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Richard Thomas_6
Occasional Contributor

Adding new hard disc


Please could someone advise me of the best place to look for instrucions on installing a new hard disc into an HP 9000 L Class server.

The hard disc is a HP part number 9N9001-YYY, Seagate part number ST318404LC and I need to know how to physically install it and partition/format it etc.

Thanks in advance.

Richard Thomas.

Bruno Ganino
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new hard disc

Hi, Richard
This is URL for informations your H.D.

If your O.S. is Linux see example to:
write more informations in Forum...
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new hard disc


assuming you run HP-UX an it is an *internal* disk (not for a SC10 JBOD)

you do
# ioscan -fnCdisk
(so you see what disk HW paths and device files you have now.)

in L-class typically
0/0/1/1.2.0 /dev/dsk/c1t2d0
0/0/2/0.2.0 /dev/dsk/c2t2d0

these two are commonly mirrored boot disks if you have MirrorDisk/UX (check with lvlnboot -v what your boot disk(s) are)

open the front cover
you see the disks, there are four slots for internal disks
the other two have HW paths, device files:
0/0/1/1.0.0 /dev/dsk/c1t0d0
0/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/dsk/c2t0d0

plug in the new disk
# ioscan -fnCdisk

you see the new HW path CLAIMED (hopefully)
# insf -e
this create your device file (see above, assuming it to be c1t0d0)
Easiest way from here would be to use SAM, you would see that disk as *unused* then create a Volume Group with it, create Logical Volumes, Filesystems, mount them etc.


Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding new hard disc

9N9001-YYY looks like invalid part number for L-class server.
Generally to install disk into L-class you'll need special drive cage. HP drive will have HP firmware on it. Only native HP disks are supported as internal disk devices.
I recommend to buy HP drive to install internally. You can use anything you want externally, but not internally
Richard Thomas_3
Occasional Visitor

Re: Adding new hard disc

Dear Bernhard Mueller,

Thanks for your instructions, I followed them and successfully installed and uset up this new hard drive and even moved some user's areas to this new disc.

Thanks again,

Richard Thomas.