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

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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?
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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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Extend RAID 1 (HP SmartArray P410i) running Linux

I took over a fairly simple server setup with the following RAID 1 config running Ubuntu 11.10 (Kernel 3.0.0-12-server x86_64): => ctrl all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) ...
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HP Proliant Smart Array Controller P800 Battery replacement

I have a proliant server which requires a cache battery replacement. Can you please advise what are the implications if this is not replaced over time. many thanks
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hpacucli is unstable - Sometimes finds controller, sometimes not

I try to monitor the RAID-status on my HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with hpacucli 9.20. But, it's acting rather weird. Most of the time, it will return: root@SERVER:~# hpacucli ctrl all show Error: No ...
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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 DL360 G7 P410i controller troubleshooting

Server is HP DL360 G7 with P410i disk controller. 2xE5620 CPU's. 16GB RAM. Linux mysql 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 25 00:26:11 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux (Debian 6.0.7) hpacucli "ctrl all show ...
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HP ML350 G5 Smart Array E200i battery voltage not low

I have a similar problem like this: HP ML350 G5 Smart Array E200i battery error Gets error message that says it is low voltage power on battery. Has measured voltages of the battery and it is exactly ...
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Proliant Server E200i Raid Controller does not see array

Help! My server was configured with 3 arrays: array 1 and 2 were each 136Gb raid 5 using the first 5 drives. 3 x 72Gb and 2 x 300Gb. Array 3 was 3 x 500Gb using drives 6 7 8 for 1Tb. I had a ...
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ESXi PCI passthrough SmartArray P812 with 12TB MSA60

I have an HP Proliant DL 360 G6. ESXi is installed on the array controlled by the on board RAID controller (P420 I think) ESXi recognizes the P812 RAID controller but when I put PCI passthrough on it ...
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Checking Hard Disk Health on HP P410 RAID Card

How can I regularly check health of HDDs on a HP DL180 with P410 RAID Card on a live system? hpacucli is installed, however, could not see any options for this feature. Using CentOS, 64-bit. Thanks ...
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HP 420i RAID raid level transform

I have HP DL360p Gen8 8 with internal 420i controler and FBWC + battery. ACU says that raid level is 1+0. But in details of the controler i've found: Mirror Group 0: physicaldrive 1I:1:1 ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 (p420i controller) I/O oddity on XFS partitions

On DL380p gen8 servers using XFS on top of LVM on top of raid 1+0 with 6 disks, an identical workload results in a ten-fold increase in disk writes on RHEL 6 compared to RHEL 5, making applications ...
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HP smart array p400 RAID 1+0; two disks crashed

I am running a RAID 1+0 on a HP ProLiant DL360 G5 with 6 disks (each 146 GB). The mirror groups looks as follows: Group 1 146 GB 1-Port SAS Drive at Port 1l: Box1:Bay1 146 GB 1-Port SAS Drive at ...
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HP DL180 P410i Adding Additional Drive

I have a DL180 G6 HP P410i with 2x SATA in RAID1 running Linux CentOS. Can I add (using the hot swappable drives) two more hard drives into the server and mount them without rebooting the server?
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HP Proliant ML350 G6 Smart Error Test

I have a ML350 G6 with two array controllers : P410 and P410i. I have updated all possibile firmware on this server. I have 5 x Seagate Savvio 10K SAS drives. I am testing the drives with HP Insight ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G4p compatibility with external SAS enclosure

I have a ProLiant DL360 G4p and a StorageWorks MSA60. The SmartArray controller currently in the DL360 is a SmartArray 6400. I would like to upgrade it to a controller with external mini SAS so I ...
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Building recovery plan for HP DL380 G7 server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disaster recovery plan development best practicies or resources? I need your help to find out best practice to maintain my server and be ready for any kind of disk error ...
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why I cant see the 6 hard disk while install Debian on my server?

I am installing Debian 6 on a server, a HP Proliant DL380 G4. It comes with 6 hard disks. Originally it had Windows server and I could see only see 3 hard disks (the other three said the Admin, were ...
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HP Smart Array P400 controller reports physical drives incorrectly

I've been researching on this the majority of the day, when I had time to blow. But now it's just becoming a headache, when I ask the HP P400 for detailed Information on the drives connected to the ...
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Unexpected RAID space overhead

I'm using an HP Smart Array P400 and seeing the controller take a rather large amount of overhead I would not expect and am wondering where it is going. I have six SAS drives hooked up. They're all ...
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Options for managing Smart Array P400 on an ESXi 5 host

I'm about to install ESXi 5.0U2 on a RAID10 exposed by an HP Smart Array P400i. (The server is a DL580 G5.) However, I notice that the ROM-based utility lacks many of the features of the ...
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Reconfigure HP Smart Array RAID 50 with larger drives

We have an HP ML 350 G6 with an HP smartArray 410i controller. Running Ubuntu x64. We previously had 8 146G drives configured as a 820GB raid 50 logical drive. Now I have replaced 4 146GB drives ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 E200i Hard Disk get amber light after firmware Update

I have an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5 with E200i Controler running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 It have four disks drives models DG072A9BB7 firmware HPD0, with two logical drives C: and D: booth with raid ...
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Write caching in linux

I have read a lot on serverfault and searched on google about write caching, but still cant find the answer. I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with HW raid with 512 MB Battery backed cache. I use debian ...
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Accidentally deleted wrong logical drive HP Smart Array P800 controller

I was tasked to do some rearranging on my company's HP Proliant storage server. In the p800 configuration utility I managed to delete the wrong logical disk, which was a 10 disk RAID 6 array. I'm just ...
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Online resize logicaldrive on Smart Array P410i

On my HP Proliant server I have hot added 2 extra drives. To expand the current raid 1 array I used the following commands: hpacucli ctrl slot=0 logicaldrive 1 modify raid=1+0 hpacucli ctrl slot=0 ld ...
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How to replace failed drive in RAID 5 array in HP DL380 G4 server

Sorry for not providing more information when I previously posted this question. More detail is provided below. Any feedback would be welcome. I have a HP DL380 G4 2U server which has 6 drive scsi ...
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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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Install server 2012 on HP ML110 G7 with B110i controller, no disks found

I'm trying to install Server 2012 on a HP ML110 G7 with a B110i controller and four non hot-swappable SATA drives. I just can't get the Server 2012 boot disk PE environment to find any disks. I ...
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How to change hard disk array on HP Proliant ML 350?

We have a hd damage and we need to replace this hd, How to change and add more hd to array to HP Proliant ML 350 G5 server ?
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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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HP P410i RAID10 performance causing Xen to crash

It seems HP P410 RAID card is causing some of my servers to crash when under high IO. Configured RAID10 with 4x SAS 15k HDDs. Is this normal? Do I need some other hardware to add to the RAID card ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - HP ProLiant DL380 G4 - Load Maxes Out / Unresponsive

Trying to post this question on here. I've posted it on the Ubuntu forums as well with no replies. Recently I upgraded an HP ProLiant DL380 G4 server from Ubuntu 10.04 server to Ubuntu 12.04 server. ...
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Can different drive speeds and sizes be used in a hardware RAID configuration w/o affecting performance?

Specifically, I have a RAID 1 array configuration with two 500gb 7200rpm SATA drives mirrored as logical drive 1 (a) and two of the same mirrored as logical drive 2 (b). I'd like to add two 1tb ...
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RAID 1 configuration does not show after installation

I used the HP Smart Array Configuration utility to setup a RAID 1 array (hardware P400 controller) using four disks. I created 2 logical drives with physical hard drive 2 mirroring drive 1 (o/s ...
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Firmware and drivers upgrade for HP Smart Array E200i controller

What is the recommended way to upgrade firmware and drivers for HP Smart Array E200i controller on HP Proliant BL460c G1? Is it better to boot from a Maintenance CD or install directly from the OS?
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How HP D2700 disk enclosure is monitored for alarms via SNMP

We have HP D2700 disk enclosure and we would like to monitor D2700 (connected to HP Proliant DL360G8) for alarms.I have following questions regarding this. What are the options available for ...
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DL185 G5 Upgrade to 3tb hard drives

I would like to upgrade my DL185 G5 to take 3tb hard drives. the P400 controller does not support 3Tb hard drives. If I upgrade the controller to a P212 (which I already have), Do I simply use a ...
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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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What is the memory module on a RAID card needed for?

As above, what is the reason for needing a memory module on a RAID card? The card I am looking at (HP P410) comes with either 256MB or 512MB but unsure which to get and why.
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Can I cascade 2 HP MSA60 enclosures and create a RAID1+0 array over all disks

I have a DL380 G5 (p411 SmartArray Controller) with a single loaded MSA60 (12x2TB SATA)and am purchasing a 2nd to cascaded as illustrated above. If I do this with identical disks (another 12x2TB SATA) ...
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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 ...