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"Best practice" config of MSA30 on RP3440

H Hodges
Occasional Contributor

"Best practice" config of MSA30 on RP3440

I need to configure logical drives on an MSA30 with (8) 72GB drives, using RAID5. It's attached to a new RP3440. I'm not finding much detail in the installation or support guides and need to some help on the saconfig command.
How do I tell which values to use for the -p (channel:target) option?
Do I need to worry about stripe size, or take the default?

Here's the output from saconfig:

******************* SmartArray RAID Controller /dev/ciss4 ********************

---------- PHYSICAL DRIVES ----------

Location Ch ID Size Status

External 2 0 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 2 1 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 2 2 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 2 3 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 4 0 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 4 1 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 4 2 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 4 3 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED

Thanks in advance.
3 REPLIES
Grisha Tsioni
Occasional Visitor

Re: "Best practice" config of MSA30 on RP3440

Hi.

See, please,
docs.hp.com/netcom/index.html#HP%20RAID

Grisha Tsioni
ONE1 Systems
Grisha Tsioni
Occasional Visitor

Re: "Best practice" config of MSA30 on RP3440

Sorry , correction
see:
http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90011/J6369-90011.pdf

Chapter 5

Grisha
H Hodges
Occasional Contributor

Re: "Best practice" config of MSA30 on RP3440

Thanks Grisha. I have the support guide for the RAID160 controller and I understand the saconfig command & the mechanics of how to configure the logical drives. I was actually trying to determine if it matters which combination of drives you use to create a logical drive and whether to change the stripe size. I ended up creating one logical drive using 7 drives and 1 spare.