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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compatible SATA disks for Proliant ML350 G5 server

I have got a Proliant ML350 G5 server with two SAS drives of 146GB in RAID 1+0, but I would to add two SATA drives of 500GB in another RAID 1+0, but I don't know which are compatible. The measure of ...
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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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Using an SAS Expander with a SAS Controller of a different brand

I'm planning on assembling a server, and I'm just wondering if a SAS expander by IBM (such as this one) would allow me to use the RAID and other features (Battery-backed write-back caching) of a SAS ...
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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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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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How to determine HP Smart Array model?

How to determine HP Smart Array model on HP server? I own HP 350 G6 server. Really do not know where to look, is there a utility tool that can help me find this information, or is there a sign on the ...
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Disabling RAID feature on HP Smart Array P400

I'm planning to use ZFS on my system (HP ML370 G5, Smart Array P400, 8 SAS disk). I want ZFS to manage all disks individually, so it can utilize better scheduling (i.e. I want to use software RAID ...
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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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Red Hat installation on HP ProLiant does not detect hard drive

I have an HP ProLiant BL460C Gen8 having real hardware RAID. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise x86_64 bit on an HP ProLiant (iLO 4) server with an Array of 2 hard drives configured as RAID1. ...
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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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P410i smart array controller SATA drive recommendations of known working models

Background: my company needed some internal, reliable servers for internal data. (we normally use cloud). Being a small company, we have scanty budget, but also flexibility. We picked up a number ...
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HP SmartArray Rebuild Logical Drive without data loss

First, let me explain our situation: We had an HP server with a RAID 1 over 2 drives (for the OS) and a RAID 5 over 4 drives (for VM data). The raid recently failed. I say the word failed very ...
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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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Debian Wheezy drivers for HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 RAID controller

good morning everyone! I bought 2 HP DL360 Gen9 Servers and wanted install Debian Wheezy on those with PXE Boot network install. But it seems that Wheezy does not include a driver for the Smart Array ...
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Is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA SSD on HP DL360p Gen8?

Can I connect instead of cd-rom SDD? I found Miscellaneous cable kit 671353-001, include Includes the front video adapter cable, embedded SATA cable, Capacitor Pack with 36-inch cable (provides back ...
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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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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers

I was wondering if anyone had any specific experience using Intel DC3700 SSDs (or similar) in the HP (DL380p) Gen8 servers? I'm upgrading a set of database servers that use direct-attached storage. ...
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Compaq Smart Array 431 with 3.13 kernel

is there any way to use Compaq Smart Array 431 controller on 3.x kernel? I have 431 board with 4 disks, that are seen by the controller during POST, but I'm unable to communicate with it on Linux ...
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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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How do I get my HP servers to email me when a drive fails?

Ideally, with as simple of install as possible and without requiring rebooting the servers. Mostly for DL380 G5's if it helps. Thanks.
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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 DL180 G6 - Are 6G/s speeds obtainable?

I have a DL180 G6 server with 12x 2Tb 6G/s SAS drives. I was only getting 3G/s reported. I then went and purchased a P410 controller with 512 Meg cache and battery. I loaded up the drives with Server ...
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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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Install CentOS 6 on HP ML 150 gen9 server with b140i raid controller

I have HP ML 150 with Smart Array b140i controller. I want to install CentOS 6.6, but the driver isn't built-in the ISO. I have download the Driver and install in the USB(dd). I need the command for ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Expanded RAID 5 array - cannot access datastore

I'm using VMWare ESXi 5 and had a 2 TB RAID 5 setup on an HP DL360 with a P400i RAID card. I added two more 1 TB drives and using the SmartStart ACU, added the drives and expanded the logical disk. ...
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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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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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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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What is the memory module on a RAID card needed for?

As above, what is the reason for needing a memory module on a RAID card? The card I am looking at (HP P410) comes with either 256MB or 512MB but unsure which to get and why.
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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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Using smartctl to get vendor specific Attributes from ssd drive behind a SmartArray P410 controller

Recently I have deployed some HP server with SSD's behind a SmartArray P410 controller. While not official supported from HP the server work well sofar. Now I like to get wear level info's, error ...
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Third-party SSD in Proliant g8?

Anyone having success with third-party SATA or SAS drives with Proliant G8's? I know the G7's were flaky and had BIOS issues. We're looking for real-world success stories with particular brands and ...
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Kernel panic after boot Centos 6.5 HP DL320 B120i HPVSA

Im working with a new HPDL320 micro server (gen8-2) with a HP Dynamic array B120i My problem is after the setup. I provided the DiskDrive to the installer and everything is fine. at first i used kick ...
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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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Physical storage devices, such as tape and changer devices, not visible when booting Debian 8 Jessie, with hpsa driver.

Question Not detecting all physical devices behind Smart Array controller after upgrading to Debian 8 Jessie HP P212 Smart Array Controller and HP 1/8 G2 LTO-5 3000 SAS Autoloader Debian 7 Whezzy ...
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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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HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Not Detecting Hard Drives

I have tested several solutions but non of them cant detect my 2 hard drives (legacy mode , acpi and raid embended) I have a 2 Dell-Seagate SAS Cheetah 15k,7 hard drives (ST3300657SS) (they are not ...
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Smart array P410i Maximum hard drive capacity?

I've looked for quite a while and for some reason can not find this info anywhere, the HP quickspec document search (Which they recommend) doesn't bring up anything. I have a proliant DL380 g6, and ...
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HP DL380 Gen9 Disk Array issues

Looking for someone with a little HP DL380 Gen9 knowledge. In past variations of HP Servers, I was able to take disks from say a DL380 Gen6 server and move them to a Gen7 server and the server would ...