Properties of physical disks on storage arrays

Article:HOWTO23905  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-08-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23905
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Properties of physical disks on storage arrays

You can view properties for the physical disks in a storage array.

Table: Properties of physical disks on storage arrays

Item

Description

Enclosure

Identifies the enclosure that the physical disk is in.

Slot

Identifies the slot that the physical disk occupies.

Capacity

Displays the total amount of available disk space on the physical disk in this slot.

State

Displays the state of the physical disk.

States are as follows:

  • Hot spare

    The physical disk is configured as a hot spare.

  • Configured

    The physical disk is configured for use.

  • Configurable

    The physical disk is available for configuration so that Backup Exec can use it.

  • Unconfigurable

    The physical disk cannot be configured because it is in a bad state, or it has failed.

  • Allocated

    The physical disk is in the process of configuration.

Status

Displays the hardware status.

Values for hardware status are as follows:

  • OK

    The physical disk is online.

  • Offline

    The physical disk is offline. The virtual disks that use this physical disk may also be offline. Backup Exec cannot access them.

  • Failed

    The physical disk has failed. The virtual disks that use this physical disk may also fail. Backup Exec cannot access the virtual disks.

    If hot spares are configured, the virtual disk is automatically rebuilt. If your storage array does not support an automatic rebuild capability, you must use vendor tools to perform a manual rebuild of the virtual disks. Refer to your vendor documentation for the storage array for more information.

To troubleshoot issues, refer to the vendor documentation and management software that are supplied with the storage array.

Health

Displays the hardware health.

Values for hardware health are as follows:

  • OK

    The physical disk is online.

  • Warning

    The physical disk may fail or produce errors, but it is currently operational.

  • Critical

    The physical disk may fail. You should replace the physical disk.

To troubleshoot issues, refer to the vendor documentation and management software that are supplied with the storage array.


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