Re: Add disks to a RAID 5 on a HP ML350 G6 p410i controller (445 Views)
Reply
Occasional Visitor
JohanFalk
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-17-2013
Message 1 of 2 (475 Views)

Add disks to a RAID 5 on a HP ML350 G6 p410i controller

Hello!

i have a server that runs a raid 5 with 4 146 gb disk and i have add two more disk but i cant extend the array.

 

And yes i haved called the HP supporten in Sweden but after 5 calls checking everything they say i need to reinstall the server and then run a backup! I askt him if he was joking but he wasen't!!

 

The thing i have done:

 

1. got a advance license key for the array manager.

2. bought a new HP 512MB Battery Backed Write Cac and installed.

3. booted on Hp smart start CD , but i still dont hvae the option to extend array..

 

 

The only thing i can think of is that i need a batteri for the cach memory:

Like this:

http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/3966556

 

Anyone have any ide?

 

Best regards Johan

Trusted Contributor
ernst limbrunner
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎03-18-2004
Message 2 of 2 (445 Views)

Re: Add disks to a RAID 5 on a HP ML350 G6 p410i controller

hi

 

yes - you do need the battery pack - otherwise the write cache will not be activated and an expansion is not possible

 

no - yo do NOT need a license for this - definitely NOT

 

regards

ernesto - germany

The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.