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HP P410 RAID + Samsung 830 SSDs + Debian 6.0 - What performance to expect?

I'm renting two dedicated servers from a hosting company. Here are the specs: server1: HP ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron 6164 HE 12-Core 40 GB RAM HP Smart Array P410 RAID controller 2x Samsung 830 ...
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RAID5 on SmartArray P410i online resize

I have P410i+256M Cache without battery backup. My RAID5 was build over 3*136GB disks, now all disks were replaced to a 3*300GB array. How can I extend it to use the whole space? HPacucli doesn't ...
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Setting the timeout for HP iLO VSP in order to catch kernel panic

So i have a server that has locked up twice recently. What i want to do is catch any kernel panic/oops written to the serial console. I can ssh in and start the VSP and i'm running my SSH session in ...
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HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”

We have an HP MSA70 with 25 x 600GB HP SAS 10k DP drives, connected to an HP P800 controller. The drives are configured in RAID 6. Yesterday, some kind of unknown "event" occurred and the array ...
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how to determine which drive belongs to which slot on raid 5

i have an HP DL380 G8 machine with 4 hard drives of same size and running on raid 5. unfortunately during a service process of our data center one of the junior team members pulled out all four hard ...
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how to merge 2 controller (6 Bays each) in HP DL370 G6

I am having a server DL370 G6 as seen in the image below, and I want to install Windows Server 2008 E. we are using it for camera recording. Each slot has 6 2 TB hard disks. I want to merge both as ...
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CentOS 6.5 with HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8

I have a chance to install a new HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 server. There are three hard drives. How do I configure RAID 1 on this type of server. Will RAID already be configured so that it will look ...
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Network card location

I am generally familiar with hpacucli and hpasmcli but how do I determine in which slot a network card is installed? I need to be able to map to and from the slot and the MAC (and from there to the ...
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Switch disks between array controllers

I have an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5, which has an HP Smart Array E200i/128 BBWC Controller embedded. This controller manages two arrays (each with three 72 GB disks in RAID 5) This controller has ...
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Which type of RAM we should use? Registered or Unregistered?

We are planning to buy two different servers from HP. They will be used in project where we do lot of statistical analysis and Java development/testing etc. Servers are : a) Part :ML350e 2403 CTO ...
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Unable to view sensor data in ESXi 5.x on DL380 G7

I'm running ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 on a DL380 G7 and no matter what I do, I cannot view sensor data. I have installed all of the HP Offline Bundles (both old and new revisions as suggested ...
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Will adding HD's to a Proliant 350e server invalidate the warranty

We are looking at getting a new file server in the office. When looking at HD's the ones that HP sell are twice or more than just buying a drive and getting a caddy to hold it in the server. When we ...
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DL380 G4 dead after erasing NVRAM

Got a used HP ProLiant DL380 G4 server. It was at least able to start from an Ubuntu live CD a few days ago. When I connected the iLO-port to a router with DHCP server iLO 1.62 was accessibly using ...
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Configure spanning tree from HP to Cisco hardware

I have three switches I'd like to configure in a loop - a Cisco stack (3750s) and two HP 2900 series. Each is connected to the next with a 10 gig backplane of one form or another. How do I configure ...
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HP DL380 G5 Predictive failure of a new drive

Consolidated Error Report: Controller: Smart Array P400 in slot 3 Device: Physical Drive 1I:1:1 Message: Predictive failure. We have an HP DL380 G5 server with two 72GB 15k SAS drives ...
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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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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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Shutdown server, won’t startup

So, this is a little embarrassing. Just got a new server (HP ProLiant), installed Ubuntu, set an IP address, then wanted to move it into the server room. Used sudo shutdown -P now to shutdown, the ...
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unattended BIOS configuration for HP server (DL160SE G6)

We are having a big deployment of servers (DL160SE G6) and I need to find a way to configure their BIOS settings without going through the RBSU of each one - It would take too long. I am thinking ...
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HP switches sending multi-cast ping requests

I'm not our normal network guy... I've just been drafted to help with this issue, so please bear with me. We have a fairly large (~4,000 devices?) network mostly comprised of HP Procurve gear. From ...
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PCL XL Error

When printing from Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition to a network printer (HP Color LaserJet 3600) this error message is printed out rather than the photographs. Any ideas? PCL XL error ...
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HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 with p420i raid controller attempting to install Centos 6 or 7

I am attempting to install Centos 6 or 7 on a backup server Proliant DL380p Gen 8 with a p420i controller. The problem is when I use the intelligent provisioning built in to setup the raid and such, ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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Very slow disk performance on HP P410 with RAID1+0

I have HP Microserver N54L, until recently i have used integrated software raid without problems. I have 2x WD Black and 2x WD Red (non-pro) disks for my raid array. I also have SSD directly on the ...
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How do I install HP CentOS repo's

I have been searching for the answer but unable to find any instructions that work for me. I want to install the HP CentOS repo for my new ML310e Gen8 Server to I can setup the insight management ...
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HP 4204vl (J8770A) non-blocking switching capacity

On the information page for the above mentioned switch, it says "Supports a maximum of 96 autosensing 10/100 ports or 96 autosensing 10/100/1000 ports or 16 mini-GBICs or 4 10-GbE ports, or a ...
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VMware with the HP MSA70

I would like to build a new smallish VMware cluster - only two nodes will ever be used. I have previously seen references to shared direct attached storage. That would dramatically push down the ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 USB keyboard and mouse not working on Windows 2008 install

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 32bit on a HP ProLiant D380 G9 Server and after legacy boot, at the language select page I don't have mouse and keyboard available. Switched between several ...
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Is there an automated way to report and open cases with HP for drive failure?

I want to take failed drives, send a diagnostic report to HP so I can automatically have the drives shipped to the right location. I'm considering writing C# code to automatically log in, post a case ...
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HP microserver gen8 - Win server 2012 r2 does not see the internal HD - asks for a driver

I have just taken delivery of the base spec Microserver gen8. I have installed a WD 1Tb drive in slot 1, and the BIOS/RAID controller finds it. However when I come to install Win server 2012 r2 it ...
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VLAN isolation failure with HP Procurve, Juniper Netscreen

I'm having problems with hosts being able to ping other hosts they shouldn't be able to communicate with. Fairly simple network - relevant hardware: HP Procurve 2810-24G switch Juniper Netscreen ...
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Can I recover my raid after blown backplane / mobo?

We had a catastrophic server failure the other day. The server was the head to our NAS. Multiple disk shelves were attached via SAS (SFF-8088 to a HP Smart Array RAID Card). Also connected to the RAID ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST

Initially my USB2.0 ports were working during POST (and boot). However, now they appear not to be. I first noticed this when I could not access the RBSU by pressing F9 during POST. Then found that I ...
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In a HP server, can low voltage DIMMS and standard voltage DIMMs be mixed?

We are adding RAM to a HP Proliant DL380 G7 and were shipped standard voltage DIMMS. We have pre-installed some low voltage DIMMS. Is it acceptable to mix DIMM voltage in general? Is it advised? A ...
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HP DL380G6: Where is the Temp. Sensor #29 (System Zone)?

The Temp. Sensor #29 of my HP DL380G6 seems to give me a wrong number. It says that the temperature is more than 50C (Caution: 60C, Critical: 65C) while the actual value is 13C. And I think it may be ...
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HP ILO utility for Ubuntu - hponcfg fails due to missing hp-ilo package

I'm working with an Ubuntu-based system running on an HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 server. I prefer to install HP's management agents when I can for full hardware monitoring/configuration capabilities. ...
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Multiple Servers, Multiple Drive Failure within 12 hours?

In the IT world I just won the Lottery Twice.... Today we had a hard drive fail in a raid array. A few hours later we had another drive fail on a different server.... We started checking all the ...
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LFF in HP DL360p, how and is it a good idea?

I need a new server with 10 Tb storage and was looking at a DL360p with a D2600. It would do the trick, but it´s quite expensive and I´m looking for alernatives. 4 x 4 Tb would be enough, both for ...
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installing non-hp RAM in hp proliant ml310e G8

i bought the hp proliant ml310e G8 with 8GB of crucial RAM. but when i plug it in the system initialization hangs on 90%. i read in another post (HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 early system initialization ...
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BL460c G7 blade OS install

I have an HP c7000 enclosure with a BL460c G7 blade. I need to install Windows server OS on it. I have a problem with iLO, so it will not mount the ISO in the remote console. Tried using both Active-X ...
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Password setting for IPMI in Linux

I am trying to configure IPMI in my HP ProLiant Servers. Configuration looks successful , but somewhat confused with the 'Administrator' user account . Following are some information on IPMI in one ...
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Is there a complete reference for HP's diagnostic port 84 and/or port 85 codes?

The HP ProLiant DL580 systems (G5 is the one I'm interested in at the moment) have a two-digit 7-segment display on the system board (visible only inside the chassis) which displays various diagnostic ...
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HP Smart Array P400 controller reports physical drives incorrectly

I've been researching on this the majority of the day, when I had time to blow. But now it's just becoming a headache, when I ask the HP P400 for detailed Information on the drives connected to the ...
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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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How to find out more hardware details using only ESXi4.1 and (possibly) shell

Running ESXi4.1 on an HP machine, with only remote access to the host ssh shell and the vmware console (no iLO), is there a way to gather a hardware report from the server? I am specifically ...
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HP ILO RIMP information?

The HP ILO scripting guide gives an example of an unauthenticated xml query: "https:///xmldata?item=all" (See page 46, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294268/c00294268.pdf) ...
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Software to measure power draw of HP Server

I'm after some software to measure the power draw of a HP Server, namely a DL360 series. I know Nagios is used for logging and monitering but I'm not sure if it logs power usage as well. I've also ...
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HP Server bios boot delay

I'm just going to throw this out there in case anyone else has run accross this... I have an HP DL320 G5p that had the motherboard replaced due to a faulty NIC port. After several calls to HP, two ...
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HP ILO mouse issue

On some new servers from HP we are using the ILO (Integrated Lights Out) to control some new Linux installs. When we use the remote console options the mouse movements won't stay in synch. When we ...