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Steps for Replacing a Disk Drive and Determining its Function on the Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x (Doc ID 1581331.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion - Version All Versions and later
Big Data Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack - Version All Versions and later
Big Data Appliance X4-2 In-Rack Expansion - Version All Versions and later
Big Data Appliance X5-2 In-Rack Expansion - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

 

The current note for configuring a disk after replacement is: How to Configure a BDA Server Disk After Disk Replacement With the bdadiskutility Utility (Doc ID 2642582.1).

The following four notes are deprecated:

  1. Steps for Replacing a Disk Drive and Determining its Function on the Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x (Doc ID 1581331.1).
  2. How to Configure a Server Disk After Replacement as an HDFS Disk or Oracle NoSQL Database Disk on Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x (Doc ID 1581583.1).
  3. How to Configure a Server Disk After Disk Replacement as an Operating System Disk for /u01 and /dev/sda on Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x (Doc ID 1581338.1).
  4. How to Configure a Server Disk After Disk Replacement as an Operating System Disk for /u02 and /dev/sdb on Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x (Doc ID 1581373.1).

The above four notes do not cover BDA X7 or BDA X8 or any versions on OL7. 

 

NOTE: DO NOT REBOOT A NODE UNTIL THE DISK(S) ARE FULLY CONFIGURED.

IF PROBLEMS CONFIGURING A DISK(S) ARISE CONTACT BDA SUPPORT TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE.
REBOOT ON DISK(S) CONFIGURATION FAILURE OR BEFORE COMPLETE CONFIGURATION CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE SERVER.

  

The document describes the steps for replacing a disk drive and identifying its function so that it can be configured for use on the Oracle Big Data Appliance V2.2.*/V2.3.1/V2.4.0/V2.5.0/V3.x/V4.x.

The steps apply to clusters on OL5, OL6 on non-X7-2 e.g. non-EFI hardware and OL7 on non-X7-2 e.g non-EFI hardware

Scope

 This document is to be used by anyone who is configuring the disk. If attempting the steps and further assistance is needed please log a service request to contact support for help.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 About Disks, HBA, Slot Numbers, and Device Names
 Overview of Disk Replacement
 Disk Drive Identifiers
 Standard Mount Points
 Obtaining the Physical Slot Number of a Disk Drive
 Replacing a Disk Drive
 Correcting a Mounted Partitions Error
 Identifying the Function of a Disk Drive
 Checking for Use by the Operating System
 Prerequisites for Replacing a Working / Failing Disk
 What If a Server Fails to Restart?
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