I would need some help with an HP DL360e to install ssd's using the b320i raid controller. I prefer using the controller over software raid, unless I really have to.
I tried the latest Debian and openSUSE leap. I want to try SUSE leap, as it would be new to me.
Anyways, I've learned that you need to pre-install the HP proprietary driver so that linux can see the raid drives. I'm a Dell guy, and I recall this being a problem with Dell R620, and I did get that going but it was on centOS.
So, here I am going into HP smart array (I think its called? F9 anyway), and I configured the RAID 1 for mirror, it picks up the drives, piece of cake.
on openSUSE boot, I can see it didn't find the drives. Ok so I go to HP support centre to pull the drivers here (I've tried both SP3 and 4 files)
I'm on a macbook, so what I did is:
- download the compressed file 1hpvsa-1.2.16-100.sles11sp4.x86_64.dd.gz1
- use gunzip to extract to .dd file
diskutillist to identify my USB stick
sudo dd if=driver/hpvsa-1.2.16-127.sles12sp4.x86_64.dd of=/dev/disk2(as instructed)
- boot openSUSE, F6 to say I have a driver, instructions say no additional commands
- now openSUSE asks for media to load drivers, I select the usb stick, it searches and then just asks me again for the media like it just can't find it!
I've tried different files, AMD version etc. It just will not detect the image on the stick. What am I doing wrong!? dd shows no errors when I exec image on the USB stick.
After this openSUSE will not find my RAID ssd's and cannot continue
anyone with experience on this, please help
Here is the content of my USB stick