Failed to Start Reconstruction of Virtual Drive - Adding a hot-spare manually (Doc ID 1505157.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.2.4.2 to 11.2.3.1.0 [Release 11.2]
Linux x86-64
The following Exadata images are confirmed to see this issue: 11.2.2.4.2, 11.2.3.1.0

Symptoms

As described in "Known Issues" note for Exadata software image 11.2.3.2.0 (<note 1468877.1>), it is possible the upgrade to Exadata Database Server software image 11.2.3.2.0 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 11.2.3.2.0: 11.2.2.4.2, 11.2.3.1.0. However, it expected more image versions are impacted. 


 

Changes

This is seen in rare cases after upgrading the Exadata database servers to 11.2.3.2.0

Cause

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