Prepare to replace drive

You prepare to replace a drive by checking the Recovery Guru in SANtricity System Manager and completing any prerequisite steps. Then, you can locate the failed component.

Procedure

  1. If the Recovery Guru in SANtricity System Manager has notified you of an impending drive failure, but the drive has not yet failed, follow the instructions in the Recovery Guru to fail the drive.
  2. If needed, use SANtricity System Manager to confirm you have a suitable replacement drive.
    1. Select Hardware.
    2. Select the failed drive on the shelf graphic.
    3. Click the drive to display its context menu, and then select View settings.
    4. Confirm that the replacement drive has a capacity equal to or greater than the drive you are replacing and that it has the features you expect.
      For example, do not attempt to replace a hard disk drive (HDD) with a solid-state disk (SSD). Similarly, if you are replacing a secure-capable drive, make sure the replacement drive is also secure-capable.
  3. If needed, use SANtricity System Manager to locate the drive within your storage array: From the drive's context menu, select Turn on locator light.

    The drive's Attention LED (amber) blinks so you can identify which drive to replace.

    Note: If you are replacing a drive in a shelf that has a bezel, you must remove the bezel to see the drive LEDs.

After you finish

Go to Remove drive.