Im getting a 'degraded disk' error from an old PE 2850. I see the orange light blinking on the array so I know where the problem is. The system is running win2003 x64.
Im running OpenManage also and I'd like to add a hot-spare to the system so I can fail over the drive and yank it. When I go into OpenManage Im told there is a degraded 'virtual disk' and that its running RAID-5. Ok - this is fine.
When I click into the virtual disk Im told there are only two disks in the array. I know this isn't true (and just to make sure, I powered down the system and counted 4 disks).
Windows reports 136Gb of space which is consistent with 3 disks in the array (73Gb each).
So - OpenManage tells me I have two disks. Windows acts like it has 3 and the system truly has 4. Which is it?