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bdadiskutility fails with "Error code is 12/Device at[Enclosure : Slot] is not Disk" (Doc ID 2754069.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance X8-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

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Configuring a disk after replacement with bdadiskutility fails with:

Error code is 12 .
Device at [<ENCLOSURE> : <SLOT>] is not Disk

1. Running bdacheckhw reports that the model string for the disk in the slot being replaced is completely empty. Output looks like:

ERROR: Wrong disk <SLOT> model :
INFO: Expected disk <SLOT> model : <MODEL_NUMBER> . <MODEL_NUMBER> .

2. Running lsscsi shows that there is no disk in the slot being replaced.

3. MegaCli64 output also finds not disk at the expected slot:

 

Cause

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