HP Server Prolient DL 380 Gen 9 Amber Drive light

I have a brand new HP server that ran for 6 weeks with no problem

Today I copied over the data and one of the lights on the servers hard drive is amber

The server has 8 hard drives

Any idea?

HP used to give you a tool kit to check for issues
syarmushAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Does the server have good RAID. Call HP Support and get the drive replaced right away.

Now you should be able to find HP RAID tools (I use Lenovo servers) and that can tell you going forward the health of your drives and which drive is a problem.

But replace the current drive right away. HP should have a drive to you tomorrow.
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Andy SCommented:
Phone support and get a new drive ASAP. in the mean time i'd remove and re-insert it. Sometimes that will be enough to get it functioning again for a little while, on the off chance another drive fails before that's replaced.
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syarmushAuthor Commented:
I am sorry this has never happen tome before. Should I shut the server down remove the drive and re install?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Predictive failure/failure, The chassis and disks are hot plug. Remove and Replace the disk, in-situ, this is what they are designed for. The RAID array will then start to rebuild.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with Andrew, I have replaced failed drives under load without shutting down. Works fine. You do need to call HP Support now and get the new drive on its way.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@syarmush - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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