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How to verify I/O device errors on V210/V240/V215/V245/V250/V440/V445, T1000/T2000, T5120/T5140/T5220/T5240/T5440, V480/V490/V880/V890 servers (Doc ID 1005520.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Applies to:

Sun Fire T1000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire V440 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Blade T6320 Server Module - Version All Versions and later
All Platforms

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This document will assist the user to identify a failing disk device based on errors reported in the 'format' output, 'iostat' and /var/adm/messages.

This information doesn't apply to systems, in which the disks are configured in a hardware raid volume (as 'format' will not show disks that are part of a raid volume)

Available for this topic, a Video Tutorial; Brief how-to video tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions answering Sun's most frequently asked questions.  View the video answer and/or follow the detailed instructions below.


Video - Analysing Disk Errors (5:00)



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