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Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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There is found the only description of Permanent Sparing in VMAX product guide.

Does  the VMAX also support Dynamic Sparing, too or Not ?

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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According to White Paper document: "The Symmetrix VMAX family uses only permanent sparing"

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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According to White Paper document: "The Symmetrix VMAX family uses only permanent sparing"

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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V-max supports both options 1.Traditional approach of replacing the and re-copying data from hotspare 2.Permenant sparing.

Need to specify when the Bin was configured..CE can configures this either way.

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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Hi Srichev,

Can you tell me where you got that info from?  It should be corrected.  Dynamic sparing does not exist in V-Max, only permanent sparing.

Mike

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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Mike,It seems you are correct.i could not locate this info in any of white papers.

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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if a permanent spare is  not available which can fit the alogorithem(protection scheme) then spare will not be invoked at all?

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Re: Does the VMAX support dynamic sparing ?

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My experience with VMAx is a drive will fail and most of the time  "not" invoke to a spare.   The support center is suppose to dial and invoke the perm spare and dispatch the CE to replace the failed drive.  

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