HP G8 raid software

By | March 26, 2017
  • all drives connected, boot the UAC and create a RAID 0 off of the SSD and RAID 1 from both 3.5″ drives
  • still in the UAC set the SSD RAID 0 as primary boot device
  • shutdown and unplug the storage drives
  • boot Ubuntu live CD (i used the iLO remote console) and follow the installation steps
  • when asked for the partition to use, select whole partition
  • continue until it asks for the GRUB location, by default it should install to sda, but in my case i had to specify sdb, which is the SSD, otherwise it would fail
  • after GRUB is installed reboot
  • in Ubuntu installation proceed to install the HPVSA driver, i’ll quote Royco on this part:

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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hp-iss-team/hp-storage
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hp-iss-team/hpvsa-update
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install hpvsa

    Next blacklist AHCI:

    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    add and save:
    blacklist = ahci
    sudo update-initramfs u
    sudo reboot
  • the last reboot might not be required, though i guess it doesn’t harm either
  • shutdown and plug in the two storage drives
  • next boot to Ubuntu, where you hopefully find two drives, of which the latter one is the RAID 1 AND the fans spin at 6% in idle
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