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SERVERware 4 System Disk Replacement

SERVERware 4 Procedure for System Disk Replacement and Cleanup

When the system disk is damaged, the next procedure should be followed:

1. Replace the Physical Disk in the Server:

  • Phisically swap the damaged disk with a new one.

2. Reboot and Boot from SERVERware Installation Media:

  • Restart the system and boot from the SERVERware installation media.

in this step

3. Choose Installation Type:

  • Select the type of installation that was previously on the processing host or storage controller.

4. Detect Previous Installation:

  • If at this point Previous storage setup is not detected please cancel the installation and consult support for further instructions.
  • If a previous installation is detected, confirm by selecting "Yes" to continue restoring the system.

5. Select Destination Disk:

  • Choose the disk on which to restore the system.

6. Confirm System Setup:

  • Confirm system setup by pressing "Next."

7. Complete the Installation:

  • Press "Next" to complete the installation. After a server reboot, the system will be fully restored and functional.

8. Clean Up Unused System Pools:

  • After reinstalling the system disk, there may be a new system pool name, and the old one may remain in the GUI.

9.  Access the Controller and MySQL:

  • Use SSH to log in to the CONTROLLER and open the MySQL with the command

mysql serverware

10. List Storage Pools:

  • Execute the command select * from sw_storage_pools; to list all storage pools available in the GUI.

11. Identify the Pool to Remove:

  • Identify the old pool to be removed, usually having a "CHKFAILED" status.

12. Remove the Old Pool:

  • Execute a command like delete from sw_storage_pools where id=3; (replace id=3 with the appropriate ID) to remove the old pool.