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Create new array with unassigned drive in Smart Array P410i

 
stevenbork
Occasional Contributor

Create new array with unassigned drive in Smart Array P410i

Hey guys

Background:
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- I have no experiencie 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:
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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 current disks and RAID setup:
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[root@server.myserver:~]hpssacli ctrl all show status

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Controller Status: OK
Cache Status: OK
Battery/Capacitor Status: OK

 

 

[root@server.myserver:~]hpssacli ctrl all show config

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: 50014380252075D0)


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) 

 

 

[root@server.myserver:~]df -ah | egrep -v sys
rootfs - - - - /
proc 0 0 0 - /proc
devtmpfs 24G 0 24G 0% /dev
tmpfs 24G 264K 24G 1% /dev/shm
devpts 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
tmpfs 24G 90M 24G 1% /run
/dev/mapper/cl-root 50G 48G 2,4G 96% /
hugetlbfs 0 0 0 - /dev/hugepages
mqueue 0 0 0 - /dev/mqueue
/dev/sda1 1014M 283M 732M 28% /boot
/dev/mapper/cl-home 151G 123G 29G 82% /home
/dev/sdb1 550G 251G 272G 48% /home/user/public_html/master/storage
/dev/mapper/cl-root 50G 48G 2,4G 96% /var/tmp
tmpfs 4,7G 0 4,7G 0% /run/user/1003

 

 

[root@server.myserver:~]cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Mon Jul  3 11:30:24 2017
#
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
#
/dev/mapper/cl-root	/	xfs	defaults,uquota	0	0
UUID=a4c85a58-e5c2-422c-b201-c9de472a1ff3 /boot                   xfs     defaults        0 0
/dev/mapper/cl-home	/home	xfs	defaults,uquota	0	0
/dev/mapper/cl-swap     swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/sdb1               /home/user/public_html/master/storage             ext4    defaults        0 1

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? (if this is the best solution, of course) As I don't want to touch the other arrays I see are already set up.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks!
Steven