One of our clients' servers is configured in a RAID 5 array and one of their hard drives died. I have a replacement drive on the way but I'm not familiar with rebuilding arrays. My research tells me that ideally, I should place the new drive where the dead drive used to be, and when I boot into windows it should detect and automatically start rebuilding the array.
My concern is that if it does not automatically start doing this, how do I go about rebuilding the array manually from within the PERC controller? I would hate to accidentally do it backwards and end up with 3 blank hard drives. Also, once the drive is in place, is there any way to determine if the drive is in the process of being rebuilt from within Windows? I would have to check, but I don't believe Open Manage is installed on the machine.