Virtually reseating storage controllers in a Flex System storage device

You can perform a virtual reseat, which simulates the removal and reinsertion of a storage controller (canister) in the storage device bay

About this task

During the virtual reseat, all existing network connections to the storage device are lost, and the power state of the storage device changes. Before performing a virtual reseat, ensure that you have saved all user data.


Complete the following steps virtually reseat a storage controller.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Storage. The Storage page is displayed with a tabular view of all storage devices.

    You can sort the table columns to make it easier to find specific storage devices. In addition, enter text (such as a system name or IP address) in the Filter field to further filter the storage devices that are displayed.

    Illustrates the list of managed storage devices in the Storage page.
  2. Select the Flex System storage device.
  3. Click All Actions > Service, and then click Virtual Reseat Controller A or Virtual Reseat Controller B.
  4. Click Virtual Reseat.