I have a CX3-40c running FLARE 24 which currently has 2 FC hot spares set up. I recently added a 15 drive 1 TB SATA II shelf and created two RAID 5 (6+1) and would like to use disk 14 as the hot spare.
I created a RAID Group with a high number (like my other hot spares) and as I look through the properties I see some differences and need to know if this is an active hot spare or not.
The 2 FC hot spares properties have the following: General Tab Total Capacity 268 GB Free Capacity 0 GB Hot Spare Replacing:Inactive Expansion/Defrag Medium Disk Tab Shows the Hot spare as Inactive Partition Tab Shows all the space Bound
The new SATA Hot Spare General Tab Total Capacity 917 GB Free Capacity 917 GB Hot Spare Replacing:N/A Expansion/Defrag Medium Disk Tab Shows the Hot spare as N/A in an unbound state Partition Tab Shows all the space Free
I cannot find in the user guide anything on binding a hot spare...is that my issue...that I have not bound it?
Also if I do have Hot Spare Replacing...how do I invoke that...it seems like a good thing to have according to the Hot Spares Best Practices...any feedback will be appreciated!
You simply create (or bind) a LUN (LUN ID may be on the higher range as per your other two Hot Spare LUNs) - specify the new Raid Group you created and choose the RAID Type as HS (Hot Spare) - it will be a private LUN automatically.