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

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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 Proliant ML350 G5, raid 1 both disks failed, running on spare, rebuild?

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G5, Smart Array E200i controller, with the following configuration: SATA Array A: RAID 1 with 2 x 160GB disks + 1 x attached spare disk of the same size. SATA Array B: RAID ...
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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 ...
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Smart Array P400 controller - how to remove failed spare from config

I hope you can help me out of a puzzle. I have a Smart Array P400 controller which has 5 drives configured in RAID 5 and one extra drive as a hot spare. Two of the main drives were showing some signs ...
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SAN array storage not accessible

Good morning peeps. I'm fairly new sys admin world and am working in my first systems engineer position (jr) and inherited a dual drive SAN array last week which was entirely unused without being ...
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Enable Discards HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400

Spin off from these previously asked questions How to get free space from mounted drive Redhat 7 Update crypttab asks for Passphrase for fstrim We have a HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 with 170 VM's ...
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How do I configure Dual Domain SAS for my D2600 enclosure and Linux

I'm investigating how one would go about setting up dual domain SAS with a D2600 and two identical HP cards for the following: P411, P421, P431, P441, P822 or the P841 I've tried searching but I can'...
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Replace a physical drive that is part of RAID 1+0

I have a physical hard drive that has a status of imminent failure. It is part of a 4 x 1TB RAID 1+0. The controller is Smart Array B110i SATA RAID in Embedded Slot and the server is HP ML110 G7. I ...
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HP P812 attr_value_interface_phy_not_connected

We got an error on HP server with a HP Smart Array P812 and now 6 of the drives are missing. the error seems to be attr_value_interface_phy_not_connected (See pic) and I found no reference anywhere on ...
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HPE ProLiant DL60 Gen 9 - Please attach some optical or iLO media before continuing

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a HPE ProLiant DL60 Gen9 but it refuses to find the built in DVD drive. I pressed F10 during boot (Provisioning) to install and after the "Select operation system" ...
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HP H240. does it do HW SATA RAID?

I have some needs to get cheap HP 1U for very low end purposes. I'm thinking about DL160 but I have no experience with the low end models. Does the H240 "controller" works with SATA drives? I ...
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Raid 1+0 different disk sizes

I have 2 146GB(146,8 in ORCA) sas drives and 2 72GB(73,4 in ORCA) sas drives. I would like to setup raid 1+0 with these 4 drives. Is it possible to combine the 146GB and the 72GB drives so I get 218GB?...
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pins on HDD/SSD enclosure

I have a SAS HDD enclosure of HP server, which has a following connector: What is the purpose of this connector? One purpose is to lit the LEDs in front of the enclosure . Is this the only reason for ...
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Smart Array P410i with SATA SSD drives unstable

I have a HP Proliant DL380 G7 with said array controller and 6 INTEL SSDSC2KW4's, set up in Raid 5. Normally I have never had problems with SATA drives in servers, but this one has me baffled. I ...
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How to install RAID driver for HP ProLiant Microserver Gen 8 after installation of OS

I installed CentOS 7 on my HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 on a SSD. I'm using the internal SD card slot as boot device while all other partitions are located on my SSD to circumvent the limitations of ...
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Failed Drive Stuck HP Smart Array P410

I have been having some issues with intermittent failure and rebuild messages on our HP DL160 G6 with P410 controller. As part of troubleshooting I replaced the SATA cable, and on boot up, now the ...