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Smartstart and Intel 82801GR SATA RAID Controller

nsw_1
Occasional Visitor

Smartstart and Intel 82801GR SATA RAID Controller

When we use Smartstart to kick-off our server installs on the HP DL320 platform we get the following error "the primary controller configured in your system is not supported by this version of smartstart". We thought version 7.91 had addressed this but it would appear not. Does anyone know if there is a work around for this or any plans to address it in the future?
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Smartstart and Intel 82801GR SATA RAID Controller

SmartStart is for SmartArray controllers only. For the integrated SATA RAID controllers you must provide the drivers in a diskette or use an OS that has them integrated.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smartstart and Intel 82801GR SATA RAID Controller

hi

well it the same for this server because SmartStart Cd is not support, SmartStart Cd only supports smart array controllers (p400, e200, 5i, ...)

so try this workaround

HP ProLiant Servers - How to Install OS on Embedded Sata Raid Controller with Out Floppy Drive or Slipstreaming OS CD
ISSUE:

Most of the 100 series and 300 series servers does not go with the floppy drives and customer not able to install OS as he is not able to inject/supply Raid controller Driver. Customer has to use a Floppy Drive or a Slipstreaming OS CD.
SOLUTION:

Follow the steps below and there is no need to use Floppy Drive or a Slipstreaming OS CD:

1.
Install the OS with Embedded SATA RAID Disabled (No Drivers or F6 required) on one Harddrive.

2.
Once OS is installed, Extract the Embedded SATA RAID Drivers to a folder. HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003:

Click here to go to HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 (http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26742.html).

3.
Go to Control Panel-> Add New Hardware->Device is connected->New Hardware->Raid Controller->Have Disk->Browse to the folder where the Embedded SATA RAID Drivers were extracted. Select the .inf file->Install Adaptec Raid Driver.
4.
Restart the Server go to BIOS enable the Embedded SATA RAID.

5.
Press F8 and go to Sata Raid BIOS->Configure the Drives->Create Array->Raid 0/1 A warning message will appear "Warning: Configuring the drives will erase all Array information from the selected drives, if that drive is part of an array. Arrays using any of these drives as members will be affected! Do you want to continue?(Yes/No):". Press "Y" to continue.

6.
If Raid 1 is selected it will ask you what is the Source Disk, select the Right Disk in which OS was installed previously. Warning message might appear again. Select "Y".

7.
Rebuild will take sometime, once rebuild is complete restart the server.

Once rebooted Raid would be detected and windows would boot up, in windows it would detect new hardware and Adaptec Raid drivers will be installed. Now Server is built migrated to Raid Successfully.

Servers Supported: Servers with Embedded SATA RAID Controller:

HP ProLiant DL320 G5 Server
HP ProLiant DL320 G4 Server
HP ProLiant DL320 G3 Server
HP ProLiant DL140 G3 Server
HP ProLiant ML310 G4 Server
HP ProLiant ML310 G3 Server
HP ProLiant ML150 G3 Server
HP ProLiant ML110 G4 Server
HP ProLiant ML110 G3 Server

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: Smartstart and Intel 82801GR SATA RAID Controller

ok, so it will be software RAID instead of hardware RAID I suppose.

 

What about the hard drive replacement during the RAID-1 hard drive failure, Can I simply shutdown the server and then replace the broken hard drive with the same capacity to resume the RAID rebuilding ?