ProLiant DL380 G5 amber disk light


one of my HP hard drives (493083-001) has an amber light. iLO shows POST Error: 1779-Drive Array Controller Detects Replacement Drives. Everything seems to be running OK, so regarding replacing it, do I just take out the bad drive and pop the new one in?

king daddyAsked:
Who is Participating?
Sebastian TalmonConnect With a Mentor System Engineer Datacenter SolutionsCommented:

yes, you have to replace the bad drive.

As they are hot-pluggable, the RAID array rebuild should start shortly after the replacement.

A thing to mention: the amber light and the error-messages may be also present AFTER replacement of the bad drive - this only means that you do not have full redundancy until the rebuild is complete (and does not mean that the replacement drive is bad too). After a few hours after replacing the drive, everything should be green again.
GeryAbayConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes the RAID Controller will rebuild the new drive in the backround
king daddyAuthor Commented:
thank you both for the quick responses. I am contacting HP support to see if under warranty. if not, i'll order one.
Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.

king daddyAuthor Commented:
will have on tomorrow and will hot swap it.

thx again for confirming
king daddyAuthor Commented:
if anyone sees this, please respond. thanks

I went to pop out the amber disk this morning and when I pushed it it turned green so I left it alone. I just walked past the server and now 2 of the 3 disks in a RAID 5 are blinking amber. Any ideas?
The disk that you had pushed in initially would have been getting PFA predictive failure errors. Now that you had pushed it in, i has called otehr disks to fail. Infact, i am sure its just the array has gone offline.  You will need to make the array online and than change your faulty disk..
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.