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Assign and Unassign hot spare in system setup in PowerEdge RAID Controller 10

Summary: This article provide the information of how to assign/unassign a global/dedicated hot spare for a physical disk drive.

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Symptoms

This article provides the information of how to assign/unassign a global/dedicated hot spare for a physical disk drive.

  • A dedicated hot spare will be assigned to only one virtual disk on the controller.
  • A Global hot spare will be assigned to all virtual disks on the controller.

Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller 10(PERC H740P, PERC H745P MX, PERC H840 ) support this feature. 
For more information about Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller 10, please refer to the manual.


Table of Contents

  1. Navigating to Dell PERC 10 configuration utility. 

  2. Assign a global hot spare

  3. Assign a dedicate hot spare

  4. Unassign a hot spare


1.Navigating to Dell PERC 10 configuration utility. 

Perform the following steps to boot to the HII configuration utility:
  1. Turn on the system.
  2. While the system startup, press F2 to enter System Setup. 
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  3. Click Device Settings, all RAID controllers in the system list in the Device Settings screen.
    To access the main menu for the controller, use the arrow keys or the mouse.
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SLN318494_en_US__4icon Note: For more information in all the options, click Help that is available on the top right-hand corner of the browser screen. Help information for individual option menus can also be viewed by scrolling down on each option.

2.Assign a global hot spare

To assign a global hot spare from the HII Configuration Utility, perform the following steps:   

SLN318494_en_US__4icon Note: The utility allows only disks of the same disk technology and of equal or greater size to be selected as dedicated hot spare.
  1. Enter the Dell PERC 10 Configuration Utility. See Navigating to Dell PERC 10 configuration utility. 
  2. Click Main Menu > Physical Disk Management. The list of physical disks is displayed.
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  3. Select the physical disk.
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  4. From the Operations drop-down menu, select Assign Global Hot Spare.
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  5. Click Go.  A screen is displayed asking if you are sure you want to perform the operation.
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  6. Select the Confirm option.
  7. Click Yes.  The global hot spare disk is created successfully.
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  8. You can check the status of the physical disk .
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3.Assigning dedicated hot spare

To assign a dedicated hot spare from the HII Configuration Utility, perform the following steps:

SLN318494_en_US__4icon Note: The utility allows only disks of the same disk technology and of equal or greater size to be selected as dedicated hot spare.
  1. Enter the Dell PERC 10 Configuration Utility. See Navigating to Dell PERC 10 configuration utility. 
  2. Click Main Menu > Physical Disk Management.  The list of physical disks is displayed.
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  3. Select the physical disk.
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  4. From the Operations drop-down menu, select Assign Dedicated Hot Spare
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  5. Click Go. Select the associate virtual to the dedicated hot spare.
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  6. Select the Confirm option. 
  7. Click Yes.  The dedicated hot spare disk is created successfully.
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  8. You can check the status of the physical disk.
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4.Unassign a hot spare

To unassign a hot spare from the HII Configuration Utility, perform the following steps:   

  1. Enter the Dell PERC 10 Configuration Utility. See Navigating to Dell PERC 10 configuration utility. 

  2. Click Main Menu > Physical Disk Management, the list of physical disks is displayed.
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  3. Select the hot spare you want to unassign.
  4. From the Operations drop-down menu, select Uassign Hot Spare.
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  5. Select the Confirm option. 
  6. Click Yes.  The hot spare disk is unassigned successfully.
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  7. You can check the status of the physical disk.
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SLN318494_en_US__4icon Note: Try to use physical disks of the same capacity in a specific virtual disk. If you use physical disks with different capacities in a virtual disk, all physical disks in the virtual disk are treated as if they have the capacity of the smallest physical disk.

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Affected Product

PowerEdge, Fixed Workstations, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd2 Ready node, OEMR R340, OEMR R440, OEMR R540, OEMR R640, OEMR XL R640, OEMR R740, OEMR XL R740, OEMR R740xd, OEMR R740xd2, OEMR R840, OEMR R940PowerEdge, Fixed Workstations, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd2 Ready node, OEMR R340, OEMR R440, OEMR R540, OEMR R640, OEMR XL R640, OEMR R740, OEMR XL R740, OEMR R740xd, OEMR R740xd2, OEMR R840, OEMR R940, OEMR R940xa, OEMR XL R240, PowerEdge R440, PowerEdge R840, PowerEdge R940, PowerEdge R940xa, PowerEdge RAID Controller H740P, PowerEdge RAID Controller H840, VxFlex Ready Node R640See more

Last Published Date

25 Feb 2022

Version

5

Article Type

Solution