Replacement H200A PERC - inactive volumes RAID - controller okay to activate?

Hi all, quick question which I * think * I know the answer, but it's a new one on me and all juggling RAID settings in a live environment make me sweat.
Situation, is that I have a PowerEdge T410 with a PERC H200A controller and two RAID 1 volumes, 600 GB, and 1 TB.  Was a message of "Fatal error 4 Bus Slot" in OpenManage and diagnosis, which points to the H200A, and as a result, the server is not feeding properly in ESXi and one of the volumes is showing that the East in vCenter.  It will not mount.

Fortunately, I have a spare H200A controller, so I put it in the server and, as expected, is to show the RAID volumes as being inactive.  I'm * assuming that * I can activate just them and they will come to life, but I just wanted to check if somebody do it before and I can confirm that is going to work.

Thank you

Tim.

Yes, you must activate the VD/table. Real PERC, the controller would see a configuration on the discs and you could import the foreign configuration... the terminology on this controller is that he sees a configuration on the disks and you must activate it.

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