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Pci SmartArray P400 raid, add disks and rebuild

 
tomas didie
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Pci SmartArray P400 raid, add disks and rebuild

Hello, I have following problem.
I am using RAID1 over two disks now we get 6 more disks and I wold like to build RAID5, so I want to add disks to current RAID1 and then rebuild it to RAID5.
But I got this error message when I want to add disks:

./saconfig /dev/ciss2 -E 0 -p 1I:1:11 -p 1I:1:12

saconfig (/dev/ciss2): Error - FW command bad status (CHANGE_CONFIGURATION)
saconfig (/dev/ciss2): One or more fields in command have invalid data, cmd_status=4
saconfig (/dev/ciss2): Current driver state is READY

sautil /dev/ciss2

******************************************************************************
**** ****
**** S A U T I L S u p p o r t U t i l i t y ****
**** ****
**** for the HP SmartArray RAID Controller Family ****
**** ****
**** version A.02.13 ****
**** ****
**** (C) Copyright 2003-2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. ****
******************************************************************************



---- DRIVER INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------------

Driver State........................ READY

---- CONTROLLER INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------

Controller Product Number........... P400
Controller Product Name............. HP PCIe SmartArray P400
Hardware Path....................... 0/6/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
Serial Number....................... PAFGL0M9SWC5PP
Device File......................... /dev/ciss2
Hardware Revision................... 'E'
Boot Block Revision................. 0.03
Firmware Revision (running)......... 5.20
Firmware Revision (in ROM).......... 5.20
Firmware Revision (inactive)........ 5.20
# of Logical Drives................. 1
# of Physical Disks Configured...... 2
# of Physical Disks Detected........ 8
Logical Drive Rebuild Priority...... 118 (high)
Array Capacity Expansion Priority... 64 (medium)
Auto-Fail Missing Disks at Boot..... enabled
SCSI Transfer Detection Mode........ Auto Detect

uname -a
HP-UX dub B.11.23 U ia64 4053389744 unlimited-user license

what /stand/vmunix |grep "ciss RAID SA"
ciss RAID SA Revision: B.11.23.08 Sep 24 2007

does any one have any CLUE
br Thomas

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moevd from disk to HP-UX > sysadmin. - HP forum Moderator

3 REPLIES
tomas didie
Occasional Visitor

Re: Pci SmartArray P400 raid, add disks and rebuild

i have forget this
./saconfig /dev/ciss2|more

******************** SmartArray RAID Controller /dev/ciss2 ********************

Auto-Fail Missing Disks at Boot = enabled
Cache Configuration Status = cache enabled
Cache Ratio = 25% Read / 75% Write

---------- PHYSICAL DRIVES ----------

Location Ct Enc Bay WWID Size Status

Internal 1I 1 12 0x5000c50012903451 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 1I 1 11 0x5000cca0008ece95 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 1I 1 10 0x5000cca00044d159 146.8 GB OK
Internal 1I 1 9 0x5000cca0004d07e1 146.8 GB OK
Internal 2I 1 16 0x5000c500128f69b1 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 2I 1 15 0x5000c50012918109 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 2I 1 14 0x5000cca0008e7fdd 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED
Internal 2I 1 13 0x5000c5001291db89 146.8 GB UNASSIGNED

---------- LOGICAL DRIVE 0 ----------

Device File = c2t0d0
RAID Level = 1+0
Size = 139982 MB
Stripe Size = 128 KB
Status = OK

Participating Physical Drive(s):

Ct Enc Bay WWID
1I 1 10 0x5000cca00044d159
1I 1 9 0x5000cca0004d07e1

Participating Spare Drive(s):

None
tomas didie
Occasional Visitor

Re: Pci SmartArray P400 raid, add disks and rebuild

togeather with HP I found a solution, in my case it's

1. Create temporarily a logical drive with the new disks:

Example: saconfig /dev/ciss2 -R 1 -p 1I:1:11 -p 1I:1:12

> 2. Delete the new logical drive (where 1 is the of the new created logical drive):

Example: saconfig /dev/ciss2 -D 1

3. Extend the existing logical drive with the new disks (where 0 is the of the existing logical drive):

Example: saconfig /dev/ciss2 -E 0 -p 1I:1:11 -p 1I:1:12

Cause:

This error occurs because the new disks were used before in a non-raid configuration.
NOTE: This procedure also works for two disks and more.

HP is aware of this issue. A final fix for this may come with a future driver or firmware.
tomas didie
Occasional Visitor

Re: Pci SmartArray P400 raid, add disks and rebuild

FYI