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

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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 ...
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How to view HP Smart Array firmware version on HP Proliant BL460c blade server

What is/are the quickest way(s) to view firmware version for HP Smart Array (preferably GUI version)? Should I look for it in Windows or it can be viewed via the iLO?
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HP DL380e Linux not seeing drive array for installation

I am trying to install Linux and FreeBSD on a HP DL380e. However, during the installation process all of the OS's are stating that they can't find any disks to install to. Even RHEL. If I try to use ...
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Can't Remove Logical Drive/Array from HP P400

This is my first post here. Thank you in advance for any assistance with this matter. I'm trying to remove a logical drive (logical drive 2) and an array (array "B") from my Smart Array P400. The ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G5 disk diagnostic issue

We recently got two used drives (15000) and installed on our HP proliant dl360 G5 server. Created RAID1 and used HP SmartStart CD to perform diagnostics. Interestingly, the Diagnostic tab immidiately ...
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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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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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HP MSA60 complains that new drives are faulty

We got some replacement drives from HP PN 454273-001 1TB 7.2k drives. We put them into the msa. It completes rebuild but when we run the hp insight diagnostics tests. It comes back as read write error ...
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replace controller, add second controller, or use expander?

I have a Proliant DL380 G6 that I am re-purposing as a Hyper-V host for a new, off-site data center that will host our DR services. The server currently has a P410i controller with the 512MB BBWC ...
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ML350 G5 - upgrade hot swap drives to 6 Gb/s?

I support a non profit. They got an ML350 G5 donated to them and I immediately put it to good use for them :) It came with four HP 300GB 15K SAS drives - and of course, they have all now failed. I ...
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HP ACU shows parity initialization failed on Smart Array controller

I put in a new drive due to a hard drive failure. When the rebuild got to 100%, the controller fails and I need to reboot the server to bring it online. I had to do this about three times and it ...
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Reusing Raid 5 Drive?

We have two servers (ML530 G2 and DL380G2) w/ identical HP 10K RPM SCSI drives w/ a raid 5. One is decommissioned and the other will be decommissioned shortly. However, one of the drives on the ...
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Formatting an HP ProLiant DL380 G4

I have an old HP ProLiant dl380 G4 server whose hard disk needs to be formatted. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to do so. For one, it doesn't seem to be detecting any Hard Drives attached to the Server. ...
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HP P410 RAID + Samsung 830 SSDs + Debian 6.0 - What performance to expect?

I'm renting two dedicated servers from a hosting company. Here are the specs: server1: HP ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron 6164 HE 12-Core 40 GB RAM HP Smart Array P410 RAID controller 2x Samsung 830 ...
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HP DL380 G5 Predictive failure of a new drive

Consolidated Error Report: Controller: Smart Array P400 in slot 3 Device: Physical Drive 1I:1:1 Message: Predictive failure. We have an HP DL380 G5 server with two 72GB 15k SAS drives ...
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Repurpose spare drive in HP ProLiant RAID 5 array

We have 8 300GB SAS drives in a RAID5 + Spare configuration. It seems data capacity planning came up a bit short and I need more disk space. Instead of replacing drives with 600 GB models, I would ...
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Different block sizes for partition and underlying logical disk on HP Raid Controller (Linux)

Following links collected in this thread I started to check blockdev and found the following output indicating different sizes for partition c0d9p1 and the underlying device (c0d9): [root@machine ~]# ...
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Smart Array P400 battery failure

The P400 Smart Array controller in my HP DL380G5 is indicating: Battery Status: Failed, Replace Battery 1 in the System Management Homepage. Also the IML indicates: POST Error: 1794-Drive Array - ...
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Smart Array P400 - Accelerator Replacement Battery Failure

TL;DR - Is the immediate failure of a replacement battery, for a failed battery, on a battery backed accelerator for a Smart Array P400 controller a common occurrence? Or are we likely to have an ...
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Windows 2003 HP SmartArray E200 password recovery

I need to reset Windows 2003 administrator password on HP ML series server with E200 SmartArray. Offline NT password recovery CD booted but could not find any disks. I run driver autoload and lsmod ...
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Can't enter HP SmartArray P410 RAID ORCA set-up on HP ProLiant DL320G6

I've just installed an HP SmartArray P410 controller into my HP ProLiant DL320G6 server. The controller seems detected by the server BIOS (it shows up in controllers list in the BIOS set-up), hard ...
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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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Smart Array P212 Raid controller on SBS 2008 ProLiant G6

I had a mirrored array with 2 * 1TB drives. I have replaced both drives (one at a time and allowed it to rebuid) with 2 * 2TB drive. So I now have a capacity of 2TB rather than 1TB. However, the array ...
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ML350 Using both p800 and e200i

I have an ML350 G5 with a P800 and the integrated e200i. I'm using the P800 to service the main drive cage with 6 SAS drives in RAID 5. However, I would love to also convert some of the unused 5.25" ...
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Is it is possible to replace one array to other new 8 HDD array in HP RAID 1+0 without losing data on old array?

Currently, I have 4 hard disks which have been configured as RAID 1+0 in HP Proliant 380 G7, SmartArray p410i. I am planning to buy other new 8 hard disks to replace old array by swapping the disks ...
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RAID Controller Compatibility HP ProLiant DL360 G5/6 for DL380 G5

I'm sorry if this question is kind of stupid, but I wonder... Is it possible to use the RAID Controller from a DL360 G5/G6 for a DL380 G5? You see, we have several decommissioned DL360 G5/G6 lying ...
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Extend RAID 5 to use unused space and add additional disks?

I am new to RAID. I want to extend an existing RAID 5. The current setup is as follows: Array A unused space : 349956 MB logical drive :1 total size 273GB raid5 disk : /dev/cciss/c0d0 physical ...
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Meaning of unused space in RAID arrays

I'm using the hpacucli command line tool to check the raid arrays in my server. What does "SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB" mean? # hpacucli controller all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 ...
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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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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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How to perform diagnostics (stress test) on HP Smartarray Controller

At my office, we have a server that we suspect its RAID controller (HP Smartarray) is failing. A cold boot, however, does not indicate anything. Can anyone recommend me a method to stress-test the ...
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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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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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how to initialize two logical drives on a HP P400i controller without reboot

What I am trying to do is initialize two logical drives on a HP P400i embedded controller without a reboot of the system here my current Array config: array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB) logicaldrive ...
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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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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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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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HP DL380 G7 + Smart Array P410i + sysbench -> poor raid 10 performance

I have running system with low IO utilization: HP DL380G7 ( 24gb RAM ) Smart Array p410i with 512mb battary backed write cache 6x SAS 10k rpm 146gb drives in RAID10 Debian Squeze linux, ext4 + LVM, ...
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CentOS 6 doing lots more IO than CentOS 5

I'm benchmarking an application on two identical servers, one is Centos 5.8 and the other is Centos 6.2. My application is running much slower (50% or less) on the Centos 6.2 machine. In attempting ...
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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 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,