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Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

 
chewlm
Occasional Visitor

Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

I hv ML350 G3 with SA641 RAID 5.
I would like to be able to make a bootable Red Hat 7.3 image that can access the RAID volume.

RH 7.3 kernel is 2.4.20-18.7.

Any suggestions?
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Bill Wood_3
Respected Contributor

Re: Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

Please provide more details on what you are trying to accomplish. The 2.4.20-18.7 kernel contains version 2.4.42 of the cciss driver and it supports the SA641.
chewlm
Occasional Visitor

Re: Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

I am trying to install a RH7.3 based Linux distribution on a ML350G3 with SA641.

What I know is that normally Linux CD will not recognise the SA641 controller.
Meaning you won't be able to see any volume for you to install your software on.

You mean RH7.3 kernel 2.4.20 already has the driver for SA641 built-in?
Bill Wood_3
Respected Contributor

Re: Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

Yes, 2.4.20-18.7 has the cciss driver version 2.4.42 included.

In order to install RH7.3 however, you will need a driver disk. After installation you can upgrade to the latest available cciss driver.

The link to the driver disk (2.4.48-3) is below:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/19862.html

The latest pre-built binary version (2.4.48-8)of cciss is at the following:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/18812.html

After you make the driver disk, you boot off of the RH7.3 CD and use "linux dd" at the boot prompt. The install will prompt for the driver disk. After you finish the installation, you can install the latest cciss binary rpm.
chewlm
Occasional Visitor

Re: Redhat 7.3 with Smart Array 641 for ML350G3

Thank you Bill.

The RH7.3 based distribution is actually the MITEL SME Server V5.6 which was bundled with HP ML 3XX series servers sold in US/Europe.

However I doubt this MITEL SME distribution is available with ML 350 servers sold in Singapore.

If it is we would certainly order it from HP.