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HP RAID controller - Parity Initialization Status

If you see this for a long time: “Parity Initialization Status: In Progress”

hpacucli ctrl all show config detail
      Logical Drive: 2
         Size: 1.4 TB
         Fault Tolerance: RAID 5
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Stripe Size: 64 KB
         Status: OK
         Array Accelerator: Enabled
         Parity Initialization Status: In Progress
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001050395658313338500002
         Disk Name: /dev/cciss/c0d1
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A005756APAFGK0P9VX138PC411
  • First upgrade the firmware and your hpacucli version. The problem might then be resolved!
  • If not, then try the following: set the “Surface Scan Analysis Priority” to “High”.

The surface scan delay is the time interval before surface scan analysis activates. This time does not begin counting until there are no commands being sent to the controller. Surface scan analysis is a background process that scans hard drives for bad sectors in fault tolerant logical drives. In RAID 5 or RAID ADG configurations, surface scan also verifies the consistency of parity data. This process assures that you can recover all data successfully if a drive failure occurs in the future. The possible value is 1-30 seconds.

hp_parity_initialization_status_-_in_progress.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/09 15:14 by