omconfig and "Operation disabled"

Tim Robertson tim at justin.tv
Fri Sep 26 18:43:31 CDT 2008


Thanks!  I got 'importrecoverforeignconfig' to work, but (oddly)
'importforeignconfig' failed with an "Operation not supported" error.  The
support matrix on the dell site says that command should work with the perc
6/e, so either I'm misunderstanding something, or...?

-Tim

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 8:14 AM, <Kurt_Olsson at dell.com> wrote:

>  Foreign config is like dealing with parenthesis in Algebra… it must be
> done before anything else can occur.
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> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/5.4/en/omss_ug/html/cli.html#1221846
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> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:
> linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] *On Behalf Of *Tim Robertson
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:54 PM
> *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> *Subject:* omconfig and "Operation disabled"
>
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>
> Hello everyone,
>
> I'm trying to get the OMSA CLI working with a perc6e/MD1000 RAID array
> combination.  I can get certain commands to work just fine (i.e. 'blink' and
> 'unblink'), but others give me inexplicable "Operation disabled" errors, and
> I can't find any documentation on when to expect a particular command will
> be disabled.
>
> The immediate source of my problem is that a colleague pulled one of the
> hot-spare drives from a running array as a test, and once re-installed, the
> drive shows a status of "Foreign".  I'd like to be able to clear this
> status, but everything I try returns the "operation disabled" result.  So
> far, I've tried initialize, clear, offlein, assignglobalhotspare, remove,
> blink and unblink (I got a little punchy, just trying for things that might
> succeed), but none work.
>
> For reference, I'm using ubuntu with kernel 2.6.22-14 SMP, and a
> megaraid_smp driver 00.00.03.19 which I've manually upgraded.  Here's the
> report for the drive in question:
>
> ID                        : 0:0:14
> Status                    : Non-Critical
> Name                      : Physical Disk 0:0:14
> State                     : Foreign
> Failure Predicted         : No
> Progress                  : Not Applicable
> Type                      : SATA
> Capacity                  : 931.00 GB (999653638144 bytes)
> Used RAID Disk Space      : 931.00 GB (999653638144 bytes)
> Available RAID Disk Space : 0.00 GB (0 bytes)
> Hot Spare                 : Dedicated
> Vendor ID                 : DELL
> Product ID                : Hitachi HUA721010KLA330
> Revision                  : GKAOA74A
> Serial No.                : GTF000PBG5T9AFG5T9AF
> Negotiated Speed          : Not Available
> Capable Speed             : Not Available
> Manufacture Day           : Not Available
> Manufacture Week          : Not Available
> Manufacture Year          : Not Available
> SAS Address               : 500221927B199A42
>
> Does anyone have any hints or suggestions, or at least a pointer to
> documentation for the "operation disabled" message?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Tim
>
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