I have inherited a Dell 1900 Power Edge server, configured with a SAS Raid 10 and have lost a disk drive (I purchased and installed a new 300gig SCSI drive ... identical size, and speed) But upon reboot into the Raid controller it does not see the new drive. I then allowed a full boot into windows 2003 and the open manage software package sees the drive but only provides options to "clear" which would remove the data (no problem as it is new and not yet included in the Raid) or establish it as a global hot spare. Do I need to allow the "clear" command to execute?
Or should I look for a RAID storage manager to install?
I usually order my servers with Raid and a hot spare. Changing these are a piece of cake compared to removing a cage to even get at the HD!
Any assistance in which direction I need to follow would be appreciated.