Creating a hot-spare drive
Use this action to create a global hot-spare drive.
For ServeRAID-3, -4, -5, -6, and 7 series controllers, a global hot spare can be used to rebuild only one logical drive at a time: the first drive that needs it after a physical drive in an array fails.
(Use copy back to restore the hot spare and logical drive to their original configuration.)
For ServeRAID-8 series (SAS) controllers, a global hot spare can be used to rebuild one or more logical drives if sufficient
space remains after a rebuild is complete.
A hot-spare drive with a blue plus sign next to it indicates that the logical devices are protected by the hot spare.
A hot-spare drive with a yellow plus sign next to it indicates that:
- The drive is too small to protect any drives in the logical devices
- None of the logical devices support hot spares (for example, a RAID Level-0 array)
- No logical devices are defined
- This action is supported on the integrated RAID controller in bootable-CD mode only.
To create a hot-spare drive:
- In the Physical devices view, click
(ready physical drive) or
(standby hot-spare drive).
in the Logical devices view. The ServeRAID Manager creates the hot-spare drive.