DiskSuite enables you to dynamically add, delete, replace, and enable hot spares within hot spare pools. You can use either DiskSuite Tool or the command line utilities to administer hot spares and hot spare pools.
You can add a hot spare to one or more hot spare pools. When you add a hot spare to a hot spare pool, it is added to the end of the list of slices in the hot spare pool.
You can delete a hot spare from any or all of the hot spare pools to which it has been associated. Once the hot spare is deleted, the order of the remaining hot spares in the hot spare pool changes to reflect the new position. For example, if the second of three hot spares is deleted, the third hot spare moves to the second position. You cannot delete a hot spare that is currently in-use.
You can replace a hot spare in any or all of the hot spare pools to which it has been associated. The order of hot spares does not change after a replacement. You cannot replace a hot spare that is currently in use.
If a hot spare needs to be repaired, you make it available again by enabling it.
See Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 User's Guide for information on adding, deleting, replacing, and enabling hot spares.