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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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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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HP had a pretty awful initial set of firmware releases for the ILO3 management interface. See the massive changelog documenting the evolution of the product. I was working for a firm that deployed a large number of ProLiant DL380 G7 servers and had to deal with the pain of managing the buggy feature set. In your case, you're trying to move from a very old ...


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Two things... You can add a warranty to an HP server whose factory warranty lapsed. It's not very expensive to add another year of support to the machine you have now. You can also initiate a per-incident support call/technician with HP and be liable for parts charges. Depends on how desperate you are... But here's a (lengthy) troubleshooting ...


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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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Place your ILO, IPMI, DRAC and other management devices on their own management VLAN or network. Secure access to that network with VPN or prevent Internet connectivity. Only allow access from trusted networks. That's an acceptable way of mitigating the (still narrow) risk you outlined. You can also disable access to the ILO devices until an updated ...


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Yes and no... The server is capable of running the applications and Windows Server 2008/2012 from a CPU and RAM perspective. However, there is a fairly large limitation in the storage array controller for that particular server line. HP ProLiant servers are available in "e" (essential) and "p" (performance) variants. If you can afford the initial cost, the ...


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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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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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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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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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