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

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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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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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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 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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Strategy to optimize raid cache

HP SmartArray have "Accelerator Ratio: XX% Read / YY% Write", that configures how much cache ram dedicated for read, and how much for write. Is there way to find best proportion on alive server in ...
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proliant 380gl g5 raid drive rebuilt but leds are both lit bright green

After replacing a failed Raid 5 146gig SAS drive in logical drive 2 yesterday the system reports all is good but the LEDs on the front of the drive are both on and the one on the left is bright green. ...
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RAID5 on SmartArray P410i online resize

I have P410i+256M Cache without battery backup. My RAID5 was build over 3*136GB disks, now all disks were replaced to a 3*300GB array. How can I extend it to use the whole space? HPacucli doesn't ...
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Linux - real-world hardware RAID controller tuning (scsi and cciss)

Most of the Linux systems I manage feature hardware RAID controllers (mostly HP Smart Array). They're all running RHEL or CentOS. I'm looking for real-world tunables to help optimize performance for ...
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HP DL380 G7 Disk swap to a HP DL380 G6

The HP DL380 G7 has 3 SAS disks in RAID 5 configuration. I need to change that server to another task and instead of make a clean install on the HP DL380 G6 can i just swap the 3 disks from HP DL380 ...
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Smart Array 6i in DL385 can only see two physical drives

I originally had 2 x 72.8 GB hard drives installed and set up as RAID 0+1 then I added another 4 x 72.8 GB hard drives and it can still only see 2. That applies with both the inbuilt configuration (F8 ...
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What are the good ways to migrate a RAID array to bigger disks?

I'm looking to replace my hard-drives with bigger-ones and I would like to know what are the best practices in doing this. I have a HP ProLiant with its 256MB version of RAID controller: 03:00.0 RAID ...
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Proliant DL360 Raid5 Hot Swap Drive

I have a DL360 G5 running WinSrvr2003 with a 3 drive (72GB) SAS Raid 5 array on P400i controller. The single array has two partitions. (OS and a data store) Drive 2 has failed and is off line (Amber ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Expanded RAID 5 array - cannot access datastore

I'm using VMWare ESXi 5 and had a 2 TB RAID 5 setup on an HP DL360 with a P400i RAID card. I added two more 1 TB drives and using the SmartStart ACU, added the drives and expanded the logical disk. ...
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HP StorageWorks MSA60 SAS attached enclosure: how to manage online on Windows?

We have a HP StorageWorks MSA60 SAS attached enclosure, with 12x1Tb SATA disks, connected to a P800 controller. Until now, they were used with a Linux server under the control of an external company. ...
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Cabling order on ProLiant DL180 G5 with SmartArray P800 and 3 x MSA 60 enclosures

For some reason I need to power up a system full of data without having any documentation about cabling. I have : 1x Proliant DL 180 G5 with P800 3x full loaded smart array 60 with probably 2 ...
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SAS enclosure doesn't restart - MSA60

I just inherited a HP StorageWorks MSA60 (this is a direct-attach SAS enclosure). I had to move it to another shelf so I turned off the computer which was using it. I also pulled the 2 power cords off ...
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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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HP Proliant DL120 G7 with P212/256MB SmartArray Controller GPT Support

I have the HP Proliant DL120 G7 server with P212/256MB SmartArray Controller configured with 4 - 2TB drives as RAID 1+0 (4TB usable space). I would like to have a small partition for my Linux OS and ...
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How to access to install/check software on a ESXi 5 to view system hardware

I have the following: 2 x DL585 G1 (8 cores) with built in Smart Array 5i (4 x 74GB SCSI in Raid 5) I installed VMware ESXi 5 and got it all working :) When I boot my server up, it states the ...
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HP DL585 G1 with VMware ESXi 5 - SATA solution, need more storage

I have the following: 2 x DL585 G1 (8 cores) with built in Smart Array 5i (2 x 74GB SCSI in Raid 0) I installed VMware ESXi 5 and got it all working :) However I need more space. I was thinking ...
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How to track physical drives to server LUNs & mount points

I need to document which physical drives each server depends on ( SAN, on an external array, iSCSI etc). Since this potentially a many-many relationship, with dependencies, finding a usable solution ...
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HP DL370 G5 hpacucli shows 2 drives as Predictive Failure - safe to try a rebuild 1 by 1?

I have: Openfiler SAN ML370 G5 Smart Array 6400 slot 1 Array B Logical Drive 2 is a RAID5 array of 6 x 148GB 10k hot plug drives making 680GB no spare Last Friday, the power went out, this machine ...
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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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Connecting 8 x 500GB SATA drives to HP Smart Array P800 controller on 2 external mini ports

I have already 8 drives hooked up the the P800 RAID controller internally. I would like to attach 8 more SATA drives externally. I looked in the documentation but the only thing mentioned for the ...
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Is HP p212 raid controller supported on Ubuntu 8.04 server LTS?

sorry for my simple question, however I can't find any useful resources on the internet. Except the official HP page about my p212 here. From this I understand that HP doesn't support Ubuntu 8.04. But ...
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HP B110i controller not seeing storage array. Any ideas?

We got a new HP ProLiant DL160G6 with internal P410 SAS controller, and an additional B110i SAS controller with external ports that is supposed to connect to the HP Storageworks D2600 Drive Array we ...
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vSphere 4.0 - Hardware system Monitoring

I have an ML350 G6 with ESXi 4.1 Free (vSphere Hypervisor 4.1 Free version) installed. Since ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor install I was not able to install the HP Proliant Support Tools for ...
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Predictive failure on hot swappable drive

on a HP PROLIANT ML350 G5 server, one of 3 physical hot swappable drives in a Smart Array has a status of Predictive Failure and the amber light is flashing. Each drive is 146GB. In HP System ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6: Does the RAID rebuild automatically?

One of sas hd of this ML350 died... We're buying a new one and I wanted to ask if I can just take out the faulty one and insert the new one with the server on to let it rebuild the raid or I'm forced ...
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Large disk queue length

A few days ago disk on my server started to have large queue length: I've changed controller battary recently, HP configuration utility was saying the battery is bad, but after changing the battery ...
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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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Using the spare drive in an HP Proliant DL380 G4

I have an HP Proliant DL380 G4 with a Smart Array 6i controller and 6 hard drives. 5 of the drives are configured as a RAID 5 array, and 1 is designated as a hot spare. The server has just given me a ...
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HP ACU CLI Examples

Has anyone used the HP Array Configuration Utility Command Line Interface (hpacucli.exe) to get physical disk information into a file? I'm not at the machine right now, but basically I want to find ...
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Slow parity initialization of RAID-5 array on HP Smart Array P411 controller

On 29th October 2011, I built a RAID-5 array using 4 x 146.8GB Seagate SAS ST3146855SS drives running at 15k connected to a PowerEdge R515 with HP Smart Array P411 controller running Windows 2008 (so ...
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Can I convert a 1 disk RAID 0 to RAID 1?

This is dangerously close to question 18957, but it isn't quite the same. One of my logical drives on my P410i is a single disk RAID 0 (because I was short sighted at the time). It's now warning ...
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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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How to find out more hardware details using only ESXi4.1 and (possibly) shell

Running ESXi4.1 on an HP machine, with only remote access to the host ssh shell and the vmware console (no iLO), is there a way to gather a hardware report from the server? I am specifically ...
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HP Smart Array p410i rebuild percentage not correctly working

I have a HP Poliant with a p410i and when I rebuild my raid 5 with a quick remove and insert to test the rebuild percentage goes up to 10% and then jumps to 92%. I continues up to 100% and the Array ...
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HP P410i as online spare

Is it possible to have dual P410i SAS controllers and use one for a online spare? I am fairly new to HP servers and I will be setting up a new G7 for production use. I have been reading about HP's ...
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Using an SAS Expander with a SAS Controller of a different brand

I'm planning on assembling a server, and I'm just wondering if a SAS expander by IBM (such as this one) would allow me to use the RAID and other features (Battery-backed write-back caching) of a SAS ...
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Server cloning: is possible to clone a server using the arrays of another?

Scenario: 2 Server HP Proliant recently bought (exactly the same config), below described. EDIT:HP Proliant DL360 G7 (rack form) 4 (500Gb SATA) disks in RAID 10 configuration Array Alfa: Disks of ...
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HP Storageworks MSA60, one failed disk replaced, all 12 bays flashing rapidly

I replaced a faulty disk yesterday afternoon, and the rebuild process started (RAID6). All disks were previously 750GB, but the only disk I could get is 1TB. Right now, almost 18 hours after replacing ...
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SAS vs SAS2 interface

I´m pretty new to this server environment and I´m looking to expand the capacity of our HP Proliant DL385 G2 server. I want to replace the 146 GB disks with 300 GB disks. My question is: Can I use a ...
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Maximum size of a RAID0 on a HP Proliant DL380 with a Smart Array 410i controller?

I've been tasked with buying a server that needs a ton of storage in a RAID0 (in the 8-12TB range). Since I know nothing about RAID controllers, I figured I could just put 4x2TB into a RAID0 array and ...
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Smart Array P410 RAID controller fails creating logical disk with 2x1TB WD drives

I'm trying to build a new box with an Intel DQ670W Motherboard (8GB RAM + i5/2500) an HP SmartArray P410/512 RAID controller (with battery) 2x WD10EALX 1TB SATA drives I'm falling at (almost) the ...
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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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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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Identify HP Array Logical Drive From Windows

Probably something simple, but I'm trying to identify which logical drive in my HP Server's Array relates to a particular disk presented in Windows Server 2003. So I have a Proliant DL580 G5 server ...
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HP SmartArray P212 with non HP disks, Insight Diagnostics error

I have an ML110 G6 with a SmartArray P212 and two Seagate (non-HP) SAS disks in Raid 1. When I ran HP Insight Diagnostics I got some errors related to S.M.A.R.T. error testing and I would like to ...