About a year ago I was tasked with expanding one of this first US production StoreServ 7000 arrays and wanted to share the process and shed some light on the "gotchas" involved. This post was sitting in my drafts folder 90% completed for a while now but as many 7000 arrays are starting to be expanded I wanted to complete this post.
The system I was working on it was relatively small since this Financial client was just getting starting with 3PAR storage. We started with a one shelf 16 drive 7200 array (leaving 8 slots open) and the task at hand was to fill the remaining 8 slots with 450GB 10K SFF drives. As depicted in the StoreServ Installation Guide adding drives to the array is a relatively easy process. Overall there are 5 milestones to the process with a majority of them being fully "autonomic", they are:
• Checking initial status
• Inserting Hard Drives
• Checking Status
• Checking Progress
• Completing the upgrade
Read the rest of the post at http://3cvguy.com/tolessons-learned-adding-drives-...