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Expand an Array With HP ACU

Problem

If you want to expand an array on a HP server platform then you need to do this with the HP ACU (array configuration utility).

Follow the step by step guide below to walk you through how to expand an array.

 

 

 

 

Solution

First we need to launch the HP Array Configuration Utility .( click on the pics for expanded view )

Array Configuration Utility

Array Configuration Utility

Select “Show Physical View”

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acu

Select the array that you would like to expand.

HP ACU

HP ACU

Then select “Expand Array”

HP ACU

HP ACU

You will then get prompted to select which drives you would like to add. Add the drive you require.

HP ACU

HP ACU

Select save.

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HP ACU

Accept the warning and click ok.

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HP ACU

The array will now expand, it may take some time depending on the ammount of data to be spread across the drives.

Tags: ACU, Array configuration, HP

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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