Adding Disks to a 4400
James J Bruce
brucej at musc.edu
Wed Jun 12 09:55:01 CDT 2002
> Our sales rep tells us we'll need another PERC3 card for this, but this
> seems wrong to me... can't we just throw the disks on the backplane and
> configure a new raid container using the new disks?
Seems like your Sales Rep is below quota. You don't need a new RAID Card.
Just use the existing backplane and configure as appropriate. I did the
same thing, went from 3 drives to 6.
> Also, (running RH 7.2) should I be able to use afacli to do this without
> downing the server? Or is there a boot/BIOS config in my future?
That's a good question. I've never actually tried to do this without
downing the server. I'd be interested in the results of the attempt
though. However, I have a feeling you will need to reboot the server for
the RAID Bios to pick up the new drives, but then again, hardware is not
James J Bruce (brucej at musc.edu)
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Medical University of South Carolina
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