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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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Rack cabinet - ProLiant DL360 G5 and StorageWorks fit

I'm about to order a rack cabinet/enclosure for our 3 HP ProLiant DL360 G5 servers and 2 StorageWork MSA units. The HP Proliant DL360 G6 is 1U each, and the StorageWork MSA Units is 2U. The Cabinet ...
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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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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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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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HP DL360p with Intel E5-2630 NUMA Capable?

I couldn't find any information via search to determine this via the Intel or HP website. Can you enable NUMA nodes on this? How can you tell the side of each node if so? Is it always best practice to ...
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Getting USB boot to work in SmartOS on HP ProLiant N40L

I recently downloaded SmartOS and tried running it on my HP ProLiant N40L, but it always fails on boot. After dd'ing the image to the USB stick, I plug it into the internal USB header and turn the ...
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CentOS 6.2 Server hangs

I have a problem with Centos 6.2 server that is running on an HP Proliang DL380 G4 server where I run a Public FTP Service. The system runs for about a day and then it suddenly hangs, and I cant ...
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p410i Mirror failed couldnt find same disk

I have an HP server with an P410i RAID Card installed. I had two SATA Drives connected (250GB each). The RAID was configured as a Mirror. A few days ago the drive one (1) failed, and i had to remove ...
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Performance of external USB disk with ESXi5

I have a new HP DL120 G7 server with ESXi5. One VM is a Win2003 instalation and I have an external USB2.0 drive attached by USB Controller and USB Device. I copy a 4GB file from external USB to ...
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High IO latency on ESXi 4.1 on HP DL580 G7

at my Company we were experiencing some weird spikes on IO latency on one of our ESXi instances. we've spend 24h figuring out whats wrong and no clue so far. after giving up we put all the disks ...
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DL140 G3 HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller, max 750 GB drives. Really?

I have a DL140 G3 and according to HP's documentation the max capacity SATA drive I can put on the HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller is 2x750GB. If I put a 2TB drive in here will something terrible ...
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Are new HP Gen8 servers compatible with g7 drives?

Are HP Gen8 servers (namely DL380 Gen8 with 2.5" HP disks) compatible with 2.5" harddrives from G5-G7 servers? I mean original HP disks in HP caddies not plain SAS/SATA drives.
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What RAID controller comes with DL360 G7?

I plan to setup RAID10 using SSD drives. What RAID controller comes with the HP DL360 G7? Is it a real Hardware RAID controller? And it is compatible with CentOS Linux? Will SSD be ok in RAID10?
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How many hp dl360 g7 in a rack?

It might sound as "how long is a piece of string"? In my current job the process is to leave 1U spacing, with no blinders, between servers; this incurs a considerable loss of space, no event sparking ...
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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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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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Removing or Adding a disk to a HP MSA60 array crashes everything

I am really new to RAIDs and all that goes along with them. I simply added a disk (same 500mb size and part number) into the MSA60 raid enclosure and basically everything started going wrong. The ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G7 won't power on, UID light works, ethernet lights blinking, power button solid orange

Momentary press and long press of power button does nothing. Can get in through iLO but pressing the button there does nothing. This started after our block had a power failure but all our servers ...
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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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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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VMware ESXi 3.5 HP Proliant DL380 G4 reduce fan noise

I've set up VMware ESXi v3.5 on an HP Proliant DL380 G4, and I'd like a way to reduce the fan noise. Under Health status, I see the following: Is this normal? I've read about there being a Fan ...
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Can't enter iLO3 at bootup (HP ProLiant DL360 G7)

At first I thought this was a fluke, but I've now built well over 50 of these servers and I can't seem to find a solution. We are deploying HP DL360 G7's. Before you used to be able to hit F8 during ...
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HP Proliant ML150 G3 physical drive size limit

Apologies if this is a rather silly question, but I'm not very savvy when it comes to interpreting server documentation. The documentation ...
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Access HP Proliant DL385 BIOS [closed]

How do I access the BIOS of a HP ProLiant DL385 server? It doesn't have any hard drives, just power, monitor & keyboard connected. The keyboard is a PS/2 Microsoft Media keyboard with an ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 watchdog

I have dl360 G7 servers. some times kernel got panic. I understood, that server have hardware watchdog timer. dmesg | grep wdt [ 6.344992] hpwdt 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) ...
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Solaris 11 hangs randomly: need help to figure out the reason

I've got Solaris 11 (+latest SRU) running on an HP DL385 G7 (attached to P2000 storage w. 30 disks; they are registered as separate RAID0 drives, but I'm using ZFS' raidz1), which is our file server. ...
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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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HP iLO2/3 cli: send NMI

I want to send a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) to the system over the HP iLO2/3 cli. Unfortunately I don't know the correct syntax or target: hpiLO-> nmi status=2 status_tag=COMMAND PROCESSING ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 RAID conversion?

Proliant DL380-G4 with the onboard SmartArray 6i controller. Raid 1+0 set consisting of 2x 72 G and 2x 300 G disks (the bigger disks got added later). Effective capacity about 140 GB and, of course, ...
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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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HP Proliant DL320 G5 CPU Fault Light [closed]

I was recently given an HP Proliant DL320G5. Upon powering it on the internal health light was flashing red and there was nothing on screen no beeps no hard drive lights. I opened the server and ...
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HP Proliant DL180 G5 server treats 3-TB SATA disks as 750-GB ones

I have this HP Proliant DL180 G5 server, running with the embedded RAID controller (no Smart Array); with this configuration, it only supports 4 SATA disks. Fine. The server has 2 250-GB SATA disks; ...
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HP Proliant DL 380 G7: Which storage driver to use for Suse Linux 11 [closed]

I was installing the Suse Linux 11 on HP Proliant DL 380 G7. during installation i got the error " NO usable hard disk found " i got stuck for last 4 days ..need help on prioroty,
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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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6 Disk Raid 1+0

I have an HP Smart Array P400i raid controller, with 6 disks, working in a RAID 1+0. This is what it looks like: Mirror Group 0: physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 72 GB, ...
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HP P410i Array Controller and lost logical Drive

Today earlier we lost the logical drive information for a 4 drive raid array that was array B! The system had two arrays A and B A being the single system drive and B the Data drive of 4 x 136Gb ...
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Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 on Proliant ML150 G2 server

I am investigating if I can install Red Hat Enterprise 5.5 on Proliant ML150 G2 server but I don't know if this configuration is possible. Is this configuration possible?
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How to get SMART information on local disks in ESXi?

How to get SMART information about local disks (no SmartArray) installed in ESXi host? It is HP DL G6 server, but without the HP Insight Suite.
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ESXi Hardware Monitoring

I have one single ESXi host on a Proliant ML350 G6. I'm using the free ESXi version and we don't have a license for vCenter. What I would like to know is how I can get alerts when one of the hardware ...
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How do you take a physical drive offline using HP P410i RAID card

How do you take a physical drive offline using HP P410i RAID card ? Specifically in a RAID1 array I want to use hpacucli tool to take a physical drive offline then online to test if RAID1 array ...
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HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) creates multiple grub entries

After installing HP's PSP 8.73 on RHEL5 with a G7 Blade, I end up with 4 grub entries 1 The Standard RHEL 2 HP (choosen as default) 3 HP hpahcisr 4 HP mptlinux I'm confused as to why I get all ...
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Monitoring Dell/HP Servers Running ESXi (Free)

What are you all doing to monitor ESXi servers that run the free edition? With the lack of SNMP support, it seems fairly limited to me. What'd I'd like to be able to do is get some type of alert when ...
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VMWare - persistent “Host memory status” alarm in vSphere

I have a particular VMWare ESX 4.1 host that has a very persistent "Host memory status" alarm. This is running on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server. The HP ILO and System Management agents don't know ...
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DL380 G7: Not able to access ILO on DL380 via ssh from a client

I have problem where I can't access my ILO(ssh to ILO IP) thru client which is in different network.I am able to ping ILO IP thru this clinet but ssh access is not possible. Is it possible to have ...
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Replace faulty harddrive in Proliant DL180 G6

I have a Proliant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410 controller. One of the hard drives lights amber, but the server is still running perfect. It is running RAID5 or 6 (don't remember). Now, can ...
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HP P212 hangs on Initializing

I'm in trouble... Server: HP Microserver N36L Storage: HP P212/256 with BBWC Drives: 4 WD 2 Tb While expanding the RAID 5 array from 3 to 4 drives, the server rebooted itself. Expansion was at 76%. ...
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Remote RIB iLO on Proliant via RIBCL

I'm trying to automate a process for our Ops. The process requires that some windows servers running on blades are shut down, left down for a few hours, the restarted when some other processes ...
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HP Proliant 380 G4 iLO stuck in recovery mode

The iLO interface on this server is stuck in recovery mode. I've tried flashing the firmware via FTP per the iLO manual. It seems like the flash succeeds & the iLO interface resets, but it comes ...
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Redhat Kernel patching advice

An audit has pointed out that a RHEL server I manage has not had the latest kernel patches applied. I'm confused about kernel patching and within RHEL in relation to RHEL dot releases i.e 5.2 , 5.3 ...