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Dell Proliant 360D - Unknown RAID & No OpenManage Install


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#1 rybad

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:04 PM

I have a Dell 360D server with 12 drives. One is amber (and I assume failing). I literally just started on this server and dont have any info on how the 12 drives are configured. I do not have any notes left from the previous admin regarding its configuration (at least I have no found any yet..). Dell OpenManage is not installed. This server runs SQL and is the lifeblood of this 24/7 operation, so scheduling downtime is going to be difficult, so I need to have my ducks in a row so I understand how long its going to take me to swap this failing drive.

Should I install OpenManage and use those tools to change the drive, or is this a BIOS thing on the Dell Servers (I dont have much experience with these). It has a Perc H700 series RAID controller.

Thanks in advance for any advice



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:04 PM

Dell Does not make a 360D server do you mean HP Proliant 360D?


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:59 PM

If properly configured you don't have to do anything but swap our the failed drive.  Assuming there was a hot spare or spares configured [you didn't mention the raid level] you would need to get the raid utility installed so you can configure this drive as a hot spare.

 

BTW amber would be assumed as failed

 

You need the management software installed or you can do it via bootup and the raid controller bios.






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