2.3 TC-A2103 The SAS RAID Card Fails to Set the Inactive Storage Arrays to Active Because Invalid Storage Arrays Exist

Publication Date:  2012-07-18 Views:  191 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
Related information about the product and version: the T3200 and the T3500 G2.
After storage arrays are transferred from another device to the current device, the status of these storage arrays cannot be set to Active on the SAS BIOS interface, as shown in Figure 2-4.
Figure 1-1  Inactive storage arrays
Alarm Information
None
Handling Process
Step 1     Check whether some storage arrays are in the Inactive state and contain no hard disks. If yes, delete them, as shown in Figure 2-5; if no, contact technical support engineers.Figure 1-1  Delete the invalid array

 

1.         Under Manage Array, select Delete Array and press Enter.
2.         Press Y to delete the selected storage arrays or N to cancel. After Y is pressed, the selected storage arrays are deleted in a while.
Step 2     Re-activate the storage arrays transferred to the current device, as Figure 2-6.
Figure 1-2  Re-activate the arrays

 
A SAS RAID card only supports one RAID 1 group and you can only use system disks to create the RAID 1 group. The other volumes (if any) cannot be activated.
1.         Under Manage Array, select Activate Array and press Enter.
2.         Press Y to delete the selected storage arrays or N to cancel. After Y is pressed, the selected storage arrays are activated in a while.
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Root Cause
The system has the invalid storage arrays that are in the Inactive state and contains no hard disks.
Suggestions
None

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