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Sparing level on HP EVA 4000

One of the disks of our EVA4000 died today. This diskgroup (all volumes vraid5 with sparing level 1 and almost no space left for more volumes, 1TiB drives) is being rebuilt with "spare space" right ...
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Non-ECC memory on Proliant DL385 g5

Is it possible to use non-ECC memory in the HP Proliant DL385 g5, the server is a test system so error checking is less important
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Creating a raid on MSA60, will it check for bad disks?

I'm recreating the raid on a old msa60. Would it check for bad disks when I create it? It is three msa60 enclosure with 12bay and 1TB each. I need around 24TB usable storage, what would the ideal raid ...
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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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Completely format server for selling on ebay

I have a ProLiant server that has Windows Server 2003 on it, on a hardware RAID 5 setup. The machine is taking up a lot of space. I want to completely wipe the drives of all data, operating system, ...
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Can I use a Smart Array P410 controller on a HP Proliant DL 180 G5 server?

This link says the HP Proliant DL 180 G5 server only supports Smart Array E200, E500, P400 and P800 controllers. Can I use a Smart Array P410 instead? Currently the server has only the default ...
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HP MSA60 complains that new drives are faulty

We got some replacement drives from HP PN 454273-001 1TB 7.2k drives. We put them into the msa. It completes rebuild but when we run the hp insight diagnostics tests. It comes back as read write error ...
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HP SAS HDD in an EMC VNX storage?

Would it be possible to use HP SAS 6G DP 300GB 10K SFF drives in an EMC VNX 5100 storage unit, which currently holds EMC 10K SFF drives (these are really Seagate Savvio 10K.5 SFF drives). Generally, ...
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Broadcom HT1100 SATA controller not working properly with 1TB drives

I've been using RHEL distro's for several years and always managed to find the answers until now. I know this is more of a hardware issue, but I've been working on this for over a week and trust Linux ...
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Is it possible to connect an HP 1760 SCSI Tape to a regular NON server board PC?

I own an Ultrium HP Tape 1760 SCSI, that used to reside on a Dell 2850, on an LSI SCSI card. That Server is now R.I.P. Sad to say. I want to connect the Tape to another PC, is it possible? What ...
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HP Procurve 2910AL allow traffic from VLAN to VLAN

We are trying to setup so that the switch handel routing and communication between a few vlans. And then have a link network up to the fw. Here is the config: Running configuration: ; J9145A ...
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Upgrading HP Printer Firmware

Is there a quick way of upgrading the firmware on HP Printers? Some have instructions for upload the files via FTP, some through visiting the printer and uploading the firmware from a USB stick, and ...
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replace controller, add second controller, or use expander?

I have a Proliant DL380 G6 that I am re-purposing as a Hyper-V host for a new, off-site data center that will host our DR services. The server currently has a P410i controller with the 512MB BBWC ...
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ML350 G5 - upgrade hot swap drives to 6 Gb/s?

I support a non profit. They got an ML350 G5 donated to them and I immediately put it to good use for them :) It came with four HP 300GB 15K SAS drives - and of course, they have all now failed. I ...
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HP ACU shows parity initialization failed on Smart Array controller

I put in a new drive due to a hard drive failure. When the rebuild got to 100%, the controller fails and I need to reboot the server to bring it online. I had to do this about three times and it ...
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What fiber PCI-E card to buy? HP BL532A MSL4048 1 LTO-5 ULTRIUM 3280 FC 48-SLOT TAPE LIBRARY [closed]

I bought a HP BL532A MSL4048 1 LTO-5 ULTRIUM 3280 FC 48-SLOT TAPE LIBRARY I have a few quick questions: What is the best fiber card to buy for this unit? Can I buy a quad port fiber card and use 1 ...
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Reusing Raid 5 Drive?

We have two servers (ML530 G2 and DL380G2) w/ identical HP 10K RPM SCSI drives w/ a raid 5. One is decommissioned and the other will be decommissioned shortly. However, one of the drives on the ...
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Formatting an HP ProLiant DL380 G4

I have an old HP ProLiant dl380 G4 server whose hard disk needs to be formatted. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to do so. For one, it doesn't seem to be detecting any Hard Drives attached to the Server. ...
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PostgreSQL server: 10k RPM SAS or Intel 520 Series SSD drives?

We will be expanding the storage for a PostgreSQL server and one of the things we are considering is using SSDs (Intel 520 Series) instead of rotating discs (10k RPM). Price per GB is comparable and ...
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Parity Initialization after putting in two new disks

All my firmware is up to date on the server and the controllers. Storage crashed over the weekend. I rebooted it and it detected that I put in two new disks last week (I did check that both disk ...
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No video output and no status light on HP Proliant Microserver

I have an issue with a "N40L" HP Proliant Microserver. When the server is powered on the power light turns green but the machine's status light (the HP logo on the front) stays off and there is no ...
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HP ILO holding a IP but I am not using the ILO ports

I have three HP servers on my domain. One of them is tying up one of my IP's for an ILO management page but I do not have any network cabling connected to the ILO port on any of these servers. How ...
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Are my disks within this MSA storage failing?

When I go into my HP Array Configuration Utility, there is no errors and and warnings. No visible amber lights either. Should I swap out the disks? This Windows server lost the storage about 4 times ...
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ML 350 additional SATA RAID controller (mirror only)

I have a Proliant ML350 G8 with two SAS raid arrays currently set up - thereby maxing the default P420i raid controller. I need to set up a large video dump space in addition to this existing set-up ...
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AMD 24 core server memory bandwidth

I need some help to determine whether the memory bandwidth I'm seeing under Linux on my server is normal or not. Here's the server spec: HP ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron 6164 HE 12-Core 40 GB RAM ...
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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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HP D2D 4312 Bacula configuration

I have configured 5 libraries on the HP D2D system Discovery on the Bacula server shows only the last library and not all libraries. Why? [root@server bacula]# iscsiadm --mode discovery --type ...
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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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Repurpose spare drive in HP ProLiant RAID 5 array

We have 8 300GB SAS drives in a RAID5 + Spare configuration. It seems data capacity planning came up a bit short and I need more disk space. Instead of replacing drives with 600 GB models, I would ...
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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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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 ...