Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by sonofcar » 2015/02/06 03:41:13

Works like a charm! Did this to an old HP ML350 G5.

Thanks Guys! :D

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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by fakemoth » 2015/02/08 14:43:36

Ok so I managed to install the system. Also installed the kmod-cciss rpm from elrepo. But the server still doesn't boot, I always have to provide the hpsa.hpsa_longstorytoomuchtowriteeachtime, what else do I need to do?

Also is there any way to disable the Gnome effects? I always like to have a GUI till I setup the server, but it's sluggish as hell :D ATI ES1000 lol It was the same in Gnome 2 with those HP servers. Does xfce work ok with these cards?
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by TrevorH » 2015/02/08 19:16:49

Be aware that hpsa calls its devices /dev/sdX and cciss calls them /dev/cciss/c0dX so you will need to adjust fstab and grub and anything else that refers to device names.
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by fakemoth » 2015/02/08 20:28:37

So grub and fstab, any other files? And after modifing those will it just work?
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by TrevorH » 2015/02/08 23:53:37

I've never tried it so I cannot tell you. I do have G5 machines but they will only ever run CentOS 6 or 5 and by the time el6 goes EOL it'll be 2020 and they'll be past their retirement age.
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by fakemoth » 2015/02/09 06:53:03

TrevorH wrote:I've never tried it so I cannot tell you. I do have G5 machines but they will only ever run CentOS 6 or 5 and by the time el6 goes EOL it'll be 2020 and they'll be past their retirement age.
It was my first option also, for the same (rational) reasons, but CentOS 7 has so many goodies, I just can't install an older OS when I am installing :) And I rather have upstream supported Apache 2.4, Mariadb 5.5, php 5.4 and stuff.

Are there any other users that might share their experience? I have 2 x DL385 G5p and 3 x DL360 G5. More interested in 385, as the others are running pfsense just fine.
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by techtronics.nz » 2015/04/16 22:58:15

* Newbie alert * :o :mrgreen:

Have just bought a DL380 G5 with dual E5430 & 16G

Am having the CentOS 7 blues :( :cry: :evil: :twisted: :| with the hard drives as well. Have just installed an old laptop 2.5 SATA in slot 1 and had Fedora 16 Live on it for a bit with no problems but CentOS 7 won't see the drive.

From what I have seen on here, I'm best to get CentOS 6 for the time being and work from there?

Cheers
Mike

P.S. This is being sent from Tequila running the CentOS 7 Live CD :D

P.P.S The server is called Tequila (because beer isn't fast enough.....) :lol:

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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by fakemoth » 2015/04/17 05:45:26

This thread viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51302 will surely help.
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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by Mystral77 » 2015/07/02 14:58:14

Hello,

I found the solution to install Centos 7 adding "hpsa.hpsa_simple_mode=1 hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1" in command line to find the SmartArray E200i card on my Old HP server.
But no way to boot after installation, can someone help me ?

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Re: Possible use of driver for HP SmartArray P400(cciss)

Post by TrevorH » 2015/07/05 00:02:50

Please read the other posts in this thread and the other threads that are linked from this one.
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