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DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

Rafal^
Advisor

DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

Hi,

I'm having some issues with SBS2008 instalation with RAID enabled.

SATA RAID is enabled, RAID 1 is configured. During the instalation of SBS 2008, system lists two hard drives instead of one RAID device. I'm using HP ProLiant Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver for Windows Server 2003/2008 x64 Editions (without it sbs2008 cannot find any drive). Installing system on one of the listed drives, makes it crash on every bootup.

Where is the problem?
9 REPLIES
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

Have you tried building the server using Smart Start, this should add any required drivers in advance.
The following link shows where you can download the latest SS CD Image;

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3201178&prodNameId=3288095&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-7fa40e438f1546059649962d35
Rafal^
Advisor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

Yes I tried. Smart Start is not detecting SAS RAID. It just gives communicate that it doesn't support detected controller. Aa far as I have learnd from HP forums, Smart Start is only working with SmartArray (also documentation mentions it).
Rafal^
Advisor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

There should be SATA RAID not "SAS RAID" in previous post. My mistake.
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

I had similar issues with x64 and SAS RAID when enabled from the BIOS.
I ended up slipstreaming in the SAS Array Driver into the the Windows Installation using nlite.
My issue was the BL260c and teh fact the HP Software & Drivers page for the server didn't actually include the correct driver to slipstream in. Thankfully someone on one of these forums pointed me to the right one.

But the slipstreamed CDinstall worked really well.
If you google nlite you might find the same kind of info I got as well as guides on how to use it.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

hi

if your controller is SATA you have to use the SATA driver the embedded not a 5x or 6x


if you enabled RAID and after that got into F8 array configuration and configure a RAID 1

you should use this driver
I will assume it is W2008 x32

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3577708&prodNameId=3577715&swEnvOID=4022&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-dfb7fd312fb14d70b95b42c707


bye
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Rafal^
Advisor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

I'm using 64bit version of that driver:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3577708&prodNameId=3577715&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-89b748fe8b0b4011b87a63053d

but it doesn't work. Using it makes SBS2008 to see only 2 separate HD's, not single RAID drive. RAID1 is configured, SATA RAID is enabled.
Rafal^
Advisor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

I managed to install SBS2008 with SATA RAID1. However I'm not sure where was the problem.

Finally I installed SBS2008 with SATA RAID disabled. Then I enabled SATA RAID, configured and rebuilded RAID. After that SBS2008 crashed on boot up. Then I started to install SBS2008 again. During installation I was again using the same driver to SATA RAID. This time SBS2008 detected RAID partition and I was able to install it further without problems.

I was using HP ProLiant Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver for Windows Server 2003/2008 x64 Editions (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=pl&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3201178&prodNameId=3288095&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-c0d3a81b502b4bf1993352c00d)
Rafal^
Advisor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation

Karlo could you point me where to find the embedded SATA driver for windows 2008 64bit ?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL320 G5 Windows SBS 2008 with RAID 1 installation