Question about HP StorageWorks MSA30 14X 72G U320 15K 1TB TOTAL 302970-B21 (302970001)

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MSA 30 unplugged HDD

I have a HP DL580 G4 connected to a MSA 30 dual channel (Smart Array 6404). On each channel there is configured RAID 1+0 with hot spare. The drives are Ultra320 SCSI 72GB, 15K running firmware version HPB1 or HPB6. If I try to start the server with one HDD unplugged, the ADU is reporting both the unplugged and the hot spare as Missing or Bad HDD and the array cannot be rebuild. Any help would be appreciated.

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Upgrade the firmware to hpb6 or downgrade to hpb4 ==there is somme pb with mix disque hpb1 et hpb6

Posted on Aug 07, 2007



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Have you spoken to HP tech Support Team? This one is out side my field of knowledge

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Recently I had replaced one of HDD of my DL580 service Raid 5 configuration. After that everything working fine including user connectivity and database access. My question is both the LEDs on replace

After you replaced the drive, did you rebuild the RAID array? Some of the higher end RAID controllers will try to rebuild automatically (if set to do so) but most must be rebuilt manually.

Dec 22, 2014 | HP ProLiant DL580 G5 (438087-001) Server

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Install new OS

Use the HP Smartstart CD and configure the with array with 2 arrays and 2 logical drives. The first with OS array on RAID 1 (2 drives mirrored). The second array on RAID 5 (3 drives minimum).

Make sure to use Insight Manager for worry free monitoring.

Oct 22, 2012 | HP ProLiant ML370 G4 Server

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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.


Mar 06, 2018 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL580 G2 Server

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Hi does anyone know how to configure the drive array on a compaq ml350?

This model comes with Smart Array 5302/32 Array Controller (Standard with Array Models only) when posting, the server will display the controler mentioned before Smart Array 5302 and an option (press f8) once you have entered this section called ORCA you will have a menu to create, view or delete Raid.
Make sure you have the hdds properly connected before starting so that all hdd are recognized
Good Luck
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Aug 13, 2010 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML530 Server

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Ugrade of DL380 G4 Server HDD Raid Array 36GB --->146GB Required

Do a ghost on the first hard drive install ghost on new hard drive and replace, I can provide more details on procedure just ask

Jul 25, 2008 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL380 G4 Server

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Drive array problem

Hi Nick ,

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 .

Hope This was Helpful
cheers :)

May 17, 2008 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL380 G4 Server

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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.


May 14, 2008 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL380 G4 Server

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