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Disk/RAID Monitoring for HP Proliant Servers and Ubuntu 12.04

How can I monitor the status of the hard disks and the RAIDs of an HP Proliant server using Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 I could use the cciss-vol-status to query the RAID status periodically but ...
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Four disks - RAID 10 or two mirrored pairs?

I have this discussion with developers quite often. The context is an application running in Linux that has a medium amount of disk I/O. The servers are HP ProLiant DL3x0 G6 with four disks of equal ...
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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 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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Proliant server will not accept new hard disks in RAID 1+0?

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5, I have two logical drives configured with RAID. I have one logical drive RAID 1+0 with two 72 gb 10k sas 1 port spare no 376597-001. I had one hard disk fail and ...
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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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Rack Mounting a Server with hot air vents on the top?

We just got a couple of HP DL360 G7's, and I notice it has vents on the top. More hot air seems to exit through these vents than it does anywhere on the back. All our servers in the past have always ...
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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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moving raid 10 to another identical server both on Smart Array 6i controllers

I have dead HP DL 380G4 with RAID 1+0 with 1 logical volume from 4x72GB drives on built-in Smart Array 6i 128Mb BBWC. It was shut down properly. It seems it was usual death for Proliant with ILO led ...
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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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Oracle Enterprise Linux installation can't see local disks on HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8

I am installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 on HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8. There are 2 300GB disks and they are configured in RAID 1 from ACU. During the installation installator can not see local hard ...
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HP ILO 3 gives XML syntax errors with hponcfg utility

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server running VMWare ESX 4.1. The system board on the server was changed months ago following a lightning strike at the facility. The HP technician reprogrammed the ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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Is there a way to view an HP ProLiant server IML log from within ESXi?

I'm investigating a system outage on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server running VMware ESXi 5.1. While I'm a huge advocate of installing the HP-specific management agents for ESXi or using the ...
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VMWare vSphere and the move from ESX to ESXi

I was working on a standalone ESX 3.5 system last night in order to upgrade to vSphere 4.1u1. I realized that the full ESX download had been deemphasized on the VMWare website. While I've known that ...
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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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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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Does it make sense to install online spare memory?

I'm using HP DL360p Generation 8. I need a pretty reliable server, so I'm using RAID 1 with a spare drive, and I also added an extra power supply. But should I install online spare memory? Or ...
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Updating firmware on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 failed

I tried updating the firmware on my HP ProLiant 380e Gen8, but I received this error: What could be the reason? Could it be because of limited disk space in the /tmp directory? ~ # df -h ...
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Force LUN in a HP Smart Array to rebuild

I have a server that had a failed drive and a drive in Predictive Failure. I replaced the failed drive and it was rebuilding. root@linux:~ # hpacucli ctrl all show config Smart Array E200 in Slot 3 ...
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Extend Raid5 with a new HD (HP DL380 G3)

Because one of our customers is running out of disk space, I need to extend his Raid5 with one more disk. At the moment the raid5 contains 3x72gb harddisk. The harddisk i want to add is exactly the ...
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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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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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HP DL380 G6: Where is Temperature Sensor 30 (I/O Board Zone)?

In ILO2 firmware 2.15 on my DL380 G6, the Temp 30 sensor (location: I/O Board Zone) indicates 65C and my fans are running at 78% capacity. The Caution level for this zone is 110C, and the Critical ...
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Smart Array P400i Physical Drive failed after being replaced

We have replaced the bad drives in a few HP systems (ProLiant DL360 G5), but they continue to show failed. The drives are part of RAID, and I think this might be why they are appearing as failed. The ...
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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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Driving an HP Storage Array From a non-HP Server

I currently have an HP DL360-G7 server with a P411 SAS controller connected to an HP Storageworks D2600 storage array. The server boots VmWare ESXi 4.1 from its own drives (not from drives in the ...
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How do you get information about the physical drives in a HP Smart Array RAID volume

I've got a HP DL380 running and I know one of the drives has failed. (I have a cron job running cciss_vol_status) The OS doesn't see the individual drives, it just sees one big volume called ...
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HP Proliant Gen8 boot failure after bios upgrade and processor upgrade

We have a HP Proliant DL360P with one Intel Xeon e5-2650, and we was in need to use two Xeon e5-2670 V2, this server by default this G8 did not recognizes the v2 processor, so we found this procedure ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers will not POST

We have just received 2 HP DL380 G7's from our DR site. They have been running fine at the site for some time but we have tried to power them up in our DC and they will not post. We get a very brief ...
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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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How do I disable “Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring” on an HP ProLiant server?

I'm tuning my server for low-latency The guide suggests to disable this option "Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring" because: Disables iLO Processor State Mode Switching and Insight Power ...
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Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?

I'm running Oracle Linux 6 on a HP Proliant server. It's been running fine for the last week, but seemed slow earlier so the Oracle service was stopped. Rather than restart the service, I was asked to ...
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Third-party SSD in Proliant g8?

Anyone having success with third-party SATA or SAS drives with Proliant G8's? I know the G7's were flaky and had BIOS issues. We're looking for real-world success stories with particular brands and ...
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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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“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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HP ML350 G5 Smart Array E200i battery error

We have replaced the server with a new battery pack but still getting the error. Can you tell what is wrong with it, as it is urgent before the server generates more errors.
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Smart Array P600: Can't get drives recognized on port 2i

Extensive searching proved fruitless (and aggravating), so I'm moving from lurker to poster, finally! :)... I have an HP ProLiant ML-350 G4p that I just converted from SCSI to an SAS/SATA machine ...
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HP ProLiant Smart Array “lock up” code 0x11

I've a ProLiant DL580 G7 server that experienced a storage subsystem failure during production. The system appeared available and responded to pings, but all I/O access stalled (the system load must ...
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Moving a RAID-5 array from a dead HP ML350 G5 to an HP DL380

We have an HP ML350 G5 with a 3x72GB RAID5 array that we were in the process of decommissioning. After shutting down the server and moving it, but prior to moving the data elsewhere, the server ...
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HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server - SPP use

I am planning to install Oracle Linux 6.4 on an HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server. I have been advised to use Service Pack for Proliant SSP DVD to install/update the missing utilities drivers for Oracle ...
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What “PAL Shim AllocRequest returning NULL” meens?

On a HP DL380e Gen8 with Dynamics Smart Array and SAS RAID installed I try to install Centos, after load the RAID Driver from HP Support Site I can access the RAID and do the installation. The ...
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Is there a better workaround or solution to boot a Proliant DL380 Gen8 from USB DVD drive than “Restore Default System Settings”?

An HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 BIOS P73 (03/01/2013) using iLO4 suffers from USB CD/DVD drive boot issues after a reboot, as described in HP Advisory c02707749. External USB DVD drive details are: ...
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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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HP RAID array - hpacucli

I've noticed that one of the drives has "unassigned" status. Does it mean that it's a spare disk? # hpacucli controller all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: ...
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Why am I getting “Input/output error during read on /dev/sda” during a CentOS text-mode installation?

I'm trying to install CentOS 5.7 on an HP Proliant DL380 G5 (with an HP P400 Smart Array RAID controller) and am getting the following error during the text mode installer: ERROR: pdc: reading ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server

I have a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server. I installed windows server 2008 standard edition. There are 60 clients connected to this server. The server only detects one HDD and I have 2 146gb HDDs. I read ...
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ProLiant DL380 G4 ESXi host - How to check RAID status of local storage

In a data center we have a few ESXi hosts. We're migrating all the data off the machines, but first we would like to check the RAID/SMART status of the local drives. Is there any way to do this via ...
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How do I populate my ProLiant DL320 G6 server with memory?

I have problem with a new HP ProLiant DL320 G6 server. From the beginning it had to less memory, and now I have ordered more memory two times. Now I am struggling to populate the server with these ...
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HP ML150 G6 upgrading RAM/CPU beyond specs?

I am being told that some limits on some HP servers can be crossed. Do any of you have any experience with that? A ML150/G6 is limited to 48GB RAM but I have been talking to a German company that ...