Adding additional SCSI drives to MSA500

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I'm needing assistance with adding new hard drives to MSA500. Currently it's setup as follows:
Parallel SCSI Array A ([3] 72.8 Gb drives in slots 12-13-14 RAID 5);
Parallel SCSI Array B ([3] 72.8 Gb drives in slots 9-10-11 RAID 5);
Parallel SCSI Array C ([2] 36.4 Gb drives in slots 1-2 RAID 1).

I need to add 3 more drives to ARRAY A and 2 more to ARRAY B. I'm using ACU ver. , What steps do I take? is a screen print of the above from ACU
Question by:Floyd_Droid
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    Expert Comment

    Exit ACU, put one of the disks into the MSA500, open ACU again, click on parallel scsi array A and post another screenshot.

    Author Comment

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    Yup. Once the disks are in it becomes obvious. Expand the array, then show logical view, click on the logical drive and you'll see an option to expand that. Once through the ACU you might have to run diskpart to expand the volume under Windows or whatever under Linux sometimes the ACU will do that for you when you chose extend.

    It's annoying that HP don't show expand array etc under common tasks if there aren't any spare disks available in the chassis. That blue [?] in the top right is annoying as well, if it said HELP on it people would click it and find the easy to follow instructions on expanding, migrating etc.

    Author Comment

    Thanks Andy!
    I also found the instructions on page 24
    Man, thanks for your help... it's been a long week.  TGIF!!!

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