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Hmm, that's Kingston RAM. Are you absolutely sure it is compatible? (I advocate using HP RAM in HP servers) What was the old RAM configuration? I'd suggest going back to the old configuration... To start, please remove power (and power cables) from the system for a few minutes. Plug them back in and try again. Also, is your ILO3 configured? You can use ...


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Firmware is not the problem here. HP firmware rarely bricks a server; especially that model. Your issue here is the cocktail of drivers loaded on the system. I'd recommend using the HP Service Pack for ProLiant DVD (and the Smart Update Manager) to install system drivers, or just cherry-pick and download components directly from the support site for your ...


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The answer here depends on the specific model of server being used. I was holding off until the OP could describe the actual server being used, as the SSD options vary. Read through the descriptions of HP's SSD portfolio for detailed information on the different classes of drive. For instance, with a G6 or G7 ProLiant, all SSD performance will be ...


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Necessary - no, advisable - yes. It's because the updates are generally there to fix bugs, one bug that might be fixed might screw you over doing what you want to do - thus by upgrading you're reducing the risk of the work you're doing somewhat.


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Interesting issue... So the HP RAID controller driver from around 2001 to ~2009 was the CCISS driver. There was a transition to the HPSA driver at some point, moving the Smart Array controller support back into the regular SCSI subsystem versus the dedicated block driver... HP servers from the G1 to G5 era used the CCISS driver. On newer operating systems ...


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I found the technical specs on insight for the HP drives: Specfications -> Performance -> 4KB Random Read 63000 IOPS 4KB Random Write 19200 IOPS Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external) Internal Data Rate 480 MBps (read) / 185 MBps (write) I then looked up the Samsung Evo 840 specs, this case taken from [ebuyer], this case a 120GB ...


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The HP Solid State Drives (SSD) Quickspecs document likely has all the details you need. Besides raw speed and IOPS a large part in price difference between what HP calls Value Endurance, Mainstream Endurance and Enterprise Performance is how often the complete disk can be overwritten, because flash supports only a limited number of write cycles. I ...


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For your specific question, you can add disks without firmware updates. If the RAID controller thinks the disk firmware should ABSOLUTELY be upgraded, it will actually ask and give a 1770 - Disk Firmware Upgrade Recommended error at POST. I recommend running HP firmware updates often... either every 6 months on current hardware or at least yearly on older ...


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You have a 3-disk RAID 5 disk array. One of the disks had failed or is failing. Another of the three disks may be failing. Do you know how long this drive has been in the failed state? (orange light means drive failure) What size disks are these? What model of server is this? My recommendation is to power the server off, remove the power cables and let ...


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Two approaches: Download the current HP Service Pack for ProLiant bootable DVD and let the system run an automated firmware upgrade of all relevant components. Download the specific .scexe file for your drive and ESXi OS, and install directly. From VMware's console, wget the file and execute the resulting binary with: ./CP020197.scexe


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Does it matter which sensor #21 is? What would you actually do about it? Can you check your ambient temperature? What can you control about your environment to keep that within a reasonable range? Are you absolutely sure you don't have a failed fan? --edit-- It makes sense to ensure the firmware of ALL of your components is up-to-date. For you, that ...


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This may be a long shot, but ensure the "Plug and Play" service is started on the server. If it's not, from what I've read it could cause odd issues like you're experiencing. Otherwise, the firmware probably trashed the drivers on the server. You can attempt to uninstall/reinstall using the server DVD media (use the "Have Disk..." option) or do a repair ...


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Risky upgrade... Remove power from the server. Unplug the cables. Let the machine sit for a few minutes. Plug the cables back in and power on. If this doesn't work, you'll want to reset NVRAM. Take a look at the HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server Maintenance and Service Guide You have to clear the CPU errors... Try the sequence detailed here. If you have ...


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It's possible to recover the data, provided no other actions have been taken on the array. You could do a few things like taking an image of the individual disks (via Clonezilla/dd/etc.) and keeping that as a fallback... The common approach is to try to either recreate the array with the same settings/RAID/level/strip size and boot via a recovery CD to ...


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I can see the issue here - if you look on the compatibility tab of THIS link you'll see it's not a supported configuration. Presumably because it's 12800 memory rather than the 1066 or 1333 memory HP sell but it could be another factor - either way next time be more careful selecting products, if in doubt always buy from the vendor for this exact reason.


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Can you tell us what operating system you're wiring with? That's a big detail. I'll assume Red Hat or CentOS... An HP Gen8 server under a modern OS will be using the HPSA driver, not CCISS. So your drives will be /dev/sdX... e.g. /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. (maybe this isn't a Gen8 server) Regardless, assuming RHEL or CentOS, you'll need the zerombr parameter ...


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Okay, this is sounds a bit off... so I'm going to make some assumptions about what you're trying to do. It seems like you're interested in obtaining the serial number of an HP ProLiant server programmatically. You ask about chassis information and the Array Diagnostics Utility (ADU). The Array Diagnostics Utility output is not where you want to look for ...


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So here's what I'd do. The HP ProLiant DL180 G6 model you have is a 25-bay unit. There's a SAS expander embedded on the drive backplane and two SAS SFF-8087 cables routed to an HP Smart Array P410 PCIe controller. Part of that is why you see the odd port:bay presentation. I'd upgrade the backplane firmware and get your P410 controller to the last ...


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There's no manual fan control. Trust your server and the engineering that went into the design of the product. This isn't a Supermicro server :) The option that HP recommends for workloads that may require additional cooling or system configurations with certain PCIe hardware installed is to select the "Optimal" or "Increased" cooling option in the BIOS. ...


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It might be hot-swap but that's for existing arrays, if you've literally just added new disks then you need to either add them to an existing array and logical disk/s or create a new array and carve that into logical disks. I don't know freenas but does it come with HP's drivers pre-built in or can they be added (not sure it's a supported config). The only ...


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Solution: I am a numbskull and should have used the add_repo.sh script provided by HP. I was converting my deb line from an old format provided by their legacy SDR system and failed to notice some format changes. The correct format for the deb line is: deb http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/ubuntu/ precise/current non-free If you use the ...



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