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Catastrophic SAN HP MSA2324i failure

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Not my SAN, one of my clients had a Catastrophic SAN failure on a Hewlett Packard MSA2324i, the whole VMware vSphere 4.0 Enterprise virtual environment was on it, they been without service for two working days.

A power supply fan failed and within 3 minutes the other power supply failed, causing the MSA to start and then reset due to a thermal fault which then caused THREE disks to fail in the RAID6, vdisk! which then caused the vdisk to fail, and hence all the virtual machines!

I’ve just ended my day, after restoring Service!

Thats IT! and I love it!

Off to my bed now, before the dawn chrous!

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