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Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

 
Frankie-Uje
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Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

ML350 gen9 p440AR , tried to add an additional 600Gb to a raid 5, same problem, only possible to add as spare, no expansion. Installed latest firmware from servicepack spp-2017.07.2-SPP2017072.2017_0922.6 .... same situation.

Found this for servers with esxi:

http://www.stollfus.com/?p=645

[Admin: Above link no longer exists]

Solved my problem....

Sab2
New Member

Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

Hi Friend

First you should remove that specific drive drive from spare settings ,after that you can can find add in manage section.....

To Remove that drive from spare ,simply unselect that specific drive ...check the image below for your reference..

Thanku

mk2020
New Member

Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

Hi Frankie,

How do you add drive on ML350 Gen9 Server ?

I'm also have the same problems run latest HP SPP also didnt found way to add disk on existing raid 5.

Can you provide the link again seems the link earlier is unreachable ?

Thanks.

Stephane_CHEN
New Member

Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

1. Update firmware RAID controler
2. Install the latest version of SSA for Windows
3. Ensure that you are starting the latest version of SSA cause the old version is staying. (or uninstall the old version before)
4. Enjoy expanding your RAID5

mi16chap
New Member

Re: Expand RAID 5 with HP Smart Array P440ar Controller

In my case I had the smart storage administrator open and the logical devices section highlighted down the side to view the arrays, disks and logical drives. When I switched the drop down "show" menu from Physical view to Logical view, I was able to select my logical volume and the extend button was then available. The extend button is not there if you have the physical view showing.