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I have a new system with 4x512GB Samsung SSD 850 in a RAID10 array using P840/4gb fbwc RAID controller. When i download a file from network (10 Gbit/s) write speed is not that good. I tried downloading a single 1000MB file using wget:
Saving to: ‘1000mb.bin’ 1000mb.bin 100%[=========================================================================================================>] 1000M 383MB/s in 2.6s
Write speed 383Mbyte/s
EDIT: When downloading the same file to /dev/null I get full 10Gbit/s speed. The use case is downloading and storing files of that size.
Also when i try to write a file using dd, speed is the same with block size 512byte:
dd if=/dev/zero of=bench.bin bs=512 count=10000K 10240000+0 records in 10240000+0 records out 5242880000 bytes (5.2 GB) copied, 14.6632 s, 358 MB/s
However block size 4k gives better performance:
dd if=/dev/zero of=bench.bin bs=4k count=1000K 1024000+0 records in 1024000+0 records out 4194304000 bytes (4.2 GB) copied, 3.02447 s, 1.4 GB/s
So i tried various different settings concerning cache, SSD smart path, etc. for the raid controller. But i didn't see much difference. Any ideas how to increase write speed?
Current settings for the controller:
Smart Array P840 in Slot 1 Bus Interface: PCI Slot: 1 Serial Number: Cache Serial Number: RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Enabled Controller Status: OK Hardware Revision: B Firmware Version: 4.52 Rebuild Priority: High Expand Priority: Medium Surface Scan Delay: 3 secs Surface Scan Mode: Idle Parallel Surface Scan Supported: Yes Current Parallel Surface Scan Count: 1 Max Parallel Surface Scan Count: 16 Queue Depth: Automatic Monitor and Performance Delay: 60 min Elevator Sort: Enabled Degraded Performance Optimization: Disabled Inconsistency Repair Policy: Disabled Wait for Cache Room: Disabled Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled Post Prompt Timeout: 15 secs Cache Board Present: True Cache Status: OK Cache Ratio: 10% Read / 90% Write Drive Write Cache: Disabled Total Cache Size: 4.0 GB Total Cache Memory Available: 3.8 GB No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled SSD Caching RAID5 WriteBack Enabled: True SSD Caching Version: 2 Cache Backup Power Source: Batteries Battery/Capacitor Count: 1 Battery/Capacitor Status: OK SATA NCQ Supported: True Spare Activation Mode: Activate on physical drive failure (default) Controller Temperature (C): 44 Cache Module Temperature (C): 37 Number of Ports: 2 Internal only Encryption: Disabled Express Local Encryption: False Driver Name: hpsa Driver Version: 3.4.4 Driver Supports HP SSD Smart Path: True PCI Address (Domain:Bus:Device.Function): 0000:06:00.0 Negotiated PCIe Data Rate: PCIe 3.0 x8 (7880 MB/s) Controller Mode: RAID Controller Mode Reboot: Not Required Latency Scheduler Setting: Disabled Current Power Mode: MaxPerformance Host Serial Number: Sanitize Erase Supported: False Primary Boot Volume: logicaldrive 1 Secondary Boot Volume: logicaldrive 2
Physical Drives physicaldrive 2I:1:1 (port 2I:box 1:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:3 (port 2I:box 1:bay 3, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:4 (port 2I:box 1:bay 4, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) None attached Array: A Interface Type: Solid State SATA Unused Space: 0 MB (0.0%) Used Space: 1.9 TB (100.0%) Status: OK MultiDomain Status: OK Array Type: Data HP SSD Smart Path: disable Logical Drive: 1 Size: 953.8 GB Fault Tolerance: 1+0 Heads: 255 Sectors Per Track: 32 Cylinders: 65535 Strip Size: 256 KB Full Stripe Size: 512 KB Status: OK MultiDomain Status: OK Caching: Enabled Unique Identifier: Disk Name: /dev/sda Mount Points: /boot 487 MB Partition Number 2, / 14.0 GB Partition Number 7 OS Status: LOCKED Logical Drive Label: Mirror Group 1: physicaldrive 2I:1:1 (port 2I:box 1:bay 1, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) Mirror Group 2: physicaldrive 2I:1:3 (port 2I:box 1:bay 3, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:4 (port 2I:box 1:bay 4, Solid State SATA, 512.1 GB, OK) Drive Type: Data LD Acceleration Method: Controller Cache
Any help appreciated :)
I have a P840 Smart Array in a non proliant server, have had it for a while and I love it but I don't have a battery connected directly to the card. It looks like from the cable on the card and the battery assembly that the battery plugs into the proliant motherboard and the card also plugs into the proliant motherboard, instead of the two directly connecting. Is that the case? Or do they make the connection on some kind of daughterboard? I am looking for a way to rig it up to enable battery backed P840 on a non proliant server, any info will be appreciated. I assume it's probably not possible but if there was even a small chance it is worth asking. Any and all info will be appreciated, thanks!
Hello All Community Members,
Please see the below error explation when I go for reconfigure array for modify the size of partitions. But after booting from smart start cd, i tried to modify ACU. Then i got below error message.
"HP smart array p212 cache status problem detected the cache on this controller has a problem. To prevent data loss configuration changes to this controller are not allowed. please replace the cache to be able continue configure this controller. error code 351.
I am requesting you all to give me a solution for overcome this situation.
Harun Ar Rashid
IT Manager, OLLO Wireless Internet
On the Drivers & Software for HP Smart Array P410i Controller - HPE Support Center download page, besides language, there is an option to choose OS as well.
My intention is just to check firmware versions available and compare them to those currently in use. However, for different OSes, different results show up.
What is the appropriate choice for it? E.g. server I am working on is Ubuntu server, but I see no Ubuntu listed in the dropdown menu.
My output (not complete, obviously) of hpacucli ctrl all show config is:
Smart Array P220i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX) logicaldrive 1 (136.7 GB, RAID 1, OK) array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB) physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK) physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK) SEP (Vendor ID ....) Smart Array P410i in Slot 3 (sn: 5001438025905868) logicaldrive 1 (4.9 TB, RAID 1+0, OK) array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB) physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 900.1 GB, OK) .... Expander 250 (....) Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model ....) SEP (Vendor ID ....)
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