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In a data center we have a few ESXi hosts. We're migrating all the data off the machines, but first we would like to check the RAID/SMART status of the local drives.

Is there any way to do this via ILO without a restart?

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Have you used the HP build for the ESXi? The info which appears on VMware's site: HP ESXi Installable CD for ESXi 4.1 Update 1 04/12/11 | 4.1 Update 1 | 431 MB | Binary (.iso) – Vick Vega May 2 '11 at 16:44

I don't think you'll be able to check the RAID status on that model using ESXi. Even the HP-build of ESXi won't provide status on that generation of server.

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