HP SAN Help Please


I am the sole IT person for an SME running HP hardware.
Our IT system was installed by a external provider, it includes an HP P2000 G3 SAN unit with 24 drives and another enclosure with 8 drives.

One of those drives has now failed and I have replaced it, however in the web management utility for the SAN I now have

30 drives listed as VDISK
1 drive listed as GLOBALSP
1 drive (the newly replaced one) listed as AVAIL

I'm assuming that this means that the new drive hasn't been added to the storage space available to my users.

I have no idea how to add it, and don't want to wipe anything out by getting it wrong!

Could someone with more knowledge than me take me through a step-by step please!
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Depends on how the raid was configured. If you have a hot spare and a drive fails the hot spare takes its place.  When you replace the original drive it is listed as available, you may use it to make a another global spare.  If the vdisk is showing ok with no bad or rebuilding drives than you should be ok
dangermouse1977Author Commented:
OK, so how do I make it a global spare.... that's the bit I need help with
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:

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dangermouse1977Author Commented:
Perfect... who knew it was so simple!

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