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DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

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DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

Sorry for the X-post. I think this is where I should have posted in the first place...

I have a new DL320 G2, where I configured the integrated RAID to RAID 1 to mirror the drive. But I was floored that after I installed the "SmartStart" and all of its drivers & utilities that there were no RAID utilities to speak of. Even $70 RAID cards have little utilities where you can see the drives in the array and the array's status - but this doesn't have anything except "Spy" and I'm not even sure what that's communicating to me (nothing really). How do I even know the RAID is setup properly? What should I use to monitor the RAID status?
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Doug de Werd
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Re: DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

Use the "Array Configuration Utility" (ACU) which should be on the SmartStart CD.

Thanks,
Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters

Re: DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

Doug - thanks for the response... but the ACU does NOT recognize the RAID controller - even after I've configured the array in BIOS! It says something like, "No Array Controllers Found" That's why I posted this question - other than the BIOS utility... what should I use if it doesn't recognize the RAID?
Doug de Werd
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Re: DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

Sorry about that - I was thinking integrated Smart 5i....

The only thing I know of is the ATA RAID Management Utility, which is accessed by pressing F8 during POST. In Windows, there should be an icon for this utility in the System Tray as well.

You may also be able to get some info from the Insight Manager Agents (either through the IM7 console or through the Server Home Page which goes directly to the agents).

Thanks,
Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters
Gert Luyten
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Re: DL320 G2 RAID - How to Monitor Status?

The DL320G2 uses embedded ATA RAID (AMI chipset) and is fully supported by the HP Management Agents. You can use the server's homepage to monitor it (http://servername:2301) or install IM7 if you have more servers to monitor.

The Spy utility is there to give support for the storage Agents.
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