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Changing HDD to SDD on a active Raid5 ML110Gen9

 
enanotg
Occasional Visitor

Changing HDD to SDD on a active Raid5 ML110Gen9

Hi Everyone!

I have an ML110Gen9 wih the onboard Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller with just one raid 5 volume (4 Sata HDD).

My Idea is to change the drives to SDD, one by one like:

Change just 1 HDD (1TB) to SDD (1TB), wait for rebuild and then change another until I have the 4 drives changed.

Is this possible?

On this drives is Installed eSXI 6.5 and some VMs running.

Thanks!

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Changing HDD to SDD on a active Raid5 ML110Gen9


@enanotg wrote:

Hi Everyone!

I have an ML110Gen9 wih the onboard Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller with just one raid 5 volume (4 Sata HDD).

My Idea is to change the drives to SDD, one by one like:

Change just 1 HDD (1TB) to SDD (1TB), wait for rebuild and then change another until I have the 4 drives changed.

Is this possible?

On this drives is Installed eSXI 6.5 and some VMs running.

Thanks!


Yes, in theory this should work. I along with many others have done this migration using the standard Smart Array controller.  I have never tried doing it with one of the Dynamic Smart Arrays. 

As with anytime someone will be working with arrays, make sure you have a valid data backup before starting 

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enanotg
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing HDD to SDD on a active Raid5 ML110Gen9

Amazing! I will try to do this!

Thanks!