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Adding Drive to SA6400 on ML570 G2

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Gregg Soden
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Adding Drive to SA6400 on ML570 G2

I have added a 9th physical drive to my ML570 and am trying to make sense of ACU to expand my RAID-5 array. I am unsure of how to proceed. I am scared of blowing away my existing logical drives. Please help.

Array Diagnostics are as follows:
Array Diagnostic Utility Version 7.40.7.0
Array Diagnostic Utility Inspection Report Version 7.40.1.0

Date/Time: Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:48:36AM
Computer Model: HP Server


SLOT SUMMARY:
Slot Num Slot Type Array Controllers and Host Adapters Detected
-------- --------- --------------------------------------------
SLOT 7 PCI Smart Array 6400 Controller

SLOT 7 Smart Array 6400 Controller ERROR REPORT:

Array accelerator status:
Temporarily disabled
Batteries are not fully charged
Battery failure on battery pack 1, replace battery.
Battery failure on battery pack 2, replace battery.

SUBSYSTEM INFORMATION:

Chassis Serial Num: EA00LQM42H
This Controller
Array Serial Number: P57820GDAQ2JPN
Cache Serial Number: P577A0BDAR4AR6
Other Controller
Array Serial Number: Not Available
Cache Serial Number: Not Available

CONTROLLER IDENTIFICATION:
Configured Logical Drives: 3
Configuration Signature: 0xa067c0ee
Controller Firmware Rev: 1.92
Controller ROM Revision: 1.92
Controller Hardware Rev: 0x01
Boot Block Version: 3.86
Board ID: 0x409c0e11
Cable or Config Error: 0x00 (No)
Invalid Host RAM Address: No
CPU Revision: 0x50
CPU to PCI ASIC Rev: 0x00
Cache Controller ASIC Rev: 0x00
PCI to Host ASIC Rev: 0x00
Marketing Revision: 0x42 (Rev B)
Expand Disable Code: 0x21
SCSI Chip Count: 2
Max SCSI IDs per Bus: 16
Big Drive Map: 0x000f 0x001f 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Big Ext Drive Map: 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Big Non-Disk Drive Map: 0x8000 0x8000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Fibre Chip Count: 0
LKS: 0x00
AMS: 0x07
FS: 0xc1 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x2e31 0x3239 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x8032
Recovery ROM Inactive
Image Revision: 1.92
Recovery ROM Active Image
Flags Status: 0x01
Percent Write Cache: 50
Daughterboard Size(MB): 128
Cache Battery Count: 2
Total Ctlr Memory Size: 192
More Controller Flags: 0x00
X-Board Host I2C Autorev: 0x00
Battery PIC Rev: 0x1a

LOGICAL DRIVE IDENTIFICATION:

Logical Drive 1:
Sector Size: 512
Sectors Available: 71122560
Fault Tolerance Mode: Mirroring
Logical Param Table: cyl=8716 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
BIOS Disabled: No

Logical Drive 2:
Sector Size: 512
Sectors Available: 71122560
Fault Tolerance Mode: Mirroring
Logical Param Table: cyl=8716 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
BIOS Disabled: No

Logical Drive 3:
Sector Size: 512
Sectors Available: 426759840
Fault Tolerance Mode: Distributed Data Guard (RAID 5)
Logical Param Table: cyl=52299 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
BIOS Disabled: No

LOGICAL DRIVE CONFIGURATION:

Logical Drive 1:
Configuration Signature: 0xa067c2e5
Mapping Scheme: Multiple Block
Physical Drives: 9 (number not valid after drive movement)
This Logical Drive: 2 (excluding spare drives)
Fault Tolerance Mode: Mirroring
Logical Param Table: cyl=8716 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
Distribution Factor: 256
Operating System: 64768
Controller Order: 0
Additional Information: 0
Offset to Data: 0
Int 13h Support Enabled: Yes
Sectors on Volume: 71122560
Sectors per Drive: 71122560
Big Drive Assignment Map: 0x0003 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Big Spare Assignment Map: 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Array Accelerator is enabled for this logical drive.

Logical Drive 2:
Configuration Signature: 0xa067cf34
Mapping Scheme: Multiple Block
Physical Drives: 9 (number not valid after drive movement)
This Logical Drive: 2 (excluding spare drives)
Fault Tolerance Mode: Mirroring
Logical Param Table: cyl=8716 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
Distribution Factor: 256
Operating System: 64768
Controller Order: 0
Additional Information: 0
Offset to Data: 0
Int 13h Support Enabled: Yes
Sectors on Volume: 71122560
Sectors per Drive: 71122560
Big Drive Assignment Map: 0x000c 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Big Spare Assignment Map: 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Array Accelerator is enabled for this logical drive.

Logical Drive 3:
Configuration Signature: 0xa067c0ee
Mapping Scheme: Multiple Block
Physical Drives: 9 (number not valid after drive movement)
This Logical Drive: 4 (excluding spare drives)
Fault Tolerance Mode: Distributed Data Guard (RAID 5)
Logical Param Table: cyl=52299 heads=255 sec/track=32 xlate sig=0x0
Distribution Factor: 128
Operating System: 64768
Controller Order: 0
Additional Information: 0
Offset to Data: 0
Backed-out Write drives: 0
Stripes for Parity: 16
Distribution Mode: 0x00
Int 13h Support Enabled: Yes
Sectors on Volume: 426759840
Sectors per Drive: 142253312
Big Drive Assignment Map: 0x0000 0x000f 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Big Spare Assignment Map: 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000
Array Accelerator is enabled for this logical drive.
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Andy_180
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Adding Drive to SA6400 on ML570 G2

Hi gregg- it is fairly straight forward. just be sure to do it off hours and from inside the ACU set "expand Priority = High" or it will take a long time. depending on how much you are expanding depends on how long it takes to complete.
You'll want to be sure all FW and agents are updated to current levels beofre you begin. some bugs were in earler versions.

you will need to insert drive and then open up ACU. click on Express config wizard from inside ACU. it will ask you what you want to do with it. expand. then say ok. select drive you want to expand. you will see the lone drive u just added. select it and hit next. click on the diskette symbol to save changes. exit acu. all drives should be blinking. when they are done blinking expand is complete.
thanks and feel free to assign points.
--Andy