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Re: configure new disk array on dl385

 
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configure new disk array on dl385

We are running Redhat linux 4 on a dl385, and I am a newbie for linux.

I want to configure a new disk array (raid 5). Is there a way to access the "smart array management" from linux?

Can someone please provide a "cookbook" for doing this?

Thanks for the help.
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Re: configure new disk array on dl385

Maybe here is what you are looking for:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3646114&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3646113&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2026

With the "HP Array Configuration Utility", you can manage most of the HP-Raid-Controllers
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Re: configure new disk array on dl385

The tools for that can be installed as one big package (a Proliant Support Pack (PSP)) or individually.

Go to http://www.hp.com/go/support, select "Download drivers and software (and firmware)" and type in "Proliant DL385". On the next page, you should pick the correct model. Is your machine a plain DL385 or a DL385 G2?
Then choose your OS version, and you'll reach the download page for your hardware/OS combination.

The tools for SmartArray configuration are "HP Array Configuration Utility" (web-based GUI) and "HP Array Configuration Utility CLI" (command-line based). The download page of each tool has the installation instructions. After installation, the usage instructions are available using the standard "man" command.

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Re: configure new disk array on dl385

Thanks guys for your help. The links were perfect. Ended up using the cpqacuxe utility--the gui is much easier for a newbie.