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Nyck_1
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smart array configuration utility on rx6660

I have just taken delivery of a rx6660 which has got 16 146GB internal disks and during the OS install process it mentions about running the smart array configuration utility, how do i go about running this?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

Shalom,

F8 I believe during boot.

The system has a svga port. Hook up a monitor and keyboard for initial setup.

There will be a prompt for smart array configuration at boot.

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Torsten.
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

If you have the VGA console connected, you can use the F8 key.

If you are working on a serial terminal, use ESC 8.

Hope this helps!
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Tim Nelson
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

drvcfg from the EFI boot shell

see attached.

You could also go to docs.hp.com for SAS controller manual.

Torsten.
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

The document Tim attached applies to the integrated SAS controller.
The complete manual is here:
http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90070/index.html

But if you have the P400 smartarray instead, have a look at this:

http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90065/index.html


About the offline config tool (orca):
http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90065/ch03s03.html

Hope this helps!
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Nyck_1
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

Thankyou for all the excellent responses!

With luck I will get the chance to try this today, will let you know on progress
Nyck_1
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

I have finally got round to looking at this and esc 8 is the route from the boot level to set up the logical devices. I also believe that i can use saconfig to do the same task once the server has been built. So is it best to create the logical devices from the boot level ( orca ) or use saconfig?
YAQUB_1
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

boot level.
Nyck_1
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

Out of interest is there any particular reason for configuring at boot level?

I have been playing with saconfig and its pretty simple
Andrew Rutter
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

hi,

saconfig has alot more options for you to configure the array excactly as you want it, so that is my prefered method.

However if you want to install your OS onto the raid set then this is where it comes in handy been able to configure at boot

Andy
Nyck_1
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Re: smart array configuration utility on rx6660

Yeah I was doing some more reading up on this and I'm not really bothered about having the root disk mirrored. So I will install the OS as normal and then use saconfig to create the logical drives. If i change my mind in the future about mirroring root I can always use MirrorUX.