3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2013 12:02 AM by MilanLebeda

    HP Proliant online RAID migration from VMWare ACU CLI command line

    MilanLebeda Lurker

      Hello, I am looking for information about command line RAID Migration from version RAID 50 to RAID 5 on VMWare 5.0.0 Update 2 host console (versions without vCenter administrations). I need migrate those on servers HP ProLiant ML370 G6 and DL380 G7 with RAID Adapter Smart Array P410i including RAID battery. I know that LIVE/ONLINE migration without shutdown VMWare host is possible, but how on command line? Do you have some experience about this? Thank you very much for details or ideas and help.

        • 1. Re: HP Proliant online RAID migration from VMWare ACU CLI command line
          William22 Enthusiast

          Hi

           

          Welcome to the communities.

           

          Please find details over here.

          http://www.tricksguide.com/how-to-migrate-raid-on-your-hp-server.html

           

           

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          • 2. Re: HP Proliant online RAID migration from VMWare ACU CLI command line
            MilanLebeda Lurker

            Hi, thank you for information, but this is not what I am asking for. I have properly installed servers including right configuration of RAID and they are in production. Now I need MIGRATE in status LIVE (without reboot of vmware) from 50 to 5. Do you have any experience with this task? Live migration from VMWare console? I found some idea but nothing complex. Possible to use hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 1 modify raid=1? Thank you.

            • 3. Re: HP Proliant online RAID migration from VMWare ACU CLI command line
              MilanLebeda Lurker

              Hello, finally I found solution and I belive, that it can help someone too. Please, see below:

               

              If you need change RAID on your HP machines and if you have HP Smart Array P410i Controller and especially Battery on HPSA1 and Fully Charged than you can use LIVE/ONLINE migration of RAID without shutdown of your VMWare host. For this work you need to connect on console of VMWare host server (putty or others...).

               

               

              Manual of needed commands:

               

              vmware -v

              //show version of your host installed

               

              esxcli software vib list
              //show your installations in VMWare host - you need to have installed HP tool hpacucli-9.40-12.0.vib or other versions this tools

              // this installation need a reboot of vmware host so, good is install it in time of update your vmware for example

               

              esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/ESX_Datastore/hp-HPUtil-esxi5.0-bundle-1.4-15.zip

              //installation of HP tools from host's console

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl all show config

              //than you can work with hp tool in vmware host - show configuration of your RAIDs including battery status

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 modify rebuildpriority=low

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 modify rebuildpriority=high

              //you can choice low mode or high mode of migration (with 2.2TB is different between migrations about 5h (low was about 3h, high was about 8h) )

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 1 modify raid=5

              //command for change of your RAID - in my case it was from RAID 50 to RAID 5

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 2 modify size=max forced

              // command for adding new free space to the one of logical volume - use maximal size

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify size=500 forced

              //command for adding new free space to the one of logical volume - use just size 500 MB

               

               

              Also can be usefull:

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld 4 add drives=2:3

              // add drives

               

              /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 create drives=1:13,1:14,1:15,1:16,1:17 raid=5

              //add drivers with proper raid version

               

               

              Have a fun