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Reboot after one mirrored disk fails

Ayman Altounji
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Reboot after one mirrored disk fails

We have built a Terminal Server Farm of DL380s that use Compaq's Smart Array Controllers to Mirror their Hard Drives. These Servers are rebooted overnight using a Kixtart script. If a hard disk fails during the reboot the sequence stalls on the "press F1 or F2" options.

Is there anyway that the controller or the Server can be configured so that it continues to boot and works on the remaining disk rather than waiting for manual intervention?

Thanks in advance.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Reboot after one mirrored disk fails

You have to disable that prompt. Do this in System Configuration - press 'Ctrl a' right at the first menu before actually going into System Config (enables advanced mode) and then go into Configure Hardware. Let it complete it's default setup and then review the changes. Select View/Edit Details and look for "F1 Boot Prompt" - press enter on this and change it to disabled.