Compaq Proliant 3000 Server (600mhz/512mg) Raid 5 Problemo
This W2000S has been a VERY dependable Server over the last 10 yrs and I hate to toss it (parts are cheap and right now so am I). We recently had a drive failure (drive 5 of 10 - 15k rpm -18.2 gigs ea ultra 3 scsi) due to a misinstalled DSL modem cable. Replaced drive and the ACU rebuilt it fine, I had to order new spare drive and shut server down to get reorder number and Drive 5 came up bad on restart. Let it run for few days on amber till new drive came in, installed new and now I can't get passed F10 utilities screen on reboot.
Best I can get is flashing cursor in upper left of screen with functional keyboard (caps / num lock) and can warm boot when I go into F10.
If I roll past F10, I get no screen and locked keyboard. Does not make it to mouse in either case.
Should I boot to CD and/or Smartstart? Management Display reads that Array was rebuilt successfully and ALL drives are green .......
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Not quite sure what your problem is but I would recommend getting Windows Server for a server like this. The HP site recommends the following OSes: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter) , LINUX (Red Hat, SuSE) or Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Edition. It is unlikely Windows 7 will install on this 5 year old server.
If you want to configure raid 1 and install OS freshly then follow these steps.
1) make ready all the required h/w. 2) Swith on the server. 3) when post starts reading SA532 controller press F8 button . 4) you will enter into Raid card bios. 5) select View to know any existing logical drive. 6) select Create logical drive,select both hdd's by pressing space bar. 7) press F8 to confirm changes,save and exit. 8) Enter into bios and set the boot controller order smart array controller as 1st. 9) press escape button and restart the server. 10) boot with cdrom and proceed for os installation. 6)
If the server is configured with split SCSI channels these indicate which bays are part of each of the two channels. The common use for this would be to use the split with two drives for a RAID 1 system drive and the remaining four for RAID 5 data or in some cases two sets of RAID 1.
If you are booting the server from a Windows installation disk and it is unable to detect the hard drive, this typically means the following things. You need to provide the driver for the RAID controller of the server (this can vary, depending on the version of the ML370 e.g. G4/G5) If it still cannot detect the hard drive after providing the driver for the RAID controller or if there is not a driver available for NT4, it may not support the controller. In this case you can remove the RAID set by entering the RAID setup (could be LSI or adaptec). NOTE THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE DISKS THAT ARE A PART OF THIS RAID SET.