Saturday, December 3, 2016


  1.     Enter BIOS (F9) and change SATA mode to b120i smart array raid controller.
  2.     Create an array from physical drives.
  3.     Check created logical volume as bootable.
  4.     Create the hpvsa driver flash-drive. Do this with DD in Linux or in Windows with Win32DiskImager. Make sure to download the latest version of the hpvsa driver.
  5. hpvsa-1.2.14-113.rhel7u2.x86_64 
  6.     Connect the flash-drive with the hpvsa driver to the server.
  7.     Boot from CentOS-DVD or make bootable usb centos 7
  8.     Wait for "Install OS..." screen and press Esc.
  9.     Type "linux modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd" and hit Enter.
  10.     You will see a firmware error. Ignore it.
  11.     Select "r" to refresh the list. The hpvsa driver flash-drive should be in the list.
  12.     Install the driver.
  13.     Remove hpvsa driver flash-drive before continuing.
  14.     Allow OS installer to load. 
  15.     After selecting a langauge the array should be available for use.
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