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Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

 
PT Rice
Occasional Visitor

Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

We have a Dl380 G4 server OS is SLES 9 with a smart array 6i controller running firmware 2.32.

The server had 4 146gb disk in a single raid 5 array. We added 2 146gb disk to the server and used hpacucli to add them to the array. It took about 4 days to "transform".

The next step would be to fdisk this but even though the server does see the physical disk it does not see the space. We did reboot.

Goal is to create a new volume out of the current array so it would ultimately look the other server I did this to, (cant remember how I got that one to work) its also a dl380.
Goal is to look like this (just differnt space)
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 1 131 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 * 132 35695 285667830 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p3 35696 71391 286728120 83 Linux



The DL380 with a total of 6 146gb disks now sees this.

cciss0: HP Smart Array 6i Controller
Board ID: 0x40910e11
Firmware Version: 2.32
IRQ: 22
Logical drives: 1
Current Q depth: 0
Current # commands on controller: 0
Max Q depth since init: 4
Max # commands on controller since init: 384
Max SG entries since init: 31
Sequential access devices: 0

cciss/c0d0: 440.43GB RAID 5
suse1:/ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 440.4 GB, 440430842880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 53546 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 1 131 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 * 132 53543 429031890 83 Linux

Smart Array 6i in Slot 0

array A (Parallel SCSI, Unused Space: 336026 MB)

logicaldrive 1 (410.2 GB, RAID 5, OK)

physicaldrive 2:0 (port 2:id 0 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2:1 (port 2:id 1 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2:2 (port 2:id 2 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2:3 (port 2:id 3 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2:4 (port 2:id 4 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2:5 (port 2:id 5 , Parallel SCSI, 146.8 GB, OK)

=>

Why cant the hardware see the new space?

I must be missing a step or process.

Anyone have an idea of what I missed.

Thanks

Paul.


4 REPLIES
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

Paul:

You need to actually create a new logical drive on your Smart Arry before the OS can see the space.

There should be a CLI version of ACU you can run to do this, and/or you can probably do it from the Array Controller's built in utility (RBSU).

Reboot the server, press F8 when prompted during the SmartArray bootup.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
PT Rice
Occasional Visitor

Re: Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

Sorry I tried f8 on boot - I should have said so. Its says no available drives.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

Yep, i think you can only create a new array with available drives from the RBSU. I have not used it in a while now.

Grab the hpacucli, that should allow you to configure the logical drive. You can also use a smartstart CD to boot off of and use the graphical acu. There is probably a gui version too that you can use. It is web based.

" http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3288132&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=397634&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1110#7832 "

Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
PT Rice
Occasional Visitor

Re: Added disk to DL380 cannot use it.

Using the smart start cd allowed me to create the logical, hpacucli would not allow me to do that. Thanks for your help.

Paul