Need to download array manager or something? I have a RAID5 but no way to look at it.

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a Dell PowerEdge 2600 with a RAID5 setup. It has a Dell PERC 4/Di RAID Controller. this particular server seems to have no utility at all for looking at the RAID. I think a drive is out because a light is blinking and that's what started this. I can't seem to easily download Array Manager from Dell. Any ideas on what to do with this?

Question by:BryceRichert
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    You can download the Dell OpenManage Array Manager software ISO from Dell.  It has the app you are looking for, here is the link;

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    Can I mix drive speeds in the same RAID if the drive sizes are the same?
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    Yes you can.  The raid will default to the slowest drive.

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    This was exactly what I needed to get my server up and running.

    The link and subsequent download of Openmanage worked perfectly

    Just be patient when installing openmanage

    it does take more than a few minutes to go through the process

    Expert Comment

    went to the link but it keeps saying "an unexpected error occured, please try blah blah dell download manger again."
    SBS2003 firewall or something? is the solution to go offsite and download it to removeable media? nothings ever easy is it.

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