HP Server, Hard Drive -- solid red light, do NOT eject ?

Does the attached solid RED light that stays on forever just mean the OS RAID partition is working and I should NOT eject the drive ?

If not, what does it mean since both of my PHYSICAL servers have the same 1st drive in the RAID as solid RED that stays on forever ?
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From the ACU run a report and see if the report agrees with the drive status.  Review IML as well.

The drives maybe marked as failed or offline, I believe the setting can changed.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
That is not a red light, it is a "port wine" coloured light and indeed it means DO NOT EJECT.

HP/Compaq have used the "wine" colour to indicate devices that are hot-pluggable, you'll see that colour on the PSU handles and some internal fans. Similarly HDD eject handles have always been "wine" coloured, some bright spark decided that lighting up the eject button to indicate "do not remove" was a good idea without thinking that to some it would appear as a red fault light.

Google "hpe "port wine" you will see that you get hits from last century. Personally I think the symbol may also mean "no picnicking".

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0100747 shows how hard the colours of the tiny status indicator LED in the middle of the useless spinning LEDs are to distinguish. Also note that they disable the LEDs if you use 3rd party caddies.

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Well, have you replaced the failed disk yet (not in the picture but it would probably be mirrored to the one with the do not eject LED lit up unless you are using RAID 0 on that disk.
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