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Adding disk to EVA4400

Hi everyone,
we got a client who purchased 8 disks and wants to add the 8 disk to an existing running eva4400. may i solicit for tips/manuals/best practices for this? what are the basic steps in doing this?
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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

Plug in one disk drive and watch for it to appear in CV-EVA. This makes it much less likely to produce duplicate disk drive names.
Then plug in the next disk drive and repeat.
Disk drives should be divided equally across all disk drive enclosures and there must be a minimum of 4 drives in an enclosure.

Finally go to the disk group and press [Add disk]. Add all 8 disk drives at once.
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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

As Uwe said.

I just want to highlight....you must WAIT between drives before inserting them. I've seen a few people get into troube because of impatience. Waiting the required time before inserting the next drive is a great investment.
The Devil is in the detail.
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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

Sweet! Thanks for the initial response guys.
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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

Guys, the EVA 4400 is arranged in this manner:
1. Switch 1
2. Switch 2
3. HSV 200 assembly
4. Enclosure 1 (with 4 empty slots bays 9,10,11,12)
5. Enclosure 2 (with 4 empty slots bays 9,10,11,12)

I understand the rule of vertical disk arrangement and considering the rule, I pressume I will be adding the disk in this manner:
1. Add to ENC1-bay 9, wait til recognized
2. Add to ENC2-bay 9, wait til recognized
3. Add to ENC1-bay 10, wait til recognized
4. Add to ENC2-bay 10, wait til recognized
5. Add to ENC1-bay 11, wait til recognized
6....
Am I getting this right?



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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

That's what I would do yes... and don't forget to wait !! :-)

Cheers,

Rob
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Re: Adding disk to EVA4400

To be certain a drive has passed self test and is ready, start Command View and monitor the Ungrouped Diskgroup. Once a new drive appears and has a unique disk number assigned to it, you are ready to add the next disk.

Also, you should update the disk drive firmware by running the latest online disk drive firmware bundle.