vSAN failed disk


I have a failed disk in my vSAN cluster. I would like to know the correct procedure in replacing this disk.
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
More details please?
Make, model, speeds and feeds

As much detail as possible
Rio_10Author Commented:
Host is a HP DL 380, 6x 15k 900GB HDD, 1x 480 Flash disk. One of the HDDs has fail, confirmed by the vendor. I would like to know thebcorrect procedure in remove the disk from vSan and the host and adding a new one please
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The correct procedure is to

1. remove the failed disk from the disk group.
2. once the failed disk is removed from the disk group.
3. physically remove the disk from the Host server

(add the new disk back is the reverse, insert, and add back to disk group)
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:

In my article regarding nested vSAN I explain how to evacuate the data and how to remove a dead disk.

Just go to the bottom of the article and you will have images how to do it.


Hope this can help.
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