Failed to Start Reconstruction of Virtual Drive - Adding a hot-spare manually
(Doc ID 1505157.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 220.127.116.11.2 to 18.104.22.168.0 [Release 11.2] Linux x86-64
The following Exadata images are confirmed to see this issue: 22.214.171.124.2, 126.96.36.199.0
As described in "Known Issues" note for Exadata software image 188.8.131.52.0 (<note 1468877.1>), it is possible the upgrade to Exadata Database Server software image 184.108.40.206.0 fails in adding the hot-spare to the hardware RAID5 (HW RAID5). In that same note (<note 1468877.1>) a manual procedure describes what steps the operator should execute to add the hot-spare to the HW RAID5. However in some cases the manual adding of the hot-spare to the HW RAID5 may also fail and the following message maybe seen in some rare cases:
So far, the following Exadata images are confirmed to see this issue upgrading to 220.127.116.11.0: 18.104.22.168.2, 22.214.171.124.0. However, it expected more image versions are impacted.
<bug 15857869> FAILED TO START RECONSTRUCTION OF VIRTUAL DRIVE
This is seen in rare cases after upgrading the Exadata database servers to 126.96.36.199.0
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