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Additional HDD Drive to existing HP Array

eazlan
Occasional Visitor

Additional HDD Drive to existing HP Array

Hi,

 

I'm using VM Esxi ver 6.0. Currently i have 3 units of 146Gb HDD configured with Raid 5 and 1 VM datastore. Can I add 3 more 146Gb HDD (new HDD) to current array and expend the current VM datastore? Any step/update that i need to perform this task?

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FM-ISS
HPE Pro

Re: Additional HDD Drive to existing HP Array

Hi Friend , 

You can do it ,expanding your hard raid 5 with the ADU or HP SSA depends of your server version G6 G7 Gen 8 or Gen9 , but you should first perform this action with the array  wihtout the server in production than you must choose how to " Extend" your data store because the Vmware won´t see the data store automatcally  .

 

Considering  this article from Vmware .

 

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017662 .

 

After Extend you array  go further with Vmware this should work !

 

 

Also consider this  OUR workaround :

HP Proliant Servers - How to Expand an Array and Extend the Logical Drive

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03510253 

 

And 

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03909334-6 

 

HP Smart Storage Administrator User Guide 

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03909334-6 

 

 **Very importat to perform your back up for vmware there are some risks .

 

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1752 

 

 

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