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DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

steve longland
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

Hopefully not answered already - found refs to 3.0 but not 2.1 U2.
We just received new DL380 G4. Apparently the installation disks do not recognize the 6i - "could not detect disk" type message. I set up the drives and added spares to the RAID1 sets with SmartStart V7.10, but Linux is not listed as supported OS in the OP Sys screen, and 2.1U2 Install Disk 1 fails though we state support for the platform elsewhere. Has anyone been successful installinig RHAS 2.1 U@ on DL580 G4 with 6i?
Thanks very much in advance - /steve
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Michael Williams_6
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

The mechanism will be the same with AS2.1 as it is with 3.0, you need to use a driver diskette.

Namely this one:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22006.html
steve longland
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

Thanks for the pointer Michael.
I had stumbled upon that, but thought the driver would be kernel specific - our kernel (2.1U2) is 2.4.9-e.24smp.
Will give it a try.
Michael Williams_6
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

Actually, turns out that's the wrong file, I was looking for a boot driver diskette to use for RHAS2, but can't find one!!!
steve longland
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2


This seems to be the right driver - but requires a running Op Sys ;)
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22020.html
SIVAKUMAR.P
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 Smart Array 6i and RH Linux AS 2.1 U2

First I tried to update the BIOS and Firmware and We are trying to load Red Hat
Enterprise server3.0 on a DL380 G4 with a smart array 6i controller, during the power on
Self test the system recognizes the 6i controller and created logical drive RAID1 (36GBX2NO'S).

The Red Hat Installation is not recognized the disk drivers and therefore it says
No place to install the operating system. The installation program is not finding the
Logical drive. During the installation we see the 'CCISS' driver attempt to and apparently
Successfully load, this should enable Red Hat to see the logical drive, but it does not detect.

I down loaded a new driver (cpq-cciss-2.4.50-30.rhel3.i386.dd.gz) from
The hp support site and have tried to load that drive but still problem persist.

Finally I download Red Hat Update3 Image from following site
(http://mirror.lnnu.edu.cn/01.iso/02.as3-updates3)and start the installation
It is working fine, because the Customer previous OS-Kernel Ver: 2.4.21-4 but download
OS-Kernel ver: 2.4.21-20.So it is problem with kernel Compatibility issues.
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