Degraded Virtual Disk

PowerEdge t410 has a degraded virtual disk. One of the drives are showing faulty on the lcd screen on the server. I have the disk to replace. Do I need to use openmanage to rebuild the array to healthy? if so do I load openmanage on the server that has the failed drive.  or the RAID controller bios setup? A walkthrough guide would be great. thanks
Ross MaddoxIT DirectorAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Any HW RAID controller that I have worked with has Hot Swappable drives and should rebuild on it's own.  I have never worked with a Dell, but I would assume that you have PERC RAID card.


I would pull the drive and from what I read about PERC and OpenManage you will see if the drive is rebuilding or if there is some error.

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Sometimes you have to go into OMSA and set it as a hot spare but normally it will rebuild on its own. You should have OMSA installed anyway if it is Windows or Linux, even VMware supports OMSA although you can't install the GUI locally.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove the faulty hard drive, replace with new hard drive, and it will start to rebuild.

depending on the age of the other drives in the RAID array, be prepared to have another one to hand, as RAID rebuilds, put pressure on other disks, of similar age, and could cause them to fail.
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