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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).

Thanks!
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Cobra25
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
look at the front lcd panel...is 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

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails/Product/poweredge-r710?driverId=WHYNF&osCode=XI51&fileId=3324828011&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM
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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
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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compdigit44Commented:
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...

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2040405

Is DRAC setup locally on the server?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
No DRAC

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