Its a story told many times…..
You order a new storage solution and the world is good.
It’s lovely, it’s new and it offers mountains of new disk space…. but then… you…. fill it up!
So its off to order some new disks.
The order is in, the order is filled, the disks arrive.
What next? How about we just stick them in?
By just inserting the new disks, they will be made available to configure into RAID arrays from the Internal tab of the Physical Storage Group.
If the drives are showing as Unused, mark them to be Candidate. If they are already showing as Candidate (like most of the disks in my example below), then you are ready to hit the Configure Storage button and follow the guidance of the Wizard.
Of course maybe your enclosures are all full. In this case it’s time to order another enclosure (remember we can have up to 10). Once you have racked the enclosure up and cabled the new enclosure to the correct SAS Chain, then use the Add Enclosure menu item shown below to kick off the configuration: