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SAS Setup on a BL35P

 
Robert Rushford
Occasional Visitor

SAS Setup on a BL35P

Is is possable to setup 2 logical disks on the RAID 1 set on the BL35p ?

I have tried to use 7.40 smartstart Array config but the SAS HBA is not supported

Any ideas

Thanks

Rob
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: SAS Setup on a BL35P

sure, why not
Create Array with ROM based setup Utility
Than start O/S Install with F6 and Driver
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23583.html

than just set Partition size from O/S install
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: SAS Setup on a BL35P

my bad - you need Logical

what options you have from configuration Utility: to use Optimal Size for Logical drive can you change number
Robert Rushford
Occasional Visitor

Re: SAS Setup on a BL35P


The ROM setup for the SAS HBA is poor and doesn't seem to allow you to setup the logical volumes it just creates a logical volume that's the full size of the raid

That is also true with most of the rom based setups (5i 6i 6402 etc ) However atleast you could fire up smartstart use the array config and setup the logical volumes

We have 2 x 72Gb SAS drives and would like a 20gb and 52Gb logical volumes

Rob
Jim Nathlich
Occasional Visitor

Re: SAS Setup on a BL35P

I haven't done it, but it looks like it should be possible via cfggen. I copied this from another thread on this forum.

From the LSI utility reference guide:

CREATE operation usage â Â
cfggen create {} [qsync] [noprompt]
cfggen create bay {} [qsync] [noprompt]

Parameters â Â
â ¢ â  Number of the SCSI bus or SAS controller targeted by this command.
â ¢ â  Volume type for the new volume to be created. Valid values are IM or IME or IS.
â ¢ â  Size of the RAID volume in Mbytes, or MAX for the maximum size available.
â ¢ Bay â  This option indicates that enclosure:bay values are specified instead of SCSI ID values.
â ¢ â  SCSI ID of a hard disk drive to be included in the RAID volume.
â ¢ â  The enclosure:bay value for the disk drive to be included in the RAID volume. These values can be obtained from the output of the DISPLAY command.
â ¢ qsync â  If this optional parameter is specified, a quick synchronization of new volume will be performed. If the volume type is IME or IS, a quick synchronization is always performed even if qsync is not specified. A quick synchronization means that the first 32 Kbytes of the drives in the volume are cleared to 0.
â ¢ noprompt â  Suppresses display of warnings and prompts.

The 'size of the raid volume in mb' *might* be able to do that, if you run cfggen. I've used it as part of an rdp job, but only for MAX (full drive) volume sizes.