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DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

 
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DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

Hi,

I have a DL360 G5 with a smartarray controller P400i/256MB. I already have one logical unit with 3 disk SAS 146GB in RAID5.

Im getting out of free space so im installing a 4th disk of the same capacity.

Im trying to expand the logical unit but in the ACU interface im not getting the option to do the operation. Im only able of creating a new logical unit with the new disk

what can be happening

the firmware version of the p400i is 4.06

best regards,

bye

Angel Buitrago


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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

hi,

i think is not possible to extend RAID5 from 3 disks to the 4 disk configuration without building a new configuration and installation the server again.

mikap
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

The P400 has ALL the array expansion features. If they are not available in your screen as you say, check the status of the battery. If the battery is bad, the cache feature gets disabled and so are all these online array expansion features.

from the quickspecs...

Online array expansion (with BBWC upgrade)
Online logical drive extension (with BBWC upgrade)
Online RAID level migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Online strip size migration (with BBWC upgrade)
Offline Mirror splitting and recombining
Unlimited global online spare assignment
User selectable expand and rebuild priority
User selectable RAID level and stripe size
User selectable read and write cache sizes

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

so my P400i/256MB can make a expansion?
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

Yes it can make the expansion. It does not let you because maybe the battery is dead.
Check the battery.

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

hi,

how can i determine an issue with the battery?
TTr
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

You can run an ADU report the ADU is on the smartstart CD. It might also be installed on the server already.

TAke a look at the ACU user guide too. Look on page 24.

http://docs.hp.com/en/9320/acu.pdf

Re: DL360 G5 Add a new HDD to an existing RAID 5

tks for the quick answer.

i'll do the check from the ADU


bye