Assigning a Dedicated Hot Spare or Pool Hot Spare

A dedicated hot spare is assigned to one specific logical drive. A dedicated hot spare assigned to protect more than one logical drive is called a pool hot spare.

Note: You must create the logical drive before you can assign a dedicated hot spare to protect it.

To assign a dedicated spare or pool hot spare:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a controller then, in the Physical Devices tree, select the disk drive or SSD you want to designate as a hot spare. (See Hot Spare Limitations for help selecting a disk drive.)
  2. On the ribbon, in the Physical Device group, click Spare Management.

    The Spare Management wizard opens.
  3. Select Dedicated or Pooled, as needed, then click Next.

  4. Select the logical drive(s) that you want protected by the dedicated spare, then click Next.

  5. Review the summary of protected logical drives, then click Finish.

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