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The online spare light is blinking in our DL360 G5 server, does this mean that something is wrong, or does it just mean that the online spare is present?
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If the light is green you should be ok but i would use some monitoring software to check if the disk is being used. If all other disks look ok then there is no reason why the spare would kick in.
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The light is orange (But I think that is the only color it can be).  It just blinks on the main panel.  I looked at it from the HP Configuration Utility and it didn't seem like anything out of the ordinary was going on...
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If it is a proper spare it should say so, it would say active if it were being used in the array. Are the lights on the other disks the same colour? If so i think you are ok
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According to page 20 of this document
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00300504/c00300504.pdf
The Online LED should either be ON or OFF or FLASHING but must be read along with the  FAULT led in order to diagnose if a problem has occurred.

If the online led is on and  the fault led is off there shold be no problem.
If the fault led is also on then A predictive failure alert has been received for this drive and it should be replaced.
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