HP Proliant Server - Hard Drive Error?

One of the Hard Drives installed on our server is lit up and has a symbol on it. (Image Attached) it looks as though it is just a case of the message saying the disk cannot be ejected.

Could someone confirm this if possible?

Many Thanks
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:

Log onto the server, you'll have the HP server homepage in your HP system tools. Log onto that and it'll tell you exactly what the issue is.

I never work just off of the lights...


Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Or check the ilo logs, could be the drive is in predictive faillure state.
AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Yeah the ILO would tell you as well... either way would work fine.

In all honesty it's just safer checking the logs rather than relying on a light...
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It is indeed the do not remove light, probably one of the other SSDs in that array has failed but unfortunately we can only see 5 disks so it's not possible to say which of the other disks is faulty from that photo.

Either the SMH or iLO as already mentioned or the ACU will give more info, you could also upload an ADU report and we could read through that to see the fault.

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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
Those lights can turn on for a variety of reasons, not all mean the drive is bad.  Best to check as suggested above.  I had one a few weeks ago that came on because one of the partitions was nearing 100% capacity.  I'm pretty sure nothing in the drive knows that, so there must have been a way for the drivers or software to signal that drive to turn on its light.
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
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