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Re: Add Hot and ready spare

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Add Hot and ready spare

Hello everyone,


I am currently working on HP proliant ml350n which i believe to be a G5.  This machine is running raid 5 on a smart array e200i  raid controller and currently has 3 drives in it.  I ordered two new hard drives and would like to add them in as hot swappable spares.   Can anyone help me out with how to go about this as I have not read anything in the online documentation about this.  It shows how to add a drive to expand the virtual drive size but not to add a hot and ready spare.  Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks! 


Re: Add Hot and ready spare

Hello metallica,

Your controller card E200i is almost the same as my E200 so maybe I can help out. You really need to read this section because this will help you on how to do it:

For Hot-Swap... only possible with Backplan Board Panel (hardware) and disks that are for your model ML350n G5 that are SATA/SAS Hot-Swap. Without them... no hot swap will be possible.

Hope this helps out.