8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2009 9:06 PM by xlding
guaro2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i've been having problem getting xserve raid to mount, everything is ok, network interface checks everything out ok, but it just doesn't seem to mount, nor i get the initialize option anywhere, diskutility doesnt show anything either. I found out that LUN masking could be my problem, so i used raid utility 1.5 and unchecked lun masking, that made the rad 5 array disappear so i created a new one and marked the live raid option that let you use it while it's initializing. right now is @ 40-something% and it's going good... but i still dont get the option to initialize the raid and mount it, should i wait till its finished or should i do something else?

ps: the lun masking is disabled now. the battery in the raid card IN MY X SERVER is having some trouble charging but that doesn't have anything to do with the Xserve RAID... i hope, just to let you guys know.

Xserver (late 2006), Mac OS X (10.5.6), xserve raid, fiber channel card
  • 1. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)
    Have you connected the RAID to the server using the fiber channel cables?

    You only mention the network interface which is used for administration. All disk-based data uses the fiber channel links, not ethernet.
  • 2. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    guaro2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    sorry, yes. Connected with xserver via fiber channel, system profile detects fiber channel everything seems to be fine and dandy... but the disk doesn't mount.

    ps: 60% now.
  • 3. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    guaro2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After I turned of the LUN masking, and let it finish, then restarted, it worked. It asked me to initialize the disk. thanks anyway
  • 4. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    xlding Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guaro2k, thank God we have this forum.
    I am having exactly the same problem you were having with the same Xserve Raid. Only my situation is I have been using only half (7 disk) of it for sometime and just bought 7 more new disk to plug in the other half.

    Now, this new half won't mount and I suppose I need to do what you did. So my question is when you said you used Raid Utility 1.5, did you mean Raid Admin 1.5? I got into my Admin 1.5 but couldn't change anything there including the LUN masking. All listing there are followed by a little '-'.

    Would you please, please let me know how did you make the change on the table?

    Thank you and really appreciated.
  • 5. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    Tod Kuykendall Level 4 Level 4 (2,270 points)
    xiding - you're sort of thread-jacking here and you should consider creating a new thread for a new/different problem. If for no other reason you're more likely to get fresh eyes on it that way.

    I hate to ask this but if this is the first time you've used this side are both fibre cables plugged and working?

    Just a thought,

  • 6. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    xlding Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Tod for the reply. Yes, it is the first time I used this half. I used the other side (7 disks) for two years, never had any problem but the thing is, I never used the Raid Admin, just the icon on the desktop when I turn it on, and both fibre cables are plugged and work fine. All lights are green front and back.

    The newly inserted 7 disks seem to work fine too but the icon on the desktop only shows a capacity of the previous half. I turned on the Raid Admin but it doesn't read any of the Raid at all. I guess I need some basics to set the whole thing up. Please let me know how to create a new thread?

    Thanks again.

  • 7. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    Tod Kuykendall Level 4 Level 4 (2,270 points)
    To create a new thread start at the Xserve RAID level of the forum and leftmost button above the list of topics is "Post a New Topic". Create a new topic with title the describes where you are and then outline what you've done and tried already in the body and what advice you want.

    In actuality I think you need to read the beginning RAID manual and read about RAID admin. If all you've done is stuck new drives in you still need to select the set of drives and tell it make them a RAID. The after about 3 days of initializing you'll have a raw volume that you can format into HFS+ or whatever you want and THEN you'll have a volume on your desktop that has the capacity you're looking for.

    Good luck,

  • 8. Re: xserve Raid not mounting
    xlding Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Once again, THANK YOU Tod. I solved my problem following the advice. Stupid of me didn't even know what is a thread. I thought it was part of the Raid.

    Anyways, Thank you and everybody.