FreeBSD-11: Installation does not detect hard disk on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen10

Bhargava Chenna

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I'm unable to install FreeBSD-11 (also tried 12.0-current) on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server as Installer does not detect hard disk

Installation medias used for the installation:-

FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1
FreeBSD-12.0-CURRENT-amd64-20171130-r326378-disc1

Server configuration details:-
Processor Name Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5115 CPU @ 2.40GHz
Processor Speed 2400 MHz
Memory: 32 GB
Hard Drive details:
- Physical Drive in Port 1I Box 2 Bay 2
  • Status OK
    Serial Number XXXX
    Model MB001000GWFGF
    Media Type HDD
    Capacity 1000 GB
    Location Port 1I Box 2 Bay 2
    Firmware Version HPG2
    Drive Configuration Configured
    Encryption Status Not Encrypted
 

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Have you tried 11.1-RELEASE? 11.0-RELEASE is End-of-Life.

Also make sure the SATA controller is set to AHCI in the BIOS/UEFI. And what kind of extra controller does the machine have?
 
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Bhargava Chenna

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Installer is able to detect 64GB pen driver, but not hard drive.
Then, I tried the Linux installation and that installer is able to detect all 4 logical / physical drives.

Can someone please help me in this ..

Please find attachment for different commands tried during the installation shell.
 

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torsionbar28

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The internal disks on the HP Proliant are connected via HP proprietary "SmartArray" RAID controller. Your OS must have the SmartArray drivers for your specific model. I know that Linux does, as we run RHEL on HP Proliant servers, but it sounds like FreeBSD may not?
 

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SR or MR? The MR controllers are actually rebranded LSI MegaRAID controllers. You may want to try mrsas(4).
 

Chris236

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I have not got my hands on a G10 yet - but up to and including G9 the SmartArray Controllers are supported by the ciss(4) driver.

According to the Quickspecs the DL380 G10 contains a
SmartArray P824i-p .

Which right now is not listed in the ciss(4) man page for 11.2.
 
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