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Expanding Raid Array: DL360 (733732R-001) With Smart Array P420i

 
TampaPaul
Occasional Visitor

Expanding Raid Array: DL360 (733732R-001) With Smart Array P420i

Aparently I can only have 2 Logical drives on the DL360 Gen 8 (Product ID: 733732R-001) with the P420i?
Goal: Use all drives (4 X 120GB SSD, 1 X 800 SSD)

Had: 2 Raid 1+0 logical drives (with identical 120GB SSD Drives),.  I tried to add a 5th physical drive (800GB SSD Drive) with just a RAID 0 config, with the following results:
    Recognized new drive in ACU, but no option to create array (could mark as spare, flash ID LED)
    HP Smart Storage Administrator CLI recoginized drive - howver gave the error:  "Reason: Max array count reached" when executed create comand.

So:  Consolidated content onto 1st Raid drive A
Deleted Raid Drive B
Current configuration (2 unassigned drives to hopefully add to ARRAY A,  Create ARRAY B with 800GB)

assigned ARRAY A
physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 120 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, Solid State SATA, 120 GB, OK)

unassigned
physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, Solid State SATA, 120 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, Solid State SATA, 120 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:1:5 (port 2I:box 1:bay 5, Solid State SATA, 800 GB, OK)

Tried to add unassigned 120GB drives to A  
In ACU:  Would only allow me to make a signle new array using the drives.   (No option to manage / expand)

In MCU, tried comand:  ctrl slot=0 array A add drives=1I:1:3-1I:1:4.  Results:
Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration. Use the
"show" command on devices to show additional details about the configuration.
Reason: Transformation size zero. This may indicate that there is no battery or a failed battery on the controller.

According to my research, the 420i should permit this operation?

Dont want to start from scratch and restore from backup.  As of now, that appears to be my only option.  Very dissapionted in my P420i capabilites.   Am I missing some type of feature?  All suggestios appreciated!

Full results of  CLU command ctrl slot=0 show config detail : 

Smart Array P420i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 0
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Hardware Revision: B
Firmware Version: 8.00
Rebuild Priority: Low
Expand Priority: Medium
Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
Surface Scan Mode: Idle
Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
Cache Board Present: False
Drive Write Cache: Enabled
Total Cache Size: 0 MB
SATA NCQ Supported: True
Spare Activation Mode: Activate on physical drive failure (default)
Controller Temperature (C): 83
Cache Module Temperature (C): 0
Capacitor Temperature (C): 0
Number of Ports: 2 Internal only
Driver Name: HpCISSS3.sys
Driver Version: 62.4.0.64
Driver Supports HP SSD Smart Path: True

Array: A
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Unused Space: 0 MB
Status: OK
Array Type: Data

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 111.8 GB
Fault Tolerance: 1
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 28722
Strip Size: 256 KB
Full Stripe Size: 256 KB
Status: OK
Caching: Disabled
Unique Identifier: 600508B1001CE577E95B1A322A57D366
Disk Name: \\.\PhysicalDrive0 (Disk 0) (Bus: 0,Target: 1,Lun: 0)
Mount Points: Unknown 350 MB, C:\ 111.4 GB
Logical Drive Label: A4D0BD09001438028349D801479
Mirror Group 0:
physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 120
OK)
Mirror Group 1:
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, Solid State SATA, 120
OK)
Drive Type: Data
LD Acceleration Method: All disabled

physicaldrive 1I:1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Size: 120 GB
Native Block Size: 512
Firmware Revision: 4IWBHPG1
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
Model: ATA TK0120GDJXT
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 25
Maximum Temperature (C): 44
Usage remaining: 96.90%
Power On Hours: 23947
Estimated Life Remaining based on workload to date: 31189 days
SSD Smart Trip Wearout: False
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
Drive Authentication Status: OK
Carrier Application Version: 11
Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

physicaldrive 1I:1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Size: 120 GB
Native Block Size: 512
Firmware Revision: 4IWBHPG1
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
Model: ATA TK0120GDJXT
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 25
Maximum Temperature (C): 45
Usage remaining: 96.90%
Power On Hours: 23911
Estimated Life Remaining based on workload to date: 31142 days
SSD Smart Trip Wearout: False
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
Drive Authentication Status: OK
Carrier Application Version: 11
Carrier Bootloader Version: 6


unassigned

physicaldrive 1I:1:3
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 3
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Size: 120 GB
Native Block Size: 512
Firmware Revision: 4IWBHPG1
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
Model: ATA TK0120GDJXT
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 23
Maximum Temperature (C): 44
Usage remaining: 99.44%
Power On Hours: 23609
Estimated Life Remaining based on workload to date: 174678 days
SSD Smart Trip Wearout: False
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
Drive Authentication Status: OK
Carrier Application Version: 11
Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

physicaldrive 1I:1:4
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 4
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Size: 120 GB
Native Block Size: 512
Firmware Revision: 4IWBHPG1
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
Model: ATA TK0120GDJXT
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 24
Maximum Temperature (C): 44
Usage remaining: 99.47%
Power On Hours: 23567
Estimated Life Remaining based on workload to date: 184293 days
SSD Smart Trip Wearout: False
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
Drive Authentication Status: OK
Carrier Application Version: 11
Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

physicaldrive 2I:1:5
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 5
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: Solid State SATA
Size: 800 GB
Native Block Size: 512
Firmware Revision: 4IWVHPG1
Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
Model: ATA VK0800GDJYA
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 19
Maximum Temperature (C): 21
Usage remaining: 100.00%
Power On Hours: 17
SSD Smart Trip Wearout: False
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps
Drive Authentication Status: OK
Carrier Application Version: 11
Carrier Bootloader Version: 6

2 REPLIES
TampaPaul
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expanding Raid Array: DL360 (733732R-001) With Smart Array P420i

So aparently I need one or more of:
HPE Optional Upgrades HPE 512MB P-series Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache 661069-B21
HPE 1GB P-series Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache 631679-B21
HPE 2GB P-series Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache 631681-B21
And or HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache

Any advice on which of these works on the P420i?  Anything else needed?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Expanding Raid Array: DL360 (733732R-001) With Smart Array P420i

The SKU# you've listed ships as a P420i/ZM controller. FOr advanced features such as expanding an array you need a cache module.  Any of the three FBWC modules you've listed will work with the controller. 




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