIGURATION)
saconfig (/dev/ciss1): One or more fields in command have invalid data, cmd_status=4

saconfig (/dev/ciss1): Current driver state is READY



I had try this :
sautil /dev/ciss1 reset_ctlr

But it change nothing.

Any idea ? Disks are still in UNASSIGNED status...

Thanks in advanced
Torsten.
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Sometimes this may indicate an old or unmatching driver, firmware and management software. Check them all.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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THERIOT
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Controller Product Number........... A9890A
Controller Product Name............. HP PCI-X SmartArray 6402
Firmware Revision (running)......... 2.68
Firmware Revision (in ROM).......... 2.68
Firmware Revision (inactive)........ 2.74

sautil : version A.02.13

uname : HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64 0416279374

Is it good ?

Last firmware smart-array was build in 2006, my server and smart array were installed last year --> i think firmware version is good, isn't it ?
Torsten.
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

I wonder why the inactive firmware is newer than the active.

Latest driver is 11.23.0806:

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=A9890A

Latest firmware is 2.84 (23 Jul 2008):

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1132643&prodNameId=378439&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-62567-1


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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THERIOT
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

ok thank you, I will upgrade driver and firmware and test on more time
THERIOT
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Hi,

Driver is up to date, but firmware not : I'm not familiar to EFI shell.

My problem is that i don't know how to change directory to the CDROM or USB drive ?

Can you help me ?
Torsten.
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Connect an USB thumb drive (FAT formatted!) and restart the server. Stop booting and go to EFI shell. Change to the thumb drive, e.g.

Shell> fs0:

and run the tool (see readme).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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THERIOT
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Thx,
Ok it's done, driver and firmware are upgraded, but disks are still in UNASSIGNED status.

Any other idea ?
THERIOT
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Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

It's Works !

Create a new logical disk in raid 0 with the new disk
Delete this new logical disk

and after saconfig /dev/ciss1 -E 0 -p 1:5
work fine.

Thanks guy for your help.
THERIOT
Occasional Advisor

Re: Add disks to MSA30 w/Raid-5 (HP-UX 11i)

Create a new logical disk in raid 0 with the new disk
Delete this new logical disk

and after saconfig /dev/ciss1 -E 0 -p 1:5
work fine.