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  • 8 June 2023
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Hello Nutanix Community,

We are running Nutanix HCI on Lenovo servers having three-node cluster & currently the cluster has less capacity. We have 2 empty HDD slots on each Lenovo serves and we are planning to insert same capacity HDD drives on all 3 servers. So totally 6 HDD with a capacity of 2.4TB each.

I would like to know how to configure and expand the storage? 

Please note that I’m new to Nutanix so kindly help me from scratch:-)

Thanks in advance to everyone.

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Best answer by JeroenTielen 8 June 2023, 15:44

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Make sure the disks are on the hcl. The expand storage process is pretty simple. 

Insert a disk and wait 2 minutes and then insert the next one. Until all are in. The cluster will expand the storage pool automatically. Nothing to do for you there ;) 

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Thanks Jeroen. The HCL means the hyperconverged infrastructure? 

The HDD is of same volume and have identicle part number. So i just have to insert them and wait:-) looks pretty simple .. This is a production server so i dont want to take risk. 

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Hello @Shaik86 

Follow the steps in this guide to add disks and extend your storage:

https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Hardware-Admin-Guide:har-drive-add-t.html

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Thanks Jeroen. The HCL means the hyperconverged infrastructure? 

The HDD is of same volume and have identicle part number. So i just have to insert them and wait:-) looks pretty simple .. This is a production server so i dont want to take risk. 

HCL is Hardware Compatibility List ;) 

But yes, just insert them. Keep a minute or two between then. Thats all.