Smart Array P440ar

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  1. NetRock

    NetRock Member

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    Hi ....
    Can someone help me, please, to find the drivers for "Smart Array P440ar" to install Proxmox 4.0. The installer can not find the the hard drive in either UEFI or Legacy mode. I am really stuck....
    Your Quick Prompts highly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. alexskysilk

    alexskysilk Active Member

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    you dont need drivers, but you do need to configure your raid sets before you can use it. This is usually done from the storage array interface which should be accessible as part of the boot process.

    If you want to control the raid functions inside the operating system, you'll need hpssacli. you can find it here:
    http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/
     
  3. NetRock

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    Thanks for your reply.
    At this point, I am trying to install Proxmox without any raids. Just SATA AHCI support would be good to go. After setting the BIOS to AHCI support the hard drive is not found. It is in either mode UEFI or Legacy. It seems the driver for the storage controller is missing.
     
  4. Rhinox

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    P440ar is true hw-raid controller, and can not be used as dummy HBA, with just some simple sata-ports. Does not even support JBOD.

    So the only way installer can "see" your drives attached to P440ar is if you create array. If you do not want to use hw-raid, attach drives to on-board ports, or get some HBA.
     
  5. Symbol

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    However you can configure HBA mode within the controller.
     
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