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ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

 
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D Man
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ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

Hi All,

We just brought a ML370 G5 server with a P400/512 and brought another hard drive cage so that we can use all 16 bays. What I want to do is have the first 2 bays as Raid 0+1 and use the rest (bays 3-16) with a spare as one logical drive. Is this possible as I can't seem to expand the drives from one HD cage to the other.

Thanks for your response.
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gregersenj
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Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

Hi D Man

I don't got a lot of hands experience on with the p-models. But it shouldn't differ a lot from the old smart array models.

The P400 do support a max of 18 drives.
Link to quick spec:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12400_div/12400_div.html

ensure you got your cabling correct
D Man
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Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

Hi gregersenj,

Thanks for replying. The cabelling side of it is where I'm getting confused I think. On the P400 you have 2 connectors and on each HD cage you have another 2 connectors, so from each board, I can only connect one P400 to one cage at a time so how do I get the two P400s to link to each other?

At the moment I have 2 P400/512s and 2 HD cages. Both connected individually.

Thanks.
gregersenj
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Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

Yes, I have just looked at the manuals.

You do need an additional SA, for the second HDD cage.

It is not possible to create arrays across controllers.
D Man
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Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

Thank you for double checking, I wanted a second opinion incase I missed something in the manual.

So there's no way I can get bays 3-16 all into one logical drive then, seeing as each array cannot be created between controllers.

Thanks once again.
D Man
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Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

I have acceptde gregersenj answer and will now close this thread.

Thank you gregersenj for your help.
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G5 - Use 14 Drives in one logical drive.

You're welcome.