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"Smart Array" is the name used by Hewlett-Packard's line of enterprise-grade RAID controllers.

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Why are “sectors per track” still relevant on a modern OS with modern drives?

I am building out a new machine and the raid controller is asking me for sectors per track. I haven't had to deal with disk math in a long time (1998?), and I can't find anything that pertains to ...
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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server i went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. Witch i expected ...
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Replacing a HP P410 RAID Card

I'm getting kernel panics and I'm suspecting it's the RAID card locking itself up based on the messages in the panic log. I'm not sure if it's really the card or not. When it boots back up, it says ...
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Are consumer class hard disks okay for zfs?

I just recently bought a new server an HP DL380 G6. I replaced the stock smart array p410 controller with an LSI 9211-8i. My plan is use ZFS as the underlying storage for XEN which will run on the ...
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Raid 1+0 on HP ML350 G5

I'm trying to setup a Proliant ML350 that has a SmartArray E200i Raid controller. I want to setup RAID 1 but there isn't any option for it, just 0, 1+0, and 5. I only want to use 2 drives since I just ...
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Install Oracle Linux 6.4 on HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server

installation does not detect the raid 1 logical drive created from ACU. the installation shows the two 2T disks, and after the installation is complete, I can not boot up to the system. I have been ...
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Cannot install Windows 2012 R2 on HP Blades

I have several HP ProLiant BL460c G1 blade servers where I am trying to install Windows 2012 R2. I was able to get it installed on one but can't get it installed on the rest. They all fail with the ...
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Proliant ML310e Gen8 Smart Array Predicted Failure Issue with SSD

This is a question related to this one: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers but not covered by the question or the answers. I have an OCZ 120 gig SSD as system drive on a Proliant ...
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LFF in HP DL360p, how and is it a good idea?

I need a new server with 10 Tb storage and was looking at a DL360p with a D2600. It would do the trick, but it´s quite expensive and I´m looking for alernatives. 4 x 4 Tb would be enough, both for ...
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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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Format SAS drives HP DL360G6

hoping you can point me in the right direction here. I scored an older HP DL 360G6 and have been having issues installing ESXi. After a bit of searching around a few people suggested completely ...
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Suitability of DL380p-Gen8 + D2700 for SQL 2012 Standard Edition

A question for those who know about HP server performance and SQL... I am trying to spec a suitable server that has the following requirements: Run SQL 2012 Standard Edition (I cannot get approval ...
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Detect HP ML370 G5 Bad disk in RAID0

I have one HP ML370 G5 server. Which has four 146GB SAS disks and two 300GB SAS disks that are configured as RAID 0. I have encountered a problem with one of my disks. The windows server event viewer ...
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SSD (Intel 530) read/write speed very slow with RAID 10

Explanation: We have a Server: Model: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 4 x 240GB SSD (RAID-10) 72GB DDR3 RAM 2 x L5639 HP P410 RAID Controller (256MB, V6.40, Rom version: 8.40.41.00) SSD drives are 4 brand ...
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Add two disks to existing mirrored logical drive using hpacucli

I have an ESX-server with an existing disk array which consists of 6 disks that are mirrored: Array: A Interface Type: SAS Unused Space: 0 MB Status: OK Array Type: Data Logical Drive: 1 ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G6 server error code: 347 of array controller

I have got a brand new hp ProLiant DL380 G6 server with embedded smart array P410i controller, I got 146 GB SAS drives and wanted to change them with 300 GB SAS drives before installation. Now, we ...
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How to identify faulty drive on a HP DL160 G6 - P410 Smart Array

I have a HP DL160 G6 Server with 4 HP SAS drive, firmware have been updated to the latest on the HD and the Smart Array... The issue im having is that one of the disk have a steady amber light turned ...
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How to move RAID 1 to RAID 1+0

I have two HP disks in RAID 1 (300 Gb), and would like to at 2 additional disks in RAID 1+0 having in total of 600 Gb on C:. I would like to know is it possible to do it using Array Configuration ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Proliant dl 180 g6 install normal SATA drives

I have a Proliant DL180 G6 with problems in the P410 controller. I want to instal normal SATA drives in the server. I see the mother has 4 SATA slots but I can´t find how to power the SATA drives ...
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What cable do I require for SFF-8087 to SAS

I have a HP P410 and two 2.5" SAS Drives, i want to connect both those SAS drives to one port. I know the cable for the P410 is a SFF-8087 and ive seen plenty of adapters searching, but alot of them ...
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Drives randomly dropping from RAID array

We have 3x 3TB WD Red drives configured in a RAID 5 on an HP P812 controller with the latest firmware on. However, drives keep being dropped randomly from the array upon reboots, though not always. ...
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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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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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HP P410 ADU (hpacucli) generates empty report

I'm trying to monitor hard drive's smart status. I've tried smartctl tools and HP's own hpacucli to generate ADU report. However, neither of them are useful. smartctl does not show values like Power ...
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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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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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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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Install RAID1 without Second Hard Drive?

HP P410i Raid Card. I am waiting for a second hard drive to arrive. Is it possible to start with 1 hard drive and enable RAID1 without loosing data when the second drive is installed?
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HP Smart Array accessing a physical drive when the controller believes it's failing

Is it possible to somehow access the raw block device hiding behind a HP SmartArray controller? I have a JBOD disk connected through a SmartArray, and the second the controller thinks it's failing it ...
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Migrating RAID6 array from HP SmartArray P600 to LSI MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP

My customer has an external RAID6 array (8x 1TB in HP MSA60 enclosure) attached to HP SmartArray P600 controller. They have now decided to replace the server and the new one comes with LSI MegaRAID ...
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Is it possible to convert an HP MSA20 from U320 to SAS?

Is it possible to replace the U320 controller(s) from an MSA20 with SAS/SATA controller(s) in order to attach the MSA20 to a SAS host adapter, like a P800 or P400 for example?