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Promise VTRAK m500i LUN

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I am trying to create multiple LUNS on a Promise Vtrak M500i SAN. In the past on different SANS I have created my array, say 15 500Mb drives in a RAID 5 with Hot Spare, I have a 6.5 TB array (give or take). Then I would carve out LUNS specifying the LUN size.

I have not been able to create a LUN with a size other than using the whole array. I want to be able to carve out 500gb, 1tb or 1.5tb and so on.

Any idea if this is possible and how it is done. I have update the firm to the latest.

Any help would be great.

Thanks
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The data sheet is quite clear in that it supports up to 256 logical arrays, including lun carving, any combination of RAID levels at a time.   Are you using the GUI to do it?  From the screenshot, it looks pretty obvious.  
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Thanks for answering. I am using the GUI. from the screen shots it looks like I would have to create separate raids and then I could assign each array its own LUN. Am I missing something?

I have in the past created one large array then carved the LUNs from it.

Thanks for any input.
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You can do either. the specs say you can carve an array into max of 32 pieces, total 256 logical devices, so that would mean 8 luns x 32 slices, or more luns with fewer slices
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