In most of IBM DS/DCS system trouble shooting, people, or support want to collect support data for them. However, in the support data, it has no drive statistical information.

What is it ? and How to get it?

Drive Data is the sense data consists of statistical information that is maintained by each of the disk drives in the storage subsystem.

To get it, here is two ways that mostly being used.

Via Storage Manager

In SMclient subsystem management window, choose

Monitor--> health --> collect drive data 

You can choose to collect either select drive or all drives.

Via SMcli command line

SMcli ctrl_a ctrl_b -c 'save allDrives file="/<path>/drivedata";'




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