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tyler bishop
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DL360 G1 Array Help

I am having trouble setting up the array in my dl360. Whenever I create and array one of the drives fail after installing the os. But ive tested both drives and they work fine. Is there any low level formatting utility that works on this server?
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KarloChacon
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Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

that server has a smart array controller right?

are you using the SmartStart CD 5.50?

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22678.html


see the manual page 15, how to create an array

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294139/c00294139.pdf

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

I tried the later version. Ill try this now.
KarloChacon
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Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

just in case update with the firmware CD

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24777.html

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
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Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

the latest 7.80 is not supported on dl360 G1

you can use 5.50 or ORCA which you can access after the controller is recognized on the POST you need to press F8

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

I got the server reconfigured, but how do you go about setting the array accelerator.
KarloChacon
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Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

did you configure the array ?

what do you mean?
"but how do you go about setting the array accelerator."


regards


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tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

When I run the array diagnostic it says that I need to configure the accelerator.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

array diagnostics?

you need to run array configuration utility?

or like I told F8 on POST when the controller is recognize

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

The drives keep appearing and disappearing from the post screen. I'm running the system firmware update now.
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

that firmware cd sais its not designed for this server.. Sigh..
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

Trying 7.40 now. Says its supported.
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

7.40 worked like a charm. Everything on the server is the 100% latest and seems to be working great with the new raid controller firmware.

Thanks!
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

great thanks for the points

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

Yup! Installed debian today. Got scalix all setup. Were good to go!

Thanks agian!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

Got up today, both drives are shown as failed.. I swapped them out and tried 2 other drives.. these show as failed a few minutes after running. This server refuses to keep the array togther. Any ideas?
KarloChacon
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Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

get a array diagnostic utility to check whats happening but it can be that the backplane is failing...

reseat the SCSI backplane and also the cables

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

there are no cables and the back plane is securely attached. The drives have been in and out a few times they should be fine. I have a stack of 20 scsi drives.. All new.
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

I took apart the entire server and then reassembled it.. Still same deal. I don't understand whats going on.. Can the controller "fail"
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

ok according what you're saying 4 HDDs with amber LED so bad backplane or controller

so installed the firmware CD right?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
tyler bishop
Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 Array Help

I ran the firmware cd and updated all the drives and the controller stuff.. The server only holds 2 drives.. Its a 1U