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armonica
Occasional Visitor

centos 8, DL380 G5, P400

I have a couple of DL380, G5 machines with the P400 controller. One is running centos 7 with the hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1. The other is running vmware. They both work fine. If I try to use centos 8 it doesn't see the P400 disk at all. If I grab a later version of Centos7 it doesn't see it. I have the latest kernel on the centos 7 machine and it boots up just fine even though I don't see the parm in the module library file. The P400 cards seem to be running version 7.22.

I found a .exe if I had windows 2002. Seems like there would be another way to update the card than to use windows. I found a stand alone image that seems to be a CD image. It won't boot.

I figure there has to be a better way to update this and the mother board's bios. I hope the update will help with Centos 8. I hate to replace the machines, they're plenty of power for what they're needed for.

Thanks,

Rob

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Chandra_S
HPE Pro

Re: centos 8, DL380 G5, P400

Hello Rob,

Good day,

As per the HPE Smart Array P400 Controller - Overview we can see that said OS  is not listed in support OS so please run the suppported OS and observer the issue.

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c00677275

Regards

 

I am an HPE Engineer.

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armonica
Occasional Visitor

Re: centos 8, DL380 G5, P400

If anyone else runs across this with an old card, consider using elrepo. We managed to get the P400 running *VERY* well under centos 8. For Centos 7 I used to see speeds around 150 MB/sec. Now it's over 200.

DL380 G5, P400, 8X300 MB sas 6 drives, centos8, elrepo dud driver, bare metal:

dd ibs=1024k if=/dev/zero obs=1024k of=testfile.zero count=20000
20000+0 records in
20000+0 records out
20971520000 bytes (21 GB, 20 GiB) copied, 102.578 s, 204 MB/s

 

padamka
New Member

Re: centos 8, DL380 G5, P400

@armonica Can you, please, give me a hint?

I'm stuck (CentOS8) in dracut. Kernel params seems not to work anymore.

Is there any way how to get arround this without doing 'use rescue media->install mod-ccis' procedure?

Thanks in advance.

armonica
Occasional Visitor

Re: centos 8, DL380 G5, P400

No kernel parms. I know, weird... right?
You'll need two usb keys. One loaded with the latest centos 8. Then go
here - https://elrepo.org/linux/dud/el8/x86_64/ .
You want the dd-hpsa-3.4.20-2.el8_2.elrepo.iso file. Pop that onto
another USB key.

Put the usb keys into the two front USB ports, turn on the machine.
It'll come up with the install. If you're lucky you can go right into
the installation and Poof, you're disk array setup is there. If not,
reboot. This time go into the boot parm. You want to type in "inst.dd"
option in. Then select the ISO with the DUD driver. Now you're in
business. The disk array should show up for you.

Thanks,
Rob