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eSight V300R010C00 Maintenance Guide 07

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Checking the Disk Status of the eSight Server

Checking the Disk Status of the eSight Server

This topic describes how to check the disk status of the eSight server. If the disk status is abnormal, the data may be lost and the eSight cannot be properly used. Therefore, you must check the disk status periodically. If any disk fault occurs, clear the fault or replace the disk in time.


  • Perform the following steps on Windows:
    1. In the My Computer window, select a disk, right-click, and then choose Attribute from the shortcut menu.
    2. In the dialog box that is displayed, click the Tools tab.
    3. In the Check Error area, click Start Check.
    4. In the dialog box that is displayed, select related check items and click Start. Then, check the disk status as prompted.
  • Perform the following steps on Linux:

In high availability system, perform the operations on the active and standby nodes separately.

  1. Open a CLI. Then, run the following commands to switch to the root user:

    $ su

    Password: password_of_user_root

  2. Run the following commands to view the physical status of the disk on the current server:

    # smartctl -H /dev/sda

Reference Standard

If the following standards are met, the disk status is normal:

  1. In a Windows single-node system, after the disk error check is performed, a message is displayed, indicating that the device or disk has no error.
  2. In a Linux single-node system, run the smartctl -H /dev/sda command. If the following information is displayed, the physical status of the hard disk is normal.
    smartctl 6.0 2012-10-10 r3643 [x86_64-linux-3.0.101-0.47.79-default] 
     (SUSE RPM) Copyright (C) 2002-12, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,  SMART Health Status: OK


If a disk does not function properly, contact the equipment supplier to repair or replace the disk in a timely manner.

Updated: 2019-06-30

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