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CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

levglonti
Occasional Collector

CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Hallo,

I have shiny new HP DL320 Gen8 Server, with integrated Dynamic Smart Array B120i and 2 HDDs.
On This machine i want to install CentOS 7 x64.
I configured RAID0 on B120i, but CentOS installer detects only standart block devices - sda and sdb. What have i to do to install Centos7 on RAID?
on servers support site i found driver for B120i for RHEL7, but i was unable to install it using rpm, because of unmet dependencies
Please provide me detailed, step-by-step instruction
Thanks,

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omnix-mm
Advisor

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Hi,


Are you show the sda and sdb on CentOS ?
It was detect OS all ready.( not raid array name is CCISSxx like a old proliant.)


Or,Are you install hpvsa drivers yet?
(First time,BIOS - virtual disk :enable (it call,DUD)
CentOS installer startup - Add on input "dd blacklist=ahci" to kernel parameter line end for B120i.
And proceed of install, You can choice RHEL7's hpvsa DD driver in DUD(maybe mount on sda.)

levglonti
Occasional Collector

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

I can install Centos on SDA or SDB, but i want install it on RAID

 

 

hpvsa drivers for RHEL7 is RPM, not DD image

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5249568&swItemId=MTX_0a1835ee2b414fd5b8e67316f0&swEnvOid=4176

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

The driver is there as an RPM and as a DUD image

 

When you're looking at the driver listings for the server, under 'Software - Driver Update' is the DUD image

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5379529&swItemId=MTX_e44511974ec44e278893c01d51&swEnvOid=4176

 




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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Also when you get to the driver page that has the DUD image, click the installation intructions tab.  The syntax to load a DUD image has changed for RHEL 7.x and you also need to blacklist the ahci driver

 

 

syntax that gets  added to the boot line

 

modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd

 

 




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levglonti
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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Ok, thanks a lot :)

another question - i think driver from this DD image will available durning installation, and i need to install RPM in installed system? if true, think i need recovery environment an chroot to installed system

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

The driver will get installed into the boot image during the installation process, you don't need to manually poke in the rpm




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omnix-mm
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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Sorry,I found only Japanese site.
http://h50146.www5.hp.com/products/software/oe/linux/mainstream/product/hardware/option/array/b110i.html

 

It is advisory B110i for Linux site.
It wrote mean in, " If you not input to startup parameter `blacklist=ahci`, HDD is separate, non RAID driver mode."

 

Is it same ?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

The B110 controller is not what is in the 320e Gen8. Your system has a B120i




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omnix-mm
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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

I know to use Know-How B110i,B120i and B320i, Same DynamicSmartArray series.

 

SmartArray ソフトウェア RAID - B110i, B120i, B320i(除: ハードウェア RAID)

http://h50146.www5.hp.com/products/software/oe/linux/mainstream/support/faq_hard/index.html#smartarray_b110i

 

This topic has been solved same `blacklist=ahci` parameters.

Wasn't it ?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

The B320i doesn't need the blacklist statement, only the B110i and B120i

 

As I mentuioned above the syntax has changed,

 

for RHEL 6 the syntax is blacklist=ahci dd

for RHEL 7 the syntax is modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd

 

 

Here is the direct link to the file on the FTP site for RHEL 7.0

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p19577995/v100145/hpvsa-1.2.12-110.rhel7u0.x86_64.dd.gz

 

 

 

Just for reference the B110i works similar, but does not use the same driver as the B120i/B320i




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levglonti
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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

I tried your solution, but ended unsuccessfully - durning installation on the console are shown few error messages

 

hpvsa: request for unknown module key "Hewlett-Packard Company HP UEFI Secure Boot 2013 DB Key (here comes long key) err -11

hpvsa: disagress about version of symbol scsi_dma_map

hpvsa: Unknown Symbol scsi_dma_map (err -22)

hpvsa: disagress about version of symbol scsi_remove_host

hpvsa: Unknown Symbol scsi_remove_host (err -22)

 

and a lot of similar errors

 

finally instalation stops with message 

dracut-initqueue[822]: warning: Could not Boot

dracut-initqueue[822]: warning: /dev/root does notexists

 

and system is dropped to emergency shell

what can i do? where is error or problem?

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

Are you installing v7.0 or v7.1




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Re: CentOS 7 on HP DL320e Gen8 Server

This thead contains the same instructions

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Installing-Centos-7-on-ML310e-Gen8-v2-drivers-for-RAID-1-B120i/m-p/6729273#M147893

 

 




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