I have the following situation. The Quality Management is running on MCS7835-H2 with Two Disk of 72-GB SAS in RAID 1 , Is it possible to have a 6 disk 146 GB in RAID 5. You would like add the new six drives as a new RAID 5 logical partition, and would like have to partition these drives in NT assigning new unique drive letters to these new partition(s).
I would like this:
RAID 1 (Two Disk 72GB) and RAID 5 (Six Disk 146 GB)
how is that possible?
Anyone can help me?
It really doesn't matter, however what I always do is take out the first disk. If something goes wrong, turn off the system and insert the first disk and remove the second one.
I don't remember the exact steps, but here's how I would figure it out.
1. Go into the BIOS or use the HP Array Config too and look at your current setup, don't change anything, just try to get an understanding on how it's setup.
2. Turn off server.
3. Remove one of the drives, just in case you make a mistake you can always pop this back in alone and get your system back to the way it was.
3. Insert new drives, but don't insert a new one in the slot for the drive you removed in step 3.
4. Either use the BIOS or the HP Array Config tool to bring your drives online, make the array, partition, etc.
5. Use Windows Drive Management to create the NTFS drive.
Sorry I don't remember the exact steps, but I'm sure you can figure it out. If not go to the HP site and look up the user's guide. It's not very hard to do, but since I do it so rarely (about once a year) I don't remember all the steps and have to relearn the procedure every time.
Yes, you absolutely can, just use the HP Array Smart or the the IBM utility for Array manangement and you should be able to add the new drives.