ECS Disk FRU showing as "unassign:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

ECS Disk FRU showing as "unassign:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

Environment:

ECS Appliance Hardware


Description:

ECS Disk FRU showing as "unassign:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

ECS replacement disk has a Partition Name of "unassign"

cs_hal list disks shows replacement disk as "unassign:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

ECS-Node81:~ # cs_hal list disks

Disks(s):

SCSI Device Block Device Enclosure   Partition Name                      Slot Serial Number       SMART DiskSet                       

----------- ------------ ----------- ----------------------------------- ---- ------------------- ------- ---------                      ---

/dev/sg7    /dev/sdg /dev/sg33 ECS:object:Qn3DCCpuRyaRlAf4GeDYFA C01  1EGH0BEC            GOOD

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/dev/sg63   /dev/sdbj /dev/sg64 ECS:object:Qn3DCCpuRyaRlAf4GeDYFA E07  1EGGWKBC            GOOD

/dev/sg56   /dev/sdbc /dev/sg64 ECS:unassign:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA D08 1EGHKPJC            GOOD

/dev/sg34   /dev/sdag /dev/sg64 ECS:object:Qn3DCCpuRyaRlAf4GeDYFA A06  1EGJXYWC            GOOD

 

total: 60

 

 

 

Resolution:

The solution is to first check the replacement disk and ensure is has good smart metrics or, in other words, ensure the disk is not DOA. If the disk passes this check, then restart the fabric agent so this replacement disk is ingested into the Object Container.For a detailed step by step resolution please refer to EMC Support Solution 478242  https://support.emc.com/kb/478242