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ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

sheldondsouza
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ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

Have a SAS 72 GB harddisk 15k 3.5" . Installed windows server 2003 on it. Now after some months the management required extra space on it. So we now bought a 142GB hard disk.

How do i go abt installing it?

This what i did slid it in one of the bays. The opened HP Array Control Configuration Utility . Here i selected the 146GB disk and created a new logical partition. Then opened Device management and formated it as a primary partition.

The problem i face is once i restart the server, the system wont boot in the 72Gb where the OS is there it just restarts and performs a network boot. Have no idea how to deal with the boot paths in bios. I set to boot from c drive. I noticed it tries to boot in the 142GB hard disk.

Strangely 72GB shows up as Logical drive 2 and the 146gb as logical drive 1

Please guys really need to get this up and running as soon as possible.
6 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

all the HDDs in a server has to have the same size.

so need to add another (1 - 2 - 3) 72 HDD or 1 more 146 HDD

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
sheldondsouza
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

Dont understand what you mean. I have a 72GB which was already present at the time of purcahse. Bought an addtional 146GB just a week back for storage purpose.

sheldondsouza
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

Why does all the hard disk have to be of same size?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

it's a standart or a rule for the HDDs in a server

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

If the OS is still present on the 72 gb HDD, you can boot from it.
1. If it is atached to another controller change the boot controller order.
2 . If the 142 gb is now marked as c: you should change to boot from the another logical drive - d:.
3 . If it boot from PXE, this means that either you have wrong boot order or it can't find HDD it can boot from. You can go to boot.ini and manualy change the line :
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS . changing the partition

Hope this helps.

Best Regards
sheldondsouza
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 Server SAS Hard Disk

Below are two links which have a similar problem of mine. But i dont understand it properly

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1055150

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1077064

My 72Gb is logical drive 2 and my 146GB shows as logical drive 1 so what and how exactly it should be done. Both are seperate harddisks.