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Oracle Linux 8.2 install with DUD image

Eric Schrauth
Eric Schrauth Member Posts: 81 Blue Ribbon
edited Aug 27, 2020 9:11AM in Oracle Linux

All,

I am trying to do a fresh install of Oracle Linux 8.2 from V996907-01.iso Oracle Linux Release 8 Update 2 UEK Boot ISO image for x86 (64 bit) on a HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 with it's HP Smart Array B140i RAID controller.  I am under the impression that I need drivers to access the drive when it's configured as RAID and I have downloaded them from HP (dd.img file in hpdsa-1.2.10-181.rhel8u2.x86_64.dd.gz).  I am using HP's iLO to mount the Oracle Linux media from a webserver local to my network.  I am able to boot linux and get to grub and add the commands from page 6 of the Oracle Linux 8 Installing Oracle Linux document (Using the Driver Update Disk during installation) but when the install starts and I get to the option to specify the drive it always comes up with 2 even though I am configured for RAID 1 which should be one drive.  Does anyone have any experience with these units that could point me in the right direction?  Thanks in advance.

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  • Eric Schrauth
    Eric Schrauth Member Posts: 81 Blue Ribbon
    edited Aug 27, 2020 9:11AM Answer ✓

    Solution:

    I was using UEK which Oracle says the drivers are not supported under, only RHCK.  Supposedly, I should have been able to install the RHCK using the drivers then change to UEK but was never able to get it to see the driver disk.  Opted to switch to a Hardware RAID card instead which then presented the two RAID-1 drives as one drive to the O/S.

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  • Eric Schrauth
    Eric Schrauth Member Posts: 81 Blue Ribbon
    edited Aug 27, 2020 9:11AM Answer ✓

    Solution:

    I was using UEK which Oracle says the drivers are not supported under, only RHCK.  Supposedly, I should have been able to install the RHCK using the drivers then change to UEK but was never able to get it to see the driver disk.  Opted to switch to a Hardware RAID card instead which then presented the two RAID-1 drives as one drive to the O/S.