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Re: HP MSA P2000 G3 FC

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HP MSA P2000 G3 FC

Hello All,

I have one HP MSAP2000 G3 FC Storage with 18 populated disks in one enclosure. However we have following disk utilized for each vDisk as mentioned on below. 

vd01 ( RAID 5 ) => 1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7/1.8/1.9/1.10/1.18

vd02 ( RAID 5 ) => 1.11/1.12/1.13/1.14/1.15/1.16/1.17

Available Disk : 1.1 

Problem : Disk Location 1.1 was got replaced recently. We are unable to make it Disk 1.1 as Global Spare. However it is again available status after few seconds after made it as Global Spare. 

Taken Action  : 

(1) 1.1 Disk Health is OK State and this disk details are mentoned on below. Even we do have it with many more disks in the same enclosure.

Model: EG0600FBDSR  | Revision : HPD4 Revision | Size :  600 GB | Type  : SAS

(2) I have created new  vdisk (vd03)  with the problematice disk (Disk location 1.1) with NRAID Option and even created a volume too which was created successfully wihtout any issues then I have destrored it temporary created vd03. I thought that again tried to make as Global Spare but it has again available in few seconds.

(3) I have all these tasks through manage user 

Installed Firmware : 

Bundle Version : TS240P004-02

Storage Controller Version : T240P02-01

Suspection : 

Maybe there is some issue with known bug in the above bundle version which may cause the issue 





Re: HP MSA P2000 G3 FC

Did you tried to move the drive to any other location like 1.19 or 1.20 ? Are you facing same issue?

I checked quickly and there were some known issue identified in old code and fixed in TS250R021 as below,


There was a discrepancy in the state of the drives when Available, Global Spare, and vdisk drive spindown is enabled.

Two drives were specified as global spares for a RAID6 LUN, but only one of the drives was actually assigned.


It's always recommended to upgrade the system to up to date firmware otherwise it's very difficult to find the old issues matching with which firmware fix. Please find the firmware history from which is installed now,

Firmware version Release date
TS252P005 All Feb 2017
TS252P001 All March 2016
TS252R007 All June 2015
TS251P006 All Sept 2014
TS251P005 All July 2014
TS251P004 All June 2014
TS251P003 All June 2014
TS251P002 All May 2014
TS251R004 All March 2014
TS250P003 All September 2013
TS250P002 All July 2013
TS250R023 All April 2013
TS250R021 All March 2013
TS240P004 All November 2012

Link to get firmware, 



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