ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

 
chrobi
Occasional Contributor

ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

For some reason the light isn't coming on, on one of the spare hard drives. It's showing up in the raid controller. I did run diagnostics but that didn't show anything and while the blue light came up on all hard drives (including another spare), it did not on this particular one. I have rescanned the raid and the spare is showing up - so I'm not sure if the light is broken or if there's an issue with the hard drive?

7 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

Testing the disk in another bay would be interesting.
Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

Usually spare hard drives do not have led on them as they are inactive and also as they are not part of any logical drive however if you run diags or choose a hard drive in ACU , spare should blink led as well like as you have mentioned for another spare hard drive, swap the hard drives around to see if it is the backplane( as backplane holds the led path ) or if it is hard drive itself.
Was the post useful? Say thanks by clicking the white KUDOS Star!
Goutham Sabala
chrobi
Occasional Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

there are 2 arrays set up on that server, the spare hdd in array 1 is 750GB and the spare hdd in array 2 is 1TB - wouldn't swaping them around for a few mins mess things up?

Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

Ideally it should not mess things as the spare is being moved around , Im guessing that their no empty slot on the server or may be a different server ?
Was the post useful? Say thanks by clicking the white KUDOS Star!
Goutham Sabala
chrobi
Occasional Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

don't have any empty slots - it's the same server just have 2 arrays

Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light

as it is a spare hard drives that are being moved around.. should not have any issues
Was the post useful? Say thanks by clicking the white KUDOS Star!
Goutham Sabala
Fayez
Trusted Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL180 G6 - raid - spare drive - no light