Contents Enabling and configuring the controller ................... 5 Enabling the controller and setting the boot order .................... 5 HP ProLiant 100 Series servers ......................5 HP ProLiant 300 Series servers ......................5 Configuring an array ............................ 6 Option ROM Configuration for Arrays....................6 Array Configuration Utility ........................
Enabling and configuring the controller Enabling the controller and setting the boot order The HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller is not enabled by default and must be enabled in RBSU. For more information on RBSU, see the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide on the Documentation CD or the HP website (http://www.hp.com/support/smartstart/documentation).
Configuring an array The HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller supports SATA drives only. For the most efficient use of drive space, all drives within an array should have approximately the same capacity. Each configuration utility treats every physical drive in an array as if it has the same capacity as the smallest drive in the array.
Press the F8 key to confirm the settings and save the new configuration. After several seconds, the Configuration Saved screen appears. Press the Enter key to continue. Repeat this procedure to create additional logical drives. Array Configuration Utility ACU is a browser-based utility with the following features: •...
IMPORTANT: The license key is stored on the hard drive. If no hard drives are installed, the license key cannot be installed. Before installing the license key, be sure that hard drives are installed. For more information on installing hard drives, see the server user guide. To obtain the license key, see the entitlement certificate included with the HP Hot Plug Advanced Pack.
The ORCA main menu appears. Select Manage License Keys. IMPORTANT: If no hard drives are installed, then this option does not appear. Under the License Key menu, select Add License Key. Enter the license key in the space provided. ORCA issues a notification after the license key activates successfully. Installing a license key with ACU To install a license key: Power down the server, if necessary.
Open ACU. Select a controller from the Controller/Device menu. The System Status, Systems And Devices, and Available Tasks panels appear. In the Available Tasks panel, click Manage License Keys. IMPORTANT: If no hard drives are installed, then this option does not appear. Specific license key tasks appear.
Installing device drivers and Management Agents Installing device drivers IMPORTANT: Enable the HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller before installing device drivers. For more information see "Enabling the controller and setting the boot order (on page 5)." A device driver is required for the operating system to communicate with the disk drive controller. For more information on supported operating systems, see the HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller product page on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/sataraid).
You can update the Management Agents by using the latest versions of the agents provided on the SmartStart CD or the Easy Set-up CD. The procedure is provided with the agents. To download the latest versions of the CDs, see the HP website: SmartStart CD •...
Replacing, moving, or adding hard drives Recognizing hard drive failure CAUTION: Sometimes, a drive that has previously been failed by the controller may seem to be operational after the system is power-cycled or (for a hot-pluggable drive) after the drive has been removed and reinserted.
• RAID 0 configurations cannot tolerate drive failure. If any physical drive in the array fails, all RAID 0 logical drives in the same array also fail. • RAID 1 configurations can tolerate one drive failure. If one physical drive in a RAID 1 configuration fails, the RAID volume is still intact as a degraded RAID 1.
Replacing hard drives If you are replacing a drive in a fault-tolerant configuration while the system is powered down, a POST message appears when the system is powered up. When this message appears, press the F1 key to enable automatic data recovery. If you do not enable automatic data recovery, the logical volume remains in a ready-to-recover condition, and the same POST message appears when the system is restarted.
• The brand, model, and age of the drives • The amount of unused capacity on the drives Allow approximately 15 minutes per gigabyte for the rebuild process to complete. System performance is affected during the rebuild, and the system is unprotected against further drive failure until the rebuild has finished.
You might be able to enable a recently failed drive temporarily by cycling the server power. To cycle the server power: Power down the server. Remove the replacement physical drive (the one undergoing a rebuild), and then reinstall the drive that it is replacing.
Power down the system. Move the drives. Power up the system. Observe the POST messages: If a 1785 POST message appears, the drive array did not configure properly. Continue with step If a 1724 or 1727 POST message appears, drive positions were changed successfully and the configuration was updated.
Migrating hard drives to an optional Smart Array controller Installing an optional Smart Array controller To install the component: Power down the server. Remove the access panel. Remove components and cables as needed. Install the Smart Array controller. For more information, see the server user guide or the documentation that ships with the option. Install components and cables removed previously.
To install the driver from the Easy Set-up CD: From the System Support Software menu, select the current operating system. Select Driver – storage controller. Download the HP ProLiant Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller Driver package. To install the driver, run the Smart Array Controller package. When the driver is installed, complete the migration procedure.
For more information about installing SLES by label, see the OS documentation for SLES. Installing the Smart Array driver—Linux To install the Smart Array driver: Using the software RAID controller, boot the operating system. Download the latest Smart Array hpahcisr driver from the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/support): When prompted for product information, enter the Smart Array controller model number in the product field.
Diagnosing array problems Diagnostic tools To troubleshoot array problems and generate feedback about arrays, use the following diagnostic tools: • For more recent products, array diagnostics is available with ACU v126.96.36.199 and later. This utility is available on the SmartStart CD in the controller kit and also on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/support).
Electrostatic discharge Preventing electrostatic discharge To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices.
Regulatory compliance notices Battery replacement notice This component uses a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack. WARNING: There is a risk of explosion, fire, or personal injury if a battery pack is mishandled. To reduce this risk: Do not attempt to recharge the batteries if they are disconnected from the controller. •...
Acronyms and abbreviations Array Configuration Utility Array Diagnostics Utility Integrated Management Log ORCA Option ROM Configuration for Arrays POST Power-On Self Test RBSU ROM-Based Setup Utility Systems Insight Manager SMHP HP System Management Homepage Acronyms and abbreviations 25...
Index activating an array 5 hard drive failure, effects of 13 activation 5 hard drive, failure of 13 ACU (Array Configuration Utility) 6, 11, 13, 15, hard drive, replacing 15 16, 18 hard drives, adding 18 adding drives 18 hard drives, moving 17 ADU (Array Diagnostic Utility) 13, 22 HP Insight Diagnostics 22 Array Configuration Utility (ACU) 6, 7, 13, 15, 16,...