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Adding a spare drive to and existing RAID 5 on DL 380 G7

mboyaci
Occasional Contributor

Adding a spare drive to and existing RAID 5 on DL 380 G7

Hi,

 

We have a DL 380 G7 server with 5 drives configured as RAID 5. It is running VMware hypervisor esxi 6. Is it possible to add a sixth drive to the system to use as a hot spare without affecting the current configuration? If possible without bringing down the server.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Mehmet Boyaci

3 REPLIES
Mas Rio
Occasional Advisor

Re: Adding a spare drive to and existing RAID 5 on DL 380 G7

I think it's possible if you have an HP Smart Array Advanced Pack license.

mboyaci
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding a spare drive to and existing RAID 5 on DL 380 G7

Unfortunately we don't have the advanced pack license. If we buy the license then we will do RAID 6 anyway. I know the current license supports RAID 5 + 1 hot spare (I have configured another machine that way) I just want to know if I can do it (add a drive) without rebuilding everything.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mehmet

BK_HPE
LSW

Re: Adding a spare drive to and existing RAID 5 on DL 380 G7

Hello @mboyaci

 

I recommend contacting HP Total Care at 1-800-334-5144, 24hours a day 7days week for more information or any other options that you may have to add a drive without HP Smart Array Advanced Pack license.  I am always here to connect you to an HP Server Specialist if you would like to purchase or go over server options that will work for your business.

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