Adding drives in DL380 G2 where Disk Manager doesn't see any new drives
Posted on 2007-03-27
I have a Compaq DL380 G2 currently with 4 drives all 36.4gb at 10K. I needed more space, so I ordered 2 more drives of the same config. We are running Windows 2000 SP4.
They came, and I thought I could just pop them in and the system would recognize them. They light up temporarily, then go black. The system doesn't seem to notice them at all. I went into Disk Management and tried a rescan, but system doesn't see them. I did a reboot, and then went back in and did a rescan, but system doesn't notice them.
I didn't think we have a RAID array (I didn't set up server). I went into the RAID array configuration utility and it acted like it had never been setup.
But under the RAID array utility, it shows 2 unassigned parallel SCSI drives, and a Parallel SCSI Array A with one logical drive under it and 104183 MB and RAID 5.
So what do I do now? Do I have to do anything in the BIOS, or can I just work the Array utility? THere wasn't an option for adding the drives to the current array, but only to do controller settings; logical drive array accelerator settings; create array; or clear configuration.
Any help appreciated.