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November 14th, 2023 18:38

R410 - Test a new HDD

Hi,My name is Emiliano.I have an R410, I have a raid 5, 100% functional.I bought a disk and I would like to test the disk to see if it works, for warranty reasons.Is there a safe method to test this disk on the R410, without causing data loss from Raid 5?
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November 15th, 2023 02:43

Hello what's the actual RAID controller are you using?

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November 17th, 2023 13:34

Hi Young!

PERC 6/i Adapter Firmware 6.3.3.0002

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17-11-2023 01:39 PM

Emi87,
 
If the drives are connected via backplane then there shouldn't be any issue with just sliding the drive into a slot and then checking its status under the Physical Disk page in the controller bios. 
 
Let me know if this helps.
 

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November 17th, 2023 13:58

Hello
I have remote access controller 6.
I guess I can't see the health of the disks in the idrac.
I can't install omsa since I have esxi.

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17-11-2023 02:06 PM

If the server isn't in production, and you have and iDrac Enterprise, then using the Virtual Console you could reboot and access the Perc 6 via the prompt during start up. 

 

You can also follow the walkthrough here to use OpenManage in ESXi. 

 

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November 17th, 2023 14:13

Hi Chris!
The server is in production. I can turn it off for a while to test the HDD. But I don't want to lose information on the disks.

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November 22nd, 2023 20:44

Hi,
To test the new HDD I bought, should I put the HDD in the offline task and put the new HDD in the disk I left offline?

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23-11-2023 12:29 AM

Hello emi87,

I don't think it's gonna lead to data loss eventually but it could be risky till the rebuilidng is finished.
Basically, by making a disk offline on a healthy raid= risking data

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