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Is it possible to add a virtual drive without needing to reboot the computer?

Or actually what I really want, is some way to just pop in harddrives (using the hotswaps in the backplane), and start using the harddrives. That is, making the h700 work as a simple disc controller similar to what we could do on a poweredge 2900.

But I dont think this is possible, so the second best solution would be, to be able to make a vd without having to reboot.

I am currently using ubuntu and has installed the openmanage software http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/deb/

This lets me see the configuration of the raid system, but wont let me change anything.

Thanks edit: I just want to add a new harddrive to our system, without having to reboot.

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What are you actually trying to achieve here, from a functional perspective? it's hard to work out what you really want. –  Chopper3 Apr 29 '11 at 18:14

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Thanks for the edit, have you considered just using a USB drive? they're inherently hot-plu/unpluggable and if you have a USB3 model it should be broadly as quick as an eSATA or SAS model.

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No this doesnt really apply in my case, we receive 5 new disk a month with data we want to analyse. So hotswapping using the frontbay is what we want –  monkeyking May 11 '11 at 12:00

omconfig should give you a full cli set to create vdisks at your will - from what I read about omsa 6.5 ubuntu support.

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