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Gavalos
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About hot-plug HDDs

Hey everyone,

I have a few questions about hot-plug hdd on a ProLiant ML150 G2 we have at the office.

I have a spare 250GB hdd that I'd like to add, but can't afford to shut down the server. Do I simple slide the thing and then activate it through the disk management console? Is it that simple or do I have to do something else before?

You can see a picture of the server here:
http://img.skitch.com/20080718-x7a9debj39gt1qj2uwrtanx8uk.jpg

Thanks a lot!
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MStoumba
Frequent Advisor

Re: About hot-plug HDDs

Do you have a smartarray controller in the box? If you do just plug it in and use array config to set it up.
Gavalos
Occasional Visitor

Re: About hot-plug HDDs

The server has a PCI-X RAID card, pictured here:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/50/117398936_eebd8b24e9_b.jpg

I don't know if that is what you're referring to.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: About hot-plug HDDs

hi

yes just slide the new HDD in and use this utility to get HDD working

HP SATA RAID Controller Manager for
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=435422&prodNameId=3279685&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-1db805423c09431da25c4332d4

or check if the Disk management recognizes the HDD too

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Gavalos
Occasional Visitor

Re: About hot-plug HDDs

Thanks a lot man.
Gavalos
Occasional Visitor

Re: About hot-plug HDDs

I added the disk without any problems. Thank you very much.