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Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

My_Server
Advisor

Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

Hi
I have this events log message in one server events :
==============================================
Event data from monitor:

Event Time..........: Tue Aug 12 08:27:54 2008
Severity............: MAJORWARNING
Monitor.............: RemoteMonitor
Event #.............: 204
System..............: LPA_L3_P

Summary:
Disk Array at hardware path 0/8/0/0.3.1.255.0.0.0 : One or more disks have
failed.


Description of Error:

One or more physical drives have failed. This state indicates that the
controller has determined that an included drive is not sufficiently functional
to be used.
Following is the list of drives that have failed :
Unknown FRU location

Probable Cause / Recommended Action:

Replace the physical drive or drives.
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and I have 3 disks in red led color in differents position in the encloseur
so did it hardware pb I have encloseur with 10 disks of 36GO ,did I need to change disks one by one or the 3 disks at the same time ?

thanks
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

you should give some more information, e.g. model of your "enclosure", "ioscan -fn", ...

this is not yet enough.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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TTr
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Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

> I have 3 disks in red led color in differents position in the encloseur

And you have not noticed any data loss so far? If no data loss, the 3 failed disks are from different array groups. You should consider yourself very lucky. You should look at the enclosure management software to get more details about the failed disks and replace them as soon as possible. Whether you replace them all at once or one at a time it does not really matter. You need to know how the 3 disks get used. Are they in an array group or are they OS mirrored? I would replace them one at a time in case all three of them start rebuilding at once and create i/o bottlenecks in the array or the os. If they are os mirrored you need to do something at the os level after you replace the disks.
My_Server
Advisor

Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

Many thanks

I don't think that is mirored so this VA are not in use for this time the master server is connected to the first va encloseur with the FC SAN SWITCH connexion, this disks are in the secondary enclouseur connected to the second server that he is down know ,we use it If we have some pb with the master server like cluster but mannualy

so do you think that there is not pb if I remove and replace the 3 disks at the same time, I have always do this operation one by one

thanks
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

if this is a va7xx0, please provide

# armdsp -a

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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TTr
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Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

> this disks are in the secondary enclouseur connected to the second server that he is down now

You have to check the array by either bringing up the second server or by connecting a console to the second enclosure. Check it by using the command that Tor suggested.
My_Server
Advisor

Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

Yes ,this is what I do it to get the event log

So my question is already can I replace the 3 disks in the same times or one by one ,I know that in VA 7410 that we have if you make any modifications or touch some think when the encloseur format the disk he will restart work from the begining so they take more time

if some one has changed more then disk at the same time in one encloseur please confirme

many thanks in advanced
Torsten.
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Re: Disks Failed MAJORWARNING(3)

It depends as always ... don't swap disks during a rebuild is running.

I would not do anything without getting the status first.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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