I have Dell PowerEdge Server with Perc7 Raid controller configured to use RAID5.
We have 3 Hot Swappable drives in that array. Each one of them has 500 GBs Space. TOTAL 1000GB
Now i have plugged another hot swap drive of 2TB on the server.
Now i dont want to add this 2TB drive to existing RAID controller. rather i want to mount it separately as native sdb drive. I can see Ready status of new 4th 2TB drive in open manage but i dont know how to mount it as separate regular drive without using already created RAID5.
On linux i can see a sda drive which is offcourse RAID5 drive. and i dont see any sdb drive on the server.
How can i achieve to add this 2TB drive without adding them into existing RAID-5 and mount as /dev/sdb on my Linux machine.
Most PERC's do not support non-RAID, so it MUST be configured by the RAID controller into a RAID array before the OS can use it. The only option you have with a lone disk, is a single-disk RAID 0. In OMSA, go to Storage, PERC, Information/Configuration (link at top of page), then choose Create/New from the dropdown menu of Available Tasks for the controller.