Drive states

System Manager reports various states for drives.

Accessibility states

State Definition
Bypassed The drive is physically present, but the controller cannot communicate with it on either port.
Incompatible One of the following conditions exists:
  • The drive is not certified for use in the storage array.
  • The drive has a different sector size.
  • The drive has unusable configuration data from an older or newer firmware version.
Removed The drive has been improperly removed from the storage array.
Present The controller can communicate with the drive on both ports.
Unresponsive The drive is not responding to commands.

Role states

State Definition
Assigned The drive is a member of a pool or volume group.
In-use hot spare The drive is currently being used as a replacement for a drive that has failed. Hot spares are used only in volume groups, not pools.
Standby hot spare The drive is ready to be used as a replacement for a drive that has failed. Hot spares are used only in volume groups, not pools.
Unassigned The drive is not a member of a pool or volume group.

Availability states

State Definition
Failed The drive is not working. The data on the drive is not available.
Impending Failure It has been detected that the drive could fail soon. The data on the drive is still available.
Offline The drive is not available for storing data usually because it is part of a volume group that is being exported or it is undergoing a firmware upgrade.
Optimal The drive is working normally.