Removing the failed drive from the cluster

Before replacing the failed drive, you must remove it from the cluster. You must get details, such as ID and serial number of the node that the failed drive is part of, and slot number of the failed drive.

About this task

You can use the NetApp Element software user interface (UI) to remove the failed drive from the cluster. When you remove a drive, the system migrates the data on the drive to other available drives in the system. The duration of data migration depends on the amount of data that is being migrated.

Steps

  1. From the Element plug-in for vCenter server, copy the management virtual IP (MVIP) address from the UI.

    In this figure, the MVIP IP address in the NetApp SolidFire vCenter Plug-in is highlighted.
  2. Open a web browser, and enter the MVIP address to access the Element UI.
  3. Log in to the Element UI using the user name and password that you configured in the NetApp Deployment Engine.
  4. Remove the drives as follows:
    Option Steps
    If the drive has failed
    1. Click Cluster > Drives > Failed.
      Note: Make a note of the node ID and slot number associated with the failed drive. You need this information to locate the failed drive in your chassis.
    2. Click Nodes.
      Note: Make a note of the serial number (service tag) for the node ID that you noted down in the previous step.
    3. Click Drives > Failed.
    4. Select the failed drive, and click Actions > Remove.
    5. Confirm the action.
    If the drive is active, but must be replaced because of wear
    1. Click Cluster > Drives > Active.
      Note: Make a note of the node ID and slot number associated with the drive that needs to be replaced. You need this information to locate the drive in your chassis.
    2. Click Nodes.
      Note: Make a note of the serial number (service tag) for the node ID that you noted down in the previous step.
    3. Click Drives > Active.
    4. Select the drive that needs to be replaced, and click Actions > Remove.
    5. Confirm the action.