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Kranti Mahmud
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ML350 G3 new raid creation

Dear all,

We have a ML350 G3 server with 2 disks of 146 GB having RAID (1+0). We like to add two more disks and like to create a new raid (1+0) (by keeping the existing RAID) and then a new drive (OS Windows 2003). We cant modify/change our existing RAID as well as drives.

Please share the impact, estimated time and mainly the precautions of this activity as the server is a business critical server.
Dont look BACK as U will miss something INFRONT!
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Trygve Henriksen
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Re: ML350 G3 new raid creation

Assuming the server uses Hot-plug drives, the most you'll notice is a reboot to let Windows see the new drive, I think.

Plugging in disks and setting up the new RAID can be done with the server running.
(If you have a version of the 'Array Configuration Utility' - ACU, installed)

At least, I think Win2003 needs a reboot.
(Never had to do this job on 2003. We mostly skipped that version in my organisation.)
Kranti Mahmud
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 G3 new raid creation

Hi All,

The Smart Array Controller card is 641 controller card, ACU version is 7.40.8.0.

Rgds-Kranti
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gregersenj
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Re: ML350 G3 new raid creation

Reboot not needed.

Add disks physically.
Create new Array / Logical drive using ACU.

Open device manager, Rescan for changes (may not need so).

Run windows disk manager, it will find new disk.

A good backup and disaster recovery plan, is always a goos precaurtion.

BR
/jag
Kranti Mahmud
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 G3 new raid creation

job done...no reboot required...just create new RAID from the ACU after adding new disks...
Thanks for the suggestions.
Dont look BACK as U will miss something INFRONT!
gregersenj
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Re: ML350 G3 new raid creation

You're welcome.

BR
/jag