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Not able to install HP P212/zm Smart Array Controller. This new part (just opened the box) did not come with drivers!

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You will need to go to HP/Compaq's web site and under support lookup and download the driver for your model.

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old G2
new hdd connected to what? you left that fact out.
you never told the configuration of the RAID array now, mode or number of drives present nor if all that works ok. before the act above.
are you using the external channel ports?>

and that all that runs perfectly until you said external above.?
are you adding a new drive to the array, or used drive.

to added a drive you must use the HP special applications to do that correctly and the most easy.
in fact you need to tell it what to do with the added drive to any array or set it up as separate array.
if fact in some cases it will attempt to auto expand the array you have, now , if its allowed (mode limit) and you should not turn off any server, after plugging in new disk, as that error interrupted the in process configurations of said new drive , (bad deal that)

what you do use use the application program(SSA) to see the states of the existing array first then add a drive and tell it what to do with it, that is the process.
for example on striped sets, it can take a day or more to expand.
The more data there the longer. all this is covered at the site, how to expand any array. did you ask first how or just throw in a drive? (did you read the limits of each mode of RAID?)
An added driver can be set up as
  • array expansion,
  • or to replace a bad drive
  • or stand alone drive.
  • A hot spare
  • or the beginning of new 2nd array.
and more..... what is your goal here, it was never once stated.
see? (eg I have 5 disk raid
first learn how the SMART works it tricky until learned.

the manual

the HPE forum , join and ask how to do this. its non trivial !

this is the proper program that I use to configure my array
using the HP application called SSA.

it cost nothing, its on there down load pages at
that is HP enterprise, not consumer PC site.

here are answers on your 532, , read abit and you learn the ropes.

is your 532 bbwc , battery working,? and present.?
if not array expands will be super slow. think SNAIL slow.
the first thing to learn
is what Application, is best, and newest and supports the old G2.
for my G7 is SSA.(the ACU program is old and not good now)
ask HP first that question. many answers there on the forum are wrong due to applications going obsolete, (get the newest program)
and upgrade the card, to newest firmware. allows RAID 6.


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P212 not detected in post

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I have a Compaq Proliant ml370 G3 with an HP smart array 641 controller that I am trying to load SCO open server 5.0.6 on. This is tied to three drives in a RAID 5 config. When I try to run the Smartstart...

SSCD is not supported for the installation of SCO 5,6,7 or 8 you may need to create the arrays using ORCA at the bios of the 641 controller at post and then install SCO directlly from the installation cd.
To access ORCA press F8 or F9 when the smart array controller is posted at the bios screen

Sep 21, 2010 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML370 G3 Server

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I want to install windows 2003 on compaq proliant ML350 G3,but I have not a disk called server guide.please help me.

1. turn the server on, when you see the smart array controller posting
hit f8 to enter the controller settings, here create the array (1, 5,0)
2. insert the windows cd and follow the normal installation procedure
or download the smart start cd from here for a guided installation
with SSCD just insert the cd and follow the directions

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I have a Smart Array 431 RAID controller out of an old Compaq server. I cannot find any documentation on the card that describes the pin headers and their functions. There are 5 headers on the board: E1,...

Find below the controller components for Identification purpose.
1.Port E1

The Port E1 and E2 connectors is made up of single mini SAS HD connector which can take two mini SAS Hard disk or single SAS Hard disk while the cache module connects to a capacitor pack and cache module connects to a battery
-SAS HD receptacle connector, which can
accept either two Mini
-SAS HD 4x plug connectors or a single Mini
x plug connector.
**The 2 GiB cache module connects to a capacitor pack. The 4 GiB cache module connects to a battery pack

4.Battery /capacitor pack cable connector

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I can´t use a serial ata disk in a proliant 350

I know ATA disks are cheaper , but they don't last as long or are less reliable.

I do not recommend mixing SCSI and ATA .

Use one or the other , not both.

Do not try , unless your server is non critical.
If it is non critical , why bother with server , a PC will do as well.


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