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carriech3
2 Bronze

VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Hi,

I had to install and configure new DAEs into a VNX configuration at customer site, hardware is good and VNX sees the new drives.

However, when i try to add the new NL-SAS drives into the pool, i get a "Warning" that sais that the drives that i try to add are not the same type as those allready in the pool.

I have added other disk type into it without issue.

Anyone would have an idea why the array is sending those "Warning".  For now i haven't move forward and added the NL-SAS drive into the pool.

Thank you for the input you can give me about this,

Christian Carrier


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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Same capacity ?

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carriech3
2 Bronze

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Hy dynamox,

Yes the older and newer drives are the exact same capacity, i think it was 917,182Go.

Thank you,

Christian

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

different models right ? I had the same error message when i was expanding a pool full of 2TB NL-SAS drives with different model 2TB NL-SAS drives.

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carriech3
2 Bronze

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Hi dynamox,

No, it seem that the drives that i try to add to the pool are the same model as those in the pool.  Both are Seagate.

What will it do if i decide to add them even if i have the "Warning".

Thank you for your help,

Christan

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Christan,

i have not seen this with identical drive models, if i were you i would run it by support first. It's probably OK to ignore but there is no turning back once you add drives to a pool so i would validate with support.  Do let us know what they say.

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carriech3
2 Bronze

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Dynamox,

What did you do when you got the "warning" and had different models of drives ?

I'm in work with support i'll let you know what support sais.

Thank you,

Christian

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

I called support and they told me it was ok to ignore the warning

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carriech3
2 Bronze

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Hi dynamox,

Sorry for the delay for the answer, but you were right, i contacted support and after they reviewed the SPCollects, they told me it was ok to add the drives to the pool.

Thank you for the help you provided me with this.

Christian Carrier

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: VNX - Add disks to a pool "Warning"

Thank you Christian for getting back and letting us know how you got it resolved.

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