I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC H700 Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility 2.02-0025.1
I have a raid 5 setup, and recently I noticed one of the hard drives blinking amber/green, which according to this documentation means the HDD was getting near end of life.
I bought a new drive, powered down the machine, and replaced the failing drive. When I powered the machine back on, it recognized that there was a new drive, and booted normally. Now the new drive is steady green, and the rest of the drives are blinking like normal.
My question is, how do I tell if it is currently rebuilding, or if it's waiting for me to do something?
When I went into the PERC H700 Config Utility, the Disk Group, Raid 5, looks normal, but I'm a little worried. Can someone give me some ideas on how I check if this is actually rebuilding? I found an old post that had instructions on how to add it to the Hot spares group first, before it would rebuild, but I've found others saying that it auto rebuilds. Just trying to ease my mind. Thanks,
It looks like, to answer my question, it does not automatically rebuild. I needed to mark the drive as the Global Hotspare. However, I noticed one of my drives is already labeled "Rebuilding". I have no idea what to think now. So, the situation is, I have one drive that I just replaced, that is new, and I just labeled it as Hotspare in the below picture. Does the final drive say "Rebuild" because it's rebuilding the Hotspare? Or is something else entirely happening?