How do I use Raid drivers when using SCCM to deploy WIndows Server 2012?


I have 15 new Servers:  HP Microserver Gen8.  Each server has two HDD's configured in RAID 1 using intelligent provisioning.  

If i attempt to install the OS manually from the DVD, it is unable to see any logical drives to install on to.  I then downloaded the correct drivers from HP, and it will install fine.

However, I would like to deploy these using SCCM.  When I create a task sequence it fails, and after checking the log files it states there are no disks available to install the OS.  If i press F8 during the task sequence, i run DISKPART and LIST DISK it doesn't see any available disks.

I've tried inserting the drivers, creating a driver package, and then inserting that package into both the Boot Image and within the task sequence before it tries to partition the disks.  Both options it fails to see the disk.

Could someone please tell me where I am going wrong with this?

Thanks in advance
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Muhammad MullaSystems AdministratorCommented:
A workaround for this would be to create capture media and then capture the OS.

This blog has a decent guide:
WolfAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response but this won't work.

Firstly, I have already run a deploy and capture task sequence to a reference machine to get the .wim file

Secondly, even if i manually install the OS onto the server, then capture it, when i try to deploy that captured OS it still won't be able to format the disks because either the boot image or the task sequence can't see the disks without the drivers
Muhammad MullaSystems AdministratorCommented:
Are your raid drivers integrated into your boot images?
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Muhammad MullaSystems AdministratorCommented:
It might be worth having a look at the HP ProLiant SCCM Integration Kit (possibly on the ProLiant Service Pack CD).
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Those drivers are NOT signed WS2012R2 will not load unsigned drivers
WolfAuthor Commented:
How do I get the signed drivers then?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
WolfAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I've now installed this but when I go to Software Library > Operating Systems > Driver Packages and then select "Download and Import Driver Packs" it only lets me select non-serverOS's.

Am I missing something?  How do i get it to download server os drivers, or where do i find the driver packs to download manually?
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

I built two HP DL 380s a while back which are pretty similar. I used MDT and it was straight-forward. I integrated HP's System Insight Manager (SIM) too downloading the content offline and adding it as a package/application.

You can do the same with SCCM, with or without MDT integration.

As for the disks I cheated a bit: I used the HP RAID tool to create a RAID 6 set first, and formatting it as NTFS. That way, when you boot into WinPE the disk is already available, so no drivers required, even though I thought I would need one.

HP RAID tool - aka ACU
Links I found useful: HP Kit manuals

HP Integration Kit catalog

Insight Manager

I'm *not* sure if the Microserver's support this tool but it's worth looking at.

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