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Scroopy
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RAID on ML370

I have just acquired a Compaq Proliant ML370 1.266 GHz server. There is no operating system installed on it. It has 1 gig of RAM and 6 18.2 gig HD’s. I am trying to set up RAID 1 on the first two HD’s, and RAID 5 on the remaining 4 HD’s.

I am new to servers, and have never set up a RAID before. I was wondering if someone could help me with some detailed instructions on how to set up these RAID configurations before I install the OS.

On bootup, I can see the following details:

Ultra3 BIOS 3.02.01
Smart Array 5312 Controller
SCSI BIOS not installed.

It also says something about the battery charge being low and cache being temporarily disabled.

Thanks in advance….
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tripper91
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Re: RAID on ML370

hi

is it a straight ml370 or a g2 cause it sounds like a g2. anyway if its g1 use smartstart 5.5 to configure the smart array controller and install the OS. if its a g2 it would be best to use the latest version of smartstart (7.8) as it is a supported server. 7.8 is very simple to get the hang of. To create the RAID configuration you want, you must create two Arrays and assign drives to them. Smartstart can be download straight from the HP and just copy the files to a CD and boot using the disk.

Good Luck.
Scroopy
Occasional Contributor

Re: RAID on ML370

Iâ m not sure if itâ s a straight ML370 or a g2. I donâ t know what either of those two are. How would I find out? How do you make the CD bootable?
Iâ m at work at the moment, so I will have to check this out tonight.

Thanks for the quick response by the way.
Scroopy
Occasional Contributor

Re: RAID on ML370

what is startsmart? where can I download it? All my google searches seem to think it is some sort of version of Nero?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: RAID on ML370

the server says G2 G3 G4 G5 next to the ml370 most cases or see that on RBSU(BIOS) system Options

this is necessary to recommend you the correct SmartStart

regards
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KarloChacon
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Re: RAID on ML370

SmartStart is a HP Tool that makes very easy the deployment of servers.

to create the Array you have to use Array configuration utility that comes with the smartStart


SmartStart for G1
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22678.html

SmartStart 7.8 For G2 - G3 - G4 - G5
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27210.html


array configuration utility manual, page 15
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294139/c00294139.pdf

regards
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Scroopy
Occasional Contributor

Re: RAID on ML370

okay,,, that should point me in the right direction. Thanks heaps for your help Tripper and Karlo
KarloChacon
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Re: RAID on ML370

don't forget assign points if that heplful

regards
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