Complete drive replacement (12-drive or 24-drive)

You complete the drive replacement to confirm that the new drive is working correctly.


  1. Check the Power LED and the Attention LED on the drive you replaced. (When you first insert a drive, its Attention LED might be on. However, the LED should go off within a minute.)
    • Power LED is on or blinking, and the Attention LED is off: Indicates that the new drive is working correctly.
    • Power LED is off: Indicates that the drive might not be installed correctly. Remove the drive, wait 30 seconds, and then reinstall it.
    • Attention LED is on: Indicates that the new drive might be defective. Replace it with another new drive.
  2. If the Recovery Guru in SANtricity System Manager still shows an issue, select Recheck to ensure the problem has been resolved.
  3. If the Recovery Guru indicates that drive reconstruction did not start automatically, start reconstruction manually, as follows:
    Note: Perform this operation only when instructed to do so by technical support or the Recovery Guru.
    1. Select Hardware.
    2. Click the drive that you replaced.
    3. From the drive's context menu, select Reconstruct.
    4. Confirm that you want to perform this operation.
      When the drive reconstruction completes, the volume group is in an Optimal state.
  4. As required, reinstall the bezel.
  5. Return the failed part to NetApp, as described in the RMA instructions shipped with the kit.


Your drive replacement is complete. You can resume normal operations.