VTL - Getting the error message 'Impending Drive Failure' on the disk array (Doc ID 1386031.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek VTL Storage Appliance - Version 4.0 - Build 1221 to 4.0 - Build 1221 [Release 4.0]
Sun StorageTek VTL Plus Storage Appliance - Version 1.0 - Build 1323 to 2.0 - Build 1656 [Release 1.0 to 2.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Getting  the error message  'Impending Drive Failure' on the disk array.

Note that the VTL operation will not be impacted as a spare should be used if the actual drive fails.

Example error message from 6140 Major Event Log (MEL):
Date/Time: Thu Jan 07 12:05:35 CET 2010
Sequence number: 1173
Event type: 101E
Event category: Error
Priority: Critical
Description: Impending drive failure detected by controller (synthetic)
Event specific codes: 0/0/0
Component type: Controller
Component location: Controller in slot A
Logged by: Controller in slot A

Cause

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