Exact afacli syntax/procedure to replace/hotswap drive (2550-Perc3/Di) ?
tomp at securityminded.net
Wed Apr 7 21:34:00 CDT 2004
"Dell PE Support should be able to assist in you using afacli and what the
steps to rebuild the array."
Possibly this is just my experience but..... I called dell PE support last
week requesting some assistance in adding a new mirror. Simple enough,
though I wanted to confirm the steps as the disks were being added to an in
production server. After being transferred several times because I was
requesting leenux support I finally ended up with a tech who's response was
"Why don't you just use the controllers interface?". After explaining the
24x7 operation I run he reluctantly (very reluctantly) pointed me to some
docs on dells website that I had already seen. When asked to walk me step
by step through the process I find out he has never used/touched the afacli
interface. Needless to say I ended the call without the answers I was
I don't intend to blast Dell tech support as my issues are typically quickly
deal with, though in the past most of the issues have surrounded a Microsoft
server platform. However, if Dell is going to sell and support Linux they
should staff the Linux desk with personnel knowledgeable of Linux and the
Dell based Linux tools. I cannot image that I am the first person calling
for support with the somewhat cryptic afacli syntax and sequencing of the
So best of luck to you in calling and asking for Linux support.
From: Paul [mailto:paul at kbs.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 12:19 PM
To: David Kinnvall; linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: Exact afacli syntax/procedure to replace/hotswap drive
I will try and some based off some of my experiences.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Kinnvall" <david.kinnvall at alertir.com>
To: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 1:18 AM
Subject: Exact afacli syntax/procedure to replace/hotswap drive
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