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ilayy
Regular Advisor

add disk enclosure to eva 5000

hi expert i have an eva5000 2c7d (8 Terra) i want to extend it to 2c11d(11TB) i want to know if i have to buy a new license or it does not have anything to do with license i am confused because i added 2 disk enclosure that where used in another eva with no problem when i added the third one i am getting on the controller multi-system detected and cannot extend the tree in the command view please give me your hints
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Steven Clementi
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Re: add disk enclosure to eva 5000

Did you add the enclosures with the disks inserted?

You should not "need" a license to add a disk shelf. You can add up to 18 disk shelves.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
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ilayy
Regular Advisor

Re: add disk enclosure to eva 5000

yes i added the enclosure with the disk inside then i powered on the eva.
this enclosure were used on another eva and the disk groups and volumes that exists in the old eva were not deleted before removing the enclosure.
please advice
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: add disk enclosure to eva 5000

To be safe... i'd probably shut down the EVA, removet he old drives (The ones in the shelves you've added, then power back up the EVA.

make sure the EVA caomes back online properly.

Add one drive at a time, waiting 60 to 90 seconds in-between.


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)
ilayy
Regular Advisor

Re: add disk enclosure to eva 5000

the problem was that the disks contain metadata and even when i insert the disks one by one the problem persist because the controller is detecting 2 systems the solution was is in inserting the first disk and adding the disk to a disk group before inserting the second disk which format the disk