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Proliant ML310 G5 SATA RAID with Server 2008

Simon Read - S3BS
Occasional Contributor

Proliant ML310 G5 SATA RAID with Server 2008

Hi I have two Proliant ML310 G5's which I want to install Windows Server 2008. One 32bit Standard and one 64bit Standard.

On both servers I have 2x 250GB SATA HotPlug drives connected to the onboard SATA RAID Controller, I have created a RAID1 mirror using the BIOS utility and made it bootable.

I can see the array in the Windows Server 2008 setup and I can successfully copy files to it if I use the 2003 driver. I cannot find a suitable 2008 driver for this component.

All is well until the "copying files" is completed and the first reboot happens, then it would appear that the installation is damaged. I have performed a recreation of the RAID array and reinstalled Windows Server 2008 three times now and got to the same point everytime.

I can only assume that 2008 doesn't like the 2003 driver (which I can understand) is there a suitable 2008 driver for the Integrated SATA RAID controller on the ML310 G5?

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Simon Read MCSE MBCS
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Simon Read - S3BS
Occasional Contributor

Re: Proliant ML310 G5 SATA RAID with Server 2008

I have tried the E200i driver for 2008 (hpcissx2.inf) and that doesn't show as a compatiable driver with the hardware and even if I force it to use it, it doesn't display the array.

The servers are 445341-035 (HP Part No.) and there is no mention of a E200i controller on the HP specification, it states;

Embedded SATA with integrated SATA RAID 0, 1

I have downloaded the Storage Controllers driver from the HP website, and none of the drivers on the list appear to be compatiable with the installed hardware (according to Server 2008 setup)

Any further ideas?
tomasz.puchalski
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant ML310 G5 SATA RAID with Server 2008

Hello
last answer from thread below should be usufull in Your situation
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1210464
Tomek
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant ML310 G5 SATA RAID with Server 2008

>> "The ML310 g5 has an embedded SMART array e200i controller,it is not an SATA RAID controller. Drivers are available" ?!?

The ml350 G5 has E200i embedded, ML310 G5 don't have such one.

The driver for the onboard sata is :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&swItem=MTX-0dbf82cb9fd24c929b6bdb4da7&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

which normally works for 2008 too...