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MSA30 limited to 2Tb ????

Olivier DUMONT_1
Occasional Visitor

MSA30 limited to 2Tb ????

Hi,

I have a DL380 G4 with a 642 controller.

I plugged a MSA30 to this one. The MSA have 14*300Gb HDD.

When I execute ACU, I just can create a 2 Tb logical drive and I need to set up a 4 Tb ld.

How can I arrange it to be possible ?

Cheers,
3 REPLIES
raadek
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA30 limited to 2Tb ????

Olivier,

Yes, you are correct - there is a 2TB single LUN size limit.

Depending on your OS you should be able to do a workaround spanning your OS logical volume across multiple LUNs (e.g. using dynamic disk & spanned volume under Win2k / 2k3 http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/0cd59ee9-79a5-4ba7-ade2-2a8cf5e9ba901033.mspx?mfr=true )

Rgds
Don't panic! [THGTTG]
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA30 limited to 2Tb ????

You can also use 3rd party software like Symantec Storage Foundations with VEA or HP Openview StorageWorks Virtual Replicator to "pool" your 2TB logical disks and make 1 big virtual disk.


This also offers easier disk growth and potential snapshot capabilities.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Olivier DUMONT_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA30 limited to 2Tb ????

Thanks for your answers. Will check this out. Best regards,

Olivier