I have an HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 with 4 disks. I have configured the disks as a single RAID10 array in the HP Smart Array Administrator. After configuring Smart Array Administrator I can see 1 logical drive with mirroring everything looks OK. But after this configuration I want to install centos 7 but when I get to the disk selection part of the install I see 4 separate disks, not the logical disk.

How do I solve this?

My controller version HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller (v3.54.0)

I tried configure RAID10 in centos but after the installation finished I cannot start the system and I see this error:

Non-system disks or disk error replace and strike any key when ready

Can anyone help me?


HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller is what some people refer to as 'fake raid'. It is an HBA that relies on Windows drivers to provide software raid. From the manufacturer's datasheet:

HP Dynamic Smart Array is a RAID solution combining a storage host bus adapter (HBA) and proprietary software components.Eliminating most of the hardware RAID controller components and relocating advanced RAID algorithms from a hardware-basedcontroller into device driver software lowers the total solution cost

This why you are seeing four separate drives during the Centos install.

There are some drivers available for Redhat/Centos here but I don't know if these are the latest or what the exact install procedure is.

Datasheet reference

  • Thanks a lot for your answer. I install drivers on the centos installer step? Jun 1 '19 at 9:46

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