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Re: HP MSA P2000 G3 - Vdisk in a degraded state

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HP MSA P2000 G3 - Vdisk in a degraded state

Hello and thanks for this excellent forum!

I am helping in the management of an HP MSA P2000 SAN and have an issue with one of the vDisks.

This vDisk is configured in a RAID 6 and recently lost one of its disks.  We contactly a widely known hardware reseller and obtained a replacement disk for it that was deemed compatible by the reseller.

When I removed the bad disk and inserted the new disk, I logged into the SMU and saw that the RAID was rebuilding.  Knowing that this usually takes some time, I logged off and made a note to check on it the next day.

Well, my counterpart notified me that the drive had not turned green the next day and when I logged into the SMU, the vDisk is still showing as a "Degraded" state.  Also, now the drive which is inserted into Controller 1, Slot 10 is now missing and not showing up as an available drive any longer.

I have attached a screenshot of the error log from the rebuild process.  You can see clearly on there that the rebuild did encounter an error, but I don't know what to do next and certainly don't want to continue running in a degraded state.

Thanks in advance for any support that you can provide.  See attached JPG for the error/warning log.

Michael Ziegler
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP MSA P2000 G3 - Vdisk in a degraded state

You have to assing the drive as a spare drive via Tools,

Then the Controller should automatically assign it to the Vraid and start the rebuild.