3 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2009 7:23 AM by Engelsman

    Kickstart: Disk device name changes on HP BL460c G6 with p410i

    BenConrad Master

      We just got some 2.93GHz HP Proliant BL460c G6 blades, the Kickstart script halted stating there were no disks in the system.  Upon further investigation it seems the Smart Array P410i  controller is using a different driver.

       

      We've changed the the following in our Kickstart:

       

      - Any entries starting with 'part'

      - bootloader

      - ignoredisk.  Had to exclude sda in --ignoredisk

       

      Historically, HP SA controllers used the  'cciss' driver:

      vmkload_mod -l | grep -iE "cciss|hpsa"

      cciss               0x8ae000          0x7000      0x290d140         0x2000        3  Yes

       

      fdisk -l /dev/cciss/c0d0

       

      Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 146.7 GB, 146778685440 bytes

      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17844 cylinders

      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

       

      Now some or all of the newest controllers are using the 'hpsa' driver

      vmkload_mod -l | grep -iE "cciss|hpsa"

      hpsa                0x961000          0xa000      0x2956da0         0x10000       4  Yes

       

      fdisk -l

       

      Disk /dev/sda: 73.3 GB, 73372631040 bytes

      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8920 cylinders

      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

       

       

       

      HTH somebody....

       

      Ben