I have a DL380 with 2 Raid 1 arrays with spares. As the server is a part of a cluster I want to remove the spares and create a new logical drive with them. The problem is that HP Array Configuration Manager doesn't allow this.
In the utility it says "Spare Management: Add and Remove spare physical drives." But once in that utility the only options are to. Dedicate a spare drive, or to set it to auto replace. There is no remove drive option.
Also there is no create logical drive option within the array. Do I need to have an allocated drives before this option is available?
I have found documentation to tell me how to do all this but there are no screen shots with the documentation and the menu items just aren't there in the interface. Any idea if I need a spare drive to make this menu item available or is it a security issue a bug or am I just misunderstanding the menu options.
Maybe if I just pull the drives and replace them they will become unassigned. Suckit and see is really not a practice I would recommend myself.
I have seen the unassigned command in the command line interface but can't find the download for Win 2008 on the internet.
Can anyone point me in the right direction