Hard Disk Not Seen In format After Physical Replacement (Doc ID 2027630.1)

Last updated on APRIL 27, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After the successful online replacement of a Hard Disk Drive it might happen that the new disk is not visible in the output of the format command,
although both the old and the new disk were correctly unconfigured/configured with cfgadm

cfgadm will see the disk without any problem.


Example for a M4000 disk:

This issue has been observed with Solaris 10 and 11.

Cause

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