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Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

 
CA1310051
Occasional Visitor

Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

I have recently installed HBA (PCI to Fibre Compaq 176804-002) talking to Compaq 4000/4100 Array (18GB disks) under Windows 2003 (SuperMicro X5DA8 motherboard). The HBA, RAID, and Win 2003 all worked the 1st time (amazing) and I have a nice 200GB volume as regular drive letter. Cool!

NOW, I can't seem to get any of the GUI HP Array Config Utils to work. The only one that would install under Win 2003 is "HP Proliant Array Configuration Utility for Windows" version 7.20.19.0 and it complains that the hardware is bad (not true) or driver (I think it means Eumulex LightPulse PCI Fibre Channel driver ver 5.5.10.10) is unsupported. I cannot find info on any other/better drivers.

AND what's irratating is that there is 1 thing that seems to work - the HP 'Command Line only' array config utiltiy version 7.31.1.0 seems to work but is REALLY SLOW - several minutes just to show the list of drives.

Is there a GUI somewhere (or fix for HP ACU) that is less than $100 to manage/configure the RAID - i.e. simple, local, add/format drives etc that works under Win 2003?
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CA1309061
Occasional Advisor

Re: Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

Hi Ken!

As far as I know, ACU is sole GUI utility supporting by RA family. Try to install drivers for FC HBA from hp web site
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Ben Wold
Frequent Advisor

Re: Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

Have you tried using an older version? Try it from the SmartStart 5.5 CD.
CA1310051
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

I found a GUI utility (someone let me copy theirs). Its "Compaq Array Configuration Utility version 2.90A". It works great and is exactly what I was looking for - GUI view offering control of some PCI card options (i.e. like read/write sizes) and complete control over RAID levels and configuration of drives.

I don't know why HP doesn't offer this one from its archives - would have saved me a HECK of a lot of trouble.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Need HP Array Config Util for Compaq 4100 on Win 2003

Ken:

You can find the old style ACU software on older Smart Start CD's. I am not sure which SSCD has the last ACU (2.9a), but one of them should.

SS5.5 would have the old ACU software.

Glad you found it otherwise.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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