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vSAN Health Service – Physical Disk Health – Component Metadata Health (2108912)

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This article explains the Physical Disk Health - Component Metadata Health check in the vSAN Health Service and provides details on why it might report an error.


Q: What does the Physical Disk Health – Component Metadata Health check do?
A: This health check verifies the integrity of the component metadata on a disk.

Q: What does it mean when it is in an error state?
A: If this health status from this check is not green (OK), vSAN has encountered an issue with an individual component.

This error will not cause vSAN to decommission the disk on which the component resides. But in rare cases where bad metadata is detected, the problem might lead to additional issues with the object that contains the component. In particular, if the number of prepared I/O equals 255, or if the number of committed I/O​ is larger than 10,000, the Component metadata health check returns an error (this particular criteria was removed in vSphere 6.0 patch 03 and later releases).

The following issue can cause this health check to fail: Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error (2145347).

Q: How does one troubleshoot and fix the error state?
A: This error might be caused by faulty drives, a faulty controller, or a misbehaving device driver, but it might be intermittent and originate from the vSAN software. For more information about troubleshooting and monitoring vSAN objects and components, see the Troubleshooting vSAN Storage section of the VMware vSAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual.
The commit I/O larger than 10,000 failure might be intermittent (this particular criteria was removed in vSphere 6.0 patch 03 and later releases). But other test failures might require VMware Support. For more information, see How to file a Support Request in My VMware (2006985).

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