Deleting a Global Hot Spare

You may want to delete a global hot spare to:
  • Make disk drive space available for another logical drive.
  • Make a global hot spare into a dedicated hot spare.
  • Remove the ‘hot spare’ designation from a disk drive that is no longer being used as a hot spare. (When a hot spare is built into a logical drive after a disk drive failure, it retains its ‘hot spare’ designation even though it can no longer protect the logical drives it's assigned to. See Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure.

To delete a global hot spare:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a controller then, in the Physical Devices tree, select a hot spare drive.
  2. On the ribbon, in the Physical Device group, click Spare Management.

    The Spare Management wizard opens.
  3. Click Un-assign, then click Next.
  4. Review the summary of affected logical drives, then click Finish. The hot spare is deleted and the drive becomes available for other uses in your storage space.

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