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Cannot create Array because Disk still not avaiable after Secure Erase Wipe

 
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Akagex
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Cannot create Array because Disk still not avaiable after Secure Erase Wipe

Hello folks,

I'm using the following setup:
- HPE Proliant DL20 Gen10 Server
- HPE SmartArray E208i-a Controller
- 2 HPE 1TB SATA Disk

Problem:
Since the Raid-Controller was not supporting ESXi, I ordered the E208 Raid-Controller. While he was arriving I installed ESXi7 on the Disk to practice the setup, worked fine.
Now my Raid-Controller arrived and I want to setup RAID 1 for the HDD's.
So therefore I used the Secure Erase Feature to wipe the Disk back clean, since it was only testing enverement with no backup.

But now I have the problem that I still can't create and Array because the Disks doesnt show up anymore.
I've updated the SPP on the server again and it should be good to go.
In the F9 BIOS I can see the Harddrives, but can't do anything with em.
Does anyone know what is the problem here or can lead me to a solution?
Sadly I can't find any information to that problem.. 

Thanks in advance!

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Torsten.
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Re: Cannot create Array because Disk still not avaiable after Secure Erase Wipe

Did you try to run Intelligent Provisioning (press F10) or start System Storage Administrator (SSA) after pressing F9?


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Akagex
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Re: Cannot create Array because Disk still not avaiable after Secure Erase Wipe

Okey...
We found the problem...
Of course you have to connect the SATA from the Mainboard into the RAID-Controller, we tought it was just a plug-in controller runned by the mainboard.
It works after we replugged it.