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Proliant ML110 G3 and embedded SATA RAID

Pheox
Occasional Visitor

Proliant ML110 G3 and embedded SATA RAID

I have some questions regarding the embedded SATA RAID functionality:
1. The 'Server User Guide' says, on page 34, that the "HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller User Guide" can be found at http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/ss/WF04a/15351-241434-241477-241477-f82.html
Unfortunately, no such document can be found there. Anyone who knows where I might get that document?
2. I have already installed Windows 2000 on my server on a single disk. Is it possible to add a second drive afterwards and create a RAID 1 configuration without wiping out both disks?
3. Am I forced to use a USB floppy drive to install the embedded SATA driver or can I install it after the OS has been installed?

Any answers are appreciated.

Thanks.
3 REPLIES
Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant ML110 G3 and embedded SATA RAID

Hi Pheox,

1. Download the HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller User Guide from the following link:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00474317/c00474317.pdf

2. We will not be able to setup Hardware Raid 1, once the OS is installed. You could configure SW raid 1 without loosing the data. If you need to setup Hardware Raid 1 then we need to rebuild from the start.

3. USB floppy is the recommended option. But you could also use another option: Create a new setup CD which has the driver integrated.
You can use nLite (www.nliteos.com) for this purpose.

To enable SATA RAID on ML110 G3

a. Press the F10 key to launch BIOS Setup Utility
b. In the Advanced menu screen, select IDE Configuration
c. Set ATA/IDE Configuration to [Enhanced]
d. Set the Configure SATA as to [RAID]
e. Press Esc, F10, and then select Yes to save the changes and close BIOS Setup Utility.

Link to download the latest HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24806.html

Regards,
Raj.
Pheox
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML110 G3 and embedded SATA RAID

Thank you Rajashekar for your prompt answer, and for sharing your knowledge with me.

I'll follow your proposed solution.

Regards,
Pheox
Pheox
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML110 G3 and embedded SATA RAID

Wow! The nLite application really kicks.
I'm still suprised that I've never stumbled into it before.

The greedy part of me fully enjoyed the moment of not being forced to purchase the USB floppy drive for this single occasion only.

The server's up with RAID 1 and serving my needs as expected.

Thanks.