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How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controller..

tikok974
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How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controller..

Hi everybody !

We have 2 HP Proliant DL 380 G9 (Raid controller: HP Smart array P440ar controller) and 1 ML 350 G6 (Raid controller: HP Smart array P410i). We want to switch HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controller to HBA mode because we want to create ZFS storage into many disks (it's strongly recommanded to do that for ZFS storage).

How we can do that please ? ...we have not found any procedures described in the controller documentation !

Many thanks

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Torsten.
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Re: How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controll

For the P4400ar you do this from SSA utility, for the P410 it is not supported. You may consider to create RAID0 per disk.

 

see for example https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/DL380p-Gen8-P420i-exit-out-of-HBA-mode/td-p/6938514


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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tikok974
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Re: How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controll

Thanks @Torsten. for your reply !
I'll try to do that and keep you posted !

I download the SSA utility here.

Many thanks !

Torsten.
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Re: How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controll

Your choices are:

- download a current offline version:  https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_024fe3a9a125415c80dc674685

- press F10 during start for Intelligent Provisioning

or

- boot an SPP image


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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tikok974
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Re: How to switch to HBA mode for HP Smart array P410i controller and HP Smart array P440ar controll

Hi everybody,

I try to enable HBA mode and i made it for HP Smart array P440ar ;)

That's how I did it:

  1. Boot to HP Smart array configuration utility (F10)
  2. Erase all RAID array (you can choose "Clear configuration" option)
  3. Choose "Enable HBA Mode"
  4. Reboot server

I then installed the Proxmox distribution (via DVD) where I was able to create a ZFS storage for "/". At the end of the installation, when I rebooted the server, I couldn't start on my distribution !
I have checked the settings in the BIOS and the controller (HP Smart array P440ar) is in the "boot order" list. I tried to install Legacy Mode or UEFI but the result is the same !

How can I fix this booting problem on my OS with HBA Mode ?

Thanks