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The following default information is provided:
The MDisk or the storage pool name that is provided during the configuration process.
The MDisk or storage pool ID that is automatically assigned during the configuration
The status of the MDisk and storage pool. The following statuses are possible:
All MDisks are online and performing optimally.
One MDisk is in degraded state (for example, missing SAS connection to enclosure of
member drives or a failed drive with no spare available). As shown in Figure 7-60, the
pool also is degraded.
Figure 7-60 One degraded MDisk in pool
One or more MDisks in a pool are offline. The pool (Pool3) also changes to offline, as
shown in Figure 7-61.
Figure 7-61 Offline MDisk in a pool
The capacity of the MDisk. The capacity is shown for the storage pool, which is the total of
all the MDisks in this storage pool. The usage of the storage pool is represented by a bar
and the number.
An MDisk features the following modes:
Array mode MDisks are constructed from internal drives by using the RAID
functionality. Array MDisks are always associated with storage pools.