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ML350 Creating Array and Logical Drives

 
Theo Boukouvalas
Occasional Visitor

ML350 Creating Array and Logical Drives

I have a ML350 G5 Server, I have 2x72GB SAS Drives and 4x146GB SAS Drives. What i want to achieve is to create a RAID 0+1(Mirror) for the OS using the two 72GB Hard Disks and RAID 5(Stripped) using the four 146GB Hard Disks for the Data. I have a 128MB Write Cache Enabler (351580-B21) which allows me to RAID-5.

Can someone please assist me in the steps for creating the above. I have created the first array 'SAS Array A' with a Logical Drive using the 72GB.
I have installed the O/S (Windows SBS 2003 R2) with no issue.
I have then using the Árray Configuration Utility' attempted to create the seccond SAS Array using the 146GB Disks to create a Logical Drive with RAID-5. What i've noticed is that the Logical Drive with RAID-5 becomes 'SAS Array A'and the previous array 'SAS Array B'. It is fine in Windows but when i reboot the server it wont boot into Windows, i need to delete the SAS Array with the RAID-5 Logical Drive. Can someone please tell me what am i doing wrong ? Thanks in advance
2 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 Creating Array and Logical Drives

hi

try this
- power down your server
- remove all HDDs
- power on server
- use smartstart CD and run Erase utility
- power down server
- insertt HDDS for Array A (the one that has OS)
- use smartstart again go to array configuration utility(ACU) do a change (any)
like: change controller settings, or rebuid priority, or cache the idea is to
have the option save enable.
- after you do any change. Save changes
- power off server
- insert the other HDDS Array B (the ones for data)
- and check in ACU again.

this sometimes works
give it a try and let us know

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 Creating Array and Logical Drives

hi

don't forget to update firmware controller and HDD before doing that

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&swItem=MTX-6e09964448994337ad23016691&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!