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

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HP Proliant ML350 G5 - smart array initializing

I have a big problem with a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 2 SAS HDD 146Gb : it start with the message : "Slot 0 HP Smart Array E200i ... initializing" without any error message. if I test the HDD with ...
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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 StoreEasy 1630 Pool Expansion

We have a single HP StoreEasy 1630 with the following disk configuration: Pools RAID Drives Capacity Virtual_Disks Physical_Disks Size_Per_Disk A 1 2 450GB 1 ...
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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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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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Combine 2 logical raid 0 drives to 1 logical raid 1 drive

I have an HP Proliant server with an P410i embedded array controller. The server was originally setup with 6 physical drives with the OS on 1 logical drive with a raid 0 and 5 physical drives setup ...
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HP SATA Hot Plug Activity Light & B120i Array Controller

The activity rings on both of my hot plug drives rotates continuous (they are in RAID 1 configuration). The drive status on both is solid green. Is this normal? The iotop command is showing no ...
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CentOS 6.5 not booting after installation on Hp ML310e Gen8

I have experience with Installation and configuration of Windows Server system. I am trying to install CentOS 6.5 on the above mentioned HP box and the installation process goes on without a hitch. ...
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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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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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How to check HP Smart array status on ESXi 5

I've been reading How to run the HP Online ACU CLI for Linux in ESXi 4.x & trying to figure out a way to see the RAID status of the server without having to restart it. This is because, I've ...
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Very slow disk performance on HP P410 with RAID1+0

I have HP Microserver N54L, until recently i have used integrated software raid without problems. I have 2x WD Black and 2x WD Red (non-pro) disks for my raid array. I also have SSD directly on the ...
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RAID5 array Ready for Rebuild

I've inherited administration of a server with a RAID 5 array. We have a damaged database on the array that is just over half the allocated size, so makes recovery impossible. I recently changed the ...
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SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64) - HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Becomes unresponsive randomly

Had the misfortune of upgrading a HP Proliant DL380 G4 from SLES 10 SP2 (i586) to SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64). Although the installation completed smoothly, the server became unresponsive after a couple of ...
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Can a RAID array be moved from a HP P410i to a Dell Perc S100?

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 server with a HP P410i controller that failed miserably after a power spike. Can I move the RAID10 array to a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a Perc S100 controller without ...
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Can I just remove a disk from a live RAID 1 array?

I've read the story about the manager taking out a disk from a RAID 5 array, and then a second one, but I’d just like to try out for myself what happens when I simply disconnect a disk from a live ...
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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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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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Incredibly low disk performance on HP ProLiant DL385 G7

As a test of the Opteron processor family, I bought a HP DL385 G7 6128 with HP Smart Array P410i Controller - no memory. The machine has 20GB ram 2x146GB 15k rpm SAS + 2x250GB SATA2, both in Raid 1 ...
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Force RAID 1+0 HP Smart Array to rebuild

I have a RAID10 with status "Ready for Rebuild", but how can I force the rebuild? # hpacucli ctrl all show config Smart Array E200 in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: PA6C90N9SW82IU) array A (SAS, ...
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migrate from raid 5+1 (spare) to raid 50 without losing data on hp p420i smart array

i have a raid 5+1(spare) with 8 disk of 1TB each one. my controller is hp p420i. i want add to my server another new array 5+1(spare) with other new 8 disk to build one array in raid 50 whithout lose ...
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CentOS 7 x64 and HP Proliant DL360 G5 SCSI Controller compatibility

I've an HP Proliant DL360 G5 server with two 72gb HDD in RAID and 2 150gb HDD in RAID. I've Windows Server installed on the 72gB HDD and I'm now trying to overwrite it with a fresh installation of ...
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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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HP Smart Array P822 w. Dual D2700 - cabling for best performance

Reading the D2600/D2700 User guide, there's a section called "Cabling examples", but none of the examples match what we intend to do. I just want to make sure that it makes sense, before we do it. ...
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Replace HP Smart Array E200i without losing data

I've got a Smart Array 200i which seems to have some bad slots (slot 3 and slot 5). It doesn't matter what HD I put in these slots, it keeps telling me the drive is bad. My question is two-fold: Is ...
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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 DL380 G7 Losing Drive Array

I have an HP Proliant DG380 G7 dropping one of it's arrays every hour, on the hour, for 2-5 minutes. The OS is SBS 2011 Standard, the servers runs Exchange, DC, files & Trend WFBS 8. I can watch ...
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HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Not Detecting Hard Drives

I have tested several solutions but non of them cant detect my 2 hard drives (legacy mode , acpi and raid embended) I have a 2 Dell-Seagate SAS Cheetah 15k,7 hard drives (ST3300657SS) (they are not ...
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Why isn't my RAID array rebuilding?

Got a notice last night that a drive failed on a server. Got in this morning to replace it, and we're getting the following. Controller config report for the array looks fine, with the unusual status ...
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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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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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Repair HP SmartArray p410i

i have an HP proliant server and in the last 4 years i never had a single problem with it. but yesterday i found out that i cant remotely login to my server so i went over and found that one of three ...
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HP Smart Array P410 Stuck in Ready for Recovery 00.0%

We are using smart array disk controller P410 by HP on our supermicro server. Sadly of the HDDs in a RAID10 Array was damaged and we were forced to change that specific hard disk. After 3 days and ...
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P410i: replacement disk disk is not synchronizing; Port ID changed from 1l: to 2l:

Little problem: Our SA 410i changed the adress of slot 5 of the disk-backplane from Port 1l: to Port 2l:. I don't know why there were no configuration changes made. We have an HP 380 G6 with an ...
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Performance of HP SSDs in HP servers

I am trying to find performance data about the official SSDs offered by HP for their servers. I can hardly find any specifications on the HP website or somewhere else on the Web. The device I am ...
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Hadoop JBOD disk configuration on HP Smart Array 410/i disk controller

I'm in a evaluation phase of some hw that could be used for setting up a hadoop cluster. This hw is refurbished (hp G6 servers w/ Smart Array 410/i controller) and probably we should/must use it... we ...
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Data recovery from deleted raid array

Hello I deleted a raid 1 array on a hp b110i and I wanted to know if it is possible to recover the data. Also if Windows server was on the array that was deleted can it be recovered. Thanks
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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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HP DL180 G6 amber light but drive is OK

We have an HP DL180 G6 with 25 SFF SATA drives, running 64-bit Debian Linux. A drive recently failed, so we replaced the failed drive with a new, identical part from HP. The disk controller rebuilt ...
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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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Kernel panic after boot Centos 6.5 HP DL320 B120i HPVSA

Im working with a new HPDL320 micro server (gen8-2) with a HP Dynamic array B120i My problem is after the setup. I provided the DiskDrive to the installer and everything is fine. at first i used kick ...
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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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How to set two RAID1 on the HP SA-E200i controller?

I have an HP ML350 G5 with a RAID 1 between two SAS disks. I want to add 2 extra disks and configure a new RAID 1 separated from the other one. Reading this topic Multiple RAID arrays on E200i it ...
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RAID Configuration & File System - What to RAID 1 and what to RAID 0 [closed]

I recently received my first server - it is a HP ProLiant 320e G8. I've installed Debian Wheezy on it. I had to disable the HP Smart Array controller (B120i) because it was creating problems with the ...
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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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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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Best practice on hot-swapping disk

I've been putting myself to find an learn more about the product before posting a question. Well, I've tried my luck and didn't got a proper answer to my questions. So I'm posting it here. Had an ...
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Combining SSD and HDD in HP dl380p?

I´m planning to buy a dl380p with 25 sff slots with 2 ssd:s raid 1 and 10 hdd:s raid 5, having room for 13 more hdd:s in the future. Is this possible or do I need two raid cards?
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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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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 ...