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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
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Size of logical and physical disks in HP RAID

I have HP server with 8 hard drives of 300 Gb attached to RAID controller. When I created one logical disk on every physical disk of maximum size, size of every logical disk is 279,4 Gb. Why logical ...
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What RAID controller comes with DL360 G7?

I plan to setup RAID10 using SSD drives. What RAID controller comes with the HP DL360 G7? Is it a real Hardware RAID controller? And it is compatible with CentOS Linux? Will SSD be ok in RAID10?
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How many hp dl360 g7 in a rack?

It might sound as "how long is a piece of string"? In my current job the process is to leave 1U spacing, with no blinders, between servers; this incurs a considerable loss of space, no event sparking ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 SATA support?

I'm planning to get a second hand HP Proliant DL380 G4 and setup it as storage server, probably using NexentaStor and setup a ZFS system. But now I wonder does DL380 G4 can be convert or support SATA ...
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Removing or Adding a disk to a HP MSA60 array crashes everything

I am really new to RAIDs and all that goes along with them. I simply added a disk (same 500mb size and part number) into the MSA60 raid enclosure and basically everything started going wrong. The ...
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Fibre (Fiber) Optic - Mixing SFP's and Switches

My generic question is: Can you mix switches on the opposite sides of a fibre link, or more accurately different manufactuors tranceivers. We just bought several new HP ProCurve v1810 series switches ...
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Longevity of Tape versus Disk

I read something in a Oracle Archiving book, about longevity of Tape Versus Disk, i quote: "Longevity. No matter how you store your data, eventually it has to be moved either due to obsolescence ...
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HPONCFG use variable as input instead file?

I'm currently writing a script to get all the embedded health of an ILO. What I want is to avoid to create file, so I've create my xml request but I tried with no success with the /i parameter of ...
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VLAN security on HP ProCurve 1810G-24?

I'm looking into the managed switch HP ProCurve 1810G-24 to see if it can meet our office demands. The specs say it has IEEE802.1Q - whatever that means. Our office consists of four companies that ...
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Mixing dual and single port SAS disks

I have a HP DL380 G5 with 8x146GB single port SAS SSF disks (DG146ABAB4). A couple of them have failed and I can't find any new single port disks anymore. They all seem to be dual port. I'm wondering ...
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Convert a Smart Array RAID5 array to a RAID6 (ADG) variant

I have an HP MicroServer (N36L) with a SmartArray P410 controller, a 512MB BBWC unit and four (4) 2TB disks connected. Three of those disks are configured as a single RAID5 array and one is left ...
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Inconsistent local network behaviour

I'm in an institution with a local area network with multiple labs, all of which access the net through a common proxy, set up in the client browser/app manually, now in one of the labs, the following ...
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Can't enter iLO3 at bootup (HP ProLiant DL360 G7)

At first I thought this was a fluke, but I've now built well over 50 of these servers and I can't seem to find a solution. We are deploying HP DL360 G7's. Before you used to be able to hit F8 during ...
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HP Proliant ML150 G3 physical drive size limit

Apologies if this is a rather silly question, but I'm not very savvy when it comes to interpreting server documentation. The documentation ...
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HP Proliant 360 G4 hangs on Ethernet Boot Agent

My server hangs on Ethernet Boot Agent. I can't access the BIOS. It used to work fine. I can access the RAID controller, but it stops booting and fails to respond on key inputs once it gets to the ...
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HP DL380 G7 + Smart Array P410i + sysbench -> poor raid 10 performance

I have running system with low IO utilization: HP DL380G7 ( 24gb RAM ) Smart Array p410i with 512mb battary backed write cache 6x SAS 10k rpm 146gb drives in RAID10 Debian Squeze linux, ext4 + LVM, ...
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Configuring HP “Multifunction” NIC for iSCSI SAN

I am about to implement a SAN here using a HP P2000; the SAN itself is on-order (ETA a couple of weeks) so in the meantime I'm getting the rest of the equipment up and running. The SAN has ...
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Access HP Proliant DL385 BIOS [closed]

How do I access the BIOS of a HP ProLiant DL385 server? It doesn't have any hard drives, just power, monitor & keyboard connected. The keyboard is a PS/2 Microsoft Media keyboard with an ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 watchdog

I have dl360 G7 servers. some times kernel got panic. I understood, that server have hardware watchdog timer. dmesg | grep wdt [ 6.344992] hpwdt 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) ...
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hp sb40c and hp bl460c storage

I have an HP ProLiant BL460c partnered with an HP SB40c blade server. The storage controller for the BL460c is HP Smart Array E200 while the SB40c's controller is P400. In my configuration, the ...
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Solaris 11 hangs randomly: need help to figure out the reason

I've got Solaris 11 (+latest SRU) running on an HP DL385 G7 (attached to P2000 storage w. 30 disks; they are registered as separate RAID0 drives, but I'm using ZFS' raidz1), which is our file server. ...
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HP Proliant ML115 G5 - Boot order lost after reboot

I have one HP Proliant ML 115 G5 (AMD) with the latest BIOS (07-06-2009) and recently I've installed an USB disk. This is a common problem on old Proliant servers. When you plug the USB disk, BIOS ...
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CentOS 6 doing lots more IO than CentOS 5

I'm benchmarking an application on two identical servers, one is Centos 5.8 and the other is Centos 6.2. My application is running much slower (50% or less) on the Centos 6.2 machine. In attempting ...
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Switch disks to another identical HP ML360 G6 with P410i array controller

In case of hardware failure, for example motherboard/processor, is it possible to put the disks of a raid 1 into a spare server to be back online asap. If a disk failes and i want to use a disk of ...
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HP iLO2/3 cli: send NMI

I want to send a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) to the system over the HP iLO2/3 cli. Unfortunately I don't know the correct syntax or target: hpiLO-> nmi status=2 status_tag=COMMAND PROCESSING ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 RAID conversion?

Proliant DL380-G4 with the onboard SmartArray 6i controller. Raid 1+0 set consisting of 2x 72 G and 2x 300 G disks (the bigger disks got added later). Effective capacity about 140 GB and, of course, ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 reporting missing fan

I have several refurbished HP ProLiant DL360 G6 servers and several of the systems are reporting fan failures - possibly incorrectly - on fan #2. When running: hpasmcli -s 'SHOW FANS' I get the ...
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IPMI sensor data retrieve from HP Superdome (sx2000) with IPMI tool

i'm trying to extract data sensor from a HP Superdome (sx2000) using the protocol IPMI over LAN. I enabled the IPMI protocol and i setup the password for IPMI protocol on the Superdome. I'm using ...
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HP Proliant DL320 G5 CPU Fault Light [closed]

I was recently given an HP Proliant DL320G5. Upon powering it on the internal health light was flashing red and there was nothing on screen no beeps no hard drive lights. I opened the server and ...
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HP Proliant DL180 G5 server treats 3-TB SATA disks as 750-GB ones

I have this HP Proliant DL180 G5 server, running with the embedded RAID controller (no Smart Array); with this configuration, it only supports 4 SATA disks. Fine. The server has 2 250-GB SATA disks; ...
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HP Proliant DL 380 G7: Which storage driver to use for Suse Linux 11 [closed]

I was installing the Suse Linux 11 on HP Proliant DL 380 G7. during installation i got the error " NO usable hard disk found " i got stuck for last 4 days ..need help on prioroty,