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Brian Robbins
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Smart Start 7

I am trying to figure out how to get the smart start system partition utilities loaded onto a server that I will be installing with an unattended script file. I have tried to load the 2000 server with the unattended scripts we have made and then run the psp in win2k but for some reason when I hit f10 during boot it says the System Partition Utilities are not available on this machine. Am I missing something here?
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: Smart Start 7

Hi,

Which server sir,
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Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

DL380
Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

Can anyone help????
Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

I have loaded the server "DL380" using the smart start 7 cd and then adding in the win2k adv server os cd and stil. still it does not create the system partition utility for me I hit F10 and it gives the same message "the system partition utilities are not available on this machine". Can anyone tell me how to get this on the machine. I could do it with earlier versions of smart start 5.x but for some reason it does not want to work for me with 7. Any help on this issue would be much appreciated. Thanks...
Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: Smart Start 7

hi,

I think i might be able to help you.

What i can suggest is
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/cd_supportinfo/ServerSupportMatrix.pdf
Please you the compatible cd to confgiure the server tha will install system configuration utility.

Please do not assign point to this post.

Regards,
Prashant S.
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Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

Ok it says that for a DL380 G2 the SmartStart 7 is supported. I have looked everywhere inside smart start to see where to create this partition but cannot find it. Does anyone have anymore information about this?

Also what is the assign points thing?
wayne_82
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

well if you have a 380 g2, then you have a rbsu unit and you dont need the f10 partition. press f9 to use the rbsu. if you have a g1 unit then you need to use smart start 5.5 or lower to load the system partition on the unit.
Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

So is there no way to have the system partition utility with the Array Configuration Utility, and the other various diagnostic utilities loaded out on this seperate partition?
wayne_82
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

they are all useable from the o/s, or by booting of the smart start cd
Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

I work for the navy and they want a way to have this utilities available when the cd gets lost. I know in earlier versions of smart start 5.x that this seperate partition was created and had all of these utilities available on this partition and no cd was needed. I guess I am just wondering if this will work with 7.0 and I would think it would be the F10 option but it continuely tells me that I the partition utilities are not available for this machine.
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Start 7

Brian:

The biggest reason the System Partition was created originally was due to the large EISA configuration utilities that had to be booted separately. When EISA was replaced with PCI, the System Partition could be eliminated and replaced with ROM-based equivalents. You don't need a CD or a system partition to change setup, create an array or run diagnostics.
Brian Robbins
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

ok so if the operating system is not functioning, I don't have the smart start cd how will I get into the Array Config Utility?

I guess my question is does it not work this way with this version of smart start? If it doesn't then I can stop messing around with it and let everyone know that it does not function the same as smart start 5.x and earlier versions.
wayne_82
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7

the system partition is not available on smart start versions after 5.5. i dont know with a system with a rbsu, if the system partition would load or not, you could try if you had 5.5.
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Start 7

During boot you're going to see a prompt like this indicating how to get into the Array Config:

ProLiant System BIOS â P31 (04/08/2003)
Copyright 1982, 2003, Hewlett-Packard Development Group, L.P.

Processor 1 initialized at 2.80 GHz/533 (512 Kbyte L2)

Redundant ROM Detected â This system contains a valid backup system ROM

Slot 0 HP Smart Array 5i Controller (64MB, v2.38) 1 Logical Drive

Press [F8] to run the Option ROM Configuration for Arrays utility
Press [ESC] to skip configuration and con