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MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

 
anand narine
Occasional Advisor

MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

Hi all,
I have a single Raid 5 volume that is split into 2 luns. Lun A is presented to Server A and Lun B is presented to Server B. Lun A is running out of disk space, so I want to add more drives to the raid 5 volume. Can I expand the volume ? and can I extend the Lun A so that windows see more disk space available ?
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gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

Wich MSA?

If it is a Smart Array based MSA ei MSA1000/1500), then the answer is no.
You can extend Logical drive B, not A.

If it is a MSA2000, it should be possible.

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gregersenj
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Re: MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

Note.
In case of a Smart Array.
I assume, you mean, that you've got 1 array (Array A) with 2 logical disk's that is RAID 5.

Different technologies use diferent terms.

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anand narine
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

It's an MSA 2312fc
anand narine
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

MSA2312fc. Can you provide information on how to expand the volume/array ? If the array is expanded, how can I then extend the lun afterward?
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA raid volume expansion, extend lun question

I will recommend that you download the reference guide. And read it carefully.

First you must expand the VDISK
Second you must expand the volume.

Select.
Provisioning > Expand vdisk
go on from there.

Select
Tools > expand volume
go on from there.

Again download the reference guide and read.
Link to documentation:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64179&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3971510

Link to reference guide:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64179&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3971510

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