Our PowerEdge 2900 is running low on disk space. We have 8 drive bays on this server and 4 of them have drives in them configured as RAID-5. I've added disks to other Dell PowerEdge's in the past using the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator and it's usually straightforward except this time I notice this server seems to have two "connectors".
In the OM Server Admin software if I drill down to System > Storage > PERC 5/i Integrated, I have one Virtual Disk 0 set up in RAID 5. I also have "Connector 0" and "Connector 1" ... I think these are separate backplanes. I see the original 4 drives on Connector 1 and the new 5th drive showing up in Connector 2.
My question is - Can I use this extra drive on Connector 2 to extend the RAID partition without destroying the data like I've been able to do on other PowerEdge servers? If not, can I at least add this drive as additional storage - even if it's not part of the array?