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Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

Charles Holland
Trusted Contributor

Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

The disk in slot one of our va7110 has been accumulating errors and is now up to 238. There is a replacement disk on the way but I want to make sure that I understand the process before I start.

1) using the command view interface I want to "down" the disk. This should start unloading any information out to the other disks.

2) when completed, remove old, and insert replacement.

3) sit back and wait as "Auto Format" and "Auto Include" are both enabled.

Thanks for all hasty replies. Points
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" A. Einstein
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

User dont have to worry about recovering data from a faulty Disk. EVA firmware will take care about.

Of course any data in a Vraid0 (of the particular Disk group) vdisk will be lost.

Below is the procedure.
1) check the status of the disk in Comamnd View EVA. Ensure that its failed
2) Command View EVA go to system option and select H/W additional policy and set it to manual.
3) identify the disk and replace it
4) check the status in CVEVA and ensure that its good
5) Group the disk to respective Disk Group. (by default it will be part of ungrouped disks).

Refer the below link
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=254838&prodTypeId=12169&objectID=c
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Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Charles Holland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

Johnson,

I don't fully understand your reply. First the drive is not fully down. Second my interface says "Command View SDM" to the part about EVA looses me.

I'm trying to replace a drive before it goes out.
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" A. Einstein
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

Hi Charles,

You are process are perfect,

sit back and wait as "Auto Format" and "Auto Include" are both enabled -

yes correct.

armdsp -a va7110 -> all disk shows Good

sorry for my earlier posting .was assuming its EVA. :(

Thanks,
Johnson
Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Charles Holland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proactive disk replacement in a va7110

Basically made sure that

auto format was enabled
auto include was enabled
auto rebuild was enabled

pulled bad drive
inserted new drive

drive was formated
drive was included
drive was rebuilt

Life is good.
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" A. Einstein