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Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

What is the procedure for configure the replaced hard disk in MSA1000 as i don't have controller console cable?
We are using 2 Linux Host...
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Shalom,

HP has has a program called san surfer, Its free and you can download it from the hp.com website.

All disks are hot swapable, which means they can be pulled out while the array is runing.

If the disk still works, back up all the data on it and bring down any applications using it prior to replacing it.

The controller for the disk is built into the backplane of the disk array.

Once the disk is replaced, sansurfer can help you re-integrate it into the mirror/raid set.

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Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Thanks for the reply, can u plz tell me something about console connectivity as i dont have console cable.
Torsten.
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Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Hi,

locate the user guide and follow the rules and instructions:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?〈=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=179166&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=377751〈=en&cc=us

In fact, if your array is configured to RAID 1 or 5 you can replace the drive online after the spare process is finished. The array will rebuild the drive automatically.

Hope this helps!
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

You don't need a console for this.

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Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Actually
We need to replace two 36GB hard disk with 72 GB hard disk and in existing hard disk r configured in raid 1.

if we r using san surfer for configuring raid then what platform is using for it without console cable.
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Have replaced the HDD's but didnt show in HOST...
I dont have a serial cable which included in the shipping carton of MSA. please tell me how can i connect host with the MSA controller?
Torsten.
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Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Boot from the smartstart cd and run ACU. You can run ACU on linux as well.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Sharjeel Saleem
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Re: Replacement of Hard disk in MSA1000

Thx have downloaded an ACU for linux, which server boot from smartstart for executing the ACU?