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How to import external disk to T3500

Publication Date:  2012-09-21 Views:  52 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
One T3500 storage of a site changed hard disk, then its state come to foreign (Unconfigured band), it shows as below:
Alarm Information
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Handling Process
1. Choose a controller in left panel of MegaRAID storage management. Click the right mouse, then choose “Scan Foreign Configuration”. It shows as picture one.

2.The system pop a dialog box as picture 2, warning user must introduce or clear the RAID configuration information of external disk drive. Choose “Import”, then click “OK”.
Import: the system will import the RAID configuration information of external disk drive to RAID controller.
Clear: the system will clear the RAID configuration information of external disk drive.
High level: you can choose the certain external disk based on real situation, then import the RAID configuration information of external disk drive to RAID controller or clear the RAID configuration information of external disk drive.

3. The system pop a dialog box as picture 4, warning user the operation can’t be recover. Click “Yes”. 

4. The system pop a dialog box as picture 5, warning the external disk configuration import successfully. Click “OK”.

After importing successfully, choose a controller in left panel of MegaRAID storage management. There is no disk identified as Foreign.
Root Cause
There is other Raid configuration information in the changed hard disk.
Suggestions
Don’t using other device’s hard disk in this storage.

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