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MSA configurationOpen in a New Window

I have an MSA 1040 connected to one host on Port 1A and 1B connected by FB.  The enclosure has two arrays setup.  One array has one volume that is mapped to all 4 ports.   I would like to create a new volume on the 2nd array and map it to ports 2A and 2B.  Since the fist volume was mapped to all 4 ports but only two are needed what is the best way to reconfigure the MSA?  Do I need to explicity remapped the first volume so that it only mappes to 1A and 1B and then create the new volume and map it to 2A and 2B?  I think when the first volume was set it it should not have been mapped to all four ports but it is.  Can this be undone without any corruption or data loss?


Thank you for any help.


D3600/D3700 Disk Enclosure Mgmt USB portsOpen in a New Window

Good day,

I have noticed that we have some management USB ports on the some D3600/D3700 disk enclosures (1 per controller), these are currently not connected to anything, I can't find any documentation for these.

When connected unknown devices appear 'Quad RS232-HS' appear and if I run the HP Smart Update Manager (7.6.0) no drivers are identified for this.

Does anyone know how I set this up and take advantage of these management ports?




Take Backup of entire Vdisk / HP P2000 G3/ OFFL/trustOpen in a New Window


One of the vdisks (HP P2000 G3) is in OFFL state due to multiple disk LEFTOVER. How to take backup of the entire data after using trust command? The vdisk is part of distibuted filesystem (block level stripped data).





MSA Cluster Disks do not visible in Windows Server 2008R2Open in a New Window

We have Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster on MSA2312fc

The shared disks became not visible affter reboot servers. There are disks in Divce Manager, but threre aren't in mapped disk and button  "online" is disabled( see image).

I roll back last windows updates, but it does not help
I used DISKPART SAN -policy=OnlineAll, but it does not help too

Furthermore, I can't expand volume in Stogage Managment Utility.

A button "expand volume" is disabled, although there are free space (see image)

Help please!




HP MSA/ P2000 G3/trust command/backup/restore/lustreOpen in a New Window


We have lustre filesystem with OSTs as HP P2000 G3 MSAs. The vdisk is now in offline state due to multiple disks  failures. We want to use trust command to take out the data. HOw can we do that, as this MSA is part of lustre fs which is block level data striping. How to take data backup usng trust and restore it in case of lustre filesystem?




HP MSA / P 2000 G3/VDISK QTOF/RAID 5 /Multiple disk failure/One disk LeftoverOpen in a New Window


We have MSA which is part of large filesytem of 40 TB. We have poberved that one of the disks is shown as LEFTOVER (1.6) disk with health is Degraded and error as " A previously missing disk has been detected. Recommended action: Refer to 'Troubleshooting Steps for Leftover Drives' in the HP MSA2000/P2000 Guided Troubleshooting Best Practices." 

Other disk is failed  with excessive medium error. It happened simulteneously. It is RAID 5 with one hot spare (10d+1P+1sp). Now the state of the VDISK is QTOF and it goes for continuous reconstruction. Once the so called reconstruction is finished (100 %), it start again with 1% and it just goes on. What show be done in this situation?

Please help


ML350G4 Disk Array 6 scsi hard disks installed only 2 are detectedOpen in a New Window

In my Proliant ml350G4 are connected in the backplane (backplane 366862-001) connected to a Smart Array 641 controller of 6 scsi hard disks only the two upper, what can be the reason? All hard drives are ok. When starting, all hard disks light up briefly, then only the two upper hard disks start, then no LED lights up. Also in the configuration one sees only the two upper hard disks. What can be the reason?


Array Configuration lostOpen in a New Window

Hi Everybody. I have a big problem.

After i attach new storage to serwer i've lost my previous storage. All disk are unassigned and there is no any logical drive. 

I have a serwer on windows 2k12r2, with p812 controller. I have attached D2600 storage (sas) with 12 600gb 15k disk (raid 50 with 2 spare) for speed, and today i try to connect next D2600 (move from other server) with 32tb of data (slower). After i attach this second storage and after restart - i don't see my first logic disk, only unassigned 600gb disks. 

Is there any possibility to restore this configuration? I think only metadata was lost, not entire data?

Thank you very much for your help.



HP P2000 G3 SSL certificate regeneration (commands missing from TS230P006)Open in a New Window


   I've got a customer with an aging P2000 G3 FC/iscsi system running TS230P006 bundle firmware. I know this is old but the customer does not want anything touching so we just tend to leave it alone and it has been generally problem free for a while. However we got an alert that the self generared SSL certs had expired  and needed recreating. Not a problem I thought, 'create certificate unique' should do the trick.


Sadly I can't seem to locate any certifciate commands on this array (show or create), at least not at this level of firmware. I am just using the default 'manage' account. Are these commands 'missing' from this rev of firmware and if so is there an alternative method for recreating a self-signed certificate on the array?






Non HP HDDOpen in a New Window


Please let me know if I want to use non-HP HDD in D3600, which type of HDD should I use?



Duplicate drives showing in SSAOpen in a New Window

bays 1 and 2 show 2 drives in each. All the other bay show up correctly. Does not matter what drives are put into the first two slots, they always show as duplicates. Backplane issue in the D2600?d2600.JPG


MDS-600 will not power onOpen in a New Window

I have a MDS-600 direct attached to a P812 controller on a DL-380P G8 running CentOS.  After a power cut the MDS-600 will not power on and flashes the blue LED's in the front and rear on both drawers of disks.  I have unplugged it and reseated all fans and power supplies, as well as the IO modules.  From the documentation I have read, the blue lights indicate it is in "discovery mode" or thinks a firmware upgrade is taking place.  Any ideas?


Is it possible to connect D2600 to ML310Gen8 v2?Open in a New Window

ML310Gen8 v2にD2600は接続可能でしょうか?

Google Translated

Is it possible to connect D2600 to ML310Gen8 v2?


D2700 Firmware Update to 0150 Temparature Sensor OverheatedOpen in a New Window


I have updated to Windows Server 2016 and use the new HP Proliant SPP to update my Firmware. This has Updated my D2700 with the new Firmware 0150. after this i have a error on it. it says the Temperature is Overheated

External Storage Enclosure Overheating (Temperature Sensor 1, Location Storage, Box 1, Port 1E, Slot 2)

I have a Single Domain Config anf have updated both Controller, all Controller give me this Error or Warning after the Firmware update.

is here a possible issue and can i downgrade to the older Firmware?

Best Regards,
Jan Grimm



StorageWorks D2700 ACU can't see physical drivesOpen in a New Window

hello, I have the same enclosure, although, I am unable to get the ACU to see the physical drives, it sees the controllers, but thats it.

How did you get it configured?  Upon install, did you simply run the ACU and create a volume, and your OS recognized it?  

I can't get Windows to access it from Disk Management, nor can I get any of the utilities to see the physical disks.

Its pretty bad.. I need help..


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D2700 and P411 controllerOpen in a New Window

I seem to have several threads on this issue, but I have yet to get an answer. 

I have one d2700 direct connected via SAS to a P411 controller inside a DL580 G8..  ORCA sees and attempts initialize the disks through the P411, but it doesn't detect the disks. Going through Post, my DL580 sees the controller, and I get message 289-Important. so the ACU sees the controller, but not the disks again.  I have updated the firmware, and changed the slot and cables, but still nothing.   

What am I missing?  

HP has no answers either.


D2700 Array has ALL amber lights on drives, ALL green everywhere else.Open in a New Window

I have an HP D2700 disk enclosure with twelve (12) HP 3TB SAS HHDs installed, configured in RAID 6 as a single 30TB volume formatted XFS.

The array has been working fine but has not been used very much until recently.  Now that I want to actually read and write to it, it periodically fails with I/O errors to the OS (RHEL 7.2). 

When I inspect the enclosure, I see ALL green lights everywhere except ALL the drives are showing steady amber.  If only ONE drive showed amber or red, I would know to replace that drive and let the rebuild process do its thing.  However, clearly all the drives have not failed simultaneously.

If I cycle power on the array, all the drives glow happily green again but the server will not access the drive unless I reboot the (production) server to which it is attached.  If I do reboot it, all is well until I try do do any substantial disk activity on the array, then it happens again.

If I try to get the OS to recognize the drive without reboothing the server, the RAID controller marks it as bad and I have to manually tell the RAID controller at the consol during boot to put the array back online, since it has now taken it offline. 

The manual for the D2700 does not mention this error condition.  Can anyone tell me what it means, if anything else can be done to troubleshoot it (perhaps one drive really is bad, but which do I swap out?), and how to address the issue?

The drives and the enclosure all have been updated to the latest firmware.



Budget Conscious & Safe build out for 50 Users / 100TBOpen in a New Window

Currently I have three HP D2600 filled with 600GB SAS drives in raid 6 that is used for an imaging services bureau (18 million images / 18TB / accessed by 8 people).  I’m in the process of adding a fourth D2600 and 12 more 600GB SAS drives.


My primary capacity is a developer but I also handle all of the networking / infrastructure.  I’m hoping someone with more knowledge can help me with.


Question 1 - These D2600 are rated for up to daisy 4X 2600’s X 4 ext SAS on the P822 controller = 192 drives.  I’m getting nervous having 48 drives on one array.  


At what point do I hit “Too many drives” for a raid 6 (or RAID 60) array?  I have Array controller, 3 enclosures, 6 ext SAS connections as failure points.  Continuing to grow extends my points of failure - can someone help me gauge if these things were really intended to have 100+ drives on a single array?


Question 2 - Tentatively my next build out I need to support up to 100TB, 100 mil files & 50 employees .  The build out needs to start slow (immediate needs) & grow over time. I see three options (keeping things in the HP fold)

A - Keep adding to existing array with 600GB SAS 3.5 drives.


B - Use D2700 / 1.2GB 2.5 10K SCSI drives which will cut down on my enclosures / ext SAS connectors (less likely to fail?).


C - Get two MDS600 - two boxes to put everything in.  (Max 74TB high speed SAS w Raid 60).


But for whatever reason NONE of those options feel safe to me.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have experience running 100+ drives in a single array?  Or it’s actually a horrible idea?


Question 3 - Prior to an upgrade - the imaging department ran a Raid 6 Array using 25 7,200 RPM hard drives in an EMD Netstore (company no longer exists).  It supported up to 15 users doing imaging work.


Can I go back to 7,200 RPM HP Sata drives and support 50 people hitting the array?

P.S. Budget is important.


Configuring StorageWorks D2700Open in a New Window

Hi Everyone,

I purchased a used storage array to provide additional storage for an HP ProLiant DL980 equipped with a Smart Array P812 SAS controller.  The array is an HP StorageWorks D2700 configured with 12 3TB SAS hard drives.

The array starts up fine, green lights all around, no errors.

However, when I try to configure it using the ROM utility included with the P812 controller, it sees all 12 drives but says their capacity is "0.0GB SAS HDD" and won't configure the RAID array using any options I can find.  Meanwhile, the solid green lights on all the drives switch over to a blinking blue.

Can anyone give me some steps I can take to overcome this?  If the array is faulty, I can send it back for a refund but I need to determine that soon.



hp dynamic smart array b120i controllerOpen in a New Window

Dear All,


kindly help me out to find the hp dynamic smart array b120i controller for windows 7.

driver requried for windows 7.

kindly send me the link to downloads.


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