I have 2 servers. Both are Dells and one is a PE 2800 and one is a PE 2600.
1. The PE 2800 is running 5 73gb SCSI drives RAID 5 on a PERC 4e/di. I want to add a hot spare to this array incase of a failure on one of the drives it can go ahead and get hopping. My question is if I put this in slot 5 and the raid starts to rebuild the array that had say drive 3 fail does it matter that I will have a new hot spare sitting in drive space 3 in the future? This is bassed on the fact that I would replace the messed up drive and create a hotspare with it.
2. Second on the PE 2600 I am running 2 73 gb disks with a RAID 1 on a Perc 4/di. Should I have a spare disk laying around incase of a failure or do I go ahead and put a hot spare in that one too?
3. Also I inherited this server and it does not appear to have open manage installed on it. (PE 2600) Do I just download the latest one and it will start working fine?
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