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Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

I have a DL580 G3 system with a Smart Array P800 controller connected to an MSA70 storage enclosure. I need to rebuild the server as Windows 2000 for application reasons but cannot find a Win2k driver for the P800. Is there a W2k driver out there or am I out of luck on this?

Thanks
Chris
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

hi

my recommendation would be deploy server using smartstart 7.90 that must include the drivers

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=408421&prodNameId=3288118&swEnvOID=181&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-b40f7d0a6c984e95a9b7850f74

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

I have already tried that. There doesn't appear to be any Win2k drivers for the P800.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

hi

yes you're right I downloaded driver for W2000 and there was nor driver for P800 but for W2003 it did

so try Smartstart 7.9 and let us know

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Interesting. The P800 is not supported backwards, only a driver for 2003.
I do see that the P400 has a full compliment of drivers. Might be worth a try.
It does read "HP ProLiant Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller Driver for Windows 2000" so it could cover all the controllers.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=1157689&taskId=135&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157687&submit.y=7&submit.x=7〈=en&cc=us
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Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

I have tried, but it doesn't work.
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Did you try to extract the win2k3 drivers and try on the win2k?

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Yes, I did. I even tried to pull the info from the 2003 inf and add it to the p400 win2k inf with no luck.
Lunja
Occasional Advisor
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

That is what we sent him above and He said he tried that and it did not support the P800.
Would is the OEM for the P800? LSI? I would suggest going to them and trying their more generic drives for the chipset, of course HP does claim that the P400 and P800 were made special for HP, noting the ability of the card to not function outside the HP platform
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

hi

so Chris Smartstart CD did not work neither?


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

No, nothing seems to work for this and I am running out of time.

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Guys,
I finally got it working. I must have fat fingered it the last time I tried, but I put the Vendor ID from the 2k3 driver into the W2k driver and it finally seemed to work. I was able to finally load ACU and talk to the controller, but it didn't see any drives. I updated the firmware on the controller and then power cycled the server and lo and behold, I am in operation.

Thanks a bunch
Chris

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Just insert Ven info from W2k3 driver into W2k driver
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

hi Chris

Whoa that was genius and new for me

[HP_HDC] ;Windows 2000
%smart_P800.DeviceDesc% = HpCISSs2_Inst, PCI\VEN_103C&DEV_3230&SUBSYS_3223103C

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Herbert Glaneman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

I am having a similiar situation with a Proliant ML 370 G4. Is there a way i could get step-by-step instructions of what you did to fix your problem? I tried calling the HP Helpdesk but all i got was the standard "canned" response of you must load Windows 2003.


Herbert Glaneman
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Herbert Glaneman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smart Array P800 driver for Windows 2000

Found the solution to my problem with the ML 370. Hit this link and download the file:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=397646&swItem=MTX-02e42aa767e64887be27307455&prodNameId=3279717&swEnvOID=181&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=3


I then had to rename the hpcissm2.sys file to hpcisss2.sys

it thinks its a compaq driver but i was able to use Disk management to get the drive arrays online.