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Add disks to IBM DS3300

Posted on 2013-11-08
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Hello
I need to add more disks to my DS3300.
I turn it off, add the disks, turn it back on. But I cannot access it anymore with the IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager.
I can ping it like 30 times, then get 5 failed pings, then I ping it again and so on...

I have to shut the DS3300 down, remove the newly added drives, then reboot the DS3300 to have it accessible.

My DS3300 has only one controller, firmware 07.35.53.00
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Question by:deewave
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by:dlethe
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You are supposed to add disks with it turned on. That is why they are called hot  swap.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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I am agree with David, but if you want the official answer i am sure its in here http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg247065.pdf
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deewave earned 0 total points
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As I mentioned I have only 1 controller, so I can't hot add any disk.
I finally upgraded the firmware, then I was able to add (with SAN turned off) the disks.
So probably a firmware issue.

Thanks for your answers
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by:deewave
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the other solutions were not pointing in the good direction, as I have only 1 controller and the admin guide of DS3300 states that you cant hot swap the drive with only 1 controller

My solution worked (upgrading firmware)
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