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Unfortunately there is no way to turn off the health LED. Since you are planning to run it till it dies, I can only think of the the tape idea or paint the led to green or add a green tint sticker :D


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It's most likely a faulty power switch/LED cable kit. My ML310 G5 was doing the same thing, and that is what fixed the problem. Apparently, it is a known issue with HP. 459186-001-02 HEWLETT-PACKARD PROLIANT ML310 G5 SYSTEM FRONT LED TO SYS/BRD CABLE P/N: 459186-001-02 - HEWLETT-PACKARD ORIGINALS


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Your HDD performance are greatly boosted by the RAID card's DRAM write back cache, which basically transforms random writes in sequential ones. I suppose that your P840 has at least 2 GB of write back cache, which totally absorbs CrystalDisk's workload and cached a good chunk of the MySQL one. While is true that even your SSDs should benefit from the ...


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Your HP system has manufacturer support for one year from purchase date. You could also contact the party that sold you the system: e.g. vendor support. You can connect to the ILO4 interface and read the contents of the server IML log. This will tell you what the server thinks is wrong.


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You can use the old enclosure and put new disk in to that enclosure, i had done same for my Dell R620 Ensure you not misplace any screws and fit all screws


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These are the two different drive tray/carrier/sled designs. The Gen8+ Smart Carrier is on the left. The G7 style is on the right. You can swap the bare drive into the Gen8 carrier and be fine.


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"Static High Performance Mode" disables dynamic clock speeds, including turbo. Set to adaptive speed and you'll see single cores clocking up on load. When all cores are running at the full, nominal speed there's no power/thermal budget to turbo. You need to have some cores clock down to allow other cores to take up the budget.


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On a modern ProLiant Gen10 server, you will receive alerts at power-on expressing that the RAM in the system is not Genuine HPE Smart Memory. Here are the details of Smart Memory certification. I think it's worse having mixed memory types installed. This RAM status will likely add an entry to the ILO and IML log every boot and while it will technically work,...


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The number of RAID5 sets for RAID0 should be able to configure in raid utility. In your case you can select 2 (6 disks in RAID5), 3 (4 disks in RAID5) or 4(3 disks in RAID5). From perfromance and capacity perspective - 2 RAID5 sets is most preferable in your case. P.S. RAID50 tolerates only one disk failure (second disk failure from same RAID5 set will ...


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I would not recommend you using RAID5. The following thread describes it. RAID with three disks (RAID 5 vs RAID 1E) In addition, assuming your drives are HDDs, you will get low random write performance, which can be critical for VMs. I would recommend you going RAID10 for your VMs it will give you decent performance.


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There isn't too much you can do about this. Please run the normal firmware updates on the host either via Intelligent Provisioning or the HP SPP bootable DVD. But since Gen8 systems are end-of-life, there isn't much incentive for HPE to deal with this issue. I've seen this in about 5% of Gen8 servers still in the field. This should not impact the ...


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I ended up finding the answer to this one is a no, you don't need to use HP/HPE SmartMemory in the Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2 after getting someone in the server room to hook me up with the part number on the pre-installed RAM sticks. HP didn't even provide us their own HP SmartMemory... They gave us a 4GB stick of this, which isn't even supposed to be ...


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I'm assuming you have two paths to the MSA (either dual controller, or dual connections to a single controller). As such, you should install and enable the Windows MPIO feature to properly account for both paths. You may need to run an mpclaim against the volume in order for the volume to be properly utilized. Take a read through the MSA best practices ...


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The warranty on HP servers and equipment is tied to the server chassis, which has a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Basically, if it's inside the server and has an HP part number, it's typically covered. There's no need to provide individual hard drive information beyond the Spare Part number to HP support. But for this particular drive, the standard ...


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You are recommended to buy Mikrotik's module to install into Mikrotik, and HPE's module to install into HPE. Mikrotik is usually able to use any modules, but it is not guaranteed; HPE in general would only work with HPE branded module. What you have to be sure is that: your both modules from different vendors should have same speed rating (1Gbps or 100Mbps),...


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Here's the quickspecs (https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=a00053821enus) It doesn't show any 22xx-series CPU as compatible.


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HPE's warranty is mainly link to the server. If additional part is installed in the server,it covers with the server warranty or part warranty, what comes later. eg. Server has 3 year warranty. User installed a separately purchased HDD after one year, which the hard drive has 3 year warranty. If the disk failed customer has two ways to get the warranty ...


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S/N = Serial Number P/N = Product Number So in this case, it's 1 and 8. There is a second product number (4) for some reason, but the one you need is the one with the barcode. The barcode is there so you can quickly scan SN and PN.


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The steps provided below worked for a similar case for DL20 Gen9 server. I think the key item is using the HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux driver provided in step 2. 1) Download CentOS Image and write it on a USB using dd (ex. dd if=/path/to/CentOS.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress); 2) Download hpdsa-1....


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Open the system's IML log from the ILO web interface and see what events it's reporting. That is the authoritative way to check hardware status on HPE server equipment.


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With HPE servers part numbers are important. Always check the quickspecs of your server type. There are listed officially supported part numbers. In case you find HDD which claims to be compatible with your part number found in quickspecs, it should be safe to use (or seller lies...).


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There is actually a procedure described by HP to correct the problem with the embedded NAND Flash. We had the same problem and the procedure described in the advisory has corrected the error. After the NAND flash format our server needed a power off and a disconnect from the main power supply. After the following boot the iLO Health was o.k. Advisory: (...


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This equipment is just too old. The MSA60 was a 2007-era product and was end-of-life by 2010/2011. I definitely wouldn't recommend running anything critical on it. Is there a reason you need version 2.28? It was released in 2011, but the changelog doesn't show much of an improvement over your current version.


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The spec is the same, but you must follow what HP tell as their motherboard might not support the memory. Graphicly those RDIMM seem different with the chip, so it could be a BIOS problem to support the RDIMM. On the other side I often use Kingston RDIMM if the HP'S one cost too high. their web site got a model picker, and it offer RDIMM tagged compatible. ...


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Please follow the rules set forth by the manufacturer. You have a new modern high-end server system from a premium manufacturer. There's a reason the product SKUs are unique and detailed in the product specifications. The specifics don't matter since the manufacturer tells you what parts are compatible with the server. You have not provided a compelling ...


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Upgrade your system and ILO firmware out-of-band by using: The HPE Intelligent Provisioning feature built into your host. The HPE Service Pack for ProLiant bootable DVD ISO. Or... Upgrade the ILO firmware using the purpose-built packages for your version of VMware ESXi. The instructions are at the link.


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Sorry, I know you're new, and I'm trying to be nice here, but those are all terrible options sorry. Firstly don't create a RAID 0/striped array for any data you care about - WHEN you lose one SSD you'll lose all your data, R0 has it's purpose, usually for holding data you don't mind losing like logs, but nobody uses it for professional work, nobody at all. ...


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As the server was running VMware ESXi, backing up and restoring would have been very time consuming. What I ended up doing, which worked for me, was the following three HPE commands (after inserting the new drives), with many hours of waiting in between as it completed the operation. /opt/smartstorageadmin/ssacli/bin/ssacli ctrl slot=0 ld 1 add drives=...


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compatible? - it might have a problem with PXE boot but is extremely likely to work with anything else. supported? - not likely, neither by HPE nor by Dell. If you want full Dell support you'll need to buy a Dell branded NIC.


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HPE changed the design of the HDD carriers from Gen8 onwards. The carrier is called a 'Smart Carrier'. It has a small chip which logs the entire life of the HDD, and then the data is used to identify the failure details in the factory. The SAS drives till Gen7 were interchangeable with older generations, however it is NOT recommended to use HDDs from Gen7 ...


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