Disk Enclosures
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Smart Array E200, what am I doing wrong?

Carl Cristian Arlock
Occasional Visitor

Smart Array E200, what am I doing wrong?

Herro there

I've bought a smart array e200/64 for my home server. It works fine, only problem is I cannot enter ORCA. During post, I've tried hammering various keys but I never get to enter the raid setup.

I'm running the e200 on a simple Asus P5B-VM with standard components.

The card is as said working. I installed windows and the windows based client to setup an array - it works like a charm. :)

So.. what button do I have to mash.. and when? F8 during the cards POST?

Worst case scenario I'll just keep doing it with windows.. but will be a hassle later on, I'm afraid. :(

Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array E200, what am I doing wrong?

ACU is available for various operating systems.

ORCA is vey limited. The only options available to you are to CREATE and DELETE arrays. You can't customize logical units, at least not to the extent that you can in the ACU.

The proper key is F8... and you hit is AFTER the Array finishes initializing and the logical units are detected. There should be a prompt.

Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)