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RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

 
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Ayya
Frequent Advisor

RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

Any idea how to set up the RAID on HP Proliant DL145 systems?
Unable to find the utility to setup the RAID on the on-board controllers and SATA drives.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

Normally, during server POST you will be prompted to press a Key to start the RAID configuration. This will run the BIOS program of the board to setup RAID devices.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ayya
Frequent Advisor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

Normally yes. On HP Proliant DL145 none of the Keys work when installing Redhat Linux. I think there is a separate utility that lets you set up the RAID.
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

The embedded RAID configuration utility is independent of the operating system. You can invoke the RAID configuration during POST by pressing the relevant key.

If this option is not displayed during the POST, then the RAID has to be enabled in BIOS. Basically, you have to press F10 to get into BIOS, look for the RAID options in the Advanced menu. Step-by-step instructions are available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00851490&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Ayya
Frequent Advisor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

The RAID option is not available on the proliant DL145. F10 does not help at all.
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

Well, I'm assuming that you checked the link which has information about enabling RAID. Which generation server is this?

"Just to repeat, you would need to enable RAID in BIOS before you press F10 or any other key configure RAID."

If it's a G1 server, you could try using the System Configuration Utility, you need to download it and create some floppies to get into the BIOS setup.

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html
Ayya
Frequent Advisor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

No luck.
Created 4 Diskettes.. Booted and tried the RAID setup. Looking for a Diskette label RAID setup. None of the Diskettes seem to work.

The Proliant DL145 has NVIDIA IDE RAID.

Is there a utility (HP) to set up the RAID once Linux is running?
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

HP normally has the Array Configuration utility to configure arrays for Linux & Windows OS. Since this server doesn't have a Smart Array Controller, it will not work.

I think you would need to use the standard Linux / Windows software RAID (logical volumes). I'm saying this because I've checked in NVIDIA KB and and Linux support options are limited.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=740&p_created=1128618291&p_sid=efRlK4Ti&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NSw1JnBfcHJvZHM9MCZwX2NhdHM9MCZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9UkFJRA**&p_li=&p_topview=1
Ayya
Frequent Advisor

Re: RHEL4 Linux on HP Proliant DL145 raid setup

Adric,Thanks for the update. I found the following link supporting your information.
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-proliant/2006-October/000161.html

thanks again for all the help.