Hi I am trying to create some thin devices (have done this befoer a lot) . I am using preallocate size = ALL.
I have used the same command on different array and works fine.
But on this array it says " not enough space in the thin pool " I have checked the pool and its only used 37% and there is free space.
SE version : V188.8.131.52 (Edit Level : 1214). I have tried it from different server and still teh same error.
Any help would be good.
Thanks in advance.
There is bug in the symcli version you are using which is preventing you to do this operation. Try using SYMCLI V184.108.40.206 or higher.
It has worked for another remote array, same command from same server.
I will try using SMC if it helps. Or else I will upgrade the SE any ways and then see.
I have EMC Live Chat on another window, looking into this.
try using a number for allocation but drop the number by 1 mb per member (if using a meta). For example, if you have a 4 member meta with space of cap/mp of 34,856 when you bind to the pool, bind this as 34,852 mb.
I faced a similar issue, I was unable to create new tdev's with preallocate=all when there is clearly enough space. Several of the tasks that I tried using preallocate=all were a bit flakey. However, I am able to create without preallocated and perform a start allocate after the create.
There was a known issue regarding this which was also documented in primus emc257440. The fix states that the issue i sfixed in SE7.2.1, unfortunately we still faced the problem in 7.3.1.
The support recommended to upgrade to v7.3.2. This issue is also addressed in the 7.3.2 release notes.
As my request was urgent to created devs, i created them without binding to pool. I was able to successfully create them. Havin said that i was able to successfully create/bind/preallocate together 15GB devices. Only 10 x 240GB i was not able to bind/preallocate. I created the 10 x 240GB devs without bind using SMC.
Then I was able to bind and fully preallocate all of them , no error.
I used SMC for above.
Having said that above all worked fine from same server to different array, i was able to create/bind/fully preallocate all 15GB and 240GB devices. Strange...
I still have case open with EMC.