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Hello, does anyone have a HP server with a Smart Array P420/1G RAID controller and can tell me if it works with Ubuntu 12.04 "out of the box"? The "B"-series ...
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- 10-20-2013 #1
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- Feb 2012
Is the HP Smart Array P420/1G working on Ubuntu 12.04?
does anyone have a HP server with a Smart Array P420/1G RAID controller and can tell me if it works with Ubuntu 12.04 "out of the box"?
The "B"-series host-/"fake"-RAID-controllers won't work at the moment, there are only drivers (hpvsa) for RHEL and SLES, the Ubuntu-driver is still in closed beta.
HP's "Ubuntu exceptions"-Page [I would like to insert a link here, but the forum software won't let me...] says for the DL360e Gen8, for which the P420 is an option:
The HP Dynamic Smart Array B110i/B120i/B320i controller driver for Ubuntu 12.04 is not available. The Ubuntu 12.04 certification was completed in SATA mode.
What confuses me is that I found a post in a german forum in which someone with a DL360p Gen8 says, Ubuntu would recognize his RAID-array as four independent disks and not as an array, which would indicate that the P420 is also a "fake-RAID" controller.
Thanks in advance.
- 10-26-2013 #2
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Contact HP tech support about this. They may well have a proprietary driver you can use.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!