Hard Drive Health Status of Permanent Disk Failure in VSAN
With all that spinning metal, it is only a matter of time when you experience a hard drive failure. Fortunately for you, you’re using VSAN and hard drive failures are easy peasy. Here we go!
Browse to the vCenter Web Client, Select your cluster > Manage > Disk Management
Next, you’re going to want to remove that puked drive from the disk group. It should be easy to spot the failed drive…
Look for the icon with the red !
Select the disk group of the failed drive and Select the Remove Disk.
Adding a drive is just as easy as removing the drive depending on the scenario you got yourself in when your configured the I/O controller. The two paths are:
1. If the I/O controller is in pass-through mode then its just plug and rug.
2. If the I/O controller doesn’t support pass-through mode then you will need to re-create each drive replaced as its own RAID 0 group.
Since I’m lazy I selected an I/O card that did pass-through mode. I’ve replaced the drive and will now need to add it back to the disk group.
Select the original disk group from your cluster > Manage > Disk Management and select the Add Drive icon and new drive.
BAM! Within a few minutes, I’m fully recovered and healthy again. Come on VSAN – I beg you, make things just a little tougher next time! This is just too easy.