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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (V250 to V259) User Guide 20

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Modifying Physical Drive Properties (pdconfig)

Modifying Physical Drive Properties (pdconfig)


The pdconfig command is used to modify properties of a physical drive managed by a RAID controller.


ipmcset -t storage -d pdconfig -v <pdid> [-state <pdstate>] [-hotspare <hotsparetype> [-ld <ldid>]] [-locate <locatestate>]






Specifies the ID of the physical drive.

0 to 255
pdstate Specifies the status of the physical drive.
  • online: The drive is online.
  • offline: The drive is offline.
  • ug: The drive is idle.
  • jbod: The drive is a JBOD disk.
hotsparetype Specifies the hot spare status of the physical drive.
  • none: It is not a hot spare disk
  • global: It is a global spare hot disk.
  • dedicated: It is a dedicated spare hot disk.
ldid Specifies the ID of the logical drive.

If hotsparetype is dedicated, you need to set the logical drive associated with this physical drive.

locatestate Specifies the status of the location indicator of the physical drive.
  • start: The location indicator is flashing.
  • stop: The location indicator is off.

Usage Guidelines

This command can be used only when either of the following conditions is met:
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determine whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The iBMA 2.0 has started on the OS.


# Set the status of physical drive 1 to online.

iBMC:/-> ipmcset -t storage -d pdconfig -v 1 -state online 
WARNING: The operation may have many adverse effects.
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Updated: 2019-11-19

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