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Syedfurquan
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configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

Hello Expert,

 

We have purchase a new bl860c i2 server and need to install hp-ux 11.31 on that.

Before that I want to configure RAID 1+0 for vg00 but I am unable to do. I tried fromfrom EFI shell but I couldn't get corresponding ctr for the drv.

 

Attaching the drivers and drvcfg O/P.

Please help me out to configure RAID 1+0.

 

Regards,
Syed
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Torsten.
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

You need the device index too, so run "devices" from the shell.

 

Other way:

 

Download the firmware bundle and use "saupdate" to switch the mode.


Hope this helps!
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

Example for switching from HBA to RAID mode:

 

EFI>  drivers
            T   D
D           Y C I
R           P F A
V  VERSION  E G G #D #C DRIVER NAME                         IMAGE NAME
== ======== = = = == == =================================== ===================
...

98 00000354 B X X  1  1 Smart Array SAS Driver v3.54        MemoryMapped(0xB,0x

...

 

 

EFI>  devices
C  T   D
T  Y C I
R  P F A
L  E G G #P #D #C Device Name
== = = = == == == =============================================================
...

B4 B X X  1  2  1 Smart Array P410i Controller
...

 

 

EFI> drvcfg -s 98 b4


 

---> ORCA will open

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 EFI> saupdate set_mode all raid

WARNING:Changing controller mode could result in DATA LOSS!!!
Key in 'YES' to continue or 'NO' to quit:YES

Changing mode of the controller at 0:1:0:0 to RAID
Resetting and reinitializing controller,it may take several minutes
Controller mode change successful

EFI>  reconnect -r
HP Smart Array P410i Controller     (version 6.22)  0 Logical Drives
Currently the controller is in RAID mode



 

 

 

Depending on the firmware ORCA is only accessible if the controller is already in RAID mode!

 

So you probably need first to run "saupdate" for toggling the mode, then ORCA for configuring the RAID.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Syedfurquan
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

 

Hi Torsten,

 

Thank you very much for your response.

 

But I am still not able to create RAID as per your provided steps:

 

I followed the following

 

Shell> drivers
            T   D
D           Y C I
R           P F A
V  VERSION  E G G #D #C DRIVER NAME                         IMAGE NAME
== ======== = = = == == =================================== ===================
16 0000000A B - -  1 63 PCI Bus Driver                      PciBusDxe
1A 00000014 B - -  1  1 Serial 16550 Driver                 Serial

A3 00000350 B - -  1  3 Smart Array SAS Driver v3.50        MemoryMapped(0xB,0x

 

Shell> devices
C  T   D
T  Y C I
R  P F A
L  E G G #P #D #C Device Name
== = = = == == == =============================================================
5F R - -  -  1 63 PcieRoot(0x30304352)
76 D - -  3  -  -<UNKNOWN>
77 D - -  2  -  -<UNKNOWN>

A1 B - -  1  2  3 Smart Array P410i Controller

 

Shell> drvcfg -s a3 a1
Set Configuration Options
drvcfg: Driver image handle [A3] does not support Driver Configuration Protocol

 

Then I tried saupdate also and get error there as well:

Shell> saupdate set_mode all raid
'saupdate' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

 

 

Please help how to fix this now.

 

Many thanks for your support in advance.

 

Regards

 

Regards,
Syed
Torsten.
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

Read carefully:

 

>> Download the firmware bundle and use "saupdate" to switch the mode.

 

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4186428&prodNameId=4186429&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-088eaece42154b51bdd22360a7

 

 

Extract the files, copy to an usb stick and run from EFI.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Syedfurquan
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

Hi Torsten,

 

Tried downloading the fw and bundle and then use saupdate but it gave me message "NO MODE CHANGE DONE"

 

 

Please find below details:

 

fs0:\BL8x0ci2IOSASFW622_manual> saupdate.efi set_mode all raid

WARNING:Changing controller mode could result in DATA LOSS!!! Key in 'YES' to continue or 'NO' to quit:y No mode change done

HP Smart Array P410i Controller     (version 5.78) Currently the controller is in HBA mode.

 

Please help how to fix this issue

 

Regards,

Regards,
Syed
Torsten.
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

I'll help you reading:

>> WARNING:Changing controller mode could result in DATA LOSS!!! Key in 'YES' to continue or 'NO' to quit: y

Type "YES", not "y" !!!


Example:

WARNING:Changing controller mode could result in DATA LOSS!!!
Key in 'YES' to continue or 'NO' to quit: YES

Changing mode of the controller at 0:1:0:0 to RAID
Resetting and reinitializing controller,it may take several minutes
Controller mode change successful

 

 

EFI> reconnect -r


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Syedfurquan
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Re: configure RAID 1+0 in BL860C i2

Hi Torsten,

 

Thank you very much for all your support. Finally Done it with your help. :-)

Regards,

Regards,
Syed