HP Proliant DL385 G2 drive hot swap. Pulled new drive from server before rebuild completed now get an orange light after put back in even with new drive.
Posted on 2011-02-22
We have an HP Proliant DL385 G2 with two logical drives setup. We had a orange light on one of the drives (Logical drive 1...2 drives with Raid 1+0 setup) so we hot swapped the drive. Right after I put the drive in I realized that I needed to get the serial number off of the drive so I pulled the drive before any lights started flashing (not smart in hind sight). I then put the drive back in about a minute later and got a orange light. We looked in the array configuration utility and could see that the drive was showing as failed. We decided to put a new drive in to see if that would fix the issue but got an orange light with that drive as well. I noticed a blue light on the other drive in the array so we went back to the Array Configuration Utility and could see that the array was in "Interim Recovery Mode" and the new drive was showing as failed. We are thinking that a server reboot or a firmware update might resolve this issue, but we want to limit the damage for the day and decided to look for help. Anyone know what the best course of action would be? Thanks in advanced!