Hi i have a HP ML 350 G6 server that i have been out to and on boot the system is telling me that one of the drives is about to fail, I have purchased another drive of the same size to replace it but after installing and checking the HP ProLiant Array Configuration Utility it doesn't say anything about a drive problem.
Also if i wanted to be safe and just replace the drive how would i go about doing this with the configuration below? im not very familiar with RAID and dont want to screw things up.
The configuration is as follows (not showing the new drive):
Logical Drive # 1, RAID 1+0, 137.0GB, Status OK
Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 1, 147.1GB SAS HDD OK
Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 2, 147.1GB SAS HDD OK
Logical Drive # 2, RAID 1+0, 279.4GB Status OK
Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 3, 300.0GB SAS HDD OK
Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 4, 300.0GB SAS HDD OK
I had an idea that i would get this new drive and make it a spare for the 137GB array and it would kick in if and when it failed BUT i cant seem to find anywhere to add it as a spare.
Please see attached Pics they may shed more light on the config, I can get any information you might need to help me, please ask..