RAID 10 failed drive will not automatically rebuiild itself HP Proliant ML370 Smart Array 431
Posted on 2008-10-30
Hello, have a little Hardware RAID issue. I have a HP Proliant ML370 G2 server that has a hardware raid controller, Smart Array 431. On this controller I have two arrays (A and B). Array A is a 3 drive RAID 5 configuration using SCSI ID 0-2. Array B is where the problem lies. Array B has a 2 drive RAID 10 configuration. One of the drives has failed and when I went to put my spare drive in the array would not automatically rebuild. I noticed the server never had any of the HP utilities on it so I downloaded the Array Configuration Utility from HP thinking it would have an option to rebuid the array but it does not. At first I thought I had a bad spare drive so I replaced it with a second drive which does the same think. When I look in the ACU utility it looks a little funny for me. The Array B says it has a disk on SCSI ID 3 which is the workiing disk and a failed disk on SCSI ID 6 but there is not a SCSI ID 6 on this server. The drive is in the next physical slot on the drive bank so I would think it would be SCSI ID 4. The new drive I put in shows in the ACU utility as being on SCSI ID 4. Has anyone ever seen this and how can I force the array to rebuild?