I am getting an error on drive 6 of a Dell PowerEdge 2950 that says E1810. The drive is not showing up in Dell OpenManage. It is part of a RAID. I have been reading Dells documentation on replacing the drive and they want me to install a long list of drivers and firmware updates. This server cannot go down so I really cannot restart the server. What will happen if I place a new drive in the server without installing all of the updates?
What steps would I take to replace the drive?
The spare drive that I have is from a non critical server. If I use that drive will it rebuild the drive for me?