the Local disk drive(300GB SAS) with the operating system (windows server 2012) 3running our organization domain services showed signs of failing and we decided to replace it with a new 600GB .
the server have other 5 SAS disk drives that host users data and are shared to them
Upon reinstallation and replicating the active directory services from another server,I booted the server to check the drives but they arent there.
When i boot the server using the HP smartstart CD array i see the drives are unassigned, with the option of creating an array /logical drives with them.
I am not sure though of doing this as they have data and i wouldnt want to lose the crucial data.
Kindly advise me on what i can do and whether creating an array ( from the unassigned drives when using HP smart start CD) will erase all the data present.?
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
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?)
i have HP SA P812.
I insert it in server Supermicro with system board X9DRi-F.
After message "Slot 5 HP Smart Array P812 Controller", server not booted
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:
HP SSA Version: 220.127.116.11
Recognized: Smart Array E200i -> Information Status Message(s)
785 Background parity initialization is currently queued or in progress on Logical Drive 2. If background parity initialization is queued, it will start when I/O is performed on the drive. When background parity initialization completes, the performance of the logical drive will improve.
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:
HP ADU/ACU Version: 18.104.22.168
Recognized: Smart Array E200i in Embedded Slot
There are no status alerts at this time
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)
Configuration Signature 0x12345678
RAM Firmware Revision 5.20
ROM Firmware Revision 5.20
Hardware Revision 0x04
Boot Block Revision 0.03
I found the latest firmware update here:
but I am unable to install it:
[root@serenity Downloads]# ./CP013971.scexe
HP Enclosure ROM Flash.
Flash Engine Version: 2.06.10
Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
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
logicaldrive 3 (2.7 TB, 6): OK
=> ctrl slot=2 pd all show status
physicaldrive 2I:0:6 (port 2I:box 0:bay 6, 4000.7 GB): OK
physicaldrive 2I:0:7 (port 2I:box 0:bay 7, 4000.7 GB): OK
physicaldrive 2I:0:8 (port 2I:box 0:bay 8, 4000.7 GB): OK
physicaldrive 1I:0:1 (port 1I:box 0:bay 1, 1 TB): OK
physicaldrive 1I:0:2 (port 1I:box 0:bay 2, 1 TB): OK
physicaldrive 1I:0:3 (port 1I:box 0:bay 3, 1 TB): OK
physicaldrive 1I:0:4 (port 1I:box 0:bay 4, 1 TB): OK
physicaldrive 2I:0:5 (port 2I:box 0:bay 5, 1 TB): 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
I have a server with a HP Smart Array P410i; it has the below errors.
1719-Slot 0 Drive Array - A controller failure event occurred prior to this Power-up
1797-Slot 0 Drive Array - Array Accelerator Read Error Occurred Array Accelerator is disabled.
I attached a scream shot.
How do I fix this? The OS still boots up.
Im using an HP SMart Array P410 controller card in a non HP server.
Yesterday one of the drives failed.
I replaced the drive and pressed F1 to start automatic recovery.
There is no way for me to see the progress of the recovery? It just boots back into Vmware but my VM's wont start anymore.
Where can I see the progress of the disc recovery?
Im running ESXi 5.5
I am setting up a workstation with some old equipment. I am new to RAID & SAS, so, sorry if this is a stupid question...
I want to run 3 SATA disks in RAID 0
I also have a sata to esata port adapter, that I want to use to hotplug hdd for occasional backup of the raid.
Does it matter how I connect to the 2 SAS ports?
i.e. should the raid be on one and esata on the other?
or should i connect 2 drive to each?
or just use 1 for everything?
I have been using a P212 RAID controller for years, but want to update the firmware as there are a lot of fixes in newer versions.
This is installed in a NON-HP "white box" server.
The issue is that all the firmware tools I have tried (Firmware Maintenance CD, etc) check to see if you are running on a HP server.
Does anyone know a workaround to update the firmware without a HP server? (Preferrably bootable USB/CD as the systm is a VMWare ESXi host)