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GlennE
Occasional Advisor

hpacucli to expand array on SLES 10 SP1

Hi All,

Server is DL380 G5 with Smart Array P400.

I have 1 disk array with a 1 logical drive that is a configured as raid(0+1).

I want to add two more drives to the array and convert it to raid5 (all disks are identical).

I have tried this online using the hpacucli tool (using v8.0-14.0). The hpacucli tool just complains that "this operation is not supported with the current configuration".

I have also tried with the ACU tool by booting off the SmartStart CD. Using this tool there appears to be no options at all to expand/modify arrays.

Does anyone know how to do this on SLES 10 SP1? I am running out of ideas fast.

Rgds,

Glenn.
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: hpacucli to expand array on SLES 10 SP1

hi

I am afraid (happens a lot) that when you geta p400 it only has cache(256 MB) wihout BBWC upgrade (battery and cable) that's why you can not expand / migrate / RAID 6 / and so on

""
# Online array expansion (with BBWC upgrade)
# Online logical drive extension (with BBWC upgrade)
# Online RAID level migration (with BBWC upgrade)
# Online strip size migration (with BBWC upgrade)
"""

BBWC means:

1.
Battery-backed write cache upgrade
383280-B21
Smart Array P400 Battery Attach Kit
417836-B21

or this in cable you want 512 MB and the BBWC
more memory means more performance

2.
512MB Battery-backed write cache upgrade
405148-B21

so now that you know that yuo have to buy something it's up to you which. Of course with both you will the options above available but basically first one only updates BBWC and second one will give BBWC and more memory (cache)

anything else just let us know

regards






Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor
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Re: hpacucli to expand array on SLES 10 SP1

hi again

I forgot the source

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12400_na/12400_na.html

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

Re: hpacucli to expand array on SLES 10 SP1

Thanks very much Karlo! Upgrade kits have been ordered :-).
GlennE
Occasional Advisor

Re: hpacucli to expand array on SLES 10 SP1

Karlo answered my question.