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John Denver
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Setting up old prolient servers

I bought a couple of old prolient servers (one is 3000 and one is a 5500). They have dual pentium III 550mhz processors.

They both came without hard drives (SCSI) and not configured. I bought 3 hard drives for the 5500 and am trying to get the server to run so I can install my operating system.

Right now, when I boot, it checks the RAM and says:

Slot 7 COMPAQ Smart Array 3200 Controller - 0 Logical Drives

1785 - Slot 7 drives array not configured. Run COMPAQ Array Configuration Utitilty

Scanning for the SCSI Devices... No SCSI devices detected.

F1 key to continue
F10 key for system partition utilities

If I press F10, I get

System Disk Error or Non system disk. Replace disk and press Enter

If I put the Smart Start 5.5 disk in the CDROM and press F1 I get:

SmartStart does not support deployment for this server. Consult the support matrix on the Smart Start website at www.hp.com/servers/smartstart for a complete list of supported servers.

What do I need to do to get this thing going?
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Van Cotoco
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Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Hi Matt:

You may use a Windows 95/NT/2000 PC to create the Array Configuration Utility diskettes.

Insert the SMARTSTART CD into the CD-ROM drive, execute the Diskette Builder.
This is located in :\DSKBLDR\DSKBLDR.EXE

I'm quoting this based on Compaq SmartStart Rel. 5.20. It should be similar for 5.5.
You should see the instructions at the back of the CD envelop.

After you have created the diskettes, boot the server using the ACU diskette and define the logical volumes on the SMART Array Controller.


Regards,

Van
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Thanks! I will try that tommarrow!!
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

I don't have that application in my Smart Start CD. I downloaded the CD image from HP.com so I don't have the CD jacket.

The Smart Start 5.5 CD seems to be a utility to help install an OS. I need to configure the drives.

Anyone know the first step?
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Matt, SmartStart 5.50 works fine on Proliant 5500 and Proliant 3000 servers.
See "HP retired servers" part
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/cd_supportinfo/ServerSupportMatrix.pdf
But you wrote "If I put the Smart Start 5.5 disk in the CDROM and press F1 I get....".
Maybe your problem here, try to put SmartStart 5.50 CD and do "cold" restart of the server (i.e. power on server when SmartStart CD inside).
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

I have tried booting the server with the CD in the drive from the get-go. No luck there. Thanks for the idea.

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

The smart start 4.9 or 5.1/5.2 should support the 5500.

Did you have somewhere for me to upload the ISO image for you?
Van Cotoco
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

You may download the Array Configuration Utility from HP at the following URL:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23025.html

Or you may browse www.hp.com, go to software and drivers, then enter "Array Configuration Utility" in the Search field.

John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Thanks for the links. I appreciate your offer to upload the ISO. I will try downloading the Array Config. utility, and if that doesn't work, I would be interested in downloading your ISO. Thanks!
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

That Array Config utility is web based. I cannot even get the server to load an OS!! Can you please load that ISO? Thank you.
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Oh sorry. I mis read your post about the ISO. I will make an FTP account on my server tommarrow for you to upload it to.
Van Cotoco
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

oops. Sorry, I did not notice it was web-based.
I guess the best way now is to get the ISO image of the CD.

Regards,

Van
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

David Graham-
Do you have an email address I can the FTP login info to?
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

Do you still have that ISO?
Setting up old prolient
Occasional Visitor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

I also need the smart start cd 4.9 for an old DL360 G1, i cannot boot using the smart start 5.5 from the website. Can you please let me download the ISO from your ftp??

Thanks
Mario
John Denver
Advisor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

I would, however I just moved and my FTP is down. I do not have internet at the new house yet. If you have a server I can upload to, I would be more than happy to get it to you.
Daryl Vallad
Occasional Visitor

Re: Setting up old prolient servers

I to am in need of smart start cd 4.9, has anyone ever got an ftp site up to download it as of yet? Search google, there seems to be a number of people looking for the same.
Thanks