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Is it possible to use a normal rotating disk as a HOT-spare disk for the array of SSDs with HP Smart Array Controllers?
I'm considering to use SSDs for the new server and trying to save money with the spare drives.
I recently purchased a HP P420 raid card. It came with a piece of clear removable plastic in between the raid card and the cache module. I'm just wondering whether this should be removed before operation?
The card is running a bit hot at the moment (85 degrees celcius at idle) and I'm concerned that this might be preventing heat from dissipating properly from certain parts of the board.
I have the P400i Controller (PCI-E x8) and it has the 512MB Cache with BBWC module.
I purchased this and was proud to be an HP Smart array owner.
However, I've attached new SATA breakout cables (official HP parts) but when adding 3 connectors to 3x BRAND NEW 1TB SATA drives they are not detected by the array in the boot up initialisation or in the Windows ACU.
I therefore did troubleshooting, tried one drive at a time, tried another SATA breakout cable, tried another internal connector (2i instead of 1I) but still no luck.
Then i saw tech specs saying it uses SATA150, not SATA300, so I used Hitachi utility to change hard disk SATA config to the 150 spec so hardware-wise the drives think they are the old style bus (for old BIOS compatibility). They still won't be detected individually or in a group of 3!
They spin up fine, they are all new and they are different models (suggesting its not just one model type that could be the problem). 1x Hitachi CinemaStar 1TB, 1x Hitachi Deskstar 1TB and 1x SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1TB.
Firmware LATEST at 7.22. I downgraded and then re-flashed to 7.22 incase firmware was bad but still no luck.
I'm really trying to build the array urgently!!! Can anyone please help! I love HP but this is really doing my head in!
I replaced a drive that had a signficant number of reallocated sectors in a recently built RAID 5 array. I can't seem to get the array to rebuild, it is stuck with code 776 Redy For Recovery Logical Drive 1 Queued for rebuilding. Anyone know what the issue is? I have the ADU report, but I really don't know what to make of it. Also I can't seem to attach it to this post, so if anyone wants it let me know how best to post it.
i just want to use raid6 on my smart array p212.
as it seems i can not buy a license anymore and i read a statement, that with firmware 6.64 i should not have to since raid6 has been enabled without license.
so now i am running the p212 with fw 6.64 but i got still no option for raid6 despite entering a license key.
could anyone please give me a hint? thx
How to configure logical array thru command line? With hpssacli command I'm having difficulty creating multiple logcal arrays (hpssacli allows to select all drives / some drives but with rest of the drives I'm not able to create 2nd logical array)
Can anyone share the command to create multiple logical arrays?
I have a 2.4TB Fusion IO Due, HP part no. 674328-001 for which the auxiliary power cable has been lost. I need to purchase a new power cable but HP seems quite helpless to assist me with this simple request. Can anyone please provide me the part number for the power cable, tell me where I can purchase it, and confirm it will work with the HP-branded card?
Does Smart Array P212 support SATA 3 disks (SATA 6Gbit/s)?
Thanks in advance.
I'm using P420i raid card. When I setup the raid, the Transformation Priority always default is LOW. But I want change it to medium or high. Where I can change it?
Note: In raid setup GUI don't have this option
Smart Array P420i
Smart Array P420i
I need to erase a pile of SAS drives (12G DP 10K 900GB 787647-001). I don't have a spare HP server with SAS to do it.
I purchased an HP P410 (462919-001) controller and a cable set on Amazon. I installed it in an old Dell SC1430. It initializes and an LED is green.
I can boot the HP ACU offline CD and the controller is recognized. I was able to install an eval license. I get code 347 (cache not configured) and 267 (no drives) status codes.
The drives don't even spin up. I know the SATA power edges are on.
What am I missing? The explanation for the code 267 says 1) there are no supported drives connected (meaning these drives aren't compatibel with this controller) or 2) a bad cable 3) dupe SCSI IDs (still happens with one drive attached) or 3) power to drives is off (nope) or 4) missing OS drivers (not applicable under ACU, right?)
In server ML 350G5 this controller work property.
What i must do for use controler on Supermicro?
I recently installed HP Smart Array 642 into Dell server running Win2003. I just updated firmware when I noticed HP raid controller doesn't offer (F8) to configure it when booting.
Could you please tell me how to find some old firmwares for this controller? Maybe there is some hp ftp server...
I just installed P420 on my Supermicro X8DTN+ motherboard. when the system boots up, it recognizes the card and show the initialization process, but no option to enter to the configuration panel.
I also use some HP DL380P G8 machines which are very easy to configure via ACU.
My question is: is there any hot key to enter the configuration panel? or, whether is the card compatible with the motherboard?
My goal is to use the RAID for my ESXi VMFS environment.
I was checking the status on a e200i I on a Windows server so first I installed HP SSA and it showed:
So I left the server go for a few days and checked back and it showed the same status message. At that point I performed a firmware upgrade of the e200I controller to the latest, as well as updated the windows driver to the latest available. SSA still reported the same Partity Initialization. At this point I installed the latest HP ACU/ADU since I realize SSA is a bit newer then the e200i controller and thought possibly it did not fully support it in hope that the ADU may have more information. To my surprise ADU showed no issue:
THats where I am at now. I am not sure which to beleive? Is their any more accurate way to verify the controller's status and/or get the Parity Initialization to complete or correct the status message in SSA if it is incorrect?
Any thoughts / suggestions that will be appreciated!
I just intalled P400 on my system and checked it with hapcucli for firmware version. It says:
Smart Array P400 in slot 21 : Identify Controller
Configured Logical Drives 0 (0x00)
I found the latest firmware update here:
but I am unable to install it:
[root@serenity Downloads]# ./CP013971.scexe
HP Enclosure ROM Flash.
No devices updated.
Any idea what I am doing wrong?
I also tried to find "firmware maintanance CD" from page above but it apperas that links to it are broken.
Thanks in advance for any help
i am building a NAS and wanted to implement a 3x3TB RAID 5.
After i learned that P400 Controller cannot manage >2TB (only showed 2TB / drive), i have ordered a P410/256 Controller.
The system did boot, but the controller showed there were no manageable hard drives.
So i did an online firmware upgrade (v 6.64), since the capability of managing more than 2 TB per drive were later implemented.
After the update, the display showed his good old "initalizing ... ***" but then rebooted and kept rebooting.
Whithout the controller, the system boots just fine. I have tried a lot of bios-changes, but nothing worked.
I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 with this Hardware:
Asus P8P67 Rev 3 Mainboard
Intel Celeron G1620 Dualcore 2,7GHz Ivy Bridge CPU
1x 4GB Crucial DDR3-1600 RAM
1x 60GB Intel SSD330 Series OS-SSD
3x 3TB Intenso HDD
350 Watt Corsair VS PSU
Radeon Hd5000 Series PCIe GPU for low level configuration (rdp needs a booted OS and the board does not support intel iGPU)
Every component of the system uses most recent bios/firmware version.
There are many similar problem posts in different forums over the internet, but i only found 1 solution which was specific for a supermicro board/bios.
I found no way to downgrade the firmware since the reboot-loop is the first thing to appear after switching the system on. I cant even access EFI when the controller is inserted.
I tried to put it in another slot. Did not change the behavior.
Does anybody knows a way to change the firmware-version or even solve the boot loop with the most recent firmware-version?
Thank you for your help.
P.S: Sorry for any mistakes, i am no native english speaker. I have posted this over at the consumer/other products forum, but were told to better try it here. If this should not be the right place, could a mod please move it? Thanks.
I upgraded the BIOS of my Supermicro Mainboard. After the upgrade the Smart Array P410 reports "Ready to Rebuild" on one Logical Drive. (no disk seems to have actually died)
Unfourtunatly I cannot press F1/F2 while the SA is booting because the Supermicro enteres a Bootloop if the OPROM is loading.
I can just manage the controller from the operating System.
Can anyone tell me the CLI command to start the rebuild?
=> ctrl slot=2 ld all show status
logicaldrive 1 (7.3 TB, 5): Ready for Rebuild
=> ctrl slot=2 pd all show status
physicaldrive 2I:0:6 (port 2I:box 0:bay 6, 4000.7 GB): OK
I have a HP Smart Array P212/256 1-ports Int/1-ports Ext PCIe x8 SAS Controller (PN: 462834-B21), would like to use it connect to HP external backup tape drive (HP Ultrium 1840 SAS External WW Drive)
I try put it into PCI-E slot of HP z420 desktop, it keeps rebooting on startup screen.
Any clue on how to disable its RAID feature? only want to use its SAS controller feature.
I just bougt a p400, and I've connected a few disks to it. But whenever I use the acu software, one that has p400 listed as a supported card, it won't find the card. The card is recognised by my MB, It's listed as a bootoption. sytemspecs are:
amd athlon 2.8ghz (2009)
old asus mb (2009)
2x2gb ddr2 ram @ 800mhz