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"Smart Array" is the name used by Hewlett-Packard's line of enterprise-grade RAID controllers.

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Replace non-existent drive in array with unassigned drive

I have a P420 card in a Gen 8 dl360e server and I've been having some problems with my RAID 10 array. The drive in bay 1 has appeared to fail. I say appeared, because on taking the drive out and ...
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HP Smart Array - Swapping drives in RAID set to upgrade

I have a HP DL360 G7, with Smart Array controller that has 2x RAID sets (RAID 10). Host OS is VMWare ESX. The 2nd RAID set has 4x 10k 600GB Midline drives that are to be upgrade to 15k 600GB ...
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HP Smart Array P410i Logical Volume failed, how to rebuild it without lossing data

I have a failed logical volume on an HP Smart Array P401i with vmWare installed. Is there any way to rebuild the logical volume without losing precious data? logical volume failed on vmware
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ML350 G6 drive not detected

I have an ML350 G6 that I have bought some new drives (HP P/N: 507129-004) for. According to the drive specs these are compatible with the G6 but the SAS controller (p410i) is not detecting them. The ...
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Smart Array P420i controller replacement

I have two identical servers with Smart Array P420i One server has 4 physical drives, which form 2 logical drives (2 + 2 raid 1) Second server also has its raid configuration with two physical drives ...
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SAS Expanders and Hp Smart Array HBA mode

I've recently purchased an HP DL360p G8 with a Smart Array P420i 1GB storage controller. As I'm using FreeNas, I've switched the controler to HBA mode. I was planning to buy an HP SAS expander, this ...
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Hp Smart Array P420i HBA mode activity LEDs

I've purchased an HP DL360p G8 with a Smart Array P420i 1GB storage controller. As I'm using FreeNas, I've switched the controler to HBA mode, however now the G8 caddies (original ones) don't show ...
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Enabling drive write cache using Smart Storage Admin CLI

Using Smart Storage Admin, I am trying to enable DWC. Using this following command, I confirm slot0 is the only option and it is healthy. sudo /opt/smartstorageadmin/ssacli/bin/ssacli ctrl all show ...
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HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 - Smart Storage Battery and controller issue

My server machine is showing a couple of errors, I have read on HPE site and article says to replace the battery. Please someone guide in this regard. However, my all four SAS drives indicating red ...
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HP D2700 configuration

I have a HP D2700 connected to a dl360G7 with a p812 controller using one SAS cable. The storage enclosure houses 23 SAS 450GB disks with one spare for a raid6 array. It serves as an nfs datastore for ...
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I lost the RAID control drive position

I have a HP Proliant DL360 with RAID controller. I had some trouble in the power supply so I removed the 6*250 drives without positioning the drives After fixing the problem power supply I need to ...
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HP P840 HDD RAID 5 many strange drive failures

I've been using a RAID5 HDD storage (8x6TB) at my HP P840 for like 2 years now and it has always had unusually many drive failures. Everything was good for half a year, but now drives are failing in a ...
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HP smart array p212 raid controller. Only two arrays possible? because of missing RAM on raid card?

I bought a HP Proliant gen8 microserver. In it I installed 1 * 500GB SSD connected to SATA port 5 as a bootable disk and 4 * 3TB HDD connected to a HP smart array p212. What I would like to do is ...
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3rd party SSD on DL360e Gen8 V2

I want to order a HPE DL360e Gen8 V2 server, without any drives. I have read some topics regarding "unsupported" SSDs drives. We want to use 1TB SSD drives. Has someone tested and successfully ...
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HP ML350e Gen8 - RAID card “exceeded option ROM space” - can't disable anything

I've got an ML350eG8 and tried to add a P410 RAID controller. When I add the card it will try to start up and throws a "exceeded option ROM space" type error. I can get into the RBSU but if I disable ...
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Finding SMART status of SATA disks in HP SmartArray

I'm trying to find SMART params of the disks in my array, it seems that simple way does not work: % smartctl -d sat --all /dev/sg0 -H smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.9.0-8-amd64] (local ...
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HP Smart Array P410: Convert RAID10 to RAID1 OR remove disks from RAID10

I have a server with two RAID10 arrays of 146GB disks. I'm trying to replace one RAID10 array of 146GB disks with RAID1 of two 2TB disks. Since there are no free ports, I took out two disks from the ...
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HpCISSs2 + \Device\Raidport0 issue

For some time in my HP DL380 G8 I have struggling with the problem with HpCISSs2 which is provider of \Device\Raidport0 was issued problem. In event logs this problem occurs many times per day. ...
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Can I make an Active Spare disk permanent?

We have a ProLiant ML350P Gen8 server with a P420 controller running ESXi 5.5. It has a RAID 6 array using 7 disks. One of the disks got marked as Predictive Failure, and in response to this we ...
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HP P410 offline RAID expansion and migration

I have a 2 x 146GB SAS in RAID1. I bought 2 more, same specs drive. I am on a production server. I have a P410 with 512MB cache, but no battery. I can afford a downtime. My questions are: Can I load ...
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How can I update the SmartArray P410i firmware on a DL360G6? The usual method via SPP Auto-Update fails

Usually this works great-- boot from the SPP ISO, walk away for a beverage, come back and everything's updated. Not so on a few of my servers... The final SPP release for these old DL360 G6 servers ...
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Why does my supposedly hardware-based RAID appear as a “fake raid”

I have a low-end server for a SOHO set-up: a Gen8 HP Microserver. It has a built-in Dynamic Smart Array B120i (RAID) Controller. When booting the server up before any OS was installed I was able to ...
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HP drive array “ready for rebuild” (RAID5)

We have a ProLiant server with Smart Array P440ar controller. Since about three weeks the "don't remove" lights on some of the SAS drives are on. Perhaps after a power loss. If we reboot it, it ...
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HP SmartArray P400i marks a good drive as a failed, what can I do about it?

I have the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 server with the SmartArray P400i RAID controller. The server itself is pretty old, but it still works normally. The only issue is the RAID controller, which marks good ...
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Why advanced options for RAID 1 (mirror) don't appear on HP's Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) tool?

I just had a disk failure on one of my physical drives of a RAID 1 logical drives, on a HP Proliant Gen8 v2 Server, model ML310e, and HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller (v3.54.0), running ...
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HP dl380 g6 raid0

Im planning on buying a HP dl380 g6, but I'm new to the raid thing. Could I do a raid0 with 7X146gb, and use all the 7 drives. The raid controller is a p410i.
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P212 Smart array not configured [closed]

First of all thanks for all your help. I have purchased a used HP DL380 G7 for my home. This is my first server installation and all going well for the raid configuration P410I and ESXI installation....
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How portable are drives configured in hardware RAID 1?

I have two HP DL380 Gen9 Servers with H240ar RAID controllers. One is for production and the other is for dev/staging. I'd like to build up two physical drives in RAID 1 on the dev server then put ...
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HP SmartArray disk not responding in bay 2 during boot

I've RAID 5 array that started acting wonky lately. During POST it shows this error: Slot 4 HP Smart Array P600 Controller (256MB, v2.04) 1 Logical Drive 1789-Slot 4 Drive Array Disk Drive(...
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HP RHEL Array Raid Disk Status from command line

I've configured a HP DL360 Gen 9 with 6 disks and raid 5 and i've installed RHEL 6.9 on it. I need to know, from command line, the status of every single physical disk so i could grep info to an ...
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Cannot install OS on HP Proliant DL380 Gen9

I'm trying to install RHEL6.1 on a new HP Proliant DL380 Gen9. When I got to the Storage options, I chose the "Basic Storage" option, but got an error saying "No Usable Disks found". I can't access ...
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SSA configured RAID1 array not visible in CentOS7 installation

I have a ProLiant ML30 Gen9 server with an hardware raid adapter that I can configure using HP's "Smart Storage Administrator" (SSA) tool. I have defined my two 1TB drives to be in a RAID1 setup as a ...
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Replace HDD in “predictive failure” state with spare HDD in HP Smart Array P400 controller

I have an HP Smart Array P400 RAID controller with six physical disks configured in RAID 5. Four of the physical disks are in "OK" state, one is in "Predictive Failure" state, and one is in "spare" ...
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Smart Array P822 with HBA Mode?

We get an HP DL360 G8 with an Smart Array P822 controller. On that controller will come a HP StorageWorks D2700. Does anybody know, that it is possible to run the Smart Array P822 in HBA mode? I ...
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Couldn't mark volume as bootable in hpacucli (SmartArray P400i)

I've got HP ProLiant G5 with hardware controller HP SmartArray P400i. I created logical drive from 4 HDD and installed OS, but i don't know hot to mark this volume as boot. Here's the output of ...
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HP P410 RAID 0 - Added 2nd Drive Then Deleted 2nd Drive before 1% - Array Broken - Recovery options?

I made a mistake and I wanted to ask some others for best recovery options. Boot drive in home server was a single drive RAID 0 connected to a HP Smart Array P410 controller. I was attempting to ...
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Logical Drives degraded due to the loss of a redundant path. What is wrong?

HP p822 (four external minisas ports) to pair of d2700s Storage Enclosures. Two ports on the p822 are unused. The partitioning is not at all identical. The top box has four different logical ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 RAID rebuild fan noise

I needed to expand the size of the shared drive on my HP ProLiant DL360 G6. I purchased two hard drives, replaced the first one and expected the computer to rebuild the RAID. The fans kicked in to ...
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Adding second HP Smart array P420i 0.5GB cache increase speed?

I'm novice with servers, and I apologize for perhaps asking an easy question. I have an HP Proliant ML350p Gen8 server with smart array p420i 500mg Cache. the server has: 2 logical SSD drives in ...
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HPE 1.92TB SATA 6G Mixed Use SFF SSD very slow compared to SAS HDD HP disks

In below screenshot, I benchmarked 3 machines, 4 Drives. my main production based on DL580, HPE 1.92TB SATA 6G Mixed Use SFF SSD RAID 1. MySQL insert time of 1 million rows is ~ 30 seconds in the SSD,...
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HP ProLiant ML310e G8 v2 ssd

I have a HP ProLiant ML310e G8 v2 with Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v3 3.10GHz processor and I'd like to upgrade the storage to a SSD one. Currently I have two Non-SSD hard drives that I've configured RAID 1 ...
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MongoDB Replica Set: Is RAID 60 worth it for massive array?

We are planning to get HPE DL380 Gen9 8SFF CTO Servers with HP Smart Array P440ar/2G FIO Controller to setup a MongoDB cluster which will store huge amounts of data. (Assume growing non-stop) Cluster ...
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HP acu drive listing errors. Smart array

I have current config HP Proliant bl460gen6 with controller smart array p711m Ubuntu OS There are 35 hdd drives configured in raid 1+0 with 1 disk in spare usually i monitor status of raid with ...
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HP Smart Array 5i Interim Recovery

Seemingly without cause the server suddenly stopped working. On reboot, it says one or more logical drives has failed. Drive #1 is the C drive with the OS and Drive #2 is the data drive. It shows ...
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How can I control the fan speed of HP DL380p Gen 8 server running ESXi?

I'm running ESXi on a HP DL380p Gen 8. The server has integrated P420i controller, which is known for running hot. I know the server has this "sea of sensors" and it manages the fan speeds according ...
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HP Smart Array P400 Write Cache not Enabling on VMware ESXi 5.5 Running on ProLiant DL380 G6

I am trying to get write caching enabled on a Smart Array P400 even though there is no battery backup. We have a large building wide UPS backed up by a generator so the likelihood of loosing power is ...
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Can I expand the Logical Drive on an HP P410 live?

I have an HP Smart Array P410 w/FBWC with 4 drives configured as RAID-5. Originally, I had 4 x 500meg drives, with 1 Logical Drive of 1.5T configured. I have just swapped the 4x500MB drives for 4x4T ...
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HP DL580 HDD Fan Issue

I recently obtained an HP ProLiant DL580 G7 without any HDDs so I went ahead and installed an SSD which works great and the other day I ordered a 2.5" SATA 2 TB HDD (ST2000LMB15). After installing ...
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HP Smart Array E200 - Battery Pack for Backup cache card 128MB is discharged

I cannot boot Windows on my server nor can I boot any OS installation DVD. I was thinking that it may be due to below errors. I have a HP Smart Array E200. the battery Pack for Backup cache card ...
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HP Smart Array cache benefits

I have to decide if we should buy Smart Array Controller with 2 or 4 gb cache. I currently have a P840/4G and a P440ar/2G for testing. Is there a way to check the cache usage while running a file ...