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Can't configure B120i RAID Controller or boot into SSA

 
Sjoerd69
Occasional Advisor

Can't configure B120i RAID Controller or boot into SSA

I've had an ML10 V2 running for a few years now, and was using an Intel SSD 535 260GB as the boot disk. Suddenly my CentOS 8 server started to freeze over night. After the 3rd night, nothing can get back up.

Trying to install a new SSD drive but I can't get to load the HP SSA Offline tool. It boots up from ISO through HTML5 remote control, gets the three options, select option 1 (auto) and then I get the white HP Flash screen, and from there it hangs. No getting through to screens that I remember in the past, where I could indeed create a Volume 1 to boot from. ANy suggestion how to get into HP SSA?

I am not using the onboard RAID capabilities, have it in SATA mode, and use CentOS 8 mdadm software raid for my /dev/sd[a-d] disks. The SSD boot disk was sde. I'm starting to feel something is wrong with the motherboard B120i controller? Anyway of using this system and booting while bypassing the controller completely?

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SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Can't configure B120i RAID Controller or boot into SSA

Hello,

I hope all is well.

Please follow the below customer advisory to configure raid from SSA.

Title: HPE ProLiant ML10 v2 Server - Configuring Raid Array and Installing Operating System

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=mmr_kc-0128448

Offline HP Smart Storage Administrator (HP SSA)

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_321a88714bff4279abf175b9bd

HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/km/product/5293150/Product?cc=us#t=DriversandSoftware&sort=relevancy&layout=table&numberOfResults=25

HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller

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