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bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green

Alexander Selektor
Occasional Advisor

bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green

We have a c3000 blade chassis, and installed bl460 g5 blades. On one of the blades have broken both HDDs (one died and the other is in a state of "predictive failure"). HDDs have been replaced.

However, on both new HDDs both LED - flashing green. Why?

 

In acucli everything looks good:

 

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 0
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Hardware Revision: A
Firmware Version: 1.86
Rebuild Priority: Medium
Expand Priority: Medium
Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
Surface Scan Mode: Idle
Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: OK
Cache Ratio: 100% Read / 0% Write
Drive Write Cache: Disabled
Total Cache Size: 64 MB
Total Cache Memory Available: 32 MB
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
Battery/Capacitor Count: 0
SATA NCQ Supported: False

Array: A
Interface Type: SAS
Unused Space: 0 MB
Status: OK
Array Type: Data



Logical Drive: 1
Size: 68.3 GB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 1
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 17562
Strip Size: 128 KB
Full Stripe Size: 128 KB
Status: OK
Caching: Enabled
Unique Identifier: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Disk Name: /dev/cciss/c0d0
Mount Points: /boot 101 MB, / 66.3 GB
OS Status: LOCKED
Logical Drive Label: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mirror Group 0:
physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 72 GB, OK)
Mirror Group 1:
physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 72 GB, OK)
Drive Type: Data

physicaldrive 1I:1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 72 GB
Rotational Speed: 15000
Firmware Revision: HPDB
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Model: HP DH072ABAA6
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, Unknown

physicaldrive 1I:1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 72 GB
Rotational Speed: 15000
Firmware Revision: HPDB
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Model: HP DH072ABAA6
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, Unknown

4 REPLIES
Robert_Jewell
Honored Contributor

Re: bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green

Both drives are a part of the logical drive which shows to have RAID 1 redundancy.

 

Likely the flashing green is showing the activity that occurs when the data is balancing between the two drives. 

 

-Bob

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green

The drives blink green when they are being accessed for read/write, and also when idle from data transfers the Smart Array controller starts performing a surface scan looking for defects on the disks




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Alexander Selektor
Occasional Advisor

Re: bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green

I think you misunderstood me ...
The disc has two LEDs. According to this document:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01735745&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=3808910

 

One LED can lights green. The second LED can lights amber or blue.

But the newly-installed HDD, both LEDs flash green.

Why?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: bl460g5: HDD`s both LED flashing green


Alexander Selektor wrote:

I think you misunderstood me ...
The disc has two LEDs. According to this document:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01735745&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=3808910

 

One LED can lights green. The second LED can lights amber or blue.

But the newly-installed HDD, both LEDs flash green.

Why?


Sorry, I did misunderstand your question.




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