I have a VMWare Server box (that I did not build personally) at my customer site. I went there yesterday and noticed a red light on the hard drive in the middle of 5 HDs.
I restarted the server and took some screenshots.
I am going to replace it, but do you suggest that I shut down the server, simply pull out the bad HD and repace it with new HD, and start the computer?
Or since this is "Hot-Plug HD", do it while the server is on?
Is there more than simply replacing the HD that I should be aware of?
Fyi, I did not check to see what RAID (1, 5 or 10) is being used.
As to the HD description, the original invoice from the vendor shows "Qty 5, 418367-B21 HDHEWL 146GB 10K SAS SFF 25" DP HDD" with serial number of each HD.