Removing a failed drive from the cluster

The SolidFire system puts a drive in a failed state if the drive's self-diagnostics tells the node it has failed or if communication with the drive stops for five and a half minutes or longer. The system displays a list of the failed drives. You must remove a failed drive from the failed drive list in NetApp Element software.


  1. In the Element UI, click Cluster > Drives.
  2. Click Failed to view the list of failed drives.
  3. Note the slot number of the failed drive.
    You need this information to locate the failed drive in the chassis.
  4. Remove the failed drive using one of the following methods:
    Option Steps
    To remove individual drives
    1. Click Actions for the drive you want to remove.
    2. Click Remove.
    To remove multiple drives
    1. Select all the drives you want to remove, and click Bulk Actions.
    2. Click Remove.
    After you remove the failed drive from the cluster, you can remove and replace the drive from the chassis.