Defining a Hot-Spare Drive

Defining a Hot-Spare Drive

To define a drive as a hot-spare drive:
  1.  Start the RAID configuration program 'Starting the RAID Configuration Program' by inserting the  IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide PCI-Bus Adapter Configuration Option Diskette  into the  primary diskette drive  and powering-on the system.  If the system already  is powered-on,  press Ctrl+Alt+Del.

     Select Start RAID Configuration Program  from the PC DOS start-up menu,  the Main Menu appears.

  2.  Select Create/delete array from the Main Menu.  The following screen appears.


  3.  Select Define hot-spare drive.  The cursor will become active in the Bay/Array selection list.


  4.  NOTE:   Only SCSI hard disk drives are shown as  RDY, ONL, DDD, OFL, or HSP state. SCSI tape  and CD-ROM drives are not shown.  They appear when you select drive information.  Refer to 'Bay/Array Selection List' for the drive status  meanings.

     The numbers shown on the left in the Bay/Array selection list area  in the previous figure are the bay IDs.  See 'Installing Internal Drives (Type 86XX)' for an explanation of the bay IDs.

  5.  Use the Up Arrow (  ) key or the Down  Arrow  (  ) key to highlight the RDY  (ready) drive  you want to define as the hot spare, then  press Enter. The RDY changes to HSP (hot spare). You can  press Enter again to toggle  between HSP and RDY.
  6.  Press Esc when you have finished. The cursor  will become active in the Create/Delete Array menu.  .cp
  7.  If you want to create a disk array, go to 'Creating a Disk Array'.
  8.  If you are finished:

    1.  Select Exit or press Esc.  A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm your change.

    2.  NOTE:  The changes you make are not saved until you  confirm them  by selecting Yes in the Confirm pop-up window.

    3.  Select No if you do not want the  drive you selected to be a hot spare,  select Yes to define it as a hot-spare drive.
    4.  Back up the disk-array  configuration information to diskette.  Refer to 'Backing Up the Disk-Array'  for instructions.

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