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Need help with spare drive HP Proliant DL380 G7 with p410i 512mb cache controller

Newbie380
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Need help with spare drive HP Proliant DL380 G7 with p410i 512mb cache controller

Hi was hoping I can get some help - newbie to servers/networking. Have a proliant DL380 G7, have a SSD for OS and had 7 SATA HDDs that I was trying to set up for RAID5 but wanted one as a spare. Used both ORCA and HP SmartStart, but doesn't give me the option of setting up spare drive (the option is listed but won't let me select it). I am otherwise able to set up the logical drive as a RAID 5 and seems to be recognized ok but want to have a spare drive in case of failure. Also, anyone know why when trying to create logical drive for SSD, it forces RAID 0? Seems to create logical drive ok, but I thought RAID 0 was meant to have 2 drives. Should I be creating RAID 0 logical drive for SSD? Thanks for the help

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dinkudis
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Re: Need help with spare drive HP Proliant DL380 G7 with p410i 512mb cache controller

Hi.

Try to boot from HP SmartStart CD/USB key and use HP Array Configuration Utility. You should be able to use hot spare option from here.

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Newbie380
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Re: Need help with spare drive HP Proliant DL380 G7 with p410i 512mb cache controller

I tried using the cd, but it also would not give me the option of selecting raid 5 with spare drive.