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I have an IBM eserver x series 255 and i just replaced the scsi drive on it but i still see the drive in failed status i want to know where in the bios do i go to configure the new drive?

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If this drive is hot swappable, and it's a part of a RAID array, the RAID controller should handle the rebuild of the drive automatically. There are two easy ways to configure the new drive. 1 - reboot the server, wait for the ServerRAID BIOS to start, then press Ctrl + I (or whatever it says) to enter the mini configuration wizard. Once you're in there, you can view and configure the drive as needed. If you installed the replacement drive, and the status light of the new drive is blinking orange/amber, it probably means that the controller has begun rebuilding the array and you just have to wait. Depending on the size of the drive, and the amount of data, and the speed of your controller, rebuilding of a failed drive can take hours.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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    Sphynkter May 13, 2009

    Oh, I forgot the second way to configure the new drive. Your IBM server should have come with the ServerRAID control software for Windows. If you have this installed (or install it now) you can view and modify the array configuration from within the OS. You can also see the rebuild status and neat things like that.

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