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ML350 G5 RAID 5 - Adding additional hot pluggable drives

northwaysg
Occasional Advisor

ML350 G5 RAID 5 - Adding additional hot pluggable drives

I have ML350 G5 series with a E200 Smart Array controller (128mb BBWC) with five (5) 72GB SAS drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I use this for a VMware ESXi server. Recently I had two drives go bad at the same time. I ordered reaplcement drives and reloaded from scratch. I also purchased two ADDITIONAL hard drives of the same kind.

 

I want to put these two extra drives in the open slots and configure them to be "hot pluggable" and ready to replace a failing drive. Can anyone point me to the procedures for doing this? I have searched and cannot find what I am looking for.

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Woonings
Regular Advisor

Re: ML350 G5 RAID 5 - Adding additional hot pluggable drives

Hey :)

 

Shut down server.

 

Install extra drives

 

Run Smart Start

 

Select Array config.

 

Select the new drive(s) and configure them as "on line spare"

 

(dunno if you can make 2 drives on line spare, but 1 for sure)

 

Gl

 

Alex