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creating new array

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creating new array

Hi Guys,
Can anyone teach me how to create a new array in an existing VA7400. IN it there are 12 disk and I would like to add another two more size of disk 73GB to run raid 1. Please advice with steps and command that I can use??

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Re: creating new array

Hi Vincent,

You can have the same RAID level what you are currently using.

Start Command view SDM, by running #launcher command( You should enable X-Windows for this GUI tool).

go to configuration --> Array Settings.

Enable the following.
Automatic Include
Auto Format

Installing a Disk Drive

1 Push down the release tab and pull up the cam lever
2 Push the disk drive (3) firmly into the slot.
3 Push down the cam lever until it clicks into place to secure the disk drive.

An exchange disk drive comes formatted with 512-byte sectors.
After installation, the controller starts the Auto Format process to automatically format the disk drive with 520-byte sectors.the times required for formatting the different according to the disk size. During this time, the green disk activity LED will be flashing.It will take approx.20 mins to complete the format since you are using 73GB disk.

To prevent corruption of the disk format, do not remove a newly installed disk drive or power-off the array during the Auto
Format process. If a disk is removed during an Auto Format, the array will automatically re-start the Auto Format process from the beginning.

After this in the command view SDM, go to lun management and create new lun according to your choice.


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Re: creating new array

For command line operations to create luns see the man page of armcfg.

armdsp will give you the parameters required to run this command.

After installing the disks verify the status of rebuild using

# armdsp -s < array ID>

#armdsp -i (gives you the array id)

Also veryfy all the component status using

#armdsp -a