Can that drive be swapped without downtime?
Should be. It's an HP Smart P420i in a RAID 10 logical disk and is the only failure. Unless the disk itself isn't a hot swap form factor, it should be good, right? I'm, of course presuming that it is a hot swap form factor, which might be silly.
So, this has a 300GB SFF SAS Disk. We don't have any of those spare, but we do have a ton of 300GB Intel 710SSDs, according to the spares tracking;
Intel 710 Series SSDSA2BZ300G3 2.5" 300GB QTY:42
I've chatted with @Bstorm about this via IRC. My thoughts are as follows:
- pull one of the predicted failure SAS disks out of the system and replace it with one of the 42 Intel 710 300GB SSDs.
- Attempt to rebuild the raid with the SSD. It should be a simple pass/fail. If it rebuilds, successfully, we should be good to use these SSDs to replace the dying SAS disks in these systems.
- if it fails, put the predicted (but not quite yet wholly) failed SAS disk back into place, and update this task, assigning it back to me.
- if SAS disks are needed, I'll make an procurement S4 task for the purchase approvals.