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JovertLumbao
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HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

HI Expert,

I have a question and also suggestion on my current set up.

We have a HPE server DL380 Gen6 with 1 disk running on our production and we already purchased 1 disk to make it 2 again because the set up of the server is in raid 1

Question:

When putting the New Disk on the server it is automatic rebuild itself to raid 1 set up or need to configure on the bios and click on f8 and create new virtual disk??

if we create a new virtual disk on the server it can be possible to losing of data?

what your suggestion on my current situation?

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Cali
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Re: HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

Hi Jovert,

if the Server is configured with Raid 1 and one Drive Failed.

Simply remove the Failed Drive Online and replace it with the replacement Disk.

The Raid Kontroller immediately starts the rebuild, you will see both Disks slow Blinking Green LED, as long as the rebuild is ongoing.

You need no change of the configuration.

Do this Online, with the Server running, no need to Shut down.

Cali


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JovertLumbao
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Re: HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

Thank you for fast response. We already did to input the new disk on the
server. How to know what percent on the rebuilding process?? We are now on
five 5 days of rebuilding on the disk. And the users complain in their
system is so very slow on performance after the new disk installed.
JovertLumbao
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Re: HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

Thank you for fast response. We already did to input the new disk on the
server. How to know what percent on the rebuilding process?? We are now on
five 5 days of rebuilding on the disk. And the users complain in their
system is so very slow on performance after the new disk installed.
Sebasbin
HPE Pro

Re: HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

Hi JovertLumbao,

If you have already configured the server with 1 HDD(RAID0) and the server is in production now ,then i would suggest to do below steps  to make the RAID 1 array and move the server in to production.

1) Back up the data
2) Schedule the maintenance window and Re-configure the array after installing the new disk in the server  (Press F8 during POST to configure the RAID by using ORCA)
3) Re install the Operating system and restore the data from the backup.

Refer https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=c01705681&docLocale=en_US  (Page 34 and 67)


Note: While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company

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JovertLumbao
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Re: HPE server DL380 Gen6 virtual disk

@Sebasbin , @Cali Thank you for the fast response. If we configure the raid on the new
server. We create a new virtual drive and add new disk ang select raid 1?
Is It possible to add a disk and no lost??