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anon3847
Occasional Visitor

P420 without Flash

I've just recived my DL380e Gen8 (My first server).

If I try to change the configuration (using the ssacli tool) I get the following reslut:

# ssacli controller all modify hbamode=on forced

Smart Array P420 in Slot 1 (sn: PDSXK0BRH5Q1O7)

CACHE STATUS PROBLEM DETECTED: The controller is disabled because the cache
module is not attached. Please re-attach the
cache module to re-enable the controller.

 

How do I get it to work WITHOUT a cache?

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BPSingh
HPE Pro

Re: P420 without Flash


1. I understand that you are looking to set the controller to HBA mode.

# ssacli controller all modify hbamode=on forced

Please check of you have disabled (AHCI mode) the onboard B120i controller from RBSU. - To ensure of the error is not for the onboard controller.

2. What happens if you try to re-configure RAID volume (1 or 0 but no RAID 5 since no cache is present) instead of changing to HBA mode? Do you see any issue?

3. Also, did you try with a different version of ssacli? Maybe you can try with an older version which is called hpacucli?

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anon3847
Occasional Visitor

Re: P420 without Flash

Yes, I want to enable HBA mode (To run zfs). I haven't checked, the RBSU yet, will do asap. I can't set a RAID mode either. Tried with the ssacli tool as well via Intelligent Provisioning (after POST). The latter doesn't even offer any actions but only shows the error.
BPSingh
HPE Pro

Re: P420 without Flash

Greetings!

By default, it should be RAID mode for the P420 controller. Even if the cache is not installed on the P420 controller, it should allow non-parity RAID creation Example: RAID 0 or RAID 1 

Please try booting from offline SSA and check. Before that please check if the B120i is disabled in BIOS.

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_50309f0541d14018bb674c59b8 

If the issue persists,  try doing a BIOS defaults and then disable B120i and check. If nogo then we may have to look at the firmware and other details from the logs to further isolate. 

Please log a support ticket to  get this investigated: https://pg-receiver-pro.glb.itcs.hpe.com/WclWeb/WclEntry.aspx

 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: P420 without Flash


@anon3847 wrote:

I've just recived my DL380e Gen8 (My first server).

If I try to change the configuration (using the ssacli tool) I get the following reslut:

# ssacli controller all modify hbamode=on forced

Smart Array P420 in Slot 1 (sn: PDSXK0BRH5Q1O7)

CACHE STATUS PROBLEM DETECTED: The controller is disabled because the cache
module is not attached. Please re-attach the
cache module to re-enable the controller.

 

How do I get it to work WITHOUT a cache?


Try specifying the controller 'slot=' instead of using 'all'

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