ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

DL380 G5 > Expand Array with SATA-Drive is not possible

 
dhot
Occasional Contributor

DL380 G5 > Expand Array with SATA-Drive is not possible

I have a HP DL380 G5 Server with P400 RAID-Controller and four SATA-Drives (10RpM), all drives belong to Array 1, its RAID5.
Now i put a new drive in and i will expand the Array. I start the server with smartstart and open the ACU GUI, there i can only assign the new drive as spare drive.

More Infos:
The Operation system on the server is VMware ESX 3.0.2. The new drive has 15RpM.

Can anybody help me?
1 REPLY
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 > Expand Array with SATA-Drive is not possible

Well, if you have no Cache for the controller, this is a normal condition.

I will copy from the quickspecs of P400:


Addition of the battery backed cache upgrade enables BBWC, RAID 6 with ADG, array expansion, logical drive extension, RAID migration, and stripe size migration.

About the difference in the HDDspeed - it is no problem, just the new one will operate @ 10k like the others :)

Regards,

Mi6t0