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ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

 
vin reddy
Occasional Visitor

ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

We have a ML370 G5
Single SAS drive cage - 2x36 5x72 drives
P600 Controller...using two internal channels

Configured 2x36 as the mirrored OS drives...OK

Want to configure 5x72 as a single RAID 5 array.

CANNOT DO..can only get 4 (bays 5-8)in RAID 5. The other 72GB drive can only go into bay 3 or 4 and cannot be added to the RAID 5 Array.

Is it possible to configure a RAID 5 array with all 5x72 drives with what I have?

Thanks
5 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

hi vin

what do you mean by "can not be added to RAID 5"?

ACU is not letting you to add a 5° HDD to that RAID? are you getting an error?

can you post a screen of the error or configuration?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
TarunJain
Respected Contributor

Re: ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

Dear Vin,

As per server configuration it is not possible to attach more than 4 hdd to a single channel.
There are two connectors on the Hard Drive backplane. One is for slot no. 1-4 & another for slot no. 5-8.
vin reddy
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

Hi Karlo,
what do you mean by "can not be added to RAID 5"?

It seems like the 8 bays are seen as two different sets of 4 bays and in ACU you cannot RAID together 1-4 drive with 5-8 drives.

ACU is not letting you to add a 5à ° HDD to that RAID? are you getting an error?

There are no errors, the drive from the different set of 4 are simply not available to be aded to an Array.

Thanks
vin reddy
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

Hi TarunJain

So do you mean to confirm that with my current configuration I cannot create a RAID 5 array with more that 4 drives in it?

I could not find any docs on HPs site to support this. Do you see anything?

Thanks
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G5 SAS drive in single cage - Can we configure an Array with more than 4 drives?

hi

it does not make any sense to me even if controller has 2 channels ACU must let you use all 8 HDDS from drive cage and create a RAID using all of them if you want or mixing channels

can you post a screen of ACU?

do you have cabling properly connected?
page 40
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00710498/c00710498.pdf

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