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How to additional disk drive to existing EVA4100 ?

 
d3107
Occasional Visitor

How to additional disk drive to existing EVA4100 ?

Hi all,

I wonder, is it as simple as plugging in the additional disk drive to the free slot on the EVA 4100 array shelf.

Has another done this before? do I need to shutdown the EVA4100 to add disk drive to the spare slots? or is it just hot swap plug in and Command View will pick up the disk drive?

Thanks in advance.
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: How to additional disk drive to existing EVA4100 ?

If this is an EVA with multiple disk groups, I would first make sure that the "device addition policy" is manual. After that, just plug the disk into the slot and wait until it has been recognized by the EVA and CV-EVA.

The first step prevents the system from automatically grouping the disk. Next it is a good idea to check the disk drive's firmware and update if necessary.

Then add the disk to the disk group.
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Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: How to additional disk drive to existing EVA4100 ?

Hi
As Uwe says above is correct.
I would also add that if you are adding in multiple drives then add each one into the array one by one, sort out f/w if required then add them all into a disk group in one go.
There are plenty of notes on this subject in the itrc if you require more info, but basically that is it.
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