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Adding another drive to NW6

Hello all,

This just seems to be eluding me today, so I will ask the esperts.

I have an existing RAID5 set on a Dell PowerEdge 2400. All of the space
on the RAID 5 set is DOS partition or NSS pool.

This server is a BorderManager Server that has been in place ofr a long
while but now I want to fix the Cache volume and move it to a traditional
volume.

Question: I want to install 1 drive on the same RAID controller and use
it for traditional volume space and make it the cache volume. What are
the proper steps to accomplish this?

I have tried a few things that have not worked for me.

Any help or point in the right direction appreciated.

Steve D.

Server Config:
PE2400
NW6 w/SP5
BM 3.7 sp3 and field patches
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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

sjdimare@gmail.com wrote:

>I have tried a few things that have not worked for me.


what have you tried? Can you see the new drive if you load NSSMU at the
console and look in devices?

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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

Thanks for the reply.

I added the drive and went into the SCSI/RAID config utility and formatted
the drive so that it was clean.

I then rebooted the server and the server loaded up just fine. I then went
into NWADMN32 and was trying to add the additional volume space.

I did a scan for new devices but all that really showed was that the RAID
controller drivers were loaded.

I am clearly missing something simple. It has been a long long time since
I actually added drive space to a server. The last time I think I did this
was under NW4.11. these days most servers I build have plenty of storage
from inception.

Steve D.
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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:01:43 -0800, <sjdimare@gmail.com> wrote:

> into NWADMN32 and was trying to add the additional volume space.
>
> I did a scan for new devices but all that really showed was that the RAID
> controller drivers were loaded.


NWADMN32 is no longer the primary storage management tool. NSSMU, which
has the familiar look-and-feel of a netware console app, has everything
you need. Another option is NRM. For NW60, Console1 had storage
management stuff, but I found it much more complicated than NSSMU.

/dps

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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

Thanks for your replies.

I found an item in the discussion forums that talked about using NRM. I
will need to schedule some time to down this server and try again.

Does NSSMU also allow you to create traditional volume space? I need to
add a traditional volume for a BM FastCache solution.

Steve D.
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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

sjdimare@gmail.com wrote:

> I am clearly missing something simple.


as Dave said, use NSSMU at the console

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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

> Does NSSMU also allow you to create traditional volume space? I need to
> add a traditional volume for a BM FastCache solution.


No, NRM is the choice for that ...

/dps

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Re: Adding another drive to NW6

On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 04:15:17 -0800, <sjdimare@gmail.com> wrote:

> I will need to schedule some time to down this server and try again.


If that's because you took the drive out, okay, but you shouldn't have to
reboot to run either NSSMU or NRM.

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