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SmartArray5i failed drive

Matthew Richards
Occasional Visitor

SmartArray5i failed drive

Hi,

I've got a DL380 G3 with a 2 x 36gig RAID1 set. One of the drives failed, so it was replaced. It didn't automatically rebuild, so I had a look in hpacucli. It won't let me add the new drive into array A, I assume because it thinks 0:0 is faulty.

Array: A
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Unused Space: 0 MB
Status: Failed

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 33.9 GB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 8716
Stripe Size: 128 KB
Status: Interim Recovery Mode
Array Accelerator: Enabled
Unique Identifier: 600508B1001841395651413242330002
Mount Points: None

physicaldrive 0:0
Port: ATTR_VALUE_PORT_UNKNOWN
Box: 0
Bay: 0
Status: Failed
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Transfer Mode: Async Narrow
Size: 0 MB
Transfer Speed: 5 MB/Sec

physicaldrive 0:6
Port: J1
Box: 0
Bay: 6
Status: Failed
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Transfer Mode: Async Narrow
Size: 0 MB
Transfer Speed: 5 MB/Sec

unassigned

physicaldrive 0:2
Port: J1
Box: 0
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Transfer Mode: Ultra 3 Wide
Size: 36.4 GB
Transfer Speed: 160 MB/Sec
Rotational Speed: 15000
Firmware Revision: HPB9
Serial Number: 3LQ4JAK800009002QW18
Model: COMPAQ BF0368B269

Drive 0:6 is the (working perfectly) AIT tape drive, but drive 0:0 is currently working. The faulty drive in 0:2 has been replaced with a new drive.

I'm not sure why 0:0 is saying failed, when it's currently the only working drive.

Any ideas?

Matt.
7 REPLIES
Chrisd13
Advisor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

Matthew, are you able to get any downtime on the box to check if you get the same error presented in the array controller itself? (from the BIOS) or is this not possible? I am wondering whether your ACU is fully up to date and also your array firmware?
Matthew Richards
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

Downtime is possible, as for it being up to date? heh no. it isn't.

This box hasn't been touched since it was installed (RHAS2.1). I only recently got the root password off the people who were meant to be supporting it.
Matthew Richards
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

I've updated the smartarray firmware, still showing 1:6 as missing. the hpacucli version is a bit old (7.70-12.0), but that's due to it being an ancient RHAS2.1 server that I've only recently gotten the root password for.

The latest version of hpacucli won't install due to dependencies.

Drive 1:6 would be in bay #6? The DL380G3 only goes to bay 5, which has the tape drive.

So it's showing a missing drive in a bay that doesn't exist?

How do I remove 1:6 from the array, so I can add in the new drive?

Chrisd13
Advisor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

Matt, my worry is that 0:0 is degraded, but still working at present. Were you able to enter the array controllers BIOS to see if it gives you the same representation of the disks as in hpacucli?
Matthew Richards
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

Not to worry about 0:0, it was only saying that before I installed the HP kernel raid drivers. hpacucli is also now reporting the mount points, where it wasn't before.

0:0 is fine, the only problem now appears to be the phantom 1:6. I put the failed drive back in, and even it's saying it is fine (but I don't trust it).

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 33.9 GB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 8716
Stripe Size: 128 KB
Status: Interim Recovery Mode
Array Accelerator: Enabled
Unique Identifier: 600508B1001841395651413242330002
Disk Name: /dev/cciss/c0d0
Mount Points: /boot 63 MB, swap 4.0 GB, /tmp 1023 MB, / 28.9 GB

physicaldrive 2:0
SCSI Bus: 2
SCSI ID: 0
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Transfer Mode: Ultra 3 Wide
Size: 36.4 GB
Transfer Speed: 160 MB/Sec
Rotational Speed: 15100
Firmware Revision: HPB4
Serial Number: C40D1WSK
Model: COMPAQ BF036863B9

physicaldrive 1:6
SCSI Bus: 1
SCSI ID: 6
Status: Failed
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
Transfer Mode: Async Narrow
Size: 0 MB
Transfer Speed: 5 MB/Sec

I have an idea. I have an SCA to 68 pin adapter in my drawer, could I set that to id6 and plug it in to the raid port 1, bypassing the hotswap bays? Then repair the array and move the drive back into the hotswap.
Matthew Richards
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

I've finally fixed it. My first attempt at using the SCA-68pin adapter failed, I'm not sure why - might have been the scsi cable I used.

My next move was to buy an MSA30 off ebay. Don't use an MSA30 to fix a missing drive on ID6, as the MSA30 does not use ID6! it keeps ID6 reserved (for multi-initiator?). Lucky I have other uses for the MSA30.

Finally I borrowed the 3ru SCSI tape shelf from another server, and plugged it in to the external raid scsi connector on the DL380G3 (which seems to be absent from my DL385 G1), and it worked :)
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: SmartArray5i failed drive

> it keeps ID6 reserved (for multi-initiator?).

Correct, but it has little to do with today's MSA30MI. It goes back to the old DEC Storageworks dual-controller HSG/HSZ-based arrays.
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