I have a PowerVault MD3000i connected to a PowerEdge 1950 via iSCSI. The MD3000i has ~7TB of space. We want to use pretty much all of this space as one large file server configured with RAID 5. We have one disk group set to RAID 5, and in it, one virtual disk. This virtual disk is the LUN connected to the PowerEdge 1950 via iSCSI.
I've added the free capacity to the disk group, giving the disk group a total of ~4TB. I then used the SMcli.exe command
smcli.exe <IP_ADDRESS> -p <PASSWORD> -c set virtualDisk [<VIRTUAL_DISK_NAME>] addCapacity=2300000000000 to add the remaining 2.3TB in the disk group's free capacity to the disk group's virtual disk.
It has now been over a day since this operation completed, yet I still don't see the unallocated space in Disk Management on the server connecting to the PowerVault. I did this once before with a smaller amount of space (~450GB), but I don't remember if there is another step I'm missing after adding the space to the virtual disk to get it to show up on the server.
Alternatively, I've read there could be size limitations for virtual disks based on your OS/partition table format/etc, could this be the issue? The 1950 is running 2008 R2 SP1, and the iSCSI disk attached to it is NTFS.
All help is appreciated! Thanks!