ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to configure RIAD control

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

How to configure RIAD control

i have proplem with my server HP proliant ML350 G4 with RAID configration , when i use Start Smart CD in configration state gave me message to configure RAID control during booting by press F8 , but when i press f8 gave my configration for backup tape , so how can i configure my RAID ? since i have Integrated Dual Channel U320 SCSI Adapter.
14 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, are you sure that is a RAID adapter?

The RAID controller that comes standard with some ML350 G4 models is the Smart Array 641 controller but that is an extra card. It seems like the integrated controller is not RAID enabled.
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

HI , Johan thank you for advice , actualy you are right i don't have RIAD adapter no any card adapter it's integrated controller,connected via SCSI conecter direct with SCSI HD cage but i still don't have any option to configure RAID during booting state .
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, yeah then I'm afraid it is working as intended :/ you need a raid adapter to be able to configure hardware raid. There are software raid alternatives but I don't much about it.

And as a new user I just want to remind you about the point system in place here for answered questions and such :)
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

so how can i install windows server 2003 , when i want to installed direct gave me message no hard disk exist , and with Smart Start CD gave me message to configration RAID first , since i was have OS in the same server before , and i need to install it again for Repairing issue
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, ah the smartstart only supports smart array controllers.

To install it on a non-raided hdd using the scsi adapter you probably need to load the scsi controller driver during the boot of windows 2003 installation (by pressing F6 and loading the driver from a floppy).

Drivers can be found here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3279707&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=397642&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#113214

Under "driver - storage controller".

It is most likely the driver called "HP ProLiant 64-Bit/133-MHz Single/Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI HBA and SCxxXe series SCSI HBA Driver for Windows Server 2003"
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

but that driver work under windows invuroment i need to work during boot , that file run in windows server 2003 invuroment .
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, what do you need to do during boot?

Are your drives found by the controller during post?
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

HI , Johan thank you for advice again
I need to configure RAID controller to install windows server 2003
No any drives found during POST , and there is no any message shown to configure RIAD like - press F8 or CTRL+C - as usually , expect F8 but related to Tape drive ,not RAID configuration , when I press F8 gave menu as bellow

Select Configuration Options
1) Tape-Based On Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR)
2) Multi Initiator Configuration
3) Exit

As I said before my drive cage cable connected to SCSI controller on board system ,and there is no any RIAD adapter in my server so what is your advice please
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, I don't think you have a RAID controller.
So if you want to configure RAID with your current setup you need to install the OS and then configure software RAID.
Dhanesh Amirthalingam
Regular Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi Tareq Tamimi

For installing windows2003!you need to configure the logical drive in the raid level
pleas let me know is it an new installation?
If yes you need to do some changes in the bios level .you need to enable raid in advance setting .then only the Controller will be detect
other vice it own detect ,if you are changed the options there the controller will be display in the post screen ,then you can create the raid level and install the OS

Please let me know if you are already did this!
Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

HI , Johan thank you for advice again
is my point to install windows server 2003 but i cant untile creat logical drive . and i cant creat any logical drive coz tehre is no any option point for RAID or SCSI controller configration during POST . i duble check the BIOS to enable RAID inside advance option but this option ( Enable RAID ) not found in all BIOS just " 64bit/133 Mhz u320 PCI-X Dual channel HBA "
im also ubdate the bios to last vetrsion avilable , i dont know if there is any update or frimware need it before install OS ? thanx for all for advice
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

hi,

if you have no raid adapter and just a straight scsi adapter you will not be able to hardware raid your disks.
if you can see no disks during your install check your disks are physically ok (no fault leds) and check internal cabling from drive bay to scsi adapter.

fwiw

Tareq Tamimi
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi , mark hunt thanx for your advice
i can see my Hard disk now after replace my , it was my cable problem . but is there any option to creat / configure logical drive i have 3 SCSI HD 72.8 G.B
I have the bootable HP SmartStart CD version 7.60. I followed the steps outlined but when I got to the Select Array Controller it said that none were found. So, I used the f8 key when I rebooted and it says it found two HPSCSI cards. 1. HP Ultra4 Dual Channel at slot 0 port 0and 2. HP Ultra4 Dual Channel at slot 0 port 1It says that the current configuration is:SCSI Card ID: 2 Reset SCSI Bus at IC Initialization: EnabledCurrent Domain Validation Scheme: Full
is there any way for configration ratehr than F8 , and if i install OS can i configure the SCSI RAID later under windows server 2003 OS ?
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure RIAD control

Hi, it does not seem like you have a SCSI RAID controller.