Um Joe, 'popping the drive and slipping in another' is not supported. :-)
You may very well end up with a requirement to do an IOA cache reclaim
which may (or may not) cause the system to flag the ASP as *EMPTY
However in that situation if you have successfully completed a couple of
SAVE 21s then I'd do just that. End the system to restricted condition.
Let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes to be sure nothing was left in the caches
and give it a go. Note that in this case the system likely wouldn't see
the new serial number of the drive since as far as it's concerned the
drive simply went silent and then came back. But I'd give it 60-40 that it
This is what happens all the time. Even if I power down, when I insert
a new drive it doesn't recognize it until I actually rebuild the disk.
I see "FAILED" but with the old serial number until I rebuild the RAID
set. After it's done, it sees the new serial number.
Does your disk cage have the plastic light pipes that show the LEDs on the
disk cage backplane? If it does you can concurrently maintain your system.
Okay, I'm clueless. By backplane, do you mean the back of the machine?
Because my disk drives are all at the front on the bottom and they all
have blinking lights. But when I go into STRSST and try concurrent
maintenance it says concurrent maintenance is not supported. My guess
is the best I can do is the restricted state / pop and swap / rebuild
and pray technique.