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How to verify a hot spare disk from vSphere on DL380p Gen8?

 
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romatlo32
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How to verify a hot spare disk from vSphere on DL380p Gen8?

Hello,

I have a new job at a company using a DL380p Gen8 server ROM 2/10/2014, ILO version 2.00, and P420i Controller firmware 6.00.  1 Logical drive at 5029 GB RAID 5 (7 physical drives at 838GB each).

There is an 8th drive in bay 8 that I was asked to replace because the HDD drive status LED was solid orange indicating a bad drive.

I replaced it with same type of drive and there are no LED lights which would indicate it is a hot spare, according to this article.

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0116635

This server is running ESXi 5.5 and I do not want to reboot it.  I am looking for a way to confirm it is a hot spare without reboot.  I look in ILO but does not see the 8th physical drive (understood according to ILO note on storage page).  I am also using the hpssacli utility commands but no indication of hot spare status for drive bay 8.

Any other suggestions besides a reboot into SSA?

Thanks,

romatlo32

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romatlo32
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Re: How to verify a hot spare disk from vSphere on DL380p Gen8?

No response here.  Will close this thread.

We ended up hot swapping the drive, the lights stay off, assuming it is a hot spare.  Will verify next time we reboot the server.