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Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.

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Hi

Info on server :
DL 385 G8
Server is running VMware ESXi 6.0
Controller card P420i

We rebuilt 2x600GB SAS drives in a raid 1 to 2x1200GB without any issue.
When trying to expand the disk space on the logical volume it prevents us of doing this or there is no option as it complains there is a 600 GB Hot-spare drive configured to the same array (Array A).
I do not have any option in ACU on removing of Hot-Spare drive, i have the option to erase the drive.
Will an erase of the drive tell it that it is no longer a hot spare drive ?

How can i remove the Hot-Spare drive ? I would like to repurpose it to another Array B as a hot-spare.

Update, i tried to do this from ESX console using hpacucli using command ./hpacucli ctrl slot=0 array A remove spares=2I:2:8
but got Assignable spares not available (see attached screenshot).

Hot-spare-issue.png
Show command on Array A

hot-spare2.png
Regards
Roger
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        Hi all,

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        Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.