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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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What features of a HP DL server make it so much more performant than commodity hardware?

I've used HP DL machines at work. I found them to be blazingly fast, but very expensive expensive - up to $15k, I am curious though, although the spec we typically used (e.g. dual AMD Opteron 2.6GHz, ...
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Reboot server while HP SmartArray P410i array transformation?

Just added two more drives to a 4 drives RAID 1+0 array on my ML350 G6+SA P410i+FBWC. I also have to add an expander card (yes, I should have begun with it :/ ) but the array expansion takes a long ...
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Upgraded DL380 G2 To Windows Server 2008 and cannot locate network drivers - any advice?

I was able to successfully load Windows Server 2008 on an HP DL380 G2, which is not officially supported by HP. It seems to be working perfectly fine, except for the fact I cannot locate any network ...
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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 ML350 G5 SAS HDD

I am getting problem in HP Proliant ML350 G5. Some few days back one of the SAS HDD failed. It was 146GB SAS 15krpm HDD. We got new one which is 146GB SAS 10k rpm HDD. Its on RAID 1(1+0) ...
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How do I get my HP servers to email me when a drive fails?

Ideally, with as simple of install as possible and without requiring rebooting the servers. Mostly for DL380 G5's if it helps. Thanks.
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HP ProLiant DL320 G5 No Video Output, No Error LEDs, Swapped Motherboard, Same Issue

I have a HP ProLiant DL320 G5 Server that we have swapped out the motherboard with a working one, tried narrowing down removing different memory sticks, swapped out the onboard battery. I have a ...
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DL385 G2 powering off after some time

I have one DL385 G2 server that since Thursday is not able to power on properly. I can't figure out what's the problem, since there is no indication neither in iLO 2 log, IML, nor any red/amber LED on ...
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How do you get into the interface on a ProLiant DL 366 G7 and set RAID? (Smart Array 410 P)

How do you get into the interface on a ProLiant DL 366 G7 and set RAID? Into the Smart Array P410 controller?
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Incredible low disk performance on HP DL385 G7

As a test of the Opteron processor family, I bought a HP DL385 G7 6128 with HP Smart Array P410i Controller - no memory. The machine has 20GB ram 2x146GB 15k rpm SAS + 2x250GB SATA2, both in Raid 1 ...
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FATAL: Error inserting acpi_cpufreq

Trying to see how to force CPU to run at higher freq on a HP ProLiant system with SLES 11 SP2. /# modprobe -vv acpi-cpufreq insmod ...
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Determine RAID configuration XenServer HP Server ML370 G5

I use a HP ProLiant ml370G5 server. Its OS is XenServer from Citrix.(based on Xen). Last week one its hard disks has been damaged and I want to change it. I want to know what is its RAID ...
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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...
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Getting iLO logs for a specific period

I am fetching iLO event logs remotely using cpqlocfg.exe and script Get_iLO_Log.xml. But this gives complete event logs and there is no parameter that can be set to get the logs only for a specific ...
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Configuring HP Proliant iLO using hponcfg

I am configuring an iLO using hponcfg by logging into the machine remotely and running hponcfg with scripts Mod_Directory.xml and then with Mod_Network.xml. I am enabling the DHCP on the device. But ...
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data lost with RAID5 on proliant DL360 when drives fail

For some reason the Array Controller on my Proliant DL360 G6 couldn't recognize 2 of the 6 750GB drives I am running in a RAID 5 configuration with VMware ESXi 5.1. When I rebooted the server I chose ...
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HP SmartArray P400: How to repair failed logical drive?

I have a HP Server with SmartArray P400 controller (incl. 256 MB Cache/Battery Backup) with a logicaldrive with replaced failed physicaldrive that does not rebuild. This is how it looked when I ...
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Can I put in laptop 2.5" SATA drives into an HP ProLiant DL380 G5?

I have an HP DL380 G5 server and I was wondering if can I put in standard notebook 2.5" SATA drives? In the front where the drives go, the SATA connections dont seem to fit.
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XFS slow performance on LVM'ed RAID, faster when RAW or non-LVM

longtime user of this website, first time poster. I have a weird issue with a server I am setting up. It's for a filesharing-type website, so fast IO and plenty of capacity are the requirements. OS ...
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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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How to easily read IPMI data from a HP ML110 G4 server?

is there a windows application to read the IPMI data on my HP ML110 G4 server? I need to monitor the temperature levels. I can view raw IPMI data in the BIOS, but this is no use while the server is ...
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Rackmounting a tower chassis HP BLc3000 Blade System

Ok, so we have a HP BLc3000 that we are bringing in from a remote office to our central datacentre, its currently in its purchased tower / pedestal configuration (with the wheels and all that) Is it ...
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Flashing the BIOS on a DL380 G5 without Windows

This page has installation instructions for an update to the BIOS. Assuming our G5 does not have Windows on it, can someone enlighten me as to how this works? Does it make a bootable USB stick for ...
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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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HP dl170 g6 and LO100 (iLO) - Can't boot from virtual media

I'm trying to make an HP DL170 G6 server boot via the "virtual media" feature. The system doesn't even try to boot from the virtual media, it seems unable to see it! Here's the test we've been doing: ...
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CentOS 6.4 lock-up …no explanation

I have a CentOS 6.4 server on an oldish box (HP ProLiant ML350 G4) that I've recently installed on and it's been up less than 24 hours. It has 6 146 GB 10k SCSI drives in RAID 1+0 that are also brand ...
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P812 “forgot” RAID6 - can't see disks at boot time in ORCA

We have an MSA60 with 12x4TB non-HP issue Seagate Constellation ES.3 drives connected to a P812/FBWC, on which I created a RAID6 over all of those disks with hpacucli and started to copy data on them. ...
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HP DL380G5 with APC SC1500 UPS — transfer time failure

I have 2 of these things: APC SmartUPS SC1500 (220v). My Proliant G5 DL380 PSUs seem to really hate them. This is what happens when UPS switches to battery (PSU2 is plugged into the SC1500): iLo IML ...
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“Discovery failed” message trying to install hp ProLiant Support Pack 8.30 on DL380 G4

I'm getting the exact screenshots shown here, and followed the directions there despite the model difference. The BIOS had a different serial number for some reason, but it was an alphanumeric string ...
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How long does HP provide extended support for servers? Specifically a DL380 G5

We have 8 DL380 G5s in service as ESXi hosts. The servers are currently under support until June of 2014. How long does HP offer care packs after a product has been released? I looked through all ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Can this server still perform in 2011?

Can the HP Proliant DL380 G4 series server still perform at high a quality in the 2011 IT world? This may sound like a weird question but we are a very small company whose primary business is NOT IT ...
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What is the name of this screw? (from HP ProLiant quick-deploy rail kits) [closed]

I need the name of the screw for the HP quick deploy rail kit. The screw clicks into the square holes of the rack. It is a Gen4 Rail kit but the screw is like the Gen8 Rail kit ones. I called HP ...
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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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HP DL360p Gen8 for low latency trading - what to upgrade? [closed]

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8 for low latency trading (but not ultra-low-latency!). It means that i'm working in frame about "10+ microseconds" and i don't care about "1-5 microsecond" or nanoseconds. I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to configure a server for self hosting? [closed]

I have a machine, the guy I got it from gave me this specifications : HP Server/Workstation Proliant DL360 G5 DualCore Intel Xeon 5130 4096 Byte 292,00 GByte The building I want to set it up to, ...
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Refresh a specific page in ilo 4

I use iLo 4 for my HP dl380 gen 8. I access iLo webpage using internet explorer 10. (Although I would gladly use another browser if anyone can recommend a better one for iLo access). How can I ...
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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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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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HP DL380 G3 and Ubuntu

I have bought a HP Proliant DL380 G3 and am attempting to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. My server's got two Ultra320 SCSI HDDs but in the Ubuntu installation process, the OS fails to recognize ...
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HP SmartArray P212 disabled, cache module not attached

I have a DL180 G6 server with Smart Array P212 RAID controller. The server runs under Ubuntu. After an upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 utility hpacucli (ver. 8.50-6.0) stopped working. The error ...
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Graphing temperature over time for HP iLo 4

Server: HP DL380p Gen 8, running latest iLo 4. One sensor, Sensor #25 for the HD Controller, tends to run a bit hot when compared to the other sensors. It tends to read 75 C. Caution temp is 100 C. ...
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Hyper-V Server 2012 Hardware [closed]

I have an HP ProLiant ML350 G6 that I want to use with Hyper-V Server 2012 to host up to 9 VM's. The server has this specs: 1 x Intel Xeon E5606 2.13GHz LGA1366 (the motherboard supports 2 CPU's, ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G3: What version of XenServer is supported?

I've spent some time looking, and haven't been able to find a decent HCL for the current and past versions of XenServer. I have 3 HP Proliant DL360 G3's that I want to use for virtualization. They ...
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esxi 5.0 free + ilo3 + hp DL380 G7 = no ability to hardware monitor without HP SIM or vmware non-free?

ok so as stated in the subject line i have an HP DL380 G7 running esxi 5.0 free and an ILO3. Is there any way for me to get some decent monitoring of the hardware without paying any extra money for a ...
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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 ...