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Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

 
Cmmore
Occasional Visitor

Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

Hello.

 

I got a ProLiant server with 2 driver on 500GB Raid 1.

What to change this to 2 drives on 2TB.

 

How can this be done?

Should i add the new drives in Bay 3 and 4 and then remove 1 and 2?

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Ihaqueit
Regular Advisor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

As per query,

1. Already have 500GB HDD with RAID1 configuration, better do not do anything with this drive, running only Windows OS.

The another bay you add the drive and configure as any RAID.

The benefit if you have any type of the database or any critical issue your Windows safe and easy to troubleshoot in future.

I Haq
Cmmore
Occasional Visitor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

I have the problem that the drive is full.
And all thing is on this.

Can Bay 2 be extended so it is drive c?
Cmmore
Occasional Visitor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

I have the problem that the drive is full.
And all thing is on this.

Can Bay 2 be extended so it is drive c?
Ihaqueit
Regular Advisor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

Yes, you extend but before do anything should be take system state backup

I Haq
Cmmore
Occasional Visitor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

Hello.

 

Tnx for reply.

 

Now i have change the drives from 500GB to 2TB but i only get 500GB the Logic Drive i can't extend.

Do you no how to extend the Logic drive?

 

Ihaqueit
Regular Advisor

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

After using HP Smart Storage Administrator, the /dev/sda device should now
be bigger than it originally was, and the added space should be visible as
unallocated space at the end of /dev/sda (= after /dev/sda4). If the new
size of /dev/sda is not visible yet, you might have to first run

# echo 1 > /sys/block/sda/device/rescan

and then use parted/gdisk to extend /dev/sda4 to take advantage of the new
capacity. Once you've successfully edited the partition table, you may have
t

# partprobe /dev/sda

to make the partition table changes effective. In some cases, you might
even have to reboot (depends on kernel & driver versions). Once the
/dev/sda4 partition is successfully extended, you'll need to run one more
command:


# pvresize /dev/sda4

After this, the "vgs" command should indicate that the added space is
available to you using LVM.

(Alternatively, you could add a new partition, but personally I prefer
using LVM: it's more flexible and allows on-line migration if you ever need
to re-organize your disks.)

I'm not exactly up to date with the HP management tools, but usually RAID
management tools only modify the actual the RAID logical disk. It's the
sysadmin's job to edit the partition table and/or resize the LVM PV after
the logical disk has been extended.
I Haq
ManBha
HPE Pro

Re: Hp Proliant ML310e Gen8 V2

Hello,

 

Please follow the below steps to extend a logical drive.

 

>> Please login to the Smart Storage Administrator 

>> Please select the controller on the left 

>> Please select configure 

>> Please select the Array 

>> Please click on the logical drive 

>> Please select the extend logical drive option ( On the right) 

>> Please select the maximum size 

>> Please click OK 

 

Thanks.

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