I just installed the Web Console on a server where I have an Intel RS2WC040 controller installed with 4 SATA drives installed. 3 of the drives are configured in a RAID 5 virtual drive and one is unconfigured (I plan to use this as a hot spare). I noticed in the web console logs, there are entries that state "Controller ID:0 Puncturing Bad Block PD: --:--:1 Location 0x1f944cd9"
I am assuming that I am starting to have a problem with a drive but the virtual drive status still says "optimal", the 3 drives in the array are all "online" and the unconfigured drive says "unconfigured good"
The question I have is, which drive is having the problem? I assume the PD value is telling me that. Does the PD: --:--:1 in the error message mean the problem is in slot 1?
Can you pull a SAS log and attach here so we can take a look at it? To obtain the SAS log file use the cmdtool utility and run:
CmdTool2 –AdpALILog –aAll > <filename>.txt
<filename> is what you want to call the log file.