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JJeff
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Access ORCA on P410i?

Hi,

 

I have a new C7000 with 4 BL860c i2.   I want to set up local RAID drives.

 

I have set up access to the shell, and peforming a reconnect -r shows the P410i and the "Presss F1 to continue"

 

But what do I press to get into the on-board raid controller??

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

It works different on this platform.

 

Currently the controller is in "HBA mode", but you want to have "RAID mode".

 

 

Download the firmware update bundle for this controller to get the "saupdate" utility.

 

 

Using this utility you can toggle the mode. A readme is included.


Hope this helps!
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JJeff
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Thanks - it had been suggested to me to run SAUPDATE, but I get the error

 

'saupdate' is not recognized as an internal or external command"

 

I believe I am running the very latest firmware - these are brand new systems...

 

Ilo - 1.40.42

system - 1.72  

P410i - 3.66

 

The latest versions on the webpage are at or below these levels.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Again, this utility is part of the firmware bundle!

 

Download the firmware bundle and extract it!


Hope this helps!
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JJeff
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Again - I tried to install the bundle but it says I am up to date and there is nothing to install.....

 

I am sorry if I don't understand something, that is why I am here...  I downloaded the 26.05 bundle and used SUM for Windows...  I used the IP address of the MP on the blade and the OA.  It reported that the firmware is up to date.

 

Jeff

 

Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

You need the controller firmware:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4186428&swItem=MTX-c949e41af8ad48629d8bf4d82f&prodNameId=4204753&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1


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JJeff
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Our P410i are reporting that they are at version 3.66..  This firmware that you are pointing me to is 3.52...

 

Searching for devices.

HP Smart Array P410i Controller (version 3.66)

Currently the controller is in HBA mode

 

So this appears to be a downgrade...

 

Also, we are a VMS shop making .tar files hard to deal with...

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Don't downgrade!

 

 

Just use the tool "saupdate" to toggle the mode into RAID mode!

 

Syntax:  

  1. saupdate set_mode  <controller>  <hba | raid>  [-f]

Hope this helps!
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JJeff
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Yea!  Thanks for your help.    I have them in RAID mode..

 

For people that find this later..  After the controller is in RAID mode, then you need to use "drvcfg -s ...." to invoke the RAID software and create the raids..

 

Also, depending on your interface, "F8" is not the correct key for some terminal emulators.  You need to use esc-8

to accept the RAID configuration changes.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

anthony11
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

The P410i at least responds to F8 / ESC 8 occasionally -- the P420i found in Gen 8 systems responds to neither, and HP support is giving the usual offshore runaround.

 

wgsa
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Hello.

Is it possible to switch p410i or p411 to HBA mode on proliant server without EFI shell ?

Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

No HBA mode for proliants, the controllers have different firmware.

Hope this helps!
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anthony11
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

So for anyone stumbling across this thread:

 

HP has their hpacuoffline bootable ISO that can be used to run the graphical ACU utility for configuring Smart Array controllers and volumes before/without an OS is running.  If one wants to eg. use ZFS instead of HBA RAID, one strategy is to configure each physical disk as a single-disk RAID0 volume, which the OS can then see.

 

wgsa
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

Thank you for fast reply.

 

I compaired sandman.bin from integrity firmware with same version from regular - there is no binary difference. I flashed integrity firmware to my controller and it works fine. 

Also I tried last integrity version 6.22b0 wich should have toggle mode entry in ORCA but It have not appeared there.

I tried on both p411 and p410i controllers.

I suppose firmware difference is not a reason I can't toggle the mode.

Some kind of Company politics?... ;-)

Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

>> I compaired sandman.bin from integrity firmware with same version from regular


AFAIK there was never a same version for them. The version numbers were always different.

Hope this helps!
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wgsa
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

I found couple of older same versions and compaired them.
I flashed this firmware image (for integrity servers) to my p410i and p411 installed in proliant server. No new ORCA entry.
Controllers work fine, so this firmware is suitable.
I suppose there is no hardware difference between p411 for integrity and regular p411 cards.
I found a help entry inside labels in firmware image contents:
"set hba_mode on|off"
But I can't find where I should enter this command. Nor ORCA CLI nor HPACUCLI does not accept it.
BTW such strings are also in "regular p411 firmwares"
wgsa
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Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

On Integrity ORCA says "Configuration for Arrays, version 3.50" with firmware 6.22.

How about on your machine?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

No idea, but maybe the firmware loader is bringing different versions of ORCA in place, depending on the platform?


Hope this helps!
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wgsa
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Re: Access ORCA on P410i?

May be... Its a pity :-(

 

Anyway, thank you!