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Purnelle
Frequent Advisor

Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

Hi all,

I added two disk on a DL 380 G7 (146 Gb)
I can see these disks on cpqacuxe or acucli. But I cannot create LUN.

When I want to create LUN using acucli,
I have :

Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration.
Use the "show" command on devices to show additional details about the configuration.

Config :
Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: 5001438007E70BA0)

array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)


logicaldrive 1 (68.3 GB, RAID 1, OK)

physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 72 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 72 GB, OK)

array B (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)


logicaldrive 2 (68.3 GB, RAID 1, OK)

physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 72 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 72 GB, OK)

unassigned

physicaldrive 2I:1:5 (port 2I:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 146 GB, OK)

Command that I want to execute :
ctrl all show config
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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

Hi,

If I understand correctly, you are unable to perform the activity because there is no BBWC for P410i Controller.

With BBWC (Battery Back Write Cache) upgrade, you can perform these activities:

Online array expansion
Online logical drive extension
Online RAID level migration
Online strip size migration

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13201_div/13201_div.html

Thanks

I work for HPE

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Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

Hi,

you have to create a Array for the unassigned drives first.
Afterwards you can create a logical volume (LUN).

What command did you execute?

kr
Markus
Purnelle
Frequent Advisor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

following this user guide de HP (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00729544/c00729544.pdf) :

If you want to create a logical drive on a group of physical drives that are not yet assigned to an array,
you do not have to build the array first. In the CLI, unlike in the GUI, the array is created automatically at
the same time as the logical drive.
Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7


Yep, forgot this CLI feature.

Nevertheless: what command did you try to execute exactly?
Purnelle
Frequent Advisor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=allunassigned raid=1
Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7


hmm, command looks fine.
have you tried do use the drives directly / drives=1:5,1:6 ?
Purnelle
Frequent Advisor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

=> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:5,1:6 raid=1

Error: Cannot create array. Cannot add physical drive 1:5


Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7


thats why i don´t like the cli, sometimes...

try with 2:1:5,2:1:6
Purnelle
Frequent Advisor

Re: Unable to create new array or LUN on DL 380 G7

Same answer :

=> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=2:1:5,2:1:6 raid=1

Error: Cannot create array. Cannot add physical drive 2:1:5