Failed Hard Disk Vmware ESX

Hello, I have a Dell R710 server running vmware esx 5.1.
Is there a way to tell if i have a failed hard disk on the server (i have 7tb local storage).

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
look at the front lcd it blue or amber?
if it's amber then there is a hardware issue
look at the drive lights...if there is anything wrong with a drive that will also be amber; if green and amber it means predictive failure (and still need to get replaced)

you can also install the open manage tools for vsphere
Cobra25Author Commented:
i wont be in front of the server for some time.

Is there a way to check without OMSA..i do not have the instructions either to fully install that.

Can i check the hardware controller log or anything?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
not without rebooting
this was one of the downside i experience of esx on that box from a management standpoint
if it was red hat/centos i could easily fix OMSA or manage OMSA components without a reboot but esx you have to put in maintenance mode and reboot for the omsa components to load

from memory, i think you can see the hardware log from the lifecycle controller

the installation instructions for OMSA vsphere are further down on that page
With esxi 5.1 hard drive s.m.a.r.t support was added. You could try to check the logs for any signs of a hard drive failure...

Is DRAC setup locally on the server?
Cobra25Author Commented:

All lights are green, but I will install OMSA and report back.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
what was the solution?  you said you would report back
Cobra25Author Commented:
oh, nothing. Everything came back healthy.
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