ml350 server add new hot swap drives

Posted on 2005-03-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have a ml350 proliant server with two 36 gb drives in raid1.

It has 4 spare hot drive bays and I have 4 *18gb hot swap compaq drives to add in the hot swap caddy.
The machine has an additional SCSI card somthing like 641?

I want the new drives to be RAid 5 sepperate to the other drives.

Is this possible ?

Do I simply plug the drives in and then reboot or just go to windows disk management?

Question by:s_fawcett
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acat-dags earned 124 total points
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Plug the drives in and when the BIOS is starting it gives you the option to access the drive configuration. You can select the Raid type and setup the drives in there. Alternatively, booting from the HP install disks and there is an option there to setup Raid drives.

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So the server is running ... put the drives in and then reboot to bios ?
Go into bios and select from there ?
Or is it boot and push F9 F10 whatever to get to the hardware scsi manager?
On the windows desktop there is a Hp utility called  "smart array 641 controller" . Can I do it fom here ?



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divi2323 earned 126 total points
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you want the SCSI manager.  the bios wont give you what you need.  you may be able to do it from the hp utility, but if you can incur some downtime by rebooting, you might do it that way.  everything else should be as you stated.

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ok thanks

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