Control panel indicators
This document provides a listing of common control panel buttons and LED indicators on Supermicro server chassis. Most systems will have at least both of the power and reset buttons, but not all systems will have each of the LED indicators, as some ...
Drive failure behavior
Q: What is the default behavior when a drive fails? A: The default settings for a MegaRAID controller will enforce an automatic rebuild policy, and usually an automatic copyback as well. The automatic rebuild, in the presence of commissioned hot ...
Disabling automatic rebuild
Q: Can I disable the automatic rebuild behavior? A: Yes, you can disable automatic rebuild and copyback operations. This is useful for when you want to schedule rebuild behavior, as a rebuild will consume significant controller resources and possibly ...
Locating failed drives
Q: I need to remove a failed drive from my array, but I’m not sure which slot it resides in. How can I physically identify the failed disk? A: The faulted drive should be automatically marked with the red fault light. If this did not occur ...
HDD models and serials
Q: I have a failed hard drive, but I do not know the model and serial. How do I obtain this information? A: If the the component is still visible to your operating system and hard drive controller, you can utilize a number of graphical and command ...