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HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

kouliscon
Occasional Contributor

HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

Hello All

 

i have a HP Prolianta ML 350 server running for some time now and i am happy with it.

 

At the Smart Array 642 controller i have setup 2 types of RAID.

 

RAID 0 for my operating system (2* 33 GB HDD) at SLOT 0 & 1

RAID 5 for my data (3 * 72GB HDD) at SLOT 3,4 & 5

 

I have and extra HDD at the slot 2 which is not used.

 

My HDD at SLOT 0 from RAID 0 broke down and i took it out and replaced it with the extra one from SLOT 2.

 

The thing is that i need to "delete" from the Smart Array config the extra HDD cause now it gives me an error message.

 

Anybody can help?

 

thx in advance.

6 REPLIES
Torsten.
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Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

What kind of error message?


In fact it is a bad decision to have a RAID 0 at all ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Goutham_Sabala
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Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

Hi

 

Since it is Raid 0 and one of the hard drive has failed, You need to reinstall the OS , replace it with a new hard drive and then re-create the logical drive .

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kouliscon
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Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

Hello all

 

in fact is RAID 1 (mirror) not raid 0

 

thx

Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor

Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

Ok, " The thing is that i need to "delete" from the Smart Array config the extra HDD cause now it gives me an error message "  Can you tell me what this means in detail and post error messages ?

Also please use updated ACU and firmware !

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kouliscon
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Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

 Hello

 

Sorry for the late reply

 

The message is:

 

"Following SCSI drive should be replaced SCSI port 2, ID 2" there is where i have the broken one now.

 

"Online spare drive failed"

 

and if i enter to the menu of the controller i have 3 options for the current configuration.

 

1) create logical drive

2) view logical drive 

3) delete logical drive

 

and i went to view and i can see the online spare.

 

I didnt go to delete cause i dont want to delete my drive which is installed my OS.

 

should i go there and i will have the option to delete only the spare config?

 

thx in advance

kanchisharma
Advisor

Re: HP Proliant ML 350 - HP Smart Array 641/642

Hi,

 

Please refer to given link for detailed information on Array configuration and troubleshooting steps for Smart Array 642.

 

Click here to access PDF Document 

 

Thank You!
Kanchi
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