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ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

 
Jon Murray
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ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

I am trying to mirror my boot disks, prior to OS installation, using the onboard nVidia mediashield BIOS.
I have 2 Seagate 500Gb SATA disks & the system can see both ok.
I have enabled RAID in the BIOS.
I have entered the Array setup (F8 on boot up) and can set up the RAID1 array using the two disks.
However, the problem is that I do not get the option to set the array as BOOTABLE. The option to do this is "greyed out".
Is this normal? I could go ahead and install my OS, but don't see how I can reboot if the system can only see the DVD or USB as bootable devices.
When I re-enter the BIOS setup (F10 on boot) this is indeed the case. The RAID device is not in the list of bootable devices.
Are the disks too big ? Is it possible to upgrade the nVidia firmware ?
Current HP BIOS rev is 5/26/2008, which appears top be up to date.
Any other ideas ?

Thanks
4 REPLIES

Re: ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

Hi Jon,

Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Servers (For USB Key-Media) Version: 2009.07.06 (A) (29 Jul 2009)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683705&prodNameId=3683706&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-aee0eed7bcc64c4fb3db3d692c

NVIDIA nForce RAID Driver for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x32 Editions
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683705&prodNameId=3683706&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-e3e8163725074ce4bf4fe3148b

I have attached pdf for ml115 g5 raid configuration.

This is how we thank each other in the forum

https://community.hpe.com/t5/Community-FAQ/FAQ-Kudos/td-p/6838486

Regards.

Kind Regards,
Erdogan.
I am HPE Employee

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Jon Murray
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Re: ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

Thanks for the link. Can I ask whether or not you know that this will fix the problem ?
I have looked at the BIOS revisions and it appears that the last RAID fix was on the revision that I already have (5/26/08).
It wouldn't hurt to upgrade, I suppose. Presumably I have to upgrade the management firmware to 3.11 first ?

Re: ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

Yes, BIOS and management update with USB Key-Media.

Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML115 G5\ML150 G5\ML110 G5\DL180 G5\DL120 G5 Lights-Out 100 Remote Management (For USB Key-Media)
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683705&prodNameId=3683706&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-c003654e6340476b8af81d2f3b

regards.
Kind Regards,
Erdogan.
I am HPE Employee

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mike_coreit
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Re: ProLiant ML115 G5 - nVidia MediaShield BIOS

Hi does anyone have a working link for the NVIDIA MediaShield BIOS update?