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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 4, 2019

RAID Rebuild Status on HMC

After a defective disk has been replaced, the HMC user cannot see the status or progress of the RAID rebuilt. Only "lshmc -h" is available, to see the following status "degraded | n/a | enabled".
However, this is essential for the further use of the HMC.
Only as root user you can query the status with the command:
> info -o vd

Here some more details:
> info -o vd -i 0

Virtual Disk Information
id: 0
name: HMC Disk
status: degraded
Stripe size: 64
RAID mode: RAID1
Cache mode: Off
size: 1907649 M
BGA status: running
Block ids: 0 4
# of PDs: 2
PD RAID setup: 0 1
BGA progress: rebuilding is 2% done <<<===

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    This enhancement is delivered and is available in the latest V10 and V9 R2 updates of HMC.

  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2020


    Feature is planned for an upcoming release.