Re: hpvsa driver for RHEL6.4, proliant dl360e gen8 (1939 Views)
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siljebj
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Registered: ‎03-21-2013
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hpvsa driver for RHEL6.4, proliant dl360e gen8

With RHEL6.3 I've used a solution similar to what's outlined in:

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/General/CentOS-6-3-unable-to-install-in-DL360e-Gen8-Server/td-p/5887823

 

However, we've started using RHEL6.4 now, and the Service Pack for Proliant doesn't include any driver for 6.4. Trying to install with the 6.3 driver fails.

 

Any suggestions?

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Jimmy Vance
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Re: hpvsa driver for RHEL6.4, proliant dl360e gen8

This page has the driver rpm and the dd image for hpvsa that works with RHEL 6.4 x86_64

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5293148&...

 

Main driver page for the Smart Array b120 and b320

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5293148...

 

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ycng76
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Registered: ‎07-21-2013
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Re: hpvsa driver for RHEL6.4, proliant dl360e gen8

Am wondering whether anyone had attempted to perform bare-metal restore via mondorescue on a proliant dl360e gen8 with RHEL6.4 installed and hpvsa driver installed and loaded?

 

Restore seems to be successful but not getting opcode error. After reverting to SATA legacy mode from HP Dynamic Smart Array in BIOS, was able to boot-up the restored image.

 

I'm see the following message in /var/log/mondorestore.log

 

hpvsa:module license 'HP' taints kernel.

 

 

 

 

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joergschne
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Registered: ‎10-11-2013
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Re: hpvsa driver for RHEL6.4, proliant dl360e gen8

Hi,

the hpvsa-1.2.6-27.rhel6u4.x86_64 was crashing under full load every 30 minutes with 8 disks attached to it on a DL380e in my case. After switching off the RAID-Functionality in BIOS as recommended by Red Hat the B320i is now responding with "8 Port HP H220i SATA Controller build by LSI" (default linux mpt2sas driver) on startup and everything woks fine now.

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/118133

With hpvsa the Raid5 was about 300MB/s fast and now with a linux software md RAID5 the performance is 10 percent less about 280MB/s. In my case I will never use the HPVSA driver with linux again. 

 

Joerg

 

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