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P2000 G3 - Can you rearrange the physical drives

 
erikcarlseen
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P2000 G3 - Can you rearrange the physical drives

We have a P2000 G3 FC / iSCSI system with several vdisks, volumes, etc. We'd like to rearrange the physical drives so that drives in the same vdisks are located contiguously to each other (ease of mainteance / documentation / OCD / etc). Will the P2000 allow this, or will we have to either recreate the vdisks or just live with the current mess?

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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 - Can you rearrange the physical drives

Hello, I am afraid it requires lot of manual time and rebuilding. It would by much better to delete everything and recreate arrays as you wish..

But - is seems it is only cosmetic issue, it doesn't really matter where are disks located from functional point of view...

 

Jan

Re: P2000 G3 - Can you rearrange the physical drives

It dosnet really matter in an Vdisk if the hard disks are connected in a sequential manner. You can always do so, however if you want to move the hard disk from slot 8 to slot 2 it may corrupt the vdisk. 

 

If you want to do so, the best option is to back up everything and recreate the vdisks

 

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jonsantos
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 G3 - Can you rearrange the physical drives

I also want to rearrange the disks.  The way HP pre-installed the disks was enclosure 1 disk 1, enclosure 2 disk 1, so they basically populated top to down and started again going towards to right, then top to down, etc.  Am I protected if I have a enclosure failure?  If not, can I turn off the MSA and rearrage the disks and turn back on and will it discover the new drives location?  (like in the old MSA1500cs days?)