Managing Disks in a C Series Controller

The SRC CLI provides commands to let you monitor disk status, replace faulty disks, and reinitialize disks in the system.

Replacing or Swapping a Disk

You can replace a failed disk or swap a working disk in a C Series Controller. Note the following limitations:

To replace or swap a disk:

  1. Disable the disk.
    user@host> request disk disable device 0 | 1

    Note: Do not power down the C Series Controller when you are swapping a disk, because doing so might result in initialization errors.

  2. Remove the disk from the system.
  3. Insert a new disk.
  4. Enable the disk.
    user@host> request disk enable device 0 | 1
  5. Initialize the new disk.
    user@host> request disk initialize device 0 | 1

    The command generates data on the disk that enables the disk controller to manage the disk. The disk controller copies data from the other disk and establishes mirroring between the two disks.

  6. Verify that the disk is initialized.
    user@host> show disk status

Reinitializing an Active Disk

You can reinitialize a disk that is already active in a C Series Controller.

To reinitialize a disk:

Viewing Information About Disks on a C Series Controller

To view information about disks in the C Series Controller:

user@host> show disk status
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Controller information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   Controller Status                   : Optimal
   Channel description                 : SATA
   Controller Model                    : Adaptec 2020SA
   Controller Serial Number            : BAD0
   Physical Slot                       : 2
   Installed memory                    : 64 MB
   Copyback                            : Disabled
   Background consistency check        : Disabled
   Defunct disk drive count            : 0
   Logical devices/Failed/Degraded     : 1/0/0
   ---------------------------------------------------
   Controller Version Information
   ---------------------------------------------------
   BIOS                                : 4.2-1 (7387)
   Firmware                            : 4.2-1 (7387)
   Driver                              : 1.1-5 (2449)
   Boot Flash                          : 0.0-0 (0)
   ---------------------------------------------------
   Controller Battery Information
   ---------------------------------------------------
   Status                              : Not Installed

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Logical device information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Logical device number 1
   Logical device name                 : SRC-PE
   RAID level                          : 1
   Status of logical device            : Optimal
   Size                                : 70857 MB
   Read-cache mode                     : Enabled
   Write-cache mode                    : Disabled (write-through)
   Write-cache setting                 : Disabled (write-through)
   Number of chunks                    : 2
   Drive(s) (Channel,Device)           : 0,1 0,0 

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Physical device information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   Channel #0:
      Transfer Speed                   : SATA 3.0 Gb/s
      Device #0
         Device is a Hard drive
         State                         : Online
         Transfer Speed                : SATA 1.5 Gb/s
         Reported Channel,Device       : 0,0
         Reported Enclosure,Slot       : 0,0
         Vendor                        : WDC
         Model                         : WD740ADFD-00NLR5
         Firmware                      : 21.0
         Serial number                 : WD-WMANS1972929
         Size                          : 70911 MB
         Write Cache                   : Unknown
         FRU                           : None
         S.M.A.R.T.                    : No
      Device #1
         Device is a Hard drive
         State                         : Online
         Transfer Speed                : SATA 1.5 Gb/s
         Reported Channel,Device       : 0,1
         Reported Enclosure,Slot       : 0,1
         Vendor                        : WDC
         Model                         : WD740ADFD-00NLR5
         Firmware                      : 21.0
         Serial number                 : WD-WMANS2000570
         Size                          : 70911 MB
         Model                         : WD740ADFD-00NLR5
         Firmware                      : 21.0
         Serial number                 : WD-WMANS2000570
         Size                          : 70911 MB
         Write Cache                   : Unknown
         FRU                           : None
         S.M.A.R.T.                    : No
      Device #14
         Device is an Enclosure
            Type                       : SAF-TE
            Vendor                     : QLogic
            Model                      : GEM424
            Firmware                   : 0101
         Status of Enclosure
            Temperature status         : Normal


Command completed successfully.
   Current operation              : None

Command completed successfully.