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Proliant 1850 and 221 Array Controller

ayates
Occasional Contributor

Proliant 1850 and 221 Array Controller

I am trying to get my old 1850R to recognise a 221 Smart array controller. Using SmartStart the controller is not recognised.
The controller was working fine in another server, so I think its OK. At least it should be recongnised.
The 1850R is fine. I can set it up with SmartStart just fine using the embedded SCSI controller.
I vaguely remember something about needing to install drivers with a diskette, but for the life of me I can't find anything on the web.
Can anyone remember how to do it?
Thanks
3 REPLIES
sgunelius
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant 1850 and 221 Array Controller

You didn't say which OS you had loaded on the 1850R, but the 221 drivers can be downloaded from the following location:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/family/model/5147.html?cc=us〈=en

Both the PII and PIII models of the 1850R list this controller as supported. Good luck.

Scott
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 1850 and 221 Array Controller

Hi,

This is non HP link
http://www.geocities.com/rlcomp_1999/manual-smartstart.html

This talks about the how to do manuel installation.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
ayates
Occasional Contributor

Re: Proliant 1850 and 221 Array Controller

Thanks. After a bit of trial and error I discovered that the board holding the PCI cards was not seated firmly. I pushed it back in and bingo, the 221 controller is recognised by SmartStart straight away.
Sometimes I think it would be easier just to buy a new server, but the 1850 is still pretty handy.