MSA2000 how to expand RAID1

Hi Experts,

I have on my storage MSA2000 some RAID sets.
I have one Raid1 with 150GB and here I need more space.
So I bought 300GB disks and replaced one disk after disk.
Now all is working again but how to extend the space ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Well, you cannot resize anything there. backup your data from this RAID and reconfigure it with new drives from scratch. Then restore the data.

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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I see, this is bad.
Do you have a manual how to connect a new volume to WIN server ?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
is it not possible to expand the vdisk and later the volume ?
Each storage can do this ....
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If you can connect to the storage via the Web Interface (SMU) do it. And see which options you have there.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok so my next is create a new raidset and move all data to it, right ?
The new raidset has to be mounted to my server.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Where do I find the Configuration Wizard ?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In Wizards?
Do you get an interface like here?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I just have the webgiu for my MSA2212fc but I cannot find WIZARDS on it.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented: check if you can do the same.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
What kind of tool is it ?
This is different to my webgui.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
It is Storage Management Utility which is actually part of webGui. What do you get there in your WebGui at all? Can you show me it? Screen shot? Video? Is it first time you use this storage?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Here is a screenshot.
I use this webGUI since 2 years.

Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
where to download the SMU ?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Is this menu opened when you press on Manage (under Monitor)?
where to download the SMU ?
According to Manual - it is already on your storage. It is opened by Web Interface.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Strange that you do not get the SMU when you connect to the storage through web. The user manual states:

The default IP and login data for SMU is:  with default user=manage, password=!manage

Maybe you need to update the firmware of the storage?
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
It's just a different version of the SMU, most of the functions are identical although in slightly different places. The youtube video is for the G3 which has the newer management web GUI, the underlying commandline interface which you can use telnet for is almost identical for both.

From the screenshot Eprs_Admin posted highlight the vdisk you want to change and then select "expand virtual disk" in the left hand pane. I don't think that it will work though after swapping small disks for bigger ones, like I said in a previous thread it's not Smart Array controller based and I think it will always treat those disks as 146GB ones even though you replaced them with 300GB so you would need to delete the vdisk and create a new one then restore the data onto it to expand it. You can expand it by adding more 146GB disks to it if you have free slots.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
You are right is not gonna work.
So I will create a new vdisk, volumes and copy over the data.

Then I have to change the MPIO settings on my server.
Do you have some hints to show me this step, how to present a new volume to my windows server ?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I do not have this unit but logically once you create the new VD and give it a name like those on your screen shot - it should be available the same way like your SQL, Exchange etc volumes are.
How are they presented to your Windows Server?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
The storage is connected over FC.
And on my Windows server I have installed the tool MPIO.
Here I can set the new volume but I never did this.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Usually SAN system provides the tool for connecting virtual volumes to Windows. Or one can use such tool:
Try what you have.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Host presentation on the SAN is done under volume management - volume management - map hosts to volumes. The host or group will already be defined as you are using it for the current LUN.

HP's web is not responding for me so here is some blurb from IBM's site instead.

As an aside you don't normally see as many vdisks as you have, often there are just one or two and these are then sliced into multiple volumes/LUNs.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Now I solved it.

1st, the expansion of RAID1 is not possible with this unit.
2nd, the mapping of the new volume works now. I was confused by all the WWN´s and no Nicknames.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
As stated in my first answer.
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