Hi all, my first post here as I'm a bit desperate for help.
I'm new to the HP Proliant server. I'm also new to RAID controllers and arrays: I've just bought this machine and 3x 3TB WD Red HDD's for it intended to build a RAID 5 array. It's for home use for CCTV and PLEX media server, Mumble Server, etc.. it will be running CentOS when I've got it working.
-> Basically my wife will kill me if I've bought all this stuff and can't make it work!
It has a PCI card based Smart Array P410i RAID controller, with physical capacity for 12x 3.5" drives.
I've been through the ROM based configuration utility to build a RAID 5 array with these three drives in bays 4,5,6, but the utility only recognises them as 801.6GB, not the full 3TB - see attached image (you'll see I also have some smaller drives installed in bays 1,2,3 - the sizes of which appear ok).
Is this likely to be a card firmware issue? or a ROM configuration utility version issue? do I need to update it / them? if so - how?? (Complete newbie in this realm of server hardware configuration!)
The ROM based configuration utility is ORCA Version 8.30.02.00
I've had a stab at using the alternative HP Offline ACU utility with a USB stick. I downloaded the ISO from here: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_3c888073127c4c65b7bd8559eb&swEnvOid=4004 . ....firstly tried making a bootable USB stick with it which didn't work, then read online about mounting it as a drive and using the USB stick utility within, which I tried, but I can't get the utility to see my USB stick to build it... grrr....
Any ideas are welcome, the simpler the better!
I have access to Windows 7 and / or Linux Manjaro computers to download and build USB sticks.
Edited by scottbouch, 17 November 2017 - 06:05 AM.