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Expand Array on DL380-G6

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Expand Array on DL380-G6

We have DL380-G6 basic, with P410i controller 256M cache without battery-backup. RAID5 array created using 5 disk.
Somehow we need to expand and add new disk into array.
As I research thru internet, I got notes on how to expand array using hpacucli:
=> ctrl slot=0 array A add drives=allunsigned

Somehow it gives error:
Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration. Use the
"show" command on devices to show additional details about the

Some research gives me 2 clue about what happening:
1. need battery backup
2. need license of SmartArrayAdvancedPack(??)

I understand about battery backup, but what about license SAAP? Do I need to get license to expand my array?

Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Expand Array on DL380-G6

you have to buy Battery Kit upgrade
PN: 462969-B21

It is neccesary for live expanding...