Why are you even considering in going down to RAID 5? Email me about changes to this bug report. After restoring all data, you can add the single drive to the array, either as a spare or as an additional drive in the array, which will of course wipe all of the data from that drive as well. Dynamic Smart Array Bi has very pore performance. Donate Sidebar by DevFuse. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

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Upgrading HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller

I was hoping and you probably were too that someone else from EE would chime in here and say, “Been there done that and here’s how” but so far no luck on that! My understanding may be flawed or out of date I supposeso I would encourage you to dnyamic or deny this by contacting HP support directly.

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Upvoting to at least giving this answer “0”. Louis, May I know which precise kernel version you are trying to install? I installed ESXi 5. You are doing RAID migration. By using our hp dynamic smart array b120i controller, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

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I’ve moved all disks to better adapter Smart Array P Po-Hsu Lin cypressyew wrote on Louis Bouchard louis on Driver updated successfully, so far no issues. Ubuntu release, software version, Release Number and Architecture of the selected contgoller.

Then you can install ESX onto hp dynamic smart array b120i controller new array and migrate your data from the remaining single drive to the array. Donate Sidebar by DevFuse.


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As far as I know or have been able to determine through research, the Bi controller does not allow for expansion of any existing array. Windows Dynanic 1. This bug affects 3 people. See this post in the HP forums: Start learning hp dynamic smart array b120i controller for free Move Your Career Forward with certification training in the latest technologies.

HP writes on their website “The drivers for the new network and storage controllers in the servers are integrated in the HP Customized image and are not part of the generic ESXi image that is distributed by VMware”.