I've been putting myself to find an learn more about the product before posting a question. Well, I've tried my luck and didn't got a proper answer to my questions. So I'm posting it here.
Had an issue with the RAID due to a disk failure, replaced it and the Array configuration utility showed that is ok now. However, it later showed that slot 11 is rebuilding, so does the overall array. So I kept the server for two days to rebuild, but at the end of the process it simply said; "interim recovery failed". Knowing that I've ordered another two disk so that I can get it replaced.
Having said that; I've couple of questions to clear;
- One of the disks that I have is a seagate raw SCSI disk which matches the same model number as the server currently has? Will it work if I hot-swap it by putting it into the disk cage (cage I've took from previously removed disk)?
- When I check the array through ACU offline utility, I see an option to erase each drives. Can I try erasing drive in slot 11, remove it and replace it or any ways to rebuild.
- Meanwhile, I do have the existing drive which I replaced on slot 1 as said above, can I replace it atleast. ADU report is attached for further understanding.
I've set-up iLO management but I don't see anything related to the raid controller its just the basic. What can I do about it?
Our ESXi is not been obtained by HP. So I can't even see the array using CLI also it doesn't show on vSphere too. What can be the cause to this "interim recovery failed" error. I'm totally lost with this & its pretty difficult to search for proper article on HP site. Part number for the disk in the server is: 461289 - 001 (1TB SAS disk).
Please advise on this.
HP Model: HP Proliant DL180 G6 // RAID 6 // P410 Smart Array
Where you see interim failure: I booted the server using HP's ACU to check the raid with more expanded information. It showed that it was rebuilding on slot 11. Therefore, I kept the server for two days on it without giving the server any more hassle. Once it was 100%, it suddenly showed that its failed & interim recovery failure on the array of the said disk. Refer this post to see the attached adu report as I don't any option to attach here.
ESXi Version: 5.0.0 // Build, 469512