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Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

razi_1
Advisor

Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

hello,

i have few question regarding this server:

1. i know the ILO term but what am i supposed to connect to the ilo port? the cable should be connected to what device?

2. there is 2 ethernet port eth0 and eth1. is this a redundancy option for network card failure/when first connection down (like the 2 power supply attached to this server) or its something else?

3. i installed RHEL 4.5 . i know i need to install smart array driver, i got hte driver and when half way installing it said lilo.conf not found. im using grub so how do i solved this?

4. do i need to install the SCSI ultra320 adapter or it not necessary? as my hdd works fine after installing RHEL.

thanks
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

Shalom,

1. RJ45 port, cat 5 network cable to a switch. ilo lets you gain remote console control of the system without physically being there.

2. Network bonding. Two NIC's 1 IP address double the reliability.

3. RHEL 4.5 detects the smart card. Look at the on console boot options. You'll see a function key option that lets you go into smart array configuration and set up hardware raid.

4. No need to do anything else.

SEP
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

Hi,

Just to add to SEP's comments.

1. The iLO port should be connected to the network. By default when the machine boots it will try to pick up a DHCP IP address. On later servers it displays this IP address on screen during POST. You can then get to the management pages by pointing a web browser to that IP address.

3. The driver for the SmartArray controller (cciss) is built in to the RedHat kernel. You shouldn't need to install a driver, unless you have an early Update version where the cciss driver hadn't been updated to recognise the 6i controller.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
razi_1
Advisor

Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

hello,

thank you very much. Now i fully understood my server.

actually im using CentOS 4.5 . its a complete rebuild to RHEL 4.5 right.

1.
so would your answers for smart array and scsi hdd driver be the same with this OS ?

2.
I have 1 HDD inside slot 0. i dont use raid so now i need more space and i have inserted another HDD into slot 1. the smart array configuration notice the disk but how can i make the OS recognize it? i mean the command to mount and format.

thanks
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

Hi,

1. CentOS 4.5 is equivalent to the latest update for RedHat 4 so yes it should work without any additional drivers.

2. Assuming you've setup the new disk within the Array Configuration Utility, creating a new JBOD, then you should get a new disk device for the OS called something like /dev/cciss/c0d1..

Have a look at the output of the command dmesg and you should see what has been assigned. Once you have that, you will have to make a partition on the disk with:

# fdisk /dev/cciss/c0d1.. (the device you found earlier)

and then create a file system on it with mkfs or similar.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
razi_1
Advisor

Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

hello,

thanks for prompt reply.

when i inserted the scsi HDD i notice the smart array configuration has assigned the second disk to another raid 0 without me doing anything.

that hdd is unformatted yet i guess. so after boot to OS, i cant see the drive being mapped by running command df-h. i only see 1 hdd.

what i want is to have JBOD where this 2 disk combined as one.any step i missed?

please help.

thanks
razi_1
Advisor

Re: Smart Array 6i controller for dl 380 G4 server

hello,

as addition here is what i get when running df -h via putty . seems like it only detect 1 disk

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
65G 22G 40G 36% /
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 97M 20M 72M 22% /boot
none 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
/usr/tmpDSK 485M 33M 427M 8% /tmp
/tmp 485M 33M 427M 8% /var/tmp