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Can't expand RAID5 on Proliant DL380 G7 (P410i controller)

 
FocusSoftware
Occasional Contributor

Can't expand RAID5 on Proliant DL380 G7 (P410i controller)

I need to add 2 harddrives to a RAID5 array on my Proliant DL380 G7 (pn 633407-421) but the "Expand Array" option in Array Config Utility is not visible.  From what I've found so far it looks like I need a cache module to get this to work. Not sure which product/partnumber to look for, does anyone know (called my dealer, he had no idea)?

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Can't expand RAID5 on Proliant DL380 G7 (P410i controller)

The entry level model shipped with a zero memery Smart Array controller.  You are  correct to expand an array you need a cache module for the controller. According to the quickspecs for that server you need one of the follwoing

 

HP 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache 534916-B21

HP 1GB Flash Backed Cache 534562-B21

 




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FocusSoftware
Occasional Contributor

Re: Can't expand RAID5 on Proliant DL380 G7 (P410i controller)

Thanks a lot Jimmy!