I recently bought a used 1240 v2 but can't get it to work properly in my Microserver Gen8.
It POSTs fine, but 9/10 times fails to boot FreeNAS (returning "panic: unrecoverable machine check exception" followed by some seemingly CPU-related error messages), and the one time it managed to boot it crashed from the slightest load.
When I run Memtest with the 1240 v2 in it, it constantly reboots at test #6 "Block move".
With a 1265L v2 in it it runs flawlessly - FreeNAS boots without an issue and there are no errors in Memtest.
I contacted the seller believing the CPU was faulty, then he told me that he had the same issue getting in to work in his Microserver Gen8, and that the solution was to use another PSU.
I haven't gotten around to try another PSU yet, but I find it a bit weird that the PSU would be the issue, because surely 13A @ 12V (156W) should be enough to power a 69W TPD processor.
I even tried disconnecting all the drives to leave as much power to the CPU as possible, to no avail...
And on top of that I've seen loads of posts from people having upgraded to 1230s, 1240s and even 1270s with no mentions of upgrading the PSU.
I'm running the lastest BIOS (2018.05.21) along with upgraded cooling (Akasa K25), so those shouldn't be the reason either.
Has anyone ever heard of this before?
I have a HP Microserver Gen 8 upgraded to Xeon E3 1265 v2, 16Gb RAM, SSD 256 Gb on the ODD Port and 2 x 3 TB WD RED disks
In the SSD I have an ESXi 6.5 U2 (HP custom image) version installed (driver downgraded to 5.5.088 from 5.5.102) and the WD Disks are in RAID 1 for datastore of vmware related files
I just bought a HP 410 Raid Controller with 1gb FWBC and battery
I did read a lot about this subject, I know that isn't possible to be monitored by ILO 4....but I would like if someone can confirm me my thoughts about how to made this migration
1) Plug HP410 on the mobo
2) Connect Cable used in the disks WD to the lower port of the P410
3) Connect ODD cable used for the SSD Disk in the upper port of the p410
4) Turn On microserver and enter in the SSA and check if arrays created in the b120i are visible for the p410
5) If is OK, restart
- I have that to do something for to boot the SSD that has ESXi installation when boot up server?
- Driver 5.5.088 hpvsa will see the datastores on the p410 without no action from my side?
- Must I disable b120i on bios or is possible co-live with the P410
It'll be very apreciated the help
I have "new" HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. CPU G1610T, factory date cca 2016(?)
I cant use FREENAS with software raid (as on my old BlackCube) because my G8 colect my HDDs to RAID at all AHCI BIOS/Setup configurations
Whan I try use F5 to disable RAID, HP app Smart Store Administrator show me message:
"No licenses found on the selected controller."
HP Smart Store Administrator show me "0 Physical drivers" (3x WD 4TB + 1x WD 3TB, all HDD3,5" NAS ware 3.0)
and in Freenas I can see one "disk" 7,7TB ... :-(
I used directly connected LCD and keyboard for elininated iLO trouble.
Box is out of HP warranty.
q1: Do you have some idea about restore Raid Licence ?
q2: How eliminated Smart Raid function?
q3: Exist any HP or community firmware to convert B120i as only AHCI mode without Raid functions ?
thanks for every useful advice Josef
I am looking to get 2x512GB SSDs on a black friday deal with converters.
As i understand i need to put these in slot 1 and 2 run them in Raid 0 so if they are 6Gbps each does that mean they will run at 12Gbps concurrently and also double the read/write speed?
I currently have a 1TB SATA Disk running on b120i Smart controller so will i lose the ESXi i am running on it, Is there a way i can restore it all on the SSD's or better off clean installing?
Can anyone recommend which brand SSDs and specs i should be looking at?
Well, i first encounter the problem if the ILO4 self-test errors in POST screen, there are several threads.
This is due to the Flash/SDCARD not being able to initialize (fails) and appears as degraded in iLO.
After reading I decide to upgrade iLO from 2.10 to 2.54, same things happens.
The point is that after and before iLO upgrade I was not capable to get into the storage manager for the B120i.
It just gets me a blank screen after F5 or F11 pressed.
I also did the NAND format trick but still get the degraded error in iLO and not ACU/SSA.
Funny thing is I booted a Proliant Service pack image and could open the ACU from the DVD. And correctly configured the newly inserted hard drive.
Has this happened to anyone of you?
Loosing ACU/SSA and IP?
Can they be "reinstalled" again?
Thanks a lot for reading!