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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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HP Smart Array P420i Array Management in ESXi 5.5

I have a HP DL380p Gen8 server with ESXi 5.5 running on it and HP Smart Array P420i. I've installed 4 new hard disks on it and want to put them in a RAID 6 array (Although RAID 10 would be OK too). ...
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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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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 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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Solaris: detect hotswap SATA disk insert

What's the method used on Solaris to get the system to rescan for new disks that have been hot-plugged on a SATA controller? I've got an HP X1600 NAS which had 9 drives configred in a ZFS pool. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Smart Array E200 - merging logical drives

Server has Smart Array E200 RAID controller with 8x 146GB SAS 10k drives: I have two logical drives. First set is RAID5 with 3 drives and second set RAID5 with 5 drives. Is there a way to merge ...
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RAID 1 failed disk replacement - backup recommendations [closed]

Having recently lost one drive in a RAID1 (mirrored) setup with a "hot spare" on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server, we're about to have it replaced with a new one. The disks are hot swappable so for that ...
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Limit on number of raid arrays in a HP P420i

On the spec sheet of P420i HP raid controller, it says the maximum number of logical drives is 64 with 512 mb cache or above. But what is the limit of the number of arrays one can create. For ...
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How to upgrade the firmware of HP SAS expander card without Smart Array controller or Proliant Server?

How can I update/upgrade/flash the firmware of an HP SAS expander card [468406-B21 a.k.a. 487738-001]? I used to do this using Windows and a HP P410 Smart Array controller, however that controller is ...
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HP SSD on ProLiant DL360p Gen8 p420i controller - no TRIM?

We have a HP Proliant Dl360 Gen8 server with the 420i 2Gg disk controller. (646905-421) we have a couple of the HP Gen8 200GB 6G SAS SLC SSDs (653078-B21), (they run in RAID1) We run Debian6 on this ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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RAID Configuration

Is it possible with the HP Smart Array P410i to create 4 arrays from 6 disks in the following way: 2 of them in a RAID 10 4 of them used as single disks
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Optimize unused space in RAID5 due to bigger HDD in spare parts change

I have started with 3x250 GB SATA array, but the old HDDs failed one by one and when the spare parts came they where bigger disk inside and I recently ended up with 3 HDDs of 500 GB. I see ...
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Upgrade the firmware of SAS HDD on DL380 G5?

I have a DL380 G5 server with 146GB single-port HDD (DG146ABAB). The HP Storage Array P400 controller is saying that firmware should be upgraded on these drives. I am running VMware ESX 5.1 (no ...
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HP Server with P420i - Migrate to RAID 5 Error

I have an HP DL360 G8 with a Smart Array P420i with 3 physical drives, currently setup RAID 0, I would like to migrate to RAID 5. When using the Smart Storage GUI when I attempt to migrate the ...
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HP DL380 G7 using P410 controller with a SAS Expander card

A sever is fitted with a HP SAS Expander card and 10x disks (2x mirrored Arrays). The server is not detecting any logical volumes or physical disks. So is it ok to bypass the expander card and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 DL380 RAID5 Mistake

I had drives fail in both logical drives on a server. When I replaced failed 146GB drive in Raid 5 array with four (4) 146GB drives. On reboot the Smart Array controller asked if I wanted to accept ...
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Unsupported Storage Connection Detected on HP DL380 Gen8

I'm hoping this is the right place to ask. I recently received a new HL DL380 Gen8 server, on which I want to install Server 2012 R2 via Intelligent Provisioning. According to the specifications, ...
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HP ML350 Gen8: error erasing disk cciss/c0d0 on PXE

I Have a ML350 Gen8, that on first PXE Boot, will ask me whether I am sure I want to erase raid controller cciss/c0d0 giving me an option of Yes | No. This only happens when the disks are brand new ...
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How to change the size for HP smart array without losing data

For a HA clustered setup (RHEL 5.8), my HP DL 380p G8 server consists of this: mirrored root disk(RAID 1): array A physicaldrive 1I:2:1 (port 1I:box 2:bay 1, SAS, 300 GB, OK) physicaldrive 1I:2:2 ...
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Installing XenServer 6.2 on Proliant DL160G6 freezes during “Installing from base pack”

I'm trying a new install of XenServer 6.2 on an HP Proliant DL160G6 with a HP P410 raid card configured as RAID 5 over 4 drives, with a 256M BBWC. The install starts off properly, but when it gets to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...