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Tropisk
Occasional Contributor

How to expand oneview drive

Hi,

 

We get a message about free disk space when adding new HP SPP.

We have expanded the hyper-v drive, but cant figure out how to expand the drive within OneView.

 

Any help on this matter whould be much appreciated.

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ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Hello @Tropisk, and welcome to the HP OneView Community Forums.

 

HP OneView does not provide a method to expand any of the internal filesystems, even though you increased the virtual disk file.  This is documented in th HP OneView Online Help and User Guide.

Tropisk
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply. 

How do I get the root account for the OS behind OneView and how do I enable SSH to expand the drives?

 

We only have three firmware images at the moment are are getting messages about full disk. There are all being used in different clusters so we cant remove any either.

 

komac
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Basically OneView root account is only for HP personel if I am correct.

 

For them to be able to access that account they need to generate one-time password for root.

 

So basically, they have all control.

 

As bellow is Linux, it looks like a derivate of CentOS 6.x (it is called MgmtOS, but OS loading is like CentOS, in my case it said that it is version 6.6 on OV 1.20.5), (teoretically) it is possible to expand Linux FS.

 

OV disk is cca 170GB, so I am expecting that some of disk is for OS and SPP upload, and other (larger) part is for LOGs that are keept for I think 3 years.

 

So maybe the best way is to open a ticket to HP Support and to talk with HP engineers to try to help you ....

 

BR.

 Mladen K.

My personal web page: http://www.komac.info

 

ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: How to expand oneview drive

@komac, while we do not discuss the underlying OS and its components, it is a variant of CentOS that we use.  However, Support will not provide any mechanism to expand any of the internal file systems.  The VMDK/VHDX and the partition where the SPP Baselines are stored are set at a fixed size and cannot be modified at this time.

Tropisk
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Thanks for your reply, I think I have to take this with support.

We need to have enough space to have more than 2-3 SPP's at the same time.

 

I'm amazed if the developers thought something different, so I'll bet its something they have overlooked..

 

ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: How to expand oneview drive

@Tropisk I'm sorry, but support will not be able to assist you with that request.  There are no methods to increasing the size of the Baseline repository filesystem.

 

Alternatively, you do not need to upload the entire SPP release.  You can create a custom SPP with HPSUM, and then upload that Baseline to the appliance instead.  Please review the "Create Custom SPP Firmware Baseline using HPSUM 7.X" chapter found on Page 165 of the HP OneView Deployment and Management Guide v1.20

Tropisk
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Thank you, I dit not know that.

 

Still, sooner or later it will get full again, but maybe then we have the option to expand the drive.

FabSan
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Hi,

 

Has anyone been able to expand the drive -or even possible? i have 3.8GB remaining on OneView and need to upload a 5.5GB SPP. I just want to upload the entire SPP rather than to start customizing. Thanks!

FabSan
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

so i gave customized a try. i launched "launch_hpsum.bat"

 

in the filters i selected,

 

Critical: check

Recommeneded: check

 

OS: VMware vSphere 5.5

Enclosure and Individual Device Types: All components

Server Model: bl660c Gen8

 

When i apply the filter the virtual connects firmware does not show. If I unselect "OS" then the VC firmware 4.45 shows but, not OS components. 

 

so, anyone found a way to expand OneView?

 

Mladen_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

I would like to expand oneview drive. I am wondering if there is any regarding oneview disk extentsiion?

 

Tropisk
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

As the new SPP is now out, this is again a problen we have to deal with.

I did try to create a custom SPP like you said, but it is not accepted in OneView. The only way to do this is to use an old SPP as baseline, and manually add the new drivers and firmware as additional packages..

I cant figure out why you have the need to have all this limitations in oneview. No option to expand drives, maks 40 chassises. 
As a enterprise partner with over 1200 bladeservers in our enviroment we have some problems understanding why this was sold to us in the first place without anyone telling us this. 

"HP OneView does not provide a method to expand any of the internal filesystems, even though you increased the virtual disk file.  This is documented in th HP OneView Online Help and User Guide."

And you cant excpect your customers to read all the documentation before they buy a software. You do this later when installing or need help, like when you are wondering how you expand the drive.

ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Have you reviewed the Deployment and Managemet Guide, (on Page 197, Create Custom SPP Firmware Baseline using HPSUM 7.X )as it covers exactly how to create a custom baseline.  What was the error message from the appliance when you attempted to upload it?

As for expanding the repository, it has been loud and clear from a lot of customers and partners that this is a pain point.  The original intent was that no every customer would maintain every single baseline in the history of their deployment.  That only leads to more resources to manage.  However, due to the ever increasing size of the SPP, the original story can't be held true anymore.  We do have a plan to allow exapnding the repository size, it just isn't a method or process that we can provide customers today.

qnjc21
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

Is there any reason why an older SPP cannot be removed from oneview to allow space for a new one?  I have only 6.19Gb free but need 6.5Gb.  any risk with removeing the existing one??

rohw
Advisor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

If the bundle is not assigned to anything, it can be safely removed.  If it's assigned to something like a server profile when you remove it, at best, the profile will show it as missing.  At worst, it could cause the server to lose connectivity.

MarioBadua
Visitor

Re: How to expand oneview drive

This feature has been added on OneView 3.0.

Other Feature Enhancements • Expands the firmware repository size to 100 GB by expanding the vdisk

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5410258&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c05098328