IBM server harddrive replaced - solid green now
Posted on 2010-09-07
I'm not finding the answer on search engines so I'm asking here. I have a IBM Server X-Series 235 with RAID 1. A harddrive went bad and I replaced it with one that is exactly the same make/model number. The label is different on the drive but manufacturer/make/model are the same. I inserted it into the running server (hot swapable) and it went to an orange solid light and flashing green lights. I assumed at that time it was rebuilding the drive. I believe it did that for a couple of hours then now has been a solid green light for a week. Reading online at places, people said it can take a day or two for the solid green light to go away and that it is still rebuilding the drive. The other drive is still flashing normally.
I'm not sure what to believe at this point with this older server out of IBM warranty. Does anybody know why the light is solid green on the replaced drive? Any suggestions for ensuring proper RAID redundancy?