Solved

Add Additional Physical Hard Drives to eSXI Server

Posted on 2013-01-09
4
518 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-09
We have a HP Pro DL360p Gen8 Server with eSXI Hypervisor installed. It contains 3 SAS 300gb drives in it already and I want to add an additional 3 SAS 300gb drives to it because the vm is running out of space. Can someone tell me what the procedure is or point me to documentation to add them and ensure the additional space can be allocated to the vm that resides on the eSXI server?
0
Comment
Question by:Calvin_Lemon
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Levi Gwyn
ID: 38760606
There are so many possibilities here, we need to get more information.

1. How are the disks in the the system configured, e.g., RAID 5 or JBOD of some other configuration?
2. Does the RAID controller have a free channel, e.g., an internal SAS, and internal SATA or an external SAS or eSATA connector?
3. Are there any more physical disk bays or cartridges available?
4. How much more storage are you considering?

Honestly, as much as I hate to call HP, it may be your best avenue since there are so many possibilities.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Calvin_Lemon
ID: 38760758
Thanks for responding.

1. Running RAID5
2. Internal SAS
3. We have 5 additional bays available.
4. I'm looking to add and additional 3- 300gb drives.

Will I have to configure a different Raid Array with adding the 3 xtra drives?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Levi Gwyn earned 500 total points
ID: 38760807
Okay, that's a good start.  Again, there can be a lot of different scenarios depending on the manufacturer of the RAID card but, yes, you'll probably need to create a second RAID 5 array.  This may require a special cable though depending on the type of controller.  If the open bays are already cabled to the card, you're golden.  Once the array is recognized by VMware, you should be able to add it as a second datastore in the GUI vSphere client.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Calvin_Lemon
ID: 38761040
Great! Thank you for that information. I was just presented with an unrelated headache and will try your resolution when I have a chance. Thanks again!
0

Featured Post

Backup Solution for AWS

Read about how CloudBerry Backup fully integrates your backups with Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier to provide military-grade encryption and dramatically cut storage costs on any platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Valere unit 6 80
ESXi 5.5.0 release build 1331820 PSoD 7 143
Bios update is not supported using rbu method 13 1,132
Dell R230 server - use BIOS or UEFI boot? 6 191
Requirements: root access via SSH, telnet, or other.. Alternately, access from the server administrator to run a counter-strike server, and the proper access rights to do so. Enough free disk space (and allowed to use this much, eg disk quota): 6…
Patch Management is administrated by page 129 of  the following document:     http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdmc/11/en/ug/ug.pdf However, there are issues with Patch Management with FTP (for instance, a slow Internet connectio…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question