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ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

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evald
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ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

Hi !
i have this machine ML370 G4. I'm not sure if it has the raid controller. if it has it(and i think yes :D) what kind of raid it is ? i want to make a raid 1 !
is there a guide or tutorial that shows how to setup raid 1 ? also i need the drivers for the controller...
thank you.
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Andrew Young_2
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Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

Hi

Most ML370 G4's did not ship with a RAID controller, just a standard Ultra320 SCSI controller.

I will need to know the model number of the server to assist more.

Also what operating system is installed on it?

Regards

Andrew Y
Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

Hi,

If it does have a RAID controller, it will be a SmartArray controller of some form.

If you reboot the server you should get a prompt to get into the RAID configuration tool, normally hit F8. Setting things up should be straightforward.

You can find all the drivers you need by going to http://www.hp.com/go/support and searching for ML370 G4.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
evald
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

@ Andrew Young:
i think you're right, it's just a scsi controller...but i'm not sure.
for the model number, i dont know where to find it. on the rear of the machine i see this numbers:

serial number: GB85148A4A
DNSNAME:ILOGGB85148A4A
PID:374489-421

the operating system installed on the machine is windows server 2003 (32 bit). i have also the 64 bit edition.

thank you

@ Rob Leadbeater:
i'll reboot later to make your test because now we are working with the server.
thank you.



Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

Hi,

Looking at the picture it doesn't appear that you have a RAID Controller.

Cheers,

Rob
Andrew Young_2
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

Hi.

I concur. That model was a bare bones system without drives or RAID controller preconfigured.

The only option available to you would be software RAID or to get an add on 64 series RAID card. Adding a RAID card will mean a re-install I suspect.

Regards

Andrew Y.
Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes
evald
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML370 G4 - How to upgrade ?

i dont want to spend more money on buying a raid controller. and it's true, installing a raid controller means that you have to re-install windows(with the drivers of the controller).
it's not a complicated task(i have some experinece with this), but it takes more time to set it up.
now the only way i can set up a raid system on this machine is doing that with the software way. windows server 2003 has a built-in "software controller" for raid systems, so i'm going to use it.
i know that the cpu will "work more" but the applications and tasks that this machine executes are not cpu expensive so i think it can handle the overhead of the raid system.

i have found this example
http://www.netadmintools.com/art439.html
and others too..

thanks to both of you.
Evald.