I have to replace a failed hard drive in an array at a client site. I removed the drive, and got a replacement drive, and installed it. When the server boots up, i get an error that there is a drive read error. When I go into the Utility, I see that the drive is offline. The options I have are to make the drive online, make it a hot spare, (global hot spare, or for the array only). I am not sure how the array was configured when the server was first installed. If I shut down the server, and remove the drive, the server boots up fine. There are 3 hard drives installed, now, and they are functioning. The web console utility does not list the Server, so I have to use the BIOS utility. I am not sure where to go from here. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
As long as the drive is OK, make it global hot-spare so that it will start rebuilding automatically.