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

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Incredible low disk performance on HP 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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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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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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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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Install Oracle Linux 6.4 on HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server

installation does not detect the raid 1 logical drive created from ACU. the installation shows the two 2T disks, and after the installation is complete, I can not boot up to the system. I have been ...
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Disabling RAID feature on HP Smart Array P400

I'm planning to use ZFS on my system (HP ML370 G5, Smart Array P400, 8 SAS disk). I want ZFS to manage all disks individually, so it can utilize better scheduling (i.e. I want to use software RAID ...
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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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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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HP SmartArray RAID controllers - Linux driver differences (cciss versus hpsa)

I've finally started to test the newer versions of RedHat 6.x and Scientific Linux on HP ProLiant hardware. My previous installs were in virtual hardware, so I didn't notice the raid controller driver ...
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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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3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only shows 3G transfer speed

After receiving some excellent advice in a previous question, we've bought a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro drive for use in our HP Proliant DL360 G7 server. Both the drive, and the P410i array controller, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HP Proliant DL180 G6 - Smart Array P410, bay 11 error

I've been trying to search over ther internet for a solution to fix this. I'm the new IT person for my organization and our previous IT have not kept any records on certain things. I do understand, ...
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Is it possible to shrink the size of an HP Smart Array logical drive?

I know extension is quite possible using the hpacucli utility, but is there an easy way to reduce the size of an existing logical drive (not array)? The controller is a P410i in a ProLiant DL360 G6 ...
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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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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: 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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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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HP storage arrays - multiple channels?

Our SQL server is becoming pretty heavily loaded, and all indications point to the disk channel being the bottleneck. The current HP server has a fairly low-end array card, and we're looking to ...
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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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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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How to determine HP Smart Array model?

How to determine HP Smart Array model on HP server? I own HP 350 G6 server. Really do not know where to look, is there a utility tool that can help me find this information, or is there a sign on the ...
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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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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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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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147GB vs. 146GB HP Drives

I'm kind of scratching my head here. One of our clients has a DL180 with 4 x 146GB SAS drives, they show up in ACU as 147GB drives. We ordered spares from HP, and they show as 146GB in ACU and ...
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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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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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Drives randomly dropping from RAID array

We have 3x 3TB WD Red drives configured in a RAID 5 on an HP P812 controller with the latest firmware on. However, drives keep being dropped randomly from the array upon reboots, though not always. ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 SAS HDD

I am getting problem in HP Proliant ML350 G5. Some few days back one of the SAS HDD failed. It was 146GB SAS 15krpm HDD. We got new one which is 146GB SAS 10k rpm HDD. Its on RAID 1(1+0) ...
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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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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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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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How do you get information about the physical drives in a HP Smart Array RAID volume

I've got a HP DL380 running and I know one of the drives has failed. (I have a cron job running cciss_vol_status) The OS doesn't see the individual drives, it just sees one big volume called ...
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What cable do I require for SFF-8087 to SAS

I have a HP P410 and two 2.5" SAS Drives, i want to connect both those SAS drives to one port. I know the cable for the P410 is a SFF-8087 and ive seen plenty of adapters searching, but alot of them ...
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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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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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“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.