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copyfile
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problem installing scsi raid array

When i run the smartstart cd and i want to go to the "Array Configuration Utillity" it loads buth than i get the eror "No host controller found" or something like that. I have the Hp Proliant Ml350 G3 server and 2x 36,4gb scsi harddisks. Must i do something on the boot when i cane press "f8" and if this is what must i dane do exactly
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Stephen Kebbell
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

Hi,

do you have a Smart Array Controller in the server? If not, then ACU won't find anything. The onboard SCSI controller in the ML350 does not have RAID functionality.
If you do have a Smart Array controller, are the disks connected to that, instead of the onboard SCSI?

Regards,
Stephen
copyfile
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

Where cane i found if i have that aray in the server ? And if it's not cane i than not make a raid aray ? And last question if i order that aray how must i add than the scsi drivers to that aray card ?
Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

Storage Controllers Model dependent:

Integrated Dual Channel Wide Ultra3 SCSI Ultra160/320 Controller
Smart Array 641 PCI-X controller (3.06GHz models) or
Smart Array 532 PCI array controller installed on Array models (older models)

at the post it will intilize the controller so we can know which one it is

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
copyfile
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

If i cane see it in de smartstart it is the :

Integrated Dual Channel Wide Ultra3 SCSI Ultra160/320 Controller

Did this mean i can't make raid ?
Stephen Kebbell
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

During POST, there would be a message similar to "HP Smart Array 641 Controller...", and would be visible for a while (it ususally appears before the SCSI controller). If you don't see Smart Array listed anywhere, then you don't have a RAID controller.
If you need to order one, then after it's installed, just connect the SCSI cable from the drive cage to the Array Controller. Most new Smart Controllers have their own F8-Setup utilty - there you can create your array and set the controller as the boot contorller.

Regards,
Stephen
copyfile
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

the only think i see is "Hp ultra3 bios" And below that "Press f8 for configuration options" So did this mean that i didn't have a card to create a raid aray ? And if this is so is it possible when i have buy the card that i did not configure it with "f8" buth whit starting smartstart again ?

P.s. with of the 2 cards did i neeed (the server is a xeon 3,06ghz)
Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: problem installing scsi raid array

OK, seems as though you haven't got a RAID-capable controller.
The Smart Array 641 is newer, I'd go for that one.
If you install one, you can configure it either with the Online ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA), accessed via F8 during POST (but only for the Smart Array Controller, no the SCSI Controller), or else using Array Configuration Utility from SmartStart.
You will also have to tell the server that the new controller is the boot controller. (Go to F9 ROM setup, select Boot Controller order)

Regards,
Stephen
copyfile
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

Oke thanks for you help i going to orer the 641. If i need some more help for configuration the server i post it here ! For now very mutch thanks for you help ! (you get 10 points from me :-) )
Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: problem installing scsi raid array

Hi,

Yes you dont have a raid controller on your server. We can buy a new one these are the compatible infomration.

Smart Array 532 Controller 225338-B21
Smart Array 532 Controller (Japan) 225338-291
Smart Array 5302/32 Controller 166207-B21
Smart Array 5302/64 Controller 124992-B21
Smart Array 5302/128 Controller 283552-B21
Smart Array 5302/128 Controller (Japan) 283552-291
Smart Array 5302/FC Controller15 216688-B21
Smart Array 5304/128 Controller 158939-B21
Smart Array 5304/256 Controller 283551-B21
Smart Array 5304/256 Controller (Japan) 283551-291
Smart Array 5312 Controller 238633-B21
Smart Array 5312 Controller (Japan) 238633-291
Smart Array 6402/128 Controller 273915-B21
Smart Array 641 Controller 291966-B21
Smart Array 642 Controller 291967-B21


Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible