You can replace a drive in a 24-drive shelf.

About this task

The Recovery Guru in ThinkSystem System Manager monitors the drives in the storage array and can notify you of an impending drive failure or an actual drive failure. When a drive has failed, its amber Attention LED is on. You can hot-swap a failed drive while the storage array is receiving I/O.

Before you begin
  • Review drive handling requirements in Requirements for DE6000H drive replacement.

  • Make sure you have the following:

    • A replacement drive that is supported by Lenovo for your controller shelf or drive shelf.

    • An ESD wristband, or you have taken other antistatic precautions.

    • A management station with a browser that can access ThinkSystem System Manager for the controller. (To open the System Manager interface, point the browser to the controller’s domain name or IP address.)

Step 1: Prepare to replace drive (24-drive)

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

  1. If the Recovery Guru in ThinkSystem 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 ThinkSystem 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 drive (SSD). Similarly, if you are replacing a secure-capable drive, make sure the replacement drive is also secure-capable.

  3. If needed, use ThinkSystem 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.

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

Step 2: Remove failed drive (24-drive)

Remove a failed drive to replace it with a new one.

  1. Unpack the replacement drive, and set it on a flat, static-free surface near the shelf.

    Save all packing materials.

  2. Press the release button on the failed drive.

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    • For drives in DE6000H (2U24) controller shelves or DE240S drive shelves, the release button is located at the top of the drive. The cam handle on the drive springs open partially, and the drive releases from the midplane.

  3. Open the cam handle, and slide out the drive slightly.

    When you remove a drive, you must lift the drive partly out of the drawer and wait for the drive to spin down.Then, you can remove the drive completely.
  4. Wait 30 seconds.

  5. Using both hands, remove the drive from the shelf.

  6. Place the drive on an antistatic, cushioned surface away from magnetic fields.

  7. Wait 30 seconds for the software to recognize that the drive has been removed.

    If you accidentally remove an active drive, wait at least 30 seconds, and then reinstall it. For the recovery procedure, refer to the storage management software.

Step 3: Install new drive (24-drive)

You install a new drive to replace the failed one. Install the replacement drive as soon as possible after removing the failed drive. Otherwise, there is a risk that the equipment might overheat.

  1. Open the cam handle.

  2. Using two hands, insert the replacement drive into the open bay, firmly pushing until the drive stops.

  3. Slowly close the cam handle until the drive is fully seated in the midplane and the handle clicks into place.

    The green LED on the drive comes on when the drive is inserted correctly.

    Depending on your configuration, the controller might automatically reconstruct data to the new drive. If the shelf uses hot spare drives, the controller might need to perform a complete reconstruction on the hot spare before it can copy the data to the replaced drive. This reconstruction process increases the time that is required to complete this procedure.

Step 4: Complete drive replacement (24-drive)

Confirm that the new drive is working correctly.

  1. Check the Power LED and the Attention LED on the drive you replaced.

    When you first insert a drive, its Attention LED might be on. However, the LED should go off within a minute.

    • Power LED is on or blinking, and the Attention LED is off: Indicates that the new drive is working correctly.

    • Power LED is off: Indicates that the drive might not be installed correctly. Remove the drive, wait 30 seconds, and then reinstall it.

    • Attention LED is on: Indicates that the new drive might be defective. Replace it with another new drive.

  2. If the Recovery Guru in ThinkSystem System Manager still shows an issue, select Recheck to ensure the problem has been resolved.

  3. If the Recovery Guru indicates that drive reconstruction did not start automatically, start reconstruction manually, as follows:

    Perform this operation only when instructed to do so by technical support or the Recovery Guru.
    1. Select Hardware.

    2. Click the drive that you replaced.

    3. From the drive’s context menu, select Reconstruct.

    4. Confirm that you want to perform this operation.

      When the drive reconstruction completes, the volume group is in an Optimal state.

  4. As required, reinstall the bezel.

  5. Return the failed part to Lenovo, by following all packaging instructions and using any packaging materials that are provided.

What’s next?

Your drive replacement is complete. You can resume normal operations.