Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
System Administration
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

Highlighted
Litch
Occasional Advisor

HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

Currently have a RAID5 array of 4 x 3TB Sata Disks on a P410/512 running 5.7FW:

 

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 8.2 TB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 5
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 65535
Strip Size: 256 KB
Full Stripe Size: 768 KB
Status: OK
Caching: Enabled
Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Completed
Unique Identifier: 600508B1001CCF48C907177A8A8702DF
Disk Name: /dev/sdg
Mount Points: None
Logical Drive Label: A2B46355PACCRID11180J9T2320
Drive Type: Data

 

I have an additional 4 disks unassigned:

 

(1 of 4):

unassigned

physicaldrive 2I:0:5
Port: 2I
Box: 0
Bay: 5
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: SATA
Size: 3 TB
Rotational Speed: 7200
Firmware Revision: CC4B
Serial Number: Z1F0NNXW
Model: ATA ST3000DM001-9YN1
SATA NCQ Capable: True
SATA NCQ Enabled: True
Current Temperature (C): 35
Maximum Temperature (C): 52
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps

 

I use the standard command:

 

=> ctrl slot=7 ld 1 add drives=allunassigned

 

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


Reason: Transformation size zero

 

Or the alternative:

 

=> ctrl slot=7 array A add drives=allunassigned

 

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

 

Reason: Transformation size zero

 

I have a battery for my 512mb cache but it's not connected (dead, need a new one) - I should still be able to override and perform this.

4 REPLIES
PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

hi,

 

You can not expand the array w/o battery.

 

thanks

 

regards,

How to Say Thank You? Just click the KUDOS!
Litch
Occasional Advisor

Re: HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

You win.

 

I have reluctantly ordered another battery ($130).

Litch
Occasional Advisor

Re: HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

Installed new battery - SAME ERROR. Any other ideas?

 

=> ctrl slot=7 ld 1 add drives=allunassigned

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

 

=> ctrl slot=7 array A add drives=allunassigned

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

jwade
Occasional Contributor

Re: HPACUCLI + P410/512 + RAID5 + Expanding

I was wondering if this was ever resolved?  I need to expand my array, but do not want to purchase the bbwc and battery if its not going to work.

Thank you,

Wade


Litch wrote:

Installed new battery - SAME ERROR. Any other ideas?

 

=> ctrl slot=7 ld 1 add drives=allunassigned

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

 

=> ctrl slot=7 array A add drives=allunassigned

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