Place controller offline

You must place the controller canister offline so you can safely replace your failed fan. You must back up the configuration and collect support data first. Then, you can take the controller canister offline.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. From SANtricity System Manager, review the details in the Recovery Guru to confirm that there is an issue with a fan and to ensure no other items must be addressed first.
  2. From the Details area of the Recovery Guru, determine which fan to replace.
  3. Back up the storage array's configuration database.
    If a problem occurs when you remove a controller, you can use the saved file to restore your configuration.
    1. In System Manager, navigate to the support page.
    2. Select the Support Center tab.
    3. Select the Diagnostics tab.
    4. Select Collect Support Data.
  4. If the controller is not already offline, take it offline now using SANtricity System Manager.
    1. Select Hardware.
    2. If the graphic shows the drives, select Show back of shelf to show the controllers.
    3. Select the controller that you want to place offline.
    4. From the context menu, select Place offline, and confirm that you want to perform the operation.
  5. Wait for SANtricity System Manager to update the controller's status to offline.
    Attention: Do not begin any other operations until after the status has been updated.
  6. Select Recheck from the Recovery Guru, and confirm that the OK to remove field in the Details area displays Yes, indicating that it is safe to remove this component.

After you finish

Go to Remove controller canister.