VMWare ESXi v4.1.0 hardware sensors on RAID 10 rebuild on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with a Perc 5i RAID controller.
Posted on 2013-06-06
I'm running VMWare ESXi v4.1.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with a Perc 5i RAID controller. Member HDD 5 failed on a RAID 10 array. I put in a new SATA drive and it started to rebuild. I'm monitoring via the hardware sensors on the VMWare vSphere client. It still shows it rebuilding. I refreshed the sensors but have not reset all sensors yet. It seems that it's still rebuilding for disk I/O is slower than normal. Each member (4 members) is 1 TB. It's been a little over 24 hours now... Is it possible or seem normal that the rebuild is still going on? Do the VMWare ESXi hardware sensors refresh and update automatically? Also, I have a DRAC board but it just shows the drive being placed into the server. It doesn't show rebuild status.
I just checked the VMWare hardware sensors and I don't see rebuild anymore... I see a parity check status. Does the parity check come after the rebuild status?