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Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

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Phil Hamilton
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Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

Hello,

I'm trying to install windows 2000 server on a Proliant 2500 with a Smartarray 3200 card and 2 4.3gb drives and 3 18.2gb drives. I need to configure an array, but i have no software to do so, can you direct me to software for setting up an array before installing windows?
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Bill Faulk
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Re: Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

You need to get SmartStart 5.5. This is the last version which will support servers which require a hard disk partition be created for the utilities; this as opposed to storing the utilities in ROM.

You can get 5.5 from:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/smartstart/index.html

You will also want the Windows 2000 support pack for the driver and software updates. If you unpack this bundle and run setup.exe a utility shows you the installed vs available versions of what is available to install; run this and not the batch file.

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17675.html

I hope this helps!
Phil Hamilton
Occasional Advisor

Re: Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

Sorry if this isn't allowed, but is there anyway to download smartstart? Or am i going to have to buy it, and wait?
Bill Faulk
Occasional Advisor

Re: Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

SmartStart 5.5 isn't available for download that I could find. I just had to order it and wait. If you purchase the software maintenance version of SmartStart 7, which wouldn't work with a Proliant 2500, then I believe you can get CD images online. But, they didn't have a download image for 5.5 when I checked.
Phil Hamilton
Occasional Advisor

Re: Compaq Smartarray 3200 and windows 2000 installation

Alright, maybe i could try to get the one that came with this. But i think i'll just order it anyway. Thanks for your help