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In IBM x236 server, one swap drive amber led is blinking

And how can I replace it. Please suggest me.


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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    display driver for x236 IBM server in linux

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    Teis Thomsen May 11, 2010

    do u have installed raid5 or mirror?
    can u hot swap?



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Please check how the disks are configured?
If mirrored and second mirror is avaliable you can
replace the disk. (It is the same if the raid5 configured.)

You can download the Hardware Maintenance manual from ibm to
help you in the disk replacement process:

Posted on Jan 04, 2009


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