9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 4:20 PM by bigdelboy RSS

    Netra 240 compatible hard drive

    969359
      Hi, can anyone tell me if a Seagate ST373455LC hard drive will work in the Netra 240?
      The unit originally came with 2 ST373453LC's and one has failed. I'm seeing the ST373455LC on the Seagate site and the specs are similar: Ultra320, 15K rpm

      thanks
        • 1. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
          rukbat
          It's merely a guess but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
          I have no official knowledge (don't even have a CSI login to get through to the current iteration of what was formerly named the Sun System Handbook) but a brief generic Google search on various tags as "V240" and "Netra" and "Seagate" and "ST373455LC" suggest that after-market vendors are readily selling the disk for exactly your type of use. It's likely the latest model name to fill the niche for the drive manufacturer's product line of disks with that capacity.

          If you do happen to have service contract coverage on that box, just log a SR to ask the company directly. If you don't happen to have such coverage, then go for it -- it's your computer and the disk specifications are virtually identical to that original drive.
          • 2. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
            bigdelboy
            user1161749 wrote:
            Hi, can anyone tell me if a Seagate ST373453LC' hard drive will work in the Netra 240?
            The unit originally came with 2 ST373453LC's and one has failed. I'm seeing the ST373455LC on the Seagate site and the specs are similar: Ultra320, 15K rpm

            thanks
            I'd generally agree with Rukbat ... and I've usually managed to mix and match.

            You'll may have to format the disk and it might moan a little before you do that.

            It's quite possible (but not certain)the ST373455LC is simply a later model of ST373453LC with some update eletronics. The only issue you might have if mirroring is if the geometry esp. number of sectors is a little different; but at a guess if may well be the same family with the same geometry.
            • 3. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
              969359
              Thanks guys, I'm thinking the same thing. I put the drive into the Netra240 and I can format it from the command prompt (the next HDD is working). But even though Solaris formats the drive, when I try to logically insert it I keep getting "wrong magic label" errors. I labeled it as SUN72G like the original drive, but the system just keeps on throwing out the magic label error.

              Ouch! I just realized I forgot to include this error: "unknown controller MD21" . This message is repeated 8 times, each showing "/etc/format.dat" with a different number in parentheses in each message.

              For example: unknown controller 'MD21' - /etc/format.dat (15)

              Edited by: user1161749 on Oct 22, 2012 12:48 PM
              • 4. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                bobthesungeek76036
                You should use type "auto" (or 0) when labeling the disk. Shouldn't be a problem after that.
                • 5. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                  969359
                  I did as Bob suggested and labeled the disk using the "auto" setting instead of specifying "SUN72G", and the wrong magic label error cleared. Now I'm getting this error:

                  Status for "disk" on "c1t0d0", on "CBMTHOM-unit1", at level "INFO":
                  - Disk size = 73GB.
                  - Status for "metadisk" on "c1t0d0", on "CBMTHOM-unit1", at level "WARNING":
                  - Missing metadb replicas on slice "c1t0d0s7".
                  - Submirror "d0" is not attached to mirror "d2".
                  - Submirror "d9" is not attached to mirror "d11".
                  - Submirror "d101" is not attached to mirror "d100".
                  - Submirror "d6" is not attached to mirror "d8".
                  - Submirror "d3" is not attached to mirror "d5".

                  I'm not familiar with this. Can someone point me in the right direction please?
                  • 6. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                    bobthesungeek76036
                    How about showing us the output of:

                    metastat
                    metadb
                    • 7. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                      bigdelboy
                      bobthesungeek76036 wrote:
                      How about showing us the output of:

                      metastat
                      metadb
                      As Bob appears to be heading towards it is IMHO likely your previous disks were mirrors using solaris svm.

                      You have now replaced one of those disks, the other realised it does not contain valid mirror contents (and the above errors are a strong indicator of this senario IMHO).

                      IMHO This will require some identical paritioning and solaris svm commands to do the remirror. Bob's suggestions help confirm this which would be the first step.
                      • 8. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                        969359
                        This unit is part of a HA cluster consisting of 2 Netra-240's. The other unit is currently Active.

                        CBMTHOM-unit1# uname -a
                        SunOS CBMTHOM 5.10 Generic_138888-05 sun4u sparc SUNW,Netra-240

                        Here is the HDD config taken from the Active unit (no alarms):

                        DISK 0 =c1t0d0
                        ascii name = <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
                        pcyl = 14089
                        ncyl = 14087
                        acyl = 2
                        nhead = 24
                        nsect = 424
                        Part Tag Flag Cylinders Size Blocks
                        0 swap wu 0 - 824 4.00GB (825/0/0) 8395200
                        1 root wm 825 - 1649 4.00GB (825/0/0) 8395200
                        2 backup wm 0 - 14086 68.35GB (14087/0/0) 143349312
                        3 var wm 1650 - 2062 2.00GB (413/0/0) 4202688
                        4 unassigned wm 2063 - 3093 5.00GB (1031/0/0) 10491456
                        5 unassigned wm 3094 - 14085 53.34GB (10992/0/0) 111854592
                        6 unassigned wu 0 0 (0/0/0) 0
                        7 unassigned wm 14086 - 14086 4.97MB (1/0/0) 10176

                        DISK 1 - c1t1d0
                        ascii name = <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
                        pcyl = 14089
                        ncyl = 14087
                        acyl = 2
                        nhead = 24
                        nsect = 424
                        Part Tag Flag Cylinders Size Blocks
                        0 unassigned wm 0 - 824 4.00GB (825/0/0) 8395200
                        1 root wm 825 - 1649 4.00GB (825/0/0) 8395200
                        2 backup wm 0 - 14086 68.35GB (14087/0/0) 143349312
                        3 unassigned wm 1650 - 2062 2.00GB (413/0/0) 4202688
                        4 unassigned wm 2063 - 3093 5.00GB (1031/0/0) 10491456
                        5 unassigned wm 3094 - 14085 53.34GB (10992/0/0) 111854592
                        6 unassigned wu 0 0 (0/0/0) 0
                        7 unassigned wm 14086 - 14086 4.97MB (1/0/0) 10176


                        This is the new Seagate disk inserted into the Inactive unit after setting type to "auto-configure" -

                        format> current
                        Current Disk = c1t0d0
                        <SEAGATE-ST373455LC-0003 cyl 65533 alt 2 hd 2 sec 1093>
                        /pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/sd@0,0

                        The other HDD (c1t1d0) is a SUN72G like the ones listed above



                        Device Relocation Information:
                        Device Reloc Device ID
                        c1t1d0 Yes id1,sd@SFUJITSU_MAS3735N_SUN72G_00800JUF____


                        CBMTHOM-unit1# metastat -p
                        d5 -m d4 1
                        d4 1 1 c1t1d0s0
                        d8 -m d7 1
                        d7 1 1 c1t1d0s3
                        d11 -m d10 1
                        d10 1 1 c1t1d0s4
                        d2 -m d1 1
                        d1 1 1 c1t1d0s1
                        d99 -p d100 -o 42596373 -b 1048576
                        d100 -m d102 1
                        d102 1 1 c1t1d0s5
                        d21 -p d100 -o 6291458 -b 6291456
                        d22 -p d100 -o 12582915 -b 1024000
                        d23 -p d100 -o 13606916 -b 1024000
                        d24 -p d100 -o 14630917 -b 1024000
                        d25 -p d100 -o 15654918 -b 102400
                        d26 -p d100 -o 15757319 -b 622592
                        d27 -p d100 -o 16379912 -b 2097152
                        d28 -p d100 -o 18477065 -b 2097152
                        d29 -p d100 -o 20574218 -b 2097152
                        d30 -p d100 -o 22671371 -b 229376
                        d31 -p d100 -o 22900748 -b 32768
                        d32 -p d100 -o 22933517 -b 229376
                        d33 -p d100 -o 23162894 -b 2064384
                        d34 -p d100 -o 25227279 -b 229376
                        d98 -p d100 -o 34207764 -b 8388608
                        d97 -p d100 -o 25827347 -b 8380416
                        d35 -p d100 -o 25456656 -b 114688
                        d36 -p d100 -o 25571345 -b 204800
                        d37 -p d100 -o 25776146 -b 51200
                        d20 -p d100 -o 1 -b 6291456
                        d40 -p d100 -o 47372312 -b 204800
                        d39 -p d100 -o 47167511 -b 204800
                        d38 -p d100 -o 43644950 -b 3522560


                        CBMTHOM-unit1# metadb
                        flags first blk block count
                        a m p luo 16 8192 /dev/dsk/c1t1d0s7
                        • 9. Re: Netra 240 compatible hard drive
                          bigdelboy
                          Everything I see makes me feel you have the following problem:

                          Setup

                          Active HA nide
                          - Two disks mirrored by SVM .. all okay

                          Inactive Node
                          - Design: two disks mirrored by SVM.
                          -
                          - c1t1d0 good
                          - c1t0d0 was bad - replaced.

                          - My opinion of your problem is than c1t0d0 needs mirrored in compliance with an SVM disk replacement procedure (including repartitioning first)
                          ---- I believe have enough skill to do this myself ... I dont have enough skill/time to describe it on the forum.
                          ---- The Solaris manuals describe the procedure(or related procedure) ... but possibly not clearly.

                          Edited by: bigdelboy on 25-Oct-2012 14:02

                          My understanding to begin with is you need c1t0d0 (replaced) labelled (format label that is) the same as c1t1d0

                          Now refering to http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19082-01/819-2723/disksprep-103/index.html

                          And assuming I have this the right way round .... and if i have it wrong (and you label your good disk with the new disks random label) then its your problem not mine :

                          prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s0 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2

                          should give c1t0d0 the label you need.


                          If that looks good then to sort out the svm you need a set of eg metastat metadb metareplace commands .....


                          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/816-4520/about-state-db-replicas-1/index.html
                          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/816-4520/6manpiejd/index.html
                          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/816-4520/6manpieo2/index.html
                          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/816-4520/6manpieka/index.html