Installing Netware 6 on an HP Proliant ML350 - Smart Array Controller 641
Posted on 2013-01-03
I have just obtained an HP ML350 with 6-146GB drives installed in a Smart Array 641. These came as a Raid-5 configuration, and in my attempts to use SmartStart 7.92 for the installation, I have been unable to create an(y) array. In my frustration, I used the internal process (I believe F8 key) for modifying this configuration and I have changed all six-drives to Raid-0.
On bootup, these drives are identified as 6-individual drives which is what I want. However, Using SmartStart I have been unable to get to the point in the application where I can actually begin to either create arrays, or load the NW 6 software.
My first objective is to be able to format one of these drives so that it becomes the boot drive on the systm. My desire is to maintain these drives as separate volumes, so that in the event of failure, I can remove the single failed drive and replace it.
I am now stuck in a position of not knowing how to actually format one of these SCSI drives so that it becomes the boot drive for Netware.
Your assistance will be gratefully appreciated.
Regards...Dave Kalling (firstname.lastname@example.org)