We will see How to expand volume in PolyServe Cluster? Some of the peoples might be wondering what is PolyServe Cluster.

In Short PolyServe Cluster is Software by HP and HP PolyServe Software is for Microsoft SQL Server enables multiple SQL Server instances to be consolidated onto substantially fewer servers and centralized SAN storage. The unique “shared data” architecture of the HP PolyServe software delivers enterprise class availability and virtualization-like flexibility in a utility platform.

Unlike server virtualization and traditionally high availability products, it goes beyond just consolidation and simple failovers to provide scalable capacity allocation, on-the-fly instance mobility, making it the ideal solution for database consolidation.

Key features include:

  • Adaptive, Scalable SQL Server Platform
  • Consolidated Data Management
  • High Availability for Mission-Critical Applications

Now Let’s see – How to expand volume in Polyserve Cluster?

We need to check out the Storage LUN’s are allocated on the Server and you have brought them online and also initialized them (new disks) from diskmgmt.msc. Next step would be to click start -> program files ->Polyserve Matrix Server-> PolyServe Management Console.

How to Extend Volume in PolyServe Cluster

From PolyServe Management Console – we need to do most of the management task expand volume in Polyserve Cluster.

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Above Image shows the Polyserve Cluster management console is about to launch

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This is the First View of Polyserve Cluster Management Console – here you need select your server were we need to expand the volume in Polyserve Cluster.

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Ok – I have selected the Server and also expanded the Mounts section were we can see all of mounts which are created from Polyserve Cluster.

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In our case we need to expand the psv7 mounted volume – we can select and right click and click properties

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and it will show up above information.

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Now we need to go to Storage Tab and select Storage Summary and its will show up the the Storage Summary of Selected Server.

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Ok in the Storage Summary we can see the Mount Points complete details and also show up free devices which there for us to use for expanding a mount point in Polyserve Cluster.

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Now our task is to import new disk in Polyserve Cluster, so that we can use to expand the volume. So for that we need to click Storage Tab and select disk and then import.

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Then a New Windows will open and from there we can select the disk which we want to use it for expanding the mount volume.

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Click Ok and the operation will start for importing the disk in Polyserve Cluster.

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but it will fail – as there is no partition table found on the disk which is selected for import.

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You must take a note of few things

  • Basic Disk Can Only Imported in Polyserve Cluster
  • Block Size of the Disk must be defined in the Disk Partition Table

Lets see How we can define the Block Size on a disk from DiskPart?

Open command prompt and type diskpart (enter)

You need to run “List Disk” and all disk masked on the Server will list here

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Then “Select Disk DiskNumber

And once the Disk is Selected you need run a command to define the block size on a disk as “Create Partition Primary Align=1024” after that you are done.

You just need to follow same above steps to import a disk – once the disk is Imported then we can extend the mounted volume.

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Select Storage then Dynamic Volume and click Extend Volume

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As our Volume is ps7 select that and in the Available Subdevices we can see the disk which we have imported. And We need to Select that and click ok

Polyserve ClusterYou can see a pop up window that your volume is extended successfully – but extension process just began, you will get another notification once the process is completed

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Just like this Resize of psv7 is completed and now you can see from the Storage Summary the new size is been reflected now

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You are Done You have now successfully extended a mounted volume in Polyserve Cluster – share your feedback and do subscribe our site.

 

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