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Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

mst
Advisor

Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

Hello,

my output of saconfig is as follows:

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

Location Ct Enc Bay WWID Size Status

Internal 1I 1 8 0x5000c5000f30d18d 146.8 GB OK
Internal 1I 1 7 0x5000c5000f31512d 146.8 GB OK
Internal 1I 1 6 0x5000c5000f30f485 146.8 GB OK
Internal 1I 1 5 0x5000c5000f2e26f9 146.8 GB OK
Internal 2I 1 4 0x5000c5000f310ed1 146.8 GB OK
Internal 2I 1 3 0x5000cca000866325 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 2I 1 2 0x5000c5000c5b8f99 73.4 GB OK
Internal 2I 1 1 0x5000c5000c5b5c61 73.4 GB OK


When i try to make a device file for the unassigned disk
(with "saconfig /dev/ciss1 -R 0 -p 2I:1:3" ), it always gives me an error and i assume its because i dont have a minimum of 2 unused disks.

Do you know if its possible to make just this single disk available to hp-ux ? (i wanted to try to use it for DRD)
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SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

Hi,

Could you please paste the model number of you SAS MSA card,

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
mst
Advisor

Re: Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

Hello,

it's some kind of built in controller:

"PCIe SAS SmartArray P400 RAID Controller"
Robert_Jewell
Honored Contributor

Re: Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

I thought I have done this very thing using saconfig. What is the error you are getting?

Another option is to do this using the offline tool. Called ORCA, this is accessed by pressing F8 when prompted just after POST completes.

You are then presented with a menu interface where you manage your LUN's. I believe you can create a single drive there.

-Bob
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Use saconfig to create device file for just one harddisk ?

Consider to add the disk to the existing RAID and create a logical drive with RAID 0.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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