DL360 G4p Hard Drive Failure.

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I purchased 2 Ultra320 SCSI HD for my DL360G4p, however, when I boot it up and go to the BIOS I don't see the drive beeing recognized.  I was able to boot Centos 5.5 liveCD from USB.  The only change I remember doing was flashing the BIOS.  I don't think that would cause an issue.  I'm thinking there might be a RAID configuration isssue but that doesn't explain why the BIOS isn't identifying the 2 HD.
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Not sure what you mean by going into BIOS, can you can go into Option Rom Configuration for Arrays (F8 at the right time) and see them when you pick create a new array?

Can you boot SmartStart C and under maintenance select the Array Configuration Utility and see if the disks show up there?

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Sorry I'm don't have much experience with HP Proliant servers. I'll try the F8 option.
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Ah, I understand. The motherboard supports onboard SATA RAID, but you;ve got SCSI drives so theer aren't any SATA disks in it, SmartStart CD is the way to go.

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I went into the Option Rom Configuration for Arrays and I'm trying to see any logical drives, unfortunately it doesn't see any physical drives.  Do you know which version of SmartStart CD I can use for Centos 5.5?

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I got it.  I'll try the HP SmartStart CD x64 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server.  Thank You, I'll check it out.

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Sorry for my ignorance, I'm not a Sys Admin.  Do I start the server with SmartStart CD or I have to run an OS like Centos 5.5?  

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Using the SCSI rather than SATA drive would make sense.  I thought the SCSI drive are compatible on the HP DL360 G4 servers.  I need a good guide to help me complete setting my hard drives with installation of CentOS on SmartStart.

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