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Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

System Administrator_17
Occasional Visitor

Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

Hi,

I have

2x DL580G2
1x RA4100

I am trying to configure the servers to use the RA4100 using the smart start cd provided. However when I use the Array configuration utility (ACU) in smart start it does not detect the RA4100. The ACU provided in smart start v5 detects it. Is it possible to use the ACu provided with SmartStart 5 to configure the Server rather than using version 6 which is not detecting the RA4100?
4 REPLIES
Martin Breidenbach
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

I think I've already used SmartStart 5.5 to configure such a system (Win2K cluster, 2 DL580G2, RA4100).

SmartStart 6 boots Linux, SmartStart 5 boots Win98. So all SmartStart tools which are used when booting from SmartStart CD had to be rewritten.

Are you configuring a Win2K cluster ? In that case you can install the cluster nodes first. Then use ACU from Win2K to configure the RA4100.

System Administrator_17
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

Thanks Martin,

That helped a lot. However, I cant understand why SmartStart 6 didnt recognise the RAID Array even though verion 5.5 could. Might be something for the smartstart developers out there to solve.
Martin Breidenbach
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

The ACU that is run directly from SmartStart 6 was completely rewritten because it runs under Linux and not Windows. I don't know why HP didn't include support for fibre channel controllers - maybe they'll add that in the future. I miss that feature too because it made basic testing of such a configuration easy without installing the OS.
MURTAZA_3
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant DL580G2 & RA4100 Storage Array

I need some help here.

My customer wants to connect two DL380G3 servers in cluster with the old RA4100 Storage. The servers are to be used in a No Single Point of Failure.

The customer is to use the earlier 1GB controller the 176479-B21 (this PCI card used a 5V power Supply) on the DL380G3.

Will this work with DL380G3 and RA4100 Storage.

Also will the secure path 165989-B24 (Secure path V4.0B) work with RA4100 ??

If no, will the P/N 380357-B23 the HA/F200 work with these two server in NSPOF with RA4100 in cluster.

The Operating System is Windows 2000 Advanced Server.