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Steve Szuster
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Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Hello,

I am trying to install a new array with a SmartArray-2DH controller. I have no other Operating System installed so I am using the ACU 1.20B which I just downloaded from this site, however it will only allow me to create logical drives no greater than 8GB even though I have 2 18.2GB drives. Is there a newer version of the ACU that can be ran from floppy/CD that will allow me to break that 8GB barrier?

It doesn't seem like the 2DH has anything onboard that will allow me to create an array.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Steve:

1.20B was the last bootable version made of the ACU. Compaq wants you to use the SmartStart CD to configure your server.

You might try to update the bios for the 2-DH:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/download/14694.html
You need disk 1.

Enjoy!
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Steve Szuster
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Thanks John.

Already have the latest bios rev, and nothing onboard.

The Proliant I have is used and therefore I have no SmartStart CDs.... where might a fella get his mits on an ISO of Smartstart?

Cheers
JohnWRuffo
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

I am glad you asked that question...
Click here and join my crusade:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=616939

The official answer is to order a Smart Start 5.50 CD (about $25.00):
http://www.compaq.com/smartstart

Be sure to ask for Smart Start 5.50! NOT the newer versions. They will not work with your server.
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Here is the link to send the e-mail to:
http://atwnt947.external.hp.com/fd2/email_form.cfm?countrycode=US&langcode=en&sni=compaqsoft221025
Enjoy!
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Steve Szuster
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Hi John,

I sent them an email as well.... hopefully my lil' wee voice gets heard in Corporateville.

Any chance whatsoever that you may have the ISO kicking around? I have high-speed and in a real jam....

Let me know if something is pheasable...
My email address is sszuster@absidirect.com.

Cheers again.
JohnWRuffo
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Well.. the ISO is like 600MB (with all the goodies included)
I have been working on a site to host the monster for download if HP will not build one themselves with "just the basics".
I wont have it soon even if the official answer was "NO" from HP. Like I said in the prior thread, the answer i got from HP was that they had no "plans" for developing an ISO, but that my request was sent to the SmartStart team...

So, in answer to your question, the fastest method is to order one through HP and have the CD "overnighted" to you.
Enjoy!
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Steve Szuster
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Re: Array Configuration Utility 1.20B

Thanks John.

I took a Compaq ASE course with the company I was working for about a year ago and found a SmartStart 5.1 CD which they gave me.

Worked like a charm.

Thanks again!!

Cheers