[SunHELP] Will non-Sun disks work in ZFS appliance?

Fred Dikeman Fred at workstation.net
Wed Dec 5 10:09:47 CST 2012

These are probably dumb questions but sometimes its the little things that
are overlooked.  Did you purchase the exact OEM disk as the Sun disk?  Same
part number?  Are you sure that its a good disk?  Did you format it and
label it?  Did you run vts on the system?

Fred Dikeman
Data Instruments, Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Alan McKay
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 8:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Will non-Sun disks work in ZFS appliance?

Just to report back on this ... I finally got around to trying it yesterday
and it is killing my ZFS appliance.  Not sure whether this is related to the
non-sun disk or not because it is the first time I am replacing a disk, but
the manual says it should be able to resilver with minimal end user impact.
I'm getting some pretty long stretches of next to no response from my
filesystems and it is just killing my
cluster.   The manual also says it is safe to cancel the operation but
I get error messages when I try to do that.

Not impressed with Sun at this point and this will probably be my last Sun
purchase ...

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay+sun at gmail.com>
> Hey folks,
> I have a ZFS 7120 that is out of service agreement and darn those
> disks are expensive!  $2K for a 3T drive that will act as a 2T (2T no
> longer available).
> I know Sun puts its own BIOS on the drives but I hope that does not
> mean it will prevent me from using a generic drive.
> Can I just pick up the equivalent SAS drive from Seagate (or other) and
use it?
> A 2T Seagate SAS drive is $282!!!
> thanks,
> -Alan
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