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ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

JJonkman
Occasional Contributor

ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

I am trying to upgrade the current 3200 controller with a 5300 controller.
I remove the 3200 and insert th 5300 into the same slot.

When i reboot, it says it can't find the controller.

Do i need to load anything to get it to recognize?
6 REPLIES
ramesh_naik_
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

Hi JJonkman,

Probably we are missing the driver installation for the Smart array 5300 controller.

You can find it here:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/download/22901.html

Also try to flash the ROM for this controller.
it is available here:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/download/21818.html

Hope this works!!!

Regards,
rmn
JJonkman
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

Do I need to go into the BIOS and tell it to boot to the 5300 or anything?

Or should it just pick it up?
Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

Hi JJonkman,

Follow the procedure and check if this helps:

1. With the 3200 controller, Install the 5300 controller drivers for OS.

2. Turn off the remove the 3200 controller.

3. Install the 5300 controller.

4. Verify the 5300 controller is detected during post and the logical drivers are detected.

5. Goto 5300 controller BIOS (F8) and check Raid is intact.

6. BIOS should automatically detect the controller and boot from the controller.

Regards,
Raj.

JJonkman
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

I tried to install the 5300 driver and received the error:

"The software will not be installed on this system because the required hardware is not present in the system or the software/firmware does not apply to this system."

I am trying to install version 5.72.0.32

Any ideas?
Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

Hi JJonkman,

In that case try the following:

1. With the Harddisks connected to 3200 controller, Install the 5300 controller card in the slot.

2. Install the Drivers for the 5300 controller card.

3. Turn off the remove the 3200 controller.

3. Connect the Harddrives to 5300 controller.

4. Verify the 5300 controller is detected during post and the logical drivers are detected.

5. Goto 5300 controller BIOS (F8) and check Raid is intact.

6. BIOS should automatically detect the controller and boot from the controller.

Regards,
Raj.
JJonkman
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML530G1 Array Controller Upgrade Problem

Can I install the 5300 while the server is running? Not sure if PCI's are hot swap....

Thanks for the help....