Replacement of a failed drive with this problem is not necessary and should not be requested. This situation is recoverable in the field as highlighted in the Workaround/Solution section.
A hard drive with one of the affected firmware versions in an MCS-7835-H2 or MCS-7845-H2 may suddenly stop functioning. This behavior is documented in the HP Firmware Advisory, noted in the Background section.
The workaround to this problem is to shut down and power off the server. The drive will regain functionality after powering up. The problem may return after an unknown period of time.
The permanent solution to this problem is to upgrade the Hard Drive firmware. Hard Drive Firmware can only be updated while a drive is running in a server; any SPARE drives that have the affected firmware must be installed in a server in order to be upgraded. Physical access to the server is required to implement this solution.
To Upgrade the Hard Drive Firmware: 1. Go to Unified Communications Manager & Voice Apps Crypto Software (registered customers only) 2. Download 2 files: -FWUCD-1.1.1.iso -FWUCD-1.1.1-Readme.txt 3. Burn the FWUCD-1.1.1.iso image onto a CD or DVD 4. Review the contents of the Readme.txt 5. Insert the CD/DVD and then reboot the server 6. Install the Firmware update (see readme.txt for more detail) 7. DO NOT ABORT the installation of firmware updates while they are in progress. If installation is aborted, unpredictable results may occur! 8. After the installation of the firmware updates, power cycle the server and allow it to reboot.
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The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.