HPE EVA Storage

Requested level: single hids 2 drives

 
Jeffrey S. Jalbert
New Member

Requested level: single hids 2 drives

Having just installed 10 1 Tb drives on an EVA4100 and configuring them into a single disk group, I was suprised to seee that the avaliable capacity was about 7.5 Tb with no vdisks assigned.

The disk group is configured with drive failure protection level "single" and occupancy alarm at 90%.

This combination of factors seem strange to me. When I change the requested level to "none" I immediately get back almost 2 Tb (2 disks) worth of space.

So what gives here? If I configure raid 5 AND I have an occupancy alarm level of 10%, why does command view ALSO hide 2 drives from me?

Also, what is wrong with making the requested level none if I am careful to observe occupancy levels?

thanks
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Requested level: single hids 2 drives

Hi,
single disk protection means 2 virtual spares, it is not a good idea not having them (none) because then immediately after the disk failure the whole disk group becomes into the degraded state. If you have 2 virtual spares, the controller firmware automaticaly ungroup the failed disk from the disk group and the disk group is again ready to survive the one disk failure....
the pain is one part of the reality
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Requested level: single hids 2 drives

Jeffrey S. Jalbert
New Member

Re: Requested level: single hids 2 drives

O.K. I understrand the idea of spares, but with the spares being reserved, why should I be concerned about occupancy levels? Why not just run it up to close to 100%?
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Requested level: single hids 2 drives

to have space for the metadata operations like the leveling, group/ungroup, etc.
the pain is one part of the reality