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Create new RAID 0 with unnassigned drive using Smart Array P410i

 
stevenbork
Occasional Contributor

Create new RAID 0 with unnassigned drive using Smart Array P410i

Hey guys

Background:

- I have no experience managing RAID devices, so appreciate your patience with me.
- I don't have any way to reach the server locally or using KVM, only have remote SSH access.
- Server hardware: ProLiant DL380 G7 server, with Smart Array P410i running CentOS 7.x 64 bits.

Problem description:


The owner of the server installed a 600GB SAS drive into the server, but I can't detect it with fdisk command. It seems normal after I find out this server is using a RAID controller.
So, I guess the only way to use the drive will be to setup a RAID 0 for it, right? As I need to expand the available space asap.


Information about disks and RAID:

hpssacli ctrl all show status
Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Controller Status: OK
Cache Status: OK
Battery/Capacitor Status: OK
hpssacli ctrl all show config

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: erased)


Port Name: 1I

Port Name: 2I

Internal Drive Cage at Port 1I, Box 1, OK

Internal Drive Cage at Port 2I, Box 1, OK
array A (Solid State SATA, Unused Space: 0 MB)


logicaldrive 1 (223.5 GB, RAID 1, OK)

physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 240.0 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, Solid State SATA, 240.0 GB, OK)

array B (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)


logicaldrive 2 (558.9 GB, RAID 1, OK)

physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 600 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 600 GB, Predictive Failure)

unassigned

physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 600 GB, OK)

SEP (Vendor ID PMCSIERA, Model SRC 8x6G) 250 (WWID: 50014380252075DF)


I guess the drive he installed is the "unassigned" one, right? (physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 600 GB, OK))

If so, can anyone tell me how to build a new array with RAID 0 for this 600GB unassigned device? As I don't want to touch the other arrays I see are already set up.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks!
Steven

3 REPLIES
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Create new RAID 0 with unnassigned drive using Smart Array P410i

Hi,

Refer to Page45 onwards from this guide https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c00729544

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a76DVf3mdA

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stevenbork
Occasional Contributor

Re: Create new RAID 0 with unnassigned drive using Smart Array P410i

Hello

Thanks for your reply, read the manual already, but it doesn't seem pretty clear about which exact commands should I use for this. Also, I don't have BIOS access to launch the graphical interface shown in the youtube video you mentioned.

Also, hpacucli, the utility mentioned doesn't seem to be available at HP repos for CentOS 7.x, that's why I'm using hpssacli.

Can you please read the information I posted before and tell me or guide me on which arguments should I use using hpssacli command from the terminal?

Appreciate your help.

Thanks

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Create new RAID 0 with unnassigned drive using Smart Array P410i


@stevenbork wrote:

Hello
Also, hpacucli, the utility mentioned doesn't seem to be available at HP repos for CentOS 7.x, that's why I'm using hpssacli.

 

Thanks


hpacucli has been deprecated, the tool is now called hpssacli. THe commands are the same

Above you show

unassigned
physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 600 GB, OK)

so the command would be

hpssacli ctrl slot=0 create type=logicaldrive drives=2I:1:1:6 raid=0

right now I'd be more concerned with

array B (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)
logicaldrive 2 (558.9 GB, RAID 1, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 600 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 600 GB, Predictive Failure)

Best practice dictates that you have a known good data backup before you add/change/modify any arrays

HTH

 




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