5th December 2022

How to Add the Added SSD Disk to the Space of Other RAID 5 Disks ?

We had made a disk configuration on the physical server we prepared for a project. We had 6 disks of the same size. We made them RAID 5 for redundancy. We had to add disks afterwards. We added another disk of the same size. In this disk, we need to add it to the space of other disks. Now we will do this by following the steps below.

First, we were able to see the newly added disk by clicking “Storage -> Overview -> Physical Disks” from the IDRAC interface. “Solid State Disk 0.1.6” in the picture below is the disk we added later. The “State” status already appears as “Ready“.

 Physical Disks
Physical Disks

 

To add our disk named “Solid State Disk 0.1.6” that we added later, we select the disk on the “Storage -> Overview -> Virtual Disks” page. From the “Actions” section, click on the “Edit Disk Capacity” tab.

Edit Disk Capacity
Edit Disk Capacity

 

On the “Expand Virtual Disk Capacity” page, we click the “Add Physical Disk” button.

Expand Virtual Disk Capacity
Expand Virtual Disk Capacity

 

On the “Assign physical disks to virtual disk” page, we select our added disk. Click the “Add Disks” button.

Assign physical disks to virtual disk
Assign physical disks to virtual disk

 

The disk we added appears as “Solid State Disk 0.1.6“. Confirm by clicking the “Apply” button.

disk we added
disk added

 

On the “Pending Operation Created” page, click the “Apply Now” button.

Pending Operation Created
Pending Operation Created

 

On the “Information” page it tells us that the disk has been successfully added. Click the “Ok” button.

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"Information" page
“Information” page

 

Click on the “Physical Disks” section to see that our disk has been added. Our “Solid State Disk 0.1.6” appears as “Online” as “State“.

 

Finally, when we come to the “Virtual Disks” section, we see that the size of our total RAID 5 disks has changed. We have successfully added our disk.

successfully added a disk
successfully added a disk

 

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