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  • 1.  GSAN status returns to degraded

    Posted Sep 12, 2018 05:09 AM

    Hi, Everyone.

    Hope you could help me with this issue. Here are the scenario that I have

    Scenario: This is newly built vdp server, it doesn't have so much in it. Right now when I go to vsphere data protection->configuration, the status is stuck on Admin. I have tried performing dpnctl stop gsan & start gsan. It automatically switch back to degraded after few seconds. I have manually perform integrity check but the same issue arise.  I have posted below the disk usage on our VDP for reference.

    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

    /dev/sda2        32G  6.0G   24G  20% /

    udev            1.9G  148K  1.9G   1% /dev

    tmpfs           1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm

    /dev/sda1       128M   37M   85M  31% /boot

    /dev/sda7       1.5G  184M  1.2G  14% /var

    /dev/sda9       138G  4.9G  126G   4% /space

    /dev/sdb1       512G   52G  461G  11% /data01

    /dev/sdc1       512G   51G  461G  10% /data02

    /dev/sdd1       256G   51G  206G  20% /data03

    If more information is needed, please let me know and I'll provide those information.

  • 2.  RE: GSAN status returns to degraded
    Best Answer

    Posted Sep 12, 2018 05:54 AM

    Simple. It is degraded because the expansion from 512GB to 1 TB has not completed successfully.

    if you see /dev/sdd1 is still 256GB

    Follow this:


  • 3.  RE: GSAN status returns to degraded

    Posted Sep 12, 2018 11:47 PM

    SavkoorSuhas​ that fixes the gsan degraded issue, although I have one question on your procedure. Don't I need to place back the drive from dependent to Independent persistent?

  • 4.  RE: GSAN status returns to degraded

    Posted Sep 17, 2018 02:02 AM

    Yes we need to put it back to independent persistent. Gotta update that article.