Dell/EMC FC4500 & Powerpath path failures
Posted on 2006-07-13
We have clustered PE2600's with a FC4500 with 5 DAE's direct attached.
We experienced multiple disk failures in our last DAE and after replacing the disks and rebinding the LUN, we are unable to access the disk within the OS (2000 Server) or Powerpath.
Everything looks fine within Navisphere, with no faults.
We have OpenManage Array Manager on one node which fails to find the disk when a scan is done.
On the other node we don't have array manager and when doing a scan within Windows Disk Management it also fails to find the disk.
Within power path we see the disk (probably from before we encountered multiple disk failures), but it says that the storage device has a failed status. It also shows the two paths c3t0d8 & c4t1d8 with a status of failed and a state of closed.
I've tried running powermt restore, with and without the force option, but it just tells me: Clariion device path c3t0d8 is currently dead, and the same for c4t1d8.
Anyone know how we can regain access to this enclosure??
Any help would be very much appreciated.