Adding HDD HP P2000

I get a project adding new HDD to the live environment but i no idea how to provision to the window server 2012.Please advise the step to provision in the window server 2012.Thanks
YaYangTeahAsked:
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Muhammad MullaCommented:
Is this through vmware, hyper-v or on a physical machine?
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
That is physical machine and i can see the are using FC connector ,any downtime or reboot require ?
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Muhammad MullaCommented:
There are lots of details we don't know. It depends if the server has hot-swap bays, or if there is a hardware RAID setup that you need to add the drive to.
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
The server is running and already connected with P2000 .Our job is to adding additional 6 HDD and configure RAID 1+0 in P2000 and represent new disk to the OS.I believe i do not need to touch the HBA and FC cable.

Please let me know what do i need to check because customer is can not effort the downtime.
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
I need someone help on the above ..thanks
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andyalderCommented:
So you just want to add 6 disks, create a new vdisk on them and then provision it to some hosts over FC? Fairly simple through the SMU web GUI.

Physically insert the new disks. Open the SMU web GUI, select manage and post a screenshot, there are two versions of the SMU so we would need to know which one to tell you where to go from there. Both are fairly intuitive.
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
I complete adding 6 X HDDs in each node.Today just found that customer actually have two P2000 and i check on the physical connection actually both node are using SAS cable connect together ,i guess that is the redundant and each node have two controller and all the FC from controller is connect to the physical host  (Window Server 2012)

Existing setting the have 6 x HDDs 600GB and configure 12 disk as RAID 10 ,so i can see the physical disk for both node is 7.2TB and Vdisk volume size is 3.6TB LUN0. I check in the window server i can see 3.6 is showing in the disk management(Live).

So today i follow same configuration from the existing configuration for the new HDDs define as the LUN1 and map to the host then i go to the Window server 2012 disk management i already can see the new disk is created which is 3.6TB.

Please advice from the configuration above ,is safe to bring the new disk online to use ?and will get any conflict with the existing disk ?How the system automatically know the new LUN or new disk ?
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andyalderCommented:
Sounds good.

Bear in mind that if there is more than one host connected to the storage and if there is no clustering software then under host provisioning you have to set all other hosts to "no access" or they'll write to the same LUN as the intended host which will corrupt the data. If there is only one host you can safely ignore this warning.
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