I have a FAS2520 and DS2246 running on ontap 8 , 12 disk are there in Ds2246 and 12 were free. We got additional 12 disk inorder to increae the storage and i have added all dsbay 12-23.we have two nodes and i need to assign new harddisk to node1.
1. I gone through multiple vedios,documents took advise from previos person who already worked on these system all says to add hardisc through command mode. when i cheked through command mode few new disks are in un assigned state few are in spare statur. i traied to change the spare status and unassigned its not working.
Please let me know how i can create new aggregate with these harddisc throuh command line interface, do i need to change the disk status from spare to any other. can I create aggregate from GUI directly?
2. The requirement is create a new aggrigate with full capacity . when i am creating aggrigate i found that i can only use 5 disk to a aggrigate. can we increase that with out upgrading to ontap 9? please let me knwo how.