CentOS 5 Hardware :: Setting Up RAID On Compaq Proliant DL580 G1 Server?
Aug 1, 2009
how to setup RAID on a Compaq Proliant DL580 G1 Server. Currently there is no OS installed. I used the SmartStart CD but there is no option to setup RAID. When I put in the boot CD for CentOS 5 it recognizes individual hard drives not a RAID Setup.
I'm having a great deal of time getting Lucid Server up and running on my Compaq Proliant ML330 G2. I've put a thread up in installing and upgrading, but people there don't seem to have any ideas about my problem. Since I figured there would be a higher concentration of server users here,
I've got a Proliant ML330 G2, 2 1.4 GHz PIV's A dvd and CD drive on IDE1 (I'll explain why in a moment A 65 gb hdd on IDE2 and four 40gb hdd's on hardware ide raid.
I've tried everything, but I can't get the sucker to boot. Installing to the raid array doesn't work. Some array setups won't partition, and others aren't even recognized as arrays. I've tried disabling the raid array and installing to the IDE hdd (my original intention) but I just get bad system disk errors. It would be exceptionally helpful if anyone has one of these boxes, or has worked on one, but I'm willing to take advice from any direction at this point.
I'm trying to install centos 5.4 on a older compaq proliant 6500 server with raid it was previously used for windows server 2003 for several years but management wants it turned into a time clock server that will run linux, obviously there is no smart start software for centos on this model, is there some kind of driver needed, be aware that i only did installations on single drive servers and new servers that take centos right away with new raid adapters compaq raid controller 3200.
I forced my workplace to forgo windows and opt for linux for web and mail server. I'm setting up Centos 5.4 on it and I ran into a problem. The server machine is a HP Proliant DL120 G5 (quad core processor, 4GB Ram, two SATA drives, 150GB each attached to the hardware RAID Controller on board). RAID is enabled in the BIOS.I pop in the Centos disk and go through the installation process.
When I get to the stage where I partition my hard drive,it is showing one hard drive, not as traditional sda.but as mapper/ddf1_4035305a86a354a45.I looked around and figured that I need to give Centos the raid drivers. I downloaded it from:
I follow the instructions and download the aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd.gz file and unzipped it using gunzip. Then on another nix system, i do this:
dd if=aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1440k Note that I am using a usb floppy drive, hence the sdb. After that, during centos setup, i type: linux updates dd
It asks me where the driver is located. I tell it and the installation continues in the graphical mode. But I still get mapper/ddf1_4035305a86.a354a45 as my drive. I tried to continue to install centos on it. It was successfull but when i do a "df -h" it gives me /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p1 as /boot
/dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p2 as / /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p3 as /var /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p4 as /external /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p5 as /swap /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p6 as /home
Well i know why it's giving these, because i set it up that way, but i was hoping it would somehow change to the normal /dev/sda, /dev/sdb. That means that the driver i provided did not work. I have another IBM server (5U) with raid scsi drive and it shows the usual /dev/sda. It also has hardware raid. So i know that there is something wrong with the /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p1 format.
First, is there any way that I can put the aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd (floppy image) on a CD?. I really need to set this up with raid. I know i could simply disable raid in bios and then i would get two normal hard drives sda and sdb. But it has to be a raid setup. Any way to slipstream the driver into the centos dvd? The hp link i provided above, under installation instructions, there are some instructions titled "Important". But I couldn't get it to work.
I need to install centOS 5.6 64bits in a server HP Proliant DL 165 G7, with four SAS hard disk, a controller array, 32Gb RAM and two processors... I have some experience creating software raid but it's first time i try to install a hardware raid.
For the moment, i began editing the option RAID into the bios and after that create a RAID 10, but now... What steps have i to follow to install centOS? CentOS installer recognize me the raid or have i to install some kind of driver in the beginning to installation process?
note: I found some diskettes from HP, but im not sure if that works to me: [URL]
I have a Compaq server, as per the title, and I wish to install Ubuntu Server onto it but ran aground when I found it got to trying to run the installer after the CD Boot menu, it just stopped there, waited 180 seconds (as per the error's details) and then locked up with the Caps Lock & Scroll Lock lights on the keyboard flashing.
Now I know it's not the server, as I have installed other OSes onto it in the past, including an older version of Ubuntu server (9.04), I did try and re-install the 9.04 version but the CD I had was too scratched up and got to a point in the installer (copying files) where it just failed cos it couldn't read the disc.
The specs of the thing are:
Dual PentiumIIIs 1.4GHz 512mb RAM (keep meaning to upgrade it) 3x 18.2GB 10k SCSI HDDs (Storage)
Not sure what else is in there, but the full specs are on the web...
I have a proliant dl120 server, with centos 5.4 and I want to monitoring the temperature and fault of the server but the software of hp seems don't work. I have tried to install lm-sensor follow this guide [URL] but the result is:
[root@serverhost bus]# yum install lm_sensors Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: centos.intergenia.de * base: centos.xengage.it * extras: centos.xengage.it * updates: centos.intergenia.de Setting up Install Process Package lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version Package lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.i386 already installed and latest version Nothing to do [root@serverhost bus]# sensors-detect # sensors-detect revision 5291 (2008-06-23 23:40:46 -0700) .....
I'm installing Centos 5.5 on a HP ProLiant DL180 Server with ~8 TB of hard disk (4 disks that have been pre-RAIDED), from an installation DVD.
Normally when I get to the partitions screen, I would select "remove all partitions etc".
But this gives me an error message "Your boot partition is on a disk using the GPT partition scheme but this machine cannot boot using GPT. This can happen if there is not enough space on your drives for the installation."
Pressed OK, tried the other three partition options but they led to the same outcome.
Tried Advanced storage configuration: Showed that there was one hard drive (c0d0) with ~ 8 TB of space.
I figured I should create a root sector, set one up with 100 MB of space, ext3, set the mount point as /.
Created a software raid of the remaining space.
Trying to go "next" gave me a similar error about GPT partition scheme. Trying various other configurations all gave similar errors about the GPT scheme.
What do I need to do? Some earlier hard format of the disk or something?
I'm very new to Linux and I'm looking for some guidance on which version of Linux server I should install. I read several posts that try to compare Slackware, Debian server, and Ubuntu but the message I got is that each version has its pros/cons. The version that you end up using should ultimately be the best for what you are trying to do.
I purchased a HP Proliant DL580 G3 with the following configuration:
(4) Intel Xeon 3.0Ghz CPU's W/ 8mb Cache/667mHz FSB 16GB RAM @ 16 x 1GB ELPIDA PC2-3200-333 (2) 36.4GB 15k U320 SCSI Hard Drives (2) Power Supplies DVD Drive
This server will be configured as my web server and database server. I will use Apache and MySQL.
I want the server to be as secure as possible and will be following the recommendations on the book "Hacking Linux Exposed" to configure Linux.
I would like to install a version of Linux that will utilize all of the server's resources - the 4 x Xeon Processors and the 16 GB of RAM. As for the RAID configuration I plan to just have the hard drives mirrored. And lastly someone recommended that I cache my website in the RAM for faster load times. I have not researched this yet but would like the Linux version suggested to allow me to do this. I assume any Linux version would allow me to do this but I thought it would be safer to include it in this list.
I am trying to connect a RAID Box to the server via LSI 8880EM2 RAID controller.The raid box is FUjitsu Externus DX60 with raid 1 configured.The server is Fujitsu Primergy SX300 S5 with LSI 8880EM2 RAID card.The external raid box is being recognised by the raid controllers bios.
The server runs CentOS 5.5 64bit. I have installed the megaraid_sas driver from LSI website and MegaCLI utility but CentOS still fails to see the box.MegaCLI utility, when launched from CentOS, recognises the raid box, CentOS does not(no mapping being created in /dev).
I have also tried to create a logical RAID0 HDD on one physical HDD(as seen by MegaCLI) with MegaCLI utility in CentOS.The result was success and the new logical drive could have been used, but when restarting the server, the controllers' bios fails with an error (not surprised(one logical RAID0 on one physical HDD)) and configuration is being erased.
Has anyone tried connecting 8880EM2 controller to a raid box with raid configured on the box, running it all under CentOS and what were the results.
I have a problem installing Ubuntu on an HP Proliant ML115. This server has a 1TB mirrored RAID setup (and 1 250GB drive), problem is, Ubuntu apparently doesnt like it, it detects the RAID but fails to partition the hard drives and the installation cant continue. I tried the guided partitioning using the whole disk (detected RAID array). Here is what syslog gives me:
May 17 22:32:30 main-menu: INFO: Menu item 'disk-detect' selected May 17 22:32:30 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface eth0 May 17 22:32:30 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface lo May 17 22:32:31 hw-detect: Loading PCMCIA bridge driver module: i82365 May 17 22:32:31 hw-detect: FATAL: Module i82365 not found.
PS: Im very noob regarding this kind of stuff so detailed instructions please, also feel free to give configuration tips
I just built a home computer with 3TB hard drives I wanted to set up in a RAID 5 and load Ubuntu server onto it. The first thing I did was set up the drives in a RAID 5 using just the motherboard chipset software to do it, so a 'hardware' RAID basically. I installed Windows first to see if all the hardware works ok (that seemed the easiest way to verify it) and with the exception of the ethernet card (which needed a driver disk to work) everything was plug n' play and worked wonderfully. After that I booted the Windows install disk again to delete the partitions, hoping Ubuntu 10.10 server would create its own.
The problem I'm having is no matter what I've tried (deleting and recreating the RAID 5 setup, departitioning the drives), whenever I try to install Ubuntu it won't recognize the RAID as a valid disk. Ironically, it did at first, because I installed windows to verify the hardware. The ethernet card wasn't working automatically in the Ubuntu setup, (although it found the unformatted RAID drive), so I installed windows and figured out it was just the drivers that needed to be installed.
So now when I try to install Ubuntu, it finds the ethernet card perfectly and connects to the internet during the installation...but that actually stinks because it's telling me it's still accessing the drivers from the drives that I thought I formatted. Once it gets to the storage part of the installation afterwards, it can't find the RAID drive anymore. I tells me to choose a disk from the list, but the list is blank. So I can't install on it.
If I remove the RAID entirely and just keep the drives as 3 separate IDE drives, it finds every drive perfectly and can install to either one I choose. But I don't want this, I definitely need them RAIDed.
I have a small problem on my Compaq Evo Centos 5.4 web server. The web server runs just fine, the problem is it fails to restart from a power outage. Simple edit the BIOS. No! For a reason I can't think of the keyboard stops working after a few key strokes following the F10 to enter BIOS setup. Then its a power cycle. If left to BOOT the PC and keyboard are fine. After hearing about viruses which get to the BIOS I will ask can NIX get that far so I can adjust the Power ON?
I have been trying to install centos on my hp servers and when i get to partitions my hard drives the OS does not detect any harddrives. I have 4 scsi drives and i believe a intergrated smart array controller.
I have successfully installed CentOS 5.4, and after choosing it from the GRUB menu, I am getting the following error message:1706-Smart Array Controller Extended BIOS Data Area Memory Corrupted. Int 13h BIOS Cannot Continue - System Halted.I'm using two SAS disks that came along with the server, left the default RAID configuration (1+0) on a P410 controller
im the newbie in this area.can anyone tell me how to install centos 5.4 in this hp proliant dl160 server.what I need to do to handle this RAID thing? because it show me not detected any logical hard drive in RAID configuration utility.
Installation CentOS 5.3 on server HP Proliant ML110 passes without problems. At installation I choose breakdown of disks by default.All is established without problems. After reboot HP stops. Last message on the screen the such:
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb gniet [Linux-bzImage, Setup=0x1e00,size=0x1b7034] initrd/initrd-2.6.18-92.el5.img [Linux-initrd@ 0x37cf5000,0x2fa44c bytes]
Further loading does not go. It is probably connected with RAID a file? On HP it is adjusted hardware SATA RAID1 Embedded. In what a problem?
I have centos 5.3. I have two h/d 1st h/d used as primary and backup of reqd things of first h/d is copied into 2nd h/d. I want to configure mirroring in this server how to configure this, raid 1 is ok or not.
I was using Red Hat 7.3 forever and decided it was time for a change. I went to Fedora 10 but it was really buggy. CentOS 5.2 is VERY stable.Here is my problem.The server is command line only -- I tend to hate GUI"S.I setup Samba no problem disabling the ports needed through the firewall and that was straightforward.CUPS is a nightmare for me since CentOS locks down the cupsd.conf and then the firewall does its thing. I allowed port 631 through the firewall but then got lost on the cupsd.conf. It's been too long and the old redhat one won't work with CentOS (not surprising since it's a VERY old system) straight-forward CUPS tutorial for a command line interface. I just need it to be:
I have just installed Centos 5 on my HP Proliant ML110 G5 Server. At the install time it could not detect my DVD-ROM drive so I installed it using FTP hoping that it will make it work after installation but nope. My system is running but I cannot see ant DVD-ROM drive on my system.
It's really critical, I have lots of software to install from DVDs and actually I am relying on a shared DVD-ROM drive from another machine and it's quite slowing me.
I'm working in a little company and 2 weeks ago one of our server had a hard disk failure (yes it was a seagate 11) and after passed two days without sleep trying to recover everything (and we did it!!) we took the decision now to use in some of our server a raid sw, so if one HD fail we can continue with our system without losing nothing. Yes I know normally you have to take all the precautions before so this things never happen, but you know I thing if it never arrives you, you always think than you're lucky and it's never going to happen to you but one day you discover reality.
So now this server is working with a Centos and the default HD partitions one boot partition and the LVM. I'm reading everything I'm finding about raid sw and lvm but I don't find if it's possible to create now with the system working a raid sw without having to reinstall all the system. Is it possible to do it ? If not what are my options to make a system backup before reinstalling everything?
I've setup a server for a small office (10 people) before with samba domain and file server with slackware. no problem there. now am tasked to setup a samba domain and file server for 300 users in 5 different locations. I am currently given a 1u rack server and I requested for 2x1tb drives that I plan to with RAID.
Some of the offices will be connected via VPN using sonicwall. Would it be ideal for remote users to login to the server in the HQ? Am not so familiar with how other companies setup their servers if they have multiple remote sites. Am also open to setting up servers in each site but because of the currently limited manpower, i'd rather have it close by so I can work on the server remotely if needed.
are there any things that I should consider or are there any good references on setting up a corporate server? the problem now is that the company uses google's email app as their email provider, I have gotten a host to do that already. But since they use email to share files, its not very efficient, hence the file server. But since there are a lot of mobile employees and employees in different sites, I would want them to be able to access those files being shared access the company or departments also.
Then I have to consider how to backup the files and other apps that the company will be using. SInce we will be primarily using linux, we would need to do virtualize some windows based apps that they are using now.