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Difficulty racking HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

We're an all Proliant shop with around 50 servers, mostly DL360s and DL380, from G5's through G7's. We just got our first two G8's in and went to rack them. We were stunned to find out that the new ...
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Different block sizes for partition and underlying logical disk on HP Raid Controller (Linux)

Following links collected in this thread I started to check blockdev and found the following output indicating different sizes for partition c0d9p1 and the underlying device (c0d9): [root@machine ~]# ...
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Smart Array P400 battery failure

The P400 Smart Array controller in my HP DL380G5 is indicating: Battery Status: Failed, Replace Battery 1 in the System Management Homepage. Also the IML indicates: POST Error: 1794-Drive Array - ...
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HP p410i array controller - what happens if i add memory?

I have a p410i array controller that only has 256ram. We want to create a raid 5 so we have procured a 512 write back cache module. If we install the write back cache, will this erase the ...
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Smart Array P400 - Accelerator Replacement Battery Failure

TL;DR - Is the immediate failure of a replacement battery, for a failed battery, on a battery backed accelerator for a Smart Array P400 controller a common occurrence? Or are we likely to have an ...
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HP blade server: How many connection can be made between HP new gen 8 blades and an interconnect

I am building a virtualized network on an HP C3000 with 460c Gen 8 blades and 2 HP L3 switch interconnects. I was advised to by a 1Gb 4-port 366M Mezzanine Adapter. That provides me 6 ethernet ...
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How to check CPU temperature on a HP P2000?

I have an HP StorageWorks MSA Storage P2000 G3 SAS array. show sensor-status gives something like # show sensor-status Sensor Name Value Status ...
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Why does the CentOS 5.8 install give an error about CD-ROM drive when using HP ILO?

CentOS 5.8 I'm trying to install CentOS 5.8 on the following system with the following specs: HP DL360e Gen8 HP Dynamic Smart Array 8320i RAID Controller ILO 4 v1.05 I'm connecting the ISO to ...
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Can I reuse HP Proliant SCSI drives in a custom build?

I have an old HP Proliant DL385. Can I use the drives (36.4 GB - 10k, ULTRA320 SCSI) on a custom build, or is the interface a proprietary HP specific one? What support do I need from the motherboard? ...
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HP E3800 switch to switch LACP connection dropping

I have a problem with 2 sets of stacked (2 switches in each stack) HP E3800 48 port switches. One set of stacked switches per rack for a total of 4 switches. I have a 4 port static LACP connection ...
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Querying Proliant servers for NIC firmware version

I need to query a whole bunch of Proliant servers for the firmware version on their NICs. I know I can find this information through HP Insight Management page, but the sheer number I need to check ...
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Windows 2003 HP SmartArray E200 password recovery

I need to reset Windows 2003 administrator password on HP ML series server with E200 SmartArray. Offline NT password recovery CD booted but could not find any disks. I run driver autoload and lsmod ...
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Can't enter HP SmartArray P410 RAID ORCA set-up on HP ProLiant DL320G6

I've just installed an HP SmartArray P410 controller into my HP ProLiant DL320G6 server. The controller seems detected by the server BIOS (it shows up in controllers list in the BIOS set-up), hard ...
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3.5" SATAs in an HP DL580 G4

I've been tasked to marry a bunch of 3.5" SATA drives with an HP Proliant DL580 G4 server. Trouble is, this server only takes Small Form Factor harddisks. How can I make this happen in the most ...
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What's so wrong with the ML350 G5?

It seems there a number of differences between the HP ML350 G5 and G6 G6 has more RAM slots G6 runs leaner, cooler, and quieter When considering an equally spec'd G6 (CPUs, RAM, HD), the G6 is 3x ...
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Where do I put the server in a cramped office?

We have very limited options for our first server in our small office and none of them look good. We are buying one HP Proliant ML350 G5. Per the HP power calculator with our system specs, we're ...
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HP ML350 G5 E200i Smart Array not always show at POST

I have a new used ML350 server and there is something strange with the Smart Array Controller, sometimes it show at POST (message with F8 possibility to configure) and sometimes not. Can't do any ...
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Fault Tolerance with 2 HP ProCurve 2824 Switches

Looking for some advice on our current situation. We have a full rack at a data center that contains 1 uplink to the data center distribution layer switch (we don't control this), 2 HP ProCurve 2824's ...
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HP is scanning my vulnerabilities, is this OK? [closed]

I have free server at HP cloud, and I am receiving scans from them like this. It is from 15.185.11.100 and reverses to internal-scanner.ops.uswest.hpcloud.net. I have been told numerous times that ...
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Smart Array P212 Raid controller on SBS 2008 ProLiant G6

I had a mirrored array with 2 * 1TB drives. I have replaced both drives (one at a time and allowed it to rebuid) with 2 * 2TB drive. So I now have a capacity of 2TB rather than 1TB. However, the array ...
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/var/log/messages sdb error messages. HP MSA50

I have a HP machine running Debian squeeze/sid. In the /var/log/messages log file, I have the following errors... As well, when doing intense file transfer. Let's say... at backup time... After a ...
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Turn ECC off in HP Proliant ML350 G4

I have got an HP Proliant ML350 generation 4. I want to upgrade the memory but I only have non-ECC memory. How can i disable ECC in the bios settings to let the non-ECC ram work?
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ML350 Using both p800 and e200i

I have an ML350 G5 with a P800 and the integrated e200i. I'm using the P800 to service the main drive cage with 6 SAS drives in RAID 5. However, I would love to also convert some of the unused 5.25" ...
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data protector red tapes

I am using HP Data Protector A.06.11 in my organization, with HP EML E-SeriesEML library, with 4 drives using LTO-4 tapes, and i am having some problems. Yesterday I put 5 new tapes in the robot and ...
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Need advice with regards to mezzanine card for new HP bl460c gen8 blade

The new blade will connect to an iSCSI MSA2000 SAN with a 1Gb interconnect. Do I need both mezzanine slots populated? What ethernet card do you recommend?
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Is it is possible to replace one array to other new 8 HDD array in HP RAID 1+0 without losing data on old array?

Currently, I have 4 hard disks which have been configured as RAID 1+0 in HP Proliant 380 G7, SmartArray p410i. I am planning to buy other new 8 hard disks to replace old array by swapping the disks ...
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RAID Controller Compatibility HP ProLiant DL360 G5/6 for DL380 G5

I'm sorry if this question is kind of stupid, but I wonder... Is it possible to use the RAID Controller from a DL360 G5/G6 for a DL380 G5? You see, we have several decommissioned DL360 G5/G6 lying ...
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Extend RAID 5 to use unused space and add additional disks?

I am new to RAID. I want to extend an existing RAID 5. The current setup is as follows: Array A unused space : 349956 MB logical drive :1 total size 273GB raid5 disk : /dev/cciss/c0d0 physical ...
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Theoretical IOPS value for a Raid Controller/Raid Array [closed]

Gents, We have a database server (Oracle), its raid array is read intensive... Raid Controller type: 04:00.0 RAID bus controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array G6 controllers (rev 01) ...
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HP DL380 G4 - Cannot install Server 2008 R2 64bit - not compatible

I recently purchased some software which will only run on the 64bit version of Windows, so I need to do a clean install of the 64bit version of Server 2008. When I ran the Intel Process Utility it ...
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Which version of SmartStart supports HP DL120 G6?

Version 8.70 for example does not support it - minimum 120G7. So cannot reinstall Windows Server on the old G6 here...
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Meaning of unused space in RAID arrays

I'm using the hpacucli command line tool to check the raid arrays in my server. What does "SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB" mean? # hpacucli controller all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 ...
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Event ID 7034 : The HP NIC Agent service terminated unexpectedly

I have a server on which the HP Insight NIC Agent Service terminates unexpectedly on a random basis. This stops the monitoring of the server sending out false alarms. The event log is as below ...
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HP DAT 160 not compressing data

I have an extenal HP DAT 160 USB. The system i use is a Windows Server 2003, i launch a backup over the device with NTBackup. I cannot store in the dat more than 80 GB, that is the hardware ...
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HP MDS 600 compatibility questions

I've bought a used HP MDS 600 to use as JBOD to a ZFS filesystem. Originally I just assumed that it was a pretty 'dumb' box and I'd be able to use a SAS card like the 16-port LSI one, and most any ...
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IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator equivlent for HP Proliant server

Is there any IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator equivlent for HP Proliant server? With IBM TC BMC I can choose which server i'm using, and it will create a bootable cd for these servers, ...
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USB External HDD takes 1-2 minutes to Eject?

We have a 1TB USB WesternDigital MyPassport External HDD plugged into our Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) server (HP ProLiant ML110 G7) and when you go to eject the External HDD (to swap drives for backups), ...
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“Parity Initialization Status: In Progress” for long time

Two weeks ago I installed 6 new hard disks (HP 500GB 6G 7.2K SFF 2.5-inch 2-ports SAS DualPort Midline, 507610-B21) in a "HP DL 380 G5" with a "Smart Array P400" (RAM Firmware Revision 2.08, ROM ...
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Convert RAID-0 to RAID-1 on HP ML350G6 with P410i zero memory

I have an HP ML350 G6 with a P410i zero memory RAID controller. As far as I can understand that means I can't expand a current single drive "RAID-0" configuration to a RAID-1 using the HP Offline ACU ...
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Raid5 is off on my Lefthand P4500

I have 1 cluster with serveral p4500. There is HW Raid5 and the Raid5 is split on: first 6 is one raid 5, and the other 6 is one raid 5. There were two disk that came up with a fault. I replaced ...
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DL180 G6 12 bay backplane connections

I have an HP DL180 G6 12 bay server with a P212 Raid card. I can not open the server to see inside but I would like to know what connections the backplane has. Right now it has 6 1TB hdd attached. ...
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HP DL360p with Intel E5-2630 NUMA Capable?

I couldn't find any information via search to determine this via the Intel or HP website. Can you enable NUMA nodes on this? How can you tell the side of each node if so? Is it always best practice to ...
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Dell 2970 - HP 1/8 G2 autoloader keeps falling off LSI 2032 SCSI chain

I've a somewhat irritating problem with a Dell 2970 that has a HP 1/8 G2 autoloader (the Ultrium LTO 2 model) attached to the Dell/LSI 2032 non-RAID SCSI card. In essence, sometimes the ...
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How to perform diagnostics (stress test) on HP Smartarray Controller

At my office, we have a server that we suspect its RAID controller (HP Smartarray) is failing. A cold boot, however, does not indicate anything. Can anyone recommend me a method to stress-test the ...
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Getting USB boot to work in SmartOS on HP ProLiant N40L

I recently downloaded SmartOS and tried running it on my HP ProLiant N40L, but it always fails on boot. After dd'ing the image to the USB stick, I plug it into the internal USB header and turn the ...
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p410i Mirror failed couldnt find same disk

I have an HP server with an P410i RAID Card installed. I had two SATA Drives connected (250GB each). The RAID was configured as a Mirror. A few days ago the drive one (1) failed, and i had to remove ...
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High IO latency on ESXi 4.1 on HP DL580 G7

at my Company we were experiencing some weird spikes on IO latency on one of our ESXi instances. we've spend 24h figuring out whats wrong and no clue so far. after giving up we put all the disks ...
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how to initialize two logical drives on a HP P400i controller without reboot

What I am trying to do is initialize two logical drives on a HP P400i embedded controller without a reboot of the system here my current Array config: array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB) logicaldrive ...
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Are new HP Gen8 servers compatible with g7 drives?

Are HP Gen8 servers (namely DL380 Gen8 with 2.5" HP disks) compatible with 2.5" harddrives from G5-G7 servers? I mean original HP disks in HP caddies not plain SAS/SATA drives.
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HP-UX Boot from SAN

Does anybody knows how to make HP-UX boot from SAN? Any help would be highly appreciated. I'm totally disappointed by HP's lack of documentation. The server is RX8640 with HP-UX 11.31