The logical disks were seen by the linux systems as devccissc0d0 for logical disk 1 and devccissc0d1 for logical disk 2. Smart Array 6i in Slot 0 array A logicaldrive 1 Hpsa should be fine for new installs on these controllers, however. Works like a champ out of the box. To install, download the RPM file, and use rpm -ihv rpmfile This will deposit the cciss.

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The following list of controllers are supported by cciss on distributions based on kernels before 2. With all the various distributions, it is difficult to come up with a set of bulletproof universal instructions for making such a switch, so we recommend that you simply continue to use cciss in such instances.

The centos install put the cciss driver on, and all works fine. Fixed issue where controllers that had no configured volumes did centtos show up in the OS. Here is a patch that fixes it: When the system gets a heavy io load, the load average jumps to Hi, updated today to 1. Added a procfs interface so users can tell the driver to rescan our devices.


Linux rescan hp smart array for new disks nixcraft. A new Smart Array driver called “hpsa” has been accepted into the main line linux kernel as of Dec 18,in linux It appears that the controller itself had locked up, and cengos cciss driver does not detect this.

The cciss driver is also deprecated, as is most of the hardware it supports, so i dont expect to see any movement on it. To this point all was fine, cicss I could not use other tools from MCP repository snmp agents and System Management due to unresolvable dependencies it’s was CentOS 6 repository after all. So far, I haven’t had any luck duplicating this problem. Maybe for others this will work fine because besides unsupported OS version on this server there were another key component, that might have lead to this problem – non-HP disk drives ie.

The status for cache being temporarily disabled due to the raid battery charging or discharging is being misreported as a critical alert instead of warning level.

Seems silly you have to submit a review in order to communicate with the developer, ah well. Hp servers from the g1 to g5 era used the cciss driver.

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Centos 5 cciss driver

It can no longer find the rhel5 base media cciss driver following an uninstalled of an HP cciss rpm. Possible use of driver for hp smartarray pcciss centos. Debian package only builds binary cciss module. Will we see this in RHEL 6 at some point? Apparently support for these old drivers cciss was discontinued in favor of newer drivers hpsa which do not support the p Owner’s reply Hi Andrew, the script is simple to setup.


Mkinitrd has changed on rhel5u1 and higher systems. Hi Andrew, the script is simple to setup.

HP Smart Array CCISS driver

I had to make a small fix to work on my system: Centos certification and support hewlett packard enterprise. Furthermore, unlike more straightforward scsi drivers, disk io continues through the block side during the scsi errorrecovery process. You can try modinfo cciss. Fix firmware version not being printed in procfs. Sign up using Email and Password. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The hpsa driver has the ability to ccis unknown Smart Arrays, however this is turned off by default so that it does not try to claim older controllers meant to be claimed by the cciss driver.

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