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RAID 5 drive upgrade

We have an HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server with an 8-bay RAID 5 array configured on a Smart Array E200i controller. The system volume and data are on the same logical drive. The drives are 72GB each and ...
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Deleting the default vlan on HP Procurve 5406 switch

I´ve tried to delete the default vlan on the switch multiple times, via CLI and using the menu options by Telnet, but it keep showing the message= "The default VLAN cannot be deleted". There are no ...
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How to find a compatible disk for HP server?

How to find a compatible disk for HP server? I own HP ML350 G6 server. I have found a spare parts list, but since there is no disk of size 300 GB 2.5 10K 6G (originally installed on server) I am ...
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How to determine HP Smart Array model?

How to determine HP Smart Array model on HP server? I own HP 350 G6 server. Really do not know where to look, is there a utility tool that can help me find this information, or is there a sign on the ...
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HP MSR20 Router VPN Questions

I have limited experience with routers, I was wondering if some offer some insight. I am considering deploying a series of HP MSR20 (or similar routers) at a number of satellite offices which have ...
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Remote discovery/inventory of attached disk enclosures

I have a handful of HP DL3xx G7 servers, that I know have HP D2600 disk units attached via P411 SmartArray controllers. I can see info about the array controllers and the disks (via the Array ...
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HP Proliant ML310 G4 power supply warning

One of the two power supplies in my HP Proliant ML310 G4 server has an amber/orange LED lit in one of the power supplies on the front panel. Also, the wave symbol is flashing in orange/amber. When ...
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Probability of Blade Chassis Failure, Redundancy

Suppose I have a blade server HP C7000, with three blades. Q1. Is there any disaster recovery technique that provides redundancy between blades? If any one blade goes down the second should come up ...
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HP P410 “Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed” How to fix?

I'm using HP P410 raid card with BBU with 12 x 3TB drives on RAID50 After a power outage at the datacenter, the hpacucli shows this: Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed However, all ...
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HP MSA2000, how detect faulty disks?

I have an HP MSA2012fc, it happened a few times that my large vdisk (6x 1TB raid 5) get offline, seems some disks are faulty, the event log only shows 2 of the drives had "bad blocks" and some disk ...
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Get port vlan tag via snmp on HP Procurve

I'm trying to write a nagios check that will check if a port is a member of (tagged in) a perticular VLAN. I've discovered the following SNMP location SNMPv2-SMI::mib-2.17.7.1.4.5.1.1.40 for checking ...
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Duplicate drive reported on MSA50

I am not sure why but whenever I install a drive in bay 1 or bay 2 of my MSA50, ACU reports that two drives are present in the bay: This does not happen to any other bay but bays 1 and 2. The disc ...
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Storage for HP server (sbs2011)

I currently have HP ML350 G6 with 2x300 GB raid disks. Server main purpose is: - Exchange server - Office network (25 users) - File storage Now one problem is that one department has a need of ...
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How to connect SATA disks to copy large amounts of data from them to HP server running CentOS 6

We have an HP Proliant DL320e running CentOS 6. We will get SATA hard disks with data in the formats NTFS, FAT, HFS and HFS+ from which we would like to copy the files to the server (read-only), ...
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BBWC Parts for Proliant DL380 G5 / HP Smart Array P400

I have a Proliant DL380 G5 server with HP Smart Array P400 controller, the performance of the disk I/O is bad lately and I found out that during my research that I can improve it by enabling the write ...
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hp ilo “remote console undefined”

After upgrading my server (HP DL360p Gen8) to the latest ILO 4.30 I have such error What should I do and how to fix my problem? I do not have physical access to my server and so now I have no ...
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HP DL360 G5 will not boot with all DIMM slots full

If I install memory into every DIMM slot the server will not boot, no display will be shown via VGA. ILO 2 detects these slots' memory as being "Not installed". If I remove the memory from the two ...
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5 dead hard drives in a span of 2 months - what should I be checking?

So we got a nice new HP DL380 server with a fancy RAID card about one year ago. 2 months ago a hard drive failed. Thank goodness for RAID5... except that the RAID card only sort of worked and the ...
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HP P410 RAID CARD Issue - unassigned drives not detected by the OS

i just bought lot of HP DL180 G6 Servers, it's using HP P410 RAID Card, i plugged 12 x 2TB SAS Drives + 2 x 73GB SAS (for OS - RAID1) all drives showing up IN RAID Creating array page, so i just ...
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HP Smart Array E200i controller

Can HP Smart Array E200i 128MB RAID controller wotk without Posted-Write Cache moduler? It's battery have finished its life.
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HP Proliant DL120 with 3rd party 4Tb drives not showing full capacity

We've purchased a HP Proliant DL120 G7, which has an onboard Smart Array B110i controller. In the server, we've bought 4 x Hitachi 4Tb SATA drives, mounted them in HP drive caddies and installed them ...
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How to find list prices for HP Enterprise Storage kit [closed]

According to the resellers I deal with, HP have to publish list prices for all of their hardware and software. Now, I know list prices are meaningless to some extent, as the discount rates can exceed ...
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HP P800 PCI controller disables(!) HP 410i internal controller

I have a HP DL360 G6 server with a very strange RAID controller behavior. I installed a P800 PCI RAID Controller card and all of the sudden I cannot access my hard drives that are connected to the ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 and PCIe SSD? [duplicate]

I have a doubt about using 3rd party PCIe SSD or SSD generally with HP DL380p Gen8. Do someone have tested it by any chance with 3rd party PCIe SSD and/or SSD's and/or normal HDD's ? or by any chance ...
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Using a DL380p Gen8 and D2700 Disk Enclosure

We've got a DL380p Gen8 with 16 slots for 2.5" drives, and we're running out of storage space. So what I'm looking at doing is replacing all of the current drives (some are 300GB, some 600) with ...
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LACP on HP Procurve 2848

We're currently running 2 x Uplinks to our ISP, in a LACP Trunk, and although the inbound is being balance properly, the outbound is only going through 1 link. I've been told that this HP Switch ...
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HP EVA4400 Vraid5 Virtual Disks Failure

I have a eva4400 with 8 disks six of them in a raid6 group I have 2 vraid5 in this group. I have lost 3 disks. Since I get the administrator post after the disaster happened I have no clue on how ...
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Followup: HP System Management Email manager

A follow up question from this: HP System Management Email notification Linux How can I receive emails from the server? Is there some software that allows you to receive, sort and filter these ...
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HP System Management Email notification Linux

Does anyone know of a way for a HP Linux server to send and email when identifying issues such as hard disk failure? HP System manament is installed however I can only see SNMP and no email options. ...
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Consumer HDDs in a HP ProLiant DL180 G6?

Model: HP ProLiant DL180 507168-B21 Will a ProLiant DL180 G6 work with a single 1TB consumer hard drive in a caddy? Yes, I know I should use enterprise HDDs but we have a limited budget, and this ...
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What hard drives does a HP Proliant BL20p G3 Blade Server take?

Full name: HP Proliant BL20p G3 Blade Server 380634-B21 I'm currently a student and got a Proliant with no hard drives for £19.99. Could anyone point me to the right hard drives to get for it, I'm ...
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HP Procurve Core Switch Architecture

I want to build a new 'core' for our network. We currently have a 3com 4060 switch acting as the core, connecting all the other TOR and access switches together. The goal is to add resilience into ...
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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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auth on msa2324fc via xml api failed

I'll try to use my script ( which has been written for msa p2000 g3 ) with old san array msa2324. It seems like array actually do authorization and return session key, but my next request ( with ...
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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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Slow throughput speeds with fusionio iodrive2

I recently purchased two HP 380P Gen 8 servers with 365GB IODrive2s for VDI using Vmware View 5.2. After using the latest HP vmware 5.1 update 1 ESX installer and then installing the Fusion-io ...
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ESXi 5.x unable to start sfcbd for hardware monitoring

I've been trying to configure my ESXi server to take advantage of hardware monitoring via iLO drivers. However, no matter what I do to try and start the sfcbd service, I get a list of menu options. ...
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Compaq SmartArray 5300 controllers - how to recreate logical volume without data loss?

My company owns an old server Proliant ML370 G2 on which we had all of our web logs. But one disk of the Smart Array 5300 v1.76 crashed, with it the whole server (????). But then on the Smart Array ...
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3rd party SSD drives in HP Proliant server - monitoring drive health

As discussed in a previous question, we have 6 OWC Mercury Extreme SATA SSD drives installed in our HP Proliant DL360 G7 server (using a P410i RAID controller). They work great, and are very fast. ...
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Demystifying HP VC-FC 4Gb Module on c7000 Chassis

has anyone used the HP VC-FC 4Gb Modules before in a c7000? If so could you help me understand the "Connect To" column? It shows a WWPN, but when looking at our FC switch it is connected to I don't ...
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Smartarray hpacucli command not showing individual drive status

Having a problem with the HPACUCLI cmd on linux, at boot a hp p600 card is reporting an error, but I'm unable to determine which drive it is. Instead of listing the separate drive status, I get one ...
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3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only shows 3G transfer speed

After receiving some excellent advice in a previous question, we've bought a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro drive for use in our HP Proliant DL360 G7 server. Both the drive, and the P410i array controller, ...
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HP smart array controller not recognized by VMWare ESX 3.5 installer

I have been thrown in the deep end by being given a HP proliant DL380p gen 8 new server to install. The server has 8 146GB SAS HDDs. I have used ACU to config it into 1 Logical drive. of ~1TB ACU ...
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SmartArray P400 Create Logical Drive Erase Data?

Does create logical drive on a Smart Array P400 erase existing data? I have a disk that was from a RAID1 set on a IBM server. It's currently plugged in a HP server in order for me to read the data. ...
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HP storage arrays - multiple channels?

Our SQL server is becoming pretty heavily loaded, and all indications point to the disk channel being the bottleneck. The current HP server has a fairly low-end array card, and we're looking to ...
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Network boot from HP DL380 G7 using PCI quad port Intel NIC

I have a HP DL380 G7 server with a quad intel expansion card in slot 3. I can't seem to find anywhere in the iLO/BIOS to tell it to boot from one of these expansion interfaces - is this even ...
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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers

I was wondering if anyone had any specific experience using Intel DC3700 SSDs (or similar) in the HP (DL380p) Gen8 servers? I'm upgrading a set of database servers that use direct-attached storage. ...
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HP MSL2024 LTO6 2 Drive & HP ProLiant DL180 G6

Wanted to get some insight on setting up the below. I have an existing backup server: HP ProLiant DL180 G6 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-Bit & Backup Exec 12.5. And recently purchased ...
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What kind of memory for Hp Proliant dl380 g4

I am trying to figure out what kind of memory this Hp Proliant DL380 g4 needs. I can see that it will take PC2-5300 ddr2 memory from this HP article ...
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HP p400i - 512MB RAID Controller card

Anyone know if the HP p400i raid controller can support multiple arrays? Say if I wanted a raid 0 with 2x146GB drives, and 3x300GB drives in a raid 5, both on the same card? Also, is it possible to ...