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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Checking Hard Disks

Checking Hard Disks

Hard disks are used to store data as a basic component of the storage device. You can learn about the health and running status of a hard disk by checking its status information on the DeviceManager.

Impact on the System

Faulty hard disks may impair read/write performance and cause data loss on the storage device.

Reference Standard

If hard disks are working properly, the following items are true on the DeviceManager:
  • All of the disks are in the Normal health status and Online running status.
  • No disk alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Click the desired disk in the view.

    The detailed information about the hard disk is displayed.

    If a storage system has multiple cabinets, select a cabinet that you want to view.

  4. View the disk information in the group box that is displayed.

    Table 9-22 describes associated status parameters.

    Table 9-22  Hard disk status parameters and their meanings



    Health Status

    Health status of a hard disk. The value can be Normal or Faulty.

    Running Status

    Running status of a hard disk. The value can be Normal, Precopy, Reconstruction, Online, Offline.
    Do not perform any other operation on encrypted disks whose Running Status value is Erasing.

Follow-up Procedure

If a disk alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page, select the alarm and diagnose the problem according to its details and repair suggestions.

Updated: 2019-04-17

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