HP DL160 Gen 9 Smart Array SATA Configuration Required

Hi All

I have just built a DL160 Gen 9 server and am always prompted upon start-up of the server that configuration is required of the SATA optical Drive.

The server has a Smart Array P440 as the primary raid controller and also the Dynamic Smart Array B140i embedded controller. I have tried disabling the B140i via the bios and the message disappears from start-up however I loose optical drive functionality. Is there a way of resolving this error or is it a limitation of the embedded controller?

I have attached screen shots of the server boot procedure detailing the error messages.
Daniel BertoloneAsked:
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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
You have to disable RAID on the B140i, currently you're disabling the whole thing rather than its fakeRAID function.

In UEFI configuration: Systen Utilities > BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) > System Options > SATA Controller Options > Embedded SATA Configuration > Disable HP Dynamic Smart Array RAID support.

Alternatively you could set the boot mode to legacy rather than UEFI since RAID is disabled under legacy mode anyway.

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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andy, appreciated!
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