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HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

 
starhub9
Occasional Visitor

HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

Hi, I'm trying to install the server with RAID 1 but I do not have a USB Floopy driver. Is there any other way or steps that I can sucessfully install RAID 1 on my DL140 Server? Please help..!Thanks in Advance..!

Jason
4 REPLIES
Sandeshp_1
Valued Contributor

Re: HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

Have u try to install os with smart start ???

It will help u..
Sandeshp_1
Valued Contributor

Re: HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

Have u try to install /configure os with smart start ???

It will help u more..
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

hi

hey Sandeshp smartstart is not support it in 100 Server Series

use the "nlite" way

are you using Embedded SATA Controller?

check this

www.nliteos.com

Step 1:
Restart your Proliant Server.

Step 2:
Press (F10) to enter the Proliant BIOS. Wait until you see "PheonixBIOS Setup Utility" located at the top of your screen.

Step 3:
Navigate to "Advance" using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Then navigate to "Advanced Chipset Control", Navigate down to "Serial ATA:" press "Enter" & select "Enable". Navigate down to "SATA Controller Mode Option:" and press "Enter" & switch from "Compatible" to "Enhanced". Navigate down to "SATA RAID Enable:" and press "Enter" and switch to "Enabled"
NOTE: The process tree should now look like this:
Main:
-> Advanced:
-> Advanced Chipset Control
-> Serial ATA:
-> SATA Controller Mode Option:
-> SATA RAID Enable:
Step 4:
Navigate to "Boot" and using the "-" & "+" buttons on your keyboard adjust all options to look like the following:
Boot:
-> CD-ROM Drive
-> +Hard Drive
-> Removable Devices
-> Embedded NIC1
-> Embedded NIC2
Press (F10) to Save & Exit, A Setup Confirmation will appear asking you:
"Save configuration changes and exit now?"
[Yes] [No] -> Select Yes and press "Enter"
Let the server reboot and when you see the option to press (F8) to enter Raid Configuration press (F8) and move to step 5.

Step 5:
You should now see "HP Embedded SATA Setup" on the top of your screen.
Navigate to "Array Configuration Utility" and press "Enter", you should now see "Main Menu" with options underneath. I will now demonstrate how to configure your hard drives to a Raid-1 configuration.
Navigate to "Configure Drives", press "Insert" on your keyboard after selecting the hard drives you wish to have in the Raid array. For example:
00 WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR4 69.2GB (Insert)
01 WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR4 69.2GB (Insert)
You will now see that the selected drives have been moved to the right hand side of your screen which reads "Selected Drives"
Commit yourself to your selection by pressing "Enter" and move to the next section.
You will now be back at the "Main Menu" screen. If not press "Esc" which will bring you the Main Menu screen.
Navigate to "Create Array" Select "Raid 1: Mirror" and press "Enter" then select "Quick Init" and press "Enter" Label your raid anything you want and press "Enter" select "Exit" or "create" and then if your not back on the "Main Menu" screen press "Esc" to get back to this section.
Navigate to "Manage Arrays" and select the array you want in the "List of Arrays" Don't press "Enter" this will just show you a summary of your configuration. Instead do the following:
- Press (Ctrl + W) "Enable Write Cache" (Option)
- Press (Ctrl + B) "Mark Bootable Array" (Mandatory)
You will then see that your array is bootable indicated by "*" next to your array.
Press "Esc" to get to the "Main Menu" and press "Esc" to get to the "Options" and press "Esc" to get to the "Exit Screen" select Yes and press "Enter"

Step 6:
At this point, insert your disk with your custom Un-Attended OS on it by made by "Windows Unattended CD Creator" *** or "nlite" *** and wait until you see the usual "Press a key to enter Windows Setup" press a key when you see this and continue with a standard windows install, if you selected the option of an "Unattended setup" using "Windows Unattended CD Creator" or "nlite" then you will not have to insert any information. Windows will do this for you.
When Windows has finished the installation you will then switch your boot priority from CD -> HDD to anything you want, the option used mainly would be "HDD - CD - Removable" etc. See Step 5 for further details.
Let windows boot up into the login screen, Login, Install any other drivers you have E.G Lan drivers and Chipset.

**
Driver to use with nlite or Windows Unattended CD Creator, in case SATA Controller
HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1842838&prodNameId=3285485&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-9553913a25fe499aa09e22cfe2
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PeterWalters
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP DL140 G3 RAID 1 Setup

Karlo

Thanks for your useful information but I'm still having issues. Once I get to Step 5:

" Navigate to "Configure Drives", press "Insert" on your keyboard after selecting the hard drives you wish to have in the Raid array. For example:
00 WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR4 69.2GB (Insert)
01 WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR4 69.2GB (Insert)"

It says no hard drive detected but the are both correctly inserted. Does anyone have an idea whats causing this?