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lesley church
Occasional Advisor

proliant ML360 generation 3

we have a proliant server ml360 g3 with 5 ultra320 scsi hot swap harddrives,first two is configured with raid 1 mirrowing and the other 3 harddrives configure with raid 5,my question is how do i add a six harddrive on a raid 5 configuration to add more space to one of the partitioned harddrive,we have also hp hhd utility software installed on the server.thanks
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Tarek Kawach
Honored Contributor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

Hi Lesley:

First of all the DL360G3 only holds 2 physical drives.

Did you mean DL380G3

1- make sure that the firmware for the 5i controller is uptodate 2.58 is the latest.

2- What operating system; and also make sure you are using the latest HP Array config. utility.

3- you can do this at the hardware level with no issues; adding more space to the physical drive.

first Expand the array
then Extend the logical drive

This is at the hardware level.
once that is done and complete then from Windows if it is windows; you will have to use 3rd party software to extend that partion to be included in the d:\ drive etc.

Each Logical drive is one physical drive in windows or Netware.

example;

Array A:
Logical drive 1 Raid 1
Logical drive 2 Raid 5;

in windows ;

logical drive 1 = disk 0 (o/s) c:\
logical drive 2 = disk 1 (data) D:\

lets say you are adding that physical 6th drive to Array A: logical drive 2.

then you will see

D: partion and at the end of it unallocated space. ; you can create new drive letter and (2ndary partion) or use 3rd party partioning software to add the space to D: drive.


HP has few documents on this and you can refer to MS articles for the Disk management software part of it.

HPRecommended Smart Array Rebuilding/Restoring Techniques
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/documentation.html

Best regards,

Tarek.
Hey, look a light at the end of the tunnel.
lesley church
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

hey terek,thanks for you reply,is good to know that some one is doing a weekend shift,the server is 2x ML360 G3. operating system is windows 2000 one server and the other is vmware virtual mechine running windows 2000 as a host
Tarek Kawach
Honored Contributor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

okay so make sure you have sp3 minimum under windows 2000.

1- firmware for server 2.58
2- ACU latest
3- sp3 min.
4- expand Array
5- extend Logical drive.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/documentation.html

Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade Diskette for HP ProLiant DL360 G3 (P31) Servers
version 4.10 P31-06/23/2004 (16 Jul 04)
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/21248.html

Online ROM Flash Component for Windows - Smart Array 5i and SA-532
version 2.58 A (4 Feb 04)
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20143.html


HP ProLiant Array Configuration Utility (CLI) for Windows
version 7.15.19.0 (19 Aug 04)
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20622.html

Tarek
Hey, look a light at the end of the tunnel.
lesley church
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

hey tarek thanks again,but how do i go by doing the replacement after the upgrade,we already have sp3.thanks
Tarek Kawach
Honored Contributor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

You can just add the drive to the empty slot; either Hotplug when server is running and run the ACU ; or shutdown the server and boot up to ACU or o/S.

and you can do the expansion and extention.
Hey, look a light at the end of the tunnel.
lesley church
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

HEY TERAK,
i tried the link you gave me and is pointing to ML/DL 360 is this servers the same as the ML 360 because i can't seems to find anything on ML 360,THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
lesley church
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

one more thing how do you extend or expend using the ACU or is there a howto link you know of.thanks
Scott_59
Frequent Advisor

Re: proliant ML360 generation 3

I might add that if Lesleys original array was set up as dynamic. (computer mgmnt - disk manager) then all she has to do as a final step is choose the option to "extend volume" - no need to buy 3'rd party software.

Scott