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Smart Array P840 - disk physical location change

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Smart Array P840 - disk physical location change


After a physical disk replacement (at the same place) I noticed that the disk location changed.

it was 1I:1:66,
it became 2I:1:64

is it an expected behavior?

Is there an option to keep the same path when replacing a disk?

Smart Array P840 in Slot 1
Product Name: ProLiant XL450 Gen9 Server
Smart Storage Administrator CLI


Re: Smart Array P840 - disk physical location change


I see that the drive bay number and the port number has changed.

This is quite unusual and not an expected behavior.

Please verify/confirm if the drive was replaced on the correct bay.

Was there any change in cable connectivity because I see that the port number has also changed.

I would advise you to collect the AHS and the ADU logs and log a case on the support portal for further investigation.

Steps to generate the Active Health System log

Command to generate ADU report: hpssacli ctrl all diag file=/tmp/

Support portal:

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