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Storwize in maintenance mode?

  • 1.  Storwize in maintenance mode?

    Posted Tue August 22, 2017 02:58 PM

    What is the best way to put back end storage into a maintenance mode and still be able to perform actions (SW / microcode update, HW replacements) on the back end?



  • 2.  RE: Storwize in maintenance mode?

    Posted Tue August 22, 2017 03:24 PM

    Can you be more specific about what you are trying to do?  Are you trying to take a RAID array offline for some reason?



  • 3.  RE: Storwize in maintenance mode?

    Posted Thu August 24, 2017 05:11 PM

    Tom,

    I am wanting to switch off 1 mirror in a fully mirrored environment, perform routine maintenance, and then once the system is available again have sync processes start automatically. 



  • 4.  RE: Storwize in maintenance mode?

    Posted Fri August 25, 2017 08:50 AM

    Hi Darla - This might be better handled in a conversation.  There are many important details that are not clear a FEW examples: 

    • Is the mirroring done ant the host level (LVM) or at the storwize level? 
    • Are you trying to perform maintenance on the storwize device or on a backend controller that is being virtualized by the storwize device.  
    • There are probably other questions based on the answers to these.

    If you want to call me to talk maybe we can work though a plan to do what you want.