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net-tech
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DL20 optical drive configuration required

We recently added an optical drive to a DL20 server which (as far as I know) requires the B140i controller to be enabled.

I undid what was suggested here some time ago.
https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/disable-onboard-B140i-controller-on-DL20/m-p/6849271

and now i am getting this error message

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so what exactly do i need to congigure to get rid of the message at the post screen?

Thanks

 

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Torsten.
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Re: DL20 optical drive configuration required

The server user guide is telling you about the correct power and data cable connections.

You will see this message if the B140i is enabled without disks connected/configured.

Disable the controller or change the mode.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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net-tech
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Re: DL20 optical drive configuration required

would optical drive work if I disable the controller?

Edit:

Does this look like the correct solution for my issue?
http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0127378

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: DL20 optical drive configuration required

IMHO yes, because it is not connected to the SAS port, but to the SATA port.
try it, you will know it after 5 minutes

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Jimmy Vance
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Re: DL20 optical drive configuration required

Refer to the DL20 Gen9 Maintenance and Service Guide for proper cabling configuration

https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=1008556817&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04903922




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net-tech
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Re: DL20 optical drive configuration required

the cabling was correct

I followed the KB i found earlier and Enabled SATA AHCI Support in the BIOS.

The POST error message went away and the OS sees the optical drive

Torsten's recommendation to change the mode was correct.