I have an ESX-server with an existing disk array which consists of 6 disks that are mirrored:
Array: A Interface Type: SAS Unused Space: 0 MB Status: OK Array Type: Data Logical Drive: 1 Size: 5.5 TB Fault Tolerance: 1+0 Heads: 255 Sectors Per Track: 32 Cylinders: 65535 Strip Size: 256 KB Full Stripe Size: 768 KB Status: OK Caching: Enabled Unique Identifier: 600508B1001CCC10F587A64FA478691A Disk Name: vmhba2:C0:T0:L1 Mount Points: None Logical Drive Label: AFE806DBPBKTU0ARH2Q1RD480D Mirror Group 0: physicaldrive 2I:1:1 (port 2I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 2 TB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 2 TB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:3 (port 2I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 2 TB, OK) Mirror Group 1: physicaldrive 2I:1:4 (port 2I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 2 TB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:5 (port 2I:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 2 TB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 2 TB, OK) Drive Type: Data
I have added two extra drives of 2 TB (exactly the same type as the 6 ones in use) and they are correctly recognized as 2I:1:7 and 2I:1:8.
How can I safely add these to the existing configuration, so that drive 7 and 8 add 2 TB to this logical drive and nothing is lost?
ctrl slot=2 array A add drives=2I:1:7
I am warned that the command is not executed ("Under this environment you must use the "forced" flag to complete the operation.". Should I be worried?