You probably just have an Adaptec controller in the PCI slot with the drive backplane cabled to it. Change the configuration to what’s described in the diagram above, and you’ll be able to use the onboard HP controller. Thanks a lot, Mr. The jumper cable 2 is key. After doing that, you will be able to format it.

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The key to this are the drive backplane and the motherboard connections. I’ve built many of these systems I’ll try to follow these steps and check the controllee and let you know of the outcome.

The drives in this setup are not even connected to the onboard Smart Array 6i controller. I changed it according to the diagram you gave and Voila!

You probably just have an Adaptec controller in prliant PCI slot with the drive backplane cabled to it. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that controllrr have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. Also, directly installing the OS MS Server Standard Edition obviously doesn’t work shows no hard proloant found Could anyone please advise as to what other needs to be done to format my server?

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. You mean, software RAID? Also, while inserting the SmartStart CD 7. If you do have a card installed and there’s a pin SCSI cable connecting it to the backplane, remove the cable s and change to the above configuration.

You want your backplane-to-motherboard connection to look like this assuming you wish to see all six drive bays on the motherboard controller. Change the configuration to what’s described in the diagram above, and you’ll be able to use the onboard HP controller.

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Unfortunately, I cannot seem to do so. I went through some questions here on ServerFault and the Lroliant guides here but they weren’t of much help to a n00b like me. Thanks a lot for the response and the detailed explanation. Prolant one, it doesn’t seem to be detecting any Hard Drives attached to the Server. There are several cabling options in this system; simplex, duplex and a few bypass arrangements that enable the use of higher-end RAID controllers.

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As you guessed, there was just an Adaptec controller in the PCI slot with the drive backplane cabled to it. Try to make sure the backpane is properly connected I have had them dc frequently after transport. This assumes you don’t have any PCI-X cards in the riser cage.

Your issue is an easy fix. Right now, the RAID controller sees that it has raw disks, but no volumes have been created, so there is nothing to present to the OS or installer, rather ; you just need to initialize a volume.

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Email Required, but never shown. I’m thinking it’s a card, but you have a couple of options to get this working. After doing that, you will be able to format it. Thanks a lot, Mr. Thanks for your reply. Could anyone please advise as to what other needs to be done to format my server?