I have recently purchased a Gen 8 Microserver with plans to install OMV.
I did a bit of reading prior (and having also got a N54L) picked up a P222 Smart Array Raid card so I could also use RAID 5 on my 4 x 8Tb WD Red Plus drives.
I also had lying around an old 2.5" 160Gb WD Blue drive which I was going to use for the OS.
All the extra parts and cables have been installed (power from FDD to SATA for the HDD) and everything appeared ok.
I have configured the 160Gb drive as Raid 0 in SSA on the B120i internal controller. However when I attempt to install OMV, it comes up with an error message when installing the files onto this drive.
Is it possible to install an OS onto the ODD drive and boot from it. I have read elsewhere that I may need to use either a USB or microSD card as the boot device.
Does this drive need to be a SSD?
Since I have plugged the SAS cable into the P222 card, I was able to configure the drives in RAID 5, however, I am now getting a error under iLO saying System Health Degraded.
Upon further investigation, it appears to be from the P222 card, getting Error 1797 - Slot 1 Drive Array - Write-Back Cache Backup Previously failed, caching is disabled at startup.
When I open the SSA application, there is a Warning - 823 - The cache for Smart Array P222 in Slot 1 has been disabled because the backup operation failed.
I am unsure what could be causing this as the card has the cache and battery (both being detected). I have tried removing the cache and reinstalling it but didn't make a difference.
Is this a hardware issue? I only just purchased the card so will contact the seller to advise of a faulty card.
Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated.
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I upgraded some of the internals of my Gen8 server and at the same time I did a BIOS reset as I had forgotten the password that I had set years ago. When booting back up the upgraded hardware was detected and fine but I received Error 1784 - Drive Array - Logical Drive Failure. I believe this is due to a setting change in the BIOS and not anything hardware related. I have gone into IP/SSA and see the array needs to be rebuilt. I had all drives configured as single RAID0. It says all data will be lost if I reconfigure this but I remember reading somewhere on here that the data will be fine if I reconfigure as RAID0.
I do have a backup of course, but it’s not a high availability mirror and will take some time to get back the way I had it, so just want to know if it’s safe to reconfigure the RAID0 without erasing the drives. I have tried pulling the drives out and connecting them to another PC and they are fine. Can anyone tell me which options to choose to get these back to normal and remove the flashing red light?