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MD1200 Adding Additonal Drives

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Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if you could help me out. I currently have a Dell MD1200 attached to a 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor VIA a Dell PERC H810 6GB SAS connector. The MD1200 currently has 6 1TB SAS drives. It also has 6 bays that are not being used.

I want to add an additioal Hyper-V hypervisor to the MD1200 and set up a Cluster and ideally would like to populate the JBOD with 6 more 1TB drives.

Can I just order the proper drives and add them to this box? If so, would I need to power everything down to do this or can it be done on the fly?

Thanks for any and all help on this.
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You can add the disks live and then configure with OMSA, but the MD1200 does not support clustering, you can only attach it to one host. From the technical cookbook "NOTE: Clustering is not supported on PowerVault™ MD1200 and PowerVault™ M1220 enclosures."
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Maybe I misunderstood your requirement though, you can run the JBOD in split mode, with bays 0-5 connected to server 1 and bays 6-11 connected to server 2. That in effect gives you two servers with extra local disks. You can then use iSCSI target software on both machines to make the local disks into iSCSI targets and mirror them for high availability.

StarWind and HP/Lefthand do clustered virtual machine based storage appliances.
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This is extremely valuable Andy,

Thank you very much!
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