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  1. Sam
    Sam April 12, 2016 at 1:46 am |

    Does this server run on Ubuntu 14.04? I’m trying to get one to test it out myself.

  2. Paul Cowper
    Paul Cowper July 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm |

    I came across your article while trying to solve an issue with a HP P410 controller installed in a non-HP machine. Like you, I configured the controller using a copy of ACU (on an old SmartStart CD that I found in our office) and it seems to work OK. I have RAID1 with 2 * 4TB SATA drives. It’s been working fine for a couple of months.
    Today I thought I would test to see what happens if a drive fails, so after backing it all up I shut down the machine and disconnected one of the drives, then powered back up again. The machine failed to boot, which sort of defeats the object of having mirrored drives.
    I think it’s to do with the absent F8 message at boot – when a drive fails, it should pop up a different message something like “Press F2 to fail the missing drive(s) and continue in recovery mode.” but that doesn’t happen. Apparently all drives remain disabled until F2 is pressed. The ACU (booted from CD) says the entire array is failed, although it shows one drive is still attached.
    Have you tested fault tolerance with your P410? Right now I seem to have a more flaky system than if I just had a single drive (2 drives = 2 * risk of failure).


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