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Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

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mikeysoft
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Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Hi, I've just taken delivery of my first every ML110 (a G5 in the UK with standard 1GB RAM and a WD2500YS SATA drive). Absolutely standard.

When I press F8 to enter the SATA RAID utility at startup, it says "Utility found, Loading wait..." and the machine stays like that forever until you power it off!

Any ideas folks?!?!?!

(I left it overnight just to be sure!!!)

Here's a pic of it: http://swrt.co.uk/public/IMG_1369.JPG

Thanks
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KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi again

another step what you can try is Clear CMOS, check this link page 71

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01187581/c01187581.pdf

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Hi thanks for the replies.

No haven't tried either of them - it's a brand new system straight out of the box so didn't expect to have to do anything like that.

I'm also new to HP Proliant servers, so those tasks are new to me.
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

UPDATE

I checked that latest System release notes, and my G5 already had the latest version of the SATA RAID firmware installed.

So I tried resetting the CMOS, and this time I was successfully able to F8 into the RAID utility! Many thanks Karlo.

Now I just need to figure out if I can have two RAID1 setups in the same machine, ie. 2 disks on RAID1, and another 2 disks on RAID1 (want to RAID1 the system disk, and RAID1 a big data disk). Is this possible or will I have to buy an additional RAID card?

Anyone have a link to the spec/manual of the G5's embedded RAID controller?

Thanks.
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi

yes I know it is a brand new server out of the box like you say but you know sometimes

Well both updating System ROM you can follow the instructions (installation) basically the System ROM update is done by a USB or CD-ROM

and the other one is documented very clear in that PDF

try and anything else let us know


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Hey Karlo, our posts crossed, read the one above your last post, as it gives my happy outcome :-)
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

OK cool

CMOS helps a lot

check the PDF that I linked
it very straight forward, and yes you can add 4 HDDs with no problem

http://tinyurl.com/39mndt

yes a few days I did that with 4 HDDs different sizes (2 80 GB and 2 250 Gb)
it worked fine


I had some difficulties trying to post this
that was took so long
"The system is currently unavailable. Please try again later. " you know

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi again

maybe I added that post too late and you already configured everything (RAID - OS)...

but just in case

Regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Hi, what I meant was, is it possible to have two independent RAID arrays off the built-in controller, ie.

disk1 ---\
|---> RAID1
disk2 ---/ \
|---> RAID controller
disk3 ---\ /
|---> RAID2
disk4 ---/
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

The above diagram needs to be in a fixed wdith font to make any sense, paste it into notepad! :-)
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi

mmm What I know about two independent RAID would be 2 equal RAIDs (2 RAID) or 1 RAID 1 and RAID 5 in the same controller

I hope this is what you meant ???

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Meant two 'RAID 1' in the server, each RAID 1 having two disks.

1. RAID 1 for system disk (2 x 160GB disks)

2. RAID 1 for data disk (2 x 500GB disks)
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi

yes of course you can do that

Regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
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Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

hi

embedded SATA RAID manual attached

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
mikeysoft
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant ML110 G5 - F8 causes machine to hang (RAID utility)

Many thanks.

This seems to be the definitive answer!

"A maximum of twho physical drives are supported per RAID set. The controller is capable of supporting multiple RAID sets."

This would imply two RAID sets each of two disks, ie. 4 disks maximum. Exactly what I want :-)

Thanks