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Esxi 4.1 Ml350 g6 Expand raid 5 array

 
CFabrizio
Occasional Contributor

Esxi 4.1 Ml350 g6 Expand raid 5 array

Hi,

I 've a ml 350 g6 server with 3 disks in array 5 ( 146*3 sas drive). I installed esxi 4.1 and I use the array as datastore. Now I need to increase the datastore size, so I want add two more drives.

How can I expand the array so after I can expand the datastore ? I don't need to do this online, I can shutdown the system at the night.

Thanks
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Esxi 4.1 Ml350 g6 Expand raid 5 array

Hi, you can expand the array with more disks from the program ACU - array configuration utility. You can boot the server on the smartstart CD and find the program from in there.

I do not know what you need to do inside VMWare for it to recognize the extra space though. Or if you even have to do anything.
CFabrizio
Occasional Contributor

Re: Esxi 4.1 Ml350 g6 Expand raid 5 array

Than you.
I suppose that after I extended the array I can increse the datatore size under the esxi storage configuration options!

Bye