I have an HP Proliant DL380 with a drive that is indicating predictive failure (RAID 6). I'm fairly certain I can just go ahead and hot swap the drive with one that I already have in the office. However, before I do this, I wanted to confirm if there is likely to be any issues if the firmware of this new drive is lower than what is in the system.
Is there anything else I should be concerned about as well? I'm running VMWare ESXi on this server, so I don't have direct insight into the array, and wasn't sure if I should shut down the production VMs to boot into the array management, or if the hot swap is fine.