One of my clients has an old HP DL380 Proliant server. Last summer, we added a new Dell server to the domain and made it the DC running exchange and moved all data shares to it. We kept the HP server as a secondary DC and nothing else.
The proliant has three sets of mirrored drives. Each set of two 36/72 GB drives is a single partition - C, D, E. Last week, one of the two mirrored drived used as the C partition went bad and the drive LED went red.
I ordered a replacement drive and tried a hot swap yesterday. The server immediately went into a BSOD. When I rebooted, the system gave me two error messages that a drive was not found and I had a F1 & F2 option for the raid controller options. F1 was selected and now the system won't boot.
Here are my questions:
1. I have the server S/N, but the server does not say what G1, 2, 3... version it is. How do I determine that?
2. I have a backup, but I probably need the drivers to reload. I checked HP's site but didn't find the Windows 2003 drivers that I could load when prompted by a Windows install CD. Where can I get them?
3. I went into the Raid utiklity and found three containers. It said they were ok, but why won't it boot and rebuild the C drive?