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array configuration utility problem expanding array

Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

array configuration utility problem expanding array

I have array B with Logical drive 2, size xxxx, RAID 5. I added 2 new 72.4 gb drives then extended array to include these drives. Now it lists Logical drive 2 & Unused space 144.8 gb, which is correct. However when I go to expand Logical drive 2 to incorporate the unused space it only lets me add a third of what the unused space is. What gives?
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Dilbert_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Sounds about right. The remainder is accounted for by the Raid5 overhead.
Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

It's not right. Raid overhead would not remain listed as unused space. Thanks though
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

WHat are the size of the original drives? 72GB as well?


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)
Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Yes I had four 72.4 gb drives in the array (Logical drive 2) before I added these 2 new ones
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Can you post a screenshot of the ACU and the Array's/logical drives?


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)
Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Here is the screen shot, I put it into a PDF. What you see is what I get when I when I choose Standard configuration and it shows me what what I can do with that logical drive. I added what I could (about 52 gig) from the unused space into the logical drive 2. Thats why unused space is listed at 103gb when it's two 74.2 gb drives. Windows shows what I could add as unallocated space but it doesn't give me any options to expand it into the existing drive.
Fred Bingman
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Brett,
I had an issue almost the same. I had to update the controller firmware then update the ACU. Then everything went fine.

Fred
Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Firmware upgrade was good idea but didn't help. Anyone else have any suggestions before I break the array and rebuild it.
John Kufrovich
Honored Contributor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Did you update ACU?
Fred Bingman
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Yes, The update of the ACU is the crictical step.
Brett Holmes
Occasional Advisor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

I updated tha ACU to the most recent verison two days before I upgrade the array controller's firmware.
daniel_361
Occasional Visitor

Re: array configuration utility problem expanding array

Have you resolv this problem, becouse I have the same problem.