[CentOS] HP Proliant ML150 : how do I access disks ?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 16:20:57 UTC 2010

On 2/18/2010 9:59 AM, John Doe wrote:
> From: John Hinton<webmaster at ew3d.com>
>> Go to the HP.com website and download the SmartStart CD for your system.
>> This has everything you need to configure the raid. The raid on these
>> machines is a 'hardware' raid running through a proprietary raid card.
>> It is 'extremely' robust. However, you must use the HP SmartStart disk
>> (or perhaps there is something else from hp/compaq?) to configure your
>> raid. The raid card in that machine most likely has a battery on it to
>> allow protected write caching. Very speedy. The battery is used in case
>> of power outage... the data still gets written.
> It is a model 1xx Proliant... so no SmartStart or Firmware Maintenance CD...

With Adaptec controllers you usually hit control-A when it tells you 
during the boot process.  If you have more than one the timing can be a 
little tricky but there is a several-second window after each prompt 
displays.  If it is the same aacraid that IBM uses in some models it is 
a good hardware raid controller and worth the trouble to figure out if 
you are going to add multiple drives in a raid configuration.  On the 
other hand, with a single drive you might as well use the onboard scsi.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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