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Hello all,

I already installed several systems using a HP Proliant Microserver including a hardware raid 1 wihtout any problem.
Today I've to install one more so I used my HP Smart Array (B120i) to configure my raid.

The problem is when I'm installing my Clearos 6.5, the RAID system is not recognized by the install process and my 2 drivers are shown as unconfigured ...

is there a way to solve that ?

Thanks to all for your help

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Wednesday, May 21 2014, 08:35 AM
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 06:31 PM - #Permalink
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    If you want to take a flyer, ClearOS should now work with a native Centos kernel a long as you either don't use QoS or have app-qos-2.5.3-1.v7 (or later but I don't think there are any later packages).
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 06:25 PM - #Permalink
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    Tried to install with the hp driver as described, but no drives visible.:(
    Only the USB drives, but no HDD
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 06:12 PM - #Permalink
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    Hello,
    I installed several HP Microserver with ClearOS. As far as I remember, I used the RAID software of ClearOS to configure the raid; it works fine and I'm not sure performance is less good of the 'hardware' raid of HP Microserver ...
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 05:46 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    From what I read, there is more you need to add to the grub line to get the driver called, but I don't think it will work. If it is a kernel driver it will have to be recompiled for the ClearOS kernel. It is probably better to use mdadm for RAID. If I remember, I'll ask Dave when I next speak to him.


    Nick,

    See for a good reference this Website
    Here it is good explained how you need to install the driver during installation of Centos 7
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 05:45 PM - #Permalink
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    Is this controller not supported by CentOS? I'm correct saying ClearCenter is selling the Microservers? So there should be driver support in my opinion but of course I do not know the insights or is ClearCenter recommend software RAID? Interesting to know what ClearCenter thinks!
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 05:23 PM - #Permalink
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    From what I read, there is more you need to add to the grub line to get the driver called, but I don't think it will work. If it is a kernel driver it will have to be recompiled for the ClearOS kernel. It is probably better to use mdadm for RAID. If I remember, I'll ask Dave when I next speak to him.
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 04:53 PM - #Permalink
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    Marcel van van Leeuwen wrote:

    I have no experience with your issue but I think it is not a problem. Just install it and see what happens you can always uninstall.

    Hi Marcel,

    There is apparently no just install as i can see.

    When i search the internet, i see that you need to add some command to grub.
    linux dd blacklist=ahci

    Unfortunately it is not working and therefor you can not install the hpvsa rpm

    All information i've found talks about editing grub during install.
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 08:00 AM - #Permalink
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    Is there not a official way to install the driver because ClearCenter sells HPE servers?
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    Sunday, June 16 2019, 07:51 AM - #Permalink
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    I have no experience with your issue but I think it is not a problem. Just install it and see what happens you can always uninstall.
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    Saturday, June 15 2019, 08:15 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi,

    Does anybody knows if it is possible to install the hpvsa driver on an a pre-installed system.
    I've moved my working installation form another computer to my HP Microserver Gen8.
    Is it possible to install the driver on this system or do you need to do a clean install ?
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    Friday, May 08 2015, 01:37 AM - #Permalink
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    The HP ML310e gen8 requires the HPVSA driver to be slipstreamed during install. Try the following:

    1. download the driver (http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_02dfeda9561a48029f573342dd&sp4ts.oid=5449154#tab3)
    select the one relevant to your version the lastest for 6.6 is (hpvsa-1.2.12-110.rhel6u6.x86_64.dd.gz)
    2. uncompress the .gz file
    3. rename it from .dd to .iso
    4. copy it to a fat formatted USB key
    5. when you boot the installer add 'blacklist=ahci dd' on the boot line.

    From other post
    "...When the installer starts you will be prompted for the device, the file, and the package, for the driver update. When finished you have to select continue. (as hpvsa loads it may drop text on the screen where anaconda is waiting for input so the system may appear hung. If you press enter you get the driver options line refreshed)

    In my case I think it was 1, 1, 1, c

    When you get into the installer, you will see the HP Logical Volume in the disk selection.

    At first I thought I was seeing two disks from the installer, but that was just a first glance mistake. My usb device showed up as sda at 1.90 GB, and the disk volume showed up as sdb at 1.90 TB. Once I smacked myself upside the head and selected the right device the installation continued."
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    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 12:06 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi!

    Clearcenter has some information about the supported RAID controllers.

    Check this link
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    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 12:01 PM - #Permalink
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    I am about to buy a server with HP Smart Array B120i controller, anyone know if this problem is already solved ?
    Thank You.
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    Tuesday, July 08 2014, 09:55 AM - #Permalink
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    Yes. I am using HP ML310e with Hardware Raid B120i. ClearOS v6.5 failed to detect the hardware RAID-1 configuration. The solution is I use software raid in installation process.

    To ClearOS temal please fix this problem B)
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