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Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

Alan Kris Widdison
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Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

I am trying to resurrect a Proliant 5000 server. The system predates my involvement and I cannot find any of the documentation or CD's. It has a Smart Array 2/P controller with firmware version 1.36 and 4 ea 2.3GB SCSI drives that are formatted and blank. I am trying to install SCO OpenServer 5.0.6. I have searched the site for hours to find a utility to configure the controller and drives. I located and downloaded the DAAD utility and have run it but it seems only to tell me what is there. I do not see how to initialize the controller/array. Am I missing something or is there another utility that is supposed to do the initializing?
Thank you for any help that you can offer.
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Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P


There is a bootable version of the ACU with should pick up that controller.

It can be found here
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/sydsjp.html
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Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

Soft pack number SP6263
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

Hi,

What exact infomration you are looking for Is it regarding the controller intilization or server configuration.Are you having smart start cd. Have you tried to boot from same to check.

Please visit this site also posted by on good guy might help you out.
http://www.geocities.com/rlcomp_1999/manual-smartstart.html

OR

You are looking for 2/p controller driver for the SCO Openserver

Regards,
Prashant S.

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Alan Kris Widdison
Occasional Contributor

Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

To: Vijay - Thanks for the info. Here is what I found...
(1) Your link was to the japanese language versions of the software. However, I was able to dig around and find the equivalent english versions.
(2)The ACU download that is there specifically states that it is not bootable. It is an upgrade to a version for Windows NT or Windows 3.1 and can only be run under the OS. I can't imagine that Compaq/HP does not supply one that permits initializing the array for new install but I could not find it there.
(3) The other downloads are for SCU and DAAD, both of which I previously downloaded and found that they do not help to initialize the array.
To: Prashant Sharma - Here is more detail...
(1) I am trying to initialize the Smart Array controller and 4 SCSI disks which were not part of this server. They have all been cleared, though I do not know how that was done so I do not know if there is some file system assumed to be on them. I want to be able to install SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 on the array.
(2) I have a copy of the SCU and have run it and everything checks out except the array. That is where I am stuck.
(3)I do not have the Smart Start CD. That seems to be my sticking point. I do not know where to find a copy of the CD or a downloadable version of Smart Start.
(4) I went to the geocities.com link you provided. It does have reference to manually doing the steps included on the Smart Start CD. However, the step that includes a download of the ACU software seems to include versions only for Linux and several Windows variants. I did not see one for SCO perhaps one of the others will work. I will download some of them and try to see what happens.
Thanks again.
Alan
JohnWRuffo
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Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

Alan: You need to build a configuration on the system. You need to use the System Configuration Diskette to do that with: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html

This link is for the bios update on the SA 2/P: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/14694.html
You will need to create Disk #1 to do the update.

Here is a link to the ProLiant 5000 Bios Update: http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/7548.html

Here is the ACU Diskette set for your Smart Array 2/P (use this to create your array): http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/proworkstation/us/download/8605.html

You will need the EFS which is a collection of driver sets you need during the build of SCO: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/14542.html

Here is a link to the rest of the SCO goodies you will need for the ProLiant 5000:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/26_1109.html

I hope this helps. It is a lot of stuff to look at, and the easier way to accomplish the build is to get yourself a SmartStart 5.5 CD. You can order them from here: http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/smartstart/index.html
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

I pointed you to an older version of the EFS which was certified for the 5000; here is one that is a bit more up to date: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/19834.html
but it may not support all of the hardware.
G'luck!
Enjoy!
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Alan Kris Widdison
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Re: Proliant 5000 Smart Array 2/P

Thanks for the info. There is a lot there. I am downloading the stuff and making the diskettes. I will let you know when I have figured it all out.