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    Hello everyone,

    Got a question regarding the drive activity and status lights on my Dell PowerEdge R710 server. As you can see from the picture attached, one of the four drives in our RAID 5 array has two constant solid green lights whilst the other 3 drives are just sitting there with one solid green light.
    Came in to work this morning and one of the drives had failed and the lights on it were flashing amber, so we popped the drive out and replaced it with a brand new one. It’s the one thats been replaced which is sitting there with two solid green lights.

    From reading the dell documentation I gather than when the drives are rebuilding we’d be getting some flashing going on, but no flashing is happening, what you see on the picture is literally what is happening.

    Connected into the iDrac card and its iDrac 6 enterprise which doesnt show anything about RAID so thats no good to anyone.

    Now if it was critical I’d powerdown the server and look in the Perc controller on boot up, but its only used as a storage for some ISO images on ESXI anyway so hardly worth knocking one of our production servers off for but I’d like to know as the Dell documentation doesn’t give me the answer.

    Any Dell server lovers out there seen this activity before?

    Thanks
    Mark

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