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aldinux
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Add Additional Expansion

 

Hi All,

 

I'm still newbie in storage area. i  have storage enclosure P2000 G3 existing ( Storage_Controller_Rear.png attached). On the next week, i want to add one enclosure expansion - HP D2700 Disk Enclosure (AJ941A) include 6 disk HP MSA 600 GB SAS 10K 2.5in (C8S58A). My Questions are :

  1. Please guide me how to connect this enclosure controller (existing) with a new enclosure expansion (New Additional Enclosure HP D2700 AJ941A), especially in SAS cabling layout from rear side.
  2. This storage existing contains storage datastore vmware. do i have to take this storage offline first or i can do this by online ? if this task need to be offline first, i will take vmware esx server down first and then i will connect this additonal enclosure expansion.
  3. Do i need update the firmware before add this expansion enclosure ? (Storage_Controller_Firmware_Existing.png attached)

Thanks in Advance.

 

Best Regards,

Aldi

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giladzzz
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

Hi

you can find documentaion here:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/manualsResults/?sp4ts.oid=4118559&spf_p.tpst=psiContentResults&spf_p.prp_psiContentResults=wsrp-navigationalState%3Daction%253Dmanualslist%257Cviewall%253Dtrue%257Clang%253Den&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

this is the installation guide for MSA200 G3

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02523110

this is cabling configuration guide:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4118559&docId=emr_na-c02254377&docLocale=en_US

anyway the operation is online does not iterfere with production just work carefully.

 

first install the new enlosure and power it up. then connect the SAS cables one by one. after that you will see the new enclure in the GUI. then define VDISKS and volums and mapping (the default mapping is all hosts see the volume).

 

as for the firmware check documentation I have heard the latest HP firmware TS251006P-02 is with problems it is not advised to upgrade to that firmware.

after you finish adding the enclosure you can expand your existing VDISK but you can not have more than 16 disks in a VDISK

Regards

 

Server-Support
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

Regarding HP D2700 Disk Enclosure (AJ941A), Can I just daisy chain the new enclosure to the last available one ?

or do I have to conent it back to the Storage Controller card ?

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Torsten.
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

You can daisy chain them, the user guide has all the examples.


Hope this helps!
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

@torsten Ok, but where can I get the User guide from ?

The link above is broken.

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Torsten.
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

follow the link in the message to hpe or replace hp.com with hpe.com

Hope this helps!
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why not google hp d2700 enclosure user guide? or follow www.hpe.com/support

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Torsten.
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

User guide:

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=3954787&docId=emr_na-c02212004&docLocal...

 

chapter 7 - cabling

 

 

hard to handle your 3 duplicated threads ...


Hope this helps!
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Re: Add Additional Expansion

Thanks @Torsten..

Best regards