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SRRaj
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Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Hi,

I Have Poweredge R710 server with 8 HDD configured with RAID 10. One HDD #4. shows amber light blinking and green light. that means HDD is faulty now. Please help me whih the precedure, how to replace this faulty HDD with new HDD.

 

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theflash1932
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Green/amber means the drive has not yet failed, but needs to be replaced.  You need to force the drive offline before you replace it.  This can be done in the OpenManage software.  When you replace the drive, it must be replaced (old one removed, new one inserted) "hot" (never power down to replace a hot-swappable drive).  Just pull the offline drive, wait at least 30 seconds, insert replacement.  If the rebuild doesn't happen automatically, you will need to assign the disk as a hot-spare.

SRRaj
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Thanks TheFlash1932!!!

 

On the last saturday, I replaced the faulty HDD with the new one. automatically starts rebuild. Server is now working fine.

I have learnt now that if both amber and green lights blinking on HDD that means HDD needs to be replaced but still it is online. So we need to first put that HDD offline from OMS/ctrl-R utility.

When only amber light blinks that means HDD is faulty and also offline. So we can pull out faulty HDD from the bay and wait for 30 seconds and insert new HDD. It will automatically starts rebuild.

Once again thanks theflash1932  for your help 

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theflash1932
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Green/amber means the drive has not yet failed, but needs to be replaced.  You need to force the drive offline before you replace it.  This can be done in the OpenManage software.  When you replace the drive, it must be replaced (old one removed, new one inserted) "hot" (never power down to replace a hot-swappable drive).  Just pull the offline drive, wait at least 30 seconds, insert replacement.  If the rebuild doesn't happen automatically, you will need to assign the disk as a hot-spare.

SRRaj
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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thanks for your quick replay!

Forgot to mention that VMWare Esxi vsphare 4.0 is installed in this machine. Still I can use this OpenManage Software or it can be done using VMware vsphare client soft.  Please advice... 

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theflash1932
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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SRRaj
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Thanks! Shared link worked for me...

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SRRaj
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Hi theflash1932, back with new prob. as per vmware docs. need plug in VMware update manager, but I don't have and not possible to download that soft. so could you please help me with the Ctrl + R option booting method to put HDD offline....

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SRRaj
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Poweredge server R710 with RAID 10 conf. one HDD blinking amber light ...

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Hi,

I have Poweredge server R710 with RAID 10 conf. and VMWare ESXi vsphare 4.0 installed. Today, I  found amber light blinking on one HDD. Yesterday, the same HDD was blinking amber light and green light. Already ordered new HDD from the DELL.

Now I want to know that can I hot swap the disk directly?  that means need to pull out faulty disk from the bay and wait for 30 seconds and then insert new disk. or I have to check from the Ctrl -R booting option.  Please advice.....

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theflash1932
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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You can offline the drive in the CTRL-R utility ... boot to CTRL-R, PD MGMT screen, highlight the predictive failure drive, F2, offline.  THEN insert your replacement drive.

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SRRaj
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Thanks TheFlash1932!!!

 

On the last saturday, I replaced the faulty HDD with the new one. automatically starts rebuild. Server is now working fine.

I have learnt now that if both amber and green lights blinking on HDD that means HDD needs to be replaced but still it is online. So we need to first put that HDD offline from OMS/ctrl-R utility.

When only amber light blinks that means HDD is faulty and also offline. So we can pull out faulty HDD from the bay and wait for 30 seconds and insert new HDD. It will automatically starts rebuild.

Once again thanks theflash1932  for your help 

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austregecilio
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RE: Procedure to replace faulty HDD with New HDD in poweredge R710 conf. with RAID 10.

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Hi!

I got HDD 0 blinking amber and HDD 2 amber/green. I read all the posts and decided to do the following:

  1. Put HDD 2 offline from OMS/ctrl-R utility
  2. Wait 30s
  3. Remove HDD 0 and HDD 2
  4. Put new HDD 0 and HDD 2

Automatic rebuild has not started. So, i'm in doubt if what i done was correct.

Anyone would help me?

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