Disk Failures on Vmware

Hey guys,

I am running esx 5.5 with some hard drives in a raid array.

Now how i can tell if one of my disks is failed or is near failure?
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Cobra25Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Select Host > Configuration > Health Status

or if you are using vCenter Server > Select Host > Hardware Status

BUT, only if you are using an OEM version which can "communicate" with the storage controller....

otherwise look at the disks, are they flashing red or amber ?

otherwise, reboot the server, and check using Storage Controller BIOS

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Cobra25Author Commented:
in vcenter hardware status

i dont see anything about hard disks
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the make of server ?

You either do not have a supported server, using the wrong version e.g. non OEM version of ESXi, or don't have a storage controller which supports this function.

so, back to

1. visual - eyeball the physical disks in the server, and look for red or amber lights.

2. reboot the server, and use the Storage Controller software or BIOS
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Supermicro
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visually looks okay, just wanted to know for future
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, Supermicro is a grey area, and not possibly on the Hardware Compatibility List, and there is no OEM version for it.
Andreas PeetzCommented:
What is the RAID controller's brand and model? There are CIM provider bundles available for some RAID controllers (e.g. LSI) which you can install in ESXi to make the hardware health status appear in the vSphere Client.

A list is available here:
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/vcl/cimprovider.php
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