Changing the RAID group when adding capacity disks

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While adding capacity disks (HDDs) to an aggregate, you can change the RAID group to which you want to add the disks by using System Manager.

About this task
  • If the RAID type is RAID-DP, and if you are adding FSAS or MSATA type of disks that are equal to or larger than 10 TB in size, then you can add them only to Specific RAID group, and not to New RAID group or All RAID groups.

    The disks are added after downsizing the disk size to the size of the existing aggregates.

  • If the RAID group is RAID-TEC, and if you are adding FSAS or MSATA type of disks that are equal to or larger than 10 TB in size, then you can add them to All RAID groups, New RAID group, and Specific RAID group.

    The disks are added after downsizing the disk size to the size of the existing aggregates.

Steps
  1. Choose one of the following methods:

    • Click Applications & Tiers > Storage Tiers.

    • Click Storage > Aggregates & Disks > Aggregates.

  2. In the Storage Tiers window, select the aggregate to which you want to add capacity disks, and then click More Actions  Add Capacity.

  3. In the Add Capacity dialog box, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Change.

    2. In the Change RAID Configuration dialog box, specify the RAID group to which you want to add the capacity disks.

      You can change the default value All RAID groups to either Specific RAID group or New RAID group.

    3. Click Save.