EVA8000 disks

 
Robert Brothers
Frequent Advisor

EVA8000 disks

I have two disk groups on the EVA8000 6.110; the 2nd Disk Group is for one of our ESX Development clusters. I have 5 VDisks in that group, no issues. Comand view 6.0.2

I recently added about 15 300GB drives to the EVA8000. They were all recognized and showed up in Ungrouped Disks.
I went into the ESX group, clicked “Add Disk” and added all 15 disks.
It rebalanced the disks out.

This morning I went to carve out some new Vdisks and realized that it’s only showing 2TB available for new disks, when we should have at least 5TB.
Additionally, when I go to create a vdisk, it shows the same “resulting size” for Raid0, Raid1, and Raid5. (Where it normally should show the different resulting sizes based on the type of RAID)

Help?
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA8000 disks

No help available - that is just how CV-EVA works. It shows the max. possible size of the next vdisk (which is 2047GB on an EVA8000), not the disk group's capacity for the VRAID levels.
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Robert Brothers
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA8000 disks

Shouldn't there be more than 2TB available? I think it should be more like 4.5TB
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA8000 disks

Again, in the place you looked, CV shows "max. possible vdisk size", not "capacity available in disk group".
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Robert Brothers
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA8000 disks

doh!! Ahhh I got it. Thank you
Robert Brothers
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA8000 disks

Thank you!