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Error creating cache SSD for raid5 array

 
montana_in
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Error creating cache SSD for raid5 array

Hello all.

I have a ProLiant DL380 G6 with a Smart Array P410i. There is a need to create a disk cache for Logical Drive

ctrl all show config detail:

 

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=> ctrl all show config detail

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 0
   Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
   Cache Serial Number: --
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Hardware Revision: C
   Firmware Version: 2.74
   Rebuild Priority: High
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
   Surface Scan Mode: Idle
   Queue Depth: Automatic
   Monitor and Performance Delay: 60  min
   Elevator Sort: Enabled
   Degraded Performance Optimization: Disabled
   Inconsistency Repair Policy: Disabled
   Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
   Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
   Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Cache Ratio: 0% Read / 100% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Enabled
   Total Cache Size: 512 MB
   Total Cache Memory Available: 400 MB
   No-Battery Write Cache: Enabled
   Cache Backup Power Source: Batteries
   Battery/Capacitor Count: 1
   Battery/Capacitor Status: OK
   SATA NCQ Supported: True

   Array: A
      Interface Type: SAS
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 1
         Size: 820.2 GB
         Fault Tolerance: 1+0
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 128 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 768 KB
         Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001037383941424344451700
         Disk Name: /dev/sda
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A013004550123456789ABCDEA520
         Mirror Group 0:
            physicaldrive 2C:1:4 (port 2C:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 2C:1:3 (port 2C:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 2C:1:2 (port 2C:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 2C:1:1 (port 2C:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 3C:1:8 (port 3C:box 1:bay 8, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 3C:1:7 (port 3C:box 1:bay 7, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
         Mirror Group 1:
            physicaldrive 3C:1:6 (port 3C:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 3C:1:5 (port 3C:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 4C:2:4 (port 4C:box 2:bay 4, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 4C:2:3 (port 4C:box 2:bay 3, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 4C:2:2 (port 4C:box 2:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
            physicaldrive 4C:2:1 (port 4C:box 2:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
         Drive Type: Data

      physicaldrive 2C:1:1
         Port: 2C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 1
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD5
         Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
         Model: HP      DG146BABCF
         Current Temperature (C): 33
         Maximum Temperature (C): 53
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 2C:1:2
         Port: 2C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 2
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD7
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: HP      DG146ABAB4
         Current Temperature (C): 30
         Maximum Temperature (C): 50
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps

      physicaldrive 2C:1:3
         Port: 2C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 3
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPDE
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: HP      EG0146FAWHU
         Current Temperature (C): 29
         Maximum Temperature (C): 49
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 2C:1:4
         Port: 2C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 4
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD7
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: HP      DG146ABAB4
         Current Temperature (C): 31
         Maximum Temperature (C): 48
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps

      physicaldrive 3C:1:5
         Port: 3C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 5
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD5
         Serial Number:        Info Erased
         Model: HP      DG0146FARVU
         Current Temperature (C): 28
         Maximum Temperature (C): 39
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 3C:1:6
         Port: 3C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 6
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD5
         Serial Number:         -
         Model: HP      DG0146FARVU
         Current Temperature (C): 28
         Maximum Temperature (C): 39
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 3C:1:7
         Port: 3C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 7
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD5
         Serial Number:         --
         Model: HP      DG0146FARVU
         Current Temperature (C): 29
         Maximum Temperature (C): 39
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 3C:1:8
         Port: 3C
         Box: 1
         Bay: 8
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 10000
         Firmware Revision: HPD5
         Serial Number:         -
         Model: HP      DG0146FARVU
         Current Temperature (C): 31
         Maximum Temperature (C): 40
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 4C:2:1
         Port: 4C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 1
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: HPDG
         Serial Number:  Info Erased
         Model: HP      EH0146FAWJB
         Current Temperature (C): 29
         Maximum Temperature (C): 40
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 4C:2:2
         Port: 4C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 2
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: HPDC
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: HP      DH0146FAQRE
         Current Temperature (C): 31
         Maximum Temperature (C): 60
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 4C:2:3
         Port: 4C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 3
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: HPDD
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: HP      EH0146FAWJB
         Current Temperature (C): 31
         Maximum Temperature (C): 59
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 4C:2:4
         Port: 4C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 4
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 146 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: HPDC
         Serial Number:  Info Erased
         Model: HP      DH0146FAQRE
         Current Temperature (C): 32
         Maximum Temperature (C): 60
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown


   Array: B
      Interface Type: SAS
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 2
         Size: 558.7 GB
         Fault Tolerance: 5
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 256 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 512 KB
         Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Parity Initialization Status: In Progress
         Parity Initialization Progress: 4.11% complete
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001037383941424344451E00
         Disk Name: /dev/sdb
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: AD218B2950123456789ABCDE8CEC
         Drive Type: Data

      physicaldrive 5C:2:6
         Port: 5C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 6
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 300 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: 0005
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: SEAGATE ST9300653SS
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 5C:2:7
         Port: 5C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 7
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 300 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: 0005
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: SEAGATE ST9300653SS
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown

      physicaldrive 5C:2:8
         Port: 5C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 8
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 300 GB
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: 0005
         Serial Number: Info Erased
         Model: SEAGATE ST9300653SS
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 6.0Gbps, Unknown


   unassigned

      physicaldrive 5C:2:5
         Port: 5C
         Box: 2
         Bay: 5
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
         Interface Type: Solid State SATA
         Size: 480.1 GB
         Firmware Revision: CS131122
         Serial Number: Confidential Info Erased
         Model: ATA     PNY CS1311 480GB
         SATA NCQ Capable: True
         SATA NCQ Enabled: True
         SSD Smart Trip Wearout: Not Supported
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps


   Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model HP SAS EXP Card) 248
      Device Number: 248
      Firmware Version: 1.52
      WWID: 50014380065CE765
      Box: 2
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: HP SAS EXP Card

   Expander 250
      Device Number: 250
      Firmware Version: 1.52
      WWID: 50014380065CE766
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   SEP (Vendor ID PMCSIERA, Model  SRC 8x6G) 249
      Device Number: 249
      Firmware Version: RevC
      WWID: 50123456789ABCED
      Vendor ID: PMCSIERA
      Model:  SRC 8x6G

=>

but when I try to create ldcache I get the following error:

=> ctrl slot=0 create type=ldcache drives=5C:2:5 datald=2

Error: This operation is not supported with the current configuration. Use the
       "show" command on devices to show additional details about the
       configuration.
Reason: Not supported

 

What am I doing wrong?

Are there any other restrictions besides the ldcaсhe array?

 

1 REPLY 1
KK
HPE Pro

Re: Error creating cache SSD for raid5 array

Hi Montana,

The smart cache using SSD is not available with P410i controller. 

This feature is introduced from Gen8 series servers and supported controllers.

Please refer 

i) https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04123148.pdf

ii) https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04123148.pdf

Regards

I am an HPE Employee


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