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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
Sounds like a controller failure. Because FreeBSD was in place (or FreeNAS), I'm thinking there were no alerts of anything leading up to this (because the OS isn't supported). If you only had one cable connected to the MSA 70 enclosure, versus two for dual-pathing, then yes... this could destroy your array.
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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
And what is the result? What are you currently seeing? There should have been a variety of POST messages on the system, based on what you've described.
Aug
27
comment ESXi 6 Free Limits / Restrictions
This is a case where you should just look at the VMware ESXi product page.
Aug
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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
If one cable, that means you have a potential controller/backplane problem. Did you try the cable in the other P800 ports?
Aug
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answered HP Proliant BL460c Gen1 , Redhat 6.5 installation
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comment HP Proliant BL460c Gen1 , Redhat 6.5 installation
Was it a USB CD?
Aug
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comment HP Proliant BL460c Gen1 , Redhat 6.5 installation
How are you running the installation? Are you using a USB key? Network install? CD?
Aug
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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
@NXTVoipguy So if you were using FreeNAS on this setup, were you presenting a single logical drive to the FreeNAS/ZFS, or did you have a series of RAID-0 arrays? The HP Smart Array controllers aren't really equipped to run ZFS where you expose raw disks to the OS. Can you please clarify this?
Aug
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comment Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest
(it really doesn't matter too much, though)
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comment Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest
Good question. I have no idea where they are staged.
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comment Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest
For a single host, you end up doing it manually unless your vCenter is living somewhere else.
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answered Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest
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comment ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check
@StackUser_py Sometimes people limit BIOS cores for licensing requirements.
Aug
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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
Naw, the server won't POST or modify the drives in this state. His data is still there, but the cause of the SAS or backplane issues needs to be identified.
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comment ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check
It's probably BIOS, since Dell was known to ship some of these units with the wrong BIOS settings. But this is a Nehalem-era chip, so that would be 2009-ish. The history of the server could be helpful. Was it recently installed? Was it repurposed? Just not enough info in the initial question.
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answered ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check
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comment ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check
Can you provide the build number of your ESXi installation?
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comment HP MSA70 / P800 Array Failure - Shows 2 drives in each slot, 13/25 drives “missing”
What did HP try?
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