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ESX 5.1 Host Disk or Disk Bay Critical


I have a HP blade ESX 5.1 Host that is getting an error in the hardware status tab "Disk or Disk Bay 1 C1 P1I Bay1: In Critical Array" error (please see attached screenshot).

The HP ILO shows everything is green, so I'm not sure what the error is that ESX is detecting.  Is there a more detailed log I can look at?  There is also a warning about the same disk about predictive failure, but again the ILO says everything is fine.

Any help is appreciated.

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David Paris VicenteSystems and Comunications Administrator Commented:
The attached file that you sent means that the disk should be replaced, even if the Disk has recover, despite you seen the disk with green light.

Predictive failure means that the disk can failed at anytime, and solution is to change the disk quickly as possible.

akalyan911Technical ConsultantCommented:
Hi Tony,

As per the HP, this error belong to HP Insight Management WBEM Providers were incorrectly reporting a Degraded status for the Smart Array Controllers...

There is clear article and solution provided by VMware specially for HP servers.. On ESX 5.1

just through the articles..

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to use the Array Configuration Utility, to see more details, sometimes, if you are not using the OEM HP version of ESXi (download from HP, not VMware), or your firmware is not up to date, you can get phantom errors like these.

Looking at the disks in the sever, you should see a disk failure light.
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Did you see the red light on the disk in your SAN storage? or all indicate green?
what storage are you using? 3par?
tonyjoewalkerAuthor Commented:
Thank you!

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