I have a disk listed as broken/failed. Does this always mean that the disk is dead and needs to be replaced? I know that you can manually fail a disk, are there any other possible causes? Just want to make sure its dead before i replace it.
If the LED on the drive is amber, it does mean that it is broken and should be replaced. We can validate this using the command "vol status -f". Generate a autosupport and NetApp will replace it.
Yes, you are correct, if disk is in showing in failed disk, then its good to remove the disk. If you failed it manully then you can again unfail the disk.
below is the setps.
1. failed the disk (disk failed <disk name>)
2. remove the failed disk ( disk remove <disk name>)
3. if you want this disk again which you failed manully ( use the command disk unfail <disk name>)
4. If physicall want to see which disk then umber the light (blink_on <disk name>)