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XPEnology on a HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server

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Hello All,

 

First of all, thank you all the effort what you put to this project.

 

I bought a HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server for NAS. This version can hold 14pcs of 3,5" drives and has a HP Smart Array P420 Controller. My original plan was to create a HW level Raid 5 array from 3TB disks and install the DSM on it.

 

...but unfortunately the DSM installer does not find the array during the installation.

 

Is there any trick, tip or workaround to make it happen?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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for one you would need additional driver as extra.lzma (you can open this with 7zip, the file that needs to be there is hpsa.ko)

also its best to set the p420 in non-raid or hba mode

afair that can be done in the ssa utility, reset raid configuration and then choose hba mode, you can google it or look on youtube, there should be detailed information

i can't remember that we had someone doing it and using the hpsa.ko driver successfully

most people go with a cheap 9211-8i (reflashed oem clone) with IT firmware, it has two sas connectors so you should be able to connect the backplane of the server

 

i guess you used 3617? (918+ needs 4th gen intel and that model seems to have only ivy bridge)

you can use this extra.lzma for 3615/3617 for testing

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/28321-driver-extension-jun-103b104b-for-dsm623-for-918-3615xs-3617xs/

 

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On 5/25/2020 at 11:50 PM, IG-88 said:

for one you would need additional driver as extra.lzma (you can open this with 7zip, the file that needs to be there is hpsa.ko)

also its best to set the p420 in non-raid or hba mode

afair that can be done in the ssa utility, reset raid configuration and then choose hba mode, you can google it or look on youtube, there should be detailed information

i can't remember that we had someone doing it and using the hpsa.ko driver successfully

most people go with a cheap 9211-8i (reflashed oem clone) with IT firmware, it has two sas connectors so you should be able to connect the backplane of the server

 

i guess you used 3617? (918+ needs 4th gen intel and that model seems to have only ivy bridge)

you can use this extra.lzma for 3615/3617 for testing

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/28321-driver-extension-jun-103b104b-for-dsm623-for-918-3615xs-3617xs/

 

 

Thank you for your reply!

I'm an absolute beginner so I'm not fully understand what should I do.

 

My friend already created the necessary USB stick for me, how can I add this extra driver package to it?

I'll solve to switch to HBA mode - already checked it

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Put in your boot stick into your Windows PC and check, if the second partition of it gets a drive letter. If yes - you can simply rename the extra.lzma (for example: extra.lzma.bak) and copy @IG-88‘s modified extra.lzma on it. If the partition doesn’t show up, check this tutorial for assigning drive letters to your stick:

 

 

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