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Replacement of a failing hard drive on P4300 G2 SAN

kay_ade
Occasional Collector

Replacement of a failing hard drive on P4300 G2 SAN

 

I have two P4300 G2 storage systems with 8 hard drives each. The storage systems are configured with RAID 5.

 

One of the P4300 devices has a hard drive that occasionally blinks an orange / amber light at power up. (The SAN devices are powered on in the morning and powered off later in the evening...everyday).

Whenever this happens, the affected P4300 device will fail to startup with screen error message as "No system disk...".

After several reboots, the storage system will eventually work.

 

I got a replacement hard drive with same specifications with the failing hard drive.

 

How do I go about replacing the failing hard drive? Is the approach similar to replacing hard drives on Proliant servers?

 

Thanks

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Northwoods
Frequent Advisor

Re: Replacement of a failing hard drive on P4300 G2 SAN

While the system is up pull and replaced the drive. If you exported the supported bundle and dug through the logs the drive is likely in a predictive failure which I've seen in the past take down individual nodes.