I've a server HP Proliant dl380 gen 8. I've got 2 RAID 1 drives (each having 2 HDDs (300gb) in a mirror). I've now come to put 4 extra physical disks into the server and it won't let me create the logical disks for the 2 new drives. I want to create an other new logical drive for thoses 4 physical drives

When I try to add them from the RAID utility (F8 during boot) I get a message saying ORCA can't handle any more logical drives, and that I should use the array config utility to add them. I tried using the array config to add them but can't see how to do it. The disks are both picked up and labeled "un-allocated" but I can't find any way to allocate them.

  • Has your disk controller got any FBWC?
    – Chopper3
    Aug 8, 2015 at 21:10

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Press F10 at POST to enter Intelligent Provisioning and use the HP SSA utility to configure your array.

The BIOS ORCA utility is not really supposed to be used for anything other than basic functions.

If this doesn't work, you have another issue. See: HP Proliant DL360 G6 Maximum Logical Drives

  • I used the HP SSA utility, but it is the same issue i can not create more than two logical drives. Aug 9, 2015 at 10:45
  • @MouelleMarc See my edit. You should have provided more information about your specific server model, controller, cache, etc.
    – ewwhite
    Aug 9, 2015 at 12:44

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