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Delete Logical Drive between 1 and 3 in Smart Array P420i

 
minusmillionaer
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Delete Logical Drive between 1 and 3 in Smart Array P420i

i've a DL380p with Smart Array P420i. On this server we have some logicaldrives:

root@server:~# hpacucli ctrl all show config

Smart Array P420i in Slot 0 (Embedded)    (sn: XXXXXXX)

   array A (Solid State SATA, Unused Space: 0  MB)


      logicaldrive 1 (119.2 GB, RAID 0, OK)

      physicaldrive 1I:2:1 (port 1I:box 2:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 128.0 GB, OK)

   array B (SATA, Unused Space: 0  MB)


      logicaldrive 2 (1.8 TB, RAID 1+0, Failed)

      physicaldrive 1I:2:2 (port 1I:box 2:bay 2, SATA, 250.0 GB, Failed)
      physicaldrive 1I:2:3 (port 1I:box 2:bay 3, SATA, 250.0 GB, Failed)
      physicaldrive 1I:2:4 (port 1I:box 2:bay 4, SATA, 2 TB, Failed)
      physicaldrive 2I:2:5 (port 2I:box 2:bay 5, SATA, 2 TB, Failed)

   array C (Solid State SATA, Unused Space: 0  MB)


      logicaldrive 3 (931.5 GB, RAID 0, OK)

      physicaldrive 2I:2:6 (port 2I:box 2:bay 6, Solid State SATA, 1 TB, OK)

   array D (Solid State SATA, Unused Space: 0  MB)


      logicaldrive 4 (931.5 GB, RAID 0, OK)

      physicaldrive 2I:2:7 (port 2I:box 2:bay 7, Solid State SATA, 1 TB, OK)

   array E (Solid State SATA, Unused Space: 0  MB)


      logicaldrive 5 (931.5 GB, RAID 0, OK)

      physicaldrive 2I:2:8 (port 2I:box 2:bay 8, Solid State SATA, 1 TB, OK)

   SEP (Vendor ID XXXX, Model XXXXX) 380 (WWID: XXXXXXX)

The array B, shout removed from logicaldrives, but when i run this command:

root@server:~# hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 2 delete

Warning: Deleting an array can cause other array letters to become renamed.
         E.g. Deleting array A from arrays A,B,C will result in two remaining
         arrays A,B ... not B,C


Warning: Deleting the specified device(s) will result in data being lost.
         Continue? (y/n) n

 

Before i want to delete this logicaldrives i want to ask if i delete this ld, the letter will be renamed or not? Because i want to recreate this array B with the same letter. So i can reboot this system to do this steps, but i want to do this steps without downtime. Can anybody help?

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Delete Logical Drive between 1 and 3 in Smart Array P420i

Hi,

The warning is pretty much straight forward.

Warning: Deleting an array can cause other array letters to become renamed.
         E.g. Deleting array A from arrays A,B,C will result in two remaining
         arrays A,B ... not B,C


Warning: Deleting the specified device(s) will result in data being lost.
         Continue? (y/n) n

 

Have you tried other troubleshooting, for example, all four drives cannot go bad at the same time, it could be some other issues like drive backplane or cables or even firmware's.

Here are the User Guide and Maintenance Guide for DL380p Gen8 server.
https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c03231416
https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c03254241

Do take a backup of data on the server before doing any changes to the Array or Drives..

Thank You!
https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home


I work for HPE

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SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Delete Logical Drive between 1 and 3 in Smart Array P420i

Hello,

I would suggest you take complete data backup before performing this task.

As well as I would suggest, you have to log a proper case with HPE, and share the appropriate logs for further analysis.

Because we don't know which physical hard disk participating in which array.


I am a HPE Employee

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