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Topic Title: RAID for HP MicroServer (785E ?) on Windows Hyper-V Server Core
Topic Summary: Which drivers do I need?
Created On: 03/21/2012 07:01 PM
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 03/21/2012 07:01 PM
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jason404
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I have a HP ProLiant MicroServer (N36L), which I have been using with the standard Windows Server drivers so far.

I am making a fresh installation Windows Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core onto it, and want to make sure that I have the optimum drivers installed. I want to use the chipset RAID with it. I have not used RAID on this server before.

I think the server has the 785E chipset with SB 8X0 southbridge. What software should I have installed?

I have heard that there is some sort of AMD software which will allow me to remotely monitor the RAID health through a web-browser. What should I be using for this functionality?

What I am most concerned with is having chipset RAID-1 functioning on Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core and being able to monitor SMART information remotely, and hopefully get warnings sent through email or Event Monitoring.

Edited: 03/21/2012 at 07:09 PM by jason404
 03/21/2012 07:34 PM
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First see if you can enaable RAID in the BIOS. The HP BIOS might not let you enable RAID.

If you can enable RAID in the BIOS, you will need the F6 driver for AMD RAID. They should be available on the CD that sould have come with the motherboard.

Otherwise you can download them from AMD. I found the latest at http://support.amd.com/us/gpud...ages/raid_windows.aspx.

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Two each: Phenom II x6 1090T on MSI 870A-G-54 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Two each: Asroch E350M1 with 8 GB DDR2

Athlon II x4 630 on Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows 7 x64

Edited: 03/21/2012 at 09:07 PM by bnborg
 03/21/2012 08:16 PM
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jason404
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I'm pretty sure that the option is available in the BIOS.

Your link isn't working for me. Have you got another one?

And what about RAIDxpert? Is there any other software that I need to know about?

Thanks.
 03/21/2012 09:14 PM
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bnborg
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I updated the link.

It's not hard to find. Just go to the AMD site and hover over "Find a Driver" near the upper right corner. Select Motherboard/Chipset. under Component Category. Select chipset series then OS. Note, use Windows 7 for Server 2008 R2.

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Two each: Phenom II x6 1090T on MSI 870A-G-54 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Two each: Asroch E350M1 with 8 GB DDR2

Athlon II x4 630 on Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows 7 x64
 03/21/2012 09:45 PM
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jason404
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@bnborg
Thanks for your help. When installing Hyper-V, at the F6 prompt, do I point it to these .exe files, or should I unpack them first?

Also, I am unsure of I need the first package, as I will not be using AHCI as I am using RAID (correct?), and I do not have USB3.0 on the server (or do I?).

Thanks.
 03/21/2012 09:55 PM
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You need to unpack them first. Then drill down under packages, and so on.

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Two each: Phenom II x6 1090T on MSI 870A-G-54 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Two each: Asroch E350M1 with 8 GB DDR2

Athlon II x4 630 on Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 with 16 GB DDR3 and Windows 7 x64
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