Hi, I think one of the drive slots in my a1000 is busted. I've tried to
insert drives that I know are good and the array shows amber and rm6
reports it as failed. There is a hot spare in the system, but it was
"unresponsive" until it was recently replaced.

So, now I have a degraded RAID5 set and 1 hotspare in standby mode.

How do I get RM6 to use the hot spare for the degraded raid set?