Best SCSI Hard Drive Diagnostic tool for HP Hard Drives?
I was wondering if anybody knows of a good utility that provides proper diagnostics for HP SCSI Hard Drives (from the Proliant Server Series). I have four hard drives that are suspected to be faulty however i need to prove that there is something wrong. The HP Insight Diagnostic does not provide enough information and other information produced by the Array Configuration Utility (ACU) does not indicate there is a problem. Plus the reports produced by the ACU are not so simple to understand because everything is written in Hex.
Can someone recommend a tool (whether it requires to be installed or burned to a CD and boot the server with it) that has the capability to fully test and scan SCSI hard drives on a server?
Re: Best SCSI Hard Drive Diagnostic tool for HP Hard...
Hi there you have the insight diagnostic cd boot the server with it then when you boot be careful not to erase the server there you will find the offline diagnostics tool where you can select the HDD you want to diagnosis if the hdd fails it will alert in red color its that sinmple
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The SCSI driver is required to installed during the initial boot up for installation when additional drivers are asked .the new models dont come with a Floppy drive so an external floppy drive can be used .The detection of HDD s must be at the startup by the Bios os SCSI card.
Yes, that is the total amount of hard drive space. This server was built for speed not for storage.
The xSeries 220 server supports four SCSI hard disk drives. The server does not support IDE hard disk drives. Some models support hot-swap hard disk drives and other models support only non-hot-swap hard disk drives. Your server supports four 1-inch (26 mm) slim, 3.5-inch SCSI hard disk drives in the hard disk drive bays. You can install four non-hot-swap hard disk drives in the models that have the standard non-hot-swap drive cage. You can install three hot-swap hard disk drives and one on-hot-swap hard disk drive in the models that come with the hot-swap drive cage. Both the non-hot-swap and hot-swap drive cages hold a maximum of three hard disk drives.
The calculation at that time was 4 drives with 36.7GB storage. Even if you find the drives somewhere, they will be very pricy.
If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
Boot from HP Diagnostic Media (SmartStart CD)and check the status of Array.....or harddrives...
If showing any failed status or not supported..
Replace drives to check if new drives show status...
It could be because of Drives not intialise for Array..
Boot to Array Configuration Utility...during bootup and go to Intialise disks....
The error message you are receiving "Inquiry command failed Using IBM-PC ServerRaid Host adapter" makes me think you are attaching the tape drive to the ServerRaid Controller, which is only for Hard Disks. There should be a normal SCSI interface for attaching tape drives, etc. It's possible that the ServerRaid card is a PCI (or older) plug in card, and the normal SCSI interface will be on the main motherboard. If you look on the IBM website for the Hardware Maintenance Manual, it should hopefully make things clearer.
The reason you may not be seeing the hard drives in CMOS, is because you will need to use the IBM ServerRaid Utility to view and configure the disks.
If the Bios did not detect the third drive, try switching it to a known working slot and see if you have a bad drive, or something wrong with the cage or cabling. The 3000 were shipped with either a 68 pin drive cage or a 80 pin drive cage. The 68 pin drives and the 80 pin drives are not interchangeable. To make matter worse, the drive cage would be configured as simplex or duplex. For duplex mode, you will need to connect two SCSI cables to the cage.
Even the 1st generation will have a ROM based Hard Drive Array utility which you will need to make yourself familiar with. Find out the hard ware you are dealing with, make sure it is functioning properly, and work your way to the software configuration.
Once you set the new drive into the array use Acronis to copy an image of disk with the system on one of the other disks (not the new one you are installing to), and then use restore image on imaging software to restore the image on the new disk.
As of now you can
Select "F2" to accept data loss and re-enable logical drive. This Load OS Normally . It seems that one of the HDD in the RAID 5 has failed , Did you notice any LED indications like red or amber on the HDDs ?? if so get that hdd replaced . Make sure the Failed HDD is replaced . You can run the Array Diagnostic Utility from HP System tools to check the Failed Drives and also frimware version of the controller . If the frimware is not latest Update it from HP website. DL380 G4 should have Smart Array 6i controller .