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Problem with new array.

Helo I have problem with new arrays on IBM DS400. IBM SAN is connected via Qlogic 2340 (drivers verion to Windows 2003 server. Mian logical array works fine, but new logical arrays are not visible in win2003 hard drives console. ServeRaid detect new arrays, but only this application see new arrays. I can't activate new logical arrays by this application. Anyone have some idea how to fix this problem?

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  • goje May 11, 2010

    i have a problem with arrays .i dont know how they work



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Do you see your new disk in the "Disk Management" window? To get there go to "run", type "compmgmt.msc", then click disk management. If you do see the disks there, then you need to format the disk to a "basic" configuration. If your new disk/volume does not show up there, I would suggest a hard reset on your server whenever possible. I see this issue at times with Windows and newly added storage array logical drives.

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