Dell Equallogic PS6010 failed hard drive replacment showing up as a spare

So I have a refurb PS6010, it's off support with Dell so I can't call them on this issue. I had a drive fail and I've replaced it with the new drive. However, the SAN now see's this new drive as a spare! Thing is, already have a spare drive in this unit! So as you can see in the screenshot, it shows two. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get this drive integrated back into the raid!! Help!
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chadamarkleyAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what is the status of the array ? broken ?
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chadamarkleyAuthor Commented:
Andrew, the array is all green and happy. This is a RAID10 array and I am 99.999% positive I only had one spare when I created it a couple of months ago. I have a second unit that is configured as a RAID6 array and it only has a single spare. I called the vendor and he told me a RAID10 will provision two spare disks, but I think he is full of crap. Trying to google this and I am getting no where. I just don't want to waste 600GB worth of drive space if I don't have to! Thx
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you it's not showing as degraded, it's a spare. They auto rebuild, the moment you put a disk in.
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chadamarkleyAuthor Commented:
So does it automatically assign two spares on a RAID10? Did I just miss that when I initially set it up?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It defaults to spares, unless you override the configuration.
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chadamarkleyAuthor Commented:
Am I able to override the config and add one of these two drives into the RAID array?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Only at creation, and RAID 10 is even disks, so you would have to add even disks, e.g. two.
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chadamarkleyAuthor Commented:
ahhh, now it totally makes sense!! Thanks Andrew!
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Actually, the array auto-rebuilds using existing spares as soon as the array fails a drive. The replacement drive just becomes a replacement for the spare that was already used.
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