I have a HP Proliant DL380 with ESXi and a RAID-5 array. One of the drives is reporting a predictive failure. After reading the various ways to address this, I was planning to wait for it to actually fail, then swap it out with another drive. However, I am going on vacation in a week and I realized I'd like to take care of this before then, to avoid an actual failure while I"m away.
Options seems to be the shut down the server and swap it then, just pull out the predictive drive while online and active and swap it, or take the drive offline in the ACU. The first two seem to have potential issues from array failure to corruption, and I haven't read much about the third.
Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks.