ProLiant 380DL G3 Add Disk Space with Smart Array 5i+
Posted on 2009-07-09
My server has three physical SCSI drives installed: 36GB in bay 0, and 18GBs in bays 1 and 2. When I run the Smart Array 5i+ ROM-based utility (F8 during boot-up), I see my one logical drive and all three of the physical drives are included in the array. However, the total size of the logical drive is 54GB rather than 72GB, which it should be with these three physical drives. It appears that the 18GB drive in bay 1 is not actually included in the total size of the logical drive.
Why is the space on the drive in bay 1 not being included in the logical drive? It looks like the configuration actually included the space on the drive in bay 0, skipped over the drive in bay 1, and included the space in bay 2. What have I done wrong in the hardware and/or software setup and how can I get the logical drive to include the space on all three physical drives?