I have an HP Proliant DL380e Gen that I inherited. SInce I didn't set it up, I'm not quite sure if I'm understanding the configuration. I am hoping somebody can clarify some things for me. Currently it has 8 500GB drives in it. The array controller is showing that bays 5,6,7, and 8 are one logical drive, RAID 5. So does this mean that 1,2,3, and 4 are not raided or how exactly would you describe the redundancy aspect of this machine? It's not showing any unassigned drives so why aren't drives 1,2,3, or 4 listed as anything, neither unassigned nor part of any array. It appears that there is around 3TB of storage all together but I can't picture how this works. My understanding is that RAID 5 will give me 1/3 of the space available, so out of the 8 drives physically showing 4TB, we'd see 3TB after RAID. I have Vmware running on it and the vmware logs are showing that drives 1,2,3, and 4 are exceeding the thermal threshold that is defined. I guess my other question would be, how can I replace drives 1, 2, 3, and 4 if they are, in fact, overheating or if they ever fail? It doesn't appear (to me) that I can just pop a new drive in and they will just rebuild. Please help! I have the VMs intermittently going down and the whole server becomes unresponsive and I can't even reboot the vmware box remotely via CLI. Have to have the guy walk upstairs and power it off manually. It's a nightmare!