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ML 330 G3 Smart Start Problem

Terry Hodgson
Occasional Visitor

ML 330 G3 Smart Start Problem

I Have just purchased a ML330 G3 with ATA-Raid. I installrd 4 x 40Gb HDD as a raid 1+0 then started the Smartstart cd which came with the server (ver 6.3) when it came to setup i got the following message "The primary controller is not supported by this version ..." I have tried to boot via an hdd on the cd rom cable but the RBSU will not let me change the boot seqence from ata-raid to ide. I'm sure ive missed something but can't work it out for the life of me!!!!!
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Nick Walton
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML 330 G3 Smart Start Problem

I've seen it posted in these forums before that the ATA (or IDE) interface used for the CDROM drive on most Proliant servers does not support anything other than the CDROM drive. ie you cannot mount a hard disk on it as you would in a desktop PC and boot from it. I have not seen a reason for this but it is the case.

I cannot answer the part of your question about SmartStart. Perhaps someone else can respond.
It's got two chances - it will either work or it won't!
Terry Hodgson
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML 330 G3 Smart Start Problem

Finally got a response from HP they tell me it needs to have ver 6.4 of smartstart for this server but they had sent ver 6.3, so i downloaded the raid driver for win2k and did a manual install.
thanks for the reply
Ahamed_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML 330 G3 Smart Start Problem

I am trying to boot our ML330 connecting only one 40GB HDD and the CDROM, but still I can not do it. Can you please advice me what can be done?

Tks