12 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2015 3:46 AM by dchapman00

    Expand array on a SRCSAS18E

    dchapman00

      Good day.

       

      We have an array on an Intel SRCSAS18E controller with 4 drives in RAID 5 to which we would like to add 2 drives.  I have read that this is done using several candles, a pentagram and invocation of storcli or MegaCli.  We are running Vmware 5.5 with 3 MS Windows VMs.

       

      My question is - can this RAID expansion be done on the fly ie while Vmware and its VMs are running?

       

      How reliable is this operation?  Should I anticipate trouble?

       

      Thank you for your time,

       

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      David Chapman

      dchapman@victoriataxi.com