Vsphere says RAID degraded but.....

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Vsphere console says RAID 5 array is degraded, however the Dell PE 2950 III hardware LED diagnostics says nothing of the sort. This worries me but what can I do?

 

doh

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What does the RAID BIOS say? If the BIOS says it's fine I'd open a support/bug ticket at VMware.
 
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Now that is one thing I didn't try yet. .....I'll have to wait until this evening to power down the server and then I'll take a look. Appreciate the idea; don't know why I didn't think to do that.
 

lopoetve

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Check the BBC unit as well while you're in there. Plus the PERC firmware - there are a set of issues with it fixed in the latest.
 
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Just to update this incase anyone else out there has a Dell server that has no errors on the front LCD, and the drive LEDs were all green but an error is being reported in VMware;

It was a bad drive after all. All the LEDs on the drives were green, the LCD said nothing but VMware picke up something was wrong.. I booted into the RAID config utility and sure enough the array was degraded.

Dell sent me a new drive and all is well.
 
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