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Proliant DL560 Gen8 HDD - Amber light blinking

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Proliant DL560 Gen8 HDD - Amber light blinking


              I have noticed that the HP Proliant DL560 Gen8 server in my client office has amber light blinking on the HDD in the middle (surrounded by green lights). I checked about it on HP website and it states that this indicates HDD failure. But for me, the server working fine... I have updated my firmware and few HP softwares, still I am getting the same status... Is this critical ? Do I need to change it immediately ? It will cause any other issue if I didnt change it soon ? Please advise. Thanks

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Re: Proliant DL560 Gen8 HDD - Amber light blinking

Most likely the disks are attached to the P420i raid card that is in the DL560 G8.
.You need to get into the raid management utiliy (Smart Storage Administrator) to check the status of the disks and how they are configured.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04123206.pdf?ver=13 (page 5 Storage controller)