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ML110 G5 - Where to start

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RickTw
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ML110 G5 - Where to start

Hi,
I've just bought new ML110, and although I have some experience in building PCs from components, this is my first HP server, an I am confused about where to start.

I want to setup 2 disk RAID1 and install Win 2003 Server.

With the server came an "Easy Setup CD" and a small A5 sheet with instructions for "Installing the Embedded SATA RAID driver with a USB diskette".

Please could someone tell me:
Do I run the "Easy Setup CD" as well as following the instructions on the sheet, or instead of?

I read somewhere that the EasySetup CD does NOT support the SATA RAID.

Also I've never setup a RAID system before so, please go easy with me.

Many thanks in advance,
Richard
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TTr
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Re: ML110 G5 - Where to start

You have to configure the disks as a raid pair before installing the OS.

Take a look at the embedded SATA RAAID user guide at http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00771065/c00771065.pdf

Then you can use an external disk to supply the driver to the OS while the OS installation is running. User guide page 55

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00260539/c00260539.pdf
RickTw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 G5 - Where to start

Thanks for the links. I've got it all set up now with the O/S installed.

How will I know if a fault occurs on the one of the disks?
There are two downloads under "Software - Storage Controller" at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3577715&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3577708&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#78214

I have installed the manager, but when I try to install the "Event notification Service" it says:
"The software will not be installed on this system because the required hardware is not present in the system or the software/firmware doesn't apply to this system."

What would you recommend?
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - Where to start

The ACU/ADU work with the SmartArray controllers and not with the embedded SATA RAID. Check if the HP insight manager can work with the embedded SATA RAID and send out alerts.
RickTw
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 G5 - Where to start

Thanks - I've been searching all afternoon and cant find anything about event notification for ML110 G5.
I may post this in a new thread.
Thanks
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - Where to start

The Insight Manager claims to support this server with the embedded controlelr.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12927_na/12927_na.html